2020 election cycle thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AgelessDrifter, Dec 31, 2018.

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    Mfw Biden tells Jamie to look that up after he and Joe argue about killer whales
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    K. I mean, you're wrong, but ok.

    Also, Rogan is an idiot.

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    forgot about mybrute
     
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    Barr Meddles In Presidential Election By Warning Of Socialism Under Biden
    September 15, 2020

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/...-election-by-warning-of-socialism-under-biden

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    US Attorney General William Barr speaks on Operation Legend, the federal law enforcement operation, during a press conference in Chicago, Illinois, on September 9, 2020

    Attorney General Bill Barr acknowledged in an interview last week that, as the nation’s top law enforcement official, “I’m not supposed to get into politics.” Then he went and did it anyway.

    In a wide-ranging conversion with Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass, which Kass partially quoted in his column last week, Barr said he believed “we are going to find ourselves irrevocably committed to a socialist path” if Joe Biden is elected president.

    “I think if Trump loses this election, that will be the case,” Barr said. “In other words, I think there is now a clear fork in the road for our country.” Kass published audio of the interview on Monday.

    At various points in the interview, Barr referred to “many” people in government working surreptitiously to thwart the administration, and said that increasingly, Democrats’ message “appears to be ‘Biden or no peace’ — the only way this is going to stop is if you put Biden [in office].”

    “That is rule by the mob, and we’re approaching that,” Barr said. While Biden has repeatedly denounced violence, Trump has inflamed fears of “antifa” violence if Biden is elected.

    The interview was just the latest in an administration seemingly determined to demolish the line between politics and government.

    Later, Kass asked about the 1619 Project, a New York Times Magazine feature focused on the impact of slavery on American history.

    The President recently threatened on Twitter to defund states whose schools use the project as a teaching tool, soon after signing an executive order aimed at eradicating the use of anti-racism training in the federal government — or as White House budget director Russell Vought called them, “un-American propaganda training sessions.”

    “That’s happened, and it’s going to take a while to deal with,” Barr said after naming the 1619 project, though it’s not clear what specifically he was referring to. He later agreed with Kass when the columnist asked if Barr supported government efforts to “push down” on the 1619 Project being taught in schools.

    Then, the attorney general shared his view that “the only way out of this is school choice” and that parents should receive a government credit card with up to $15,000 to spend on schooling.

    Barr’s comments on voting by mail in the interview, which Kass quoted in his Tribune column on Thursday, have made headlines since: The attorney general falsely said “there’s no more secret vote with mail-in vote” and that therefore voting by mail was more susceptible to bribery and “outright coercion.”

    Barr made similar comments publicly on Thursday — despite several states having voted primarily by-mail for decades, and despite many Trump administration officials who’ve voted by mail, including Barr himself and the President.

    Barr told Kass that liberals’ concerns over Trump refusing to concede a losing election were merely projection. (Trump has asserted to supporters, “the only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged.”)

    “They are creating an incendiary situation where there’s going to be loss of confidence in the vote, it’ll be a close vote,” Barr said. “People will say ‘The President won Nevada — oh, wait a minute! We just discovered a hundred thousand ballots, every vote must be counted!’”
     
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    I need a new Turk!
     
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    Bailon for President! But you have to at-least listen to me :).
     
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    who is that douchebag?
     
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    Charlie Kirk
     
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    Sheldon Adelson is plotting a spending spree to help Trump with under 50 days left until the election
    SEP 16 2020

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/16/202...lson-plots-spending-spree-to-help-trump-.html
    • Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is looking to spend from around $20 million to $50 million in a last-ditch effort to help Trump overcome Joe Biden, CNBC has learned.
    • Adelson’s team has recently been in touch with GOP officials close to Trump about where best to deploy the cash, according to one person with knowledge of the situation.
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    CEO and chairman of casino company Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson (L) listens as US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Keep America Great rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 21, 2020.

    Casino magnate and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson is plotting a spending blitz to support President Donald Trump with just under 50 days to go until Election Day, CNBC has learned.

    Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is looking to spend around $20 million to $50 million in a last-ditch effort to help Trump overcome Joe Biden, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Most of the money is expected to go toward the new pro-Trump super PAC, Preserve America, these people added. Other organizations, including the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and groups helping Republicans in Congress, could also see some of Adelson’s money.

    One of the people noted that Adelson’s team has recently been in touch with GOP officials close to Trump about where best to deploy the cash. Another person noted that Adelson was a major donor who helped get Preserve America up and running. The people declined to be named as these efforts are private.

    A person with Preserve America said the group would not confirm any donor information with anybody but the Federal Election Commission.

    Representatives for Adelson did not return repeated requests for comment.

