Friday, June 10, 2016

Elizabeth Warren had a private meeting with Hillary Clinton this morning. Probably doesn't mean anything though, right?

Courtesy of ABC News:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren huddled with Hillary Clinton at the presumptive Democratic nominee's Washington, D.C., home this morning, the day after the Massachusetts Democrat endorsed Clinton's bid for the White House. 

Warren's visit to Clinton's home lasted 66 minutes. As she departed, Warren ignored questions from the media about what the two discussed in their meeting. A source familiar with the meeting tells ABC News that the two conferred about how they can work together in the upcoming general election campaign to advance the progressive agenda and defeat Donald Trump. 

Warren's support could be significant to Clinton as she looks to appeal to Bernie Sanders’ constituency, even as the Vermont senator has yet to exit the race. 

Warren, like Sanders, is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party for her advocacy on economic equality issues and taking on Wall Street. Warren has been seen as a possible vice presidential candidate for Clinton. Asked about the speculation Thursday night, Warren said, "no," adding that she had not heard from Clinton nor her campaign about whether she is under consideration for the position. 

On Tuesday night, during an exclusive interview with ABC News shortly before giving her acceptance speech, Clinton praised Warren and didn't rule out the prospect of having her on the ticket. 

"I'm not going to get into vice presidential choices,” Clinton said, “but I have the highest regard for Senator Warren.”

The only thing that I am going to say is that if you were trying to quell speculation about Elizabeth Warren being on the ticket, this is not how you would do that.

Furthermore if you REALLY wanted to piss off the progressives and frustrated Bernie supporters, and ensure that they would NEVER vote for you in the general, you would tease them with this possibility and then choose somebody completely different.

So ask yourself, would Hillary Clinton really do something that politically clumsy?

Now if you will excuse me I have a Snoopy dance to get back to.


  1. While I love Sen. Warren, I think she should stay in the Senate, where she has real power. Sure, she's a great VP choice for winning the general, but really, I want to see her on C-SPAN hammering bankers. I do think current VP Joe Biden would make an excellent choice. Nothing says he can't.

  2. 66gardeners2:30 PM

    Last night Lawrence O'Donnell asked Senator Al Franken if there were any democratic senators who would not say yes to Hillary asking them to be VP. Franken said no.

    How many sitting republican US senators would say yes to being Trump's VP. Jeff Sessions probably is the only one, and I doubt Trump wants him.

    1. Anonymous3:10 PM

      I would love it if either Sen Warren ir Sen Franken would be her vp choice. We Democrats are fortunate to have such a deep bench of folks to choose from, amirite Sarah?!

    2. Anonymous3:49 PM

      I so agree with you, 3:10 PM What a dynamic group of folks we have in the Democratic Party.

  3. From the article:

    "Warren, like Sanders, is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party for her advocacy on economic equality issues and taking on Wall Street."

    That there's some super reportage, as Sanders is not a Democrat. #analysis

  4. If you're breaking a glass ceiling, you might as well break it good.

  5. Anonymous2:46 PM

    Would she do something politically clumsy?

    Jesus Fooking Christ, what planet are you living on?

    I could give you numerous times she's been a complete clutz but this one is my favorite especially how you all consider yourselves to be the ones to decide when ole Berns drops out.

    BRANDON, S.D. — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”

    Her remarks were met with quick criticism from the campaign of Senator Barack Obama, and within hours of making them Mrs. Clinton expressed regret, saying, “The Kennedys have been much on my mind the last days because of Senator Kennedy,” referring to the recent diagnosis of Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s brain tumor. She added, “And I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive.”

    Still, the comments touched on one of the most sensitive aspects of the current presidential campaign — concern for Mr. Obama’s safety. And they come as Democrats have been talking increasingly of an Obama/Clinton ticket, with friends of the Clintons saying that Bill Clinton is musing about the possibility that the vice presidency might be his wife’s best path to the presidency if she loses the nomination.

    1. Anonymous3:37 PM

      Hey 2:46 PM, are you writing a book? You would be welcome on the Benghazi committee as one who beats a dead horse.

  6. Anonymous2:51 PM

    There will be a lot of disappointed people if Hillary doesn't bring Warren along on the ticket. While I appreciated the idea that she is needed in the Senate, at this point in time she is needed more as a VP nominee. Trump must be defeated in November.


    1. Anonymous3:48 PM

      I disagree, 2:51 PM. We all know that Elizabeth Warren would be effective in either place to help Hillary Clinton in her run.

      But, there are also others that are just as qualified, or even more so, that Hillary might select.

      It is, after all, up to her and whom she thinks can help her win and to do a good job in serving.

