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On “No, Google Did Not Steal The Election

A ton? No. Within 1% within key states?

On “The Hedgehog Who Won

"Even Jaybird" isn't *THAT* much of an endorsement.

I'm sort of an outlier.

But we can make something measurable, I guess. If we're still talking about the appropriate amount of Dual Loyalty ought to be expected of People of Hebrew Descent by Friday or so, that'll be interesting. If someone from the squad is inspired to one-up Trump, well, we can have conversations about how they're not representative of anything or anybody except the people they represent.

On “No, Google Did Not Steal The Election

The memes that Russians posted to the facebook groups were, effectively, ads.

Which, I'm told, work.

On “2019 Time Capsule

It's going to have to be a fizzle followed by a bow out. If someone... I don't want to use the word "attacks"... challenges? His age, it's also an attack on Bernie (who is older) at least. (Also Bloomberg, but who gives a crap about Bloomberg?)

Biden is not Clinton but I don't know that attacking Bernie (even implicitly) will win more converts than it will earn enmity among the Even Lefter Than Thou crowd.

Warren is 71 and so attacks on age will have to be kinda careful. 71 is not 77, but we all know that Warren will serve two whole terms and 77 would be in the middle of her second one.

Reagan was 77 when he left office and if that's the (implied) cutoff, it also happens to target Eric Holder and Jay Inslee... but it's easy to not care about them...

And, the list of ages contains just a bunch of Nobodies by the time you get to the first real name on there (Klobuchar) who is a babe in the woods at 60.

So an attack on Biden's age really only hits Bernie and Warren.

Which brings me back to wondering about how important it is to not alienate/irritate Berniebros and Warrenwomyn.

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From Twitter:

On “No, Google Did Not Steal The Election

Advertisers wouldn't spend trillions of dollars on advertising if it didn't work, I'm told.

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Yes, there was Russian meddling. Yes, they were trying to influence the election.

Absolutely.

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I think that most media outlets are finally developing a resistance to the irritant, yes.

But he still manages to pull off one that breaks through from time to time.

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A pretty good one, if they can establish that Google has an established pattern of discriminating against Conservatives.

If they can't, it's just another conspiracy theory.

On “Distraction is the Larger Picture

Twitter is the new Soma.

What makes it so wonderful is that it doesn't even feel good. Marijuana? Pleasant. Makes you enjoy food more. Make you enjoy sleep more. Makes you enjoy entertainment more. Used in moderation, it can even make hanging out with dear friends more enjoyable.

Twitter? Nah. It makes you angry. It makes you irritated. It makes you eat food that is over quickly so you can get back to it. It makes it tougher for you to fall asleep. It makes hanging out with dear friends more unpleasant.

The ultimate drug.

On “No, Google Did Not Steal The Election

It's the flip side to Russian meddling in the election via facebook memes and whatnot.

Those who were willing to swallow that camel ought to be able to swallow this one, or so the argument goes.

On “2019 Time Capsule

From Twitter:

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Seriously, in 2011, serious people were talking about whether Obama would swap out VPs in order to set up 2016.

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I have seen a handful of people who use the term "ADOS" unironically explain that Harris is not an ADOS. This strikes me as one of those things that, from the outside, looks like "Oppression Olympics" but what do I know?

On “The Hedgehog Who Won

Well, now we get to have that discussion when Israel is the topic.

Don't want to talk about it? Well, guess what? Your racism is showing.

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Anyone who doesn't want to talk about what I want to talk about is privileged.

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The Tlaib and Omar thing is...

Well, we're going to have national debates about the stuff that they want to talk about instead of the debates about the stuff a more sober DNC strategist would want to talk about.

On “2019 Time Capsule

Are you familiar with the phenomenon where Trump's favorables go up until he starts talking, at which point, they stagger back down again?

I think Biden has something similar going on.

The less he talks, the more "Generic Democrat" he becomes.

And Generic Democrat is very likely to defeat Trump.

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The dichotomy between rotting cores and unmanageable growth is a huge insight and one that I've been chewing on for a while but, and here's the point, one way for them to hold both of these things in their hands at the same time is to have one of each on the ticket.

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I see Warren picking Pete due to the Midwest thing, though. The Democrats learned a hard lesson in Wisconsin.

I can't even imagine them...

Oh, crap.

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I still can't believe that Kerry became presumptive nominee based on Iowa alone. What a mistake *THAT* was...

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(Aside: Maybe it ain't even going to be close to Harris.)

On “The Hedgehog Who Won

I agree with JoeSal. The only reason I'd disagree is to point out that they're already dead.

We are on the cusp of a new realignment... and where the pieces fall are going to be weird.

We haven't had a Stupid Party for a while. Looks like we're going to have one again.

On “2019 Time Capsule

That's one ticket that I don't see happening unless Biden runs on stepping down in 2021.