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If the media continues to nick pick Biden, guess who becomes President?

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Pence is also a dead duck but like his "faith" he believes he is a candidate. His hypocritical religious stances say more about him than anything. He's a farce, just like the rest of the former GOP. All of them hanging on X45's every post, too afraid to get far from HIS butt! They're all a bunch of losers, deniers, and dumbasses.

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It seems to be a given around the Bulwark that Kamala Harris is just awful, that the hardest knock against Biden’s age is that if he does in office, she’ll be President, and that’s unacceptable. But why, Charlie? You never say. The Bulwark seems to have a lot of things that must not be mentioned and this is one of them? I’m asking, in all seriousness, what you have against her.

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We are at a loss these days for someone in the GOP who you could talk to and within a few days build a solution to issues like immigration. Neither side would get everything they want, but the end result would be an amalgam of Progressive and Conservative ideas. Where can we find a Howard Baker these days. This isn't about winning with my full agenda. No, it's about reaching something that works for the long-term. Lies don't provide a foundation for the long-term.

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I guess, its better late than never in Pence's case. And, considering he did stand in the doorway on January 6, upheld the electoral vote and the Constitution, his voice is welcome. However, as to to his platform stands such as abortion, he is still out in the wilderness when it comes to swing voters. But, that is his choice which ironically what the argument is all about, who gets to decide. In may view, not governments but hose who are most directly affected by their particular situation at the moment. And so, etc.

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So Pence now thinks he can gain some points by painting Trump and DeSantis as lefties?

Good luck with that.

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Scott is looking for a beard. Scott is not a nice guy. He is perfectly fine with forcing women to give birth. He is just another right-wing zealot trying to control women. I bet he is OK with free access to Viagara.

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Love Mona, but the lady doth protest too much. Of late, she sounds like she’s trying to convince herself that what her own two eyes are telling her is not true.

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Relieved to see that Charlie has returned poochie photos to his mantle!!! Glad I’m watching DWH today.

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Um...didn't Pence raise his hand at the debate when asked who would vote for Trump?

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Sep 12, 2023·edited Sep 12, 2023

To put my current criticisms about Biden in perspective - I have spent countless hours defending him from accusations that he is confused and demented. I post fact checks that debunk the manipulated doctored videos from rightwing propaganda peddlers that paint him as senile, and I post about the lack of evidence that he was involved in Hunter's sleazy business dealings (which in spite of the Trump family grifting I still find pretty disgusting). I regularly post on social media about Biden's achievements, foreign and domestic. I try to explain, without being too preachy, all that he has managed to accomplish to my high school and college age grandkids, two of whom can now vote and despise Trump, but are also far from enthralled with Biden.

But regarding Biden's problems with public perceptions about how his age impacts his competence - his personal mannerisms are a big part of the problem. I'm wondering why, since he apparently lacks insight and self-awareness about this, his staff can't better coach and prep him? For example, his repeated regular use of the phrases "that's not hyperbole" and "not a joke" at times when no one would have reason to think he is joking - why doesn't his staff point out to him that these verbal habits are counter-productive to the image he needs to project? If his staff are afraid to incur his displeasure by leveling with him, then some friends should get together and hold an intervention.

Biden's problems with verbal communication involve more than his stutter, which no one should hold against him. I am an older adult myself and I have friends in their 80s who don't talk like they are mentally going downhill because of rambling or annoying verbal habits. If he needs to stick to a script to control his tendecies to speak in ways that reflect badly on his thought processes, then that is what he should do. There is too much at stake for these continued mishaps to be allowed to serve as one more factor dragging down his chances of re-election, given that he is determined to run again. I know that the right will always find something to attack about any opponent they find themselves facing, but that is no reason to make it so easy for them.

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You make some valid points. I wish Charlie had said something constructive like this instead of just constantly (and it is constantly) picking on Biden over his age.

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Sep 12, 2023·edited Sep 12, 2023

Pence's speech reminds me of the scene in the movie Cabaret when the German aristocrat tells Michael York's character that the aristocrats are just using the Nazis, followed by the Biergarten scene.

Well, traditional Republicans got the SCOTUS justices and lower court judges they wanted out of Trump, along with Paul Ryan's tax cuts. With no spending cuts, how Republican! All they had to pay was their honor, their party, and very possibly their country. Such a deal!

If foresight is a necessary quality for POTUS, Pence better give up now. He either lacks it, or considers it valueless. Either way, he's not qualified.

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Mr. Bobblehead is the worst of politicans or whatever we should call them.

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Trump used it for his first major deal in Manhattan, the development of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in 1978, next to Grand Central Terminal.

NYC was starting to turn the corner of the recession. Trump also benefitted from his father’s political contacts and was able to get amazing tax credits to rehab the site and build the hotel.

All hell broke loose in 90’, when the commercial real estate sector collapsed thanks to the overspending of Japan; buying NY real estate as though it were priceless art.

That’s when Trump lost his first fortune and the dominos kept falling. His casinos all went belly up. The Taj Mahal was built on junk bonds ($1 billion) and required a million a day in revenue just to service the debt.

He had purchased the Eastern Shuttle from Eastern Airlines in 89’ using junk bonds and Trump Air collapsed faster than a cheap lounge chair.

Bottom line: Trump was known as the king of debt for a reason, and the debt caught up to him big time…:)

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I’m very pleased A.B. Has joined the Bulwark!

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Pence: "Should the new populism of the right seize and guide our party, the GOP as we have long known it will cease to exist. And the fate of American freedom would be in doubt.”

Also Pence: <raises hand to say he would vote for a convicted Trump>

A hypocrite says "what"?

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