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Democrats nominate Biden to take on Trump; John McCain's widow praises him

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Anxious Democrats from every corner of America cemented Joe Biden's status as their best hope to defeat President Donald Trump Tuesday night, 

Its surreal.

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A lot of Democrats don't know it yet, but they actually just nominated Kamala Harris, who dropped out of the primary even before her state of California had their primary vote, to take on Trump.

Remember folks, if you want higher taxes, open borders, free medical care for illegals and defunding of the police, vote for Harris-Biden!

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The US medical system needs a complete overhaul. Illegals pay into SS and Medicare and rarely get it back, and their burden on the medical system is probably overstated. I support a candidate that can increase access to affordable medical care in the US.

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We are witnessing the decline of United States of America before our eyes.

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At the same time, Biden confronted his political challenge on the second night of the four-day convention, featuring a mix of party elders from both parties to make the case that he has the experience and energy to repair chaos that Trump has created at home and abroad.

What chaos?

Experience of messing things up before?  Energy?  Are they serious?

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Democrats nominate Biden to take on Trump

Never saw that coming.

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We are witnessing the decline of United States of America before our eyes.

It's the decline of the Democratic Party. Donald Trump will not allow the decline of the United States of America.

You love Joe Biden. Obey. Obey. You love Joe Biden.

Don't forget Kamala "It was a DEBATE!" Harris.

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I’m not American, nor into America’s politics either, but Biden looks quite old to actually offer anything new. Isn’t he going to be in his 80s during his mandate if he wins?

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Biden looks quite old to actually offer anything new. Isn’t he going to be in his 80s during his mandate if he wins?

Yes, he would be 82 at the end of one term. He's already said he would be a one term president. It's not so much his age that bothers me, being as how he's only 4 years older than Trump, it's his obvious mental decline and his succumbing to the leftists of the Democratic Party.

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existential threat to the nation.

Not a threat: a reality. Trump and his regime have done more to undermine the democratic principles of the republic than any WH in history.

The Trump economy is no longer under 'threat'; it's tanked. With few if any signs of it ever recovering the stability seen during President Obama's terms.

What's clearly under 'threat' is the health of Americans NOT from the .01% - 1% class. Those Americans deemed 'others' by Trump and his fellow 'elite' are at risk of losing even more the longer Trump and family continue pushing the country faster down the greased slope they set up in 2016. Xi and Putin are smiling. I doubt either thought it would be so easy for the US to devolve to banana republic status.

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The theater of it was good, I mean the overall presentation was good, but the melodramatic speeches were just boring. Kerry and Powell, dozed off and Jill was just the worst.

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This just in - viewership on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and MSNBC went down about 28% compared to the opening night of the 2016 Democratic convention. Oh my...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-monday-aug-17-2020

What's up with that?

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it's his obvious mental decline and his succumbing to the leftists of the Democratic Party.

The two go together.

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This just in - viewership on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and MSNBC went down about 28% compared to the opening night of the 2016 Democratic convention. Oh my...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-monday-aug-17-2020

What's up with that?

Given it was a live streaming event, more people were probably watching on their phones, tablets or computers, I would imagine.

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Trump by all rights should be dead and buried.But a strong stock market, coupled with so many closets who support his racist views, have helped him stay afloat. An indictment on the nation,but if you look back at their history should anyone be surprised? But I want to believe that the bully eventually gets bullied and I look forward to that.

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Oh man, can't wait for the debates. Trump will annihilate this guy!

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a strong stock market, coupled with so many closets who support his racist views, have helped him stay afloat. 

Trump isnt a racist.

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It is so sad to see the right wing bumblers hang on to their failed President. Everyone knows Trump bankrupts everything he touches as it is with the USA now, dying in huge numbers, economy collapsing, debt exploding, unemployment at all time highs, mass protests in the streets due to racism which Trump embraces and on and on and no. But like the dying businessman clinging to his briefcase these hapless conservatives hang on to Trump. Just proves that there is nothing logical or reasonable about the Trump cultists, it is pure emotion and mostly as we have discovered over the last four years that emotion is rooted in racism.

Trump will lose and perhaps the republican party will never recover from Trump. The nation will be better off if this happens as the few remaining smart republicans believe now. That is why so many of them are endorsing Biden. The republican party has become a QAnon conspiracy cult.

