February 7, 2020

Brad Johnson on Iowa Caucus and Democratic party

 

this February 4th 2020 with Brad Johnson
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about the peculiar events at the Iowa
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caucus I’m gonna tell you I don’t know
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anything about this procedure rather
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than in every election it seems that
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Iowa’s somehow unusually important I
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don’t know why I also know that what
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happens and I was indicative of things
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to come I don’t understand why this is I
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guess is it just a one party thing or I
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guess it’s just decided that the
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Republican side is filled by Trump
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already but I don’t know what’s going on
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but I definitely know that we were all
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expecting the Democrats to pick somebody
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that was a viable frontrunner for their
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party yesterday and that didn’t happen
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can you explain it especially to us poor
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Canucks that just don’t get it
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sure for my kynect friends from the
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Yankee perspective here basically yes
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the reason I was important is because
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it’s first and that’s that’s really the
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main thing and so it’s the it’s the
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first primary and then we have three
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more of this throughout this this month
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and early next it’s such next it’s New
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Hampshire then Arizona than South
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Carolina and then it’s Super Tuesday
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which is a whole bunch of states have
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their primary on that day so the way
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that it works in Iowa is that it’s a
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caucus state which is odd you don’t
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actually vote so it’s by party so the
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Democrats had a democratic caucus and
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what happens is you all show up at a
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location physically whoever goes to
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these shows up and the caucus word
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refers to them grouping by candidate so
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all those that support Bernie Sanders go
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to one corner of the room and all of
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those that support Pete buta Gedge or
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Biden or whoever they go to that corner
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air section of the room and then they
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listen to what’s going on and make their
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final decision and then they vote by
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being in that group so that was done all
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over the state and the different
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counties which there I believe there are
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99 counties in that state and so it’s
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done on those they total all of the
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votes based on what group you ended up
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with
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to be viable and have your votes counted
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that has to represent at least 15% if
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it’s less than 15% if your group is too
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small like Elizabeth Warren has reported
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now we don’t have the results even yet
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and it’s been almost a you know it’s
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been a back pulling clothes last night
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at 8 o’clock and it’s midday here as we
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do this interview so it’s it’s been
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quite a little while and they still
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don’t have the results but Elizabeth
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Warren is reportedly to have done very
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poorly so some of these places for
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example if you can only put together
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what represents people that would
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represents 10 percent of the vote those
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people had to leave and go someplace
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else
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so there was a lot of shifting around
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and that’s one of the quirks of this of
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this type of system that’s the caucus
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system that’s used in Iowa very very
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sort of odd old-fashioned yet sort of a
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neighborly thing to do to go around and
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get into these discussions and decide
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where your vote goes now so that’s only
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for the Democrats parallel to that the
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Republicans also did one there’s only
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one candidate present Trump but he
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filled the house and that’s not being
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reported in the press very much and
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there were a lot of caucus goers that
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came out to support Trump and there was
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no corner to go to for represent a
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different candidate you just were there
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and by being there represented Trump so
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he won Iowa in the last election and it
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looks like he’s showing a strong
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presence there now and is fairly well
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organized and and had a good showing so
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now out of this Iowa caucus that hasn’t
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come out now everybody said the the
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Democratic the head of the Democratic
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Party for the state of Iowa was out in
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interviews the National Committee for
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the Democrats was out yesterday in
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interviews and they were all saying oh
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now
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yeah we’re completely ready this is
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going to go smooth as silk it’s it’s
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everything is prepared now it has not
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it’s been a complete meltdown they
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haven’t come out with the results yet so
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something is clearly wrong they have
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said they were well-prepared technically
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to handle this so something has gone
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wrong now the Sanders people Bernie
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Sanders is we know last time running
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against Hillary Clinton got screwed and
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a lot of information came out about this
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and Hillary Clinton was getting
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questions in advance of the debate
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and they were moving things manipulating
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things around the National Party
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Democratic Party was manipulating the
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situation to make sure that Bernie
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Sanders did not get the nomination I
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just want to jump in at this point and
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say Bernie Sanders is a lot healthier
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than many other people that have
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interfered with Hillary Clinton’s
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political ambitions yes he’s still still
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kickin although he did have a stroke not
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too long ago so the Sanders people have
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already come out and said our internal
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numbers show we did really well here
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here and here and these are some of the
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biggest districts biggest counties most
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populated counties and so when if we’ve
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done really well there you better not
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come out and be saying you know we only
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got two percent of the voter or
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something like that because we know from
