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I have a sneaking feeling that this thread will have less posts than the Trump one, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. 

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7 hours ago, tigerbomb13 said:

I have a sneaking feeling that this thread will have less posts than the Trump one, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. 

 

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5 minutes ago, mtutiger said:

 

Its like arresting Eichman at a bus stop in rural Argentina

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23 hours ago, tigerbomb13 said:

I have a sneaking feeling that this thread will have less posts than the Trump one, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. 

Only 4 threads in the history of the Political Board have 20k+ replies. The Trump thread has 48,000. 

Sidenote: Two of the other 4 are the 2020 Presidential Race and the Impeachment thread. The Impeachment thread was started in 2013 but about 95% of the posts are post-2016. The other remaining 20k+ thread is the 2016 Election thread. 

Nedless to say, Trump was very good for traffic on this board. 

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On 11/8/2020 at 12:34 AM, tigerbomb13 said:

I have a sneaking feeling that this thread will have less posts than the Trump one, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. 

I'm not so sure about this....4 years is an eternity in politics.

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10 hours ago, mtutiger said:

Sleepy Joe Biden's Presidency thread is... pretty sleepy so far

It’ll pick up once Trump and various senior red hats ramp up their ****ting all over Biden’s presidency.

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On 11/8/2020 at 12:34 AM, tigerbomb13 said:

I have a sneaking feeling that this thread will have less posts than the Trump one, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. 

Well if you believe the rumors thrown out by Trumpers  - they'll hit Joe with the 25th pretty soon so Harris can be #47 and turn us all into Socialists.   This will likely happen before the Summer of 2021.    

Should we just have the The Presidency of Kamala D. Harris thread up already? 

I think someone pretends to be on their side and comes up with the craziest **** - posts it somewhere and they all run wild with it and that one person just has the biggest laugh.   

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6 minutes ago, Motor City Sonics said:

Well if you believe the rumors thrown out by Trumpers  - they'll hit Joe with the 25th pretty soon so Harris can be #47 and turn us all into Socialists.   This will likely happen before the Summer of 2021.    

Should we just have the The Presidency of Kamala D. Harris thread up already? 

I think someone pretends to be on their side and comes up with the craziest **** - posts it somewhere and they all run wild with it and that one person just has the biggest laugh.   

Summer 2021?  More like February 2021.  And then we need to get the AOC, Omar, or Tlaib VP thread started.

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We're in a very tense time right now as a country not only with the shameful actions of our temporary President, but also waiting to see what the President-elect Joe Biden will do with his administration. One of the most important things Joe Biden will do over these next several weeks is appoint a transition team, announce a policy team, and line up potential leadership to his cabinet departments for future Senate conformations. It is our job as Americans, as progressives, and as Democrats to stay engaged, focused, and ready to challenge a new Biden-Harris administration on any and all potential cabinet appointees should these appointees be individuals who have ties and connections to Wall Street or corporate America and big business. 

We need cabinet leaders and department heads who will represent the people and move forward a bold, progressive policy agenda for change. We cannot afford more cabinet leads who will protect the status quo and serve the interests of big business, corporate America, and Wall Street. If Joe Biden sticks with the status quo and changes little about the economic direction of this country, he will face the same apathy from his own party and ultimately the same electoral bludgeoning that Barack Obama and Democrats faced from the Tea Party wave in 2010. Barack Obama and Democrats chose to bailout Wall Street and big corporations as opposed to homeowners. Joe Biden and his new administration need to bailout workers, the unemployed, home owners, college graduates, low-income people, those in poverty. If he does more of the same and ignores helping all of those individuals 2022 is going to be an ugly election season for Democrats.

Perhaps the most important cabinet appointment is that of Treasury Secretary. Treasury Secretary is a position that will drive the economic future of this country and the well being and quality of life of every American. We cannot afford to have corporate business leaders, Wall Street executives, or people of centrist or conservative thought, who do not believe in investment, stimulus, and social welfare running the Treasury Department. We need people-focused leaders, focused on investment and social welfare programs to improve the quality of life of the working class and poor, investment in communities, and work to end poverty as an economic goal. The culture of corporate socialism within the Treasury Department must end. We cannot continue to socialize the risk and reward the maximization of profit.

Below are my personal rankings for potential Treasury Secretaries in a Biden-Harris Administration. All of the listed names are not individuals who I personally have chosen for a new Biden-Harris cabinet. Rather, these are individuals who currently or in the past have been affiliated with Joe Biden and/or have been rumored based on inside sources and media reports to be on the short list for a cabinet positions. This is not my personal wish list, but rather a list of realistic names who could potentially be appointed. I'd pick Dr. Robert Reich if they asked me, but no one is and Reich isn't on any list for Biden I've ever seen.

Should Joe Biden appoint a corporate business or Wall Street Executive it is our responsibility or organize and rally against it. We must take to the streets in mass protest and outrage, call our Senators who hold the power of appointment for each of these cabinet leaders, and demand that Joe Biden select a new, better nominee for the cabinet position.

