If Mike Bloomberg is the Democratic nominee, will you vote for him in November?

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Yes 68
No 38


Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:14 (two weeks ago) link

Yes

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:14 (two weeks ago) link

yes, but until then I will talk as much shit as I can

sleeve, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:14 (two weeks ago) link

I hate his fucking guts but I hate Trump more

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:14 (two weeks ago) link

easiest and most depressing yes of all time

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:15 (two weeks ago) link

I will cross that bridge when I come to it, not before.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:16 (two weeks ago) link

Saw this thread at almost the exact same moment as this

I voted for Hillary Clinton against Trump in 2016 and it was an easy decision.

I genuinely don’t know if I could bring myself to vote for Mike Bloomberg against Trump in 2020.

— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) February 13, 2020

anvil, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:18 (two weeks ago) link

I mean feel free to ban me but ONLY if Georgia somehow ends up in the swing column. and well, it won’t.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:18 (two weeks ago) link

I'm a hard no.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

yes, but until then I will talk as much shit as I can

― sleeve, Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:14 PM (six minutes ago)bookmarkflaglink

I hate his fucking guts but I hate Trump more

― Οὖτις, Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:14 PM (six minutes ago)bookmarkflaglink

easiest and most depressing yes of all time

― nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:15 PM (five minutes ago)

all these

Miami weisse (WmC), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:21 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, would vote for likely second shittiest president ever over allowing shittiest president ever to be reelected, yes.

I mean, fuck him forever if he becomes the nominee, just to be clear. And also just fuck him forever for pulling this shit in the first place.

Literally eat the rich, is what I'm saying here, basically.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:22 (two weeks ago) link

Darkest timeline is: Bloomberg buys the democratic nomination because he's another bored rich fuck who sees human lives as playthings, and Trump squeaks to a win by an even narrower margin than before.

I'm not convinced we aren't in that timeline.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:24 (two weeks ago) link

It would not be a narrow margin.

Chris L, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

Mike Bloomberg is why we’ll have 6 conservative justices


whether he wins (he won’t) or not

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:31 (two weeks ago) link

yeah if Bloomps is the nom, Trump will finally get that landslide he's always claimed he got in 2016.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:32 (two weeks ago) link

everybody's freaking out about Bloomberg but honestly I think it's unwarranted - the odds of him cracking 15% in the Super Tuesday states don't look good to me

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

I only posited the narrow margin for my darkest timeline scenario to give us a glimmer of hope until the moment late on election eve when it's rudely snatched away and we fall into a bottomless void of horror forever and ever.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

xp This is an insane amount of money even for big money politics though. There are stories going around of him poaching staff from other campaigns.

Chris L, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

I'm less freaking out about Bloomberg than I am walking up to him and screaming 'FUCK YOU, BLOOMBERG' in his rich asshole face over and over. If that makes sense.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:37 (two weeks ago) link

xp - it's not a likely situation but we elected a rapist game show host, who's to say a guy worth $50 billion can't buy an election? We're in uncharted territory.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:37 (two weeks ago) link

best case scenario is that he just pours a billion into Instagram influencers to get 1% of people under the age of 30

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

Bloomberg’s hiring spree is so massive, he is leaving lots of local campaigns in the lurch, resulting in crucial lost races for Dems. https://t.co/DT2JRntErO

— Alexander Chee (@alexanderchee) February 13, 2020

Chris L, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:40 (two weeks ago) link

Would never vote for him and fear he may be even worse than Trump in some ways. Worried he may run as an independent in the general if Sanders or Warren win the nomination.

