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  • Welcome folks, to the Biden administration!

    Speculation about the Cabinet...

    No Senate members from states with R governors, so that leaves out Bernie and Liz, sorry Kep.
    Uncle Mickey: July 23, 1950-July 22, 2003

    WRPI, 91.5 FM...usually color commentary.

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    I wish we didn't have to wait.

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      Defense: Flournoy
      State: Rice
      Treasury: Brainard
      Justice: Yates
      DHS: Mayorkas
      HHS: Dr. Vivek Murphy
      Transportation: Garcetti
      Commerce: Mellody Hobson
      Energy: Moniz
      Interior: Udall
      Ag: Heitkamp
      Labor: Spriggs
      HUD: Maurice Jones
      Ed: Lily Garcia
      Vets: Duckworth
      Trade Rep: Jimmy Gomez
      EPA: Insley
      UN Amb: Buttigieg
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        Thoughts on John Kerry for Defense?

        Cornell '04, Stanford '06


        KDR

        Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
        iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
        gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
        Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
        Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
        TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
        DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

        Test to see if I can add this.

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          Susan Rice has zero chance with a Senate Majority Leader McConnell, so you need Stacey Abrams to get you to 50 in January first
          "I went over the facts in my head, and admired how much uglier the situation had just become. Over the years I've learned that ignorance is more than just bliss. It's freaking orgasmic ecstasy".- Harry Dresden, Blood Rites


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          • #6
            Originally posted by bronconick View Post
            Susan Rice has zero chance with a Senate Majority Leader McConnell, so you need Stacey Abrams to get you to 50 in January first
            If dik-hed still wants to play hardball they should just leave him in the dust. Appoint “interims” or “acting” or just leave the job open and hire “special advisors” to do the job without confirmation. It’s up to Mitch whether we go back to normalcy or accept one-party rule
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            • #7
              I was thinking Preet Bharara for AG
              Uncle Mickey: July 23, 1950-July 22, 2003

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                Originally posted by jericho View Post
                I was thinking Preet Bharara for AG
                Can we put him back in SDNY first for a bit

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bronconick View Post
                  Susan Rice has zero chance with a Senate Majority Leader McConnell, so you need Stacey Abrams to get you to 50 in January first
                  Why would he allow ANY apppointments through

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

                    Why would he allow ANY apppointments through
                    To demonstrate power. If you deny everyone you're a murderer. If you deny some and allow others you're a jailer.

                    I expect the same with court appointments. He'll confirm just enough (passive and/or old) nominees to say "Who's Your Daddy?!" Of course, he will not confirm any SCOTUS nominee.

                    We have to take the Senate in 2022. 21 Republicans and 13 Dems up.
                    Last edited by Kepler; 11-07-2020, 04:36 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                      To demonstrate power. If you deny everyone you're a murderer. If you deny some and allow others you're a jailer.

                      I expect the same with court appointments. He'll confirm just enough (passive and/or old) nominees to say "Who's Your Daddy?!" Of course, he will not confirm any SCOTUS nominee.

                      We have to take the Senate in 2022. 21 Republicans and 13 Dems up.
                      Alright, so the Dems should all be decently safe. Closest calls will be Kelly in AZ (trending left, hopefully towards NV territory), Hassan in NH (not familiar with their turnout in midterms, but they just completed a GOP** trifecta at the state level) Cortez-Masto in NV (left, depends on turnout- we win if our side shows up- not sure what their midterm turnout looks like).
                      The GOP, Rubio, but Florida looks further out of reach than expected, Loeffler IF she wins on Jan. 5, Burr in NC (open seat- easier to win open seat), Johnson in WI (don't know the history of their turnout in midterms versus generals- but give me 2020 vs 2016 for Dems).
                      I’ll move any future Senate talk to the Congressional thread. Are these picks a general mixture of “moderates” and “progressive” people? From the very little I know, yes.
                      Edit: If I didn’t make it clear, because it doesn’t appear clear to me, hence the edit, I meant your picks for Biden’s administration, Kep.
                      Last edited by psych; 11-07-2020, 09:31 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Day 1. Throw Betsy devos out on her wrinkled miserable azz

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                          Day 1. Throw Betsy devos out on her wrinkled miserable azz
                          Jill might do it herself...
                          U-A-A!!!Go!Go!GreenandGold!
                          Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
                          I spell Failure with UAF

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                          But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                          Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                          Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by psych View Post
                            Are these picks a general mixture of “moderates” and “progressive” people? From the very little I know, yes.
                            They're all either Center or at most tepidly Center-Leftish (Insley, Rice). Nobody is strongly Liberal.

                            My emphasis is on technocrats or pols who need to raise their profile and are stuck in red states (Pete). Heavy on experience. Also, wherever at all possible not white males. I want high competence and experience in the key slots and then to build a bench for policy people or future candidates in the second tier. I also cut every Clintonista -- we don't need any of that clique.

                            The radicals' path (My Path) is through the legislature, federal and state, as gadflys, at first. Be the conscience of the party but be in the tent p-ssing out.

                            The Plan is:

                            2020 Undo the worst damage, issue EOs to revive Paris, DACA.
                            2022 Take the Senate. Pick up the pace. Restock the courts. Expand if SCOTUS has gone full Lochner.
                            2024 Joe if he's fit; Kamala if it's time. Continue moving left.

                            Having no choice, I have become a Gradualist.



                            Last edited by Kepler; 11-07-2020, 09:55 PM.
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                            • #15
                              A few interesting tweets from Obama alum Tom Vieter

                              https://mobile.twitter.com/TVietor08...37653851828230

                              https://mobile.twitter.com/TVietor08...29237687611392

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