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Re: Fire Up the Toaster - 2020 Political Edition

#26 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:12 pm

Beto is out. --Bob
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#27 Post by BackInTex » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:40 pm

Bob78164 wrote:Beto is out. --Bob
To the relief of many on both sided, but probably more on the Democrat side. What an embarrassment.
In the end, they will all pretty much taste the same.

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#28 Post by flockofseagulls104 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:04 am

Bob78164 wrote:Beto is out. --Bob
Beto's big mistake: He never got Jon Ossoff's endorsement.
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#29 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:48 am

BackInTex wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:Beto is out. --Bob
To the relief of many on both sided, but probably more on the Democrat side. What an embarrassment.

Oh, I don't know, BiT, some Dems found him quite impressive.
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#30 Post by BackInTex » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:30 am

tlynn78 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:Beto is out. --Bob
To the relief of many on both sided, but probably more on the Democrat side. What an embarrassment.

Oh, I don't know, BiT, some Dems found him quite impressive.
I know some who pledged (or at least considered) to donate to him. Says a lot about them.
In the end, they will all pretty much taste the same.

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#31 Post by flockofseagulls104 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:52 am

tlynn78 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:Beto is out. --Bob
To the relief of many on both sided, but probably more on the Democrat side. What an embarrassment.

Oh, I don't know, BiT, some Dems found him quite impressive.
Not to worry, there are many dumb, shallow and potential socialist dictators left in the dem field.
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#32 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:02 pm

flockofseagulls104 wrote:
tlynn78 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:
To the relief of many on both sided, but probably more on the Democrat side. What an embarrassment.

Oh, I don't know, BiT, some Dems found him quite impressive.
Not to worry, there are many dumb, shallow and potential socialist dictators left in the dem field.

True dat.
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#33 Post by flockofseagulls104 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:07 pm

Mark Sanford has decided to stop running for president, as if anyone knew he was.
He can now go back to south america to see if he can find another bimbo.
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#34 Post by jarnon » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:19 pm

flockofseagulls104 wrote:Mark Sanford has decided to stop running for president, as if anyone knew he was.
He can now go back to south america to see if he can find another bimbo.
Voters aren’t looking for a candidate who’s more right-wing and less moral than Trump.

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#35 Post by Bob Juch » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:29 pm

jarnon wrote:
flockofseagulls104 wrote:Mark Sanford has decided to stop running for president, as if anyone knew he was.
He can now go back to south america to see if he can find another bimbo.
Voters aren’t looking for a candidate who’s more right-wing and less moral than Trump.
Well, this goes in my box now. :lol:

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#36 Post by earendel » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:00 pm

jarnon wrote:
flockofseagulls104 wrote:Mark Sanford has decided to stop running for president, as if anyone knew he was.
He can now go back to south america to see if he can find another bimbo.
Voters aren’t looking for a candidate who’s more right-wing and less moral than Trump.
If they are, then perhaps Don Blankenship will be their choice. He's the coal company executive that Donald Trump once said was "too extreme". Blankenship intends to run as a third-party candidate (no idea what party would have him). He was convicted in the deaths of 29 coal miners in West Virginia and spent a year in jail.
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#37 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:12 am

Perhaps because he was worried we would run out of news to post on this thread too quickly, former Mass. governor Deval Patrick has entered the race for the Democratic nomination, joining last week's new entrant Michael Bloomberg. To borrow an analogy from Bob's other Toaster thread, this is the functional equivalent of the Mudville Nine joining the National League in mid-September.

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#38 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:28 pm

Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar, Florida, has ended his candidacy. --Bob
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#39 Post by silverscreenselect » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:46 pm

Bob78164 wrote:Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar, Florida, has ended his candidacy. --Bob
He couldn't have made the announcement at a time less likely to get anybody's attention, which is probably the hallmark of his entire campaign. His three supporters will be very disappointed.
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#40 Post by jarnon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 pm

Joe Sestak has ended his presidential run. If you don't live around here, you probably didn't know he had one.

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#41 Post by Ritterskoop » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:57 pm

I was indeed surprised to see he had dropped out, because indeed, I did not know he was in the field. Nor who he was or is.

But this is my favorite part of the process: Everyone gets to say what they feel needs saying, and eventually, gracefully get out the way.
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#42 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:35 am

Ritterskoop wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:57 pm
and eventually, gracefully get out the way.
And sometimes not so gracefully.
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#43 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:37 am

We can now add Montana Governor Steve Bullock to the list:

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#44 Post by Ritterskoop » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:38 pm

Is Bullock one of the ones who has a shot at a Senate seat? I'm thinking probably not in Montana, which feels like it would be solid Republican.

My favorite podcast is almost done with weekly episodes on The West Wing, and the episodes near the end aired in 2006; the hosts are mocking TV broadcasters for explaining on air that blue=Dem and red=Rep, but that really only took hold during the 2000 Presidential election, so it was not yet common parlance. Plus, exposition. I'd rather have broadcasters do it than a regular cast member (when Josh explains things to Donna so we in the audience will understand them, we call that a DonnaTella).
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#45 Post by Bob78164 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:04 am

Ritterskoop wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:38 pm
Is Bullock one of the ones who has a shot at a Senate seat? I'm thinking probably not in Montana, which feels like it would be solid Republican.

My favorite podcast is almost done with weekly episodes on The West Wing, and the episodes near the end aired in 2006; the hosts are mocking TV broadcasters for explaining on air that blue=Dem and red=Rep, but that really only took hold during the 2000 Presidential election, so it was not yet common parlance. Plus, exposition. I'd rather have broadcasters do it than a regular cast member (when Josh explains things to Donna so we in the audience will understand them, we call that a DonnaTella).
Governor Bullock has said he does not intend to run for the Senate. But as Governor Bullock and Senator Jon Tester both have demonstrated, it is possible for Democrats to win state-wide races in Montana. —Bob
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#46 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:48 pm

Suitguy is not bitter.

feels he represents the many educated and rational onlookers who believe that the hysterical denouncement of lay scepticism is both unwarranted and counter-productive

The problem, then, is that such calls do not address an opposition audience so much as they signal virtue. They talk past those who need convincing. They ignore actual facts and counterargument. And they are irreparably smug.

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#47 Post by Bob Juch » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:03 pm

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#48 Post by flockofseagulls104 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:36 pm

Well, we lost Kamala. Still plenty of lunatic socialist assclowns to choose from. The question is which lunatic socialist assclown will the dems settle on? Or will a new lunatic socialist assclown throw his or her hat in the ring?
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