    The development comes after Axios recently reported that Adelson’s top advisor, Andy Abboud, told a group of Republican donors that Adelson and his wife, Miriam, are planning to jump in to help Trump.

    “I just want to say that I just spoke to the Adelsons,” Abboud reportedly said last month. “They are 110% behind the president. And that’s going to become apparent shortly.” Adelson, according to The New York Times, previously had a tense phone call with Trump, who accused the casino executive of not doing enough to help him.

    Still, since their efforts to help Trump in 2016, the Adelsons have remained close to the president. Miriam Adelson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom two years ago, and Trump named Sheldon Adelson, along with several other business leaders, to the coronavirus-related “Opening Our Country Council.”

    Trump may need more fundraising support from a big donor like Adelson than he lets on. His campaign was behind Biden’s in the overall amount they raised in August, with the former vice president and the Democratic National Committee bringing in $364.5 million last month. Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $210 million over the same period.

    Democratic super PACs are combining to outspend many of the pro-Trump super PACs at the moment. Some Republican donors have been critical about the efforts being made by the pro-Trump PAC America First Action, which, as Politico reported, led to the creation of Preserve America and the expectation that Adelson would give to the PAC.

    Trump trails Biden by 6.6 points, according to a Real Clear Politics national polling average.

    The developments also come after Democratic billionaire Mike Bloomberg pledged to spend $100 million supporting Biden in swing state Florida. Bloomberg’s money will go toward a mix of television and digital ads targeting voters in that state, plus money earmarked for Democratic super PACs, and other Florida election efforts already underway, an aide told CNBC.

    Bloomberg has a net worth of just over $54 billion and Adelson has a net worth of $33 billion, according to Forbes.

    Trump’s Preserve America is in the midst of a $30 million ad blitz that, in part, is also targeting Florida voters.

    Adelson’s potential spending spree could end up surpassing the amount he put up during the 2016 presidential election. Data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows that he and his wife combined to contribute over $82 million to mostly Republican causes that cycle. They were ranked second that cycle behind Democratic donor Tom Steyer and his wife, Kathryn, who gave $91 million to Democrats.

    The Adelsons have given just over $27 million this cycle, CRP data shows.

    They were the top donors during the 2018 congressional midterms, giving over $120 million, as the GOP lost its majority in the House and expanded its edge in the Senate.
     
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    Catholic Group Launches $9.7 Million Anti-Biden Campaign in Battleground States
    September 15, 2020

    https://news.yahoo.com/catholic-group-launches-9-7-183921189.html

    A Catholic group is launching a multi-million dollar effort to educate Catholic voters in key battleground states about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “anti-Catholic record and policy agenda” ahead of the general election in November.

    CatholicVote, a national Catholic political advocacy group, on Tuesday announced the $9.7 million campaign to discourage Catholics from voting for Biden. The organization is producing an “in-depth report on Biden’s record on issues Catholics care about,” including a shortened “voter guide” version, that it plans to send to five million Catholic voters. The effort will also kick off with a $350,000 digital ad buy in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Michigan.

    The group’s new effort, which involves full-time staff in six states and thousands of volunteers, will reach voters through digital advertising, parish-by-parish canvassing, direct mail, and “get out the vote” efforts in six states.

    “Joe Biden’s record makes clear he will not protect our Catholic values or defend our way of life. For Catholics who cherish the Faith and their freedom to live it, a Biden presidency represents an existential threat,” said Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.

    “Catholics are less focused on Joe Biden’s claims about his personal faith, and instead on what his policies would do to the culture, and their freedom to live out their own beliefs,” Burch added.

    Biden, who frequently touts his Catholic faith on the campaign trail, invoked Pope St. John Paul II during a campaign speech in Pittsburgh late last month as he encouraged voters to remain hopeful about the country’s future.

    “The campaign for the presidency has come down to fear,” Biden said. “But I believe Americans are stronger than that. I believe we’ll be guided by the words of Pope John Paul II, words drawn from the scriptures: ‘Be not afraid. Be not afraid.’”

    “Fear never builds the future,” the former vice president continued. “Hope does. And building the future is what America does.”

    Despite Biden’s willingness to talk about his Catholic faith as he campaigns for president, he remains staunchly in favor of legal abortion, in direct opposition to the teachings of the Catholic Church, which prohibits abortion.

    Biden’s presidential platform includes working to codify Roe vs. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide, as well as making sure his Justice Department does “everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate” the case. Biden also supports repealing the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds from paying for abortions.

    CatholicVote’s first ad for its anti-Biden campaign emphasizes Biden’s pro-abortion stance and invites Catholic voters to learn more about the Democratic presidential candidate’s record on abortion and support for it.