And The New York Times Endorsement for President Goes Two...

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    And I do mean "Goes TWO."

    As in: they endorsed TWO candidates: Warren and Klobuchar.

    New York Times linkage.

    Nothing signals an enthusiastic endorsement quite like saying "Her. Or maybe her."

    The comments on Twitter are pretty good.

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  2. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Klobuchar?!?!?!
    :wtf:
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  3. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Uncle Joe's gonna be disappointed. And Lil Mikey's probably having a cow. Beyond that, this is ridiculous. :garamet:
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  4. Federal Farmer

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    What a ringing endorsement.:dayton:
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  5. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Alexandra Petri's take on this is hilarious:

    In 2020, American voters must choose among several visions of the future. There is a serious debate going on in the Democratic Party about what is wrong with the country and what needs to be done to fix it.

    And I, for one, am not going to take a stance on that debate.

    Should we be realists? Should we be radicals? Should we be neither radical nor realistic? Yes, yes and yes!

    Put it this way: America is being attacked by a bear, and depending on what type of a bear it is, we either must play dead immediately or should NOT play dead at any cost — in fact, playing dead is the worst thing we could do. So I would advise America: Either play dead, or don’t! This building is either on fire or not, and consequently, I advise people either to rush out of the building with their children and valuables, or take a nap! Good luck!

    One of these 12 possible cups contains the antidote to the poison that has been coursing through America’s system. I would advise America: Definitely drink from one of these cups!

    One of two things is wrong with America: Either the entire system is broken or is on the verge of breaking, and we need someone to bring about radical, structural change, or — we don’t need that at all! Which is it? Who can say? Certainly not me, and that is why I am telling you now which candidate to vote for.

    We stand at an immense crossroads, a decision that will have enormous consequences. Some paths lead to destruction, and others to potential destruction, and others might lead to renewal. And my advice to you is: You had certainly better choose a path.

    If there were ever a time to be open to ideas, it is now. But if there were ever a time to seal off our minds from ideas, lest they contaminate and confuse us, it is also now. If there were ever a time to have principles and state them, now is surely that time. But, then again, if there were ever a time to cast principles aside and choose a candidate for sheer pragmatism, now is also that time.

    If there were ever a time to vote for a candidate who was polling well, now might be that time, more than ever. But if there were ever a time to question the entire concept of polls as an institution, might it not also be now, also more than ever?

    If there were ever a time to have a single opinion about something, and try to convince people by arguing for that opinion, it might be now. But then again, if there were a time to pick literally every possible opinion and try to have it at once, it might also be now.

    Maybe I should have come to a little bit more of a decision before writing this! No, I think this is good. I’m going to continue.

    If there were a time to advise people what candidate to select, it might be now, in this, my official endorsement. But if there were a time to not advise people what candidate to select, it might equally be now, in this, my official endorsement.

    On the one hand, every individual candidate has some flaw. On the other hand, in the aggregate, the candidates are pretty exciting. On a third hand, why limit yourself to two hands?

    Yes, in an ideal world, I would only endorse a single candidate. But this election has made it all too clear that we do not live in an ideal world. Therefore, I am endorsing one candidate for each reality: one for what I have dubbed an ideal reality (Warren), one for a “pragmatic” reality (Klobuchar) and 10 others for slightly different versions of reality, in one of which America and Canada are a single entity, and in another one of which, everyone has crab claws for hands! (Pete Buttigieg, John Delaney.) Also, I am endorsing Donald Trump, in the reality where he is a completely different man whom everyone would describe as “very not-racist.”

    I am glad I do not have to go to the voting booth and choose a single candidate. I will be voting 12 times, and I urge everyone else to do so, too. I hope this endorsement has been useful.​

    That said, if you can get past the ridiculousness of "there are two competing schools of thought on how to do this, so in our endorsement we're just gonna throw up our hands and refuse to take a position on either one," they did do a good job of identifying the representative of each school who would make the best president.
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    Federal Farmer Rebel Scum

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    Stunning and brave.
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    Probably just jaded, but all I see the Times saying is "vagina good!" As Babylon Bee recently observed, "You No Longer Need A Color TV To Watch The Democratic Debates" and the Slimes seriously needs to combat the (quite reasonable) observation that Dems are the actual racists they've for decades accused the GOP of being.

    The NYSlimes is nothing if not partisan trash, and more than ever in dire need to restore its woke cred w the loons; thus, 'toxic femininity' is the posture du jour. It would be lame if it wasn't so pathetic and transparent. Or it would be if anyone but the coastal bubblers gave a rat's ass about the opinion of the NYT.
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  8. Damar

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    Are you going to tell us black people really like Trump and lots are going to vote for him?

    We’ve heard this before. It’s culled from the deepest recesses of right wing media. You guys need new talking points.
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    Given how different their respective platforms are (by Dem measures) it's hard to shake this feeling. Moderate or progressive? Doesn't matter as long as it's a woman.
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    Shirogayne The Gay Collective(tm) Formerly Important

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    It's a CYA measure to seem woke by supporting two women whose politics are way different to one another, pandering to both progressives and centralists alike.

    Joke's on them, cuz progressives wouldnt buy their newspaper to train their 8 week old Chihuahua/Poodle mix with.
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  11. Nova

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    I suspect it's more of an anti-endorsement of Joe/Pete/Bernie but they couldn't bring themselves to endorse Warren straight up (if you watch the show, it's the women on the board dropping the misogynistic tropes about being condescending and shit) so they included Amy to dilute the effect
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    You read the fucking Babylon Bee? :lol:
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    Other recent (past couple of months) Baby. Bee headlines - found on twitter bailey, their website doesn't work on my browser so these BB gems are all culled by second hand sources-

    BREAKING: Democratic Presidential Candidates are suing Iran over right to use ‘Death to America’ as 2020 Campaign slogan

    New archeological findings that ancient sites such as the pyramids of Egypt are just the remains of ancient societies that became multicultural

    BBC report during WWIII last night: At this time we cannot confirm reports that France has surrendered

    CNN Attacks Babylon Bee: 'The Internet Is Only Big Enough For One Fake News Site'

    CNN: 'Trump Voter Shoots Mentally Ill Man In Church' [report on Jack Wilson killing mass shooter at the West Freeway Church of Christ]

    United Methodist Church To Split Over Whether Or Not To Be Christians

    John Bolton Can't Believe He Left White House Just Before War With Iran

    As Part Of Settlement With Nick Sandmann, CNN Hosts Must Wear MAGA Hats During All Broadcasts | The Babylon Bee

    Gervais Speaks: Authorities Investigating Dangerous Breach In Hollywood Bubble

    Michelle Williams: 'Sometimes You Just Have To Ask Yourself, 'How Many People Do I Have To Kill To Get An Acting Career?''
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    I do.

    It's not as sharp-witted at The Onion, but they occasionally land a pretty good satirical punch.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    :lol:

    Those are pretty funny.
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    Why do you think bernie is in there with joe and pete? He does not have any wine caves or big donor money.
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    good call! I would have guessed an evil alien robot, preferably from the future.