WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

In choosing Harris, Biden is embracing a former rival from the Democratic primary who is familiar with the unique rigor of a national campaign. The 55-year-old first-term senator, who is also of South Asian descent, is one of the party’s most prominent figures. She quickly became a top contender for the No. 2 spot after her own White House campaign ended.

She will appear with Biden for the first time as his running mate at an event Wednesday near his home in Wilmington, Delaware.

In announcing the pick, Biden called Harris a “fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.” She said Biden would “unify the American people” and “build an America that lives up to our ideals.”

Harris joins Biden at a moment of unprecedented national crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 160,000 people in the U.S., far more than the toll experienced in other countries. Business closures and disruptions resulting from the pandemic have caused severe economic problems. Unrest, meanwhile, has emerged across the country as Americans protest racism and police brutality.

Trump’s uneven handling of the crises has given Biden an opening, and he enters the fall campaign in strong position against the president. In adding Harris to the ticket, he can point to her relatively centrist record on issues such as health care and her background in law enforcement in the nation’s largest state.

The president told reporters on Tuesday he was “a little surprised” that Biden picked Harris, pointing to their debate stage disputes during the primary. Trump, who has donated to her previous campaigns, argued she was “about the most liberal person in the U.S. Senate.”

“I would have thought that Biden would have tried to stay away from that a little bit,” he said.

Harris’s record as California attorney general and district attorney in San Francisco was heavily scrutinized during the Democratic primary and turned away some liberals and younger Black voters who saw her as out of step on issues of racism in the legal system and police brutality. She declared herself a “progressive prosecutor” who backs law enforcement reforms.

Biden, who spent eight years as President Barack Obama’s vice president, has spent months weighing who would fill that same role in his White House. He pledged in March to select a woman as his vice president, easing frustration among Democrats that the presidential race would center on two white men in their 70s.

Biden’s search was expansive, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a leading progressive, Florida Rep. Val Demings, whose impeachment criticism of Trump won party plaudits, California Rep. Karen Bass, who leads the Congressional Black Caucus, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, whose passionate response to unrest in her city garnered national attention.

A woman has never served as president or vice president in the United States. Hillary Clinton was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. Two women have been nominated as running mates on major party tickets: Democrat Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Republican Sarah Palin in 2008. Their parties lost in the general election.

The vice presidential pick carries increased significance this year. If elected, Biden would be 78 when inaugurated in January, the oldest man to ever assume the presidency. He’s spoken of himself as a transitional figure and hasn’t fully committed to seeking a second term in 2024.

Harris, born in 1964 to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, spent much of her formative years in Berkeley, California. She has often spoken of the deep bond she shared with her mother, whom she has called her single biggest influence.

Harris won her first election in 2003 when she became San Francisco’s district attorney. In that post, she created a reentry program for low-level drug offenders and cracked down on student truancy.

She was elected California’s attorney general in 2010, the first woman and Black person to hold the job, and focused on issues including the foreclosure crisis. She declined to defend the state’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage and was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

After being elected to the Senate in 2016, she quickly gained attention for her assertive questioning of Trump administration officials during congressional hearings.

Harris launched her presidential campaign in early 2019 with the slogan “Kamala Harris For the People,” a reference to her courtroom work. She was one of the highest-profile contenders in a crowded Democratic primary and attracted 20,000 people to her first campaign rally in Oakland.

But the early promise of her campaign eventually faded. Her law enforcement background prompted skepticism from some progressives, and she struggled to land on a consistent message that resonated with voters. Facing fundraising problems, she abruptly withdrew from the race in December 2019, two months before the first votes of the primary were cast.

One standout moment of her presidential campaign came at the expense of Biden. During a debate, she said Biden made “very hurtful” comments about his past work with segregationist senators and slammed his opposition to busing as schools began to integrate in the 1970s.

“There was a little girl in California who was a part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day,” she said. “And that little girl was me.”

Shaken by the attack, Biden called her comments “a mischaracterization of my position.”

The exchange resurfaced recently with a report that one of Biden’s closest friends and a co-chair of his vice presidential vetting committee, former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, still harbors concerns about the debate and that Harris hadn’t expressed regret. The comments attributed to Dodd and first reported by Politico drew condemnation, especially from influential Democratic women who said Harris was being held to a standard that wouldn’t apply to a man running for president.

Some Biden confidants said Harris’ debate attack did irritate the former vice president, who had a friendly relationship with her. Harris was also close with Biden’s late son, Beau, who served as Delaware attorney general while she held the same post in California.

But Biden and Harris have since returned to a warm relationship.

“Joe has empathy, he has a proven track record of leadership and more than ever before we need a president of the United States who understands who the people are, sees them where they are, and has a genuine desire to help and knows how to fight to get us where we need to be,” Harris said at an event for Biden earlier this summer.

