I think she’s the one.
Tammy Duckworth for VP
|by Anonymous||reply 198||07/31/2020|
From four days ago. VoteVets loves her.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/12/2020|
A bit longer VoteVets video from a week ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/12/2020|
[quote] I think she’s the one to make Biden lose the election.
There, I fixed it for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/12/2020|
no. she's not.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/12/2020|
Who in the hell is the obsessive freak constantly posting threads about this person?
The only one insisting that she will be VP, is YOU, weirdo.
It's not going to happen. Period. So give it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/12/2020|
Im not voting for Biden unless he picks her.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/12/2020|
There’s a triggered blocked Bernie cult member posting, I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/12/2020|
I'm sure Biden will be crushed, R6.
As if she will bring in any extra votes for him.
Most Americans don't even know who she is, nor do we care.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/12/2020|
As an aside, her veteran dad was in Thailand working for the Defense Department when she was born. It’s a nonissue, as with McCain and Ted Cruz.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/12/2020|
I think it’s the “no legs” fetishist.
I’m not sure he’s a Bernie Bro, I think he could just be a guy with a fear of women without legs. According to him, you can’t think without working legs, it’s impossible. Who would ever hire a Vice President or President without working legs, and then re-elect them? No way.
As we all know, the brains are kept in the legs. Without them, no one could be a good President.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/12/2020|
The media will be enraged is it’s not one of the Black woman they’ve been hyping in successive intervals for months.
I’d kind of love to see their heads explode. 🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/12/2020|
R10, oh yeah I forget about that nutjob. Blocked him earlier I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/12/2020|
There is no "one" since Democratic infighting is a hallmark of the party. Even now some still won't make beating Trump the priority.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/12/2020|
R13, by “one” I meant “the one Biden will choose “. Sorry for the lack of clarity.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/12/2020|
Then surely that little girl won't be Kamala.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/12/2020|
Not born in the US. Ineligible.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/12/2020|
Expect a wave of Karen Bass hype this week.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/12/2020|
It'll be the birther shit all over again.
We don't need that, and we certainly don't need her.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/12/2020|
Happier times are on the way. We’ll rebuild America with them leading. The nightmare might almost be over.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/12/2020|
She's ugly and in a wheel chair. Not a good look.
And don't even TRY to compare her to FDR.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/12/2020|
Triggered blocked fucks left and right! 🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/12/2020|
Trump attacked Biden the most when the primaries were in full swing. He’s attacking Duckworth now, getting Tucker to attack her.
It’s clear he fears both because he senses they’re the strongest candidates.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/12/2020|
[quote] It’s clear he fears both because he senses they’re the strongest candidates.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/12/2020|
She is devastatingly ugly. I accept that as a gay man I’m biased, but how anyone could even consider fucking her is beyond me. Any lezzes in here actually considering hitting that toad/pig?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/13/2020|
R24 everyone. Dear god.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/13/2020|
Told you. From 1 hour ago. Media are desperate because one of their favored won't be chosen, showing their lack of any sway.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/13/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/13/2020|
What is with these idiots who think she's ineligible? As if the Democrats had somehow forgotten to check? Bloody fools. She's a natural born Citizen. Look it up fuckwits.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/13/2020|
R28, it's people who've not read the actual clause and think it says the president must have been born in the US.
[quote] No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident ...
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/13/2020|
R29 she’s definitely eligible. My concern is that she looks like a fucking yellow walrus toting sack of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/13/2020|
My concern R30 is another 4 years of Dump
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/13/2020|
R31 the two concerns aren’t mutually exclusive
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/13/2020|
They're scared she's the pick.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/13/2020|
Holy fuck, you're angry, R30. Whom would you like to be VP, given the (arguably unnecessary) constraint that it must be a woman?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/13/2020|
If the media was made of good people, they would push for Tammy who is a disabled veteran to become VP. But no, instead they want to race bait and push people just because of the color of their skin.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/13/2020|
R34 Klobuchar would be ok, even though she’s a cunt. Gina Raimondo could peel the white ethnic vote from Cheeto. Lame Duck Dong is basically ironclad to her face but behind her back women don’t like voting for a fat ugly toad. Get someone poised, eloquent, and attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/13/2020|
Just for reference, Frank Bruni’s piece from two weeks ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/13/2020|
It’s affirmative action writ large lol: an eminently qualified Asian American woman vs. less qualified and/or more polarizing women of other backgrounds.
