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Wed Feb 12, 2020, 07:58 PM

 

Paging Michael Bloomberg Democrats need to nominate the right person to prevent Trump

"Paging Michael Bloomberg
Democrats need to nominate the right person to prevent Trump from winning a second term."

By: Thomas L. Friedman

"And this candidate knows how to get stuff done — he can fight this fire at the scale of the fire. His team has for years used social networks to promote progressive issues to centrist and conservative audiences. He won’t cede the internet/Facebook/Twitter battlefield to Trump’s team, who are killers in that space."

"And this candidate is now rising steadily in the polls. This candidate is Michael Bloomberg. This candidate has Trump very worried."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/opinion/bloomberg-president-2020.html
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msongs Feb 12 #1
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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:05 PM

1. we do know he is not a loner unable to play with others, and knows how to get things done nt

 

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 11:56 PM

3. lmao n/t

 

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:28 PM

2. Bloomberg has his own problems.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/11/not-long-ago-bloomberg-likened-putins-attack-ukraine-americas-annexation-california/#click=https://t.co/W3Jo7ZSdeK


Not long ago, Bloomberg likened Putin’s attack on Ukraine to America’s annexation of California
Josh Rogin

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But before he was running for president, Bloomberg spoke about foreign policy off the cuff in interviews. The comments he made show a different side of the former New York mayor’s worldview — specifically, sympathy and understanding for authoritarian leaders and their aggressive or repressive actions. Bloomberg has already received significant criticism for saying that Xi Jinping “is not a dictator” in a September interview with PBS’s “Firing Line.” He also described the Chinese leader as “responsive” to the democratic wishes of his people.

Now another interview has surfaced. In remarks Bloomberg gave at the Aspen Institute in February 2015, he described Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, annexation of Crimea and hostility to the West as not only understandable but also equivalent to actions the United States has taken over its 200-plus-year history.

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Bloomberg then explained that Putin has good reason to be aggressive in Europe because, according to Bloomberg, the West provoked him by expanding NATO.

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Bloomberg then went on to suggest that the United States was guilty of hypocrisy because it led an expansion of Western power and influence up to Russia’s borders while objecting to the Soviet Union’s attempts to place strategic weapons in the Western Hemisphere in the 1960s.
“And we did the same thing that he insisted on, not letting another country come near us with their weapons when we stopped Russia from putting missiles in Cuba,” he said.

.... Bloomberg’s misunderstanding of history, false equivalence and sympathy for Putin’s perspective is troubling as he now vies to be the leader of the free world.
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