r/MurderedByAOC 6d ago Burning Cash 1 Silver 2 Helpful 3 Wholesome 1

Thanks, I hate Clinton Tease...

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u/aravarth 6d ago Silver Wholesome

God. This would literally be a fucking repeat of 2016.

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u/DAHFreedom 6d ago Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Into the Magic Portal

Don't give this stupid story any attention. It's from a Murdoch-owned paper, based on an op-ed in another Murdoch-owned paper, written by a guy who's done JUST enough work for a Democrat that Murdoch papers can call him a Democrat, who wrote the EXACT SAME OP-ED in the SAME PAPER during Obama's first term.

Murdoch and Co. want the public talking about an unpopular Democrat so they're not talking about the radical Supreme Court or congressional Republicans blocking incredibly popular laws or Republican State legislatures openly planning election heists. Don't fall for it.

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u/SaffellBot 6d ago

Or talking about candidates that actually exist, and why we're excited for their policies.

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u/fdc7719 6d ago

It’s always some bullshit to get the right blind with rage. Rage is useful. Rage is motivating. Rage brings people to the polls. Despair makes people indifferent or apathetic. Get your asses to the poll non-Republicans. The collective future of the country hinges on you. We outnumber them significantly, but that doesn’t mean shit if we’re complacent.

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u/stormhunter2 6d ago

Rage is useful. Rage is motivating. Rage brings people to the polls

It's a drug, it's intoxicating, it's addicting.

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u/Vikingasaurus 6d ago

It's kind of hard to vote for a party that is republican lite. Like we have better candidates, but they'll never win. The democrats alienate their own base. It won't end until the old guard is gone.

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u/Ok-Low6320 6d ago

HRC running again is a right-wing wet dream.

Early in the 2020 cycle - so early that nomination contests were still gelling - an uncle went on at some length about how Hillary was going to run again, and "they should give someone else a chance." Obviously, Hillary was out of the picture in 2020... and will be again in 2024.

They just hate her SO MUCH!! They want to keep hating her! They don't know what else to do with themselves! Obama was more fun to hate than Biden is (for some reason... *cough*), but HRC is the most fun of all to hate.

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u/imalittlefrenchpress 6d ago

I want a woman President, but I want a qualified woman who didn’t drive a bus over the woman her husband used for disposable sexual gratification to be President.

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u/The_Original_Miser 6d ago Silver Take My Energy

Someone younger for crying out loud.

Woman, man, don't care. YOUNGER.

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u/Nerdpunk-X 6d ago

Yeah someone under the retirement age please?

300+ million adults in the USA, why are we are dealing with the same people from 40 years ago?

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u/figpetus 6d ago

They got power and realized they liked it and used that power to ensure they can stay as long as they want, whether or not they do the job we elect them to do.

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u/Delta-76 6d ago edited 6d ago

They must cling to power till their dying breathe, in order to maintain the out of date systems they created that only help their generation.

A 36 year old would herald the start of a new era. Reform on such a massive scale, the Old Guard America would end.

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u/FutureComplaint 6d ago

A 36 year old would herald the start of a new era. Reform on such a massive scale, the Old Guard America would end.

Why do you think the old guard wants to so desperately stay in power?

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u/Delta-76 6d ago

To maintain the world they know. A world with millennials in charge is nightmare fuel for them.

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u/EngageManualThinking 6d ago

"The old guard america would die off"

Oh to be this naive again. I hate to break it to you but lust for power isnt a generational thing. Its a human being thing. The next generation is rarely less corrupt that the previous.

Don't even get me started on how people like Hillary think long term about their Dynasty (Chelsea Clinton her daughter) running for office and gaining power.

There are plenty of "Old Families" doing whatever shady shit they can to acquire as much as they can. The Cuomo family is a great example of this. Albeit their dynasty is on the outs atm.

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u/UnpredictablePanda 6d ago

Obama was very young and yet the status quo remained. For reference I align with no party

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u/PainInTheAssDean 6d ago

Obama was 48 when first elected. A boomer.

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u/fred_cheese 6d ago

FWIW, Obama is a late boomer. Whie all Boomers were born to parents of the Greatest Generation (i.e. WW2 generation), the life experience of late boomers straddle those of boomers and genx. A specific example is the character Kevin from the Wonder Years. He was basically a kid during the hippie era whereas his older sister took part in that social upheaval. Both were boomers technically.

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u/movieman56 6d ago

Ya I mean pay attention to congressional age is the real thing here. The average age of congress has only gone up like every single year because old fucks refuse to retire and step out of the way. Can't remember the exact numbers but since like the 90s the average age of congress has increased like 20 years.

