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(The New York Times)   With the selection of Kamala Harris for Vice President, Biden has put Republicans on notice: black women voters are coming for you and you should be very afraid. Very afraid   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-08-11 9:01:38 PM  
Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.
 
2020-08-11 9:09:02 PM  
Go get 'em girls
 
2020-08-11 9:09:39 PM  
Adios racists.  Climb back in your holes for another 40-50 years.
 
2020-08-11 9:14:00 PM  

dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.


Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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2020-08-11 9:17:50 PM  

weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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2020-08-11 9:21:28 PM  
Donnie: "Unleash Diamond & Silk!!!"
 
2020-08-11 9:21:33 PM  

weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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You misread me - The Rs are motivated because a blah woman may become VP. The Left is motivated to make sure the next VP is a blah woman.
 
2020-08-11 9:23:29 PM  

dionysusaur: weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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You misread me - The Rs are motivated because a blah woman may become VP. The Left is motivated to make sure the next VP is a blah woman.



No, Joe didn't pick Kirsten Gillibrand.
 
2020-08-11 9:34:02 PM  

Badmoodman: No, Joe didn't pick Kirsten Gillibrand.


Snert.
 
2020-08-11 9:42:14 PM  
Here's the thing:  Most of the people who demanded Biden pick a black woman running mate were going to vote for him no matter who he picked.

The ones who are on the fence about voting would be looking at their policies, not their race or gender.

I have no idea whether Harris' policies (and her track record as California AG) will help or hurt Biden in that cause.
 
2020-08-11 9:44:48 PM  

IlGreven: Here's the thing:  Most of the people who demanded Biden pick a black woman running mate were going to vote for him no matter who he picked.

The ones who are on the fence about voting would be looking at their policies, not their race or gender.

I have no idea whether Harris' policies (and her track record as California AG) will help or hurt Biden in that cause.


Don't forget that the truth rarely matters.  The real question is what lies can the GOP and Russia make stick.

/but her emails!
 
2020-08-11 9:48:18 PM  

weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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Yeah, she is a solid choice to shore up honest proper liberals along with black women.
She is just an overall solid choice and was my #1 hope so I am happy.
Duckworth was a longshot, come on.
 
2020-08-11 10:06:07 PM  
I, as a white Southern male, remain fully behind the Biden/Harris candidacy for US President/Vice President.

Fark Trump and the white supremacy Republicans!
 
2020-08-11 10:06:30 PM  
The only major problem I have with her, and would have had with Warren is that it removes a strong and powerful voice from the Senate.
 
2020-08-11 10:07:22 PM  
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2020-08-11 10:26:31 PM  
I'm actually happy with this. I'm glad to have a real progessive in the admin.
 
2020-08-11 10:33:26 PM  
The leftmost liberal these days is no more lefty than EIsenhower in the old days. We have a long way to go before left wing is a thing again.
 
2020-08-11 10:42:09 PM  

edmo: The leftmost liberal these days is no more lefty than EIsenhower in the old days. We have a long way to go before left wing is a thing again.


We don't want Lenin, man.  We just want sane and reasonable.
 
2020-08-11 11:38:18 PM  
An' they ain't playin'
 
2020-08-11 11:40:41 PM  

weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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Is that why she repeatedly went to bat for convictions that hinged on fake evidence?
 
2020-08-11 11:42:35 PM  
Good. Right wingers deserve to be afraid.

I mean, they obviously are afraid, 24/7 and this informs most of their behavior. Fear and inadequacy.
 
2020-08-11 11:44:00 PM  

BizarreMan: The only major problem I have with her, and would have had with Warren is that it removes a strong and powerful voice from the Senate.


The good news is she's a senator from California.  The Democratic governor will choose who to replace her for the remaining two years of her term and it is unlikely that a Republican will win the office.
 
2020-08-11 11:45:15 PM  
 
2020-08-11 11:45:32 PM  
Good.

Fear is the only motivation for the Right. What terrifies #MAGA?

Caravans
Four year old girls from Guatemala
LGBTQWTFBBQ
CNN, WaPo, NYT and MSNBC
Islam
Socializmz
Windmills
Hunter Biden
FBI, CIA, NSA
Chy-nah
Rule of Law
Feminizmz
(the list never ends)

President Harris is an ideal VP choice, because #MAGA won't be able to go to the polls with overfull underwear.
 
