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(Washington Post)   Never Trumper George Will is very concerned for the Democratic Party, thinks they should have a VP who would restore adult supervision in Washington   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, United States Senate, Democratic Party, Bulova, smallest state, Rhode Island's Gina Raimondo, running mate, Joe Biden's choice, treasurer of the state  
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2 days ago  
That's not a high bar.
 
2 days ago  
Is she still the least popular governor in the country?
 
2 days ago  
George Will should stick to writing about baseball and white privilege.  It's what he knows.
 
2 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: George Will should stick to writing about baseball and white privilege.  It's what he knows.


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2 days ago  
Shouldn't George Will be trying to fix the Republican Party? That's the one he votes for.
 
2 days ago  
A Governor from Rhode Island? Really?
 
2 days ago  
So he's saying that she's the one willing to take all those Washington kids out for fundraiser play dates and she won't say "No" too often...
 
2 days ago  

aaronx: Shouldn't George Will be trying to fix the Republican Party? That's the one he votes for.


No, the Republican Party isn't the one he has the problem with. Everything's just hunky-dory there, believe me repeated three times.

On the Democrats' side, though, he has seen problems, and as a result he has concerns. Oh, such terrible, terrible concerns.
 
2 days ago  
She instituted- "pausing cost-of-living increases, raising the retirement age and the ratio of defined-contribution to defined-benefit plans..."

I say no, Fark Off George.
 
2 days ago  
Fortunately nobody gives a shait what George Will has to say.
 
2 days ago  

Fart_Machine: Fortunately nobody gives a shait what George Will has to say.


It's more news to me he's alive! I thought he died several years back.
 
2 days ago  
Yes, pick someone no one had ever heard of who MAY succeed in winning literally the smallest state in the union, one which has voted blue since 1988
 
2 days ago  
I understand where George Will is coming from. Obviously a young sprat like Joe Biden isn't enough of an adult.
 
2 days ago  
FU.

Raimondo returned to Rhode Island in 2000 to co-found the state's first venture capital firm, Point Judith Capital. Point Judith subsequently relocated its offices to Boston, Massachusetts.[16] At Point Judith, Raimondo served as a general partner covering health care investments; she retains some executive duties with the firm.[
 
2 days ago  

notto: FU.

Raimondo returned to Rhode Island in 2000 to co-found the state's first venture capital firm, Point Judith Capital. Point Judith subsequently relocated its offices to Boston, Massachusetts.[16] At Point Judith, Raimondo served as a general partner covering health care investments; she retains some executive duties with the firm.[


That's just called 'a normal amount of Rhode Island corruption'.
 
2 days ago  

Stoker: She instituted- "pausing cost-of-living increases, raising the retirement age and the ratio of defined-contribution to defined-benefit plans..."

I say no, Fark Off George.


So she's acting like a Republican. No wonder he likes her.
 
2 days ago  

bthom37: notto: FU.

Raimondo returned to Rhode Island in 2000 to co-found the state's first venture capital firm, Point Judith Capital. Point Judith subsequently relocated its offices to Boston, Massachusetts.[16] At Point Judith, Raimondo served as a general partner covering health care investments; she retains some executive duties with the firm.[

That's just called 'a normal amount of Rhode Island corruption'.


<20% Cianci Rule.

80 >% requires use of State Troopers, Lit Cigars, Lovers Testicles.
 
2 days ago  
Anyone of the VP candidates, plus Biden himself will restore adult "supervision" in DC. Seriously, boys - you wanna start weighing in on this stuff like it matters to you, change your voter registration.
 
2 days ago  

kryptoknightmare: Yes, pick someone no one had ever heard of who MAY succeed in winning literally the smallest state in the union, one which has voted blue since 1988


Seriously - what would she bring to the ticket over other well known female governors?
 
2 days ago  

bthom37: notto: FU.

Raimondo returned to Rhode Island in 2000 to co-found the state's first venture capital firm, Point Judith Capital. Point Judith subsequently relocated its offices to Boston, Massachusetts.[16] At Point Judith, Raimondo served as a general partner covering health care investments; she retains some executive duties with the firm.[

That's just called 'a normal amount of Rhode Island corruption'.


