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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:17 PM

AMY F***IN KLOBUCHAR!!!!!!!!!!!

On Lawrence O'Donnell just now: she told Biden last he should choose a woman OF COLOR for VP!!!!!!!!!!! That is - not her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dems rock...

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Reply AMY F***IN KLOBUCHAR!!!!!!!!!!! (Original post)
cilla4progress Jun 18 OP
PTWB Jun 18 #1
cilla4progress Jun 18 #3
rebe303 Jun 19 #35
Green Line Jun 18 #2
ElementaryPenguin Jun 18 #4
hamsterjill Jun 18 #18
womanofthehills Jun 18 #23
hamsterjill Jun 18 #25
WheelWalker Jun 18 #26
alp227 Jun 19 #34
cilla4progress Jun 18 #5
nolabear Jun 18 #6
Green Line Jun 18 #13
BlueLucy Jun 18 #7
rebe303 Jun 19 #38
Chili Jun 18 #8
cilla4progress Jun 18 #9
rebe303 Jun 19 #40
calguy Jun 18 #11
Sogo Jun 18 #17
StarfishSaver Jun 18 #20
MrsCoffee Jun 18 #30
chillfactor Jun 18 #10
Tarc Jun 18 #12
Green Line Jun 18 #14
FailureToCommunicate Jun 18 #15
dixiechiken1 Jun 18 #16
SiliconValley_Dem Jun 18 #29
Tarc Jun 19 #49
SiliconValley_Dem Jun 19 #50
Tarc Jun 19 #53
kcr Jun 19 #51
Spider Jerusalem Jun 18 #19
pnwmom Jun 19 #32
Spider Jerusalem Jun 19 #42
pnwmom Jun 19 #48
RhodeIslandOne Jun 19 #41
lunatica Jun 19 #47
Doreen Jun 18 #21
littlemissmartypants Jun 18 #22
calguy Jun 18 #24
littlemissmartypants Jun 18 #27
Skya Rhen Jun 19 #43
littlemissmartypants Jun 19 #44
Skya Rhen Jun 19 #45
eilen Jun 18 #28
MatthewStLouis Jun 18 #31
IrishEyes Jun 19 #33
Chemisse Jun 19 #36
Calista241 Jun 19 #37
AlexSFCA Jun 19 #39
Gothmog Jun 19 #46
marie999 Jun 19 #52

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:24 PM

1. Kamala!!!

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Response to PTWB (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:27 PM

3. God please!

Or Val Demings. Swoon. Kamala for AG...

Not sure Demings has a law degree. Apparently it's not needed, anyway!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:36 AM

35. Val Demings

Val helps secure Florida and is awesome.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:26 PM

2. I love Amy and wish it could have been her, but I agree with her on this.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:28 PM

4. Susan Rice

Would be my first choice.

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Response to ElementaryPenguin (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:12 PM

18. Mine as well.

I also like Val Demings.

Kamala Harris is incredibly smart and talented but as shallow as this sounds, her voice drives me nuts. If sheís the choice, Iíll just have to get over my pettiness! But I think she is best left in the Senate where she is very effective.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:26 PM

23. Recent Dem polling for VP - Demings 7%, Harris 28%

We need to go with Harris for sure. Poll Was on an earlier DU thread today.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:32 PM

25. What was the percentage for Susan Rice?

Thanks.

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Response to ElementaryPenguin (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:32 PM

26. Agreed. Susan Rice for the win.

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Response to ElementaryPenguin (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:35 AM

34. If you thought Hillary Clinton had a hard enough time

The attack ads will be way too easy towards Rice: "She covered up Benghazi! She spied on Michael Flynn!""

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:29 PM

5. Such a recognition, too,

of the locus of power at this time!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:30 PM

6. She damn near made me cry. What a woman.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:40 PM

13. Me too

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:30 PM

7. Amy has always been selfless.

She's a great democrat!

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Response to BlueLucy (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:41 AM

38. Amy

What a classy lady😍😍

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:31 PM

8. Biden / Harris 2020 !!!

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Response to Chili (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:33 PM

9. it would be so

solid

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:42 AM

40. Perfect

Biden/Harris. Sounds perfect too.

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Response to Chili (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:39 PM

11. Kamala would walk all over Mike Dence in the debate

She is especially skilled at being the attack dog to take it to trump on the stump and allow Joe to stay above the fray, be himself, and portray the calm image of stability and competence we need right now.

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Response to calguy (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:12 PM

17. Excellent points.

Thank you!

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Response to calguy (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:19 PM

20. No one can say this like she can

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Response to Chili (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:51 PM

30. That's the ticket!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:35 PM

10. until the decision is made

I still favor Stacey Abrams!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:40 PM

12. The best choice is still Warren

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Response to Tarc (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:43 PM

14. No

We have a Republican Governor, he'll get to appoint a Republican to her seat until the special election, then if he decides to run, he could get elected, he's that popular here. We can't take that chance.

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Response to Green Line (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:57 PM

15. This is EXACTLY what would happen here in Mass. Senator Warren should not be VP pick.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:10 PM

16. Agreed.

I'd love to see Warren. Joe's got my vote no matter what but Biden/Warren is my dream ticket.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:49 PM

29. nope. gotta be a qualified woman of color of which there are many

to choose from

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:19 PM

49. The Vice-Presidency is not an affirmative action position

The qualifications should only be who is best prepared to run the country in case something happens to the president.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #49)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:35 PM

50. i laugh that this is what you think the main qualification is

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Reply #50)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:56 PM

53. To quote Rep. Richmond

"Was that a nerve?"