At the same event, she bluntly assailed Trump, labeling him a “drug pusher” for his promotion of the unproven and much-questioned malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus. After Trump tweeted “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” in response to protests about the death of George Floyd, a Black man in police custody, Harris said his remarks “yet again show what racism looks like.”

Harris has taken a tougher stand on policing since Floyd’s killing. She co-sponsored legislation in June that would ban police from using chokeholds and no-knock warrants, set a national use-of-force standard and create a national police misconduct registry, among other things. It would also reform the qualified immunity system that shields officers from liability.

The list in the legislation included practices Harris did not vocally fight to reform while leading California’s Department of Justice. And while she now wants independent investigations of police shootings, she didn’t support a 2015 California bill that would have required her office to take on such cases.

“We made progress, but clearly we are not at the place yet as a country where we need to be and California is no exception,” she told The Associated Press recently. The national focus on racial injustice now, she said, shows “there’s no reason that we have to continue to wait.”

Ronayne reported from Sacramento, Calif. Associated Press writer Alexandra Jaffe contributed to this report from Washington.

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bosco

Just watched the Biden/Harris show. It was so nice to hear them both condemn the rioting and looting in the Democrat run cities and come out on the side of law and order. [whistling][innocent]

awteam2000

Yes, Kamala Harris comparing the civil rights movement of the “60’s to the protest of today. Better and worse aspects.

I was more impressed though by both Biden and Harris’s condemnation of Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus., Trump’s negligence has led to 166,000 American deaths in 6 months and growing. Trump not listening to the scientists and health professionals but tweeting Fox News remedies like “Clorox bleach”and “ultraviolet light” up your orifices.Let’s not forget “ Which doctors”. The asinine behavior of Donald Trump. And he still has no plan - hasn’t met with congress to work out a stimulus package but plenty of time for weekend golfing at his country club at national expense, while families are on the verge of evection.

It clearly describe the current state of affairs. 😞😢

Oh yeah, they also talked about decency. Something Trump is void of.

Lemmy

Jan. 31, Trump declared coronavirus a U.S. public health emergency and issued the ban on travel between the United States and China. Campaigning in Iowa that day, Biden criticized President Trump’s China travel ban, saying during an Iowa campaign event, “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia.”

Harris refers to the rioters and looters as a "new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country demanding change".

bosco

And that "new coalition" in Chicago called the recent looting there "reparations". If the Democrats don't get out in front of the law and order issues, they will lose the flyover states and then complain about. [ninja]

C.D.Reid

If the recent activity in Chicago was reparations, then they weren't doing their Christmas shopping early. Hmmm, I guess they'll be doing that for a few weeks after Trump gets reelected then, huh?

C.D.Reid

Harris was stupid enough to compare the civil rights movement of the “60’s to the protest of today? In the 60's MLK stressed peaceful protests, the ones today are anything but. And for anyone to say that "Trump’s negligence has led to 166,000 American deaths in 6 months and growing" only echos that same stupidity. So, aw, you're saying Trump is responsible for 160,000 people dying and, therefore, if he had acted sooner no one would have died? And, if that's not what you're saying, then how many would have died had he acted sooner? Ten? Fifty? A couple of hundred? How many, aw?

bosco

And it was hard-hitting when Kamala compared Biden's response to the Ebola cases in the US a few years ago to Trump's response to the coronavirus. Ebola was a known quantity with already established protocols so that was a no-brainer (perfect for Biden) while the coronavirus was an unknown and Biden's response to the coronavirus was to call Trump a xenophobe and Pelosi's was to invite everybody down to Chinatown for a kiss and hug fest on February 25th.

Anybody got the footage of them condemning the rioters and looters? I can't seem to find it. [whistling][innocent]

[ninja]

threecents

Yah, anyone can handle Ebola - a BSL-4 level hemorrhagic virus that kill about 50% of those infected by virtually melting away their blood vessels. Fun fact : It is believed that both viruses - especially Ebola - may have a reservoir in bat populations.

threecents

So nice to hear Trump condemn another birther movement against a black Democratic opponent who was born in the US.

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Hayduke2

Is this rikki in disguise!?

veritas

One of the most interesting -- and entertaining -- aspects of the Kamala VP Launch is the main stream media's totally transparent effort to soften up the political battlefield by controlling the terms of any and all debate associated with the Harris nomination. Failure to echo the the fawning commentary and softball "news" articles on Harris that are already glutting traditional and social media is generating intensified accusations of racism, sexism and misogyny against any who dare question any aspect of the woman or her candidacy. In the past, conservatives and Republicans would be cowed by such over-the-top accusations and remain essentially silent. But Donald Trump, love him or hate him, "don't play dat." Biden was still fumbling with the "Exit" prompt following his Kamala announcement when Agent Orange went all MMA on Slow Joe and Phony Kamala. As usual, Dems are feigning "shock" and "outrage" at Trump and anyone who's not a lib. But most and best of all, Dems are beside themselves with fear and loathing because this synthetic ticket is ripe with inadequacies, contradictions and flaws and the Ghost of '16 haunts them still.