      I know she will be the one to make the correct choice!

  7. Just FYI, if your only purpose in coming here is to launch constant attacks, or to try and convince people that this blog is not worth their time, you should probably expect that at some point your comments will be rejected.

    After all this is my house, if you want to take a giant crap go elsewhere.

    1. Anonymous3:20 PM

      You can dish it out but you can't take it.

    2. Anonymous3:25 PM

      Go get 'em, Gryph, these posters are no different than those at the pee pond who swear that, if the GOP nomination is taken from tRump at their convention, they're coming with an uprising never before seen in history. Second amendment, baby, Blah Blah Blah. Sure they will be; they can't pull themselves away from their computer screens long enough to do so.

      This blog has always been worth my time since I found it researching Her Heinous after she'd been announced in '08. I'm not an atheist, but do I disparage you with posts of bible verses? Why would I; it's your blog and your opinion of which you're allowed. More power to you!

      Too bad their candidate is NOT going to get the nomination, but they can get the hell over it. It IS your house and many of us are happy to be offered a seat at the table.

    3. Anonymous3:34 PM

      @3:20 PM Your stupid comments in bunches are no more than those of a jilted sex partner, bitch.

    4. Anonymous3:42 PM

      Is bringing facts with verifiable links and quotes considered taking a crap in your house?
      Your mission statement says:
      "This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people."

    5. Anonymous3:45 PM

      I would have stopped their bullshit commentary a month ago, Gryphen. You've been more than fair and it is time to stop them.

      Your regular, and long-time readers, are sick and tired of their negativity and baloney!

    6. Anonymous3:59 PM

      He has been steadily 'losing it' for some time now. The symptoms have become much more obvious and frequent.

    7. Anonymous4:12 PM

      @ anon 3:20pm
      If you are so disappointed in this blog why don't you start your own?

    8. Anonymous5:04 PM

      4:59 PM - Actually, Gryph has kept to his principles and beliefs. The one that's losing it is YOU.

    9. Anonymous8:09 PM

      Gryph, it would be great if you rejected the repeated cut and paste links that I presume are all from one source? So tired of this same poster raging against Hillary with the same old issue and boring (mostly rightwing) links each day here-- but it's your blog.

    10. Anonymous9:27 PM

      8:09, and that poster, like another of the most frequent whiners, is not an American citizen and will not be voting in the election. Interesting, huh?

    11. Anonymous9:37 PM

      9:27 here. That comment was confusing: I was *responding to* 8:27 by noting that two of the most frequent Feel the Whine commenters are not American -- not, as my confusing syntax implied, saying that 8:27 was one of them.

    12. Anonymous10:38 PM

      You folks have to realize that a lot of us that visit here are dyed in the wool Republicans. We come to see what "the other side is thinking and doing". Most of us never comment, but it is interesting, for those of us that are backing the Republican nominee, to see all this discord and argument and infighting within the Democratic ranks. Looks like it's your turn now to snatch defeat from the arms of victory :-)

      The more I read here the better it is looking for us, so thank you, thank you for your bitter divide, thank you for finally showing us Republicans that your party is fractured to the point of absolute inefficiency and is hobbled by too many factions.

    13. Anonymous4:53 AM

      That all sounds good, 10:38, until you remember that you guys said the same thing in 2008...and until you remember who your nominee is. HAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAA!

      See you in November. Bring Kleenex.

    14. CorningNY8:23 AM

      Seriously, all the posters (and Gryphen too) who whine about people posting opposing viewpoints sound just like Trump, who kicks protesters out of his rallies and threatens them with harm. A previous commenter was right--you can dish it out, but you can't take it.

    15. Anonymous10:10 AM

      Hmm. There are two bloggers who haves blogs that no one visits: one is far left (AK), and the other far right (and not a US voter). They get no attention except here. They are gnats. If any reader thinks that is "Democratic Party discord", you're nuttier than a fruitcake.

  8. Anonymous3:12 PM

    OT? Sara is mentioned>

  9. Anonymous3:16 PM

    "... would Hillary Clinton really do something that politically clumsy?"
    She's beyond "clumsy".
    I say fucking idiot trying to hide something.
    "Discussion of classified matters on government non-classified email systems is a perennial problem that occurs widely in the government, but damage is typically contained because violators use government email systems. What is not common is a cabinet-level official using a personal server to conduct all official business, outside the protection of government email servers."

    1. Anonymous8:09 PM


    2. Anonymous4:14 AM

      like former governor Palin did with her email??

    3. Anonymous10:07 AM

      Like 80% of politicians dis with their e-mails until 2014? True story.

