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Cheap replica Joe Biden and Kamala Harris online garage sale

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris To get past the stage door entrance of the Queen theater, you need a negative COVID 19 test and a particular type of N95 mask. You have replica hermes garden party to promise not to eat or drink inside, and answer a questionnaire about your recent whereabouts, and then comes the Secret Service protocol (the sweep, the wands). Once you in, the floors normally sticky with spilled drinks are instead dotted with distance marking tape for reasons that are obvious: this is where President elect Joe Biden is basing his transition, and President elect Biden takes COVID 19 very, very seriously. “},{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:” told me we were gonna lose the campaign because of all this, remember? Biden says in a Dec. 7 interview, gesturing at the precautions from a brown leather chair in a room above the stage. But good news, Biden smiles, is he and his team listen to anybody. Like all such venues these days, the historic Wilmington, Del., playhouse is silent and empty. Instead of concerts, its fading green and red murals look down on a new production that opened out of town: a semicircle of blue draped tables surrounding a lectern before a screen projecting the seal of the President elect of the United States. Upstairs, Biden keeps a 16 ft. distance from everyone as he makes final preparations to take on the role of a lifetime. They said he was too old, too unsteady, too boring. That his pledge to restore the of the nation felt like antiquated hokum at a moment when Hurricane Trump was tearing through America, ripping through institutions, chewing up norms and spitting them out. got widely criticized, Biden recalls, for that we had to not greet Trump with a clenched fist but with more of an open hand. That we weren going to respond to hate with hate. To him, it wasn about fighting Trump with righteous vengeance, or probing any deeper rot that might have contributed to his ascent. Biden believed most voters simply wanted reconciliation after four years of combat, that they craved decency, dignity, experience and competence. I got most criticized for was, I said we had to unite America, he says. never came off that message. But he also recognized what he could not offer on his own, what a 78 year old white man could never provide: generational change, a fresh perspective, and an embodiment of America diversity. For that, he needed Kamala Harris: California Senator, former district attorney and state attorney general, a biracial child of immigrants whose charisma and tough questioning of Trump Administration officials electrified millions of Democrats. The Vice President has never before been a woman, or Black, or Asian American. will be the first, but I will not be the last, Harris says in a separate interview. about legacy, that about creating a pathway, that about leaving the door more open than it was when you walked in. Democratic ticket was an unlikely partnership: forged in conflict and fused over Zoom, divided by generation, race and gender. They come from different coasts, different ideologies, different Americas. But they also have much in common, says Biden: working class backgrounds, blended families, shared values. could have been raised by the same mother, he says. In an age of tribalism, the union aims to demonstrate that differences don have to be divides. “},”type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:””,”type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”No one knows the nature of this type of partnership better than Biden, who lived for eight years in the house Harris is about to move into. He has made the same commitment to her that he extracted from Barack Obama: that the VP will be the last person in the room after meetings, consulted on all big decisions. The two communicate every day, by telephone or text message, and Harris has offered welcome advice on Cabinet selections. way that he refers to himself and her when he speaks, he already making his biggest decisions with her at [his] side, says Maya Harris, Kamala sister and closest confidant. Picking her as running mate has historic significance, she says, clearly it been a choice that not about symbolism. It substantive. they offered restoration and renewal in a single ticket. And America bought what they were selling: after the highest turnout in a century, they racked up 81 million votes and counting, the most in presidential history, topping Trump by some 7 million votes and flipping five battleground states.”,{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Defeating the Minotaur was one thing; finding the way out of the labyrinth is another. A dark winter has descended, and there will be no rest for the victors. Trump is waging information warfare against his own people, the first President in history to openly subvert the peaceful transfer of power. The country has reached a grim new milestone: more than 3,000 COVID 19 deaths in one day. Millions of children are falling behind in their education; millions of parents are out of work. There is not only a COVID 19 crisis and an economic crisis to solve, but also long overdue reckoning on racial injustice and a climate crisis, Harris says. have to be able to multitask. the scale and array of America problems, the question may not be whether this team can solve them but whether anyone could. politics has become a hellscape of intractable polarization, plagued by disinformation and mass delusion. Polling shows three quarters of Trump voters wrongly believe the election was tainted by fraud. After four years of a White House that acted as a celebrity driven rage machine, it seems naive to think of the presidency as an engine of progress. “},{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”So while Biden will be the 46th man to serve as President, he may be the first since Lincoln to inherit a Republic that is questioning the viability of its union. moment was one of those do or die moments, Biden says. Trump won, I think we would have changed the nature of who we are as a country for a long time. Yet Trump, many experts argue, is not the aberration Biden describes but rather a symptom of America chronic conditions: a legacy of racism and widening inequality that undermines both its ideals and its functioning. “},{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Biden and Harris share a faith that empathetic governance can restore the solidarity we lost. Biden told TIME he has lately been reading about Franklin D. Roosevelt first 100 days, when FDR worked to pull the nation out of the Great Depression, a feat