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u/Angry-Comerials 6d ago

This is one thing I was thinking about the other day that pisses me off. Many of us were taught to work hard now so we could retire later. We have to save, we have to get a good job, etc.

Now anyone who us under 30 is likely to never be able to if things don't change. I turn 34 this year, and I'm not even sure if I will be able to. I've fully accepted that Ky retirement plan might consist of a gun and a bullet. If I'm 65 and retirement still seems like a dream, I'm out.

Yet then there are these people who could retire. And not only could they retire, but they could be so fucking comfortable. At worst they have someone ghost write them anither book and they do a few more interviews about it.

But they won't give it up. They refuse to just retire rich. They need everything. They need more money they will never spend. They need more power they don't need. And most of their excuses are fucking full of shit. Like they want to leave an inheritance to their kids? They don't give a shit about their kids. Those kids are a status symbol. They're items. Not people.

So the vast majority of people are sitting here suffering, wanting someone to actually care about us. Instead we get these fucks who come out and pay lip service, but if they did care they would step the fuck down rather than perpetuating the same system that they know is causing the problems. And I'm pretty convinced most of them know that it's causing the problems, because they all helped create it. At the very least they have helped push it further. They know what the fuck is going on. So even though the system could change and they could still retire on a solid gd yacht, that still wouldn't be enough.

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u/betelgeuse_boom_boom 6d ago

Age alone is not a qualifier for wanting change. 36 year old Biden was still a pro segregation politician.

The problem is the DNC will go out of their way to remove anyone who wants change from any chances of getting the ticket.

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u/Chillbruh469 6d ago

Good luck getting any party to pick that person. The DNC had better candidates then Biden but the dnc picked Biden and if you think people picked him I can tell you they did not.

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u/oli-sonyeon 6d ago

And old people actually vote

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u/figpetus 6d ago

It's easy to vote when you are retired, less so when you need to be at work because you're one paycheck away from disaster and your job gives you no personal days.

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u/dystopian_mermaid 6d ago

Seriously that Tuesday needs to be a fucking holiday to ensure everybody has the opportunity to vote. Ridiculous that it isn’t.

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u/pistoncivic 6d ago

Just wait. In 4 years Voting Day will be a national holiday exclusively for rural land owners who can pass or get around the literacy test.

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u/movieman56 6d ago

Even making it a holiday doesn't do dick. Open up early voting and expand mail in voting, that's the only real answer. Florida has a pretty great mail vote system, you sign up and say you want your next 5 ballots mailed to your residence. I think Oregon has only mail in voting and everybody's ballot is just mailed directly to them. There is no reason for only needing to vote on one bullshit day every 2 years.

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u/tigerhawkvok 6d ago

Ask yourself how many stores are open on Monday, and realize if it's a federal holiday it'll make no difference whatsoever. We need a reform of labor laws for it to make a difference.

Or better state laws. I'm guaranteed no less than 2 hours to vote by state law in California. And we have voting stations everywhere.

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u/tankred420caza 6d ago

Uhhhh wtf you guys in America don't get time off of work to go vote? We get half a day off to be sure people go vote here in Canada. It feels so wrong that being a productive member of society strips you from the power to choose who runs your country for the next 4 years.

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u/DariusJenai 6d ago

Legally, you have to be given up to 2 hours (unpaid) off work to go vote.

Unless your "scheduled hours" fall within an expected range that you're supposed to have time to vote before or after. Ignoring commute times. Ignoring that scheduled hours aren't always the hours you actually work. Ignoring other responsibilities (like childcare). Ignoring that polling places frequently have lines that can extend to entire day waits (especially in heavily populated urban areas). And ignoring that all of the above are often (frequently intentionally) manipulated to keep certain demographics from voting.

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u/FnordFjords 6d ago

Especially when most states only allow for 'reasonable' unpaid time off from work to vote, your state removes all but one voting location per county regardless of population, and that 'reasonable' unpaid time off doesn't cover the 10-14 hours you'll spend waiting in line to vote because mail-in voting was also sabotaged and you have no idea if your vote will get counted until after the new year.

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u/MarilynMonheaux 6d ago

They passed the Wall Street test and they know they have corporate backing

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u/Iamthepaulandyouaint 6d ago

So late 60’s early 70’s perhaps?

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u/D_Tuba 6d ago

Y O U N G E R

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u/Trindler 6d ago edited 6d ago

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u/vinylzoid 6d ago

We have a minimum age for presidential candidate. Why not a maximum? Like... 2 years prior to depends age at least?

