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Wed May 20, 2020, 07:20 AM

A big job ahead for Biden and Democrats to put together a team that can repair this country.

With all the talk about who Joe Biden is going to pick as his VP, there are other important positions that will also need to be filled.

First of all, law and order will need to be restored. The corruption within our government, from US Senators to Wall Street, is rampant. We will need someone with the knowledge and the courage to attack white collar criminals. We will need an Attorney General of the caliber of Andrew Cuomo or Kamala Harris.

The Secretary of the Treasury will need someone that understands how the markets work and how Big Business manipulates and uses information from the American people in monopolistic ways. We need someone with the knowledge of an Elizabeth Warren or a Katie Porter.

The Secretary of Defense will need to re-evaluate the questionable relationships created by the present Administration and what the real threats to our nation are at this time? We will need someone with geopolitical knowledge of the world, as well as the military needs of our country. It could be a General, or someone else with expertise to run the Defense Department. It would need to be someone of the caliber of a John Kerry.

The Secretary of State will need to be someone that can rebuild our relationships around the world, after the demolishment of our foreign policy by Trump and Pompeo and the Republicans. It would need a person with intricate details and knowledge of our allies and enemies. It could use someone of the caliber of a Susan Rice.

There will be many important positions to fill and Democrats should be contemplating how they are going to put this country back together. There is a good chance that they will inherit an economy that looks like a Depression. Many people may need assistance with jobs and with food and housing. We will need dedicated and aggressive public servants to tackle these severe problems ahead.

The VP choice is important but it is not the only important position. There are many others. The most important position in 2021 will be the person sitting in the White House.

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Reply A big job ahead for Biden and Democrats to put together a team that can repair this country. (Original post)
kentuck May 2020 OP
N_E_1 for Tennis May 2020 #1
Pacifist Patriot May 2020 #2
beachbumbob May 2020 #3
kentuck May 2020 #4
beachbumbob May 2020 #6
Tanuki May 2020 #5
rockfordfile May 2020 #7
kentuck May 2020 #8
sunonmars May 2020 #9
marlakay May 2020 #10

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:26 AM

1. And we thought Obama...

Would have al lot to do to fix Bush’s crap. This is monumental makes that look like a rainstorm against super typhoon.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #1)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:42 AM

2. Apt simile

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:46 AM

3. no shortage of talent willing to serve when the time comes

 

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #3)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:51 AM

4. The challenge will be to put the right person in the right position.

I agree, there is plenty of talent in the Democratic Party, but it will need to be focused on the problems we are about to encounter.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2020, 09:44 AM

6. Systemic problems will need congress and to tell you

 

the truth, I'm not sure we have leadership to take it on.

- massive rewrite of the taxcode
- reneining in presidential overstepping by codified law.
- lessening filibuster impact in senate

Master plan to address runaway national debt.

Biden admin faces the greatest challenge any incoming admin has ever faced.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:59 AM

5. It will be a task of the magnitude of Hercules having to clean the Augean stables

and he will be fought every step of the way by the usual forces of corruption who brought us to catastrophe in the first place.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 10:03 AM

7. That would involve investigating GOP Senators etc..The corruption is out-of-hand

If nothing is done about the corruption problem in our government, then Americans will think that they're all the same.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #7)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:14 PM

8. Barr and Trump have hired a former US Attorney as a special investigator...

...and there is no time limit or limitations on his investigation.

Democrats should use that as a precedent. They should hire a "special investigator" to investigate everything Barr and Trump have colluded in. It should last the duration of the Democratic Administration. Just keep them at a distance and let them irritate the hell out of the Republicans.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:19 PM

9. I would ask Obama if he fancied being Secretary of State, I think he'd kind of love that.

I know the world would love it.

Any supreme court vacancy, for the love of god, stick someone in their 40's, 50's on it.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:23 PM

10. The real challenge is to win after we fix the problems

They screw it up we fix, over and over again. They get away with so much crap when its their turn very few go to jail or quit their jobs but when its our turn they hold our feet to the fire like they are sparkling white angels. 😠

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