Arguably, one of the worst things about both Biden and Trump is their running mates. Harris appears to be a total psychopath who would likely be acting president once Biden is put out to pasture. And Mike Pence is an empty suit and “yes man” who would be a reincarnation of George W. Bush, silly putty in the hands of the neocons.
It’s rather remarkable that anyone would consider electing this individual to anything to somehow be an indication of “progress.”
The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.
I clearly disagree with Carlson on quite a few things, to say the least, but when you’re right, you’re right. What is probably most interesting about her selection is that the Silicon Valley techno-oligarchs and diversity-obsessed new clerisy apparently have greater influence in the Democratic Party than the “Empire First!” neocons and Never Trumpers who are colonizing the party, whom I’m sure would have preferred Susan Rice.
It’s also clear that the Democrats’ strategy is to ensure the loyalty of their urban cosmopolitan professional-managerial class base while deflecting any real or imaginary “radicals” in their ranks (Sanders, Warren, Yang, Tusli, the “Squad,” etc.). Diversity is fine as long it remains within the neoliberal paradigm.
Of course. Biden’s ongoing cognitive decline will result in his resignation and the new leader of the imperialist-plutocratic-police state will be a woman of color, providing a perfect cover for the ruling class and its ideological superstructure.