2020-08-11 11:46:47 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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Yeah, she is a solid choice to shore up honest proper liberals along with black women.
She is just an overall solid choice and was my #1 hope so I am happy.
Duckworth was a longshot, come on.


I understand the practicality of Harris as the running mate.  Energize progressives as well as Blacks that will be key voting blocs to capitalize on that may be disengaged due to current circumstances.  Downside being she has some potential L&O issues from her time as DA.

Doesn't change my my mind that Duckworth was the better overall choice as a VP.  It's too bad Abrams wasn't as established nationally or had more federal/executive experience.  Duckworth suffered a bit from that as well since she got in to the national news a little too late.
 
2020-08-11 11:48:47 PM  

edmo: The leftmost liberal these days is no more lefty than EIsenhower in the old days. We have a long way to go before left wing is a thing again.


This isn't true.
 
2020-08-11 11:49:48 PM  
Real talk: what happened to Tammy Duckworth? Were they afraid of design with that birther crap again, or was having disabled woman veteran go up against the guy that threw a tantrum over Mulan too easy?
 
2020-08-11 11:50:00 PM  
Hey Trump, dump Pence and put Ivanka on the ticket...

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2020-08-11 11:50:05 PM  

dionysusaur: weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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You misread me - The Rs are motivated because a blah woman may become VP. The Left is motivated to make sure the next VP is a blah woman.


Where does Kamala Harris stand on taco trucks on every corner?
 
2020-08-11 11:51:20 PM  
Oh. NO! You mean all the black women filling seats at the Republican National Convention are going to switch sides?
 
2020-08-11 11:51:21 PM  

Mztlplx: edmo: The leftmost liberal these days is no more lefty than EIsenhower in the old days. We have a long way to go before left wing is a thing again.

We don't want Lenin, man.  We just want sane and reasonable.


I want Lenin.
 
2020-08-11 11:52:02 PM  

weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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What is the source for this?

I'd like to share it with some friends who are saying that Harris isn't progressive enough.
 
2020-08-11 11:52:49 PM  
You mean Jamaican-Indian woman.
 
2020-08-11 11:53:03 PM  
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2020-08-11 11:53:55 PM  

bthom37: Mztlplx: edmo: The leftmost liberal these days is no more lefty than EIsenhower in the old days. We have a long way to go before left wing is a thing again.

We don't want Lenin, man.  We just want sane and reasonable.

I want Lenin.


Best thing Lenin ever did was to stoke out
 
2020-08-11 11:54:32 PM  

Summoner101: dionysusaur: weddingsinger: dionysusaur: Motivated.  Very motivated.
Thankfully, so are the Left.

Kamala IS the left.

Her Senate voting record is left of Bernie and she just sponsored bills for Medicare for All and $2k a month UBI

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You misread me - The Rs are motivated because a blah woman may become VP. The Left is motivated to make sure the next VP is a blah woman.

Where does Kamala Harris stand on taco trucks on every corner?


Hopefully pro
 
2020-08-11 11:54:51 PM  

edmo: The leftmost liberal these days is no more lefty than EIsenhower in the old days. We have a long way to go before left wing is a thing again.


If the Russpublican Party of Open Anti-American Treason would just farking die and go burn in hell already, the Democrats could finally split into the actual left and the business conservatives...
 
2020-08-11 11:54:55 PM  

MattytheMouse: Real talk: what happened to Tammy Duckworth? Were they afraid of design with that birther crap again, or was having disabled woman veteran go up against the guy that threw a tantrum over Mulan too easy?


The birther crap, only it would have been worse.  The news would be constantly pulled off onto tangents and conspiracies about Thighland.
 
2020-08-11 11:55:13 PM  
Still would have preferred Rice or Duckworth over Harris, but whatever.

Don't fark it up.  Please win in November.
 
2020-08-11 11:58:51 PM  
I guess #BLM doesn't actually matter.

Nothing like running someone who bootlicked the police harder than anyone else in the Democratic Party.
 
2020-08-11 11:59:58 PM  

FarkBucket18: I guess #BLM doesn't actually matter.

Nothing like running someone who bootlicked the police harder than anyone else in the Democratic Party.


Good. Good. Late the hate flow through you.
 
2020-08-12 12:00:11 AM  

IlGreven: Here's the thing:  Most of the people who demanded Biden pick a black woman running mate were going to vote for him no matter who he picked.

