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(AP News)   Establishment Democrats after watching Biden's poor performance in Iowa: EVERYBODY PANIC   (apnews.com) divider line
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2020-02-05 10:21:19 AM  
Biden's weaknesses as a candidate tells us an important thing: Biden has weaknesses as a candidate. Sorry, DNC, he's not as attractive to voters as he is to you. Maybe try backing someone better.
 
2020-02-05 10:27:50 AM  
"Will he have as much money as Bernie Sanders? Probably no. But it doesn't matter - all you need is enough gas to finish the race," said John Morgan, a Florida plaintiffs attorney and one of Biden's top fundraisers.

Uh... I hate to break it to you but there's another race after this one, so you might want to stop for gas
 
2020-02-05 10:30:46 AM  
Relax, people. This is no different from when Jeb Bush, who was the presumed front-runner in the last election, had some early stumbles and failures to perform as well as he should have given his significant head start, name recognition, and overall safe appeal to the party mainstream. And he turned out just fine in the end, remember? I think if Biden just carefully follows the Jeb roadmap he'll pull up long before he crashes into the Valley of Failure. On to New Hampshire!
 
2020-02-05 10:39:09 AM  
Wait, I thought Mayor Pete was an "establishment democrat." I'm confused.
 
2020-02-05 10:40:36 AM  
I'm more disturbed that Trump was able to give a good SOTU, and that it got under Nancy's skin.   I already forgot about Iowa.   Who won that, anyway?   Buttigeig?
 
2020-02-05 10:47:14 AM  

raerae1980: I'm more disturbed that Trump was able to give a good SOTU, and that it got under Nancy's skin.


It was only "good" in that he didn't go on an extended impeachment rant. Other than that, it was a stage-managed campaign rally bursting at the seams with lies.
 
2020-02-05 10:51:30 AM  

raerae1980: I'm more disturbed that Trump was able to give a good SOTU,


This is how low the bar is now. That passes for good.
 
2020-02-05 10:52:17 AM  
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2020-02-05 10:52:53 AM  

FlashHarry: raerae1980: I'm more disturbed that Trump was able to give a good SOTU, and that it got under Nancy's skin.

It was only "good" in that he didn't go on an extended impeachment rant. Other than that, it was a stage-managed campaign rally bursting at the seams with lies.


You know what though, to the average folks who don't dissect his lies, and listen to sound bites, it sounded like he gave a good speech.   He gave everyone a little bit of something to cheer about.   Yeah, he lied.  I know it and you know it.   But he still told Americans WHAT they wanted to hear.    It's depressing as fark.  Furthermore, from what I've been reading (didn't watch it myself) but it sounds like the Dems response to his speech was a complete dud.
 
2020-02-05 10:53:40 AM  

aaronx: Biden's weaknesses as a candidate tells us an important thing: Biden has weaknesses as a candidate. Sorry, DNC, he's not as attractive to voters as he is to you. Maybe try backing someone better.


Meanwhile at the DNC headquarters.

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2020-02-05 10:55:25 AM  

bloobeary: raerae1980: I'm more disturbed that Trump was able to give a good SOTU,

This is how low the bar is now. That passes for good.


I didn't watch it.  But I had on my morning radio crew who normally don't discuss politics talking about it and that's what the overall consensus was.  It was a well-produced TV reality show.

I literally cursed at my radio.
 
2020-02-05 10:58:39 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Relax, people. This is no different from when Jeb Bush, who was the presumed front-runner in the last election, had some early stumbles and failures to perform as well as he should have given his significant head start, name recognition, and overall safe appeal to the party mainstream. And he turned out just fine in the end, remember? I think if Biden just carefully follows the Jeb roadmap he'll pull up long before he crashes into the Valley of Failure. On to New Hampshire!


He will be fine.  He just needs a catchy off the cuff remark to restart his campaign.

"Please snap!"
"Please fap!"
"Please creep!"
"Please Pokemon Go to the polls!"
 
