On Biden’s Short List

| May 16, 2020

Senator Ladda Tammy Duckworth (D- IL)

Tammy Duckworth is an American politician and former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has served as the junior United States Senator for Illinois since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she represented Illinois’s 8th district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. Before election to office, she served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (2009–11) and Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (2006–09). Duckworth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

A combat veteran of the Iraq War, Duckworth served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and suffered severe combat wounds, which caused her to lose both of her legs and some mobility in her right arm. She was the first female double amputee from the war. Despite her grievous injuries, she sought and obtained a medical waiver that allowed her to continue serving as a lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard along with her husband, Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer and fellow Iraq War veteran. Both have since retired from the armed forces.
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US Sen. Duckworth to interview soon for VP pick, Durbin says

By Alice Yin and Bill Ruthhart

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is going to interview soon for the post of former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate, her fellow Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday.

Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, has said he will select a woman as his running mate and announced a vice presidential search committee late last month.

In recent days, speculation about Duckworth as a possibility has steadily increased as the senator has been more visible on television in recent weeks and participated in virtual events for the Biden campaign.

Asked Friday morning in Chicago about whether he thought Duckworth was a realistic possibility as Biden’s VP pick, Durbin indicated she was under consideration.

“I support Tammy Duckworth. She’s spectacular, a great colleague and I hope that she fares well in this interview, which I think is going to take place soon,” Durbin said outside Stroger Hospital after he visited a COVID-19 testing facility. “And I’m totally in support of her.”

Durbin did not elaborate on the nature of the interview.

A Biden official said the campaign would run a “vigorous vetting process,” but declined to provide any additional details.

A Duckworth spokesman did not respond to questions about whether the senator from suburban Hoffman Estates had an interview scheduled or whether she had submitted vetting materials to the campaign.

In a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Duckworth was asked whether she had received vetting materials or questions from Biden’s campaign. She sidestepped the question.

“I want Joe Biden in the White House, and I trust that he’s got a process for putting together the right team to help him do that from the vice president on down to the cabinet members,” Duckworth said. “I personally have always answered the call when my country has asked me to serve.”

I salute her military service. Read the rest of the article here: Chicago Tribune

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    I’m guessing someone will be SOOOO disappointed…. (snrkkk!) And I don’t mean Lizzie, either.

    • OldManchu says:


    • atlanticcoast63 says:


      Interestingly, the Associated Press – seemingly apropos of nothing – sent out a directive to contributors that the term ‘mistress’ would no longer be used as it is an “archaic and sexist term”. Instead, the words ‘companion’ or ‘lover’ should be used.

      The fact that one of the leading candidates for Biden’s VP job got her start in politics as a mis-…I mean, ‘companion’ or ‘lover’ had nothing to do with it, I’m sure.

      • Mason says:

        It’s sexist to point out how a woman sleeps her way to the top. She wouldn’t have to whore herself out if men weren’t so sexist.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        She was Willie Brown’s long term booty call…

      • 26Limabeans says:

        Howie Carr did a poll of which other words
        should used in lieu of “mistress”.
        The list was long and incomplete.
        Trollop, kept woman, and on and on…..
        It was hilarious.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        I believe the slang for that is “arm candy” or something like that, AC63. 🙂

    • rgr769 says:

      Would that be the for realz Guv of Georgia, “Tank” Abrams?

      I think we should throw all our support behind “Ducky” Duckwoth cuz she is endorsed by that hero of the Senate, Ge outa Town “Turban” Durbin.

      • rgr769 says:

        The ol’ iPhone dropped the t in Get outa. I hate that damn auto correct. It usually strikes just before I hit reply.

        I was referring to Durbin’s 9/11 response of promptly fleeing the Capitol after the plane hit the Pentagon.

    • Trapperfrank says:

      I salute “Stumpy” for her service, but that is all. Stumpy is a self serving POS.

  2. just lurkin says:

    Is she perhaps on Biden’s “shawty” list?

  3. H1 says:

    If she get’s “Palin’d” then i’m gtg.

  4. OldManchu says:

    Also included in Biden’s “short list”…….

