JOE BIDEN, SO-CALLED ‘PROGRESSIVES’ AND THE REARRANGEMENT OF THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Submitted by Pachamama

As the coalition of forces gather with their vested interests of displace the American fascist dictator, Donald Trump, on a civil warlike political battlefield, it is becoming quite clear that people who call themselves ‘progressives’ will only awake to the machinations, political tricks, being conjured and to the tectonic shifts under the battlefield when it is far too late. Such a re-imagining of American politics, as neoliberalism was the remixing of economic policies, must of necessity, leave ‘progressives’ out in the cold.

We are estimating that this Democratic-led coalition which is likely to emerge from a possible victory will lurch much further rightward than progressives are generally imagining. For Joe Biden is merely running as a Democrat but intends to rule as a Republican. This is all he has known all his life. Being a conservative Democrat means being a Republican. Same as Obama, there are few differences between factions within the duopoly. Biden has never been known to instinctively done anything progressive in his whole life. Above all, politics is about slicing and dicing as an acceptable method of gaining power, not being a fountain of virtue. Not interfering with the hideous structural infirmities on which the country has been built. This is representative of Joe Biden to the bone!

Therefore, it would be irrational to expect a man like Biden to approach, for example, the misanthropically inspired symbology represented by the ‘Star Spangle Banner’, the national anthem, which glorifies slavery in one of its verses. Or revisit the 13th Amendment of the constitution which still legalizes slavery for people in America’s dungeons, 80% of whom are of colour. Need we go on?

Then, the question which progressives will never get answered is – how could he ‘Build Back Better’ on such a flawed foundation? All Biden really wants to do is to get back to how things were before Donald J. Trump was thrown up by the political culture as if those represented halcyon days for Afrikan-Americans, supposedly his most dependable bloc. That’s all!

But, who are these people generally referred to as ‘progressives’? Well, they could be any motley bunch of political gradations from the far-right to the far-left and in-between. To the far-right they may include Republicans who support the logic of climate change and even never-Trumpers. To the far-left they may be communists, antifascists, socialists or even Trotskyists influenced by the lesser of two evils logic.

In this scenario, Joe Biden would, in effect, be the ‘unwitting’ savior of the Republican Party which is likely to be devastated by a massive defeat, if current polling holds true and in the event Trump is unable to complete that well-planned dastardly act currently underway. Should Biden be buoyed by the winds of a fierce national and overwhelming determination which forces Trump into having no other choice but to leave the White House, even to the point of duress if deemed necessary he saves the Republican Party. In so doing, he would be serving the hordes of Republicans seeking asylum within the Democratic Party as a way of making sure the indispensable other half of the American political duopoly survives Trumpism – the Republican Party.

When we look back at the presidency of Trump, in this scenario, it might appear as though a level of master planning, by hidden hands, paved the way for Biden. He could have the prefect landing to enable him to jettison feckless progressive operating under the assumption that this Democratic Party’s ‘donkey’ will take them somewhere. In addition, Biden could have a highly conservative Supreme Court; a Senate which could be Democratic led but more than willing to serve his less than obvious conservative agenda and a House of Representatives acting likewise with muted or sporadic objections from its progressive caucus.

In these circumstances, the LGBTQ identity politicos, who played such an enormous role during the Obama administration, would not be able to co-exist with the Republican elements within the Biden Coalition, absent the few Log Cabin Republicans. If Biden is faced with a choice between these political forces, there is little doubt that he will go with his new-found friends for the fear about defections of the Republicans may cause too much imbalance within his coalition. He will seek to equalize that action by resting on the logic that the LGBTQ forces generally have nowhere else to go.

The same thinking holds true for Afrikan-Americans, Hispanics, and other progressives who will have nowhere to go notwithstanding the presence of a fledgling Green Party with a presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins, and up to maybe a 100 other people seeking the presidency. Defections of progressives are likely to be deemed as merely a temporary setback. Afrikan-Americans should not expect this reformulation of political forces within neoliberal capitalism will deliver any of Biden’s promises about ‘Building Back Better’ and so on. Nothing will happen but talk, until after the election when the drift to the right becomes public. Observers however, can see what a Biden administration will look like right now by the examination of his teams of advisers. To us such expectations are the equivalent of asking a dead man to change his will and expecting it to happen.

One good thing about Biden is that he has dared to locate himself as it to remove the scab from the old festering wounds making America the fascist state it might have always been and/or to which it has now degenerated for all to see. Of course, he was well assisted by the ongoing demonstrations throughout the country and being a politician there was a need for a response that made sense in order to garner the votes of Afrikan-Americans, women, progressives, young people etc.