Deflatormouse, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

i am voting only for Sanders or maaaybe Warren in November

anyone else doesnt need my symbolic, self-hating vote in NY

it'd be the first gen prez election btwn two Republicans

also it's not happening

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

If he's running against Trump, of course I will vote for him. It's not a hard question.

jaymc, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:44 (two weeks ago) link

not if youve been "settling" your whole life

every prez election of my adult lifetime has been worse than the preceding one

this matchup wd blow past all of them

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:46 (two weeks ago) link

If you've been "settling" your whole life, aren't you used to it?

jaymc, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:47 (two weeks ago) link

Anyone who quits a legit dem campaign to work for Bloomberg should be put on a watchlist.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

This election would be the meme of the 2 Spider-Men pointing at each other. 2 rich, racist, misogynist, authoritarian New York Republicans bickering. Dismal turnout, Democratic party broken, easy incumbent win.

Chris L, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

in fact i'd urge a Sanders third-party run in this case

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:51 (two weeks ago) link

If he needs my vote in WA it’s a lost cause. If the Democrats nominate him they’d deserve to lose. Love to argue “we need to get rid of the racist sexist authoritarian billionaire by any means necessary, so get out and vote for the racist sexist authoritarian billionaire!”

JoeStork, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:51 (two weeks ago) link

ugh I guess so

akm, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:59 (two weeks ago) link

the Carvilles and Joy Reids wd lean on climate and gun control

BUT NO, THIS ISNT HAPPENING

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:01 (two weeks ago) link

I think he would have a more accomplished left-wing presidency than bernie sanders since spending $300 million on ads is a more viable path to passing the public option than having your fans show up to mitch mcconnell's house a bunch

iatee, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:07 (two weeks ago) link

also unlike sanders he has pretty genuine views on gun control (which is prob why he is a bad candidate)

iatee, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:08 (two weeks ago) link

Even if Sanders accomplishes none of his domestic policy goals, having him in charge of American foreign policy for four years would be enough for me.

JoeStork, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

otm

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:10 (two weeks ago) link

I think that is a fair argument to make, I just wonder how many people at his rallies also agree with that

iatee, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

feel like it barely matters since i can't see bloomberg actually winning the votes of enough democrats to win the general election, but i'd probably hold my nose and vote for the guy just for the sake of having a president who believes that climate change is happening

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

i doubt sanders would actually get much of anything passed, but foreign policy + executive orders + judicial appointments could wind up making him a pretty consequential president anyway

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:14 (two weeks ago) link

Those who have said "blue no matter who" kinda hafta mean it, even if it means a pretty major nose-holding vote like this one

"heels over head" makes way more sense (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:18 (two weeks ago) link

I think when Republicans inevitably stonewall his policies, Sanders could tell a pretty simple, coherent story about who the villains are and what they are keeping from the average American. And that might mitigate some of the attacks on him as an extremist who can’t accomplish anything, and might be more effective than a moderate who tries to reach across the aisle and gets rebuffed. But I don’t know! And I don’t trust a Democratic Congress to stick together on any of his proposals.

JoeStork, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:19 (two weeks ago) link

Bloomberg's currently polling as the Dem candidate with the best shot to beat Trump but I wonder how much of that is because most people haven't heard him speak yet

frogbs, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

so was Biden.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:25 (two weeks ago) link

he's going to show up at one or more of the remaining debates, I assume?

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:26 (two weeks ago) link

when Republicans inevitably stonewall his policies, Sanders could tell a pretty simple, coherent story about who the villains are and what they are keeping from the average American

I have been looking at the news for the past 40 years and I think that "simple, coherent story about who the villains are" is pretty well-told by now.

Just to take a recent example, Republicans inevitably stonewalled impeachment and Democrats generally told a simple, coherent story about who the villains were, and... (crickets)

"heels over head" makes way more sense (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

he's going to show up at one or more of the remaining debates, I assume?

― bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.),

Bloomberg too, I think.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

ayooo

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

anyway I'm not american so not voting in this but I wouldn't relish the chance to choose btwn NY billionaire Epstein-associated sex pests regardless of whether I was in a swing state or not

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

In the future, every NY billionaire Epstein-associated sex pest will be president for fifteen minutes.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:45 (two weeks ago) link

God that logo is awful

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Saturday, 22 February 2020 18:36 (one week ago) link

I (was paid to) LIKE MIKE

Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Saturday, 22 February 2020 18:38 (one week ago) link

might be a good time to see if this person still subscribes to the broken window theory

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 February 2020 18:44 (one week ago) link

Twitter suspended about 70 accounts on Friday that were part of a coordinated, paid effort to push out positive messages about Michael R. Bloomberg on the grounds that the accounts violated the social media platform’s rules.

The suspensions, confirmed by Twitter on Friday and first reported by The Los Angeles Times, came just days after The Wall Street Journal reported that Mr. Bloomberg’s campaign had been hiring workers to frequently post supportive messages about the former mayor of New York on their personal social-media accounts.

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 February 2020 18:52 (one week ago) link

Clint Eastwood Ditches Donald Trump for Mike Bloomberg in 2020 Election https://t.co/rCgYzwK66K

— Variety (@Variety) February 22, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 22 February 2020 20:16 (one week ago) link

i believe the penalty for ever supporting donald trump once, in your entire life, is being forced to admonish an empty chair named donald trump on live tv

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 February 2020 20:18 (one week ago) link

UPDATE: signs are still up, unmolested.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:10 (five days ago) link

omg shut up colleen

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:12 (five days ago) link

for sure a troll account

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:16 (five days ago) link

Colleen Gibson Wilted flower
@ColleenGib_NYC
·
Feb 21
Boom! There it is! Bloomberg released 3 women from their NDAs. Case closed, issue settled, show over, move along folks, nothing more to see here!

As for the dozens of other NDAs he’s going to keep in effect, let’s just all agree to forget about those.
#MeToo #Bloomberg2020


not even a very clever one

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:18 (five days ago) link

The Bloomberg 2020 operation is hiring more than 500 people at a rate of $2,500 a month to text friends and post on social media in support of the former New York mayor and billionaire media mogul. These “deputy field organizers,” as the campaign calls them, are focusing their efforts on California and its 415 delegates up for grabs. It has not been picky in choosing messengers.

A look inside the strategy — based on documents reviewed by The Times, interviews with five of these organizers and an examination of the operation’s social media output — shows that many have been using accounts created within the last month for their Twitter posts. At least two had openly posted in support of other candidates. And unlike the high-profile influencers the campaign recently hired to create viral memes, the vast majority of these organizers have modest personal audiences. On Twitter, many have fewer than 20 followers.

Rather than create their own content, organizers often use the exact text, images and links provided to them by the campaign. The result has been a stiff outpouring of tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts with little to no engagement and sometimes half-hearted text messages. Some organizers were so robotic in their tweeting, Twitter suspended their accounts Friday evening after The Times inquired about whether their behavior complied with the platform’s rules on spam and manipulation.

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-02-23/mike-bloomberg-paid-twitter-social-media

jaymc, Monday, 24 February 2020 17:21 (five days ago) link

I would consider getting back on twitter for some of that sweet payola tbh

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:23 (five days ago) link

1: a bloombot may not injure an oligarch or, through inaction, allow an oligarch etc

mark s, Monday, 24 February 2020 17:29 (five days ago) link

don't think this was posted

Michael Bloomberg in 2010 on government: He begins with, "I'm not suggesting we shouldn't have democracy, BUT...," lamenting the lack of qualifications required to seek public office. Then he says progress depends on executives having "far and away" more power than legislatures. pic.twitter.com/1HlPsmtMuz

— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) February 17, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:00 (four days ago) link

Have we discussed the recordings of Bloomberg calling progressives scary and saying his buddies are th bankers?
https://www.yahoo.com/news/audio-bloomberg-slammed-warren-scary-023635538.html

ian, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:03 (four days ago) link

can we change thread title to "If Mike Bloomberg catches on fire, will you piss on him?"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:06 (four days ago) link

That might be the one time I wouldn't.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:07 (four days ago) link

I endorse Shakey's title change because it also makes the results funnier. Bunch of ILX softies saving the billionaire vampire.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:20 (four days ago) link

Wouldn't piss on Bloomberg if he was on fire, would still vote for any Democratic nominee over Trump.

