ashleyreese
Ashley Reese
ashleyreese
Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.
Sep 23
24

Having worked with both police officers and firefighters, I think FFs are way more chill; agree they’re mostly bros, but not “let me put you in a chokehold” control freaks like cops.

Sep 18
20

Last paragraph is a good point. Belittling of a senior for senior-like behavior is considered very distasteful by seniors, no matter who it’s aimed at. People in their 70s are constantly worried about when things like dementia and senility are going to happen to them - 2, 5, 10 years? - so to them it’s not funny and Read more

Sep 18
95

Assuming Trump and Barr don’t steal the election, I’m increasingly convinced that future political scientists will study 2020 as a case study for how to shoot yourself in the foot. Read more

Sep 18
40

I’m forever amazed by Trump’s ability to turn every potential political opportunity into absolute shit for himself, and that despite the fact that he continually does this, there are still people who think he is a political genius. Read more

Sep 18
10

It breaks my heart to say, but I think it’s too late for the GND matter. Americans will not take climate change seriously until Vegas is out of water and soy/corn crops fail due to drought. 

Sep 14
2

Having a policy written on a website is not the same thing as actively communicating a policy to voters. That’s why it’s called “campaigning” and not “websiting”.

Sep 14
4

I find myself holding two thoughts both of which have been echoed in various ways in these comments. Read more

Sep 14
4

At the end of the day, its going to be hard to do that for Joe Biden because he doesn’t have any authentic progressive chops; he’s always been a moderate, and he ran as a moderate as his defining feature. I think he’ll be a perfectly cromulent President, and has enough wisdom to put good progressive people in Read more

Sep 14
24

“Vote Biden. Make American Politics Boring Again” is honestly pretty refreshing. They need to run with that. Read more

Sep 14
7

Markey is a GREAT example of how to make boring, older politicians with legit progressive cred look cool. 

Sep 14
5

I don't know how many times I've literally seen "healthcare, plz", and yet strategists are still just like "Hey, Kidz! Voting is totally rad!"

Sep 14
7

Yes it is. You have to convince people to vote for you. You can lament the challenges of an electorate that is uninformed, that is a separate issue. Biden is the one who wants to be a political leader, consequently he (and his campaign) need to make the effort to engage the electorate. The US electorate has been Read more

Sep 14
8

Okay, great, incredible analogy. What I would say to that is, yes, everyone should vote for Joe Biden, who in your analogy would I guess be some person who says he should be captain (president) because he will steer us away from the iceberg. But, continuing this analogy, there are going to be other trips (elections) Read more

Sep 14
10

I had to hear from a Bernie Sanders tweet that the if Biden wins and the Dems take control, they will lower the Medicare age to 60. This feels entirely like the sort of thing that there should be ads running on TV about. Read more

Sep 14
14

One way or another, Trump is not going to be on the ballot in 2024 (errr...well, I assume he won’t). This will be the second straight presidential election in which the primary message of the Democratic candidate has been “Trump is awful, and I’m not him.” Whatever merit that may have as a short-term electoral Read more

Sep 14
13

I’d argue that maybe the lack of enthusiasm and underwater approval is because at least some younger voters *do* know Joe and recognize just what a crappy record he has. Read more

Sep 14
13

Nice that these comments are full of people repeating the same things the article says won’t sway young voters.

Sep 14
8

Okay, I’d seen that Avengers bit and it was plenty cringeworthy all on its own, but I hadn’t seen the genesis of the idea. Read more

Sep 14
5

Fuck it - I need to reply to myself to remind myself of the world of missed opportunities Biden’s team could lock down; I know that a good portion Biden has in bullet points - but he and his campaign advocates should be shouting these points from the roof tops between now and election day: Read more