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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate creates a conundrum for which President Donald Trump's campaign doesn't have an immediate answer: how to run against her. "This really puts the Trump campaign in a box: whether you portray her as pro-police or anti-police," said Dan Eberhart, a Republican donor and Trump supporter. "They are going to have to decide."

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During the Democratic primary, Harris was a rare candidate who polled near the front of the pack but never earned a derisive nickname from the president.

The choice of Harris drew wide praise from progressives and moderate Democrats ranging from former President Barack Obama to the democratic socialist Bernie Sanders to Jim Kessler, the executive vice president of the centrist group Third Way.

"People want to claim her as ideological in one way or another when she's tended to be more of a barometer similar to Biden, but not nearly as much as him or as conciliatory to Republicans," said Waleed Shahid, a spokesman for the left-wing group Justice Democrats, which endorsed Sanders in the presidential primary.

A Jamaican and an Indian both came to America for better lives, met, and now their daughter has the opportunity to become the Vice President of the United States.

This is the wondrous promise of the American Dream in a living, breathing relief - whether one agrees with the politics involved or not.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-12 03:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They'll probably go with the old, "She's a Muslin! Where's her bird certificate!?" attack. Maybe mention that she's married to a Jew? Her lack of biological children should also provide some fodder for transgender rumors.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2020-08-12 05:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

"She's a Muslin! Where's her bird certificate!?"

The first sock puppet that shows up freaking out about the Hindu thing will be ------.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-12 05:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 2

I can't wait for Trumpers to figure out that Kamala Harris was a prosecutor whose verbal skills are next level. She prosecuted a devastating case against Trump's maladministration of this nation's response to the virus today in her remarks and the process is merely beginning.

The Case of the United States against Donald J. Trump and Michael Pence just began in earnest this afternoon. Now it's up to the jury to constantly be reminded of the volumes and volumes of evidence against the defendants, proving their guilt of both commission and omission beyond any nanoscopic speck of doubt.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-12 05:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Pizza parlor basement.

Nuff said.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-12 05:53 PM | Reply

"This really puts the Trump campaign in a box: whether you portray her as pro-police or anti-police,"

Pff wishful thinking. Trump has no problem totally contradicting himself and his cult is too stupid to notice or care.

He'll do both and they'll both work.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-08-12 07:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"This really puts the Trump campaign in a box: whether you portray her as pro-police Nasty Woman, or anti-police Nasty Women."

Decisions, decisions...

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-12 07:39 PM | Reply

Harris is not going to help the ticket. Only stupid left wingers forgot that Harris is a flaming left winger that called Biden a racist. She even put him on the spot in the primaries about his racist past. Only China Joe could pick such a phony as a running mate. She has plenty of skeletons in her closet and Trump is going to launder all of it if he has enough time. Get ready, it is going to be a rough ride lefties.

She is so good she was able to garner around 2% support as a presidential candidate, lol. Biden already has the land of the fruits and nuts wrapped up, you think he would have been smart enough to select someone that can carry a toss up state, but no. he is going to fail in a big way. Get ready for four more years.

#8 | Posted by Gtjr at 2020-08-12 07:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 1

Tony she has almost as many skeletons as the wicked witch. She is a liability, not an asset you'll see come Election Day.

#9 | Posted by gtjr at 2020-08-12 08:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Harris is not going to help the ticket. Only stupid left wingers forgot that Harris is a flaming left winger that called Biden a racist. She even put him on the spot in the primaries about his racist past. Only China Joe could pick such a phony as a running mate. She has plenty of skeletons in her closet and Trump is going to launder all of it if he has enough time. Get ready, it is going to be a rough ride lefties.

She is so good she was able to garner around 2% support as a presidential candidate, lol. Biden already has the land of the fruits and nuts wrapped up, you think he would have been smart enough to select someone that can carry a toss up state, but no. he is going to fail in a big way. Get ready for four more years.

