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6 hours ago, cavanami said:

Here's your Bernie! For all you with TDS, focus on the message not the messenger!!!

Socialism For Thee, Not For Me: Bernie Demands Hotel Rooms With Cold A/C, Fast-Flushing Toilets in Leaked Memo

Meanwhile, residents of socialist Venezuela go without electricity and running water

Apparently Bernie Sanders enjoys capitalist hotel amenities which are not common in socialist countries, according to a campaign memo.

The leaked “Senator Comfort Memo” reported by the Smoking Gun reveals that the socialist Sanders expects ice cold A/C and fast-flushing toilets.

“If thermostats cannot be lowered to 60 degrees (some hotels have a 65 degree temperature limit) 1 fan should be placed in the room to keep it cool,” the memo states.

 

Additional instructions state that the room should be ice cold by the time Sanders arrives.

“Make sure room temperature is at 60 (or 65 with the one fan running),” another page states. “Check for any leaky faucets, slow flushing toilets, slow draining bathtubs, hot water, etc.”

Needless to say these are not amenities enjoyed by the general public in socialist Venezuela, which experiences routine electrical blackouts even in its wealthiest cities.

https://www.infowars.com/socialism-for-thee-not-for-me-bernie-demands-hotel-rooms-with-cold-a-c-fast-flushing-toilets-in-leaked-memo/

And how is any of this news?  When I travel I fully expect that there will be working air conditioning - I do the same thing. I'll ring ahead and ask for it to be turned on if it's a particularly muggy day.  If I'm paying for a 5 or even 3 star room I expect the plumbing to work. 

Tying it to so-called socialism in Venezuela is pretty bizarre in my opinion.   It's bizarre also because Sanders has lived a very austere life - he checks his bill at a restaurant to make sure he's paid enough.  He always attends those committee meetings most representatives don't bother to.  He''ll always get an amendment into legislation through sheer perseverance.  He's the epitome of a hard working American and he doesn't deserve these socialism slights from people who are simply ignorant.

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2 hours ago, cavanami said:

President Trump has been under attack for the past 3+ years yet he has been able to keep many of his campaign promises.

Where is the wall?  And why isn't Mexico paying for it?  Ever feel robbed or taken advantage of?

I still love that bit where he was addressing the UN and the whole world laughed at him.  An especial schadenfreude because he'd claimed before that the world was laughing at America.  

Then there was the excruciating part where he came out of a meeting with Putin who is fully two feet smaller than Trump, but somehow he managed to look smaller, walking exactly like a dog with a tail between it's legs.  Not quite how I'd expect a leader of the free world to behave.

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57 minutes ago, panadolsandwich said:

I agree, Obama did his best.  Although he expanded the drone program - ok let's just call it what it is - the extrajudicial killing program (and basically paved the way for Trump to assassinate Soleimani).  But he cleverly enacted the ACA or Obamacare which was instrumental in finally driving a wedge into the greedy corporates that litter the health industry in the US.  Such initiatives are incredibly popular with the public - the Republicans  tried to put the genie back in the bottle but it was too late. 

Trump has made Obama like a rock star because people miss having a highly intelligent, well spoken, well meaning President.  Well the one's who aren't racist that is.

You can find a few good things of every bad president as well as plenty of bad things about every good president. The best thing to happen to Obama and how he is viewed historically is perhaps going to be sandwiched between 2 of the worst presidents ever. Trump thinks he is erasing Obama's legacy, he's actually enhancing his place in history. 

I totally agree about the drone program. It started before him but he increased it. I've said on here it is both illegal and impeachable for the extrajudicial killings of US citizens. People also don't mention that he was the one who revived the hunt for bin Laden. Made it a priority. Psychologically, it was huge to finally get him. Also, he made peace with Cuba. That has been vastly understated. It's huge. Trump is reversing it. Purely out of spite and one of the biggest bone head things to do. Cuba poses no threat to America at all and there can only be positiveness with opening up to Cuba. Trade, tourism, etc. If you want to end communism in Cuba you do it the same way you changed communism in China....trade. Opening up markets. 

Foreign policy wise, he had a few big wins. Not all, TPP was wrong but overall, he made America respectable again to the world after Bush's disastrous and extremely unpopular war with Iraq and the scope and degree of the war in Afghanistan. 

 

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13 minutes ago, panadolsandwich said:

Where is the wall?  And why isn't Mexico paying for it?  Ever feel robbed or taken advantage of?

I still love that bit where he was addressing the UN and the whole world laughed at him.  An especial schadenfreude because he'd claimed before that the world was laughing at America.  

Then there was the excruciating part where he came out of a meeting with Putin who is fully two feet smaller than Trump, but somehow he managed to look smaller, walking exactly like a dog with a tail between it's legs.  Not quite how I'd expect a leader of the free world to behave.

We are a friggin' joke to the world. and the world is wondering if they can trust a people who would elect him. The world thinks he is a complete nutjob including our allies. That is indisputable.

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48 minutes ago, panadolsandwich said:

And how is any of this news?  When I travel I fully expect that there will be working air conditioning - I do the same thing. I'll ring ahead and ask for it to be turned on if it's a particularly muggy day.  If I'm paying for a 5 or even 3 star room I expect the plumbing to work. 

