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Old 2020-08-17, 02:54   #1244
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I figure if Biden wins, she will be declared President under the 25th Amendment due to senility shortly after he sworn in. So as a resident of California having experienced Kamala, I'd prefer Trump for the next four years.
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Old 2020-08-17, 13:46   #1245
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Also a bit disappointed that Politico placed what it perhaps her most important political-career move way down at #14 in their 55 Things You Need T Know About Kamala Harris, namely that she slept her way into high state office with CA political mover, shaker and kingmaker, 30-years older Willie Brown.
I wonder how any male California politicians had to get on their knees before the kingmaker.

Reminds me of a scene in the movie Gone With the Wind.
MAMMY: Ah kain go buyin' no paint! Ah die of shame, eve'ybody knowin' it wud fer mah chile! Miss Scarlett, you is so sweet an' pretty lookin' you doan need no paint. Honey, doan nobody but bad womens use dat stuff.

SCARLETT: Well, they get results, don't they?
Perhaps if Ms Harris bestows her favors on Il Duce, he will drop out of the race and campaign for the Biden-Harris ticket.
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Old 2020-08-17, 18:12   #1246
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I figure if Biden wins, she will be declared President under the 25th Amendment due to senility shortly after he sworn in. So as a resident of California having experienced Kamala, I'd prefer Trump for the next four years.
As a resident of the US having experienced Trump, I'd prefer Biden for the next four years.
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Old 2020-08-17, 21:19   #1247
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The Biden/Harris campaign and the dead-end of “lesser evil” politics | WSWS
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...enormous pressure is being brought to bear to convince workers and young people to support the campaign of Biden and Harris. Whatever reservations they may have over the right-wing character of the Democratic Party and its candidates, the argument goes, this is the only way to get rid of Trump. Everything else must be subordinated to this electoral outcome.

This is hardly the first election in which such “lesser evil” arguments were advanced. In 1988, it was a matter of voting for Dukakis, the right-wing governor from Massachusetts, to finally put an end to the Reagan years. After Dukakis lost to George H.W. Bush, the following election in 1992 became a matter of putting an end to the Bush years by electing Bill Clinton, whose right-wing policies cleared the path for Bush II in 2000. In 2008, the argument became the need to elect Obama, the “candidate of hope and change,” in order to end the disaster produced by Bush II, above all, the war in Iraq.

Obama continued the most right-wing policies of George W. Bush (with whom, by the way, he has established a close personal friendship), including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the overseeing of the Wall Street bailout following the 2008 financial collapse. It was the right-wing policies of Obama and the nomination of Hillary Clinton on the basis of a prowar program, glossed over with identity politics, that created the conditions for the election of Trump in 2016.

This act, in other words, has been played out before, and each time the result is a further shift to the right of the entire political establishment.

In this case, amidst all the hoopla over the “historic” character of the Biden-Harris ticket, attributed entirely to the race and gender of Harris, the nominees have been selected through the machinations of the Democratic Party against the candidacy of Bernie Sanders and even Elizabeth Warren.

That is, the Democratic Party’s campaign is founded on a repudiation of any suggestion that it will carry out a policy of social reform. The Democrats are not even making the pretense of providing a program to address the catastrophe unfolding in the United States.

Sanders himself is now playing the central role in convincing his previous supporters that, despite everything, Biden’s election must be the overriding aim. This was his basic theme in speaking on several of the morning talk shows yesterday.

A particularly revealing exchange came on CNN, when moderator Jake Tapper cited a comment in the Wall Street Journal stating that Wall Street breathed a “sigh of relief” at the nomination of the right-wing ex-prosecutor Harris as vice president. He then asked, “If Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief with Kamala Harris being named to the ticket, what does Bernie Sanders do?”

To this, Sanders replied, “Well, Bernie Sanders does everything that he can to defeat Donald Trump... Donald Trump must be defeated. Biden must be elected.” Sanders continued, “And after the Democrats have control of the Senate and the House, and Joe is the president, we’re going to do all that we can to mobilize people for a progressive agenda.”

In fact, the same arguments used to insist that everything must be subordinated to Biden will be re-employed to argue that nothing can be done to destabilize a future Biden administration, because that will only strengthen the right. As always, it is an argument against any mobilization of the working class against the entire policy of the ruling elites, represented by both the Democrats and Republicans...
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Old 2020-08-20, 18:00   #1248
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Steve Bannon, three others, charged with fraud in border wall fundraising campaign.

(CNN) New York federal prosecutors on Thursday charged President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon and three others with defrauding donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a fundraising campaign purportedly aimed at supporting Trump's border wall.
It might be interesting to see how all this plays out, if it gets an opportunity.
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Old 2020-08-20, 18:04   #1249
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We hope it has the Orange Menace drenching his Depends®.
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Old 2020-08-20, 21:08   #1250
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It is likely that U.S. President Donald Trump will soon says that he hardly knew his former campaign manager and senior advisor Steve Bannon and that he had always suspected that Bannon was a crook.
Moon of Alabama weighs in. Hilarious opening sentence!
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Old 2020-08-20, 21:15   #1251
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Will Nov-Jan be pardon season in the USA?

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Old 2020-08-20, 22:09   #1252
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55480.htm

Moon of Alabama weighs in. Hilarious opening sentence!
Just curious, why post the link to ICH, rather than the original MoA piece? The ICH piece says "By Moon Of Alabama" under the title, but then follows with a link-to-itself, which is self-referential BS in my book ... link to the MoA piece is not until the very bottom. Anyway, please use original-source-links whenever possible. The ICH copy-paste also lacks the reader comments section of the original - MoA comments are always a mixed bag, but #1 to this one is pretty good:
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A non-profit that "did not pay him" actually paid for services that benefited him. There was just a nominal cut out between him and the payment by his non-profit.

Bannon said this was wrong when the Clinton's did it. That is how the money got from their non-profit Foundation to them, and in much larger amounts than what Bannon took.

Bannon said it was wrong then when the Clinton's did it. Democrats say it is wrong now when Bannon did it. They are both correct.

And they are all hopeless hypocrites.

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It does seem rather likely, especially if #45 is shown the door.
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Old 2020-08-21, 01:05   #1254
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Could he possibly be worse than Bill Clinton? Alas, one shouldn't challenge Trump to be worse than a previous President. He usually is up for such a challenge.
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