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Are You Going to Watch the Debates?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Paul in Saudi, Jun 26, 2019.

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Will You Watch?

  1. No

  2. Yes, Live

  3. Yes, afterwards

  4. I will wait for Jimmy Kimmel to tell me what happened.

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  1. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    Steyer and Bloomberg, presumably.
     
  2. Zkribbler

    Zkribbler Deity

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  3. ThERat

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    Bloomberg started with the same **** DNC has wasted their time for the last 4 years.
     
  4. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    I missed the first 25 minutes but I believe Warren just accused Bloomberg of compelling a woman to get an abortion.
     
  5. hobbsyoyo

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    Bernie just seriously fumbled a chance to head off attacks that his plans were too expensive. He had a chance to offer up a defense of M4A and he wavered and now Klobuchar is hitting him over the head with it.

    The moderators seem happy to let them shout over each other and talk way over time limit. Bernie's shouting at everyone lol
     
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  6. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I think she overreached here.
    However, the moderators are being particularly poor and the candidates are not being fun like last time, but just snippy.
    This whole thing is painful.
     
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  7. hobbsyoyo

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    This has been a trainwreck as far as moderation and I've been watching all of 3 minutes

    I thought 'let's count up the nickels and dimes' from her was an effective quip.
     
  8. hobbsyoyo

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    Damn Buttigieg just made some really good arguments about the importance of a broadly-supported plan. It was good enough that people booed him.
     
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  9. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    This reflects the facts. The question is, where is the inherent flaw in democracy that enables it? The workers have ALL the numbers on their side. How do they consistently manage to piss away their gigantic advantage in voting power and wind up needing unions to put them back on the playing field?
     
  10. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I can't figure this crowd out.

    Sanders: "I am opposed to billionaires like Bloomberg."
    Crowd: "Booo!"
    Me: Who are they booing?
     
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  11. Berzerker

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    150 million people have died since 2007 from guns in this country - paraphrasing Joe Biden
     
  12. Arwon

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    capitalism is tricksy
     
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  13. Arwon

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    maybe they're saying blooooooomberg and booooooootigieg
     
  14. hobbsyoyo

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    @Ajidica
    They're booing Buttigieg in that example. Bloomberg has a lot of supporters in the crowd
     
  15. hobbsyoyo

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    Alright I'll go there

    Bloomberg paid people to be in the audience and holler for him
     
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  16. Arwon

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  17. hobbsyoyo

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    Every debate I say 'the moderators give Warren too much time'

    I just realized that's because Warren fully takes advantage of their squishiness and just takes the time. They still suck but she's elevated the mic-steal to an art form.

    Holy god Bloomberg just tried to be funny and even his personal posse didn't laugh. Warren stabs him every time she opens her mouth.
     
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  18. Imaus

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    Bernie. The billionaires have done great PR in the last few weeks with throwaway lines like 'Bezos funds 10 bil to combat climate change' and Bloomberg crying over being vandalized. People are going 'where are the Billionaires shouldn't exist guys now?'

    Especially if they charge to get in. 1.75k isn't insurmountable for a few Bernie supporters, but it does weed them out to those who have that money to spend and those are typically solid pro-billionaires, even if they're pro-regulation or a bit cautious about stuff like money in politics.
     
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  19. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    PROTIP: If every candidate goes over your time limit, your time limit is too [censored] short.
     
  20. Patine

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    Well, personally, I don't think soulless plutocrats should be running for political office, regardless of which party they feign membership for convenience of.
     

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