December 20th, 2015

  • rob515

Democratic Debate

Originally posted by rob515 at Democratic Debate

And so, the third Democratic Debate has taken place. Although many hopeful Republicans were hoping that Hillary and Bernie would go after each other, fangs and claws ready to rip each other apart – a scene that could easily be imagined in a Republican debate, featuring that master of insult and chaos Donald trump – no such episode occurred. Bernie simply apologized to Hillary, she accepted, and they both resolved to go on to other, more important issues; issues like the uneven distribution of wealth, realistic tactics for dealing with Isis, gun control, racial profiling and the demonization of all Muslims, and education. Nobody called anybody else stupid or weak or ugly. They simply stood with the issues.

It is very unlikely that I would ever vote for one of the current Republican candidates, but I respect true conservatism, and would really like to hear a discussion by well informed men and women about where they would take the country. Instead, we are destined to hear endless statements like the pyramids being built to store Joseph's grain, how we should all buy guns and shoot each other, and how stupid, or ugly, or weak all the other candidates on the stage are. Republican community—GET A LIFE!


DNC meltdown

Whoah. Out of the blue, a scandal in the Democratic party. Just when you thought things couldn't get any more boring (and amicable) between the democratic contenders, now comes this.

Sanders campaign sues DNC after database breach

In a nutshell, a Sanders campaign staffer seems to have illicitly accessed Clinton campaign data, which the Sanders team soon found out, admitted, and fired the guy. In response though, the DNC has blocked the Sanders campaign from accessing its own info on the party's data massif, which the Sanders team claim is an overreaction, a violation of rules and ethics, and an obvious way to undermine Sanders by preventing his campaign from utilizing crucial info about their own supporters, just before the actual primaries have begun. Sanders' people are calling this an outright "attack" on their campaign, and all in all, it all plays so very nicely into the story that the party establishment do not want him being the democratic nominee, and would stop at nothing to bring him down. Much to the anger and dismay of all those thousands of grass-root supporters who've contributed to his campaign so far. Am I getting this right?

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