Saturday, June 18, 2016

Elizabeth Warren visits Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, because you know she is NOT going to be Clinton's VP choice.

Courtesy of CNN: 

Elizabeth Warren, a senator being eyed as a possible Democratic vice presidential pick, dropped by Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters on Friday, according to people in the room. 

Warren, who endorsed Clinton last week in an interview, mingled with aides, took photos with staffers and gave brief remarks. 

"Don't screw this up," Warren said, according to attendees. 

The senator also referred to Clinton as a "fighter," the same terminology she used when she endorsed Clinton last week. 

"We've got one tough cookie who is going to be out there fighting on behalf of working families across this country," Warren said in her remarks, according to a video posted on Instagram.

The CNN article makes it clear that having notable political figures visit, some who are also mentioned as possible Clinton running mates, is not that uncommon.

But come on. Seriously, would Warren be making these kinds of overtures, and offering this level of support, if she WASN'T angling for the job?

Besides this follows closely on the heels of that private meeting between Clinton and Warren last week and news that Warren is now actively being vetted for the VP slot.

What is that line from the X-Files again, "I want to believe?"

Well I may be an Atheist, but yes I want to believe.

103 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:32 AM

    I would be proud to vote for that ticket!

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    1. Anonymous10:23 AM

      Same here.

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  2. 66gardeners8:47 AM

    I don't worry about a dual female ticket seemingly lopsided because Elizabeth Warren is that good. Just like we know Hillary is that good. Peace

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  3. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Telling the Clinton campaign staff, "Don't screw this up" is your idea of an "overture", a high "level of support" that indicates she's "angling for the job"? HAHAHA!

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    1. Anonymous9:02 AM

      Can't handle it, eh? HAHAHA!

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    2. Anonymous9:19 AM

      8:51 AM Are you lost? The Trump thread is that way................ lol troll.

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    3. Anonymous9:31 AM

      just so you understand,...
      Elizabeth Warren instructed Hillary's staff to not screw this up by being too eager because the HRC staff are the ones leaning on Hillary to pick Elizabeth. Sleep tight.

      Clinton/Warren 2016

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    4. Anonymous9:33 AM

      Lawrence O'Donnell: Are there any sitting democratic senator who would turn it down if asked to be Hillary's VP?

      Al Franken: No

      Is it becoming clearer now?

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    5. Anonymous9:35 AM

      Someone says something you disgree with is not a troll.

      Explain how "Don't screw this up" could be interpreted as demonstrating support. It was a slam on the Clinton campaign and was THE takeaway quote by the media from Warren's visit. You don't think the Clinton campaign is seething that Warren said "don't screw this up" in front of a press gaggle?

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    6. Anonymous9:52 AM

      Elizabeth Warren visiting Hillary Clinton's Office while her name is on the short VP list is the real story.

      The reason EW is familiar enough with Hillary's staff to say, "don't screw this up", is indicative of how close they have become. In others a known unknown but the writing is on the wall.

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    7. Anonymous9:35 AM
      Explain how "Don't screw this up" could be interpreted as demonstrating support.
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      Okay. here are Warren's remarks *in context*. It is clear that Warren's remarks were given as a pep talk. She did *not* stroll into Clinton's campaign office and call Clinton and her staffers a bunch of screw ups.

      So no, the Clinton campaign is not "seething" much as you would like them to be.

      ""Don't screw this up," Warren said, according to attendees.
      The senator also referred to Clinton as a "fighter," the same terminology she used when she endorsed Clinton last week.
      "We've got one tough cookie who is going to be out there fighting on behalf of working families across this country," Warren said in her remarks..."

      ""I'm ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States ..." Warren told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

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    8. Anonymous9:57 AM

      Elizabeth Warren today in a speech

      Donald Trump is the loud elephant in the room who is nothing more than a small, insecure money grubber.

      and there is so much more

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    9. Anonymous10:46 AM

      Love how Elizabeth Warren is being the 'attack dog' as to Trump. She's doing it beautifully and, according to the polls, the majority of Americans are in full agreement with her! I know I am!

