Vox Populi – 07-12-2019

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Vox Populi, our weekly live chat begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT. Hope to see you then! AdLib 4 hours ago

Hey PPO! AdLib 2 hours ago

hi ad, just seting up see u soon pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Seeya then! AdLib 2 hours ago

Welcome back, PPO! AdLib 2 hours ago

Well, an ‘interesting’ week, eh? pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

funny little notice about difficulty connecting to server. OK now pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Trump loses two big fights and the Epstein case will hang over him heavily. AdLib 2 hours ago

Really? What did it say? AdLib 2 hours ago

Diverted by ICE raids pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

just that. ‘Difficulty connecting to server, please retry.’ pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Trump loses on citizen question and Acosta resigns. And if he does go through with the ICE raids on Sunday, it will blow up in his face. AdLib 2 hours ago

still using fear to divert pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

That’s weird! When you first returned to The Planet or in the texting box? AdLib 2 hours ago

PPO – I don’t think it’s working anymore. Trump has cried wolf too many times, I think all but his cult followers just tune him out. AdLib 2 hours ago

nope. dialogue box. I went to get Fergie a coffee and when I returned it was in the lower right corner in small print pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Oh, not a big issue, sometimes the chat box disconnects when there is a long pause between activity. AdLib 2 hours ago

love that the Saudi Ambassador’s emails are same as Britains ambassador! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

ok. all i did was hit enter and it went away pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

That is pretty funny! Deep down, I think Trump is feeling sorry for himself. I also think his pollsters have told him he’s not going to win re-election unless something tilts the election to him. AdLib 2 hours ago

Trump knows he’s looked down upon, for good reason, and always has been by others. AdLib 2 hours ago

Ad, the world knows he is a total putz. but Russia will get him over the line. Again. If we don’t consolidate behind a solid opponent. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

I think Russia will try hard but…might China try to help the Dem because of Trump’s beligerent tariff policies? AdLib 2 hours ago

he looks down on everyone else as a defence, bluff, bluster, bully, whatever it takes to get his way. Tough bananas to anyone in his way. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

And we do need to come together behind the Dem candidate but I think that won’t be an issue. Even if it’s milquetoast Biden. AdLib 2 hours ago

But I don’t think it will be Biden. He’s fading already and he’s only had one debate! By the time the first primary rolls around, he is likely to be underwater. AdLib 2 hours ago

But Biden has the limelight because he’s well known. I worry that a better one will shine brightly enough to beat him pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

sorry, won’t shine pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

I’m confident that by the time the primary is over, whoever beats Biden will have built very high name recognition and will have had to have shined brighter. Namely Warren or Harris. AdLib 2 hours ago

I think it will come down to one of those three and I think Biden is the weakest of the three. AdLib 2 hours ago

For some reason I can’t quite nail, I’m favouring Warren to Harris. Kamala’s messages are a bit too plastic, or her delivery is. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Hey glenn! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hiya G! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Evenin’ gents. How is everyone tonight (or this afternoon?) glenn 2 hours ago

I’m also favoring Warren between the two, she has the goods when it comes to policy and she can appeal to the everyday people in the Rust Belt/Swing States. AdLib 2 hours ago

Doing well, glenn. And you? AdLib 2 hours ago

Finest kind, glenn. Having a smile at trumps discomfort trying to distance himself from his bosom (oops!) buddy Epstein pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Doing well, Ad. glenn 2 hours ago

PPO–glad to hear it! Bosom buddy, indeed! LOL! glenn 2 hours ago

Trump’s downfall seems to be gaining momentum. And being linked to Epstein as that case gets worse will help bury Trump with women voters. AdLib 2 hours ago

My dream ticket is Warren/Harris. I would also love to see a Warren/Buttigieg ticket, but I don’t think that would ever fly! glenn 2 hours ago

Just saw someone in Twitter complaing that spent a year convincing ICE they were an american citizen, but will STILL VOTE FOR TRUMP!!!!!!! WTFH? pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Ad, she’s a woman as well! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

glenn – I haven’t thought about a VP for Warren but the VP’s job is to prosecute the political case for the president and Harris can do that well. AdLib 2 hours ago

Ad–I’m not so sure about the TLB’s downfall. The man has been getting away with this shit all of his life! Yeah, I know he’s in a bigger spotlight now; but still almost 40% of Americans still support him. And, still a large percentage of them are women, from what I can read. glenn 2 hours ago

Of course, I’ll fully support the nom even if it was Biden, but I don’t think he’s got the momentum to stay out in front until next year. AdLib 2 hours ago

Ad, glenn – is the USA in any way ready for a joint Female POTUS/VP? Somehow I doubt it, sadly pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Ad–agree about Biden. I will support him, but I don’t want to see him get the nom. I’d really like to see him drop out; but I don’t think that will happen. glenn 2 hours ago

glenn – Remember, I was the one assuring folks that there would be a Blue Wave in 2018? That same voting base will come out even stronger in 2020 and despite all the crooked ploys and manipulations by Trump and his cronies, we will really outnumber him in the Swing States and maybe even new purple states like AZ! AdLib 2 hours ago

PPO–What’s really sad is that you even have to ask that question. After all in our more than 240 year history, we’ve had only males. Surely, we’ve come so far as to see how much men have fucked it up, so to paraphrase someone,”What do you have to lose by voting for an all female ticket? glenn 2 hours ago

