Beto O'Rourke Drops His Campaign

News today is that Beto has quit the campaigning.

One fewer bodies on the debate stage. He did throw some support Tulsi's way during the Hillary thing (I wonder if they told him to get out after that?!?). But, he is a corporatist to the core.

No tears from me.

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Shahryar's picture

throwing everything into Iowa, where she trails badly, giving up New Hampshire.

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@Shahryar

He has already made some comments that he might wrap things up soon, and it doesn't look like he'll make the November debates.

I can hope Kamala drops out.

Booker is having trouble as well.

Kamala and Booker were supposed to be *The Ones* nine months ago--remember?!? Fascinating how things evolve.

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@apenultimate

I hate that guy. If my choice is between a centrist and a smug centrist I'll take the centrist.

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@Shahryar The empty suit, Buttigieg seems to be getting a big push from the establishment media. He has been getting large donations from the establishment already and now it seems as though the media is pushing him. This is all about splitting the delegates going into the convention. He was with intelligence in the military so I wonder if he is still with intelligence now.

As a supporter of Tulsi, I have been seeing and even getting some real vitriol from some Bernie folks about her. They want her to drop out now, and that pisses me off to no end. We need to have her continue to shine the light on the MIC, amnesty for whistle blowers, including Assange, and now she is advocating for the release of 9/11 documents. None of the other candidates, including Bernie, are touching these issues.

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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." ~ President John F. Kennedy

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@gulfgal98

I couldn't quite put my finger on why Bernie supporter are critiquing Tulsi the way they are. Hmmmm...I guess if you believe the PTB will actually let Bernie become the nominee, you'd approach his candidacy in a "strategic" way. Me, not so much. I am supporting the voices of both Bernie and Tulsi speaking the truth about the military and sucking the tax payers dry supporting it. It's about as realistic as I will allow my "hopes" to become these days...

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@Anja Geitz
and actually campaigned with her. I know he promised to support the nominee and I defended him here from people who wanted him to run third party, but he really went over the top.
So he shouldn't be attack8ing others. I fear he will roll over agin.
As HST said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Yeah, nobody likes HST, I'll take him over Trump, Clinton, and Obama any day.

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness but it is some of his supporters who somehow believe that Tulsi is taking away from his campaign.

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@gulfgal98

He was with intelligence in the military so I wonder if he is still with intelligence now.

Such a well-proven formula for national leadership..... if you like fascists, that is.

Yeppers, that's how Hitler started his run for power. He was in army intelligence, assigned to spy on the "German Workers' Party" -- which he rapidly rose in due to his fearless public speaking persona. Eventually he took charge of the whole enchilada, which became the Nazis.

Good afternoon, Counselor Godwin! Biggrin

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@gulfgal98

They want her to drop out now, and that pisses me off to no end.

Are these "THEY" just folks who claim to support Sanders or did Sanders himself hinted at something in that regard, ie Tulsi better to drop out?

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@mimi but it is some of his supporters. I have zero reason to believe that Bernie would want them to do this. I am sorry if my post was not clear.

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@gulfgal98

Reading comprehension, not so much.

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@Shahryar

except that with Booker and Harris, I'll be asked to get dewy-eyed over the fact that they're Black people in office. Regardless of what they do.

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/s

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Just another Bozo on the bus.

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the last two candidates standing.

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Twins separated at birth?

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@snoopydawg

Pete, at what? 0%? he's ok and worth propping up?

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@Shahryar about “woke” voters need to “get over it”. Mayo’s South Bend PD issues have slid under the radar mostly, until now.

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Just another Bozo on the bus.

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@Shahryar most of whom are going to vote either for Sanders or for Biden.

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@Cassiodorus and Warren's is not much higher. How do they think they can win with two elitist, neoliberal, white candidates? Even though black voters are not a monolith, a candidate needs the black vote to win in the general. Bernie has by far the most diverse support across the board. And he has the millennials.

