Open Thread | The Attacks on the Vice President Are Obvious

One of the things that I have tried to do is learn from my mistakes. I will admit that one mistake that I made politically in 2016 was UNDERESTIMATING the misogyny against Hillary Clinton. I had factored in the misogyny against her, but, I honestly didn’t realize the DEPTH of it until the post-mortem of the 2016 election.

I, like other Hillary supporters, realize that allowing the misogyny to go unchecked and unchallenged was a mistake. Meeting in secret Hillary groups, and allowing the misogynists free reign of social media was a mistake.

Defending, but, not full throttle defending of the Forever FLOTUS was also a mistake.

So, like others, we are determined to not make the same mistake with other high profile Black women. How, when we see it now, we call it out, and don’t let it be unchallenged.

Also, acknowledging the complete resentment, in certain quarters, that Black people are the BASE of the Democratic Party.

This crazy nonsense about President Biden not running in 2024. It’s utter craziness.

But, make no mistake, the MSM is in the tank for the GOP. They are both siding everything.

uh huh
uh huh

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17 Responses to Open Thread | The Attacks on the Vice President Are Obvious

  1. rikyrah says:

    CLAP CLAP CLAP

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 7:10 PM on Mon, Jun 20, 2022:
    A Nobel Peace Prize that Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov was auctioning off to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees has sold for $103.5 million. Before this, the most ever paid for a Nobel Prize medal was $4.76 million. https://t.co/ym6dIMWE93
    (https://twitter.com/AP/status/1539038070900760576?t=njw0-7VEeKb31NWrgl7ovg&s=03)

  2. rikyrah says:

    Nothing but truth

    🐝⚖️ Shapiro/Davis for PA Gov/PA Lt. Gov (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 6:52 AM on Tue, Jun 21, 2022:
    The “both sides” people who are out here begging us to not judge Trump voters and call them all bigots and racist and ignorant, don’t have an answer as to how speak to the ones who supposedly weren’t motivated to vote for him due to bigotry and racism.
    (https://twitter.com/Needle_of_Arya/status/1539214574641102848?t=16oTrio8F6F5tH557FUlWg&s=03)

  3. rikyrah says:

    Chris Meagher (@chrismeagher46) tweeted at 6:28 AM on Tue, Jun 21, 2022:
    “President Joe Biden has signed off on giving federal wildland firefighters a hefty raise for the next two fiscal years, a move that affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a difficult wildfire season.”

    https://t.co/pzcMj4e3iI
    (https://twitter.com/chrismeagher46/status/1539208679173545984?t=SJ0j_DjY-ebldiCIomlATA&s=03)

  4. rikyrah says:

    🐝⚖️ Shapiro/Davis for PA Gov/PA Lt. Gov (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 5:21 AM on Tue, Jun 21, 2022:
    Some folks among the far left won’t say out loud so often any more that they hate “identity politics.”

    But they have shifted their language to things like, “defending trans people is a marginal issue”/”stop calling Trump voters ‘bigoted’/’racist’ ,” “Hillary wasn’t inclusive.”
    (https://twitter.com/Needle_of_Arya/status/1539191865941041154?t=OPgZmBggeS27B83Ffu5Y5Q&s=03)

  5. Liza says:

    “I will admit that one mistake that I made politically in 2016 was UNDERESTIMATING the misogyny against Hillary Clinton.”

    Yeah, me too. And looking back I don’t understand how I missed that. That is not to say that there wasn’t a lot of hatred out there that was specific to Hillary. But misogyny is a major problem in this country and I do not believe any woman could have won the electoral vote in 2016.

    On to Kamala Harris and I’ll try to be brief. I never hear about her. Whatever she’s doing it isn’t getting much media attention. Sounds like social media is where she might be getting some attention and even that is limited.

    Kamala Harris’ had very little national support as a presidential candidate and that would generally be considered a red flag.

    I was hoping Biden would pick Stacey Abrams. The woman is a powerhouse and a formidable leader. Look at what she’s accomplished in Georgia. And she commands media attention, mostly respectful at least up to now. Keep in mind I don’t watch Fox News.

    But Biden picked Kamala Harris. So okay.

    After their inauguration, the next logical step was to PLAN A STRATEGY to make Kamala Harris a powerful VP. Instead, she’s working on issues like immigration where there is no chance of success.
    And the media isn’t even paying attention to whatever she’s doing. She’s not being groomed to be Biden’s replacement by shoving her off to do her work unnoticed.

    And given Biden’s age, it was imperative that VP Harris be highly visible and presented as a strong VP on a consistent basis.

    And given Biden’s age, don’t bet the farm he will run again or be able to run again or be able to serve another four year term if he’s re-elected. Health is fragile at his age, things can happen very quickly. We wish him the best but we have to be realistic as well.

    I’ve been wondering if Biden’s ego is standing in the way of power sharing. Who knows? Whatever it is, the Democrats need to see the light and approach this a different way while there is still time.

    • Liza says:

      Here’s another thing.

      Democratic leadership has put more effort into normalizing Kyrsten Sinema than promoting Kamala Harris.

      Sinema is a traitor who sells her vote. In her entire political career in AZ and in Congress, she was never in the majority party until 2021. And the first thing she did was to reverse her liberal positions and solicit money from big donors. And she has willingly done their bidding and shown a willingness to take down the Biden presidency. She single handedly killed Build Back Better after Biden promised House progressives and the nation that he had total confidence he could get it passed in the Senate. Her support for the filibuster has blocked voting rights legislation and all other bills that require 60 votes in the Senate.