That said, I’m fine with any of them
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/13/2020|
The issue regarding eligibility hasn’t been taken up by the Supreme Court. The question still lingers and the GOP will run with it and make it into a controversy if she’s chosen.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/13/2020|
R37 I know she’s good on paper but she’s just painfully unattractive. She took the worst from both races: she has the squat, obese physique from the NW European Anglo-Celtic peasant stock and the brutish, flat, simian facial features of a SE Asian peon.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/13/2020|
And BTW, I’m someone who really admires Duckworth and think she’d be great but I also know what’s coming. I like her a hell of a lot better than a Harris and Warren.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/13/2020|
And BTW, I’m someone who really admires Duckworth and think she’d be great but I also know what’s coming. I like her a hell of a lot better than Harris and Warren.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/13/2020|
Warren is the only white woman the media would approve of. They have a massive hard on for that old as fuck, fake progressive harpy.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||07/13/2020|
R43, she's Native American, remember? lol
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/13/2020|
Wampum warren or chairbound chink? You choose!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||07/13/2020|
That remaining Latina governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is white, as well, but yeah, the media will act like she's mestizo or something. Typical.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||07/13/2020|
DL approves of Duckworth, which means she sucks. DL hates women. Thank you for your service, but don't come anywhere near the ticket. Anyone but her.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||07/13/2020|
According to DL, Biden's VP choice needs to be a black woman, but she should be neither black nor a woman because yuck. Also, there might be a problem if she's too attractive, but anything less than a 10 is unacceptable. She should not have any history of any kind, except for prior political office where she made only unanimously supported decisions on difficult subjects. She should have an elite education but not at elite universities. She should be/not be a lawyer. And her family, from her grandparents to her 18th cousins, had better be the same, otherwise she and they are trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||07/13/2020|
To be fair I don’t think Lame Suck Duck has any dirt on her. She’d just stop a striking clock.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||07/13/2020|
When they announce it, I plan to expose her membership at her racist club, along with JB Pritzker.
This will be fun to what the fur fly.
I can't understand why she is even in the Senate. Pritzker was already called out on Facebook for his membership in this "Mortimer Club." But the riots overshadowed it.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||07/13/2020|
R50, Barbara Thorndyke is your favorite author, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||07/13/2020|
I like her in the Senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/13/2020|
R52, what are your favorite bills and/or hearing tacts/performances of hers during her career in the Senate?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/13/2020|
It better be Harris. At least she's qualified, spry and attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||07/13/2020|
R54, and very polarizing among independents and moderates.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||07/13/2020|
Harris is most polarizing among blacks who view her as a “cop”. Independents and moderates don’t mind her as long as keeps quiet about her preferred pronouns and the reparations shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||07/13/2020|
I like Duckworth as my senator. I just don't feel like she's quick enough on her feet to do well in the VP debate. As an example, she was questioned the other day about whether we should remove statues of George Washington. She gave an neutral "we should talk about all these things" answer, but it gave them a weapon against her. You're not going to have a large majority of people who want to remove statues of our first president, and you need to recognize a trap when it is laid for you. She should have said "While he was a slave owner, he was an important founding father, so no - let's go after the confederate traitors instead."
|by Anonymous||reply 57||07/13/2020|
[quote] as long as keeps quiet about her preferred pronouns and the reparations shit.
How likely is that, if the media start asking her about trans rights and reparations (as is the fashion of late)?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||07/13/2020|
R57, she's trying to be picked as running mate by a campaign staffed heavily by woke Black women, and Left Twitter is ready to destroy anyone expressing reverence for Washington et al. "I think a discussion about it is acceptable" is about as moderate as she can be right now.
The angles: see the angles.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||07/13/2020|
Harris is problematic because she’s seen as a cop, but Val Demings, who was an actual cop, is totally great? Sure Jan.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||07/13/2020|
[quote] I like Duckworth as my senator. I just don't feel like she's quick enough on her feet to do well in the VP debate.
Oh, clearly, VP debates are what matter with voters. Like voters won't already decided, or won't be when faced with an evangelical male vs. a woman veteran (it's either one or the other).
It's about identity and what they stand for: not how they perform over 90 minutes on network TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||07/13/2020|
R60, Demings is losing steam even with the desperate cheerleading media: they finally see the cop angle. It's on to Karen Bass this week for the media.
With the media, it went: Harris, Abrams, Demings and Lance Bottoms -- and this week it's all about Bass, and then back to Harris probably next week as the decision (the beginning of August) nears.
They're iterating, but finding problems all the way around.
