Joe Biden has chosen Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate!!

Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC

I am BEYOND thrilled! I actually thought that Joe Biden would announce his vice presidential pick last week, and I was kind of bummed that he didn’t, although I thoroughly approve of Biden’s “let Trump hurt himself” election strategy. The best advertisement for Joe Biden’s candidacy is every single Donald Trump press conference. The second best advertisement for Biden’s candidacy? His vice president, Senator Kamala Harris. To be fair, I knew he would pick Kamala. I’ve known it for weeks now. Everything was lining up perfectly, and you could really tell that Kamala was the one by the sheer number of butthurt white dudes complaining about her.

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate, elevating a former presidential candidate whose most electric campaign performance came when she criticized his record on school integration during a debate.

Harris will be the first Black woman and first Asian American to run for vice president, representing a historic choice at a moment when the country is grappling with its racial past and future. The announcement was made in a text and a tweet from Biden.

“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau,” Biden tweeted, referring to his late son, then the attorney general of Delaware. “I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

Harris, 55, is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants. The first-term senator previously served as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general.

[From WaPo]

This half-Indian girl is so excited to vote for a half-Indian VP! Representation matters in a very real way. I’m still bitter about the fact that two of the most prominent Indian-American politicians (beyond Kamala) are f–king Bobby Jindal and g–damn Nikki Haley. They both give the Indian-American community a bad name. But Kamala is amazing. I’m just so excited!

PS… This video is still one of my favorite things ever with Kamala Harris.

Senate Business Meeting

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  1. CityGirl says:

    Whoop!!Whoop!! Baby steps towards breathing easier

    • Anners says:

      I’m not even American and I cried tears of pure happiness!!! All my fingers are crossed for a Biden-Harris win this fall.

      • A reader says:

        Yesterday, for the first time since March 13 (my last non quarantine day) i felt pure joy and excitement and hope.

        I cried actual tears of joy for the first time in 5 months.

        I cannot wait for October 13 (1st day of early voting in Texas).

    • EM says:

      Without a doubt for the time being. Unfortunately the rumor has been growing that Nikki Haley will be picked to run with Trump with Pence getting dumped. I’ve called that ticket for months and she has been doing everything possible to ensure she gets picked. That makes me really nervous. Even more nervous is if Noem gets picked (she’s been kissing enough a$$ to get herself noticed).

      I’ll rest easy for tonight anticipating dirty tricks and desperate tactics (i.e. dumping Pence) are in store.

      • Kate says:

        Have not heard that rumor. Although the only female VP candidate I can really see Trump picking is Ivanka.

      • EM says:

        Unfortunately it’s been running around in GOP circles for a bit. We’ll see, it’s his last ditch effort. I think picking Ivanka will be too much even for the party that’s embraced all of the atrocities. It will be Haley who can match Harris on background & experience or Noem who is a female Pence. For now I celebrate Harris.

      • Lightpurple says:

        I have heard that for months, that if Biden picked a woman of color, Pence would be out and Haley would be in. She has been pushing for it hard but she made a total ass of herself this week with her Popcorn Factory tweets.

      • detritus says:

        Is she still favored after Trumps statement on air (Fox Sports) that a female running mate insults men? And also that he would be inclined to go a different route. He’s a turd. He appeals to other human waste. I just hope enough Americans can rise above it. The ones that are allowed to vote. That aren’t interfered with by Russia, Ye and omg this is real life?

        The relevant portions:

        “ Trump said, “I would be inclined to go a different route than what he’s done,” indicating that Biden “roped himself off into, you know, a certain group of people.”

        “ Of Biden’s vow to choose a woman, Trump said, “Some people would say that men are insulted by that. And some people would say it’s fine.””

    • Gaah says:

      That rumour has been going around for months. I thought it would happen when he put Pence in charge of the coronavirus task force to set him up to fail. But Nikki has not done anything publicly to enhance her name other that Popcorn complaint so I don’t think its going to happen.

      • CantTakeHerAnywhere says:

        I think Nikki is too smart to get tied to Trump on a ballot. VP is usually a figurehead role and she has aspirations for the Presidency, is my feeling. If she ends up VP, she is likely to never be president.

