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we’re going to pass AVR 🍉🍉 11m
Last month, an anoymous pollster leaked polling saying that was a vulnerability in swing districts. polled swing districts with two separate pollsters. AOC has the same favorability as Biden and better numbers than Democratic leadership.
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Sahil Kapur 3h
“Thanks Harry Reid!” is a clever troll line but I don’t get what the alternate history is supposed to be. Do people think 2017 McConnell caves and says ‘sorry guys, we can’t put Neil Gorsuch on SCOTUS because Harry didn’t hit the nuke button four years ago’? Really?
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RL Miller 31m
Replying to @RL_Miller
Vote is 8 for , 17 against.
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Carl Newman 20h
My first quarter 2019 royalties from Pandora were $0.23. You have to laugh. Why keep up this charade of ‘paying royalties’? That ship has sailed.
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Richard Yeselson 13h
Agree with ⁦⁩ that this ⁦⁩ essay on the 1619 Project is the most lucidly argued and polemically imaginative comment on it that I’ve read by a conservative. It’s worth engaging—the best you can ask for from an interlocutor.
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Dave Weigel 52m
Yeah, DC's peasant status is current law and constitutional precedent, but it's not exactly "democracy" unless "democracy" means "THE FOUNDERS WERE GREAT SHUT UP I AM CALLING THE POLICE."
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Replying to @cushbomb
Yeah that was a dumb way to put it. They'd replace Generic Democratic Strategist No. 327 and be pretty happy about it.
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In six days, candidates like Bennet and Delaney are likely cut out of the debates, too. They risk becoming talking heads to book for anti-Sanders/Warren segments.
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Dave Weigel 1h
The Electoral College is basically exhibit A of why we are technically a constitutional republic, not a majoritarian democracy. Which is fine! But defending it in the name of "democracy" is gibberish.
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DNC steps toward loosening ban on multi-candidate events; previously "forums" have only been kosher if the candidates spoke at different times.
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Dave Weigel 2h
1.) Biden spoke on the first full fair day, Warren and Sanders spoke on weekend. 2.) Biden's 25% in corn poll was less than half of Clinton's 2016 total, lower than Clinton's 2008 total. In 2008, the candidate who placed third was... Obama.
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In Iowa in particular, Sanders has a problem with 2016 Hillary voters who think he hurt her in the general. Anything that brings that forward is bad for him. (Yes, in theory, he can win with just 2/3 of 2016 vote, but he's not close to that rn.)
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Dave Weigel 2h
Replying to @yeselson @philipaklein
It probably depends on *how* Biden lost, in this hypothetical. If he tanked because of gaffes the electabilty advantage probably faded. If he simply got out-voted by Iowa liberals then no.
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Julie Zauzmer 3h
A woman looked at me in a Pennsylvania church and said: “[Jews] say, ‘We’ve got America. We control America.’ " I hope you'll read this story, about the anti-Semitic beliefs of some evangelical Christians. It's important.
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Dave Weigel 2h
Replying to @GtSibley
winner
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Dave Weigel 2h
Pop quiz: Which 2020 Democratic candidate said this about the future of health insurance?
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Dave Weigel 2h
Big question is whether a Biden defeat in Iowa (he's in the lead right now!), to Sanders or Warren, would cause a panic about his electability... or, a panic about the electability of Sanders/Warren, leading to a rally around Biden.
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Dave Weigel 3h
Replying to @daveweigel
("51 votes" here referring to the passage of the 2017 tax bill and the lower confirmation threshold for judges.)
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Dave Weigel 3h
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Anyway: If Trump-appointed judges throw the ACA in the garbage, I'd expect "kill the filibuster" to become the default Dem position. A system where a party passes bills with 60 votes and gets them scrapped by 51 votes isn't sustainable.
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Dave Weigel 3h
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See also every advanced social democracy that has passed universal health care. Conservative parties have won tons of elections since then, but haven't dared to privatize those systems.
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