Hey random liberal. Some people don't have the LUXURY of being so disassociated from policy that we can afford a virtue signal candidate. Most people need a true person of character that will really implement policy that will help them. Not maintain the status quo or enrich the donor class.
So go ahead and rig the primary again and expect another 4 years of Trump until y'all realize you should go back the Repuglican Party.
They aren't welcome in the GOP any more...
They are being marginalized and shunned in droves over there, and that is why even the donors and pundits are flooding into the neolib camp- it wasn't the trad neocon Rs who voted for T massively and still have sway, and his supporters have SUCCESSFULLY gained control of large parts of the Rep party...
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Is this true or a lie? Is she really declining corporate money?
EvilPhd666"The Spoiler" Führer Twinkle Gypsy / межразмерная 3 months ago
The trick is laundering it through ACT Blue. Look at the donors list, you'll see. Sure they aren't really giving through a "PAC" but the corporations associated are pretty clear.
> Wall Street executives have heard from several potential 2020 Democratic candidates for president, including Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, as recently as last month.
> Blackstone’s Jonathan Gray, 32 Advisors’ Robert Wolf, and Centerbridge Partners’ Mark Gallogly are just a few of the Democratic financiers who have been engaging with possible candidates for president.
in a way I'm so glad I was duped and disappointed by Obama (remember the Public Option fiasco?), how he handled Occupy etc.. It's like that one relationship where you realized that you were loving a fantasy and had to (afterwards) rethink what a relationship is actually about.
Here's one pro-Bernie Twitterer's take:
> I am grinning from ear to ear.
> Kamala Harris is getting FRIED!
> Cant say we didnt warn you.
Kamala Harris has spent her entire life defending our American values. From fighting to fix our broken criminal justice system to taking on the Wall Street Banks for middle-class homeowners, Kamala has always worked For The People.
Yep, probably. She has Hillary's donors (Dems' rising star meets with Clinton inner circle in Hamptons https://pagesix.com/2017/07/15/kamala-harris-meets-with-democratic-elite-in-hamptons/)
Also hired her communications director from the Clinton campaign: https://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-kamala-harris-picks-a-former-clinton-1483134034-htmlstory.html
I'll take that as a serious question and give a serious answer: Depends on the concept of "lose."
I'm no longer Team Blue No Matter Who, a membership that has sharply declined with cause. I voted for Stein because I didn't consider Pres. Hillary a win. Still don't. In my view, both major-party options were in the loss column. If a Clinton-lite candidate is the D choice v. Trump for 2020, I'll still see that as a lose-lose menu and reject both entrees.
I stopped taking conciliatory promises of half-measures and symbolic gestures as a win, esp. after a string of winners abandoned even those weak teas.
I vowed never again to vote solely *against* a candidate, or for one who says a few of the right things but has a questionable record and backing. For me, that fits every hat tossed in the ring so far but Tulsi, and though I admire her for many reasons, I'll listen and read carefully before I vote for her--and wait to see if Bernie formally announces.
If Trump gets a 2nd term, I'll consider that a failure of the D side of the uniparty to field a candidate responsive to the mood of the country and issues such as M4A that Bernie brought to the fore.
It was a serious question. Posed snarkily.
Like you, I only vote FOR candidates whose policies I respect. In 2016 it meant I left the President choice blank and voted for some of the candidates down ballot.
An answer to the snarky part:
They're still relying heavily on Anyone But Trump. Maybe by the time 2020 rolls around, that'll be enough to put a D in the White House with any nominee less unpalatable than HRC. Might even make inroads to retake the Senate.
The other side is that they do mighty well monetarily as the supposed opposition party. Fundraising could be gangbusters in 2024 if Trump has a 2nd term.