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U.S. 2020 Elections

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Conquistador, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Howdy

    Howdy Dark Lord

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    I'm not entirely sure why she feels like jumping into the race at this point. There are a ton of names that can gobble up her space that are much more attractive, while white whales like Biden and Sanders even seem to be re-evaluating the field. Really a joke candidacy in my opinion.
     
  2. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    She's thinking about jumping in because she's wanted to run since before she was Hennepin County Attorney, and this is the best opportunity she'll have in her lifetime. Prior to all of the things insiders have known for years coming out, she was perfectly positioned. Moderate, but not offensively so to any constituencies. A capable fundraiser. Capable of winning by very large margins in state that does weird things in it's elections.

    Perfectly positioned except for the fact that her hobby is abusing her staff. I put a few of these in the other thread, but I can't find them so here we go again:

    Rules of Politics:

    1. Everyone you meet on the way up also sees you while you're on your way down.

    2. Everyone talks to everybody about everything, so if you say something to someone sooner or later you've said it to everyone.

    3. Staff know all the secrets and have none of the power; if you're planning on shitting on them, shoot them instead.

    EDIT: @Perspicacity this wasn't so much opposition research as it was her former staff coming forward to journalists when it became obvious she was going to run. They haven't started leaking the truly damaging things yet.
     
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  3. Howdy

    Howdy Dark Lord

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    So what you're saying is that "Office Politics" does double duty in actual politics? Who would have thought?
     
  4. SmileOfTheKill

    SmileOfTheKill Magical Amber

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    It feels like we are going to get news that she was throwing knives and pissed off cats at her staffers and you will still be going, na, it's going to get worse.
     
  5. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    Throwing knives at staff would be more socially acceptable than some of the things I've heard accounts of. Right now it's all anonymous sources and leaked documents. The really damaging shit will have editors require people to go on the record if they want it printed. Don't know if that will happen or not.

    @Howdy yes except there are a few very not fun additional dimensions to political office politics that are much more uncommon in normal office politics.
     
  6. PomMan

    PomMan High Inquisitor

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    ...go on, what are these things you've heard accounts of? I cant think of many things that wouldnt have already come to light that would be worse than throwing knives.
     
  7. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    Nope. Not my stories to tell.
     
  8. Psychotic Cat

    Psychotic Cat Headmaster

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    So what you're saying is, move over Crazy Amy from Amy's Baking Company.
    Or have we all been making a mistake in assuming they're different people?
     
  9. Zerg_Lurker

    Zerg_Lurker Order Member DLP Supporter

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    I'm guessing socially unacceptable means the n word and other such slurs. Or literal excrement a la R Kelly.

    At least the abortion of her run is more entertaining than the great garbage fire that is Gabbard's.
    Though it does make me wonder, how likely is she to get primaried come 2024, should she survive that long in the Senate?
     
  10. Arthellion

    Arthellion Lord of the Banned ~ Prestige ~

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    Hmm maybe sexual harassment on her part?
     
  11. Invictus

    Invictus Banned

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    Nah. Staff abuse - so she probably orders her staff to do incredibly demeaning stuff, and publicly airs to everyone, maybe uses it as an example and to get some laughs. Might even get some recording out of it and threatens people with those.

    And by demeaning, remembering this is Washington D.C. where picking up your boss's underwear isn't anything but normal, it will probably be nasty.
     
  12. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    I haven't heard anything indicating that she's a racist or a rapist. You guys need to get more creative in your thinking.
     
  13. Agayek

    Agayek Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    So... what, she holds regular "staff meetings" where the designated victim (read: the latest person to piss her off) was to stand in the middle while everyone else looms ominously around them, telling them how and why they're a colossal failure whose parents need a 100th trimester abortion or whatever?
     
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  14. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    Being fair to the others, they were the most probable options.

    In unsurprising news, Warren has officially joined in.

     
  15. Invictus

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    She makes her staff cleans her toilet with their bare hands whenever she is pissed enough, has the interns she dislikes the most at the moment lick her shoes and has a circle every week to make her employees criticize each other in the most mean spirited way.
    --- Post automerged ---
    Documents reveal former Starbucks CEO and potential presidential candidate Howard Schultz invested in controversial for-profit school Capella University, which later admitted to overcharging student lenders.

    Opposition Research is scary. Quick and efficient - should be the subtitle of this year.
     
  16. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    Well, Klobuchar's in it now.

    That makes... Nine, I think? (Klobuchar, Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, Harris, Gabbard, Delaney, Castro, Buttigieg.)
     
  17. Agayek

    Agayek Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    I give it a week before the unending mountain of dirty laundry collapses on top of her.
     
  18. Marsupial

    Marsupial Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    That's the first I've heard of Buttigieg; I must have missed his announcement. And his entire career up to this point.
     
  19. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    538 article, which is to be fair the only reason I'd heard of him.
     
  20. Imariel

    Imariel Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    The best thing about that article is the reported statistics. A contrario, 27% of republicans would vote for a socialist.
     
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