that helped restore confidence in democracy. the only country in the world that has come out of every crisis stronger than we went into the crisis, he insists. predict we will come out of this crisis stronger than when we went in. Their challenge is, above all, not about any one policy, proposal or piece of legislation. It is convincing America that a future exists, for all of us, together. It is nothing less than reconciling America with itself. “},”type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:””,{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”They are partners now, but they were rivals once. When the Democratic primary candidates met for their first debate in June 2019, Biden was the front runner, though he didn look much like one. His organization was rickety, his speeches baggy, his message seemingly out of step with the party mood. Harris looked equally lost, stagnant in the polls and shuffling campaign messages. After launching her campaign with fanfare people turned out to her kickoff rally in Oakland, Calif. struggled to find her footing in a crowded field. “},”type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”On a hot night in Miami, the Democrats past and future collided. Advisers had warned Biden that rivals would target his sepia toned musings about compromises struck in Senate cloakrooms. But he wasn ready for Harris attack. the only Black person on this stage, I would like to speak on the issue of race, she said, turning to address Biden. She told him it was to hear him praise segregationist Senators who had been his colleagues. only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing, she continued. was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me. To Harris supporters and many more African Americans, the moment was a battle cry. Biden backers saw an ambush: within hours, her campaign had designed T shirts with Harris childhood picture above those words.”,{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”But Biden was taken aback. Harris had been close with his son Beau while they both served as attorneys general of their states. Despite criticism of his involvement with regressive criminal justice policy in the 1990s, Biden longtime advocacy for civil rights was a point of personal pride and had helped earn him the loyalty of many Black voters. While Biden did not hold a grudge, advisers say, his family, particularly his wife Jill Biden, was upset. Today, she concedes the exchange was a because of Harris friendship with Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, but noted others on the debate stage criticized Biden as well. is a marriage, and I feel very protective of my husband and my children, as is any mother, she tells TIME. move beyond it politics. boost Harris got in the primary was short lived. She ran low on cash, sank in the polls and dropped out of the race in December. Biden seemed not far behind, limping to a fourth place finish in Iowa and slipping to fifth in New Hampshire. That was the point, Jill Biden recalls. had a feeling we weren going to win, but I didn think we would come in fifth. Nor did Joe. 29 South Carolina primary. After a key endorsement from House majority whip Jim Clyburn, he won by nearly 30 points, establishing himself as the most credible alternative to Senator Bernie Sanders, who had been threatening to run away with the race. Fearful that a Sanders nomination would mean a second term for Trump, Biden moderate rivals Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out and endorsed him. Soon after, Biden cleaned up on Super Tuesday, winning 10 of 14 states and effectively clinching the contest. Harris endorsed Biden the next weekend, the 55th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, just before walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., with Representative John Lewis. “},”type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Biden felt vindicated. Progressives had insisted the party was in a revolutionary mood; instead, voters chose Biden pragmatism. Doubters predicted Biden record on race would haunt him; instead, he had Black voters to thank for reviving his campaign. Critics had lampooned as boring pabulum; instead, it seemed to resonate. was able to, against advice from a lot of people, do the things that I was told were gonna hurt me politically, Biden says. I would argue that it turned out that that what the American people were looking for: they looking for some honesty, decency, respect, unity. “,{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Just as he found his footing, the ground shifted beneath his feet. By March 10, it was clear that the corona virus would make it impossible to run a traditional campaign. was the culmination of all of the work that we done for a year, says Biden deputy campaign manager and incoming White House communications director Kate Bedingfield. we were having to think about, How are we going to reinvent campaigning in the general election? canceled a planned rally in Ohio and returned to Philadelphia to speak to the whole staff in person for the last time. The campaign headquarters emptied out; the team retreated to their couches, where they marshaled volunteers online and tried to build camaraderie over Signal and Zoom. Biden himself retreated down the winding driveway to his 7,000 sq. ft. home in Greenville, Del., past poplars, beech and oak trees, to his book filled study overlooking a lake, where he would spend much of the next eight months. “},”type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Campaigns are fueled by excitement; Biden didn seem to have it. The situation had its advantages: being homebound disciplined a gaffe prone candidate, and his themes of empathy and compassion resonated amid the ravages of COVID 19. But running for President online also neutralized Biden ability to connect with ordinary people through hugs and handshakes. The candidate lack of visibility meant picking a running mate would be one of his few big turns in the spotlight, and a more momentous decision than usual.”,{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Biden selection committee, augmented by a team of vetting lawyers, initially interviewed nearly two dozen women, before whittling the list down to 11 people for Biden to interview. After Floyd death put racial justice front and center, Harris stood out in her conversations with the committee, discussing criminal justice legislation she was leading in the Senate and her work on similar issues as attorney general. also brought a lived experience as a Black woman, says Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, who served as co chair of the vetting committee. could talk from the perspective of her professional life as well as her personal life, and what we could and should do in the wake of his tragic murder. 