#8 | POSTED BY GTJR

I thought we banned Sheeple/Lieburg/and3otherOfHisPersonalities.

If a bunker buster bomb was dropped on the Ruskie Troll farm is St Petersburg, Russia.
90% of the Trumpers would never post here again.

#10 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-08-12 08:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

she 9Harris) has almost as many skeletons as the wicked witch.

#9 | Posted by gtjr

Biden knows them all by now.

Do you know all of Trump's?

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-12 08:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 | Posted by gtjr

Tell us about Trump getting 20% of the Black vote.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-12 08:09 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by gtjr

I really want to hear about the Red Wave in November.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-12 08:10 PM | Reply

If a bunker buster bomb was dropped on the Ruskie Troll farm is St Petersburg, Russia.
90% of the Trumpers would never post here again.

#10 | Posted by a_monson at 2020

These people are Russians or fascists making common cause with Russians.

They always come out with crap like this about this time.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-12 08:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Harris is not going to help the ticket. Only stupid left wingers forgot that Harris is a flaming left winger that called Biden a racist. She even put him on the spot in the primaries about his racist past.
#8 | POSTED BY GTJR

Plenty of Republicans called Trump a racist, and he won so...

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-12 08:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Even Faux News admits that Harris never called Biden a racist.

Fox News's Cavuto fact-checks Trump campaign claim that Harris called Biden a racist: 'She never did'

www.yahoo.com

OCU

#16 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-08-12 08:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"She never did" So? she called him everything but using that "word"

#17 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-08-12 09:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump: "Harris is Antifa and a NAZI but there are very fine people on all sides. Therefore Harris is a very fine person."

GOP/Trump supporters: [brains implode from vacuum; applaud enthusiastically and pull lever for Trump/GOP]

#18 | Posted by censored at 2020-08-12 09:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

She is so good she was able to garner around 2% support as a presidential candidate, lol. Biden already has the land of the fruits and nuts wrapped up, you think he would have been smart enough to select someone that can carry a toss up state, but no. he is going to fail in a big way. Get ready for four more years.

#8 | Posted by Gtjr at 2020-08-12 07:53 PM | Reply | Flag:
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Funny, because after the announcement the Biden/Harris campaign enjoyed the best day of grassroots fundraising they've had since Biden announced.

I've watched some cable news over the past couple of days to find out what African American pundits and hosts are saying. I can say, it's unanimous, especially among the women that I've seen, this is a home run, and they are ENERGIZED! Joy Reid, who has her ear to the ground with black voters says that during the primary black women expressed a desire to vote for Kamala, but they didn't trust white voters to do the right thing regarding tossing Trump out on his fat orange arse, so they coalesced around Biden mostly because of his ties to President Obama, but also because they thought he had the best chance to win. Kamala joining the ticket gives them the best of both worlds, a chance to vote for Kamala and an acceptable old white man at the head of the ticket who makes squeamish mid-western white voters comfortable.

It's funny, it 2008 black voters didn't think that President Obama could win the presidency until he started converting white voters to his cause, then they jumped on board the Obama train. Black voters are smart and strategic. They see Drumpf as an existential threat to our democracy and to minority communities in particular, and they would voted for anybody with a "D" next to their name to get rid of Dementia Donnie. They chose VP Biden as the candidate with the best chance to beat him, and now Kamala is the cherry on top.

#19 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-08-12 10:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Yet again floundering Republicans wildly underestimated the acumen of the Obama/Biden team's ability to successfully do what Trump is wholly unable to do. Susan Rice was interviewed last night and stated that she had been vetted twice for positions within the government requiring the highest levels of security clearance, but the vetting she received by the Biden team was the most thorough and invasive that she had ever received.

So, whatever skeletons there may be in Harris' closet they've already been exposed and the appropriate responses are primed and ready to be trotted out should they become necessary. But at both the beginning and end of the day, this election will come down to this.