God, hope so, Ad. McConnel nees his ass handed to him on a plate, or at least be shunted to the Opposition in a Dem Senate. Please some Dems are dropping out to attack the Senate pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

PPO – On one hand, I’d have a hesitation that going from no woman in the top offices to two might be too much for some men…but the more I thought about Warren taking on Trump and Harris slapping down Pence, it seems vary workable. In 2008, many questioned if America was ready for a black president. I think precedents are less relevant in extreme times. AdLib 2 hours ago

Titally agree, glenn, but is the US hoi polloi ready? When women vote for Trump despite everything? pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Murph! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

glenn – Biden will have to be beaten, the Dem Establishment and even non-Trump Repubs are pushing him because they know he will be a squishy middle of the road president. But the Dem base decides and aside from the skewed SC primary, Biden will likely lose the first 3 primaries and be damaged goods by the time SC rolls around. AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey Murph! AdLib 2 hours ago

Ad–I sure hope you’re right, but I look at the TLB and all he has gotten away with in his term in office (and in his life, for that matter), and my pessimism comes straight to the forefront. Also, if the Dems don’t get their act together and quit dicking around with investigations, subpoenas, and if/when people are going to testify, I’m afraid that even some Dems and a lot of independents will turn on the Dems AGAIN. After all, the economy is good, right? glenn 2 hours ago

Hello Glenn, PPO and Ad…. MurphTheSurf3 2 hours ago

Hey Murph. How are you? glenn an hour ago

glenn, the economy is good only because the deficit has blown to kingdom come. That may cause a crash , then what? Dems have to fix it. Again! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn – In ordinary times, an all woman ticket might be asking too much of the electorate but against Trump, I think it won’t matter as much. Obama won as Bush and Repubs were seen as toxic, that was a big leap for voters. I don’t think any big number of potential Dem voters would defect to the madness of Trump because they were too afraid of solid women politcians. AdLib an hour ago

Glenn….very busy……very rainy spring, and cool, followed by a very hot summer and dry…wrecking havoc on my gardens if I do not tend to them each and every day…..then there is the political stuff…and I am editing a book for a friend…. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

so not busy, eh, Murph?

pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO–You and I know that, but will many voters? Many of them (voters) only know that they have a job (or two) and don’t care one whit about immigrants, sexual harassment, or how many times the TLB has broken the law and shredded the constitution. glenn an hour ago

Here in Missouri and nearby Illinois…Dems are very concerned about a “leftist” ticket….Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas…all the same…Of course maybe these states do not count but that too is a huge problem. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad–I definitely agree with you that we are not living in ordinary times, and extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, so I’m hoping that if Warren gets the nomination, that she goes for Harris, or even another female for her VP. Then watch the misogyny begin for the repubs! They wouldn’t be able to contain themselves! glenn an hour ago

Hoping Amy takes down McConnell! His approval rating is around 17%. And her launching ad was brilliant. AdLib an hour ago

Murph–WOW! You are a busy man. But, except for the political stuff, it keeps you out of trouble, right? glenn an hour ago

Wouldn’t that be grand, ad! till too long to wait for me! Ah, well, just as long as it happens, barring hanky panky at the polls. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO and Glenn….always looking on the bright side, ay? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

glenn – Trump didn’t get away with winning the 2018 election, keeping the House, stopping the investigations into him, adding the citizenship question to the census, preventing Dems from getting his bank records, building his BS border wall, stopping the ACA,etc. So he isn’t getting away with everything. AdLib an hour ago

Murph, the other side is way too dark for me. Too many boogiemen! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO….I live on the dark side so I have lots of flashlights! MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph–It is a huge problem. However, Dems politicians need to start getting the message about how what is perceived as too “leftist” is actually centrist, since we have drifted so far to the right in the last 30 or so years. And Dem voters need to realize that if they sit out another election, then we have another four years of the TLB, and I’m not sure the country can take that. Those states do have low electoral votes, but put them all together, and they do count. glenn an hour ago

glenn – Don’t mean to be a broken record but to answer your legit concerns, look to the 2018 elections and consider if Trump won a majority then or was successful in scaring voters to support him and his people. AdLib an hour ago

Talking about flashlights, are your neighbors with the low wattage bulbs enjoying the yuuge sales of stuff to Ghyna? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph–after seeing the TLB “elected” to the presidency, and still sitting in the oval office, my bright side is becoming dimmer and dimmer. glenn an hour ago

Glenn….I remain in a state of utter astonishment regarding the pervasiveness and intensity of ignorance (sadly, on both sides of the political spectrum). That is a huge hill for the Dems to climb and an easy slide down for the GOP. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – As you say, the penchant for voters in those red states to worry about a “left” politician is less reflected in states Dems can actually win. SO I accept that concern is out there among conservative Dems in southern states but those states are going to Trump anyway most likely. In swing states, all the top Dems poll as winning against Trump. AdLib an hour ago

Put Megan on the ticket! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn – Against a RW, anti-woman Trump/Pence ticket, maybe two women running could be like Kryptonite to them. And oor Pence, will “Mother” allow him to be alone on a stage debating a woman or will she need to hold his hand throughout? AdLib an hour ago