- Harris: prosecutor, terrible campaign management
- Abrams: gauche, thin resume
- Demings: cop
- Lance Bottoms: Atlanta is a mess, thin resume
- Bass: praise for Castro, but what else? Maybe she'll stick. Probably not.
Probably back to Harris next week, because she's (supposedly) the inevitable choice. Biden won't pick any of them, and then the storyline will be how "problematic" his choice of a non-Black woman is. Then they'll look for stuff to crucify the running mate (as with grifter Tara for Biden, trying to see if they can change the outcome of the primaries so their favorites, Bernie or Warren, could snatch the nomination).
|by Anonymous||reply 62||07/13/2020|
"I just don't feel like she's quick enough on her feet to do well in the VP debate"
AGAINST PENCE? HA HA HA!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||07/13/2020|
VP pick: "You're lying. The fact is that [you said this/you did this/Trump said this/Trump did this]"
Pence: [shakes, head, pretending to be disappointed at the VP pick for "lying"] "That's just not true"
A good VP pick will blow him out of the water and call out his "disappointed dad" shtick. "Your supposed wounded disappointment doesn't make what I'm saying untrue. It's just cover for my having called you out. Here's the proof. On [date] you said [quote]."
|by Anonymous||reply 64||07/13/2020|
[quote]I just don't feel like she's quick enough on her feet to do well in the VP debate.
Probably because she doesn’t have feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||07/13/2020|
There's that smell of cheap Vodka and cigarettes.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||07/13/2020|
Stupid idea. The GOP is already bringing this back up again and she hasn’t even gotten the nomination yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||07/13/2020|
[quote] If the media was made of good people, they would push for Tammy who is a disabled veteran to become VP. But no, instead they want to race bait and push people just because of the color of their skin.
You mean like Tammy Duckworth?
That's the only reason her name is being mentioned. Because she's a MINORITY. Duckworth would be an affirmative action pick.
And she's certainly NOT more qualified than Elizabeth Warren.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||07/13/2020|
The GOP is making a mistake by attacking Duckworth so early. Biden didn’t even officially pick her yet. Do they know something we don’t?
Here it is July. Anything they say about her, everyone will be over it by November. Unless they can prove she’s got a bunch of dead bodies stacked like cordwood in the basement, there’s nothing she’s ever done that can’t be forgotten by November. It’s a long way away. By then Trump will have destroyed the economy even further and sent thousands of children and teachers to their deaths.
If they were saying in October, “guess what, she has no feet!” that might be a revelation for some people. But this pointless stuff in July that makes no sense? Carlson is calling her a “coward.” Based on what? She’s got balls the size of hub caps.
That’s such an irrelevant thing to say about her that it sounds like Trump told him to specifically say that, even though it makes no sense. Carlson may be stupid, but he knows it makes no sense. And if all he has is random name-calling, she must be pretty clean.
What does Carlson think Trump will do for him? He can’t do anything. He’s on the way out, and will abandon him like he does everyone else. And Carlson will have four years of Biden to get ratings criticizing the opposition party. So he has nothing to lose either way. He’ll be fine.
I’m wondering what Fox will say about schools opening and children getting sick. Even Republicans have at least some small, stunted feelings towards their children.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||07/13/2020|
R67, oh yes, voters are going to examine the bureaucratic mechanics of the VA during her time there when deciding whether to vote for Biden. When there’s a pandemic. When 20% are unemployed.
No. They see a moderate Midwestern vet who lost both legs flying a Black Hawk in Iraq, and who’s upbeat and inoffensive. They think “Well, she’s half ‘Chinese’ but she lost both her legs and her husband’s a white vet. Good enough.”
She’s the least polarizing in part because all the CNN watchers never heard of her until two weeks ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||07/13/2020|
[quote] They think “Well, she’s half ‘Chinese’ but she lost both her legs and her husband’s a white vet. Good enough.”
Why do orientals always insist that if they marry a white guy, then they "qualify" as white?
They don't. They just... don't. And they never will be white.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/13/2020|
r70, give it up, it's not going to be her.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||07/13/2020|
I hope not.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/13/2020|
Sally Yates. Period.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/13/2020|
[quote]Why do orientals always insist that if they marry a white guy, then they "qualify" as white?
Probably for the same reasons that other biracial women like Kamala Harris and Susan Rice do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||07/14/2020|
We have to remember that the VP choice for this election will be crucial.
Biden would be the oldest person ever to become President, and he also has a not so stellar health history.
Therefore, the VP could very well become President during his term in office.
I think that the person pushing for her so hard to become VP, merely wants her elected because of her race. So that demographic can have someone as President.
