It’s a day of fast-moving headlines! Amy Klobuchar dropped out after we recorded but it’s just the latest move to rally the non-Bernie Dems around Joe Biden. And we talk about that a lot! Join Jim and Greg as they chronicle the curiously hasty exit of Pete Buttigieg from the Democratic race and they also have some choice thoughts as Tom Steyer hits the bricks too. Then, they marvel at how the Democratic establishment, the media (but we repeat ourselves), and Never Trumpers sound the clarion call to support Joe Biden because he won one state. And they step away from politics to discuss the resumption of violence in Afghanistan just days after the U.S. signed a deal with the Taliban, reminding us that region may never be stable. But will it pose another major national security threat to the U.S. sometime soon?

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    Interesting that the two mayors in the race had/have exactly the same problems with black voters.

    I think the issue is that mayors have to deal with street crime as it actually exists (as opposed to how it’s depicted in the media): that is, disproportionately black.

    It’s likely that many (most?) black voters prefer the fantasy of a racist criminal justice system, to the reality of a high crime rate in their community.

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    • March 3, 2020, at 7:27 AM PST
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  2. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Mayor Pete said he defied every expectation. There was an expectation he would not be the nominee in 2020 and that was not defied.

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    • March 3, 2020, at 8:27 AM PST
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  3. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Interesting that the two mayors in the race had/have exactly the same problems with black voters.

    I think the issue is that mayors have to deal with street crime as it actually exists (as opposed to how it’s depicted in the media): that is, disproportionately black.

    It’s likely that many (most?) black voters prefer the fantasy of a racist criminal justice system, to the reality of a high crime rate in their community.

    Preferring fantasy to reality is a hallmark of liberals in general, and democrat voters in particular.

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    • March 3, 2020, at 12:00 PM PST
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