PurplePickles aka L&M

@V

It’s nice to see how scared you are of the Biden/Harris ticket! I can help you through you seeker of truth. pretend I’m holding your hand and I’m patting your hand telling you everything will work out fine, smile and all will be well. Tsk tsk don’t be scared come into the liberal light!

C.D.Reid

It's nothing but your sheer ignorance that makes you thing we conservatives are "scared of Biden/Harris." Either that, or you're trying to cover up your own fears of Trump's reelection by stupidly projecting your own fears onto others. Which is it, pickles?

bosco

I thought I heard a funny sound in the background, it's the left's projector running overtime to project their prejudices onto others.

[ninja]

C.D.Reid

Are you sure it isn't the sound of the left's same old, same old BS I Hate Trump rhetoric running overtime? Ya know, after four years of it you'd think someone there would have the creativity to change their tune once in a while.

threecents

CD, I don't know about Pur Pic, but I am very afraid of four more years of Trump. I don't get why you or anyone else would want four more years of him. And please don't give me a what about type of response.

MRS M

"Softening up the polital battlefield, and their coddling of Trump??" You surely mean FoxStateTV, "veritas"......and their slavish soft ball stroking, coddling, genuflecting, fawning over and lying for Trump, don't you, "Veritas"???? Og geez, you're sadder than sad. Please change you name.....you're being laughed at.

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MRS M

Please keep posting, pdl. Particularly ugly, ignorant posts such as your post from yesterday: "Kamala on top or underneath of Joe? Creepy." It reminds women voters in particular of the well-known mysogeny of Trump, the underbelly where some of his followers live (yeah, including you), and the rampant hatred that you'll now be displaying as the desperation rises. Go for it..Thank you for elevating the discussions, and for your ignorant reminder to women of what's really at stake in this election.

jerseygrl42

"most prominent figures of her party", what a joke ; she barely garnered 2% in the primaries...thats what her party thinks of her...just more fake news from A/P

Lemmy

The NYT calls her a "moderate" which I thought was amusing.

shiftless88

In a single article Fox noted that she was considered too centrist by the far left and then called her far left. It is funny watching conservatives run around like chickens with their heads cut off.

Hayduke2

Just look at posts here trying to denigrate her.

Lemmy

I don't see conservatives running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Biden chose a leftist California Democrat and I think that makes conservatives happy. Warren would have been a slightly more formidable pick.but Biden painted himself into a corner.

awteam2000

Then what’s the worry?🤷‍♂️

bosco

It's even more fun watching state-run media trying to revise Harris's positions on issues and record as a prosecutor to fit the left's narrative. That will take some doing since she is well known for putting many young Blacks behind bars for relatively minor marijuana offenses, but joking about her marijuana use on a radio talk show. BTW, she was using the 1984 crime bill that Biden sponsored. How about her "all women must be believed" stance on Kavenaugh, but is silent on Biden's accusers?

A vote for Biden/Harris will be a vote for open borders, free health care for illegal aliens, defunding police, silence on anarchists - other than calling them a "new coalition", elimination of all private health insurance companies, and a free jar of Vaseline to help ease the pain of their 4 trillion or so in new taxes.

Think about it.

[ninja]

bosco

Watch a lot of Fox, shiftless? [ninja]

bosco

Is that the same NYT that called al-Baghdadi an "auster cleric"?

The NYT is the state-run media arm of the DNC.

I would wager that if, while on television, Harris turned to Biden, grabbed him around the neck, and choked him to death, the NYT, CNN, and MSNBC would report that Biden had a heart attack and Harris was holding him up by the neck.

[ninja]

sevenstones1000

Entertaining posts today - the Trumpers are really sweating this, aren’t they!

Hey Donnie, try creeping up behind Sen Harris and looking over her - she’ll blast you into the second balcony.

MRS M

They should be worried. She's known to be "nasty", AND she'll be threatening those old apron-clad suburbanites slaving at the stove with the fear of violence........and their wives too.

DickD

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C.D.Reid

Harris will be threatening people with the fear of violence, huh? Hardly news since the left is extremely well known for it's violent tendencies. Hasn't their history, particularly the last few months, taught you that, or are you simply blind?

MRS M

Only old apron- clad Republican snowflakes, who are ridin' the train of fear promulgated by Trump's desperation.....are hiding behind their curtains. You know who you are. The same panting and aproned snowflakes predicting the impending arrival of the the stroller brigade from Central America, a way back in late October, 2018...necessitating the sending of 5000 troops to the southern border. But even that abuse of American troops didn't work in protecting "your House" either, did it now? The Republican game of fear-mongering is old, tired, and not bought by the American people. Give it another try.

awteam2000

KR999, that boat won’t float.