That said, Duckworth's racial demographic only makes up less than 6% of the U.S. population. SIX PERCENT.
We've never had a female President, we've never had a Hispanic President, and we've only had one African American President, in over 240 years.
So she needs to wait in fucking line.
Why should someone from a demographic that represents only SIX PERCENT of the U.S. population, become President? Fuck that shit.
I'm white, and even I would rather see a black or hispanic male or female become President first.
Then there's the issue of China and Russia. I think that they would see weakness in her, if she ever became President. Then they would take advantage of that.
While Americans are patting themselves on the back for being politically correct, China and Russia will see an opportunity to attack us.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/14/2020|
One set of observations:
1. It was supposed to be Klobuchar. 2. Once that became impossible, Biden began to dither. 3. Once it was clear she was out, Klobuchar took a machine gun to Warren (whether Biden's people asked her to or not is unclear). 4. Biden's camp probably wants Harris. 5. Biden doesn't like Harris. 6. Biden's camp has been floating a different POC every week to give the media something to do, and will likely pivot back to Harris in early August (as predicted earlier in this thread). 7. Duckworth is a wildcard, as she is not black but she is military, disabled, and a great speaker. 8. Biden is probably personally taken with Duckworth as the candidate he'd like to be president after him. 9. Biden's camp is panicking about #8. 10. The Duckworth hit pieces have begun. 11. Republican operatives sit back and laugh, again, as the Democrats implode from within, like every cycle. 12. This should be a fascinating two weeks seeing the factions play off.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/14/2020|
Nice husband. Smart, a veteran as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/14/2020|
R77, I think you’re spot-on.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/14/2020|
Sorry 'bout the spacing. Hit post before checking the breaks (doh)!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||07/14/2020|
If Biden chooses Duckworth, he needs to release the list of black women he'll consider for his first Supreme Court nomination - even on the same day he announces Duckworth.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||07/14/2020|
R77 in your gut, who do you think he'll choose?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||07/14/2020|
[quote] If Biden chooses Duckworth...
He will lose.
But I'm sure that China wants him to pick her. So does Russia.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||07/14/2020|
I wondered what ever happened to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||07/14/2020|
I like her and feel she is the most acceptable candidate for independents , moderates and disgusted republicans. Keep your eye on the prize which is to ensure Trump is not re-elected.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||07/14/2020|
r82, my gut says I don't know enough about Biden and his entourage to know who's influence will win out. My first thought when the Times piece (Frank Bruni IIRC) glowed about Duckworth was that it was a trial balloon to see how the reaction would go. The fact that there are hit pieces (without a lot of juice IMO) so quickly implies to me that people in the camp are seeing her emerge.
So, my gut is that if I were him, I'd be going Duckworth (and only because he should have picked Warren two months ago but can't really pick her now with all the POC conversation). But my gnawing feeling is that he is not running that ship, and those who are want Harris.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||07/14/2020|
Stop trying to make this bitch happen.
Biden won't choose her.
It's Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris. The end.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||07/14/2020|
Tammy! Tammy! Tammy!
Lujan! Lujan! Lujan!
Beto! Beto! Beto!
|by Anonymous||reply 88||07/14/2020|
What about Tusli Gabard for VP? She was in the military and is kind of Asian, too. Plus she has her two Samoan delegates from the primary.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||07/14/2020|
I like her for VP. She's also a US Senator from Illinois - just like Obama.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||07/14/2020|
I met Duckworth at O'Hare after the 2009 Chicago marathon. Without knowing who she was, I offered her my copy of the paper to check her official time (she was wearing her finisher's medal, but didn't have a paper), which launched into a conversation of the different wheelchair divisions, how her wheelchair was different than the regulation ones, and why her division wasn't listed. The guy she was traveling with, who I assumed was her husband, was hot (fit masc hot, not good bone structure and skin hot). Crew cut, chiseled jaw, tight Army shirt, left to go get Starbucks (I think she had a chai), and very protective of her. He was pissed to come back and see me talking to her, but relaxed when he heard the conversation. She was a little suspicious of my intentions but laughed it off (actually chuckled) when it became clear that I had no idea who she was and was just really interested in her training and chair -- runners can talk for days about the minutiae of tech and training. She praised runner culture, calling it open and supportive. After she boarded, someone came up to me and told me who she was. I was still clueless, but looked it up after I got home.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||07/14/2020|
That’s cool, R91!