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Will Biden actually do real interviews with actual media or debate? That Cardi B interview was so cringe.

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Trump by all rights should be dead and buried

Yeah! With the wife of the previous president bashing him, and the nomination of the venerable, experienced Joe Biden and his strong articulate VP at his side, Biden should be 50 points ahead!

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The GOP is in panic, Powell and Cindy McCain, not to mention Kasich, all backing Biden.

Then there is the Lincoln project......

We are seeing the beginning of the end of the GOP....

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The racists, bigots and misogynists will stay with trump, the others either move over to the Democrats or just withdraw from political life.

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It'll not be long before the vultures, Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka start tearing to shreds what is left of the trump businesses.

trump is history folks, though a dark part of our history!!!!!

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This has got to be the joke of the century , the year 2020 sure is one for the history books, and add the democrat nominee to the pages of 2020 it couldn't be any more weird of a year .

Hahaha the Democrats weak game is for all to see here.

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Democrats nominate Biden

And I was expecting an exciting (and messy) convention with surprises. Oh well.

But it's going smoothly and without melodrama and focused on one thing: Oust Trump.

Biden got the nomination, but Sanders got what he wanted: Wrote the Party Platform. and controls the Democrat agenda for things to come. He stated his so-called "radical socialism" has become mainstream for the Democrat Party. But do the American people really know what the Democrat Party Platform stands for?

Noted that AOL seconded the nomination of Sanders for President.

Sanders, AOL and the squad are really running the Party and will run the Biden Administration and country.

A lot of Democrats don't know it yet, but they actually just nominated Kamala Harris

Agree. Biden will remain under covers in the bunker while Harris will be out in front really campaigning for her "Presidency" and "relection" in 2024.

Remember folks, if you want higher taxes, open borders, free medical care for illegals and defunding of the police, vote for Harris-Biden!

If Biden-Harris wins, prepare for the destruction of America (which is what you wanted, right?)

Also the BLM and Antifa, et al, will be more powerful under Biden-Harris. Will be out in mass force demanding all whites give up their homes.

In four years, you won't recognize the country.

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Hmmmmm.....   not even the presentation was good.  Was preachy and unspontaneous and repetitive.

And all who say that DT has undermined the Republic or democracy or whatever are just spouting received wisdom.  Apart from stealing mailboxes and subverting the DoJ and undermining the media and issuing Executive Orders and building the wall, what exactly is the concrete evidence for those assertions?

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I'm just hear to read comments from Trump supporters and have a good laugh.

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ulyssesToday 01:46 pm JSTThe racists, bigots and misogynists will stay with trump, the others either move over to the Democrats or just withdraw from political life.

Right.  No racists or bigots in the Democratic Party.  And all Repubs are the above?

This type of ridiculous stereotyping is why democracy in the US is breaking down.

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I just hope Biden can be trusted not to push the big red button beside the presidential bed.

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 Harris's decision on when to end Joe's Presidency,

One more conspiracy theory from the global alt right. Authoritarian regimes need them to go along with fake news like Pizzagate, knowing the intellectually vulnerable and flat out limited will believe just about anything.

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Right. No racists or bigots in the Democratic Party. And all Repubs are the above?

A lot of catching up to do, I see.

This type of ridiculous stereotyping is why democracy in the US is breaking down.

The US is breaking down because the President doesn't care whether people live or die.

As long as he remains in power and his lackeys fill their pockets, he doesn't care about much.

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Oh man, can't wait for the debates. Trump will annihilate this guy!

I cant see the Dems actually allowing a Trump/Biden debate.

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The GOP is in panic, Powell and Cindy McCain, not to mention Kasich, all backing Biden.

They can, but it doesn't mean anything to most conservatives in the slightest, they wouldn't panic about these individuals, but having said that, the Democrats going first is great for Republicans and Trump because now they can pinpoint and scrutinize everything and counter the lies and distorted claims with their facts countering everything the Dems have been saying, that helps Trump a lot.

We are seeing the beginning of the end of the GOP....

If Trump loses we will begin to see the end of the US as we know it.

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Sneezy - viewership on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and MSNBC went down about 28% compared to the opening night of the 2016 Democratic convention. Oh my...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-monday-aug-17-2020

What's up with that?

Given it was a live streaming event, more people were probably watching on their phones, tablets or computers, I would imagine.

That's quite the imagination you have there. Day one was boring. Day two was even more boring. Kinda like Joe and Kamela.

