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A.R. Moxon
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A.R. Moxon 2m
Replying to @WGladstone
i mean just from a pragmatic viewpoint of coldblooded strategy it seems doomed
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A.R. Moxon 5m
Replying to @WGladstone
They really seem to think there are a lot of votes to pick up on the right from an incumbent the right loves like a cult leader, and that they won’t lose votes on the left. Amazing stuff.
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A.R. Moxon 19m
Replying to @AstinTO @Grange95
No. Inaugural first. Debate after.
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A.R. Moxon 19m
Replying to @eyelessgame
Well especially not if you make a remark that suggests that different interpretation. If you knew what I meant then why answer as if you didn’t.
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A.R. Moxon 1h
Replying to @AstinTO @Grange95
I agreed. Someone else must have blocked it.
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A.R. Moxon 1h
Replying to @eyelessgame
this is tedious
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Chilly 2h
Replying to @TimJohnsonMN
What is your all-time favorite SNL sketch/character?
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A.R. Moxon 2h
Replying to @Grange95
Oh yeah he’s gonna crush Trump in swing states.
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Kashana Feb 16
Kinda wild how the most far-left, extremist, militant position you can take on health care is that people should have it.
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A.R. Moxon 2h
Replying to @SeriesBooks
However, though Bernie isn’t my first choice either, to posit a vote for him and a vote for Bloomberg as equivalencies is a canard, particularly when it comes to what each would mean to already marginalized people.
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A.R. Moxon 2h
Replying to @SeriesBooks
I wasn’t talking about Bernie, nor was I talking about what to do with Bloomberg as candidate in a general election. I have never imagined not voting against Trump in the general, and though Bloomberg strains that resolve to nearly the breaking point I suppose it includes him.
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A.R. Moxon 3h
But you're supporting Bloomberg.
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A.R. Moxon 3h
Replying to @Aliteraryshadow
No, I do.
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A.R. Moxon 3h
They're lost. They want to do what they want to do, and so they will. Better to stand for something worth standing for.
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A.R. Moxon 3h
Anyone—however smart, however decent—who would vote Trump after the evidence of past years will tell themselves pretty lies; that nothing they choose could be ignorant or evil, because of how intelligent and decent they are. No matter the candidate, they'll find their excuse.
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A.R. Moxon 4h
Replying to @JuliusGoat
We are not at this terribly dangerous moment because we've failed to make improper use of the comfortable tool of compromise when another tool would have been more apt. We're here because we followed a trail of compromises here. Further compromises won't get us out. /end
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A.R. Moxon 4h
Replying to @JuliusGoat
3) Empowered people in our society have *never* stopped compromising with people of bad faith, not *ever* once. I think it's worth investigating who feels entitled authority to compromise, and with whom, and over what, and on whose behalf. And who feels forced into compromises.
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A.R. Moxon 4h
Replying to @JuliusGoat
2) Compromise, like civility, like bipartisanship, are not how you *achieve* a healthy government. They are the *fruit* of healthy governance. You achieve healthy government when all parties behave in good faith toward good ends. We very obviously don't have that.
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A.R. Moxon 4h
Replying to @JuliusGoat
1) Compromise is a bad unifying principle. It's a tool. A tool requires discernment in its use. A pillow is a fine tool for a comfortable sleep, but a poor one for cutting grass. And a pillow can be used to smother. To make compromise a good in itself opens it to harmful use.
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A.R. Moxon 4h
Replying to @JuliusGoat
The concept of "compromise" really needs to be examined in our culture. I've written more extensively about this previously, so I'll just make 3 quick points and be done...
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