I saw Mitt Romney at Reagan National Airport when he was still governor of Massachusetts. He left the plane after boarding to get ice cream with an aide. He came back to board with the ice cream.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||07/14/2020|
[quote]Once it was clear she was out, Klobuchar took a machine gun to Warren
I love Klobuchar’s style.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||07/14/2020|
Klobuchar might have made a great president. She just seems like someone who works a backroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||07/14/2020|
I hope to god Susan Rice doesn’t get it, with that awfully ultra right wing nutcase son hers. If she failed with her son, I don’t think she is hugely capable.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||07/14/2020|
I'm good with her. I'm good with Warren. I'm not good with Harris. She is not enough of the people for my taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||07/14/2020|
[quote] She just seems like someone who works a backroom.
That means something very different here!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||07/14/2020|
Isn’t lame duck too white? Her father was white IIRC and she’s married to a white dude. Basically she’s white adjacent.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||07/14/2020|
R11, she is a minority. And a veteran. And a disabled veteran at that. Plus she has the political credentials. And she's managed to show she has what it takes to deal with manipulative Republicans. I think our best choice for what is needed now is Warren. Duckworth is the closest I've come to feeling like we've got a very qualified candidate beyond Warren.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||07/14/2020|
i was gonna say she's rather fat to be in the white house...but...trump? big orange piggy piggy.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||07/14/2020|
Pick Klobuchar. Biden hands her a stapler, file folders, a coffee mug, and a salad comb. Then Biden says, "go find Trump and imagine he's Pete Buttigieg hugging his husband after the Iowa caucuses".
|by Anonymous||reply 101||07/14/2020|
R99 isn’t she a minority only in the very broadest sense of the term? She’s half white half oriental.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||07/14/2020|
R99. I'm not sure why you're replying to my post at R11. I believe she's the best pick. All I'm commenting on is what 99% of the media want.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||07/14/2020|
She's not fat, R100. She had a baby not that long ago and has been busy, but she could not get fat and walk on those prostheses. Not gonna happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||07/14/2020|
Warren will help Biden come in third in Massachusetts.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||07/14/2020|
R104 she’s fat and ugly as sin. She then again probably compares favorably to Dump who’s no looker himself. Problem is women don’t like unattractive fat and dumpy women.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/14/2020|
[quote] Isn’t lame duck too white? Her father was white IIRC and she’s married to a white dude. Basically she’s white adjacent.
Keep fucking that chicken.
I never understood why orientals have this incessant need to try to "prove" that they're white, when they're not. It's the most bizarre thing ever.
Besides their being completely insecure about themselves, it's just fucking WEIRD.
You're NOT white. Everyone can see that, except for you. Stop trying to pretend that you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||07/14/2020|
[quote] I met Duckworth at O'Hare after the 2009 Chicago marathon.
[quote] The guy she was traveling with, who I assumed was her husband, was ... very protective of her. He was pissed to come back and see me talking to her, but relaxed when he heard the conversation.
So you speak chinese?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||07/14/2020|
R77, I disagree with your number 3, although it's small potatoes at this point. I think Klobuchar had her own problems with all the Lefties complaining about her prosecutorial record in the wake of the George Floyd death. I think she felt like her best option when she found out she was out was to advocate for a Black woman VP to try to correct the history people were criticizing. People love the idea of women cat fights, but I think she's more interested in remaining popular in Minnesota than playing Tonya Harding to Warren's Nancy Kerrigan.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||07/14/2020|
Not sure how this escaped everyone. From R57...
“Not sure if she’s quick enough on her feet.”
Really????? She has no feet.
She’s my Senator too, and I’m a big fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||07/14/2020|
R107 agreed but note her father is white so she is actually half white.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||07/14/2020|
Duckworth has a face for radio.
And really Duckworth? I want to "quack" every time I hear it.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||07/14/2020|
For you, R111.
You tell me what you see.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||07/14/2020|
R112 she’s probably one of the ugliest hogs in the Senate (with stiff competition) and that may turn off some female voters but I guess she’s a good compromise in that she’s ethnic but harmlessly so compared to some of the angry negresses out there. She’s a solid middle of the road choice with a more compelling story than closet Pence.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||07/14/2020|
Who is this wacko who hates Asians and constantly refers to them as “Orientals” and “Chinese”? All the Asians in the world are not Chinese.
When did this board become a bunch of MAGATs crowing about how much they hate Asians?
|by Anonymous||reply 115||07/14/2020|
R113 I’m not saying she’s white im saying she’s as white as she is oriental. To most deplorables she’s a few shades on the right side of Cameltoe and ‘Biscuit Lips’ Abrams.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||07/14/2020|
Elizabeth Warren will be the VP nominee, whether you like it or not.