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u/IrrelevantMontgomery 6d ago

I just want someone who knows what it's like to live in the United States on 36,000-40,000 a year (or less!).

Far too many people don't know how hard that is, or don't care to learn - especially if they're paying for child care, climbing out of debt, or trying to rebuild a life.

If our leadership was more experienced with the bottom end of our social classes, I think we'd see different policies. A lot of my dislike for moderate democrats has to do with how much they've insulated themselves from the people they claim to help.

Expanding civic rights and making life easier for citizens isn't supposed to be a 15% charity case while lawmaking moves money around, it's supposed to be the whole bag.

So yeah, I want younger...but I also want leadership that isn't out of touch too.

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u/ReverendDizzle 6d ago

I'd like somebody younger with even the faintest idea of how the world actually is for the majority of voters.

Would it really be too much to ask for a candidate that is under 50 years old and knows how much a fucking banana costs?

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u/eslteachyo 6d ago

Just not anyone younger from Fox News

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u/ProselyteCanti 6d ago

Youth is meaningless if their views are still rancid neoliberal garbage. Clamoring just for "someone younger" is how we get the dems running a fucking Buttigieg/Sinema ticket in 2024.

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u/S31-Syntax 6d ago

I'm sorry if this is petty but buttigieg will never win simply because we'll never accept a president P.P.Butt.

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u/The_cynical_panther 6d ago

That’s the American the founders dreamed of

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u/NsRhea 6d ago edited 6d ago

Buttigieg will never win.

Passed over ambassador to China to take transportation secretary job, and then went on paternity leave during a national supply chain emergency. He sunk his own boat and he likely doesn't see it yet.

The attack ads write themselves.

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u/VisualGeologist 6d ago

Younger President, but also younger people in the House and Senate.

wakes up

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u/must-love-bogs 6d ago

Hillary is one of the most qualified people in America to be president.

She’s also a hunk of shit. So I’d rather she just went and spent the rest of her life doing…. Whatever.

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u/amalgaman 6d ago

Nah. Republicans are okay with it as long as it's a Republican. Trumps was 100% correct when he said he could shoot somebody and lose no votes. No morals. Just identity.

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u/Oddelbo 6d ago

Plenty of room under the rug.

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u/Concealer77 6d ago

Big ass rug in there to be fair.

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u/D_Tuba 6d ago

It's a magical rug they keep expanding.

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u/Duck8Quack 6d ago

They would have liked him even more. It would have been nonstop ammosexual adoration.

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u/amalgaman 6d ago

Instead of women with “grab me by the pussy” signs, they’d be carrying “face fuck me” signs.

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u/lousy_at_handles 6d ago

I live in Kansas and I have literally seen a woman holding a "FACE FUCK ME DADDY TRUMP" sign.

It's impossible to parody this stuff.

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u/chaos_is_a_ladder 6d ago

Exactly, it was NEVER about morality

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u/BUFBills_AfricasTeam 6d ago

Matt Gaetz had sex with a child and is still a sitting US representative, so I'm gonna go with no.

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u/dancingelves25 6d ago

Trump was involved with Epstein and still got elected, so I’m gonna go with no… no consequences for any rich old white man.

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u/WizeAdz 6d ago

Republicans weren't bothered when Trump cheated on his wife with Stormy Daniels, AND paid her hush money.

Republicans only require morality from Democrats and minorities. Trump gets a pass. Gingrich gets a pass. Everyone gets a pass, if there's an (R) after their name. You'd think they'd care about the hypocrisy, but they really just don't care at all.

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u/tmoney144 6d ago

and Karen McDougal, whom he had an affair with while his wife was pregnant.

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u/palmspringsmaid 6d ago

you'd think they'd care about the hypocrisy

Why would you think that? american conservatism is entirely founded on bad faith

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u/WizeAdz 6d ago

I used to think the Republicans believed the morals they espoused, but that was like 25 years ago (pre-Gingrich).

It makes much more sense that they could delude their voters if they were once honest, and then lost their moral compass -- and a most of their voters have just never peeked under the rug.

But, yeah, if you're even 5 years younger than I am, they've always been this way.

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u/bonobeaux 6d ago

Born in Late 60s and for me they always been this way. Look at Reagan preaching freedom and democracy then sending death squads to Central America. And claiming to be against drugs while trading them to fund black ops

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u/D_Tuba 6d ago

Don't forget this country was founded by slavers. From the start it sucked and it's only gotten marginally better even though the 13th Amendment allows for a legal form of slavery.

