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There are people who believe the earth is flat, too!
The Bernie Bros are desperate for a narrative that will absolve them of any responsibility for helping Trump win again. They want to be able to say “Biden lost, told you so, we should have nominated Bernie!” That’s also why it’s important to them that Trump win again.
Missing: “Yes Andrew, of course I do.
#MeToo wasn’t just a politically expedient tool.”
#MeToo doesn’t mean every accusation of sexual assault is true.
#MeToo means every accusation of sexual assault should be heard and taken seriously. Reade’s have been. They are not credible. Did you actually read the PBS story at the top of this thread?
Do you think women are liars, ever?
Maybe all 62 former female staffers who worked for Biden are liars when they all said they had “never heard any rumors or allegations of Biden engaging in sexual misconduct, until the recent assault allegation made by Tara Reade.” They’re lying to cover for Biden – only Reade is telling the truth. I mean, Reade is telling the truth NOW – not last year when she told journalists emphatically that Biden DID NOT sexually assault her. Now she must be telling the truth – for some reason. She must have been lying last year, not now.
Missing: “Personally, I think it went down just as she said.”
Of course you do. The Bernie Bro cult members could not assume Biden could be innocent of anything he might be accused of, no matter how many inconsistencies her story might have. Reade has played you all brilliantly. You’re probably right – she probably isn’t a Sanders supporter at all. She used you to bolster her credibility – she played to a group of people who already irrationally hated Biden and would be sympathetic to any anti-Biden story she could dream up. It gives you all the perfect excuse to vote against Biden and help Trump get re-elected.
I’m hope you will be disappointed when her allegations fade away and don’t help Trump get re-elected after all.
Missing: “Thing is she is not a Burner. Party Dem from way back when she was a Biden staffer.”
She was not a “party Dem” in 2020 – after Marianne Williamson dropped out, she became a Bernie Bro. Or at least pretended to be, to gain sympathy for her story and manipulate the Bernie Bros whom she knew were looking for any excuse to not vote for Biden. Anyone reading the stories can see that.
5. Before she made her assault allegation, Reade was a Bernie Sanders supporter and opponent of Joe Biden
After previously supporting Marianne Williamson and Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 race, Reade — after Super Tuesday — was a constant presence on Twitter, tweeting and retweeting pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Biden messages.
Yes, there is no point in Biden saying much right now. Most of what he would say would be forgotten by now anyway. It’s only May. Few people are paying attention to the general election campaign, given what’s going on in the world.
And Biden, being prone to gaffes, is probably relieved he can sit on the sidelines for a while. (He has been running devastating ads against Trump, at least the ones I’ve seen online – no idea if they are running as TV spots in the swing states.)
The 2020 election will be about the incumbent, as these elections usually are. Trump is doing an awful job – as said above, let Trump keep hanging himself. Don’t get in the way. When your opponent is digging the hole deeper and deeper, don’t stop him.
Did someone suggest Paul was supporting Trump because he liked Trump’s ABC interview? Not me. All I said was, I read a completely different take of the interview on Vox in the piece I posted, so I was surprised to hear a positive view of his interview.
I can’t bring myself to watch it myself. But I just read the transcript on ABC’s website. I still am not sure what anyone who doesn’t love Trump would find praiseworthy about it. It’s just Trump bragging as usual, blaming the Democrats and Obama and attacking the media, saying things that still aren’t true (that
anyone who wants to get a test can get one) or that we are doing enough testing, saying how his actions saved millions of lives, blah blah blah. Same bullshit, different day.
What exactly did Trump say that he should be given kudos for?
Attacking someone? You mean, you think posting an opposing point of view is an “attack?” You just don’t want anyone to disagree with you?
I responded to Vitalogy at the start of this thread by completely disagreeing with him about the meaning of recent primary results. So we have some give and take – what’s the big deal???
I didn’t watch the ABC interview (can’t stand to watch him – sorry). But the folks at Vox seem to have a different take on his interview than yours:
Trump’s train wreck ABC interview illustrated why he rarely strays from Fox News
“I’ll be honest, uh, I have a lot of things going on,” Trump said, trying to explain his lack of coronavirus preparation.
I agree, Andy.
Well, Sanders dropped out, so there isn’t a lot of incentive for people to vote for him except as a protest vote. Some die-hard Sanders supporters hope he wins enough delegates to have more influence at the convention (or whatever passes for a convention in 2020), but I doubt that’s relevant.
Trump voters have even less of a reason to come out as there’s not really a primary at all. Could be the Republicans had less contested primaries for down ballot candidates than Democrats did. But I wouldn’t read much into “fewer votes for Trump in a pretty much irrelevant presidential primary.”
I don’t think we have turned the corner on Covid-19. We have flattened the curve, but the virus is still out there. As soon as we lift restrictions, it will come back.
The problem is that we have been so incredibly slow to ramp up testing and being able to provide enough personal protective equipment to health care workers. Yes, we are in better shape than we were six weeks ago, but we still have a ways to go. Experts tell us that an important metric to tell us if we are testing enough is that the percent of positive tests is low – around 10% or lower. As of a few days ago, the US positive test percentage rate of about 18%.
Plus, I haven’t seen any info on how we are going to do contract tracing – as with everything else, this is probably something else Trump’s federal government will just punt to the states on, meaning the quality of the contract tracing will vary state to state.
If you want to see how to manage Covid-19 very well, look at South Korea. Population: 51 Million (about 6.5X lower than the US). As of today, they’ve had 10.738 cases and only 243 deaths – and their epidemic is winding down. The number of new cases has been 10 each of the last few days, with the number of deaths below 5 a day for a while. And they never had to lock down like we have. Instead, they have extensive contact tracing and have done massive testing; their positive test rate is about 3%.
I had to stop reading that – made me too angry. 🙁
Sanders could have stayed in the race until the convention like he did in 2016. I’m sure the Bernie Bros would have preferred that too.
I posted that interview for Missing once or twice already – but it wouldn’t hurt to post it one more time. 😉