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our own numbers we did well here so we
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better see some accurate figures come
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out and we better get them soon and
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nobody’s seen them yet but we’re
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thinking you know we expect to have won
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this so it’s a it’s an interesting thing
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now doesn’t necessarily mean that this
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was shut down by the Democrats in order
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to manipulate the numbers but it doesn’t
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mean it wasn’t either and certainly
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we’ve seen the Democrats just be nothing
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but corrupt I mean everything that
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they’ve done involved in the impeachment
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and all of these things just corrupt
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aspect after corrupt aspect after
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corrupt aspect so again I’m very
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suspicious of why all this is going on
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but the Bernie Sanders people have
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already drawn the line in the sand and
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interestingly enough this would be one
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of those things where the right and left
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would probably agree that you know you
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can’t allow this type of corruption to
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go on and if it doesn’t come out as a
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pretty good showing for Bernie Sanders I
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think you’re gonna I think you’ll have
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meltdown within the Democratic Party big
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loser looks like probably so far Biden
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and you know just hasn’t didn’t do well
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looks like he’s because he’s been kind
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of quiet so it looks like his internal
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numbers show him getting like third
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place or something like that Elizabeth
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Warren doing poorly booting edge thinks
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he’s done well he claimed a victory
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that’s that’s kind of heard of its it’s
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got a little bit viral on the internet
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and people are saying you know what a
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goofball because he claimed oh what a
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fabulous victory for us we want ya now
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one in New Hampshire he had a victory
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speech and the results are still not out
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and he had that speech last night so you
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know that was kind of a silliness thing
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that he did I think it’s part of the
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youth of that particular guy that he
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didn’t have the maturity to play that a
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little bit smarter but you know we’ll
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see as these things go forward the other
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aspect of this and I would link it
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slightly to the impeachment because
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Democrats are faced with problems and
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they need to make something out of all
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of this now impeachment is going to be
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voted on today and it looks pretty
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clearly like he’s going to be fairly
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easily acquitted it looks like the
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Republicans are holding firm and will
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vote in mass two four for acquittal of
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the impeachment and it looks like
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there’s going to be three or so senators
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on the Democrat side that are going to
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go over so it’s going to be a bipartisan
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acquittal that is just really bad news
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for those guys now not the first time
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that anyone has suggested this but
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they’re going to have to find a
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scapegoat somebody’s going to get in
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trouble over this and you know who oh
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who could it be so I think the obvious
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targets you’re going to see the
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mainstream media the liberal mainstream
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media immediately you know want to
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attack someone for it so first on the
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menu I think is probably Adam Schiff and
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he has come out in a speech day before
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yesterday saying well you know we did
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everything that can be done everything
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that was humanly possible and this is
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you know Republicans they’re evil nasty
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people who just aren’t aren’t aren’t
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impeaching the president when we say we
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want to so he’s now already started to
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put out his defense publicly so I think
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he’s going to be the top target Jerry
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Nadler will also probably be targeted
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Jerry Nadler is just such a hapless
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individual not very bright
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just not very professional and just sort
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of a goofball guy that ended up there by
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accident we talked previously about his
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history but he was a guy that had run
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for that seat
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I know multiple times like three times
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at least and had always failed and then
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the guy that was going to go in and win
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the seat died of a heart attack and he
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was the only one left around so that
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that’s that’s how he got pumped into
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that seat and won the position
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has been in Congress ever since so he
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just a hapless individual and I think
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he’s going to be so easy to throw out of
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the boss that that you know he’s going
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to be destroyed
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politically fairly quickly out of this
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mess now I may be wrong on that but they
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may look at it and say well it’s too
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easy to blame him
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because he’s such a schmuck but I think
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Adam Schiff is the guy that’s that’s the
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the bigger target and probably the one
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that they’re gonna try to assign the
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blame to so that this let me just say
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this means nothing in the long run just
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we all knew that this was happening and
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that he was going to eventually be
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acquitted or most people believed it the
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smart money was on acquittal but it’s
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just going to be another thing there’s
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going to be another whistleblower or
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another something else come out right
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after this
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this is what we’re faced with for the
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next five years and it’s never gonna
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stop and even ten years after they’re
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the Democrats are still gonna be
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bad-mouthing Trump we to this day years
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after President Reagan laughed and has
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passed away they’re still out there
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trying to rewrite history and badmouth
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Reagan and say what an evil guy he was a
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terrible president and unfortunately
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this never trump or faction of the
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Republican Party is also on board with
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that and they do the same thing they’re
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bad bad-mouthing Reagan and they’re