  10. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Gryphen 3:01 PM -

    Excellent Gryph!

  11. Anonymous3:27 PM

    OT/ just scrolling through photos of all the dignitaries at Muhmammad Ali's funeral; David Beckham, Bill Clinton, Former pres of Afghanistan, ect, ect,... but there were no photos of Bristol and Dakota..whats up with dat????

    1. Anonymous3:30 PM

      You will never find Dakota and Bristol at a Black man's funeral. Dakota is too fat to wear his uniform.

    2. Anonymous3:49 PM

      For two people who live their lives on line,the silence from their instagrams is deafening. Bristol and Dakota seemed to have slipped off the radar.

    3. Anonymous4:00 PM

      My opinion, which doesn't count for much, is that this "marriage" and silence of all, included queenie, is politically calculated. Just wait for the RNC and remember that everything they do backfires in their faces.

    4. Anonymous4:39 PM

      Bristol barely posts about her life.

    5. Anonymous8:08 PM

      No Trump either.

    6. Anonymous9:29 PM

      Not unless she's getting paid for it,

      There's a word for that.

  12. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Clinton/Biden 2016

    Joe is a dear and is good at being a figurehead cheerleader and it won't hurt America to put him under a bell jar for the next 4-8 years.

    It would be short-sighted and foolish to do that same thing to Elizabeth.

  13. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Elizabeth Warren would be far more effective continuing as a senator. She does not need to be muzzled and confined by the VP job. She still has lots of work to do in the Senate and can be a powerful ally to President HRC there.

    1. Anonymous4:21 PM

      The choice is hers and hers alone to make if it was even offered. Our opinions are moot.

    2. Anonymous5:41 PM

      Oh, pulleys. Since when does a senator have more clout than the VP of the US?

    3. Anonymous10:40 PM

      They are the oddest couple of running mates that would ever have been thrust together, that's for sure. Ideologically they aren't even on the same planet.

    4. Anonymous4:54 AM

      If you think Clinton and Warren are "ideologically from different planets," you have an exceptionally superficial view of both of them.

  14. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Putin will be laughing his ass off at America running these two useless old hens. Maybe Hillary will send another goofy reset button, worked so well last time.

    1. Anonymous4:09 PM

      Is that you M Joseph? Got your ass booted from the Urinal I see.

    2. Anonymous4:14 PM

      Let me send you a 12-pack so you can cry in it.

    3. Anonymous4:20 PM

      Who cares what tiny little Putin thinks, last I heard he isn't an American.

    4. Anonymous5:07 PM

      M Jospeh getting booted was a hoot! What a self-important blowhard he was.

    5. Anonymous5:42 PM

      Better than all the old pricks we've had for 200 years.

  15. Anonymous4:10 PM

    I think it means that Warren will be a huge part of Hillary's campaign, if it means the VP slot or not.

  16. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Hillary is slick as the sociopath she is. She conniving and orchestrated. While I disagree with some of what warren says, she is far better than Hillary and doesn't need to be associated.

    1. Anonymous7:40 PM

      Warren loves Hillary & said so on Maddow.

  17. Anonymous5:12 PM

    Thanks To Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Maddow Beats Every Show On Fox News

  18. Anita Winecooler5:46 PM

    Two experienced, smart, and competent women having lunch? They could be talking about anything or anyone. Like "The weather, men, Kelly Ripa's not yet announced co host, what's for dinner, oh, and how about being my Vice President Pick?

    Can't wait for SNL

  19. Anonymous10:11 PM

    I can just see President Hillary Clinton
    in a meeting with Middle Eastern leaders,
    {of course they are men}, back straight,
    her blue eyes looking straight into theirs,
    and never wavering. She knows how females
    are thought of in those countries, beneath
    their shoes, and they will have met their
    match! A woman president of the most
    powerful and important country in the world! An awesome role model for every
    woman and girl everywhere. Also men and boys. So proud of you Hillary!!!

  20. Randall1:32 AM

    "...would Hillary Clinton really do something that politically clumsy?"
    Sadly, yes - yes, I'm afraid she would:
    Democrats in general, and Hillary, specifically, seem to have a penchant for snatching defeat right out of the jaws of victory and sometimes, right at the last moment.
    Drives me nuts, but it's true.

  21. Anonymous4:10 AM

    I'l join you in a virtual Snoopy dance as I threw my back out earlier.
    Anyhoo, it could be that Bernie is playing chess....he can get a cabinet position in a Clinton position and may know thi. If all his supporters go to Clinton, plus Warren and IF all the dems an indies vote and IF there is no fraud, this will be an epic landslide.


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