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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2020, 12:17:02 PM »
I love how the Trump campaign is trying to paint her as the most liberal senator.  I think Bernie and Elizabeth Warren had to be chuckling at that.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2020, 12:29:21 PM »
Yeah, she is pretty conservative compared to many.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2020, 04:23:31 PM »
She has one of the most liberal senate voting records there is. Not really "very similar" to Biden at all. ;)

It's a solid and safe pick. Neither Biden nor Harris were in my top dem choices, but it's the ticket I have and it's the ticket I'll take.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2020, 04:00:30 PM »
Just as a side note I do know many people here in California and particularly in Oakland, who are less than thrilled by Harris.  She has a history of backing law enforcement and the police.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2020, 04:31:39 PM »
She could have a history of killing puppies, and I'd still vote for any ticket she's on over our incompetent incumbent.



Okay, fine, I'm a cat person and not a dog person, but that's really not the point.  Joe could've picked literally anyone and I'd still vote for him.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2020, 05:15:39 PM »
Just as a side note I do know many people here in California and particularly in Oakland, who are less than thrilled by Harris.  She has a history of backing law enforcement and the police.

Considering the backlash against “defund the police”, this may not be the worst thing in the world. I’m all in on beat Trump first and worry about other things later.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #66 on: August 13, 2020, 05:29:03 PM »
Just as a side note I do know many people here in California and particularly in Oakland, who are less than thrilled by Harris.  She has a history of backing law enforcement and the police.

That is hugely overblown, from my understanding. It was also quite a while ago, and she has expressed considerably different views more recently.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #67 on: August 13, 2020, 06:21:20 PM »
My source is black people in Oakland, though I certainly haven't polled all of them.  :P  And of course she is a politician so she will say what is expedient.  I would have preferred someone else but I am ok with her.  Biden could have chosen Sarah Palin and I would still vote for him.

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« Reply #68 on: August 13, 2020, 07:50:48 PM »
My source is black people in Oakland, though I certainly haven't polled all of them.  :P  And of course she is a politician so she will say what is expedient.  I would have preferred someone else but I am ok with her.  Biden could have chosen Sarah Palin and I would still vote for him.

You'll have to back up a claim that she's just saying "what is expedient"...

If you mean that she's going the way the wind blows, regardless of how she personally might  feel, then... well, good. That's what a politician is supposed to do: represent the will of the voters, not themselves, and if the will of her constituents is (A) and she votes (A) but feels (B) then she's doing her job exactly as she's supposed to.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #69 on: August 13, 2020, 07:52:54 PM »
Also, she's going to be president in 2024, so better get used to her. :P

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2020, 10:26:20 AM »
https://reason.com/2020/08/12/once-again-kamala-harris-record-as-a-prosecutor-was-less-than-progressive/

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/08/13/kamala-harris-abysmal-record-on-justice-issues/

It is pretty well documented. Cherry pick what you want, but my point is that I know plenty of people here in her home state that are less than thrilled.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2020, 01:35:42 PM »
Cool but that doesn't address my point.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2020, 01:52:17 PM »
I do think you are missing mine.

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #73 on: August 14, 2020, 02:55:38 PM »
I don't think so.  ;)

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Re: What's the most contentious thing that people are arguing about now?
« Reply #74 on: August 14, 2020, 04:26:20 PM »
Oh you win. :roll:

This is not even an arguement.