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Old October 31, 2018, 11:50 PM
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Brazil has their version of Trump now. So if the two of them meet to negotiate, who will win?
Jair Bolsonaro is definitely the worst. Trump, despite all his bad intentions, is malleable. Because he is a man-child and is not smart enough. Jair Bolsonaro on the other hand is pure evil as well as smart (like Mike Pence).

The future of Brazil is dark. When they had elected Lula, he put the country in the right course thorough progressive social and economic policies. Millions of people got jobs, literacy rate improved. Then two things happened: (1) Lula became ambivalent about his progressive/socialist policies, he was not that center left to begin with, and he took his foot off the pedal (2) he got involved in corruption (yet to be verified how reliable are these charges).

This opened the gate for the vultures of IMF and world bank.

Following Lula, Dilma was also removed from the presidency completely illegally. Thereafter, IMF and world bank got their man: Michel Temer - who was a neo-liberal.

And now Brazil has the most hardcore neo-liberal ever as their president. But unlike Reagan, Clinton, Bushes, and Obama, Bolsonero is a pure crude, sexist, racist, and a thug.

Now the question is - how does a personality like Trump or Bolsonerao attain popular support?

The answer is simple. When rich people get richer, when poor becomes poorer and see no light at the end of the tunnel, when there is no jobs program and healthcare - when the solution to all economic woes is AUSTERITY, it crates a vacuum. This emptiness and boiled over frustration allow a demagogue to rise up - who conveniently blames the others - the blacks, the immigrants - and the mass buy it because they need a scapegoat. This is what happened in Germany. Years of austerity gave rise to a guy who finally said - it is the fault of the Jews. And we know what happened later.

The neo-liberal world order is not sustainable. The inevitable outcome of this order is either fascism or mass revolution. History is being repeated again.
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Old November 1, 2018, 08:18 AM
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America's economy is going on a historic run under president Trump. No amount of word salad fake news can detract the people from this. Incoming red wave. Republicans don't deserve him actually. If it wasn't for The Donald, they would still be struggling against the crackpot democrats which they have been exposed to be. But now they are riding the people's love for Trump.
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Old November 1, 2018, 08:34 AM
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.1c0dce09de76
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Old November 3, 2018, 06:33 PM
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Melania: "Be best."
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Old November 7, 2018, 03:54 AM
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Well done Democrats. Now they can protect the Mueller probe as well as introduce some environment friendly legislation to combat climate change. Texas must have had the Trumptards worried. That was close.
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Old November 7, 2018, 08:06 AM
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Trump pretty much won for the candidates he personally went and rallied for. People are still in denial the ability for him to rally his voters to listen to him. There is no way this guy is not gonna get a re-election. But you spend time online, u would think he is not gonna get 1 vote. Blue wave this wave that wave - none of which is true.

results as expected - nothing crazy.

not 2 more years u have to endure this guy for another 6.
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Old November 7, 2018, 09:40 AM
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They barely won the house. And that too after banning and shadowbanning conservatives weeks leading up to the election. And the mainstream media and late night comedians are ofcourse cheerleading the democrat effort.

But even after all that, conservative populism is here to stay! The democrats who did win did so because of their own hard work, not because people like the democrat party. The democrat party have been exposed for the race baiters they are, and there is no going back!
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Old November 7, 2018, 11:25 AM
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Wow. Just wow.

Politics is one hell of a drug.
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Old November 7, 2018, 11:27 AM
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Max Rose did a brilliant job flipping the NY-11 district.
Campaign was flawless.

Donovan was too meek.
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Old November 7, 2018, 04:38 PM
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Democrats are taking this Trump win a little too personally.
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Few observations about midterm election:

1. Tremendous win - was it a tremendous win for Donald Trump as he claimed? Not tremendous, but not a bad result either, especially when compared to how Obama and Bush 43 did during their midterms.

2. This election has again proved that when voters are given the choice between a Republican and a Republican lite, they will choose a Republican. That is why Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, and Claire McCaskill lost their senate seats. The 90's Clintonesque blue dog formula of moving to the right will not win democrats election anymore, unless of course someone is a con artist of Obama's caliber.

3. Sherrod Brown, who is a progressive, cruised to victory in Ohio. He proved that the three losers above could have retained their seats by providing a progressive vision/policy positions for their constituents.

4. Corporate media still panders to the idea that Democrats are losing due to moving too far to the left. They are quick to point out the loss of Beto O'Rourke of Texas, Andrew Gillum of Florida, and Richard Ojeda of West Virginia. What the corporate media intentionally leave out is the run for money these candidates have given - and that has been possible only because of moving to the left. Beto lost by 3 points only, Gillum did not lose yet, and Ojeda closed a gap of +49 to +13 points.

5. For those who are thinking Dems will pass some left leaning policies at House are living in fool's paradise. One only needs to listen to the victory speeches of Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi to understand how clueless they are. They will swiftly bow down before King Donald in every bill that will help corporations in the name of bipartisanship. With their house majority, what they will do is political theatrics. Like Kavanaugh hearing - the end result of which will be Trump victory.

About 2020 election:

1. Hillary Clinton most likely will run again only to be humiliated like never before.

2. Kamala Harris and Corey Booker will run -the FRAUDs - and lose they shall like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in 2016.

3. Biden will run. He has been running since the 80s, but the uncle of America will remain 10% Biden as Trump calls him. He will not win the primary.

4. Richard Ojeda has declared he will run. A fiery speaker, but far behind in name recognition. Has no chance.

5. Tim Kaine might run. Another plastic politician - will get his clock cleaned like Jeb Bush.

6. Beto O'Rourke will run. He has proved to be a master of small donation fund raising. He is tall, handsome, looks presidential, and progressive. He has a chance.

7. Elizabeth Warren will run. She has proved to be a masterclass in being a progressive while not burning the bridges with corporate democratic party heads. She has a great chance, but not sure if voters (Bernie bros) will forgive her for not endorsing Bernie in 2016.

8. Two other fradus - Michael Bloomberg and Michael Avenatti will run - but they will go nowhere.

9. Sherrod Brown and Tulsi Gabbard are considering run too. They probably will not win the primaries, but both are good candidates for VPs.

10. Bernie Sanders will run. And the most popular politician has the greatest chance to win the primary. Unless there are shenanigans like of 2016, it will be very tough to deny him the nomination this time.

Can Bernie beat Trump? It has proven to be very difficult to unseat a seating president, but if there is one polician I bet on beating Trump, it will be Bernie.

How successful will Bernie be as President? Probably not much, because the whole system will be against him. His situation will be like Lula of Brazil. But if he can deliver even a few progressive victories like mediocre for all, free college, and minimum wage, he will go down as a great president.
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Bernie will not win. Because he did not take a strong stance against Clinton and basically let her steal the nomination from him (that has come out), he has lost all respect among gen Z, early millenials, and the undecided voters.

Plus the conservatives have done a wonderful job on him, totally painting him a commie loon, and thank god for that. After Obama, I don't want another America hater the likes of Bernie. I just had the thought, if Bernie chooses Ocasio Cortez as his VP, just as McCain had chosen Palin as his VP, then it's a done deal for Trump. Too easy a victory.
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Irrespective of whoever gets the nomination, Cortez will never be chosen as VP pick. She is a rookie.

Sanders Warren will make a strong duo, but Warren has a big ego and not sure if she will consider the position of VP.
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