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Biden Says He Won’t Commit To Picking A Woman Of Color For VP Running Mate
Choosing a woman who is not Black for his vice presidential candidate could affect how Black women voters — the backbone of the Democratic Party — react on Election Day.

In a move that is sure to stun some of his most ardent supporters, Joe Biden said on Monday that he would not commit to choosing a woman of color to be his vice-presidential running mate. The moment of candor ran contrary to the presumptive narrative that Biden was intent on selecting a Black woman to be his running mate.

Biden’s interview with Pittsburgh’s KDKA commanded attention when he said he would readily have Michelle Obama as his running mate “in a heartbeat.” But it was his comments later in the interview that may have raised the antennae of some of the Black voters who pushed Biden to victory in the early primaries. Biden said he would stay true to his vow to pick a woman candidate, but that’s it.

“I’ll commit to that be a woman because it is very important that my administration look like the public, look like the nation,” Biden told KDKA. “And there will be, committed that there will be a woman of color on the Supreme Court, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a vice president, as well.”

Those seemed to be his most explicit comments about his future running mate to date, but it was unclear how that strategy might affect his campaign that was already nearly $187 million behind Donald Trump in terms of fundraising. A poll last week found that Biden running with a Black candidate could boost his chances of winning the 2020 election.

Stacey Abrams and Kamala Harris have been the two Black women at the center of Biden’s running mate rumors for months now, but his comments on Monday put those chances into doubt. If Biden did choose a woman who is not Black to be his running mate, that could affect how Black women voters — the backbone of the Democratic Party — will react. In fact, that may be true for Black voters as a whole, who could take the selection of Amy Klobuchar (or any non-Black person) as a slap in the face since Black folks have been largely credited with propelling Biden’s candidacy after Sanders jumped out to an early lead following the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary in two very white states.

The Grio put it a bit more plainly last week with its headline: “If Biden doesn’t pick Stacey Abrams, he can kiss Black folks goodbye.”

Biden has even gone so far as to boast on the debate stage, at rallies and, really, anywhere else, that he has the undying support of Black voters.

No, this isn’t a quid pro quo with Black voters expecting a Black woman running mate to be blindly selected in exchange for their support. On the contrary, the calls for a Black woman vice-presidential candidate are consistent with those from well before there were any 2020 Democratic candidates when the narrative was that the Party’s presidential ticket should include some semblance of diversity. While Klobuchar being a woman would technically fulfill that demand, the unspoken expectation has been that if the nominee was not a Black person, then the running mate should be.

The logic behind choosing a Black woman/person as a running mate stems from the 2016 election when Hillary Clinton failed to turn out Black voters. In particular, 4.4 million voters decided against voting at all, including one-third of them who were Black, according to the Washington Post. If the Democratic nominee chooses a Black running mate, that should in theory spur more of those voters who sat out the last election to participate this time around with most of them, in all likelihood, casting ballots against Trump.

Of course, that’s the end game for Democrats — to vote out Trump — so it’s doubtful that Black voters would rather see the incumbent win instead of electing a new president and his running mate, regardless of who or what color those people are. But in 2020, with the stakes so high and the world witnessing an American president who has no idea how to stop the coronavirus, would Biden really take that chance? Only time will tell.


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Biden lays out path to '318 electoral votes'

Former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign laid out what it sees as a "clear" path to winning 318 electoral votes in this year's presidential election in a Friday call with reporters.

Biden's camp is convinced it can win back states that went for former President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 but flipped to Trump in 2016, including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. In addition, it's considering the red states Arizona, Georgia, and Texas as flippable, with Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon saying she's "bullish about Arizona" in particular. Biden's strategy for winning those states relies on young, black, and Latino voters; suburban, college-educated voters; and disaffected Trump voters; though his campaign has struggled to bring in Latino voters so far.

Source: The Daily Beast



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Black Americans are in an abusive relationship with the Democratic party

May 22, 2020 | by Derecka Purnell

I am very tired of Joe Biden. My vote for him was already hanging by a thread before his disastrous interview with Charlamagne tha God on Friday. Interrupting the Breakfast Club host’s explanation that black people needed assurances that our communities will benefit from his presidency, Biden asserted: “If you’ve got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.”

