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Tammy Duckworth for VP

I think she’s the one.

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by Anonymousreply 19807/31/2020

From four days ago. VoteVets loves her.

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by Anonymousreply 107/12/2020

A bit longer VoteVets video from a week ago.

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by Anonymousreply 207/12/2020

[quote] I think she’s the one to make Biden lose the election.

There, I fixed it for you.

by Anonymousreply 307/12/2020

no. she's not.

by Anonymousreply 407/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 507/12/2020

Im not voting for Biden unless he picks her.

by Anonymousreply 607/12/2020

There’s a triggered blocked Bernie cult member posting, I think.

by Anonymousreply 707/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 807/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 907/12/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 1007/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1107/12/2020

R10, oh yeah I forget about that nutjob. Blocked him earlier I guess.

by Anonymousreply 1207/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1307/12/2020

R13, by “one” I meant “the one Biden will choose “. Sorry for the lack of clarity.

by Anonymousreply 1407/12/2020

Then surely that little girl won't be Kamala.

by Anonymousreply 1507/12/2020

Not born in the US. Ineligible.

by Anonymousreply 1607/12/2020

Expect a wave of Karen Bass hype this week.

by Anonymousreply 1707/12/2020

Exactly, R16.

It'll be the birther shit all over again.

We don't need that, and we certainly don't need her.

by Anonymousreply 1807/12/2020

Happier times are on the way. We’ll rebuild America with them leading. The nightmare might almost be over.

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by Anonymousreply 1907/12/2020

She's ugly and in a wheel chair. Not a good look.

And don't even TRY to compare her to FDR.

by Anonymousreply 2007/12/2020

Triggered blocked fucks left and right! 🤣

by Anonymousreply 2107/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2207/12/2020

[quote] It’s clear he fears both because he senses they’re the strongest candidates.

Sure, Jan.

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by Anonymousreply 2307/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2407/13/2020

R24 everyone. Dear god.

by Anonymousreply 2507/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2607/13/2020

R26 link

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by Anonymousreply 2707/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2807/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2907/13/2020

R29 she’s definitely eligible. My concern is that she looks like a fucking yellow walrus toting sack of shit.

by Anonymousreply 3007/13/2020

My concern R30 is another 4 years of Dump

by Anonymousreply 3107/13/2020

R31 the two concerns aren’t mutually exclusive

by Anonymousreply 3207/13/2020

They're scared she's the pick.

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by Anonymousreply 3307/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3407/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3507/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3607/13/2020

Just for reference, Frank Bruni’s piece from two weeks ago.

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by Anonymousreply 3707/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3807/13/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 3907/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4007/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4107/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4207/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4307/13/2020

R43, she's Native American, remember? lol

by Anonymousreply 4407/13/2020

Wampum warren or chairbound chink? You choose!

by Anonymousreply 4507/13/2020

That remaining Latina governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is white, as well, but yeah, the media will act like she's mestizo or something. Typical.

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by Anonymousreply 4607/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4707/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4807/13/2020

To be fair I don’t think Lame Suck Duck has any dirt on her. She’d just stop a striking clock.

by Anonymousreply 4907/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5007/13/2020

R50, Barbara Thorndyke is your favorite author, right?

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by Anonymousreply 5107/13/2020

I like her in the Senate.

by Anonymousreply 5207/13/2020

R52, what are your favorite bills and/or hearing tacts/performances of hers during her career in the Senate?

by Anonymousreply 5307/13/2020

It better be Harris. At least she's qualified, spry and attractive.

by Anonymousreply 5407/13/2020

R54, and very polarizing among independents and moderates.

by Anonymousreply 5507/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5607/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5707/13/2020

[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)?

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by Anonymousreply 5807/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5907/13/2020

Harris is problematic because she’s seen as a cop, but Val Demings, who was an actual cop, is totally great? Sure Jan.

by Anonymousreply 6007/13/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 6107/13/2020

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).

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by Anonymousreply 6207/13/2020

"I just don't feel like she's quick enough on her feet to do well in the VP debate"


by Anonymousreply 6307/13/2020

Pence: lies

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 Anonymousreply 6407/13/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 6507/13/2020

There's that smell of cheap Vodka and cigarettes.

by Anonymousreply 6607/13/2020

Stupid idea. The GOP is already bringing this back up again and she hasn’t even gotten the nomination yet.

