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Just as in 2016. Use your primary vote to nominate someone Trump doesn’t want. Vote for the #NotBernie of your choice. The wisest choice would be a woman teflon candidate. Think about it. Who will Trump’s slime slinging not stick to?…
Just as in 2016. Use your primary vote to nominate someone Trump doesn’t want. Vote for the #NotBernie of your choice. The wisest choice would be a woman teflon candidate. Think about it. Who will Trump’s slime slinging not stick to?…
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We took a gander at #DemDebate/#DemDebate8/#DemocraticDebate traffic for the Feb 7 debate. Volume was lower than the previous debate (peaks at 3.5K tweets/minute vs 5K), possibly due to the debate being on a Friday night. We saw little in the way of automation.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@ZellaQuixote Which candidates were discussed most during the 8th #DemDebate? @BernieSanders, followed by @PeteButtigieg, @JoeBiden, and @ewarren, with all seven participants showing up in more #DemDebate tweets than the candidates who didn't make the debate.
@ZellaQuixote @BernieSanders @PeteButtigieg @JoeBiden @ewarren Retweet network for #DemDebate etc. Traffic is split into a left-wing cluster and a right-wing cluster. The right-wing accounts focused on Biden and Buttigieg, while the left-wing accounts mostly discussed Sanders and Warren (who was behind Biden and Buttigieg in total volume.)
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Black voters were a big topic in last nights #DemDebate w/ candidates going back & forth about them

But there are still ?s about what some Blk voters are looking for from candidates & what that means for who will win their support

Let's go on a thread journey, shall we?
This time last year, we had 2 Black candidates running for president & some of us thought one of these two would be Black voters' choice..

Back then, I had another thread about the complexities of Black voters' Black candidate selection:

What hasn't changed in a year:
Black voter candidate selection is still a complex and nuanced process.

What has changed:
All the front runners are white.
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Remember America?? Remember empathy??
“No. I didn’t know the President. But he knew me.”
#IKnowYou@AmyKlobuchar 2/7/20
.#ExhaustedPete A wet-behind-the-ears “newcomer”.

@AmyKlobuchar asks Buttigieg if we want a leader in the White House, or someone who watches cartoons when impeachment work gets “exhausting”. #WhenTheGoingGetsTough
@amyklobuchar “No. I didn’t know the President. But he knew me.”

“Something else insidious is going on..systematic racism when it comes to voting.” I'm "leading on these bills to automatically register every kid to vote in this country when they turn 18”– @AmyKlobuchar
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What you can expect if a Democrat is elected President in November #DemDebate

In no particular order

- Stock market crash
- Carbon taxes
- Exponential rise in crime
- Ending of oil and natural gas industry
- End of the coal mining industry
- Decriminalization of all drug offenses and “minor crimes”
- Total support and legalization of all forms of abortion up to birth
- Free college and tuition reimbursement
- Decriminalization of illegal entry into country
- Removal of border barriers
- Reparations for select classes of people, minorities, LGBTQ, etc
- Affirmative action expanded to give “selected” classes added advantages over others
- Heavy gun control measures
- Free public transit
- Packing the court to neutralize constitutional judgeship
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.@BernieSanders Please stop glorifying Khashoggi. instead, please save #AliMohammedAlNimr 's life by bringing awareness to something that grotesque.
@BernieSanders Way more compelling and heart breaking! Come on! Let's seek justice for #AliAlNimr
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Thank you @ewarren for raising housing and racial equity, and the importance of race-conscious policies, in the #DemDebate! #OurHomesOurVotes2020
.@BernieSanders with the second housing and racial inequity mention in the #DemDebate!

“We have a racist society from top to bottom, impacting health care, housing, criminal justice, education, you name it.”

.@JoeBiden says he got involved in politics to stop redlining, mentions racial wealth inequalities it created. Thanks for raising issue @JoeBiden, now let’s see your housing plan. You’re the only candidate on stage w/o one!

