To my fellow young Americans, especially those disillusioned with Joe Biden winning the Democratic nomination, I appeal to you to put aside ideological purity and vote for Biden this November.

I understand the temptation to say that there’s no difference between Biden and President Trump. Neither Biden nor his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, were my top choice for the nomination. I can assure you that it was not a pleasant experience watching my preferred candidate not win a single state on Super Tuesday.

That being said, now is not the time to try and make a grand statement about democracy by not supporting Biden. Our nation is in the midst of a five-alarm fire and the only way to start fixing it is to remove the incompetent president in the White House.

We have a chance to elect one of the most progressive governments in the history of our nation. With a Democratic Senate and House, we can achieve a public option for Medicare, suitable replacements for Justices Ginsburg and Breyer, and the reintroduction of ambitious climate policies to preserve and protect our planet. Joe Biden can and will be transformative.

Our choice this November is not among Biden, Trump, and some imaginary candidate who we agree with on every issue. No, our choice is between two imperfect men.

I’m voting for the one who’s going to try to bring our country back together. I urge you to do the same.

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threecents

Disappointing that most of these comments aren't acknowledging the main point of this excellent LTE, which is that mostly young voters who wanted Sanders, Warren, or Yang to win the nomination, should not sit out the general election as a protest non-vote. Many Republicans not high on Trump will vote for him just because they want more conservative judges, so even that should be enough reason for progressive Democrats to vote for Biden and Harris. They may not be as liberal as some of us would like, but Biden is pragmatic and has the experience to actually get bills to pass through congress, unlike the more progressive candidates. Progress is not going to happen if the general public does not support it - no matter who is president. I don't think the country is quite ready yet to get behind real progress, so moderate progress under Biden is our best option. It will also help to have a president who trusts science to scientists, intelligence to the intelligence professionals, and news to the free press, and it would be great to have a sane, respectful president who cares about the country and is not likely to press the nuclear button if he gets offended. And not only do we need Biden to win, but we need to win the congressional elections for progress to happen.

KarlBickel

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armillary

Trump will fail to carry Maryland in 2020, just like 2016. The closest battleground state is just to the north. But talk all you like.

threecents

True, It doesn't really matter what we Marylanders say, as we already know our electoral college votes are going to Biden.

armillary

If you take the Trump voters out, Maryland's at a level that I don’t think any other state in the country would be at. Maryland is the greatest state. Truly America in miniature.

jerseygrl42

the writer needs lots of help...very scary

C.D.Reid

Scary, or just needs to grow up some more?

Reader

The author clearly does not have a clue. First, he acknowledges that some people see very little difference between the to candidates. Then he goes on about how progressive a Harris/Biden (I did that on purpose) administration would be. Which is it, child? Maybe get educated so you can write a more persuasive letter.

public-redux

Two questions, for any takers: In the event that Biden wins,

1) How long for all the socialism to show up?

2) Why won’t American voters do anything about it in subsequent elections?

phydeaux994

1) The Socialism you fear, whatever it is?? will NEVER show up. (if you’re serious)

2) There won’t be anything to do anything about.

PurplePickles

@public

1 Which socialism are you referring to? Define socialism, there as many different types of socialism as there are people. No two people think of socialism in the same way. Also we already have a lot socialism going right now in America. Your question is a little to broad of an ask.

2. Because the American voters don’t really know what socialism is? So they will have no idea what to do about it, America voters aren’t that informed about most issues let alone know anything accurate about socialism.

public-redux

I’m referring to the socialism mentioned by some of the commenters who keep mentioning socialism.

phydeaux994

I didn’t think you were serious.

PurplePickles

@public

Gotcha, I was over thinking your questions. Lol

Hopefully you will get an answer/s from the commenters who keep mentioning socialism, because you know if Phy and I saw your questions the other commenters did too. But it’s been awhile since you first asked, maybe you won’t get an answer? But Bosco should be able to answer, he’s been to Cuba and knows all about socialism, I’m surprised he hasn’t answered you?

public-redux

I wouldn’t say I wasn’t serious. My questions are genuine. I really do wonder why coughboscocough and others think Americans want socialism.

phydeaux994

I just wish I knew the definition of the kind of Socialism that the Republicans and/or you are talking about public. Obviously we have a great deal of some kind of Socialism in the United States. And so do Countries run by Dictators. Socialism to me is like the Bible, you can make it be/say anything you want it to be/say.

