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Andrew Yang Drops Out of Presidential Race

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Andrew Yang is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic race for the White House on the same day primary voters in New Hampshire are casting their ballots.

The 45-year-old entrepreneur and first time presidential candidate had hoped his signature idea of giving every American adult a universal basic income of $1,000 a month would help lift him to the White House. However, while campaigning in the second state to vote in the presidential contest, Yang decided it was time to officially call it quits.
 
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He might regret it if he manages to pass Biden in the polls. He could have used the media chaos to boost himself. But I guess no one was expecting Biden to be a distant 5th place with a 6th place yang nipping at the heel.
 

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I'm a little sad to see him drop out but it was to be expected. He was too one note when he should have talked about more stuff and the DNC didn't want him running anyway. :messenger_sad_relieved:
 
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Good riddance. Anybody whose platform consists of “Simply for existing you deserve $1000 per month of other people’s money” shouldn’t be let within 100 miles of DC let alone the Oval Office.
Good to see him barely scrape up any votes.

I give the voters more credit than I thought. You'd think endless retards would vote Yang for free money. But even the majority of people told him to get lost.

He's supposed to be some big shot businessman and entrepreneur. You'd think he'd have good ideas about jobs and economy, yet his only preachings were Free $1000, and what are we going to do when Terminator automation takes over the world.

Guy had zero clue. I expected better answers from him..... at least something similar to Trump..... more business ideas, less tact and sucking up.
 
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Good riddance. Anybody whose platform consists of “Simply for existing you deserve $1000 per month of other people’s money” shouldn’t be let within 100 miles of DC let alone the Oval Office.
I guess we'll leave DC to the politicians who give thousands of dollars to lobbyists and the corporate industrial complexes they represent, then.

I could make a pretty compelling case about how my usage of $1000 would be more beneficial to the economy and generate more practical value than spending an equivalent amount of money on bombing some shithole country thousands of miles away.
 
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Good riddance. Anybody whose platform consists of “Simply for existing you deserve $1000 per month of other people’s money” shouldn’t be let within 100 miles of DC let alone the Oval Office.
The funny thing about Yang's giveaway is that it doesn't even make sense in a numerical way.

He just picked $1,000 because it's easy to understand.

But in reality, when it comes to taxes, social assistance, costs etc..... every company and government will do math to determine an amount that fits a budget. Not just make it a perfectly nice sounding $1,000 claim.

Wang literally winged it with a $1,000 offer.
 
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all the liberal talking heads on now are painting a narrative that voting for bernie does not reflect high electability. they want him out of this
 
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all the liberal talking heads on now are painting a narrative that voting for bernie does not reflect high electability. they want him out of this

It's going to get nasty.

Bernie's in the best position to beat Trump to the White House, not that it's saying much in that loony field. The reason they don't want him getting the nomination is because even if he somehow managed to win the presidency it's very likely the Senate would remain in Republican control and they'd lose seats in the House. Dems want it all and they can't get there with Bernie.
 

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The reason they don't want him getting the nomination is because even if he somehow managed to win the presidency it's very likely the Senate would remain in Republican control and they'd lose seats in the House. Dems want it all and they can't get there with Bernie.
The main reason is because he weakens their corporate money donations. They don't actually want to give up SuperPACs.
 

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The media loves calling Republicans "white supremacists".

Yet the Democrats, don't have a single non-white candidate left. ZERO.

Let that sink in.
For this to actually work as a criticism, you'd need to forget that the Republicans had even less non-white people in the running...and still ended up with Trump on the stage.
 
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This was never a serious run. He was only planting seeds this time. But he’s successfully got a not insignificant portion of society talking about automation and UBI. When Bernie finally retires or carks it, Yang will pick up the socialist mantle and inherit his followers. I’m highly skeptical of UBI but I find Yang far more palatable than Bernie, who I believe to be a closeted communist, and the Squad, who are open intersectional communists.
 