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by Anonymousreply 6707/13/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 6807/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6907/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7007/13/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 7107/13/2020

r70, give it up, it's not going to be her.

by Anonymousreply 7207/13/2020

I hope not.

by Anonymousreply 7307/13/2020

Sally Yates. Period.

by Anonymousreply 7407/13/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 7507/14/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 7607/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7707/14/2020

Nice husband. Smart, a veteran as well.

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by Anonymousreply 7807/14/2020

R77, I think you’re spot-on.

by Anonymousreply 7907/14/2020

Sorry 'bout the spacing. Hit post before checking the breaks (doh)!

by Anonymousreply 8007/14/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 8107/14/2020

R77 in your gut, who do you think he'll choose?

by Anonymousreply 8207/14/2020

[quote] If Biden chooses Duckworth...

He will lose.


But I'm sure that China wants him to pick her. So does Russia.

by Anonymousreply 8307/14/2020

I wondered what ever happened to her.

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by Anonymousreply 8407/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8507/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8607/14/2020

Stop trying to make this bitch happen.

Biden won't choose her.

It's Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris. The end.

by Anonymousreply 8707/14/2020

Tammy! Tammy! Tammy!

Lujan! Lujan! Lujan!

Beto! Beto! Beto!

by Anonymousreply 8807/14/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 8907/14/2020

I like her for VP. She's also a US Senator from Illinois - just like Obama.

by Anonymousreply 9007/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9107/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9207/14/2020

[quote]Once it was clear she was out, Klobuchar took a machine gun to Warren

I love Klobuchar’s style.

by Anonymousreply 9307/14/2020

Klobuchar might have made a great president. She just seems like someone who works a backroom.

by Anonymousreply 9407/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9507/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9607/14/2020

[quote] She just seems like someone who works a backroom.

That means something very different here!

by Anonymousreply 9707/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9807/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9907/14/2020

i was gonna say she's rather fat to be in the white house...but...trump? big orange piggy piggy.

by Anonymousreply 10007/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10107/14/2020

R99 isn’t she a minority only in the very broadest sense of the term? She’s half white half oriental.

by Anonymousreply 10207/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10307/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10407/14/2020

Warren will help Biden come in third in Massachusetts.

by Anonymousreply 10507/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10607/14/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 10707/14/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 10807/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10907/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11007/14/2020

R107 agreed but note her father is white so she is actually half white.

by Anonymousreply 11107/14/2020

Duckworth has a face for radio.

And really Duckworth? I want to "quack" every time I hear it.

by Anonymousreply 11207/14/2020

For you, R111.

You tell me what you see.

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by Anonymousreply 11307/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11407/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11507/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11607/14/2020


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 Anonymousreply 11707/14/2020

R115 Asians owe us after Kung Flu. If this was the 40s we’d have interned all the bar eating motherfuckers.

by Anonymousreply 11807/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11907/14/2020

R119, we’ll have another GOP senator thanks to Massachusetts’s governor.

by Anonymousreply 12007/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12107/14/2020

R120, the Massachusetts legislature has a democratic supermajority. There would be a democratic replacement.

by Anonymousreply 12207/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12307/14/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 12507/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12607/14/2020

R126 is literally insane

by Anonymousreply 12707/14/2020

Warren and Bernie stans both seem to have this complete inability to let go. Pathetic really.

by Anonymousreply 12807/15/2020

250 pounds of......?

by Anonymousreply 12907/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13007/15/2020

"An Oriental"??? Fuck, [R130] are you living in 2020 or 1820?????

by Anonymousreply 13107/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13207/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13307/15/2020

r133, that doesn't surprise me. The Bernie, Warren and Harris fans are really desperate.

by Anonymousreply 13407/15/2020

Top 3 this week:

1. Harris 2. Bottoms 3. Rice

(can't link CNN)

by Anonymousreply 13507/15/2020

r130 is a racist.

