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Biden/Harris Presidency Discussion Thread

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    Got to get Andrew Yang in there some where


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    Delighted for Joe Biden. Third time lucky. At last America gets the President that they the people voted for. It's the President that America needs now someone to bring them altogether, to heal and unit as the United States of America.
    I am also delighted for Kamala Harris. The first Female Vice President and also a women of colour too. Delighted for them both. The world will be a safer place with them in charge and not a glorified Clown.


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    President Biden has a big task on his hands:

    Managing Covid-19
    The economy (Covid related)
    A dreadfully fractured country
    Domestic terrorism
    Gun violence
    Foreign affairs

    He will need to surround himself with strong and capable people.


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    They should start campaigning in Georgia to try and get those senate seats.

    Trump wont be bothered doing anything for the GOP now and the 2 GOP senators both were involved in that insider trading scandal at start of Covid outbreak


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    Jimbob1977 wrote: »
    President Biden has a big task on his hands:

    Managing Covid-19
    The economy (Covid related)
    A dreadfully fractured country
    Domestic terrorism
    Gun violence
    Foreign affairs

    He will need to surround himself with strong and capable people.

    Good list add to that dealing with ashes left over by Trump scorched earth tactics next few months and abortion will rear it's head as Trump now stacked supreme Court.

    Tho the most immediate issue for Biden will be senate elections in Georgia in January


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    Headshot wrote: »
    Got to get Andrew Yang in there some where

    Commerce secretary


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    Brian? wrote: »
    Commerce secretary


    Exactly what i was thinking, his Universal Basic Income plans make him the perfect choice


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    Of interest to us. from guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/07/joe-biden-most-urgent-economic-plans-key-elements
    Raise the corporate tax rate to 28%, from 21%.
    Impose a minimum tax on all foreign earnings of US companies located overseas in an attempt to stop the use of foreign tax havens.
    Penalize corporations that ship jobs overseas.


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    I saw somewhere that he may be eying up the NYC mayoral race.


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    I saw somewhere that he may be eying up the NYC mayoral race.

    Yang?


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    This thread title is so comforting!


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    This thread title is so comforting!

    Somehow I don't think it will run to as many threads as his predecessor.

    make politics boring again.


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    Thank god, but I fear we've not heard the last of Trump. Just shocking he got over 70 million votes. Massive celebrations on the streets of cities across America, its daylight and I have an uneasy feeling of uglyness tonight.

    I see Trump out playing golf while all this is going on, just extraordinary.

    A great result but America remains deeply devided and I hope I'm wrong but the transition is not going to be pretty, particularly if those right wing thugs Trump actively encouraged let loose.


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    We'll see how Joe handles his BLM fan boys sooner rather then later.


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    Dempo1 wrote: »
    Massive celebrations on the streets of cities across America, its daylight and I have an uneasy feeling of uglyness tonight.

    Yeah I'm a bit terrified that some gun toting Trumpist nutjobs will come out and attack one of those crowds. Hopefully they'll surprise us and stay the fuuck away.


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    Watching the NBC news coverage there for the past half hour. They're no fans of the progressive wing of the Democratic party. Saying they don't want to see Bernie Sanders get any job in the administration and talking about how AOC had cost them votes.


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    There will be many on here and elsewhere who argue: Who cares? Why should Biden/Harris Presidency matter to us?

    Here's a small slice of why it matters:

    https://youtu.be/c2ScxGsB-ks


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    Watching the NBC news coverage there for the past half hour. They're no fans of the progressive wing of the Democratic party. Saying they don't want to see Bernie Sanders get any job in the administration and talking about how AOC had cost them votes.

    Well they'd be wrong. The need to look closer at what they were against a lying mammoth machine. The only reason trump got the level of votes he did was fear spreading and lies. Full on blatant made up waffle. So if the Dems are going to eat themselves apart trying to understand why some lost senator races. They have to look outside the party.

    Progressives had a massive part to play in biden over the line. It has to be awknowledged. Even if some don't like it.


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    Watching the NBC news coverage there for the past half hour. They're no fans of the progressive wing of the Democratic party. Saying they don't want to see Bernie Sanders get any job in the administration and talking about how AOC had cost them votes.

