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  1. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Wow that happened fast. It’s premature but I would almost say it’s over. His staff, his money, his reach.... it’s pretty ridiculous. Maybe Bernie can make up some ground in the debates though. Joe’s last two teleprompter speeches weren’t bad at all. But when he looks like a moron during most of the debates. Might be Bernie’s only chance.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Ya, even though Bernie dominated most of California he lost a lot of ground like.... everywhere else. A big problem now too is.... the Dems aren’t going to need a ton of help carrying California in November. Bernie needs to bring more to the table. The people that are excited about him are very excited about him, which is why you see his big dono numbers. But it doesn’t look like his movement spread or grew that much since 2016. States that he dominated Hillary in in 2016 are going heavy Biden. Biden is winning states without having paid for a single ad or making a single campaign stop there. And Bernie’s people were hyping up that they were getting California and Texas... and then he lost Texas. That’s also pretty huge. It’s obvious that Bernie has the enthusiasm of younger voters, but traditionally it’s older people that are voting in much larger numbers— so that only goes so far. This might all come back down to the Midwest. Bernie was owning Joe early in the heavy working class / white states loke Iowa and NH. Seems like a lot of them liked Pete, and now that he’s gone where will those voters turn.... if Minnesota is any indication, it isn’t to Bernie. Obviously Klobuchar’s endorsement helped a lot there as well. But it will be interesting to see if the rest of the Midwest follows suit or breaks rank.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I think the biggest problem Bernie is facing now is probably Bloomberg. Bloomberg is doing OK ish in a couple states... and he has said multiple times that if it doesn't work out for him he will, on a dime, swap all of his staff to the nominee. Politically.... Bernie couldn't actually accept Bloomberg's help could he? I mean... he could, but I don't know how that would go over. Biden will take him on in a second... and all of a sudden Biden's campaign is flooded with staff that he doesn't really have right now. If Bloomberg drops out even relatively soon, he may not wait for the nominee (because Bernie doesn't want his help) and push all in for Joe.... Idk how the super delegates look right now, but it could be rough for the Bern.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    It doesn’t seem t be as big of a deal as the media is making it out to be. Those who need to be weary are the elderly and anyone else who may already be sick or have a compromised immune system. Even though the number of cases is increasing the mortality rate keeps dropping ( last I checked it was just under 1.5%) . More people die from influenza... more veterans commit suicide every day. Not saying there shouldn’t be a response, because I like seeing the mobilization And the fact that we are prepared. But I also think half the deaths here in the US have been at one senior care center in Washington.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Dude... Bernie looks beaten tonight... lol. Maybe he has caronavirus or something but he looks annoyed and beaten down. Edit: Trump just called on the (Dem) House to propose a middle class tax cut. Trump is talking more and more my language every day
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    Waiting to get it on Blu Ray. Smart dude.
  7. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Beto joins the Biden endorsement train
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I don’t know what you want me to say. But I wouldn’t be surprised. They literally rigged their nominating process for Hillary. That was outrageous. I’d say the same if it happened again. Also, isn’t it crazy that the non-racist political party has narrowed their field to three rich old straight white men? Kappa. Oh how the tables have turned. Lol
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    What did you think of Dolittle, I know how much you enjoyed the trailers.
  10. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I would assume most of these moderates are going directly to Biden. Warren is probably gonna be told to stay in and fracture Bernie’s base. I mean maybe Bernie can suck enough people away? Idk tho... he still would have had a commanding delegate lead with all the moderates in the race, thus this seams to be a no risk decision. Just weird that all these moderates decide to drop out together . And news is that Pete and Amy will both be announcing their endorsements tonight at a Biden rally. Seems too perfect to be a coincidence. We will see how the voters react and align tomorrow though.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Klobuchar dropping out. Announces she will endorse Biden. All these moderates dropping out before ST can’t be a coincidence. The fix is in and Bernie is the target.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    US has ordered the beginning of the withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan after Trump OK'd the peace deal with the Taliban. As long as we don't just end up moving them somewhere else, this is very good. It's nice having good news out of the Trump WH.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I don't think the moderates really wanted Biden... but black people just hated Mayor Pete too much. Going to be interesting to see how Bloomberg proceeds. Even though he has only won one state and didn't finish higher than 4th in the others... he still leads the popular vote going into Super Tuesday. That's pretty crazy.
  14. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Steyer and Mayor Pete out... Lookin like a Bernie / Biden showdown. Warren claims she has no plan to drop out, even if she sucks on Super Tuesday.
