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HISTORY, MADE: Official VP Nominee Kamala Harris Is The First Black Woman To Appear On A Major Party's Presidential Ticket. Here's Why Biden Chose Her.

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It's official.  Joe Biden just named the frst woman of color as the VP nominee of a major Democratic party.  She's already got Howard and HBCU's, the Obama Administration, the people of California, a sector of voter from the black and Indian communities, and even the Divine 9 ready for battle at the polls. Here's why Joe chose Kamala Harris.

 

It's been months in the making, but Joe Biden finally stopped dangling the VP catnip in front of the masses and tossed them a bone.  And hopefully it plays out as much more than just a bone.

Senator Kamala Harris is the Democratic VP nominee, making history as the first (presumed) woman of color nominee on a major Presidential ticket.

The 55-year-old Senator from California, and the daughter of immigrant Jamaican and Indian parents, is set to make even more history in November , and we're here for it. 

Despite having more than a couple cut throat moments on the Presidential campaign trail in the primaries, the former Presidential candidate is now a promising VP candidate. 

 

Most people figured the choice was between former Ambassador Susan Rice and Kamala, and we wouldn't be surprised if Ambassador Rice ends up in Joe's cabibet if the Biden/Harris ticket wins in November.

But first order of business is getting the racist, sexist and ignorant occupier of the White House right up out of there.  ASAP.

Many are in a tizzy already, considering Kamala's history as a former prosecutor, but folks better get in formation and check their sources (and misogony).

President Obama explained just how important this choice of Kamala is:

 
 
 
 
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Choosing a vice president is the first important decision a president makes. When you’re in the Oval Office, weighing the toughest issues, and the choice you make will affect the lives and livelihoods of the entire country – you need someone with you who’s got the judgment and the character to make the right call. Someone whose focus goes beyond self-interest to consider the lives and prospects of others. @JoeBiden nailed this decision. By choosing Senator @KamalaHarris as America’s next vice president, he’s underscored his own judgment and character. Reality shows us that these attributes are not optional in a president. They’re requirements of the job. And now Joe has an ideal partner to help him tackle the very real challenges America faces right now and in the years ahead. I’ve known Senator Harris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. Her own life story is one that I and so many others can see ourselves in: a story that says that no matter where you come from, what you look like, how you worship, or who you love, there’s a place for you here. It’s a fundamentally American perspective, one that’s led us out of the hardest times before. And it’s a perspective we can all rally behind right now. Michelle and I couldn’t be more thrilled for Kamala, Doug, Cole, and Ella. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing.

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If you're asking "Why Kamala?", Joe explained it all in a letter to his supporters, where he read off her receipts for why she's the best person for the job:

These aren’t normal times. For the first time in our history, we’re facing three historic crises -- all at the same time. We’re facing the worst pandemic in 100 years. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The most powerful calls for racial justice in a generation. And we have a president who has both failed to lead on the virus -- costing lives and decimating our economy -- and fanned the flames of hate and division.

I need someone working alongside me who is smart, tough, and ready to lead. Kamala is that person.

I need someone who understands the pain that so many people in our nation are suffering. Whether they’ve lost their job, their business, a loved one to this virus. This president says he “doesn’t want to be distracted by it.” He doesn’t understand that taking care of the people of this nation -- all the people -- isn’t a distraction -- it’s the job. Kamala understands that.

I need someone who understands that we are in a battle for the soul of this nation. And that if we’re going to get through these crises -- we need to come together and unite for a better America. Kamala gets that.

If I’m President, I’m committed to making things better -- not just in the short term, but sustainably, structurally, and permanently. We won’t have time to delay. I need a partner who can help deliver on those promises, and quickly.

I was privileged to serve this nation for two terms as Vice President alongside President Obama, a man of extraordinary character who I believe will go down in history as one of our great presidents. So, I know a thing or two about being Vice President. More than anything, I know it can’t be a political decision. It has to be a governing decision. If the people of this nation entrust me and Kamala with the office of President and Vice President for the next four years, we’re going to inherit a nation in crisis, a nation divided, and a world in disarray. We won’t have a minute to waste.

That’s what led me to Kamala Harris.

As a United States Senator from California, Kamala represents the biggest state in the union. She’s been one of the toughest and most effective Senators on two of the most important committees in the Senate -- Intelligence and Judiciary. Two committees that have directly dealt with some of the most important issues facing this nation at home and around the world.

She sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where she deals with the nation’s most sensitive threats.

We’ve all watched her hold the Trump administration accountable for its corruption, stand up to a Justice Department that’s run amok, and be a powerful voice against their extreme nominations.

She’s been a leader on criminal justice and marriage equality. And she has focused like a laser on the racial disparities as a result of the coronavirus.

As California’s Attorney General, she led one of the biggest legal departments in the nation -- where she was a powerful advocate for people in taking on the big banks and protecting women and kids from abuse. She’s delivered billions in settlement money to consumers, taking on companies for fraud, pollution and abuse.

I first met Kamala through my son Beau. They were both Attorneys General at the same time. He had enormous respect for her and her work. I thought a lot about that as I made this decision. There is no one’s opinion I valued more than Beau’s and I’m proud to have Kamala standing with me on this campaign.

Her record of accomplishment -- fighting tooth and nail for what’s right -- is why I’m choosing her. There is no door Kamala won’t knock on, no stone she’ll leave unturned, if it means making life better -- for the people.

 

Welp.  There it is.  And also this:

 

biggest winners with biden's pic 1. biden himself. mala ain't perfect, but if he would've picked anyone other than her...

Posted by Damon Young on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Election Day is November 3rd.  If you're mailing in your ballots, plan to mail them in by October 13th to allow for ample time for their travel since Trump has also been systematically destroying the post office to jeopardize this election.

 

Photos: Kim Wilson/Shutterstock.com

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