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Karin Robinson
Host of the Primarily: 2020 Podcast. Former UK Vice Chair. Planning Director. Mum. Cat lady.
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Karin Robinson 41m
It feels weird to vote for a Party I do not actually want to lead the government. But that is what I am going to do, and I'm sure about my choice. Politics is so weird.
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Karin Robinson 53m
Replying to @rscottrogers
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Replying to @rscottrogers
The causality probably runs the other way - weaker incumbents are more likely to attract prominent primary competition and then lose in the general. That the former is not holding true for Trump suggests this is changing in the current era of negative polarisation.
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Karin Robinson 1h
You could* write a PhD on Class in Great Britain with nothing but this tweet for primary sources. *Academic Twitter don't at me. I know you can't actually.
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Karin Robinson 1h
Replying to @rscottrogers
In the West Wing, Bartlett's secret pact with his wife intending to only serve 1 term was one of the many reasons he was actually not a very good President. That's information his Party deserved to have, and not providing it was malpractice.
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Karin Robinson 1h
Um. Hi there! So this week's podcast interviewing of about the Iowa caucuses was actually super interesting and informative. Have a listen. Ok, thanks. Bye!
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Karin Robinson 1h
Replying to @rscottrogers
I tend to disagree! At least I disagree absent other significant reforms that enable better government. A President who doesn't ever need to run for election again seems both dangerously strong (she can do what she likes with little accountability) & dangerously weak (lame duck).
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Karin Robinson 1h
I emphatically do not want to lose the advantage of a Democratic incumbent President running in 2024. Very much not. If Joe doesn't think he's fit to serve 8 years, he should step aside and endorse someone who can.
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Karin Robinson 2h
Replying to @erichmcelroy
The more I think about it, the more I like it. Both young, both groundbreaking in different ways. Both children of immigrants. 1 from a red state 1 from a blue. Both moderate progressives. Both pop culture savvy. I've no idea how they get on personally, but in my head they fit.
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Karin Robinson 2h
I think the fact it feels more true this time should teach is that it is a possibility every time. Democracy is not inevitable, even in democracy. Good to know, right?
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Jingle Elle Maruska (they/them) 2h
I think a big issue in nationalism discourse is thinking words mean the same thing when they don't. And I know this risks me sounding pedantic, or requiring academic jargon but it's important because conflating meaning and confusing terms is how fascists operate
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Karin Robinson 2h
Replying to @ErinDeCaprio
Oh my goodness, those beautiful children's shining lovely faces! Give them all the things! (FFS at least give them homes and food and clean clothes and a chance to learn.)
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Meredith Shiner 2h
Last year, your party shut down the government for 35 days—the longest in history—over a nonsensical border wall the president promised Mexico would pay for, a new Congress INHERITED that shutdown and federal workers didn’t get pay over the holidays.
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Karin Robinson 3h
Replying to @erichmcelroy
Kamala feels like a good fit. I'd say Stacy Abrams, but I feel like he needs someone with national political experience and congressional experience.
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Karin Robinson 3h
I kind of feel like the created this for specifically.
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Karin Robinson 3h
Replying to @kathyf
Undecided is definitely non-binary.
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Karin Robinson 4h
Replying to @RogerLamb1
HUGE if.
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Karin Robinson 5h
Wait. Buttigieg might be winning New Hampshire AND Iowa? Against 2 neighbouring state Senators? If so, then I suspect he wins this thing.
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Karin Robinson 5h
Replying to @jamesgraham
I'm just saying, if the DNC struggles to winnow the field after the next debate... there are OPTIONS.
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Karin Robinson 5h
Replying to @JonathanDean_
I used to do that too, until I realised I'd done it so often I no longer needed to because I'd memorised the number. 🤷‍♀️
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