The ones who are on the fence about voting would be looking at their policies, not their race or gender.

I have no idea whether Harris' policies (and her track record as California AG) will help or hurt Biden in that cause.


The ones who are on the fence are the ones most likely to buy the 'Democrats criticize cops, therefore they hate law and order' bullshiat, and Harris pokes some pretty sizable holes in that.

I have some problems with Harris' record as a prosecutor (because she did her job as a prosecutor, which is a pretty shiatty job due to the inherent shiattiness of our system), but I also understand that she's moved to the left since then (much like Joe Biden has moved to the left in the decades since the 'crime bill'). Not as far to the left as is ideal, but still better than any Republican and a shiatload of Democrats. And as they are both politicians, if progressives are farking smart about it, they can be moved even further left with political pressure.

Politicians are tools. Learn how to use 'em, and you can fix a lot of shiat.
 
2020-08-12 12:00:17 AM  

MattytheMouse: Real talk: what happened to Tammy Duckworth? Were they afraid of design with that birther crap again, or was having disabled woman veteran go up against the guy that threw a tantrum over Mulan too easy?


I would guess her lack of a strong national profile didn't do her many favors.  It's disappointing, as I was looking forward to her dismantling Pence as she especially is a great counterbalance to the neocowards like Trump and Pence.  Not that I think a military background is essential to a presidential candidacy, but in this particular one with Tammy Duckworth specifically it would've sent a strong message while deflating standard GOP platforms.

Turning out progressives and Blacks is a safer bet though for Democrats than changing the minds of non-college educated white males and vets.  The moment is too important to reach for that kind of reframing of the party message to appeal to what is essentially part of the GOP's base.

Similar to whether to go for flipping Texas or shoring up support in the Rust Belt.
 
2020-08-12 12:00:24 AM  

IlGreven: Here's the thing:  Most of the people who demanded Biden pick a black woman running mate were going to vote for him no matter who he picked.

The ones who are on the fence about voting would be looking at their policies, not their race or gender.

I have no idea whether Harris' policies (and her track record as California AG) will help or hurt Biden in that cause.


No one should be looking at a VP's policies as if they mean much. VPs almost never play a significant role in determining policy. They can be hype men, they can be hatchet-men, or they can be purely symbolic, but they aren't there to run shiat. Whatever their policy preferences will get subsumed into those of the presidency they support.

Most veeps are chosen on the basis of identity. Mike Pence to attract fundies. Joe Biden to reassure middle America that Obama wasn't a radical. Sarah Palin, to cater to the pivotal Oxycontin Mom demographic. The only difference is that people freak out what that identity is something other than a variation on white person.
 
2020-08-12 12:01:29 AM  

FarkBucket18: I guess #BLM doesn't actually matter.

Nothing like running someone who bootlicked the police harder than anyone else in the Democratic Party.


Oh you....
 
2020-08-12 12:02:37 AM  

aleister_greynight: MattytheMouse: Real talk: what happened to Tammy Duckworth? Were they afraid of design with that birther crap again, or was having disabled woman veteran go up against the guy that threw a tantrum over Mulan too easy?

The birther crap, only it would have been worse.  The news would be constantly pulled off onto tangents and conspiracies about Thighland.


It wouldn't have been worse unless you disagree with the National Review, the hard left bastion of American politics
 
2020-08-12 12:03:03 AM  

king of vegas: FarkBucket18: I guess #BLM doesn't actually matter.

Nothing like running someone who bootlicked the police harder than anyone else in the Democratic Party.

Good. Good. Late the hate flow through you.


No hate, just the truth.

I guess arresting kids who skipped school was a smart decision. The little minority bastards really deserved jail, I tell ya!

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c​9​95789e4b0f7bfa1b57d2e/amp
 
2020-08-12 12:03:07 AM  
Good. I don't want to just see Trump loose, I want to wave to his head. Like this...
 
2020-08-12 12:04:07 AM  

Notabunny: Oh. NO! You mean all the black women filling seats at the Republican National Convention are going to switch sides?


They don't have to show up at all.

High black voter turnout has historically (at least since the demographic shift) resulted in Democratic victories.
 
2020-08-12 12:06:28 AM  
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A buddy of mine in SF made this his FB profile pic today.

Here's one of him with Marisa Tomei (the lucky bastard)

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