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  • Trump Attacks Kamala Harris

    This didn't take long. Biden made an excellent choice. The vice-presidential debate ought to be interesting. I would think that Harris would make 'pence-meat' out of Pence, debate wise. She is definitely more intelligent that Trump's paper cut-out.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...te/ar-BB17QnPm

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Sen. Kamala Harris over her questioning of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings in his first public remarks since she was named Joe Biden's running mate.

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Sen. Kamala Harris over her questioning of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings in his first public remarks since she was named Joe Biden's running mate.

    Harris, a former prosecutor, grilled the judge over sexual misconduct allegations against him during the contentious 2018 confirmation hearings.
    "And the horrible way she treated Justice Kavanaugh, that was a horrible event. I thought it was terrible for her, I thought it was terrible for our nation," Trump told reporters during a White House briefing. "I thought she was the meanest, the most horrible most disrespectful of anybody in the U.S. Senate."
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

  • #2
    She told us during the Democratic primary debates that good old Joe was a sexual predator. Now I guess sexual predators make good presidents.

    She imprisoned thousands of young blacks for marijuana charges. Trump did criminal justice reform.

    The most important office she ever held she slept her way into.

    If she was a Republican the lame stream media would crucify her.
    We hunt the hunters

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Massena View Post
      Trump Attacks Kamala Harris
      What the hell did you expect him to do? In case you haven't noticed, this is an election year. Did Jimmy Carter praise Geo HW Bush during the 1980 campaign? Did Geo HW Bush praise Geraldine Ferraro during the '88 campaign, or Al Gore in '92? Did Bill Clinton say nice things about Jack Kemp in '96? Was Barack Obama complimentary of Paul Ryan in '12? Since when does an incumbent praise his opponent, or his opponent's running mate, or anything about his opponent, including his hairdo? You've heard of electoral politics, haven't you?
      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Massena View Post
        ...This didn't take long...
        And there will be a lot more of it.

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        • #5
          Clever nomination imho - Trumps attacks on her will make him look even more like a raving madman than he normally does

          Biden needs just stand back, shut up and collect the votes.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
            Clever nomination imho - Trumps attacks on her will make him look even more like a raving madman than he normally does
            And naturally Trump obliges.

            Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
            Biden needs just stand back, shut up and collect the votes.
            I can't recall the exact quote, but when Rudolph Giuliani was running for NYC mayor for the second time against David Dinkins, when asked about the slight reduction in crime during 1993 in the run-up to Election Day, Giuliani responded to the effect that, in politics perception trumps reality.

            All Biden and Harris really have to do is repeat mantra-like that, over the last 52 weeks unemployment has tripled, GDP month-on-month growth has fallen a third, and covid, covid, covid. Biden & Co don't even have to produce any kind of plans per se, they only have to toss Trump's record around. The only exceptional thing Biden has to do is maintain a reasonable and cogent appearance -- not always easy for a geezer whose been known to slip and call Barack Obama "boy." Smile, maintain "message discipline," and let Trump act like Trump, and Biden should win come November.
            Last edited by slick_miester; 12 Aug 20, 10:53.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
              Clever nomination imho - Trumps attacks on her will make him look even more like a raving madman than he normally does

              Biden needs just stand back, shut up and collect the votes.
              So much this. Harris's nomination likely doesn't drive away any votes, but the inevitable attacks from the Republican side just might.

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              • #8
                Yes, from the Republican side as some that voted for Trump in 2016 won't vote for him this time.
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by slick_miester View Post


                  All Biden and Harris really have to do is repeat mantra-like that, over the last 52 weeks unemployment has tripled, GDP month-on-month growth has fallen a third, and covid, covid, covid. Biden & Co don't even have to produce any kind of plans per se, they only have to toss Trump's record around. The only exceptional thing Biden has to do is maintain a reasonable and cogent appearance -- not always easy for a geezer whose been known to slip and call Barack Obama "boy." Smile, maintain "message discipline," and let Trump act like Trump, and Biden should win come November.
                  On the whole I would agree with this. The Commander in Tweet can't keep his yap shut, and he hasn't taken the cue by now he never will. But that doesn't mean that Biden/Harris do not have a big bug on their backs. If the social unrest and upheavals that we see in several major cities become prolonged...or even worse, spread elsewhere and become more violent, this could potentially help Trump on the Law-and-order front, especially if he can attach this violence to Biden/Harris as being a part of this far-left, radical movement. The longer that drags on, the more it could help the President.

