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Can a serious Democrat please run for president?

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Posted By: Garnet, 7/11/2019 10:19:30 AM

I love those "Any Functioning Adult 2020" bumper stickers as much as any upper-middle-class suburban white liberal. But if I'm honest, it isn't really true. I will never vote for Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean I'll cast a ballot for any Democrat with a pulse. I would vote for no one rather than contribute to the victory of a candidate who fails to show minimal competence and capacity for responsible leadership. Judged by that standard, the Democratic field isn't looking very good right now. Yes, it's early. There's plenty of time to mollify my concerns. But at the moment, none of the leading candidates seem like serious contenders.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Upright2 7/11/2019 10:23:11 AM (No. 120510)
Incredible... the author lists all the reasons I will be voting for Trump, the best President in my lifetime. I don't care what he says. I care what he does!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/11/2019 10:28:37 AM (No. 120514)
There may be a few semi-sane Democrats but they are polling at 1%. The party faithful do not want them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher 7/11/2019 10:30:57 AM (No. 120518)
Nah, we need more like that Williamson woman....so much more entertaining.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/11/2019 10:32:58 AM (No. 120524)
Get a clue, Damon - - there has NEVER been a "serious" demonrat. They've always been one kind of shameless liar, fraudster. commie, and/or America-hater. There is nothing "serious" about that - - except as a serious threat to our way of life.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Krause 7/11/2019 11:20:45 AM (No. 120583)
A really good job-providing, 401k-improving, wage-improving economy means nothing to the left. After all, they was no criticism of Obama's dismal economy from the liberal talking heads. The left's issues are open borders and illegal alien sanctuaries, unfettered abortion, free healthcare, free college, reparations, higher taxes and lots of virtue signalling. This will get them back to Obama's economy, which is their ultimate goal..
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Reply 6 - Posted by: David Key 7/11/2019 11:23:43 AM (No. 120586)
I suspect that the "serious Democrat" exists but is seriously aware that to try and survive they must deny or at the least hide their values and views. By serious you must mean a Democrat who is logical and has thought seriously about history and the philosophy of governing like our forefathers did. Can anyone looking at the state of the Democratic party and its legion of mini-me candidates seriously think they have the brains or the ability to govern and make the compromises necessary to make government possible in as varied a nation as the USA is today.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 7/11/2019 11:34:40 AM (No. 120597)
There are no more "serious Dems". They ALL live on Earth 2The Bizzarro Planet where unicorn farts will power electric cars and aircraft into the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds sunsets, where illegals are every where and windmills power the reparations machines. Drop dead you lunatics.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bamboozle 7/11/2019 11:54:59 AM (No. 120617)
Not unlike the election of 1864 when the Dems ran General McClellan against Lincoln on a platform of making peace with the South thus destroying the country and ensuring the continuation of slavery. The Dems were good with slavery then, with Jim Crowe and the KKK later, and lying about their past now. Granted that McClellan rejected the platform, it was still the stance of the party. Fortunately the fall of Atlanta ensured the victory of Lincoln.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: HotRod 7/11/2019 12:00:39 PM (No. 120621)
And who would be a serious democrat? I can't think of anyone. A person can't be serious if they choose to belong to the democrat party. Serious is doing what is right for America, in accordance with the Constitution and our laws. They are plenty dedicated about sabotaging the country for personal money and power, but that is a perversion, not seriousness. .
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Reply 10 - Posted by: droopydog 7/11/2019 12:45:36 PM (No. 120658)
They are all serious. That's the problem.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/11/2019 1:11:51 PM (No. 120679)
Truth is you may not have heard of Kinky Freidman. He's a Texas icon. He's 1) a JEW. 2)Gay. 3) a musician 4) Will run circles around your butt if you want to play politics. And NO he has never been on Jeffy Epsteins airplane. I have a sticker on my bumper that say's Kinky for Governor … Why the Hell not. He hung in there with Ross Perot numbers.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 7/11/2019 1:33:39 PM (No. 120714)
If a better Dem candidate does not emerge, Trump could win in a 49 state landslide. In a very rare election,Trump could also pick-up California, for a fifty state win. (or in Obama's case, a 57 state win)
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Reply 13 - Posted by: tom7 7/11/2019 1:36:22 PM (No. 120720)
"Serious Democrat" is an oxymoron.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: cor-vet 7/11/2019 1:52:03 PM (No. 120740)
It's hard to take a writer seriously, when he lists all the reasons Trump is a great President, lists all the faults of the 23 person clown car express, and still would vote Democrat or not vote at all. TDS is getting worse and worse in these people.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hoosierblue 7/12/2019 7:17:37 AM (No. 121304)
Heck no. Keep up with the crazies. Trump 2020.
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