Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

Bernie is in!

It’s going to be interesting to watch the dem primary unfo massivemissive02/19/19
Hes jumped the shark in my eyes--and I volunteered for his c superttthero02/19/19
His acolytes regard him as Jesus No kidding, I knew people trijocker02/19/19
Genuinely bad news for the demcorats, as pointed out above: toooldtocare02/19/19
Naw. He did a great job in moving the conversation to the le soiled_nappies02/19/19
Moving to the left? Short of suggesting a different form of toooldtocare02/19/19
SSSSHHHHHHHHH! (What if he saw this and took it to wutwutwut02/19/19
What I mean is he moved the conversation to the left in 2016 soiled_nappies02/19/19
Sounds like a lot of wishful thinking. Bernie Bros stayed ho onefortheteam02/19/19
How old would he be when the second term ends? 87? That se drewprocess02/19/19
Clearly he will not run after first term. One Bernie term wo finra4302/19/19
I think Bernie damaged himself beyond repair by throwing his thirdtierlaw02/19/19
Yup. That was it for me. I voted for him in the primary but cowgod02/19/19
I think he’s being underestimated as a viable candidate. B jorgedeclaro02/19/19
But he’s old as fvck! soiled_nappies02/19/19
And what do those three have in common? The last thing the toooldtocare02/19/19
Trent Lott said there is only one viable democrat-Joe Biden trijocker02/19/19
Trent Lott is from Mississippi and hasn’t been a senator s jorgedeclaro02/19/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VO X53aBUrs toooldtocare02/19/19
There's a difference between a veteran Senator and someone w trijocker02/19/19
Trump isn’t eating anyone alive. He’s running 41% approv jorgedeclaro02/19/19
Vincent Adultman 2020 whatnext02/19/19
I kind of think Vincent Adultman is the president right now. cowgod02/19/19
^ This. soiled_nappies02/19/19
Interesting old video clip of a 2007 interview with Bernie o catwoman33302/19/19
How many times has Trump said something one week only to say onefortheteam02/19/19
Ayup. Mr. Trump was a Dem before he was a Repub, Mr. Romney wutwutwut02/19/19
No one cares about things like consistency or even a real po onefortheteam02/19/19
I saw Immigrant classify Beto as a Chad in a post, but I thi persius02/19/19
Not 100% on this but I would wager that Beto gets more panti onefortheteam02/19/19
Trump has billions though and some women like that. The persius02/19/19
Trump says he has billions of dollars, how much of that is t onefortheteam02/19/19
Bernie running now feels like when Season 5 of Arrested Deve superttthero02/19/19
I've never not voted in a general election. I literally cann frida202/19/19
Does the term "poisoned wells" mean anything to you? The onefortheteam02/19/19
The DNC is something very different now. There will be some frida202/19/19
I agree things will and should be different, no more split d onefortheteam02/19/19
...and he decimates the planet with one ill-considered nucle exnite02/19/19
How is the DNC any "different"? All I see is changed superf catwoman33302/20/19
The dems will eat each other alive. Not saying it to gloat, massivemissive02/19/19
Here’s how the DNC faction of the uniparty will employ Be plumber02/19/19
Well, I for one am glad that's settled. toooldtocare02/19/19
King Andrew? david6198302/19/19
Haha, this is great news! Run Bernie Run! RGB can’t po daleycenter02/19/19
Can't wait to see the first debate: It will look like a cas catwoman33302/20/19
https://twitter.com/RyanAFournier/s tatus/1099144827785093120 gazoo02/23/19
ROFL to thinking that the Democrat Party will allow a self-a tedandlisa12302/23/19
A new national Emerson poll, including 20 Democratic candida gazoo04/15/19



massivemissive (Feb 19, 2019 - 7:46 am)

It’s going to be interesting to watch the dem primary unfold. My guess is that he still has lots of appeal to those under 40.

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superttthero (Feb 19, 2019 - 7:55 am)

Hes jumped the shark in my eyes--and I volunteered for his campaign last time around.

I guess he has the best chance of the field to bring up and discuss real issues which could be good. Not rooting for him this time around though.