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Presidential candidates used to run from the issue of gun safety––now they recognize you can't win without running on it. #DemDebate #democraticdebate
While Trump and the Senate Majority Leader continue to choose the gun lobby over saving American lives, tonight’s debate sent a clear message that change is coming in 2020 with a new pro-gun safety president. #DemDebate #democraticdebate
And @MomsDemand volunteers will organize across the country and fight for a leader who will fight for us. #DemDebate #democraticdebate
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It is amazing that Andrew Yang said we can eliminate racism by giving people of color "buying power." As if buying power will prevent me from being killed by racist cops. #DemDebate
Yang said, “you can’t regulate away racism with a whole patchwork of laws that are race specific.”

That’s like saying you can’t regulate away economic inequality with laws that are economy specific, which undermines his UBI campaign.

Solutions must be specific to the problem.
The next time someone proposes economic solutions to racial problems to me—I get this a lot—I’m going suggest racial solutions to economic problems. When the person figures those solutions will not FULLY solve economic inequality, I will respond, “That’s precisely my point.”
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FACT: President Trump’s policies delivered historic progress for Black Americans.

He signed criminal justice reform into law, undoing much of the damage done by the Bernie Sanders/Joe Biden crime bill.

90% of people who have had their sentences reduced are Black. #DemDebate
The Black poverty rate hit a record low in 2018.

350,000 Black Americans are no longer living in poverty under President Trump.

The number of Black Americans working increased by more than 1,300,000.

Black household income increased to the highest level in nearly 20 years!
Low-income workers and minorities are seeing some of the strongest gains in the Trump economy. #DemDebate…
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We have a gun violence problem in America, and it’s often communities of color that are hit hardest. We need to treat it like the public health emergency that it is. #DemDebate
Why can we not even get a vote in the United States Senate on background checks? Because the gun industry continues to call the shots. #DemDebate
Until we roll back the filibuster, the gun industry is going to continue to have a veto and we'll never make the changes. We have to be willing to build a future that works not for a gun industry—but works for the rest of America and protects our children. #DemDebate
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Pete Buttigieg just gave the perfect answer about the phony Biden scandal. Pete could have gone for cheap points, but instead he showed real leadership. My opinion of Pete just went way up. #DemDebate
Tonight’s Democratic debate: the biggest winners and losers…
The most important moments from tonight’s Democratic debate…
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President Trump is fighting to lower health care costs and delivering real results.

Benchmark premiums for Obamacare plans are falling for the second year in a row.

Six states have average benchmark plan premiums decreasing 10% or more. #DemDebate
In Michigan & Pennsylvania, individual plans will decrease 6%. They will decrease 2% in Florida & 9% in Wisconsin.

The Trump Administration has expanded the availability of short-term, limited-duration plans, which offer consumers more choices that typically cost less than half.
The Trump Administration made it easier for small businesses & self-employed workers to join together to form Association Health Plans, increasing options for workers.

The cost of prescription drugs in America has declined on a year-over-year basis for 8 of the past 12 months.
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Guess where you’re not going if you don’t win Black voters?

Amy came with the bars.

Is anyone gonna ask her about her prosecutorial record tho?

I just wanna say that activists have been saying that Trump is the symptom-not the virus-for years now.

First time I remember hearing it on the debate stage.

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Sanders: "Donald Trump lies all the time." That's why no one should believe him when he attaches the socialist label to Democrats.

Sanders showed how he would respond to Donald Trump's scaremongering on socialism in speech in 2019:… #DemDebate
Biden said, "President Trump wants to stick a [socialist] label on every candidate." He thinks Trump will attach this label to all down-ballot Democratic candidates and that would be bad. #DemDebate
Steyer echoes Bernie. He doesn't promote this idea that "socialist" label will be bad. Turnout must be increased substantially to beat Trump. #DemDebate
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TGIF! Got no plans tonight?

