Discussion in 'Community' started by Point Given
, Nov 9, 2018.
President Obama also praised Cuba's successes. It's funny how people forget that now.
Yeah, I had that in mind. Sanders praised Castro... for something good he did !!!!!
It's beyond silly that you cannot even associate Castro's name to anything positive.
To me, Bass' Scientology praise are more of a deal-breaker -- but if you have 3-4 qualified people, and one of whom has a negative stigma in a key swing state... drop one of the qualified candidates. I like all of Bass, Harris, Rice, and Duckworth (and Warren, but I think that ship has sailed) -- but I don't think Harris, Rice, or Duckworth (all of whom have issues) have a specific issue with a particular swing state.
He's doing fine. I chat with him occasionally. He's building Lego, plays vidya, oscillates between libleft and libright. I'm sure I'll make him a social democrat over time.
BREAKING: Speakers for 2020 Democratic National Convention will no longer travel to Milwaukee "in order to prevent risking the health of our host community" amid the pandemic.
Joe Biden will address the nation and accept the Democratic nomination from Delaware, cmte. says.
One of my former editors got to know him very well. She had a lot of interesting stories to tell us!
I wonder if the rumblings coming out of Biden world mean that they're setting the stage for someone other than Harris?
Well, if you rule out ambitious women, that kinda narrows down the VP field to nothing, doesn't it?
Or Milwaukee's just trending in the wrong direction at the moment and it's irresponsible to make it worse?
Tomato / to-mah-to...
@dp4m I was thinking more about the comments from Rendell and Dodd. Virtuallizing the convention was expected.
Yeah, but we've known for a week or so that Dodd doesn't like Harris, and we've known for decades that Dodd is a sexist moron -- unclear which side will win out.
What about Castro?
The more general point I was making is that Castro shouldn't be THAT controversial, in principle. Of course it's totally fair to criticize him even strongly on some issues, I'm not saying he's sacred, but it's just ridiculous that even barely acknowledging some few indisputable successes under his lead could be damaging for someone's political career. The cold war has been over for a while, perhaps it's time to start having a bit of rational analysis on this topic.
I agree. We can still have a nuanced appraisal, even when talking about former dictators.
Are you talking about Fidel or Julian here?
Fidel Castro would be glad he peaced out before this.
I’m at Sav-on Pharmacy to get a flu shot. I’ve never had it this early. I typically wait until mid-September. But I want to get this done.
He was at least smart enough to find a boss who shares his sensibilities.
I'm sure only Julian would be elegible to run
That’s so nice of you to visit him on St. Helena once in a while
This seems like the kind of story that should be bookmarked for November.
Knocking on doors right now seems like a terrible idea...
I'm gonna go knock on doors, shake hands, and give hugs for Biden!
I can just hear Trump touting that as another statistic about why his campaign is doing so well.
Really missed the opportunity for "shoulder massages for Biden"
There's no reason door knocking can't be done while observing social distancing protocols. Whether Trump supporters will be responsible enough to do that is another matter . . .