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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair View Post
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    But 35 seems a reasonable age limit, if there has to be one.
    Reasonable upper limit
    Interesting. What positive gains would that lead to, you think?

    And would we do that for other elected offices too?
    The president would probably be sexier.
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Sanders is right, here. AIPAC wants a one-State solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
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    Well, some people on “both sides” do wish Sanders was a Stalinist.

    But he isn’t.

    Fuck, not even Castro was a Stalinist.
    Batista killed more political enemies in 6 years than Castro did in 60.

    The bastard instead made them all literate.
    Yes but he only taught people to read so he could turn them into ebil gobbunists.


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    That's a parody account right?
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Bernie is not “taking it hard on the chin.” Media outlets are spinning hype to make it seem like he is, because they’re desperate to find any line of attack that actually works. But it’s futile, tbh—Sanders is just too respected, too honest, and too consistent for the scaremongering to bear fruit.

    As you point out, he gave a reasonable answer.

    Bring on more of this, tbh. The more the media red-baits, and the more Sanders continues to give reasonable answers, the more defanged these kinds of attacks become.
    Semantics over the "chin" comment or not, CNN is certainly bashing him in their top stories for it (please don't semantics if they're "bashing" vs. some other thing if you please, lol).

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/24/polit...ent/index.html

    Washington (CNN)A Democratic congresswoman from Florida said Monday that Sen. Bernie Sanders' partial defense of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution was "absolutely unacceptable."

    "As the first South American immigrant member of Congress who proudly represents thousands of Cuban Americans, I find Senator Bernie Sanders' comments on Castro's Cuba absolutely unacceptable," Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell wrote in a pair of tweets.

    "The Castro regime murdered and jailed dissidents, and caused unspeakable harm to too many South Florida families. To this day, it remains an authoritarian regime that oppresses its people, subverts the free press, and stifles a free society," she added.

    Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala, who represents parts of Miami and Miami Beach, wrote in a tweet that she hopes "that in the future, Senator Sanders will take time to speak to some of my constituents before he decides to sing the praises of a murderous tyrant like Fidel Castro," while Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Sanders is "wrong about why people didn't overthrow Castro."

    "It's not because 'he educated their kids, gave them health care' it's because his opponents were jailed, murdered or exiled," Rubio said.
    As I said, I think his response was appropriate. I presume both Mucarsel-Powell (D) and Shalala (D) are Biden-type Democrat moderates who just don;t want Bernie, but might overlook such a comment made a more middle candidate. And of course they're playing to their electorate, as Florida is full of Cuban exiles who loathe anything to do with Castro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    That's a parody account right?
    No, that’s a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives, from Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Bernie is not “taking it hard on the chin.” Media outlets are spinning hype to make it seem like he is, because they’re desperate to find any line of attack that actually works. But it’s futile, tbh—Sanders is just too respected, too honest, and too consistent for the scaremongering to bear fruit.

    As you point out, he gave a reasonable answer.

    Bring on more of this, tbh. The more the media red-baits, and the more Sanders continues to give reasonable answers, the more defanged these kinds of attacks become.
    Semantics over the "chin" comment or not, CNN is certainly bashing him in their top stories for it (please don't semantics if they're "bashing" vs. some other thing if you please, lol).

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/24/polit...ent/index.html

    Washington (CNN)A Democratic congresswoman from Florida said Monday that Sen. Bernie Sanders' partial defense of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution was "absolutely unacceptable."

    "As the first South American immigrant member of Congress who proudly represents thousands of Cuban Americans, I find Senator Bernie Sanders' comments on Castro's Cuba absolutely unacceptable," Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell wrote in a pair of tweets.

    "The Castro regime murdered and jailed dissidents, and caused unspeakable harm to too many South Florida families. To this day, it remains an authoritarian regime that oppresses its people, subverts the free press, and stifles a free society," she added.

    Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala, who represents parts of Miami and Miami Beach, wrote in a tweet that she hopes "that in the future, Senator Sanders will take time to speak to some of my constituents before he decides to sing the praises of a murderous tyrant like Fidel Castro," while Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Sanders is "wrong about why people didn't overthrow Castro."

