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    Can $$$$$$$$$$ get Democrats to vote for someone they're supposed to hate?

    0.000001%, arrogant, Wall St billionaire, crass about women, openly racist, straight, white-passing, male.



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    Lots of conspiracy theories being proposed. Some are saying the DNC is presenting another obnoxious oligarch that can equal Trump's obnoxiousness, because maybe that's what populism is and what attracts voters, or so they think. Others are saying Bloomberg is just there to create disruption, take the attention off of Sanders and force a brokered convention to then clear a path for a belated savior -- Hillary. I tend to lean towards the idea they're creating a Hegelian Dialectic scenario. They're presenting a polar opposite of Sanders -- rich, oligarch, establishment, obnoxious, racist, sexist, arrogant -- to then force folks to accept something in between, a more "moderate" candidate -- Butti, Klobuchar.
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    Didn't Trump use his own money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by demi-conservative View Post
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    Bloomberg has a reputation for buying off critics and those investigating him. In the latter case, reporters who started looking into him suddenly find themselves getting invited to be on a charitable board (where they get paid tens of thousands of dollars) that gets a substantial portion of their money from Bloomberg.

    This is why nobody has ever heard the sort of things he openly says about minorities, old people, farmers and factory workers and the like -- until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Bloomberg has a reputation for buying off critics and those investigating him. In the latter case, reporters who started looking into him suddenly find themselves getting invited to be on a charitable board (where they get paid tens of thousands of dollars) that gets a substantial portion of their money from Bloomberg.

    This is why nobody has ever heard the sort of things he openly says about minorities, old people, farmers and factory workers and the like -- until now.
    Dang. I wish I heard him say something like that. I could use the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Didn't Trump use his own money?
    only a percentage of what he spent was his own the rest was from donors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Didn't Trump use his own money?
    Trump accepted donations, too. Bloomberg seems to be bent on using only his own money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demi-conservative View Post
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    It doesn't seem very likely that he'll be the nominee.

    He was polling okay when it was just his ads telling voters how great he is. But now that people are actually digging into his record and looking seriously at all the awful things he's said about women, all the sexual harassment lawsuits he's had against him, and all the awful racist things he's said, it doesn't seem very likely that he'll maintain his standings in the polls. Not to mention his long history in the Republican party and financial support for Republicans.

    Seems to me he would do awfully in the general election, as many Dems would not be able to bring themselves for one sexist, racist, authoritarian Republican oligarch against another, while Trump's base would turn out for him.

    At the moment, the results and polling are looking like a shoe-in for Sanders anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Trump accepted donations, too. Bloomberg seems to be bent on using only his own money.
    I don't see anything wrong with it. Better he spend and lose his own money than someone else's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
    It doesn't seem very likely that he'll be the nominee.

    He was polling okay when it was just his ads telling voters how great he is. But now that people are actually digging into his record and looking seriously at all the awful things he's said about women, all the sexual harassment lawsuits he's had against him, and all the awful racist things he's said, it doesn't seem very likely that he'll maintain his standings in the polls. Not to mention his long history in the Republican party and financial support for Republicans.

    Seems to me he would do awfully in the general election, as many Dems would not be able to bring themselves for one sexist, racist, authoritarian Republican oligarch against another, while Trump's base would turn out for him.

    At the moment, the results and polling are looking like a shoe-in for Sanders anyway.
    Long history? He was a Democrat until he ran for Mayor in 2001, then he switched to Independent in 2007 and then back to Democrat.

    But I agree with the rest of it. He sounds like the democrat version of what the democrats accuse Trump of being.

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