Open Thread | Get Used to Madam Vice-President Being Defended

There are a couple of things that I learned from the 2016 Election:
1. I completely underestimated the misogyny against Hillary Clinton. I acknowledged its existence…I did not grasp its DEPTH.
2. I would never be quiet or silent about my support for a candidate again. Too many of us in 2016 were not as full throttle in our support of Hillary. There were all kinds of campaigns on social media to harass supporters of Hillary into silence. Read over and over after the election of folks who retreated to ‘ private groups’ in support of Hillary. Thought they were supporting her in peace, when, in fact, they were letting the crazies have a run of social media all to themselves.

So, like so many others, I have been determined not to repeat those mistakes. These two reasons above are the main reason for the formation of the KHive- the online support system for the current Vice-President. It’s not a formal group, but just a group of individuals on the internet who saw what happened to Hillary Clinton, and was determined to not let the misogynistic attacks hurt the Vice -President.

All these stories about President Biden’s ‘age’….all these ‘ anonymous Democrats’ worried about his ‘ age’ and why he should think about not running in 2024…
Please be sure. This has little to do with the President and a whole lot to do with sabotaging the Vice-President if she decides to run for President. There has been a persistent campaign or misogyny against the Vice -President even before she was selected as Vice-President. It went all the way back to when she dropped out of the Presidential Campaign. All the other candidates once they dropped out, the MSM never wrote about them again. But, not with the Vice-President. All you saw was article upon article about her. It was to sabotage her being on the short list for Vice-President as Biden’s running mate.

When that didn’t succeed, there has been a consistent attempt to dismiss and disregard everything that Vice-President has worked on, not only before she became Vice-President, but while she has been working for President Biden and his Administration.

But, there are those of us who see it ….who see the attacks and the deliberate minimization of the Vice-President are not going to be silent. And, we bring receipts.

And, while it is about the Vice-President, it’s not about her. It’s about any Black woman with ambition, competence, and a desire to rise in politics. Some are comfortable with Black women being behind-the-scenes mules. Not so comfortable with Black women who believe that they should be sitting at, and/or leading tables of Power.


It should have happened more for Forever FLOTUS. I think this was the third lesson learned by those of us who believed it should have been more forceful for her.

Clap clap clap, Kenny!

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20 Responses to Open Thread | Get Used to Madam Vice-President Being Defended

  1. eliihass says:

    Sorry fam, but revisionism, spin, retelling and glossing over pertinent facts, isn’t helpful …nor will it make the truth disappear from memory.. or succeed in forcing revised memories or alternative facts..

    We have oodles of posts and receipts that we’ve shared here over the years..

    Posts, comments, receipts .. factual and informed.. shared in real-time, that serve as a stark reminder of the real story.. long before a foreign-asset con man became centered in our political scene, hijacked our White House and historic institutions..posing a real threat to our democracy ..thus overtaking previous events and realities… including enmities, hostilities, etc..

    The arrival on the political scene of the Vlad-owned con man, forced a rallying of sorts by warring factions against this now common enemy..

    Important to note that this now common enemy was right up until he ran against Hillary in 2016.. great pals with, and fully aligned with and united with Hillary, Bill and their cohort in their years of fervent and unyielding assault on the Obamas and their historic presidency..

    It was Hillary’s Birther offerings that Vlad’s asset gleefully latched onto, expanded upon and with sniggering and cheering and silent approval from many quarters, including from the Clintons, and many in our party, went all out with his attacks on America’s historic First Couple.. inciting death threats on them and traumatizing their 2 then still minor daughters..

    Who can forget trump regaling David Letterman with his many conversations with the Clintons about the lowly Obamas, ‘the blacks’ and how ungrateful ‘the blacks’ were for not supporting their massa Clintons…and who can forget how given many opportunities, the Clintons’ absolute refusal to denounce their pal trump and his Birther attacks.. until of course, faced against him in 2016.. that was also when ‘besties’ Chelsea and Ivanka suddenly stopped bestie-ing..

    Who can forget Harvey Weinstein interviewing Bill Clinton on CNN and point blank asking Bill to denounce trump and his Birther attacks, and Bill insisting that he really liked trump and waxing nostalgic about their fun golf outings and telling how trump was always so wonderful to him and Hillary..

    Who can forget how for years, it was the Bush girls who reached out to the young Obama daughters.. Chelsea was too busy aligning with and bestie-ing with Ivanka as the trumps pushed the dangerous Birther lies and along with it, hate and death threats..

    Fact is, the enmities and hostilities have never gone away.. even if it’s been glossed over at certain times.. for any number of agendas..

    Fact is also, that the KHive and their benefactors, actively sabotaged and kneecapped far more capable women/Black women, in their bid to clear the field for their particular fave..

