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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:22 PM

 

Why so much talk about Biden's age and nothing about Sanders?

He is older, after all. And yesterday at the debate, he presented such an old testament style of fire and brimstone that I thought how un presidential he looked. Facing Biden, stooping, pointing his finger..


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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:23 PM

1. Biden is leading

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 04:41 PM

97. BIDEN ROCKS

 

DOES BERNIE DOES HAVE THE STAMINA THAT BIDEN DOES ??

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #97)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:34 PM

107. :) Point is, Sanders and age are both weapons used by Russia

 

AND the Repubs to defeat not just Biden but Democrats across the nation.

The Mueller investigation definitively established their use of Sanders to throw the election to the Republicans, and that's not in doubt.

So age is only weaponized against Biden. Biden is the candidate to be taken out.

F*k them all. We know what they're up to this time.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:23 PM

2. I like Sanders and would be happy with him

 

But boy did he look old last night.
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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:29 PM

7. He's gotta rest! Today: Carson City and Reno and the week end is still ahead! nt

 

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Response to floppyboo (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:24 PM

42. Bernie is like the Energizer Bunny... the guy never stops, he's amazing!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!! or
Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!
Either way, welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:25 PM

3. Fair point, maybe because Sanders doesn't gaff as much?

 

Sanders is perhaps losing some cognitive abilities in other areas though.
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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:38 PM

52. hard to gaff when you have an arsenal of the same soundbytes

 

for every question asked. Always answer with the same lines ..always.

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Response to nini (Reply #52)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:44 PM

54. that bugs me also. ALWAYS....

 



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Response to nini (Reply #52)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:23 AM

66. and gets angry when asked for additional info on the things he himself talks about

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #66)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 09:58 AM

90. Be sure to stay off his lawn!

 

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Response to nini (Reply #52)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:00 AM

82. True!

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:43 PM

53. I think Bernie GAFF'S as often as Joe. Bernie hem andf haws ALL THE TIME.....

 

WE WON'T KNOW UNLESS WE START COUNTING WILL WE???
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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:11 AM

91. he only knows one tune

 

and he's practiced it for over 50 years....so he has 'muscle' memory on his schtick.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:26 PM

4. Bernie acts the same where ever he is. I cannot understand why he is where he is in popularity.

 

Last night he was wagging his finger and yelling at Biden. He was telling Biden what the problem is with health care, as he has done for years, as if Biden doesn't have a clue.

Personally I can't stand him. I mute him when ever I can and his team.

I want him to drop out soon so he and his followers don't pull his 2016 shit at the convention.
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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:30 PM

8. bernie knows millions were left out by the aca

 

and millions more have coverage they can't afford to use

and evidently biden doesn't have a clue since he thinks it is just great

I would like to see some drop out too but it isn't bernie
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Response to questionseverything (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:25 PM

43. THIS!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!! or
Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!
Either way, welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to questionseverything (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:31 PM

60. Sanders has been in Congress since the 80s.

 

Until the ACA, hundreds of thousands were dying each year because of lack of ANY health insurance. The ACA has made a positive difference, Biden is saying that we should build on that instead of stepping back to where we were pre-ACA.

People can pull on their rose colored glasses if they want to, but the attack on MFA will be vicious, the attack on Hillary's 90s healthcare plan on steroids. If could easily take a decade or more to get MFA, during the meantime, if the ACA is abandoned, thousands of people that are now living because of the ACA will go back to dying.
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Response to Blue_true (Reply #60)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:36 PM

62. +10000000

 

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #60)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:07 AM

65. +1.

