It’s true that there are only 5 candidates who even have a shot at the nomination (Biden, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, Sanders—in that order), and maybe not even that many. BUT the polls have had the same top 5 for pretty much all of 2019, and Iowa’s only 4 months away. For another candidate to get… Read More »
7:00–7:15…The same opening fifteen minutes of filler. Now is a good time to mention that the talk of last night’s Yahoo Comments section (a notorious dumping ground for conservative, corporate-bots) was that the debate stage didn’t have an American flag on it. It ABSOLUTELY DOES have a flag on it…a gigantic video screen flag visible… Read More »
7:00–For the first time in years, the phrase “live from Detroit” is uttered… 7:02–CNN gives an intro so over-the-top, I half expect Hank Williams Jr. to come out singing “Are you ready for some de-baaaaate!” With Bernie Sanders playing electric guitar, Buttigieg giving a blowjob on stage, and Julian Castro bursting through a paper mâché… Read More »
5:55 p.m.–No offense to some strong contenders last night (like Julian Castro and, uh…Julian Castro), but four of the top five pollers are debating tonight: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and my favorite Kamala Harris. I would bet money the eventual nominee comes out of tonight’s group. 5:58 p.m.–Not to put too fine a… Read More »
6 p.m.–This is clearly the “appetizer” debate as only one of the top five highest pollers (Elizabeth Warren) are tonight, with Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Kamala Harris tomorrow night. 6:01 p.m.–What I’m watching for tonight: 1. Tulsi Gabbard giving an open signal to Putin. 2. If Corey Booker or Beto O’Rourke can… Read More »
In his last video of 2018, AL explains how Trump seems to enjoy full villainy like telling kids there’s no Santa Claus, starting feuds with war widows, shitting on 4-star generals, and doing his best Bond villain impression. Forget “Presidential,” Trump is no longer displays basic humanity…
AL goes deep into the year that broke the Democratic Party and the last time Democrats had real, unfettered political power. In 1968, the party broke into the establishment (LBJ, Humphrey), Social Justice Warrior establishment (RFK), Bernie progressives (Eugene McCarthy), and Dixiecrats (then George Wallace, today would be Trumpers).
AL pushes back on the myth that both parties are equally powerful, since America has mostly been under GOP control since 1969. Even though conservatives are angrier than they’ve ever been (and believe it’s due to social liberalism), it’s actually because of economic conservatives squeezing them.
AL wonders how Trump has been able to brand himself a tough guy, when he’s really a huge coward, and marvels at how quickly he does Vladimir Putin’s bidding
Truly, I care about all the races tomorrow, and I’d like to see as many Democrats as possible win representative seats, senate seats, Governor’s mansions, state legislature seats, schoolboard spots, dog catcher jobs, etc. Basically, if you’re a Democrat, I hope you win tomorrow, and I certainly hope that enough races go the right way that Democrats… Read More »