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Response to Tarc (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:36 PM

51. Agree

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:13 PM

19. She wasn't in the running anymore anyway

not after it came out that she declined to prosecute one of the cops who killed George Floyd over an excessive force complaint when she was still a prosecutor.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:02 AM

32. She wasn't my choice BUT that isn't true. She was already in the Senate by the time

the investigation was completed and it was time to decide on prosecution.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #42)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 04:54 AM

48. Your own links confirm my point.

"However, a statement from the Hennepin County District Attorney's office said Klobuchar "had no involvement in the prosecution of this case at all."


She wasn't the one to decide on prosecution or not, because that decision was made after the investigation was over, when she'd already gone on to the Senate.

The updates to your second link make the same point:

Update May 29 11 a.m. ET: In a statement, the Hennepin County attorney's office said: "Sen. Klobuchar's last day in the office here was December 31 2006, and she had no involvement in the prosecution of this case at all."

Update May 29 12:50 p.m. ET: Speaking on MSNBC on Friday, Klobuchar said "I never declined the case. It was handled and sent to the grand jury ... When I was county attorney, cases we had involving officer-involved shootings went to a grand jury. I think that was wrong, now. It would have been much better if I took responsibility and looked at cases and made a decision myself."


And so does the third link:

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office told the New York Times that Klobuchar had "no involvement in the prosecution of this case at all."

Despite her not having an active role in the case, the ties to the officer and Floyd's death have revived issues around her relationship with the black community and caused her name to trend on social media in association with the Floyd case.


She did not participate in the decision whether to prosecute or not. Months after she entered the sentence, they sent the case to a Grand Jury.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:43 AM

41. She was already in the Senate when that investigation was ongoing

Sorry.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 03:12 AM

47. Jesus! That has been debunked!

She wasnít the prosecutor at that time!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:19 PM

21. I just want a women VP.

To get a female VP of any color will be a huge win. He is filling his pledge to make a woman his VP and that in itself makes me happy.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:20 PM

22. I really like Keisha Lance Bottoms.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:29 PM

24. She's young and bright and all the right things

But going from a mayor to VP is a bridge too far.

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Response to calguy (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:43 PM

27. Like Mayor Pete?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #22)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:55 AM

43. Keisha Bottoms is higher on the list than some might think, sources close to Biden's orbit tell

ABC News, adding that driving her rise is in part due to the fact that the team values her early endorsement.

In early June 2019, she attended a fundraiser for the Biden campaign in downtown Atlanta. A few weeks later in late June, she sat alongside Biden's wife, Jill, at the first presidential primary debate in Miami as a special guest of the campaign. Throughout the primary season, as Biden's campaign was cast as faltering and lackluster, she stumped for him in Iowa, Texas, Georgia, and the all-important state of South Carolina, which revived his candidacy.

As attention fell elsewhere, even on other Democratic leaders within her own state, such as Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader, allies of Biden were keeping a careful watch on Bottoms.

"There is a young lady right there in Georgia who I think would make a tremendous VP candidate, and thatís the mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms," House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., told the Financial Times in March of this year.

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Largely flying under the radar, her backing provided Biden with critical support from a prominent, black, female force from the South, at a time when Harris' sharp attacks wounded his campaign.

"For me, it was most important that we have a president who doesnít have to walk in the door and figure out where the light switch is, that we have somebody who can lead on Day One," Bottoms told the Associated Press in an interview before her endorsement announcement - a quote that is displayed prominently on Biden's endorsement page of his campaign website.

Her sentiment is one that is mirrored in Biden's own public discussions about his search for a running mate. He has long said that the "first and most important attribute" he is looking for is readiness to step into the role of president if anything were to happen to him. He also often adds that Obama urged him to look for a partner who is "simpatico" and "agrees strategically" with him.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/city-council-vp-contender-rise-keisha-lance-bottoms/story?id=71275198

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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #43)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:20 AM

44. Thanks for this Skya Rhen. ❤ lmsp

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #44)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:22 AM

45. You're most welcome!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:46 PM

28. I hope he chooses Rep. Val Demings

She is first of all smart and hard-working. She is an American success story. She is a natural leader. Also, perfectly flipping the Obama/Biden dynamic.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:52 PM

31. I think Klobuchar would have been great, but Harris is better!

I really hope Biden picks someone at (or above) his level, like Kamala Harris. She's a kick *ss debater, has been nationally vetted, and would be a readymade candidate for President in 2024/2028. The media will like her as a pick; her and Biden butted heads during the dem debates and choosing someone who isn't a sycophant is a compelling story. Not that us dems have sycophants, we are kind of a cat herd after all. 😆

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:02 AM

33. I would be happy to see Amy Klobuchar in a cabinet position.

She was one of my top three candidates in the primaries.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:39 AM

37. I think that's a mistake.

The states that will matter in November; are Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

I want the best VP candidate that can help move voters in those states. Amy is from that area, and performed well with that constituency in the primaries. Better than Warren or Harris anyway.

The popular vote doesnít mean shit if we end up with Trump again.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:41 AM

39. Is Stacey Abrams under consideration?

If not, Kamala Harris is the only solid choice. She is experienced in national campaigning, big asset.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:28 AM

46. Yeah for Senator Klobuchar

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:41 PM

52. I have to go with Susan Rice.

The things the Republicans will use against her are worn out. Sure trump's followers will love it, but I don't think it would get him more votes.

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