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(Washington Post)   "Stacey Abrams is the Democrats' Sarah Palin," claims republican columnist who sounds afraid   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
I find it interesting that WaPo cleared this. It's not exactly according to script.

While I've never met her, I have worked for people like her. She's earnest, forthright...and far overstates her abilities. She wants to come in as a "Change Agent" into an ossified bureaucratic structure and in the process disrupt everything about it. The disruption happens, but nothing gets accomplished. (Gee, that sounds like some orange guy we know).
 
5 days ago  
Yes, no other politician or even human being does anything remotely like this. You've precisely nailed down her most intimate self and proven yourself remarkably perceptive and wise in the process.
 
5 days ago  
In what respect, Charlie?
 
5 days ago  

Another Government Employee: I find it interesting that WaPo cleared this. It's not exactly according to script.

While I've never met her, I have worked for people like her. She's earnest, forthright...and far overstates her abilities. She wants to come in as a "Change Agent" into an ossified bureaucratic structure and in the process disrupt everything about it. The disruption happens, but nothing gets accomplished. (Gee, that sounds like some orange guy we know).


On the other hand, the liberal wing of the Democratic party seems to have been growing these past few elections. An increasing number of Democrats no longer want to vote for the middle of the road candidate.

If you vote for the Change Agent and you get some real change, that's great. If you don't get change, at least you tried.

If you vote for the Keeper Of The Status Quo, you're probably going to get more of the same. Which approach do you think usually works for voters?
 
5 days ago  
i thought trump being the most unqualified presidential candidate ever was what his supporters loved so much about him
 
5 days ago  
Nobody wants to hear this, but a brown woman is not going to get votes, even from a bunch of liberals who think of themselves as color blind.
 
5 days ago  
I have to wonder if the WAPO has a particular person that they would prefer be Biden's VP and so they are trying to make Abrams look bad and take her out of the competition?
 
5 days ago  
Stacey Abrams is not going to be vice president subby.
 
5 days ago  
I hope she gets the nom.

She would go scorched Earth on voting rights. You can't solve a lot of issues until voting is corrected and gerrymandering/suppression is stomped out. Everything after that becomes much easier to pass. That is why I hope she gets it.

/Liz for Senate Majority
//Kamala AG
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  
Marc Thiessen really doesn't want another colored person in the White House.

Not that Biden is in danger of picking Abrams anyway.
 
5 days ago  
BOTH SIDES!!!
 
5 days ago  
Has Abrams ever quit halfway through an important civic job?
 
5 days ago  

thatguyoverthere70: Another Government Employee: I find it interesting that WaPo cleared this. It's not exactly according to script.

While I've never met her, I have worked for people like her. She's earnest, forthright...and far overstates her abilities. She wants to come in as a "Change Agent" into an ossified bureaucratic structure and in the process disrupt everything about it. The disruption happens, but nothing gets accomplished. (Gee, that sounds like some orange guy we know).

On the other hand, the liberal wing of the Democratic party seems to have been growing these past few elections. An increasing number of Democrats no longer want to vote for the middle of the road candidate.

If you vote for the Change Agent and you get some real change, that's great. If you don't get change, at least you tried.

If you vote for the Keeper Of The Status Quo, you're probably going to get more of the same. Which approach do you think usually works for voters?


The trick is to not just focus on the big chair.  Filling Congress and the state houses with people that want change is just as, if not more, important.  That means showing up for mid-terms, even when things aren't complete shiat in the White House.
 
5 days ago  
Not really, Palin was actually governor once.

/runs
 
5 days ago  

thatguyoverthere70: Another Government Employee: I find it interesting that WaPo cleared this. It's not exactly according to script.

While I've never met her, I have worked for people like her. She's earnest, forthright...and far overstates her abilities. She wants to come in as a "Change Agent" into an ossified bureaucratic structure and in the process disrupt everything about it. The disruption happens, but nothing gets accomplished. (Gee, that sounds like some orange guy we know).

On the other hand, the liberal wing of the Democratic party seems to have been growing these past few elections. An increasing number of Democrats no longer want to vote for the middle of the road candidate.

If you vote for the Change Agent and you get some real change, that's great. If you don't get change, at least you tried.

If you vote for the Keeper Of The Status Quo, you're probably going to get more of the same. Which approach do you think usually works for voters?


In this instance, "keeper of the status quo*" would be a pretty radical change from the current administration. I think most people would be pretty comfortable with going back to the Pre-Trump status quo.

*Of course, Biden is at worst pushing for a modified Obama-era status quo, which you'd know if you bothered looking at any of his platform proposals.
 
5 days ago  
Sarah Palin's problem wasn't the thin resume. It was the fact that she was saying objectively stupid things on television every day.
 