2020-02-05 11:04:16 AM  

raerae1980: FlashHarry: raerae1980: I'm more disturbed that Trump was able to give a good SOTU, and that it got under Nancy's skin.

It was only "good" in that he didn't go on an extended impeachment rant. Other than that, it was a stage-managed campaign rally bursting at the seams with lies.

You know what though, to the average folks who don't dissect his lies, and listen to sound bites, it sounded like he gave a good speech.   He gave everyone a little bit of something to cheer about.   Yeah, he lied.  I know it and you know it.   But he still told Americans WHAT they wanted to hear.    It's depressing as fark.


Sigh. You're right, of course.

Furthermore, from what I've been reading (didn't watch it myself) but it sounds like the Dems response to his speech was a complete dud.

Isn't it always? farking hell. You'd think they could get SOMEONE to give a decent response.
 
2020-02-05 11:07:32 AM  
Too bad there aren't any alternatives to Biden.
 
2020-02-05 11:07:36 AM  
Biden is a dead man walking, he'll be out after South Carolina.
 
2020-02-05 11:07:55 AM  

FlashHarry: Wait, I thought Mayor Pete was an "establishment democrat." I'm confused.


Yes whoever is beating Sanders at the moment is the "establishment" democrat that the DNC is cheating for.
 
2020-02-05 11:07:55 AM  
Iowa is hardly indicative of the entire Democratic voting pool, largely because there are so few non-whites there. Wait until states like South Carolina start voting and you are likely to see a considerably different outcome. Biden is the front runner with black voters and they make up an important voting block for Democrats.
 
2020-02-05 11:08:18 AM  
So that explains the coding error

No worries the DNC will continue to adjust the rules to ensure Biden or Mayor Pete or Bloomberg win.
 
2020-02-05 11:08:59 AM  
I'm at a hipster cafe and just heard a Gen Z Latinx use the word "malarkey."
 
2020-02-05 11:09:23 AM  
Biden needs to drop out if he's anything like this in NH.
 
2020-02-05 11:10:14 AM  
Maybe a rousing game of Duck Duck Goose isn't the best way to choose the nominee.
 
2020-02-05 11:10:26 AM  

zappaisfrank: Iowa is hardly indicative of the entire Democratic voting pool, largely because there are so few non-whites there. Wait until states like South Carolina start voting and you are likely to see a considerably different outcome. Biden is the front runner with black voters and they make up an important voting block for Democrats.


Agreed, but devil's advocate- SC isn't exactly an important state for the DNC outside of its primary. It's all speculation until we have more primaries to work off of than half of one and inferences about another.
 
2020-02-05 11:10:46 AM  
It's been an intensely bad week for the Democrats and it's only half over.
 
2020-02-05 11:11:17 AM  

zappaisfrank: Iowa is hardly indicative of the entire Democratic voting pool, largely because there are so few non-whites there. Wait until states like South Carolina start voting and you are likely to see a considerably different outcome. Biden is the front runner with black voters and they make up an important voting block for Democrats.


Sounds like an excuse someone's making for a shiatty candidate.

The Blacks will save us!
 
2020-02-05 11:12:09 AM  
Not panicked at all... Though Warren, Yang, and Buttigieg were my top 3, I'll take 2 out of 3 in Iowa, if the top 3 in NH is also Sanders (I expect him to win there), then Buttigieg/Warren, I'd be very happy, as it would significantly damage Biden's and Klobuchar's electability arguments.
 
2020-02-05 11:12:09 AM  

FlashHarry: Wait, I thought Mayor Pete was an "establishment democrat." I'm confused.


An establishment Democrat with a chance of getting nominated.
 
2020-02-05 11:12:27 AM  
Oh, stop, subby. They're not panicking (or shouldn't be). They have plenty of Plan B's, Pete and even Mike. They're just wondering how much more good money they should be throwing into a TransAm that's looking more ready for the scrap yard every week.

The only people showing real signs of panic are Joe's team. What the hell was that memo?
 
