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Kamala

I’m hearing Berniebots have found another woman to hate. Somebody called Kamala Harris. Plus, jacobin.ru is against her. Never heard of her before but she must be doing something right to provoke this response. 

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6 thoughts on “Kamala

  1. Fie upon this quiet on said:

    I like Kamala Harris. She’s a senator from California, and former AG there. She was brilliant in the Jeff Sessions questioning as well as Comey’s testimony.

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  2. Despite the fact that more than half all of the “BernieBros” against her are progressive women, I oppose her and all candidates — male and female — like her because she’s not truly very progressive, supports neoliberalism and its goals explicitly and implicitly, and is only interested in minor reforms (if that).

    Would she be preferable to Trump or to Hillary Clinton, even? Sure.

    Does a centrist like her stand much of a chance of fixing anything or even being elected? Nope.

    I’d vote for her over Trump. When given “meh” choices like that, Democrats will have little chance of a win in 2020.

    Aside from all that, I’d never vote for anyone who’d been a former prosecutor, male or female. You petty much have to be evil to do that job. That is a personal bias, though.

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    • Shakti on said:

      It doesn’t matter if we have the second coming of Third Way Democrats or the most progressive candidates in existence if voter suppression is going on without being stopped. This is why Republicans can run godawful candidates and win and Democrats have to run the reincarnation of FDR with movie star looks to win.

      Republicans limiting early voting in Marion County, letting it bloom in suburbs

      State and local Republicans have expanded early voting in GOP-dominated areas and restricted it in Democratic areas, an IndyStar investigation has found, prompting a significant change in Central Indiana voting patterns.

      From 2008 to 2016, GOP officials expanded early voting stations in Republican dominated Hamilton County, IndyStar’s analysis found, and decreased them in the state’s biggest Democratic hotbed, Marion County.

      Most telling, Hamilton County saw a 63 percent increase in absentee voting from 2008 to 2016, while Marion County saw a 26 percent decline. Absentee ballots are used at early voting stations.

      Population growth and other factors may have played a role, but Hamilton County Clerk Kathy Richardson, a Republican, told IndyStar the rise in absentee voting in Hamilton County was largely a result of the addition of two early voting stations, which brought the total to three.

      “It was a great concept to open those (voting stations),” Richardson said, adding that the turnout might have increased with the addition of even more voting machines.

      Other Central Indiana Republican strongholds, including Boone, Johnson and Hendricks counties, also have added early voting sites — and enjoyed corresponding increases in absentee voter turnout.

      But not Marion County, which tends to vote Democratic, and has a large African-American population.

      During that same 2008-16 period, the number of early voting stations declined from three to one in Marion County, as Republican officials blocked expansion

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  3. Demotrash on said:

    She’s a prominent, powerful woman, that’s really all it takes with that crowd. She’s probably going to run for president in 2020. She’s not my top choice, but she definitely doesn’t deserve the hate.

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