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Heard a great comment re Biden's age from Ana Navarro: Biden fell off a bike, because he was ON a bike.

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Dinesh D'Souza is literally the personification of everything that people hate about the technocratic class. Dinesh, if your credentials are so great, why don't you have a job? All that training, and yet no common sense.

Perhaps you should have spent less time in the library and more time at the bar crawls and happy hours learning to engage in social conversation and networking. Oh who am I kidding, we know that Dinesh was never invited to one of those. That is why he spent so much time at church.

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I meant ten percent of senate. Iow, no law can be made in senate without some minimum number of each party's votes. And no more arcane rules meant to enable law making by fiat or in secret or unilaterally. Senate is a more broken body than house. And will never represent the People because it was never meant to. It has always been the house of lords.

It is a relief to be in a place where disagreement exists but no guns. Thx, bulwark.

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Nice job on the Commonwealth Club, btw. Some interesting points came up that perhaps Bulwark writers could explore, such as: is a Democratic Trump possible? If not, why not? Who is DeSantis, really? How much is performative? If not Biden in 2024, who could/should it be on the Democratic side? Pros/cons.

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The Progressives have organized a “Dump Biden” campaign dropping the day after the midterms. Obviously it dropped now or we won’t know about it. A political disaster. We could have hung together, supported our accomplishments and built a bridge. Might as well assume Rs are spending millions to support this political D disaster. See Politico. Telling Ds voting won’t help now as done a few days ago hurts fundraising too. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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Just when we thought the woke-ist left couldn't get any dumber, here we are. I'm surprised they didn't decide to go with "Defund Biden!". No doubt it'll be a classic "Ready? Fire! Aim." operation. Can't wait to see who they think from their ranks will just waltz in and win it all. Ugh.

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Hey, Tim. I just read your book and really liked it. My favorite part was the albino, Inuit, pickleball prodigy. That was a literal LOL.

As we all know, it is unfair to criticize an author for not writing a different book from the one he wrote, so here I go. At the end of the book I was still wondering — not why you and your buddies did it, but instead, why was the Republican base so ready to fall in love with a man who clearly thinks they’re a bunch of rubes and who fleeces them at every opportunity? Sure, there’s a sucker born every minute and all that, but something changed since I was growing up, so I don’t ascribe the whole thing to human nature, whatever that is. Specifically, I found myself wishing that you would address the political policies and rhetoric, especially Republican policies and rhetoric, that pushed so many people in the direction of Trump readiness.

Personally, I believe the responsibility goes back to Ronald Reagan and the way he began the process of delegitimizing government, breaking the labor unions, and letting large corporations set the agenda for fiscal policy and large-scale consolidation. The failure of government to support programs that would help working people, and the misguided economic policies that have enabled an upward redistribution of income, I believe, has created the conditions Trump needed to sow the lies and discord that fall from his lips like toxic spittle. At some point, I’d like to hear your thoughts on that, perhaps in Why We Did It: The Policy Prequel.

Anyway, great book, the one you actually did write. Thanks for writing it. And thanks for reading the comments.

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"they just need someone who will fight harder for them to get the pony of their dreams".... so.... we're looking for Santa Claus to run? Put Bernie in a beard and an elf hat!

This country is doomed. We've never ever ever even TRIED the Left way... we've swung harder and harder to the extreme right and at some point the pendulum needs to swing way left so that eventually we may come to rest in the center. If you insist on "centering" to the right of the center, then pretty much we're doomed because Climate Change will make fools of us all anyway.

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How about the Supreme Court seat that Ruth Bader Ginsburg held onto for years longer than wound up being prudent? Then again, would Mitch have stolen that one as well?

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If only Biden had listened to JVL a few months ago when he suggested Pete take Pisaki's job....need someone that can connect with white and blue collar, red and blue. Give him credit...he is not afraid of the Fox audience.

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Very fine credentials, Dinesh. Dartmouth should have had a class on how not to be a total putz.

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I'm a firm believer that there comes a time when you need to let the next generation take the reins and lead. It's time for Joe Biden to lead and pass the torch to a new generation.

It doesn't help when the "centrist" faction of the Democratic party looks to Blame those who didn't support HRC in 2016 for the current dilemma the party faces. As a nation we're facing real threats to our democratic institutions that will require a solid unified front to prevail, the traditional circular firing squad doesn't help.

New first time voters are looking at a future where their standard of living is in a precipitous decline, and a rapidly expanding wealth gap. To bring the next generation into the process we need to get back to electing people who actually serve the majority's needs and stop catering to the wants of a narrow minority. Start with those things that 2/3's of voters support, like serious limits to the Second Amendment, a women's reproductive choice, debt free college educations, cease privatization of government functions, expand social security and Medicare. These things can be the things that will attract a new generation. This will require the old guard to step down.

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And when are those "next generation" folks going to actually going to present a candidate for local/state/national office? And back him/her as a viable candidate - a candidate that others will also back? I see lots of complaints about Biden, Pelosi, etc., but I have yet to see them present someone who can actually win an election. Nader! He's older than Biden! So is Sanders! Forget AOC - I already see her as a has-been. They talk big, but want to take their toys (votes) away when they don't get their way1

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Secretary Pete is impressive.

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Dinesh is an elitist who constantly criticizes “the Elites.” What a turd.

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I take it as a sign of the growing influence of The Bulwark that there are now a number of trolls popping up that are willing to pay the hundred bucks to sow discord in the comments section.

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Meh, it's still pretty minor in terms of trolls. And, most of the folks seem to comment in good faith.

In other words, pretty much the exact opposite of every other political site.

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Yeah, maybe I jumped the gun on that one.

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I thought I was seeing with my disbelieving eyes.

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Instead of, "As Josh Barro smartly observed," I'd use, "As Josh Barro condescendingly preached to his choir...."

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Jul 11, 2022·edited Jul 11, 2022

Tim, Tim, Tim, Tim, Tim...referring to Peter Hegseth as the human equivalent of Axe body spray is being FAR too kind. For the record, this is someone who lives to sit on "the curvy couch" and moralize while being on Marriage #3 after Marriage #1 AND Marriage #2 both ended due to allegations of adultery (which is how Marriage #3 entered the picture--she was the adultery that ended Marriage #2). Hegseth is the proof that the Murdochs could find find a morning host dumber & more obnoxious than Brian Kilmeade. In fact, Will Cain, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Hegseth are proof that Fox HR COULD find people more clueless and self-righteous in the morning than Brian Kilmeade & Ainsley Earhardt.

Speaking of Fox & Friends Weekend, it is becoming quite alarming that the program is AGGRESSIVELY pushing a Rural, Southern, Conservative, Conspiratorial, Evangelical Protestant worldview. The program seems to be completely uninterested to speaking to conservatives of non Evangelical Protestant faith traditions. Evidently, if you are a philosophically conservative Jew, Mormon, Buddhist (yes, they exist), Hindu (they exist, too), or Muslim (although Fox has been working for 20 years to make sure Muslims are viewed as evil incarnate), then the hosts of F&F Weekend have ZE-RO use for you and prefer you either dropped dead or just disappeared.

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Wait, you are surprised by this? The whole ecosystem is a doom loop of crazy, painted everyone that’s different as evil at the same time making their viewers feel like victims. It’s nuts.

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Did I say I was surprised? I don't think I did. 🤬

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