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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Happy to see a warmonger like Sen. Mark Kirk top the list of most vulnerable Senators.
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to king (@king) on Pinned comment
I've known a lot of men to make emotional decisions.

Regardless, such generalizations are not bold stances. They're harmful and an expample of what holds certain groups back.

Like you, I feel this is a rather important position and would rather base my vote on the individual.
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king king (@king) on Pinned comment
TI touches on a topic that most of us know to be true, yet are too afraid to admit: Ask a woman a question, and the answer to that question will vary widely depending on her emotional state. That is not a good quality for our commander-in-chief.
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king king (@king) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
This election isn't about which candidate is the best; it's about which candidate isn't the worst.
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Agree in that he's still an unknown. He's done much better than I think anyone would have projected but his stance on gun control is a much bigger issue than emails in my opinion..
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to scotty (@scotty) on Pinned comment
Yea, I hear you. Other than Sanders there's really nobody else on the ticket to choose from. Speaking of Sanders, my thinking is that his "trustworthiness" lags behind Clinton b/c he's still, relatively speaking, an unknown candidate to many.

ps: thanks for signing up and contributing Scotty; it's appreciated.
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scotty scotty (@scotty) on Pinned comment
Its amazing Hillary is considered the least honest and trustworthy candidate, but still the favorite to win.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
How anyone can support Trump as a presidential candidate is beyond me. Sad state of affairs for the Republican party, but also for civilized society at large.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Proud to be a member of an org mentioned in this article (NIAC). Also loving the work of orgs like JStreet. As progressiveness continues to expand in our country, pro-peace organizations like JStreet and NIAC will hopefully continue to grow their following...and political clout.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Ahhh, politics and money. They go together like ham and cheese.

Schumer's stated desire for going back to the negotiating table with China, Russia, France, England and Germany to re-negotiate a "better" deal w/ Iran is not naïveté. He, the Dems seasoned to be Senate leader, knows fully well that there is zero chance of this happening. He's simply throwing a bone to his core constituents who are adamantly against this agreement.

Schumer will continue to receive support from Dems as their next leader, in part b/c of his political skills/seniority/reputation and b/c he raises LOTS of money; money that will be partially distributed among other Dems running for re-election. That said, if he begins to aggressively whip votes against the deal, he will be playing with fire, risking his political future.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
From his newly appointed press secretary: Symone Sanders said the campaign would be putting out a detailed plan on the issue soon, but would not give a timeline. She said one key to winning support from the African-American community will be educating people on "who Bernie Sanders is."

"It's not just about, I fought for civil rights and I protested and I sat at the lunch counters," Symone Sanders said, parroting a line the senator regularly uses on the stump. "That is important and that is great, but that was 50 years ago. And he has a lot more to stand on than what he did 50 years ago."
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
I get that he's an easy target with lax security, but if BLM activists are going to hijack the stage/mic from any candidate (based on their positions/record), I would think that Sanders is the last person on your list. Clearly not. While I support BLM's goals (or "demands" as they call it - blacklivesmatter.com/demands/), this was a poorly thought out and counter-productive stunt that ultimately hurts the BLM movement.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
A user comment below from a related NyTimes article that resonates (nyti.ms/1MafhXf).

"Mary Pennsylvania

I know the good Senator Schumer has struggled with his decision and is voting his conscience. However, he needs - and we need - to think deep and hard about whether his conscience is guiding him towards what he thinks is in Israel's best interest or in America's best interest. If the latter, or if he cannot make the distinction, he perhaps should not be representing an American state in the US senate, and he certainly should not take over from Senator Reid as Senate Minority leader. Just saying."

Also, as TheHill article points out...
“Chuck Schumer, who said it was a mistake to pass Obamacare, now comes out again the Iran Deal,” tweeted former White House speechwriter Jon Favreau. “This is our next Senate leader?”
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
1. Oklahoma was not part of the confederacy. Neither was the territory which preceded it.
2. Thanks for proving the point of those who believed the flag should come down.
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
You said it, man. And as the article points out, trans people face extreme discrimination. I don't believe a lot of people are playing make believe in the hopes of dealing with that.

Good on Seattle. To each their own.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Jeez, how insensitive and I-G-N-O-R-A-N-T.

"Huckabee also reminds viewers that trans people are just doing it for attention and to get access to the opposite sex because there’s really no such thing as “feeling like a woman” if you’re a man. In fact, Huckabee says, if trans people were around when he was in high school, he would have totally pretended to be transgender in order to shower with the girls."

One of the many reasons for why I love Seattle is the general acceptance for all that is "weird", different or taboo.
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
@said you follow world politics much more closely than I so I'm hoping you can help explain this. I read the entire article and I'm not sure what the key issue is.

Is it the foundation taking money from a government accused of human rights violations? Is it concern that her presidency would cause special favor for said government? Or is it something else entirely that I'm missing?
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