PurplePickles

@Phy

Exactly socialism has no set meaning, it can be interpreted and applied many different ways depending on who is interpreting and applying it. I also wish I knew what the Republicans and/or Public were talking about when they talk about “socialism” because like the Bible just because it says it in a book doesn’t make it true.

public-redux

There’s an article elsewhere in today’s edition about the feds providing “free“ Covid vaccines. bosco commented on it but didn’t mention how “free” vaccines were socialism. How very odd.

public-redux

I think Cuba provides free vaccines.

bosco

Cuba provides a lot of "free" services like health care and education. Please watch Cuba and the Cameraman on Netflix and come back and share your impression of the consumer goods and services available as well as their socialized free for all health care system.

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public-redux

bosco, You still haven’t described the federal government’s plan to distribute “free” Covid vaccines as socialism. How come?

hayduke2

Those who preach this line won’t answer because it is an ingrained talking point that they have never actually researched. A dismissal technique to try to divert conversations- but I suspect you knew that when you posted

awteam2000

This is getting real old.

Trump lied and 197,000 people died. He’s a pathological liar, has no scruples or moral compass.

Trump clearly has his foot on the scale of the CDC and FDA as demonstrated yesterday, saying the (CDC) Director Redfield was wrong about the timeline for a possible coronavirus vaccine and the efficacy of wearing masks. Even the FBI Director Wray is testifying under oath today that the Russians are interfering in the 2020 election.

If you have confidence or believe anything that comes out of Trump’s White House you must be either extremely stupid or willfully ignorant.

C.D.Reid

"Trump lied and 197,000 people died" huh? Cute little rhyme, aw, that seems to be the new rallying cry for the Left. So, tell us, if Trump hadn't "lied" just how many would have died? Or are you saying that no one would have died if he hadn't? Please, don't spare the details.

awteam2000

It’s simple. Even you can understand it. If he leveled with the public with the threat, not mis-inform (it’s a hoax, 15 cases soon to be none, it’s all under control, it will be all over by Easter, it will be all over by Memorial Day, it well just end like a miracle). If he took measures early on to offset the spread, encouraged his minions to follow Dr. Fauci, the CDC and scientistic experts direction, (PPE) executing the national emergency powers act while medical workers were using garbage bags and reusing masks 🎭 and using his influence over his cult to apply. The devastation would be a lot less.

An early response would have led to kids back in school, 30 million wouldn’t be unemployed, small business closings, and lives wouldn’t have been lost all for the better. Americans are banned from traveling to other countries, cult members freaking out about wearing a simple mask, and I could still enjoy seeing NFL games in person. Let’s not with 4% of the worlds population we enjoy 24% of the fatalities from Covid-19.

Now it’s your turn - what has Trump done right? Spare no details.

bosco

Better yet awteam, tell us what YOU would've done differently, based on the information at hand and the advice from the scientists at the time, for a previously unknown virus for which there was no vaccine and changing information on the morbidity and how it was spread.

Maybe Obama's response to the swine flu would serve as a study guide.

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awteam2000

Obama did leave a play book for Trump on how to handle a pandemic, ‘pandemic for dummies’ but Trump threw it away.🤦‍♂️

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/obama-team-left-pandemic-playbook-for-trump-administration-officials-confirm

phydeaux994

Trump knew how bad the threat was by 2/7/2020 according to his Woodward tapes.

awteam2000

Bosco it’s called “ Criminal negligence”, when KNOW there’s fire in the basement and you give your children some Kool-aid and tell them to go up stairs to bed. It’s not a threat. Just a hoax. Everything is under control.

bosco

Wasn't there a hearing on the coronavirus on January 24th and the Dems claimed Trump was using it for a distraction from the impeachment hearings? The Dems must have believed it, though, because several of them dumped a bunch of stock the next day.

Trump spoke about the virus in the SOU address, but Pelosi was too busy pre-tearing her copy to pay attention.

