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Which Democrat Would You Vote For?   Leave a comment

I’m completely burned out on politics and don’t think it’s worth voting in 2020. I was pretty close to that in 2016, so maybe it’s no surprise that I don’t care about 2020. But, here we are and debate season starts in just three weeks.

According to an ABC News analysis, among the 21 qualifying candidates, 13 have cleared both the polling and grassroots criteria set by the DNC, clinching a secured spot on the stage for the first debate (June 26-27).

The qualifying candidates are –

-Former Vice President Joe Biden
-New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
-South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
-Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
-Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
-California Sen. Kamala Harris 
-Washington Gov. Jay Inslee 
-Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar 
-Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke 
-Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 
-Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
-Tech Entrepreneur Andrew Yang 
-Motivational speaker Marianne Williamson

I’m honestly curious about who would vote for which candidates in the Democratic field and why. There are clearly more candidates than what I’ve listed, but I’m going to research these folks and I had to put a limit somewhere.

You can “vote” in this poll even if you’re not an American citizen and Republicans (or whatever) who have no intentions of voting for a Democrat are welcome too. I just want to hear your reasoning for selecting the candidate you would select.

And if you’re as tired of politics as I am, you might want to check out my political satire Hullabaloo on Main Street which laughs at the hysteria over the Trump election. I haven’t been able to find the funny in the ongoing hysteria, but if it ever comes back, I’ll be sure to post it here.

Posted June 4, 2019 by aurorawatcherak in politics

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The fullness of time will vindicate Ted Cruz’s actions at the National Convention this week   2 comments

I am not a huge Ted Cruz supporter, though I voted for him in the GOP primary. Cruz won the Alaska GOP primary, by the way. Alaska is not a winner-take-all state. We distribute delegates proportional to the popular vote. Even though Ben Carson had withdrawn from the race, he received enough votes here to have delegates, which many of us were appalled to see the Alaska GOP reapportion to Trump instead of splitting them up between the two front-runners. Trump became even with Cruz by that act of treachery. When Rubio withdrew, his delegates were reapportioned a bit more fairly because the State GOP had been served notice that people were watching, but it served to put Trump ahead of Cruz by a tiny margin.

Remember what I said about Alaska apportioning the delegates proportional to the popular vote? Monday night’s shouting match on the convention floor was, in part, because Alaskan delegates wanted their votes correctly counted. They weren’t. The same thing happened in 2012 with Ron Paul, but that time was because the Alaska GOP screwed the voters and refused to send Paul delegates. This time it was because the RNC screwed the Alaska GOP and didn’t count the delegates as supporting Cruz rather than Trump.

I’m not saying I would vote for Ted Cruz in the future, but I think he did the right thing if he wants a future in politics. And, this article does a good job of explaining why.

If elections are to continue to mean anything in this country, we have got to dismantle this system that forces everyone into two cattle chutes to the same slaughter house. We need to fix the primary “rules” so that people know their votes will count. We need to assure that third party candidates have equal ballot access and representation in the Electoral College based upon what proportion of the popular vote they receive. If we don’t, we might as well just admit that we’re a #BananaRepublic and be done with it. Lela

Source: The fullness of time will vindicate Ted Cruz’s actions at the National Convention this week, and as a bonus, the reaction has exposed that Donald Trump has indeed jumped in between the sheets with the Republican Establishment.  On the second…

Posted July 26, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in politics

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