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trijocker (Feb 19, 2019 - 8:06 am)

His acolytes regard him as Jesus
No kidding, I knew people who were suicidal when he was out.
They never forgave she who shall not be named for taking his place.
Polls show him doing well though already/

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toooldtocare (Feb 19, 2019 - 9:17 am)

Genuinely bad news for the demcorats, as pointed out above: Bernie has been given Messiah-like status by many of his disciples. He's not going to get the nomination, and they'll be mad and stay home in November or protest vote, just like 2016. Best news in a while for Trump.

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soiled_nappies (Feb 19, 2019 - 10:07 am)

Naw. He did a great job in moving the conversation to the left but he doesn’t own progressive issues anymore.

Beenie bros will quickly become Kamala hoes.

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toooldtocare (Feb 19, 2019 - 11:22 am)

Moving to the left? Short of suggesting a different form of govt, not sure the conversation among the democrat wanna-bees can get much further left.
And between Bernie's sore losers and Shultz's protest votes, the democrats are cooked. Trump-although he's constitutionally(small "c") incapable of doing so- ought to sit back and relax. He ought to do what every president does when it's best to stay above the fray: take a trip to foreign countries in warm climates. He could develop "Golf Diplomacy" by hitting the links with presidents of obscure warm-weather countries, promising them the moon never to deliver. He could start in Australia, then Singapore, through Thailand and onto the Gulf States. Then back to Eastern Europe for spring.

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wutwutwut (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:08 pm)

SSSSHHHHHHHHH!




(What if he saw this and took it to heart?)

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soiled_nappies (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:25 pm)

What I mean is he moved the conversation to the left in 2016 - he showed how much enthusiasm there was amongst the Democratic base for policies like Medicare for all, tuition free college, etc. I don't mean to comment on how good or bad they are - It's just that he moved the Overton window to the left.

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onefortheteam (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:32 pm)

Sounds like a lot of wishful thinking. Bernie Bros stayed home in large part because the DNC actively played favorites by handing Clinton delegates she did not earn and doing shady stuff like handing Hillary the questions of the debate. People with ethics think that stuff is reprehensible. The DNC may do so again for Harris but like I said that's just pure wishful thinking.

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drewprocess (Feb 19, 2019 - 9:37 am)

How old would he be when the second term ends? 87? That seems unrealistic.

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finra43 (Feb 19, 2019 - 10:05 am)

Clearly he will not run after first term. One Bernie term would be great though.

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thirdtierlaw (Feb 19, 2019 - 11:51 am)

I think Bernie damaged himself beyond repair by throwing his support behind Clinton after the primaries. He could have left it as, "I'm voting for her because she is better than the alternative, even with all of her issues." But instead, it was as if all her faults just magically disappeared once she won the primaries.

I agree with toooldtocare, that this will likely hurt the Dems more than help.

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cowgod (Feb 19, 2019 - 11:35 pm)

Yup. That was it for me. I voted for him in the primary but lost all respect for him when he did that. Will not be doing it again.

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jorgedeclaro (Feb 19, 2019 - 12:25 pm)

I think he’s being underestimated as a viable candidate. Bridesmaids have a pretty strong history of getting the next nomination (McCain, Romney, Clinton). He’s also not going to play nice. He thinks he can win and he thinks he can cause a fundamental shift in the course of our political culture so he sees value in fighting regardless. He’s a real contender and should easily been in the top 3 most likely to get the nomination.

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soiled_nappies (Feb 19, 2019 - 12:26 pm)

But he’s old as fvck!

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toooldtocare (Feb 19, 2019 - 12:42 pm)

And what do those three have in common?
The last thing the democrats need is a septuagenarian candidate; one way or another, all Bernie does is act as a spoiler.

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trijocker (Feb 19, 2019 - 12:40 pm)

Trent Lott said there is only one viable democrat-Joe Biden
He is the front runner ahead of Bernie.
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/18/joe-biden-2020-polling-1173226

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jorgedeclaro (Feb 19, 2019 - 12:54 pm)

Trent Lott is from Mississippi and hasn’t been a senator since 2006. He might as well be living on Jupiter at this point. If he doesn’t think Booker or Harris or Beto or Sanders would not have at least a decent or better chance of beating Trump, he’s out to lunch.

