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Old 06-27-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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I hope the GOP targets that district... Easy pickings... Tell the public what she said and she becomes an embarrassment.... You don't have to spend very much...
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:58 PM
 
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I have a feeling if the incumbent ran as an independent in the general election, he could beat her. Primary's run very thin in turnout, and he has much more name recognition than she does. That could overcome the issue of people voting automatically for whoever the primary winner is. It would be interesting to see if Crowley ran as an independent, who the Party would actually support.

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Many people DO believe in democratic socialism: 13.2 million people voted for Bernie Sanders. He won 23 states.

Ocasio-Cortez won by 15 points in a heavily Democratic district. She is going to Congress, period. Better get used to the idea.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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No, not really. It's a HEAVILY Democratic distrrict.

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I hope the GOP targets that district... Easy pickings... Tell the public what she said and she becomes an embarrassment.... You don't have to spend very much...
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:17 PM
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Many people DO believe in democratic socialism: 13.2 million people voted for Bernie Sanders. He won 23 states.

Ocasio-Cortez won by 15 points in a heavily Democratic district. She is going to Congress, period. Better get used to the idea.
We're not going to get used to it. Our nation's economy is improving like gangbusters, including fourteen states where unemployment was previously way up, and, so, a Democrat (no matter how far left he/she goes) is going to have a harder time getting any traction with basically no message and nothing to run on.

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Better to have circus clowns than a corrupt administration with 22 indictments, the campaign manager in jail, grand juries, guilty pleas and time served.
Let's get past the previous administration. We need to focus on now and on our topic.

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In an interview, New York congressional primary winner Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist-progressive, said that moderate Democrats and liberal progressives can work together under a Democratic "Big Tent." Compare her with Conor Lamb, a very moderate and centrist "blue dog" from western Pennsylvania. These two candidates can represent a winning formula for the Democrats: progressives in the big cities and moderate centrists in the rural areas, forming a Democratic center-left coalition. With this approach Dems it is very conceivable the Dems could win back Congress.
The left is very divided right now, even though much of it is not immediately visible to a lot of Americans. Dems are actually losing loyal party members based on that division, as many don't even want to be associated with far-left radicalism. Ocasio-Cortez will have a very hard time in Congress (assuming, of course, she wins) getting anything done for the unstable constituents with the gall to vote for her in the first place.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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We're not going to get used to it. Our nation's economy is improving like gangbusters, including fourteen states where unemployment was previously way up, and, so, a Democrat (no matter how far left he/she goes) is going to have a harder time getting any traction with basically no message and nothing to run on.
The economy is disastrous for the working class and has been for decades. Zero income growth for the majority of Americans for the past 20 years. ZERO!

You are watching too much Fox News, where the unemployment numbers are fake depending on who is the president.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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It's going to be epic watching them somehow **** it up lol...
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:54 PM
 
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No, not really. It's a HEAVILY Democratic distrrict.
So were a lot of places... you could say the same thing about some of the Republican losses... the Republican had some incredibly flawed, crooked candidates and still lost in heavily Republican areas... the Democratic candidate has huge glaring flaws.... I wouldn't trust a heavily democratic district to not give her the boot...
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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We're not going to get used to it. Our nation's economy is improving like gangbusters...
The economy is very divided. The wealthy made out like bandits on the tax cuts. Corporate tax cuts funded some one-time bonuses. Wages are still mostly stagnant; the tax cuts are not trickling down (again). Most of the corporate tax cuts are funding stock buybacks, which makes CEOs and board members even wealthier.

The reality on the street is that that 4% unemployment number consists of a lot of underemployment, people struggling to make higher rent payment on two jobs, and so on. The Trump prosperity is not lifting all boats, only the yachts.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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The economy is very divided. The wealthy made out like bandits on the tax cuts. Corporate tax cuts funded some one-time bonuses. Wages are still mostly stagnant; the tax cuts are not trickling down (again). Most of the corporate tax cuts are funding stock buybacks, which makes CEOs and board members even wealthier.

The reality on the street is that that 4% unemployment number consists of a lot of underemployment, people struggling to make higher rent payment on two jobs, and so on. The Trump prosperity is not lifting all boats, only the yachts.
The underemployed... ahhh... where were you in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016... a clue to you.. since Trump has been elected, the underemployed have also been doing better... suck for you though... the old liberal mantra propaganda fails all the time... you can take your fake concern and stuff it... or better yet, go create a job rather than be an obstacle to it...
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:08 PM
 
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Better to have circus clowns than a corrupt administration with 22 indictments, the campaign manager in jail, grand juries, guilty pleas and time served.
Except it's looking more likely that a lot of that will be tossed out. Wait for part 2 of the IG Report.
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