Again, I am very tired of Joe Biden. Not because I am a purist, or have inflexible ideological commitments of what it will take to remove Donald Trump from office. But rather because Biden’s condescension towards black communities is intolerable.

I want to believe that Biden’s condescension started after the respected congressman James Clyburn called the former vice-president an “honorary black man” at a private dinner in March. But his mistreatment of black people, verbally and politically, is decades old, and is a reflection of the Democratic party in general.

Throughout Biden’s career, he has boasted about his ability to bridge partisan divides by sacrificing the needs of black people and poor people in the name of “compromise”. For the last 30 years, Biden has repeatedly talked about freezing, cutting, or raising the age for social security and other benefits – as much as $2tn one time. His response to concerns that these cuts would hurt the poor? “We’re going to do lots of hard things … we might as well do this.”

Social security is an important program for black people, especially as we age. Among African Americans receiving social security, 35% of elderly married couples and 58% of unmarried elderly persons relied on it for 90% or more of their income. The reliance is not due to laziness or spending habits – people of color and white people make similar choices and contributions to retirement – but due to racism, lack of workplace retirement plans and barriers to accessing high-paying jobs.

“They know where my heart is,” Biden has said, of black voters.

But do we?

Senator Kamala Harris was severely scrutinized for her treatment of poor black women as a prosecutor – yet Biden’s criminal justice record makes Harris look like Thurgood Marshall. Biden authored and successfully passed the $30bn 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Besides putting 100,000 additional police officers in the streets, the crime bill distributed funding for new prison construction, encouraged prosecutors to charge children as adults, and even added the death penalty for 28 new areas, including drug-related offenses. Pushing for further criminalization, then senator Biden argued that George HW Bush’s crime plan did not go far enough because it did not “include enough police officers to catch the violent thugs, not enough prosecutors to convict them, not enough judges to sentence them, and not enough prison cells to put them away for a long time”. An older black generation fought through Jim Crow only for Biden to help make sure that their children and grandchildren lived through a new Jim Crow.

On the House floor, Biden compared his criminal justice approach to Richard Nixon’s law and order stance: “I would say, ‘Lock the SOBs up.’” Black people were arrested in droves following this bill, despite comparable drug use rates to white people; many are still sitting in prison today. Biden has since acknowledged flaws in the bill, but last summer he reiterated his support for the bill. The law spent $30bn but contributed to only a 1.3% decline in violent crime. He has yet to call for it to be repealed.

Today, some cities plan to expunge marijuana records and hope to pay reparations to black people formerly incarcerated for marijuana offenses. But Biden can’t seem to let go; he is inconsistent and ambivalent about marijuana legalization. He has argued it may be a gateway drug, a statement he has since dialed back. Of course, keeping marijuana illegal at the federal level does not mean that people will not use it, but rather that the extra police that he put on the street will send people of color to jail for using it. Ironically, the police were probably nowhere to be found when Biden’s friends George W Bush and Barack Obama used marijuana. If anything, the drug seems to be a gateway to the White House.

Despite attempting to cut social programs and increasing mass incarceration, Biden claims to care about black families. But he doesn’t seem to know many. During the September 2019 Democratic debate he claimed that poor families should put on a record player so their children will know more words. Recently, during an interview with the New York Times editorial board, he argued that poor black parents feel ashamed because they cannot read and skip parent-teacher conferences. He was hoping to encourage them to be better parents. But his assertion is incorrect. Black and white parents have comparable participation rates overall and attend parent-teacher conferences at the exact same rates. In fact, black parents and poor parents are the most likely to check their children’s homework and meet with guidance counselors. Biden instead relied on stereotypes that black people are not involved in their children’s lives.

Harris forced Biden to confront his work with racist elected officials to stop integration efforts using school busing. That was not his only education mistake. Biden played a significant role in creating the student debt crisis, including making student loan discharge “nearly impossible”. This is devastating to black people, who disproportionately carry school debt. While the average school debt for black women with a bachelor’s degree is about $25,000, that level of education does not provide the same level of financial security for black women as it does other groups, including white people with less education (primarily because of sexism and racism).

Again and again, Biden’s relationship with black Americans, like the Democratic National Committee’s relationship, has been patronizing at best and actively harmful at worst.