    • Tursitops says:

      Can I be the first to give them the portmanteau Harden?

    • Linda says:

      Kamala is the bomb!
      I am so happy to see positive comments here – I got so frustrated with the comments on the UK Financial Times website yesterday. It felt like their reader base is 90% racists and misogynists and I find it so sad.

    • Anne Call says:

      I cried and I agree for the first time in awhile I felt pure joy. God, nov 3 cannot come soon enough!

      Bought my Biden Harris face mask yesterday. Most important accessory of 2020.

  2. LBB says:

    I’M SOOOOOO HAPPY! I know it is not surprising, but I love her.

  3. Soupie says:

    I don’t mind at all but I really wish he could have chosen Michelle.

    • Sierra says:

      If Michelle had said yes, Biden would have picked her without a doubt.

      • Soupie says:

        Yes. But Kamala is an excellent choice. I look forward to comprehensive analysis of this ticket.

    • minx says:

      Michelle Obama has said many times she does not want public office. She put in her time.
      Biden/Harris! I predicted it months ago 😌

    • Hana says:

      Why do y’all keep trying to drag this woman into something she has equivocally stated she wants no part of? Why do you think it is up to her to fix this shit? Haven’t she and Pres. Obama done enough?

      • Nev says:

        WORD UP.

      • Anna says:

        Thank you @Hana! Geez.

      • Lightpurple says:

        I really wish people would leave Michelle alone. She is not political, never has been, and has repeatedly stated she never will be. She gave us 8 years of her life and the lives of her daughters. Please let her have her privacy, her really interesting and helpful projects, and time to enjoy this new, less public stage of her life with her hot husband.

      • MissMarierose says:

        Amen. People really need to understand that no means no.

      • Prairiegirl says:

        THANK you!

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree, she has said NO right from the start. As awesome as she would be, it has to be someone who wants the job, and she is clear that she does not.

    • HeyJude says:

      Poor Michelle has been through enough shit for this country. As much as I would love to see her get involved in any role, I think she deserves peace away from the nastiness the right throws at her.

    • Lisa says:

      Why Michelle? There’s nothing that indicates she has political aspirations of her own?????

  4. LittlePenguin says:

    I am so happy for you America!!

  5. Sierra says:

    Go Kamala, make Pence cry during the debate.

    • Cleo17 says:

      I’m already popping the popcorn for that debate. It’s going to be spectacular.

      • Stacy Dresden says:

        You know they are going to go all in on the evangelical thing. They are already starting on the God hates Biden thing. It would be humorous if they didn’t have a chance at winning leadership of our country.

    • Snappyfish says:

      I actually said that the minute she was announced. She will make Mike cry. I knew it would be her for sometime now. I think Pence is way out of his league and will not know what to do or say. Mother will be furious. Oh and let’s not forget that while Trump will say horrible things about her, both he and Nagini donated to her AG campaign. Oops!!

      I am actually feeling… hopeful

    • Otaku fairy says:

      This is awesome news. We’ve got to make it happen.

    • Pusspants says:

      Gotta be honest that I’m not excited about this pick in general cause there were more progressive women in the running. But, I’m glad it’s going to be a women of color & SHE WILL SHRED PENCE IN A DEBATE!!

      • cer says:

        no, not really. I just presume everyone saying that never looks at her Senate record and policies.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Might I suggest

        Public defender: I worked with Kamala Harris. She was the most progressive DA in California.
        Niki Solis, USAToday

      • lucy2 says:

        I saw Niki Solis on TV last night talking about this, and she came across as someone who ended up almost begrudgingly respecting her, despite their being on different sides. I think it was one of the most honest and and informed assessments I’ve seen. I appreciate her sharing it and writing that op ed.

  6. OSTONE says:

    WOOP WOOP!!! Let’s go!!!

  7. TheOriginalMia says:

    I am so freaking happy! I mean…I have tears in my eyes. I’m hopeful for the first time that black women are finally getting somewhere in this nation.