    Clear thoughts
    Complete sentences
    Basic Pronunciation
    Clean Diapers

  5. jarhead says:

    Biden being the straw man he is, this choice is way out of his league. For compatibility he should stay in his own back yard and appoint a female impersonator. Biden and Rue Paul, now there’s the ticket!

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Very good point jarhead. Picking he/she/it covers, what, 6 maybe 9 gender demographics? Doesn’t surprise me that the Chitcongo Political Machine is pushing a junior Illinois political choice. After all, they got the unknown cool black dude elected.

      I, too, Salute her Military Service and the Sacrifice she made. Everything else…not so much. Personally don’t think she’ll get the nod. That whole “woman of color” thing will rear it’s head. And then, too, I personally don’t think that Old, creepy, groping uncle quid pro joe is going to end up with the final nomination either. I could be wrong. The demon rats know how many votes they need to steal to win this election. I have received a total of 6 “official” requests for mail in ballots, only one that is from the SecState office. Do the math.

      • Chris K. says:

        Quite right. The greatest danger to our Republic will be the plethora of mail-in ballots, the fakery an fuckery that is going to occur will be unprecedented. All that ACORN organnized fuckery which almost got Algore elected will be kindergarten compared to what will happen in November. The Demonratz are trying very hard to overthrow the nation, once again.

        • rgr769 says:

          Those mail-in ballots are piling up by the thousands at post offices in Nevada for their June primary election, which will be conducted solely with mail-in ballots. Reportedly, it is difficult for dead people to get their mail. But they do reliably vote D-rat.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      She’s an Obama lacky… someone has gotta pull Joe’s reins in, so the JEF can through Duckworth.

  6. Slow Joe says:

    Why so many Army officers are Democrats?

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Ask Lars. He cockuses with them.

      • Commissar says:

        Because in the contemporary operating environment and given the nature of merging challenges to our nation; the facts of a liberal bias.

        Like it or not, right now, liberal policies are generally more correct on more issues with respect to what our nation needs to be doing to set the conditions for a prosperous and secure future.

        • SFC D says:

          Not exactly. Liberals want everyone on the government teat and under their control forever. Conservatives favor temporary assistance so folks can get back on their feet and off the teat.

        • USMCSteve says:

          Liberal policies are retarded and self destructive. They are also inextricably tied to fascism. Hasn’t worked anywhere yet.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Commissar says: Because in the contemporary operating environment and given the nature of merging challenges to our nation; the facts of a liberal bias.

          That isn’t even a sentence. “the facts of a liberal bias…” Where is the rest of that?

          English, Idiot Stick – do you speak it????

        • ArmyATC says:

          Really? Reminds me of the old adage; if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. That’s all your comment was, bullshit.

          How is another 3 trillion dollars in debt and giving money to illegals going to “set the conditions for a prosperous and secure future?”

          The only thing even remotely truthful in your little rant was “liberal bias.”

  7. David says:

    While I appreciate her service, I’m not a fan. I’ll be polite and leave it there.

  8. SFC D says:

    I salute her military service.
    ********************NOTHING FOLLOWS *************

  9. marinedad61 says:

    Ironically, I plastered Duckworth all over Facebook in 2016….
    For all the Hillary lovers and Trump haters
    to see what the eventual
    1st female President SHOULD be like, and look like
    (instead of Hillary).

    It’s a (political) shame that Duckworth has become a DNC megaphone,
    wasting powerful Illinois House and Senate seats.

    • USMC Steve says:

      Not for me. Do a little digging and you will see she is a turd. Her last flight is interesting, at least the circumstances were. Her military record is one of self promotion and aggrandizement, and she shamelessly traded her legs for a congressional seat. When she headed the IL VA she was MIA almost the entire time. She is a socialist dem first, American a distant second. Still better than Hillary, but not by that much.

      • marinedad61 says:

        Not by much, I agree.
        However, watching who the Democrats currently trot out
        as “serious” contenders…
        Duckworth is far from the worst of the bunch.

  10. Retired Grunt says:

    Her last name is not her husband’s, call me misogynist…… in 3, 2, 1….