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C.D.Reid

Yeah aw, it's my turn now; after all your babbling, you still never answered my questions. Would you like me to repeat them?

phydeaux994

No bosco, there was no hearing on January 24th where that occurred. And it was Republicans that dumped the stocks. Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler and Burr’s brother-in-law

awteam2000

Yeah CD, on Jan 28th, Trump had a briefing by “HIS” chosen staff ( medical and intelligence committee’s) regarding the epidemic in China. He was told it was a pandemic, they explained it was a real threat to America and might be his greatest issues to address in his presidency, it could be catastrophic. On Jan 28th, he said “We are working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it’s going to have a very good ending for us, that I can assure you,” On February 7th, Trump shared his knowledge of the threat in a recorded conversation with Bob Woodward. Sharing his first hand recognition on how dangerous the threat of Covid-19 that was pronounced in earlier conversations. He chose not to listen.

On Feb 26 he said “there are 15 cases in U.S.”, "within a couple days is going to be down close to zero". On Feb. 28th, at a rally in S. Carolina Trump said the pandemic was a democratic hoax. His “hoax”. There is now 198,000 deaths. Should I go on?

C.D.Reid

Ok aw, let's try it again. If Trump hadn't "lied" just how many would have died? Or are you saying that no one would have died if he hadn't lied? I'm looking for a number for the first question or a "Yes" or "No" to the second one. That's all.

phydeaux994

“Disease modelers at Columbia University said in a study released Wednesday that 61.6% of deaths and 55% of infections nationwide could have been avoided if preventative measures in place on March 15 had been enacted a week earlier. That equates to about 35,927 deaths and 703,975 cases”.......

This was as of May 21, 2020. Based on this, about 120,000 lives could have been saved (200,000 x .6) and 3,600,000 cases avoided (6,500,000 x .55).

bosco

Wasn't that just after Pelosi was having her kiss and hug tour of Chinatown and inviting people to come on down, everything is under control?

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C.D.Reid

Don't expect an answer to your question, bosco, the best thing they can come up with is a bunch of rhetoric, not facts. I asked aw a couple of questions and he danced all over the place to avoid answering them.

phydeaux994

I answered your questions in my 4:34pm post above CD.

hayduke2

Didn’t realize Pelosi was President. She was just doing what the president was advocating. Another straw man or straw women Bosco

Piedmontgardener

Biden's a flawed, very old man. But he's not contemptuous of the U.S. Constitution and it's restraints on the Executive and he'll govern for all of America, not just his base. Simple enough, I'll vote for him in a second over the alternative.

pdl603

Yes, right while enriching his whole family illegally. He is a despicable individual.

shiftless88

pdl; so can we assume you think any family that is enriched by their family being in office is despicable?

hayduke2

pdl- OMG - given Trump and his use of the presidency to employee his family and push his resorts are you actually posting this with a straight face?

phydeaux994

piddle, piddle, piddle. STOP! THINK! for a change. You’re not sounding in command. Read hayduke2’s 4:31pm post over and over......Understand.....???

JerryR

Our enemies want Sleepy Joe in office as he is looked at weak, pretty much like Jimmy Carter was.

bosco

That explains why the Chinese and the Iranians are funneling money into the Harris-Biden campaign. The Chinese want to make good on their investment in Hunter and the Iranians need another pallet of cash so that they can continue to sponsor terrorists.

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C.D.Reid

Yeah, the Russians back Trump so they're evil. But the Chinese and Iranians, who are behind Biden, are the good guys. Isn't that the way it works? And the only reason why they're for him is they know that, unlike Trump, they could walk all over him if he were to win.

phydeaux994

Ditto CD.

awteam2000

Bosco and C.D.Reid or should I say, "Frick and Frack" indistinguishable. Both extremely stupid and willfully ignorant.

phydeaux994

bosco, you say crap like that and everybody in the World knows you don’t have a clue who is funneling money into the Biden-Harris campaign. LIES, LIES, LIES, LIES, and more LIES. I don’t think you want people to think that your parents raised a LIAR do you?? Or any child that spews the HATE and BIGOTRY that you do every day?? C’mon man, how did you end up like this???