In some ways Biden has been sheltered by Whiteness and a hyper focus in the country on what is wrongly seen as a cultural anomaly, the Trump presidency. However, the deeper truth is that Biden will never fix, or even start to fix, in eight (8) years, what was consolidated over four centuries.

Guided by history, only the total and complete destruction of American empire can satisfactorily settle these deeply divisive issues, correct all the fundamental social problems that have been termed ‘original sins’. Some contend that this fatal option maybe better that Biden’s return to an abnormal normalcy. Progressives should have long recognized the existential forces at work and found ways to insert someone more able to deal the rebuilding that has to happen and therefore avoid this Biden misdirection.

769 comments

  • he wore a coat similar to Milena’s with the words “I don’t really care do you?”

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  • No Sarge

    The question is for you!!

    What did your pantheon of achievers actually get done?

    I’ll start you off with Bolton.

    His claim to fame is wars without end!!

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  • Trump aced that with the Middle East Peace process.

    Farage with Brexit.

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  • @John
    Those are Trump’s minions (Cabinet members ) remember he said he will choose “all the best people”

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  • A doer makes mistakes!!!

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  • A doer makes mistakes … and sometimes bad choices!!

    Remember, he acted on advice when he gave your pantheon their posts.

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  • But a doer knows how to correct his errors.

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  • So how many of your pantheon got fired?

    Guess they weren’t any good

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  • Sarge

    This is worth looking at to appreciate what a doer looks like.

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  • Anyone ever read this book??

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  • Sounds like it might be good.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Wow, a news item reports that to date the citizens of Texas have submitted more votes than for the ENTIRE 2016 election cycle.

    Good grief… and it’s not yet Election DAY!

    This man Trump (well if truth be told, Obama winning in ’08) has surely destroyed prior political conventions and in that context it’s impossible to warrant the validity of the polls portending his defeat .

    One can surmise that prior non voters are totally peeved at how he has managed the affairs of state and are out in force to defeat him but just as easily presume that lots of them are keen on his xenophobic, racist behaviour and want to reelect him …

    Either way that massive voter turnout in Texas likely will be replicated across the US so once again the electoral college will be a MAJOR debate as there is every likelihood of a very sizable popular vote differential.

    If the same candidate does NOT win both … that ‘debate’ will take on lots of non-verbal injuries.

    But moreover as incredible as it seems this man CAN actually win … wow again!

    You know I still haven’t finalized my will yet … time to get busy!

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  • As you can see there are monkey historians in America too!!

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  • Critical Analyzer

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  • DPD,

    Even if he loses with over forty per cent, that is still a whole lotta racists to live with.

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  • One last reminder to bear in mind
    Trump cheerleaders mighty and. Powerful machinery
    The Unions
    The Gun lobby
    The anti abortionist
    The christain coalition
    The military
    The latin.American lobby
    The anti homosexual groups
    The jewish lobby for Israel
    The right wing media
    Brand name stores and restuarants
    Money talk BS walks

    Joe bidden
    The left wing media
    Hard to think of any big names
    Maybe sargeant can supply

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  • Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do to the country

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  • Democrat candidate calls Republican Senator a crook during debate, Senator runs away crying cancels next debate

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  • Polls get closer
    Biden and Trump neck and neck
    How could this be possible when media like Msnbc had biden heading for home turf leaving Trump behind

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  • Sargeant October 30, 2020 11:15 PM

    Democrat candidate calls Republican Senator a crook during debate, Senator runs away crying cancels next debate…(Quote)

    Is the television station going to apologise?

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  • MSNBC always said that the race would tighten.

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  • Is jack nicholas a racist bobby orr brett farve…Kanye 50 cent ice cube and other rappers all racist Donna quit talking rubbish, Best get out in that garden, I was digging in my backyard and found some gold coins, I was going to tell my wife, but then I remembered why I was digging there in the first place..

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  • @ Lawson

    Yes. Black people can be racist against black people. But no, Kanye West, 50 Cents, Ice Cube (he is different) and Lil Wayne are mainly not racist, but stupid.
    Ice Cube’s argument is different, as I understand it, and it is one I have a lot of sympathy with. His argument is that a number of New Black Americans (Colin Powell, Susan Rice, Kamala Harris, Barry Obama, et al) seem to be getting a bigger slice of the cake than native (multi-generational) black Americans. We cannot dismiss that argument, we must deal with it. @Ice Cube has spoken out in particular about reparations.
    Instead of America, substitute Barbados. How will you feel?

