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Seth Moulton drops out

He may have just been another one of the mansplaining middle-aged white guys but goshdarnit, he's our mansplaining middle-aged white guy, so now the voters of the Sixth District can send him back to Congress, should they so choose.

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Legendary UHub post here. Bless you, Adam.

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...that he was running.

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All of his career fidgeting (dreaming) and the dour, unhappy personality suggest a man uncomfortable in his own skin. Don't you have to "drop in" before dropping out? Moulton was never in the race. As the greyhound racing forums used to list about a hapless dog, "no factor." Moulton announced for President barely halfway through his second term, the ink hardly dry on the first. In between U.S. Representative and the presidency, Moulton also arrogantly pondered Speaker of the House. Lofty goals for someone unheard of five years ago who has done next to nothing in Congress. He will be lucky to get reelected to his current seat after already indicating to the voters twice that he is looking elsewhere. Moulton needs to lose his delusions of career grandeur and restlessness.

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He was trained to be a leader in the military - an organization you seem to have sidestepped.

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Well, he obviously missed part of that "leadership" training.

LOL Don't quite understand why military people automatically make good politicians, but OK.

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I think he's unconformable with his party == I think he sees himself as a modern Jack Kennedy

Unfortunately for him he has two fundamental problems:

  1. there is no Daddy Joe to help buy him a Senate Seat and later the Presidency
  2. There is no room in the current Democrat Party for someone with Seth's relatively moderate views [or Jack Kennedy's for that matter]*1 and his military background

Just maybe Seth should consider another party?

https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jfk/jfk-in-history/john-f-kennedy...
*1 e.g. JOHN F. KENNEDY ON THE ECONOMY AND TAXES

The president finally decided that only a bold domestic program, including tax cuts, would restore his political momentum. Declaring that the absence of recession is not tantamount to economic growth, the president proposed in 1963 to cut income taxes from a range of 20-91% to 14-65% He also proposed a cut in the corporate tax rate from 52% to 47%. Ironically, economic growth expanded in 1963, and Republicans and conservative Democrats in Congress insisted that reducing taxes without corresponding spending cuts was unacceptable. Kennedy disagreed, arguing that “a rising tide lifts all boats” and that strong economic growth would not continue without lower taxes.

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Am I the only one who thinks Nowy is just FISH’s alt account? I mean they both spew the same crap, they both bring irrelevant Dems from decades ago into their comments, they both call it the Democrat Party.

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The top marginal tax rate today is 37%. Kennedy wanted it to be 65%. You think that would make him moderate by today's standards?

P.S. He wanted a corporate tax rate of 47%. It's 21% today. Again, that's moderate?

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Also appears to be really uncomfortable in his lily-white skin, though chances are it’s all jus a show to get clicks.

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Thanks for the click, pally.

As for my skin, I prefer "translucent." And I will have no problems whatsoever voting for a white candidate from Massachusetts (either of them, if it came to that, but one of them's running in the wrong party, but, eh, what can you do?).

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That's ok you can still write him in when the Mass presidential vote rolls around. Here's the spelling (sing along kids): M-I-C (c ya later!) K-EY (y? bcuz nobody cares) M-O-U-S-E (the E rhymes with primary and looking for another congressperson).

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Very clever, Donald, now go back to your 17 hours a day of television

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Totally due to the fact that Moulton dropped out and not at all due to Trump's idiotic trade policies.

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I confess, I had to go look at the tweet itself.

I thought the Dow hinged on *Trump's* every move. If it goes down because a Democrat drops out of the race, doesn't that mean that such a dropping-out is a *bad* thing..?

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"Whoever that may be." A clear signal that this person is a non-entity and therefore, get this, unlikely to affect the stock market at all.

Trump makes a joke that the stock market dropped because a nobody dropped out of the primary race and everyone takes it as if it was a serious statement.

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Remember when he was joking about buying Greenland, only it turned out he was serious?

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Yes, that famous mischievous wordplay and clever wit that Donald Trump is known for.

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?...

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Jay Inslee (the governor of Washington).

Speaking of obscure white guys. So, that's (at least) two candidates bowing out in about as many days; did something relevant happen last week?

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Seth Moulton was but another tomato can on Steve Bullock’s march to the White House.

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Who?

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To you.

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Who who. The owl and constituents sez whooooo. Magoo.

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