This election - 2020 - is going to be decided not on what Republicans haphazardly claim that Biden and Harris might do, it will be decided based on

#20 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-13 06:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yet again floundering Republicans wildly underestimated the acumen of the Obama/Biden team's ability to successfully do what Trump is wholly unable to do. Susan Rice was interviewed last night and stated that she had been vetted twice for positions within the government requiring the highest levels of security clearance, but the vetting she received by the Biden team was the most thorough and invasive that she had ever received.

So, whatever skeletons there may be in Harris' closet they've already been exposed and the appropriate responses are primed and ready to be trotted out should they become necessary. But at both the beginning and end of the day, this election will come down to this.

This election - 2020 - is going to be decided not on what Republicans haphazardly claim that Biden and Harris might do, it will be decided based on what Trump and Pence have and haven't done while they've allowed "the greatest economy ever" to be run into the ground simultaneously as they've allowed a viral pandemic to summarily kill over 165,000 Americans (and counting) and infected over 5 million.

No fearmongering of what Biden/Harris might do is going to erase what Obama/Biden DID DO in their pandemic responses to H1N1 and ebola, both health crises most Americans probably don't even remember were existential threats because they were dealt with competently and effectively - unlike Trump and Pence's disastrous negligence with covid.

So imbeciles like Gtjr will continue to live in their own fantasy bubble of parallel reality where Donald Trump is intelligent, successful, handsome, and rich, while the majority of us continue to count down the days until we can rid this nation of the orange cancer currently strangling what's left of this great nation as he golfs, dissembles and lies to the American people almost daily as more and more Americans lose their lives and livelihoods due to his sheer incompetence and complete unfitness for the office he unfortunately holds.

#21 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-13 06:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

When I worked at Social Security as a contractor preparing judge's folders for disability adjudication hearings, I was vetted by both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, AND a pee-test; all because to do the job I needed access to SS computers. Mind you, I was limited to about twenty or so screens of information. I was warned to never look at files NOT among those on my daily assigned pile. There would be no admonition...just gone, like corn through a goose!

#22 | Posted by john47 at 2020-08-13 03:58 PM | Reply

Karl Turd Blossom Rove, the king of smear politics, ran the campaign of the Republican who ran against Kamala's during her first run and win for California AG. This was during a time when California still elected Republicans statewide. If he couldn't find any good dirt on her how do the C- students in the Drumpf campaign hope to find anything. They'll lie, they'll cheat, they'll invent stuff, they'll use false and misleading videos, Jason Miller will probably knock up another call girl, but they won't find any real dirt on Kamala.

#23 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-08-13 07:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I do not believe joke candidate Jay-Z will affect the outcome in ANY meaningful manner. Anybody who knows who he is believes he's a joke.

"Do you like fish sticks?"

#24 | Posted by john47 at 2020-08-14 10:27 AM | Reply

Don't conflate Kanye with Jay-Z. I actually like a lot of what Jay-Z is about.

#25 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-08-14 10:30 AM | Reply

Karl Turd Blossom Rove, the king of smear politics, ran the campaign of the Republican who ran against Kamala's during her first run and win for California AG.

#23 | Posted by _Gunslinger

Note that the law professor, John C. Eastman, who wrote the Newsweek op-ed that started all of this Harris 'birther' crap, which Trump and his minions have since latched onto, he was one of those Republicans that Karl Rove was promoting for the California AG's job back in 2010 when Harris was elected to that office for the first time. Yes, this is just an old vendetta being played out by the white underbelly of the Republican party as they gasp their last breath of political relevancy.

OCU

#26 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-08-14 11:47 AM | Reply

I thought we banned Sheeple/Lieburg/and3otherOfHisPersonalities.

#10 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-08-12 08:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Is that why rightocenter has disappeared from here?

#27 | Posted by eightfifteenpm at 2020-08-14 01:43 PM | Reply

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