 

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #60)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 02:48 AM

73. i honestly think most our pols are to far removed from reality to understand how expensive and

 

unworkable the aca premiums are

hillarys healthcare was in part attacked because it was so complicated the aca is the same to some extent

for the older set the aca premiums are out of reach and we find ourselves paying for coverage for others when we can't afford it for ourselves

I wouldn't have a problem hearing they want to build on the aca but all I hear is how the penalty being gone is so awful



people are not going w/o healthcare for kicks it is because the numbers just don't work
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Response to questionseverything (Reply #73)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:39 AM

89. That was because of Republican sabotage

 

Republicans passed bills that hindered or eliminated the parts of the ACA that were meant to lower premiums. Instead of trashing the ACA, we should be reversing those changes and strengthening the protections.
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Response to dansolo (Reply #89)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:09 PM

98. rep sabatage when the bill was originally passed?

 

because for us older folks in middle income homes it has been out of reach from the beginning
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Response to questionseverything (Reply #98)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:45 PM

104. You raise a ligitimate point.

 

The ACA does not work as well as it should for the people in the $55,000-$85,000 single household annual salary range - $110,000-$170,000 for couples (could be lower in some parts of the country). That is because those folks do not qualify for premium assistance like lower salaried people do. Biden has talked about that particular problem, the solution is to increase the salary range that qualifies for assistance - that is one of the ACA fixes that he has mentioned. Another fix would be to allow small companies to join the ACA in "group" plans, where the small companies buy reduced rate, high quality health insurance for employees.
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Response to Blue_true (Reply #60)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:58 PM

101. +1000

 

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #60)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:19 PM

102. medicare for all is great, but if passed, the republicans will make hay out of it and there would go

 

our majority in congress. Just like when we passed ACA. We should built on it (ACA) and make it affordable to all, if they want it.
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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:34 PM

12. This really bothers me. He purposefully is not a Democrat

 

and mocks all of us for inserting himself in our caucuses, our primaries, our party bylaws.

And many follow him like children did with the Pied Piper of Hamlin.


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Response to question everything (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:46 PM

26. Spot on!

 

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Response to question everything (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 04:39 PM

96. Exactly. Any actual Democratic Party Candidate for 2020.

 

Iíll vote for, donate to, canvass for, volunteer phone bank for any Democratic Party Candidate in the 2020 election. As per the site rule, I support DEMOCRATS.
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Response to question everything (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:24 PM

103. I wonder what he has against becoming a Democrat? He ever say?

 

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #103)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:57 PM

105. Because he thinks there's "no substantive ideological difference" between the two parties,

 

they're both "intellectually and morally bankrupt."

This revelation came to him while he was watching JFK debate Nixon. They both hated the Cuban Revolution. "I was physically nauseated by his [JFK's] speech." "Seeing through Kennedy, and what liberalism was, was probably a significant step for me to understand that conventional politics or liberalism was not what was relevant."

So I guess it's Kennedy's fault Bernie thinks Democrats are gross and he will never join the party.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #105)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:07 PM

106. Everybody felt like that at that time. Russian communism was creeping to our doorstep. He probably

 

changed his view about it long after the revolution happened.
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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:42 AM

78. Yup! How dare the Democratic Nomination went to a Democrat? How unfair.

 

And Russia helped to "egg on" the butt hurt feelings of all those Bernie Bros too.

"I want him to drop out soon so he and his followers don't pull his 2016 shit at the convention."
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Response to Botany (Reply #78)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:50 AM

79. +1

 

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Response to betsuni (Reply #79)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:26 AM

87. Bernie needs to go away

 

n/t
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Response to Botany (Reply #87)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 01:20 PM

93. If he does, Warren will win both Iowa and New Hampshire.

 

That wouldn't necessarily win her the nomination but it would sink the Biden ship.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:26 PM

5. Sanders represents a generational shift and awakening

 

If you look deep into the polls, you'll see he hasn't lost that 85% he earned last time around (more than clinton and trump combined in the primaries)
Biden is not so popular with the future legislators and tax payers.

That's my take anyways. Biden and Sanders don't represent their physical age in the same way. Quite the opposite.
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:33 PM

11. or to put it another way, Biden is running on restoring the past, Sanders on creating a new future.