    • marinedad61 says:

      That’s professional “Chick Chic”…… for decades now.
      Neither is Elizabeth Warren’s.
      Or Amy Klobuchar’s.
      And of course, Hillary just had to keep trotting out the middle name Rodham,
      as if that adds any importance.

  11. Sapper3307 says:

    Salute ,, and that is all.

  12. RetiredDevilDoc8404 says:

    Her finest moment was demolishing that flaccid pencil dick Braulio Castillo over his gaming the system to get a veteran set aside for his company when all he did was attend NAP and nothing else. Don’t care too much for her politics, respect her for her service and what she went through coming back from her injuries love what she did to Castillo. That is all…

  13. Berliner says:

    Who could forget Joe asking before a crowd for a Missouri (D) State Senator in a wheelchair to stand up:

  14. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Joe wants to name a Veep, but he can’t quite put a finger on it yet.

  15. Only Army Mom says:

    Don’t care if I get flamed.

    I will respect Duckworth for having raised her hand, nothing more..

    No one, not a single person who served with her has stood for her in her political career.

    She was absolutely hated by her unit. She blamed those that saved her from that crash site for exacerbating her injuries. What she says in public, for the cameras, and everything she does and says behind closed doors are two very different things.

    Yes, she suffered horribly and I can’t imagine the pain and fear she experienced while fighting back from her injuries. I don’t wish that on anyone and I don’t discount what she went through. I do have a hard time feeling empathy for someone who names, yes names, the people who it should have happened to. On the one hand, that’s understandable when you’re going through it but to continue that line of thinking-vocally-long after? Like, when you’re the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs?

    While in that position, she did absolutely nothing for veterans. While in that position, she took raises, bonuses and kudos for cutting services-costs-that negatively impacted thousands of Illinois veterans. Anyone who did anything good that she couldn’t take credit for got moved, demoted, stripped, canned.

    While speaking at a National Cemetery on Memorial Day, said we have to remember all our heroes, everyone who ever served, teachers, doctors, nurses, community organizers… yes, she said that. I was there.

    She declined attendance at the Gold Star Mothers Day lunch, as IDVA Director and as a Senator even though those events took place in her district and less than 20 miles from her home.

    She declined to attend the Gold Star Christmas tree lighting ceremony…in the lobby of the building where her office was…while she was in her office…but then came down when she realized the media was there. She literally ignored the Gold Star families present, went directly to the cameras and said how touched and honored she was to be present for this moving remembrance of The Fallen, then was immediately whisked off.

    She has no honor. Never did. Not before she was injured, not after. She has used her horrendous injuries to get every position she’s had and has played on the sympathetic voters to win elections. She is wholly unqualified, but that makes her eminently qualified as a Democrat tool who will sell out whatever she can for her own personal gain.

    Many TAH regulars think Hillary is the worst, closest to pure evil female politician of all time. The only reason Duckworth hasn’t surpassed her is Duckworth hasn’t had that much power. Yet.

    In other words, I didn’t need another reason not to vote for Biden and to despise the Illinois Democrat party but have one now.

    • OldManchu says:

      Thanks for the information.

      Sounds like she is the perfect “mate” for Creepy ass Joe and a very typical libtard.
      Lars would be proud.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      (gobsmacked) Dang…… “Bounce the rubble” doesn’t adequately describe that barrage.

    • OWB says:

      Had intended to say earlier that I thought she was the perfect running mate for him but figured it might be misunderstood. Based simply on what you said, OAM, she REALLY is the ideal running mate for him. Yep, even more sure of it now. Arrogant, self-serving, underqualified, irresponsible. She has it ALL.

      Thanks, OAM, for the input.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        DAAAAAAAAYYUUUUUM!!!!!!!! Only Army Mom, not only did you make the rubble bounce, I do believe it’s got a glow to it also. You sure you ain’t in the Artillery? At the risk of upsetting Only Army Dad, congratulate him on his choice of females to be the Mom of his children. Next girls night out is on me!

    • SFC D says:

      Flamed? Hell no! Standing ovation from D’s Cantina!