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01 August 2020

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Deap

The borgs did not trust POTUS-Elect Trump with classified info; but they hand it out for free to any other elected official? How does that work.

Polish Janitor

As we are nearing Democratic Convention, the competition becomes tighter. I read the other day, a piece in Politico that sugested Kamala was leaking damaging material on her rivals and Karen Bass was among them. plus, is Bass even ready for a VP position given her modest experience at congress (since 2011)? If I can recall correctly the last time (the only time?) a congresswoman was nominated for VP position was Geraldine Ferraro from NY by Mondale in '84. She was the chair of the House Democratic Caucus for a couple of years in the 80s.

The more this whole VP situation unravels the more I come to realize that Susan Rice has a higher chance of becoming Biden's pick, as you argued a few posts ago. Was your reasoning based on Rice's Foreign Policy resume, fundraising skill and their past relationship in the Obama admin or else? just out of curiosity...

Bobo

Ms Bass has brought great benefits to her district and served admirably as its Congresswoman. She raised five children which is a feat by itself. Thus she is due some accolades. She also is a strong supporter for Universal Healthcare and the Green New Deal amongst other socialistic programs.
Now this Venceremos Brigade is even listed in her Wiki page, credibility, which will require a strong response and full vetting prior to Uncle Joe accepting her on his ticket. The real question will be WHO is pushing this lady on old Joe. That person is not working for the benefit of this country. Them Old Weathermen/ladies sure do arise at strange times. A mistake was made in letting them run free.

turcopolier

Polish Janitor

All of that.

turcopolier

Bobo

Do you want a Cuban agent to have the access that one would have as either VP or CinC? Do you want such a person to be head of the armed forces?

J

Wunnerful, Товарищ Karen Bass a Cuban DGI asset with access to the Football. such a comforting thought.

Leith

Joe ain't gonna pick her, he is going with Rice as PL predicted. Unless Rice turns it down looking for the SecState position instead. But even then it would go to Harris, and not to Bass.

But Bass is Chair of both the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, so my guess is she already has some type of high clearance. I'm more concerned about her relationship with those whackadoodle Scientologists than with a dead dictator.

Most of those early Venceremos Brigadistas went down there to cut sugar cane and help fulfill the ten million ton harvest goal. I'd be careful if I was Humberto, she probably knows how to use a cane knife and she looks like she has the beef to still swing one: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/35/Evstafiev-zafra.jpg/450px-Evstafiev-zafra.jpg

J

Some food for thought. Since Товарищ Bass continues to visit Cuba, one has to wonder how many SVR contacts and meetings she's had, along with her being passed by the DGI into the hands of a SVR handler.

turcopolier

leith

"she already has some type of high clearance." Did I not tell you that congress members do NOT have clearances but they have all necessary access. https://www.govloop.com/community/blog/do-members-of-congress-have-security-clearances/

Bobo

Colonel
You know the answer to that, of course not, as I was just being a little courteous of the ladies accomplishments. She is just another Community Organizer with a little training. Should this turn more dark then Old Joe is in for a good tongue lashing.

J

Another shuddering thought, Товарищ Bass's appointment to the House Intelligence Committee. Oh wait, it's current head is an Intelligence asset of a Foreign nation already.

It's getting too murky.

J

One of the most disconcerting aspects of Bass, is the fact that she's a Maoist.

turcopolier

J

Where did you get that?

Fred

Bass might be the only member of the House compromised by Communist Cuba, but I suspect there are a multitude of staffers and federal service employees who have been compromised by Cuba or other communist governments. Senator Feinstien had a Chinese agent on her payroll for years. House IT staffer Imran Awan comes to mind, even if it were only bank fraud he was guilty of, which I doubt. Sadly I wouldn't put it past the Democrats to pick Bass this year, especially Biden. Every enemey America has seems to have come out of the woodwork this election cycle.

Deap

Reminder of what a Biden administration could look like - NYT picks their Dream Team for a Biden cabinet: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/opinion/biden-running-mate-cabinet.html

J

Tablet magazine had a good write up on Bass and her Maoist associations.

A document surfaced online linking Bass to the Line of March, an “anti-revisionist” Maoist organization founded in Oakland, CA, in 1980 by Irwin Silber. Members of the Line of March operated their network clandestinely, without formal names or titles. They called themselves “rectificationists.”