 

It' a bit of a juggling act for Biden. On the one hand he speaks often of his past achievements, citing dates from before many were born, which is a really good thing, but on the other, it is a reminder of just how old he is that he himself is talking about.

It would be good to hear him talk about how the world has changed so much since 2003, and how he will find new ways to fix the broken ways - those ways that keep breaking things.
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:35 PM

13. A 78 year old man "represents a generational shift"?

 

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Response to George II (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:41 PM

20. Yup. He's the face of the future for the next generation.

 

I know, its weird. But that's where the biggest chunk of his support is!
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:49 PM

29. It's also the chunk that historically has the lowest voter turnout.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:56 PM

31. That HAS been true but it was the chunk with the largest uptick in turnout in '18.

 

If that trend continues, it won't just be Bernie {edit: and the young activists esp. Parksville youth] trying to change the world in future elections.
We'll just have to wait and check in on voter registration over the next few months I guess.

EDIT: Important, and I forgot! Those kids from Parksville went EVERYWHERE with captchas on t-shirts registering young people - and that horrific event and those kids' activism brought out tons of voters!
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #31)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:05 AM

75. Donald Trump had a helluva lot more to do with midterm turnout than BS. Moderates won the day!

 

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #75)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:08 AM

77. +1

 

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Response to floppyboo (Reply #31)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:58 AM

81. most of the people Sanders endorsed lost the primary . Sharice Davids for example won

 

and Sanders and AOC campaigned against her .

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Response to floppyboo (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:27 PM

44. Quite the opposite indeed... Bernie has found the foundation of youth!!

 


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #44)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:06 AM

76. "The foundation of youth"? WTH is that?

 

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #76)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:57 AM

80. Did they mean "Fountain of Youth"?

 

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Response to betsuni (Reply #80)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:02 AM

83. I was hoping the poster would clear it up. I wouldn't want the poster to be accused of a "gaffe".

 

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #83)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:03 AM

84. Heh.

 

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:27 PM

6. There isn't so much talk about Biden's age

 

Except from people trying to spin it to make it about age. It's not.

Bernie is a lot sharper. It's undeniable.
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Response to melman (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:31 PM

9. +1

 

I know people half Bernie's age who are not nearly as sharp as he is. Also, you can tell Bernie knows his stuff. Especially healthcare.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:31 PM

45. Got that right, Bernie has boundless energy... the contrast between Bernie & Joe was quite evident.

 


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Response to melman (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:31 PM

10. I suppose being a perennial contrarian sharpened him

 

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Response to melman (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:38 PM

14. he isn't sharp at all . he repeats the same lines and gets angry if asked for details and

 

explanations.
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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:39 PM

17. Nonsense

 

He's totally on the ball. Especially in comparison.
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Response to melman (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:40 PM

19. not really, he lacks depth. only shouts slogans and conspiracy theories

 

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Response to melman (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:32 PM

46. So true... it's almost not fair!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!! or
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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:44 PM

22. Yup. I listened to him throw out numbers with no explanation-- the same...

 

numbers he's been throwing out without being challenged.

Except for the ones where he was challenged, but he ignored that and kept on using the numbers anyway.

I guess the finger pointing and the yelling make up for details.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:46 PM

27. This!!

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:50 PM

30. True. I can barely listen to his abrasive harangues. He is rigid in his ideology and lets nothing

 

in. Just keeps spewing forth. Easy to be sharp when you say the same things over and over.
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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:02 PM

35. "If you will ask me how much that's [Medicare for All] gonna cost, I don't have that in my pocket."