Far-right extremists are far more likely to be violent in America. Just look at all the mass shootings carried out by racist from Charleston, SC to El Paso, TX.

White supremacists “increasingly target” minority groups like immigrants, religious minorities, LGBTQ people and “other perceived enemies.

Heather Heyer was murdered in Charlottesville, Va. by a white supremacist - “You had some very bad people in that group. But you also had some people who were very fine people, on both sides—on both sides,” - Donald Trump.

C.D.Reid

That boat won't float, aw? Is that a fact? If it doesn't, it doesn't only in the blind eyes of the left who think months of rioting, looting, shootings and taking over entire city blocks are just "peaceful protesters who are only exercising their First Amendment rights." How many months did you people riot when Trump beat Clinton in '16? How many months of mass rioting, including the last few, have those "peaceful protesters" rioted whenever a black criminal died at the hands of police? Now, do some research and first tell me how many mass shootings there have been, and how long did each shooting last? Then you can tell me just how many months will the left extremists riot when Trump wins his reelection in November. Because you know if he does, they sure as hell will.

MRS M

woooo hooooo! Chugging along on that cumbersome ol' freight train of fear, kr. Have a good trip to nowhere, just like Nov., 2018. In the meantime, ya got 84 more days to hone your comment skills..............before it's "done".

C.D.Reid

So, MRS M, were you this confident four years ago? How did you feel when you woke up on Nov. 9 back in '16 and heard the great news, huh? Oh, how quickly you sheeple forget. [lol]

MRS M

Let me put it this way, kr. Trump is a totally different "animal" than he was a-way back when in 2015. He's now got a track record of 163,000 deaths on his hands, just the best and newest example of his 4 years of incompetance, grifting, and going to foreign countries for election help. . There ain't no "silent majority, there ain't no "suburban housewives" living in fear of invaders, and there ain't no "best new health care program", no wall that "mexico's payin' for" . So yeah, I'm actually more confident than you probably are, tough-talkin' and hawking the trump "sequel" to nowhere fast.

awteam2000

“ you can tell me just how many months will the left extremists riot when Trump wins his reelection in November. Because you know if he does, they sure as hell will.”

KR999 is calling for ending rioting, looting, social mischief by not re-elect Trump. If you do it will continue. I agree. Biden/Harris 2020.

Hayduke2

Stay safe in your basement- isn’t that the comment often given to those who post moderate or left leaning

DickD

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C.D.Reid

You seem a bit confused this morning, seven. First off, we "Trumpers" are not "really sweating this." No matter who Wheezy picked, that person still doesn't make him less demented and more cognitive. Secondly, it's Creepy Uncle Joe who likes to creep up on both women and little girls from behind, grasp their shoulders, and sniff their hair.

Dwasserba

Except...they really do complement each other. And creepers in their many variations are just one tiresome part of a woman's experience once she whips the apron off. She learns to navigate it like a ninja, hai-YA He can learn. Or he won't. His generation will pass.

C.D.Reid

It isn't just women the creep likes, he also goes after pre pubescent little girls. And enough so that he had to make a formal statement apologizing for his behavior. Watch and educate yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9U6rI1xrWs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNqtmoZT6vE

PurplePickles aka L&M

OMG that debate was so creepy. It's too bad Sen Harris and Donnie won't be debating I would love to see that. It's not even going to be fair fight when she debates Pence. He is probably looking for an excuse right now not to debate her, though I would love to see Pence flying into the second balcony.

NewMarketParent

@PurplePickles

Momma won't let him.

C.D.Reid

Another highly intelligent "comment" from one soooooooooo highly intelligent! [lol][lol][lol]

NewMarketParent

@KR999

You are trying so hard. I love it that you are TRYING so hard. It's pretty pathetic, but you are trying. You might get it one day, squirt.

C.D.Reid

Care to make a bet on that, Purple, or are you just shooting off your mouth again?

"“On the way here I learned that Joe Biden named his running mate,” Pence said to a rally in Mesa, Ariz., followed by boos from the crowd.

“As you all know, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have been overtaken by the radical left. So given their promises of higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine, and abortion on demand, it's no surprise that he chose Senator Harris,” Pence said.

“So my message to the Democratic nominee for vice president: Congratulations. I'll see you in Salt Lake City,” Pence told the crowd of Trump supporters."

