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2020-10-22 9:35:29 PM  
Or Bobby Reich.
 
2020-10-22 10:46:54 PM  
That would absolutely work. Of course many of Bernie's supporters will then burn him in effigy for collaborating with Biden, but that would be a solid cabinet pick. I hope we get to see it.
 
2020-10-23 1:16:55 AM  

dionysusaur: Or Bobby Reich.


He already held the job once. I'm not sure he wants to do it again.
 
2020-10-23 6:49:44 AM  
I was thinking Yang would be a good fit for Labor.
 
2020-10-23 6:52:54 AM  
This farking timeline...

By the headline, I thought it was referring to Hucklebeast-Sanders under the current administration.
 
2020-10-23 6:53:20 AM  
If it keeps him from making those terrible movies on Netflix, then sure, make Adam Sanders the Labor Secretary.
 
2020-10-23 6:55:17 AM  

Cagey B: That would absolutely work. Of course many of Bernie's supporters will then burn him in effigy for collaborating with Biden, but that would be a solid cabinet pick. I hope we get to see it.



Nope.  Count this "bro" as happily supportive of the idea.
 
2020-10-23 6:55:33 AM  
Hate to break it to you, subby, but Garry Shandling is dead.
 
2020-10-23 6:56:12 AM  
Serious question: what are the Senate vacancy rules in VT?
 
2020-10-23 6:57:09 AM  
fark that shiat if he's busy doing that qe won't get any new episodes of Curb
 
2020-10-23 6:59:24 AM  

qorkfiend: Serious question: what are the Senate vacancy rules in VT?


Replacement is selected by representatives of the Maple Syrup lobby and Big Wicker.

They'd appoint a black Vermont resident as a replacement, but she moved.
 
2020-10-23 6:59:34 AM  
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2020-10-23 7:06:19 AM  

Cagey B: That would absolutely work. Of course many of Bernie's supporters will then burn him in effigy for collaborating with Biden, but that would be a solid cabinet pick. I hope we get to see it.


Honestly, I feel the whole Bernie Bro "all or nothing" stereotype is played out these days.

A few friends from college fell into that group, and although they'd never admit it these days I suspect at least a few abstained from voting in 2016 for getting Clinton instead.

But now they've agreed to play nice, and would be just as happy if Sanders had some sort of voice.
 
2020-10-23 7:06:58 AM  

eKonk: This farking timeline...

By the headline, I thought it was referring to Hucklebeast-Sanders under the current administration.



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Let's discuss wage growth
 
2020-10-23 7:07:42 AM  
First off Congress must have a Blue majority, secondly, any member pulled from Congress must have a Blue replacement and must win in the midterms.

Holding the majority is paramount to passing meaningful Legislation. Why not appoint people that will work for the People before corporate Ideologies like the GOP have been.

Keep the ones in Office now will get more done for the People than having to step out of Legislation to talk about policy.
 
2020-10-23 7:12:05 AM  

mrwknd: First off Congress must have a Blue majority, secondly, any member pulled from Congress must have a Blue replacement and must win in the midterms.

Holding the majority is paramount to passing meaningful Legislation. Why not appoint people that will work for the People before corporate Ideologies like the GOP have been.

Keep the ones in Office now will get more done for the People than having to step out of Legislation to talk about policy.


On this note, while I feel relatively confident that a Democrat would ultimately win the special election, the current governor of VT is a Republican and would get to appoint an interim replacement.
 
2020-10-23 7:14:24 AM  

mrwknd: First off Congress must have a Blue majority, secondly, any member pulled from Congress must have a Blue replacement and must win in the midterms.

Holding the majority is paramount to passing meaningful Legislation. Why not appoint people that will work for the People before corporate Ideologies like the GOP have been.


This, above all else. All the efforts to move the Democrats left (which, despite naysayers' insistence, have worked; it's a long process, but there HAS been significant progress) mean jack squat if they don't have the power to actually do anything.

Get the Senate, nuke the filibuster, prosecute Republicans (god knows that the GOP has never met an ethics or corruption law that it didn't publicly violate), and be farking aggressive with messaging.

We're in a cold civil war, and we need to end it before it's too late to avoid heating up.
 
2020-10-23 7:16:55 AM  

qorkfiend: mrwknd: First off Congress must have a Blue majority, secondly, any member pulled from Congress must have a Blue replacement and must win in the midterms.

Holding the majority is paramount to passing meaningful Legislation. Why not appoint people that will work for the People before corporate Ideologies like the GOP have been.

Keep the ones in Office now will get more done for the People than having to step out of Legislation to talk about policy.

On this note, while I feel relatively confident that a Democrat would ultimately win the special election, the current governor of VT is a Republican and would get to appoint an interim replacement.


If what you're saying is accurate, that makes this whole topic moot. Cost would be way too high.
 
2020-10-23 7:25:26 AM  

stoli n coke: Hate to break it to you, subby, but Garry Shandling is dead.


my brain went there too.
 