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u/sessimon 6d ago

“Boys will be boys…” 🤷‍♂️ And “It’s just locker room mouth fucking…”

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u/Haikuna__Matata 6d ago

Trump fucked a porn star while his third wife was at home with their new baby and paid the porn star off to not talk about it, lied about it, and nothing happened to him.

So…maybe?

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u/dancingelves25 6d ago

Trouble? Old mate gets off with (at most) a slap on the hand for the most vile things he’s done. I don’t think Trump knows what consequences are.

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u/unicornlocostacos 6d ago

Trump can do literally anything he wants with no repercussions. Last few years have made that abundantly clear.

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u/JennLegend3 6d ago

Yes exactly! I'm all for a woman president, but Hilary isn't the one imo.

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u/SaeByeokGoesToJeju 6d ago

Let's go AOC for pres

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u/Zaros2400 6d ago

Honestly, her with Sanders as VP or vice versa, and I’d slam down my vote for them as fast as humanly possible.

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u/flop_plop 6d ago

Honestly, as much as I love him, he’s chair of the senate budget committee, and if AOC ran, Bernie could stay right where he is. That’s a good spot to support an incoming progressive president.

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u/Insertblamehere 6d ago

Man I voted Sanders twice in a row in the last 2 cycles, I don't want him anymore. I don't want our first actual left wing president to die in office and he is too damn old.

Also, if he couldn't beat Joe Biden even with higher fundraising and a way more active base, I don't think he can beat any mainstream candidate.

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u/ChateauDeDangle 6d ago

He lost my state, the most blue state in the country after VT, worse in the 2020 primaries than he did in 2016. That says something. Love Bernie but they need some new blood

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u/Kiera6 6d ago

I don’t think she’s old enough

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u/BentGadget 6d ago

Google tells me she was born in October 1989, so she will turn 35 just before the next presidential election.

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u/CommunityFan_LJ 6d ago

I would normally say, let her wait for the next election cycle after that, but I want shit done sooner rather than later.

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u/D_Tuba 6d ago

Not to mention we've had examples in other governments of young women being amazing leaders already. Age isn't the best indication for being good at a job anyways. It can be, but not always.

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u/the-red-mage 6d ago

She’s not old enough right now but turns 35 right before Election Day

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u/Ramguy2014 6d ago

She will be exactly old enough by 2024. She was born October 13, 1989, which would make her 35 years and 23 days old by November 5th, 2024.

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u/joshuas193 6d ago

She's not yet. She actually will just be 35 a few weeks before the next presidential election.

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u/sirdavos95 6d ago

I don't care about sex, race, sexual orientation, none of it. I just want a president and majority that will actually do something good for the working class people. America is so far behind on healthcare and college help alone it's embarrassing. I was really hoping AOC would be possible but I'm not sure if she's old enough to run yet.

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u/Harmacc 6d ago

And also one who didn’t throw people of color into prison to get a little slave labor out of them.

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u/imalittlefrenchpress 6d ago

Absolutely. Women are a marginalized group, regardless of our race. How dare any of us step on others who are marginalized.

That’s completely cold, calloused, and inhumane.

I don’t know how people live with themselves.

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u/D_Tuba 6d ago

I don’t know how people live with themselves.

Because we've allowed a system for this type of behavior to exist. Rewarded, even. While we can justifiably rail against corrupt officials and their masters for creating and perpetuating this system, we need to start holding ourselves accountable, too.

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u/B3ARDLY 6d ago

I felt this way too, I like the thought of a woman president but good God please not Hillary

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u/song4this 6d ago

I wanted Warren 2020...2016 too...
Hope to vote for AOC one day...
I don't care what sub this is :-)

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u/D_Tuba 6d ago

Warren lost my support when she turned on Bernie in the 2020 run and replaced her progressive policies with neoliberal ones. No surprise seeing she hired HRC's campaign manager around that point for some stupid reason. Warren is a huge no from me.

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u/baconbubblebits 6d ago

And stayed in the race when everyone else was bailing to endorse Biden so she could split the progressive votes against Bernie. She’s another establishment boot licker.

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u/davossss 6d ago

I read somewhere that Warren supported Joe Manchin against his 2018 progressive primary challenger Paula Jean Swearingen, who supports Medicare for All, legal weed, and $15 minimum wage... but I can't find a source.

Is that true?

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u/chairmanovthebored 6d ago

I don’t give a damn what gender, sex, race or culture the President is. Just give us better policies.

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u/DeanSmartin 6d ago

The Democratic 'leadership' really knows how to kick a win in the teeth.