    "It's not because 'he educated their kids, gave them health care' it's because his opponents were jailed, murdered or exiled," Rubio said.
    As I said, I think his response was appropriate. I presume both Mucarsel-Powell (D) and Shalala (D) are Biden-type Democrat moderates who just don;t want Bernie, but might overlook such a comment made a more middle candidate.

    Yeah this is what CNN does and why it exists. Unsurprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomeus Crane View Post
    Bad news: they will be hounding Bernie like this right up until the election.

    Good news: it didn't work with Trump either. Still doesn't.
    My impression is that the DNC is far more corrupt than the RNC when it comes to manipulating votes and picking the 'establishment' candidate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Larkonnis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomeus Crane View Post
    Bad news: they will be hounding Bernie like this right up until the election.

    Good news: it didn't work with Trump either. Still doesn't.
    My impression is that the DNC is far more corrupt than the RNC when it comes to manipulating votes and picking the 'establishment' candidate.
    They might be a bunch of corporate shills, but they aren't a radical death cult with a broken, reality-denying, self-proclaimed messianic figurehead.
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Larkonnis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomeus Crane View Post
    Bad news: they will be hounding Bernie like this right up until the election.

    Good news: it didn't work with Trump either. Still doesn't.
    My impression is that the DNC is far more corrupt than the RNC when it comes to manipulating votes and picking the 'establishment' candidate.
    They might be a bunch of corporate shills, but they aren't a radical death cult with a broken, reality-denying, self-proclaimed messianic figurehead.
    Well, not yet anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Larkonnis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomeus Crane View Post
    Bad news: they will be hounding Bernie like this right up until the election.

    Good news: it didn't work with Trump either. Still doesn't.
    My impression is that the DNC is far more corrupt than the RNC when it comes to manipulating votes and picking the 'establishment' candidate.
    They might be a bunch of corporate shills, but they aren't a radical death cult with a broken, reality-denying, self-proclaimed messianic figurehead.
    >Pro-Choice
    >Not a death cult


    Have you not heard of the Bohemian Grove?


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    Did someone say southern death cult?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Larkonnis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Larkonnis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomeus Crane View Post
    Bad news: they will be hounding Bernie like this right up until the election.

    Good news: it didn't work with Trump either. Still doesn't.
    My impression is that the DNC is far more corrupt than the RNC when it comes to manipulating votes and picking the 'establishment' candidate.
    They might be a bunch of corporate shills, but they aren't a radical death cult with a broken, reality-denying, self-proclaimed messianic figurehead.
    >Pro-Choice
    >Not a death cult


    Have you not heard of the Bohemian Grove?
    Bohemian Grove probably isn't even the weirdest thing for rich people to do in the redwoods on a Friday night in the Bay Area.
    meh

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    Lemme know when they got pictures or video of some ritual cannibalism or something interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    WTF there's a minimum age to be President that's higher than 'legal voting age'. Why?
    Because otherwise 'muricans would probably elect Justin Bieber or whoever the kids today are listening too, or some shit.

    Probably still be better than Trump.
    "Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win." - Zhuge Liang


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    Can we get young Presidents that look like this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair View Post


    Can we get young Presidents that look like this?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorvil Barranis View Post
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    WTF there's a minimum age to be President that's higher than 'legal voting age'. Why?
    Because otherwise 'muricans would probably elect Justin Bieber or whoever the kids today are listening too, or some shit.

    Probably still be better than Trump.
    President Pewdiepie will fight for your right to say gamer words

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    Quote Originally Posted by mewninn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dorvil Barranis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    WTF there's a minimum age to be President that's higher than 'legal voting age'. Why?
    Because otherwise 'muricans would probably elect Justin Bieber or whoever the kids today are listening too, or some shit.

    Probably still be better than Trump.
    President Pewdiepie will fight for your right to say gamer words
    Those who oppress the rights of others get put on the gamer list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaztick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mewninn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dorvil Barranis View Post
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    WTF there's a minimum age to be President that's higher than 'legal voting age'. Why?
    Because otherwise 'muricans would probably elect Justin Bieber or whoever the kids today are listening too, or some shit.

    Probably still be better than Trump.
    President Pewdiepie will fight for your right to say gamer words
    Those who oppress the rights of others get put on the gamer list.
    Please use the correct terminology.

    It's Gamers.

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