                  I will be interested to see if the new Biden/Harris ticket calms tensions at all, but already we see some of the more extreme lefties not buying it. If the optics on the riots can overshadow COVID-19, that could spell disaster for the Dems. I think the first thing the new couple should do, is analyze where their base vote will come from, and if they can determine that most of them will come from women/minorities who are not particularly enamored with the riots, then they should come right out and denounce the street violence in all it's forms, and show they're not afraid to take on the mayors of Chicago and NYC with the same fervor as they take on Trump.
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                  -General Charles de Gaulle

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by asterix View Post
                    ...The Commander in Tweet...
                    I like that.

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                    • #11
                      55 Things You Need to Know About Kamala Harris

                      (some of the more interesting ones);
                      14.

                      In 1994, Harris began dating Willie Brown, a powerhouse in California politics who was then the speaker of the state assembly and was 30 years older than Harris. From his perch in the assembly, Brown appointed Harris to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and the Medical Assistance Commission—positions that together paid her around $80,000 a year on top of her prosecutor’s salary.

                      15.

                      In 1995, Brown was elected mayor of San Francisco. That December, Harris broke up with him because “she concluded there was no permanency in our relationship,” Brown told Joan Walsh in 2003. “And she was absolutely right.”

                      19.

                      She was elected in a runoff with 56.5 percent of the vote. With her victory, she became the first Black woman in California to be elected district attorney.

                      20.

                      That same election, Gavin Newsom was elected mayor, succeeding Willie Brown. Newsom, now governor of California, is a close friend of hers, and the two have even vacationed together.

                      22.

                      One of Harris’ most controversial decisions came in 2004 when she declined to pursue the death penalty against the man who murdered San Francisco police officer Isaac Espinoza. At the funeral, Senator Dianne Feinstein delivered a eulogy in which she criticized Harris, who was in the audience, prompting a standing ovation from the hundreds of officers in attendance.

                      40.

                      By far the most viral moment of her presidential campaign came in the first Democratic debate, when she confronted Joe Biden over his position on cross-district busing in the 1970s while using a personal anecdote: “There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools. And she was bused to school every day,” she said. “And that little girl was me.” Though her poll numbers briefly surged after the debate, it was only downhill from there.

                      42.

                      She had an inconsistent stance on health care, which also made voters skeptical. Although she said she supported the abolition of private health care during an earlier town hall, she later denied her statement and said she had misheard the question. She eventually released a health care plan that still included private health insurance.

                      43.

                      During the campaign, Harris shied away from discussing specifics about her career as a prosecutor, a strategic choice borne of fear that voters on the left would criticize her over criminal justice issues. She even failed to give a sharp response to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s misleading attacks against her record, leaving voters unclear about her positions.

                      53.

                      In June, her Wikipedia page was edited 408 times—far more than any other candidate on the shortlist –– in the span of three weeks, which people pointed to as a sign of her nomination as running mate (The Wikipedia page of Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016, saw more activity than any other candidate). The edits, mostly made by one person, had scrubbed controversial information from her page, including her “tough-on-crime” record and her decision not to prosecute Steven Mnuchin for financial fraud in 2013.

                      54.

                      If elected in November, she will be the first woman, first African American and first Asian American vice president in the history of the United States.
                      .............
                      https://www.politico.com/news/magazi...te-2020-393885
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                      • #12
                        'It's the middle finger to BLM and progressives': Outraged left turns on the Biden-Harris ticket and slams Joe's choice of self-styled 'top cop' and her stringent record as California AG
                        • Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate for election on Tuesday
                        • Shortly after Biden announced his decision, progressives criticized a Biden-Harris ticket, with some saying Biden gave the middle finger to progressives
                        • Others slammed Biden for selecting 'top cop' Harris during a time when racial justice and police abolition protests continue across the country
                        Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate was hailed on Tuesday as a historic first for women of color, but some warn her record as a tough prosecutor could dent her appeal with two key constituencies - black voters and liberals.