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I see Colin Powell has endorsed Harris-Biden.

Wasn't he one of the masterminds who told us that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and helped send thousands of American servicemen and women to their deaths in Iraq? Jeez...

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I don't think Kamala's name was even mentioned at all. Wonder why...

It was altogether too earnest and finger-waving, ostentatiously "diverse" to a nauseating degree, and Joe wasn't even allowed to speak when his nomination was confirmed. Not even to say thank-you. Again, wonder why...

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Curious that people are using 'boring' as a negative. One of the most 'boring' modern (somewhat modern) presidents was Eisenhower. His exact opposite is ultra-flamboyant Trump.

Eisenhower led the country through a rebuild. Trump's tearing it down. Gimme boring any day.

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Conservatives wrote off Powell, Kasich a long time ago and for years a lot of Republicans hated McCain so no love loss, but now the Dems have to decide what kind of party they are. Are they the party of moderates that want more entitlements and socialism or are they a far left progressive Anti-American party and just want to see America destroyed. Should be interesting to see where they want to go.

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"diverse" to a nauseating degree,

Seriously? Diversity is nauseating? And some wonder why Trump and the global alt right (including Canadians) are said to be pushing white supremacy.

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That's quite the imagination you have there. Day one was boring. Day two was even more boring. Kinda like Joe and Kamela.

I'm sure you found it boring. How does that in any way reflect on streaming figures?

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Remember folks, if you want higher taxes, open borders, free medical care for illegals and defunding of the police, vote for Harris-Biden!

and they stated this same doom and gloom just after the 2008 GFC and Obama grew the economy for 8yrs straight and got 10~4% unemployment.

Under Trump $10trillion wiped from the markets another $5+trillion added to the deficit under Trump, thats a massive tax burden for all Americans that'll have to be repaid. Sort of makes that $1trillion tax cut Trump gave to the elite that much more expensive now doesn't it. why cant Republicans understand, massive tax cuts never lead to exponential growth, those tax cuts never trickle down to main st, they stay in wall st

Its just unfortunate that a democrat president will have to clean up another monumental mess left over by a Republican

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Clinton, who turns 74 on Tuesday, hasn’t held office in two decades. Kerry, 76, was the Democratic presidential nominee back in 2004 when the youngest voters this fall were still in diapers. And Carter is 95 years old.

Bill and Kerry join the show....this is too funny...)

looking like desperation.

But seriously, I dont think Kamela is not as left fringe as some worry she might be. She is the daughter of immigrants (thats a conservative indicator) and a former prosecutor. She bombed miserably during the Dem debates, showing her lack of experience with her health care plan, but this isnt important in politics. She also later made some butt hurt speech about biased misogyny or racism to blame for her failure to make the Dem prez nomination, now its a classic American daughter of hard working immigrants...lol. and other feel good silliness....

Lots of criminal acts for the past months with burning shooting and looting, so the Dems need somebody to reassure us all is ok even though many of them were cheering for it. Its round 3 of the Dem clown show (debates, burn loot shoot, now their fight with Trump) and with the exception of the burn/loot/shoot show, its been quite entertaining.

I think our Kamela is just a new Hilary, therefore a perfect candidate for the Dem old guard establishment

I dont know why Trump always goes for the birther thing, thats very ignorant of him and I dont like that part, otherwise he has lots of material to chose from to discredit the funny style Dems...) Enjoying the show.

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Seriously? Diversity is nauseating? And some wonder why Trump and the global alt right (including Canadians) are said to be pushing white supremacy.

Nothing is wrong with diversity as long as you don't use reverse discrimination and use it to silence people that are the second or even third generation of the people that created and lived and supported racism and division. Without the white vote Obama would have never won twice and without the full support if the black vote Biden won't win, keep that in mind.

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Yes trying to catch up......  Unfortunately some of these made up theories run faster than me.

Which of DT's cronies have lined their pockets?  As opposed to say all the big Dem sponsors and the Biden family and the Obamas and and and....??

And to say DT is "killing Americans" is plainly ridiculous.  Numbers are there for all to see.  More like Cuomo and other Dem governors did a poor job.

