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Is it 2020 yet?   America - all of it

Started 11/19/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 34070 views.
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2/8/19

Socialism's detractors have a distinct definition of the ideology

Donald Trump's not the only one who's down on socialism.

Independent candidate and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has said he didn't donate to Elizabeth Warren's campaign when he was asked once, because it would push America towards "socialism".

But again, I think we can say that supporters and detractors are defining socialism quite differently.

On the far right, it's akin to communism, but those on the left pushing the spreading of wealth via public policy are mostly self-described social Democrats.

Trump's speech contained dozens of campaign points

Speaking of 2020, the President's team has announced his first MAGA rally of the year will be held in El Paso, Texas, on Monday.

In his speech, the President claimed El Paso's previous crime problems were resolved by the building of the existing barrier.

"The border city of El Paso, Texas used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the entire country, and considered one of our Nation's most dangerous cities," Mr Trump said.

"Now, immediately upon its building, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of the safest cities in our country."

This was quickly refuted.

An investigation by the local newspaper in El Paso revealed that the crime rate dropped before the wall was built.

El Paso leaders from both sides of the aisle were quick to speak out against the President.

The President also flagged healthcare and prescription drug costs and infrastructure development, all issues that will attract bipartisan interest and have the potential to expand his base.

Withdrawing US troops from places like Syria and Afghanistan was also mentioned — actions that will resonate with those who support his America First stance.

And, given how much of the speech was dedicated to national security, it's safe to assume that immigration will be a central theme of the 2020 campaign.

No surprises there.

The wall has been a touchstone of the Trump brand since he first announced his intention to run in 2015.

As he squares up to a distinctly left-leaning field of Democrats, socialism, which has been described as Trump code for "the loony left", may well be the touchstone of 2020.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

2/9/19

The Trumps prefer a socialite country!

they think itis chic!

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

2/9/19

Probably so.

It's weird what I take for granted here.

I may have to have a hysterectomy this year. I'm not fazed in the slightest, as I know it will be 100% free.

CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

2/10/19

Remember how I have promoted Amy as a great President? Wish I could have made it to Boom Island today...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/10/politics/klobuchar-announcement-2020-president/index.html

  • Edited February 11, 2019 4:02 am  by  CzoeMC
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2/16/19

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2/20/19

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2/24/19

That was funny!!

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3/3/19

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3/3/19

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