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hold up kids! I didn't get to talk!

someone locked down my thread b4 could ask, 'why was the bernie speech the other day attended primarily by well-dressed rich people'? esp one hosted by the afl-cio. where were all the actual... working people? not because it was the middle of the day; this is a retail town. yes, I can recognize construction workers when I see them. they could make it, but what about the walmart retail zombies? what's their excuse?

this is a serious concern and one I have abt the democratic party at large. for whom I have worked and with which I have noticed that ppl are hired upon their good-lookingness and ethereal academic qualifications rather than any actual competence. on the flip side of the coin, I've noticed that getting my twentysomething coworkers to give a flip abt the Serious Geopolitical Concerns of the Day is like pulling effing teeth. ditto for the fortysomething ones, tho that's not gonna stop me from GETTING OUT THE VOTE.

before you all get your panties in a wad like you did last time, I do support bernie. I support him a lot, and have been planning on volunteering for him. I will be volunteering for him. etc.

please explain why an event centering on a democratic socialist candidate...

...is attended primarily by upper-middle class birkenstock-wearing pseudo-preppie types. is politics a rich man's game?

sanders came to my town today.
except for the afl-cio officers, who were all sadly few and far between, there was a real dearth of his so-called 'stakeholders'. am I confusing 'middle' and 'working' class? are working people too busy working to care about their well being in the general scheme of things? do elections not have consequences nearly as profound as we liberals like to wax on about? does politics matter after all, or is the apathy, esp among the democratic 'voting base' as bad as sanders himself mentioned?

also, plz guide this socially retarded political neophyte, one had a strong feeling that the purpose of these events was for politically likeminded people to schmooze and get to know each other. I think that's why they all stayed after to chat. it certainly wasn't for the nonexistent catering.

I'm glad he's running. my impression from him was very 'new england democratic politician-y' which is a group of people I rather like as a whole. still, despite his unusual political career, he seemed very ordinary and even banal w/i our on context.

took a peek at the rand paul website, and was amused by the emphasis he put on his pro bono

his pro bono medical work.
so he can give free eye exams to illegal immigrants, but can't help them get proper health coverage?
does anyone else smell the hypocrisy?

(take a look for yourself: https://www.randpaul.com/about)
(or, rather, don't.)

help me smart DUers! need snappy talking points to counter claims of "it's all obama's fault".

apparently the hitchhikers I pick up on the way home from work are quite fond of political discussion, but not terribly astute.
I am noticing a trend of black=stupid or something like that b/c not sure how anyone comes to the conclusion that obama is dumb. he talks with sentences that make sense, something exceedingly rare in a politician. also he sometimes talks to say things, also pretty rare in a politician.

did bush raid the old age and survivors ss fund to pay for the iraq war?

read this abt the web and was hoping for confirmation.

much discussion on twitter tonight about race.

I wonder what is the white progressive's role regarding modern racism. is it enough to call bullshit? to stand up to our racist relatives? to show our solidarity at rallies? what is our moral responsibility?

too much white v black rhetoric for this self-hating caucausian tho. it's like listening to a foreigner tell me that I'm personally responsible for american foreign policy. I wish I were, because maybe then I could do something about it!

visited our new super-walmart today.

if I had to choose one word, it would be, "creepy". the place was huge and dirty and disinterestedly stocked. the employees didn't look quite as half-dead as I had anticipated, but decidedly fatigued and depressed.

there are to be strike and protests this black friday, but not in my town. I feel obliged to pitch in somehow. the low wage movement seems like a crucial priority right now.

not sure why are town planners okay'd the expansion. walmart doesn't bring wealth to the community, in fact, quite the opposite.

shea-porter is down in the polls

while hassan seems likely to win by a healthy margin.

such a shame as she (shea-porter) is such a good candidate. why people would vote for guinta I can't imagine. his webpage reads like a sorry rehash of failed republican policies.

still too close to call but crossing our fingers b/c a lot of people have worked really hard for this one.

wikipedia says that shaheen has raised more money than brown 3:1

can anyone confirm or deny this statistic? my impression of the matter was that democrats were not getting the $$ from koch et al.
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