The more the campaign is about NDAs and tax returns, the more politics is trivialized and the more ridiculous Democrats look.
Populism will be the reason why we can’t have a nice Democratic President.
Tis weird that a candidate like Buttigieg, who has no apparent path to winning the nomination, is under such vicious attack from surrogates of other candidates who also lack a clear path to victory (i.e., Sanders and Warren). I suppose their outrage needed a new outlet after Beto quit.
It’s trendy to call Buttigieg a racist these days. So I wonder what to call this:
I think that having so many Southern states go first kind of distorts reality,” Sanders said during a taping of “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central earlier this month …
As the field is weeded perhaps Klobuchar will attract more media attention. She doesn’t cry about lack of attention like Castro and Booker.
Darling Nikki Haley is definitely running and has just locked down the vote of the Confederacy.
Clinton wouldn’t have cut food stamps. But Berniebros/brosettes said there was no difference between Clinton and Trump.
So much for their political wisdom!
Pelosi puts her boots on the necks of Kremlin-affiliated Republicans.
Pence misses his old names: Son of perdition. Little horn! Most unclean!
Homeland is basically the Trump Russia/Ukrainegate + Tulsi Gabbard.
Trump’s 2016 promise to bring the troops home won him accolades from disappointed Berniebros/brosettes, who said HRC was an imperialist warmonger ala Kissinger.
The bros/brosettes are silent about Trump now, but still maintain he was better than Clinton in their tweetstreams.
Drones are not a topic of polite conversation unless it turns to the topic of Amazon delivering the Collected Works of Lenin via airborne tech.
Such is life’s irony.
Imagine Cotton Mather or Torquemada with facial recognition technology. A truly terrifying thing.
Goldens represent bourgeois/suburban respectability; German shepherds are working class canines; mutts are the surplus army of canines (i.e., lumpenproles).
Biden was bashed for saying he got things done with Dixiecrats of yore.
I doubt anti-black/anti-brown proles can become a key demographic within a Warren or Sanders “coalition” without extreme dialectical massaging.
To mix OK Boomer and OK Millennial metaphors: Bern is soft on white supremacy.
Sadly, Bern failed to integrate Burlington schools while he was mayor.
Why is Bernie’s surrogate Cardi B selling product for a billion dollar corporation (Pepsico)?
Re Warren: A century ago, unions fought to limit the workday to 8 hours.
What’s the justification for keeping children in school for 10 hours? (as per Warren’s plan).
Jacobin magazine is already attempting to cushion the inevitable disappointment of Berniebros/brosettes with a quote from Eugene Debs:
“It is infinitely better to vote for freedom and fail than to vote for slavery and succeed.” – Eugene Debs
The “losing is winning” mentality is Debs making a virtue of necessity.
After the rude welcome Trump received at a UFC event in NYC, Dana White will receive a tweetful of hate from the Big Bonespur.
Warren and Sanders lack a heavyweight in economics to legitimate their half statements about paying for M4A.
This is doubtless because they are riding the wave of anti-expertise ressentiment of the current populist moment.
The otherwise intelligent Dave Weigel recently referred to Clinton’s “gaffe” re coal miners in West Virginia.
Preliminary figures for 2018 show 80,778 people were employed by mine operators and contractors. That’s a record low, and about a thousand fewer than were employed by coal in the last year of the Obama administration.
Coal miners are dinosaurs.
As a student of the “Critique of the Gotha Program,” Bernie knows the proles must use the state to smash the bourgeoisie. Marx’s hostility to Bakunin followed from this. Likewise, Bern as no affinity with anarchism. Hence, no blathering about the deep state from his quarter.
Buttigieg’s plan for a plethora of “national service” programs, which would also function as a pre-requisite for future employment, sounds like the model for an American Stakhanovite.
Service is for knechts, serfs, and butlers in Merchant-Ivory films.
Let’s not make Deadspin out to be the NY Times or any other serious journalistic venture.
Bernie stans are laughable caricatures.
MAGAts are simply debased human beings.
Neoliberalism will prevail because today’s national populists are largely stupid and violent, more prone to turn on each other than on whatever conspiratorial enemy of the moment that is their fixation.
Bern’s net worth is the least of his problems.
The Devil is more likely to answer Franklin Graham’s prayers.
At least Meghan McCain is open in her defense of the only thing that gives her a platform: her last name. Without this last name, she would be nothing.
It’s hard to get worked up about rich people on a deadly thrill climb.
Sarah Sanders (Ouachita Baptist University Class of 2004) says “I don’t think Congress — particularly not this group of congressmen and women — are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be.”
It’s nice that Bernie Sanders took time out from bashing a woman (Neera Tanden) to brag about himself (book sales).
Sanders is playing the victim card, just as his incelish Berniebros do. His narcissism is trending towards the authoritarianism of his Berniebros.
Glenn Greenwald has lost his best bros to defection (Snowden) and incarceration (Assange).
The Gowanus Canal is like having a little piece of New Jersey in Brooklyn.
Wikileaks has a copy of the Mueller Report. For sale.
Billionaire DeVos cuts $18 million from Special Olympics.
Who will portray the miserable Markle father in the impending sitcom?
BernieBros don’t know what to make of Pete Buttigieg or how to destroy him. They obviously can’t play the misogyny card.
Americans don’t understand college admissions at all. So much ignorance in the age of Trump.
I have no problem with legacy admits or an admissions office giving extra-weight to non-traditional students (older than 18-22), or quarterbacks, or skilled flute players, or students from rural areas, students from impoverished urban areas, etc.
As the self-proclaimed leader of a revolution, perhaps Bernie will use an executive order to create single-payer and bypass the established legislative procedures.
Such an embarrassing moment for the Bernie supporter, but preserved forever.
Please note the macro-aggression came from a Sanders supporter. To be precise: it’s not the “far left”. It’s about the failure to see a distinction between liberalism and the current conservative/right-wing political formations.
Re MLB three batter rule for relievers: I can’t think of another major sport that specifies how long a player must play once they enter a game.
Putin has his Night Wolves, Trump has his MAGAts. Shock troops of reactionary politicians.