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I just hope Biden can be trusted not to push the big red button beside the presidential bed.

and you think Trump wouldn't push it to save his own butt LOL

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Biden should be 50 points ahead!

nobody has had that lead ever, what is true though is Biden is doing far better than Hillary, and 2020 is far far different to 2016. Rats sinking ship come to mind

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Yes trying to catch up...... Unfortunately some of these made up theories run faster than me.

Which of DT's cronies have lined their pockets? As opposed to say all the big Dem sponsors and the Biden family and the Obamas and and and....??

And to say DT is "killing Americans" is plainly ridiculous. Numbers are there for all to see. More like Cuomo and other Dem governors did a poor job.

You live up to your username.

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And to say DT is "killing Americans" is plainly ridiculous. Numbers are there for all to see. More like Cuomo and other Dem governors did a poor job.

More of the same. Mueller impeachment corona economy..yes it is hard to keep up but its all indicative of a loser mentality. Trump is a racist but Biden makes remarks that clearly show where his mind has been at, but he got tools on his team, so he gets a wash.

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justaskingToday 01:53 pm JST

I'm just hear to read comments from Trump supporters and have a good laugh.

You should read what they write on the threads about New Zealand, you'll probably crack a couple of ribs.

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For some reason I can’t get “Another one bites the dust” ouda my head. Lol

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Without the white vote Obama would have never won twice and without the full support if the black vote Biden won't win, keep that in mind.

Trump never had more than 8% of the black vote, I think Biden got him beat in this regard, dont see anything in 2020 that'll change their minds. 2020 is far different to 2016 , both politically & economically, keep that in mind

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and they stated this same doom and gloom just after the 2008 GFC and Obama grew the economy for 8yrs straight and got 10~4% unemployment.

And that was the end of the honeymoon for Americans, Obama presided over one of the slowest economies, kept regulations which hurt small businesses across the country, businesses were moving out, the economy was sluggish, a lot of people could only get part-time jobs and low paying jobs and many boomers were retiring, housing market was way down, black unemployment high.

Under Trump $10trillion wiped from the markets another $5+trillion added to the deficit under Trump, thats a massive tax burden for all Americans that'll have to be repaid.

Obama didn't care about the military and with the growing threat of China and Iran we needed a modern and updated military and Obama didn't want to do it, but Trump did, the economy was the best it has ever been until the end of February of this year and the virus that was came from China destroyed all of that.

why cant Republicans understand, massive tax cuts never lead to exponential growth,

Yes, it will as long as you leave the economy alone and let it grow, let businesses grow and you will see more hirings and more people working, paying taxes and you will generate enough revenue and if you don't then people will hold on to their money and not spend it, that's what you don't want and a Biden presidency will make people hold onto their money again.

those tax cuts never trickle down to main st, they stay in wall st

As well as the job creators.

Its just unfortunate that a democrat president will have to clean up another monumental mess left over by a Republican

That probably might not happen at this point.

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I dont know why Trump always goes for the birther thing

Trash is his trademark.

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Trump never had more than 8% of the black vote,

More than Bush.

I think Biden got him beat in this regard,

But not when it comes to most of the suburbs and now law enforcement Biden lost and that is huge.

dont see anything in 2020 that'll change their minds. 2020 is far different to 2016 , both politically & economically, keep that in mind

Yes, most people won't vote for socialism and Biden picking Kamala is not helping him.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cringeworthy-virtual-dnc-is-a-ratings-bomb

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looking like desperation.

yes it is, 2020 isnt 2016, Biden isnt Hillary and the economy is far worse that all of Obamas 8yrs.

then we have the est 200000 Americans that wont be here come the end of the year.

Time to rig the election. shut down the USPS. Yes things are getting desperate

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The economy was the crown jewel in the list of Trumps accomplishments, and the Dems know this. Im not fooled by any of the low hanging fruit they throw at me. Like, if Biden wins, tomorrow the corona disappears and the economy recovers...lol.

The Dems are a clown show, transparent in their incompetence and corruption, but trying to mask it with some fake care. Trump has a problem with his mouth and ego, but I knew this from day one. He isnt cloaked in something that looks or sounds good but actually is not.

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yes it is, 2020 isnt 2016, Biden isnt Hillary and the economy is far worse that all of Obamas 8yrs.

But Biden can't fix it, impossible! He and Kamala want to raise taxes, people will start to hold on to your money, small businesses already devastated by the virus will never come back, Biden can't and won't bail out all these businesses. The Dems want a 40% increase on the death tax and let's not forget in the minority communities most big businesses won't be coming back.

