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Bloomberg is in the race now.

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posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

It's not about the literal fact of the 8oz soda as much as it is the deep-seated impulse to control others at that small a level.

Bloomberg seems to be such a micro-manager that he's willing to reach into your home so far as to mandate what you drink and how much of it to that extent. If he's willing to try to control your drinking choices and amounts, what else would be try to influence and how far?

Nanny state shopping carts ... at one point they were developing electronic carts that would chide you for not buying enough of some things and too much of others to try to compel people to conform their dietary habits to the government approved regime. I'll bet you'd enjoy shopping with a nagging cart as much as I would.

But I'm sure there wouldn't be many day to day regulations a president Bloomberg wouldn't like. He mandated amounts for soda, salt, sugar, etc.




posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:12 AM
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But I'm sure there wouldn't be many day to day regulations a president Bloomberg wouldn't like.

seems almost opposite of the regulation rollbacks in office now........

and the economy seems to be doing better for it....



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Honestly though, and yes, I'm replying to myself ...

Bloomberg doesn't have a chance to make it out of the primary. He's already being attacked for being a filthy billionaire.

Money is evil to the democrat base unless the candidate is promising to give it to them in the form of a "free stuff" government program.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:16 AM
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TPTB making sure that those tax cuts for the wealthy are not endangered should Trump lose



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:17 AM
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What I see a lot of Republican supporters do is exhibit absolute ignorance of the actual Democrat-voting base.

Warren and Sanders are fringe candidates.

Centrist Democrats and Democrat-leaning Independents could easily elect Bloomberg.

Trump barely squeaked by in the EC last time .... this time?

LOL.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I disagree. If the urge to authoritarianism disqualified candidates, we wouldn’t have any.

You and others just enjoy a certain flavor of authoritarian, while others differ.

I wouldn’t be voting for Bloomberg, but, I’d take a competent chihuahua over what we have now, honestly.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: ketsuko

Honestly though, and yes, I'm replying to myself ...

Bloomberg doesn't have a chance to make it out of the primary. He's already being attacked for being a filthy billionaire.

Money is evil to the democrat base unless the candidate is promising to give it to them in the form of a "free stuff" government program.


Funny how times have changed on ATS. 10 years ago people on ATS were against the rich, the 1%ers,now we have members standing up for those billionaires and even voting for them.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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What I see a lot of Republican supporters do is exhibit absolute ignorance of the actual Democrat-voting base.

yep
lol
sure thing bub
www.foxnews.com...



Kanye West encourages black Americans not to vote for Democrats: 'That's not the power'


actual democrat-voting base and all......

perhaps it is you who has the misunderstanding?



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

Nah.

You quote Kanye West.

I’m good.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: dfnj2015
Bernie is a socialist and socialism DOES NOT belong here in the U.S.A.!


Contrary to your right wing delusions, we've always had socialism in the US. We do not have laissez faire capitalism. We have tons of public policies and government programs that can be classified as socialism.

Socialism and government policies are the only answer to addressing the obscene inequalities created by the BIG corporate cartels and monopolies as eloquently said by FDR:

"An old English judge once said: 'Necessitous men are not free men.' Liberty requires opportunity to make a living - a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives man not only enough to live by, but something to live for.

For too many of us the political equality we once had won was meaningless in the face of economic inequality. A small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people's property, other people's money, other people's labor - other people's lives. For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness.

Against economic tyranny such as this, the American citizen could appeal only to the organized power of government."

Speech before the 1936 Democratic National Convention


edit on 8-11-2019 by dfnj2015 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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This just got more interesting to me.
I like Joe but...
and I do not like Elizabeth at all.
Bernie is essentially a goner.
I liked Harris but it doesnt look like she is going anywhere at the moment. I guess that could change it sure did for Obama in 08.
Klobuchar could pull the midwest if it came down to it but she'd have to get there via the coasts and I do not see that.
The rest need to really think hard and long over the holidays before super tuesday and consider if they really stand a chance.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: network dude





Time will tell, but with unlimited money, can Trump be defeated? And more importantly, does this show what most have been saying? The Democratic choices are awful and have no legitimate chance of winning, despite the wonderful poll results.





Time will tell



Please don’t use my name in vain again


Anyway, This is strange, I don’t get why Bloomberg is running. He can only help Warren and Bernie get the nomination.

Is he stalking for a potential THIRD-PARTY run?

Ala, Ross Perot



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Had a feeling you'd love FDR, arguably one of the worst presidents ever elected.

On topic, let him run. I do think his level of control that he tried to exert over NYC will come back to bite him when it comes to votes. If he does actually win the nomination, and then the general election, I don't see a lot of his policies making it beyond the house or senate, or even supreme court challenges.

I do have one prediction, if he does win the nomination, gun sales will skyrocket.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:46 AM
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Imagine the size of the slush fund he could set his wife up with if he became president.

 


Wrong mayor
edit on 8-11-2019 by jadedANDcynical because: I'm an idiot sometimes



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: dfnj2015

Had a feeling you'd love FDR, arguably one of the worst presidents ever elected.

On topic, let him run. I do think his level of control that he tried to exert over NYC will come back to bite him when it comes to votes. If he does actually win the nomination, and then the general election, I don't see a lot of his policies making it beyond the house or senate, or even supreme court challenges.

I do have one prediction, if he does win the nomination, gun sales will skyrocket.


FDR WHAT? SS, Unemployment insurance, eradicated child labor, won WWII against Hitler, etc.

What world do you live in?

FDR is the greatest president along with Lincoln



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

Here in the real world, FDR is historically 1-3 on the list ... sometimes beating Washington and Lincoln.

Source
edit on 8-11-2019 by Gryphon66 because: Noted



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Wasn't he the bloke who put 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps? And shot anyone who tried to escape?



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: network dude

I want Bernie to win! And here's why:



Unsurprising.
The commie freeloader attracts a certain type.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: Flatcoat
a reply to: Gryphon66

Wasn't he the bloke who put 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps? And shot anyone who tried to escape?


Didn’t say I liked him. I said he’s among the most popular among Americans.

He also ludicrously expanded the powers of the Executive Branch which may have been necessary but should have been temporary.

They haven’t been; that’s a lot of our problem in 2019.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 12:12 PM
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Hmmm...

Well just in case,

1. Articles of Impeachment for Michael Rubens Bloomberg, President of the United States. Innumerable felonies for straw purchases of firearm throughout the United States.
2. Abuse of Power, as Mayor of NYC tried numerous times to interject himself in State of Ohio lawmaking processes regarding private property ownership and free exercise thereof.
3. Ethics Violations. Changed the two term limit for mayor of NYC and ran/won a third term. A RINO for most of the first two terms (2001-2007), Independent for the third but heavily leaning Democrat until full change back into a registered Democrat in 2018.

Secret Committees may take up more articles or just go to the next logical step of trial and execution under covert enclave.



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