  8. Annaloo. says:

    Hey you!

    We got your war!

    We’re at your gates!

    We’re at your door!

    We got the guillotine!

    You better run!

    “The Guillotine” – 2012
    by The Coup

    GO KAMALA

  9. Cleo17 says:

    YESSSSS!!!!

    As a woman, I am always going to get emotional over a woman being rewarded for her ambition. The little girl who made sure Mondale/Ferraro won her elementary school’s mock election (the only place they probably won in Tennessee) is thrilled. 😍

    As an aside, it is always so disappointing to be surprised with misogyny (with a bonus side serving of racism) from people who should know better. My brother just got a scorching reply to his “meh, blah blah blah, not progressive enough” when I texted him about how excited I was.

  10. bamaborn says:

    Great choice! To be honest, would have loved her as AG to go after the Trump/Barr cabal.

    • Korra says:

      Yeah, I was just thinking of that. Would have loved someone with her credentials to clean up the messes caused by Barr and even going back to Sessions (plus prosecute their asses). But, she is a good VP choice and I am sure her and Biden will think of good options to be the next AG who will clean house.

    • HeyJude says:

      IDK I think it’d be hilarious if Biden installed Robert Mueller as AG for that.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Mueller is too old and is retired. Divine justice would see Sally Yates installed as AG. And if you haven’t seen it yet, go watch her testimony last week as she patiently and professionally handled outright sexist nonsense from Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, and John Kennedy.

      • Rapunzel says:

        HeyJude- it should be Hillary to lock him up. There’s not popcorn for that though.

      • Laura says:

        Rapunzel— Great idea! I’d love to see that!

      • Snappyfish says:

        I would love to see Biden tap Hillary for AG. There would be a whole lot of angry white men peeing in their pants. Oh & a lot of them would be going straight to jail. It’s probably too much to hope for but a girl can dream

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m on board with Yates. She stood up for the truth early on, knowing it would cost her personally. She’s experienced, and I think would be a good selection – if she wants to do it.

  11. FHMom says:

    Very happy about this!

  12. Kersplasha says:

    Kaiser you were the first person I thought of when I saw this news! I’m so pumped!!!

  13. Rapunzel says:

    Since Trump keeps ranting about Law and Order, it’s only right his opposition sounds like a law firm: BidenHarris.
    #votebidentosaybyedon

  14. Hoot says:

    I wish Kamala the very best. She has earned this opportunity! Our future shows a glimmer of hope. Biden kept the first promise of his campaign regarding his selection. This gives him some credibility in the face of the cr*p that his detractors have been circulating about him.

  15. Jaded says:

    This Canadian is thrilled and I’m sure many other Canadians are too! Go Kamala!!!!

    • Lady D says:

      Hope. It’s been so long.

    • Nic919 says:

      Same. She’s a great choice! I thought she was great even since I saw her grill Brad McBeer during the confirmation hearings and I respected her skills since then.

    • DM2 says:

      She went to school in Montreal for many years whilst her mum taught at McGill — hopefully that’ll bode well for better Can/Us trade relations in the future, as opposed to the head-banging that poor Chrystia Freeland has suffered lo these four years!

    • Prairiegirl says:

      Westmount High School in Montreal represent! I read she was in the graduating Class of 1981?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, from CBC today

        ‘For five years, from Grade 7 to Grade 11, Harris attended high school in Montreal. She graduated in 1981. Dean Smith, a former classmate, recalled Harris as “perfect, always smiling, a nice person” on CBC’s Let’s Go Tuesday afternoon.

        “She got along with everybody,” Smith said. “It was a lot of rich kids from Westmount mixed in with kids from the lower area of Montreal. She popped up from California. She could blend with both.”‘

  16. TIFFANY says:

    I am in tears and I am also pulling out my plastic for merch.

  17. Diana says:

    This is an emotional moment!!!! I had a feeling it would be her when she endorsed immediately after resigning from the primaries…. but my husband and parents almost had me convinced that Joe might pick Susan Rice. We still need to work so hard to make sure they win but finally….. a little elation again!!! Hope again!!!! Please America, let’s not eff this up, please!!!