Biden’s friendship with one black person does not mean that he’s a friend to black people

Some black people will support Biden because of his association with Barack Obama – even though Obama himself doesn’t seem especially excited about Biden becoming president. The Obama days feel distant yet warm compared to Donald Trump’s current presidency. But remember: Biden cycled millions of black people in and out of jail, voted for massive numbers of poor people to go to war in Iraq, threw Anita Hill under the bus to confirm a conservative justice to the US supreme court, and, under Obama’s administration, helped to deport millions of immigrants and bombed brown countries. When Biden was vice-president, black home ownership and wealth declined significantly, even as it rose for other races. Biden’s friendship with one black person does not mean that he’s a friend to black people.

The Democratic party holds black people in an abusive relationship but says you cannot leave because the other option is more abusive. That’s why I don’t believe that a vote against Biden solely means a vote for Trump. Perhaps it is a vote against being captured by the party that makes empty promises every four years when it is election time, and delivers nothing. Perhaps it is a vote against the crime bill, drones and deportations. Perhaps it is a vote against covert and overt racism.

Biden and others will rightfully argue that Trump is worse, and I agree. But what can Biden actually deliver? Will there be fewer drones if he’s president? Maybe not. Fewer deportations? Maybe not. Less money to police departments? No. Will fewer black people die from police? Unlikely. Will black people have healthcare? Unlikely. Will black wealth increase? Unlikely. Will Palestinian lives be safer? Unlikely. Commitments to preserving our climate? Doubtful. If black people have a hard time figuring out the differences between Trump and Biden, then that is Biden’s problem, not ours.

Joe Biden refuses to reckon with the harm that he has caused to people all over the world. His best line is that he is better than the other guy, and that is exactly how abusive relationships function. Black people – all people – deserve better than Biden and the Democratic party. And yes, we are still black.



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Joe Biden’s hatred of Palestinians echoes his anti-Black racism
Joe Biden has released his plan for Palestinians and Israelis.

Interestingly it is not in his campaign website’s foreign policy section, but falls under the title “Joe Biden and the Jewish Community.”

This is a clear indication that he views the matter as one of domestic political pandering, without the normal pretense that it is about pursuing “peace” or “US interests.”

It is also evidence that Biden holds the anti-Semitic belief that American Jews are, or should be, primarily concerned about Israel, something Donald Trump has been castigated for in recent years by the liberal press.

The webpage mentions Israel 21 times! It reads as an Israel lobby wish list of anti-Palestinian and anti-Iran policies – and that’s precisely what it is.

Amid promises to support practically any hardline pro-Israel policy you can think of, there is only a passing reference to a “two-state outcome,” and it makes no mention of Palestinian rights – standard, tedious fare for mainstream American politicians.

But one line in particular stands out – the former vice president’s attack on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights.

“Welfare queens”

Biden pledges to “Firmly reject the BDS movement, which singles out Israel – home to millions of Jews – and too often veers into anti-Semitism, while letting Palestinians off the hook for their choices.”

Choices? Did Palestinians choose to be expelled from their homeland by Zionist militias in 1947 and 1948?

Have they chosen to live under Israeli military occupation and siege in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since 1967?

Have Palestinians chosen to have their land confiscated and their homes demolished, while Israeli soldiers and settlers kill their children so that Israel can build colonies on their land?

It is striking how the liberal language of “choice” deployed against Palestinians internationally closely echoes the justifications used domestically since the Reagan era to support mass incarceration and to attack social safety nets that supported poor, particularly Black communities.

In this framework, the poverty of those with the least power is always a result of their own moral failings – a resurrection of Victorian notions of the “deserving” and “undeserving” poor.

Beginning with his 1976 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan notoriously embellished a single extreme case of a Chicago woman who had defrauded public assistance programs to create the enduring racial stereotype of the “welfare queen.”

As writer Josh Levin notes, this “vicious, baseless caricature demonized some of the nation’s most vulnerable people, laying the groundwork for bipartisan welfare reforms that slashed direct aid to the poor.”

Biden eagerly took it up himself: In the late 1980s, he admitted there may be no truth to the narrative of “welfare mothers driving luxury cars,” but nonetheless deployed it to justify his support for Reagan’s cuts.