Shun him gals!

by Anonymousreply 13607/15/2020

R136 it’s perfectly legitimate to query the racial optics of this.

by Anonymousreply 13707/15/2020

R135, Chris Cillizza is about as rigorous in his journalism as a HuffPo opinion piece writer.

by Anonymousreply 13807/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13907/18/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14007/18/2020

r140, Warren is TOO OLD.

by Anonymousreply 14107/18/2020

Whoops! I meant r139 not r140.

My bad.

by Anonymousreply 14207/18/2020

Are you trolling, R139? Who cares what your educated MA residents say? Facts are facts.

by Anonymousreply 14307/18/2020

Goldberg is right.

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by Anonymousreply 14407/18/2020

A very nice interview.

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by Anonymousreply 14507/18/2020

Wow didn't know you guys were worse than Deplorables voting based on looks? Who cares what she LOOKS LIKE

by Anonymousreply 14607/19/2020

R146, right? And she looks very presentable in R145's pic.

by Anonymousreply 14707/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14807/19/2020

The media demand a Black woman. Repeatedly.

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by Anonymousreply 14907/19/2020

Obama: SE Asia, Hawaii, Illinois

Duckworth: same

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by Anonymousreply 15007/19/2020

From today.

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by Anonymousreply 15107/21/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 15207/21/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 15307/21/2020

I think Biden wants someone who’ll have his back, who won’t be campaigning for the presidency while serving as VP.

by Anonymousreply 15407/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 15507/21/2020

From today.

Dems usually pick a senator for VP.

Duckworth, Harris, Warren.

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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 Anonymousreply 15807/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 15907/21/2020

R159, it’s about keeping people focused on the legislative agenda.

by Anonymousreply 16007/21/2020

Biden knows he'll be a one-termer, and he wants a VP he knows can win in 2024.

by Anonymousreply 16107/21/2020

Missed this from several days ago.

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by Anonymousreply 16207/24/2020

For the media, this past week was all about Susan Rice. Back to Harris tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 16307/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 16407/25/2020

[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.

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by Anonymousreply 16507/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 16607/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 16707/25/2020

From today. The media will largely ignore this angle. Because Duckworth isn’t the right ethnicity.

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by Anonymousreply 16807/26/2020

R166, I hope you’re right.

by Anonymousreply 16907/26/2020

R165, lol ok. For most intents and purposes, she’s white. Come on. Saying she’s mestizo is like saying Warren is Cherokee.

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by Anonymousreply 17007/26/2020

Duckworth? Fine.

Anyone? Fine.

Seriously, we don't care. Just get to the voting, we'll deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 17107/26/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 17207/26/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17307/26/2020

Uh, it's not happening and he absolutely should never choose Bernie, ever.

by Anonymousreply 17407/26/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17507/26/2020

If all the qualified women die, he can pick Bernie. Otherwise, no.

by Anonymousreply 17607/26/2020

Who might remind him most of Beau?

by Anonymousreply 17707/26/2020

Pete before Bernie.

by Anonymousreply 17807/26/2020

Yeesh, it's not looking good for Harris.

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by Anonymousreply 17907/27/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 18007/27/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18107/27/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18207/27/2020

Apparently it “must” be a Black woman.

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by Anonymousreply 18307/28/2020

I really like Val Demings

by Anonymousreply 18407/28/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18507/28/2020

r183, Did you actually read the article?

She makes a good argument.

by Anonymousreply 18607/28/2020

R185, AG maybe?

by Anonymousreply 18707/28/2020

It's gonna be big Gretch!! Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan!

by Anonymousreply 18807/28/2020

Sadly I think it’s Harris. Ugh.

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by Anonymousreply 18907/28/2020

r188, he's not picking a white woman.

by Anonymousreply 19007/28/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19107/30/2020

I'd prefer: 1). Keisha 2). Val 3). Kamala

by Anonymousreply 19207/30/2020

[quote] She looks great and has lots of energy

So sexist. So shallow. You’re an embarrassment.

by Anonymousreply 19307/30/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19407/30/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 19507/30/2020

R195, so she’s white. Thanks for confirming it.

by Anonymousreply 19607/30/2020

Duckworth won't be the pick.

by Anonymousreply 19707/30/2020

Duckworth doesn't have a leg to stand on.

by Anonymousreply 19807/31/2020
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