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Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:13 PM

 

TIM KAINE IS THE MAN

Holy crap! I'm so happy right now I could shit.

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Reply TIM KAINE IS THE MAN (Original post)
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2016 #1
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2016 #6
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #8
williesgirl Jul 2016 #9
chillfactor Jul 2016 #2
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #4
lunamagica Jul 2016 #5
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #7
lunamagica Jul 2016 #17
Her Sister Jul 2016 #33
Evergreen Emerald Jul 2016 #10
calimary Jul 2016 #43
Expecting Rain Jul 2016 #11
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #12
glennward Jul 2016 #18
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #21
johara Jul 2016 #13
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #16
ismnotwasm Jul 2016 #14
calimary Jul 2016 #44
DCBob Jul 2016 #15
MohRokTah Jul 2016 #19
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #22
MohRokTah Jul 2016 #23
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #25
Her Sister Jul 2016 #34
lamp_shade Jul 2016 #20
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #24
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #26
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #29
Her Sister Jul 2016 #36
grossproffit Jul 2016 #27
Her Sister Jul 2016 #37
golfguru Jul 2016 #28
Amimnoch Jul 2016 #30
LonePirate Jul 2016 #31
MyNameGoesHere Jul 2016 #32
mentalsolstice Jul 2016 #35
NYC Liberal Jul 2016 #38
oasis Jul 2016 #39
Joe the Revelator Jul 2016 #40
Setsuna1972 Jul 2016 #41
DonCoquixote Jul 2016 #42

Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:14 PM

1. I'm happy for you.

I'm also disappointed for me and a lot of other progressives. I was expecting it but I don't like it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:17 PM

3. Like I've said, I understand where you are coming from, but I hope he makes you proud.

 

I think he will if you'll let him. :-D


And sincerely, sorry that you didn't get the person that you wanted. I know it sucks.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:18 PM

6. The person I wanted was Anybody But Kaine.

Considering the deep bench the Democrats have and the excellent and exciting people available, I just don't get why she chose the second most boring person in America (second only to Pence).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:19 PM

8. I promise you, he's less boring then you think he is.

 

You'll see. :-D

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:19 PM

9. I agree. Boo hiss!

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:16 PM

2. be happy...

I for one am very disappointed.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:17 PM

4. I understand and respect that.

 

I just hope that you give Tim a chance. I'm going hard on vouching for him.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:17 PM

5. I won't deny I'm disappointd it wasnt Becerra, but I will fully support this ticket

Go, Clinton/Kaine!!!

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:18 PM

7. Like a happy tumor, he'll grow on you. Just give him some time to get going.

 

He's not splashy, he's not super exciting, but he's a great politician and a heck of a campaigner.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:23 PM

17. Yes, I'm finding that out. He is very solid, great resume, ready fom day one

I think it's a very mature, responsible choice from her. It also shows confidence on her part

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:41 PM

33. Wooohooo! I like the smarts in our nominee!

 

Yay! We got the VP set!

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:19 PM

10. That does not rhyme

Holy Crap! Holy Shit! I'm so happy right now I could Kiss Mitt.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:53 PM

43. ROFL!!!!!!!

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:21 PM

11. Not happy

 

I think this choice is a blunder for 2016 that we can not afford.

Deeply disappointing.

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Response to Expecting Rain (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:21 PM

12. I hope you give him a chance to prove you wrong.

 

He is going to be a great Vice President.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:23 PM

18. I'll give him a chance. He has until tomorrow! nt

 

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Response to glennward (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:26 PM

21. Plenty of time.

 

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Response to johara (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:23 PM

16. He's more progressive than the hive mind makes him.

 

He'll help deliver VA and NC. Bookmark it.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:22 PM

14. I am ok with this

Warren was a dream ticket--but she's too effective in the Senate, and who knows, perhaps she didn't want the job.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:58 PM

44. Thing is, though, we may want/need her exactly where she is now.

Tim Kaine brings strength to the ticket. As winners, their success in November could flip the Senate back to us. And Elizabeth Warren could be named chair of the Senate Banking Committee. THAT is a humdinger of a powerful position. Bernie Sanders could get something big, too. You get to set the agenda when you're the party in power in the Senate. Wonder who'd get Judiciary? Because Hillary would have to appoint a Supreme Court justice (or maybe more than one), especially if this butt-head GOP-led Senate decides to stay in butt-head mode til President Obama leaves office.

Besides, people like Warren and Booker have one big piece of baggage if either of them were lifted out of the Senate to go for VP. Two words: Governor republi-CON.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:22 PM

15. Good solid safe choice.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:25 PM

19. He certainly could step in on January 21, 2017 if it was needed.

 

He definitely passes the single most important test of a Veep choice.

