Reparations to the left. White Nationalism to the right. Here We Are. Stunk in the Middle Again

the watchman

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Jul 2011
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not sure what genius thought it was a good idea to make reparations part of the Dems platform. It apparently took hold among civil rights activists on social media. Any information regarding that would be much appreciated. Someone on this site, I forget who, said that it's like Democrats don't want to win the election. Well, I have to agree with that. Reparations is too emotionally fraught to be a campaign issue. It won't matter if it's just a study with no tax payer funded compensations. People won't care. On one side they'll dig in because they feel they're being punished for something their ancestors did. And it won't be pretty. On the other side, they'll dig in because the anger and bitter resentment will most certainly generate offensive language.

It's easy to chart the origins of the push to support White Nationalism , though. That's coming directly from the WH. Trump apparently sees it as the last best hope of being elected again. He knows it's going to be difficult to repeat the slim electoral college success of his last election. He's pissed too many people off. And , let's face it, it's unlikely he'll have a opponent that's as unpopular as he is - like when he ran against Hillary. His best bet is to drive the popularity of his opponent down. And the best way to do that is with an issue as emotionally charged and divisive as reparations. White Nationalism fits right in with his divisive message about immigrants. It's a match made in heaven. His goal being to get a certain voters demographic out to vote that doesn't normally vote in elections. Essentially the "Southern Strategy" on steroids.

Which leaves us, the voters, stuck in the middle again. If we were hoping for an election based on policy we haven't really been paying attention. Trump will do his best to make sure that doesn't happen. And it won't matter if Democrats are trying to run respectable campaigns. Because, these two issues alone will bitterly divide the nation. The only possible scenario where we might avoid that fate would be if the Dems nominate someone as charismatic as Obama. Otherwise. We're doomed. Chances are the Dems will do what they do best , instead. Find a way to lose against Trump yet again. Of course, there's also a chance that the candidates will decide to actually run on the things the voters think are important. Always a chance. Right? Maybe they'll have town halls this election , instead of big rallies. Actually talking to the voters.

Always a chance.

Right?
 
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May 2012
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By the wall
#5
No doubt that the left needs another Obama especially if Trumps numbers are doing as well as they are now.

Honestly, if you were to cut out all the rhetoric and just base his presidency off numbers he would be considered to be doing an extremely well job.

No major wars, an economy hovering around normal, decent job rate...it would be considered about the best you could hope for from a president.

Whomever the democrat nominee is will have to try and deflate that with personal attacks and that doesn't always sit well with voters. On top of that you now have their hard tack to the left which, let's be honest, is a bit extreme.

You all had a fair shot with Biden but he's no longer an option and I really don't see you guys with anyone else that can compete.

This is why I believe that if the democrats want to win they need to go big and nominate someone that can meet Trump on his own turf, like Oprah.

As for the white nationalism thing that's entirely created by the left which they started with the Tea Party to try and disenfranchise them and the voters see through it.

It's not helping your election chances.

What you need to do is focus on some issues, like Obama did with healthcare. Right now the only issue you have is climate change and you are letting AOC lead it with that ridiculous green deal thing and even Pelosi is calling her stupid.

You guys also spent the entire last two years going after Trump with Mueller, claiming his guilt and how he would be impeached and now the left look like fools who were constantly lying about it so you also need to find someone that wasn't a part of that bandwagon.

Good luck with that.
 
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No doubt that the left needs another Obama especially if Trumps numbers are doing as well as they are now.

Honestly, if you were to cut out all the rhetoric and just base his presidency off numbers he would be considered to be doing an extremely well job.

No major wars, an economy hovering around normal, decent job rate...it would be considered about the best you could hope for from a president.

Whomever the democrat nominee is will have to try and deflate that with personal attacks and that doesn't always sit well with voters. On top of that you now have their hard tack to the left which, let's be honest, is a bit extreme.

You all had a fair shot with Biden but he's no longer an option and I really don't see you guys with anyone else that can compete.

This is why I believe that if the democrats want to win they need to go big and nominate someone that can meet Trump on his own turf, like Oprah.

As for the white nationalism thing that's entirely created by the left which they started with the Tea Party to try and disenfranchise them and the voters see through it.

It's not helping your election chances.

What you need to do is focus on some issues, like Obama did with healthcare. Right now the only issue you have is climate change and you are letting AOC lead it with that ridiculous green deal thing and even Pelosi is calling her stupid.

You guys also spent the entire last two years going after Trump with Mueller, claiming his guilt and how he would be impeached and now the left look like fools who were constantly lying about it so you also need to find someone that wasn't a part of that bandwagon.

Good luck with that.
Just what we need, advice from #Trumpcult...
 
May 2012
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By the wall
#9
The number one issue of the American public is healthcare, we have answers, Republicans have zilch, nada, nothing.
What are your answers?

I thought you already answered it with Obamacare but by all means why don't you share some of your plans with us.

Is it now universal healthcare which you could have done when you had the supermajority under which you passed Obamacare?

Why didn't you do it then but for some reason you can do it now?
 

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