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Old 8th November 2020, 08:24 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by Delvo View Post
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That was mostly with the legislature in mind; for Biden in particular, his top priority should be showing that he is willing and able to be different, not just from Trump but also from Obama. You can eliminate the hypocrisy accusation of "well you're on his case for doing it but you do it too" by being the first one to not do it. Think the kid-cages are bad? Have them replaced with something better. Think the drone-strike thing looks bad? Cancel the program, or knock it down to 5% of its current state or whatever. Think the "swamp" thing about appointing bankers & other corporate donors everywhere looks bad? Just don't do it; appoint somebody else.
Things are very different now than when Obama was president. So Biden is left with no option but to be different than Obama.
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Old 8th November 2020, 11:50 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by Delvo View Post
That was mostly with the legislature in mind; for Biden in particular, his top priority should be showing that he is willing and able to be different, not just from Trump but also from Obama. You can eliminate the hypocrisy accusation of "well you're on his case for doing it but you do it too" by being the first one to not do it. Think the kid-cages are bad? Have them replaced with something better. Think the drone-strike thing looks bad? Cancel the program, or knock it down to 5% of its current state or whatever. Think the "swamp" thing about appointing bankers & other corporate donors everywhere looks bad? Just don't do it; appoint somebody else.
THIS.

This I feel strongly about. Biden needs to give more than the bare minimum. He should distinguish himself from Obama. Aim for as little armed conflict as possible, condemn family separation, reduce the deportations, press on with the Biden public option, call out Republicans who obstruct. I'm afraid he may not be the type to do all that.
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Old 9th November 2020, 12:06 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by Mader Levap View Post
Assuming Biden win and Republican senate, it will be 6 years of Obama all over again. Republican permaobstruction.

This is one of reasons why I think USA's rot cannot be stopped, only at most slowed down. Your system is inherently dysfunctional. Maybe it was great in 1800s, but is is not so hot nowadays.
The idea that it was created perfectly back then us pretty crazy. However, when the USA can't even get rid of pennies and the Imperial measurement system you know that there is something fundamentally wrong with how change is handled. When the USA was created change was embraced with a passion.
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Biden admin selects Rep. Cedric Richmond as Climate Movement Liaison. Richmond has received hundreds of thousands of dollars of contributions from fossil fuel companies, more so than nearly any other Democrat. His district includes "Cancer Alley", a section along the Mississippi River that is heavily polluted with carcinogenic petroleum and chemical waste

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Richmond has raked in that money while representing a congressional district that is home to seven of the ten most air-polluted census tracts in the country.
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/11/j...edric-richmond

When questioned about this decision, Kamala Harris refused to answer.

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Q: How involved in Cabinet positions have you been?

Kamala: “Very.”

Q: And how do you feel about Representative Cedric Richmond?

Kamala: “I’ll see you later.”
https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1329103322322665473

The election is over, Democrats no longer have to pretend to care about these issues. Remember to vote blue no matter who in 2022.


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BIDEN WH STAFF SO FAR:

- Venture capital executive (@RonaldKlain).
- Former pharmaceutical, insurance lobbyist (Steve Ricchetti).
- Top Dem recipient of Big Oil $ (@cedricrichmond).
- Co-founder of firm that represents pharma & private equity (@jomalleydillon).
https://twitter.com/kenvogel/status/1328788205961875463

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