2020-02-05 11:12:35 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Relax, people. This is no different from when Jeb Bush, who was the presumed front-runner in the last election, had some early stumbles and failures to perform as well as he should have given his significant head start, name recognition, and overall safe appeal to the party mainstream. And he turned out just fine in the end, remember? I think if Biden just carefully follows the Jeb roadmap he'll pull up long before he crashes into the Valley of Failure. On to New Hampshire!


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2020-02-05 11:13:16 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Maybe a rousing game of Duck Duck Goose isn't the best way to choose the nominee.


Isn't that how they decide Iowa?
 
2020-02-05 11:13:35 AM  

zappaisfrank: Iowa is hardly indicative of the entire Democratic voting pool, largely because there are so few non-whites there. Wait until states like South Carolina start voting and you are likely to see a considerably different outcome. Biden is the front runner with black voters and they make up an important voting block for Democrats.


There's probably a really good chance that black voters in SC (who are pragmatic more than anything else) will start to fade away if they think he can't beat Trump.
 
2020-02-05 11:13:42 AM  
Bernie supporters, just sit this thread out and enjoy the Buttigieg and Biden people fighting
 
2020-02-05 11:13:52 AM  
I will repeat:

Biden being non-viable as a candidate for the presidency is an incredibly good thing for the country, for the Overton Window, and for the future of the Democratic Party.
 
2020-02-05 11:14:29 AM  

shastacola: Biden is a dead man walking, he'll be out after South Carolina.


Unfortunately not.

He is too established to be knocked out after New Hampshire, even if he finishes 4th again. Limited polling shows him winning in South Carolina to keep him in it, then the aged population will keep him afloat during Super Tuesday.

The only hope for him to be out early is for a truly epic fail performance in NH that cascades into Nevada and South Carolina. It's possible but highly unlikely.
 
2020-02-05 11:14:30 AM  

whidbey: Biden needs to drop out


FTFY
 
2020-02-05 11:14:43 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I'm at a hipster cafe and just heard a Gen Z Latinx use the word "malarkey."


There's only one thing I'm non-binary about, and that's my tolerance for malarkey. My favorite rapper is Post Malone, and I think we need to move to an era of Post Malarkey.

Also, Pokemon Go to the Polls.
 
2020-02-05 11:14:49 AM  

disco ball: Epic Fap Session: Maybe a rousing game of Duck Duck Goose isn't the best way to choose the nominee.

Isn't that how they decide Iowa?


That's more like a rousing game of Red Rover.
 
2020-02-05 11:15:01 AM  

aaronx: Biden's weaknesses as a candidate tells us an important thing: Biden has weaknesses as a candidate. Sorry, DNC, he's not as attractive to voters as he is to you. Maybe try backing someone better.


But all those other times he ran for president and failed have to be a fluke! It's bidens turn!
 
2020-02-05 11:15:27 AM  
Most precarious for Biden: Some of the would-be donors he could win over with a strong showing are giving new looks to Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor whose entire strategy of sitting out the four early nominating states is pegged to the possibility that Biden falters. Bloomberg, one of the world's wealthiest men with a net worth approaching $60 billion, isn't asking for money. He's simply looking for support that could cut off financial lifelines to Biden

Damn the DNC really shanked Biden when they invited Bloomberg on stage.
 
2020-02-05 11:15:28 AM  

raerae1980: I'm more disturbed that Trump was able to give a good SOTU, and that it got under Nancy's skin.   I already forgot about Iowa.   Who won that, anyway?   Buttigeig?


I am no Pelosi fan, but I'm definitely inclined to give her the benefit of the doubt for lashing out like she did.  She went reluctantly into this impeachment knowing it was doomed to fail, but knowing it had to be done because it was the right thing to do.

And then, on the eve of his acquittal, after giving their all, she has to sit there and listen to this gasbag spew lies, knowing that he is now fully unleashed.  God knows what the next months, perhaps years, will bring us.

She is human, after all.  I give her credit for not whipping off her bra and using it to choke the bastard out right there and then like a real life version of Leia murdering Jabba the Hutt.
 
