Dems 2019: Dem Hard With A Vengeance


#161

It really is insane how much attention she generates. I can’t think of another freshman Congressperson with similar media spotlight ever in my life: certainly not even the soon-to-be U.S. Senator from Illinois who gave the 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote speech.


#162

The GOP is just desperate for their next Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi. I mean, I bet they felt they had found a goldmine: a woman who doesn’t know her place, a minority, and a socialist? They took the bait and now it feels like they’re caught on the hook. They just can’t let go and keep getting dragged along for the ride.


#163

Obama was never a Congressman, FWIW. He was a state senator when he gave his epic keynote.

But yeah, incoming freshman Congressperson an instant superstar? It’s downright weird, and mostly the right’s doing.


#164

Because I was curious 👉

Because being a Senator is somewhat more prestigious, Senators are usually referred to as such, though they’re technically congresspeople


#165

I want Warren or Harris. John Kerry would also be amazing. I don’t want any of the other people listed though O’Rourke might be a good VP. Biden is a big do-nothing and honestly has a crappy past with regards to looking out for Americans. We all hated Delaware for the crap they let financial firms get away with. Sanders will re-invigorate Republicans. His age and demeanor are not great.

I think if Warren had run instead of Hillary she would have won the nomination and the presidency. But now that she’s tied to Hillary (who I think would have been an excellent leader), it is some baggage she’ll have to learn to deal with.


#166

John Kerry? Seriously?


#167

He was an amazing Secretary of State. But I realize being good at your job and being a great diplomat does not get you points with the moronic American public.


#168

We need more choices, I don’t want any listed in that twitter forcast.


#169

Oprah?

I kid, but I’m not sure who else has the visibility except… maybe Ted Lieu? He’s be AMAZING. But I get the impression he’s happy where he’s at.


#170

There are and will be more choices.

I know it is a pipe dream, but I want John Hickenlooper, my former Guv from Colorado.

He isn’t progressive enough for the vocal far left… But he is extremely pragmatic and an excellent executive.


#171

This may sound incredibly petty, but I just find it hard to believe the US would elect a president named Hickenlooper.

Of course, Colorado elected him, so maybe you can get used to it.


#172

He is a bit like a goofy dad. You get used to it. Besides, we elected someone named Barack Hussein Obama!


#173

I don’t agree, she was getting alot of headlines/buzz as she won the primary and long before she became a massive target for right-wing propaganda. I think the predominant factor is that Bernie lost and his many young fans were/are looking for more politicians to take on the ‘democratic socialist’ label and agenda. The fact she is intelligent and pretty built the momentum.


#174

He can’t run, he was born in Taiwan.


#175

Sure he can run, he just can’t win. He’d be a great spoiler.


#176

Lawdno


#177

So here’s the thing that may or may not make some folks angry: it appears that there is a very, very big gulf between what the activist, social media sector of the Left want…and what actual Democratic party primary voters want.

The capital L activist Left is most concerned with policy above everything else. Medicare for All. Free college tuition. $15 national minimum wage. Stuff like that.

But exit polling and early candidate polling data of likely Democratic party voters tells a different story. For the plurality of those important voters, the most important thing above all else is electability. Policy is a far distant second.

Going to make for a fascinating 2020 run.


#178

Thank goodness triggercut is here to remind us of the difference between people of actual moral fiber and the Vichy Left.

We were all terribly confused.


#179

Any fuckin’ excuse to use your favorite phrase…


#180

I’m amazed there are still people around who think of the word ‘electability’ as a tangible concept that has a meaning agreed upon by vast numbers of people. Donald Trump was elected President, Bernie Sanders almost beat Hilary Clinton for the nomination, hell I even remember pundit articles saying Obama wasn’t ‘electable’.

Voters who care about electability far above policy should be forced to turn in their voter ID cards.