Lady of the House
- Sep 24, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- July 8, 2008
- SLU Posts
Yes. If there are two otherwise equal candidates for something except that one is a woman or minority that is who I will vote for.I really feel the opposite.
No matter who runs against him, the attacks will be the same. Besides, not only did HRC get a comfortable majority, the midterms showed women having high approval.
I hate to put things in misogynistic terms, but -
Government is a mess right now. If it has to be explained that we're perfectly fine with men leading government as soon as women have had time to clean up the mess, so be it.
I have every intention of giving a female candidate higher priority right now. Preferring Harris myself, but any of them that wants to run, should. Her and Warren both should be able to get support from most Democrats in the end, even if either looks like they're taking hits from skeptics now. As capable as Biden is, I think Democrats are ready to bypass the older white guys.
For me I am not using identity politics. My position is if my decision is basically a coin flip anyway it is a tie breaker.I think that focusing on identity alone is a mistake. I am a policy person. I don't care if it comes from an old white guy, a young woman of color, or a trans person of any stripe. It's wonderful to make history, but history is not enoughif they won't make meaningful moves on healthcare, climate change, etc. Biden is capable but if he takes the wrong policy positions (and in a couple of areas I think he would, thus my objection), then he should go. But his white maleness should not be a disqualifier alone.
I agree. I was trying to say that at this point there aren't a lot of white males out there who I'd vote for. Beto's main selling point is that he isn't Ted Cruz.Not Beto. He voted against a ban on fracking in the Gulf, voted to defang Dodd-Frank. If he really is the "white Obama" he will also put Social Security and Medicare on the table in some "Grand Bargain." All he is is cute. Nah, hard pass.
Why would anyone pay attention to a reply talking about Bernie when it uses Pepe?
You can see this shiftin one important number: the number of Democrats proudly calling themselves liberal.
- Gallup saidyesterday that 51% of Democrats self-describe as liberal, a new high "following gradual increases since the 1990s."
- In 1992,when Clinton first won, 25% self-identified as liberal, 25% as conservative and the rest as moderate.
It does include a quote from a dissenter, which I find rather amusing, deeming Sanders to be "far left". ^_^;Jon Favreau,the former Obama adviser and now Pod Save Americastar, said people "want ideas that are commensurate with the size of the challenges we’re facing."
- "No more incrementalism. No more warmed-over white paper bullshit. It’s go big or go home."
- "When I was working on ''The Wilderness' [documentary], I spoke to Obama-Trump voters and Obama voters who didn’t vote in '16, and both groups were highly favorable toward ideas like Medicare for All, big infrastructure spending, and a $15 minimum wage."