Obbie King
ObbieZ@urbanists.social

Let's talk about "balancing the ticket," shall we?

Kamala is a woman, so her VP should be a man.
Kamala is a POC, so her VP should be white.
Kamala is young-ish, so her VP should be an experienced elder statesman.
Kamala is from California, so her VP should be from New England.

Who meets all of these qualifications?
Bernie Sanders.

14 hours ago
Obbie King
ObbieZ@urbanists.social

What's all this about "brat summer"?

15 hours ago
Obbie King
ObbieZ@urbanists.social

's experience is valuable.

Let him hang around the White House the next four years as President Emeritus.

1 day ago
Obbie King
ObbieZ@urbanists.social

Just as a top-notch quarterback is impotent without a solid team behind him, presidents are powerless without a solid base of support in Congress, the Senate, governors' offices, legislatures, county boards and city halls across the country.

Even though our team needs a new quarterback, we *do* have a capable back-up. Meanwhile, our job is to boost and support every member of the team, no matter who is on the top of the ticket.

The other team is little more than a deadly personality cult.

1 day ago
Obbie King
ObbieZ@urbanists.social

Bernie!! Bernie!!

1 day ago
Obbie King
ObbieZ@urbanists.social

The movement to dump Biden from the Dem ticket is largely coming from two camps: 1) Billionaires who don't want their taxes raised, and 2) ageists who blather on about Biden being "too old."

I am NOT in the "dump Biden" camp, but if he does step aside, here's how to win in a landslide while raising a yuge middle finger to the billionaires and ageists:

President Bernie Sanders.

1 day ago
Obbie King
ObbieZ@urbanists.social

Hmmm...

Conventional wisdom: High voter turnout benefits Dems.
But this essay says that conventional wisdom has flipped. And it has data to back it up.

open.substack.com/pub/noahpini

1 day ago
Obbie King
ObbieZ@urbanists.social

On the morning after the RNC ended, the thing happened, leaving hordes of red-hats and ear-diaper people stranded at airports.

My sympathies go out to the random innocent civilians stranded with them.

2 days ago