I'm curious to see what you all think each candidate brings to the table

I'm curious to see what you all think each candidate brings to the table | QUESTION FOR THE POLITICSTOO CROWD WHICH CANDIDATE ARE YOU SUPPORTING AND WHY? | image tagged in election 2020,democrats,politics | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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8 ups, 1m,
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Well obviously I'm supporting myself
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5 ups, 1m
Trump Flame Warrior | NO SURPRISES THERE! | image tagged in trump flame warrior | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
I also support the orange man
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3 ups, 1m,
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Bernie Sanders | I cannot support myself over another candidate without betraying my socialism for all agenda | image tagged in bernie sanders | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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4 ups, 1m,
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Bernie Sanders | NO, I'M VOTING FOR MYSELF | image tagged in bernie sanders | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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3 ups, 1m
Lenin | You are not a true socialist then | image tagged in lenin | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
This is why we only put 1 candidate up for our elections; to avoid sharing votes
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2 ups, 1m
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JRLCBb7qK8&list=WL&index=2&t=0s
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2 ups, 1m,
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Bernie Sanders | WE MEET AT LAST | image tagged in bernie sanders | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
And I for myself
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5 ups, 1m
Bernie! Long Time No See!
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4 ups, 1m,
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And we have been visited by the most magnificent troll account on ImgFlip

If whoever is behind this name were actually running for president, I'd support you

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6 ups, 1m
Thank You, Remember, Vote for the Trumpeting Troll!
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8 ups, 1m,
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I like Buttigieg because he seems most electable, and the differences among the Democratic candidates pale in relation to the importance of removing Trump.

I think Buttigieg has a telegenic gift for communication, reminiscent of Obama, and I think he draws out the most favorable contrasts with Trump:

1. Midwest vs. Coastal/NYC billionaire elite
2. Veteran vs. draft-dodger
3. Respectful vs. Denigrating
4. Logical/cogent vs. uninformed/unhinged
5. Young vs. Old
6. Washington outsider vs. (at this point) Washington insider

I have seen some of the early attacks on Buttigieg here on ImgFlip, and they are all disgusting homophobic filth which might work on hardcore Trumpists but which are no longer acceptable in polite company. Mayor "Buttplug," for instance, which I mercilessly mocked here: i.imgflip.com/3i4m6a.jpg (click to show)

He's also moderate and won't be so easily to characterize as a Leftist crazy. The GOP will have to work much harder than with other candidates to come up with a good line against Buttigieg. Because he's so young, he hasn't really taken any controversial stands and doesn't have much if any political dirt to dig up on him.

Despite the fact I'm pretty moderate, I'm rabidly anti-Biden because he's made some questionable judgments (supporting the Iraq War, opposing the successful Seal Team Six raid on Osama bin Laden's compound) and he's overall cringey as hell, and losing his marbles. The Trumpists already have great attacks against him. He was the early front-runner, but he's losing ground in the early states and I don't think he's gonna win it.

Warren's smart, interesting, and getting better at campaigning, but as a left-wing Harvard professor who dubiously claimed native heritage, she is going to be a very easy figure for Trumpists to caricature. I also can't really gain a sense of which of her 100's of well-crafted plans she would actually fight for, since even if she wins the presidency, she's only going to be able to enact a fraction of what she's proposing.
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5 ups, 1m,
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the establishment does love themselves a squishy,lacking principled politician who will promote their interests.

vote NO for mayor pete.
we already had Obama,let's go with something else.
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3 ups, 1m,
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These are valid criticisms, but in my opinion, pale in comparison with the importance of beating Trump. We can't get any of our priorities enacted if we don't win.

You sound like a Warren or Sanders fan -- I have no problem with them personally but I do recognize that either of them would face major, major electability hurdles against Trump in a general election.
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4 ups, 1m
and the ruling class simply will not allow that kind of politican anywhere near the oval office.

the monied and corporate elite class will work with a fascists before they allow peasants a seat at the table,and be forced to relinquish their grip on the levers of power.
it's a big club,and you and I are not in the big club.

the time for incremental politics has passed us by.
the 90's politics by triangulation ignores the massive flaws and cracks in our republic.
our elected officials,who have been beholden to monied interests,have been playing the shirt game for decades.

that bill is about to come due.
just my .02
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2 ups, 1m
I personally don’t have anything bad to say about Mayor Pete, but I don’t have anything good to say about him either. He just seems kind of meh to me. He’s definitely preferable to someone like Warren or Bloomberg though.
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1 up, 1m,
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eyyy gotta love his fake black support
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1 up, 1m
Some campaign staffer should get fired for that dumb email... but I doubt that gaffe is gonna be remembered
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2 ups, 1m
This too. i.imgflip.com/3ip8so.jpg (click to show)
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2 ups, 1m
Butti seems the sharpest of the lot
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7 ups, 1m
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5 ups, 1m,
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I will still be voting Democrat in November. I look forward to criticizing who ever wins the electoral college.

Not that it matters. Trump will win. What is more interesting is whether or not he will truly make history and be the first President to never win the Popular vote. That would be quite a thing to witness.
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4 ups, 1m,
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4 ups, 1m,
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My values are mostly conservative. And while I support any Democrat who are for socializing education and healthcare; and increasing taxes for the rich, that's as far as I go without standing for things we are mutually against. I sympathize, to a degree. I think their efforts would be better served communicating among themselves instead of playing this continued game of chicken. Unite in their efforts with something more tangible than a common foe. It is childish to believe such alliances have long-lasting effects.

