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It is reassuring to see the depth of professionalism in Joe Biden's choices for hs administration.  As one journalist said, 'Amateur hour is over.'

And bid farewell to all that self dealing and corruption.

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Biden says he won't have Bernie OR Elizabeth Warren in his cabinet because he 'needs them in the Senate', in major blow to left's hope of landing key roles for their biggest stars

Biden: I won't have Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren in my Cabinet because I need them in

Joe Biden revealed Tuesday that he will not find spots for progressive Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in his Cabinet, claiming he needs their voices and votes in the U.S. Senate. 'One thing is really critical - taking someone out of the Senate, taking someone out of the House, particularly for a person of consequence, is a really difficult decision that would have to be made,' Biden said during an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt. 'I have a very ambitious, very progressive agenda. and it's going to take really strong leaders in the House and Senate to get it done,' Biden continued in his first interview since he declared victory.

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6 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Biden says he won't have Bernie OR Elizabeth Warren in his cabinet because he 'needs them in the Senate', in major blow to left's hope of landing key roles for their biggest stars

Biden: I won't have Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren in my Cabinet because I need them in

Joe Biden revealed Tuesday that he will not find spots for progressive Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in his Cabinet, claiming he needs their voices and votes in the U.S. Senate. 'One thing is really critical - taking someone out of the Senate, taking someone out of the House, particularly for a person of consequence, is a really difficult decision that would have to be made,' Biden said during an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt. 'I have a very ambitious, very progressive agenda. and it's going to take really strong leaders in the House and Senate to get it done,' Biden continued in his first interview since he declared victory.

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Read an article by Joshua Spivak stating that usually not a good move for senators to move to cabinet.  They usually disappear after their terms are up.  Hillary Clinton was an exception and even then she lost the election.

Sanders and Warren can do more for progressives, Democrats and Americans in general by staying in the Senate.  Not to mention potential loss of their seats to Republicans.

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2 hours ago, ElCid said:

Read an article by Joshua Spivak stating that usually not a good move for senators to move to cabinet.  They usually disappear after their terms are up.  Hillary Clinton was an exception and even then she lost the election.

Biden and Warren can do more for progressives, Democrats and Americans in general by staying in the Senate.  Not to mention potential loss of their seats to Republicans.

I assume you meant Sanders and Warren and not Biden.    As for them staying in the Senate; As it relates to legislation what can they do for progressive other then voting "no". 

The only legislation I can see McConnell brining to a vote would be water-down legislation were Schumer and McConnell can get enough votes from the most "moderate" members of their party.     

Progressive Senators can assist Biden as it relates to appointments (judges,  cabinet members),   but the choices Biden is likely to make are likely to "approved" by enough GOP "moderates" that Biden doesn't need these two Senators votes for confirmation.     

Of course if Moscow Mitch decides to play hardball by not moving anything forward,,,,, then that changes everything (but I don't think he will do that like he did with Obama).

 

 

  

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2 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

I assume you meant Sanders and Warren and not Biden.    As for them staying in the Senate; As it relates to legislation what can they do for progressive other then voting "no". 

The only legislation I can see McConnell brining to a vote would be water-down legislation were Schumer and McConnell can get enough votes from the most "moderate" members of their party.     

Progressive Senators can assist Biden as it relates to appointments (judges,  cabinet members),   but the choices Biden is likely to make are likely to "approved" by enough GOP "moderates" that Biden doesn't need these two Senators votes for confirmation.     

Of course if Moscow Mitch decides to play hardball by not moving anything forward,,,,, then that changes everything (but I don't think he will do that like he did with Obama).

 

 

  

"Of course if Moscow Mitch decides to play hardball by not moving anything forward,,,,, then that changes everything (but I don't think he will do that like he did with Obama)."  I think that is exactly what he will do.  Of course, now that with Trump's help he got the lower taxes and less regulation that he wanted in addition to a solid conservative federal judiciary, maybe he will be more cooperative.  I just don't think so.  He also just got elected to another six year term so he has nothing to fear on that front.

Sanders and Warren can do what they have always done in the Senate.  Work behind the scenes with other senators from both parties to reach compromises.  Use their public events/hearings as a bully pulpit.  They can have some input into the bills that get passed.  Until a bill is passed, Biden can't do anything about it.   Biden will need their votes for sure.  We saw last time when only 1 or 2 GOPers might maybe defect from the Trump-McConnell party line.

My prediction remains that both GA seats will go to the GOPers.