And all the "manifesting" that you keep trying to do, is not going to change that.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||07/14/2020|
R115 Asians owe us after Kung Flu. If this was the 40s we’d have interned all the bar eating motherfuckers.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||07/14/2020|
Warren has a track record of standing up for regular citizens. The economy is about to tank “Bigly”. The few stocks that make up the Dow were driven back up by opportunity buying. But all the other indicators like GDP are heading south
Earlier in the year I thought this made her the ideal pick because we need somebody at the top of the power hierarchy with a record of looking out for the commoners.
I started liking the duck because she does have that nastiness that fights fire with fire. I say promise her something important like they did with Pete and go with Warren. Imagine if something happened to Biden and Warren was given the power of executive orders.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||07/14/2020|
R119, we’ll have another GOP senator thanks to Massachusetts’s governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||07/14/2020|
Biden won't pick the best qualified, Warren. He will cowardly pick a black woman, any black woman because he's afraid of losing the black vote, even though if that's their only reason for voting for him, we are fucked anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||07/14/2020|
R120, the Massachusetts legislature has a democratic supermajority. There would be a democratic replacement.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||07/14/2020|
R122, no. The legislature has no say.
From The Hill (“ May 28, 2020 - 06:00 AM EDT Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor”):
[quote] Warren represents a state with a Republican governor, Charlie Baker, who has the power to pick anyone he wants to fill her seat, should it become vacant, until a special election sometime in 2021.
[quote] Massachusetts law requires a special election to be held between 145 and 160 days after a Senate seat becomes vacant, a significant problem if Biden wins the White House and the Senate is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats.
[quote] If Baker were to appoint a Republican to replace Warren, Democrats would need a net pickup of four Senate seats - instead of three - and control of the White House to win back the Senate majority, where the GOP holds a 53-47 advantage.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||07/14/2020|
Warren is going to push her own fucking Bernie-style agenda if she's VP. That's not what Joe wants or needs.
And he might pick her for a Cabinet position, which would be the smartest move, because we'll know by January how many Senate seats the Dems have picked up. Because her seat will be filled by a Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||07/14/2020|
WE WANT TAMMY DUCKWORTH FOR V̶I̶C̶E̶ PRESIDENT PLEASE! NOW!!
|by Anonymous||reply 125||07/14/2020|
I saw Warren interviewed last week and I could tell in her eyes that she has already been offered VP and accepted. It's almost August, for chrissakes- do you not think he's made a decision already? Throwing the black female names out there is just to let blacks know that he's the non-racist candidate.
How could he not pick Warren? She's brilliant, passionate... and the way she castrated Bloomboig at the debates tells you she's got what it takes to eviscerate Trump/Biden.
I particularly like the way she handles criticism and trash talk. She's even better than Hillary at letting it roll off her back. And that's how you have to be in this climate of 24/7 news and social media: thick-skinned.
And she'll be the first female POTUS someday.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||07/14/2020|
R126 is literally insane
|by Anonymous||reply 127||07/14/2020|
Warren and Bernie stans both seem to have this complete inability to let go. Pathetic really.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||07/15/2020|
250 pounds of......?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||07/15/2020|
OP forgot to post in her native language:
塔米 · 達克沃斯為 Vp 我想她就是這樣的
Why don't you get lost, you psycho creep?
An Oriental will never be President nor Vice-President of this country.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||07/15/2020|
"An Oriental"??? Fuck, [R130] are you living in 2020 or 1820?????
|by Anonymous||reply 131||07/15/2020|
Where did all this derision towards Duckworth come from!? Seems like on another thread about Duckworth, most only had positive things to say and this thread is the polar opposite.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||07/15/2020|
R132, it’s two posters. One is all about Harris and the other is a racist Bernie cult member. Block them and it’s all positive.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||07/15/2020|
r133, that doesn't surprise me. The Bernie, Warren and Harris fans are really desperate.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||07/15/2020|
Top 3 this week:
1. Harris 2. Bottoms 3. Rice
(can't link CNN)
|by Anonymous||reply 135||07/15/2020|
r130 is a racist.
Shun him gals!
|by Anonymous||reply 136||07/15/2020|
R136 it’s perfectly legitimate to query the racial optics of this.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||07/15/2020|
R135, Chris Cillizza is about as rigorous in his journalism as a HuffPo opinion piece writer.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||07/15/2020|
R123, that's not what educated Massachusetts residents say.