2020-10-23 7:25:48 AM  
This has the same odds of happening as Elizabeth Warren ever being Biden's running mate.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a better shot at it.
 
2020-10-23 7:25:54 AM  
Unless there's a Fortune 500 board member named Bernie Sanders, this won't happen in a Biden presidency and is being thrown out as a Hail Mary for the last progressives still on the fence about voting.

But let's all agree to look back and laugh at this story when Labor Secretary Bezos is announced.
 
2020-10-23 7:32:40 AM  

Boondock3806: qorkfiend: mrwknd: First off Congress must have a Blue majority, secondly, any member pulled from Congress must have a Blue replacement and must win in the midterms.

Holding the majority is paramount to passing meaningful Legislation. Why not appoint people that will work for the People before corporate Ideologies like the GOP have been.

Keep the ones in Office now will get more done for the People than having to step out of Legislation to talk about policy.

On this note, while I feel relatively confident that a Democrat would ultimately win the special election, the current governor of VT is a Republican and would get to appoint an interim replacement.

If what you're saying is accurate, that makes this whole topic moot. Cost would be way too high.


Maybe. If everything comes up aces and the Democrats have 53 or 54 seats and some cushion against single-member apostasy it could be workable.

Also Phil Scott is probably the one Republican in the country who might think about not appointing another Republican, though it would be a conservative "independent" instead.
 
2020-10-23 7:32:51 AM  
I'd rather have him as chair of the HELP or Budget Committee.
 
2020-10-23 7:32:54 AM  
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Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Beards and in the back row, Secretary of Soup at the Early Bird.  Didn't want to have to legislate soup but Kilroy down at the diner forced our hand.
 
2020-10-23 7:38:13 AM  

winedrinkingman: If it keeps him from making those terrible movies on Netflix, then sure, make Adam Sanders the Labor Secretary.


You jest, but in comparison with this administration Adam Sandler would be a decisive improvement in any position.
 
2020-10-23 7:46:07 AM  

josephstalin: winedrinkingman: If it keeps him from making those terrible movies on Netflix, then sure, make Adam Sanders the Labor Secretary.

You jest, but in comparison with this administration Adam Sandler would be a decisive improvement in any position.


Have Aaron Sorkin write the script and film it as his next Netflix movie. He'd be the best Labor Secretary in American history.
 
2020-10-23 7:55:51 AM  

eKonk: This farking timeline...

By the headline, I thought it was referring to Hucklebeast-Sanders under the current administration.


ME TOO!
 
2020-10-23 8:03:06 AM  

Serious Black: dionysusaur: Or Bobby Reich.

He already held the job once. I'm not sure he wants to do it again.


We can do a lot worse than the Second Reich.  It's the third one we have to watch out for.
 
2020-10-23 8:10:35 AM  
Biden would sooner have a cabinet of all Republicans, than put a progressive in his cabinet.
 
2020-10-23 8:20:47 AM  
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2020-10-23 8:37:18 AM  

clkeagle: I was thinking Yang would be a good fit for Labor.


Yes, I toyed with the idea of Yang before the pandemic. Since the pandemic, I've become convinced that he is the by far the best choice.

Of courses, if Congress did not adopt a few of his ideas or cooperate with him, serving as Labor Secretary could become a source of psychological torture for Yang. What good would it do for Yang to head a DOL without funds or authority to pay adequate unemployment, for instance?
 
2020-10-23 8:48:15 AM  

stoli n coke: Replacement is selected by representatives of the Maple Syrup lobby and Big Wicker.


You don't want to fark with the rocking chair mafia.

Them mofos are super hardcore.
 
2020-10-23 8:50:45 AM  

EyeballKid: But let's all agree to look back and laugh at this story when Labor Secretary Bezos is announced.


Thanks, I hate it.

// might be worth it for the confirmation hearings where we'll finally get to hear Republicans care about worker health & safety protections, wealth inequality, living wages, money's cozy relationship with government, and monopolies
// you know, things they stopped caring about after Eisenhower
 
2020-10-23 8:55:47 AM  

Ishkur: stoli n coke: Replacement is selected by representatives of the Maple Syrup lobby and Big Wicker.

You don't want to fark with the rocking chair mafia.

Them mofos are super hardcore.


And what they do with cats?  <shudder>
 
2020-10-23 8:56:03 AM  
If we control the senate by one vote do we subtract a senator?
 
2020-10-23 8:57:38 AM  

EyeballKid: Unless there's a Fortune 500 board member named Bernie Sanders, this won't happen in a Biden presidency and is being thrown out as a Hail Mary for the last progressives still on the fence about voting.

But let's all agree to look back and laugh at this story when Labor Secretary Bezos is announced.


This is evidence that Biden's campaign is more centrist than Hillary's right-wing attempt, where she didn't even bother to throw a bone at progressives, while hugging Kissinger.
 
