Saturday, July 23, 2016

New Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine knocks it out of the park in his first campaign speech of 2016.

Courtesy of the Daily Beast: 

Holy crap. He killed it. 

I’m not trying to spin you. I’m sitting here in shock. Shock. Tim Kaine was unbelievable. 

He was natural. He was smart. He was relaxed and funny, and he was serious. He was proud of himself and his wife and family but never arrogant. He was humble without ever being cloying in that way the politically humble can often be. He was genuine. He was unbelievable. 

And part of the way through, this thought struck me: He is the perfect choice for her because he comes across as so at ease and so real. These are two things, as we know, that Hillary Clinton has a lot of trouble with. She’s too scripted, she’s a phony, all that stuff. Kaine was just so easy-breezy, so comfortable with himself and in this role, that he has the potential to wash away a decent chunk of that negativity about her.

Yeah okay, I'm fully on board now.

I mean I was of course always going to vote for the Democratic ticket, but now I can do so with substantially more enthusiasm.

And what's more Kaine is going to REALLY force a couple of those hesitant Republicans to have to seriously consider voting for the much more competent Democratic team this time around.

And seriously who else can hardly wait to see Time Kaine face off against Mike Pence in that VP debate?

P.S. Donald Trump sends his love as well.
Yeah, THEY don't look presidential.

173 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Well = he exists in an alternate reality - so anything he sees will be distorded.

    Pat Padrnos

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    1. Anonymous6:01 PM

      It's all about looks to him.

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    2. Anonymous7:15 PM

      Anonymous6:01 PM

      Too bad for him he's uglier than a bag full of assholes.

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  2. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Trump is running scared!

    On another note, does this look like The Orang Pervert's hands are in Ivanks's shirt??

    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3985/8955/original.jpg

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    1. Anonymous4:20 PM

      No. He just has her in his clutches. He has conned his kids just like he is trying to con our country.

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    2. Anonymous4:24 PM

      A 10 year old with dyed blonde hair. That's what children of narcissists do; try to get daddy's (or mommy's) approval. And since her daddy associates worthiness with beauty, you do everything possible to be beautiful...

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    3. Anonymous4:42 PM

      I like this one.. which is the daughter, which is the wife?
      http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3985/8952/original.jpg

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    4. Anonymous4:49 PM

      Ewwwwww. She must have gotten ribbed in the playground. She's wearing a versace outfit from the line three years before the picture was taken, and he's wearing his exclusive made in China single needle tailored polyester. Poor, Poor Ivanka, is she still seeing a psychiatrist over this fondling problem? He patted her on the hips when he dispatched her to do her speech, she seemed comfortable, well more comfortable than Pence and the kiss that landed in the wrong place.

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    5. Anonymous5:12 PM

      Her thumb is the same size as drump's with his little fingers touching up UNDER her dress for sure. A Shoulder rub like he tried to give Barron on stage who brushed him GET THE FUCK OFF ME DAD..

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  3. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Oh goody, we can all sleep at night knowing that you are able to vote for Hillary and actually feel good about it. You have no idea how much that means to the United States of America.

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    1. Well this IS the place that I created to share information and express my opinions.

      You are always welcome to do the same.

      Or I guess you could continue to troll and attack others for having the courage to voice their opinions here.

      If that is really how you would rather spend your Saturday.

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    2. Anonymous4:20 PM

      Who are you voting for?

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    3. It's a miserable life idn't it 4:11? Sorta wanna see the world burn? Can't really blame you. But maybe you could find a fulfilling hobby?

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    4. Anonymous4:28 PM

      Lol. I'm so glad I'm not you.
      And BTW, it means everything for the future of this country and your children and grandchildren, if you have any, 'cause the donald is nobody's salvation. And I'm tired of greedy, unhappy, pissed off people determining what they think is best for all of us.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    5. Anonymous4:36 PM

      @4:11 PM Go to your room, kid. Trolling is addictive.

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    6. Anonymous4:43 PM

      Confucious say Hillary's the nominee and an also ran isn't, as a matter of fact, she didn't even mention nor acknowledge his campaigning trip to the vatican, which was magnanimous of her.

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    7. Anonymous5:37 PM

      Confucius has been dead for 1336 years. He doesn't say shit or jack.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    8. DetroitSam6:18 PM

      I have always felt that I could vote for Hillary and actually feel good about it.

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    9. Anonymous10:01 PM

      4:43-- Your run-on sentence makes no grammatical sense. What exactly are you trying to say?

      Taking lessons from Sarah, are we?

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    10. Anonymous1:02 AM

      I feel sorry for 4:11. S/he has to wake up every morning and be 4:11.