Tying it to so-called socialism in Venezuela is pretty bizarre in my opinion.   It's bizarre also because Sanders has lived a very austere life - he checks his bill at a restaurant to make sure he's paid enough.  He always attends those committee meetings most representatives don't bother to.  He''ll always get an amendment into legislation through sheer perseverance.  He's the epitome of a hard working American and he doesn't deserve these socialism slights from people who are simply ignorant.

but but but Bernie is a man of the people.... Make sure room temperature is at 60 (or 65 with the one fan running),” another page states. “Check for any leaky faucets, slow flushing toilets, slow draining bathtubs, hot water, etc.”

You keep your A/C at 60 F??? What about the green new deal that he supports...but but but that deal is for everyone else....

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6 minutes ago, chocolat steve said:

You can find a few good things of every bad president as well as plenty of bad things about every good president. The best thing to happen to Obama and how he is viewed historically is perhaps going to be sandwiched between 2 of the worst presidents ever. Trump thinks he is erasing Obama's legacy, he's actually enhancing his place in history. 

I totally agree about the drone program. It started before him but he increased it. I've said on here it is both illegal and impeachable for the extrajudicial killings of US citizens. People also don't mention that he was the one who revived the hunt for bin Laden. Made it a priority. Psychologically, it was huge to finally get him. Also, he made peace with Cuba. That has been vastly understated. It's huge. Trump is reversing it. Purely out of spite and one of the biggest bone head things to do. Cuba poses no threat to America at all and there can only be positiveness with opening up to Cuba. Trade, tourism, etc. If you want to end communism in Cuba you do it the same way you changed communism in China....trade. Opening up markets. 

Foreign policy wise, he had a few big wins. Not all, TPP was wrong but overall, he made America respectable again to the world after Bush's disastrous and extremely unpopular war with Iraq and the scope and degree of the war in Afghanistan. 

 

This is a highly commendable post - and surprisingly; I actually concur with everything you are saying.

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21 minutes ago, panadolsandwich said:

Where is the wall?  And why isn't Mexico paying for it?  Ever feel robbed or taken advantage of?

I still love that bit where he was addressing the UN and the whole world laughed at him.  An especial schadenfreude because he'd claimed before that the world was laughing at America.  

Then there was the excruciating part where he came out of a meeting with Putin who is fully two feet smaller than Trump, but somehow he managed to look smaller, walking exactly like a dog with a tail between it's legs.  Not quite how I'd expect a leader of the free world to behave.

WOW...you really suffer from TDS and a bit delusional...

The wall funding was stopped by the demonrats...did you forget? NAFTA is scraped and the money we saved on that POS deal can pay for the wall...did you forget?

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Bernie will win fairly handily I think. 

In 10 years Texas will become a blue state. The same thing that has happened to Virginia, NC and Georgia is happening at a faster rate with a few different dynamics to Texas. Thousands of Californians have moved to Texas. Texas is importing Democrats from California mainly. Some are conservatives but not much. Also, the latino birthrate in Texas and the republicans demonizing them has created their own issue. Texas is majority non white demographically now. Only voter suppression laws are keeping it at bay. 

As I've said before, Beto shouldn't have been a threat to Cruz. It should have been an easy win. It's a red state. It has been red for a while now but it will be purple in a decade and most likely lose one of its senate seats to a Dem at some point. The Republicans there who win will have to be moderate to win. It's going to be hard for hard line conservatives like Ted Cruz to keep winning statewide elections. 

Virgina was a solid red state, now its tipped blue. North Carolina was a solid red state now its seen as a swing state because of the flood of highly educated progressives to their research triangle as well as non southerners with money moving to places like Charlotte, a banking center. So, a lot of New Yorkers, and others. How do you think Charlotte was able to get a pro LBGTQ law enacted? Unheard of in the south.

Georgia is going through the same. Atlanta is now a global city. A flood of non southerners have moved there. In the '90s it became a mecca of non southern, educated blacks, who were not going to appease the southern racism. Also thousands of latinos have moved there initially for farm work but are now opening up businesses, etc. 

 

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The Bernie article about socialism is a 'meh', article. It has no bearing on his reputation. Bernie has raised the 2nd most money of either party candidate with NO CORPORATE donations. The media does not tell that story. That is HUGE obviously. Trump, and most of the Dems except Warren have accepted a huge amounts of PAC money and big money donors, etc. 

The well over 100 million dollars Bernie has raised with small donations is unprecedented and is being under reported because Faux..er..ah..I mean Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, are all part of big corporations that buy off both parties. 

That is why they are scared as hell about Bernie because he is proving (along with AOC and the squad) that not only can you win without taking bribes you can raise just as much money doing it. 

Republicans don't have that ability. The first Republican candidate who can manage that will be able to use that as a platform to rise. 

So, trying to paint Bernie as fake or whatever, even if its true, is a non starter. It's falling on deaf ears. He came out of the Warren, sexist thing recently getting even more support. Warren lost that PR battle. Trump got impeached going after the wrong candidate, like the dunce he is. Bernie, not Biden was the real threat. He will lose against Bernie, and lose fairly big. This will depend in part on Bernie's running mate. If I had to suggest a person for Bernie, I'd say Julian Castro, or a moderate woman but not Warren. 

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The new NAFTA deal is only slightly better. Noting of consequence. It is not revolutionary in any sense of the word and deed. It alienated two biggest trading partners. Is it better? Sure. Should Trump get credit for a better deal? Sure. But again, its not as big as advertised. For what we got out of it, the vitriol and bad taste left to our biggest trading partners wasn't worth it. The same deal, slightly better deal, could have been gotten with less overt aggressive politics. So, its better and it should be applauded. But its being overstated for what it is. 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-are-the-differences-between-nafta-and-the-usmca

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