      The Donald is FINALLY getting everything he deserves! He'll never be elected POTUS!

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    10. Anonymous12:41 PM

      "Warren's remarks were given as a pep talk"

      Oh my god, what a knee-slapper! Only braindead cult followers would claim "Don't screw this up" is pep talk language.

      Like Steve Schmidt said, "Down is up and up is down..."

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    11. "Only braindead cult followers would claim "Don't screw this up" is pep talk language."
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      You are an utter and complete moron. Ignorant as dirt too, since you clearly have no idea what you are saying.

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    12. Anonymous1:47 PM

      Oh puhleeze, Nefer. Think back to a time when a person in authority told you or someone around you, "Don't screw this up" and claim with a straight face that you felt inspired to do your best rather than fear or anxiety of the consequences of failing.

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    13. Anonymous3:02 PM

      Hillary will not pick Elizabeth Warner. Elizabeth is more popular than Hillary. Hillary wants to have all of the attention on her place in history and not share it with Elizabeth. She will pick someone less known, and more willing to be a wallflower. She is just using Elizabeth to try to "court" Bernie's supporters. I think the don't screw it up comment may have to do with disrespecting Bernie and not trying sincerely to win over his voters and thinking that people are like poker chips and she simply gets his because she won the hand. She needs to earn his voters' trust.

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    14. Anonymous3:38 PM

      >>Hillary wants to have all of the attention on her place in history and not share it

      Oh you couldn't be more full of shit. Hillary is and always has been a team player. She is not a narcissist. You must be confusing her with Trump and Palin. Your analysis is just as lame. I suspect you're a Bernie Bot, but who knows, maybe you just hate strong and capable women. At any rate, fuck off.

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  4. Anonymous8:53 AM

    We need to have Hillary look at a younger choice so we can perpetuate the work Obama and Hillary produce.

    This fallacy that Obama has not been successful or aggressive enough fighting ISIS can be clarified by this article:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/isis-close-losing-fallujah-mean-160200775.html

    Miracles? No. Progress, yes. But Drumpf sucks up all the news 02 and many people don't read anyway - they just spew.

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  5. Great ticket...Trump had no chance anyway but this will make it even more embarrassing...could you just imagine the debate?

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    1. Anonymous10:43 AM

      The National Republican Convention is falling apart! The large businesses are not donating their usual substantial funds due to Donald Trump! Apple is the latest to back out of providing their mega bucks!

      Trump needs to be dumped, Republicans. You have a mess on your hands and it's going to stop Republicans from being elected across the nation in November!

      It's easy to see Alaskan voters ridding itself of the majority Republican members in the Alaska Legislature this coming November too!

      They have blatantly spent the State of Alaska into the 'red' - allowing us to see financial mess they created! (The state's credit rating has been lowered again too!)

      People are moving out of Alaska, bankruptcies are on the increase and there is fear when discussing current matters with family members and friends!

      Pay attention for whom you cast your vote in November, Alaskans! It's way past time to move Republicans out of office on the national, state and local levels!

      Make sure you help others prepare for the vote in November, with having the correct identification, getting them to the polls, etc. It is so important!

      We sorely need to return Alaska to being 'blue'! It's been way too long!

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  6. Anonymous8:58 AM

    I think they'd make a great team! But, Hillary Clinton has my vote with whomever she picks to be her running mate!

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    1. Anonymous10:25 AM

      Yup. Mine too.

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  7. Anonymous9:15 AM

    The safest bet would be Biden as VP. Is there anything in the constitution that prohibits a 3rd term for VP?

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    1. Anonymous9:34 AM

      We aren't worried about Hillary's campaign safety as far as positioning herself. She's looking pretty darn good.