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  4. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Trump has been spending all his time being obsessed with Hillary Clinton. Now he has to find time to be obsessed with Tim Kaine.

    Is Tim's shirt for sale on his website?

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    1. Anonymous8:24 PM

      Highlarious, 4:11!!! Yea, I bet it's from his line of clothing and you can buy it at Macy's for an unbelievable $158.00. The only difference, TK's clothing is made in the USA!

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  5. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Whew, that was close! I was really worried about the outcome of this election until I read that you were enthusiastic about this pairing. God, what a relief!

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    1. Anonymous4:19 PM

      Who are you supporting in the election?

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    2. Anonymous5:13 PM

      Ralph Nader!

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    3. Anonymous7:27 PM

      I think you should read less Gryphen.

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  6. Anonymous4:12 PM

    My feet haven't touched the floor since Kaine's speech! Liberals concerned about Kaine's banking stance need to check the fine print. Kaine wants to allow the regional banks (small banks) to loan to small businesses etc. - think black people'e applications, small businesses attempting to expand. We have a family member who dealt with the same bank lender for decades and with his successful business has been denied loans for the first time ever. Putting money (think revenue) in rental property since can't expand his primary business.

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    1. Anonymous7:14 PM

      Finally, something that worked back in the good old days.

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    2. Anonymous7:21 PM

      AS a civil rights lawyer he also fought banks on redlining. I'm trusting him.

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    3. I'm so glad to see someone who has actually read up on what the deregulation is that he supports.

      I'm tired of so-called progressives squalling about it without bothering to find out the facts.

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  7. Anonymous4:13 PM

    OMG, I wasn't sure whether to be happy or not about HC's choice of Kaine as running mate, but since you seem to be down with it I guess it's okay and Democracy will be saved!

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    1. Anonymous4:30 PM

      Who do you think is the best candidate? Please share your thoughts, if you have any.

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    2. Anonymous7:23 PM

      Hey 4:13, don't you have something more important to do - like go insert a sharp stick in one of your orofices?

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    3. Anonymous7:58 PM

      3rd post concern troll. You are so jealous of Gryphen. You're an addict to this blog admit it.

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    4. Anonymous8:51 PM

      Guys, guys, remember what Gryphen says before commenting: Do not feed the trolls, it goes straight to their hips. 4:11, 4:12, and 4:13, clearly all the same troll must have the hips of a Kardashian by now.

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    5. no, Celia is actually still very thin.

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  8. Anonymous4:16 PM

    He sounds just like a scared 9 year old schoolyard bully. Not presidential, indeed!

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    1. Anonymous4:36 PM

      Are we sure that Donald J. Trump is not immature but well into his second childhood (senility)?

      dowl

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  9. Anonymous4:17 PM

    They don't look presidential. They sure act it!

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  10. Anonymous4:20 PM

    4:11 & 4:12... Your Depends are soiled. Go wipe your ass while you're at it.

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  11. Quote: "He was natural. He was smart. He was relaxed and funny, and he was serious. He was proud of himself and his wife and family but never arrogant. He was humble without ever being cloying in that way the politically humble can often be. He was genuine. He was unbelievable. "

    When you change the he to SHE, the same could be said about Elizabeth Warren. Think. About. That. SHE (Elizabeth Warren) is a much better choice. So bummed with Hillary.

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    1. Anonymous4:50 PM

      To quote Don Henley - Get over it!

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    2. Anonymous4:52 PM

      AGAIN.
      Senator.
      Warren.
      Did.
      Not.
      Want.
      The.
      Job.

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    3. Anonymous4:52 PM

      No, Elizabeth Warren wasn't a better choice. She's much more powerful where she is. You might want to read up on how our government works. And what the VP's job is. Just sayin'.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    4. Anonymous4:57 PM

      Think about what?
      How is she a better choice if the same could be said about both of them.

      (Warren doesn't want to be VPOTUS. Maybe you should be bummed with HER. And maybe you should be thankful that she loves to kick as in the Senate).

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    5. Anonymous4:57 PM

      And what can't be said about EW (who is indeed wonderful in many respects) is that she has executive or foreign policy experience. He has the resume chops, the full monty -- a noticeable contrast to the GOP ticket. Join us or not, but move on or we move on without you.

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    6. You are entitled to your opinions ya'll. So am I. Ya don't need to bash me. I was voicing an OPINION. Get the FUCK over it. I can and will voice my OPINION just like YOU do. Fuck-all, what a bunch of rabid idiots. You get the fuck OVER IT.

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    7. Anonymous5:54 PM

      Likewise you, sweetie, and your potty mouth.

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    8. Anonymous5:58 PM

      It's y'all. A contraction of you and all.

      Used in a sentence: "Y'all, I have a problem with anger and letting go."