    Do they have any evidence or voting trends that show people like AOC or other progressives lost them votes? The progressive candidates did pretty well overall so wouldn't they have suffered too if that was the case? Been hearing these complaints since as soon as the counts started but as yet no clear insight into how much substance lies behind them.


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    Jimbob1977 wrote: »
    President Biden has a big task on his hands:

    Managing Covid-19
    The economy (Covid related)
    A dreadfully fractured country
    Domestic terrorism
    Gun violence
    Foreign affairs

    He will need to surround himself with strong and capable people.

    And plenty of Secret Service officers.


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    listermint wrote: »
    Progressives had a massive part to play in biden over the line. It has to be awknowledged. Even if some don't like it.

    This. It was mentioned on CNN earlier that for example, Ilhan Omar was out knocking on doors to get people to vote even though her own seat was safe.


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    Biden did for the Democrats what was needed.
    To win back that narrow demographic of voters that Clinton alienated back in 2016.
    And he did more too, like likely flipping GA and AZ.
    I don't think any other candidate would have been able to do the former, never-mind the latter.

    I think this election had a lot of a "single issue" feel about it.
    The single issue was to get Trump out and I think you had a lot of younger and first time voters out to do that and that's what they did.
    Even saying that Trump, the man that everyone is supposed to hate, got the second highest vote of any presidential candidate ever. So there are a hell of a lot of people out there that still support Trump.

    And then the GOP did much better at the house and senate races than people expected.
    There was no blue wave, the GOP vote held up in spite of Trump.
    And I think it was that GOP support was a rejection of the Democrats and their support/lack of action on the likes of Antifa and BLM.


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    Limpy wrote: »
    We'll see how Joe handles his BLM fan boys sooner rather then later.


    All the funding that the democrats gave to BLM will be pulled and the media will be told to cease & no longer write about them. So they will seem to disappear and Joe will be lauded as a man of peace.



    Eventually the penny will drop that they were used to win the election and they will be fairly pissed off !! Watch the space......


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    All the funding that the democrats gave to BLM will be pulled and the media will be told to cease & no longer write about them. So they will seem to disappear and Joe will be lauded as a man of peace.



    Eventually the penny will drop that they were used to win the election and they will be fairly pissed off !! Watch the space......

    Have you any evidence that the Dems funded BLM?


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    BLM was funded via a company called ActBlue which is the fundraising tool used by the Democrats. ActBlue does not allow Republican to fundraise via its platform. Their entire basis is help fund raise for the Democrats and fund raise democrat causes. They are the Democrats but not officially the Democrats but really are the Democrats, if you get me. They need to keep the entities separate for legal reasons,to make sure it doesn't fall back on the Democrats.

    Sounds her convoluted. Too convoluted to be true.


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    ActBlue is not a part of the Democrat party. But rest assured probably 99% of donations BLM receives are from Democrats like myself. Which reminds me, I’ll have to donate to Ossoff and Warnock for the GA senate runoffs......


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    I personally can’t wait to hear Kamala Harris speak in a bit because yes joe Biden winning is great and the worldwide reaction shows that and maybe American diplomats for the next four years when they speak, the opposite numbers in other countries won’t have to check Twitter to get the official line. But yeah Kamala harris speech will be a good one, because it’ll probably be an emotional one for her, given her parents aren't there and also the historic nature of her elevation to the second highest office in America. Even for a hardened politician that can’t not affect you.


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    Will ye get off the web. Ye are gobbling up all the bandwidth !


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    Watching the NBC news coverage there for the past half hour. They're no fans of the progressive wing of the Democratic party. Saying they don't want to see Bernie Sanders get any job in the administration and talking about how AOC had cost them votes.
    That's a bit of a bizarre conclusion when you look at the various other measures passed. A bunch of states legalized various drugs, Florida increased their minimum wage to eventually hit $15, Arizona increased income tax for the wealthier, Nebraska added a gambling tax, with some of it going to addiction services, Utah expanded their income tax to allow it to pay for disability services for children etc.

    It seems that progressive policies have been pretty popular in this election, even in red states.


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