The underlying logic was that it wasn’t an American system built on centuries of genocide, enslavement of Black people, segregation and rampant capitalism that created and entrenched poverty and inequality, but bad “choices” by individuals who now had to be forced by a punitive state to take “personal responsibility.”

A perfect encapsulation of this approach was the Clinton administration’s “welfare reform” law of 1996, which resulted in an increase in extreme poverty: It was named the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.”

As a senator, Biden, of course, voted for that law – a decision he’s unwilling to defend today.

Biden will keep Trump’s policies

Yet the “welfare reform” approach remains alive and well in Biden’s plan for Palestinians.

He says he would “reverse” the Trump administration’s cuts of humanitarian and “security” aid to Palestinians, but only subject to requirements that the Palestinian Authority “is taking measures to end acts of violence against Israeli and US citizens, including terminating payments to individuals engaged in acts of terrorism.”

Palestinians, like young Black Americans, are always the ones cast as superpredators.

Palestinians must jump through endless hoops, whose height is always set by Israel and its lobby, according to their own interests and definitions.

Incidentally, aid cuts are the only policy Biden says he will reverse.

He is totally silent about Trump’s decisions to recognize Israel’s illegal annexation of Syria’s occupied Golan Heights and of East Jerusalem, his move of the US embassy, as well as Trump’s declaration that Israel’s settlements in the West Bank are legal.

Biden’s proposals include no word of opposition to the new Israeli government’s plans to annex even more of the West Bank.

And he pledges to continue the record levels of military aid the Obama-Biden administration gave Israel in order to ensure – no strings attached – that “Israel will always maintain its qualitative military edge.”

Unlike the punishment meted out to Palestinians, who have had no choice in being colonized by Israel, Israel will not be held responsible for its bad choices, but will continuously be rewarded for them.

Mass incarceration

The same punitive logic underlies the system of mass incarceration targeting Black communities described by Michelle Alexander in her landmark 2010 book The New Jim Crow.

In the wake of the civil rights movement, Biden joined forces with segregationist senators to prevent Black students from joining their white counterparts in the nation’s classrooms.

And Biden has notoriously bragged about his role in helping put many of those young Black people behind bars.

“The truth is,” Biden declared in 1993, “every major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of this Congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the State of Delaware: Joe Biden.”

It's so damn gross.

Joe Biden is the modern architect of mass incarceration.

I need you to see this.

1. Listen as he literally calls it "The Biden Crime Bill."

2. Then listen as he brags about giving the death penalty to (Black) people for everything but jaywalking.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) March 6, 2020
The Delaware senator was also one of the chief proponents of the 1994 Bill Clinton crime bill that further increased racialized mass incarceration.

Biden had warned that it was needed to deal with “predators on our streets” who were “beyond the pale.”

Obama-Biden administration’s racism

One of Biden’s chief selling points is his role as President Barack Obama’s vice president. But far from representing a break with his racist past, it provided an opportunity for its continuation, with respectable cover.

After all, Obama himself eagerly adopted Reagan-era racist tropes in order to attack Black communities.

For instance, in a 2013 commencement speech at Morehouse College, a historically Black institution, Obama admonished the graduating students that “too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices.”

“Taking the full measure of the Obama presidency thus far, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that this White House has one way of addressing the social ills that afflict Black people – and particularly Black youth – and another way of addressing everyone else,” Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates observed at the time.

“I would have a hard time imagining the president telling the women of Barnard [College] that – there’s no longer room for any excuses – as though they were in the business of making them.”

In a speech the same year marking 50 years since the 1963 March on Washington led by Martin Luther King, Jr., Obama, “resurrect[ed] Ronald Reagan’s phantom armies of ‘Welfare Queens,’” as Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford put it.

Biden now purports to have disavowed some of his anti-Black racism – though there is little reason to believe that he would fundamentally change after a career spent promoting right-wing policies.

(Indeed, last year, Biden reassured rich donors that if he is elected president, “No one’s standard of living would change. Nothing would fundamentally change.”)

Similarly, when it comes to Palestinians, the bigotry remains fully intact, both in rhetoric and in substance.

In reality it is Israel, which subjects millions of Palestinians to brutal oppression, that is allowed to do as it pleases while living large off the American taxpayer.

