Predicting the 2020 Election

The verdict for this episode is: Biden will win, but will he win?

In this episode, I make all kinds of predictions related to the 2020 election and explain my reasoning for those predictions.

You Won’t Push Biden Left

The verdict for this episode is: be honest about why you’re voting for Biden.

In this episode, I discuss those who say they are voting because they want to remove Trump, but who are promising to move Biden to the left.

I Don’t Have a Reason

The verdict for this episode is: if I had one or two reasons, I would vote for Biden.

In this episode, I discuss the fact that Biden and I agree on no important policy issues. Since we don’t, I don’t have a reason to vote for him.

Karen Controls Politics

The verdict for this episode is: the political parties only care about Karen.

In this episode, I use Biden’s recent comments about black voters and the House bill to show how the Democratic Party only cares about Karen.

Never Biden

The verdict for this episode is: coronavirus has shown why Biden is a terrible candidate.

In this episode I discuss a number of the ways coronavirus has shown the weakness of Biden’s proposals and the failures of his record.

Joe Biden is Worse Than Joe Rogan

The verdict for this episode is: Joe Rogan says terrible things. Joe Biden destroys lives.

In this episode, I demonstrate how Biden voted against a woman’s right to choose, voted to discriminate against same-sex couples, regularly voted with Wall Street and against the American people, and lied about his record.

Thoughts After Super Tuesday

The verdict for this episode is: Bernie can still win.

In this episode, I admit my thoughts on South Carolina’s impact were off, I demonstrate how the race is far closer than the media wants you to believe, I talk about Biden’s endorsements, and Warren’s campaign.

Biden’s Victory Doesn’t Matter

The verdict for this episode is: when we go to bed on Tuesday, no one will be talking about South Carolina.

In this episode, I discuss Biden’s small coalition, Bernie Sanders’s wide, diverse coalition, and demonstrate how South Carolina is not an indication of what is to come.

My Lyft Drivers Reminded me why Bernie Must Win

Yesterday was a rainy day in the Portland area. Looking forward to attending a meeting with some fellow members of our local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, I was distracted from thoughts of website accessibility (the topic we were going to discuss). I was thinking about how I was going to get to the meeting.

A bus line runs from near my house to near the meeting location, but I don’t know how to walk from the bus to the building. Normally, I could ask people for directions. In the rain, though, getting help is always much harder. Knowing people were coming because I initiated the topic of website accessibility, I would have felt bad had I been late.

Eventually, I decided to take Lyft to and from the meeting. I knew the rides and the tips I would leave would cost me roughly seventy dollars. Part of me resented having to pay seventy dollars to attend a meeting to discuss making a website more accessible to people with disabilities. My resentment was furthered by the fact that had I known the walk from the bus to the building, I would have taken the bus. Still, I was determined to go to the meeting. By the time I arrived at the meeting, I was reminded why I was there in the first place. I was even more committed to Bernie Sanders’s campaign and the ideals of democratic socialism. And I was thinking about how far my life had come and how I wanted my driver to realize the increased advantages I now enjoy.

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