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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 9:26pm

 Beaker wrote:
Seems like a winning platform to me.

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Works very well for me.  I feel pretty good that at this point in time as I already know who and what i am voting for.
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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 7:55pm

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The bullshit is that he'll not do any of those things; he'll be too busy grifting and golfing. The agenda of the people in his administration is Project 2025.


Well, he set records for golfing while in office, IIRC. And his “workday” had large amounts of time for him to rage-tweet, watch TV, and NOT do anything useful except raise the deficit and create an even bigger government. So there’s that.


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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 7:53pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
The bullshit is that he'll not do any of those things; he'll be too busy grifting and golfing. The agenda of the people in his administration is Project 2025.


Mkay.
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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 6:03pm

 Beaker wrote:

Which of the platform statements do you disagree with?

Which of the platform statements do you agree with?



The bullshit is that he'll not do any of those things; he'll be too busy grifting and golfing. The agenda of the people in his administration is Project 2025.

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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 5:37pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
pure bullshit

Which of the platform statements do you disagree with?

Which of the platform statements do you agree with?

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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 5:32pm

 Beaker wrote:

Seems like a winning platform to me.

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pure bullshit
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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 5:07pm

Seems like a winning platform to me.

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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 2:25pm

‘It can feel like there’s no way out’ — political scientists face pushback on their work
In a year in which numerous countries are going to the polls, many election-watching scientists are under pressure.
Not long after publicizing the work, she and her colleagues became the target of what she calls a “multi-pronged” strategy to discredit it. She has since been a defendant in several high-profile lawsuits, appeared for interviews at congressional hearings and has defended accusations that she colluded with the government to censor free speech in the United States. She has also been deluged with public-information requests, sued for not responding to those requests promptly enough, and bombarded with disingenuous questions from hostile media outlets.

Researchers such as Starbird, who study how elections are run and what factors influence their outcomes, are often lightning rods for an increasingly divided and dissatisfied public. Political polarization has intensified in recent years in countries including the United States, Turkey, India, Poland and Brazil.

Close to half of the world’s population lives in countries holding elections in 2024. Two of the biggest contests are in India, where results were declared earlier this month, and in the United States, which is due to vote in November. In both countries there are suggestions that democratic processes — including free and fair elections — are eroding. Nature spoke to scientists from around the world whose work has flung them into both the public and political limelight, sometimes with drastic consequences for their personal and professional lives. Many have found that the situation can quickly become untenable, particularly in places where support for researchers is lacking. “Institutional support is paramount,” says Starbird.

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Posted: Jul 7, 2024 - 9:54am

Masoud Pezeshkian: Who is Iran’s new reformist president?
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Posted: Jul 4, 2024 - 5:39pm


Dems Stick With Biden As It Would Be A Real Pain To Reprint These Ballots They Already Filled Out

U.S. — Despite a significant majority of the nation now believing President Biden mentally unfit for office, the Democratic Party has decided to stay with Biden as its nominee as it would be a huge pain to reprint the tens of thousands of ballots they already filled out.

"On one hand, the nation now knows Biden is incapable of thinking and is a clear and present danger to himself and the country," said DNC chair Jaime Harrison. "On the other hand, it would be SUCH a pain to have to reprint all those ballots when we already filled them all out. It's so tedious! Aw, screw it... let's just stick with Biden."

The Democratic Party considered replacing Biden after the Presidential debate revealed his inability to walk or speak, but the amount of ballots already prepared for harvesting dissuaded them. "Obviously, Biden can't operate a frialator, much less run a country," said White House chief of staff Jeff Zeints. "To have him continue to be the corpse-like mouthpiece of the Party is nothing short of elder abuse, and everyone knows it. Still, do you know how long it takes to fill out two hundred thousand ballots? Ugh, it is so much work! Forget it."

At publishing time, annoyed Democrats had begun preparing another hundred thousand ballots for harvesting after seeing how bad the post-debate poll numbers looked.



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Posted: Jul 4, 2024 - 11:45am

Iran elections hinge on price of meat not ideology
Regardless of who wins, the election will not likely have a significant impact on Iran's regional policies
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Posted: Jul 4, 2024 - 10:09am

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You seem bored. Nothing less alarming?
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"A mafia predator versus a very feeble, struggling elder...
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Posted: Jul 4, 2024 - 10:06am

Jill Stein on 'Surge' of Support After Biden's Debate Disaster
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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 8:22pm

 rgio wrote:

So... If I were advising Joe, I'd suggest he do it tomorrow (the 4th)... or at some point during the Republican convention.

The rush to replace him needs to be tempered with opportunistic optics.  A debate or two, town halls, etc.  Since the convention will be the "decision" point... use the time until then to get feedback on candidates.  At some point, the candidates themselves may have to work together to support the eventual candidate.  It's messy...but doable.