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  • The Republican pollster Frank Luntz warned on Twitter and elsewhere the other day that if preelection polls in this year’s presidential race are embarrassingly wrong again, “then the polling industry is done.”

    https://www.kcentv.com/article/syndication/the-conversation/why-americans-are-so-enamored-with-election-polls/507-c06379cc-d657-48eb-be2c-6a33ad825072

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  • If the polls are to believed Ossoff is toast as he was in 2017 when he spent a fortune!!

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  • @HA
    In a word No.
    I am not a lawyer but the laws regarding libel/slander in the US are considerably different from those in UK/Barbados especially in the case of a public figures. In any event I don’t think Perdue would welcome a public examination of his trades in the early days of the pandemic.

    BTW didn’t Country Life a British publication have to pay Mia Mottley (a public figure) damages for libel?

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  • MariposaOctober 31, 2020 12:00 PM Because they did not take into account the number of racists supporting the Fuhrer.

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  • MariposaOctober 30, 2020 7:55 PM You are right, Trump has big $$$$$$$ and corporate behind him.Then include the racists and gun people.

    The union leaders are just rock stupid. Trump has no use for workers. But then, as you know the union leaders in the USA are by definition, MAFIA.

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  • Chaa deng, John still pun dis?

    Nah worry John, Trump is winning and we soon going get rid of all taxes for the top 1% and remoce any minimum wage, just like you want it.

    As Marie Antoinettes did say, ‘dem could eat cake’, while Trump and de fellas drink champagne and eat caviar.

    Wunna feel yuh somebody?

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  • Seems he won in 2017 and was heartily congratulated by Rush!!

    Earned the nick name “Pyjama Boy” … “Pajama Boy” if you prefer American!!

    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/04/19/congratulations-to-pajama-boy-on-his-victory-for-the-ages/

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  • Lawson does not have a clue. And he will never learn because he does not listen.

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  • @ Sargeant

    If you publish lies about anyone and they sue, then you will lose. There are qualifications to that ie the Reynolds defence. If publication is in the public interest then they may have a case.
    In the case of the US senator I was talking about an apology.

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  • Maybe de place need to go back to Norf an Souf, let de conferderates have back dem Souf, racists selves.

    But then, they wont have anyone to do de work. No doctoring, no nursing, no engineering lol.

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  • Still Msnbc was sending a message of a big win for Biden
    The revelation they saying that the polls are closing only generates a mindfulness of doubt and by observation Biden lead would shrunk significantly in these last two days
    Those who were sittidng on the fence waiting for an offering from Biden would either close ranks with the Trump supporters or nit vote

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  • MariposaOctober 31, 2020 1:26 PM They better get their selves down to the booths and vote, or we looking at Fuhrer#2. People so darned foolish.

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  • Why is it so hard to believe that a country built on genocide of native inhabitants and slavery, a country that fought a whole civil war over it, the country of Jim Crow laws, a country which brutalized and killed black people at will way into the 1960 s cannot still be fundamentally racist at its very core.

    For God’s sake, I am not an old woman yet I watched those policemen bust John Lewis’s head for daring to ask for the right to vote. JOHN LEWIS JUST DIED AND HE KNEW AN ANCESTOR WHO WAS A SLAVE.

    This shit happened just YESTERDAY!

    It would be incredible for racism to disappear from such a country in such a short time.

    And it will never disappear when people such as Lawson dismiss the experiences related by those who face it. That in itself is racist.

    BLACK PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM. THEY MUST ACCEPT THE WHITE MAN’S NARRATIVE. BLACK PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR THEM.

    That perspective is the only valid perspective according to the Lawsons of this world.

    People who support Donald Trump are stupid or racist or greedy and corrupt.
    Or various combinations of the same.

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  • Lewis’

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  • My bet on the independents to pull the election in favour of Trump

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  • Donna your more twisted than a few of those gourds ya growin. A black man was voted in a president ….twice……the way you people talk about and treat guyanese isnt all that great but I guess thats not racist..

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  • Steve Kerr & Doc Rivers

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @Donna October 31, 2020 1:42 PM

    For God’s sake, I am not an old woman yet I watched those policemen bust John Lewis’s head for daring to ask for the right to vote. JOHN LEWIS JUST DIED AND HE KNEW AN ANCESTOR WHO WAS A SLAVE.

    This shit happened just YESTERDAY!

