how did we miss Warren's 20-foot inflatable dog ceremony?

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    Big structural Bailey. Over the last few days, these words have come to haunt me. The phrase tolls in my head, an incantation that conjures no spell but my own bafflement. It’s ingenious in its complete vacuity. Big. Structural. Bailey. Big. Structural. Bailey. A crowd of Warren supporters chants it limply. Bailey himself is a giant inflatable golden retriever—Warren’s pet, who already has a Twitter of his own. Two pennies that are supposed to be attached to its collar instead appear stamped right into its chest, looking more than anything like two pancaked copper breasts. Warren herself strides towards the Bailey superstructure, coursing with power, arms raised as if summoning a demon. Bailey towers over his master like a golden calf built in effigy of some eldritch god. Big. Structural. Baal.

    The structural Bailey comes on the heels of Warren’s Meme Team, whose immediately suspect stated mission is to “save the nation with selfies and memes.” I would have taken this as a little tongue-in-cheek hyperbole, but further research indicates that for the Warren campaign, technocratic memery is a serious strategy. They have internalized the narrative that Donald Trump’s ascent was in part fueled by the 4chan set’s penchant for manically generating absurd image macros. The strategy that they’ve derived from that analysis, evidently, is to beat the trolls at their own game. Anyone familiar with 4chan would deem that highly inadvisable.

    Big Structural Bullshit

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    I will not vote for a Vichy Dem. Period. As always, I decide who is a Vichy Dem.

    Bernie's ISSUES or Bust!

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    NV Wino
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    “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
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    The WTFs may outnumber the likes on this post.

    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."

    - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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      otoh can you imagine how Biden’s pickled brain would’ve handled the unexpected sight of a giant dog with two pennies hanging off its collar?!

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    Bank the Dank, Bailiff.


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    Flying Squirrel
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    a little weird
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    I saw them discussing it on the Useful Idiots podcast -sorry I don’t have a link.  It was pretty hilarious they talked about how with her arms up she looked kind of like Cornholio.  I think #Lizholio was a trending hashtag for awhile.  Lol

  • #225689

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    Looks like someone was drinking some Bailey’s!

    All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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    Just have to add my wtf.

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    I’ll  join the crowd … WTF!?!

    Bernie Sanders 2020

  • #226016

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    I guess we need these emoijis:

  • #226087

    game meat
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    Good memes have to be organic. Forced memes are always bad. They just don’t work as astroturf; people can instinctively tell that something is off, leading to mockery or simple indifference. Ironically, stuff like this may provide good source material for actual memes.

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    I’m gonna join the WTF crowd.  David Doel or Jimmy Dore showed this footage and it was honestly like, what the Hell is Liz doing?!  I know she has a golden retriever who’s no doubt a major part of her family, but the giant inflatable golden retriever dog ceremony was just… unuuuuuuusual.

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      apparently it was a surprise by a union backing her or her own local campaign members, I don’t care: it wouldn’t be impossible for Sanders to be presented with such a scene, but he wouldn’t back off from Single Payer if it were the incidental topic of a hundred bizarre rituals

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    I feel much better since I gave up hope.

    "If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace." – John Lennon

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