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As an aside: I don't think it is possible to have a debate about the Obama record without also understanding that it was shaped and defined (confined) by structural limitations in our democracy that have only grown worse, not better, since then. #DemDebate #DemDebate2 1/
Structural limitations that, btw, got zero questions during any of the first two series of debates and that will hamper any future Democratic president be it Bernie or Biden or Buttigieg or Warren or Harris. #DemDebate #DemDebate2 2/
The Framers thought that democracy meant having democratic institutions that looked like and were representative of the nation as a whole - in Adams' words that were an "exact portrait, a miniature." #DemDebate #DemDebate2 3/
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The #KamalaHarrisDestroyed hashtag is primarily MAGA supporters and bots.

That, plus further researching Tulsi Gabbard has me pretty convinced that Tulsi is a plant for the right and the 2020 version of Jill Stein.
This isn’t to say that Marianne Williamson isn’t also potentially a plant.

I believe she is just as much a distraction and issue, especially since she’s growing in popularity.
Take a look at these Google Trends maps of most searched candidates from before the #DemDebate and #DemDebate2.

Clearly the Marianne Williamson and Tulsi Gabbard teams know what they’re doing.

Again, no different from Jill Stein in 2016.
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The candidates ranked:
Harris won, but not like last time. She was hit repeatedly, but didn't waiver. She was still better than anyone else. Gabbard attacked her viciously and she still held up. Gabbard's real message is that she's running for Biden's VP. She gave him cover.
Yang was surprisingly strong. He really hung onto his message of UBI and it was compelling.

The biggest loser was De Blasio who never belonged. Bennet wasn't a good debater and seemed unable to get across a consistent message.
Booker started slow, picked up, ended strong and positive.
Inslee had a far better debate this time. He knows that he's running for something else and is really powerful for a Cabinet position.
Gillibrand had a great debate and tag teamed well with Harris. Would make a super AG.
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I can’t believe all these old white Libs are blaming our first African American President for all their troubles.

SMH, racist much, Dems?

#DemocraticDebate2020 #DemDebate2
Tfw old white Libs sold you out because Orange man bad.....

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It’s super weird that Dems are just finding out tonight that Obama was a garbage President.

It’s almost like the entire Lib party are just grifters looking for money and power.

Imagine how they’ll feel when they find out Obama deported more illegals than any other President.
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The polls will show that it was a very bad idea for Senators Harris, Booker, and Gillibrand to attack Joe Biden with the ferocity they did tonight

They come off as petty and mean

#DemDebate #DemDebate2 #CNNDebate
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1/ I have over 8,000 pages of transcribed lectures by Tulsi Gabbard's guru. He says f*g or fa**ot 128 times. She didn't just grow up in a conservative home. She grew up in an #LGBTQ hate group & still serves this man. Hate lectures exposed here. #DemDebate2 #GabbardGayHateGuru
2/ Here's page 110 of 8,416 pages. This is the guru Tulsi Gabbard still deeply serves & worships in the Science of Identity cult, which is based here in my community, Kailua, HI. #DemDebate2 #GabbardGayHateGuru #LGBTQ hate group
3/ Pages 226-227 of the 8,000+ page lecture transcripts of Tulsi Gabbard's guru, Chris Butler aka Kris Butler aka Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupanda Paramahamsa aka Srila Prabhupad. #DemDebate2 #GabbardGayHateGuru #LGBTQ hate group
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Joe Biden to Kamala Harris: "Go easy on me, kid." #DemDebate
Here's DNC Chair Tom Perez using the lyrics of a preschool song to get #DemDebate attendees fired up 🤦‍♂️
Meanwhile on Fox News ...
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The #DemDebate is starting any minute now. I'll be live-tweeting again.
You know where I'm at for this #DemDebate: @KamalaHarris is my favorite. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing many of the other candidates, too, particularly Castro, Booker and Gillibrand.

Hopefully Gabbard drops out after tonight.
@KamalaHarris It's 5:12 and we just go to the first commercial break... before the opening statements.
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This is your official #DemDebate2 night thread. I am just getting settled here, drinking water only because my liver is still recovering from last night, and I turn on CNN and this dude is preaching to the audience about RAAAAACCCISM! I think he's the head of the DNC. #Hectic
I can already tell I'm going to have to risk gastro upset and head for the liquor cabinet. This is going to be a disaster. #PJMDrunkBlog #DemDebate2
@CNN thinks #KristenG thinks she's being beat up on because she called for #Franken to resign. I think she's a loser because she's connected up to her ears with #NXVIM #DemDebate2 #ChildTrafficking #PJMDrunkBlog
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Both #DemDebate and #DemocraticDebate trended immediately prior to, during, and after the first night of the July Democratic presidential debates. We performed some comparative analysis of the traffic mentioning each candidate.

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@ZellaQuixote Which candidates received the most discussion? Warren and Sanders topped the list, followed by Buttigieg and Williamson. We included tweets containing the candidates first name, last name, or Twitter account, excluding common first names that introduced ambiguity.
@ZellaQuixote Next, we performed sentiment analysis on the traffic mentioning each candidate. Overall, the average sentiment scores were higher during the first half of the debate than the second, with John Delaney experiencing the most drastic reduction.
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⚖️DONALD J. TRUMP
Al Smith charity dinner New York 10/20/16

🤣watch Hillary's face
THEY NEVER THOUGHT SHE'D LOSE

#QAnon @realDonaldTrump #NoDEALS
@realDonaldTrump .@MariaBartiromo
you looked stunning that evening👌🏼
@realDonaldTrump @MariaBartiromo 🥊DONALD J. TRUMP
Al Smith charity dinner New York 10/20/16

