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You're saying none of the other candidates thought of "putting working people first"? That's what makes you special?— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
I've voted for you every chance I got, in three elections and a primary or two, and never regretted it, but I can't understand what you think you're doing.
Welcome to the clown car Mayor de Blasio. Sure wish I had some idea what you were accomplishing.— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
With respect and baffled affection,
No, more jealousy of Bernie, if anything. He started thinking of himself as the leader of a national movement back in 2014 https://t.co/JZWcer5dOw— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
And by 2016 https://t.co/6uRwQAYQfm— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
What was all that running around Iowa and the like and superpac-ing and so on? I guess I thought he was just quixotically running for vice president in the Tom Perez lane (I liked Keith Ellison, Hillary of course ended up with the "electable" Tim Kaine, in another illustration of the principle that "electable" for Democrats means somebody whose name you won't remember two years later, because interesting candidates are like broccoli, some people are going to have an insuperable, possibly genetically determined aversion to them; "electable" for Democrats means the candidate nobody has a reason to vote against, on the theory that that's what voters are really looking for—"I love that guy, he's so inoffensive").
It’s amazing that De Blasio has these great crime and employment numbers, yet Trump just yells WORST MAYOR! and all the wingnuts from Giuliani down to the twitter trolls echo him. https://t.co/069G2Q7zJ3— Roy Edroso (@edroso) May 16, 2019
That's that Trump habit of never saying anything with empirical content but always an evalulation on categories from the Osgood semantic differential and the parameters of goodness, strength, and activity. Trump doesn't know that you have to explain what evidence makes you think you have to condemn somebody as bad or weak or passive, you just have to say it, "strongly" like Putin or Mohammad bin Salman.
All joking aside, it says something that even with those stats people dislike him so much.— Phil Perspective (@PhilPerspective) May 16, 2019
Note that it's mostly among white voters (a horrible 31%-58%, which is better than he was doing in November 2015 https://t.co/RWN5Gy7kTH) while among black voters he remains hugely popular (66%-23%) https://t.co/RWN5Gy7kTH— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
Yes, this has brought unity to my city. Those who love him and those who hate him speak with a single voice, "Don't do this!"— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
But I really don't know.
Exposure! A lobbyist with a name people know gets extra lucre.— Roy Edroso (@edroso) May 16, 2019
Which Graham Greene novel--The Comedians?--has a hilariously solemn American character whose status is derived from the fact that he had been a presidential candidate— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
With the first ten or so I thought they all wanted to be vice president, but now it's getting to be more like eating Tide Pods.— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
I can't imagine. I had a little twinge over Inslee, but what's the point of it? I kind of got a stronger impression of who Bullock is from TV the other night and they said he passed a permanently indexed minimum wage law in Montana. I thought well that's nice.— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 16, 2019
But nice for what? I mean nice for Montana, where they're getting $8.50 an hour now, and more next year and more than next year and so on, and it's certainly better than if they had a Republican governor, and I guess that means somebody thinks all the white male Republicans in Ohio and Pennsylvania will want to vote for him, but really? Will they?