Rhode Island used to be corrupt as all get out.  The Italian Mafia ran everything for decades and everyone knew it.  Investors tended to shy away.  It's a big part of the reason RI was left behind when the rest of New England revitalized.  Even now, years after, I see an Italian-American governor of RI and I just can't help but wonder.  It's a bias for sure.
 
2 days ago  

qorkfiend: Is she still the least popular governor in the country?


Who cares?  She's done a great job during the pandemic.  I'd certainly consider her for HHS.
 
2 days ago  
Al Gore
 
2 days ago  

RasIanI: kryptoknightmare: Yes, pick someone no one had ever heard of who MAY succeed in winning literally the smallest state in the union, one which has voted blue since 1988

Seriously - what would she bring to the ticket over other well known female governors?


VP picks have never, ever had an appreciative effect on voters' decision.  AS long as they aren't sucking on lead paint chips and pulling their own turds out of their pants to smear on their faces, no one actually cares.  Obsessing over a VP pick is playing such inside baseball that Abner Doubleday thinks you are too invested.
 
2 days ago  
Remember George Will is the kind of moderate Republican centrists drool over attracting into the Democratic Party.
 
2 days ago  

phalamir: VP picks have never, ever had an appreciative effect on voters' decision.  AS long as they aren't sucking on lead paint chips and pulling their own turds out of their pants to smear on their faces, no one actually cares.  Obsessing over a VP pick is playing such inside baseball that Abner Doubleday thinks you are too invested.


My mother said that Sarah Palin turned her off that presidential ticket instantly.
 
2 days ago  

qorkfiend: Is she still the least popular governor in the country?


Actually, she's done a damn good job with the pandemic, and is now one of the most popular. She's using the data, and doing a good balancing act between overall health and economic reopening. The curve is flattened here, and we're on a downward trend. Hopefully, the plan to move to phase 2 reopening goes forth on the 1st.
 
2 days ago  
Ok: Is he cool with Stacey Abrhams? She's all about the oversight.
 
2 days ago  

berylman: Ok: Is he cool with Stacey Abrhams? She's all about the oversight.


Pelosi said Stacey is morbidly obese.
 
2 days ago  
I'm about farkin' tired of neverTrumpers and Sanders supporters strongly suggesting who Biden should select as Veep.

Biden needs to select someone who he is comfortable with, and will work to get HIS agenda initiated. He's earned that right.

I'm not all that convinced that what Biden said about "you're not black" will harm him as bad as some people (primarily the 2 groups I mentioned above) are hoping. Mainly because Trump is so much worse for their interests than Biden ever would be.

I don't have a say in the matter, obviously, but in my mind there are 2 strong potentials, and 2 I would absolutely avoid.

The potentials at this point would be Gretchen Whitmer and Val Demings. They are both from battleground states, with high electoral votes, that are flip-able, and they would both immediately agitate Trump (and Pence to some degree) to say something degrading about them that would turn suburban women even more against republicans.

The 2 I would avoid at all costs are Liz Warren and Stacy Abrams.

Warren because she has flipped and flopped on healthcare plans depending on who she was trailing. She only sided with Sanders on M4A only when it became politically expedient to and has seemingly now dropped that stance in an effort to appear more attractive as a Veep candidate. Pick a goddamn position on the matter and stick with it.

Abrams would be out because she just comes across as way too eager to be on the ticket. Way, way to eager. She should have attempted a run for the Senate this term. Turnout may have been enough for her to be elected, and to push Doug Jones to a win again.
 
2 days ago  
Farkin_Crazy:The potentials at this point would be Gretchen Whitmer and Val Demings. They are both from battleground states, with high electoral votes, that are flip-able, and they would both immediately agitate Trump (and Pence to some degree) to say something degrading about them that would turn suburban women even more against republicans.

It seems like a who? to many but I'm with you on that
 
2 days ago  

berylman: Farkin_Crazy:The potentials at this point would be Gretchen Whitmer and Val Demings. They are both from battleground states, with high electoral votes, that are flip-able, and they would both immediately agitate Trump (and Pence to some degree) to say something degrading about them that would turn suburban women even more against republicans.

It seems like a who? to many but I'm with you on that


From what I know of her, she seems like a strong choice for a couple of reasons.

Her actions as a manager during the impeachment trial is where I really started to take notice.  She sits on a couple of influential (sub)committees as well. Vice chair on Crime, Terrorism and Home Security, and a couple of committees in Intelligence.

She has the background, no doubt.
 