Meanwhile, Palestinians, corralled in bantustans and ghettos, and habitually bombed by Israel and murdered by its snipers, are admonished for their poor “choices.”


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Latest Fox News poll has Biden leading Trump by 12 points

A new Fox News poll released Thursday shows former Vice President Joe Biden widening his lead over President Trump, with 50 percent of respondents saying they would vote for Biden compared to 38 percent for Trump.

In May, Biden was up by eight points, with 48 percent supporting Biden and 40 percent backing Trump. Biden is performing well with black voters — up 79 points over Trump — women, and voters under 30 and over 65.

Among white evangelical Christians, Trump is up 41 points, and he is up only nine points with rural voters. In 2016, he won evangelicals by 64 points and rural voters by 27 points. The poll was conducted June 13 to 16, with 1,343 registered voters participating via phone. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

Source: Fox News


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New polls show Biden with double-digit lead over Trump

Quinnipiac University's Wednesday poll gives former Vice President Joe Biden his best chances yet of winning the 2020 presidential election.

Voters back Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, over President Trump 52 percent to 37 percent, up from 49 percent to 41 percent a month ago, the national poll shows. And while things can drastically change in the next 16 weeks, "this is a very unpleasant real-time look" at Trump's probable future, Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday afternoon shows Biden with an 11-point national lead over Trump, and in the combined 11 battleground states, Biden's lead grows to 12 points.

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Black Twitter Gives A History Lesson After Biden Calls Trump ‘First’ Racist President

Once again, Black folks are questioning how much Joe Biden thinks before he talks, considering he made a sweeping statement that glosses over history.

According to The Washington Post, the Democrat presidential nominee called Donald Trump the “first” racist president of the United States.

The former vice president uttered such a statement at a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union after a healthcare worker detailed their concern that Trump continues to blame Asians for the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden addressed the person’s concern by pointing out how Trump often refers to the pandemic as the “China virus,” saying, “the way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from, is absolutely sickening.”

He continued, “No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, they’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has.”

Biden’s statements are concerning, considering there have been various presidents throughout history who were either openly racist or carried out clearly racists policies or initiatives. According to, 12 presidents enslaved people during their lifetime and eight of these executive officers owned slaves while they were in office. Presidents that once owned slaves include George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe and Andrew Jackson. Even the place where the president resides, The White House, was built by slaves. It should be noted that their has yet to be a reparations package for Black former slaves or Black descendants of American slaves.

Even in modern times, extremely racist policies have occurred under key presidents. Japanese internment camps were established by President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II via his Executive Order 9066, according to Fast forward to Ronald Reagan‘s presidency in the 1980s, and he signed the Civil Liberties Act to compensate more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent who were held in internment camps. However, even Reagan’s political career was filled with racism.

When running for governor of California in 1966, Reagan denounced the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and he even ran radio ads referring to urban areas as “jungles,” according to The Washington Post. When talking about fair housing, Reagan insisted, “If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house, it is his right to do so.” Reagan also pushed the term “welfare queen,” which characterized Black people as abusers of government programs. On top of all this, just last year, an unearthed call between President Richard M. Nixon and Reagan in October 1971 had Reagan referring to African leaders as “monkeys” who are “still uncomfortable wearing shoes.”

Either Biden missed all this history, or he’s consciously ignoring it.

Biden’s campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders tried to clean up Biden’s words by acknowledging that although Trump isn’t the first racist president, he’s unique to modern history.

“There have been a number of racist American presidents, but Trump stands out — especially in modern history — because he made running on racism and division his calling card and won,” Sanders said.

When Trump was questioned about Biden’s comments at a White House news briefing, he went to his familiar claim that he’s “done more for black Americans than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln. Nobody has even been close.”

Fake news aside, some Black people on Twitter had thoughts about Biden’s labeling of Trump as the “first” racist president. Check out what people had to say below.