Time to rig the election. shut down the USPS. Yes things are getting desperate

But if Democrats cheat it's ok?

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@ Alfie

Got one trying to backdoor a comment on another thread.

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Democrats nominate Biden to take on Trump; John McCain's widow praises him

Praise from the wife of the worst war-monger the Americans ever had in their elections... that is about the biggest opposite to an argument to vote for any politician. Good grief.

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seems everybody important except Hunter shows up for the clown show

I dont care about a kerry bill powell or other Dem; they are all has beens.

I want to see Trump tear up some stuffone on one, live. Thats where we can see if Biden has what it takes.

I think everybody wants that. All this other is just desperation.

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Unfortunately some of these made up theories run faster than me.

No surprise.

Which of DT's cronies have lined their pockets?

MyPillow guy to start with...

And to say DT is "killing Americans" is plainly ridiculous.

Sure, the guy who looks at 171,000 dead and thinks he has done a great job, said that the virus was a hoax...

He sure doesn't bear any responsibility....

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Aside from Trump's blatant offering of bribes to voters in the form of promised tax reductions, I can't think of a single quality in the man that's appealing. He is shockingly unread, shallow, temperamental and incoherent in front of a microphone. The words "apologize" or "empathy" are not part of his vocabulary. He confabulates and lies at the drop of a hat, on any subject. His entire life, and everything he stands for, is a massive monument to egotism, vanity and greed, analogous to Shelly's Ozymandias --- "look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair." And I find it inexplicable why a sizable portion of the American population support him. If he wins a second term it will say more about mentally deficient American voters than it will about Trump's political acumen.

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Given it was a live streaming event, more people were probably watching on their phones, tablets or computers, I would imagine.

LOL!

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He and Kamala want to raise taxes, people will start to hold on to your money, small businesses already devastated by the virus will never come back, 

I suggest leaving Economics to the educated.

The trump economic plan is basically crazy one like charging toll on cars coming in from Mexico, or making the farmers suffer in his trade war with China.....

He doesn't even have a plan after getting re-elected, sure sign that even he doesn't have hope.

Meanwhile his brainless followers live in Lala land.

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So there are actually two MORE days of this?

Will Biden ever get to speak at some point?

I read that AOC actually nominated Bernie, and didnt even bother to mention Biden at all. Fun times!

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Given it was a live streaming event, more people were probably watching on their phones, tablets or computers, I would imagine.

Sure, like when trump rambles on faux.

people are sending OMGs to each other, or getting drunk in the hope it will make the noise go away!!!!

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I read that AOC actually nominated Bernie

You read wrong.

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The reason Trump won the last election is because we got to see him dismantle and destroy ever Repub and Dem candidate live on TV. We watched as the giddy Dems declared victory, only to sob and cry in disbelief later. Since that event, its been tantrums non stop. I want to see my candidate for who he/she is, not some celebrity, fake out neo con, or deviant try to influence me with intangibles like "Trump is clearly not up to the job". Thats not democracy, rather something you would find in a corrupted country. I dont need subliminals put in front of me everyday to influence my vote. I can think for myself.

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Nah, I didnt. and I dont care why or that she later went on Twitter to say something else.

She nominated Bernie Sanders. Didnt mention poor Joe. at all.

“I hereby second the nomination for Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for President of the United States of America,” the New York Democratic socialist said at the end of her 60-second address.

https://nypost.com/2020/08/18/aoc-nominates-bernie-sanders-and-snubs-joe-biden-in-dnc-address/

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Nah, I didnt. and I dont care why or that she later went on Twitter to say something else.

You did. She explained how the rules work, and why she seconded Bernie's nomination. Saying "i dont care about any explanations and that meens im right" is both deeply intellectually dishonest and incurious. But you are a Trump supporter, so.

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did she or did she not nominate Bernie Sanders? She did.

Did she mention Joe Biden at all? She did not.

Truth over facts.

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Blimey! These right wingers are an unhinged bunch. Scary that people can believe and spout such utter nonsense.

Must be terrible to be so scared all the time, I can’t imagine living like that..

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did she or did she not nominate Bernie Sanders? She did.

She didn't. You don't know what seconding means.

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I cant see the Dems actually allowing a Trump/Biden debate.

the big red button beside the presidential bed.

People really believe this crap?! Geeeezus.

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