So are they getting a socialist or what?

I know MCE's answer will be "yes" regardless of who the actual candidate is, but I'm referring specifically to Bernie.

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  • Seems to be in the lead.... The question is whether the DNC will play fucky-fuck with the nomination like last time, to prevent him from getting it.

    If they nominate him, they'll get a Communist. The rest are just Socialists. :P
  • The debates will be a riot.

    Mayor Pete as running mate?
  • edited February 12
    Dave wrote:

    "Seems to be in the lead.... The question is whether the DNC will play fucky-fuck with the nomination like last time, to prevent him from getting it.

    If they nominate him, they'll get a Communist. The rest are just Socialists. :P"

    I can't determine whether the mean Bernie voter is an analytically impaired and emotional well wisher who has been duped by the softening of Sanders' appearance with age, or people who really think that worker control of the means of production would improve their lives.

    Sanders has done a lot of work to reduce the amount of plagiarism of Marx in his public rhetoric. His old appearances in media are chilling to watch even now, but are worse when you consider that we were living under soviet threat at the time.

    Everything you need to know about the field of dems hopefuls is that not one of them has said "Bernie is a political tumor. We don't need to take him for a helicopter ride, but our party should take a break from worrying about protecting doctors who kill babies after birth, and come together to condemn the kind of oppression, poverty and death that stroll hand in hand with everything that asshole says."



  • If Bernie gets the nod, maybe Bloomberg will play spoiler and go 3rd party. That would be cool.
  • They could run as a team. A bolshevik and a billionaire; you would hear the anti-semites everywhere yelling "ah-HA!" together.

  • edited February 12
    I would rather see him run with Mayo Pete. "Team Bern-Butt 2020! Can you feel it?"
  • Well...

    Bernie is a communist.
    Biden is a corporatist.
    Bloomberg & Warren are fascists.
    Butterjugs and Gabbard are socialists.
    The rest are generic statists who don’t care what’s for dinner as long as they are at the table.
  • I read an article a while back noting Pete's biggest detractors aren't conservatives.

    They're LBQTGB fundies that think he isn't flamboyant enough.
  • I detect no limp wristed prancing or lispy dialect - Harry Reid
  • Here is the first openly gay candidate that doesn't wear dresses or talk like a fag - Joe Biden
  • I saw this POV elsewhere:

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    Bloomberg will absolutely get the nomination. He wants Bernie and Warren to kill off Biden for him, and it’s working. Meanwhile he’s the only one who’s given any money to the DNC. $319,500 direct and another $480,500 divvied up to state party offices.

    He’s also direct funding state races in 40 states. Why? Because he’s buying superdelegates. When Bernie or Buttigeig fail to get 1990 delegates in the first round of voting, that frees up the 750 Superdelegates to vote for any candidate in round 2. Bloomberg is buying the nomination with a brokered convention, and he can do it.

    Bloomberg doesn’t care about voters. All he has to do is buy the DNC the way Hillary did in 2016. Then he controls the funding strings for all the down ballot races. That’s why he quietly created Hawkfish, which is a tech company that will serve as the data hub for his political operation. They also advertised to potential employees that they would be “the primary tech platform for the DNC”.

    When he has the DNC, he has the entire voter registry and more importantly, the top donor list. Those are the votes/endorsements he really wants. Speaking of endorsements, he’s racking them up left and right, especially from the pols he’s already bought. Oh and that little racism problem he has? Word is he’s working to close a deal for Obama’s endorsement.

    Everyone is running around freaking out over who’s polling higher and they don’t even remember that this is a DNC production. Votes are literally the least important part of the show.
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    Bloomberg is already buying airtime on the local talk radio channel here in Atlanta which is historically conservative in nature.
  • edited February 13
    "Bloomberg doesn’t care about voters. All he has to do is buy the DNC the way Hillary did in 2016."


    How'd that work out for Hilary?
  • I stopped listening to conservative talk radio years ago. But too steady a diet of NPR left me looking for an antidote. So I started listening to this guy, Michael Berry. He is local to Houston, but now he’s kind of semi-national. I like him because he talks about local stuff and it’s not all politics. He’s... I dunno... Easy going.

    Anyway, he’s definitely conservative and a Trump guy (though reluctantly and admits it took him a looooong time to get comfortable with how he talks), but his show features a lot of Bloomberg ads. That lines up with Zed’s post.
  • MC Escher wrote,

    "Bloomberg doesn’t care about voters. All he has to do is buy the DNC the way Hillary did in 2016."


    How'd that work out for Hilary?"


    And let's recall that Hillary had a genuine constituency ranging from bitter middle aged women to casually informed voters who assumed she would operate the way her husband did.

    Mini-Mike, a name that will likely stick, is short. That's not a political asset.

    He is known for soda bans, gun bans, owning his own substantial media outlets, and being a billionaire. He simultaneously represents the intolerance of the present dem party and offends its class warfare sensibilities.

  • A racist billionaire, don't forget.

    Boasting about all the coal plants he shut down won't help his cause with middle America either.
  • Reading some of the tea leaves... President Trump either hates or is worried about Bloomberg as he is dedicating a lot of tweets to him. NPR, the DNC mouthpiece, also seems to be worried about him and is trying to take him down. NPR would typically bury any story about other racist Dems. I'd love to see him run as an independent.
  • I worry that the "Anti"-fa goons, who have already been pretty bold, will become even more bold if Bernie is the Dem's candidate.

    Even if it means a closer result in the general election, a Biden-Gabbard ticket wouldn't embolden the "Anti"-fas as much, and we'd get the joy of watching Joe Biden trying to keep his hands off Tulsi Gabbard, or the highlight of her beating him up a little.

    If you're secret service, you obviously let her slap Joe around a bit, or even break a finger or two. But when *do* you intervene? When she has Joe in a headlock and is threatening to snap his neck, thereby becoming the first VP to become the President in an act of lethal "self defense"? That's comedy.
  • I don't think there's a lot of love lost between Shorty McBloomers and Trump; but I don't think Trump is worried about him.
  • I would rather the ANTIFA people lose their minds and act out.

    1. They're mostly going to do that in Blue areas, which theoretically will annoy the "regulr" lefties.

    2. Better to have that confrontation NOW than 10 years from now.
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