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    2. Anonymous9:37 AM

      The only reason to pick someone older than her who's already been VP is if she thought she wouldn't finish a full term.

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    3. Anonymous10:07 AM

      After the personal losses in his life, especially Beau, Biden has already said that he's not interested.

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    4. Anonymous10:22 AM

      Hillary Clinton looks far healthier than Donald Trump! He's obese, sweats like crazy when making his speeches, breaths weird and looks like he could fall over due to a massive heart attack!

      Would imagine he has high blood pressure and is on medication for it!

      He does not handle pressure well at all and Hillary has proven, on many occasions throughout her political life, that she DOES!

      Congratulations on the birth of your new grandson, Hillary and Bill Clinton! All of you are a wonderful family!

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    5. Anonymous11:18 AM

      12:22, you're right on. That letter Trump's doctor felt the need to write earlier this year was bizarre. Why did it come out? Must have been a need to reassure the public since Trump does look like a heart attack waiting to happen. I think his heavy breathing is a combination of a lack of health, something having to do with the two cocoon-looking protrusions up high on the side of his nose (ick--I've never seen a person with this to the degree he has it), and a lot of nose hair and never blowing his nose. He's so gross. Mainly, it's that all he is made of is fat. If he doesn't change his ways, he'll be lucky to see Barron graduate from high school.

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    6. Anonymous12:43 PM

      Who's talking about her health? Two FBI investigations, an ethics investigation. She might have to resign.

      Although someone with a history of blood clots should be worried whether they'll survive another 4 years.

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    7. Anonymous12:57 PM

      I think, tRump added a 'few' pounds to his frame since that letter came out. Last year, he was chubby, but now he starts resembling Chris Christy.

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    8. Anonymous2:16 PM

      To me, Joe Biden is the perfect VP running mate for Hillary. She's campaigning on being "Obama's 3rd Term" and Biden would solidify that very thing.

      Not to mention he's healthy-looking, beloved, smart, savvy, and witty. His gaffes are mostly relate-able and endeared him to America.

      Biden attended the same graduation ceremony (granddaughter) as Drumpf (daughter) and whilst Drumpf received a polite smattering of applause from his section when he entered and sat down, Biden was greeted with a standing ovation, yells and cheers from the entire room. It was yuuuuge!

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  8. Anonymous9:18 AM

    It will be NEWT FUCKing GingRICH $$$. ALL STAGED!
    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/18/trumps-embarrassing-vp-short-list-leaks-completely-reeks-failure.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+politicususa%2FfJAl+%28Politicus+USA+%29

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    1. 66gardeners9:36 AM

      These four are possibilities (any and all knowing he's going to lose anyway)

      Ben Carson
      Chris Christie
      Newt Gingrich
      Sarah Palin

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    2. Good Golly,Miss Molly. I've been out in the sun too long. I thought this was a thread on Hillary's VP. Read it will be the Lizard. My head exploded. Then I read the list of 4 including $arah and I passed out at the thought of it. Think its time for a cold shower.

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    3. Anonymous10:17 AM

      Those are the only ones that are stupid enough to join Trump's ticket! None of them will ever see the White House!

      All of them are no longer politicians who have horrible reputations - just like Trump!

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    4. Anonymous10:20 AM

      It simply astounds me that some posters here are too lazy to reply in the correct thread, Janet.

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    5. Anonymous10:22 AM

      David Duke and his ilk are probably the only one(s) really willing to sign on.

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    6. Anonymous10:48 AM

      10:20 You're easily astounded, huh?

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    7. Anonymous11:17 AM

      That you can't keep with a subject, 10:48 AM? Yes.

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    8. Anonymous1:13 PM

      10:20 you astound and annoy.

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  9. Anonymous9:25 AM

    OT. HRC grandmother again.
    Chelsea gave birth to a baby boy>
    Aiden Clinton Mevzinsky.