 

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Joe Biden 'offers Cindy McCain the job of UK ambassador' after Trump's vendetta against her husband John made her cross party lines to 'deliver Arizona' for the Democrats in surprise victory

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain who crossed party lines to endorse President-elect Joe Biden, is reported to be in line to be named the next US ambassador to the United Kingdom. Cindy McCain, 66, is said to be the front runner for the job as a reward for helping deliver the traditionally Republican state of Arizona and its 11 electoral college votes to Biden. The UK ambassadorship is 'hers if she wants it,' a source close to Biden told The Times of London. 'She delivered Arizona. They know that.' Biden, the former vice president, defeated President Trump in The Grand Canyon State by less than 11,000 votes. Political observers think the president's personal vendetta against John McCain may have alienated enough Republicans to the point where they cast their ballots for Biden. Cindy McCain and Joe Biden are seen right in Phoenix, Arizona, last month. Biden is seen bottom left with the late Senator John McCain in Philadelphia in October 2017.

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On 11/28/2020 at 6:07 AM, Bogie56 said:

Joe Biden 'offers Cindy McCain the job of UK ambassador' after Trump's vendetta against her husband John made her cross party lines to 'deliver Arizona' for the Democrats in surprise victory

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain who crossed party lines to endorse President-elect Joe Biden, is reported to be in line to be named the next US ambassador to the United Kingdom. Cindy McCain, 66, is said to be the front runner for the job as a reward for helping deliver the traditionally Republican state of Arizona and its 11 electoral college votes to Biden. The UK ambassadorship is 'hers if she wants it,' a source close to Biden told The Times of London. 'She delivered Arizona. They know that.' Biden, the former vice president, defeated President Trump in The Grand Canyon State by less than 11,000 votes. Political observers think the president's personal vendetta against John McCain may have alienated enough Republicans to the point where they cast their ballots for Biden. Cindy McCain and Joe Biden are seen right in Phoenix, Arizona, last month. Biden is seen bottom left with the late Senator John McCain in Philadelphia in October 2017....GOOD! getter the hell outta here!

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17 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

Trump and John McCain

Come on Nipkow,  can you be honest for even one second?  

Don't you think it was lame and stupid for Trump to continue to attack John McCain, especially after he was 6-feet-under?   Trump was advised multiple times that nothing could be gained,  but a lot could be lost,  by continuing with his immature attacks on a U.S. vet that the vast majority of voters in Arizona viewed as a war hero.

Trump being a child,  just had to attack and it may have cost him the state.     

Anyhow,  Cindy,  if she accepts the job will move to the UK.     Trump will be moving very soon and he has NO choice in the matter!

Now that is funny!!!!!

  

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If Biden gives Xavier Becerra any position in his administration that will be good news for CA.   As AG of CA this guy is a hack and hasn't been effective at all.

E.g.  CA funded Covid-19 unemployment relief:   hundreds of millions have gone to prisoners in CA prisons and Becerra isn't allowing local DAs the necessary info so they can stop the payments and get the funds back (which is highly unlikely anyhow).       This guy wasn't 1\4 as effective as Harris was when she was the CA AG.

At first the rumor was that Biden might make this clown the USA AG.     That appears to be a NO,  but instead he might lead Health and Human Services.

Either way,  at least he can't mess up CA any longer.

 

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11 hours ago, mr6666 said:

 

Guranteed to elect more Republicans to the US  Senate and state legislatures in 2022.  May also turn the House Red again.
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BREAKING: Biden's HHS pick backed Medicare for All & pressed Obama to take action against pharmaceutical companies - now he will be in a position to grant states Medicare for All waivers and to take that action against Big Pharma that he said he supports."
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12 hours ago, Vautrin said:

Just read a few days ago that two Goldman Sachs alumnae have jointed Biden's transition team,

so everybody can calm down about all this "socialist" nonsense. 

My view is that very few believed any "socialist" nonsense would come from Biden and his admin.

GOPer just said that to scare voters (and this stunt worked well on people-of-color voters since Trump gained votes in this demographic,  cementing his win in FL (and most likely future GOPers in that state).

The DNC and Dem establishment wing knew the claim was bogus and the progressive wing knew it was bogus which is why they are starting to attack Biden and his decisions.

PS:  If Cabinet confirmation was by the House instead of the Senate I assume the Squad would have rejected many of Biden's selections.    This will just be the start where the House progressive vote "NO" just like the GOP,   in an effort to prevent Biden from implementing a moderate agenda.

 

 

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16 hours ago, mr6666 said:

 

This morning's Free Press had an article which voiced concerns by many that McCarthy's  incompetence is what made the Flint water crisis worse than it should have been.  I can't say for sure, but I'd say that there shouldn't HAVE been anything to make worse in the first place.  And McCarthy wasn't responsible for that.  