2020-02-05 11:15:36 AM  

Pin Fiften Clob: Pocket Ninja: Relax, people. This is no different from when Jeb Bush, who was the presumed front-runner in the last election, had some early stumbles and failures to perform as well as he should have given his significant head start, name recognition, and overall safe appeal to the party mainstream. And he turned out just fine in the end, remember? I think if Biden just carefully follows the Jeb roadmap he'll pull up long before he crashes into the Valley of Failure. On to New Hampshire!

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2020-02-05 11:15:39 AM  
The establishment isn't worried. They have Mayo Pete. They're just trying to pose him as being outsidery now.
 
2020-02-05 11:15:47 AM  

Klivian: shastacola: Biden is a dead man walking, he'll be out after South Carolina.

Unfortunately not.

He is too established to be knocked out after New Hampshire, even if he finishes 4th again. Limited polling shows him winning in South Carolina to keep him in it, then the aged population will keep him afloat during Super Tuesday.

The only hope for him to be out early is for a truly epic fail performance in NH that cascades into Nevada and South Carolina. It's possible but highly unlikely.


God you farkers and your South Carolina Philosophers' Stone.

Jesus.
 
2020-02-05 11:16:09 AM  

Klivian: shastacola: Biden is a dead man walking, he'll be out after South Carolina.

Unfortunately not.

He is too established to be knocked out after New Hampshire, even if he finishes 4th again. Limited polling shows him winning in South Carolina to keep him in it, then the aged population will keep him afloat during Super Tuesday.

The only hope for him to be out early is for a truly epic fail performance in NH that cascades into Nevada and South Carolina. It's possible but highly unlikely.


Biden is running out of money, which means many establishment dems have already abandoned him.
 
2020-02-05 11:16:19 AM  

raerae1980: I'm more disturbed that Trump was able to give a good SOTU, and that it got under Nancy's skin.   I already forgot about Iowa.   Who won that, anyway?   Buttigeig?


No one knows yet...they haven't finished counting.

/As of 8 am this morning.
 
2020-02-05 11:16:35 AM  

whidbey: Biden needs to drop out if he's anything like this in NH.


He wont. Even if he places dead last, he will hold out till SC.  That's where he is placing his hope.
 
2020-02-05 11:16:52 AM  

bluejeansonfire: I will repeat:

Biden being non-viable as a candidate for the presidency is an incredibly good thing for the country, for the Overton Window, and for the future of the Democratic Party.


Holy shiat. I actually agree with you on something.
 
2020-02-05 11:16:58 AM  
With Biden successfully crushed, the GOP is moving on to their 2nd step in the ruination of America - Upstate GOP leaders plotting to impact SC Democratic primary by boosting Bernie Sanders
 
2020-02-05 11:17:07 AM  

shastacola: zappaisfrank: Iowa is hardly indicative of the entire Democratic voting pool, largely because there are so few non-whites there. Wait until states like South Carolina start voting and you are likely to see a considerably different outcome. Biden is the front runner with black voters and they make up an important voting block for Democrats.

There's probably a really good chance that black voters in SC (who are pragmatic more than anything else) will start to fade away if they think he can't beat Trump.


He will be fine
 
2020-02-05 11:17:11 AM  

Frank N Stein: Pin Fiften Clob: Pocket Ninja: Relax, people. This is no different from when Jeb Bush, who was the presumed front-runner in the last election, had some early stumbles and failures to perform as well as he should have given his significant head start, name recognition, and overall safe appeal to the party mainstream. And he turned out just fine in the end, remember? I think if Biden just carefully follows the Jeb roadmap he'll pull up long before he crashes into the Valley of Failure. On to New Hampshire!

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2020-02-05 11:17:12 AM  
Does Joe know he's running?

Maybe they should play him a video every morning: "Your name is Joe Biden, you were once known to thousands of Americans, and you're running for President!" Big swells of music and "God Bless America" at the end
 
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