    At a point, some of the KHive were in fact actively attacking and insulting President Obama accusing him of costing Hillary her turn, by not waiting his turn … and telling him to ‘shut up and go sit his a*se down..’ that was when they cockily assumed their fave was going to waltz right in.. And before they realized it wasn’t going to happen and they still needed the Obamas .. and needed to forcibly pimp and exploit President Obama for their purposes..

    I posted several of those KHive tweets here.. even as many of them have since deleted some of those offensive tweets.. in their constant gaslighting attempts at rebooting and recalibrating and changing up their messaging and tone.. and trying to form alliances and win over ‘allies’ to their singular mission to propel their fave..

    Thankfully, I have plenty screenshot ..and those plentiful receipts will be shared as needed..

    Fact is also, that this constantly revamped ‘outrage’ is agenda-driven and has precious little to do with actually broadly protecting or supporting Black women..

    It continues to be what it’s always ever been about.. clearing the field for their particular fave..

  2. rikyrah says:

    Make this muthaphucka irrelevant come November 2022😡😡

    Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) tweeted at 11:14 AM on Fri, Jul 15, 2022:
    Sen. Manchin confirms he told Schumer he’s ready to do drug pricing and ACA funding — but wants to shelve climate and taxes, citing inflation. “He says: Are you telling me you won’t do the other right now? I said, Chuck it’s wrong, it’s not prudent to do the other right now.”

  3. rikyrah says:

    Make this muthaphucka irrelevant 😡😡😡

    Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) tweeted at 10:21 AM on Fri, Jul 15, 2022:
    Manchin’s sudden reversal on climate and tax legislation is galling. Dem leaders offered to cut climate spending to $375 billion and even to nix incentives for electric vehicles, a Dem tells me. I’m told much legislative text was already written. Awful.

  4. rikyrah says:

    But, there’s no difference between the parties…right?

    Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) tweeted at 0:56 PM on Thu, Jul 14, 2022:
    Republicans are now trying to block interstate travel for reproductive healthcare, just in case you thought they’d already hit rock bottom.

  5. rikyrah says:

    David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) tweeted at 8:49 PM on Thu, Jul 14, 2022:
    .@VP: “We need 2 additional United States senators to protect voting rights. We need two additional United States senators to protect a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body. And we need to elect people who will defend these rights up and down the ballot…1/

  6. rikyrah says:

    Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🇺🇲🇺🇦 (@RachelBitecofer) tweeted at 8:27 PM on Thu, Jul 14, 2022:
    Over the age of 50? Better start thinking how you’ll survive after the GOP steals your Social Security.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 10:41 AM on Fri, Jul 15, 2022:
    As Red States Try To Seal Borders Against Abortion, Mailed Pills Zoom Around The US via @TPM

  8. Liza says:


    I know I can’t say anything that would affect your thinking one way or the other on these issues.

    However. Just a couple of thoughts on VP Harris.

    Because of Biden’s age, yes his age, his administration needed to develop a strong vice president, a co-president with high visibility. Most importantly, he needed to share power in ways that proved to the voters that the VP could assume his role and hit the ground running if he could not complete his term or if he chose not to run for a second term. That has not happened. And if I had to guess the reason why I’d say that his ego probably got in the way.

    VP Harris needed to be set up for success and that has not happened. Having her work on immigration is more like setting her up for failure. And voting rights seems to be going the same direction thanks to Traitor Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Psycho-Sinema.

    So you tell me, why has there been no messaging on her behalf coming from the Democrats or their supporters? I see TV ads promoting Biden, Sinema, and Mark Kelly but I haven’t seen even one TV ad promoting VP Harris in AZ and I kind of doubt there are any.

    Democrats are criticized for poor messaging and there is truth in that. Most voters aren’t staring down the Twitter tunnels where the political junkies hang out. A lot of people really are going to vote on their immediate concerns and yes, that may very well be the price of gasoline.

    So. I have two more points related to other posts.

    If the GOP takes back the House, the most likely reason will be gerrymandering. It’s not going to be white progressives sabotaging the Democrats because they hate Biden and Harris.

    And, I was looking at the Senate and Governor races on Nate Silver’s 538 website. The Senate is up for grabs according to Nate with Republicans favored. And most disturbing, brain damaged Herschel Walker is in a tight race with the distinguished Rev Warnock. And Stacey Abrams is polling 4 or 5 points behind Brian Kemp. So what happened to Georgia?

    If the obstructionist GOP takes the House or the Senate or both, it’s going to be a hard row to hoe for Biden/Harris going into 2024.

    There was a narrow window of opportunity for Biden to turn some things around and the Democrats defeated themselves with infighting and traitors. I’m not a political strategist but I’d say they’ve got some work to do and they better do it quickly.

  9. vitaminlover says:

    I love Madame Vice President Harris!

  10. rikyrah says:

    Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) tweeted at 10:58 AM on Wed, Jul 13, 2022:
    Holocaust survivors start to stand to greet Biden at Yad Vashem in Israel, he instead bends down to talk with them so they don’t have to

  11. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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