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Sat Jul 23, 2016, 01:17 PM

I don't know much about our next VP, Tim Kaine?

But to me, he sounds like what we are looking for! A people's person with a gritty fight on him. 1st impressions are always a good start!

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imanamerican63 Jul 2016 OP
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Sat Jul 23, 2016, 02:03 PM

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=edit&forum=1002&thread=8040835

The cable Repuke yakkers this morning are denigrating and sneering at him, so WE’RE GOOD! We have a POSITIVE team that makes for a bold contrast to lowering ourselves into the Repuke mosh pit. KAINE, a missionary in Honduras with perfect Spanish. His wife, Anne HOLTON, her work in child welfare and education. What’s not to like?!

My CLINTON KAINE bumpersticker is in the mail, union-made, and my car windows are safe because it will be next to my Vietnam sticker, so the local wingnut thugs DON’T DARE. The Blue Deal: http://thebluedeal.com/products/clinton-kaine-2016-blue-bumper-sticker?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=21624594692&gclid=CjwKEAjwq8y8BRCstYTm8qeT9mwSJACZGjUk5jJ2LjXSSbLUtswstILlld_qWoSZx_kwnQ0JU4yNWRoCd1_w_wcB

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/07/22/a-pope-francis-catholic-if-clinton-picks-tim-kaine-will-his-faith-matter/
[font size=5]‘A Pope Francis Catholic’: Now that Tim Kaine is Clinton’s VP pick, will his faith matter?[/font]

American Catholics have been growing in recent decades in political power and diversity. While they were once a Democratic voting bloc, today they are divided, particularly by ethnicity. Latino Catholics – 34 percent of U.S. Catholics are Hispanic – prefer Clinton to Trump by a huge margin of 77 to 16 percent. Among white Catholics, the preference is Trump by a margin of 50 to 46 percent, according to the Pew Research Center. ....

“Serving the poor has been a key aspect of (Kaine’s) work — and social justice, however you define it. He’s always looked upon that as a crucial part” of his life, D’Antonio said of why he puts Kaine in the Francis mold. ....

While he was a student at Harvard Law School, Kaine took a year off to work as a missionary in Honduras, where he ran a program teaching carpentry and welding. “I do what I do for spiritual reasons,” Kaine said during the C-SPAN interview. “I’m always thinking about the momentary reality, but also how it connects with bigger matters of what’s important in life.”

Kaine’s Catholicism has been strongly influenced by the Jesuits – the order Pope Francis is part of that has long been associated with education and social justice. In the United States, Jesuit schools and parishes are often seen as the most progressive and open-minded. Kaine was educated at an all-boys Jesuit high school in Kansas City, and the program where he worked in Honduras was founded by Jesuits. ....


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/07/22/meet-tim-kaines-wife-a-longtime-child-welfare-advocate-and-virginias-secretary-of-education/
[font size=5]Meet Tim Kaine’s wife, a longtime child welfare advocate and Virginia’s secretary of education[/font]

Holton is the daughter of Virginia Gov. A. Linwood Holton (R), who championed integration in a state that was known for its vigorous efforts to resist it. To drive home this point, he sent his daughters to a historically all-black Richmond City public school, escorting Anne Holton’s sister to class in a gesture captured in a historic photograph. ....

The pair met at Harvard Law School, from which they both graduated. She became a legal aid lawyer representing low-income clients in Richmond and eventually a judge in the city’s juvenile and domestic relations court. She stepped down when her husband was elected governor in 2005 and as first lady made a priority of finding and stabilizing homes for teens in foster care. ....

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) chose her as the state’s education secretary in 2014. In that role, she has worked to reform a standardized testing regime that had been criticized as unnecessarily time-consuming and onerous. ....

Like most of her fellow Democrats in the state, she has opposed the expansion of charter schools and other school-choice measures, and she has pushed for greater investments in public education, including teacher pay raises.

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