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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:29 PM

 

I don't want to hear badmouthing about Kamala Harris' record as a prosecutor

Kamala is a VERY progressive Senator. Progressive punch ranks her as the MOST progressive Senator.

https://progressivepunch.org/scores.htm?house=senate

Her record as a prosecutor - being tough on crime - will be an ASSET in the general election especially against someone as blustery as Trump. While her previous career isnít going to win her points with some members of our Democratic coalition, it absolutely is going to win her points with the crucial independents and centrist republicans who want someone other than Trump.

We need to think not just about the primary but about the general. Kamala will make one hell of a progressive President. And Iíd bet money she will push DOJ to explore Trump corruption that heís sweeping under the rug.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Kamala Harris

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Reply I don't want to hear badmouthing about Kamala Harris' record as a prosecutor (Original post)
PTWB Feb 2019 OP
roody Feb 2019 #1
CrossingTheRubicon Feb 2019 #3
honest.abe Feb 2019 #6
Docreed2003 Feb 2019 #9
roody Feb 2019 #15
m-lekktor Feb 2019 #11
BannonsLiver Feb 2019 #13
Trenzalore Feb 2019 #16
MrsCoffee Feb 2019 #14
honest.abe Feb 2019 #2
CrossingTheRubicon Feb 2019 #4
ecstatic Feb 2019 #5
CrossingTheRubicon Feb 2019 #7
bronxiteforever Feb 2019 #8
Awsi Dooger Feb 2019 #10
honest.abe Feb 2019 #12
USALiberal Feb 2019 #17

Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:45 PM

1. I am thrilled that she has changed her beliefs.

 

I hope she stays progressive.
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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:49 PM

3. Really? That's a very cheap shot.

 

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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:58 PM

6. I dont think she has changed her beliefs.

 

I believe she has addressed all the criticisms as her role as AG and I dont think she has ever apologized or admitted mistakes. She simply states that these were the correct decisions at the time and has no regrets.
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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 03:19 PM

9. Please point to where she's changed her beliefs

 

Her voting record speaks for itself
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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:48 PM

15. She has a history in California where

 

she was a DA and Attorney General. Legalizing marijuana. That is a start.
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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 04:59 PM

11. lol nt

 

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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:36 PM

13. AND maybe Bernie's views on guns and sanctioning Russia can evolve too.

 

Because that would be great.
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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:11 PM

16. +1

 

and support for South American dictators....
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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:43 PM

14. Well I guess someone had to be the first to jump the shark.

 

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:46 PM

2. Well said.

 

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:49 PM

4. I agree.

 



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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:54 PM

5. +1000. I'm for criminal justice reform but that doesn't mean I'm soft on crime.

 

She was doing her damn job, and that's a good thing!
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 03:05 PM

7. I like presidential candidates who have demonstrated an unbroken standard of excellence...

 

from their university educations to every aspect of their working and professional lives and in their characters from young adulthood up until this very hour.

Kamala Harris is a very fine example to us all!
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 03:11 PM

8. Her executive experience as a lead prosecutor is great

 

Running an AGís office requires dealing with staff, constant media pressure, the public, budgets, legislators and policy. Her ability to talk to a jury is a major plus because she can construct arguments based on common sense.
Senators donít run large offices and are one out 100. It doesnít mean you canít be a great president with only Senatorial experience (President Obama) but her executive experience in her past positions is a positive.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 03:42 PM

10. Scrutiny would be helpful to her, not harmful

 

Our candidates need to understand that their past and their positions are going to be misconstrued in all directions.

Kamala in particular would benefit from early practice in defending her past in likable fashion because IMO instincts on the fly are not exactly her greatest strength. She needs to know which words/themes to use and which ones to avoid.

For example, if Hillary had merely said hate groups instead of deplorables she possibly could have survived the Comey letter and won narrowly instead of losing narrowly.

Again, I'll use the Marcia Clark example of a tough aggressive prosecutor who was accustomed to always being on offense and had no idea how to react once she was unexpectedly and unfairly on defense. Clark could have used a practice trial and essentially a primary season. Kamala Harris receives it. It is a win, not a loss.
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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 05:18 PM

12. Yeah, that makes sense..

 

but legitimate scrutiny is different from exaggerated attacks on her record or unsubstantiated slurs and smears.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:13 PM

17. Defending police misconduct is not a good thing. nt

 

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