  18. Case says:

    I’m so excited and more important than that, I’m seeing a lot of fellow Democrats are just as excited. I hope this lights a fire in everyone that will make them feel moved to VOTE.

    Yay Kamala!

  19. Becks1 says:

    I’m so excited. I was pretty sure he was going to pick her, and then over the past week I started doubting it because it was taking SO LONG. But this is excellent news.

    I’m another one who cannot wait for the VP debate lol.

  20. jwoolman says:

    So glad to hear this. I was hoping for Kamala even though the other possibilities were very good for various reasons (but I really thought they would be much more useful to the country in other ways).

    No question about her ability to take over in the Presidency immediately if anything happens to Biden, and both she and Biden would definitely keep her actively involved in everything so she would always be up to speed.

    Kamala takes no prisoners…. An excellent contrast to relatively mellow Joe. She brings an energy we really need right now. Her prosecutor background not only makes her fast on her feet to respond as well as a great questioner herself (the Senate’s loss, alas) but knocks the pins out of goofs claiming Trump is our Law and Order Savior. She actually knows the law in detail and in practice.

  21. Poisonella says:

    Finally! Cried when I heard it! The minute I can sign up to volunteer I will!

  22. Becklu says:

    So freaking happy

  23. What...now? says:

    This is amazing! I didn’t think I’d get emotional about it but — tears!

    Nicholle Wallace said today that she’s heard from both sides: Democrats are super stoked about Kamala. Trumps team wanted ANYONE but Kamala, because they (rightfully) fear that she will go toe-to-toe with Pence in the debates and will “chew up Pence and spit him out.” Trumps team pointed to how she cross-examined Bill Barr as an example of why they fear her.

    Also, Twitter is lit up with Maya Rudolph GIFs and Memes! Ha!

  24. jwoolman says:

    Another thought: This certainly balances the ticket geographically. Joe Biden is Pennsylvania/Delaware and Kamala Harris is California.

    And they didn’t grow up super rich. I’m tired of politicians who have never had to keep to a budget or use coupons at a grocery store or cook their own food.

  25. Traveler says:

    YES!!!

  26. Liz version 700 says:

    I am so excited. I amcrying. I love her I love her fire and I think She is a great choice !!!!! I am so happy that my Half-Indian niece and nephew will get to watch her hopefully help Joe run Trump out of thenPeople’s house.

  27. bettyrose says:

    I would have been happy with any of the contenders, so I’m mostly just thrilled that it has been announced and we can move forward, but I’m also very partial to Harris. She’s my senator so I’ve been following her career for longer than the other contenders, and I believe she can take over the presidency if needed. If not needed, I still think she can become what it takes to be our president in 8 years.

    I think Warren of all the contenders would make the best president right now, but we can’t let Warren ride out the rest of her career as VP. We need her in active policy making roles.

    • Prairiegirl says:

      I love love love Elizabeth Warren but Kamala Harris, once elected, is probably easier for the Democrats to replace in the Senate (since she’s from CA) and the Dems really need to take the Senate if they want to get anything done.

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree, Warren would have been excellent (she was my primary pick) but given the situation, needs to retain her Senate seat. If the Dems retake the Senate (which is possible!) I’d love to see her as the Senate Majority Leader. She would be even more of a force than she already is!

  28. Imogene says:

    This is great news.

  29. Nev says:

    yayyyyyy!!! half-Jamaican!!!!!
    LETS DO THIS!!!!!

  30. Juxtapoze says:

    🙌🙌🙌 Whoop whoop!!! I’m very excited for this news. Will be great to have a highly intelligent, charismatic, tough, experienced
    hard working woman as VP. She’s injected vigor & energy to the Biden ticket. Respect to Biden for going big with this choice!

  31. phaedra7 says:

    Biden should also put as part of his cabinet the other dem nominees that ran against him–if any of these ones accept his offers.