5 days ago  
Yeah, like Sarah Palin in every way, except she's not a complete moron.
 
5 days ago  
She's too fat to be presidential material.  Nancy Pelosi said so.

But seriously, she doesn't have the look.  Looks matter.  She looks like she'd be fine as a small town mayor.  But she doesn't even look like governor material.  Klobuchar has the same look problem, but she beat it with her fine public performances.  From what I remember of Abram's failed campaign, she doesn't hold a candle compared to Klobachair.
 
5 days ago  
Republicans are now saying it's problematic to nominate someone who hasn't held a very high elected office before. Okay then.
 
5 days ago  
I'm pretty sure none of us want to bone Stacy Abrams.
 
5 days ago  

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This. This right hyar. I see enough of his smarmy mug in the local bird cage liner.
 
5 days ago  

VanillaEnvelope: I'm pretty sure none of us want to bone Stacy Abrams.


I lost any desire for Sarah Palin the day I first heard her speak.
 
5 days ago  

Alphax: VanillaEnvelope: I'm pretty sure none of us want to bone Stacy Abrams.

I lost any desire for Sarah Palin the day I first heard her speak.


When I first heard her speak I spent a week loudly telling everyone "I'VE HEARD THAT VOICE BEFORE!"

Took me that long to remember Bobby's World.
 
5 days ago  

thatguyoverthere70: Another Government Employee: I find it interesting that WaPo cleared this. It's not exactly according to script.

While I've never met her, I have worked for people like her. She's earnest, forthright...and far overstates her abilities. She wants to come in as a "Change Agent" into an ossified bureaucratic structure and in the process disrupt everything about it. The disruption happens, but nothing gets accomplished. (Gee, that sounds like some orange guy we know).

On the other hand, the liberal wing of the Democratic party seems to have been growing these past few elections. An increasing number of Democrats no longer want to vote for the middle of the road candidate.

If you vote for the Change Agent and you get some real change, that's great. If you don't get change, at least you tried.

If you vote for the Keeper Of The Status Quo, you're probably going to get more of the same. Which approach do you think usually works for voters?


Experience says Keeper of the Status Quo.  The supporters of Change Agent rah-rah really hard, but they fail to do that thing where they vote.  And it isn't even  "My vote is too precious for this sordid world" bullshiat, but never even showing up at the polls to vote for CA.  If even half of the CA voters showed up and voted, KotSQ would lurch so hard left it would cause the Earth's orbit to shift.  KotSQ isn't born with a heart full of neutrality - he's playing the odds.  SQ voters do this really farking weird thing where they vote in elections.  If I have limited resources (and, there is no politician with adequate resources, much less infinite resources), I have to pick between getting votes and getting bupkis; I go with the votes, since that is the point of the entire exercise.  CA voters showing up and doing something would make them a viable bloc and worth courting.  But as-is, they strut real good, but fail to materialize when the chips are down.

If you want a real-world example, Italians and Irish weren't even considered white in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  But when they started voting like there was no tomorrow, both suddenly became Aryan super-WASPs, and politicians bent over backwards to fete them.  If CA voters showed up to the polls, Greenpeace would be the new far-right, because even KotSQ would be eating CAs' collective asses to get those sweet, sweet votes.
 
5 days ago  
Has Stacey Abrams faked a pregnancy to cover up for when her daughter "tripped up"?
 
5 days ago  
Yea?  fark the washington post
 
5 days ago  
why are we still talking about her, she's not getting picked
 
5 days ago  
The highest office she has ever attained is minority leader of the Georgia state House of Representatives, a part-time legislature. Apparently, she thinks this qualifies her to be leader of the free world.

The GOP proved that you don't need any experience to get elected. They seem to be really upset that the precedents they've set were paid attention to, it's the same with thinking a half baked accusation of misconduct against Biden is somehow disqualifying even after they elevated an accused rapist in to office.
 
5 days ago  
Well, she sort of is in that I never paid much attention to her until she was the VP pick for a major party's Presidential nominee, but I think we may be getting ahead of ourselves here.

I really don't know much about her other than she got robbed.  Kemp counted the votes and he won.  Maybe he would have won if someone else had counted the votes, but that would kind of make it worse.  You mean even though he would have won anyway he still had to cheat?
 
5 days ago  
What's with this obsession / certainty regarding Abrams?

She had an election stolen from her, so she has visibility. That by itself doesn't make her a good pick.
 
5 days ago  
 Thiessen is the Fat Twit's own special Goebbels.
 
5 days ago  
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Wow, there really is no bar too low for Trumpers.
 
5 days ago  

AsparagusFTW: I hope she gets the nom.

She would go scorched Earth on voting rights. You can't solve a lot of issues until voting is corrected and gerrymandering/suppression is stomped out. Everything after that becomes much easier to pass. That is why I hope she gets it.

