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Fri Apr 28

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:05 PM

Re: Poll: Sanders Most Popular Politician in USA

I'm presuming this allows men who have been excluded from winning prize money in tournaments sponsored by the ladies professional golfing association to enter?

No. These laws would allow trans women to enter tournaments [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:14 AM

Re: Poll: Sanders Most Popular Politician in USA

The Charlotte law was simply saying you cannot discriminate.

Actually, it wasn't - which is why these types of gender issues are so thorny, and why precedent relating to race is not as helpful.

The Charlotte law (and [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:24 AM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

Fake news?

Alternative facts?

Do these ring a bell?


Yes - they are terms that were primarily used to describe a specific phenomenon in the 2016 election, namely news stories that were written purely as works of [more]

Thu Apr 27

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:34 PM

Re: Nobody Wants To Live in CA

What was I reading here about nobody wanting to live in California?

Not here - must have been a different board. There are still many people that want to live in California - but they're not building enough houses, so many of them [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:32 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

Talking jobs is what got 45 elected, and it's really all people care about. The rest is just noise to a vast number. Even the immigration thing seems to be mostly about jobs ("they're taking American jobs!").

I [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:50 AM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

The last year in the above election was 30 years ago, the first was almost 40 years ago. You can't keep bringing up what happened in the past elections when talking about the electorate in general.

It's certainly relevant to [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:35 AM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

Don't jettison it. Just don't use up all your mic time yammering about it.

Oh, I agree - to a point. But although we've talked about these issues in binary terms, very few of them really are.

For example, you [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:19 AM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

Hillary voters were in the majority.

True - but that wasn't the only race. The Democrats lost the House popular vote. The Democrats lost the gubernatorial popular vote. Depending on how you account for the fact that [more]

Wed Apr 26

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:26 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

But we know that roughly half of Trump supporters are deluded by fake news and supported him because of that.

Do we know that? Could you provide the link again (I can't find your original posts discussing this)? I know that a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:30 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

So I figure the difference to be POC college grads.

Yes - she won POC college grads by 56 points, beating Trump 76-20%.

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:28 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

To you, political positions are simply taken in order to win elections.

No, they're not. Political positions are taken for a wide variety of reasons, but most often because they're positions that people believe [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:03 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

I don't have a subscription to WP so I can't read that. Was the stat for white women with a degree or all women with a degree?

White women with a degree. Non-white women with a degree voted for Clinton 77-18%. Clinton did [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:42 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

Educated white women went overwhelmingly for a serial sexist. That would concern the hell out of me if I was a Democratic strategist.

Why would it concern you as a Democratic strategist? It's not true. White women with a college [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:29 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

I don't know what Sanders is trying to do. If he's thinking about another run he's delusional. King maker?

He's trying to get the Democratic party to adopt his priorities and positions, instead of the ones that [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:26 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

Why wouldn't Democrats acknowledge that social issues made them a political minority?

Because no one wants to acknowledge that their specific issue is one that has to be jettisoned for the Democrats to start winning again. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:45 PM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

The Democrats are moribund. They don't appeal to Possum Bottom and they have no appeal in the white suburbs.

There's no denying that they're doing something that isn't working - they've been getting their clocks [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:39 AM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

Fighting for social issues made the Democrats a big political minority.

Maybe so, but you're not going to convince the people who care about social issues that this is true.

Plus, "intersectionality" is all the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:14 AM

Re: Poll: Sanders Most Popular Politician in USA

He was in WV and WI with Chris Hayes in relatively small towns. Trump doesn't do really small towns.


I had missed that - thanks.

But the small, former industrial town/cities, have developed a Possum Bottom [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:02 AM

Re: Bernie campaigning in Omaha

Bernie's message is the Democrats need to get off the social issues and focus on economics.

It will be interesting to see if he sticks to that message. There's a lot of Democrats who care very, very deeply about those social [more]

Tue Apr 25

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:32 PM

Re: Poll: Sanders Most Popular Politician in USA

Bernie is doing something that no other liberal on the national stage is doing. He's going to Possum Bottom and talking directly to the people.

Is he? I always thought that you used Possum Bottom as a metaphor for southern, [more]

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