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calimary's Journal
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December 31, 2018


December 31, 2018

Can I get an AMEN!!!?

I’ll start.


Love you, Ted Lieu!

December 31, 2018

We'd probably need that long to erase and/or roll back

and/or fix all the damage trump will have left behind.

December 31, 2018

Not necessarily. My best friend admitted to voting for trump - BECAUSE OF Mike Pence.

Sometimes it DOES make a difference. A BIG difference. Consider Biden at the top of the ticket. He’s quite elderly. In that case, a young and exciting new face (Beto? Harris?) would be a strong attraction. A very strong running mate with a much older figure at the top of the ticket would erase all fears of who could take over in case the president died while in office.

December 31, 2018

I agree with Tea Pain, too!

December 31, 2018


These are astonishing creatures! Looks like they’re perfectly equipped to blend in with a flower-filled environment.

December 31, 2018

He wants to distract from the ascendance of Speaker Pelosi.

“He” meaning trump.

December 31, 2018

Yep. Think devious. Then you'll know what he's up to and what he's after.

Yep. Putin wants more leverage. To turn the screws on his little orange poodle (or is that - puddle?) in OUR White House.

December 31, 2018

Agreed. But I don't see another female candidate with the kind of strength,

capability, or experience that Hillary had. And Hillary didn’t lose. It was STOLEN from her.

I like Kamala Harris. Smart. Resilient. Brilliant! And young-ish. I just wish she had a few more years in the Senate first. But she does have a lot going for her. Including guts, and she remains cool under fire. VERY important. And she knows the law.

I like Elizabeth Warren, but she’s a one-trick pony so far. Her signature strength is in consumer protections - and that’s a very good thing. But her portfolio isn’t wide or deep enough, IMO. And I can’t forget how she sat things out and played coy all through the 2016 primary season, while EVERY OTHER Democratic woman in the U.S. Senate immediately stood up for Hillary. Where the fuck was she - until the very end when Clinton had clinched the nomination??? That’s not showing courage! OR leadership! I was MASSIVELY disappointed in her for that reason, and I remain so. That said, she would absolutely have my vote if she becomes our nominee. (I feel the same reluctance for the same reason toward the still-underwhelming Jeff Merkley, btw, and he’s my Senator now.)

Amy Klobuchar - I like her, too. A lot. But there’s not too much of a really high profile there, nor much pizazz. For those who must be “excited” by the prospective nominee, seems to me she doesn’t move the meter much. Sad but true, and superficial as hell, but having pizazz actually counts, and counts for a lot. Might make a terrific VP though!

Hillary remains the only one who had it all, at least to me. But as much as it hurts me to say it, and as much as we still need her, I hope she doesn’t run. I hated seeing her battered like that. Just HATED it! And I don’t want to see her tormented and persecuted anymore! She deserved - and still deserves - so much better.

I still want US DEMS to be the party that finally seats a female Chief executive behind that Resolute Desk. At least, before the bad guys can do it with Nikki Haley or some such. I want that epic a history-making achievement to be OURS!

But Job One is to WIN. I’ll vote, donate to, and work for WHOMEVER we wind up nominating. Male or female, young or old, white or not, Biden or Beto.

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About calimary

Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.
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