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Jul 29 Marooner commented on Palestinian Human Rights Sign Yanked Out of Washington Delegate's Hand: "This Is Almost Like Racism".
Yes! I demand the right to hold a sign in someone's face, blocking their view while they watch the event they paid lots of money and worked really hard to get to! Similarly, stand still while I tattoo "No TPP" on your forehead, or else you are a globalist corporatist shill!
Jul 22 Marooner commented on How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant.
@16 - We shouldn't vote for third-parties for high office until those parties show that they have the organization and the support to win lower offices. Right now, the Greens don't even have the competence or the backing to get on the ballot in more than a handful of states. That they can't bother to do this basic task and then ask for people to vote for them in a Presidential election is an insult and a waste of their resources that could be going to winning seats on city councils and county legislatures.
Jun 29 Marooner commented on How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Bernie-Or-Busters and Love the Polls*.
TL:DR version of @7 - "I am too dumb to actually weigh the costs and benefits of various actions or make reasonable predictions, so please ignore me."
Jun 20 Marooner commented on Wall Street Weighing President Trump vs. Vice President Warren.
@MB - I think you're putting a lot of faith into a silly, thinly-sourced, click-baity Politico article.

@3 I don't see why Hillary would plant this story unless she actually plans to pick Warren. Otherwise, (dumb) people will point to this article and say "see, Hillary is already caving to Wall Street, because there are literally no other possible reasons she might have chosen someone else!"
Jun 15 Marooner commented on Hillary Crushing Trump In New Poll.
@31 - At this time last cycle, Romney was at about 46% in the aggregate polling. McCain was at about 44% in 2008. Trump's at about 39%. Of course, things could always change, but the main-line numbers are pretty encouraging.
Jun 15 Marooner commented on Hillary Crushing Trump In New Poll.
@30 - I'm with Clinton, but If I were someone who really couldn't stomach voting for either Trump or Clinton, I'd go with Johnson, even though my political views are closer to Jill Stein. Because unlike Jill Stein, Johnson is not totally, disastrously, and hilariously unqualified to be President of the United States. If I'm going to cast a vote, I should at least feel like I wouldn't be terrified that the person I voted for might win.
Jun 8 Marooner commented on Sanders Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver Extrapolating Desperately.
@17 - I think they have to do something about superdelegates. The original purpose was to allow a candidate to more quickly solidify their support. Instead, what we've seen is that it gives an excuse for the clear loser of the pledged delegate count to hang around longer. IMO, they should keep superdelegates but prohibit them from voting on the first ballot for the nominees. They can have a voice on platform and rules, and can weigh in if there is no clear choice of the voters (in, for example, a three-way race or a John Edwards-type situation), but Dems should eliminate any lingering doubt as to whether the winner of the majority of pledged delegates becomes the nominee.
Jun 7 Marooner commented on Seattle Activist Sarra Tekola Runs Into Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, Curses Him Over Crime Bill.
"He passed Glass Steagall act, which led to the recession" definitely sounds like someone who knows what they're talking about. Yep, this is definitely a person who doesn't base her worldview on half-understood Facebook memes.
May 26 Marooner commented on Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination, Sanders and Trump May or May Not Debate.
Mr. Trump appears to have confused "joking" with "lying."
May 25 Marooner commented on Clinton Winning Washington State Democratic Primary.
@18 - Your "why would people do this..." argument falls flat given that the meaningless primary has many times more participants than the meaningful caucus. Same thing happened in Nebraska. I don't think it's fair to say that "Hillary should have won" since we don't know how people would have voted had it been meaningful. However, I think we can say that a) caucuses seriously depress turnout among groups that support Clinton, and that b) had the caucus states all held primaries instead, many of Bernie's lopsided victories would have been smaller, meaning that Hillary would be even farther ahead in pledged delegates.