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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:48 PM

 

Kamala Harris is really taking it to Trump on Rachel Maddow

She's doing a great job!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Reply Kamala Harris is really taking it to Trump on Rachel Maddow (Original post)
StarfishSaver Jul 11 OP
tishaLA Jul 11 #1
DesertRat Jul 11 #2
TreasonousBastard Jul 12 #33
DesertRat Jul 12 #36
JanetLovesObama Jul 11 #3
brush Jul 11 #4
DesertRat Jul 11 #6
SCVDem Jul 12 #21
murielm99 Jul 12 #22
pansypoo53219 Jul 12 #29
Kahuna7 Jul 12 #34
kacekwl Jul 11 #5
Cracklin Charlie Jul 11 #7
bigtree Jul 11 #8
FailureToCommunicate Jul 11 #9
ancianita Jul 11 #10
Andy823 Jul 11 #11
MarcA Jul 11 #12
watoos Jul 11 #13
tishaLA Jul 11 #15
Kind of Blue Jul 11 #17
napi21 Jul 11 #14
mtnsnake Jul 11 #16
DesertRat Jul 12 #25
TexasTowelie Jul 12 #26
CTyankee Jul 12 #27
TexasTowelie Jul 12 #28
CTyankee Jul 12 #31
mtnsnake Jul 12 #32
RestoreAmerica2020 Jul 11 #18
stopbush Jul 11 #19
BlueIdaho Jul 12 #20
DesertRat Jul 12 #23
SHRED Jul 12 #24
Andy823 Jul 12 #30
mcar Jul 12 #35

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:50 PM

1. Yeah, she's doing a great job

 

Connecting dots between all the ways tRump is failing the country.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:55 PM

2. She said "he failed to perform"

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Kamala Harris

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:54 AM

33. She's not the first to say that.

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Amy Klobuchar

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:53 AM

36. Melania has said it too

 

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Kamala Harris

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:57 PM

3. I made my final decision tonight and it is

 

Kamala Harris. She has it all and we need her.
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Kamala Harris

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:59 PM

4. Yep, she can totally trump trump on the debate stage.

 

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:08 PM

6. I'll think he'll be afraid to debate her

 

Hed make some excuse that avoid it.
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Response to DesertRat (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:12 AM

21. Dump won't debate

 

ANY DemocraTIC candidate!

Coward all his life.
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Joe Biden

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:28 AM

22. If he ever has occasion

 

to stalk around behind her onstage, I hope she shuts him down immediately. Hillary said he made her skin crawl when he did that. Just looking at him makes my skin crawl. I try to avoid that.
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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:26 AM

29. debates do not matter-2016.

 

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

34. They don't. Hillary beat him senseless and he still eked out a win..

 

thanks to numerous factors, creating a perfect storm. And! If the Dems continuing cannibalizing each other with scorched earth tactics like in 2016, he'll win again.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:59 PM

5. Good. All in the Democratic Party should do the same every time they get in front of a camera.

 

Use plain and clear words not the wishy-washy way we are used to. Oh yea, include McConnell in the bashing.

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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:13 PM

7. That was a beat down!

 

She managed to hit just about every point in that description of the racist in chief, in very short order.

Well done, Senator Harris!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:14 PM

8. she has great presence

 

...and passion.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:14 PM

9. And Rachel's set up talking about Kamala's now being firmly in the top tier, tied

 

with Berni, in the NBC poll just out.

"She's got room to grow"
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:17 PM

10. She shows presidential poise. I'm overwhelmed at how powerful our candidates are.

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Jay Inslee

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:20 PM

11. The whole interview was great

 

Rachel was pointing out all the positive things coming out in new polls about how great Harris is doing, and I agree that Harris is on the way UP, not down.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:32 PM

12. Strong, accurate, concise presentation. n/t

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:36 PM

13. I'm going with Kamala for 7 days

 

then switching to Warren for 7 days.

From what I've seen those 2 are heads above the rest.
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to watoos (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:02 PM

15. That's where I am, too

 

I honestly can't choose between them. IMO Sen Warren is head and shoulders above everyone else on policy, but Sen Harris has those intangibles in her favor...if I felt like she were more sure-footed on policy issues, I'd go with her.
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Response to watoos (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:07 PM

17. +1000!

