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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 01:32 PM

Karen Bass supports the Green New Deal and Medicare for All

From an LA Times e-mail, "What you need to know about Karen Bass" :

You may not currently know the five-term congresswoman’s name if you live in Iowa, but you almost certainly do if you live in South Los Angeles, where Bass has been involved in civil rights activism since the early 1970s. (She traces the beginning of her decades-long work on police reform to an incident in which she was harassed by LAPD officers in 1973 — the year George Floyd was born.)

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Another common thread in her career has been as a bridge-builder, with news coverage often noting her ability to maintain working relationships far across the aisle. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Central Valley conservative, has called her his favorite Democrat. The pair, who met in the California statehouse, text regularly.

And like Biden, her life has been reshaped by sudden tragedy and grief. In 2006, her daughter and son-in-law, both 23, were killed in a crash on the 405. . . .

The California outlook

While the nation speculates on a list of final contenders — which also includes former national security advisor Susan Rice, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth — the inclusion of Bass and Harris has stirred up the Golden State political scene. “The two women hail from opposite parts of the state and have substantially different résumés, but their fate on the presidential ticket has become inextricably linked, thanks to unusually public jockeying by allies on their behalf.” . . . . Biden is said to be close to making his choice and is expected to announce his decision by next week.
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I think she'd make a great veep and and a great president!

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ucrdem Aug 5 OP
Sugarcoated Aug 5 #1
mzmolly Aug 5 #2
tableturner Aug 5 #3
budkin Aug 5 #4
brooklynite Aug 5 #5
Demsrule86 Aug 5 #6
yortsed snacilbuper Aug 5 #7
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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 01:36 PM

1. I can't picture her as president

I like her but....no

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Response to Sugarcoated (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 01:39 PM

2. Agree.


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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 02:11 PM

3. Great member of Congress, but way too easily attackable by the GOP.

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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 02:12 PM

4. The Scientology thing is too easy to weaponize

Plus it pisses me off. Pass.

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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 02:15 PM

5. Biden does not; Bass (or anyone else selected as VP) will follow his direction

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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 02:25 PM

6. She will not be the Veep...down to Harris, Demmings and Duckworth.

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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 02:28 PM

7. Scientology

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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 03:19 PM

8. There's just too much baggage there

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