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    9. Anonymous6:00 PM

      The mere fact of voicing an opinion doesn't earn you respect. What's in the opinion is what commands or doesn't command respect. Grow up.

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    10. Anonymous6:09 PM

      @5:31
      You did voice your opinion and I voiced mine. You don't have to get your panties all in a wad because we disagree. And I don't have to get over it 'cause it was never more to me than just a difference of opinion and there's nothing to get over. We're different. We think different and that's fine for me.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    11. Anonymous7:33 PM

      Dragonfly - your snotty "Think. about. that" was part of what elicited less than whatevs.
      As if others hadn't thought about it, but we did so based on more information and facts than you apparently did. Warren has no exec experience - nor does Hillary. And that is a big GOP bashing point. Kaine has it in spades. Plus progressive chops. Warren is wittier in print than in person. I love her and her cogent arguments, but find her a bit stilted in delivery.
      Now add in that MA has a ReTHUG governor who woudl appoint an interim Senator. who coudl do quite a bit of damage in six months. VA has Tery McAuliffe - YEAH!

      Now also look at the long game. Warren and Clinton are the same age. SO no VP-> POTUS or at least unlikely. Kaine is 58 - Think about it.

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    12. Anonymous7:52 PM

      Voicing your opinion doesn't mean we can't voice our opinions on your opinion, does it?

      And you call US idiots?
      Sheesh!

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    13. Anonymous7:59 PM

      Bernie people on IM all the time spitting and yelling and pointing.... sick of 'em.

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    14. Anonymous8:02 PM

      We get it. You are bummed. The problem is you are blaming it all on Hillary as if Warren didn't have a mind of her own. If you are going to complain about it go straight to Warren and tell her how disappointed you are in her decision to stay right where she is.

      PS I pee on your sushi.

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    15. Anonymous8:20 PM

      Kaine was the better choice given the circumstances. While I personally would have preferred Warren, the reality is that the right wing hate Hillary with such serious passion that they were calling for her to be imprisoned all last week. The have framed her as a stark raving liberal commie socialist...and if she were to have picked someone who is highly liberal then they could have ramped that up even more--and used it to demean both of them and also turn any 'leaners' back towards Trump. Kaine is actually an ideal choice...he is very attractive to a certain set of, especially old school, Republicans...I am in Texas where many of the people I know are Jesuit-schooled Catholics and this guys is one of them....and these are people who ALL voted for Cruz...they hate Trump, but they hate Hillary more...so they were probably going to hold their noise and vote for Trump...although maybe not now...I bet that Hillarry is going to get a second look by many because of this choice. And he really did knock this speech out of the park. I've never seen him, barely knew who he was, but I was suitably impressed. I would have liked Warren for sure, but he is probably a much much much better choice to nab some Republicans. Let's face it, only the stupidest of Bernie voters are not going to vote for her and let Trump win...

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    16. Anonymous8:21 PM

      Oh, and I voted for Bernie, not Hillary in the primaries...which is why I would def. have preferred Elizabeth Warren. But Kaine works for me. Smart choice.

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    17. Anonymous11:20 PM

      Funny thing, dragonfly2x, I've been hanging around these parts since '08, and I don't remember seeing you here until you fluttered by to bemoan HRC's terrible choice. Stirring up sh*t, are we?
      Worried much? i would be too, dearie.

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    18. I think it's interesting that people who claim to be so supportive of Elizabeth Warren have no respect at all for her or her decisions. She has said from the get go that she had no interest in the presidency or in the vp position.

      But according to 4:35, Warren's goals, plans, decisions, and thoughts are irrelevant and unworthy of respect or consideration.

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  12. Anonymous4:35 PM

    They don't look presidential to me!
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    Says the guy with the orange spray tan, road kill that lives on his head and cheap suit made in China.

    Hey Donnie, Lens Crafters is having a sale, time to get new bifocals.

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  13. Anita Winecooler4:37 PM

    Gotta hand it to Trump, he doesn't look "Presidential" to me at all, he looks like a block of velveeta cheese food hit the blades of a ninja smothie machine, and he's got the brains to prove it.
    Hillary made THE perfect choice. He complements her and they're team players. I watched one of Donald's "shows" and they interviewed this pig with lipstick who said being Catholic doesn't make him christian enough, so she's sticking with Trump.
    Not that it matters, has anyone seen a photo of the Trump Family in a house of worship? Passing one in a limousine? I suppose they go to pick up a cookie and a sip of wine..... free snacks!!! Dig in Plagiarizer and majorly hawt first dotter. How do you think he got so rich? And where are his tax forms, dammit!!!!!!!

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    1. Where are his tax forms?