They were all his friends until he ran for President
He sacrificed it for you & me.
🇺🇸LOVE OF COUNTRY - PATRIOT
#QAnon @realDonaldTrump
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.@PeteButtigieg's quotes from the debate, a long thread. Divided into differently lengthened segments for your reading delight. #DemDebates #DemDebate2 #TeamPete
"I'm running for president because our country is running out of time. It is even bigger than the emergency of the Trump presidency. Ask yourself how somebody like Donald Trump ever gets within cheating distance of the Oval Office in the first place. 1/5
"It doesn't happen unless America is already in a crisis -- an economy that's not working for everyone, endless war, climate change. We have lived this in my industrial Midwestern hometown. My generation has lived this as long as we have been alive. 2/5
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Four months after the birth of my son Carl, I was diagnosed with ALS. I had coverage, but the insurance company broke their promise. I had to sue them to cover my ventilator. Now I pay $9k per month in medical bills.

Many people have stories like mine. Do you?

#Election2020
How has the US #healthcare system impacted your life, personally? The world needs to hear your story. Record yourself speaking about it.

Here’s how:

* Orient your phone whichever way feels comfortable
* Film in a quiet area
* Speak in complete sentences

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Then post it on twitter and tag @BeAHeroTeam so we can elevate your story.

When we choose to turn our personal struggles into powerful action, we become heroes. #BeAHero! There is so much at stake for people across this country - please do your part.

#DemocraticDebates2020
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If school desegregation is “political poison” today it is in part because terms like “forced busing” & “de facto segregation” are repeated w/o context.

Here is some of what I learned in studying the history of “busing” for my book “Why Busing Failed" ucpress.edu/book/978052028…
First, school buses made the modern public school system possible. Number of students transported to school at public expense in US expanded from 600K in 1920 to 20M in 1970. Buses enabled multi-grade elementary schools and comprehensive high schools, rather than one-room schools
Buses had long been used in the South, as well as New York, Boston, and many other northern cities, to maintain segregation. These were mandatory assignments, but white parents did not oppose this “forced busing” whybusingfailed.com/anvc/why-busin…
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look at my face. LOOK AT MY FACE.

this is not the type of face you see in politics. this is not the type of face you see on a PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE STAGE. 1/ #LetYangSpeak
because i have this face, because i’m asian, and because i’ve never seen someone who looked remotely like me be in positions of power in america, my view on my own capabilities and capacity was stunted the day i was born. 2/
I NEVER saw someone who looked like me in politics . NEVER. NOT ONCE.

politics TOLD ME that it was only meant for WHITE PEOPLE. not just white men - WHITE PEOPLE. people like me DID NOT BELONG. 3/
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A post-#DemDebate2 thought: I too was a beneficiary of bussing. Except now I understand how damaging that framing is. Really, bussing allowed white schools to benefit from *me,* all for the low price of student budget dollars they were wasting anyway.
My mom was like most black parents then -- doing the best she could. The private schools in town cost the earth. The black-neighborhood schools had 12+ yo textbooks, no AP, underfunded everything, tired teachers. White public schools were a good middle ground. But.
I struggled for years with poor self esteem because I had somehow absorbed the idea that black =/= smart, and that I should be grateful to sit by white kids. That my school was doing me a favor by making me get up predawn to ride a bus for an hour. I had that Joe Biden thinking.
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"Biden takes flak on race and busing. But his views may still mirror America’s" by @isaacstanbecker. This is a good piece that quotes historian Brett Gadsden, whose book "Between North and South" is the best place to start to understand Biden and "busing" washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06…
To understand the #DemDebate2 exchange between #KamalaHarris & Joe #Biden, you have to understand that "busing" has been used since the 50s as a code word to oppose school integration. I cover this history in "Why Busing Failed" & the book's website whybusingfailed.com/anvc/why-busin…
White parents in the North organized after Brown v Board to maintain segregated schools, using euphemisms like "busing" & "neighborhood schools" to maintain segregated schools without explicitly saying they didn't like black or Latinx students #DemDebate2 whybusingfailed.com/anvc/why-busin…
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The mettle it took to demand this moment and refuse to be silenced is what makes @KamalaHarris a leader.
"As the only black person on this stage, I’d like to speak on the issue of race." ⁠politico.com/story/2019/06/…
“Anyway, my time is up,” Biden said, though no one had called time.
That metaphor is so telling.
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What's more, this segregationist/busing issue has been raised before about Biden--when he was going to run the last time.
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Has anyone ever asked @CoryBooker why he sold his Condo to his own charity for $1 months before his bid for Senate? Then his Charity sold it right after he swore in and miraculously stopped filing 990’s.
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Even more odd is the fact that he sold his place for $1.00 ten days before his trusty Perkins Coie lawyer, Marc Elias, filed his financial disclosure. Hmmm.
Sadly we may never know what Cory’s good old “Newark Now Inc” was up to they failed to file any returns for THREE years and finally had their tax exempt status removed.
@IRSnews @TheJusticeDept
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What a weird coincidence that a group of accounts, starting with Ali, decided to tweet the exact same thing (verbatim) about Kamala Harris within minutes of each other tonight. #DemDebate2
Watch for this narrative about Kamala Harris to get folded into the astroturfed #BLEXIT movement. That’s where this is headed.

Efforts to attack Kamala Harris’ race have been around for a while, but a huge volume of tweets pushing this manufactured narrative appeared tonight right after Kamala pointed out that she was the only Black woman on stage. #DemDebate2

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I thought Biden was a little jumpy tonight and Bernie was a bit too aggressive with the podium.
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No LGBTQ questions on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. Why?

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At least 11 trans people killed this year, all Black women. Why?
In 30 states, LGBTQ people are at risk of being fired on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Why?
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