    I know how you feel but if you remember something that happen in 1965 like it was yesterday, you are old.

    People who support Donald Trump are stupid or racist or greedy and corrupt.
    Or various combinations of the same.

    We no longer get all our news from mainstream newspapers, radio, TV and Cable. With the advent of new media made possible by youtube, we have much more access to dissenting views, different types of reporting and detailed in-depth analysis.

    New media treats us as the intelligent people we are, does mostly long form lightly scripted reporting, interviews and conversations and leave us to pick what we need instead of old media that cherry picks so they can cram soundbites into a few minutes.

    Check out this guys channel, he has interviewed people from all segments, celebrities, gangsters, law enforcement, economists, tech experts, refugees, dissidents etc. You name it, he has probably interviewed them.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/VALUETAINMENT

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  • I was a toddler. I don’t remember details but I remember watching something I later learnt was that event. I do remember more distinctly watching MLK’s assassination.

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  • Poor Lawson,

    As I told you before, Barrack Obama won the presidency with less than 40% of the white vote.

    Do you understand what that means or must I spell it out for you?

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  • Funny how Trump is telling “suburban” women that he is saving them from the likes of Corey Booker but he embraces Lil Wayne” If Lil Wayne appeared in Lawson’s suburb he would run screaming clutching his purse while calling the gendarmes.

    Hypocrisy is the name of the game but the clock on Lil Wayne’s fifteen minutes of fame is now at 14.59

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  • By the way, Non-critical Analyzer. In case you haven’t noticed, I do not listen to you. I have listened to Trump and I stand by my assessment. I do not give a damn what his supporters say. They are liars just like he is. Anyone who hears this racist and still supports him is as I said before stupid, racist, greedy or corrupt.

    Now bug off, fraud!

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  • Sargeant,

    And Lawson is hypocritically calling upon the names of some rappers he just heard about and would previously have called thugs.

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  • @ Lawson October 31, 2020 2:46 PM
    “Donna your more twisted than a few of those gourds ya growin. A black man was voted in a president ….twice……the way you people talk about and treat guyanese isnt all that great but I guess thats not racist..”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    How can “a black man” (Pres. Obama) ever come from a white woman/mother?

    Are you implying that the so-called white race is genetically subservient to the so-called black race?

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  • boy millar you just made the royals feel a lot better…

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  • Ice Cube and organisations like ADOS are playing a dangerous game, it is another route to divide and conquer among blacks in the US. Their proposals would be akin to a caste system where the descendants of American slaves would be pitted against those blacks whose forefathers would have immigrated after the abolition of slavery. Some of the advances that blacks have grudgingly achieved are owed to some of the very blacks with a parent/grandparent that arrived in the US in the 20th century. Would they deny some rights to Malcolm Little (Malcom X’s)- Grenada progeny? How about Kwame Toure (Stokely Carmichael- Trinidad); Louis Walcott (Louis Farrakhan St. Kitts and Jamaica) or even Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Lew Alcindor-Trinidad)? Shirley Chisholm (Barbados); Harry Belafonte (Jamaica) and the list goes on.

    The remnants of divide and rule are still evident today centuries after it made its way to Africa, Black Americans should be very careful that they don’t repeat that tragedy.

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  • DonnaOctober 31, 2020 3:49 PM

    Poor Lawson,

    As I told you before, Barrack Obama won the presidency with less than 40% of the white vote.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Clinton got 39% of the white vote in 2016 and lost.

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  • Ice Cube (not his real name which is O’Shea Jackson) is now a wealthy Hollywood actor and is drawn towards low tax regimes of rich Conservatives.

    Hip Hop has four main elements (but there are others in it’s culture such as fashions, films etc)
    1. deejaying, or “turntabling”
    2. rapping, also known as “MCing” or “rhyming”
    3. graffiti painting, also known as “graf” or “writing”
    4. break dancing, or “B-boying”
    started as as Party Music by the Original or First Hip Hop DJ Grandmaster Flash in ghettos of Brooklyn

    Public Enemy came out with socially conscious political Activism and are the most Political artists of all musical genre.