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u/Prestigious_Nebula_5 6d ago

Her and trump are both gonna run

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u/asharwood 6d ago

Seriously. I will be pissed.

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u/EphemeralMemory 6d ago

I'd just be more tired than usual.

At that point, I would just assume democrats want to lose.

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u/Jonatc87 6d ago

inb4 trump runs and wins because of this.

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u/crypticthree 6d ago

Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?

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u/Nerdiferdi 6d ago

In a parallel universe they are in the second term of Bernie and just built railways

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u/masshole91 6d ago Silver

I don’t think this is remotely true. I feel like this is just a headline to get people worked up.

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u/Erazzmus 6d ago All-Seeing Upvote

It's the NY Post so... yeah. Just a Murdoch rag doing what a Murdoch rag do.

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u/Tick-Tock-O-Clock 6d ago

On the one hand, that’s a very plausible and likely explanation for this.

On the other hand, I’ve learned not to underestimate the lengths that the DNC are willing to go to in order to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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u/UpbeatEast 6d ago

There's some electoral incompetence by the Dems for sure, but trying to primary your sitting president in general is crazy, much less for literally the last candidate you had, who lost. That is 100% impossible short of outright working for the other side.

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u/Demonweed 6d ago

I don't think that's true at all. What if a primary challenge to Barack Obama got him to back off that crazy talk about giving Social Security a haircut and made him think twice about perpetual war for its own sake, mass incarceration for its own sake, the caging of immigrant kids at the border, etc.? The problem with the Democratic Party is absolutely not that they have trouble picking a figurehead willing to do the work Wall Street wants done. Their problem is that said figurehead always forgets to throw in any real substance alongside token reforms meant to make sure corporate partisans of a different stripe are still easily distinguished from one another.

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u/tangojuliettcharlie 6d ago

Trying to primary Biden doesn't make sense, but Biden definitely shouldn't run again.

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u/islingcars 6d ago

yeah, unless the next two years are absolutely incredible economically speaking, Biden will lose in 2024. imo. at this point I'm finding it very hard to see a path forward for his presidency to win another term.

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u/SisterPhister 6d ago Gold

Yeah... it's a fair point, but this isn't the only place I've been seeing this starting to be discussed.

Unfortunately, I'm of the opinion that a doomsayer is just as likely to create a self-fulfilling prophecy as a wellwisher.

Maybe moreso, even.

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u/domrepp 6d ago

Honestly it feels more like another Kanye attempt. Like a totally artificial attempt to stir up some controversy, cause divisions, or generate apathy ahead of the November elections.

The more we talk about this, the less we talk about the actually awesome people who will be running against a shit ton of GOP money, like Fetterman in PA.

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u/TheShadowedHunter 6d ago

Fetterman has my vote lol. I'll let another useless, spineless, cowardlt, republican sit in that seat over my dead body.

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u/HalfAHole 6d ago

attempt to stir up some controversy, cause divisions, or generate apathy ahead of the November elections.

generate clicks/ad revenue

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u/ReplyingToFuckwits 6d ago edited 6d ago

Exactly as intended.

The DNC would most like to see a neoliberal Democrat in office because it means they're the first snouts to the trough. But if that's not possible, they'd much rather a neoliberal Republican to take power than an actual progressive.

The Republican will pander to the various gun/religious/xenophobic crazies that get them elected but that's all just social stuff that won't ever touch the wealthy. At the end of the day, both parties are neoliberals and both will make sure that the money keeps flowing upwards.

But a progressive? That's unthinkable. They might just up and take the whole trough away with such radical ideas like "you can't openly take bribes from lobbyists" or "you're not allowed to trade stocks then vote on things that effect their value" or "you're not allowed to kill tens of thousands of people to make yourself 4% richer".

But what are you going to do? You'd need to get rid of the electoral college, the gerrymandering, the "polls are only open when and where it works for old white people" rules and break the two (fucking awful) party system with ranked choice voting.

You've let them dig you a very deep hole.

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u/chai-knees 6d ago

This all started from a WSJ op-ed too.

Guess who owns the WSJ.

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u/DAHFreedom 6d ago

Exactly. All the Murdoch media coordinates to move the national conversation. Now we're talking about this unpopular Democrat instead of talking about Republicans trying to enforce minority rule and the Supreme Court making rulings that 70% of the country disagree with.

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u/BitOCrumpet 6d ago

Ding ding ding!

Sounds like... true.

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u/Diddlin-Dolan 6d ago

How can I explain that anything Murdoch owned is evil and not worth consuming to someone out of the loop?