      But the Democrats continue to patronize her, kiss her fat a$$, beg for her vote, and make her one of the negotiators on the watered down gun safety bill that is already in trouble.

      I’m not saying I know what can be done about Psycho-Sinema but I’m not a politician with decades of experience either.

      And I really don’t think that normalizing her is the answer. It can’t be done.

      And I wouldn’t vote for her again to catch dogs.

  6. rikyrah says:

    HawaiiDelilah™ votes DEMOCRATIC BLUE (@HawaiiDelilah) tweeted at 8:50 PM on Thu, Jun 09, 2022:
    Every single time you see a Republican claim this hearing is all “old news,” ask them if they sought a pardon for their involvement in the attempted coup. Ask. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. REPEATEDLY.
    (https://twitter.com/HawaiiDelilah/status/1535076837130313729?t=ITE5cBZBla74KH2oBZlDfA&s=03)

  7. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH

    Yobruh👊🏾Democracy Forever (@YobruhTheWise) tweeted at 5:10 AM on Sun, Jun 19, 2022:
    There is no black conservative coalition. It appears each big named black conservative are islands with white handlers bank-rolling each of their efforts.
    (https://twitter.com/YobruhTheWise/status/1538464340843560960?t=3DRRzMI2zFwyyGCF2Axzhg&s=03)

  8. rikyrah says:

    gabs🍓 (@lavendergabss) tweeted at 11:07 PM on Fri, Jun 17, 2022:
    reminder that juneteenth is not about “people of color,” it’s about BLACK people. specifically the descendants of slaves.
    (https://twitter.com/lavendergabss/status/1538010543839010818?t=Z38r-DQHJxoVUrA4u0bhOg&s=03)

  9. rikyrah says:

    THIS!!

    LadyGrey 🇦🇲🇺🇦 (@TWLadyGrey) tweeted at 11:58 PM on Sat, Jun 18, 2022:
    It’s insane to me that an entire social media movement needed to be built in order to fact check and uphold the accuracy of reporting by the political press.

    We shouldn’t have to be the ones uncovering that “undecided voter” is the chair of the local GOP.

    Where are the editors?
    (https://twitter.com/TWLadyGrey/status/1538385698096562178?t=4suV3K9lxmXLmOqrnoEhRg&s=03)

  10. rikyrah says:

    Those who don’t want to see…..

    War Criminal Elmo 🥞🥂🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦 (@WarCriminalElmo) tweeted at 8:48 PM on Sat, Jun 18, 2022:
    The “Democrats have no bench post-Biden” argument never made a damn bit of sense to me. I can give you over half a dozen names just off the top of my head:
    Kamala Harris
    Pete Buttigieg
    Gretchen Whitmer
    Amy Klobuchar
    Gavin Newsom
    J.B. Pritzker
    Jon Ossoff
    Raphael Warnock
    (https://twitter.com/WarCriminalElmo/status/1538337872406798336?t=pDSvj1DAFQ4L7VnUqLO4ag&s=03)

  11. rikyrah says:

    Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) tweeted at 0:25 PM on Sun, Jun 19, 2022:
    The Texas GOP is going for it all. Its platform calls for nullification. Welcome to 1857.
    (https://twitter.com/CharlesPPierce/status/1538573770235039746?t=kvx5RVaIrD7yVjUIu02VJQ&s=03)

  12. rikyrah says:

    Boom The Brazen Hussy (@TheDuchessBoom) tweeted at 0:20 PM on Sun, Jun 19, 2022:
    Last year, the Royal Family tried the most amateurish smear campaign I’ve ever seen, 3 days before Meghan was due to give an interview with Oprah. A year later they are desperately trying to backtrack and hide their lack of evidence. #RoyalFamilyLied
    (https://twitter.com/TheDuchessBoom/status/1538572479798693888?t=3jXLwBNvCmmekP_2Nsc8ZQ&s=03)

  13. rikyrah says:

    Thando – Ntsikasaunty (@ntsikasaunty) tweeted at 2:34 PM on Sun, Jun 19, 2022:
    The 👏🏾world 👏🏾is 👏🏾tired 👏🏾of 👏🏾the British👏🏾 Royal 👏🏾Family 👏🏾abusing and 👏🏾bullying👏🏾Meghan Markle.
    (https://twitter.com/ntsikasaunty/status/1538606067868917761?t=I3srAllfJUqZuL0ESYIwlg&s=03)

  14. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    And THEE Tweet Goes On (@lacadri34) tweeted at 6:33 AM on Mon, Jun 20, 2022:
    Since the January 6th coup is continuing, we have to be worried about ALL our institutions failing us. My eye is on policing. I firmly believe some of them will be aiding & abetting fascism on a level we haven’t seen since the 1950s/1960s Jim Crow south.
    (https://twitter.com/lacadri34/status/1538847544138248194?t=4m4VJzGv0m8V1snksHpb6A&s=03)

  15. rikyrah says:

    truth

    Shane 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 (@Shane_maps) tweeted at 2:04 PM on Sat, Jun 18, 2022:
    It infuriates me to no end that Biden fulfilled the wish of pretty much everyone by ending the war in Afghanistan and didn’t just get absolutely no credit for it, he was severely punished for it.
    (https://twitter.com/Shane_maps/status/1538236144613195778?t=f-opwnT4mzTTWUWFKltDCA&s=03)

  16. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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