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bad-mouthing Trump and they’re gonna be
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doing it out there ten years from now
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along with the Democrats well I just be
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nice I think if Schiff got thrown under
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the bus it would still be easier on him
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than being on the bus at least the ones
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marked road workers go this way so thank
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you very much for that I guess that’s an
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explanation a few days before this event
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there were rumors that Hillary Clinton
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had been maneuvering behind the scenes
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to disenfranchise Bernie Sanders again
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and yes you know I as you said something
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that both conservatives and whatever the
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Democrat Party is now should agree on is
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that that is an unacceptable way to run
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things I I I think Bernie Sanders is a
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dangerous communist but I still think
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that if you if you destroy the
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democratic process to circumnavigate
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them then how are you any better than
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he planned to do so exactly right and I
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say I mean the Democratic Party is never
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gonna allow Bernie Sanders to be the
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candidate and it looks like Bernie
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Sanders has won Iowa he’s gonna do very
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well in New Hampshire he’s going to do I
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don’t know Arizona probably not so well
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but certainly in South Carolina he’s got
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a shot to come back there so if going
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into Super Tuesday he’s won three out of
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four you know he’s starting he’s a he’s
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become a force then to deal with at that
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point so I think I mean I’m suspicious
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of what’s going on now if they’re
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looking at if the Democratic National
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Committee is looking at this gone you
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know oMG whatever what are we gonna do
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here I mean he’s he’s gonna win New
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Hampshire do well in South Carolina
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maybe okay and Arizona he’s it looks
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like he’s won Iowa you know maybe we
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should stop him now uh I don’t know
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we’ll see I mean a lot of people out
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there saying 100 suspicious about this
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it’s just a quirk and they goofed up and
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they weren’t ready and all of this and
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so that’s why we haven’t got the results
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but it would also take the wind out of
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the sails for Bernie if they stall so
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long that he can’t Trump at his victory
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and that happened in fact last time
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if everyone were calls to on the
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Republican side to Ted Cruz and there
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was a number of days after he’d won were
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where they was declared that he won the
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hawk the Iowa primary and and they
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didn’t declare it right away and they
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made some mistakes on the figures and
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three days later or something like that
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that went oops was actually Ted Cruz at
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one that took some wind out of his sails
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it did not help him at all so I mean
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that could be essentially what’s going
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on they’ll they’ll just look back at all
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this and say oh well there was this
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technical glitch that technical glitch
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and Bernie won you know three days late
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but you know he won so okay that that
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may be part of it too whether if that
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happens which would be my personal
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prediction if that happens I would be
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extraordinarily suspicious I would say
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that they’re screwing with Bernie if
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that’s the result but we’ll see and
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certainly we should know I would 24 to
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48 hours well we I can’t imagine them
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installing much past that it’s already
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been a day well if you lecture
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comes down to between president Trump
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and Bernie Sanders you’re gonna see the
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greatest age divide in US history that’s
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everybody under 30 versus everybody over
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thank you go ahead I’ll add one more
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thing I’m sorry there is precedent for
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that when President Reagan ran for his
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reelection and won by 48 or 49 states it
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was also a candidate that had had taken
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the nomination McGovern who was very
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leftist for the time and sort of the
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party said okay fine let’s just give
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this guy his chance but he was very
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left-wing at that time not as far
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left-wing as Bernie Sanders is today but
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very left-wing for his time and they let
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it go forward and so the Democrats have
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not forgotten that and they know they
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got creamed I mean that’s I don’t I
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don’t know how far you’d have to go back
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in history or if ever there’s been a
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time we’re in a real action of president
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1 48 or 49 states but they don’t want
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that humiliation again and if there’s a
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situation of that nature they know that
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they’re gonna lose a lot of House seats
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and and more Senate seats so they cannot
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allow Bernie Sanders to be the nominee
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because they know he will just get a
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shellacking and that just costs them too
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much party wide so it they’ve gotten
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real problem on their hands there’s just
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a real problem that’s I think meltdown
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is in the future I wouldn’t be even
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surprised if this if Bernie continues to
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do well they’re gonna have to try and
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force this into a contested nomination
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process that they’re gonna take care of
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at the convention and try to say it’s
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you know they’re at loggerheads so we
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have to bring in somebody else or
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whoever that will provide some
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opportunities for who knows Bloomberg
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maybe I doubt Hillary but you never know
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I’m sure she dreams of such things but I
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just don’t know definitely they’re
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saying that Michelle Obama is not
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interested in not doing and not going to
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run but she was someone who’d been
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speculated about maybe six eight months
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ago so we’ll see it’s going to be very
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interesting but I against I don’t see
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how this is going to be anything other
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than a bloodbath for the Democrats
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fighting each other

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