Treasury Secretary Rankings:
Best/Very Good candidate
☑️ Acceptable, but we should demand a better candidate
= Bad/Unacceptable candidate

MY CHOICE FOR TREASURY SECRETARY:
Dr. Sarah Bloom-Raskin, Progressive, Economics Professor at Duke University

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Progressive, Senator from Massachusetts
Felicia Wong, Progressive, Policy Advisor on race and economics at the Roosevelt Institute
Julie Siegel, Progressive, Policy Advisor at the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau
Dr. Sarah Bloom-Raskin, Progressive, Economics Professor at Duke University
William Spriggs, Progressive, Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO and former Assistant Decretary for Policy at Obama Labor Department

☑️ Jared Bernstein, Liberal/Progressive, Chief economist to Vice President Biden. and now at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
☑️ Ralph Bostic, Liberal, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Anne Fanucaine, Corporate Conservative, Chief Executive at Bank of America
Austan Goblesbee, Centrist, Former Obama Administration Economic Advisor
Don Graves, Corporate Conservative, Chief Executive of Corporate Responsibility at Key Bank 
Jamie Dimon, Corporate Conservative, CEO of JP Morgan Chase
Lael Brainard, Corporate Centrist, Corporate Executive at McKinsey & Company and on the Federal Reserve Board
Larry Fink, Corporate Conservative, CEO of Black Rock Investments
Larry Summers, Corporate Conservative, Former Obama and Clinton Economic Advisor, former World Bank Economic Advisor. architect of the deregulation of the 1990s
Lloyd Blankfien, Corporate Conservative, former CEO of Goldman Sachs
Mellody Hobson, Corporate Conservative, CEO of Dreamworks Pictures
 Neel Kashkari, President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank and former Republican candidate for governor of California
Robert Rubin, Corporate Conservative, Former City Group Executive and Clinton Administration Treasury Secretary
 Roger Altman, Corporate Conservative, Founder and Senior Chairman at Evercore Financial
Roger Ferguson, Corporate Conservative, CEO of TIAA-Creff Financial
Sonal Shah, Corporate Conservative, Goldman Sachs Policy Advisor and Analyst
Tom Nides, Corporate Conservative, Managing Director and Chief Officer at Morgan Stanley
Tony James, Corporate Conservative, Blackstone Financial CEO

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I want what everyone wants, a well run country.  A prosperous country.  A country that does not try to erase it's history, but learn from it.  A country that praises free speech and does not try to silence it.  A country that does not care if 2 men or women want to get married.  A country that works with experts to keep the right to own weapons, but try to minimize the impacts those weapons have when in the wrong hands.  A country that gives more rights back to the population.  A country that continues to work harder to get the kids what they need in the schools all over the country.  

I think too many people see this as a solution to all their problems.  As if the former president was the only person or thing that attributed to their anxieties.  It is akin to people calling a radio station and complaining about the QB in a loss for their football team.  Nothing is ever that simplistic.  Along with the president leaving will be a lot of the other people appointed so I am assuming they are celebrating that as well.

In any case I was kind of indifferent with who won, I was looking for the positive in each scenario so I just hope Biden can manage the problems the country is facing, the real problems, and work through them and do his best to fix them.

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27 minutes ago, CMRivdog said:

Interesting. Meacham is one of my favorites 

Also interesting because Meacham has been presenting himself as a non-partisan individuaal.  Writing a speech for Biden kinda goes against that.

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1 hour ago, Euphdude said:

Also interesting because Meacham has been presenting himself as a non-partisan individuaal.  Writing a speech for Biden kinda goes against that.

You mean the kind of non-partisan who speaks at the DNC?

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1 minute ago, ROMAD1 said:

You mean the kind of non-partisan who speaks at the DNC?

I just looked that up - indeed Meacham spoke at the DNC and endorsed Biden.  That's fine and all, but he cannot claim to be an impartial  historian and presidential biographer if he had done so in the past.

With Trump soon out of the picture from a POTUS perspective, I am very interested in seeing how coverage and bias plays out among various networks and pundits.  I suspect the temptation to cover the Biden administration as a happy-go-lucky bed of roses will be the prevailing theme.

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1 minute ago, Euphdude said:

I just looked that up - indeed Meacham spoke at the DNC and endorsed Biden.  That's fine and all, but he cannot claim to be an impartial  historian and presidential biographer if he had done so in the past.

With Trump soon out of the picture from a POTUS perspective, I am very interested in seeing how coverage and bias plays out among various networks and pundits.  I suspect the temptation to cover the Biden administration as a happy-go-lucky bed of roses will be the prevailing theme.

The bag of cats that is the left and their new friends in the center are already posturing for a fight.   The GOP should let that play out. 

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1 minute ago, ROMAD1 said:

The bag of cats that is the left and their new friends in the center are already posturing for a fight.   The GOP should let that play out. 

However, my suspicion is that the GOP will be pursuing some half-assed Trumpie FourSeasonsLandscaping quality nonsense which will help the Bernie wing and the NT/RVAT wing of the Biden coalition to come back to gether.

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6 minutes ago, ROMAD1 said:

The bag of cats that is the left and their new friends in the center are already posturing for a fight.   The GOP should let that play out. 

McConnell has the discipline to allow the left to fight amongst its progressive and pragmatic elements.  The Trumpian elements of the GOP will undoubtedly attract undue attention to itself  -- and the MSM will happily promote that over the left's issues.

5 minutes ago, ROMAD1 said:

However, my suspicion is that the GOP will be pursuing some half-assed Trumpie FourSeasonsLandscaping quality nonsense which will help the Bernie wing and the NT/RVAT wing of the Biden coalition to come back to gether.

This is where transitioning to the likes of a Nikki Haley ASAP would help the GOP in 2022.  Bernie's politics do not play well nationally -- if the GOP can offer a non-Trumpian populist alternative, they stand to gain seats across the land.

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