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3 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

This morning's Free Press had an article which voiced concerns by many that McCarthy's  incompetence is what made the Flint water crisis worse than it should have been.  I can't say for sure, but I'd say that there shouldn't HAVE been anything to make worse in the first place.  And McCarthy wasn't responsible for that.  

Sepiatone

I couldn't find any article re: this.  Regardless, I don't understand what she would have had to do with what happened in Flint.  That occurred because the Republicans in charge of the water system essentially removed a chemical that had previously been added to the water.  That chemical had "coated" the insides of metal pipes that prevented their corrosion from contaminating the water.   The fact is that the lead was coming from the corroding metal pipes in the homes, not in the water system itself.

In a perfect world the pipes would have been replaced years ago by the property owners.  

What did McCarthy do to make it worse.

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6 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

My view is that very few believed any "socialist" nonsense would come from Biden and his admin.

GOPer just said that to scare voters (and this stunt worked well on people-of-color voters since Trump gained votes in this demographic,  cementing his win in FL (and most likely future GOPers in that state).

The DNC and Dem establishment wing knew the claim was bogus and the progressive wing knew it was bogus which is why they are starting to attack Biden and his decisions.

PS:  If Cabinet confirmation was by the House instead of the Senate I assume the Squad would have rejected many of Biden's selections.    This will just be the start where the House progressive vote "NO" just like the GOP,   in an effort to prevent Biden from implementing a moderate agenda.

 

 

No doubt the political pros and pols know Biden is not a socialist, but all the stop the steal stuff has shown that

a lot of these idiots will believe just about anything, however nonsensical and fact free. I believe some Hispanic

voters  in Florida were the ones who voted against Biden because they thought he was a socialist. I don't know

what the progressives will do in 2021. Their power may be pretty limited. I was reading an article the other day

pointing out that Trump's numbers among black and brown voters are really not anything exceptional. He got about

the same percentage of the black vote as recent GOP candidates excepting the two Obama elections and some

others did better among Hispanic voters. Bush One got about 44% of the Hispanic vote and 11% of the black vote.

It may be that things are returning to "normal" after the two Obama elections. 

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#BREAKING: Biden makes history with nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland to be first Native American as Interior Secretary http://hill.cm/pnL2ntM
 
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A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior.
 
Growing up in my mother’s Pueblo household made me fierce. I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land.
 
I am honored and ready to serve.
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1 hour ago, mr6666 said:
 
#BREAKING: Biden makes history with nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland to be first Native American as Interior Secretary http://hill.cm/pnL2ntM
 
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A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior.
 
Growing up in my mother’s Pueblo household made me fierce. I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land.
 
I am honored and ready to serve.

and what else could fierce mean in this context but angry and hostile torwards white devil palefaces.

biden is doing nothing more than continuing to pander to extreme democrat leftists..

"great white chief nipkowhattan speakum truth."

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1 hour ago, NipkowDisc said:

and what else could fierce mean in this context but angry and hostile torwards white devil palefaces.

biden is doing nothing more than continuing to pander to extreme democrat leftists..

"great white chief nipkowhattan speakum truth."

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And Donald Trump pandered to fellow multi-millionaires and fellow criminals, but told you all what you wanted to hear.  And even though his policies were not helpful to you or others like you, you were happy because he made it ok for you to be openly racist, sexist, misanthropic, xenophobic, homophobic, islamophobic, anti-Semitic!!!!

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18 hours ago, ElCid said:

I couldn't find any article re: this.  Regardless, I don't understand what she would have had to do with what happened in Flint.  That occurred because the Republicans in charge of the water system essentially removed a chemical that had previously been added to the water.  That chemical had "coated" the insides of metal pipes that prevented their corrosion from contaminating the water.   The fact is that the lead was coming from the corroding metal pipes in the homes, not in the water system itself.

In a perfect world the pipes would have been replaced years ago by the property owners.  

What did McCarthy do to make it worse.

From what I can surmise, the claim is she was given the data about pipe corrosion and didn't take fast enough steps to warn the public about it.   However, this was the first time I heard or read her name in connection with the Flint troubles  and do note;

It's mostly Michigan legislative republicans making this complaint about her appointment.

14 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

and what else could fierce mean in this context but angry and hostile torwards white devil palefaces.

biden is doing nothing more than continuing to pander to extreme democrat leftists..

"great white chief nipkowhattan speakum truth."

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Why NIP!

Despite all your allusions to belief in Judeo-Christian dogma,  you never cease to continually marginalize huge communities of God's children.   I'm supposing "fierce" in Haaland's case to mean   "intense"  and/or "Passionate".

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