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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 10:02 PM

A persuasive case for Tammy Duckworth for VP




https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/27/opinion/sunday/tammy-duckworth-biden-2020.html


Whatever his wobbles, Joe Biden has, from the start of his presidential campaign, got one thing exactly right: The 2020 election is a battle for the soul of America. That’s not just a pretty slogan. It’s the stomach-knotting truth — and it’s the frame he should use for choosing his running mate. It’s why he should pick Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

She’s a paragon of the values that Donald Trump, for all his practice as a performer, can’t even pantomime. She’s best described by words that are musty relics in his venal and vainglorious circle: “sacrifice,” “honor,” “humility.” More than any of the many extraordinary women on Biden’s list of potential vice-presidential nominees, she’s the anti-Trump, the antidote to the ugliness he revels in and the cynicism he stokes.

Americans can feel good — no, wonderful — about voting for a ticket with Duckworth on it. And we’re beyond hungry for that. We’re starving.

That ache transcends all of the other variables that attend Biden’s deliberations as he appraises Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Val Demings and others: race, age, experience, exact position on the spectrum from progressive to moderate.

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Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2020 OP
AJT Jun 2020 #1
mucifer Jun 2020 #2
AJT Jun 2020 #3
mucifer Jun 2020 #4

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 10:18 PM

1. I love her. It all depends on whether her parents immediately

did the paperwork that was needed to make her an American citizen at her birth.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 10:34 PM

2. Her family on her father's side goes back to the American Revolution watch Tammy kick

mark kirk's ass in the debate moment that probably won her the senate Illinois seat. It's a minute and a half long :

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 10:39 PM

3. She was born in Thailand, and her mother was not a citizen.

She isn't automatically an American citizen. Her parents would have had to fill out paperwork when she was born declaring her an American citizen.

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Response to AJT (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 10:40 PM

4. Her father was a citizen. That's what matters.

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