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About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

Takeaways from Super Tuesday 2020: it’s now a two-person race

Well, Joe Biden continued his South Carolina revival, and Mike Bloomberg tanked like a lead balloon. Bloomberg won’t be the party’s savior after all, but it will be the old comfortable sweater that no longer has it’s fastball. Who knew? … Continue reading

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Color me surprised that both Buttigieg and Klobuchar dropped out right before Super Tuesday.

Well, color me surprised that both Buttigieg and Klobuchar have chosen to drop out right before Super Tuesday. Usually people drop out of Presidential campaigns because they ran out of money. But rarely does someone drop out right before as … Continue reading

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I voted for Bernie in the 2016 primary, but won’t be doing so in 2020.

As many of you know, I voted for Bernie in the 2016 Massachusetts primary on Super Tuesday, but won’t be doing it again in 2020. Why did I vote for Bernie in 2016 I voted for Bernie for in 2016 … Continue reading

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How are we looking after the Las Vegas Democratic debate?

The other day I wrote about the polarity between Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg. And just to review, they both have the following things in common: Both of them are septuagenarians Both of them are Jewish. Neither one of them … Continue reading

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There’s a fascinating debate among my own friends between Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg

I’ve been fascinated by an ongoing debate that is reflected even among my own friends between Bernie Sanders on the one hand and Mike Bloomberg on the other. Bernie and Bloomberg, both Jewish guys in their seventies, represent the polar … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang is not going to be President, but a Universal Basic Income is still a stupid idea.

I realize that Andrew Young will not be President, especially now that he withdrew from the Presidential campaign after his lackluster showing in the New Hampshire primary, but his “freedom dividend” where he wanted to give all Americans $1000 per … Continue reading

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We’ve normalized things which are definitely not normal under the Trump administration.

You may have read or seen the news that the Justice Department has overruled its professional prosecutors in recommending jail time for Roger Stone, the sleazy consultant and lobbyist who has long been a personal favorite of President Drumpf. In … Continue reading

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I’m almost on the Pete Buttigieg bandwagon after New Hampshire

I’m almost on the Pete Buttigieg bandwagon after New Hampshire, although not quite. While I was a Bernie supporter four years ago — as I’ve said repeatedly, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to vote for a septuagenarian socialist Jew as … Continue reading

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What happened to Trump’s promise not to touch Social Security or Medicare?

I know this will shock absolutely no one (or at least no thinking person), but Donald Trump lied about his promise not to touch Social Security or Medicare. Yesterday Trump submitted his budget $4.8 trillion budget proposal for the next … Continue reading

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Shame on all the Republicans who claimed impeachment would restrain Donald Trump

Shame on all the Republicans who claimed impeachment would restrain Donald Trump, especially you, Susan Collins. Collins claims to be a moderate and an independent voice. She is so full of shit. Every time she has the chance to do … Continue reading

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