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    1. 66gardeners9:37 AM

      what a beautiful, graceful family

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    2. Anonymous10:29 AM

      I did not read any of the posts, including yours, before I wrote my comment below.
      But yes, Chelsea is a second time mommy, and Hillary is a second time grandma. Both can be proud that there is no scandal anywhere near this happy event. (Unlike from someone who shall be unnamed!)

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    3. Anonymous1:17 PM

      Barstool, this is how you live life vibrantly and privately. Take notes. you can use your hands

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  10. Anonymous9:35 AM

    I hope she does not, we need every Democratic vote in the Senate

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    1. Anonymous10:47 AM

      What? You think Massachusetts can't find another Democrat to flsuccessfully fill Warren's seat?
      Thanks for your concern.

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    2. Anonymous2:07 PM

      10:47, are you daft?

      The Republican governor gets to name her replacement. Do you really think he's going to pick a Democrat?

      Not to mention that USING Elizabeth as VP is like moving Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO) to customer service. Oh yeah, they're great at their jobs, but did it really help the company?

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    3. Anonymous3:41 PM

      >>The Republican governor gets to name her replacement.

      Never fear, Harry's got that covered.

      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/harry-reid-working-on-plan-for-dems-to-keep-senate-seat-if-elizabeth-warren-is-vp-sources/

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  11. Caroll Thompson9:39 AM

    A Clinton/Warren ticket would certainly be something to believe in. Bernie Who?

    The longer Bernie stays in the race, the more capital he is losing. He better get on board before the train leaves the station.

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    1. Anonymous10:15 AM

      Bernie Sanders has already made himself (with the help of his wife, Jane!) look like a very sore loser!

      He's done and will never again be anywhere near being POTUS! He's too old, nasty and disruptive. And, he never should have been allowed to join the Democratic Party!

      Vote Hillary Clinton for POTUS and allow sanity to return to our government. The Republicans have fucked it up royally!

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    2. Anonymous11:14 AM

      Bernie made his bed by hiding in Vermont while the other real Democratic Senators were demanding a vote on better gun regulations.

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    3. Anonymous1:15 PM

      Bernie's vote next week will be very revealing. My guess is he starts to fly below the radar and disappears. He needs to get off the stage anyway and delete his campaign.

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    4. Anonymous2:03 PM

      Bernie vetted the down-ballot candidates he's been supporting financially. Y'all will be dealing with THEM.

      Bernie built an army whilst y'all were whining about him stepping on The Queen's toes.

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    5. Anonymous3:12 PM

      An army of sad sacks, if the massive losses of his NV acolytes are any indication.

      Maybe someday one Bernie candidate will win a race and we can all feel some of the awe you think we should be experiencing.

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    6. Anonymous3:38 PM

      Yeah, Bernie's so done, so flying below the radar, so lost his capital that Clinton delivered one of his biggest demands and dumped WassernameSchultz. And more to come before the convention, my pretties.

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    7. Anonymous3:53 PM

      The Bernie Congress: meet the insurgents trying to recreate Sanders's movement down ballot

      ...The Brand New Congress PAC says 2016 is just the beginning of Sanders's down-ballot movement. On its website, the group declares its intention to field more than 400 candidates by 2017 who "have consistently passed on opportunities to sell out" and "agree completely on a unified economic, social justice, and climate change platform."
      The case for "the Bernie Congress"

      All of this may sound like a natural extension of the youthful energy surrounding Sanders's campaign. But it's also something of a remarkable novelty: No other losing presidential candidate since at least the 1960s has galvanized his followers for this kind of down-ballot movement, according to Richard Berg Andersson, who tracks presidential primaries for the Green Papers.

      http://www.vox.com/2016/5/30/11762088/bernie-sanders-congress-explained

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    8. Anonymous9:05 PM

      Whatever. Bernie supports an anti-choice candidate in Ohio & a true nutjob in Hawaii who is a cult member and who is more rightwing than Lindsay Graham. Thank goodness Gabbard is being primaried.

