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@SethAMandel Yeah I don't think Kamala performed all too well with black voters in 2020....I think she's just a party favorite with insiders @CorieWhalen It could work provided completely different people are doing it @GoMikeJGo I'll go. Especially now. @khamaniyo We could! @indianrepub @khamaniyo Yep @khamaniyo She's also Brahmin. You can zoom in or out, but Asian is pretty zoomed out.Great country https://t.co/yYx6lGPQOwAmerica's media isn't sophisticated enough to understand mixed marriages and the truly interesting West Indies/Sout… https://t.co/yBQHeUDGEECan't fall back and say well we won a few congressional seats in a handful of the most liberal districts in America… https://t.co/IYFqcDaC0pProgressives would have to re-tool *something* in their beliefs (and then *something* in their strategy) to avoid t… https://t.co/oboKLYdyTnProgressives' theory of the case about national electoral politics is wrong. The guy who ended up the Democratic Pa… https://t.co/xTjm6uD6t3President controls the military and nuclear weapons, I think basically every president/vice president is a cop. @anangbhai @bmarshio @AnikVJoshi On her campaign's website she didn't talk about being Indian. Campaigns shape pres… https://t.co/WjKgM9QvEZIf the Warren people are sad that the VP selection was made on narrow, identity-based considerations, perhaps they… https://t.co/FUw8qdokFT
Retweeted by Zaid Jilani @anangbhai @bmarshio @AnikVJoshi Seriously everyone should go back and look at her DA campaign in the early 00s and… https://t.co/VCQEQa7Oec @anangbhai @AnikVJoshi When she was running for DA in SF she emphasized the Indian heritage a lot more, because of… https://t.co/wNXRNTdDT8The GOP (and everybody else) seemed to by and large miss one of the best anti-Kamala stories https://t.co/a7h1OZSnKQYou can't find a candidate more relatable to immigrants than having a family member publicly shame them over a joke https://t.co/0HBWpNozxaIndian-Americans watching the endless hot takes about Indian-origin Kamala Harris who never acknowledge her Indian… https://t.co/GtbR2cMohJ
Retweeted by Zaid Jilani @mattjj89 Shadi sure has a busy workday @AlecMacGillis I think GOP is favored to win in four years @mattjj89 I used to work with Max and he resigned from another outlet he worked for because they were too pro-Assad… https://t.co/Cnn8PAmstS @Timodc This is a unity ticket dude @Timodc Can I be your COS timThat being said this is how I approach any election I vote in with respect to someone's superficial characteristics https://t.co/fh1DGtxYjR @BirchLobster It was true in the early 90's when I was growing up for sure. It stopped being true around mid-00s. @RelentlessYapp Well technically at that time there was actually *presidential buzz* around her and she wouldn't rule it out. @RelentlessYapp Schumer was practically begging her I heard about this for a while and it's been reported. I agree… https://t.co/3CBFDExTx6When I was growing up I think it was pretty normal to assume if you're a woman or if you're a minority you can't ge… https://t.co/nz2tq0KEg5 @RelentlessYapp Abrams wants an executive spot dude I didn't make that up, people know it. She's talked about being… https://t.co/rDUyACfu94It's a small thing and I don't think anyone should ever vote for anyone just for this reason, but it's still cool t… https://t.co/ZkiZHjtBTN @derpoholic2 oh yeah majorly @RelentlessYapp Having a good day, Hasan?VP speculation kept Stacey Abrams on the sidelines of the GA-SEN race (which Chuck Schumer kept trying to get her t… https://t.co/9vLenZT8IJNew: Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams was informed today that she is not Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, a source… https://t.co/Wdrt5nSDpN
Retweeted by Zaid JilaniNot only is Kamala's first name Sanskrit, her middle name, Devi, is too. Kamala means lotus or flower and Devi mean… https://t.co/5GsWZGHDjyI'll be very interested to see how many news outlets note that Kamala Harris would be the first Desi person to ever… https://t.co/p0KGboS9aD @HannahCox7 @brad_polumbo @newsmax @yvadv It's remarkable that it used to be considered a smear (by the right again… https://t.co/mdmKd2SxNC @robbysoave It's just my guess but I have a couple of reasons for thinking so. First the economy will be shakier at… https://t.co/kYWYX4Q5oc @GenePark It's because 343 can't make good halo games tbh @HannahCox7 @brad_polumbo @newsmax @yvadv The looting was not even a political action, protesters thinking it was a… https://t.co/vpgt989XvaI think Democrats are favored to win this year and Republicans are favored to win in 2024, but whoever Biden picks… https://t.co/CCm8ZJjIAXWhat's your guess? @CarlPaulus But he does seem to think that football players are soldiers? @AndrewBatesNC @TDucklo obviously caddyshack. fletch? get out of here with that mess. @DanDolmar Yes @CorieWhalen His adviser chuck rocha also https://t.co/64hJE02gJu @CorieWhalen Bernie himself didn't use it although I think a few of his campaign staff didI think I forgot about this because I couldn't psychologically process the reality that someone as smart as Elizabe… https://t.co/JMSZ7pAIysOK apparently Bowman taught at a *middle* school? Bowman thinks his middle school students and adults are in an analogous situation? @MattWelch @TheStalwart Zell Miller's speech in 1992 was good too. Miller was a memorable speaker.And he apparently is ready to fight the system until the system throws out a pretty weak smear, then the fight's all gone.Bowman is being very infantalizing by comparing students at his high school to adults at a college. @MarcACaputo The way the news media addresses minority groups in general is defined by a class of people who are hi… https://t.co/sCDo4L6tRYWhen Elizabeth Warren vocalized the word "latinx" on the debate stage I knew she was done. You can't be that out of… https://t.co/ZIst6am4Tt3% of Latinos in America self-identify as Latinx but probably 90% of people who work in liberal nonprofits where en… https://t.co/yWg2cURtpNBLM Chicago didn't organize the looting in Mag Mile or the shooting of two people including a security guard in the… https://t.co/YGzX7IyJ7Fhttps://t.co/0TaCPJZMjc🙄I have no idea why Max and Ben went from practicing fairly normal left-of-center adversarial journalism to attachin… https://t.co/OwuSla2ed8Can you imagine living in a place where if someone kills your loved one they have better than a coin flip's chance… https://t.co/8JYDdpEqQHhttps://t.co/i7QBo8C2U2One thing that is not really told in all the new pop culture histories of policing is how minority communities were… https://t.co/TKJOCvUJtYAftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody: 48% of WI voters approve of the mass protests since then… https://t.co/PPEJz2N4OV
Retweeted by Zaid JilaniShould schools and businesses stay open even if coronavirus cases increase? Among those with school age children, 4… https://t.co/XUvpOQn0hZ
Retweeted by Zaid Jilani @DanFriedman81 @mattyglesias The one study on this suggested that the reason there are fewer cases where protests t… https://t.co/ZzOecVMAS2There are roughly 18,000 police departments in America, and any town can vote to defund or disband these department… https://t.co/7lyjwaiF3u @StefanTurk Isn't it over +20 R I don't think so @lizzywol @mbeezy_too I mean I think the parent is right it could upset their stomach at the start, but you have to… https://t.co/NDGp8ehwRo @TracyMoavero I think a lot of the civil rights leadership felt that going against Johnson on this would harm the c… https://t.co/hNZKICu9mcExtreme listening is what Muslim filmmaker @Deeyah_Khan did when spending time with white supremacists for her docu… https://t.co/xY8eMXGag1
Retweeted by Zaid JilaniThis outlet's name is vice? https://t.co/uJJwrQBdnD @TracyMoavero At the time of his death MLK didn't win the support of most African Americans, because he became a po… https://t.co/NhbKV6NiIQDriving to vote today and I saw a family being evicted. All of their stuff being put outside and they had kids. I i… https://t.co/6tqDrcg5Lb
Retweeted by Zaid Jilani @A_M_Dolan @AviWoolf They're also sorted into a bundle of issues that don't necessarily have to be bundled together… https://t.co/HZqtzlGbAD @amanbatheja I don't know if you call it disinformation if it actually happened. Exaggerated, maybe, but usually disinfo is a lie. @SethAMandel @Yair_Rosenberg Well they *selectively screenshotted* it to make it much more creepy, and misleading.… https://t.co/DBEe0bMIPP @kampeas It's often used as a gotcha for whatever you support like police abolitionist claiming police originated i… https://t.co/NmSMptksVs @mbeezy_too @kittypurrzog If they actually cut the budget by fifty percent like they wanted her pay cut would've been even bigger @kittypurrzog It seems they don't realize that her resignation is due to policies they support? Surprised pikachu @owasow @bob_saccamanno @grizwald87 @GaborNyeki Malcolm X was also not a terrorist or anything we'd consider today… https://t.co/bxYb3EYkwAIf the news media had to actually rely on polling to describe the nuanced views of groups rather than proclaiming o… https://t.co/GWAf2QiDIMDoesn't seem like an effective deterrent https://t.co/eWLruOTB5c @bob_saccamanno @grizwald87 @owasow @GaborNyeki The context of nonviolence is usually democracy too. Dictatorships… https://t.co/XpDjWyGVgZ @Neoavatara She should just be happy she's a free mom*Not* giving your kids Indian food is neglect. Her friend did her a public service.Feed all kids Indian food. Toughen em up. https://t.co/fempF1AxHaWith #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd movement, some argued “nonviolence never works.” @GaborNyeki’s excellent new paper find… https://t.co/7K03OghUFM
Retweeted by Zaid JilaniThe consequence of global lockdowns. "With the virus and its restrictions, up to 100 million more people globally… https://t.co/cn3WQIhYCm
Retweeted by Zaid JilaniWhich of the following do you think would make the best PM? Boris Johnson - 32% Keir Starmer - 34% Within margin… https://t.co/HpzStOgQs5
Retweeted by Zaid JilaniThe data backs this up. A study last year found that the Democratic Party hires disproportionately from Ivy Leagues… https://t.co/I3T3lIu0kx
Retweeted by Zaid JilaniHolyoke, Mass., Mayor Alex Morse explicitly told @krystalball and @esaagar today that none of his romantic partners… https://t.co/4yUIsiXEX6
Retweeted by Zaid Jilani @tetzelny When you know there's folks with guns having a massive illegal party it's putting two and two together th… https://t.co/gLmZetIax6Nuisance calls can sometimes prevent 22 people from being shot https://t.co/mTAA7pGzTRIt's one of those things that makes you go hmm. CONSERVATIVE IN 2004: This is smutty and oversexualized. LIBERAL… https://t.co/VuJ9F58cIW
Retweeted by Zaid JilaniAustralian man posts a Hitler meme making fun of his boss and gets fired. But because Australia has something calle… https://t.co/abzxCAZSDvBush was a waaaay bigger policy disaster than Trump, and his dynasty was easily dispatched by Trump too. So I don't… https://t.co/yt8LazIZpuAnyone who pursues sectarian politics is at some level similar, they may be playing for different teams but it's th… https://t.co/GOlcdcOWIp @thehuntinghome Sunrise movement isn't the left either?There is a reason why in times of massive suffering for disadvantaged the political left in US frequently dissolve… https://t.co/8IFCNIuOjzYou may be someone who follows me from another country or just a normie who has no idea who Alex Morse is. It doesn… https://t.co/Qk6xpaUf8S
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