C.D.Reid

How did bosco end up like what, fido? An intelligent, rational, black man who doesn't follow your guidelines as to how a black man should think and act? Is that what you're asking?

bosco

Unnamed sources, Fido, unnamed source who corroborate each other to make it believable like the stories you latch onto.

Don't miss the Comey hearing

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sjkmg1998

I have no memory of President Carter being laughed at on the floor of the United Nations or avoided like the plague at meetings with other world leaders. The dufus in office now has done damage to our national reputation that will take generations to erase. He makes Warren G. Harding and Richard Nixon, previously identified as the most corrupt presidents in history look honest and upstanding by comparison. He is in a class all by himself. Hopefully he will soon be in a cell all by himself.

phydeaux994

Jimmy Carter was 1000+ times better than Donald John Trump could ever hope to be. Jimmy Carter is a real MAN.

sjkmg1998

Carter returned to the only home he has ever owned, in tiny Plains, Georgia after he left office. He is still married to the only woman he ever loved and still walks hand in hand with her to teach Sunday school. He never saw the highest office in the land as anything other than an opportunity to serve the nation he loves so dearly. He did not use his four years in office as a way to personally enrich himself or his children. He is a statesman by every definition. He has done more good today than Trump has done in his entire, spoiled, "born on third base, tells everyone that he hit a triple" life, He is an embarrassment to our nation.

PurplePickles

@SJK

Do you also remember the biggest scandal of the Carter years was that President Carter admitted he lusted after other women is his heart? Yep those were the days, I miss those days. Sigh

DickD

Good LTE, but Biden was the best Democrat candidate.

bosco

And, DickD, that says a lot about the state of the Democrat party. The Harris-Biden ticket is fumbling. Yesterday, I watched Biden read a speech from the teleprompter to a mostly empty room with five members of the press there. He had to find his list so he would know who to call on.

I hope he does bring his fact checker to the debates because yesterday he claimed there was no plan for reopening schools when there is one on the CDC website and that Trump recommended that people drink bleach. I wish I had DVR'd the speech to find some more gems. Oh,yes, he claimed there was no plan for vaccine distribution, but it was published yesterday.

Did he ever settle on fracking/no fracking?

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PurplePickles

@bosco/Eric Trump

As I understand it you volunteered as a test subject for the vaccine. Your post indicates the vaccine has side effects and is not safe, your words are all the evidence we need! This is why we let you go first!

gabrielshorn2013

Pickles, I'm not seeing where bosco said anything like that. The vaccine will go through the same clinical trial phases (I, II, and III) with appropriately sized cohorts to determine the relative safety level. FDA will only approve distribution upon successful completion of the clinical trials and meeting their designated endpoints. Same as for any other vaccine. This sounds like the anti-vaxxer propaganda is being inserted into the discussion rather than science to dissuade people from getting the vaccine.

C.D.Reid

Gabe, PP is trying to be facetious, with the emphasis on "trying." And, as you can see, he has, once again, failed miserably. The story of his life.

MRS M

Funny!! When it takes the extraordinary insights of CD to point out the joke........

PurplePickles

@MRS M

I know right, it’s extraordinary he has insights, I didn’t think CD was capable of thinking that deeply about anything?

C.D.Reid

Biden 'was' the best Democrat candidate, Dick? Is that why it's known as the "Harris/Biden" ticket now?

pdl603

“In a Harris administration with Joe Biden” Harris said. DickD what say you?

Reader1954

if you elect Biden who will really be in charge?

Brookhawk

Not Trump, that's for sure.

C.D.Reid

And not Biden, either. If hell freezes over and he, somehow, manages to squeak out a win in November, my money says he won't be around for long.

Blueline

The guy has been in DC politics for almost 50 years, and you would be hard pressed to find something positive he's done in that time. What do you think would change now?

JerryR

50 years a swamp rat w/o anything to show for it, except making his family wealthy on the back of taxpayers! Poor, deluded souls.

bosco

There is one thing about Biden that I like. He owns a vintage Corvette. Saw it on an episode of Leno's Garage. I'd be willing to bet he doesn't work on it himself and wouldn't know an open-end wrench from a box-end, or how to run the valves.

