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Harris apparently very pleasing to Wall Street

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I have mixed feelings about Harris. I was recently reminded of her perhaps most important action as CA Attorney General, soon after taking office, refusing the deal states made with Wall Street, taking a lot of criticism for it - and winning, with Wall Street giving all states a better deal. Good going.

A concern is that she has no issues with money in politics, and 'plays the game' well and shamelessly. This article discusses her as being a very good fundraiser who will help Biden with that. When I see politicians seeming to be on a 'fast track' by the party, it raises some questions. She's a first term Senator, just like Obama who was fast-tracked, and Wall Street's favorite candidate.

Wall Street executives are glad Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris to be his VP running mate

Financial advisory firm Signum Global is already telling its clients that the choice of Harris reinforces the notion that the Democratic ticket is more moderate than progressive.

When she ran for president last year, Harris saw contributions from executives in a wide range of industries, including film, TV, real estate and finance, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Her campaign finished raising close to $40 million.

Harris, who dropped out of the race in December, opened up a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee earlier this year, allowing her to raise six figure checks that mainly went to the party as a whole.

Prior to Biden’s announcement, his fundraisers were plotting a virtual fundraising blitz that is now set to feature Harris. Her addition to the ticket could help push the Biden campaign over the top in the cash race with Trump.

Last month, Biden and the Democratic National Committee combined to raise $140 million, while Trump and the Republican National Committee brought in $165 million. Biden and the DNC went into August with $295 million on hand and Trump’s team had $300 million.

Mike Kempner, the founder of public relations juggernaut, MWWPR, lauded Harris’ fundraising track record.

“She has a strong and active fundraising organization. She will be an important and immediate addition to the Biden fundraising effort. She is a fundraising star,” Kempner said.

“Our clients really wanted to know if Biden was going to stay in the center, and his pick of Harris reinforces that,” he said on Tuesday.

“Harris, who generally could be called a centrist, will not push Biden to the left or the right on major policy issues. She will be supportive of Biden and the Democratic Party’s policy platform,” the note reads.

Joe Biden VP pick: Wall Street executives are happy about Kamala Harris
 
Harris began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, and later the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2003, she was elected the 27th district attorney of San Francisco, serving until 2011. Harris was narrowly elected attorney general of California in 2010, and was re-elected in 2014. Harris faced criticism from reformers for tough-on-crime policies she pursued while she was California's attorney general.


Kamala Harris - Wikipedia




You'd think she'd be popular with Trump supporters too.


Why don't Trump supporters like her?


.
 
Basically all Democrats will support a number of 'good' policies. Progressives moreso than corporatists.

To a point, whether the person is just 'doing what they have to', a cynical operator, or more personally passionate, doesn't matter that much. Both get it done.

The basic issue is when they are serving the donors, and not the public. In that case, all you'll hear about are the issues on which the public cares that they can do what the public wants, like racial justice, but quietly they will behind the scenes give donors all they want, in money and power.

I've long quoted: "Politicians have to LOOK good to the public, and DO good for donors."

So I have a certain tolerance for 'the game', as long as they are doing enough right, but we can't expect the opposition to plutocracy we need, it seems, which is bad. Just as we didn't with Obama.
 
I am starting to think "Wall Street Executives" are sitting around coming up with new ways to **** with everyone for their own entertainment.
 
I have mixed feelings about Harris. I was recently reminded of her perhaps most important action as CA Attorney General, soon after taking office, refusing the deal states made with Wall Street, taking a lot of criticism for it - and winning, with Wall Street giving all states a better deal. Good going.

A concern is that she has no issues with money in politics, and 'plays the game' well and shamelessly. This article discusses her as being a very good fundraiser who will help Biden with that. When I see politicians seeming to be on a 'fast track' by the party, it raises some questions. She's a first term Senator, just like Obama who was fast-tracked, and Wall Street's favorite candidate.



Joe Biden VP pick: Wall Street executives are happy about Kamala Harris



I find it hilarious that Wall Street typically reacts more positively to Rep prez wins than Dems when they don't do any better under Reps than under Dems. Same with business profit. Hilarious.
 
I have mixed feelings about Harris. I was recently reminded of her perhaps most important action as CA Attorney General, soon after taking office, refusing the deal states made with Wall Street, taking a lot of criticism for it - and winning, with Wall Street giving all states a better deal. Good going.

A concern is that she has no issues with money in politics, and 'plays the game' well and shamelessly. This article discusses her as being a very good fundraiser who will help Biden with that. When I see politicians seeming to be on a 'fast track' by the party, it raises some questions. She's a first term Senator, just like Obama who was fast-tracked, and Wall Street's favorite candidate.



Joe Biden VP pick: Wall Street executives are happy about Kamala Harris

Ah right, so it was all about keeping the donors happy and getting more money...

