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BREAKING: Federal court rules DOJ must turn over Mueller grand jury materials

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/justice-department-must-disclose-secret-mueller-grand-jury-evidence-to-congress/2020/03/10/db60e338-3c66-11ea-baca-eb7ace0a3455_story.html
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Mar 10, 2020, 12:34 PM (16 replies)

Now we know why Harris waited to endorse Joe

Why Kamala Harris waited for Warren to exit the race before endorsing Biden

“I had two women colleagues in the race, and I did not feel right putting my thumb on the scale [that] in any way would harm their candidacy,” Harris said, referring to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Both ended their campaigns last week. “So, when Elizabeth announced that she was getting out of the race, I let Joe know that I would endorse him.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/09/why-kamala-harris-waited-warren-exit-race-before-endorsing-biden/?fbclid=IwAR3prGlbq32SHBaL5uGGgBTlb1dBxEHCHebcTT7WwxWEfWpJOCWLQTTE21M


Classy move.

I love it when women have each other's backs. It's not necessary for women to always endorse other women candidates. But it's important for them to make sure they don't undermine each other.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Mar 10, 2020, 10:36 AM (86 replies)

Some questions for anyone who thinks sexism didn't negatively affect Warren's chances

If you really believe that sexism played no role in Elizabeth Warren's inability to stay in the race, do you believe that sexism no longer affects presidential politics?

If you think sexism does still affect presidential politics, why don't you think it didn't affect Elizabeth Warren's race?

If you think sexism doesn't currently affect presidential politics, do you believe sexism was EVER an issue in presidential politics? If not, what non-sexism explanation do you have for why no woman has ever been elected president, if sexism played no role?

If you think sexism doesn't currently affect presidential politics but did in the past, when precisely do you believe that sexism stopped being an issue? What specifically prompted the change from sexism being an issue to sexism not playing any role?

Thank you in advance.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Fri Mar 6, 2020, 06:58 PM (9 replies)

Like many women, I'm deeply disappointed Warren's out of the race. I only wish

those of us who felt the same way about Kamala Harris' departure had been shown the same empathy and time and space that many are now insisting they be given to grieve Warren's departure.

I especially wish that everyone explaining the role that sexism played in Warren's inability to continue in the race had been as willing to recognize the role that sexism and racism played in Harris' inability to continue her campaign. Instead, we were told to stop complaining: "race and gender had nothing to do with it," "she was playing by the same rules as everyone else," "she just didn't have what it takes," "no one forced her out of the race, it was her choice," etc.

The playing field is NOT level for women and people of color, and female and minority candidates do have a more difficult time and face considerably greater obstacles that white male candidates simply don't have to deal with. And pretending this doesn't exist or telling the people who try to explain it that we are overreacting only compounds and ingrains the problem. And recognizing its existence only in certain instances while ignoring and dismissing it in others is disrespectful to allies and further rubs salt in the wounds.

Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar were treated differently than the men in the race. Period. It's not certain any of them would have gotten the nomination if it had been a fair fight, but I do know that gender and race got in the way and ensured we'll never know.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Fri Mar 6, 2020, 08:59 AM (127 replies)

"We are used to supporting whichever less-qualified white man seems to hate us least"

https://twitter.com/v_solesmith/status/1235239927140540417

Stop telling Warren supporters to suck it up and support Sanders or Biden.

Of course we will do that, we're strong, capable women and we are fucking used to supporting whichever less-qualified white man seems to hate us least.

But we get to be mad as hell first.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Mar 5, 2020, 06:51 PM (85 replies)

Sanders didn't ask for Clyburn's endorsement before the South Carolina primary?

And his excuse is because he didn't think Clyburn would endorse him.

Seriously?
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Mar 4, 2020, 11:17 PM (45 replies)

If Biden goes into the convention with a plurality, will Bernie stand down and support him fully?

Or will he continue to fight for the nomination?
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:25 AM (20 replies)

I muted Bernie and can't help noticing how angry he looks

His body language, finger waving, non-smiling affect, lack of warmth are off-putting.

I know that demeanor isn't everything, but it does count for something. And I wonder how a female or minority candidate would be viewed and assessed if if they appeared this way.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Mar 3, 2020, 11:18 PM (18 replies)

Woo Hoo, Biden!

That is all.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:34 PM (4 replies)
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