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Democrats Eye a Vice-Presidential
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/9/2020 12:26:55 PM

DEARBORN, Mich. — The second highest, hardest glass ceiling is pretty good too, right? With the Democratic presidential nominee all but certain to be a man, party activists, elected officials and voters are setting their sights on the biggest consolation prize in American politics: the vice presidency. (Snip) “There must be a woman on this ticket,” said Cecile Richards, a longtime abortion rights activist and a founder of Supermajority. “What is really important to see is representation, a commitment to the issues that women care about and a commitment to do something about it.” The selection of a female vice


Stacey Abrams one heartbeat from the presidency. Go for it Joe.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/9/2020 12:27:39 PM (No. 341266)
Note - Source should be New York Times.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: RayLRiv 3/9/2020 12:31:20 PM (No. 341268)
It's gonna be PIAPS. Even if she has to kill for it (oh, wait...)
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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad 3/9/2020 12:40:38 PM (No. 341278)
Aren't there any infants' rights activists who are female and could be vice president?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mobyclik 3/9/2020 12:40:55 PM (No. 341280)
I think they're talking their favorite thing: Abortion.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MainelySane 3/9/2020 12:51:09 PM (No. 341291)
That's the only way one of the terrible women candidates from the Democrats bench can become Pres... make them the VP of a half-dead old man with dementia.! Perfect!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Maggie2u 3/9/2020 12:52:57 PM (No. 341293)
I'm going to go with Chelsea Clinton as their pick. She does have a PH.D from Oxford you know, so they can call her Dr. Clinton during the campaign.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starboard_side 3/9/2020 1:03:45 PM (No. 341303)
FTA: “What is really important to see is representation, a commitment to the issues that women care about and a commitment to do something about it.” Thus, she's admitting Democrats have NOT had a commitment to those issues, so far, right? And, didn't have any real commitment to do something about them either, it seems. Which also means Hillary and others have just played lip-service to the issues they claim are important.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Avanti1 3/9/2020 1:09:20 PM (No. 341307)
Yet more identity politics drivel from Democrats. Voters should select political officeholders based on QUALIFICATIONS and POLICIES, not body parts or race. All female and black Democrat candidates for the Democrat nomination were rejected by voters in the primaries. I see NO evidence that they were rejected on ANY basis other than their lack of qualifications and unacceptable policies.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: tom7 3/9/2020 1:14:56 PM (No. 341309)
Insane to believe that you need a female politician to care about "issues that effect" women. That implies that no woman could properly care about "issues that effect" men. Apparently we need two parallel governments - one for men and one for women. Feminazis should be laughed off the podium.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 3/9/2020 1:19:58 PM (No. 341315)
Irrelevant. The Dems, whoever they might wind up being, will lose in November.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: anniebc 3/9/2020 1:41:25 PM (No. 341341)
Well, she'd better be a trans woman; that's all I have to say.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: chance_232 3/9/2020 1:51:32 PM (No. 341348)
May I recommend Diamond or Silk? How about 1 for VP and the other for SOS??
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Reply 13 - Posted by: janjan 3/9/2020 2:05:56 PM (No. 341367)
There are no liberal women qualified to be VP. Will he pick one that already flamed out in the primaries hoping she will be more popular in the general? Does he really think people will come out in droves for Stacy Abrams knowing that she would likely end up being President? Any woman Biden picked would be an obvious pander and evidence that he Is already following the media’s orders before he has even won the election. He’s stuck.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hershey 3/9/2020 2:09:12 PM (No. 341368)
Perhaps ol Uncle Joe already has a casting couch waiting for Kamala...after all, it worked once...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Clinger 3/9/2020 2:21:56 PM (No. 341374)
I'm torn. I can see Hillary becoming the candidate in a brokered convention after Biden brings the most delegates to Milwaukee but self destructs from his demonstrable loss of already challenged cognitive function and his corruption, lets say Ukraine although that's just a small part. If Biden tests better in the polls than a hypothetical Hillary as the brokered candidate, then Hillary's power play is as VP and Joe suddenly becoming distraught over his wife and son's death and choosing to join them by shooting himself in the back of the head.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MarkTwain 3/9/2020 2:45:09 PM (No. 341401)
Because quotas are more important than quality.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/9/2020 2:48:37 PM (No. 341404)
Voters should never lose sight of the fact that the veep nominee would likely become president if Biden is elected--- God forbid---- given his mental health and age. Abrams, Harris, Clinton as president would be a nightmare--- what female Dem would not be?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: sternben 3/9/2020 3:12:22 PM (No. 341419)
My choice is Maxine Waters.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: John C 3/9/2020 3:45:04 PM (No. 341441)
Will we go low enough to return the miserable abuse which Sarah took and still goes through from the dems?.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Gallo3 3/9/2020 4:19:17 PM (No. 341460)
Tank Abrams
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Reply 21 - Posted by: chiller 3/9/2020 4:57:54 PM (No. 341478)
Hmmm.....let's see.....which other political career would we like to end, right alongside Joe. .....hmmm.... Fauxahontas ! That's the ticket !
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Reply 22 - Posted by: chiller 3/9/2020 4:59:44 PM (No. 341482)'s a virtual certainty, which puts more importance on the VP pick than the ticket topper. Very dangerous.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: varkdriver 3/9/2020 6:05:58 PM (No. 341526)
I think they should CANCEL the Dimocrat Convention in Milwaukee. Corona!!! That way, the Hildabeest would be denied her last opportunity to waddle onstage and destroy everyone's hearing. Agree with posters: you can't choose a candidate simply on genitalia. And #14, apropos of another posted news story, Kamala is Meghan Markle in about 20 years. As Kim Jong-Il said in "Team America: World Police": True Ugriness!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 3/9/2020 6:16:15 PM (No. 341535)
More total garbage from the communist rag that is the "slimes!"
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Reply 25 - Posted by: halfnorsk 3/9/2020 7:21:19 PM (No. 341569)
Because it worked out so well to put Geraldine Ferraro on the ticket with Walter Mon-dull.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: judy 3/9/2020 7:25:30 PM (No. 341573)
Hillary has been auditioning for weeks ....she’s on TV 24/7. Surely Biden won’t select her!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 3/9/2020 10:34:01 PM (No. 341645)
The trick will be to nominate a woman sacrificial nominee that won't mind being the chosen loser, like Mondale was chosen to lose gracefully against Reagan. That means Mooch Obama is out (but possibly in for 2024 as presidential nominee for 2024). I suggest Stacy Abrams ( I've got a bit of a weight problem) or Kamala (I slept my way to the top) Harris. Both are universally hated on left and right. Decisions...decisions. Joe O'Biden feels your pain.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/10/2020 1:58:30 AM (No. 341706)
A "consolation prize" as VP...just what the country needs for a VP. I suspect the consolation prize has to be just as corrupt as the demonrat presidential selectee.
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