    Other artists came out with different flavours
    Boogie Down Production KRS-ONE was the Teacher
    Hip Hop went mainstream with MTV Raps in 1989
    Niggers With Attitude (Ic Cube, Eazy E, Dre Dre, MC Ren) came out with Gangsta Rap which White Music Industry Promoted
    De La Soul, Tribe called Quest came up with Native Tongues
    Cypress Hill came out with Weed rap
    Snoop Dog started with Gangsta Rap, moved onto Porn rap and Films and became a Big weed promoter
    Dr Dre was founder of Beats who merged with Apple to become the first Billionaire Hip Hop Artist
    Jay Z Nas and Biggie Smalls were masters of complex rap lyrics.
    There are many other flavour such as Backpack rap which specialises in Arty Poetry and the next 2 generations of rap have gone worldwide and there is now international rap from all countries.
    Eminem and Beastie Boys were White rappers.
    If you want to find out more history check out books and documentaries

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  • @ Sargeant

    Your argument is a powerful one, since all black people are the same. But it is not that simple in reality. It took black people from the CARIBBEAN an age in the 1960s to be accepted by black people in Liverpool and Cardiff, who had been here for nearly 100 years.
    They felt, understandably, we were dominating the narrative with talk about immigration, but they were black and British and left on the margins.
    Also, white people are not stupid; the same way they play black women off against black men they also play New arrivals against traditional communities.
    They do it in the UK now, playing the more recent Africans off against the Caribbeans. That is why bringing nurses from Ghana can be such a shock to those of us in the UK, because we know what the day to day problems are.

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  • JohnOctober 31, 2020 6:16 PM

    DonnaOctober 31, 2020 3:49 PM

    Poor Lawson,

    As I told you before, Barrack Obama won the presidency with less than 40% of the white vote.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Clinton got 39% of the white vote in 2016 and lost.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Obama got 74% of the white vote in 2008 and 72% in 2012.

    Clearly, very few white Americans are racist.

    You could say they may be sexist!!!!

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  • Obama got 56% of the female vote in 2008 and 55% in 2012.

    Hilary got 98% of the Black women who voted but only 45% of the White women.

    The women hammered Hilary.

    Where Trump scored heavily in 2016 was among the non college grads.

    He got 50%, Hilary got 43%.

    They made up 63% of the voters.

    Hilary got 57% of the college grads, they only made up 37% of the voters.

    Hence the characterisation of Trump voters as idiots!!!

    There is really only one thing that separates the college grads from the non college grads.

    Student loans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The college grads are slaves to debt, the non college grads are free!!

    https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2018/08/09/an-examination-of-the-2016-electorate-based-on-validated-voters/

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  • well … there is one other thing.

    Many of the college grads have been brainwashed.

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  • “Obama got 74% of the white vote in 2008 and 72% in 2012. Clearly, very few white Americans are racist.”

    and then

    “Read the table wrong. He got 43% in 2008 and 39% in 2012.”

    Clearly what?????

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  • John is using abusing his mind like the Devil twists truths

    Trump got 66% of 75% white majority votes
    do the maths

    2/3 white americans are atill dead racist same as they ever was especially white meat ho’s

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  • TheOGazertsOctober 31, 2020 6:52 PM

    “Obama got 74% of the white vote in 2008 and 72% in 2012. Clearly, very few white Americans are racist.”

    and then

    “Read the table wrong. He got 43% in 2008 and 39% in 2012.”

    Clearly what?????

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Eyesight not as good as it used to be!!

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  • And even when he won in 2008, I saw one dirt poor woman from the south saying that she had tried everybody else and nothing had changed so she was gonna try “that there n***er”. She was desperate.

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  • Cramp & Paralyse All Weak Heart Conception

    Chase the Ghosts and Devils away on Halloween

    John Boy will stutter stumble and fall with his ill conceived and deluded thinking spamming BU daily

    In memory of KC White RIP

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  • WRT the Guyanese, Barbadians had no problem with the them at first but then they came in droves and many of them were very sneaky. The woman took away many Bajan women’s men. Then they put some Bajan men out of work by working harder for less.

    That is when Bajans started to kick up a stink.

    It was not racism at all.

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  • Many Barbadians went to BG after it became British to work in the sugar industry.

    No work here!!

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  • Fauci said he and Deborah Birx, coronavirus task force coordinator, no longer have regular access to the president and he has not spoken to Trump since early October. “The last time I spoke to the president was not about any policy; it was when he was recovering in Walter Reed, he called me up,” he said. Fauci said he phones into meetings of other staffers but largely avoids the West Wing because “of all the infections there.”
    ++++++++++++++

    When Trump was ill he called Fauci, when he is on the campaign trail and the country is ill he is critical of Fauci. Trump is all about Trump and no one else, how low can this man go?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fauci-covid-winter-forecast/2020/10/31/e3970eb0-1b8b-11eb-bb35-2dcfdab0a345_story.html

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  • Liar,Liar what else is new?

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