  32. Edna says:

    Glad Biden finally made a choice and I’m happy it was Kamala. Though in all honesty, I’m voting Blue no matter who. Need to gird ourselves for the attacks by Magats, Bernie Bro’s, Karens, Kevin’s and all those who insist on purity tests. As the saying goes, buckle up cause it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. Just praying Biden-Harris is the winning ticket.

  33. The Recluse says:

    I finally feel as though I can BREATHE again.
    Let’s go! Vote blue, people.

  34. Tig ool biddies says:

    TASTER’S CHOICE!!

    Hwhat hwhat. In the hbutt.

  35. Olenna says:

    Wonderful, hopeful news! Biden/Harris 2020!

  36. Jax Witt says:

    i have never been so eager to watch debates in my life. I can’t wait to see them shred the Dump babble and bluster.

    • bettyrose says:

      But I just realized the debates will be online, and we’ll never get to see Pence disobeying his god by standing at the next podium over from Harris. :-(

  37. Who ARE These People? says:

    Always liked her. Excellent choice. Campaign will get more exciting now.

  38. yinyang says:

    Yay Black Women!!

  39. Cate says:

    Joe, you got you a bad bitch Yaaasssssss!

  40. Jay says:

    The mean girl in me can’t wait to see Pence try to take the stage with her (will he need to be chaperoned by Mother?).

    • bettyrose says:

      That would be the debate of a lifetime. Not likely to happen in person, though, pandemic and all.

  41. Alexandria says:

    Onward Biden-Harris. Onward America.

  42. Blueskies says:

    Another Canadian who is incredibly happy with this news! I think Joe has made the right choice – Kamala has energy, intelligence, experience and, it has to be said, charisma and star power. Trump will be pulling his rat face all over the WH tonight, lol. It’s nice to be able to see there’s a visible, complete team for the Dems now. Pence is just a complete non-entity, more than ever. I could see Trump scrapping all the debates but we’ll see.

    I was also very moved by the news. Like Hillary, Kamala has made history and it will always be immutable. Here’s hoping November 3rd is seismic!

  43. Rise and Shine says:

    This is the best news ever! A glimmer of hope, finally. Thrilled beyond belief. We can do this everybody and we will. Sending all here a huge hug and kiss, and let’s enjoy it, celebrate and rest up a bit because we have work to do ahead, let’s make this happen! LOVE at last. Really thought and hoped Biden would come through and he did! YAY! BIDEN HARRIS 2020 and vote blue through and through! xoxo

    • Orca says:

      I literally screamed and started jumping up and down. Then started to cry. It was such good news after four years of horror. I can’t wait to vote Biden/Harris 2020.

  44. JanetDR says:

    So pleased about this news!

  45. Leah says:

    Yes!

    Trump is already salty about it saying that she’s a nasty woman for going after Brett Kavanaugh. This country needs more nasty women and less rotting pumpkins like Trump. She’s class and she’s strong. If I recall correctly she made Kavanaugh cry, heh heh.

    I am however looking forward to the VP debate. Stepford Mike Vs Firebrand Kamala. He’s toast. Lol.

    • Rise and Shine says:

      Hi Leah, yep, you are so right. Knew Trump would call her all kinds of juvenile names and was on the phone with my Mom and the kids and I said wait, he’ll call her nasty next. (After a ton of other negative adjectives.) He did. Man, to criticize a political opponent is one thing for but this sick name-calling is really disgusting! We teach our kids not to do that, so not cool Trump does. Even a couple of former Trump supporters I know left him for that partly, finally….yay. BIDEN HARRIS 2020! Today is a good day.

      • Leah says:

        I was jumping up and down when I heard the VP nom. Finally after nearly four years of hell, darkness and outrage there is hope.

        I am not surprised by Trump’s name calling. He’s like a school yard bully who’s forever stuck in junior high school. I half expect him to stick his tongue out at her next. Wow and to think there was a time when he and his daughter donated to Kamala’s campaign (back in the day)….when Trump was a dem.

    • Gaah says:

      Ya he thinks she is so nasty that he donated to her campaign to be AG twice and Ivanka donated once.