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    2. Anonymous7:24 PM

      All excellent questions, AW. I think he's got the hawts for the dotter big time. Not the Marla Maples one, lucky kid. The other one, who he would conveniently make his chief of staff in the WH. But don't worry he'll never get there.

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    3. Anonymous9:03 PM

      Didn't you mean to say the Chief of his staff, 7:24? lol

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    4. Anonymous9:07 PM

      Josh over at talkngpointmemo.com seems to think that we won't ever see Trump's tax returns because he has been getting financial backing from the Russians and Putin for several years now because he's been blackballed by the major banks in the US and can't get any financing. Is he the Manchurian Candidate that the Republicans and Alex Jones have been talking about for the past 8 years?

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    5. Anonymous10:22 PM

      This Russian Trump-Putin-Manafort financial story is blowing up big time due to the timing of the DNC leaks. Stay tuned. Joy Reid is covering it tomorrow morning.

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  14. Anonymous4:40 PM

    Kaine is outstanding at this

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  15. Anonymous4:49 PM

    4:11, 4:12, 4:13 - triplets!

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  16. Anonymous4:49 PM

    I just posed this question on the last post but I will ask it here again.

    Will DontheCon do the debates?

    My feeling is he will not. It will expose him too much and I don't think his ego will be able to withstand it. Will someone try and prep him like they did with Palin? Will Ailes be the one to try and help him?

    What do you all think?

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    1. Anonymous5:13 PM

      He will send Melaninoia insead!

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    2. Anonymous5:21 PM

      And she will quote our First Lady!

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    3. Anonymous5:23 PM

      As far as the debates go, I hope the moderator will make them asked the damned question asked of them instead of allowing deflection.

      Yes, I'm staring straight at you, $arah dumb@ss.

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    4. Anonymous5:26 PM

      I cannot imagine he would do well in a debate against Hillary Clinton. She is so much more experienced and knowledgeable than he - as to our government and foreign affairs.

      Plus, his ego is so big that he wouldn't want to come off as doing a bad job! It'll be interesting to see if he does show up!

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    5. Anonymous7:15 PM

      Roger Ailes will supervise the GOP 216 Trumppence/Manafort winning ticket, yes.

      dowl

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    6. Anonymous7:56 PM

      He may well chicken out of the debates. He's getting away with hiding his tax returns.

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    7. Anonymous8:07 PM

      We saw Trump in the GOP debates. He will act the same. Huffy puffy. No solutions. It will be a repeat IMO.

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    8. Anonymous1:09 AM

      You don't think Trump will "do the debates"? Seriously? Let me ask you this....what scenario do you envision in your mind that he would get out of debating?

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    9. Anonymous3:19 AM

      Of course he is going to go to the debates, he is the great donald trump and he is not going to let some woman show him up!!!

      The better question is will he answer? I think not, he is going to spew his same slogans: crooked hillary, lock her up, she is a murderer.I am great, everyone loves me, I am the only one that can fix things, build the wall blah blah blah. oh I forgot: buy my stuff: water, steaks, clothes, books.

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  17. Anonymous4:54 PM

    As Huffpo's headline read, Kaine "CRUSHED IT." Everything he said, and how he said it, today was perfect.

    I love Warren and Sherrod Brown (my guy who I really had hoped would be the pick , but of course we couldn't afford to lose another Dem. senator with all these GOP govs in charge and with so much at stake that will be up to the senate's vote) and others, but when you sort through everything--really take time to do that--Kaine was an excellent pick.

    I'm really getting tired of people still moaning. Hey, we don't all get who we want, but it doesn't mean people have to complain in a way that attacks others on the blog about it and act as if no. one. else. gets. it. and no one has has had reason to be disappointed.

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    1. Anonymous8:15 PM

      The thing about that is for example, in the case of Hillary and Elizabeth, at least 1 person here commenting is blaming Hillary for Elizabeth's choice. That shows me that the disappointed person has zero trust in Elizabeth's decision which she owns.

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    2. Anonymous10:24 PM

      Agree, 8:15. Folks, EW did not want to risk two women on the ticket in 2016. Warren said so herself!!!!!

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  18. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Has it occurred to you that she didn't want it?

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    1. Anonymous7:53 PM

      Not to me, not at all. He's impossible to dislike and I'm sure she knows him quite well.

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  19. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Meanwhile in Wasilla someone irrelevant is flailing.

    https://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10154390042423588

    "Another example of the media mocking those who work jobs liberals deem beneath them. It's easy to annoy a liberal - just work! "

    lol Three quickie posts today from her also, too. What a hardass worker she is!