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Bernie Sanders co-chair: Voting for Joe Biden like eating ‘half a bowl of s–t’
By Steven Nelson
July 27, 2020 | 4:40pm | Updated

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Bernie Sanders' campaign co-chair Nina Turner and Joe Biden
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So much for Democratic enthusiasm for Joe Biden.
A co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign vividly described how she feels about choosing between Biden and President Trump — likening it to only having to eat half a bowl of excrement.
“It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of s–t in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still s–t’, ” Sanders co-chair Nina Turner told The Atlantic.
Turner, a former Ohio state senator, was quoted in an article analyzing Trump’s paths to re-election, including by exploiting disaffected supporters of Sanders’ socialist campaign, which lost to Biden despite winning the first three state Democratic contests this year.
Trump alleges the Democratic Party cheated Sanders, a Vermont senator, out of the nomination.
Trump is seeking to appeal to Sanders backers by pointing out that Biden supported the Iraq War, voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement and authored a 1994 crime law credited with contributing to the “mass-incarceration” of black people.
“Last time I got a lot of Bernie Sanders voters, as you know, a very good percentage. People were shocked, mostly because of trade,” Trump said in a Father’s Day discussion last month with his son Donald Trump Jr.
“One thing Bernie was right on was trade. He said that everybody in this country is being hurt badly by our trade deals. They’re so bad. And I get a lot of support from Bernie Sanders [supporters]. I think I’m going to have it again this time.”
Although Sanders endorsed Biden and released a “unity” agenda with him, some Sanders supporters resisted jumping aboard.
Briahna Joy Gray, a former Sanders national press secretary, tweeted Saturday that journalists should “start asking Biden why he doesn’t support the progressive policies that EARNED Bernie enthusiastic support.”


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Biden and Harris appear at 1st joint event

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his new vice presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), appeared at their first joint event on Wednesday afternoon in Delaware. Biden introduced Harris as an inspiration to young women of color, and hailed her as a "strong" woman who is "ready to do the job on day one." Harris thanked Biden for selecting her, and said she's "ready to get to work" as vice president. The Trump campaign quickly attacked Harris on Tuesday, asserting she is inconsistent. Biden said it's "no surprise" Trump is "whining" and making such attacks. Harris lauded Biden as a strong leader who has fought for "equality and justice," also hammeringTrump for his coronavirus response.

Source: The New York TImes


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Steve Jobs’ Widow Donates to Biden-Harris Campaign; Trump Furious !

Trump attacks the sixth-richest woman in the world for her ties to The Atlantic

September 6, 2020
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President Donald Trump is coming after Laurene Powell Jobs, the philanthropist billionaire who owns The Atlantic and Axios. The sixth-richest woman in the world, Jobs is the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Trump said Laurene Powell Jobs, who has a net worth of $33.3 billion according to Bloomberg and $20.2 billion, according to Forbes, is "wasting money" Steve Jobs left her after he died by owning the magazine that published a damaging report about him last week.

On Thursday, The Atlantic published a story written by its editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg that reported four anonymous sources said Trump called Americans who died in battle "losers" and "suckers."

The article outlines Trump's derogatory remarks about service members and their intelligence. The Atlantic also reported that Trump asked for wounded veterans to be kept out of military parades. CNN has confirmed some aspects of The Atlantic's story.

In response to the story in The Atlantic, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted, "Here's my promise to you: If I have the honor of serving as the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I will have their back and honor their sacrifice. Always."

Trump, in his Sunday morning tweet, was responding to Charlie Kirk, the chair of pro-Trump student group Trump Students. Kirk implied an ulterior motive, noting that Laurene Powell Jobs donated to Biden and owns the magazine that published the story about Trump.

Laurene Powell Jobs inherited billions of dollars of stock in Apple and Disney from her late husband after he died in 2011. She founded The Emerson Collective, a social change organization focused on education, immigration reform, the environment, media and journalism and health. In 2017, The Emerson Collective bought a majority stake in The Atlantic.



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Anita Hill Says She’ll Vote for Joe Biden and Work With Him on Gender Issues


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Sep. 05, 2020

Anita Hill said she’ll vote for former Vice President Joe Biden in November and that she’s planning to work with his campaign on issues of gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Speaking to CNN, Hill said,
“Not withstanding all of his limitations in the past, and the mistakes that he made in the past, notwithstanding those—at this point, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I think Joe Biden is the person who should be elected in be it.”

Biden oversaw the 1991 Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas where Hill testified that Thomas sexually harassed her when the two worked together, and he was accused of allowing Hill to be humiliated during the hearing. Thomas continues to deny the allegations. Joe Biden has faced his own sexual harassment allegations from a former staff member, Tara Reade, which he has denied.