  46. Veronica S. says:

    I was glad to hear it, but it had its edge of bittersweet. Good enough to be a VP, but not enough to have gotten the votes when it mattered as a candidate. I’ve squared myself with the reality that if we’re to get a woman – white, black, or otherwise – into office anytime soon, it’s going to be by technicality and probably after a male president dies. This country only moves forward reluctantly, forcefully shoved ahead rather than willingly taking the first step.

    • Darla says:

      Agreed. She was my Prez pick, but I never got to vote for her. I donated a lot to her during the primary. I did conclude that we will have to backdoor our girl in after what happened to Hillary, but here’s to back doors! Cheers!

  47. Mrs. Smith says:

    This is amazing!!

  48. Teebee says:

    Very pleased. Enjoying the meltdowns of whiny white dudes. They don’t even know how petty and ignorant they are with their criticism. I hear she’s not black enough, she’s too tough on crime, she was mean to Biden, she’s not a citizen…

    I am totally going to whatabout her: with Trump in the White House, no one can say boo about anybody or anything. No one is more terrible a choice for any position in government or even any authority than a mess like Trump. Everyone should be kissing the ground Biden and Harris walk on for the alternative they represent to that burning dumpster fire that is Trump.

  49. KellyRyan says:

    I’ve been celebrating all afternoon. I understand CNN dumped Drumpf’s presser prattle to cover Kamala. I’m in California voted for her for AG and the Senate. She’s one terrific woman. She will not cower to the cowardly GOP. I’ve been in favor of a Biden Harris ticket for two years. I knew these two would excel at collaboration and take us out of the black hole we’ve been living in for almost four years.

  50. Winterberry says:

    Seeing Pence try to go head to head with Harris will be gorgeous.

  51. You Must Be Joking says:

    Different strokes for different folks, I guess. A Biden Harris ticket is effing horrific to me.

    • Joanna says:

      Why is that? What are your concerns?

    • Jaded says:

      The alternative is effing horrific to most of us. Explain yourself.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’ve seen a few people express this, and while everyone is entitled to their opinion and their vote, I hope those unhappy with Biden/Harris will remember what the alternative is. If Trump stays in power, we are, frankly, doomed, and will drag a lot of the rest of the world down with us.
      The environment. The Supreme Court. All the courts. Voting rights. Civil rights. The children in cages. The destruction of the Justice Department. The Education Department. All the departments. These 3 1/2 years have been DEVASTATING to our country, our democracy, and beyond, and that’s before COVID even hit.
      We cannot let Trump remain in power. The only way to do that right now is to vote Biden/Harris.

    • Traveler says:

      I was waiting for a comment like this. There is always something wrong with every choice and no group is more purist than non-republicans. Repubs are able to circle the wagons around satan himself.
      To each his own but It is pure hyperbole to call this pairing “horrific”. What HAS been truly horrific has been living under the so-called leadership of drumpf and company.

    • Kkat says:

      I don’t care because LITERALLY NOTHING is worse than 4 more years of trump.

  52. Elizabeth says:

    I’m so happy, for maybe the first time since 2016! We can win this!

  53. L4frimaire says:

    Good! She was my first choice for veep. Have voted for her for Senate and AG. Will vote for Biden regardless but she is a great choice. They will be scrutinizing every aspect of her life and record. Trump and all the sexists will lose their mind. Also, don’t assume the debate with Pence will be a slam dunk. During primaries, she seemed to fade after the first so will definitely need to strengthen that. Can’t wait to see her at the 19th summit this Friday!

  54. Sidewithkids says:

    Yay!!!!

  55. A says:

    As someone who’s more to the left than most people on this site, I do have opinions on this. But I’ll park them at the door, because this nomination comes really close to home. Kamala Harris’ mother + her family lived and grew up in the same neighbourhood, in the same city in India (Chennai), that I did. There are several generations that separate us though, but that place has some of my fondest memories when I was growing up. I moved away when I was quite young, but I still go back to visit my family and see the place every couple of years, and I still think of it as my home. My dad is especially thrilled, he’d been rooting for her since day one, even more so after he found out that her grandfather was someone whose surviving family didn’t live that far from us, and was someone he’d heard of.

