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    NY Daiky News circling the wagons:
    https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/...206-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornsby View Post
    Looks like Amy Klobuchar is about the enter the race, she's got a big event planned for Sunday in Minneapolis.
    Excellent. I'm very interested in learning more about her vision, but my current impressions of her are very positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nots View Post
    Um...are there contexts where appearing in blackface in the distant past might be forgiveable? Maybe. Like if you and a black friend each "portrayed" each other's race as part of a presentation to send up racism and stereotypes. Or your parents put you in blackface at age 9 when you said you wanted to be Michael Jordan for Halloween and you realize now how frickin' creepy that is. But the Northam photo is clearly unforgiveable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fly View Post
    Um...are there contexts where appearing in blackface in the distant past might be forgiveable? Maybe. Like if you and a black friend each "portrayed" each other's race as part of a presentation to send up racism and stereotypes. Or your parents put you in blackface at age 9 when you said you wanted to be Michael Jordan for Halloween and you realize now how frickin' creepy that is. But the Northam photo is clearly unforgiveable.
    Sure, but I suspect that’s not why the NYDN chose to write that article. I would guess it have more to do with the total meltdown of the Executive Branch in Virginia and the very real possibility a Republican could become Governor.
    Edit to add: always amazed at the free pass Jimmy Kimmel gets fro his loving Karl Malone impersonation

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    "Like if you and a black friend each "portrayed" each other's race as part of a presentation to send up racism and stereotypes."

    In Florida last year, it came out that one year when they were young, one white elected official and his best friend - who is black - decided to dress as each other for Halloween.
    the black friend gave interviews where he said basically, 'nothing to see here, move it along' - and his pal got re-elected.

    the Klan hood in that photo puts it over the top for me re Northam. and how the hell did that photo make it into the yearbook anyway? it was the mid-1980s, not the mid-1930s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Jude View Post
    "Like if you and a black friend each "portrayed" each other's race as part of a presentation to send up racism and stereotypes."

    In Florida last year, it came out that one year when they were young, one white elected official and his best friend - who is black - decided to dress as each other for Halloween.
    the black friend gave interviews where he said basically, 'nothing to see here, move it along' - and his pal got re-elected.

    the Klan hood in that photo puts it over the top for me re Northam. and how the hell did that photo make it into the yearbook anyway? it was the mid-1980s, not the mid-1930s.
    Because it's the south and they're about 50 years behind regarding race relations.
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    FiveThirtyEight has an analysis of the question we've been discussing about whether a "moderate" could win the Democratic nomination (and an analysis of who the "moderate" Democratic primary voters are).

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...ratic-primary/

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fly View Post
    FiveThirtyEight has an analysis of the question we've been discussing about whether a "moderate" could win the Democratic nomination (and an analysis of who the "moderate" Democratic primary voters are).

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...ratic-primary/
    Good article. I think Biden will win the nomination. Obama will be all in for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    Good article. I think Biden will win the nomination. Obama will be all in for him.
    His age is a bit scary, but I agree he has a good chance...hindsight is a bitch, but I'm betting Obama wishes he'd gone all in for him in 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    Good article. I think Biden will win the nomination. Obama will be all in for him.
    How do you feel about that?

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