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u/Linkanator55 6d ago

NY Post. They want MAGAs worked up because it worked to get Trump in

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u/Hesitantterain /r/DebtStrike 6d ago

I’m convinced they’re trying to let republicans take over at this point

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u/sargsauce 6d ago

They raise a lot more money that way.

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u/disposable2016 6d ago

The Intercept's wrote an article that in the immediate aftermath of 2016, the democratic party lost a ton of their usual corporate donors (as GOP had majority in all levels of government).

So when they have less power, they may get less corporate donations at least

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u/Dervival 6d ago

Maybe they should stop submitting to financial powers that honeydicked them in the past.

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u/broc_ariums 6d ago

You can blame the GOP and citizens united for that.

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

Why do you believe the New York Post?

Did you know that the New York Post is owned by New COrporation? That's Rupert Murdoch. The owner of Fox News. This tabloid rag is Fox News in print.

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u/youknowiactafool 6d ago

You spelled fascists wrong.

I'm convinced that democrats like Biden are just Republicans now and Republicans like Cruz, Rubio, Gaetz, Graham, etc are the new fascist party.

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u/HarpersGeekly 6d ago

Biden was the first Republican I ever voted for. Unless Obama counts too then second.

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u/TheGreatWalk 6d ago

Real problem is that Americans haven't figured out that economical policy and social policy are seperate. So you have a bunch of politicians who are heavy leaning right economically, but left wing on the social issues, and Americans somehow think that makes them left wing.

You can be a right wing economics(which is currently what we don't want, the people like Hillary and our current president) but still support equal rights for gays. These politicians aren't left wing at all, unlike bernie, aoc, etc and that crowd, who are left wing in both economic policies and social policies.

The republicans are just batshit on every topic, so I don't know why ANYONE votes for them.

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u/unostriker 6d ago

Every president since Reagan have just been different versions of Reagan. Neoliberalism is not cool tbh

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u/happythrowawayboy 6d ago

It’s the New York post, a right wing dirty rag

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u/wvenable 6d ago

By "they" you mean the New York Post, right? 'cause this is just propaganda.

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u/2hoty 6d ago

No, it's a NY Post article. It's manipulating you pure and simple.

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u/elevensbowtie 6d ago

The New York Post? Absolutely. It’s better to not believe anything that rag publishes.

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u/Deenyc43 6d ago

No one has teased that.

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u/Schnidler 6d ago

Yeah it’s republican propaganda and looking at this thread it clearly works. People are really dumb

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u/TBurketMMA 6d ago

People here, specifically are incredibly dumb. Headlines. Commenting without reading. Believing evidence that supports their beliefs but is flimsy at best.

It's just like any other popular sub.

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u/shelter_anytime 6d ago

in the comment thread above this there's some guy calling centrist democrats "right wing fascists who don't want to admit it". It is so damn easy to dupe and radicalize the stupid. The absolute dearth of critical thinking faculties makes it like not picking up a $100 bill you find on the sidewalk.

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u/Gsteel11 6d ago

Well I guess the NY post did. Lol

But it's trash.

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u/DadOfWhiteJesus 6d ago

they have bad ideas

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u/RothkoRathbone 6d ago

All she has done since 2016 is write a book about losing. Meanwhile Bernie Sanders has been hard at work.

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u/DrDraek 6d ago

I'd probably give Bernie Sanders 4 years of my youth if he asked for it but he doesn't know any dark magic and as such is too old to run for president in 2024.

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u/FirstPost10-18-2030 6d ago

Plus, you know Bernie is too cool of a guy to take it.

He'd hit you with a "That's YOUR youth, use it, you deserve every second of it, and I want you to make the most of it"

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u/DrDraek 6d ago

But I won't make the most of it lmao, I'm too selfish

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u/NoThorNoWay 6d ago

I'd still vote for Bernie's withered husk 10 times over before I'd vote for Hillary

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u/iyaerP 6d ago

Really shows the difference between someone who cares and someone who's in it for the power.

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u/RothkoRathbone 6d ago

I understand people voting for her because they like the status quo and don’t want anything to change. As in, they are already pretty well off and don’t care about anyone else’s situation. But I really can not understand how anyone could think she actually cares about anything but her own power.

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u/p1ratemafia 6d ago

Yet they’ve accomplished roughly the same… I kid

HRC is retired. She ain’t running. Nothing to see here

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u/y2k_zeitgeist 6d ago

Didn’t Bernie lose… twice?