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Bloomberg to spend 'nine figures' in Florida, allowing Biden campaign to focus resources in other swing states

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Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has set his sights on Florida as he attempts to help push the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, into the Oval Office, The Washington Post reports.

Democratic strategists have been waiting to see how Bloomberg, who spent more than $1 billion of his own money on a failed bid for the White House earlier this year, would put his vast wealth to use this election cycle, and, for now at least, the Sunshine State is the beneficiary, with most of the money going toward television and digital ads in both English and Spanish. Bloomberg's adviser Kevin Stacey saidthe billionaire believes investing in Florida will allow the Biden campaign and other outside Democratic groups — who have generally shied away from advertising in Florida because it's too expensive, the Post notes — to spend in other states, especially Pennsylvania.

Bloomberg is also reportedly hoping to encourage early voting in the state, which begins Sept. 24, so that a potential Biden win could be called soon after polls close since Florida reports early ballots shortly after voting ends. In that case, there would theoretically be less confusion among the public over who won not jut Florida, but the election overall. Winning Florida would go a long a way for Biden, the Post reports. If he does, he could likely win the presidency by retaining every state Hillary Clinton won in 2016 and win just one other toss up state among Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

Biden is holding on to a lead in Florida, but some polls indicate it's shrinking as he struggles to win over Latino voters in the state.

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^^^^the problem I have with this is that Bloomberg is going to want something in exchange for his money and most likely it will have to do with gun control and that is unfortunate


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^^^^the problem I have with this is that Bloomberg is going to want something in exchange for his money and most likely it will have to do with gun control and that is unfortunate
I’d like to see Biden-Harris ultimately succeed at reasonable gun control but not, If I’m reading you correctly, at the expense of enabling a Trump win in November.



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I’d like to see Biden-Harris ultimately succeed at reasonable gun control but not, If I’m reading you correctly, at the expense of enabling a Trump win in November.

The problem is that is Bloomberg is involved the gun control won t be reasonable


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They came out with a report criticizing Joe/Hunter Biden foreign deals. I decided to look in to it myself and use my perspective. First of all, as a 50 year old son of a potential presidential, he can't be living in a working class neighborhood or staying at Motel 6 barely making it, it would be a security disaster; any low life on the street would have easy access to him. The type of intrusive surveillance has increased in availability by a factor of 10. Using government contractors to funnel money has failed in the past and has damaged those companies.

This is what happened to MLK, he did not even have money for a funeral and other people had to pay for it. This resulted in him staying at run down hotels, allowing James Earl Ray to setup in a snipers nest outside his door.

Hunter and Beau should not have been in the military just barely making it. This deal was structured with another country to funnel money to his son, who should have been compensated statutorily by the U.S. government. Other presidents used government contractor to do it, and it brought heat on those companies by the press.

Most presidents are much younger and their kids stay with them in the White House. President Trump was well to do and his kids took over his businesses giving them substantial income, along with their own enterprises. It is bullshit they got me laying out on the street with the type of entities I deal with on a daily basis, just easy access.


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It looks shady but funneling government money through these countries could be a workaround to increase the security of his family. One of the ways you could setup somebody for assassination is limiting their resources, like they did MLK compromising his security. The fact that Hunter Biden was not getting lucrative deals in the private sector and was still in the military raises red flags. Biden wife kept working as a teacher, which did not make sense.

By studying the moves Joe Biden made, you can see how MLK was setup, here was a guy that was a Nobel Laureate living hand to mouth, unable to pay for his funeral, Huey Newton, or Malcolm X. The compensation structure of politician could be a booby trap for poor minority candidates that don't have access to the private sector like white candidates to be killed by his own people or a James Earl Ray.

President Obama barely had a money, if he was to retire with what little income the government provided, it would be a security risk. He setup deals with Netflix, to get paid. Now he is living on an island at Martha Vineyard, something his government salary would not afford. I still believe Biden and Obama are scum and corrupt in other ways, but I would not make my case with this matter.

If I was to run for President and the white private sector was not coming out of pocket because they were trying to set me up, I would do these corrupt looking deals with other countries to boost my security.
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According to a report released by the New York Times, Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 out of 15 years beginning in 2000. CNN's Anderson Cooper explains.