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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1320 on: December 05, 2018, 01:51:54 PM »
Obama aides say Beto O'Rourke reminds them of the ex-president. Obama agrees.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke may have lost in Texas, but he's winning in Obamaland.

Aides to the former president and the man himself say O'Rourke's campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, gave them flashbacks to Obama's precocious political rise and has positioned the young white congressman as an early if unlikely heir to the first black president's "hope and change" mantle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/obama-aides-say-beto-o-rourke-reminds-them-ex-president-n942576

The Texas Senate race had an interesting dynamic.  You had a white guy pretending to be Hispanic in "Beto", and then you had a Hispanic guy pretending to be white in "Ted".  Neither is their real name.
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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1321 on: December 05, 2018, 02:05:01 PM »
Obama aides say Beto O'Rourke reminds them of the ex-president. Obama agrees.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke may have lost in Texas, but he's winning in Obamaland.

Aides to the former president and the man himself say O'Rourke's campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, gave them flashbacks to Obama's precocious political rise and has positioned the young white congressman as an early if unlikely heir to the first black president's "hope and change" mantle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/obama-aides-say-beto-o-rourke-reminds-them-ex-president-n942576

The Texas Senate race had an interesting dynamic.  You had a white guy pretending to be Hispanic in "Beto", and then you had a Hispanic guy pretending to be white in "Ted".  Neither is their real name.

Pretend is a weird word.  Name does not a person make.

Beto has used the name since birth and grew up in an area with a significant Hispanic community. 

Ted was born in Alberta and his mom is 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Italian.  He moved to Texas when he was 4 and attended private schools before going to Princeton. 

GWB had good support from Latino/Hispanic because he spoke Spanish and actually target Latino voters during his campaigns.


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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1322 on: December 05, 2018, 02:11:39 PM »
Obama aides say Beto O'Rourke reminds them of the ex-president. Obama agrees.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke may have lost in Texas, but he's winning in Obamaland.

Aides to the former president and the man himself say O'Rourke's campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, gave them flashbacks to Obama's precocious political rise and has positioned the young white congressman as an early if unlikely heir to the first black president's "hope and change" mantle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/obama-aides-say-beto-o-rourke-reminds-them-ex-president-n942576

The Texas Senate race had an interesting dynamic.  You had a white guy pretending to be Hispanic in "Beto", and then you had a Hispanic guy pretending to be white in "Ted".  Neither is their real name.

Pretend is a weird word.  Name does not a person make.

Beto has used the name since birth and grew up in an area with a significant Hispanic community. 

Ted was born in Alberta and his mom is 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Italian.  He moved to Texas when he was 4 and attended private schools before going to Princeton. 

GWB had good support from Latino/Hispanic because he spoke Spanish and actually target Latino voters during his campaigns.

The late George HW Bush #41 also ran for US Senate to represent Texas and did not win just like Beto. Also if Beto won the Senate Seat he most likely would not run for President in 2020.

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1323 on: December 05, 2018, 02:15:22 PM »
Hey guys, what about Kanye? I thought he would run for 2020. BTW will he be Republican or Democrat?

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1324 on: January 18, 2019, 11:26:27 AM »
oh boy, can't wait for the bloodbath of the democratic primary!

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Beto's excellent adventure drips with white male privilege

But O'Rourke, tall, handsome, white and male, has this latitude, to be and do anything. His privilege even allows him to turn a loss to the most despised candidate of the cycle into a launching pad for a White House run.

Stacey Abrams, a Yale-trained lawyer, couldn't do this.

O'Rourke is being criticized for his randomness. For his TMI'ing and for his "what do I want to do with my life" aimlessness.

But the fact that he knows he has the freedom to cast about as a campaign-in-waiting forms, shows how much of his political identity is predicated on being white and male.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/17/politics/beto-orourke-funk-drive-2020/index.html

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1325 on: February 11, 2019, 09:46:33 AM »
Is Beto going to run for President? Everybody is waiting.

https://www.apnews.com/7a7de74cd5074caabad81eabb97b0b9b

“Beto O’Rourke says he’ll decide on 2020 run by month’s end”

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1326 on: February 11, 2019, 09:58:30 AM »
2020 Poll: Donald Trump Beating Everyone but Joe Biden

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/08/2020-poll-trump-beating-everyone-but-joe-biden/amp/

Too early to call but I like what I see.  ;)

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1327 on: February 24, 2019, 11:17:36 PM »
Looks like Uncle Bernie is running! :)

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1328 on: February 28, 2019, 02:02:52 PM »
Is Beto going to run?

“Beto O'Rourke to announce decision on 2020 presidential run O'Rourke said in a statement Wednesday that he and his wife, Amy, "have made a decision about how we can best serve our country."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna977541

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1329 on: March 18, 2019, 10:58:14 AM »
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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1330 on: March 28, 2019, 03:22:48 PM »
NBC article: Trump reverses course on Special Olympics funding cut after Betsy DeVos comes under fire

"The Special Olympics will be funded, I just told my people," President Trump said Thursday afternoon.

The president's announcement comes after his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, was grilled by congressional Democrats in two hearings this week over the proposal to eliminate all federal funding for the Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics is largely funded by private donations but receives $18 million a year in federal funds that the organization said it uses for school programs for students with disabilities.

DeVos expressed support of the budget change after the president's announcement.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna988576

So was DeVos was against it and now for it.
I will always look out for the little guy. I understand the special olympics to the individuals and families.




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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1331 on: March 28, 2019, 04:52:24 PM »
The real question is while everyone was squealing about Special Olympics, what sh*t went under the radar.

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1332 on: March 28, 2019, 04:56:56 PM »
The real question is while everyone was squealing about Special Olympics, what sh*t went under the radar.

Oh I was busy today. What went under the radar?

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1333 on: March 28, 2019, 05:05:31 PM »
The real question is while everyone was squealing about Special Olympics, what sh*t went under the radar.

Oh I was busy today. What went under the radar?

I can’t believe trump is back at it with healthcare repeal again.

This is gross political malpractice.

He had a good news cycle going for him , rather than milk it for what it’s worth and then adopt a reconciliatory tone that could go a long way towards increasing his re election chances , he is doubling down on a bad strategy .

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Re: Presidential Elections
« Reply #1334 on: March 29, 2019, 09:23:05 AM »
I was listening to NPR this morning and they talked about SSA no match letters once again being sent to employers.  I found it strange that Obama stopped the practice.  Why would SSA not inform an employer of an employee's SS number not matching their name?

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/social-security-administration-no-match-letters-to-employers-make-another-comeback

It's already against the law to hire illegal immigrants.  As much as I think trump is a doofus, I'm glad the letters are going out again.  Why did obama end it?  As an employer, I want to know if my workers SSN's are not matching.

 

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