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toooldtocare (Feb 19, 2019 - 12:58 pm)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VOX53aBUrs

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trijocker (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:05 pm)

There's a difference between a veteran Senator and someone who can win, has great campaign skills.
I don't see that with Beto (too moony) or Kamala, Booker has some popularity. But none of those three has the chops or money to go head to toe with Trump in a long, bloody battle. Bernie, while still popular, would be eaten alive by Trump if he still runs.

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jorgedeclaro (Feb 19, 2019 - 2:24 pm)

Trump isn’t eating anyone alive. He’s running 41% approval ratings and pissing off conservatives and independents with his national emergency nonsense. Three raccoons in a trench coat taught to say “Medicare for all” would have a puncher’s chance of beating Trump.

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whatnext (Feb 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm)

Vincent Adultman 2020



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cowgod (Feb 19, 2019 - 11:39 pm)

I kind of think Vincent Adultman is the president right now.

"Today I went to the White House. I did a government!"

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soiled_nappies (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:25 pm)

^ This.

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catwoman333 (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:08 pm)

Interesting old video clip of a 2007 interview with Bernie on his immigration views. It's sharply at odds with what he says in public these days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38M9vfg4TPE&feature=youtu.be&t=3m21s

Could it be true that "independent maverick" BS (how appropriate) is nothing but a "just another flip-flop politician" changing his views to ride the "political winds of the day" to get into the WH????

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onefortheteam (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:37 pm)

How many times has Trump said something one week only to say the exact opposite the very next week?


Even if what you say about Bernie is true, it still doesn't mean people care about things like consistency because like... they clearly don't

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wutwutwut (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:45 pm)

Ayup. Mr. Trump was a Dem before he was a Repub, Mr. Romney was for single payor before he was agin it, and for choice before he was conveniently pro-life, and Secretary Clinton and Mr. Obama were both against SSM before they were conveniently pro-SSM.

No one really caress.

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onefortheteam (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:50 pm)

No one cares about things like consistency or even a real political platform. Political campaigns are little more than popularity contests, whoever comes off looking the coolest wins every time. Only liberal arts losers believe otherwise. This is the real reason why Bernie Sanders hasn't a snowball in hell's chance.

I heard Beto plays in some sort of rock band, he should go on like the arsenio hall show and play the sax, the chicks would dig it.

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persius (Feb 19, 2019 - 2:02 pm)

I saw Immigrant classify Beto as a Chad in a post, but I think that is his liberal bias coming through. Women say he is not attractive. We really need an unbiased click run down on him and a someone besides a straight male thar can speak with authority as to his sex appeal.

I think of Bernie as more of a Ron Paul type figure. He is still cool in a cult following kind of way.

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onefortheteam (Feb 19, 2019 - 2:11 pm)

Not 100% on this but I would wager that Beto gets more panties wet than Trump especially if he's doing a rad guitar solo with a half kilo of blow

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persius (Feb 19, 2019 - 2:14 pm)

Trump has billions though and some women like that.

The other question for those that vote with their libido is whether Bernie qualifies as a silver-fox.

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onefortheteam (Feb 19, 2019 - 2:21 pm)

Trump says he has billions of dollars, how much of that is true and how much is in liquid assets is another story.

Nonetheless I don't think women look at Trump's surface and find much of anything attractive. He's terribly overweight with orange wrinkled skin and his yellow toupee needs to be retired.

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superttthero (Feb 19, 2019 - 1:35 pm)

Bernie running now feels like when Season 5 of Arrested Development was announced.

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frida2 (Feb 19, 2019 - 2:22 pm)

I've never not voted in a general election. I literally cannot relate to someone who would just decide not to vote because their favorite doesn't win the primary. I'd vote for Bernie if he won the primary, but I don't expect that will happen. I know lots of people in real life who voted for Bernie in the primary in 2016 that don't plan to this time. I wouldn't vote for Hillary if she was running again, even though I voted for in the last primary. I can't relate to sustained loyalty to one candidate. This election will be very different than 2016. I'm hoping for a lovefest. I think a lot of the Democratic party is insisting on it. A Democrat that attacks other Democrats could have problems. Luckily DNC chair Perez is doing a good job. His plans for the first debates in June are good.

