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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:20 PM

 

I am going to be really disappointed if Tom Steyer does not get a policy position with the Biden adm

He is one of the most unsung heroes of our party. It's a shame he doesn't have more respect in the party.

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Reply I am going to be really disappointed if Tom Steyer does not get a policy position with the Biden adm (Original post)
Boogiemack Nov 23 OP
SlogginThroughIt Nov 23 #1
Boogiemack Nov 24 #24
SlogginThroughIt Nov 25 #25
stonecutter357 Nov 23 #2
JI7 Nov 23 #3
C_U_L8R Nov 23 #4
Demsrule86 Nov 23 #7
C_U_L8R Nov 23 #8
Demsrule86 Nov 23 #13
dsp3000 Nov 23 #18
Demsrule86 Nov 23 #22
StarfishSaver Nov 23 #5
onetexan Nov 23 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 23 #9
jalan48 Nov 23 #10
mtnsnake Nov 23 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 23 #17
Turin_C3PO Nov 25 #26
mtnsnake Nov 23 #11
Vivienne235729 Nov 23 #14
awesomerwb1 Nov 23 #15
Klaralven Nov 23 #16
Brother Buzz Nov 23 #19
Dem4Life1102 Nov 23 #20
LanternWaste Nov 23 #21
Dem4Life1102 Nov 23 #23

Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:21 PM

1. What would he be qualified for?

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Response to SlogginThroughIt (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:50 PM

24. Well maybe this is a start.

 

Steyer announced in October 2012 that he would be stepping down from his position at Farallon in order to focus on political activism, in particular on advocating for alternative energy.[16] He cited his desire to focus on giving back "full time" and to revolve his life around service. In an interview he said, "I've tried to organize a business voice for what I call advanced energy....I think I'm going to be focused on how to, is there a way to move the needle in some way having to do with thought or policy. And I don't know what shape that's going to take.”

It was reported in January 2013 that Steyer might be named as a replacement for Energy Secretary Steven Chu or that he might run for Dianne Feinst (Wiki)

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Response to Boogiemack (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 10:03 AM

25. yeah that might be a good spot for him

I don’t know how he stacks up compared to others that might be potential candidates though.

I am not saying he shouldn’t be in the cabinet, I just don’t think he should get a spot just for being a guy that is doing good activism work. If he is qualified for a job then he should by all means be considered.

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:22 PM

2. lol why ?

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:23 PM

3. He has never held public office. maybe he can get an ambassador jobj

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:24 PM

4. He seemed to disappear after the primary

Is he that much of a team player?

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:28 PM

7. Did he help with the election? I never heard one word.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:30 PM

8. He's definitely not a Mike Bloomberg.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:47 PM

13. If Bloomberg wanted something, I think he has earned it given his support of us over the last

four years...he funded 18, work on guns and put ads in Georgia and Florida.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:41 PM

18. I think he funded NextGen America- they may have done a lot ? i got a million texts from them

I got a Biden bumper sticker from them as well.... i dont know how much they actually did nationwide but at least they helped turned out the vote.

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Response to dsp3000 (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:36 PM

22. That was in 2013.

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:27 PM

5. Seriously?

What position do you think he's entitled to?

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:27 PM

6. Maybe an ambassadorship?

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:31 PM

9. How much respect from the party should he be getting, seeing as how

he pretty much disappeared after the primaries? And what position might he be especially qualified for, since he's never even worked in government at all?

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:31 PM

10. He's been actively involved in the climate change issue for years. That would seem like a good fit.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:38 PM

12. That's a good point.

He was so involved with getting Trump impeached that I forgot about his efforts on behalf of the climate and environment.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 02:57 PM

17. John Kerry already got that job.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 10:08 AM

26. Maybe Steyer

could possibly serve in the new climate division as an under secretary of sorts. I don't really know, I'm just spitballing here.

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:36 PM

11. I'm not sure about a policy position, but

I agree with you that he is one of the most unsung heroes.

I also agree that he doesn't get enough respect, especially since he is the one who arguably got the ball rolling on impeaching Trump, or at least he was the first one to spend millions of dollars of his own money with some great TV commercials that encouraged impeachment long before anyone else had the guts to do it.

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:53 PM

14. Bloomberg has done SO MUCH more than Steyer. Mike deserves a

Position before steyers. But I highly doubt Mike even wants a position.

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:55 PM

15. Your disappointment has been noted

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:58 PM

16. Would either Steyer or Bloomberg want a day job?

They are probably both better used on specific ad hoc projects and key committees.


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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:12 PM

19. He's a good candidate to be appointed by Biden to a Blue Ribbon committee tasked...

to do something

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Response to Boogiemack (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:23 PM

20. No unqualified rich white guys

Not when there are so many experienced African Americans, Hispanics, Women and LGBTQ people to choose from.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:33 PM

21. Who is arguing for unqualified individuals?

No one, right?

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:43 PM

23. What experience does Steyer have working in government?

Please provide links.

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