  15. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I agree. And those people should be helped. But fucking over low middle class people who are just getting by isn't the answer to helping those people. But there should also be a level of freedom of choice to it. Pass Madicare For All Who Want It.. You opt in, you get the security you want for extra money that doesn't break your situation. Someone like me... maybe I want to roll around a little risky for a few years betting on myself and my health. Maybe that changes down the road and I want to opt in... At least I have that choice, instead of taking it away from me and adding even more insane income tax on top of it. Plus, it will probably end up costing more anyway... When Bernie was pitching this last election I am pretty sure the his percent increase on poor people like 2% or slightly more... Now it's 4. He's gonna get elected and it's probably gonna be 8% because the government is inept. I like most of Bernie's ideas. I like that he is fighting the fight. I feel like he genuinely wants to help people. I just think his execution... blows. Like badly. You kind of started down this path a few posts ago... but why do we need to add a new 4% income tax? Why is THAT the only way any of these politicians know how to get money out of people. More specifically to your post... Why can't we cut defense spending. End these ridiculous regime change wars, stop being the world police... Shift that money to our communities, to UHC, to education. Why can't we take a portion of already existing income tax and just shift that to a UHC plan (yes, I realize this requires cuts elsewhere)? Why can't we put a VAT on non-essential goods ...? I am totally fine with(relatively) Apple shitting on humanity and raising their prices in US markets because they are off setting VAT... Why? Because that brand new iPhone is bullshit anyway and it gives me a CHOICE. It gives and allows me freedom to choose. If I or you want to make sure we get that brand new model iPhone and feel like it's worth the extra $200... fine. Do it. If you don't... wait a year.. get a different brand of phone, etc etc. Bernie says his plan is what like... $30 trillion over a decade? I think Warren's is $20 trillion... A VAT at half the EU rate would bring in almost a trillion per year, roughly 30% of Bernie's price tag. Bernie's 5,000,000 different "options" to pay for UHC only total 17 trillion and I pulled 10 out of my ass in under 60 seconds (thanks Andrew). I don't know what just the % of his revenue generated by the tax increases would be on the 4% or whatever but that needs to change and needs to be removed from his bill. Or just increase the cap which is what.. like 30k right now? Make it 100k... Or.. how about fucking THIS. BRAIN BLAST. Eliminate the tax increase for everyone but the exact people Bernie yells at everytime he hits the stage. BILLIONAIRES! Include all the millionaires too. While it's great that people like you and me want to help... We shouldn't be footing this bill. Absolutely not. At least not in the form of mandatory income tax.
  16. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Yeah it’s just weird to me. As I’ve mentioned before. I’m not against a single payer system in essence. I have been very fortunate thus far in my life when it comes to health (knock on wood). I am all for the common good, and helping each other out. It just feels like with all of the Bernie Banter and rhetoric that I shouldn’t be on the chopping block. It just doesn’t connect with me that he rails so hard against billionaires but never once mentions how people like me are going to be impacted wayyyy more. Even though the millionaires and billionaires are going to be paying way more than me in totality, I guarantee that I “feel” it more. That’s a shitty feeling.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Bernie's site, which you linked, says I am paying an extra almost $500. That's before I factored in my raise too. I assume I will be paying more the more I make.
  18. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I never realized how good Bernie was at the political double speak until last night when he was getting attacked. Whenever someone asks him how he plans to pay for his plan, he changes the subject and if they ask him again he just changes the usbject and starts literally yelling. It's very unappealing. And all those guys do that up there, I know that. But I just never really noticed it as strongly with Bernie before. And I am with Stevo... Even though I am single, my plan is very decent. My premiums are good and they cover a lot of the things I just need personally. Now, obviously I don't have any chronic or ongoing illnesses, and that's great. But Bernie's plan means I am sacrificing my financial stability to help his plan get off the ground. I am all for the common good, but damn... where am I coming up with that extra cash to make sure this works? I guess that's my problem, but fuck me. lol
  19. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    How many people have private health insurance? Uhhh.. a lot. lol. Wikipedia says almost 70% (67.3). 55% of that is employer-based. I would personally just like the option. Just for example, if Pete wins (I hope not, just an example because he supports an option)... I would see what the gubment plan consisted of, what it cost and how it compares to my current plan. That's what scares me about candidates who don't support an option... If the government plan is going to be so inclusive and cover so much... People will just choose it over their current plans. The only reason, in my mind, to fear giving people a choice is that the new plan is going to come up short or not be one size fits all. Peoples needs are malleable, and health insurance should be too -- regardless of where it comes from.
  20. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    You're right they would flop in that instance... And, especially with Sanders, there is more to consider there. While a majority of Americans would support a single payer system... would they support abolishing private insurance completely? There was a poll done by Harris last year that said something like 70% of Americans either strongly agree with or are OK with single payer... Only 13% of people said they would support it if it means banning private insurance.
  21. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Bernie just came out and promised free child care through the age of 4. When asked how he would pay for it he just said with “ taxes on billionaires “... Obviously super cool IDEA. But when you’re putting forth 700 new (and again mostly good) ideas to reshape the country.... I feel as if taxes on billionaires, which is his answer for everything, will cover even close to all of this. He needs to start acting like the nominee. Stop sucking peoples cocks and lubing assholes.... start providing people with details on how this all ACTUALLY is going to work. He’s so frustrating . Lol
  22. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    President Trump just congratulated Bernie for winning Nevada and said he hopes the DNC treats him fairly... Democrats should be shitting their pants.
  23. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Bernie does and says some great things. But he isn't uniting anybody.... And he's a little, tiny bit hypocrite. I think most politicians are, so that's cool. Dude owns the same number of houses right now as the average american will in their entire lifetime. He's a multi-millionaire who gives very very little to charity. He is all about accumulating and hoarding wealth. Now, I still believe in capitalism, so more power to him. But it's so off putting to hear one thing from him but see him act totally opposite.
  24. Favre4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Lmao this debate. Giant clown show. Everybody throwing haymakers at everybody else. I despise this politically... but just for entertainments sake, L O L.
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