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  12. 66gardeners9:46 AM

    and...the hits keep coming

    Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide funding or other support for the party’s 2016 presidential convention, as it's done in the past, citing Donald Trump’s controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/apple-wont-aid-gop-convention-over-trump-224513#ixzz4BxCWTSBY

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    1. Anonymous10:32 AM

      It seems like all big sponsors are distancing themselves from the GOP convention. Nobody wants to be part of that circus.
      Actually seems like even the GOP is distancing themselves, if that is even possible. Many will simply stay away, and others are hinting not so subtly that they are thinking of an open/contested convention where they will let all the delegates vote their conscience, not simply rubberstamp tRump.

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    2. Anonymous11:12 AM

      Good! And good for Apple and other sponsors better think a bit before giving to the RNC too.

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  13. Anonymous9:48 AM

    You know what is fabulous about having Elizabeth Warren on the ticket?

    Trump will not be able to take his focus off EW while Hillary sails into the presidency with both houses of congress to support their progressive agendas.

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  14. Anonymous9:48 AM

    *Funded by the thread prior> dRumpf taxes show>"undisputed, according to Trump’s own accountant>
    "he committed fraud by using his accountant’s signature on returns that the accountant did not prepare."
    "The tradition of presidential candidates disclosing their tax returns has an august purpose: making sure that another criminal is not a heartbeat from the presidency or in the Oval Office. [Emphasis mine.]

    The disclosure tradition dates to when Spiro Agnew resigned as vice president in 1973 and then plead guilty to a tax crime. President Richard Nixon was an unindicted conspirator in a felony for which his tax lawyer Edward L. Morgan went to prison for creating a fraudulent $576,000 tax deduction on his behalf—one of the specifications in the impeachment proceedings that never came to a vote because Nixon resigned in August 1974."

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/16/1539390/-David-Cay-Johnston-New-Evidence-Donald-Trump-Didn-t-Pay-Taxes

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  15. Anonymous10:02 AM

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P4RGNil5_byJPw__6ONZIx3b0ah7VZeZSmf3pnLg8zU/edit?pref=2&pli=1#

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    1. Anonymous10:44 AM

      And your point is????

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    2. Anonymous1:02 PM

      @10:44
      Dose of reality.

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    3. Anonymous9:02 PM

      Oh my God. What a pile of rightwing poo that link is. As if Hillary had been president since 1992!!!

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    4. Anonymous3:51 PM

      1:02 - Dose of ignorance^

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    5. Anonymous3:53 PM

      9:02

      10:02 suffers from cretinism. It's endemic in the RW echo chamber.

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  16. Anonymous10:09 AM

    Trump Is a Man on an Island -- and He's Sinking

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/first-read-trump-man-island-he-s-losing-n592816

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  17. Anonymous10:22 AM

    O/T: Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her second child, a son.

    WHAT A CONCEPT: TWO children, BOTH conceived while the mother was married to their father, and NO SELFIES while pregnant.
    I did not even know that she was pregnant again...

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    1. Anonymous10:37 AM

      +1

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    2. Anonymous10:39 AM

      While Trump was exploiting Ivanka's pregnancy as much as he could, there was barely a mention of Chelsea's pregnancy. Trump was so creepy in how he used his daughter's pregnancy. It was gross. And she was gross for using it, too. She wasn't just standing onstage obviously with child but was taking part in her father's lies about her due date--and he started saying she was due anytime now when in fact she wasn't due for months--and standing right next to him so he could rub her belly all the time and basically act as if was the impregnator although to him it looked like he was doing what fathers always do to their daughters. It was just plain icky.

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    3. Anonymous10:50 AM

      Imagine that, and anyone still wondering why Queen Heifer carries such a big chip on her shoulder toward the Clintons and the Obamas? Malia and Sasha are growing into strong, confident women as well.