Mike Pence

MRS M

"Many people are saying" that Pence is now quite helpfully consulting on how to save Liberty University now that president Jerry Jr. was literally caught with his pant's half down., his arms around a sweet young thing. Look....."many people" are also saying that Pence now has a future becoming president of Liberty University. "Many people" are saying this would be a great fit. ......one creepy obsequious "Chrisitian" following in the footsteps of another, ....both desperately figuring out what to do as they face joblessness. Is Trump U. still hiring?

C.D.Reid

"Jerry Jr. was literally caught with his pant's half down?" You obviously either haven't seen the picture or insist on being a lying, drama queen. Which is it, MRS M?

PurplePickles aka L&M

@ MRS M

So in other words the Trump/Pence team has conceded they are going to lose in November. I mean if Pence is already out job hunting....one creepy obsequious "Chrisitian" following in the footsteps of another, he has already faced the fact he's going down and only a so-called "christian" university would even think of hiring someone like Pence. None of the Trump butt kissers are going to have an easy time in the job market. Fox News can't hire them all.

MRS M

KR, now, now, don't get your own panties in a twist. As you well know, those pictures of pious ol' Jerry Jr. caused his rapid resignation and terrible fall from "grace' because they were embarassing and extremely detrimental to the university, it's payin' students, to himself, and to all good christians of the religious right who just do not go around boozing and half-zipped while "yachting" in the presence of winsome young ladies. Now, that's not so difficult to understand, is it? Pence will be a perfect "prefect" to replace him.

shiftless88

Seeing the right-wingers on here already trying out their pitiful arguments is amusing. Look, DJT is president and he clearly makes many men and women uncomfortable. I am pretty sure that Senator Harris is less worried about Biden's past actions than Trump's current ones. She is smart and she is tough. Why do you right-wingers even bother claiming to know what liberals think? Why did Pence, a well-known "christian conservative" agree to cooperate with someone who grabbed women by the ..... and is on his third wife? When you can answer that, then you can ask about Harris.

DickD

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C.D.Reid

You have a problem with people having been married more than once, shifty? As a matter of fact, my marriage to my wife is the third marriage for both of us. Something you care to say about that? Here and now, and in front of who knows how many others who have been married before? Yep, that's just the kind of Clinton "deplorables" crack that got Trump elected four years ago, and just the kind of attitude that'll reassure his reelection this year. [thumbup]

Hayduke2

Why am I not surprised?

PurplePickles aka L&M

@hayduke2

Nothing that KR does should surprise us, 3rd marriage for both of them, probably a match made in heaven. ..lol I'm happy for them, though he does spend a lot of time in the comment section so......

MRS M

Hay, this is truly funny. Many times, when glancing over kr's many "enlightening" posts over time, I've thought:. "imagine what it would be like to have this #@$#@&++&$@ (ahem, read: gentleman" ) as a neighbor, friend, family member....or ...even worse......another passenger on a 10 day cruise to nowhere.. Well, at least we now know.....

C.D.Reid

Why should you be surprised, hay? Forty to fifty percent of marriages in this country end up in divorces. I'm not going to apologize to you, or any of your buddies here, for divorcing my first wife because she was then, and still is, a damned liberal. And yeah, Purple, my marriage now was made in heaven. You have a problem with that? As far as how much time I spend here, not that it's any of your business, but my wife and I are both retired, there's still the Chinese virus out there, and the temps have been in the 90's for a month now. I spend the time I want to on my computer, she spends the time she wants to on hers, and we do it sitting side by side in the living room. So what? At least I'm married to the most wonderful person I've ever known, can you say that? Would anyone even want you for a spouse?

Nicki

As much time spent in the comment section, I think the 3rd isn't going so well either.

Dwasserba

You're probably very happy because you both made a mature choice after learning a lot about yourselves. I've seen this and it's enviable. My husband and I both married different people, which is why I think you get congratulated even when it's not your anniversary. Making "how many partners" cracks may be part envy, ok? When the going gets tough, the tough get going... but packing is such a pain. Getting mail forwarded. Paperwork. Explanations to significants. All that. Boo. 47 years later you're still introducing yourself as his first wife but you don't recognize her either. You've passed this up. Astonishing.

shiftless88

KR999; did you drink too much coffee this morning? Pence represents evangelical Christians and yet he is comfortable being VP for an adulterer who has kids with three different women. He was clearly cheating on his spouses prior to divorcing them. I don't really care but am just pointing out that Pence won't even have dinner alone with a woman because it is against god or something but here he is VP of probably the least Christian president we have had in my lifetime.

NewMarketParent

@shiftless88

You forgot to mention the infidelity with the porn star who he had unprotected intercourse with right after the birth of their last child and while his wife was recovering.

Unsafe infidelity with pornography actresses to own the libs!