    I definitely have my political disagreements, but I won’t lie–it’s more than a little surreal to see someone from my particular corner of the world in the news like this. I know she didn’t grow up there, and I know the odds of this happening were fairly high, but still. Good luck to her and Biden, here’s hoping they manage to pull it off, because this election is going to get uglier from here on out.

  56. Milkweed says:

    I’m so excited too!!!! Yay!!!!!

  57. Atti says:

    I predict there will be no debates. Trump and co have nothing to gain.

  58. CecilN says:

    That video of her cooking with Mindy Kaling was awesome!

  59. Darla says:

    Wow really? I must be such a pessimist I was sure Joe was gonna disappoint and not pick Kamala. I almost died when I got the text at about 4:15 est yesterday. I literally danced around my living room! Then I donated, I had been holding back because if it was Kamala I wanted to make a big fundraising show. I think a lot of Kamala supporters did that.

    I’m just so excited. And that moron complaining that she was “nasty” to beer boy. Yeah, she don’t like (alleged) rapists! That’s one reason we love her dummy!

  60. Smices says:

    What’s awesome is apparently both Donald and Ivanka donated to Kamala for her run as AG. It’ll be interesting watching the GOP spin that.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s interesting! Probably won’t matter to his cult followers though. He’s long supported Democrats, and even his stupid kids couldn’t vote for him in the primary because they forgot to switch their party affiliation.

      • SofiasSideEye says:

        It’s a good counter point to have though because one of the magat talking points was calling Kamala a “flip flopper“ because she and Biden were running against each other in the primary. The trump donations to Kamala’s campaign were also not used, they were donated. She didn’t even want their money. Lol!

  61. Jane Doe says:

    So sad – the racism and sexism that will be unleashed against this woman will be so harmful to so many Black and racialized women. Someone compiled an amazing Twitter thread documenting Kamala Harris’ actions as a politician, completely separated from any of the sexist racist commentary on her identity. https://twitter.com/m_c_yates/status/1293300812001742855?s=21

  62. Aven Sharp says:

    Can we not use “butthurt” as an insult, please? It’s homophobic.

  63. Dani says:

    I don’t mind Kamala at all, I think she was a decent, safe pick to ensure the displaced votes because some of his other options were too left for independents or displaced republicans etc. However…they won’t get the Sanders votes (and like with Hilary, it will sway the election). The amount of liberal friends I have that have been so disappointed by this pick and will now sit this vote out is astonishing to me.

    • Traveler says:

      Yikes! They must be some very privileged people, insulated enough to be unaffected by the social, economic, and environmental destruction taking place.
      What a ridiculous position to take with such enormous consequences.

  64. adastraperaspera says:

    My partner got the text first, and when she told me I started sobbing. I felt like a balloon full of stress just popped inside me. Kamala is the happy warrior we need. Onward!

  65. Edna says:

    There isn’t a politician alive who hasn’t done something someone doesn’t like. Sorry, but now is not the time for purity tests when the whole ship is sinking and this maybe our only chance to save ourselves.

    Biden-Harris 2020

  66. H says:

    I wanted Duckworth. I’m a veteran, but you know what? I’m stoked for a Biden-Harris ticket. We need someone to heal this nation, Biden is that man and I think Harris brings the youth and smarts that has been lacking in Trump’s administration.

  67. Gaah says:

    Prosecutors follow the laws already in place. She is not responsible for those laws. However they just had a Public Defender who used to go up against her back in the day who said she was one of the most progressive DAs she ever worked with. So there is that.

  68. Anna says:

    I was rooting for Duckworth, too. Living in Illinois, I’m especially proud of her.

  69. lucy2 says:

    I’m very happy with Kamala Harris, but I would have been thrilled to see Tammy Duckworth too, I have such huge respect for her. I would expect to see her in the running in the future though, for VP or POTUS. She’s still pretty young, well respected, and hopefully a big part of the future.

  70. notasugarhere says:

    Niki Solis, USAToday
    Public defender: I worked with Kamala Harris. She was the most progressive DA in California.