                        Shortly after Biden announced Harris would join him on the ticket in the November presidential election, several left wing progressives in the Democrat party criticized his decision.

                        'Well, there you have it. @JoeBiden gives the middle finger to progressives, #BlackLivesMatter protesters, and black voters under the age of 50,' Status Coup co-founder Jordan Chariton wrote in a tweet.
                        .....
                        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tyled-cop.html
                        TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
                        “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
                        Present Current Events are the Future's History

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                        • #13
                          Kamala Harris’s Former Press Secretary Is the Face of Twitter Censorship

                          ....
                          I bring this up because, as my former colleague Sean Davis points out, Nick Pacilio, Kamala Harris’s former press secretary, is now in charge of deciding announcing what the president of the United States can and can’t say on Twitter to his 85 million followers. Twitter has already removed debatable contentions by the president — or, contentions no more misleading than any number of Joe Biden allegations. The point of removing tweets, I assume, has more to do with being able to call Trump a liar than worrying about his spreading misleading information.

                          But the optics are remarkably terrible for Twitter. It’s almost certainly true that whoever holds the job of senior communication manager at the social-media giant will be ideologically progressive like the company’s CEO. But could you imagine what the nightly reaction on CNN and MSNBC would be if Mike Pence’s former spokesperson was seen censoring Joe Biden’s tweets during a presidential election? I have no doubt Democrats would be calling for congressional hearings.
                          .....
                          https://www.nationalreview.com/corne...rs-top-censor/

                          TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
                          “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
                          Present Current Events are the Future's History

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
                            'It's the middle finger to BLM and progressives': Outraged left turns on the Biden-Harris ticket and slams Joe's choice of self-styled 'top cop' and her stringent record as California AG
                            • Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate for election on Tuesday
                            • Shortly after Biden announced his decision, progressives criticized a Biden-Harris ticket, with some saying Biden gave the middle finger to progressives
                            • Others slammed Biden for selecting 'top cop' Harris during a time when racial justice and police abolition protests continue across the country
                            Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate was hailed on Tuesday as a historic first for women of color, but some warn her record as a tough prosecutor could dent her appeal with two key constituencies - black voters and liberals.

                            Shortly after Biden announced Harris would join him on the ticket in the November presidential election, several left wing progressives in the Democrat party criticized his decision.

                            'Well, there you have it. @JoeBiden gives the middle finger to progressives, #BlackLivesMatter protesters, and black voters under the age of 50,' Status Coup co-founder Jordan Chariton wrote in a tweet.
                            .....
                            https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tyled-cop.html
                            Kudos to Trump for forcing Biden into a position where he had to pick Harris. If he didn't, he would have been ripped apart for being against law and order, catering to the radical left, etc. I don't think independents would have felt comfortable voting for someone painted as 'unsafe' in the midst of riots and looting. Harris was the only one capable of changing that perception.

                            The interesting question now is how many progressives Biden may lose. Will the Harris pick swing enough middle of the road independents to offset any progressives lost.

                            This is going to be a close election, but both sides will do their best to throw it away.
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                            • #15
                              Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kamala Harris

                              A trip through the life and career of the California senator.

                              1. As both a district attorney and state attorney general, Harris pushed for a new statewide law that lets prosecutors charge parents with misdemeanors if their children are chronically truant. “We are putting parents on notice,” she declared. “If you fail in your responsibility to your kids, we are going to work to make sure you face the full force and consequences of the law.”
                              ....
                              3. Harris also has been a strong advocate of civil asset forfeiture. She supported a bill in California that would have allowed prosecutors to seize assets before initiating criminal proceedings — a power now available only at the federal level — if there were a “substantial probability” they would eventually initiate such proceedings. Besides cases involving violent crimes, the legislation allowed seizures in cases involving such crimes as bribery, gambling, and trafficking endangered species. Harris endorsed the bill after then-attorney general Eric Holder sharply limited civil asset forfeiture among federal prosecutors. She argued that the practice gave local and state law-enforcement officials “more tools to target the illicit profits [of transnational criminal groups] and dismantle these dangerous organizations.”