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hayduke2

Run the valves?? 🤪

bosco

Yep, hayduke2, with a solid lifter Corvette you need to adjust the valve to rocker arm clearance periodically. It's called "run the valves" by old school mechanics. A vintage Corvette owner should know how to do it - unless he's a "big checkbook" owner and pays for everything.

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hayduke2

Been around small and big block Chevies for a long time. Never heard it called that and had two big blocks with solid lifters. Must be a MD term.

bosco

It must be archaic or a regional thing. I first heard it from a dealership mechanic when I bought a 375 HP Chevelle. Volkswagens had solid lifters and the mechanics there said the same thing. Regardless of what you call it, it's something not to be ignored.

Bowtie Power!

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olefool

Imagine that, Biden with 50 years and no eff-ups, while Trump has, in just 3 1/2 short years, given us the quagmire, both locally, nationally and globally that we live in today....

sjkmg1998

God forbid we have a president who is devoted his wife and family, goes to Mass and has a moral compass that points somewhere north of his waistband. Trump is ruled by greed, his ego, his libido, and a crapload of Viagra. He is a slimy, sleezy loser who needs to slither back to the primordial ooze from which he emerged years ago.

bosco

Didn't Obama say to never underestimate Bidenz ability to f*** things up?

bpswp

Check his record. The most notable of all is that he guided us out of the Great Recession.

pdl603

How is electing the most progressive ticket ever to fundamentally change this country going to bring this great nation together? It was tried and soundly rejected by the election of Donald J Trump. So I believe this LTE writer is delusional, but aren’t most democrats?

olefool

"but aren’t most democrats?"... Let's stack up the lies, failures and general incompetence of trump's 3 1/2 years as president against Biden's 50 years of faithful public service and see who is most desirable as a leader. No contest, trump is eating Biden's exhaust smoke.

pdl603

What is Bidenz crowning achievement in 50 years of public service? Was it facilitating a peace deal between Arabs and Jews? Was it producing the best economy in like forever? Was it the lowest unemployment among all ethnicities? Was it proving significantly higher funding to HBCs? Was it removing and replacing NAFTA? No, No it wasn’t. I’ll wait, but I don’t think you’ll respond because you can’t. Joe hasn’t done anything original in his life, ever.

jerseygrl42

...it was "only" 47 but look what he did for his son using $1.1 Billion of our tax $$$ to make him a multi millionaire...and after all...he did name a post office....now I think he couldn't find one

C.D.Reid

"Our choice is between two imperfect men." Let me tell you something, kid; every four years it's always the lesser of two evils, and this year is no different. You'll come to realize that when you grow up a little more. Just remember; if you're a conservative before the age of 30 you have no heart. If you're a liberal after the age of 30 you have no head. And smart people think with their heads, not letting their heartfelt emotions control their thinking. You want a socialist government? Go on down to Cuba or Venezuela to live and you can get all the socialism your little heart desires.

armillary

"If you have no kids, you have no stake in the future."

C.D.Reid

What do you mean "if I have no kids, I have no stake in the future?" What about my future?

armillary

"What about my future?" That's your basal ganglia talking. They run the show in that noggin of yours. If Biden's elected, there's a chance you'll get to visit Ireland again. If he doesn't, you'll have to pretend Thurmont is Galway for the foreseeable future.

C.D.Reid

Ok armillary, then tell me why I have to have kids to have a stake in the future. And FYI, I went to Ireland twice before Obama was elected, nine times after after he was, and then again after Trump bear Clinton. And since Trump won I've also been to Canada, Germany, and Austria so tell me, how is Trump's reelection going to affect my traveling?

armillary

I know you like Ireland. How many times have you been since March of 2020?

C.D.Reid

armillary, none. I've been to Ireland 12 times, driven in all 32 counties on the island, photographed 250-300 old castles along with numerous megalithic sites, manor houses, Georgian estates, etc., and I don't have plans to go back (unless my wife insists on a second trip for her.) I had plane tickets to go back to Scotland in May, it would have been her first trip there, but the flight was cancelled because of the Chinese Virus. And that wasn't Trump's fault anymore than it was mine. Trust me, our traveling days aren't over.

DickD

And if you vote for Trump, you are a idiot.