 

But I thought he wrote the damn bill. Doesn't like details or questions.
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Response to betsuni (Reply #35)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 02:27 AM

72. Cat's out of the bag?

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #72)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 02:52 AM

74. Meow.

 

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Response to melman (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:40 PM

18. Well, I bet when I'm 90, I'll still be able to yell about things I've been yelling about for decades

 

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Response to melman (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:43 PM

21. dunno - I think the talk is coming from Biden himself - constant reminiscence

 

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Response to floppyboo (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:05 PM

36. But my point is people make it about ageism as a way to deflect and shut down discussion

 

It's not about any particular number. It's about the individual.
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Response to melman (Reply #36)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:13 PM

39. oh ya - for sure. 'Ageism' is being used as a foil

 

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Response to floppyboo (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:34 PM

47. Yeah, but look what Joe is reminiscing about?! You'd think his advisors would advise against it!

 


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #47)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:44 PM

55. Guess ya gotta take the bad with the sad if you've gotta go with Uncle Joe.

 

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Response to floppyboo (Reply #55)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 01:47 AM

70. True, though every candidate does have their warts... some more than others I guess.

 


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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:38 PM

15. And Elizabeth Warren is 70. It appears voters like some age on their candidates.

 

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:18 PM

108. She looks a lot younger though

 

Biden looks younger too. If anything Bernie looks older than his age.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:38 PM

16. Biden's cognitive function is clearly declining, Sanders and Warren are not nt

 

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:44 PM

23. Yep!

 

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:45 PM

25. Warren, anyway.

 

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:47 PM

28. You are entitled to your opinion

 

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #28)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:56 PM

32. It is my opinion as a mental health professional nt

 

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:09 PM

37. Diagnosing via television?

 

That's a no-no, is it not?
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #37)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:21 PM

41. Nope, not when the symptoms are so clear

 

Lots of professionals do tele health, including screening for cognitive functioning.

Certainly, some diagnoses require thorough interviews and testing, but for public figures, the symptoms can often be readily observed.

For example, Trump's decades in public life have provided ample evidence to diagnose him with Narcissitic Personality Disorder.

I wouldn't venture a specific DSM/ICD code for Biden, but it is clear his cognitive functioning is declining.
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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:35 PM

49. The debate really brings out the contrast... TV is not always kind.

 


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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:44 PM

24. Telling poor people: make sure you have the record player on at night

 

... is something the might have been said 30-40 years ago.
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Response to 4139 (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:36 PM

50. Can't believe Joe said that... seemed a bit condescending.

 


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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:01 PM

33. Sanders was my choice in 2016, not that it did much good in Georgia. No longer. He's too old.

 

If elected, he would be 80 when he was inaugurated. Much too old. I'm not ageist -- I'm an older-than-Sanders 84. Right now I'm for Warren, think Harris could handle 45 better in debates.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:01 PM

34. You don't want to know

 

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:11 PM

38. I can't speak to others but I've argued they both shouldnt be running

 

I don't care what their mental faculty looks like today. I'm concerned about tomorrow. Statistically it is unrealistic that a man or woman in their late 70s will be able to manage the extreme hours, travel, learning, education and time demands required of the office.

And yeah I know, some are going to call me an ageist for daring to bring up issues of health, constitution and mental acuity among geriatrics.
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Response to tymorial (Reply #38)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:37 PM

51. Why so ageist?! (You were right!)

 


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Response to tymorial (Reply #38)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:32 PM

61. That's just a fact of life. These guys would be older than Reagan was when Reagan *left* office.

 

Trump's record as oldest to take office would be shattered. Not all records are meant to be broken.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:21 PM

40. Sanders has no shot at the nomination. Anyway, I think both are too old.

 

We're talking about people who would be older than Reagan was when Reagan *left* office.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:34 PM

48. Joe Biden is the target of the "free for all".

 

Bernie Sanders is not, for obvious reasons.
Democrats have no God damn business attacking other Democrats, specially front runners. This is why we lose elections.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:57 PM

56. I was with Joe today

 

He is in great shape.
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #56)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:36 PM

63. Thanks, Gothmog! I saw some video of Biden today, too, and he looked and sounded great, very sharp.

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #63)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:06 AM

85. I have never seen Biden not

 

Look sharp, but from someone who saw Joe up close that is a huge plus.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:03 PM

