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October 27, 2019


Peter G

It seems there is no one in the White House willing to mention that the Emperor exhibits an impressive cluster of psychological disorders not limited to extreme narcissism, sociopathy, and compulsive lying. And of course, knowledge wise, buck naked. Best hope at this point would be Trump developing a multiple personality disorder, one of whick clues him in.

Ed Doerr

An interview of a thoughtful Steve Schmidt published yesterday gave me the chills.


"Impeached, acquitted and re-elected".

The 3 scariest words I've ever heard, Ed.

Peter G

Well worth the read.


The article pretty much sums it up. From the article.

"The position that anyone who has private health insurance is going to have it taken away and dumped into a pool is an extraordinarily unpopular position. I think some of the Democrats on the stage understand that. Not all of them do."

"I think in America, a sociopath will beat a socialist seven days a week and twice on Sunday."

You know, somehow my name got on the NRCC calling list. A couple of days ago, in their spiel, they asked if I agreed that the "socialistic democrats are trying to overturn the last election". Make no mistake, they would love to run against someone who even vaguely identifies as socialist.

It really is very simple. Trump is a very unpopular president. The only way Republicans win is to run against a candidate they can make even more unpopular. The only candidate who is immune to that approach is Joe Biden. If the Democrats figure that out, they will win. If they don't, they, and we will lose.

The Dark Avenger

If you believe they won’t use the S word on Joe Biden, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to show you sometime.


No, hold the bridge. They will try, but it won't be believable.

Ed Doerr

They called Obama a socialist. They called the Clintons socialists. They'll call whomever we run in 2020 a socialist.

To call Joe Biden immune from anything is myopic.

They'll call the Hunter Biden situation corrupt, and if you could put your Biden pom poms down for a minute you'd see that those charges will be very powerful, especially with those undecided voters who Steve Schmidt tells you are very few in number and haven't even started to pay attention yet.

You might have noticed that the interviewer gave Schmidt every chance in the world to say that Biden would be the Dem's best nominee, and Schmidt just wouldn't bite.

Here's a fresh look at Joe's campaign from a younger perspective, published this morning in the same outlet.


Well, you are one Democrat, if you are a Democrat, who will never figure it out. Of course they will call Biden a socialist. And Trump's brain dead 40% base will buy it.

The other 60% will recall that Biden was Obama's VP, and that he has never exhibited a socialist bone in his body. Not so for Warren and Sanders. Sanders admits he is a socialist, and Warren certainly sounds like one, and can EASILY be painted as one.

Biden pom poms? I resent that when I am trying to make reasoned arguments. Get back to me when you quit Republican name-calling.


LOL. You're the name-caller-in-chief. Your attacks are very often personal in nature but always (unintentionally) hilarious. like most aggressive boneheads you don't, won't, or most likely can't see the other person's point of view.

So here's a taste of your own medicine. I wore your BOW moniker for a long time. Here's my suggestion for you. BBBB. Boring, bitter, bullying, bull-shitter.

Ed Doerr

When have I ever called you a name? Show me one example...just one. You won't, because you can't.

I've never seen any post of yours where your "reasoned argument" did not conclude that all roads lead to Joe. And because I don't see it that way, you impugn my motivations, with absolutely no factual basis.

By the way, what did you think of Olivia Nuzzi's article? I thought it a quite sympathetic portrait of Biden, the man, while exhibiting appropriate skepticism about the viability of his campaign.


LOL all you want. Wearing the "Bitter Old Woman" moniker was your choice. I'll not be making the same choice with your suggestion.


"Show me one example"

My, your memory is short, Ed. Just a few posts ago, you said about me "if you could put your Biden pom poms down". Now this is the type of derogatory statement one would expect from Donald Trump. You are not quite there yet, but you are learning from the Master.

By the way, the road that I do see does lead to Biden because I am convinced he is the only candidate who can win. Objective evidence includes poll matchups with Trump and positions on the issues which will not alienate persuadable voters.


Err, "pom- pom" : that is not a personal put-down. It's a shame that you're not taking me up on my four B's suggestion because I had a fifth held in reserve. BBBBB. Can you guess what it was?


"No man has any natural authority over his fellow men." ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


"Nobody gives you power. Real power is something you take!" Jock Ewing, Dallas. :-)

Ed Doerr

The best line from that show. My wife & I used to quote it to each other all the time. Glad someone else remembers it.


Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Borodin? Why, thank you Mary!


Loved that show. (Although one weekend I watched clips on youtube and had forgotten the 80s style of primetime drama. Swelling strings and big hair. "Bourbon and branch" ha)

J.R. was a great villain.

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