JerryR

If you vote for Biden, you're even worse than an idiot!

C.D.Reid

Biden supporters are more like babbling idiots.

jerseygrl42

clueless

bosco

"Joe Biden can and will be transformative"........true, free medical care for illegal aliens, frack/no frack, 4 trillion in tax increases, socialized medicine - the end of private medical insurance, and the 100-page Bernie-Biden manifesto just to name a few are all things the Harris-Biden ticket has promised. Plus AOC and the squad have pledged to push Biden even further left.

Harris-Biden equals United Socialist States of America.

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C.D.Reid

The USSA, huh?. Is that kind of like the USSR?

Greg F

Yep...there's ol' scratchy CD...today's version of a broken record...repeating the same thing without any substance. USSR is communist...which is not socialist...communists SHOT socialists...and still do. One mocks what one does not understand. You sound like Nelson Muntz off the Simpsons....a big clueless oaf with maybe some brawn, but no brain to back it up. Sure good you are strong that way since I don't see you bending any spoons with your head.

bosco

"One mocks what one does not understand"........that explains why you mock most everything that comes up.

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hayduke2

Greg F - CD, Bosco and pdl need you to respond to their nonsense. I know it is hard to avoid their NONSENSE and delusional world view but I try. After all, they have nothing else to do during the day.

C.D.Reid

FYI hay, my 6:47 reply to bosco was just that, a reply to bosco. I couldn't care less if you, Greg F, NMMommy, fido, or any of your other cohorts respond or not. And, if neither of you were to, that's even more fine with me because all the nonsense that comes from your own delusional, fantasy worlds got rather old quite sometime ago. Also, what concern is it of yours whether or not we have anything else to do during the day? Are you fido's Assistant Comment Moderator? In these days of the Chinese Virus, masks, social distancing, restaurant restrictions, etc. how would YOU like me to spend my retirement? And what do you do that gives you so much time to post all the comments that you post here each day? Huh?

hayduke2

CD- this forum is not for your bromance aspirations

C.D.Reid

"CD- this forum is not for your bromance aspirations" Is that the best you can come back with, hay? Seriously? [lol][lol][lol]

hayduke2

Have you and Bosco exchanged numbers yet?

bosco

What's thd matter, hayduke2, jealous because PP, NMP, and MrsM won't let you join their daily three way?

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hayduke2

Nope!

C.D.Reid

Interesting, hay isn't jealous that his boyfriends aren't including him in a foursome. What stamina !!! [lol]

bosco

Very close. Doctor Fed Up GregF did utter a profound statement today that explains so much about the radical left "One mocks what one does not understand". That explains why they mock and hate anything capitalist, free market, law and order, etc etc.

They should all spend some time in Cuba or Venezuela to see how well socialism works.

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C.D.Reid

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] bosco.

jerseygrl42

well said

pdl603

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Greg F

Bosco and CD have truly no idea what socialism is..or the difference between that and communism and Democratic Socialism...or any form of either of them or their variants. It's obvious also that they have no concept of what an Oligarch's purpose is, and that they, like the British Royalty and Lords, Barons and all, have done to humanity over the centuries. Not...one...clue. Aristocracy is never kind to anyone below them. That's why we had slaves. That's why we had 100 hour work-weeks and child labor and no vacations, health care or anything and people died young. Without some socialist concepts, we would not have roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, medicines, computers (created by NASA originally and related science that was publicly funded), or airports, ports, social security (that I'm sure you are counting on getting at some point), or air traffic controllers, or national, state and local parks, or clean air to breath, clean waters to fish, public hunting lands or pretty much any benefit we have come to see including shorter workweeks, employee rights, better equality, voting for women and minorities. Those are all things Trump and other oligarchs seek to remove, and which trump is actively doing (destroying agencies by hiring former industry moguls to run into the ground). I have never met anyone yet that has directly benefited from anything that trump has done. His primary backers are all oligarchs and megabusiness owners who don't give a SH about you. I have met many, many, many, who have been directly hurt by him and his consort of corrupt oligarchs that are bent on taking every last cent they can while they can. Do you not realize that aristocracy does not want to share with the poor or even the average? They have no concept of doing anything that benefits anyone beneath them? Trump is part of that aristocracy. Now, CD, I know you'll have to go and look up the word to know its definition, since I am positive you only know what they taught in 3rd grade about it. There's a documentary called "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" - why not you take a look at that....and if you're not one of them, you're the one that is hurt by them. That is trump...oblivious to anyone but himself and doesn't give a rat's azzz about you...or anyone else. Here's a trailer...though I know you won't ever watch it...it would just go whizzing right over your heads...both of you, Dez and Piddle too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqkjyI1QD2A

