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Joe Biden in 2011 said " I would not refer to him as a dictator" about #Egyption Dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was propped up by FIVE US administrations, Democrats and GOP

Biden needs to shut the fuck up about authoritarianism because he and fellow Democrats AND GOP HAVE TERRIBLE RECORDS.

Biden is a reminder that as long as you’re a dictator who gives the US what it wants, the US will support you.

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Mubarak was the dictator in #Egypt for THIRTY FUCKING YEARS and the US - 5 administrations- knew EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS!

And yet when we rose up against Mubarak in Egypt, Biden said Mubarak wasn’t a dictator

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I'm solidly with #Bernie and #NotMeUs, but I'm relieved to see #Biden this sharp at the #DemDebate. I deeply disagree with his policies and have opposed his candidacy, but if he's the nominee, I hope this is the Biden who shows up against Trump. Our future depends on it.
And let me reiterate: I am vehemently opposed to perpetuating the status quo and rewarding the Dem leadership that has allowed GOP extremism to flourish. #Bernie represents the future of the Democratic Party and I will strongly support #NotMeUs no matter what the primary outcome.
Let me elaborate: I'm using "sharp" as a contrast to the GOP talking point that #Biden in serious cognitive decline.

#Bernie is both sharp AND right on the issues.

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Does anybody honestly care, at this stage, how these two lifetime politicians voted 30, 20 or even 5 years ago? #DemocraticDebate
Appreciating all the comments in the thread, even the angry ones, because there are SO MANY reasons to be angry and fearful right now. One adjustment I will make is that as a lot of you have said, yes - there are votes that are existential and that voters should never look past.
Could a reasonable person have voted for president a Senator who voted to acquit Nixon had it gotten that far & he not resigned first? Could a Democrat reasonably have been expected to vote for a Democrat who voted to convict Clinton, had such a Democratic Senator existed?
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Donald Trump's day so far:

- Threatens to pardon Michael Flynn
- Nice try at distracting us
- #coronapocolypse is trending
- Norway slams U.S.
- Stock market crashing overnight again
- Let's all unite after this #DemocraticDebate
- Trump is going to prison
- It's still only 8pm
Donald Trump just painted himself into a no-win corner…
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2. I think @SenSanders said if you're sick go to the doctor. Perhaps that was a general comment but bad advice in a pandemic.
3. @JoeBiden says we need surge hospital capacity increase. Need to equip our first responders.
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I encourage all of you to tune into the #DemocraticDebate this evening. We are in a pivotal moment for this election and for our country. At a time like this we all need the direction of real leaders. Tonight on stage, there are two of the best. Will be sharing thoughts below! 🇺🇸
No matter which candidate you prefer or whose health care plan might be better, I’d take either one of these candidates over our current leadership. It’s time we had competence and compassion back in the White House. #VoteBlue
This has been the most informative and educational conversation about the #COVID19 pandemic by any candidate for President to date. Words matter, messaging matters, leadership matters. We can’t just say, “It’ll pass.” We must provide the details as to how we’ll get through it.
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For all those tonight parroting the delusion Sanders somehow still has a chance, ALLOW ME TO SLAP YOU IN THE FACE WITH REALITY:
He needs at least 57% of remaining delegates. 23 states have already voted. How many of those did he win 57% of the vote? ZERO.

IT'S. OVER. #VoteJoe
These are Sanders' BEST FIVE states so far in vote share:
ND: 53%, VT: 51%, ID: 43%, NV: 40%, CO: 37%.

These are Biden's best five states, by contrast:
MS: 81%, AL: 63%, MO: 60%, MI: 53%, VA: 53%.

