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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:58 PM

 

OK, You can stop this now!

Come on people. Get a clue. All this snarky trash talk, backbiting and hostility has to stop. You are handing the orange headed buffoon in the White House campaign fodder that he doesn't need. The reality is, we do not need four more years of Donald Trump! But unless the character assassination and the fighting going on among Democrats right now doesn't stop, that's exactly what we are going to get and we will only have ourselves to blame for it.

The Democratic party has the best opportunity to recapture the White House and the Senate, on top of more gains in the House, all because the "blue wave" that kicked off almost immediately after orange hair got elected has snowballed with each incompetent, inept, stupid thing this buffoon has done. Support among his own party has dropped, the head to head polling so far is good news for Democrats all the way around and that's without any major investment in attack advertising by the DNC (though Bloomberg isn't restraining himself in that department and good for him!). Every stupid tweet, every lie, every inept move, costs him support. Look at what happened as the facts were laid out and people made up their minds when everything was on the table during the impeachment, and we haven't even heard the whole story yet. Post impeachment, more stuff is coming out, including his blatant attempts to interfere in the criminal cases against his associates who broke the law. Yeah, there are a lot of deplorables out there who are just like him and who have no values or morals to speak of who continue to support him with grunts and pumped fists, but there are a lot of Americans who didn't go to the ballot box in 2016 who are regretting their decision.

The Democrats will offer the only viable alternative. I believe every Democrat who has tossed their hat into the ring understands what is at stake, and understands that they will have to lay out a campaign that Americans will embrace in large enough numbers not only to win the election but to teach the GOP a lesson about this constitutional democratic republic, the rule of law and what happens when you place partisan interests above patriotism. Every Democrat running gets that. And every Democrat running, whether you're on board with the fine tuned details of their health care plan or tax reform plan, understands what they will have to do on the national stage to beat Donald Trump. We will pick one of them, not because we think they have the best plan for selling more corn to China, but because we think they will set this country back on the track toward understanding what it means to live under the RULE OF LAW and have respect for THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

The two most meaningful places I have ever visited are Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the National Archives in Washington, DC. The first time I stood in that little corridor in Independence Hall between the courtroom and the legislative chamber where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written, I couldn't hold back the tears. Same thing at the Archives, though you only get a few seconds to gaze at those faded, blurry pages. In November of 2017, I had the privilege of escorting two high school foreign exchange students, one from Switzerland, one from China, on a tour of both of those places. The Chinese student cried. When we were talking about it at lunch, he said he saw a lot of Americans just take their freedom for granted because they have absolutely no idea what it is like to live without it.

It's time for Democrats and Independents who realize what's at stake to start acting like it. You have the freedom to say what you want, and believe what you want, but you also have the freedom to do something that will help wipe Donald Trump's footprints off the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and retrieve it from the trash can where he threw it. That requires a step up and "going high" as President Obama would say, certainly during our own primaries.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply OK, You can stop this now! (Original post)
lees1975 Feb 2020 OP
H2O Man Feb 2020 #1
democrank Feb 2020 #2
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2020 #3
lees1975 Feb 2020 #10
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2020 #12
lees1975 Feb 2020 #13
ramen Feb 2020 #26
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #4
Kurt V. Feb 2020 #5
blm Feb 2020 #6
Faux pas Feb 2020 #7
pazzyanne Feb 2020 #8
Post removed Feb 2020 #9
lees1975 Feb 2020 #14
paleotn Feb 2020 #17
Dem2theMax Feb 2020 #11
CanonRay Feb 2020 #15
paleotn Feb 2020 #16
AlexSFCA Feb 2020 #18
BlueWI Feb 2020 #19
brooklynite Feb 2020 #20
Lulu KC Feb 2020 #21
tosh Feb 2020 #22
PETRUS Feb 2020 #23
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dchill Feb 2020 #25
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:59 PM

1. Recommended.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:00 PM

2. Kicking for unity

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:02 PM

3. You're addressing that to the candidates, right?

 

Good.

I thought so.
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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:21 PM

10. Supporters can behave, too

 

There's nothing wrong with disagreeing with someone's view. You have free speech, you can say what you want, but trying to build up your preference by knocking the others is not going to help because right now it's likely someone you're knocking will be the nominee.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to lees1975 (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:22 PM

12. You're addressing that to DU, right?

 

Good.

I thought so.
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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:28 PM

13. :-)

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:21 PM

26. I read this as an admonishment to candidates and supporters alike.

 

All of us can take this message to the bank. Smile on your brother etc. Let's do this together, because we cannot do it apart.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:03 PM

4. 100% Agree!

 

I have been avoiding all posts that refer to polls, and any that look like they are going to take any of our candidates out.

I am officially undecided, because my preferences have changed as I have gotten to know our team. And it is a TEAM!
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:05 PM

5. I'm certain this is democracy in action. I'm also certain that document has failed

 

to uphold it. this goes *beyond freedom and dignity*
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:06 PM

6. ✔️

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:11 PM

7. Kickin' with gusto!

 

Playing in to putin's/the devil's hands
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:14 PM

8. Thank you for an excellent post!

 

You bring up some great points that we all need to think about. This is not a normal election in a normal time. We must all unite in the effort to "throw the bum in the White House out".
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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:31 PM

14. Actually

 

This is a slam dunk. Tulsi Gabbard could beat Trump.
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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:56 PM

17. Nice crystal ball you've got there.

 

Does it pick up HBO?
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:21 PM

11. AMEN!

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:31 PM

15. Well said, thank you.

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:54 PM

16. Highly recommended!! +10250

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:58 PM

18. passion during primaries is not a bad thing

 

I wish before each and every debate, the first question to all candidates would be: Do you pledge your full support to whoever wins the primary? Viewers need to see that. Unity pledge.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:58 PM

19. Well said.

 

Thanks!
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:01 PM

20. " You are handing the orange headed buffoon in the White House campaign fodder that he doesn't need"

 

As with what happens in ( appropriately) Vegas, what happens at DU stays at DU.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:13 PM

21. Thank you!

 

If I had another heart left, I'd give it to you.
It is getting so, so, SO ugly. Here. Twitter. Headlines that are feeding it all. I only hope we're going through a phase and it will end. Otherwise, we are truly doomed.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:43 PM

22. Amen.

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:47 PM

23. If you don't have anything nice to say...

 

...come sit next to me.

(kidding)
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:49 PM

24. I agree! I feel some ppl arent taking this election seriously...

 

...this may be their first AND LAST time to vote ever again....
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:14 PM

25. EXCELLENT post!

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:29 PM

27. I'm with you-- why provide Trump with cannon fodder for the general election?

 

He's going to use every single nasty against whoever ends up the candidate. Let's not do Brad Parscale's dirty work for him.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 11:24 AM

28. Unity after the primary.

 

Vetting before the primary.

We aren’t doing anyone’s dirty work for them. Trump already has all the dirt on our candidates he needs. We need to prepare for what’s coming.
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