You literally couldn't have said anything that would make me despise a Biden-Harris ticket more...
 
Harris began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, and later the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2003, she was elected the 27th district attorney of San Francisco, serving until 2011. Harris was narrowly elected attorney general of California in 2010, and was re-elected in 2014. Harris faced criticism from reformers for tough-on-crime policies she pursued while she was California's attorney general.


Kamala Harris - Wikipedia




You'd think she'd be popular with Trump supporters too.


Why don't Trump supporters like her?


.

Because she sports a D instead of an R.
 
Harris began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, and later the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2003, she was elected the 27th district attorney of San Francisco, serving until 2011. Harris was narrowly elected attorney general of California in 2010, and was re-elected in 2014. Harris faced criticism from reformers for tough-on-crime policies she pursued while she was California's attorney general.


Kamala Harris - Wikipedia




You'd think she'd be popular with Trump supporters too.


Why don't Trump supporters like her?


.

Because Trump doesn't like her.
 
Financial advisory firm Signum Global is already telling its clients that the choice of Harris reinforces the notion that the Democratic ticket is more moderate than progressive.

Well, as that article shows, the media is trying their hardest to paint Harris as a "moderate" and a "centrist". But the facts reveal that effort as a pack of lies.

Media Hails Harris As 'Moderate,' 'Centrist' Despite Far-Left Record
 
Biden said **** you to the Bernie Bros, Bloomberg, and everybody else who could help him. Of course he had no choice but to sell the slot to Wall Street. He is out of deep pocket friends.
 
She smiles too much. I don't like people who smile too much.

a terrible trait to have; especially for a politician

wonder if your students have adopted such a fine political barometer for themselves to use
 
Biden said **** you to the Bernie Bros, Bloomberg, and everybody else who could help him. Of course he had no choice but to sell the slot to Wall Street. He is out of deep pocket friends.

Republicans: "If Biden is elected he'll sink the stock market!"
Also Republicans: "Wall Street loves Biden!"
 
a terrible trait to have; especially for a politician

wonder if your students have adopted such a fine political barometer for themselves to use

I'm known for being an unsmiling person. So I use that on my students to "encourage" their cooperation and compliance. They know I don't smile so they try to make me smile.

Amazing how effective those kinds of things can be.
 
I find it hilarious that Wall Street typically reacts more positively to Rep prez wins than Dems when they don't do any better under Reps than under Dems. Same with business profit. Hilarious.

They tend to get a 'better share' I think under Republicans. They've always been short-sighted at caring about wanting a bigger share of a smaller pie, even if it's smaller than a smaller share of a bigger pie. And Republicans are the ones who give them lower taxes on the rich, and don't regulate them in the public interests, and put them in charge of regulatory agencies.
 
Biden said **** you to the Bernie Bros, Bloomberg, and everybody else who could help him. Of course he had no choice but to sell the slot to Wall Street. He is out of deep pocket friends.

Stop using the propaganda lie phrase "Bernie Bros".
 
Ah right, so it was all about keeping the donors happy and getting more money...

You literally couldn't have said anything that would make me despise a Biden-Harris ticket more...

As long as you understand it's far, far better than trump/Republicans.

Look at as, Wall Street thinks the Democrat will win - and so they're happy to have the Democrat be one seen as friendlier to them instead of a progressive who wants to go to war with them.
 
She's pleasing to Wall Street because she represents the police state status quo that ensures the owner class maintains their power.
 
As long as you understand it's far, far better than trump/Republicans.

Look at as, Wall Street thinks the Democrat will win - and so they're happy to have the Democrat be one seen as friendlier to them instead of a progressive who wants to go to war with them.

When Wall street benefits from both candidates winning, the American people will lose whoever they vote for.

All you are getting with the democrats is a black VP who can become president if Biden dies and can then order the police and army to shoot black protesters when they start rioting about being unemployed, homeless and not able to get welfare so democrats can keep wall street happy.

But I’m sure African Americans will line up to vote Biden because the threshold for “hope and change” is he has a black friend.
 
When Wall street benefits from both candidates winning, the American people will lose whoever they vote for.

All you are getting with the democrats is a black VP who can become president if Biden dies and can then order the police and army to shoot black protesters when they start rioting about being unemployed, homeless and not able to get welfare so democrats can keep wall street happy.

But I’m sure African Americans will line up to vote Biden because the threshold for “hope and change” is he has a black friend.

Biden VP aren't Bernie, plutocracy does win when 'both candidates are plutocrats' which is how they rig the system; dictatorship tend to be about keeping one person or family in power, while plutocracies are about keeping any politician who will serve plutocracy in power. Free choice - from the approved list of candidates who can raise billions, get media coverage, etc.