What Joe said at the debate was actually OK. His delivery was oddly weak (he sounded a lot better later that night).  What he can't escape are the looks when Trump was speaking.  The gaze.  The lost look.  The almost statuesque periods.  I've seen that look in family... and we took the keys and control of their finances.  4 years is a long time given the decline.  

The polls so far still have him fairing better than other Dems... but it's all name recognition and random memory.  It's been 4 years since anyone on the left has run for President...

Or maybe it was just the way you draw a blank when someone is saying something so wtf, you can't even process a coherent response to the nonsense. I dunno, I didn't watch and he should have been ready for it.

I do think he made a mistake of agreeing to debate. He should have taken a lesson from trump previously and realised he had everything to lose
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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 2:12pm

 steeler wrote:

I have been wracking my brain trying to think of any explanation for Joe’s disastrous performance in Thursday’s debate other than it being an episode indicative of a looming cognitive impairment. I have been unable to come up with one. This was not just a bad debate performance of the kind Obama had during the 2012 presidential campaign. It reinforced perceptions that Joe is too old and feeble to be an effective President for four more years. After that debate, I do not see how Joe and the Biden campaign can convince voters who are undecided about voting for Trump or Biden that these perceptions are without foundation.

Time is of the essence. Joe needs to decide quickly whether he will withdraw. If he does withdraw, the Democrats would need to quickly get behind one candidate to replace him. A divisive and combative open convention would produce a wounded candidate — with only three months until the election.

So... If I were advising Joe, I'd suggest he do it tomorrow (the 4th)... or at some point during the Republican convention.

The rush to replace him needs to be tempered with opportunistic optics.  A debate or two, town halls, etc.  Since the convention will be the "decision" point... use the time until then to get feedback on candidates.  At some point, the candidates themselves may have to work together to support the eventual candidate.  It's messy...but doable.

What Joe said at the debate was actually OK. His delivery was oddly weak (he sounded a lot better later that night).  What he can't escape are the looks when Trump was speaking.  The gaze.  The lost look.  The almost statuesque periods.  I've seen that look in family... and we took the keys and control of their finances.  4 years is a long time given the decline.  

The polls so far still have him fairing better than other Dems... but it's all name recognition and random memory.  It's been 4 years since anyone on the left has run for President...
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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 1:57pm

 rgio wrote:
The current excuse I heard today is that he was tired from the international travel.  That's an indirect acceptance that if we need him to solve complex global problems... he might be too tired.  Seriously Joe?

Yeah, that was a good one. Another own goal.

Polling suggests most people (72%?) think he won't be able to do it for four more years. Ignoring that and forging ahead will have an impact on democracy perceptions as well.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 1:57pm

 rgio wrote:

Their agenda is to avoid Trump 2.0, and they feel that Biden's age is a risk that the Dems should remove now.

If anyone has dealt with family members in their 80s, once the decline accelerates, there's no going back.  The current excuse I heard today is that he was tired from the international travel.  That's an indirect acceptance that if we need him to solve complex global problems... he might be too tired.  Seriously Joe?

The risks are just too high with Joe.  After the convention, any issues or lapses or falls will take with it our democracy.  That's just too large a risk in their writing.  I agree.

I have been wracking my brain trying to think of any explanation for Joe’s disastrous performance in Thursday’s debate other than it being an episode indicative of a looming cognitive impairment. I have been unable to come up with one. This was not just a bad debate performance of the kind Obama had during the 2012 presidential campaign. It reinforced perceptions that Joe is too old and feeble to be an effective President for four more years. After that debate, I do not see how Joe and the Biden campaign can convince voters who are undecided about voting for Trump or Biden that these perceptions are without foundation.

Time is of the essence. Joe needs to decide quickly whether he will withdraw. If he does withdraw, the Democrats would need to quickly get behind one candidate to replace him. A divisive and combative open convention would produce a wounded candidate — with only three months until the election.



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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 1:51pm

 Steely_D wrote:
The NYT is on a bender trashing Biden directly or indirectly whenever they can.
Post debate, when they could’ve split the attention between Baden’s performance and Trump’s incessant lies - the mostly promoted the former, and continue to do so. It’s like they absolutely have an agenda.

Their agenda is to avoid Trump 2.0, and they feel that Biden's age is a risk that the Dems should remove now.

If anyone has dealt with family members in their 80s, once the decline accelerates, there's no going back.  The current excuse I heard today is that he was tired from the international travel.  That's an indirect acceptance that if we need him to solve complex global problems... he might be too tired.  Seriously Joe?

The risks are just too high with Joe.  After the convention, any issues or lapses or falls will take with it our democracy.  That's just too large a risk in their writing.  I agree.
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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 1:38pm

 R_P wrote:



The NYT is on a bender trashing Biden directly or indirectly whenever they can.
Post debate, when they could’ve split the attention between Baden’s performance and Trump’s incessant lies - the mostly promoted the former, and continue to do so. It’s like they absolutely have an agenda.
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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 11:39am


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