2020 Presidential Election Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by NilesIrish, Mar 4, 2019.

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Who do you support

  1. Bernie Sanders

    37.3%
  2. Elizabeth Warren

    36.6%
  3. Kamala Harris

    2.5%
  4. Pete Buttigieg

    11.0%
  5. Corey Booker

    0.8%
  6. Beto O'Rourke

    1.0%
  7. Julian Casto

    0.8%
  8. Andrew Yang.

    8.9%
  9. Joe Biden

    22.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. Truman

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  2. Funshot Residue

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    Iron Mickey
    I've kinda enjoyed your posts. You definitely have a handle on the history bits, depressing as they may be. How about elaborating on this "crisis" you describe, should we try and effect some of the more progressive solutions that have been floated? For instance, Bidens plan to increase taxes on persons making +400k/yr. Not all, but a great many of those affected are likely greedy or at least exploiting people to do so. How does using their inherent greed to help others start a crisis, and what is the outcome. Be interested in your opinion, whether personally or historically based.
     
  3. BleedinGreen

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    Reading through the Lamb/AOC stuff I still feel people are just speaking past one another and again, as both have said, this is a messaging and communication issue (how hard to go after fossil fuels, healthcare, police reform) than it is an actual policy discrepancy (there is some though I think it's narrower than we think it is). IMO Biden as already committed to the most aggressive climate change plan any President has ever proposed, let alone won on. The fact that he won't "completely ban fracking day 1" will have little to no impact on the health of the planet which should be the end goal.
     
  4. IV

    IV Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
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    I'm gonna need Jawn Fetterman fielding all these claims
     
  5. fucktx

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  6. Truman

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    Not IM but imo the biggest barrier is moving past the notion and false premise that the government needs tax revenue to fund programs that help people and avoid the upcoming crisis.

    Taxing 400k is dumb because the gov doesn’t need to it fund m4a or a stimulus bill or infrastructure.
     
  7. Fran Tarkenton

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    Does anyone know of a good online site for making your own Yard Flags

    want to get these done for my Mom as a Xmas gift

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    or would white be a bad background color?
     
  8. seanofthedead86

    seanofthedead86 Well-Known Member
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    The most hilarious thing about watching the whole event unfold was the anchors on MSNBC's coverage thought "total landscaping" was supposed to be "total landslide" and then the absolute total misbelief minutes later when they were corrected.
     
  9. MG2

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    So you're saying it isn't worse that millions of people were called racist and xenophobic because they voted for a racist, bigot, xenophobe than it was to be a black or brown person in America the last four years with said racist, bigot, xenophobe as President? You're crazy, man.
     
  10. Anison

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    For what it’s worth - to anyone wanting to assist the D runoff candidates in Georgia - I’ve been in touch with both campaigns and Fair Fight (Stacey Abrams’ group). They need:

    Fundraising
    Directly to each campaign, especially if you plan to max out ($2,800 each)
    Otherwise, to Fair Fight which will split between both campaigns and it’s GOTV/anti-suppression efforts - gasenate.com

    Phone Banking & Text Messaging
    Both campaigns will have extensive voter outreach by phone and text message. Ossoff campaign has already begun today; Warnock starting this week.
    Warnock: https://secure.warnockforgeorgia.com/page/s/website_vol
    Ossoff: https://www.mobilize.us/electjon/event/362688/

    Postcard Writing
    All three suggested the Georgia Postcard Project which will get going this week on its runoff postcard campaign: https://www.gapostcard.org

    Boots on the ground
    Neither campaign nor Fair Fight needs more on the ground volunteers right now. That effort will ramp up over the next month and they’ll need a lot more people the first week of January including on election day (January 5). I was assured they are door knocking between now and then - just that they are overwhelmed with existing and new volunteers right now, and want others to focus on the first three (fundraising, phone/text, postcards) for now.
     
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  11. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!
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  12. Sportfan

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    If you figure this out please let me know
     
  13. steamengine

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    Ok boomer
     
  14. Funshot Residue

    Funshot Residue Ol' goopy eye, they called him
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    Ok, thanks. But I want to understand this systemic "crisis" that follows these hypothetical changes. I get that the changes my be unpopular/unpleasant, but changes always will be. What crisis intrinsically follows redistribution of wealth? I'm genuinely interested, not trying to be combative.
     