TomWheatley

Speaking of some of those other oligarchs:

"Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing at least $100 million to help Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in the crucial battleground state of Florida."

"Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, entered the Democratic presidential primary a month ago. He's already spent more than $100 million on advertising.

Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, another billionaire in the Democratic contest, have in total spent about $200 million so far, according to Advertising Analytics, a firm that tracks campaign ad expenditures."

hayduke2

One side of the story... How much have the Koch bros and related PAC's spent, how about Sheldon A or the Fox News bros spent? Helps to give both sides of the story. BTW, I am for getting big money out of politics, closing the loopholes that allow corporations to circumvent spending and limiting campaign season in duration.

bosco

Dont forget George Soros in your big money list, hayduke2.

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JerryR

Yeah, just keep voting for these lifetime professional politicians....do you really think they give a dang about you and your progressive mantra!! Think again, don't be so naïve.

Greg F

right Jer...you know as well as I do that Joe Public can't go out and run for president these days, and Bloomburg was a candidate...and it wasn't me that supported him. and I have already been vocal about his absence from NYC's emergency. That said, Bloomburg hasn't been a lying sack of excrament like Trump and those he's pardoned already and those who've been convicted around him, and bloomburg hasn't worked feverishly to hose people over in a vindictive manner like Trump. So there's your apple/orange comparisons that you can shove you know where. Name any honest person who supports trump....one who is a normal joe blow (not Joe the Plumber) that wasn't promised their AC jobs would stay (they didn't) or that clean coal would be backed (it wasn't) or a wall would be built and paid for by Mexico (nope) or that health care would be fixed by now (nope...again)....and on and on and on...your guy is a flat-out loser...liar....crook....and has clear signs of dementia (maybe Joe's a bit sleepy, but he is not evil like Trump and can clearly speak eloquently when needed)....fat chance of any of that with your bloviated pig in there now.

Greg F

Also, Jer...Bloomburg is a well known philanthropist. Is Trump? HAHAHAHAHAHA...hell no. He's out to screw the lemonade stand kids out of their last nickle. https://www.bloomberg.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_oqw5qvw6wIVpAiICR0-IQstEAAYASAAEgJb0PD_BwE

C.D.Reid

I watched "Cuba and the Camerman" a week or so ago, after you recommended it, bosco. Sure, the story starts off just lovely while they were getting all their assistance from Russia but, once the wall came down and the funds were cut off, it became a whole new story. And it was one that didn't have a happy ending, either. I don't see any of the LLBTT (Liberal Left Bully Tag Team) ever watching it, though, the truth would hurt them too much.

bosco

Glad you watched it CD. A good friend of mine was there the same year I was doing a build for Habitat for Humanity. She said the spirit of the Cuban people was very welcoming, but they are also very poor.

Socialism at it's best.

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Dwasserba

Speaking of documentaries, let's all watch "the social dilemma" on Netflix.

bosco

And if you have Netflix, watch Cuba and the Camerman for an unfiltered look at how well socialism has worked in Cuba.

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jerseygrl42

clueless or worse

hayduke2

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Greg F

I should add, it doesn't take a socialist to have those things, but it does take someone who is not part of the aristocracy...industry...or utterly clueless and narcissistic like trump.

DickD

Better than the Facist dictators Trump loves.

jerseygrl42

Spot-on and its unfortunate that so many here do not understand what the lefties will bring despite the 8 year experience of obama/biden

hayduke2

Exactly what is so much better now than 8 years ago? Is it healthcare? Infrastructure? Manufacturing? Employee benefits? Less threat from NK , Iran, Russia? Is it a booming small business environment? Is it a more united America? You are beyond delusional!

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