Ten oz

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    Washington D.C.
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    Armed Forces Resident training
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  1. Ten oz

    U.S. Democratic Primary

    In generally I am dissatisfied with all the candidates so far. In my opinion a President's primary job is to be the executive of the govt we have. There are many real world challenges afoot that I feel candidates are ignoring in favor of discussing theoretical policies that address less tangible issues. Whoever the President is in 2021 Syria and Yemen will still be a mess and our relationship with Saudi Arabia and Iran still will need addressing. I don't know what Harris, Warren, Booker, or etc do about North Korea. In Israel Netanyahu is about to be indicted I don't know how any of the candidates might respond to political change in Israel. There are just so many ongoing issues I am worried about that no one seems to be addressing. It is a bit depressing. New President don't take office with a fresh slate. When Obama ran in 08' he had to address Iraq, Afghanistan, the housing market collapse, deficits, and etc.
  2. Ten oz

    U.S. Democratic Primary

    My criticisms are not specific to Warren. I already acknowledge other candidates are floating the same proposals.
  3. Ten oz

    U.S. Democratic Primary

    Every other issue (climate, healthcare, etc) doesn't elect a candidate. The electoral college does. A candidate advocating for a change to the electoral college literally is advocating for a change to the way they would potentially be elected. As mentioned it is like a player trying to change the rules of a mid game. I disagree with it. Candidates shouldn't attempt to change the rules to a race they have already entered. It ioens the door to corruption. I disagree with it whether it is Warren, Harris, Sanders, Booker, or whomever advocating it.
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    U.S. Democratic Primary

    I don't think floating reparations specifically addresses racism in the U.S. very well. Even as symbols it is far weaker than Trump's Wall, Muslim Ban, and demand everyone stand for the anthem are far more powerful.
  5. Ten oz

    U.S. Democratic Primary

    I don't think the 2020 election is or should be about slavery.
  6. Ten oz

    U.S. Democratic Primary

    Affordable housing is the only issue there I agree with. Ending the electoral college isn't something a Presidential candidate should tackle IMO. It is something Congress should tackle. A player mid game shouldn't be the one rewriting the rules. I have seen different people discussing breaking up tech giants but I don't really understand on what grounds that would be done. While very influential none are monopolies. No one is forced to use Facebook, Twitter, or Amazon (companies most cited by Warren) and they have competitors. I don't understand what those companies are doing other than being super successful which would require the govt to step in. I have concerns about the way their platforms can be used to manipulation the public but those concerns extend to all online media and not merely the popular one. Financial reparations for the families of former slaves seems utterly ridiculous in an environment where we can't even agree police shouldn't be shooting unarmed decedents or former slaves. Rather than floating fantasy land pipe dreams I rather see candidates address the hard issues actually being faced in communities of color. Warren isn't the only candidate guilty of this. In my opinion some politicians aren't comfortable speaking directly to the issues facing communities of color. Even candidates of color have this problem as the majority of voters are not of color. Rather than make measured real world proposals which may potentially kick off discussions they don't want to have it is easier sometimes to just make large gestures of support rooted in symbolism. I think candidates are attempting to avoid the divisive discussions surrounding Black Lives Matters, kneeling during the anthem, and so on. Right wing trolls have prominently sought their ground in those discussions and I guess many candidates are afraid to kick that hornets nest. Many of the current Democratic Candidates are voicing various forms of reparations. It might be worth starting a thread specifically about reparations at some point to discuss them all.
  7. Ten oz

    John McCain

    @J.C.MacSwell you are playing with context now. My original post which began our back and forth stated that Trump supporters are "fine with" his treatment of McCain. The qoute you posted referencing blame was in response to a post by MigL, not you, and was of a more general nature. Trump supporters are the reason President Trump exists. The key word there being President. I was accurately saying his supporters elected him.
  8. Ten oz

    John McCain

    I said they were "fine with it".
  9. Ten oz

    John McCain

    While true doesn't say something fairly damning about those who support Trump that dragging a dead war heroes name threw the mud is a safe distraction tactic? Trump is more careful when condemning Nazis than he is talking trash about McCain.
  10. Ten oz

    John McCain

    In my opinion it is far more insulting to assume them misinformed, in need of alternatives, or etc. I am respecting them enough to take them at face value and object accordingly without assuming or projecting special needs. They (U.S. Conservatives) aren't children.
  11. Ten oz

    John McCain

    Do they feel they need an alternative?
  12. Ten oz

    John McCain

    Considering he wouldn't hold elected office without them I blame them a lot. President Trump doesn't exist minus his supporters. Trump lost the popular vote by millions. Seems to me Democrats did what they could. Educating them about what. Michelle Malkin called McCain a "sell out" during a speech on stage at CPAC just last month. Conservatives here in the U.S. see the disrespect being thrown at McCain and clearly don't care.
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    John McCain

    One can disagree with Democrats all they want. I am against universal income, free college, and several other policies currently being discussed by some Democrats. One can have an honest discussion about those things. However one cannot have an honest discussion with liars and those who support liars. One can't have an honest discussion with those who denigrate the names of the recently deceased. John McCain is dead and not around to defend his name.
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    John McCain

    No? Look at how many people from Trump's campaign have been proven guilty in court of crimes related to his election, look at all the lies Trump tells, and etc. It is immoral for his supporters to stand by him.
  15. Ten oz

    John McCain

    As It applies to McCain, this being a McCain thread, Trump supporters aren't moved by his insults towards McCain. Trump supporters are aware that he insults a dead man and aren't moved by it. So the ends justify the means then?