Finally an OP-ED piece at the CIA Post I can totally agree with
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In her biography alone, Lee brings to the table both an inspirational personal story and years of experience. After suffering a miscarriage at just 16, Lee by age 20 was a single mother to two young boys and living on welfare. Still, she obtained both undergraduate and master’s degrees, at times taking her children to class with her because she could not afford child care. Starting as an intern in the office of former congressman and progressive icon Ron Dellums, Lee worked her way up to become his chief of staff, served eight years in the California state legislature, and in 1998 won a special election to fill the retiring Dellums’s seat. She’s been in the House ever since, including stints chairing the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus.
In choosing Lee, Biden would get a fighter who has the policies to meet the moment. This month, she introduced a bill for a national commission that would “examine the effects of slavery, institutional racism, and discrimination against people of color.” Fifty-six percent of Americans — including 78 percent of Democrats — now support Medicare-for-all, which Lee has backed for years. And her years as “the House’s steadiest advocate for peace” have permanently endeared her to progressive and younger voters and activists.
Her most notable stand on that issue came on Sept. 14, 2001, when Congress voted on President George W. Bush’s request for the authorization of using military force against those the president determined “responsible” for the attack. The resolution’s wording was vague and overbroad, but just three days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, no one in Washington wanted to be seen as holding up America’s vengeance. No one, that is, except Barbara Lee. Despite appeals from her Democratic colleagues to reconsider, she voted no — the only member of Congress to do so.
June 29, 2020 at 7:18 PM #331162ThouArtThatParticipant
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This voter and citizen will not be swayed by cynical ploys like nominating less evil VPs. This voter and citizen will only vote for candidates that represent my values and preferences for president. Anything less will not do.
The DNC DLC DSCC DCCC Third Way donors and defenders can pound sound. If they want this vote, they had better start kissing my a**.
Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.
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Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.
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June 29, 2020 at 7:27 PM #331167N2DocParticipant
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@thouartthat – You and I know there is zero chance that Lee gets anywhere near the seat of power in this country.
June 29, 2020 at 9:11 PM #331200
June 29, 2020 at 9:14 PM #331202Ohio BarbarianModerator
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I think that’s the only reason this editorial was allowed.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
June 30, 2020 at 12:48 AM #331288salemcourtParticipant
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Continued propaganda by WaPo insisting that Biden is better than Trump!
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