Nope, Nope, Nope, Nope… Etc. (Guest Post)

The majority of the words of this post are from Mr. Weston David Pagano. 

Mr. Pagano serious gets it.  The only area we differ is that I don’t think his article was long enough because he didn’t mention some of the “I agree with Bernie’s ideas” wannabes.

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Now please read and cogitate on this:

A Guide to the 2020 Democratic Candidates You Should Not Vote For

The purpose of the Democratic primary process is to vet each candidate and choose the best one. They’re applying for a job for which you pay the salary, and a thorough background check is in order. Regardless of campaign promises and convenient claims of evolution, uncovering and addressing the potential nominees’ past actions is crucial, as it’s a politician’s record that best predicts how they might govern in the future.

This guide focuses on the four “major” candidates that come with the most concerns: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke. Originally starting small after some family and friends asked me to put together a collection of articles, it’s quickly grown out of the desire to create an accessible and digestible public resource for all people to share.

Rousing debate within the party doesn’t weaken it, it strengthens it. If we don’t deal with the negatives of a potential nominee now, Trump will. If we nominate a candidate plagued by a litany of disqualifying issues, Trump will win. We can’t make that mistake again.

Nothing was included without a source for evidence, and unsubstantiated or sketchy claims were left out. I want this to be as accurate and exhaustive as possible and plan to update it as necessary, potentially even expanding to include other candidates. If you find an error or have a suggestion, please let me know!

Special thanks to just a few of the real journalists doing the real work that makes an aggregation like this possible, as well as these folks for partially inspiring this endeavor. You should follow all of them instead of me.


JOE BIDEN

has been personally involved in nearly every bad policy decision of the last 50 years. Currently coasting on name recognition and association with Obama, he can only go down from here as people realize he is more comparable to Trump than he is to anyone else. With all the negatives of Hillary’s failed campaign but none of the positives, he would almost surely see us lose the general election again. If you love your grandchildren at all please do not vote for Biden.

TOP 5 HIGHLIGHTS:

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL:


PETE BUTTIGIEG

can at least partially speak a lot of languages and would be a historic first gay president, but he has less experience than Bernie had in 1988, and those 7 years as Mayor of Indiana’s 4th biggest town have been problematic at best.

TOP 5 HIGHLIGHTS:

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL:


KAMALA HARRIS

would be the first female President who is also a corrupt cop.

TOP 5 HIGHLIGHTS:

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL:


ROBERT FRANCIS “BETO” O’ROURKE

More likely to stand on something than for anything, “Beto” rose to fame by clearing the low bar of being less unlikeable than Ted Cruz. Like most white men born into wealth he’s failed up, choosing a vanity run for President despite being best positioned to flip Texas’ other Senate seat in 2020. He says he was born for it, but maybe he should’ve just stuck to skateboarding.

TOP 5 HIGHLIGHTS:

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL:

https://medium.com/@westonpagano/a-guide-to-the-2020-democratic-candidates-you-should-not-vote-for-c1c6e4c9c26?fbclid=IwAR0_cKUGm8-lcOAkJq5NRHUg_2_y5FyYUrr3Sz4S_SMxH-deCWViA94FPck

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