R128, that remark just shows your limited knowledge of the entire situation. Warren is the best qualified. That does not mean that Duckworth would not be a good choice. She checks off the minority box as well, if Biden believes he much choose a minority female candidate.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||07/18/2020|
Just rereading your post, R91. These are the kind of anecdotes I love to read on DL. In this case, charming and well told.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||07/18/2020|
r140, Warren is TOO OLD.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||07/18/2020|
Whoops! I meant r139 not r140.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||07/18/2020|
Are you trolling, R139? Who cares what your educated MA residents say? Facts are facts.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||07/18/2020|
Goldberg is right.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||07/18/2020|
A very nice interview.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||07/18/2020|
Wow didn't know you guys were worse than Deplorables voting based on looks? Who cares what she LOOKS LIKE
|by Anonymous||reply 146||07/19/2020|
R146, right? And she looks very presentable in R145's pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||07/19/2020|
r146, the electorate at large will care. Ugly women don't get far in politics in this country.
And yes, it's totally sexist. People almost expect most male politicians to be ugly, and then are surprised when occasionally there is a good looking one (JFK, Obama). But it's the exact opposite with the ladies; voters like pretty women to represent them for the most part.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||07/19/2020|
The media demand a Black woman. Repeatedly.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||07/19/2020|
Obama: SE Asia, Hawaii, Illinois
|by Anonymous||reply 150||07/19/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 151||07/21/2020|
Joy Reid gets what she wants. It’ll be one of the four championed by her and most of the rest of the media.
The media are powerful. They’re in control.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||07/21/2020|
[quote] As an aside, her veteran dad was in Thailand working for the Defense Department when she was born. It’s a nonissue, as with McCain and Ted Cruz.
R9 It is a non issue if they are a Republican, do I have to remind you that we had a President born in this country and most of the Republican Party and the current President claimed he wasn't born here. If it is Duckworth her birthplace will be an issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||07/21/2020|
I think Biden wants someone who’ll have his back, who won’t be campaigning for the presidency while serving as VP.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||07/21/2020|
R153, they’ll try to make it an issue, but I really don’t think it’ll stick so that the risks of choosing her outweigh the benefits.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||07/21/2020|
Dems usually pick a senator for VP.
Duckworth, Harris, Warren.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||07/21/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||07/21/2020|
I have my own preferences but none of our preferences really matter. Joe Biden is going to pick the person he is most comfortable with and will do the most to help him win. I support who ever he picks and will vote for the ticket enthusiastically. Something everyone who calls themselves a Democrat should do.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||07/21/2020|
R154 I actually don't think that's all that much of a concern for him. I firmly believe he's leaning towards a one term presidency.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||07/21/2020|
R159, it’s about keeping people focused on the legislative agenda.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||07/21/2020|
Biden knows he'll be a one-termer, and he wants a VP he knows can win in 2024.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||07/21/2020|
Missed this from several days ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||07/24/2020|
For the media, this past week was all about Susan Rice. Back to Harris tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||07/25/2020|
Tammy Duckworth hails from the highly influential Illinois Democratic Party. You could bet your boots Michael Madigan is gonna pull some strings to get her on the ticket. What's Susan Rice's story? Or Kamala Harris'? For that matter.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||07/25/2020|
[quote]That remaining Latina governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is white, as well, but yeah, the media will act like she's mestizo or something. Typical.
She is mestizo. There are some mestizo families in New Mexico with a long history who have lighter skin tones. In recent years, she has been dying her blonde type colors. If you look at some pictures of her when she was in Congress her hair was darker.
