POLITICO: In Iowa, Biden confronts a growing threat: Pete Buttigieg

I posted a positive remark on Twitter about mayor Pete and one of the people who I liked on Twitter responded that he was too inexperienced and too young. I responded back by asking if they knew how many people the typical Senator overseas in their offices. The number is maxed out in about 30. Peter overseas 1,500 employees in the city of South bend. I then asked what foreign policy experience do governors get ? Not very much and yet President Clinton, who was the governor of Arkansas, had one of the best foreign policy records in our history.

Let’s get to the age thing. I’m 65 and I think that my generation has screwed everything up pretty badly and it’s time to let those who are going to have to fix the problems get a chance to have their say. Mayor Pete is exactly that kind of person. We need people running for president or going to make young people feel like this is not the same old stuff. I like Elizabeth Warren and she would make a great president but her age is an issue with me. I think Joe Biden has lost his chance and Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat.

One last interesting thing, latest polls show that more than 50% of American people would be okay with a gay president.

So Mayor Pete is my choice right now and his showing in Iowa is speaking much louder than my little post on this little blog.

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Chuck Todd’s Biden-Ukraine Take Shows Press Learned Nothing From Trump 2016 – Esquire

It’s rare that a national news anchor quivers or shows emotion in his or her voice when on the air. The time that I remembered the best was when Matt Lauer first realize what was happening on September 11th hand how his voice changed. I was living in France at the time but when Walter Cronkite announced the death of President Kennedy you got the same emotion in the voice. Today was one of those days. Chuck Todd sounded alarmed. Look, I have not been one of his biggest fans of late but he did his job today.

Yesterday at the end of my last blog post I jokingly asked China to find the 20 minutes of missing transcript from the phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine. Who you that Trump would ask China today, right in front of everyone to hear, 4 dirt on Joe Biden. I guess the no collusion no collusion while truck is out the window and now they’re going for the no quid pro quo. He’s colluding in plain sight.

Turns out this is a republican thing. Nixon contacted the North Vietnamese, the country we were at war with before the 1968 election and told them that if they stopped negotiating with President Johnson he would give them a better deal when he became president. At the same time the Soviet Union approached Hubert Humphrey who ran against Nixon in 1968 but Humphrey, a Democrat, went right to the FBI the way you’re supposed to act when a foreign country tries to get you to collude with them.

more cracks in the armor are appearing today. Judge Napolitano stood outside of Fox News and went through all the reasons why what Trump has done is not only impeachable but he should be removed from office, that’s on Fox News!

I had to go back to my Netflix pablum of shows because I can’t at this point watch too much of this stuff without it’s affecting me. My poor cats gets scared when I start screaming at the television like a mad men. but when you see the president of the United States betraying everything that you truly believe in it’s hard.

At the end of the day, I believe that Trump and his cohorts are Miss judging the American electorate. His use of profanity has to have an effect on moms who don’t want their kids growing up with a foul mouth. we all use profanity but he’s the president of the United States and has to be held to a higher standard. Young people are going to go out and vote this time because I really believe that they see an earth falling apart around them and they are angry at my generation and those that came before them for ruining the planet. I have hope as we all must have because without hope there’s no point and waking up the next morning.

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Record Numbers of Americans Want to Leave the U.S. – Gallup Polling

Tires to the midterms I was telling everyone I was moving to Montreal. I speak French fluently and I’ve lived in warm climates all my life so cold is not such a big deal to me actually would be interesting. That being said the United States of America is my country and I love it dearly. I don’t want to leave. So when the blue Wave happen that cemented my staying in the country. But if I were thirty something I would highly consider moving to Canada because they actually have a middle-class that’s growing. Canada has the lowest handgun rate in this hemisphere. 65 million people live in Canada and I believe last year there were about 135 murders, think about how many murders happened in your town in just one here.

I was telling one of my good friends today that if this president has done anything for this country that is good he has made it important to all of us that we become civically active and vote because if not we will be in another nightmare scenario like we are right now.

We are in an upside down world where Americans wants to leave the country that everyone wants to live in and you can thank the Tangerine nightmare in the white house for that.

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Justice Department asks Supreme Court to toss kids’ climate change lawsuit – NBC News

I’m old enough to remember when the federal government was protecting our environment. Oh wait, that was two years ago. I guess I know I’m not that old after all. it’s so sad to see these headlines come out of our government one after the other. Not taking into consideration the fact that we want a future for our kids and grandkids. We want a planet that is vibrant and alive. But the Tangerine nightmare in the white house once a gold-plated home for himself and he wants to feel his pockets with emollient money.

the Republican party is bankrupt. Did you not realize that they are going to lose any vestige of support from young people because of their practices and policies. Young people don’t forget. I remember the first time I voted for President in 1972 for George McGovern and I have not forgotten the feeling of losing and I don’t want to feel that again. Young people feel the same and they are not crisis actors they are potential and future voters and I hope they come out on November 6th and vote the bums out.

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The Philadelphia skyline, in 2014.

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Young voters are failing Bernie Sanders, just as they’ve failed so many before – The Washington Post

CNN just reported that Bernie Sanders is losing support among young people to Hillary Clinton in the latest poll out of Virginia. I believe that this trend is going to continue. She has been explaining, and explaining well, the fact that made it makes no sense to promise everyone free college. Millionaire kids Bernie Sanders plant would get free tuition in state colleges. Instead she wants to first floor the interest rates that people are paying right now on their student loans and then finding ways of making college more affordable as a long term solution and not a pie in the sky wish.
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