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onefortheteam (Feb 19, 2019 - 2:48 pm)

Does the term "poisoned wells" mean anything to you?

The DNC poisoned the well by actively playing favorites so people stayed home and stopped caring.

You can't demand that people vote for a political party of your choice because it is the ethically responsible thing to do while that very same demonstrates a flagrant disregard for their own ethical responsibility. Again at a certain threshold of bullsh1t people stop caring

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frida2 (Feb 19, 2019 - 3:19 pm)

The DNC is something very different now. There will be some who refuse to see that, but hopefully they will be a small minority.

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onefortheteam (Feb 19, 2019 - 3:30 pm)

I agree things will and should be different, no more split delegates.

Dems should not bicker and quarrel, it is very unproductive. All that matters is getting that jackass out of office before late stage dementia decimates another 30 IQ points.

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exnite (Feb 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm)

...and he decimates the planet with one ill-considered nuclear ☢️ command

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catwoman333 (Feb 20, 2019 - 12:01 am)

How is the DNC any "different"? All I see is changed superficial window-dressing at the top (i.e., new faces like Perez). But, interestingly, the ones who rigged the 2016 primary in Hillary's favor--Wasserstein Schultz, Brazile and others--are STILL heavily involved behind the scenes, calling the shots. IMO they should all have been "retired" from the party.

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massivemissive (Feb 19, 2019 - 4:13 pm)

The dems will eat each other alive. Not saying it to gloat, it just seems that way.

Bernie won’t get the nomination because as much as the dems are now embracing socialism, their cooperate overlords will not allow it.

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plumber (Feb 19, 2019 - 4:28 pm)

Here’s how the DNC faction of the uniparty will employ Bernie this time: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/19/number-eight-bernie-sanders-announces-presidential-bid/#more-160215

“Reminder, anyone who is announcing their presidential bid ahead of Pelosi delivering the impeachment narrative is not part of the DNC plan. The “Chosen One” will surface during the April/May to June/July period when the legislative crew, the DNC crew and the media crew execute the impeachment plan.”

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toooldtocare (Feb 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm)

Well, I for one am glad that's settled.

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david61983 (Feb 19, 2019 - 7:24 pm)

King Andrew?

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daleycenter (Feb 19, 2019 - 9:49 pm)

Haha, this is great news! Run Bernie Run!

RGB can’t possibly last till 2024

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catwoman333 (Feb 20, 2019 - 12:06 am)

Can't wait to see the first debate: It will look like a casting call with 20 people crammed onto one stage. IMO, Mayor Pete B. and Julian Castro and any others 45 or younger will make the others--esp. those near 60 or over: Bernie, Biden, Warren, Klobuchar--look and sound ANCIENT, like old hacks wandering aimlessly around the Lido Deck of a Princess Cruise Line, searching for their glasses and rooms.

Like it or not, this is going to be a HUGE GENERATIONAL election where optics play a pivotal, decisive role. I remember how ancient, tired McCain and Romney sounded (and looked) standing on stage next to a (then) much younger Barack Obama. Also, look at history: Kennedy won because Nixon looked terrible in TV debates.

IMO we should nominate a younger, fit, energetic person at the top of the ticket. Think how great they will look on TV/Internet--and how ancient, bloated, tired Trump/Pence will look in comparison in general election debates.

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gazoo (Feb 23, 2019 - 1:54 pm)

https://twitter.com/RyanAFournier/status/1099144827785093120?s=09

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tedandlisa123 (Feb 23, 2019 - 2:35 pm)

ROFL to thinking that the Democrat Party will allow a self-avowed socialist to gain the nomination. While the face of the party might be something different, it’s financial core is still pretty much Wall Street, the Davos globalists, and Silicon Valley. Bernie would have an “unforeseen” heart attack before being allowed to reach the nomination.

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gazoo (Apr 15, 2019 - 12:55 pm)

A new national Emerson poll, including 20 Democratic candidates for President, found Senator Bernie Sanders ahead of the pack with 29%, followed by former Vice President Gropin` Joe Biden at 24%.

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