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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    So you think Bari Weiss was being intelligent and fair there?
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    It’s not the YouTube data alone— more like it reflects just a really really bad faith and incompetent smear on her part. Obviously this is a legitimate position to have to when we’re basically discussing not rights but to what degree as a society we want to value the spirit of free speech...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Andrew Yang going on Sam Harris' podcast is also a big part of what boosted his media presence. The new Atheist base is now strongly in Yang's corner; now waiting to see if he will succeed in breaking the barrier to entry. As for JRE and the IDW... this is where my left libertarian streak comes...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Biggest podcast on the internet. Joe is pretty dumb at times, but he has treated left wing voices like Jimmy Dore and Kyle Kulinski well. I would have reservations about Bernie going on there, but Tulsi and Andrew Yang going on have massively expanded the alternative media reach of both...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    I think she’s running for a spot in the Bernie administration and when she endorses him again she’s going to bring a lot of anti war voters from both sides of the party spectrum with her. In this context it’s fine that the MSM hates her— this actually makes her MORE popular with the...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    This is essentially the difference between Progressives and Economic left Paleo-Conservatives— even when we fear the same problem and even agree it is a problem; we want progress in new solutions, they instinctively prefer conservation. But here’s where I’d steal talking points from Socialist...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Unfortunately Yang is not representative of the field; he is the only one who is going to be pushing the “what do we do about automation” message; though Bernie has recently started mentioning the issue. I agree with you that this is a candidate who must make the debate stage— and he’s actually...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Doesn't discredit the politics that we are aiming for. You can read my earlier post on the last page friend-- that I think, if a neoliberal were to win, ultimately we would make it worse. The ugly thing that Trump has awoken would get progressively stronger. It's ridiculous and divorced from...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Good question. So here’s the thing-- we're not asking centrists to fall in line. FDR won almost all of the states. The US has one of the lowest voter turn outs in the world, and the majority of even Republican voters believes in Bernie's platform. We are going to wake up the people, and we're...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Well in the case of liking a candidate like Tulsi Gabbard and not liking a candidate like Hillary Clinton I think I have a different set of concerns as an American citizen that lives in Asia and whose family comes from Hawaii. My whole world is in striking range of North Korea and I care about a...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Also, sorry for being slow on the uptake and not thinking about your comment more before but-- if you look back, I didn't ever tell you how to vote or shame you for your vote. I didn't tell you that you were foolish to vote for the Democrat no matter what-- I only told you how I was going to...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    When you look at the substance of Hillary Clinton or even the realities facing Americans under the governance of neoliberalism, voting for Trump cannot be called an unwise choice. Is Trump working for them? Of course not. But Trump winning in 2016 made me feel sympathetic for, and believe in the...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    I am just really really REALLY happy to have this field, and I think we CAN make the arc of reality bend towards justice this time!!
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Respectfully friend, I disagree. We would not be looking at this field— the most progressive field in a generation when even the corporate bought candidates have to pretend to like Bernie’s ideas— if Hillary had won. We would not have multiple strong progressives representing democratic...
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    Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    A+++ it’s ooooonn!!!!!!!!!!!!
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