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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by electrolyte, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. jml

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    Calling Mark Penn a "former Clinton adviser" is pretty misleading. The Clintons cut ties with him after 2008 and these days he kinda panders to Trump supporters more than anything else. I think articles like that one are clickbait nonsense tbh.
     
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    Who the Democratic nominee is probably won't have much impact on the re election odds for Trump. Presidential re elections are mostly about what people think of the current president and not so much about the challenger, unless they're super bad or get caught up in a crazy scandal or something. Right now Trump is an underdog vs. the field, especially considering that the odds of him not even running to the end aren't insignificant.

    Personally, I wouldn't ever support a Democrat in a presidential primary that didn't have either significant administrative experience or legislative accomplishments. Beto was a good senate candidate, but the list of Democrats more qualified than him to be president is pretty long. Any of them other than Hillary or Elizabeth Warren probably stand about the same chance of being elected, while being a more responsible choice.

    Btw, pretty sure that if Hillary did run that she would be a long shot to get through the primaries. She had enough problems winning primaries before losing in 2016...
     
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    This. That article/Penn has already been thoroughly and rightfully dragged on Twitter for days now.
     
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    read this while it's still plastered outside the paywall

     
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    I wonder if politicians at the highest levels of government will stop doing moronic things with email in our lifetimes. I'm guessing no. One of the few things I can give Donald Trump credit for I guess.
     
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    First Twitter post that I've ever hearted. It would have been funny anyway, but it's 20x funnier here.

     
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    I assume this is a bit old. But, anyway....

     
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    The big picture: GM has been on Trump's mind since its decision to idle four plants in the U.S. and cut 15% of its salaried workforce. He tweeted Tuesday that he is looking at ending electric vehicle subsidies for the automaker.

    • As Axios' Dan Primack notes, there are no GM-specific electric vehicle subsidies. Instead, there are industrywide federal tax credits of up to $7,500 on EVs purchased in the United States. Trump also could not end the credits without the help of Congress, which soon will have a Democrat-controlled House.
     
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    Cohen pleads guilty to lying to congress. Now it comes out that Trump was still working on Trump Tower Moscow deal well into 2016, and he's like "Heyyyyyy, I'm allowed to do business, amirite?"
     
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