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Psychic Gibbon

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  1. Lefty twitter tradition is that when you get retweeted by someone terrible you change your display name to attack that person.
  2. I don't approve of either. Just pointing out that trying to prevent challenges didn't start with this election since that was the implication of the other post.
  3. Democrats also cancelled primaries in 2012, iirc. The big difference is that they did so well in advance, not in the middle of the process.
  4. You say that after pointing to favorability polling, which you pointed to for a year+ as evidence that Booker or one of the other irrelevant candidates was going to surge to victory.
  5. Interesting that you would post this at 10:22 PM MOSCOW time!
  6. Just to reply to this with something that isn't tongue in cheek: During the Kavanaugh controversy his defenders' routinely defended him by saying that she was lying since she waited so long to go public with it, was clearly being political opportunistic, didn't tell enough people, etc. to brush off the accusations. They were, justifiably, responded to with being totally out of touch. Victims of such things usually don't publicize it due to cultural shaming involved, especially when made against powerful officials and it was pointed out over and over again that she did corroborate it, so on and so on. Fast forward to now and the same people who criticized conservatives for those arguments are making those same arguments to defend Biden. What's even more ****ing is that some liberal activists (eg. Alyssa Milano) who are doing that are doing this now used #MeToo as a springboard to increase their publicity and clout. It would be hilarious that they're going mask off and burning these supposedly deeply held convictions to the ground for someone as odious as Biden if it wasn't more enraging.
  7. We both know the state Supreme Court race and Republicans forced it to move forward because they thought it would help them win it. This is honestly gross of you to use it to push the narrative that it's Bernie's fault. Shame.
  8. They especially still believe that any and all criticisms of Democrats are the result of Russian bot networks. The latest round of that regarding the Biden allegations has been especially gross.
  9. So they can just get rid of whoever they want from ballots if they want to regardless of the state of their campaign. Cuomo stated they'd move to an all mail in ballot for this primary. Likewise, they still have elections going on for that date. This talking point is as horse**** as when you parroted CAP the last time.
  10. Can states now just get rid of whoever they want from ballots even if the campaigns are still active?
  11. Ever notice how they all completely dropped the Russiagate hysteria the moment it became clear that Mueller wasn't going to get rid of Trump?
  12. Suspending a campaign isn't the same as ending it. The campaigns are still officially active.
  13. Remembering that study that demonstrated that the people most hostile to democracy were centrists.
  14. That's usually how it works. People can usually deal with cataclysms if the system they live in is sturdy enough and/or they have effective leaders to navigate the disaster to keep the key portions of the system intact. The Third French Republic, for example, survived the duel disaster of WW1's Western Front primarily being fought on their territory and the Spanish flu despite generally incompetent leadership both politically and militarily. Likewise, the United States was facing significant risk of social upheaval during the Great Depression but FDR made enough changes to the present capitalist system to secure its survival and release the pressure. Abrupt change is normally predicated on inept leadership trying to bolster a rotted out system while ignoring long simmering discontent. Then, at a certain point, something causes the simmer to turn into a rolling boil, the inept leadership does little to help, and then things take a life of their own. Some examples off the top of my head: Charles I applying too much pressure to nobles and peasants to raise money without parliament for his disastrous projects/absolutist rule. When he eventually had to call parliament a power struggle started... Yada yada yada, England briefly became a republican dictatorship under Cromwell. Louis XVI bankrupted the royal coffers and essentially sought out bailout money for his ancien regime by calling the estates general. This crack was enough for the burgeoning liberal class to have some power and ability to voice their discontent... Yada yada yada, peasants who were angry about the famine stormed Versailles and that eventually led to some petty noble from Corsica becoming the Emperor of the French. Nicholas II threw out what little reforms he granted the people after a series of general strikes in 1905 because clearly God ordained him to be an absolute monarch. WW1 drained Russia militarily and economically due to poor and aloof leadership from the top. Yada yada yada, liberals staged a revolution to install a democratic republic who were, in turn, overthrown by communists since the liberals wanted to keep fighting the war. So on and so forth.
  15. I talked about that in the nuked thread. Things we took for granted to provide stability are dissolving all around us but our leaders are either in a capitalist death cult or fanatical technocrats whose political imagination doesn't go further than just tweaking things. Totally inept leadership, economic implosions, and factors that dramatically increase the anxiety of the people (eg. famines, pandemics) is a combination that provides a pressure cooker for social unrest and revolutions.
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