But you misrepresent Biden/Harris as less different than trump than they are. They are hugely different, and while you could call them 'plutocrat light' in comparison, they are hugely better than Republicans. There's a third party blind partisan desire to equate the two main parties, and while it's not entirely wrong, it's mostly wrong.
 
I have mixed feelings about Harris. I was recently reminded of her perhaps most important action as CA Attorney General, soon after taking office, refusing the deal states made with Wall Street, taking a lot of criticism for it - and winning, with Wall Street giving all states a better deal. Good going.

A concern is that she has no issues with money in politics, and 'plays the game' well and shamelessly. This article discusses her as being a very good fundraiser who will help Biden with that. When I see politicians seeming to be on a 'fast track' by the party, it raises some questions. She's a first term Senator, just like Obama who was fast-tracked, and Wall Street's favorite candidate.



Joe Biden VP pick: Wall Street executives are happy about Kamala Harris
The D are always fighting the lie from the lying Cons calling them Marxist. Harris is clearly not that. So, in that sense, I can see why Wall Street is relieved. She's not risky. Liz would have been risky...but maybe better in some ways. However, she is old. Harris is not.
 
Biden VP aren't Bernie, plutocracy does win when 'both candidates are plutocrats' which is how they rig the system; dictatorship tend to be about keeping one person or family in power, while plutocracies are about keeping any politician who will serve plutocracy in power. Free choice - from the approved list of candidates who can raise billions, get media coverage, etc.

But you misrepresent Biden/Harris as less different than trump than they are. They are hugely different, and while you could call them 'plutocrat light' in comparison, they are hugely better than Republicans. There's a third party blind partisan desire to equate the two main parties, and while it's not entirely wrong, it's mostly wrong.

That is fair. People should vote Biden-Harris to stop Trump but.....*long and irritated sigh*

This really is the last roll of the dice to preserve democracy and the democrats have nominated candidates who won’t address any of the major problems facing the American people and will probably perpetuate them with their “centrist” don’t upset wall street BS. So even if they win at this point, it is only a temporary breathing space until Republicans win the next election. They will only deal with the symptom of the problem (Trump and the Republicans) but not the problems feeding in to it.

what really bothers me is that this is essentially the last election to really get to grips with climate change and protect ourselves and future generations. You really needed someone who would take on wall street and the vested interests to deal with the problem and cut emissions to protect people from that. Christ- that might even protect the future of capitalism from social and political instability but you can’t even get the ruling class to think that long term.

Its just beyond god dam frustrating at this point and people are getting killed from COVID because the GOPs obsession with “non-intervention” rejects facts and the value of saving lives and democrats don’t have the backbone to do what is right.

It feels more like a “now or never situation” and the best we can do is Biden. We really need a giant who could pull off a “new deal”, but I am really doubting whether the progressive talk coming out of camp Biden is worth the paper its written on.

I don’t know. Its just very frustrating.
 
I have mixed feelings about Harris. I was recently reminded of her perhaps most important action as CA Attorney General, soon after taking office, refusing the deal states made with Wall Street, taking a lot of criticism for it - and winning, with Wall Street giving all states a better deal. Good going.

A concern is that she has no issues with money in politics, and 'plays the game' well and shamelessly. This article discusses her as being a very good fundraiser who will help Biden with that. When I see politicians seeming to be on a 'fast track' by the party, it raises some questions. She's a first term Senator, just like Obama who was fast-tracked, and Wall Street's favorite candidate.



Joe Biden VP pick: Wall Street executives are happy about Kamala Harris

Those two scenarios are not at all equivalent. At least for the foreseeable future, money is going to be in politics and the bigger the political stakes the more money. Dems have tried numerous times to keep big money whether individual, corporate or dark out of politics but Republicans aren't having it. And the SC has blessed the process by decreeing that there can be no limits set on how much certain groups can pump in. So, to expect Dems not to play the game the way the opposition does would be ridiculous not to mention suicidal.

There's one of those delicious ironies at work here as well and Republicans have perfected it: they accuse her of being a radical socialist out of one side of their crooked mouths and then a Wall St. darling out of the other. Don't fall for this garbage.
 
The D are always fighting the lie from the lying Cons calling them Marxist. Harris is clearly not that. So, in that sense, I can see why Wall Street is relieved. She's not risky. Liz would have been risky...but maybe better in some ways. However, she is old. Harris is not.

Well, she's a "Marxist" one minute or a Wall St. tool the next. Republicans have no problem talking out of both sides of their mouths at the same time.
 
Well, she's a "Marxist" one minute or a Wall St. tool the next. Republicans have no problem talking out of both sides of their mouths at the same time.

Yeah. It's hilarious to see how stupid they are these days. SMH
 
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