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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:00 AM

You know what grinds my gears about convention speech reaction?

When they say, "I didn't hear anything about blank", when it was there if you listen. The consensus on NBC, ABC and CBS today was that there was nothing about policy in Biden's speech. Plus Trump surrogates were echoing this in their 15-20 minute segments.

Let's review:
On covid-19, the policy will be guided by experts based on facts on the ground at the time. Shutting down the economy again would be a drastic measure only taken if Trump leaves the country in bad enough shape to require it. Republicans say he said he would just shut it down.

On the general economy, I heard about job creating plans to modernize our infrastructure and to move us toward green energy. I heard, but they did not, about help with child care so that working parents would not be stuck if they have to work.

Am I crazy to think I heard these things? Was I dreaming?

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chriscan64 Aug 2020 OP
Laelth Aug 2020 #1
BlueJac Aug 2020 #2
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2020 #3
Walleye Aug 2020 #4
chriscan64 Aug 2020 #5
Post removed Aug 2020 #6
lark Aug 2020 #7
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #8
BannonsLiver Aug 2020 #9
Midnight Writer Aug 2020 #10
chowder66 Aug 2020 #11

Response to chriscan64 (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:04 AM

1. You're not crazy.

You’re being gaslighted. That’s the whole point of gaslighting—to make you distrust your mind and memory so that you can accept the lies that others are feeding you.

The convention was strong and clear on policy.

-Laelth

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:06 AM

2. Ignore them

You heard correctly.

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:09 AM

3. All Mr Biden needs to say or convey is

I'm not Trump.

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:10 AM

4. They didn't hear because they weren't listening, too busy running their mouth

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:14 AM

5. I could see the mouthpieces saying this stuff

or one or two network types, ahem Chuck Todd, characterizing it this way, but the baked in consensus it what gets me the most. Obama used to get the same crap. What allays my concerns is that Biden will have no trouble at all answering these critiques and laying out everything in detail. Of course then they will say he bored us with nuance and detail, but that is another battle.

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:22 AM

7. They think policy is only about cutting taxes. Since he didn't say that, he was negligent.

They don't hear anything except about them saving money. He didn't talk about hordes of immigrants, he didn't talk about a wall, he didn't talk about it's ok for white men to rape, he didn't denigrate minorities so he obviously neglected all policies that they want.

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Response to chriscan64 (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:27 AM

8. "Whoa, whoa, whoa... that stuff might cost money!"

"And that could mean higher taxes!"

"Tell Chuckie-boy to say policies weren't brought up. Keep their minds off the real-policy stuff. Then segue into that clip of the guy screaming the n-word at the gas station."

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:55 AM

9. Seems like it's mostly purity dead enders who do that.

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 01:51 PM

10. I was heartened to hear Biden talk about supporting unions.

To me, a strong labor movement is the key to restoring some equality and moving the country forward.

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 05:10 PM

11. I am right there with you. It bugs the crap out of me. nt

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