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...well of course he doesn't want there $ because he has his own _ to spend.
The point is he's not just self-financing his own campaign, he's trying to deprive the other champaigns of revenue. He doesn't need the donors, he just wants them to not help anyone else.

Along those lines, the next post ...
 

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Mike Bloomberg Is Hiring So Many Operatives, Local and State Campaigns Are Starving for Help | The Intercept
...Bloomberg’s spending is having a shockingly disruptive effect on Democratic politics throughout the country: He is hiring armies of staffers and canvassers in nearly every state in the country at eye-popping salaries, poaching talent from other campaigns and progressive organizations that are now struggling to fill jobs...
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[Chris Larson, running for Milwaukee County Executive] said he lost one junior staffer, who Bloomberg is “running … ragged for $6k/month. Other campaigns for county exec lost a field coordinator and another lost his campaign manager. There’s a ton of other politicos pulled over from other campaigns and government jobs.”
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John Rocco Calabrese is running for State Assembly in Wisconsin. “I’ve heard from friends across the state who are affected by Bloomberg sweeping up managers and staff. It’s a tsunami of Bloomberg. He’ll have a rep at our County Dem meeting Thursday and even at a small County Board Spring Election fundraising event next Monday,” Calabrese said, adding that the campaign reached out directly to him for help with information on his district, but he “politely refused and never heard back.”
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One progressive consultant in Arizona has lost multiple hires to Bloomberg and is having a hard time finding workers. “I have heard of new organizers being hired by Bloomberg and then saying they are secretly still knocking for Bernie,” the consultant said.
 

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Tom Steyer is just as harmful as Bloomberg. Just because he's virtue signalling about Bloomberg's racism, it doesn't mean he would be a worthy president. At least Bloomberg is more efficient at self-promotion, making Steyer jealous I guess...
I don't believe Steyer is running as a serious candidate for the presidency. He is most likely running as a foil for Biden to split the centrist vote and allow the left candidates (or basically anyone who isn't Biden) a clearer path to the nomination. He's spent a lot of advertisement money in Biden territory, which I assume is to take away his delegates. In South Carolina, 9 out of every 10 political ads is Steyer. Plus, it is easier to buy ads while you are a candidate, so it's easier for him to run as a candidate and use his platform for whatever his purpose is.

The serious concern is none of them anticipated that Bloomberg would be spending more and taking that centrist lane. Anything Steyer or the others could throw money at to stop Bloomberg, Bloomberg is just gonna throw more money to make the problem go away.
 

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I don't believe Steyer is running as a serious candidate for the presidency. He is most likely running as a foil for Biden to split the centrist vote and allow the left candidates (or basically anyone who isn't Biden) a clearer path to the nomination. He's spent a lot of advertisement money in Biden territory, which I assume is to take away his delegates. In South Carolina, 9 out of every 10 political ads is Steyer. Plus, it is easier to buy ads while you are a candidate, so it's easier for him to run as a candidate and use his platform for whatever his purpose is.

The serious concern is none of them anticipated that Bloomberg would be spending more and taking that centrist lane. Anything Steyer or the others could throw money at to stop Bloomberg, Bloomberg is just gonna throw more money to make the problem go away.
This is interesting. Not sure if I understood your post, so you're suggesting Steyer is working towards a progressive candidate nomination?

I mean, this opens a pretty heavy conspirational angle involving one other controversial billionaire.
 

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This is interesting. Not sure if I understood your post, so you're suggesting Steyer is working towards a progressive candidate nomination?

I mean, this opens a pretty heavy conspirational angle involving one other controversial billionaire.
Steyer is a progressive himself. He was a Hillary supporter in 2008 and then quickly changed sides to Obama. In 2016, he, along with Warren, only endorsed Hillary when it became 100% certain Bernie had no path to the nomination.

To clear things up, Steyer isn't working WITH anyone or in conjunction with anyone but himself. His platform from 2016 has always been that Trump was unfit and when Trump took office, he was gungho on impeachment. Don't forget along with Tulsi and Yang, he was one of the only candidates to speak out against Hillary earlier this year when she came after Bernie. So it should be pretty obvious he's not in the DNC pockets.

I believe Steyer's whole presidential campaign was run for the sole purpose of advertising just how bad Trump is and ensuring that the DNC select a candidate who the people want and not who the DNC want e.g. not to have the same Clinton style campaign in 2020. He most likely felt that Biden was that defacto DNC establishment candidate and that Biden should earn the nomination rather than be gifted the nomination.

Steyer is doing the same thing in South Carolina and other Biden heavy states that Buttigieg did in Iowa and New Hampshire - spend tons of campaign money in those states to take away the votes from the main moderate candidates.
 

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Trump Reacts To Senate Passing Iran War Powers Resolution

But it's mostly a gift to "moderate" GOP senators who voted to not impeach Trump. This lets them prove their "independence" from the president in a way that's ultimately meaningless.
 