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I still hold the stance that the Fair Tax and Yang’s version of UBI are tomato, tomato. Conservatives are fine with UBI, provided it is sold as a tax rebate, and Democrats are ok with UBI provided it is seen as an entitlement.
 
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For this to actually work as a criticism, you'd need to forget that the Republicans had even less non-white people in the running...and still ended up with Trump on the stage.
Republicans don't run on identity politics. They're closer to a meritocracy.

Democrats, especially now the loser Andrew Yang, keep calling Republicans white supremacists. Yet they can't even keep their own house in order.
 
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Republicans don't run on identity politics. They're closer to a meritocracy.
These days, they're also running on what can be called a type of white identity politics. It's part of the appeal of Trump in the eyes of non-college educated white people, who feel they've been left behind, etc. and all the rest of that discourse (including a lesser or greater degree of racism, even if it isn't always "white supremacy" as such...I do agree the term has been thrown around too much).
 
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These days, they're also running on what can be called a type of white identity politics. It's part of the appeal of Trump in the eyes of non-college educated white people, who feel they've been left behind, etc. and all the rest of that discourse (including a lesser or greater degree of racism, even if it isn't always "white supremacy" as such...I do agree the term has been thrown around too much).
I imagine if any ethnic group looked at their demographics numbers and saw it was shrinking, they would have the same reaction.
I wouldn't really call this racism or identity politics though. What are they suppose to do? Just hand everything over to the Democrats, who are even less interested in them?
 
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I imagine if any ethnic group looked at their demographics numbers and saw it was shrinking, they would have the same reaction.
Imagine if any ethnic group looked at their demographics numbers and saw it how they were getting arrested and punished disproportionately than others for the same crime.
 

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Imagine if any ethnic group looked at their demographics numbers and saw it how they were getting arrested and punished disproportionately than others for the same crime.
Shows those numbers next to repeat offenders and actual homicide rate.
An analysis would show Asians fall short of being arrested despite also being minorities, but also have lower crime too?

Edit: Punishment can also be affected by courtroom outbursts. So yes, if you kill someone, but then brag about it in court, I would expect a harsher sentence.
 
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Shows those numbers next to repeat offenders and actual homicide rate.
An analysis would show Asians fall short of being arrested despite also being minorities, but also have lower crime too?

Edit: Punishment can also be affected by courtroom outbursts. So yes, if you kill someone, but then brag about it in court, I would expect a harsher sentence.
That's not addressing the point of what I said.
 

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What is your point?
Your response to me was spinning the numbers in a different light, and making an irrelevant comparison to a different demographic. You then added in anecdotal evidence to boot. You don't think that says something about how objective or not your viewpoint is?
 

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Your response to me was spinning the numbers in a different light,
Because your point is a different light.
Demographics shrinking is a linear idea. It's not caused by anything else but birth rate or immigration.

Disproportionate arrests and sentencing does have a cause. This idea that American police are swooping up every non-white person off the streets like it's a Disney cartoon fails to take into account that homicide rates are not equal. Otherwise, why aren't Asians surprised when they look at statistics? Where is the systematic racism causing them to be pulled over? Because they don't commit more crime to go with it?

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You then added in anecdotal evidence to boot.
It's not anecdotal though.
 
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These days, they're also running on what can be called a type of white identity politics. It's part of the appeal of Trump in the eyes of non-college educated white people, who feel they've been left behind, etc. and all the rest of that discourse (including a lesser or greater degree of racism, even if it isn't always "white supremacy" as such...I do agree the term has been thrown around too much).
It's far from White identity politics. The GOP gives us table scraps, cause they are the only option for non anti-White, Whites that are still trying to preserve something out of naivete, or stupidity And most White GOP voters identity politics is trying to balance what's best for America as a whole like that's even a thing.
 

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It's crazy that a man who basically wanted to expand on welfare programs wasn't even given a chance by that party.

I wouldn't doubt if it had at least something to do with the party of inclusion not wanted to elect a well-to-do asian man. Not the greatest face of the victim party.
 
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