                              4. As San Francisco district attorney, Harris created “Back on Track,” an anti-recidivism program that she expanded as state attorney general. The program received $750,000 in federal funding and quite a bit of praise from crime-policy experts. But it faced criticism early in its history, when illegal immigrant Alexander Izaguirre, who had pleaded guilty to selling drugs, was selected and graduated, only to later grab a woman’s purse and run her down in an SUV, severely injuring her.

                              As the Los Angeles Times put it, “Harris’ office had been allowing Izaguirre and other illegal immigrants to stay out of prison by training them for jobs they cannot legally hold.” Harris said she had been unaware that Back on Track had been training illegal immigrants and that they would no longer be eligible for the program.


                              5. In 2012, she submitted a brief supporting an illegal immigrant’s application for a law license. In 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled in the immigrant’s favor, even though the California State Bar’s rules state that it is disqualifying professional misconduct to commit a criminal act.

                              6. In her first speech on the Senate floor, Harris declared, “An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.” She later avowed the belief that illegal immigration is “a civil violation, not a crime.”

                              This classification applies to only a portion of those in the country without permission. First, entering the country illegally has criminal penalties. Overstaying a visa is considered a civil violation, not a criminal one, with deportation as the appropriate penalty. But reentry without permission after deportation is a crime, as is, in most cases, working in the United States without legal residency, since it almost always involves some falsification of documents or lying on work forms under penalty of perjury.
                              ....
                              8. In October 2017, Harris declared that she would rather shut down the government than vote for a spending bill that did not address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and ensure those covered by the program would not be deported. “I will not vote for an end-of-year spending bill until we are clear about what we are going to do to protect and take care of our DACA young people in this country,” she said. And she has kept her word, at least so far.

                              9. In April 2018, Harris urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to “reduce funding for beds in the federal immigration system,” reject calls to hire more Border Patrol personnel, and “reduce funding for the administration’s reckless immigration enforcement operations.”
                              ....
                              12. In 2004, San Francisco Police officer Isaac Espinoza was shot and killed by David Hill, a young gang member with an AK-47. Hill also shot another officer in the leg. Days after Hill’s arrest, then-district attorney Harris announced that her office would not seek the death penalty. This prompted Senator Dianne Feinstein to declare, while speaking at Espinoza’s funeral, “This is not only the definition of tragedy, it’s the special circumstance called for by the death-penalty law.” The comment drew a standing ovation from the crowd of mostly police. Hill was ultimately sentenced to life without parole. Feinstein later told reporters that if she’d known Harris was against the death penalty, she probably wouldn’t have endorsed her for D.A. in the first place.

                              In 2009, Harris again received criticism for refusing to pursue the death penalty against Edwin Ramos, an illegal immigrant and member of MS-13 who gunned down a father and two sons. As a teenager, Ramos twice served probation for violent crimes but was not deported. Ramos was sentenced to 183-years-to-life without parole.
                              ....
                              16. Starting in 1993, Harris began dating Willie Brown, then the speaker of the California Assembly and later a candidate for mayor of San Francisco — a relationship that brought her in contact with many of the city’s political and financial movers and shakers. Early in 1994, Brown named her as his appointee to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, a job that paid $97,088 a year. Six months later, he named her to the California Medical Assistance Commission, a post which paid $72,000 a year.

                              Into 1994, press accounts described Harris as Brown’s girlfriend. He was still married, and in his early 60s; she had just turned 30. The relationship had a surprising and tumultuous end, as James Richardson describes in Willie Brown: A Biography:
                              Columnist Herb Caen all but predicted two days after the election that Brown would wed Kamala Harris, his constant companion throughout the campaign. “Keep an eye on these two,” Caen wrote. No mention was made of what Brown would do about Blanche, to whom he was still married. But the day after Christmas, Brown stunned his friends by announcing that he was breaking up with Kamala. Brown invited Blanche to appear with him on stage for his swearing-in and to hold the Bible. A television reporter from KPIX caught up to Blanche, who had kept a low profile throughout the campaign, and asked her what it was like to live with the future mayor.

                              “Difficult,” was her one-word answer.

                              ..................
                              https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/...utm_term=third

                              Ms. Harris doesn't sound like the type to uphold all laws of the Federal Government or defend the Constitution, and given Biden's age and health conditions, she could become POTUS should Joe be incompetent or die in office. Not good for the Nation.


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                              “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
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