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:39 PM

14. Her experience as a prosecutor shows how capable she is at working over criminals!

 

I wonder how our JA will handle HER?
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:05 PM

16. At this moment in time Kamala Harris is leaps and bounds ahead of anyone else

 

She was hot enough during the debate, but now she's on fire. That's bad news for Biden and Bernie but good news for Democrats if we really want to beat Trump because she has to be Trump's worst nightmare right now.
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Response to mtnsnake (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:42 AM

25. I agree

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Kamala Harris

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Response to mtnsnake (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:34 AM

26. I believe the opposite.

 

I think that Trump might want Harris to become the nominee because of her lack of experience in the private sector, her lack of experience with foreign policy (not that Trump had any himself except for the deals brokered with the Russians, Saudis, Israelis, etc.), her lack of experience on economic policy, and that the election would come down to racial issues which would rally Trump's base. I also do not see her flipping any of the states that Trump won in 2016 which makes me wonder if she can be elected.

I do believe that Harris is a great prosecutor and senator, but those skills do not equate to being a great president or being able to promote or negotiate legislation. While I know that she hasn't been able to accomplish much in this area because Republicans controlled the Senate since she was elected to office, I'm aware of only one idea that Harris has only put forward (setting up the fund to help promote housing for minorities) since she began her campaign. I'd like to see her take the lead on more proposals than being a follower or indecisive like she has shown on occasions.

Harris had the advantage in the first debate since everyone wanted to attack the front-runner. It will be interesting to see how well she defends her positions now that she has garnered more attention. There is plenty of time for her to make a case and change my impression of her, but there are a few candidates that I would put ahead of her at this particular instance in time.

Good luck to her and to all of the other candidates.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Beto O'Rourke

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:07 AM

27. Yes, but I wonder what had Obama accomplished along the lines you mention before he

 

our president? He was the first black man and she would be the first black woman to rise to the presidency and I find that exciting and something the sane voters could get behind. It would rally the black women's vote which is the heart and soul of our Democratic politics. I think she would be a great ralllying force for the Dems...
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Response to CTyankee (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:23 AM

28. I'm not as much concerned about who is first to hold an office than what they can accomplish while

 

in office.

Obama had both state and federal legislative experience. His federal experience in the Senate included time when the Democrats were in the minority and majority. He even achieved some successes with the Lugar-Obama initiative on conventional weapons and the Coburn-Obama Transparency Act while Bush was president.

While Harris might be able to rally the base of black women's votes, the question of whether that would be enough to win a general election still remains because black women have been the base of the party for a few elections. While Harris could rally the base in our party, I can also see where she could also rally the base of the Republicans voters.

Finally, from a Texas perspective I don't see Harris having any coattails down the ballot. The Democratic Party made up a lot of ground in the 2018 midterm elections. I could easily see that slip back to the numbers before midterms which means more gerrymandering and perhaps 7-8 congressional seats that Democrats would forfeit for the next decade. While I admit that is selfish, after living under Republican policies for more than 25 years I would like to see some change because if Texas ever becomes reliably blue, then the Republicans won't ever win a national election again.
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Beto O'Rourke

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:15 AM

31. From your perspective, what ticket would you like to see that would could overcome the obstacles

 

you foresee? How would you feel about a Harris/O'Rourke ballot? I think it would bring in lots of Beto supporters, Texas Democrats who would work for the ticket in their state in 2020.

I like Beto a lot. I think he is an attractive candidate. But we are way overdue for a woman president, embarrassingly so. I used to like a Harris/mayor pete ticket but I just don't think this country is ready for an openly gay white man married to another man. Pete is excellent and I love to hear him speak. But I think we have to steel ourselves for bitter ugliness as we approach and live in 2020. Good god.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:47 AM

32. Yes, she had an advantage, but I think it will be interesting to see what Biden does in

 

the second debate. I'm guessing that he'll have something up his sleeve if she goes after him again. Or maybe he'll go on the attack against her and put her on the spot this time. Should be very interesting.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:22 PM

18. Thanks. Will watch now.

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:55 PM

19. Will try to catch a rerun.

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:06 AM

20. I wish she had done this

 

At the debate.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:34 AM

23. It's on again NOW!

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:35 AM

24. That's where the focus needs to be

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:36 AM

30. Kick. nt

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:33 AM

35. I'll pull it up later

 

Thanks.
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