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Elizabeth Warren for President

Post by Queequeg » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:26 pm

Seems we neglected to start a thread for Elizabeth Warren.

Let's start with this:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/opin ... erica.html
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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

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Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

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Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

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Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Post by Queequeg » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:58 pm

Woah. He can't help himself as it goes on, but the first part...

Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:58 pm

The difference being that while Trump bolsters his 'economic nationalism' by enriching domestic capital and destroying what is left of the commons, Warrens plan would actually rebuild the commons, huge difference.

But yes, it's no secret that Drumpf is not really a "free market" conservative in any way.
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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Post by Queequeg » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:17 pm

I'm warming up to Warren. Her charisma is of a different sort than what we usually see in presidential candidates. Want to see how things go through the first few primaries. She's been moving up the polls and getting good press. We will see what happens when the mud slingers take aim at her.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Post by Queequeg » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:18 pm

Warren is surging. Between her and Bernie, she's got the momentum right now.

Frankly, I'm getting a little worried with Sanders' expanding list of plans. Seems he's rolling out a new "freebie" plan every week. I'm on board with fixing the wealth distribution system, but its starting to make his platform look a little juryrigged and unwieldy. I still think he's the toughest advocate for a restructure of the economy.

Warren, though, is looking like the 1a option for systemic overahaul, and in some ways may be a better option. The mainline Dems are pulling their knives on her so its clear they see her threat coming. Matt Drudge opined that the nomination is Warren's to lose. I'm starting to feel it.

Iowa (Feb. 3 2020) and New Hampshire (Feb. 11, 2020) will tell us who can pull the voters.

Its still early - its still largely about name recognition at this point. Most voter still don't know who is running. Its only the junkies who are paying attention yet.
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Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Post by Matt J » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:03 pm

I doubt the monied class will allow such a thing. And even if they did, they would pour their money into Congress to ensure she gets nothing done. And with the Gerrymandered Senate, it would take a huge coming together to shift politics--- dare I say--- a revolution? :jedi: :guns:
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Warren is surging. Between her and Bernie, she's got the momentum right now.
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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Post by Fa Dao » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:35 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Woah. He can't help himself as it goes on, but the first part...

I know its not a popular position on this site...but...Tucker rocks!! He doesnt seem to care if its a democrat or republican...he roasts them equally...And, he cracks me up...funny guy
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Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Post by not1not2 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:32 am

While obviously the presidential election in the short-run is most crucial, to get much of substance accomplished requires Congessional over-haul, particularly in the senate. So, senate elections are just as crucial.

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