2 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: George Will should stick to writing about baseball and white privilege.  It's what he knows.


I gave you a smartie, but Will really should leave the baseball writing to Tom Boswell.
 
2 days ago  

Farkin_Crazy: I'm about farkin' tired of neverTrumpers and Sanders supporters strongly suggesting who Biden should select as Veep.

Biden needs to select someone who he is comfortable with, and will work to get HIS agenda initiated. He's earned that right.

I'm not all that convinced that what Biden said about "you're not black" will harm him as bad as some people (primarily the 2 groups I mentioned above) are hoping. Mainly because Trump is so much worse for their interests than Biden ever would be.

I don't have a say in the matter, obviously, but in my mind there are 2 strong potentials, and 2 I would absolutely avoid.

The potentials at this point would be Gretchen Whitmer and Val Demings. They are both from battleground states, with high electoral votes, that are flip-able, and they would both immediately agitate Trump (and Pence to some degree) to say something degrading about them that would turn suburban women even more against republicans.

The 2 I would avoid at all costs are Liz Warren and Stacy Abrams.

Warren because she has flipped and flopped on healthcare plans depending on who she was trailing. She only sided with Sanders on M4A only when it became politically expedient to and has seemingly now dropped that stance in an effort to appear more attractive as a Veep candidate. Pick a goddamn position on the matter and stick with it.

Abrams would be out because she just comes across as way too eager to be on the ticket. Way, way to eager. She should have attempted a run for the Senate this term. Turnout may have been enough for her to be elected, and to push Doug Jones to a win again.


A cop and a prosecutor. Lovely.
 
2 days ago  

feltrider: Remember George Will is the kind of moderate Republican centrists drool over attracting into the Democratic Party.


Dear George,

Your pseudo intellectual bs helped create the monster that is the Trump party. Now that's it spun out of your control you want to play the same games with the Democrats?

You broke your party. Stay the fark away from ours.
 
2 days ago  

Erebus1954: berylman: Ok: Is he cool with Stacey Abrhams? She's all about the oversight.

Pelosi said Stacey is morbidly obese.


...but not taking hdq, so....
 
2 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: George Will should stick to writing about baseball and white privilege.  It's what he knows.


Well you're halfway right. His baseball writing is conventional wisdom wrapped in terrible purple prose, with a side of white privilege. He barely has a GED of the obvious, let alone a masters.
 
2 days ago  

feltrider: Farkin_Crazy: I'm about farkin' tired of neverTrumpers and Sanders supporters strongly suggesting who Biden should select as Veep.

Biden needs to select someone who he is comfortable with, and will work to get HIS agenda initiated. He's earned that right.

I'm not all that convinced that what Biden said about "you're not black" will harm him as bad as some people (primarily the 2 groups I mentioned above) are hoping. Mainly because Trump is so much worse for their interests than Biden ever would be.

I don't have a say in the matter, obviously, but in my mind there are 2 strong potentials, and 2 I would absolutely avoid.

The potentials at this point would be Gretchen Whitmer and Val Demings. They are both from battleground states, with high electoral votes, that are flip-able, and they would both immediately agitate Trump (and Pence to some degree) to say something degrading about them that would turn suburban women even more against republicans.

The 2 I would avoid at all costs are Liz Warren and Stacy Abrams.

Warren because she has flipped and flopped on healthcare plans depending on who she was trailing. She only sided with Sanders on M4A only when it became politically expedient to and has seemingly now dropped that stance in an effort to appear more attractive as a Veep candidate. Pick a goddamn position on the matter and stick with it.

Abrams would be out because she just comes across as way too eager to be on the ticket. Way, way to eager. She should have attempted a run for the Senate this term. Turnout may have been enough for her to be elected, and to push Doug Jones to a win again.

A cop and a prosecutor. Lovely.


Done something wrong, have you?
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  

aaronx: Shouldn't George Will be trying to fix the Republican Party? That's the one he votes for.


Wishing for smart democrats is nice and all but we seem to have a huge deficit in brains everywhere. Not to mention the electorate has been trained to shun voting for brains. That's your real issue George.
 
2 days ago  
George...   Shut the fark up.

The Democrats are doing fine. Everything is great. Let them continue.
 
2 days ago  

Persnickety: bthom37: notto: FU.

