Goodbye Dalai, Hello Marianne

The Dalai Lama has been cancelled because of … sexism? Perhaps Marianne Williamson will be his successor. She levitated through the two-day, four-hour, and 20-candidate Democratic Debates. Jon and Stephen review them both!

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  1. kylez Member
    kylezJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It’s like they want Trump to win.

    I’m guessing he wins 30 states if the Democrats continue this way.

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    • June 28, 2019, at 9:52 PM PDT
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  2. kylez Member
    kylezJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    South Bend pop is 101,000.

    • #2
    • June 28, 2019, at 10:00 PM PDT
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  3. Stina Member

    The Dalai Lama was canceled for Nationalism.

    The Dalai Lama has claimed ‘Europe is for Europeans’ and that the continent could become ‘Muslim or African’ if migrants are not sent back to their home countries. The Buddhist spiritual leader, who has been living as a refugee in India since fleeing Tibet in 1959, said only a ‘limited number’ of migrants should be allowed to remain.

     

    • #3
    • June 29, 2019, at 7:47 AM PDT
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  4. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    And if Biden wins the nomination all those really bad things about Biden will magically disappear from the NYT’s again.

    • #4
    • June 29, 2019, at 11:19 AM PDT
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  5. Aaron Miller Member
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    If she caught a fish that big, she’s got my vote!

    • #5
    • June 29, 2019, at 6:41 PM PDT
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  6. Taras Coolidge

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    And if Biden wins the nomination all those really bad things about Biden will magically disappear from the NYT’s again.

    It’s a tricky balancing act for the media. Obviously they want to protect their favored candidate and bury any negative information about him; but they know that in the end the other party will bring up that negative information in the form of TV commercials and other advertising, over which they have only limited control.

    The media can attack Republican ads and, occasionally, refuse to place them, but they can’t stop them altogether.

    In 2004, for example, the media refused to permit any questions to be raised about John Kerry’s service in Vietnam, smoothing his path to the Democratic nomination. And then they stood by helplessly as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ran commercials, essentially brief interviews with his fellow swift boat commanders, telling the truth about him. 

    In the 15 years since then, the media have tried to spin this. The attacks were somehow unfair; Kerry chose not to respond for reasons … which they can’t quite explain. (Some conservatives with short memories — perhaps even the Conservatarians? — have swallowed this story.)

    In reality, when he was plotting his next try for the Presidency, Kerry had to give up, realizing he had given too many contradictory accounts of his experiences, some of them on video, to ever come up with a consistent (and flattering) narrative. 

    • #6
    • June 30, 2019, at 8:17 AM PDT
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  7. Gary Robbins Reagan

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    • June 30, 2019, at 1:27 PM PDT
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  8. Taras Coolidge

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

     Marianne Williamson looks like a typical woman of the elite. She’s had a lot of expensive work done: she will be 67 on July 8th.

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    • June 30, 2019, at 8:28 PM PDT
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