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    1. Anonymous5:27 PM

      Who the fuck cares anymore what $he thinks? Oh, wait. $he's never thought. Never mind.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    2. Anonymous6:03 PM

      Who among us is as qualified to discuss the value of work --and of living up to one's work commitments -- than the laziest and quittiest woman in AK, mother to a perennially workless brood?

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    3. Anonymous7:19 PM

      What's eating that bitch now?

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    4. Anonymous7:39 PM

      Fuck that bitch. She's so fucking lazy she probably has bedsores on her ass. I guess it's a full time job constantly attacking America and raving at anyone who's actually doing something with their lives. At least, whenever she isn't brown-nosing whoever happens to be the most disgusting piece of shit "star" the GOP is trying to foist on us at the moment. Completely useless.

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    5. Anonymous7:41 PM

      STOOpid $arah thinks TMZ is "the media." LOL

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    6. Anonymous7:43 PM

      brood... of deadbeat shitty parents, domestic violence committing, gun fondling extremists and drunk brawling losers. The reason $arah isn't anywhere near the RNC is that she's a failure, a loser, as a parent and as an individual.

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    7. Anonymous8:19 PM

      Boy, she's stewing and it's eating her up. How many drinks has she had today?

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    8. Anonymous8:21 PM

      Ha ha ha Sarah, 9,000 hearts on your comment. Now we know where the SarahPAC "postage" goes.

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    9. Anonymous9:22 PM

      Hi Sarah! I know you're checking in. Rest assured Stephanie Miller still does a daily shout out to you. She uses the "Punk-ass, little thuggery!" quote every day quite effectively. Yes, you are the butt of many jokes now a days. You could have been a contender alright.

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    10. Anonymous3:23 AM

      About the only people that don't work are the palins. Except when it comes to scams.

      Shouldn't there be some email soliciting SarahPAC money?

      a lottery, maybe auction a photo of the two love birds?

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    11. Anonymous4:16 AM

      Who in Sarah Palin's family has a job and works for a living? Todd doesn't; Track doesn't; Bristol seems to have quit her on-again-off-again job recently; Willow, who knows? And, of course, all that Sarah does is grift from stupid people. That is not a job; that is not work; that should be a criminal activity.
      Beaglemom

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    12. Anonymous8:05 AM

      She's not the butt of jokers, she is a butt. An ass to be accurate. Or is that spelled a$$?

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  20. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Perfect choice for Hillary. She did her homework. I certainly don't think he's boring. His speech was wonderful.

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  21. Anonymous5:21 PM

    I'm one that does not agree that Hillary Clinton is a phony! I find her straight on - organized - well spoken - experienced - knowledgeable - strong - and, one hell of a dynamic woman that should be given her due when she becomes the 'first female' POTUS.

    Hope all you guys can take it!

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    1. Anonymous7:18 PM

      I can. I am so looking forward to voting.

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    2. Anonymous10:25 PM

      Me, too!!!!

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    3. Anonymous4:13 AM

      I have never thought of Hillary Clinton as a phony either. She is intelligent. articulate, and a very good Democrat. All I want in a candidate. She's been treated terribly over the years. I think that the GOP has always been afraid of her -- mainly because of her gender. And that belies lots of issues that the GOP has, not that Hillary Clinton has.

      I also wish that Bernie Sanders and his "supporters" would simply grow up. Didn't they pay any attention to what happened in Cleveland last week? Don't they understand what a monster the GOP has unleashed as its candidate?
      Beaglemom

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  22. Anonymous5:22 PM

    Hey, Sarah! Get a fucking job and stay off your Facebook page - you keep showing your mental retardation! It's not becoming!

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    1. Anonymous6:00 PM

      What a riot! From one of the biggest families of do-nothing grifters there is.

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    2. Anonymous9:23 PM

      When does the grift finally come to an end? Anybody know?

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    3. Anonymous1:13 AM

      Now with abstinence Bristol's "help" she's managed to snare an MOH into the mix. Dakota Meyer is just as clueless and idiotic as the Palins are. Utter fail that will turn out to be. What a FUBAR they all are.

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  23. Anonymous5:25 PM

    Meanwhile, Bernie wins another one: The rules committee agreed to re-write the superdelegate rules. Only elected officials can be superdelegates, reducing the number of superdelegates by 2/3. [LA Times]

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    1. Anonymous6:23 PM

      http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-bernie-sanders-democratic-rules-20160722-snap-story.html

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    2. Anonymous7:52 PM

      That's a sucky rule. It excludes our wisest and most experienced people.

      But of course that's what the Bernie Bros wanted- short of anarchy.

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    3. Anonymous8:58 PM

      I think this is a good and necessary change. We don't need people buying their way into positions of power within the electorate.