55, Harris was a generation Biden junior. She had experience in federal and state office, and had weathered the scrutiny that comes with running for President, even if her campaign didn succeed. She was a versatile politician, moving deftly from dissecting witnesses in hearings to dancing in drum lines. No major factions in the party opposed her, and most Democrats thrilled to the idea of putting the first woman of color on a major presidential ticket. But Biden, the connection candidate, didn just see a symbol or an appeal to a particular demographic; he perceived an ability, rooted in her upbringing, to see a better future for Americans like herself. superpower is her multiple identities, says Glynda Carr, CEO of Higher Heights, a political action committee that helps Black women run for office. “},{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Some Biden allies remained wary of Harris. His family was the hardest sell. But Biden insisted he harbored no hard feelings from the debate skirmish. made it very clear that he was a big boy and wasn going to let that color him, says Clyburn, who urged Biden to pick a Black woman and told him that many people, including Clyburn own late wife, had rooted for a Biden Harris ticket from the start. Once Biden decided Harris was the best pick, the rest of the inner circle got behind the decision. Jill Biden was the one who called the vetting committee to inform them of the choice. the end of the day, it was his decision, and one that he made essentially alone, Bedingfield says. “},”id”:null,”title”:null,”type”:”image”,”headline”:null,”caption”:”Vice President elect Kamala Harris photographed in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. She started getting ready to take the call. Then, an update: Biden wanted to talk over Zoom. A brief panic ensued as she scrambled to get herself video ready. It actually one of my Zoom days, she says. required a whole preparation process to be Zoom ready for the Vice President. cut to the chase. he said, you want to do this? Harris recalls, paraphrasing their conversation. who Joe is. There no pomp and circumstance with him. He a straight shooter. Her husband Doug Emhoff and Jill Biden soon joined them on the call; within an hour, her apartment filled with campaign staffers carrying briefing binders. The next day, she was in Wilmington, where Jill greeted them with a plate of homemade cookies. To join the Biden campaign was to join the Biden family, and Harris and Emhoff spent about a week visiting with the Bidens and getting to know their kids, while Biden talked over the phone with Harris mother in law and her adult step children, Cole and Ella. Harris relationship with Emhoff kids, who call her Momala, reminded Biden of his own wife relationship with his sons Beau and Hunter: a family, he calls it, where there distinction in their house. a former rival whose dynamism might exceed his own a move that Trump never would have made. It a lot about Joe Biden, says former Representative Steve Israel. she had the pronounced effect of mobilizing Democrats across the country. “,{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has wanted to be President ever since he was a little boy with a mouth full of pebbles, reciting poetry to try to cure himself of his stutter. When his future mother in law asked what he planned to make of himself, Biden said adding, the United States. Before she died in a car accident in 1972, his first wife Neilia told friends her husband would run the country one day; many years later, when Biden was in the twilight of his vice presidency, his son Beau, racked with terminal cancer and beginning to lose his speech, begged him not to abandon public life. He run for the Oval Office three times, worked with eight Presidents and served as Vice President for eight years in a career that stretched from the Senate to the Situation Room to countless swing state diners and union halls. His operatic life story has veered from grief to triumph, rising star to tragic figure, statesman to survivor. “},{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Biden American Dream began in the rosy aftermath of World War II, when America was flush with pride from its triumph over fascism. It was a Rockwell upbringing games, soda pop shops it wasn always easy. At times money was tight; when Joe was 10, the family had to move in with his grandparents before his father found a job selling used cars. Although popular and outgoing, Biden was afflicted with a persistent stutter, which instilled in him a lifelong hatred of bullies and a belief that even the most stubborn obstacles could be overcome. mother say, remember, the greatest virtue of all is courage, Biden recalls. it you couldn love with abandon. And all other virtues depend on it. other teenagers marched against the Vietnam War, Biden glad handed around the University of Delaware in a sport coat. He was never the best student or hardest worker, but his charm and talent carried him through law school, a brief stint as a public defender and a seat on the New Castle County council. In 1972, as Harris was being bused to third grade, Biden mounted a long shot bid for Senate. He courted comparisons to John F. Kennedy: a young, ambitious candidate with a big Irish Catholic family, a photogenic wife and adorable kids, and a message about bringing a new generation to power. Congress had recently lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, and Biden sister Valerie, then as now his closest political adviser, organized a brigade of high schoolers to knock on thousands of doors, lifting the 29 year old to victory over a two term incumbent. “},{“type”:”paragraph”,”format”:”html”,”content”:”Just weeks later, the car carrying Biden wife and children on a Christmas shopping excursion was broadsided by a truck. Neilia and their 13 month old daughter Naomi were killed. Biden two sons were badly injured. He came close to quitting the Senate before he was sworn in. grief makes him human, says Moe Vela, a former senior adviser. he understands that shared humanity, that shared vulnerability, allows him to connect. As Judiciary Committee chair, he oversaw the hearings into Anita Hill sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, enraging many for not including public testimony by additional witnesses who could testify to Thomas pattern of behavior and for allowing the all white, all male committee to bully Hill. He championed the 1994 crime bill, which included both tough new sentencing laws and the Violence Against Women Act. He voted for the Defense of.

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