Prep for coronavirus. Seriously. (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:22 (four days ago) link

that's a typo, should read "Moist"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:00 (four days ago) link

Bloomberg could've just skipped all the ad buys and instead sent $1M checks to every American, and he would've been dictator for life.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:13 (three days ago) link

something off with your math there

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:14 (three days ago) link

He could give everyone about 163 bucks. Tomayto, tomahto

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:27 (three days ago) link

Heheh, brain not working today

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:43 (three days ago) link

No need to bribe everyone. Only about 150 million vote, and he'd only need 50% of the voters in enough states to win the electoral college. Bloomberg's a data-savvy guy, so he'd figure that out, I'm sure.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:52 (three days ago) link

So you're saying, if he were to buy votes, that I could maximize my payment by minimizing the number of voters? Hmm ...

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:06 (three days ago) link

the more you hate him, the more he has to pay you in order to buy your votes. it's simple political economy

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:09 (three days ago) link

I just want a big check, dammit

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:25 (three days ago) link

Just buy off 3-4 swing states, bargain with both parties to make yourself VP with a quick resignation by the elected President.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:31 (three days ago) link

lol, this side-convo is pretty funny given what bloomberg said in the debate a few minutes ago about buying elections

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:42 (three days ago) link

Are they using Humans of Late Capitalism as a guidebook or something?

We’ve got something in the shop for our #CAPitalist friends.

Order now: https://t.co/7oigKwgldK pic.twitter.com/xyOPtoLZx2

— Team Bloomberg (@Mike2020) February 26, 2020

jmm, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:30 (three days ago) link

why not make em red and ship to Trump rallies?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:31 (three days ago) link

New Bloomberg rally music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftSWk-mg_Vc

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 17:09 (three days ago) link

Still yes for me, though it looks less like I might have to and I'm fine with that.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 17:27 (three days ago) link

Having watched portions of the past two debates, my wife and I both agree that Bloomberg is definitely the worst of the remaining candidates, closely followed by Biden. They even make Buttigeig and Klobuchar look good by comparison. We are boomers, btw.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:13 (three days ago) link

fun thought exercise with klobuchar: what does she actually believe in? if elected, what would be the big difference with her in charge?

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 20:56 (three days ago) link

mandated leg shavings

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 20:57 (three days ago) link

Seriously? Aggressive prosecution of drug users, deporting immigrants, against free speech.

Save us, Covid19 (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:27 (three days ago) link

to be fair that would currently not be a big difference

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 27 February 2020 04:36 (two days ago) link

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has made overtures to Democrat Andrew Yang, courting the former candidate’s endorsement and floating the possibility of Mr. Yang becoming his running mate, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 February 2020 21:08 (two days ago) link

The turning point

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 27 February 2020 21:10 (two days ago) link

The Billionaire and the Millionaire!

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 February 2020 21:17 (two days ago) link

giving everyone $1000 of Bloomberg's money every month I can get behind

frogbs, Thursday, 27 February 2020 21:19 (two days ago) link

A text exchange:

'Hi, it's Jen with Mike Bloomberg 2020. Election day is around the corner and we deserve a Democratic nominee that will beat Donald Trump. Can I count on you to vote for Mike?'

'Hi, Jen! Please tell Mike to cram it with walnuts. And that if he absolutely needs to buy something, a pony is way cheaper than an election.'

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 February 2020 20:24 (yesterday) link

His volunteers must just be completely exhausted at this point and wondering if it's worth all of the artisanal hoagies.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 February 2020 20:30 (yesterday) link

did we ever determine if he actually has any volunteers

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 28 February 2020 20:33 (yesterday) link

Well, volunteer$$$

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 February 2020 20:34 (yesterday) link


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