C.D.Reid

So what shiftless? Can you tell us all here and now just how Pence really feels about Trump? Do you know for sure, yourself? The man was offered the position of Vice President. How do you that he really doesn't care for Trump, but took him up on his offer to just to further his own career, which may just put him in the Oval Office one day? You people really don't like to think before you post, do you?

shiftless88

so, KR, if you do not care about how Pence feels about Trump, why do you worry about how Harris feels about Biden? That was my point. People like yourself who are using two completely different standards in criticisms of Harris and Biden.

NewMarketParent

@KR999

Wait. Are you talking about the Mike Pence who as the Governor of Indiana had the biggest HIV outbreak in that state's history because he didn't support science over his religious believes? That Mike Pence?

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/02/how-mike-pence-made-indianas-hiv-outbreak-worse-118648

shiftless88

KR; I have to admit it is astonishing to see someone so completely miss the point of a post. This is not, and never was, about what I think of anyone. It is how Conservatives who voted for Trump bash Harris for supporting Biden while ignoring how their VP ignored worse about Trump. Very simple. I don't care if you've been married ten time. But evangelicals and Catholics do. Those are the conservatives but they did it anyway.

C.D.Reid

I've missed no point, shiftless, I've only responded to your comments as you post them. And you're the one who brought up the issue of multiple marriages, I didn't.

NewMarketParent

@shiftless88

You expecting consistency and unmoving goalposts from the regressive crowd? Expect to spend a lifetime waiting.

shiftless88

KR; you missed the entire point of this subthread. It is about conservative consistency (or lack thereof).

matts853

Trump donated a total of $6,000 to Harris in 2011 and 2013. Ivanka her $2,000 in 2014. Seems the Trump’s believe in her.

TomWheatley

For someone with a billion dollars, $6000 is the same as a millionaire giving someone $6. Like buying someone a coffee at Starbucks.

Hayduke2

Nice try but there are limits on the amount an individual can contribute Tom.

newspostreader

Yes, it's amazing! I can't wait to see how he defends those donations.

C.D.Reid

Why should he have to defend what he did before he switched his party affiliation? You seem to forget that you people were trying to disparage him in '16 for donations he had previously made to the Clintons, and he still beat the pants suit off of her. As Andy Griffith would say, "Don't pick your peaches before they're fuzzed up good."

DickD

He, Trump didn't beat anybody. He lost the popular vote by 3 million. Trump is POTUS of the U.S. because of the archaic EC.

NewMarketParent

@newspostreader

What we can expect:

"I was for her before I was against her"

I fully expect the goalposts to disappear entirely from the stadium.

threecents

They hosted at least one fund raiser for Corey Booker, who is even more liberal than Kamala. Obviously done to try to try to win influence for their business ventures: Bribes.

C.D.Reid

three, you seemed to have missed my question from 10:20 last night. So, why is it you say I "seldom fail to disappoint" when I gave you the information you were looking for re. the Baltimore explosion?

threecents

If your intent was to be helpful, then I apologize. As I said, I am probably as cynical about you as you are about politicians.

DickD

This is gr, let Mafia Donald Trump go after Harris. Harris is tough on crime, will help restore Obama Care and is Black.

Eat your heart out, right wingers!

C.D.Reid

Eat our hearts out, Dick? First off, the election isn't until November and secondly, isn't this just how you were feeling exactly four years ago? Woke up to a bit of a shock that November 9th, didn't ya? [lol]

DickD

Have you wondered how you will feel, CD? I promise not to rub it in - much.

public-redux

“KR999 Aug 11, 2020 8:23pm

Hey public, maybe it was the same junior high students that come up with the names you people call Trump, huh?“

KR, I don’t engage in identity politics so I’m not sure to whom “you people” refers. Besides, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I refer to the politician in question as DJT, Trump, the president, President Trump, or Donald JOHN Trump. Perhaps I come from a more respectful class of junior high students.

mcrider

Great pick. Thanks Joe. Most assuredly a TRUMP 2020 landslide now 🤣

public-redux

I’m collecting predictions. rikkitikkitavvi said DJT will get 401 EC votes. Care to put any numbers to “landslide”?

Greg F

Don’t forget you have Pencyboy as yours...who fears his wife and is a closet queen to boot.

pdl603

Or as the story says ‘Biden and Harris have a warm relationship‘ is it cozy as well knowing their histories? Disgusting.

C.D.Reid

"Pencyboy," Greg F? "who fears his wife and is a closet queen to boot." Not only stupidly juvenile, but also homophobic. I'm sure your mother, and your friends here, are extremely proud of you.

Hayduke2

KR calling someone out for juvenile posts. LMAO [lol][lol][lol]

C.D.Reid

Yeah hay, and I don't see you for calling him out for a homophobic one, why's that? You know full well that if someone from the right had written what Greg F did you people would have been hitting the "Report" tab so quickly it would have made the moderator's head spin. But you didn't, huh? Thanks for confirming the hypocrisy you are all so well known for. (Not that confirmation of that hypocrisy is needed, though, it's ingrained in your Party.)