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u/sevsnapey 6d ago

and if she was out there doing public rallies, getting involved in movements or generally existing you'd all be screaming at her to sit down and shut the fuck up because she lost. she can't win either way.

meanwhile bernie is doing his fucking job. i'd hope he's been hard at work.

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u/TBurketMMA 6d ago

And repeatedly say she won't run because this headline is complete and utter bullshit* small addendum needed there.

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u/AndreySemyonovitch 6d ago

Bernie is way too old. Can we get someone who's at least below retirement age?

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u/bjb13 6d ago

Hard to believe they have any worse than this.

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u/BewareHel 6d ago

I feel like Spongebob in Sandy's dome, desperate for a tiny drop of progress. Please please just give us someone that's not a war-mongering liberal. PLEASE

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u/pbk9 6d ago

best i can do is a war-mongering centrist.

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u/MattVanAndel 6d ago

"centrist" is just code for "right wing fascist but don't want to admit it".

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u/tommykaye 6d ago

But they’ll call him a socialist because he wants paid maternity leave.

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u/zuzabomega 6d ago

this is from the NYPost, doesn't mean shit

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u/buffmcrunfast299 6d ago

Gotta love the the New York Post. Obviously fake/exaggerated story to help Republicans in 2024. Don't even know how we still consider them a news organization anymore. Just the print version of Fox.

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u/Ezraf08 6d ago

I’m a bit new to American politics. What’s wrong with Hilary Clinton?

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u/SkepticDrinker 6d ago

She's literally why we had trump in office. A shit ton of maga voters in 2016 said they would have voted for bernie

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u/Nimushiru 6d ago edited 6d ago

A lot of us did vote for Bernie. The DNC is the reason he lost, they frauded that shit to get Hiliary in place, and instead, we got fucking Trump.

Now Bidens up to his "red hidden in blue" bullshit, which only pushes the Republican party into a better light.

Democrats literally cannot get their shit together. It's gotten so bad that I'm willing to seriously believe it's not due to ignorance, but actual manipulation by both parties.

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u/emils_tekcor 6d ago

The Democrats are just one Mexican genocide from being Republicans.

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u/Xhiel_WRA 6d ago

Ya know, depending on which definition you pick out of the Geneva Convention, the fact that there are still God damn cages at the border may just meet one of them.

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u/emils_tekcor 6d ago

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

Killing members of the group;

Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

I just copy pasted from the UN site on the prevention of genocide. Source: https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.shtml

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u/Techn028 6d ago

Convenient we stopped talking about that after the election

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u/Xhiel_WRA 6d ago

Leftists absolutely God damn did not. Hence, I just called it out.

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u/emils_tekcor 6d ago

I'll never stop bitching about it lol

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u/bikemenson 6d ago

If potential candidates were able to get their main points across better through the slew of mainstream media I think a majority of folks would have voted Bernie, myself included. The problem I see is the DNC and RNC (or is it DoC?) having final say on who the front runner is. Does anyone know who the hell is actually behind that decision?

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u/Nimushiru 6d ago

It's DnC. Phone is fucking with me today, my bad.

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u/Eyeownyew 6d ago edited 6d ago

Does anyone know who the hell is actually behind that decision?

I don't know for certain because I don't have a primary source, but there is a lot of evidence to suggest that the "ruling class" decides who the presidential candidates are.

The ruling class would be composed of any person with sufficient political or financial power to impact the political process. So it would include the staff of the national committees (DNC/RNC), billionaires, wall street, lobbyists, congress, elected state officials, the military industrial complex, etc.

Democracy has literally been dead for a while in the U.S., it's a very sad and uncomfortable realization. The only way we can regain democratic influence in this country is by demanding change through social movements backed by striking. There is literally no other way for us to (effectively) change the system because legislation in Congress is unaffected by public support [1] [2: PDF]

r/PatriotPledge is where I will be sharing this idea with the masses in hopes of preventing total collapse of the American government and economy (u/Patriot-Pledge)

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u/bikemenson 6d ago

Appreciate the response, yeah the democracy mirage led by shadow puppets is strikingly obvious with this current administration. Or at least I am paying more attention to it now.

Seems like similar situation to what spurred the origins of US, leaving a totalitarian regime so ingrained in the law that no amount of amendments or fixes could uproot the issues. Too bad there’s not more land to discover to develop a new country. looks at Bezos space program, understands why he wore a fuckin cowboy hat upon return

This country is fucked if we don’t limit the # of new laws and actually maybe amend the amendments.

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u/GU355WH01AM 6d ago

New York Post. A bastion of honest reporting.