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  15. steamengine

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    Just search custom yard sign on Etsy.

    :in-n-out:
     
  16. IV

    IV Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
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    people just as or more privileged than ourselves kicking their legs screaming how they earned everything
     
  17. Anison

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    Signs.com and Vistaprint both allow you to upload images and create your own custom yard sign
     
  18. Funshot Residue

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    Haha. More privileged than this guy by several figures. Also, this doesn’t amount to a crisis in my eyes.
     
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  19. GoodForAnother

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  20. Lyrtch

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  21. pearl

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    Cleveland and Eastside, separated by a railroad track
     
  22. IowaHuskerFan3

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    DSU grad here
     
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  23. Sportfan

    Sportfan From Six to Dumptime

    Nevada and Arizona vs the RGV of Texas just makes no sense to me unless it really was like oil industry related. I don’t want to revisit the whole LatinX thing in here but man that makes no damn sense.
     
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  24. IV

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    Russia
     
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  25. Sportfan

    Sportfan From Six to Dumptime

    TMB wanna get a 10k postcard writing group together?
     
  26. The Banks

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    Nah. Pew Research, arguably the most respected institute when it comes to demography has Gen Z starting at 1997.

    Just about every other demographer does as well.
     
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  27. IV

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    this is what I was going to contribute
     
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  28. steamengine

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    Are you familiar with this person? She was on with Lovett and had some good takes on data science around how we follow polling.



     
  29. houtex716

    houtex716 let's have a beach party
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    When will they call Georgia?
     
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  30. VaxRule

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    How have I never seen this clip before?
     
  31. steamengine

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    Catching up on the thread, between the John Fetterman and Katy Tur love I’ve never felt so heard.
     
  32. westcoastbias

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    My friends that make 400k-1m all voted for biden and would of voted for Warren or Bernie. Everyone is aware they had college paid for and/or help with their first down payment on a house.

    The people screaming make less than 400k or waaaay more.
     
  33. IV

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    Jawn*
     
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  34. VaxRule

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    Imagine having a press that won’t point out how cruel and disgusting that stance is.
     
  35. bro

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    After Arizona I bet.
    And by they, I mean CNN
     
  36. Sportfan

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    It’s bonkers they haven’t. They haven’t provided a concrete reason for no doing so, other than “it’s close enough for a recount”. There aren’t some magical 30k ballots sitting in super Trump territories.
     
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  37. Lyrtch

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    yeah i've read some of the critiques of forecasts and tbh her take is largely in line with what silver has been screaming about and arguing with the Economist guy Morris about.

    I'd be curious to see more about the impact on turnout/third party voting/etc especially with the result this year that third party voting is historically low. Also in light of longer time horizons showing that people who think X is going to win want to vote for X as well as it basically being an event split among voters about who they thought would win, etc.
     
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  38. jorge

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    Let them leave. The "center" not being exposed to their views will only help.

    Also, not to be a huge cunt, but isn't it Parler - as in French for "to speak"?
     
  39. MG2

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    The stuff criticizing AOC makes no sense to me. All she's saying is "stop calling me the problem because I can be part of the solution if you just let me."

    That seems reasonable to me when discussing how Biden and the party should go into the next four years, and there's not a better time for that convo than now.

    People criticizing the timing are like the people who say you shouldn't talk about gun control after a mass shooting. People are paying attention now.
     
  40. Lyrtch

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    the degree to which betting sites are a reality vortex is impressive. Bidens 90% to win the election on predictit because Trump supporters believe he's going to force himself into a second term, Q conspiracies, etc.

    Similar to how Hillary always had a 10% chance of winning the Dem primary despite not running.

    Just psychos on those places.
     
  41. HoosDaMan

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    what’s JFK JR? +5000
     
  42. southlick

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  43. Dump

    Dump The Forever Chaos Agent of TMB
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    You are fucking next Ted

    and this time we won’t miss

     
  44. IV

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    literally if you ranked all Americans in order he would be at the bottom and that includes like people in jail like Kaczynski
     
  45. jorge

    jorge Founder of Post ITT if your team sucks
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    Or trying to get more donations to pay off his campaign debts.
     
  46. Redav

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    People like shu who make bets about all kinds of ridiculous shit like Susan Rice being jailed, which is what ultimately got him banned for not paying it.
     
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