Hayduke2

KR - you kind of missed the point! Still LMAO....

C.D.Reid

Ya know what really cracks me up is the way the 'tards here keep telling me "I missed their point" whenever I point out what a stupid, brainless comment they had previously made.

DickD

[lol] [lol][lol] Now I will be laughing all day!

Marwin3105

mcrider, you are delusional.

NewMarketParent

@mcrider

The mental gymnastics with this post was amazing. I am in awe.

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Fredginrickey

Stormy Daniels

phydeaux994

Trump calls Kamala Harris "nasty" and "disrespectful" in a VERY serious voice and with a furrowed brow so he really must have meant it!!! SHOCKING!!![lol]

KellyAlzan

yet he and another one of his family members contributed to one of her campaigns....

threecents

Yah, but that was only part of an attempt to bribe her. It is what Trump and his kids think of as part of the cost of doing business.

threecents

I heard that. Trump was very concerned that Kamala was disrespectful to Biden. Personally, I would have considered asking China and Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son to be somewhat disrespectful.

mcrider

Yes, investigating crime is so disrespectful to the criminals involved.

threecents

A president using his leverage to ask other countries to investigate their political opponents - only because they are his political opponents - is not acceptable or legal, which is why Trump was impeached and one of many reasons he should have been removed from office.

C.D.Reid

It is as far as liberals like fido are concerned.

Greg F

It was to Trumpydumb.

NewMarketParent

@mcrider

Aren't y'all worried about the deep state and microwave microphones?

C.D.Reid

Is this all you really have to do with your time, Greg F, just sit around and think up stupid, juvenile "names?"

Greg F

Trump projects his failings on others and nobody could be nastier except maybe if Moussolini were dug up.

bosco

Has anyone seen the footage of Biden calling for Islam to be taught in public schools? Is it true?

[ninja]

Fredginrickey

No. Anyone seen Trump’s tax returns? DeutscheBank flipped on him....tick, tick, tick

Hayduke2

Push the buttons bosco. More fake news and words taken way out of context.

threecents

Mr. Button Pusher, They do teach about Islam, Christianity, and other religions in Frederick County Public Schools. My kid even introduced me to Zoroastrianism after learning about it in an FCPS class. I hope that does not offend you.

Greg F

Hey has anyone seen the pee tapes? How about the porn star payoffs? How about the teens in pageants trump stalked and peeped on when nude?

threecents

Greg what proof do you have of that - other than Trump's admissions and confirmations from the victims and from Trump's lawyers.

Greg F

Bosco you would be opposed to women’s study classes.

DickD

Isn't Biden Catholic?

Blueline

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

pdl603

[thumbup][thumbup]

DickD

Glad to hear Biden has picked his V.P. Harris will be a good one.

threecents

Sorry Dick, but only snarky comments are allowed.

DickD

I am too happy about Harris being Biden's pick to be snarky this morning. [innocent][whistling]

wran

So, Harris said she believed Biden's sexual harassment accusers. So, she has now aligned herself with a person she believes is guilty of sexual harassment? Very hard to understand why she would agree to run with a person she thinks is a sexual harrasser.

Fredginrickey

She believed their right to make claims, big dif. When is Trump giving his DNA sample to El Jean Carroll?

C.D.Reid

"She believed their right to make claims?" Sorry, but she flat out said she "BELIEVED THEM."

https://www.independent.co.uk/us-election-2020/kamala-harris-police-joe-biden-sexual-assault-law-and-order-2020-election-a9666131.html

Notice that you can't accuse me of using what you people refer to a "Faux News. She only changed her tune when she knew she didn't have a chance at the presidency and dropped out of the race. Can't suck up to the man you want to work for if you go around bad mouthing him, ya know.

Fredginrickey

She believed they felt uncomfortable, not they were sexually assaulted, nice try. How many Trump accusers currently? 26? Has Trump turned over his DNA sample for his accused rape of E Jean Carroll? She kept the dress...

mcrider

Very good try to twist the truth there, but no dice.

C.D.Reid

Yep, wran, and don't think it's going unnoticed:

https://www.independent.co.uk/us-election-2020/kamala-harris-police-joe-biden-sexual-assault-law-and-order-2020-election-a9666131.html

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/flashback-kamala-harris-believed-women-who-accused-biden

https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/11/flashback-kamala-harris-said-she-believed-bidens-rape-accusers/

shiftless88

wran; Pence the Holy One is VP for someone who has admitted to numerous anti-christian behaviors. So why would he agree to run with an admitted sexual harasser?

C.D.Reid

Why did Harris agree to run with a known sexual harasser?

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threecents

Only a matter of time before the FNP shuts down the comments.

