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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by AATW on February 17, 2024, 01:20:30 PM »
Well, you said it made sense for Biden not to drop out. It doesn't.
Who would even replace him?
There surely has to be someone else who is vaguely popular and who has the mental ability to be the president. No?
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by Lord Dave on February 17, 2024, 10:13:31 AM »
Well, you said it made sense for Biden not to drop out. It doesn't.
Who would even replace him?
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by honk on February 17, 2024, 01:29:08 AM »
Well, you said it made sense for Biden not to drop out. It doesn't.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by Lord Dave on February 16, 2024, 05:40:37 PM »
Sitting presidents generally aren't primaried at all, to say nothing of the unique degree of loyalty and devotion that Trump's fans show him, so it makes no sense to compare this to other primaries to begin with. Obviously this is a unique situation. Your other point seems to more concerned with some imaginary game of saving face rather than winning the election. Refusing to address an obvious weakness simply because your opponent has already identified that weakness and you don't want to admit that they were right is insanity.

At what point did I claim US politics were sane?
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by honk on February 16, 2024, 04:47:08 PM »
Sitting presidents generally aren't primaried at all, to say nothing of the unique degree of loyalty and devotion that Trump's fans show him, so it makes no sense to compare this to other primaries to begin with. Obviously this is a unique situation. Your other point seems to more concerned with some imaginary game of saving face rather than winning the election. Refusing to address an obvious weakness simply because your opponent has already identified that weakness and you don't want to admit that they were right is insanity.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by Lord Dave on February 16, 2024, 01:05:15 PM »
Liberals aren't looking too confident about this to me. Apparently The Atlantic is shocked that Joe Biden would put his own self-regard ahead of the good of the country. They are begging for the DNC to pick a new candidate.



It makes sense not to.
If you pick a new candidate you're signaling that your current guy is weak. And if he's weak, Trump is correct, so what else is he right about?

Its no different than choosing not to let Trump get primaried in 2020.  If they did, he'd look weak and maybe the dems were right.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by Tom Bishop on February 16, 2024, 12:03:22 PM »
Liberals aren't looking too confident about this to me. Apparently The Atlantic is shocked that Joe Biden would put his own self-regard ahead of the good of the country. They are begging for the DNC to pick a new candidate.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by Roundy on February 15, 2024, 08:57:54 PM »
Putin endorses Joe Biden for POTUS. Very interesting.

Yes I'm sure that the master propagandist and manipulator isn't propagandizing and being manipulative with that endorsement. Seems legit.  ::)
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« Last post by Action80 on February 15, 2024, 08:31:29 PM »
Putin endorses Joe Biden for POTUS. Very interesting.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Lord Dave on February 15, 2024, 06:07:09 PM »
In fairness, Russia can't even take over a relatively small and weak nation with the largely outdated equipment they have.  I don't think an invasion would be noticed before it was wiped out.

You mean Russia can't do it while America is busy giving 200 billion dollars in financial and materiel aid to Ukraine.

Don't get me wrong, I don't like Russia. I want them to lose. My problem is that European nations, particularly those in the EU, are hooked on US military assistance. The wealthy nations of the EU could easily afford a much bigger, more robust military industry. Yet, they don't have one. Why? No one seems to give a decent answer.

It's amusing to me that Trump telling European nations to raise their defense budget and making fun of them for not doing it is somehow deemed not only anti-NATO but also pro-Russia. Because obviously Putin's 4D chess involves Germany, France and the UK having larger military budgets, somehow...
They spend it on healthcare and other welfare benefits.

Tho now I wonder if they're in debt all the time too.  The US budget is always a trillion more than its income.  Inshould look up the other nations in the EU and compare.