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Re: Democratic Convention

Post by Nodack » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:47 pm

Same guy who thought telling me the score at the end of the Suns game I was watching delayed was a funny thing to do.

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Re: Democratic Convention

Post by 3rdside » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:23 pm

Nodack wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:02 pm
It’s an opinion piece. That seems to be 3/4 all articles today. Is it click bait? One could argue what isn’t? I think his point was he thinks the left is fawning all over itself in an Olympics to see who is the most oppressed in the US. I can sort of see his point. The Democratic party has positioned itself as the party fighting for the oppressed and everyone in the political hemisphere wants a piece of the pie. There are people that have been oppressed though and fighting for the cause is how you change things.

Things have gotten better for some people because of the attention brought from the free press and protest marches. Society’s acceptance of the LGBT crowd has increased ten fold in my lifetime. Blacks have made a lot of progress in my lifetime. Does that mean they are accepted by everyone or their work is done? No. Do all the different groups always get along? Of course not. We are all hypersensitive to everything now.

My brother in law staying with is is all over the map politically. Loves Trump and openly admits he’s a total lying cheating con man. He believes all of the conspiracy theories about everything and doesn’t trust the mainstream media. He believes two different types of aliens are running the country. Qanon is real. George Soros was behind 9/11. The CIA is running around spraying Covid at all large gatherings to infect people. The more outrageous the conspiracy, the more likely he will believe it. He said he went to a BLM event protesting against it. He says BLM is evil and worse than the KKK. They all hate white people. He says all lives matter, not just black lives. To him saying black lives matter means you are saying white lives don’t matter. I think the saying BLM is being used by the right for just that purpose. I wish they would have chose All Lives Matter as their slogan. You can’t reason with people like him.
Nice post - these are the people we're dealing with.

On social media in the UK today is stuff like this, that wokeism (an inaccurate but not incorrect proxy for being a Dem) is playing right into the R's hands:






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Re: Democratic Convention

Post by Nodack » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:51 pm

Biden posts stunning monthly cash haul: $365 million
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/0 ... aul-407712
Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee reported raising a record $365 million in August, surprising even seasoned party fundraisers and putting to rest fears that President Trump would drown him in campaign spending.

The staggering cash coincides with Biden naming Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate before the convention. It more than doubles Trump’s $165 million record, set in July, and also eclipses the $193 million raised by Barack Obama in September 2008. Trump has not yet announced his August numbers.

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Re: Democratic Convention

Post by Indy » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:33 pm

those are crazy numbers. I would be interested to see how many are from small donors.

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Re: Democratic Convention

Post by Nodack » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:24 pm

People can’t afford food but we can donate a half a billion dollars to one campaign in one month?

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Re: Democratic Convention

Post by Cap » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:06 am

Nodack wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:24 pm
People can’t afford food but we can donate a half a billion dollars to one campaign in one month?
Maybe not the same people. We have this thing called inequality.

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Re: Democratic Convention

Post by Mori Chu » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:25 am

Nodack wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:24 pm
People can’t afford food but we can donate a half a billion dollars to one campaign in one month?
We badly need campaign finance reform in this country. Campaigns should be cheaper and shorter and should not suck this kind of money out of our system and out of the hands of our citizens.

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