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Sat Jul 23, 2016, 02:26 AM

Anti-establishment election = Americans are angry

But before all Americans were angry, Rs were angry. Specifically, tea partiers were angry...

And with tea pariters, being angry was code for "I'm pissed that a black guy is president."

Which is why Hillary was smart to reset this election to be about experience and competence by picking Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Don't let yourself get manipulated by the RW bullshit that you are angry. Think about everything Obama has accomplished, and ask yourself if he's made you angry. Are you angry that gays have more rights now? Are you angry that unemployment is low and that gas prices are cheap? Are you pissed that the stock market has soared...or that we're not in any major ground wars...or that bin Laden is dead? Does it make you livid that the auto industry was saved?

If not, don't let them tell you you're angry, because what you're really saying is that you're pissed off a black guy is president.

Yes, sorry to say, but the racism is just that overt once you look at the code words the haters use to express their bigotries.

Remove the hatred of Obama from the election cycle and what do the Rs have to run on? Nothing.

Don't get played.

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Reply Anti-establishment election = Americans are angry (Original post)
stopbush Jul 2016 OP
Cha Jul 2016 #1
Old and In the Way Jul 2016 #2
betsuni Jul 2016 #3
RBInMaine Jul 2016 #4
GulfCoast66 Jul 2016 #5
Ilsa Jul 2016 #6
glennward Jul 2016 #7
stopbush Jul 2016 #10
uponit7771 Jul 2016 #8
Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #9

Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 02:43 AM

1. Well done, stopbush! Senator Tim Kaine was not on

my radar before today. I didn't know much about him except he was Gov of Virginia and now Senator Kaine.

But, much to my delightful surprise he is an excellent choice for Hillary's VP pick..

this is just a bit I've learned today..

3. Kaine lived abroad for a year, and the experience changed his life. Kaine was educated as a Jesuit. He took a year off from law school to live in Honduras. He worked as a missionary, and he taught welding and carpentry to teenagers. While in Honduras, he became fluent in Spanish. His experience in Honduras has had a huge impact on his view of the world of the haves and have-nots

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/here-are-six-things-you-probably-dont-know-about-vp-pick-tim-kaine/

2. He is fluent in Spanish

Kaine learned Spanish while living in Honduras in 1980. He took a year off from law school to work at a technical school with Jesuit missionaries.

In 2013, Kaine spoke in Spanish for almost 13 minutes on the floor of the Senate advocating for an immigration overhaul bill crafted by the bipartisan "Gang of Eight."

It marked the first time a senator gave an entire speech on the floor in a language that was not English, although others have spoken briefly in Spanish before.

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I love that he was only in Honduras for a year way back when and yet he speaks fluent Espanol now!

Oh and this..

3. He has a son in the military

Kaine's son Nat is an active-duty Marine, which makes Kaine one of just a few members of Congress who have a child serving in the military.

In 2014, Kaine met with Virginia veterans at a momentous time in his son's military career, according to the Culpeper Star Exponent. "My son is an infantry officer who takes control of his first platoon Monday so these are issues that matter to me personally," he said. Perhaps as a result of his son's military experience, Kaine has focused on military and foreign policy in Congress, serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

In an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Kaine criticized comments that GOP nominee Donald Trump made criticizing the military.

"When I hear Donald Trump say the American military is a disaster, I want to go through the screen and shake the guy," Kaine said in the interview. "We ought to have a commander in chief who talks about our troops with respect and gratitude."

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/22/486960028/5-things-to-know-about-tim-kaine

Very strong on anti-gun violence..



https://www.romper.com/p/is-tim-kaine-religious-hillary-clintons-vice-presidential-pick-is-open-about-his-faith-14906

More~http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=2279458

Oh and Al Giordano tweets about TK..

Al Giordano
‏@AlGiordano Al Giordano Retweeted Jesse Smith
He's not. He's a social justice progressive, the real kind, that knows civil and equal rights are a pillar of it

Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 28m28 minutes ago
12. Suffice to say, Tim Kaine understands that the first rule of governing by coalition is being a good listener. That's why he's popular.

Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 22m22 minutes ago
16. Those who complain about this pick by and large don't know him. Watch him win them over in the coming months. He will.

More Tweets from Al~ Her Sister~http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1107&pid=175207

Muchas Gracias~

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 03:04 AM

2. I"m not angry.

I sleep well when competent.are in charge. Been that way for 8 years...

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:02 AM

3. K&R

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:28 AM

4. Trump is the poster boy of the CORPORATE ESTABLISHMENT.

 

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:28 AM

5. I am angry as hell

At republicans. In November I will express that anger.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:57 AM

6. Yeah, look what happened with the BRREXIT vote.

The last thing we need is four years of buyers remorse.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 06:01 AM

7. May I use your words on FB? Or have you posted them on FB?

 

I have a list of friends both black and white who need to read your words. I can't get through to them.

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Response to glennward (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 09:31 AM

10. OK with me.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 06:08 AM

8. +1, the anger is mostly with one demographic... I'm not satisfied but surely not angry

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 06:08 AM

9. There is no reason to be angry

With a hostility never before experienced by any president, Obama has still managed to get much done... he got health care through and it is not a bad plan either. My own daughter is on it...it is better than my work-related plan. He took the student loans away fro the banks who were forcing kids to get cosigners even though the loans were subsidized and they redlined entire towns and counties. and those who are angry about college or income inequality...those who want single payer...it won't happen under Trump. Beat Trump with big number which gives Hillary the House/Senate and watch a liberal president take action...many think FDR was a born liberal. He was no such thing before he became president...the presidency shaped him. He was able to face down a conservative court and get his agenda through because the people elected Democrats to support him while in office. Sadly thanks to Greens and other malcontents...and the usual Democrats not bothering to voter off year, Obama had no such support. He still managed to do a great deal.

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