/Liz for Senate Majority
//Kamala AG


Don't forget figuring out a way to overturn the Citizens United ruling.
 
5 days ago  
One went to the Yale Law School, the most selective law school in the universe, and inspired millions of people to vote for her in a state whose flag features a swastika and a middle finger.

The other reads all the magazines, and has a 45% success rate on completed sentences.

Yes, they are clearly the same.

I'd vote for Stacy "Boola Boola" Abrams in a heartbeat if only stupid federal laws didn't prohibit me.
 
5 days ago  

Walker: [Fark user image 356x553]

Wow, there really is no bar too low for Trumpers.


I can only take this to mean that Trump is farking Pence.
 
5 days ago  

bluejeansonfire: What's with this obsession / certainty regarding Abrams?

She had an election stolen from her, so she has visibility. That by itself doesn't make her a good pick.


She tried to steal the election.  The same as Gillum tried to steal the election.  "Oh, look at that, a friendly polling supervisor mysteriously has a few boxes of uncounted ballots in the back of their rental car."
 
5 days ago  
That's a really nasty thing to say about Stacey Abrams
 
5 days ago  
If selected, she would displace Sarah Palin as the least-qualified person ever to serve on a major-party ticket.

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5 days ago  

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I guessed it was him before even clicking on the link. If there is an absolutely stupid beyond believe Hot Take in the Post, it is going to be a column by Marc Thiessen. I understand that they want the editorial board to have a variety of voices across the political spectrum, but do they really need a representative that rides the short bus and sits at the kids table?
 
5 days ago  

edmo: Nobody wants to hear this, but a brown woman is not going to get votes, even from a bunch of liberals who think of themselves as color blind.


Sigh, I agree but only about Ms Abrams.

I live in Georgia. It wasn't going to happen here, and I don't think she has the experience at the national level to be effective.

Michelle Obama on the other hand ... I would totally support.

The difference is I felt that Stacey Abrams played identity politics. Identity politics is political tribalism, all it does is make people turtle up into single issue voting blocs and makes enemies us of all. Michelle Obama is the high road taking, aspirational, level headed leader we need but don't deserve.
 
5 days ago  
Ah yes, I remember it as though it were yesterday:  The GOP, in an effort to highlight Obama's inexperience, brings in Sarah "Governor of a Hockey Rink and 3 Moose" Palin as the paragon of executive experience.  Remind me how that worked out for them?
 
5 days ago  

HallsOfMandos: Ah yes, I remember it as though it were yesterday:  The GOP, in an effort to highlight Obama's inexperience, brings in Sarah "Governor of a Hockey Rink and 3 Moose" Palin as the paragon of executive experience.  Remind me how that worked out for them?


well, in the long run...
 
5 days ago  

Walker: [Fark user image 356x553]

Wow, there really is no bar too low for Trumpers.


Jealousy is terrible color on her.
 
5 days ago  

HotWingConspiracy: The highest office she has ever attained is minority leader of the Georgia state House of Representatives, a part-time legislature. Apparently, she thinks this qualifies her to be leader of the free world.

The GOP proved that you don't need any experience to get elected. They seem to be really upset that the precedents they've set were paid attention to, it's the same with thinking a half baked accusation of misconduct against Biden is somehow disqualifying even after they elevated an accused rapist in to office.


What is the highest elected position Trump held before he technically won POTUS?
 
5 days ago  

Super Chronic: Sarah Palin's problem wasn't the thin resume. It was the fact that she was saying objectively stupid things on television every day.


Yeah, stupid people do things like that.
 
5 days ago  

RussianPotato: She's too fat to be presidential material.  Nancy Pelosi said so.

But seriously, she doesn't have the look.  Looks matter.  She looks like she'd be fine as a small town mayor.  But she doesn't even look like governor material.  Klobuchar has the same look problem, but she beat it with her fine public performances.  From what I remember of Abram's failed campaign, she doesn't hold a candle compared to Klobachair.


Name checks out.
 
5 days ago  
The Washington Post needs drop Marc Thiessen. I'm fine with them featuring right-leaning voices, but Thiessen is a partisan hack. And this is column is even more ridiculous than normal.
 
5 days ago  

saywhonow: RussianPotato: She's too fat to be presidential material.  Nancy Pelosi said so.

But seriously, she doesn't have the look.  Looks matter.  She looks like she'd be fine as a small town mayor.  But she doesn't even look like governor material.  Klobuchar has the same look problem, but she beat it with her fine public performances.  From what I remember of Abram's failed campaign, she doesn't hold a candle compared to Klobachair.

Name checks out.


Claims looks matter.

Will support Trump with his dying breath.
 
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