57. I'm guessing because Sanders has looked and acted old for the past 40 or 50 years.

 

Biden as the "old guy" is something new.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:21 PM

58. Someone here said that Bernie looked 1,000 years old last night. nt

 

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #58)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:24 PM

59. Close enough.

 


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Response to Blue_true (Reply #58)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 02:24 AM

71. Bernie's always looked old

 

even when he was young I love the guy!
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:45 PM

64. One Big Reason

 

He makes nowhere near the verbal gaffes that Joe does, And I havenít heard Bernie talk about record players. That said I think Bernie is too old as well
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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #64)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:59 AM

67. Bernie talked about subway tokens in 2016, didn't know about metrocards.

 

He was not aware of metrocards. Thought passengers still used tokens.

Bernie makes gaffes, but they arenít obsessively converted.

BTW I donít care about gaffes or mistakes.

Both Bernie and Biden would make excellent Presidents.



Bernie Sanders rode the subway Ďabout a year ago,í but is not aware of Metrocards
Larry McShane
By LARRY MCSHANE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
APR 01, 2016

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/bernie-sanders-not-savvy-subway-rider-article-1.2585761

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"What do you mean, 'How do you ride the subway these days?'" Sanders inquired. "You get a token and you get on."

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 01:01 AM

68. Sanders is well rehearsed. He makes much the same points time and time again over many years.

 

Biden sometimes mispeaks, like many of us unpolished folk do. Some people see this as being unrehearsed, being real, being sincere. Some people want to make it about his age--they think it should be more important than it really is.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 01:10 AM

69. Good question. Bernie is 'allowed' to be cranky+old for some reason. :p

 

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:06 AM

86. It is a testament to my fervent desire to see the end of our current nightmare

 

when I say that if BS is the Democratic nominee for President, I will vote for him without hesitation.

Do I think that might happen? Nope.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:38 AM

88. Yep, I agree with the people who say Bernie doesn't make gaffs because...

 

.... he says exactly the same thing over and over, regardless of the question. Biden listens and goes for the intelligent response. Those varied responses cover a lot of niggly little facts that anyone might misstate.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:45 AM

92. Tired of Sanders' grumpy old man routine.

 

Personally...this constant irritation has gotten very old. Enough already.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 04:20 PM

94. The Gerital brigade in my book

 

is just too old for the job, Biden/Sanders/Warren.
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Response to whistler162 (Reply #94)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 04:30 PM

95. We typically elect young presidents. Rare to have a president over 62, much less 70.

 

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:27 PM

99. BS is like one of those actors

 

who acts the same no matter what role he is cast in ... from popcorn salesman to Catholic priest to mob boss to a WWII fighter pilot --- the same diction, the same finger pointing, the same hand gestures and the same stoop.

In the political arena, it is also the same speech.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:51 PM

100. true...

 

...Bernie looked a little under the weather the other night but he showed and delivered...

...the age question I think is less about chronological age and more about fire-in-the-belly...as we age we all have a tendency to slow down, however

...do you passionately believe in what you're saying?...do you want others to passionately believe it too?...do fight for what's right with all your heart and soul?...are you incensed by the injustice and the evils of the world?...do wake every morning willing to give it your all?

...I'd rather vote for a vibrant, enthusiastic and passionate 80 year old for President than a laid-back coasting 40 year old...

...both Bernie and Joe has this fire-in-the-belly I'm talking about...they wouldn't be where they are if they didn't...

...I just believe Bernie has more of it and would make better President for the working class in our country...

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Sun Sep 15, 2019, 01:24 PM

109. I remember Joe Biden jogging at a JUly 4th event in Iowa

 


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Sun Sep 15, 2019, 06:54 PM

110. I support neither

 

Age is one factor that influences me in both cases. I was frustrated by the 2016 choices for the same reason.
I would still love to see one of the younger candidates break out and solidly capture the imagination of the primary electorate. In my perfect world, they would be figuring it out behind the scenes right now.
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