Bass’s name and some of her associates are included in a document from the 1980s listing “Consolidated rectification forces.”

When Bass’s office was approached about this document associating her with the Line of March’s “rectification forces,” her spokesperson did not deny the association or the document’s authenticity. The spokesperson’s response was that Bass had simply “attended events.” Line of March activists became active in civic organizations. 

July 2008 left-wing activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz recalled that Line of March was among the groups that “got radicals into key local positions, which has had a permanent effect on local politics.” In a statement to Tablet magazine, Dunbar-Ortiz said that “quite a few Line of March activists did go on and work in civic organizations. It became pretty standard.”

“Most of them have blended in relatively smoothly to a kind of left wing of the Democratic Party,” Paul Saba, an archivist of the anti-revisionist movement, told Tablet. “They came out of the wilderness of ultra-leftism and found a place in the political system where they thought they could really make a difference and stayed there ever since.”

Bass’s movement into the political mainstream also coincided with the omission of her associations with the Venceremos Brigade and communist organizations like Line of March. From the mid-1990s on, the public would come to know Representative Karen Bass as a community organizer fighting a temperance crusade against liquor stores in South Los Angeles.


Former Red Diaper Baby David Horowitz remarked that because Bass was a Maoist, that made her very dangerous.

AK

She has an open record of praising Fidel Castro post mortem:

"As Cuba begins nine days of mourning, I wish to express my condolences to the Cuban people and the family of Fidel Castro. The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba. I hope together, our two nations will continue on the new path of support and collaboration with one another, and continue in the new direction of diplomacy."

https://bass.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-bass-statement-passing-fidel-castro

She sought to walk this back a few days ago, but this should surely follow her like an albatross through Florida during the general, should Biden be so foolish as to tap her. IMO, the Trump campaign need only run this quote on a loop ad in the Miami market from about Sept. 15th through Election Day, and he might just shore up Florida as a result.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/27/karen-bass-castro-comment-vp-vetting-382316

Bill H

Bobo
"She raised five children which is a feat by itself."

Ha. Cats do a fine job of raising six or more of their children at a time, all by themselves, and catching dinner for them at the same time. Doesn't mean I want a Calico in the White House.

Mike46

Recently I've been reflecting on the events of the last few months. In particular the power of the American consumer. Frankly, I'm surprised. We have managed to shut down this economy in a matter of a few weeks. Think of the power we have if this force were united for the common good!

Walrus: I agree with your comment 100%.

Rod

Vegetius

Harris is the DNC's pick. The Democrat leadership is very uncomfortable with authentically African-American politicians, and Harris is both mixed-race and has married into their donor base. This was why there was so much media support for her, at least until Tulsi Gabbard knee-capped her by simply pointing to the public record.

turcopolier

Mike46
The real question is whether or not the economy should have been shut down at all considering the actual level of morbidity in young people.

J

Colonel,

You wondered who were the prime money backers of BLM and ANTIFA. Such money and logistics takes "state sponsorship". Given the current state of affairs, I would put Communist China and its CCP at the top of the list.

J

Mike46,

Consider Corporations as also adding and abetting the enemies of the U.S.. Many call themselves "Transnational," Corporations, which is PC terms for Borg Globalists.

Many have morphed into Communist. Prime example look at Silicon Valley.

What they don't understand is that they are being played as "useful idiots. When the time comes their Communist buddies will put two behind their ear as they know too much.

TV

Bass accurately reflects the anti-American rage of the Democrat-media party.
Even if the Republicans (the stupid party) did successfully make her history and danger to America a major issue, what effect would this have on the generally ignorant, uninformed, immature and emotion-driven electorate AKA millennials?

Deap

Silicon Valley is indeed curious. They are primarily libertarians; yet they fund the most progressive Democrat elements. Which in fact are anathema to their own political leanings, if the Democrats were ever to apply it to them.

Long ago I assumed Silicon Valley was simply paying the Democrats protection money - keep your union hands off Silicon Valley employees, and we will support your wacko causes everywhere else.

Democrats "attacking" the Silicon oligarchs in this recent House hearing was odd theater. Only Tim Cook (Apple) appeared to know how to play the inside game; while the others had more deer in the headlight responses when under this televised political attack.

Assume most Democrats were just looking for campaign ad material in the long run - Candidate for the Little People takes on the Robber Barons. S/he will fight for us.

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