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You Can’t Change This Hatred—You Have to Outvote It

August 7, 2018 / John Pavlovitz


(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

There’s an old saying: “When the horse is dead—dismount.”

It’s time to stop beating that horse, America. It’s not going anywhere.

I’ve tried for three years now.
I’ve tried to understand them.
I’ve tried to listen to them.

I’ve tried not to assign motive to them, not to speculate as to why they voted the way they voted, not to believe they consented to every cruel thing their vote birthed and enabled.
I’ve tried not to caricaturize them; not to make them into one-dimensional stereotypes, not to treat them as some fictional other whose presence posed a threat.

I’ve tried appealing to their sense of decency, to their capacity for compassion, to their faith in Jesus.

I’ve quietly endured thousands of their racist outbursts and homophobic rants on Twitter and at neighborhood picnics and across the Thanksgiving dinner table—in the hopes that I could find some vulnerable place beneath their fear to access later.

I’ve tried buoying pep talks and firm tough love and expressions of kindness and straight-talking challenge and attempts at affirmation.

I’ve tried discussing theology, tried sharing stories of oppressed communities, tried to offer facts in the face of a million lies generated by their President, tried to show the lessons History has already taught us about the slope we’re currently sliding precipitously down.

They have all failed to reach fertile ground.
Nothing has worked.
It’s all been fruitless.

I think it’s time to stop saying that we need to understand these people. I think we do understand them:

We understand that they have dug in their heels so deeply, they will not be moved by anything—not facts or data or truth or their own eyes.
We understand that there is no political scandal massive enough, no President’s Tweet reckless enough, no legislation predatory enough to alter their allegiance.
We understand that the past two years of viciousness and ineptitude haven’t tempered their passions but ignited them.
We understand that the image of an angry white, American male God is so burned into their brains, that they see no conflict with a religion devoid of love or a world absent diversity or a theology made of malice.
We understand that infidelity, dishonesty, obscenity, and cruelty are no longer liabilities to those they would have lead them.
We understand that the FoxNews poison has so fully circulated through their systems that truth is no longer necessary.
We understand that white supremacists in the Cabinet and Russian infiltration in our elections and children separated from their parents are acceptable collateral damage to winning.
We understand that their capacity to rationalize away human rights atrocities now borders on complete delusion.

People have warned that we should treat these people with kid gloves; that explicitly expressing anger or pointing out criminality or vocally opposing injustice right now will only drive them deeper into their entrenched positions. That’s a fairly dire assessment.

If adults are that fragile in the face of reality, that willing to deny country and humanity simply because they’re offended, that thin-skinned and prone to mutiny—their dispositions aren’t really a burden the rest of us should or could bear.

We don’t come to this understanding with any joy or self-satisfaction—we come to it with sober despair and the deepest grief, because we know practically speaking that right now they are unreachable.

It’s one thing to have held out hope for them on November 9th, 2016, but at this point, I’m not sure any miraculous moral awakening or conversion of the heart is possible.

If their consciences and compassion and reason have not been accessed and unearthed by now, I’m concerned those things will never be forthcoming.

And since these people will not be moved, the rest of us need to move together.

Democrat, Republican, and Independent,
the deeply devout and the passionately irreligious,
people of every pigmentation and persuasion—we need to move in concert, to affirm our shared regard for one another, and to vote to restore balance in something we all love that is teetering wildly.

This isn’t a battle to change the minds of the few who refuse to be changed. That horse is dead.

It also isn’t a test to see if we can manufacture the same hatred and vitriol for them as they dispense toward us.

This is a golden moment for the vast, sprawling army of good people who believe in the beauty of diversity and in a fully accessible America to speak unequivocally—on our social media profiles, at family gatherings, in our church meetings—and most of all, in the voting booth.

We don’t need to convince or coddle or win over hatred, and we don’t need to outdo it either.

We need to outnumber it.
We need to outlast it.
We need to outlove it.
We need to outvote it.

[Stuff That Needs To Be Said]
 

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Meanwhile the "cult" just mortally wounded Bloomberg. A Bernie supporter leaked Bloomberg audio of him advocating for cops to go after blacks selectively.
LOL. The story is already dead. Bloomberg bought his way out of it. That's the power of a billion dollars.
 

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I don't believe Steyer is running as a serious candidate for the presidency. He is most likely running as a foil for Biden to split the centrist vote and allow the left candidates (or basically anyone who isn't Biden) a clearer path to the nomination.

Steyer is taking votes from Biden, but he's also taking them from Bernie since he's pretty far to the left... so who is Steyer actually helping? Bloomberg, of course.

Since i doubt that Steyer really intended to aid Bloomberg's path to the nomination, i can only assume that Steyer is just a rich, vain man who doesn't know what the fuck he's doing, he's just out there indulging himself.
 

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