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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by cookie2 -
The labels probably work with a lot of the US voting public, not sure they have 4 year memories.

Yep, makes sense bearing in mind also that the US electorate, from what came out from the polical quadrant test, are possibly skewed quite  a bit more to the right overall than we are here. From my own limited observations I suspect there is some truth to this.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by LP -
Donald spent far too much time trying to hang labels on Biden. 

When it came to policy, it was almost laughable - he trades on cliches, eg he said his new Healthcare plan to protect the 22 million on Obamacare and protect those with pre-existing conditions was going to be 'an amazing healthcare package'.  He said exactly the same thing 4 years ago.  This guy is a snake oil salesman who has minimal credibility as a democratic leader.

Unfortunately, Biden is no Nelson Mandela either.....
 The labels probably work with a lot of the US voting public, not sure they have 4 year memories.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by tonyo -
Donald spent far too much time trying to hang labels on Biden. 

When it came to policy, it was almost laughable - he trades on cliches, eg he said his new Healthcare plan to protect the 22 million on Obamacare and protect those with pre-existing conditions was going to be 'an amazing healthcare package'.  He said exactly the same thing 4 years ago.  This guy is a snake oil salesman who has minimal credibility as a democratic leader.

Unfortunately, Biden is no Nelson Mandela either.....
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by Mav -
By the way, this debate marked the death of the New York Post story. Trump made almost coded references to it but didn’t ask the sort of questions a lawyer would to flush out Biden’s position on what was genuine and what wasn’t. I don’t think he lacks the guts or desire to do it. I’m sure he accepted advice that focussing on this issue would alienate mainstream voters. Instead, his subtle references to the story were calibrated to resonate only with his base who are already well aware of the story. It takes its place beside stories such as the one that says Democrats are satanist paedophiles who eat the flesh of children.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by Mav -
Helluva different debate to the 1st.

Trump was a normal human for once. He actually was a good debater. He managed to trap Biden on the ropes regarding his record in the Senate and in the Vice-Presidency. Maybe he’ll be able to persuade young black men to sit out the election or switch votes. Maybe he might have gained some votes in oil and coal country by getting Biden to say those industries are needed now but will lose out in order to have carbon neutrality by 2035. If I were awarding points on presentation, I’d give it to Trump. But he did so by lying his ar$e off and he’ll lose points in the post-debate fact-checking.

But Biden was good too. He did well enough to say he did his chances no harm, and when you’re ahead that’s not a bad thing. He was able to dominate on covid & healthcare.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by DJC -
It seems that the laptop story gained more traction here than in the USA:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-23/joe-biden-hunter-laptop-allegations-us-election-2020/12801162?utm_source=abc_news_web&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=abc_news_web

With few exceptions, the US media seems to have decided that a doctored laptop was planted and the stooge Giuliani fell for it.  Perhaps he should have kept his hand inside his pants  :)
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Teenager in the 70’s?
Last post by DJC -
The beer at the Phoenix tasted alright to me LP.  One of my mates worked at 3DB and we would often meet up at the Phoenix on Friday's after work.

I grew up learning to hate Lou Richards and it was quite confronting when I first had a beer in his pub.  To my great consternation, he was the ideal publican; very friendly, liked a yarn and pulled the occasional free beer.

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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Political Compass
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
Economic Left/Right: -1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.62

I'm Malcom in the middle with a tinge of left running my own show...😎
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Political Compass
Last post by DJC -
Economic Left/Right: -8.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.64

However, I found the questions to be worded in a way that encouraged more extreme responses.  I consider myself to be just left of centre and just tending towards authoritarian.