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Trump and Vance to Lead Republican Ticket

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    J.D. Vance (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 09:16:47 AM EST
    Supports a total abortion ban.  No exceptions*

    Has said Putin can have Ukraine.

    Supports the BIG LIE completely.

    Has the experience of a first term senator.

    I could go on but, why.

    Look, this guy is a gift.  Trump should have put a big bow on his stupid fat head.

    *has suggested the life of the mother MIGHT qualify.  

    Oh, and this (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 09:30:54 AM EST

    As recently as 2021, the newly announced Republican candidate for vice president, Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, had harsh words for Americans who divorce, including those who did so to leave abusive marriages. Divorcees, Vance argued, are quitters who ruin their children's lives.
    4 hours ago



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    and (none / 0) (#3)
    by FlJoe on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 11:09:03 AM EST
    this
    "I go back and forth between thinking Trump is a cynical asshole like Nixon who wouldn't be that bad (and might even prove useful) or that he's America's Hitler," Vance wrote in a 2016 message to a friend.


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    Definitely (none / 0) (#18)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 06:27:00 PM EST
    a gift. He is maga creepy and a lot of Republicans are not happy about this. The media even seems to have turned a bit on Vance being picked. I guess they live in a fantasy where Trump is going to pick a moderate to be the "centrist" candidate.

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    When (none / 0) (#20)
    by FlJoe on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 08:16:32 PM EST
    they steal the election, Vance will be the oligarchs AND the christianists Dick Cheney.

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    OT - Goodbye Bob... (none / 0) (#4)
    by desertswine on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 12:37:01 PM EST
    Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, was found guilty of bribery, conspiracy, extortion, obstruction of justice and acting as a foreign agent.

    Schumer is calling for him (none / 0) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 12:48:42 PM EST
    to resign.  If anyone notices.

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    Kevin Roberts, (none / 0) (#5)
    by KeysDan on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 12:43:19 PM EST
     Heritage Foundation/Project 2025, was ecstatic upon learning of Vance as Trump's running mate.  Vance did what Trump has been attempting to avoid--he praised the fascist project as a good idea.

    The only positive point that can be said about Vance is that at lone of the two candidates on the ticket can get a security clearance.

    I am very curious about Vance's wife. (none / 0) (#7)
    by vml68 on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 01:22:23 PM EST
    He has said he relies on her quite a bit for advice.

    She is well educated as are her parents. Raised in California and was a registered Democrat till she married Vance. And, as you mentioned clerked under Kavanaugh and Roberts.

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    Their mentor at Yale Law, Prof. Amy Chua (5.00 / 2) (#11)
    by Peter G on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 03:52:59 PM EST
    is/was notorious for placing attractive female candidates in clerkships with Kavanaugh. Apparently a job requirement of his, along with willingness (whether or not based on principle) to assist conservative judges in their reactionary work.

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    Aren't Amy Chua (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by KeysDan on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 04:53:20 PM EST
    and her husband the infamous celebrity professors at Yale Law?  She being "Tiger Mom" involved in "Dinner-gate" (wining and dining law students, with less emphasis on the dining part)and, he,  suspended for allegations of sexual harassment of students.  

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    Yes, (none / 0) (#8)
    by KeysDan on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 02:54:23 PM EST
    Usha Vance is very well educated, having received baccalaureate and Juris Doctor degrees from Yale University and a MPhil from Cambridge.  Her mother is a biochemist and provost at UCSan Diego; her father is an engineer and lecturer at San Diego State University.  Very accomplished--too bad about her husband.

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    Too bad about her, too. (none / 0) (#9)
    by vml68 on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 03:22:30 PM EST
    Seems like a lack of strong convictions and going where the wind blows is something they have in common.

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    This is them (none / 0) (#15)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 05:07:56 PM EST
    I think

    Some far-right Trump supporters are unhappy about Vance because he's married to Usha Vance, née Chilukuri. Raised in San Diego, California, Usha is the daughter of Indian immigrants. And according to right-wingers like talk show host and Nazi apologist Stew Peters, that's an issue.



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    Yes, she was raised Hindu (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by Peter G on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 05:25:17 PM EST
    and they had a Hindu wedding (seen in your picture). Vance has since (like 5 yrs ago) converted from some sort of fundamentalist Protestant to Catholic. No idea whether his wife is religious, nor how they are raising their 3 kids. Was Kamala Harris's mother's family (her Indian side) Hindu or something else? How about Nikki Haley?

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    Haley's (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 06:30:22 PM EST
    family is Sikh.

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    err (none / 0) (#17)
    by FlJoe on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 05:49:28 PM EST
    aren't Indians considered Aryan.

    Besides ol JD has just been anointed chief apologist, to his self described American Hitler.

    We may be approaching a Godwins law singularity here/

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    Soon (none / 0) (#12)
    by FlJoe on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 04:27:02 PM EST
    to be called Trumpmas, I'm sure, we should consider are selves blessed. It's not every day you get to see a new religion being born, no matter how absurd and tacky it seems.

    VML's comment (none / 0) (#21)
    by Jeralyn on Wed Jul 17, 2024 at 01:39:00 AM EST
    had to be deleted because the link code was off and skewing the site. I can't edit comments, I can only delete them.

    Please use the preview button if you are posting a link. Thanks! (Apologies to VML)

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    This is good (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jul 16, 2024 at 05:04:00 PM EST

    Biden to Propose Major Supreme Court Changes
    July 16, 2024 at 5:29 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 104 Comments

    "President Biden is finalizing plans to endorse major changes to the Supreme Court in the coming weeks, including proposals for legislation to establish term limits for the justices and an enforceable ethics code," the Washington Post reports.

    "He is also weighing whether to call for a constitutional amendment to eliminate broad immunity for presidents and other constitutional officeholders, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations."

    "The announcement would mark a major shift for Biden, a former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who has long resisted calls to reform the high court