Let's look at it another way. Sanders' 5th best state by vote share was Colorado with 37%. These are the states Joe Biden won more than 37% of the vote:
1. SC
2. AL
3. AR
4. MN
5. NC
6. TN
7. VA
8. ID
9. MI
10. MO
11. MS
12. ND
13. WA
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1/4 I tabled a lot of SC events for #Tulsi2020. At 3 of them, I was approached by county Republican party chairs and was told that the @DNC and #MSM were assuring @realDonaldTrump's reelection by silencing the only Dem candidate that can beat him instead of propping her up...
2/4 One told me @TulsiGabbard was described in their party meetings as the one to watch, but they figured out the Dems would do their job for them. Even now as she has achieved top 3, the erasure from her "allies" continues. Another told me to thank the #Dems2020 for blocking...
3/4 ...her at every turn because her message resonates with all Americans. So today, I finally share that message from a republican party chair in South Carolina: thank you Dems and MSM for aiding another 4 years of Trump with your bullshit smears, ignoring, and goalpost...
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In all seriousness this past week on Facebook has been the most tolerable and relatable then it’s been in 4 years. As one who is stingy with empathy, I have seen a side of the few remaining friends on my friends list that I thought didn’t even exist anymore. 1/4
I know what they’re feeling. I felt it 4 yrs ago; when I took the time to research what the DNC had done to sideline Sanders in 2016 Of course they didn’t know it at the time,you were either rocked comfortably numb thru the media’s melodies or indifferent to it all the same 2/4
I felt the Bern, but I also watched him freeze. Remember Debbie Washerman-Schultz, Huma Abedin, and John Podesta? I do. Julian Assange is in solitary confinement right now for exposing the exact thing everyone is upset about in 2020. 3/4
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We monitored #DemDebate (also #DemocraticDebate/#DemDebate10) traffic for the 10th Democratic presidential debate, as we've done with previous debates. Traffic peaked just shy of 8000 tweets per minute, higher volume than any debate other then the 9th.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@ZellaQuixote The most frequently discussed candidates were @BernieSanders, @MikeBloomberg, and @ewarren. Like the last debate, the right-wing presence in the network is fairly small, mostly @TrumpWarRoom tweeting about @JoeBiden and @DonaldJTrumpJr tweeting about @MikeBloomberg.
@ZellaQuixote @BernieSanders @MikeBloomberg @ewarren @TrumpWarRoom @JoeBiden @DonaldJTrumpJr Sentiment analysis for tweets mentioning each candidate, before, during, and after the debate. Warren and Sanders entered the debate at the low end of the pack and emerged with the highest sentiment scores. Gabbard and Bloomberg wound up with the lowest.
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Bernie is RIGHT -there is a dictatorship in #China & #Cuba AND also to remind that the US has helped overthrow governments in #Chile and #Guatemala.

Biden is WRONG: Obama and four previous US presidents supported the authoritarian regime of #Mubarak in #Egypt

Give it to him, Bernie!

There is NOTHING radical about wanting healthcare for everyone!

Want to talk who supports dictators & authoritarians?

Trump calls Sisi “my favourite dictator” & was in #India today encouraging fascism.

5 US presidents -GOP & Democrat- propped up Mubarak’s 30yr tyranny.
US has “good” & “bad” dictators #demdebates2020
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Bloomberg just said, “The only way to solve the poverty problem is to give a good education.”

That’s false. The most educated demographic of people in this country are African-American women. [1]
On average Black women in this country make 39% less than white men and 21% less than white women.

That’s not because of poor education. It’s because of systemic racism. Kids of color in this country are yes, less likely to have access to a good education. [2]
They are also less likely to be taken seriously by their white teachers and are less likely to be offered the networks of their white professors - the same networks they need to build robust careers where they are paid equitably and equally. [3]
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Trump & Coronavirus; A Portrait of Leadership in a Time of Crisis

Jan 20: 3 dead; 200 infected.

Trump Jan 21: It's "totally under control... it's going to be just fine."

Jan 22: 17 dead, 550 infected.

Jan 24: 26 dead, 830 infected.

World Health Organization Jan 30: Coronavirus is a "global emergency." 170 dead. 7,711 infected.

Jan 31: New infections confirmed in 4 additional countries.

Trump Jan 31: "Working closely with China and others on Coronavirus outbreak. Only 5 people in U.S., all in good recovery."

Feb 1: New infections confirmed in eight additional countries. 259 dead, 11,791 infected.

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It only took 1 question for #Bloomberg to bring up #RussianInterference on behalf of #Bernie -to his credit he once again vehemently condemned it #DemDebate2020 #DemDebate Image
Pretty clear early on that #BernieSanders isn’t gonna get away from this debate unscathed, like virtually every #DemDebate before this one #DemDebate2020 Image
Joe Biden hits Bernie on his record on guns, invoking Mother Emmanuel church shooting. The first time he’s being challenged on that in a serious way #DemDebate2020 #DemDebate Image
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The 9th #DemDebate of the 2020 presidential campaign season generated far more Twitter traffic than its eight predecessors, peaking at over 9000 tweets per minute (previous record was ~5500 tweets/per minute.)