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    4. Anonymous9:19 PM

      No 7:52 it doesn't exclude them. It requires them to go back to running for the at-large or district delegate spots and compete with the "little" people if they want a delegate seat. It's far more democratic.

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    5. Anonymous10:10 PM

      Why would anyone rail against fewer delegates telling them how they should have voted. Democracy my butt.

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    6. Anonymous10:27 PM

      It's not that big a deal. Bernie hated superdelegates until April when he made his big play for them. Now he hates them again? To quote Scott Brown's phone: Bqwhtever.

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    7. Anonymous10:42 PM

      9.19 PM I'm sure you genuinely believe that former presidents and such ought to be taking opportunities away from ordinary people.

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    8. Anonymous10:43 PM

      LOL 10.27

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    9. Anonymous8:25 AM

      10:42 - You've obviously never been to a local delegate election. The party leaders who'll lose their superdelegate status and have to go back to the local elections aren't going to be bumping average citizens. They're already full of local elected officials - city councilmen, state reps, school board members - who stack the deck in their favor by using their election mailing lists to invite people to come and vote for them and a slate of other pre-arranged low-level elected officials. They hand them a paper when they walk in telling them who to vote for. In their invite email they also mention there's a get-together later at a local watering hole. The only real little people who get to go to Dem conventions anymore are young people as defined by the party rules and this year, the Bernie delegates elected at my local eletion were real people, not elected officials because no low-level elected officials dared not support Clinton. YMMV.

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  24. Anonymous5:31 PM

    Gryphen, Thanks for posting Kaine's speech. I'm really now encouraged that Clinton/Kaine is a winning ticket.

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  25. I know what you mean I was going to vote for Hillary and I wanted Elizabeth Warren but I think Tim Kaine is the perfect running partner for Hillary it is complimentary. Clinton/Kaine 2016 yeah.

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  26. Anonymous5:42 PM

    "They don't look presidential to me!"

    Well, Drumpf has a point, doesn't he?

    If Jeebus has wanted a woman to be president, Millard Fillmore would have had fallopian tubes instead of a third testicle. And he didn't!

    Did he?

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  27. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Trump is ridiculously simple and childish in his attacks. Typical narcissistic tool. He and Palin would have been fighting over the spotlight had he picked her as vp. He is incredibly self absorbed. He is more of a child than his youngest ten year old son.

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    1. Anonymous6:04 PM

      That kid already looks messed up.

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    2. Anonymous9:19 PM

      Im guessing even ms palin would not get along with the Donald. This guy is sad. He is like the influenza kid case. So out of touch with reality that he does not know better. It is painfully sad to watch. And scary to think that he has a chance to steal this election by riggin' it.

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    3. Anonymous10:08 PM

      Tell us something we don't already know.

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  28. Crystal Sage5:56 PM

    I was very impressed by Kaine. Love the story of his wife's background and his upbringing. Love that he is so fluent in Spanish. He said all the right hings in a very professional and honest way. Hit on all the important issues and explained how he, as governor of Virginia, worked with others to put the commonwealth in much better shape. I believe he and Hillary will do the same for the US.

    Now, we must work hard to get them elected as well as as many Dems as possible on the down ticket.

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      Yes, I've started donating to Dem govs and senate candidates. This could really go boom down ticket and give us a balance if not a majority in governance and judicial. Seize the moment and momentum of the Clinton/Kaine ticket.

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  29. Anonymous6:00 PM

    At first I was like who?

    But my god, Kaine hit it out of the park. Freaking fantastic. He's likeable, real, smart.

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  30. DetroitSam6:21 PM

    Can we just stop with the "She’s too scripted, she’s a phony, all that stuff"?

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    1. Anonymous7:08 PM

      Sure, we could. If she were a man. But any time a smart woman steps forward to solve problems, she gets slammed because most men have to be in charge even if they don't have a solution.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    2. Anonymous10:07 PM

      Was you ex a bad man, Georgia? It seems like some of you would have it be illegal to say one negative thing about a person if they happened to have a uterus.

      ~ Someone with a uterus who doesn't feeb out when someone criticizes me

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    3. Anonymous10:38 PM

      I, for one, will never say anything of the kind- because that's just more bullshit made up by clueless people who are too lazy or incompetent to find out the truth.

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    4. 10:07 - you just proved Georgia's point there, didn't you? That was a personal attack.

      You suggested a bad ex - yes, of course that must be the reason Georgia made her comment.

      Because, after all, women that make comments about the unfair labels assigned to women in power or leadership - are that way because of a bad ex. Couldn't be a thoughtful, unbiased observation, or numerous examples of the problem?

      Same as donnie's remark about a certain woman bleeding from everywhere.

