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Sunday, August 18, 2019

White House hopeful Joe Biden doubled down on his vow to cooperate with Republicans should he be elected president, saying he successfully worked across the aisle as vice president. "There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there," he said Saturday at a Massachusetts fundraiser. "I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but the truth of the matter is, every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me. Because they know I respect the other team."

Biden added that many conservatives are being "intimidated" to follow in lockstep with President Trump. "They're decent people. They ran because they care about things, but they're intimidated right now," he told the fundraiser's attendees.

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I get that he is already trying to run towards the middle, but this is a little to close to "there are good people on both sides" for me.

Focus on issues that Democrats care about first before you start pandering to the other party.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-08-18 01:02 PM | Reply

Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans'

No there isn't.

Dwight D. Eisenhower's corpse is better than any Republican walking around today.

C'mon Uncle Joe, call out those who are responsible for America's dysfunctional mess.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-18 01:06 PM | Reply

There are some good Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians.

There are also plenty of suck wads on both sides. Actually, they outnumber the good.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-18 01:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I do not disagree with him.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-18 01:33 PM | Reply

@#3 ... There are also plenty of suck wads on both sides ...

I do not disagree with that either. :)

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-18 01:34 PM | Reply

Biden's problem, and the Democrats overall problem ...

1. Not being clear about what they stand for.

2. Not being clear about who is responsible for America's problems.

Democrats Aren't Addressing the Biggest Challenge We Face
drudge.com

Democrats need to do an accurate analysis of what's happening and abandon the notion that uniting or fighting will fix things.

From there, it is imperative that they find a way to communicate how our political system is broken and be clear about who is responsible.


C'mon Joe, get with the program.

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-18 01:58 PM | Reply

@#6 ... the Democrats overall problem ...

1. Not being clear about what they stand for. ...

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I agree with that also.

Indeed, if the Democrats don't whittle down their field of candidates sooner than later, and start up a real campaign, Pres Trump is going to have an easy re-election.

Will the Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again?


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-18 02:12 PM | Reply

"2. Not being clear about who is responsible for America's problems."

Then tell me, clearly:

Who is responsible for America's problems?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-18 02:14 PM | Reply

Because it sure sounds like "Democrats don't have a good scapegoat, like Trump has with immigrants."

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-18 02:15 PM | Reply

Will the Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again?

#7 | POSTED BYLAMPLIGHTER

I hope not, four more years of Orange Barf will be hard to take ...

Though it would be great for the establishment media's bottom-line, also barf-inducing.

#10 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-18 02:22 PM | Reply

Who is responsible for America's problems?

#8 | POSTED BYSNOOFY

Republicans ... which ex-Republican Mike Lofgren clearly explains in the 17-minute interview in the link in post #6.

#11 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-18 02:27 PM | Reply

"Who is responsible for America's problems?
#8 | POSTED BY SNOOFY
Republicans"

Well that answer sounds just like "Trump."

And the people giving advice keep saying Democrats need to run on something more than not being Trump.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-18 02:35 PM | Reply

Well that answer sounds just like "Trump."

And the people giving advice keep saying Democrats need to run on something more than not being Trump.

#12 | POSTED BYSNOOFY

Republican obstruction and gridlock have broken America's political process ... for which they're benefiting by winning election despite minority votes totals, while blocking anything meaningful getting done that addresses America's biggest problems.

Happened in 2000, and be extension in 2004, and again in 2016 ... and these results allowed Republican presidents to appoint right-wing activist judges to the SCOTUS.

Then factor in state elections that have allowed Republicans to dominate Congress, again with minority vote totals ...

Despite the gridlock in Congress and nothing getting done, Republicans have found a way to win elections, and Democrats have yet to come up with an answer.

And this is America's biggest problem.

By the way, I'm rooting for the Democrats to find an answer.

#13 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-18 02:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who is responsible for America's problems?
#8 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Certainly not Snoofy. All he has is question after question.

You want answers? Don't bother Snoofy.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-18 03:04 PM | Reply

This is a good way for him to tank in the primary.

Republicans are viewed as evil by much of the left. Not misguided, not wrong, but evil.

This will probably go over about as well as Hickenlooper trashing Socialism.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-18 03:30 PM | Reply

"This is a good way for him to tank in the primary."

It appears he's taking a gamble that going against "conventional wisdom" will ultimately pay off. And if he sticks to it, with no apologies, it just might. Lots of Republicans do hate Trump, and many of them have non-Republican friends who haven't completely cut themselves off from people out side their bubble.

#16 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-18 03:55 PM | Reply

Given that some on the far left have proven that they are too pure to vote for anyone except their ideal candidate, it is possible that they can be replaced by moderate voters.

If that happens, they will only have themselves to blame. And other not so pure progressives will also have them to blame... again.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2019-08-18 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#17 | POSTED BY CORKY

2016's winning formula.

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-18 04:18 PM | Reply

Liberals are viewed as evil by much of the right. Not misguided, not wrong, but evil.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-18 04:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"2016's winning formula"

You don't feel like you won in 2016?
Hillary lost, that wasn't a win for you?
???

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-18 04:45 PM | Reply

#20 Not so much a win as dodged a bullet. I've said this before.

#21 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-18 06:27 PM | Reply

You didn't win?
Interesting.

Did lesser evil win, or greater evil win?

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-18 06:49 PM | Reply

Evil won, Snoofy. And when voting for less evil, evil still wins.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-18 07:13 PM | Reply

"And when voting for less evil, evil still wins."

I guess you voted for less evil then, since evil still won.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-18 07:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sheepdip dodges bullet, get's hit by Agent Orange, thinks he won.

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2019-08-18 08:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No one vote could have changed the outcome of the last election. Trump cast a wide net early on to appeal/pander to disaffected people, and never came across as taking himself too seriously. His opponent in 2016 did get that strategy at all, but it appears Biden does.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-18 10:52 PM | Reply

did *not get that strategy

#27 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-18 10:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Joe is wrong.
There is no such thing as a good republican anymore.
He is falling into that cowardly "middle of road" trap the democrats always fall into time after time.

#28 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-08-19 03:29 AM | Reply

It's a refreshing change from the "basket of deplorables" strategy, which didn't work out so well last time but for some reason some people are still clinging to as if it were a warm gun or an aborted fetus.

#29 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-19 08:42 AM | Reply

"By the way, I'm rooting for the Democrats to find an answer.

#13 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF "

Good luck with that. The Democrats couldn't even find someone to beat a loser of a candidate like Trump.

#30 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-19 02:58 PM | Reply

#28 like the last two Dem POTUSes that serves two terms?

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-19 10:51 PM | Reply

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