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  • Madam President: 2016 Is On Like Donkey Kong

    It's happening. We're getting a lady president!
    Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

  • #2
    YASSSS.

    Also, ugh, I can already hear the rich old white men talking about lady hormones.

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    • #3
      Ugh, right? It's gonna be a long eight years.
      Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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      • #4
        This first step is just to get the democrat nomination isn't it? Is there anyone strong going up against her for the nomination as I know last time she lost out to Obama? But getting a female US president would be great

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        • #5
          Yes, zeitghost, she still needs to win the nomination. She's in a similar position to 2008, but this time there aren't really any rising stars in the party (a la Obama) with the potential to unseat her. Elizabeth Warren is probably the only one who comes close; she has a strong, vocal following but she's repeatedly said she's not running. So there will probably be a few competitors during the primaries (Martin O'Malley, possibly Joe Biden) but she's definitely considered the front-runner.

          I thought her announcement video was good; very all-inclusive. I really hope she doesn't fuck up this campaign. I just can't wait to see these sexist, racist establishment assclowns lose their shit over having to deal with a woman president. I can't decide if I think they're going to ratchet up the "legitimate rape"-type nonsense or if they'll actually be smart enough to shut up for once.

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          • #6
            Oh, it's gonna get ugly.
            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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            • #7
              Thanks Roly for the info. So if she gets the nomination am guessing she will come up against Jeb Bush and/or Mitt Romney?? Speaking as a non US person, I don't think the rest of the world needs a third Bush.

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              • #8
                Biden's not running. I never actually thought he would, even if his son hadn't passed away last spring. But the media fervor in the run up to his announcement (inclusive of CNN putting out a podium for him at the debate) was bananas. They're really, desperately trying to make a horse race out of what's essentially a thumb wrestling match between Bernie and Hillary (where Hillary has enormous thumbs and Bernie is blindfolded and has carpal tunnel).

                I Bernie Sanders. I think he's awesome and totally genuine and I love that he's pulling the Dems back to the left and talking so much about income inequality because it scares the bejesus out of me that the middle class is disappearing. But I still want Hillary to be President because I love her and I think it's about damn time a woman got to lead this country. And her detractors, at least from what I've read, can't seem to articulate reasons for hating her (and they do hate her - Obama Derangement Syndrome has got NOTHING on Hillary Derangement Syndrome) that don't amount to some mixture of "I hate the Clintons" and/or "She's never accomplished anything outside of her long list of accomplishments that I won't acknowledge" and/or "she's a typical politician in that she cuts deals and says politically expedient things and for some reason I find this inexcusable in her but I am totally accepting of it in politicians who have a penis."

                I'm not saying there aren't genuine reasons to not support her. She's too moderate, she voted for the Iraq War, she's used her influence in shady ways, etc. Fine, I buy it. But (and this is on the back of me wading through some "Biden's not running" comments at other sites) do not sit there lamenting that Joe doesn't want to be a failed Presidential candidate for the third (fourth?) time while simultaneously griping about being stuck with Hillary, when Joe is/has been JUST AS MUCH of a shady politician as she has. And he's been at it a lot longer, too.

                Okay, off my soapbox.

                I thought moving out of the country would reduce the amount of US political news that crosses my path but it reeeeally hasn't. Also, it's awesome having locals ask me about Trump all the time. That is not embarrassing at all.

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                • #9
                  OMG ITA.

                  COSIGN COMPLETELY.

                  And Clinton Derangement Syndrome was diagnosed LONG before ODS existed! The insane--batshit, over the top, really, really, really crazy--conspiracies that have surrounded the Clintons are what I think drives this idea that she's "shady". And nobody remembers that Richard Mellon Scaife LITERALLY gave millions to have a conservative magazine dig up anything that could be used against the Clintons to paint them as shady.

                  And then Rush Limbaugh spent several hours a day discussing the fact that Bill and Hill were not just politicians but murderers. And, of course, that Hillary was an evil lesbian witch.

                  I'm also generally frustrated by everybody--liberal and conservative!--being obsessed with ideological purity. Nobody is pure except Bernie Sanders who, lets be real, has only ever represented Vermont and its interests. So he's never had to actually compromise because Vermonters are deeply, ruggedly liberal. Bernie is winning the Republican primary vote in Vermont polls!

                  People also gave Obama soooo much credit for being against the war as a state senator. For representing Hyde Park, one of the most liberal communities in the state, 95% democrat (I'm guessing the other 5% vote green or socialist), racially integrated, highly educated college town where Billy Corgan owns a vegan tea shop. Obama would have been driven out with pitchforks had he come out as a big supporter of preemptive war!
                  Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                  • #10
                    If one more Sanders's supporter tells me I only support Hillary because she's a woman, I'm going to punch him or her in the goddamn face. For real.

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                    • #11
                      Primary season is hell, basically.
                      Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                      • #12
                        I'm trying to view all the hate from the B-Bros as a good thing. As in, no one who was feeling truly assured about their candidate's chances would feel the need to talk this much smack about the competition and her supporters. She got the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus and they are fuh-reaking out about it. She's a racist asshole, she's never done ANYthing for the black community, Bernie marched! He went to meetings about stuff! WHY aren't they endorsing him??!!111

                        Seriously, settle down, Beavis. Just because they picked Hills doesn't mean they don't love your angry grandpa too.

                        Now I'm just waiting for Bernie to call the CBC "The Establishment" and watch his supporters justify that like they did when he shit all over PP and NARAL.

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                        • #13
                          I just wish we could fast-forward and vote today and not have to hear all of how dirty this is going to get before November. I have my concerns with her - blah,blah,blah I'm more liberal than she is - but she is far and away the most qualified person running for President from any party, and everybody knows it,

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                          • #14
                            I think she gets a bad wrap about her liberalism. Top 10 Most Liberal Senator during her tenure in the Senate? Not bad.
                            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                            • #15
                              Fingers crossed you're right abt their insecurity, roly.

                              Beyond this board I get so frustrated with the implication that her experience is a handicap because we've gotten to this place where people feel Joe Average should be president and the candidates least prepared to lead (Sanders, Trump) are the most desirable. The hell?
                              Even my parents view her life in politics as baggage. Um the book was called Hard Choices for a reason.

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