TomWheatley

One thing for certain: Sen. Harris will be 'Biden' her time as would any other VP pick.

threecents

Good one...not.

C.D.Reid

three, I hope you noticed my reply to your "Editor: Please Update ASAP with addresses!!!" request in the Baltimore explosion story.

threecents

No, I missed it. I freaked out a bit because I have a son who lives near the explosion.

threecents

I just read read your post on the Baltimore explosion story, and wow, I was right that you seldom fail to disappoint.

TomWheatley

three, Hope your son is OK and his neighbors are as well. Horrible explosion.

C.D.Reid

Ok, three, why is it you say I "seldom fail to disappoint" when I gave you the information you were looking for?

awteam2000

What? “One thing for certain: Sen. Harris will be 'Biden' her time as would any other VP pick.” What does that mean? Have you taken your cognitive test? “ Person, woman, man, camera, TV.

TomWheatley

I guess I need to explain my comment. VP Biden has stated he will not run for a second term and hence his VP pick would be positioned well for 2024. This is not news to anyone.

C.D.Reid

Well Tom, looks to me like you made a couple of libs look foolish. I wonder how many more of them are glad they didn't post something comparably dumb before you wrote your clarification.

threecents

Good one KR...not.

awteam2000

Wrong - site your source: But I do agree Biden will be the next president.

Biden has not ruled out running for a second term. If he chooses not to run Harris will be well positioned. Just as Pence will be if Trump resigns in the next couple of months. Where as Pence has no shot at 2024.

Hayduke2

Look at how quickly the MAGA boys responded. Any female choice would receive the same treatment. But good ol' Sarah Palin was a "trooper" and a real " Mama Bear."[lol][lol]

NewMarketParent

@hayduke2

She was queen "word salad".

C.D.Reid

What I'm wondering is just what percentage of the black population will see this charade for what it is? After all, Biden is what, 114 years old, and it was only 12 years ago he had no problem being buddies with Sen. Robert Byrd who was not only a known member of the KKK, but also the Exalted Cyclops of the Chapter he founded. Does anyone really think that Wheezy the Draft Dodger has changed his life long racist views in just these past few years? And for Harris to accept the VP offer from someone like him just goes to show her willingness to sell herself, and therefore her party, out. Ah yes, Democrats, the Party Of Hypocrisy.

TomWheatley

Somewhat presumptuous to assume each and every POC is automatically voting for you.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/05/22/biden-charlamagne-trump-black/

awteam2000

Person, woman, man, camera, TV

threecents

I can understand him getting man, camera, TV, because for many years he has been a man on camera and TV. But how in the heck did he remember Person, much less woman? And in order! That's like solving two Rubik's cubes at the same time.

threecents

Is that the Same Robert Byrd who joined the KKK around 1940 and said it was the worst thing he ever did and subsequently attempted to atone for it by fighting for civil rights as a member of the US Senate, representing the state of wild, wonderful West Virginia? Just wondering.

C.D.Reid

Since when did atonement for past behavior ever mean anything to a Democrat?

Fredginrickey

Since when has a Republican ever atoned for their misdeeds? Double down and sin twice as much, that’s the GOP motto

threecents

Good point KR. I am not with the progressives who promote cancel culture. How do you feel about Byrd and Biden's association with him?

C.D.Reid

three, my opinion of Biden's association with Byrd is a generalization of all U.S. politicians' three primary traits: A) they have to be wealthy. Not really wealthy as far as DC standards go (like the Bern). B) they have to be liars. Not necessarily good ones, just a common liar. and C) they will say, and do, anything they have to to get elected to an office and to stay in either it or one in a higher position.

threecents

CD, I am probably as cynical about you as you are about politicians.

Fredginrickey

Oh my, straight off the RWNJ Trumper script. The NAACP sent out a press release mourning Sen. Byrd’s passing. Why? because he apologized and tried to make amends for his racist past. RReagan, was recorded calling Blacks “monkeys” and followed the Atwater Southern Strategy of inciting racial hate with his fake Welfare Queen story, Trump is using that same strategy . Republicans the Party of Racists

Dwasserba

She was friends with his son Beau when they were both attorneys general. Both of them trusted him. Relationships have been built on less.

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bosco

Get ready, KR999, Harris is teflon now and any criticism of her will be called out a racist. You'll need to keep declaring that you are not a racist. [lol][ninja]

KellyAlzan

This is exciting news! ByDon 2020!

C.D.Reid

#ByePlumbum2020!

bosco

They will have a lot of splaining to do about how they are responsible for so many young Black being incarcerated. Biden for his support of the crime bill and Harris for locking up so many young Blacks when she was a hard-nosed prosecutor.

At least Biden picked someone who is clean and articulate.

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Fredginrickey

She’ll be on top of Pence, verbally beating his hypocritical A....he’ll be crying to Mother, can’t wait

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