Correct us if we’re wrong, but isn’t the vice president the first person in the presidential line of succession? We understand that Hillary Clinton isn’t dead (her illness has been downgraded to “the flu,” according to her husband), but you’d think that it would be Tim Kaine — and not Bill Clinton — who would stand in for Hillary while she recovers from dehydration, pneumonia, flu, overheating, whatever.
We saw something similar earlier in the month, when Hillary suffered from a rather long coughing spree while giving a stump speech. You can see Tim Kaine, as awkward and useless as ever, seated, legs spread, giving these atrocious, over-exaggerated claps.
Where’s the backup, Tim?
Can we be honest here? It’s frankly a bit concerning that Tim Kaine is even on the ticket. And after Hillary’s health scare, it’s even more frightening to think of him as the first person in the presidential line of succession.
His potato personality is bad enough. But his shenanigans as governor of Virginia are really what stand out the most. According to Politico, Kaine took advantage of Virginia’s “lax gift laws” to receive an:
$18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor.
Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009. We’re not talking about campaign contributions. These are just “gifts”. Who would have guessed that someone with such appalling social skills could be so popular?
And sorry, we need to know a bit more about why Kaine stepped down as DNC Chairman and then recommended Debbie Wasserman Schultz — Hillary’s 2008 campaign manager, ding ding ding! — as his replacement. If that’s not incestuous backdoor deal making, we don’t know what is.
A vice president should compliment his or her president, and add appeal to the ticket. What exactly is Kaine bringing to the table?
As for his policy positions, we regret to report that he is about as hawkish as Hillary Clinton. Whether it’s Ukraine or Syria, Kaine seems more than eager to plunge the United States into more conflicts. Kaine is “as far from the Bernie Sanders mold as they come: a centrist Democrat who supports a muscular, liberal-interventionist foreign policy, and who has been pushing for greater intervention in Syria, just like Hillary Clinton.”
A vice president should compliment his or her president, and add appeal to the ticket. What exactly is Kaine bringing to the table? And is he even ready to serve the duties of vice president? Apparently he can’t even be trusted with filling in for Hillary and making a few benign remarks to a crowd in Las Vegas. They had to call in Bill. (And please don’t tell us because Bill is more appealing. He’s really not.)
Honestly, what does Tim bring to the table? Does he excite anyone? And is he even ready to fulfill the duties of the vice president?
The Democrats had an easy ride to the White House. They really screwed the pooch.
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