We're livetweeting this evening's #DemDebate. Follow along with us, won't you?
Sanders: 'Donald Trump lies all the time. It's a sad state of affairs.' #DemDebate
Sanders: 'I believe the way we beat Trump is by having the largest voter turnout in the history of this country.' #DemDebate
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Palmer Report is live blogging the #DemDebate in this thread.
The moderators are already pretending Iowa and New Hampshire are indicative of who's going to be the nominee. The media just doesn't want to let go of its ratings-friendly narrative about those two non-diverse, non-representative states.
This is an important point. Bernie has been in politics 40 years yet he's never been vetted. If Bernie were the nominee, Trump and the GOP would bust out Bernie's entire weird history, and quickly destroy him. Bernie is the only one on this stage who can't beat Trump.
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🗳🇺🇸1. ¡Buenas noches! Aquí estoy listo para cubrir el #DemDebate de New Hampshire. Abro hilo.


∙ Biden
∙ Buttigieg
∙ Klobuchar
∙ Sanders
∙ Steyer
∙ Warren
∙ Yang

Creo que desde España (y otros países) lo podéis ver por aquí:…
🗳🇺🇸2. Le preguntan a Biden por qué cree que los votantes tomarían un riesgo votando por Bernie y Buttigieg. Biden admite primero que va a perder en New Hampshire. Dice que el problema es que Sanders es socialista y que Buttigieg tiene poca experiencia. #DemDebate
🗳🇺🇸3. Bernie se defiende de la etiqueta de socialista y habla de un aumento de la participación de los jóvenes en Iowa. Stephanopoulos le presiona diciendo que la participación general ha sido menor que en 2008, pero Bernie insiste que la de los jóvenes sí ha subido. #DemDebate
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5 things to watch at New Hampshire's #DemDebate
.@NBCNews is keeping count of attacks throughout tonight's #DemDebate in New Hampshire.
@NBCNews Sen. Klobuchar to Pete Buttigieg at #DemDebate: "You said it was exhausting to watch [impeachment trial] and that you wanted to turn the channel and watch cartoons. It is easy to go after Washington because that’s a popular thing to do, it is much harder…to lead."
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yet another hit piece against a certain candidate.
"In a rant on MSNBC that went viral on Tuesday evening, the longtime Democratic strategist vented his concerns about the party’s prospects for beating Donald Trump, taking particular aim at the party’s leftward lurch."
"We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells.
It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party."
"For fuck’s sake, we’ve got Trump at Davos talking about cutting Medicare and no one in
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71% of tonight's #DemDebate participants sent their own kids to private schools or attended private schools themselves

So why do they fight against similar options for the less fortunate?🤔

• Biden
• Warren
• Steyer
• Buttigieg
• Yang
Elizabeth Warren sent her son to Haverford in Pennsylvania.

Yet she fights hard against private school choice for others.

Tuition: $40,400
Joe Biden sent his kids to Archmere Academy.

So why does he fight against school choice for others?🤔

Tuition: $28,800
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pete buttigieg has resting duper's delight
Sociopaths experience malicious glee (‘duper’s delight’) at fooling others, often seen as a smirk or amused look in their eyes while blatantly lying. Their sense of ‘superiority’ makes them feel entitled and able to manipulate those around them.
duper's delight
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We've posted an analysis (or two) of debate-related Twitter traffic following each 2020 presidential election debate. We'll be adding them to this thread as we go. Some are more interesting than others.

First up, general analysis of the first #DemDebate.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@ZellaQuixote Next up, analysis of who killed it in the first #DemDebate based on tweets containing "is killing it" or "killed it" preceded by a candidate's name.
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Audio from #DemDebate

Elizabeth Warren confronts Bernie Sanders for calling her a liar

"I think you called me a liar on national TV"

"What?" Sanders

"I think you called me a liar on national TV"

"You know, let's not do it right now." Sanders

"Anytime" Warren
Sanders condescendingly & falsely claiming this woman misquoted him

We've had enough of alternative facts & liars

Why does anyone support this misogynist?

Again, I am voting Biden but Bernie Sanders is a well-known misogynistic dick who lies

Rachel Maddow: A "newspaper recently released portions of an interview you gave ... 'My own view on guns is, everything being equal, states should make those decisions"

Sanders: "That's a mischaracterization of my thinking"

Maddow: "It's a quote of you"
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