I wish I could give you a more critical analysis of each candidate but I don't really see the point, I'm afraid. Trump will win.
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7 ups, 1m
you would think the neo-lib corporate dems would have learned from 2016.
"at least we aren't trump" is a shite campaign strategy,and is a total loser.
not to mention (well,guess I am mentioning it) how the corporate media,and the DNC,are engaging in the very same tactics the republican party executed in 2016.

back then,the pubs were #anyonebuttrump
now the dems are #anyonebutsanders,warren,yang,tulsi

they keep offering this tepid,vanilla-cookie cutter candidates.who are obviously pro-establishment.
deval Patrick enters the race? why?
well,maybe because he worked for a hedge fund for years,and checks those "socially woke" boxes,but is really just an establishment lackey.

Bloomberg?
mr soft fascist?
but hey,at least he won't be beholden to monied interests,and the donor class right?
he IS the f**king donor class!
and where have we heard that line before?

politics 101
a fired-up and energized base is key to victory.
right now that is both sanders and trump.
but they keep trying to jam mayor pete down our throats,who is about as virile as a gay man at a lesbian orgy.

but you watch,the democratic party and the DNC will find some way to f**k over their base.
they have become such an utter shite political party.
you can't blame people for jumping ship like fleas avoiding a vinegar bath.
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2 ups, 1m
Interesting array of beliefs, I respect you for thinking for yourself.

Part of what was interesting about Trump in the primaries was that he sort of scrambled partisan lines. He supported a lot more spending than other Republicans on things like Social Security and Medicare. He spoke out against the Iraq War -- even if it's dubious whether he actually opposed the war at the time, he certainly did take that stance by 2016, against the standard GOP party line (he was even booed onstage at some of the debates for this). Being a billionaire from NYC, he was perceived as a libertine on sexual issues, someone who wasn't really and truly going to try to ban abortion, and he even explicitly said he "loved the gays," etc. He was of course from outside politics and promised to run the country efficiently, "like a business."

All things that showed promise at the beginning, and I even cheered a bit internally on Election Night 2016 when Trump beat HRC, a swamp creature whom I had no love for, and would have obviously represented nothing more than more of the same.

However, it's since become abundantly clear that Trump is way out of his depth, has no desire to learn on the job, doubled-down on his penchant for racism and narcissism which put me off during his campaign, has allowed himself to be spun every which way by other Republicans and his advisers, shown little to no interest in compromising with Democrats to get things done, and the entire federal government is rudderless as a result.

A lot of Americans seem perfectly fine with that result; as they are self-interested political nihilists who have been taught that the government can only do harm, and whose circle of compassion and concern for others does not radiate beyond their own nuclear family, or at its maximum extent, their own suburban block (good quality public schools and ever-rising property values being paramount concerns).
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0 ups, 1m,
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You know I’m voting Trump, but Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang I do find interesting. I’m all for finally ending these wars we’ve gotten ourselves into since the Bush administration, which I like about Tulsi. I don’t think UBI can work, but I’ve read through Yang’s plan and it does seem doable so I would be interested in seeing if he can pull it off.
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1 up, 1m
i like tulsi better because her campaign is about getting us out of wars, while trump promised it, but he recently sent thousands into the middle east
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1 up, 1m
Yang lost me the minute he proposed economic socialism.

Gabbard, along with Sanders and Warren, are not going to pass the DNC's scrutiny. Nor will Yang.

As for our continued war in the middle-east...

Realistically, I see no solution that doesn't cost lives and money. Anyone who sells you on that doesn't give a shit about it. Even if they were over there. Even if they stand to lose revenue. They don't give a f**k. They only want your vote.

I mean no offense, I am just extremely cynical.

I tend to think the worst-case scenario, in most cases, is the realistic outcome.

I would love to be proven wrong.
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2 ups, 1m,
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Marxists, Socialists, and Commies need to be stomped out of our society! We need to put them, where work makes them free!
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0 ups, 1m
Tulsi 2020
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1 up, 1m
Socialists are like mushrooms when it rains, they pop up everywhere!
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1 up, 1m,
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Does it really matter? It won’t change much anyways?
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0 ups, 1m,
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I’m just curious to see who supports who
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0 ups, 1m
I understand. I just wish it would make a change, instead of starting a different drama.
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1 up, 1m,
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vermin supreme
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4 ups, 1m,
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They are all vermin...and some that even vermin wouldn’t want in the WH
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2 ups, 1m
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3 ups, 1m
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3 ups, 1m,
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Warren is my #1. Then it's Sanders, Castro, Yang, and Booker rounds it out.
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5 ups, 1m,
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3 ups, 1m
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3 ups, 1m
Why is Warren your #1? What specific policies or characteristics do you like about her?
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2 ups, 1m,
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he asked who you /were/ voting for. not who you /were not/ voting for.
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0 ups, 1m
What kind of a dumbf**k would one have to be to commit to some answer a year before the issue? oh on like you I guess... so far its Tom Steyer, but that could change... jfc
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