Raimondo returned to Rhode Island in 2000 to co-found the state's first venture capital firm, Point Judith Capital. Point Judith subsequently relocated its offices to Boston, Massachusetts.[16] At Point Judith, Raimondo served as a general partner covering health care investments; she retains some executive duties with the firm.[

That's just called 'a normal amount of Rhode Island corruption'.

Rhode Island used to be corrupt as all get out.  The Italian Mafia ran everything for decades and everyone knew it.  Investors tended to shy away.  It's a big part of the reason RI was left behind when the rest of New England revitalized.  Even now, years after, I see an Italian-American governor of RI and I just can't help but wonder.  It's a bias for sure.


Some of my fondest memories are working for a connected business owner in Pawtucket. The stories they told and the accents they told them in... I've never laughed so hard.
 
2 days ago  
 I can never decide whether I want to compliment or punch George Will. I'll say this, tho: Of conservative writers, he's the one that pisses me off the least. Which is hardly a compliment, but better than a punch.
 
2 days ago  
A tax cutting regulation cutting governor.  Hm.  Yeah, that sounds like a George Will pick.

CSB time: I was a temp at This Week with David Brinkley in the 90's for a heartbeat and had the honor of George Will be rude to me personally. Cokie Roberts and Carol Simpson were both super nice, by the way.
 
2 days ago  
George Will is hypocritical asshole and is embracing a fiscally conservative Democrat to own the libs. Fark him sideways.

As for my state's governor, she's done a great job with the pandemic and deserves credit for that. I also like her because she's pro-choice and triggered the Catholics so much that they wiped her name off the "wall of fame" at her high school.
 
1 day ago  

dickfreckle: I can never decide whether I want to compliment or punch George Will. I'll say this, tho: Of conservative writers, he's the one that pisses me off the least. Which is hardly a compliment, but better than a punch.


He is worth reading just for his writing style. It's wonderful.
 
1 day ago  

Farkin_Crazy: berylman: Farkin_Crazy:The potentials at this point would be Gretchen Whitmer and Val Demings. They are both from battleground states, with high electoral votes, that are flip-able, and they would both immediately agitate Trump (and Pence to some degree) to say something degrading about them that would turn suburban women even more against republicans.

It seems like a who? to many but I'm with you on that

From what I know of her, she seems like a strong choice for a couple of reasons.

Her actions as a manager during the impeachment trial is where I really started to take notice.  She sits on a couple of influential (sub)committees as well. Vice chair on Crime, Terrorism and Home Security, and a couple of committees in Intelligence.

She has the background, no doubt.


Rep from Florida's 10th district?  Is it a certainty that she would be replaced by another Dem?

/Don't want to lose anyone in either house
 
1 day ago  
I will say this, George is one Never-Trumper who did not turn around and suck orange cock once Trump was elected.  He said that Trump's refusal to provide witnesses and documents for the House's impeachment investigation was itself an impeachable offense.
 
1 day ago  

Erebus1954: dickfreckle: I can never decide whether I want to compliment or punch George Will. I'll say this, tho: Of conservative writers, he's the one that pisses me off the least. Which is hardly a compliment, but better than a punch.

He is worth reading just for his writing style. It's wonderful.


Wait. The guy who looks up words in the dictionary to sprinkle throughout his columns so as to appear so much smarter than you, the oh-so-uncultivated reader?
 
1 day ago  

Jedbone: Erebus1954: dickfreckle: I can never decide whether I want to compliment or punch George Will. I'll say this, tho: Of conservative writers, he's the one that pisses me off the least. Which is hardly a compliment, but better than a punch.

He is worth reading just for his writing style. It's wonderful.

Wait. The guy who looks up words in the dictionary to sprinkle throughout his columns so as to appear so much smarter than you, the oh-so-uncultivated reader?


I am a trained phrenologist and also a amateur horologist.
 
1 day ago  

Alphax: phalamir: VP picks have never, ever had an appreciative effect on voters' decision.  AS long as they aren't sucking on lead paint chips and pulling their own turds out of their pants to smear on their faces, no one actually cares.  Obsessing over a VP pick is playing such inside baseball that Abner Doubleday thinks you are too invested.

My mother said that Sarah Palin turned her off that presidential ticket instantly.


If your mother needed Sarah Palin to know not to vote for that jackass McCain, then maybe Dear Mother is in need of a home.
 
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