The media would have hard time trying to connect Grisham with different Latino groups. She comes from a family who has lived in New Mexico for over four hundred years and she may have grown up in a household where her parents spoke the New Mexico Spanish dialect. This wikipedia article gives some good details on the ethnic group (Hispanos of New Mexico) that she comes from.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||07/25/2020|
R152 that's not true. And Joy Reid does not get what she wants always. I hope Biden realizes it is his choice, but her wishes are definitely the deciding factor. When push comes to shove, most Black voters, including Black women, realize they will be worse off with Trump in office than they will be with a VP that isn't their top choice. It's only the left wing white idiots who may do something stupid. And their Bernie nonsense is part of the reason Trump is in office now.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||07/25/2020|
Who cares R165? We, Mexicans and Chicanos don't really vote. We have a hard enough time filling out a census take. The focus should be on winning the Upper Midwest. They are doubting Trump already. Unsure. I actually think Mary Trump should be the VP Nominee lol. Anything to win.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||07/25/2020|
From today. The media will largely ignore this angle. Because Duckworth isn’t the right ethnicity.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||07/26/2020|
R166, I hope you’re right.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||07/26/2020|
R165, lol ok. For most intents and purposes, she’s white. Come on. Saying she’s mestizo is like saying Warren is Cherokee.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||07/26/2020|
Seriously, we don't care. Just get to the voting, we'll deal with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||07/26/2020|
He may have a lot more leeway to pick someone he believes he can best work with, as opposed to someone who’ll mobilize progressives or the base.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||07/26/2020|
What if Biden went back on his word and chose Bernie Sanders as his running mate?! I think that would clinch it for us. Trump does theatrics with his words, the press wouldn't hold Bidens word to the fire.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||07/26/2020|
Uh, it's not happening and he absolutely should never choose Bernie, ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||07/26/2020|
If he chose Bernout as his VP, I would take back everything I ever said about Joe not being senile. That's not the decision of someone with all his oars in the water.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||07/26/2020|
If all the qualified women die, he can pick Bernie. Otherwise, no.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||07/26/2020|
Who might remind him most of Beau?
|by Anonymous||reply 177||07/26/2020|
Pete before Bernie.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||07/26/2020|
Yeesh, it's not looking good for Harris.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||07/27/2020|
I don't understand why one would pick someone who already has a national profile, given that public opinion is likely already polarized about them. You'd think you'd want to pick an unknown, so that the campaign can amplify the points that it most wants to shape public opinion about her.
If you want a "do no harm" candidate, that necessarily means someone who is thus far among the least polarizing to the voting public (cf. the base).
The conventional wisdom is that "VP picks don't matter", but I think that's something like the early message that "wearing a mask can do more harm than good" - it sounds clever because it's counterintuitive, but in reality it's bullshit that has to be buttressed by intense statistical analyses, because it's contrary to common sense.
That doesn't mean it's wrong, but most likely it is, given that the simplest interpretation of matters (e.g., the media are obsessed with the VP pick because it could in fact matter, and voters might care about who might be president if Biden dies in office) seem to be more likely true.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||07/27/2020|
Bernie Bro spotted at r173.
That would just about be one of the DUMBEST things he could possibly do. Bernie is actually OLDER than Biden and has already had a heart attack. And people are worried about BIDEN surviving his term?
|by Anonymous||reply 181||07/27/2020|
Biden needs a VP who who will get along with him and work with him, to get his plans for America implemented. He doesn't need a VP shoving a boney finger in his face, yelling at him or sleeping instead of doing what he's supposed to do, like Bernout is known for.
I'm sure Joe will keep his number handy, in case he needs advice with naming any post offices. 👍
|by Anonymous||reply 182||07/27/2020|
Apparently it “must” be a Black woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||07/28/2020|
I really like Val Demings
|by Anonymous||reply 184||07/28/2020|
I expect that Amy Klobuchar is going to be given a top Cabinet position. She dropped out of the Presidential race to get moderate voters consolidated behind Biden to beat Bernie. And then she took herself out of contention for VP to allow Biden to easily choose a person of color, even though she was probably Biden's first choice. He owes her.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||07/28/2020|
r183, Did you actually read the article?
She makes a good argument.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||07/28/2020|
R185, AG maybe?
|by Anonymous||reply 187||07/28/2020|
It's gonna be big Gretch!! Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan!
|by Anonymous||reply 188||07/28/2020|
Sadly I think it’s Harris. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||07/28/2020|
r188, he's not picking a white woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||07/28/2020|
Black people will never vote for Trump, but if Biden doesn’t pick a black Veep, they might just not vote at all. I hope to god Kampala Harris gets it. She looks great and has lots of energy and that matters considering that Biden might well die of old age in office.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||07/30/2020|
I'd prefer: 1). Keisha 2). Val 3). Kamala
|by Anonymous||reply 192||07/30/2020|
[quote] She looks great and has lots of energy
So sexist. So shallow. You’re an embarrassment.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||07/30/2020|
Let’s pick a VP who will run for President in 2024 based on their looks and appearance. Because that worked out so well for John McCain.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||07/30/2020|
[quote]white, as well, but yeah, the media will act like she's mestizo
Mestizo doesn't mean brown. You can be white and be mestizo.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||07/30/2020|
R195, so she’s white. Thanks for confirming it.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||07/30/2020|
Duckworth won't be the pick.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||07/30/2020|
Duckworth doesn't have a leg to stand on.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||07/31/2020|