And as her first presidential decision, Hillary demonstrated a depth of wisdom we have never seen from a candidate, IMO.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:27 PM

22. That's the truth. That's how you President. Don't go popular, go with what helps you get results.

 

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:28 PM

23. I'm all in for Tim Kaine, 2024!

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:29 PM

25. I can only get so ere.....excited!

 

I can only get so excited.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:42 PM

34. Love this!!!

 

And as her first presidential decision, Hillary demonstrated a depth of wisdom we have never seen from a candidate, IMO.


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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:25 PM

20. Me too...

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:28 PM

24. K&R!

I've said ALL ALONG that whoever Hillary picked as her running mate, it was all good. We all need to remember, that they need to be able to work together, and he needs to be able to take a secondary roll to her as well.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:29 PM

26. Kaine is GREAT at being the person behind the person.

 

That sounds like I'm slighting, but it's a role that not many are willing to play.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:32 PM

29. Exactly

from what I've seen he's quite brilliant, too.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:44 PM

36. Yes! So right!

 

Gosh am happy! Overjoyed at the nominee's smarts!

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:32 PM

27. YAY! Fired up and ready to go...round 2.

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Response to grossproffit (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:44 PM

37. Me too! So much!

 

Freaking yyay!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:32 PM

28. Safe choice!

 

Will not hurt the ticket. Only negative I can think of is, I wish he was against TPP.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:34 PM

30. My letter from the campaign:

 

I'm thrilled to share this news: I've chosen Tim Kaine as my running mate.

Tim is a lifelong fighter for progressive causes and one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in our nation's history.

But his credentials alone aren't why I asked him to run alongside me.

Like me, Tim grew up in the Midwest. During law school, he too took an unconventional path -- he took time off and went to Honduras to work with missionaries, practicing both his faith and his Spanish.

When he returned to the states and graduated from Harvard Law, he could have done anything. But instead of going to some big corporate firm, he chose to fight housing discrimination as a civil rights lawyer in Richmond. He and his wife joined a church, built a home centered around their faith, and raised three beautiful children. Then, after 17 years of practicing law, Tim ran for city council -- and won.

Tim says his experience on city council taught him everything he knows about politics. To the people in Richmond, an underfunded school wasn't a Democratic or Republican problem. It was simply a problem that needed fixing, and his constituents were counting on him to solve it. So Tim would do it. He'd roll up his sleeves and get the job done, no matter what.

Heís a man of relentless optimism who believes no problem is unsolvable if you're willing to put in the work. That commitment to delivering results has stayed with him throughout his decades-long career as a public servant. So I could give you a laundry list of things he went on to accomplish -- as mayor of Richmond, governor of Virginia, and in the United States Senate.

But this is whatís important: Tim has never taken a job for the glory or the title. He's the same person whether the cameras are on or off. He's sincerely motivated by the belief that you can make a difference in people's lives through public service.

That quality comes through in every interaction. To know Tim is to love him. When I was talking to people about this decision, I couldn't find anyone -- Democrat or Republican -- who had a bad thing to say about him. From his staff over the last 20 years to his colleagues in the Senate, Tim's beloved.

He is a genuinely nice person, but Tim is no one's punching bag. He will fight tooth and nail for American families, and he'll be a dogged fighter in our campaign against Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

Ronald, I want you to know that I didnít make this decision lightly.

Iíve had the privilege of seeing two presidents and two vice presidents up close. I want a vice president who can be my partner in bringing this country together. I want someone who will be able to give me their best advice, look me in the eye, and tell me they disagree with me when they do.

But what matters most is a simple test thatís not so simple to meet: whether the person could step in at a momentís notice and serve as president.

I have no doubt that Tim can do the job.

I want him by my side on the trail and in the White House.


Solid decision and reasoning.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:37 PM

31. She needs to send him to every Spanish speaking group in AZ, FL and NC which will host him.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:39 PM

32. Clinton has been vetting since April and

30 potentials. Damn that woman is thorough and has the right attitude, knew she was going to win.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:43 PM

35. Would not have been my pick

However, I'm not going to go running around with my hair on fire. Let's sit back and see other Dems come into support HRC.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:45 PM

38. K&R!

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:47 PM

39. I'mWithTim.

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Response to oasis (Reply #39)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:49 PM

40. Oh man, I like that.

 

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:53 PM

41. That's my Senator !!!

Senator Kaine is a great Democrat, and he's had an excellent track record here in Virginia !!!

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 09:55 PM

42. speaking as someone that wanted Becerra or Warren

The one time I remember being pissed about a Veep was when Obama picked Joe Biden. Since then, Joe has surprised me, especially as he gets the credit for forcing obama to "evolve" on LGBT rights.

Tim, I hope YOU can surprise me

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