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@ZellaQuixote Which candidates were most discussed in last night's #DemDebate tweets? @MikeBloomberg, @ewarren, and @BernieSanders were the top three, with ~300K tweets about each. @JoeBiden was the least mentioned of the debate participants, and @TulsiGabbard the least mentioned overall.
@ZellaQuixote @MikeBloomberg @ewarren @BernieSanders @JoeBiden @TulsiGabbard Retweet network for #DemDebate/#DemDebate9/#DemocraticDebate on 2020-02-19. Unlike recent debates, the network doesn't split into left-wing and right-wing clusters, largely because there's relatively little right-wing traffic (and most of it is @RealJamesWoods.)
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The reviews are in for Mike "Mr. Frisky" Bloomberg in the #DemocraticDebates: "a catastrophe--stiff, arrogant, tone-deaf, and intensely unlikable" "terrible, fumbling, unpleasant." "on NDAs...among the worst in the history of presidential debates." 1/x…
Bloomberg "stammered and stumbled in the face of withering attacks from his rivals" in "a real-world demolition of his candidacy." So much so that "he might have bled out on stage if he hadn't been so bloodless" in a "tone-deaf mix of evasion, back-pedaling, and...hateur." 2/x
Bloomberg "spent half the debate apologizing for bad behavior." "By turns smug and wounded." "He looked peevish...not ready for prime time." "Warren eviscerated him seconds after the opening bell." "Worst answers on sexual harassment and discrimination I've ever heard." 3/4
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Thread on what happened in #DemocraticDebate!
Here are my big take aways:

1. #BloombergBust
2. #WarriorWarren
3. Steady Pete
4. Bernie sticks to his message
5. Whats stays in Vegas wont stay in Vegas

I'll break everything down point by point, lets get right into it 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 1/18
1. #BloombergBust

Lets get it straight, #Bloomberg had a terrible night. Thats the (GOP) elephant in the room. He took incoming from everyone. But lets add a bit of nuance and separate out between Bloomberg in the first half and the second half.

Bloomberg-1 was terrible. 2/18
like. Awful. Dumpster fire. Got whacked first question out of the gate, gave a terrible answer on the #NonDisclosureAgreements and tried a mea culpa on #StopAndFrisk. Neither one was effective, and the others didnt let it slip either. Bloomberg-2 did okay though. He gave 3/18
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1/ My Hot Take on Tonight's Food Fight amongst a bunch of semi-drunk 9 year olds the Candidates not my favorite Journo Pundits @mmckinnon @jheil @NicolleDWallace @SykesCharlie
@TheRickWilson @RachelBitecofer @alexwagner
2/ No one moved the needle one way or another; and
3/ The debate will be forgotten somewhere between Saturday and next Wednesday; and
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Disappointed to have absolutely nothing on abortion access or reproductive health at tonight’s #DemocraticDebate, especially considering we’re in Nevada where lawmakers actually passed legislation SUPPORTING abortion access.

I’ve been speaking with voters about this, and from what I’ve heard they know very little about these candidates’ plans on abortion support besides top-level bullet points.
From @KFF in October:
Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say these candidates “are spending too little time talking about women’s health care...”
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Here's #DemocraticDebate key takeaways:

Donald Trump won that debate. Bernie came in second. No one landed a real blow. Bloomberg BOMBED. Warren fought for her life, hurt Mike. Buttigieg and Klobuchar were flailing at each other. Hurt themselves. No gains.

Bloomy is the story.
Big picture, Donald Trump won that debate because it no doubt scare the hell out of the American Middle.

Michael Bloomberg was right about that part. It's not a cheap shot. It's the truth.
Both Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar looked desperate. She was more visibly anxious and desperate than Pete. But he's not genuine and that outweighs how polished he is.

Think that doesn't matter? Wait a few days.

But again, big story is Bloomberg down. Bernie is frontrunner.
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And the Billionaire Bloomberg on that stage is not “giving it away.”


The social and wealth inequalities in the United States are IMMORAL.

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Bloomberg to Wall Street:

he literally said that redlining bothers him so much that he is going to tell Wall Street to "cut it out" and I am still laughing
Redlining is NOT FUNNY but this is
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Elizabeth Warren: She said toxic sites have "been located in or near communities of color over and over and the consequences are felt." Last year, Detroit Renewable Power, Detroit's long-standing and controversial solid waste incinerator, closed.…
That decades-old incinerator was a source of ire & frustration for many Detroiters who complained for years about pungent odors & noise from the facility.
Environmental activists and residents called it a "glorious day" when the incinerator closed but noted the fight for environmental justice would continue in other areas of concern in Detroit-- which is nearly 79% African American -- one of the largest black cities in the nation.
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Watching the #DemocraticDebate and all the clashes between Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, it can be easy to forget that Bernie is an estimated 25 times richer than Mayor Pete.…
This story, by @ChaseWithorn, explains how Bernie Sanders amassed a $2.5 million fortune.…
@ChaseWithorn And this one, also by @ChaseWithorn, digs into the details of the estimated $100,000 that belong to Pete Buttigieg.…
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