2020-10-23 9:01:13 AM  

Devo: If we control the senate by one vote do we subtract a senator?


Maybe - depends on the state's process for filling a vacant Senate seat.

Vermont has a Republican governor, but I think he would only be allowed to appoint a temporary Senator for up to 6 months, when a special election must be held.  While it's a safe bet Vermont would elect either a D or a lefty-I, it could be a difficult transition.
 
2020-10-23 9:05:01 AM  

freakdiablo: Cagey B: That would absolutely work. Of course many of Bernie's supporters will then burn him in effigy for collaborating with Biden, but that would be a solid cabinet pick. I hope we get to see it.

Honestly, I feel the whole Bernie Bro "all or nothing" stereotype is played out these days.

A few friends from college fell into that group, and although they'd never admit it these days I suspect at least a few abstained from voting in 2016 for getting Clinton instead.

But now they've agreed to play nice, and would be just as happy if Sanders had some sort of voice.


It's called not being 22 any more
 
2020-10-23 9:34:53 AM  
Sanders and Yang have both expressed interest in that position, and I think either one would do a great job.

My only real issue with Yang was his lack of public sector experience, so getting him in the cabinet would be a great way to involve him there while letting him apply his knowledge.
 
2020-10-23 9:34:59 AM  

freakdiablo: Cagey B: Honestly, I feel the whole Bernie Bro "all or nothing" stereotype is played out these days.


Counterpoint - Eyeball Kid
 
2020-10-23 9:36:06 AM  

EyeballKid: Unless there's a Fortune 500 board member named Bernie Sanders, this won't happen in a Biden presidency and is being thrown out as a Hail Mary for the last progressives still on the fence about voting.

But let's all agree to look back and laugh at this story when Labor Secretary Bezos is announced.


Still going with your "Give me Bernie or give me Trump" schtick
 
2020-10-23 9:38:40 AM  

eKonk: Devo: If we control the senate by one vote do we subtract a senator?

Maybe - depends on the state's process for filling a vacant Senate seat.

Vermont has a Republican governor, but I think he would only be allowed to appoint a temporary Senator for up to 6 months, when a special election must be held.  While it's a safe bet Vermont would elect either a D or a lefty-I, it could be a difficult transition.


The first six months of a presidency is critical to lay the groundwork for the administrations agenda. Allowing the Republicans to gridlock appointments and early legislation would have serious and lasting implications, especially in the middle of a pandemic. No Democratic senator should leave their post unless they will be immediately replaced with another Democrat.
 
2020-10-23 9:57:31 AM  

eKonk: This farking timeline...

By the headline, I thought it was referring to Hucklebeast-Sanders under the current administration.


can you even imagine the nonsensery?

Secretary of State Huckaboo
Secretary of Edumaction Huckaboo
Secretary of Transportation Huckaboo
Secretary of Raking Huckaboo
Secretary of Sewers Huckaboo
Attorney General Huckaboo
Joint Chiefs of Huckaboo

/the jokes, they write themselves
 
2020-10-23 10:00:35 AM  

IndyJohn: EyeballKid: Unless there's a Fortune 500 board member named Bernie Sanders, this won't happen in a Biden presidency and is being thrown out as a Hail Mary for the last progressives still on the fence about voting.

But let's all agree to look back and laugh at this story when Labor Secretary Bezos is announced.

Still going with your "Give me Bernie or give me Trump" schtick


Still wanting just enough "Resistance" that doesn't hurt your 401k, I see,
 
2020-10-23 10:00:58 AM  
How about letting senators be senators, and getting some young, fresh blood some executive experience?

There's a reason that the Bush administration was filled with people who got their start under Nixon. The Republicans built a bullpen.
 
2020-10-23 10:02:04 AM  
EyeballKid:

Also, Indy, unless you're directly addressing me, leave my name off your sausage fingers.
 
2020-10-23 10:06:41 AM  
Sanders: Senate Majority Leader
AOC: Speaker of the House
 
2020-10-23 10:08:50 AM  

EyeballKid: Still wanting just enough "Resistance" that doesn't hurt your 401k, I see,


Well, yeah. It's called "being an adult".

I'd like to keep the retirement savings I've tucked away. I don't intend to piss away my financial future.
 
2020-10-23 10:09:58 AM  

EyeballKid: EyeballKid:

Also, Indy, unless you're directly addressing me, leave my name off your sausage fingers.


Did I hurt your fee fees?
 
2020-10-23 10:10:59 AM  

EyeballKid: IndyJohn: EyeballKid: Unless there's a Fortune 500 board member named Bernie Sanders, this won't happen in a Biden presidency and is being thrown out as a Hail Mary for the last progressives still on the fence about voting.

But let's all agree to look back and laugh at this story when Labor Secretary Bezos is announced.

Still going with your "Give me Bernie or give me Trump" schtick

Still wanting just enough "Resistance" that doesn't hurt your 401k, I see,


Still preferring fascism, I see.
 
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