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  31. Anonymous6:32 PM

    Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech Reconfirmed His Fascist Authoritarianism
    Donald Trump asserted in his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination that only he can "fix" the violence and terrorism that he says is threatening individuals in the United States. His campaign has largely been based on inciting fear of "the other" among white Americans. Now that he has lit that fire among his supporters and unleashed a hideous bonfire of hate, he is positioning himself as the authoritarian (just call it fascist) solution to the frenzied fear that he has created among his supporters.
    http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/donald-trump-s-acceptance-speech-reconfirmed-his-fascist-authoritarianism

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  32. Anonymous7:08 PM

    I'm absolutely thrilled about Tim Kaine, great choice!

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  33. Anonymous7:09 PM

    If you want to see something super charming about Tim Kaine, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpnrmKn_oVI He plays the harmonica with a bluegrass band. There's a lot of videos, he's played with a lot of groups.

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    1. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Love it. I grew up with bluegrass jamborees and cloggin'!

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  34. Anonymous7:23 PM

    So, I hope we can stop hearing blah blah blah about Bernie's peeps needing more and more and more to go their way. I mean, come on, this is enough. Bernie or one of his followers can always run four years from now, or run for other offices so as to get things done. Nina Turner lost when she ran for Sec of State of Ohio. She got crushed. No reason why she couldn't have run for another office after or can with a next election. I like some of her work, like making Viagra a pain for men to get a hold of, so that men have to go through what a woman goes through in terms of an invasion of privacy and jumping through hoops to get an abortion. I also liked her idea that rapists who get their victims pregnant should have absolutely no claim to the children, and the kids and victims should not have to deal with the rapists, ever. But Nina has been too much to stomach at times during this election. Even yesterday she was on TV complaining about Tim Kaine--saying nothing at all positive--and that only a super-progressive of her choice would do. She and others keep pushing and just don't know when to stop or to least tone things down and stop sounding so hateful and divisive.

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      Sometimes you'd swear they were working for Trump.

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    2. Anonymous8:53 PM

      Hillary doesn't need their votes now so they can keep acting like babies or they can just shut up and go home, no one really cares either way, they've been neutralized.

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    3. Anonymous10:04 PM

      Speaking of moving on...

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    4. Anonymous10:16 PM

      DWS Will NOT be speaking at the DNC. GOOD!
      http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/22/politics/dnc-wikileaks-emails/

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    5. Anonymous2:28 PM

      Nina Turner epitomizes a Berniebro

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  35. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Can this be over already? So tired of this overgrown oompa loompa spouting his insults and ignorance. I hope Hillary crushes him and his gigantic ego in November. A mere beat-down is not sufficient for this stupid, arrogant POS.

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  36. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Haven't we heard that Hillary Clinton is mean and holds grudges? It's informative that she chose Tim Kaine as a running mate considering he was one of the first to endorse Obama in the 2008 primary against her. No, Clinton doesn't hold grudges. Yes, she will make informed, thoughtful decisions on how to best govern and represent the interests of US citizens. I'm relieved, impressed with, and comforted by the Democratic Party ticket.

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      If she was a grudge-holder she would never have been- COULD never have been- Obama's Secretary of State.

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    2. Anonymous9:36 PM

      Please read Jim Wright's essay The Decider. He's in the blogroll on the left side. He has the blog Stonekettle Station.

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  37. Anonymous7:31 PM

    As recently as a week ago, Kaine was voicing his support for the TPP, as well as deregulating Wall Street and making it easier for banks to avoid penalties.

    If this ticket wins - and that's a big if - welcome to THIRD-WAY2.0

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    1. Anonymous7:47 PM

      It's not making it easier for banks to avoid penalties.

      Put down your picture of Bernie Sanders, get your hand out of your pants, and

      READ THE FUCKING BILL, MORON. ALL OF IT!

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    2. Anonymous7:48 PM

      Run away!!!

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    3. Anonymous8:15 PM

      Read above or do some homework. Both have been explained.

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    4. Anonymous8:31 PM

      You know, the way opposing opinions are treated on this site reminds me of some old, saggy jowled, stupidly coiffed, orange SOB and his treatment of people who don't agree with him. Lovely.

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    5. Anonymous8:56 PM

      8:31 PM - we weren't the ones that resorted to crass language.

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    6. Anonymous10:01 PM

      Definitely some similarities, 8:31. This blog... yep.

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    7. Anonymous10:03 PM

      Gee... 7:41 if you feel so strongly about it, perhaps you can give us some highlights instead of acting like a douche. Caps? Really?

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    8. Anonymous10:34 PM

      Yes, caps. I'm sick of you ninnies constantly repeating and recycling criticisms of something you have never read.

      Why do none of you read even a precis of the damn bills? Too lazy? Don't fucking care? Cant' read?