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@gulfgal98

and she is having trouble everywhere. But then it could be cuz the media is treating her differently than Warren, but somehow there is still sexism and misogyny in there somewhere, somehow.... not sure how that works in their minds, but it does. Might be that lots of people don't like what she did during her tenure as AG. This is my biggest beef with her. She just posted a video where kids are asking her questions. The tweet that introduced it to me was "the kids whose parents Kamala locked up want to know why she did."

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@snoopydawg

Last time I looked, her black support had bottomed out.

But African American voters have coalesced to a greater degree behind Biden and Sanders — a dynamic that stands out because of their influence in the early stages of the primary and because they’re not behind Harris or Booker.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/02/black-voters-sanders-biden-202...

This is from about a month ago (10/2). Of course, it's also politico, so take with a grain of salt--but I have no idea why politico would use its propaganda platform to disrespect Harris and Booker to benefit Biden and Sanders. The weak, wandering-in-his-wits old white guy and the socialist. Neither seems to me to be the basket the elitists have their eggs in. And Politico's one of the servants who carries the eggs.

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--Zack de la Rocha

"I tell you I'll have nothing to do with the place...The roof of that hall is made of bones."
-- Fiver

@gulfgal98 the more I’ve thought about it, it’s the typical “where else are they going to go” attitude the Dems have had towards the African American voter. But Mayo Pete is a bit more problematic than that. I’m not claiming to be an expert but it seems to me his police issues and race relations in South Bend are going to hurt him with the younger people. As for the older AA voters, who I think normally would vote blue no matter who, I’d be interested to see how the idea of a gay president would work with them. Last I’d read, attitudes were still very conservative among the older AA population.

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Just another Bozo on the bus.

@Dr. John Carpenter @Dr. John Carpenter
was straight home from work, do not wait in line, do not collect an "I voted" sticker.

And that is why HRC is not President right now, for good or ill.

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@UntimelyRippd  
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/us/many-in-milwaukee-neighborhood-did...

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AGCC is happening.
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@gulfgal98
southern evangelical african americans -- the very ones whose support was used by the HRC campaign to insist that she, rather than Sanders, had "the black vote".

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The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
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AGCC is happening.
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Very embarrassing.

Nope. Not. Going. To. Fall. For. It. Again!

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@snoopydawg My favorite comment from your twitter post comparing Mayor Pete to Obama:

Well that just tells me he’s full of empty hope & never any changes for the 99%

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@karl pearson

Krystal Bell
“Both men represent a fresh face and are calling for change.” Apparently that cliche ridden line plus one supporter who you spoon fed is enough to hang the whole “Pete is Obama” narrative.

Boomer for Bernie
And why would I vote for Obama again? The man who promised change and that's what he gave us--his spare pennies and a crumb from his table while he gave all our money to the banks.

UHFCA
It's not just CNN! It is msnbc and the rest of them.
Butigeek is a an opportunistc fraud just like Obama. At least Obama was black and made history that way, his only acompliment! This guy will be the stepping stone for the next double Trump!

Double Trump stepping stone! Lmao. We wished for someone sane after Bush and we got Obama who gave us Trump. I can't wait to see what comes after him.

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@snoopydawg

If Pete Newman reminds you of Obama...run!

Smile

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They thought Bernie was too sick to vote for, so they were asking me my opinion on Warren!
They REALLY appreciated my position of being an FDR/Socialist voter, and even said I was right about Obama.
Amazing conversation. They just wanted a deed drawn up, nothing ongoing, or adversarial. My chance to just talk. Great stuff.

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@on the cusp

With rational citizens who respect each other and whose wishes have a great impact on the direction our country will go!

In all seriousness, good on ya.

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"More for Gore or the son of a drug lord--None of the above, fuck it, cut the cord."
--Zack de la Rocha

"I tell you I'll have nothing to do with the place...The roof of that hall is made of bones."
-- Fiver