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Why did Cory Booker drop out of the 2020 presidential race?

 
 
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2020 09:02 pm
@Rebelofnj,
You still didn't answer the question. Are any Republicans pro-choice?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2020 09:03 pm
@izzythepush,
I would watch the news but as of the time of the posting of this my TV service is cut off.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2020 09:08 pm
Trump surprised me. He is the only Republican I know of off-hand who is pro-LGBTQIA and favors same-sex "marriage".
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2020 09:55 pm
@JGoldman10,
The Republican party is Pro Life, but there are few who are Pro Choice.

From what I can find, Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska (both Republicans) are Pro Choice.

Since Donald Trump is the incumbent candidate for the Republican party, no other Republican is running for the presidency.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2020 10:07 pm
@JGoldman10,
Trump has conflicting opinions on LGBT rights.

He says he is a friend of the LGBT community, but then he ordered a ban on transgender people from serving in the military. Many of his allies, such as radio host Rush Limbaugh and Vice President Pence have made numerous anti-LGBT comments. Pence in particular is known to be one of the most anti-LGBT politicians.
https://www.glaad.org/tap/donald-trump

As I mentioned, there are Republicans that support LGBT rights. Former vice president Dick Cheney is supportive of gay marriage because he has a gay daughter.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2020 10:12 pm
@JGoldman10,
You can still read the news on your smartphone.

Reading a newspaper is also a viable option to stay informed in current events.

There is also public radio. I'm sure your local PBS station has a radio station in the FM radio.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2020 10:18 am
@JGoldman10,
So, what issues are you most concerned with, in regards to the Presidential election?

Based on the topics discussed here:

Democrats as a whole:
*Supportive of LGBT rights and same sex marriage
*Pro-Choice; Approve to funding Planned Parenthood
*Approve of giving reparations to descendants of slaves

Republicans as a whole:
*Opposes same sex marriage, defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman
*Pro-Life; limit funding or want no funding to Planned Parenthood
*Disapproving of reparations. (President Donald Trump said in an interview that he thinks the concept of the federal government giving reparations to the descendants of slaves is "unusual" and "interesting" but he doesn't "see it happening." )
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2019/06/25/trump-slave-descendants-reparations/1557041001/

As far as I can tell, there is currently no presidential candidate is 1) Pro-Life, 2) Opposes same sex marriage, and 3) Wants reparations for descendants of slaves.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2020 12:56 pm
@Rebelofnj,
In light of this I'm still going to contact my local congressman about getting reparations like I was told to do, and see what he says, when I have the time.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2020 01:26 pm
@JGoldman10,
When you have the time? I don't get the impression you're buzzing around like a blue arsed fly.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2020 01:42 pm
@izzythepush,
I have things to do. Contacting a congressman is not on my list of priorities right now.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2020 01:46 pm
@JGoldman10,
At this point:

1) both state and federal governments are busy dealing the COVID-19 containment. Your request for reparations will get lost in the ongoing noise.

2) due to current events, don't you have plenty of time now? Most businesses are closed, public places like the library are closed, everywhere else has shorter operating hours. If you are like me, my family, my friends, and my coworkers, you have more than plenty of time. Unless of course if you are working in an essential business like a pharmacy or a grocery.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2020 05:18 pm
Sanders promised free college tuition the first time he ran for president. Is he still promising that? How many other presidental candidates still running are promising that?
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2020 05:32 pm
@JGoldman10,
Each candidate has their own website that states their platform.
https://joebiden.com/beyondhs/

Sanders and Elizabeth Warren (who dropped from the race) had plans to make 4 year public colleges to be free. Meanwhile, Biden vows to make 2 year community college and trade schools free.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/08/biden-proposes-to-make-community-college-tuition-free.html

At this point, due to the results of the Democratic primaries in several states, it is all but certain that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee against Trump in the 2020 election.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2020 04:47 pm
@Rebelofnj,
With every presidental election there are local elections tied to it. Do you have any advice about how to prepare for the elections this year, especially for candidates running for local office? Is there a set time of the year when people SHOULD do research on both presidential and local candidates running for office?

Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2020 06:14 pm
@JGoldman10,
100% likely the candidate, no matter which state, no matter which election, will have a social media presence on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can check there for more info.

According to the news, your state's primary election is in June, so you might as well use time now to study on the candidates.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2020 06:48 pm
Word of advice folks - don't wait till the last minute to do any research on presidential and local candidates running for office in a presidential election year. You might miss your chance to vote.

They say every vote counts. In certain instances they do.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2020 06:50 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Thank you. I'm still going to contact my local elections board and ask them why don't they put all the info about the local candidates running for office on their site. That would save people a lot of research time
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2020 03:52 pm
As I said in another thread, New York State has adopted early voting in 2020, which I assume is a plus. They probably want people to vote and get it over with. I presume because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2020 10:18 pm
@JGoldman10,
From what I can tell, early voting in New York was first adopted for the November 2019 elections. The current crisis had nothing to do with it. 39 other states also allow early voting.

New York did delay their primary election, as I mentioned earlier, moving it from April to June.
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