Tuesday Night Plans

I’m pondering on what to do tomorrow.

Voting in the GOP primary is relatively pointless – I’ve got my choice of President Trump or The Donald. Hardly worth a trip to the neighborhood high school gym, is it?

On the other hand – paying a visit to the DFL primary it would give me a fairly pivotal choice in affecting the candidate the Democrats put on the ballot this November.

And the choices are enough to get you giddy with excitement:

  • A woman whose relationship with the truth makes Donald Trump’s Twitter feed look like a Jordan Peterson video
  • Another woman who’s never faced a hostile press question, much less Hillary Clinton’s celebrated “3 AM phone call”
  • The mayor of the fourth or fifth largest city in Indiana (oops – missed the boat on that one)
  • A 78-year-old man who has always been a walking political joke, and he seems to be into the first stages of senility
  • Bernie Sanders, a man whose formidable foreign policy acumen has to elide confidence in even the most ardent skeptic, yessirreenob.

Hugh Hewitt says he plans on voting for Sanders, to do his bit to make sure that there is the Starkist possible choice this November – Between a candidate who has been a deeply imperfect president who has actually done an unexpectedly good job, and someone who is an active, enthusiastic apologist for a system that murdered 100 million people.

It’s tempting. It really is.

24 thoughts on “Tuesday Night Plans

  1. a deeply imperfect president who has actually done an unexpectedly good job

    What an odd description. He’s done an unexpectedly good job as president, yes? But yet deeply imperfect? Talk about conflicted.

    So, can you point to where did that Orange Man hurt you? 😉

  2. Heads-up. Bernie speaks TONIGHT at the River Centre. Free. Doors open 4:30, rally at 6:30.

    Pence speaks THURSDAY at Intercontinental Hotel on Kellogg Blvd. Doors open at 3:00, speech at 5:00. That one is during the state hockey tournament so leave yourself time to find parking.

    Cross posted, for more outreach.

  3. I would suggest deeply imperfect human, very good president. I used to hate the guy, way back to the ’80s when I first became aware of him in. Now I’m impressed in a cautious never sure what’s going to happen sort of way.

  4. But according to Jonah Goldberg, all of the conservatives who support Trump are slavish, boot licking lackeys who have sold there souls for a few crumbs from the table! Many, many conservative politicians have told Goldberg in private that they hate Trump, and think he should be in an insane asylum or in jail, but they are too terrified of his awesome power to say so on the record!

  5. MP, so says Goldberg! As far as I’m concerned, he’s like the on the school yard that got bullied, so he joined the bullies to get them to stop picking on him.

  6. Really sad, disappointing to see the reveal of Goldberg, et al as sad little drama queens who were only mouthing conservative platitudes for 30 pieces of silver.

  7. The only problem with voting in the DFL primary is that now they’ll have your personal info as a supporter and you’ll get inundated with DFL mailings, literature, and possibly phone calls. Which is about the only thing worse than being inundated with GOP mailings, literature, and phone calls.

  8. No need to sign up. Some jerk sold my phone number to the Democrats and now I’m getting texts for Liz and Bernie and Mike.

  9. I’m not voting in the primary, as I won’t be signing any party’s loyalty oath or giving them any more information about me, just so I can participate.

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  11. I don’t think it is ever a good idea to support a candidate that you don’t want to win. Case in point- 4 years ago, Hillary’s people thought she was the winner as soon as Trump got the nomination.

    That being said, of you like the trade war/Trump’s trade policy, Bernie’s people are telling me that Bernie supports the trade war and trade policies that continue to bring back those jobs that went “overseas.”

    I actually know plenty of people who really are nervous about four more years of Trump’s economic policies because they are already seeing declines in available workers (declining legal immigrants), decreased grain prices, and lay offs related to trade policy affecting American exports.

    Don’t think Bernie, Warren will be any better. Bloomberg might not do any harm, though.

  12. mjb003

    Bloomberg is a straight up autocrat. The only reason that he’s running is for the power. On his TV and radio ads, he’s bragging about creating 450,000 jobs, then touting that he shut down over 300 coal fired power plants. Gee, wonder what happened to all of the jobs related to those power plants? Little Mike is a fraud!

  13. bosshoss428- I hear what you’re saying. Bloomberg isn’t anyone that I like. The options are pretty dismal this year, at least in my opinion.

  14. Early voted on the Democrat ballot for the guy whose far left ideas they’ve tried to peddle as Socialism-Lite. They built the platform. Let them stand on it. I’m not sorry.

  15. I was thinking of casting a ballot for Comrade Bernie, but then thought “what if Democrats work together to sabotage the GOP in the same way?”. Not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrats, really, as the example of Biden saying he’s going to put Beto in charge of gun control proves. It’s all about government support of prenatal infanticide, gun control, and big government.

  16. Bernie’s previous remarks about Castro will tee up Trump’s campaign ad for Florida, land of Cuban and Latin American exiles and émigrés.

    Sanders promises to provide Danish levels of social services and welfare — which costs 45% of GDP. At the federal level, the US only collects 24% of GDP — and Sanders pretending that gap can be closed only by robbing the 1% and companies is absolutely deceitful. Taxpayers at every level will have to pay substantially more.

    Trump v Sanders will make McGovern’s loss pale in comparison. Trump in a landslide…

  17. The bigger problem with Sanders is that big Dem donors will not back him. That will hurt the Democrats all the way down the ticket and pretty much guarantee losses in the house as well as the senate, regardless of how well Sanders’ message resonates with voters.
    There is nothing about his policies that Democrats disagree with. Just ask them which of Sanders’ ideas or proposed policies they do not like.
    If Sanders becomes the Democrat candidate, it will cost them the support of big donors. That is why the Dem elites are trying to bring him down. It’s a shame that this is not covered by the MSM, but they have been utterly useless on political coverage since at least 1992.

  18. In the event that Sanders gets the nomination and wins the election, I doubt he would get much accomplished: The man is too extreme for his own party. The DNC basically cheated in 2016 to coronate Her Royal Pantsuit as a palatable alternative to Bernie.

  19. Emery has a accurate post for once, well I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day, a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally, etc.

  20. MP as I have seen, a Sanders nomination will (long term) be good for the party, sure they will get a beatdown in 2020 but the crazy left wing of the party will be silenced by a massive Sanders loss because they will realize that their ideas are appaing to most of the electorate and can never win a national election because America is at its core a center-right country. Obama got in campaigning as a moderate and Clinton (Bill) is practically a Republican by todays standards. And if Biden now somehow gets the nomination because of the gambit pulled off by the Dem establishment over the last 48 hours Milwauke will be Chicago in 1968 X100.

  21. Unfortunately for Buttigieg and Klobachar, the winds of caucus voter tastes have shifted from youthfully optimistic yet empty platitudes to angry gibberish from an elderly East Coast dementia patient.

    An unfolding dynamic that bears watching is Warren’s choice not to capitulate; specifically, Warren and her aides know her presence primarily draws support away from Sanders, as opposed to Biden or Bloomberg, and even though she has no realistic path to a viable candidacy for her party, if she can pull in enough delegates in to ensuing contests to keep Bernie from earning a majority and thereby forcing a brokered convention, she can play the role of king-maker.

    Does Warren wish to be a VP, a high-level cabinet appointee such as Secretary of State or Treasury? It will be fascinating to watch.

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