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  1. I took this to be a joke, not a real tweet of hers. I did a quick search of her twitter feed and could not find it there either. Is this actually a real tweet from her? Seems out of character.
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    Bloomberg's complicated taxes

    You are right, I would be surprised if you found anything more than a tiny minority of people from those neighborhoods who were happy to put up with stop and frisk. It was a horrible, racist, dehumanizing policy. There was no excuse for it, and it did not make anyone safer. The only thing it did was dehumanize people based on their skin color. I know plenty of people victimized by this policy and not one of them was happy to put up with it.
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    Bloomberg thread

    Apologies, I will try to be clearer in future posts that everything is not about you.
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    Bloomberg thread

    Yes. If the Dems are going to beat Trump it will all hinge on how they do in the rust belt states, and that can be broken into GOTV for both women and minorities who feel disenfranchised and or offended by Trump, as well as flipping back some of the old union workers who flipped from Dem to Trump in 2016. Bloomberg does not help in either area, and would likely do worse than Hillary, with the above exchange with Warren being one example why. The other big one was stop and frisk, which make no mistake fueled a lot of energy in the BLM movement in NY. It becomes dehumanizing to be stopped and your rights violated on a regular basis for no reason other than the color of your skin. I really do not understand how any one can defend that and still claim to be a Democrat or progressive.
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    Bloomberg thread

    Heh, you new here? I grew up in NY and worked in Manhattan for 20 years. The last job I worked in NY, I ran the digital operations for a number of Democrat candidates and organizations. There is no need to believe me, the dirt on Bloomberg will continue to come out. If the other D candidates do not dredge it up, you can bet the Republicans will. I do find it fascinating that criticizing a narcissistic billionaire republican running a self financed campaign as a Democrat could be seen as supporting a narcissistic billionaire running as a republican. I would like to see a real Dem candidate I could vote for get the nomination. At this point, that is any viable candidate left not named Bloomberg.
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    Bloomberg thread

    I forgot to mention his problem with unions. Union workers who demand a living wage and safe working conditions are just whiners who are trying to hold him hostage. https://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/2081 https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/20/union-brooklyn-death-injuries-directly-attributable-to-bloomberg-fdny-staffing-cuts/ https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/firefighters-union-chief-blames-mayor-bloomberg-fdny-staffing-cuts-escalation-fatal-blaze-article-1.136591 I will say it again, he is not a democrat.
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    Bloomberg thread

    Bloomberg is just a slightly smarter and more polished version of Trump. He is racist, misogynistic, narcissistic, greedy, arrogant and out of touch. The friends I have from NY who I am still in touch with, universally loathe him. In many minority neighborhoods in NY, he is less popular than Trump. Think about that for a minute or two before supporting him, the folks most affected by his policies would rather have Trump than him, despite being in demographics that would otherwise vote 80-90% for the Dem candidate. I think there is a better argument that a vote for Bloomberg is a vote for Trump, than a vote for Mickey Mouse being a vote for Trump. Bloomberg is also the least likely to actually beat Trump out of anyone on the debate stage last night. He would lose every single state Hillary lost, and probably by a larger margin. I do take some small comfort from seeing the other Dem candidates begin dismantling him yesterday. That needs to happen if we want to actually preserve the Democrat party. Bloomberg is worse than the flaming bag of dog poo.
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    Bloomberg thread

    I don't think Bloomberg will win the D nomination, but if he does I will once again be voting for a 3rd party candidate. There is zero chance I will vote for what amounts to just a smarter version of Trump, someone who is racist, misogynistic, narcissistic, and believes that money = success. Why any dem would support this creep at this point is beyond me. There are some good candidates to choose from, any one of which would beat Trump, and none of which are the creeps that Bloomberg is.
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    Why Trump Will Win in 2020

    Let's just hop the dem candidate gets the memo this time. It is going to be the same small handful of starts that determine the outcome of the next election. If they show up to campaign in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, that will half the battle.
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    Racist Mike Bloomberg

    I don't know how anyone defends Bloomberg on this. He is a racist and should be treated as such. Just because he is pretending to be a Dem now, while Trump is pretending to be a Republican, does not mean he should be excused. I suspect his misogynistic streak will become more evident over time as well. Take this line: "You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops, They are male, minorities, 16-25" Show of hands, how many people can identify someone by the description "minority"? Only racists think you can identify someone by a description that states a particular demographics prevalence within the larger population. Minorities include Asian, Hispanic, African American, and other varied backgrounds from the Mediterranean and Middle East. Mike is saying the cops should feel free to harass anyone who is young and does not look like him, which is racist. Don't excuse this bullshit.
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    Why Trump Will Win in 2020

    I can't speak to the whole rust belt, but I can tell you in PA, anyone who voted for Obama does not care about Bernie's brand of socialism. It won't matter here, and I am betting it would not matter in other rust belt states as well. The rust belt dems that flipped for Trump are all old union guys who had been called socialists and commies by the mines and factories they worked for, they really don't care. They do really care about trade deals they perceive as unfair or shipping jobs overseas. Hillary lost on being too far to the right on trade, not too far left on anything.
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    Why Trump Will Win in 2020

    Meh, my syntax may have been ambiguous but I think the point was clear. In those states which delivered Trump's "electoral landslide", his majorities were very slim. That is why he lost the popular vote, and won the EC. It is a very easy landslide to reverse.
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    Why Trump Will Win in 2020

    I am just as surprised now that there is a growing belief that Trump will win in 2020 as when there was a belief he could not win in 2016. From what I am seeing, Trump has not added supporters. If he wins, it will again be by a slim EC victory attributed to 4 key states that he wins by a small margin, just as in 2016. That is less likely to happen today than in 2016. For that to happen again, the Dems will again have to completely misread the signs and ignore the rust belt, and I just don't see that happening. Of the dem contenders, the only one I think could have a problem beating Trump is Warren. Biden, Sanders, and Pete all have a better than fair shot at defeating Trump. They just need to pay the least bit of attention to the rust belt and they can win it all.
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    AOC.... OMG

    Not twisting at all. My father left an abusive home at 15 and made a living as a car salesman (using a fake drivers license as he was not old enough to get a real one), my mother grew up on a chicken farm, managed to get a full scholarship to go to school and become a nurse. They made it into middle class only through a great deal of personal effort, however it was not all on their own effort. And that is the point, to claim that there is never a set of circumstances which sheer will can not overcome is absurd. Acknowledging that fact, and it is a fact, is not the same as promoting the idea that the government can or should fix every one of those circumstances.
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    AOC.... OMG

    That actually supports what she said. He did not create the Army and it's opportunities, and he did not create the USA nor did he even make a decision to be born here. Nobody is saying that individual effort plays no part in one's success, just that it is not the sole determining factor. This is not something that should be controversial at all, as it is plainly obvious.