Is VP Harris in the hot seat?

link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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11/15/21, 2:37:00 AM 
.. placed there by Biden, or is this a media storm in a teacup.

Vice President Kamala Harris' increasing frustration and tension with President Joe Biden's inner circle has been laid bare in a new report.

Harris and her top aides are frustrated with Biden for defending 'white man' Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, more vigorously than her, and handing her 'no-win' issues like the border crisis, according to a CNN report citing interviews with dozens of current an former Harris aides and White House officials.

At the same time, Biden's staff are said to be privately frustrated with Harris over controversies they view as self-inflicted, such as her 'awkward' laughter when asked about visiting the border.


With her approval rating plunging even further than Biden's in recent months, rumors have even circulated among aides that he is considering appointing her to the Supreme Court as a stealthy means of selecting a new VP.

Publicly, the White House insists the relationship between Biden and Harris remains harmonious and productive.

link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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11/15/21, 2:40:24 AM 
Biden-successor chatter grows and Harris isn’t scaring off anyone.

President Joe Biden says he intends to run for reelection in 2024. But not all Democrats believe him. Nor are they convinced his No. 2 would be the clear heir if he did choose to opt out.

As Vice President Kamala Harris grapples with a portfolio of seemingly intractable issues and responsibilities that have drawn her away from the national spotlight — she Zoomed into the infrastructure Cabinet meeting from Paris on Friday — other Democrats have raised their own national profiles.

link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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11/15/21, 3:13:38 AM 
If Biden thinks he can win another term without the black vote, he has another thing coming. If the white boys think they can nudge Harris to the side by planting unfavorable stories about her, as they plot their moves, in case Biden doesn't run in 2024, they can kiss the black vote bye-bye. By that, I mean the needed extra 5-10% of Black voters needed to get the party over the line in any election.

There is no doubt the majority of Blacks will vote for the party, but the excitement to get those crucial extra percentages to ensure a win will be lacking if it is perceived that Harris is being ganged up on.

Furthermore for the Democratic party in general, if Blacks come to see their power in the party diminished or taken for granted, that policies critical to their future participation in the political process are not enacted through meaningful legislation - voting rights, criminal justice, police reform etc - no matter what is in the physical infrastructure bill or even the human infrastructure (as in Build Back Better), the party could see needed sectors of the black population turned off from the process, especially when they are most needed, as the Republican party and the White population aim for a power grab, given the changing demographics.

link nitro Joined: Apr 9, 2003
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11/15/21, 6:25:47 AM 
In reply to Casper

Harris had little effect on Biden winning the black vote. He won despite having Harris as his VP candidate.

link Brerzerk Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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11/15/21, 8:42:21 AM 
In reply to nitro
Iconic California political strategist Willie Brown (1st black Ca house speaker, former SFO Mayor and king-maker of Fienstein n Pelosi) and Kamala's former lover said she should not have accepted the VP position. Said she should wait to at another time to run for Prez. We know that very, very few VP's become Prez.

link Brerzerk Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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11/15/21, 8:48:51 AM 
By the way this is not the 1st time Kamala got in trouble for that laugh. It's her personality. She unconsciously does it before proffering a serious answer. As San Fran's District Attorney she laughed about a weed question and was skewered, then the situation with Charlemange for which her dad 'whipped' her publicly.

link velo Joined: Jul 28, 2019
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11/15/21, 9:19:47 AM 
she is half jamaican after all you know how they are
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link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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11/15/21, 9:25:50 AM 
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We know that very, very few VP's become Prez


In my lifetime

1.Richard Nixon
2.Lyndon Johnson
3.George H.W. Bush
4.Joseph Biden

link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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11/15/21, 9:29:08 AM 
In reply to Dukes

In my lifetime

1.Richard Nixon
2.Lyndon Johnson
3.George H.W. Bush
4.Joseph Biden



Short memory syndrome lol

link StumpCam Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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11/15/21, 9:32:44 AM 
In reply to Dukes

Wasn’t Gerald Ford VP to Nixon???

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/15/21, 9:57:40 AM 
In reply to StumpCam

yes he was but he was never elected. Jimmy Carter won

link StumpCam Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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11/15/21, 10:07:28 AM 
In reply to sudden

Neither was Johnson, right??
Ok, I just realize he had a full term after inheriting the presidency from JFK.

link Ewart Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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11/15/21, 10:42:59 AM 
In reply to Casper

Nothing new under the sun.

From Othello through Marcus Garvey; Jamaican Alvin Curling, Canada's Ambassador to the DR; Grenadian (corectd) Federal Minister Jean Augustine (who was shunted from her safe constituency seat to make way for the new Liberal leader who then went on to lose), and countless others, Black leaders have always been regarded as lesser creatures and treated with scorn and faint praise.

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link Ninetenjack Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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11/15/21, 1:09:52 PM 
In reply to Casper

VP Giggles lol lol

When CNN is turning on you...jeez

38 percent approval rating for Joe and 28 percent for her . It’s only 40 percent for CNN big grin big grin

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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11/15/21, 1:40:55 PM 
So Biden busing Kamla outside her neighborhood and past the Whitehouse...again
big grin big grin
It go hurt even more the second time around.

link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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11/15/21, 4:34:01 PM 
In reply to Ewart

Antiguan Federal Minister Jean Augustine (who was shunted from her safe constituency seat to make way for the new Liberal leader who then went on to lose


Just a friendly warning: lol Grenadians would not be very pleased with you for labeling Jean Augustine as Antiguan.

link Brerzerk Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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11/15/21, 4:59:58 PM 
In reply to sudden

lol lol lol

link Brerzerk Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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11/15/21, 5:07:39 PM 
In reply to Ninetenjack

Like Sam Cooke says 'A change is gonna come' 1st year. Anyway as long as most Americans aren't in danger of losing life and property they turn against the ones that saved them from those things. Clinton, Obama and now Biden. Stimulus= Belly full= "Man Lives By Bread Alone (ONLY) When There Is No Bread" Douglas McGregor

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/15/21, 5:54:32 PM 
Harris was on the hot-seat since she got selected as VP, even in Europe some people in high places were heard commenting , that they hope Biden last the four years because they are not in favor of that woman taking over.

link Ewart Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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11/15/21, 6:02:06 PM 
In reply to Casper

My bad. Tenks.


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link Ninetenjack Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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11/15/21, 6:39:17 PM 
In reply to Brerzerk

against the ones that saved them


In a short 10 months things are so much better now...
Supply Chain crisis, Vax Mandates, Afghanistan crisis, Border crisis, Energy crisis, Inflation...

Yep Biden has been a true savior lol lol lol

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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11/15/21, 6:59:46 PM 

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