Category: us politics

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled…

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled Oil Tankers:

Opinion polling sagging?

Upcoming re-election bid not making you feel confident?

Try Launching a War in the Middle-East!

Launching a War in the Middle-East: Because You’re Just Not Enough of a Cunt Already!

Sanders Supporters Would Vote for Trump Over B…

Sanders Supporters Would Vote for Trump Over Buttigieg, Warren, Harris:

The poll found that 51 percent of Sanders supporters who voted in 2016 voted for Hillary Clinton while 7 percent voted for Trump and 23 percent voted for a third-party candidate. Nineteen percent of his supporters did not vote.

Of Buttigieg’s supporters who were polled, 100 percent said they would vote for Sanders if he clinched the Democratic nomination, while 79 percent of Sanders’s supporters said they would vote for the South Bend, Ind., mayor. Twenty-one percent who support Sanders said they would vote for Trump over Buttigieg, according to Forbes.

Director of Emerson Polling Spencer Kimball said of the results that “while still early in the nominating process, it looks like Mayor Pete is the candidate capturing voters’ imagination; the numbers had him at 0 percent in mid-February, 3 percent in March and now at 9 percent in April.”

Also, 26 percent of those who support Sanders said they would vote for Trump over Warren, 18 percent said they would vote for Trump over O’Rourke, and 17 percent said they would vote for Trump over Harris.

So yeah forgive me if I don’t cede the authority on who the truly progressive people are in politics to fans of Bernie Sanders when large numbers of them pull this kind of shit if they don’t get their own way.

You don’t get to be the barometer of progressivism if over a fucking quarter of you would willingly vote for Trump than another Democratic candidate, even one as progressive as Elizabeth Warren.

This is why the smug parade of Sanders fans bugs me. Because I know so many of them would do this shit. Their line that Sanders fans had nothing to do with Trump winning is objectively bullshit and the fact that anywhere from 17% to 26% of them would vote for Trump over a different Democratic nominee shows that nobody should be taking them seriously as the arbiter of progressive values if they’d willingly sell the country out to a fucking regressive fascist again if they don’t get their way.

Buttigieg surges to third place in new Iowa po…

Buttigieg surges to third place in new Iowa poll:

Hell yeah!

Look I’m not American so I can’t directly donate to or vote for Mayor Pete so all I can do is cheerlead for him and encourage others to check him out.

I did buy his book though, just gotta wait for it to be delivered.

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Brexit coming down to a hysterical knife-edge in the UK, and now in the US Robert Mueller has just handed in his completed report on his investigation into Russian collusion by the Trump campaign.

So I guess I’m not going to be getting much fucking rest this week am I?

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Not even gonna lie, watching Pete Buttigieg run for President and speak the way he does makes me legit annoyed that I’m not legally allowed to donate money to his campaign since I’m not a US citizen.

Seriously, I love this guy more and more the more I see him.

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Repeat after me:

  • Joe Biden is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Bernie Sanders is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Beto O’Rourke is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Cory Booker is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Pete Buttigieg is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Julian Castro is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Jay Inslee is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • John Hickenlooper is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Elizabeth Warren is a good candidate with some negative points. But she’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Kamala Harris is a good candidate with some negative points. But she’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Any other Democrat running is a good candidate with some negative points. But they’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Any other Democrat not yet running is a good candidate with some negative points. But they’d be infinitely better than Trump.

There is no perfect politician no matter how much you personally like them and just because they appeal to you more than another candidate does at the moment doesn’t mean that is enough for them to win the Presidency.

The primary process is long. Democratic voters really need to stop aligning with blind loyalty to one person this early and actually keep a halfway open mind to let other candidates make their case.

“They did a thing I don’t like once so I refuse to ever vote for them ever,” is the opposite of helpful.

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You know speaking personally it might actually be a good thing that Bernie is running for President again.

Because now I have an excuse to tune out of the entire primary process because I know it’s going to end up going exactly the same fucking way it did last time. 

Where Bernie loses to an eminently qualified woman but his ‘Bernie Bros’ spend the rest of the entire actual Presidential campaign screaming about evil ‘establishment conspiracies’ and gleefully joining in with Trump and the right-wing’s drummed up bullshit non-scandal ‘scandals’ about whichever woman wins the nomination until eventually Trump wins a second term because the entire media ends up too into the “is she just terrible?” game for the sake of generating buzz and viewership.

I hope you “true progressive” Bernie fans enjoy 4 more years of America’s slide towards regressive authoritarian fascism.

And no, I don’t care to hear in the notes all about how evil everyone but Bernie is, so kindly shove off if you’re thinking of ranting about it.

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I don’t like to be the type of person who only supports someone because they share some part of their identity with me, and largely I’m not.

But sometimes it creeps in. And I know he’s the outsider of outside shots and hasn’t formally announced a candidacy yet… but as an openly gay man I can’t help but find myself hoping that Pete Buttigieg does well for himself in the 2020 Democratic primary.

I know he’s going to get pushed into the background in a field that currently includes people like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris and will likely also include Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

And I know he hasn’t actually begun a campaign yet and is still in the exploratory committee stage.

But i can’t help it.

I wanna see him do well.

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For someone who was sold in the media as a ‘life-long Democrat’ and centrist, Howard Schultz thus far in his media-hogging talk of running as an independent Presidential candidate sure has been focused a lot on ripping the shit out of Democrats and precisely nothing else.

It’s almost like he’s trying to use the ‘lifelong Democrat’ thing to disguise the fact that he’s only considering running for President because he’s stinking rich and would like to remain exactly as rich if not richer than he currently is.

If the guy both a) wants to be President, and b) Wants massive tax cuts for rich dickheads, he should just drop any pretense and run as a Republican in a primary against Trump.

As it is… god knows how this is going to go if he does run as an independent candidate.

Either he’ll steal votes from the pro-corporation money-whoring Republicans who want unfettered greed for the rich but are sick of having to be associated with Trump’s blatant galloping insanity.

OR

The more liberal socialism-friendly Democrats will vote for the Democrat candidate (provided it’s someone the fucking Bernie Bros have decided they can tolerate without threatening to burn the fucking country down of course because fuck that whole situation too) while the more centrist ones will vote for Schultz and gift the world with 4 more years of Donald Trump despite the world doing objectively nothing bad enough to warrant such punishment.

As if the 2020 election wasn’t going to be enough of a flaming shitshow for everyone involved and everyone unfortunate enough to be obsessed with a foreign nations politics to watch it obsessively.

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Now that it seems Bernie Sanders is, again, going to run for the Democratic nomination in 2020 I’m getting myself prepared for about 2 years of being constantly insulted and called a centrist, a neo-liberal or right-winger just because I really don’t think he should.

There are enough progressive, well-known, younger Democrats in the field already that they really don’t need an old Independant again jumping into the ring and almost inevitably causing another ‘Bernie or bust’ situation where people refuse to vote for anyone but him even if (read: when) he doesn’t receive the nomination.

Last time they may have had a point given the air of “it’s my turn now” entitlement around Hillary’s whole campaign.

But this time? Nah, there’s nothing that makes Bernie somehow massively better than anyone else that’s already declared their candidacy.

After 2016 everyone and their mother was saying that the Democrats need new faces in the running. A 77-year-old who’ll be 79 by November 2020 and who’s been in Congress longer than I’ve been alive is not the radical fresh outsider that some people seem to think he is.

Far as I can tell he gets so much support because he basically just says “hey let’s do some of the stuff every other first world nation has been doing for decades now” and that’s kind of it.

… boy the hate comments on this one should be good.