      I'm going for too lazy.

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    9. Many of the requirements placed on the big banks are actually pretty harsh on the small banks and credit unions that don’t have the same compliance capabilities as the Chase and BoAs of the world.

      Kaine signed onto a letter that asked to make sure that the regulations written to protect us from the “too big to fail” banks were not written in such a way as to put undue burden on Community Banks, Credit Unions or Regional Banks.

      Not seeing what the problem is with that.

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  38. Anonymous7:45 PM

    To her husband, former Yugoslavian Melanija Knavs Trump showing her bare ass and pointing a gun looks like the First Lady of the United States.

    And when did Trump decide HE looked presidential?

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      Trump once said that he improved beauty pageants by making the high-heels taller and the swim suits smaller.

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  39. Anonymous8:00 PM

    I really didn't think I'd be impressed, but I thought I'd just get a quick impression of his personality and speaking skills. Surprisingly, I listened to the whole thing, and it was very easy to listen to! Not boring at all. I think he's going to be a real asset. Glad to have Elizabeth Warren right where she is, doing to Trump what needs doing like only she can.

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      Seemed a whole lot more down to earth than albino boy.

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    2. Anonymous9:17 PM

      I listened to the entire speech also. Maine nailed it! Great speech without a lie about Trump.

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  40. Like Gryphen, I was also disappointed in her choice but after hearing Kaine share his credentials, I'm also very excited! Loved the way he alternated on the languages and he struck me as a genuinely humble man. This is what leadership sounds like. We don't recognize that ability in trump because it's one of those traits you just can't fake, right Donald?

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      Just waiting for his derogatory adjective preceding Kaine's name. What's it going to be, Donnie?

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      Kunt Kaine? That is horrible but I wouldn't be surprised at all coming from Donnie's mouth. I think you'd have to ask his kids who are apparently running his campaign.

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  41. Anonymous9:09 PM

    Good Pick. Tim Kaine is awesome.

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  42. Anonymous9:38 PM

    I know little about Tim Kaine, although I've read about him for years, and I haven't seen the speech or heard him speak. But from the photos of him, and of him and Hillary together, I Feel So Hopeful and Cheered and Positive about the Democratic ticket. Seriously; it's as if a breath of fresh, good, clean air washed over me, just seeing the comraderie and upbeat-ness of them on that stage.

    And with Bernie making inroads for some of his campaign priorities at the convention, I think the Dems are going to do very well in November, as it seems like a party of inclusiveness.

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      Tim Kaines has great body language. So does Barack Obama.

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  43. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Sorry to sully this thread, but WTF? How ANY woman could vote for this cretin is beyond belief -and that includes his three wives and daughter: Applauding Ailes
    Trump also applauded Roger Ailes, the former chief executive officer of Fox News, who parted ways with the network this week after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Ailes denies the allegations.
    "I think it’s so sad. He’s such a great guy. Roger is – I mean, what he’s done on television, is in the history of television, he’s gotta be placed in the top three, or four or five," Trump said. "And that includes the founding of the major networks. So, it’s too bad. I’m sure it was friendly. I know Rupert [Murdoch]. He’s a great guy."

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      Of course he did. Fox "news" has never been news. They are an entertainment network as so is Trump's campaign.

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  44. Anonymous1:31 AM

    Thanks Gryphen for posting the video. You're the best!

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  45. Caroll Thompson3:28 AM

    I also wanted Elizabeth Warren, but Kaine will do nicely. And when he started speaking Spanish at the rally, I knew Arizona will be in play this year. And if the Dems win Arizona, Trump loses in a landslide. This ticket gives me reason to believe.

    GO DEMS.

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  46. Anonymous3:38 AM

    Read the Stonekettle Station article about this (linked on the left of your blog) for more info about Kaine. He's a really smart pick.

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  47. Anonymous12:12 PM

    No, no, no Gryphen! I've been a longtime follower of you, & a Democrat, but I fully disagree with Tim Kaine as Veep. I understand why she did it. She's doing it to woo Republicans.

    I'm an Iowan, and from what I read, Kaine & Tom Vilsack were her top two. Vilsack isn't super progressive, but he was a great governor in Iowa. I would have been thrilled to have him on the ticket. I bet, at least, that HRC will pick Vilsack as a member of her cabinet, though. Vilsack is Obama's longest-serving cabinet member as the Secretary of Agriculture.

    Tim Kaine is too conservative. I hope, at least, that HRC will give him little power if elected. But I have read that she wants someone who she can trust & work closely with in the White House. This implies that she sees Kaine and herself as a team. I don't like that at all.

    But I will be voting for her come November. We can't have that orange-haired, pissed off sociopath anywhere near the nuclear codes.

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