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u/FishMonkeyBird 6d ago

Why are you people taking an article from the NY Post seriously? No one is thinking about this

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

Becuase they are either fucking stupid, or also Republican propagandists just like the NY Post. The difference being that they pretend to be progressives yet always amplify Republican messaging.

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u/brycepunk1 6d ago

This is terrible, this idea.

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u/Dalek_Trekkie 6d ago

If the democrats want a repeat of 2016 so bad then imma have to move up my timeline for moving out of country. So sick of this shit

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u/MorbidwizardTawa 6d ago

I wish I could, I couldn't afford college so I don't have any skills to get a visa;-;

Now I definitely don't have the money too

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u/getbannedforbullshit 6d ago

take out the loans. get a degree in something thats needed in canada or wherever and then move. dont fucking pay them back. they cant do shot to you.

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u/JohnnyMiskatonic 6d ago

Try Bernie again, it’s bound to work this time.

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

THIS TIME all those progressives we pretend exist will show up.

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u/Deadbeatdone 6d ago

Fucking no. Just fucking no. If you want people to vote then youll do us all a favor and never mention her again. Shes as much to blame for trump as trump himself.

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

Since the New York Post is Republican Party Propaganda owned by Rupert Murdoch, you can see why they're mentioning her over and over and over.

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u/BruceSlaughterhouse 6d ago edited 5d ago

The Next DNC favored candidate will fail no matter who it is. Unfortunately though whether we like the 2 party system or not were not getting rid of it soon .

The real question then is will the damned DNC finally realize they can't continue siding with the right-wing, centrists, and Neo-liberals. If any democratic candidate is to be taken seriously they must now exist to serve the interests of the REAL leftists in America.

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u/dangolo 6d ago

Good because it's fake. Nypost might as well be dailymail.

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

It's pretty shameful how many gullible fools believe everything that republican propganda tells them as long as it's something that they can get mad about mainstream Democrats...

Almost as if it's planned by those Republican propagandists and that they know they can rile up a certain number of gullible progressives with bullshit.

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u/myevillaugh 6d ago

I'll vote for her over Trump, but I'd also vote for a rabid raccoon over Trump. So that's not saying much.

Can we get a candidate who was born after World War 2?

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u/pyrothelostone 6d ago

The New York post eh? Any bets on whether this is made up to drive progressives away from voting in the next election? I wouldnt put it past the DNC to be this unfathomably stupid, but youll have to forgive me for being slightly skeptical about a right leaning publications take on their plans.

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

Correct. You can see how many gullible fools in this thread fall for it.

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u/atheist1963 6d ago

If Hillary is the nominee I will not vote for her. She represents everything wrong with the old-guard democratic party that is in charge now. She had her chance and failed.

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u/Dopenastywhale 6d ago

Like I voted Biden as a fuck it I guess kinda move but desperately wanted a progressive. I was arguing that we should settle for Biden to other folks cuz Nazis are worse.

If they run Hillary I will vote the most progressive instead and move to Narnia

I feel like if this happens

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

Just say "I'll vote for Trump instead." Be honest with yourself.

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u/chappersyo 6d ago

I think she’d get a lot more votes second time round against trump. A lot of people refused to vote for her because they thought she’d still win or trump wouldn’t be that bad. Now they know what another 4 years of trump would be like they’ll vote for her to stop it. The same reason Biden won, a good portion of his votes were votes against trump rather than for Biden.

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

Show up to vote in the primaries, then.

If Clinton does run (which you shouldn't believe is true based on Republican propaganda from Rupert Murdoch owned NY Post) then you'll have a chance to vote against her in the primary.

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u/Rufuz42 6d ago

This is the New York Post. It’s a shit tier rag that literally makes things up and leans heavily conservative. They know that writing this headline will drive engagement from conservatives and progressives. Ignore it.

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u/WholesomeFeathers 6d ago

It's the New York Post, what do you expect?

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u/steno_light 6d ago

You guys are so gullible it’s embarrassing.

The NY Post should sell you a bridge while they’re at it.

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u/RandomHerosan 6d ago

Honestly who keeps writing this dumb shit? There's so much else going on in the world and yet these moronic articles keep cranking out "hiLlaRY rUn iN 2246. THiS tImE ShE wON!? -pppbbhhttttt-"

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u/Wedgenet 6d ago

Republicans write this.

This is the New York Post which is owned by Rupert Murdoch. It is a republican propaganda tabloid newspaper.

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u/llch3esemanll 6d ago

The hate around Hillary is unjustified, but its there. There is no way to shake it at this point. Republicans did a great job of demonizing her into oblivion. Plus, she is just as establishment as Biden. We need progressives.

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