      No matter what $arah spews or projects onto others, she couldn't be bothered to raise her children to be decent, educated human beings.

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    4. Anonymous10:53 AM

      Clintons celebrate birth of Chelsea's second child

      http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/chelsea-clinton-son-aidan-224512

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    5. Anonymous11:14 AM

      Sham marriage just like Bill and Hillary. But go ahead and make up your fairytales.

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    6. Anonymous11:29 AM

      Sham marriages = Palin

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    7. Anonymous11:14 AM Sham marriage just like Bill and Hillary. But go ahead and make up your fairytales.
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      Sounds like you are the one making up disgruntled fairytales, 11:14.

      Whatever the details of the Clinton marriage, it is obvious that over the years, they have settled into a relationship of fondness and respect. There is no evidence that Chelsea and her husband are anything but a perfectly nice ordinary couple in a perfectly nice ordinary marriage.

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  18. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Wow, Sarah is so taken by Elizabeth Warren that she's now trying to imitate her. It's hilarious how Palin has taken to using Warren's "do your job" mantra. (She's got it in a post about Obama and in one about Congress. The artful one also adds a "flippin" to get across just how incensed she is--oh, how she so badly wants to say "fuckin'" but can't because, well, she's a christian and may one day run for office, too, or be appointed to Trump's cabinet. Hah.) In her Obama rant she even uses short paragraphs and stays away from long necklaces of adjectives and adverbs and her usual gobbledygook. Yeah, she is quite smitten with Warren.

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    1. Anonymous11:51 AM

      Huh? Have another drink. Maybe you'll make some sense.

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    2. Anonymous1:57 PM

      Take another toke, 11:51... maybe you'll be able to comprehend what you read.

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    3. Anonymous5:14 PM

      Be nice, 157: one can't hardly use words like "incensed," "appointed," "adjectives," and "smitten" if one wants the likes of 1151a to understand.

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  19. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Senate race rankings: Trump tilting the map

    Donald Trump hasn't reshaped the battle for the Senate, but Democrats and Republicans agree that he's affecting it.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/senate-races-donald-trump-map-224503

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  20. Anonymous10:57 AM

    The enthusiasm gap is back – but this time, it favors the Democrats.

    A Bloomberg Politics poll released this week – which, overall, gave Hillary Clinton a 12-point lead over Donald Trump – also showed Clinton’s backers are more enthusiastic about their candidate than Trump’s supporters. Just a third of Trump voters said they are “very enthusiastic” the New York real-estate tycoon is the GOP standard-bearer.

    And even though Clinton has struggled to put away Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, voters who chose her over Trump are more enthusiastic: 43 percent said they are “very enthusiastic” about Clinton.

    It’s a flip from the past six years or so, over which time Republican voters have been far more enthusiastic than Democrats. Part of President Barack Obama’s success in winning reelection four years ago was a superior turnout operation that mobilized voters who were telling pollsters they weren’t terribly psyched to cast their ballots.

    The turnaround has been fairly quick. Polls on the eve of the primary process found Republicans significantly more enthusiastic about the presidential election. But that was before Trump, who won about 45 percent of votes in primaries and caucuses, became the presumptive nominee.

    And it’s trickling down into the battleground states: Clinton’s lead in Wisconsin among all registered voters in a Marquette Law School poll released this week stood at seven points. But among those who said they were “certain” to vote, her lead expanded to nine points, 46 percent to 37 percent.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/5-political-numbers-to-watch/2016/06/campaign-2016-week-numbers-224506

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  21. Anonymous11:11 AM

    Whether Warren ends up as the VP on the ticket or not, it is quite obvious she is going to be campaigning hard for Hillary.

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    1. Anonymous1:54 PM

      R'amen.

      So, why burn her political capital and power for a cheap thrill?

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  22. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Trump hits a Mormon wall

    Donald Trump will head to Nevada on Saturday, but some of the most committed local Republicans won’t be rolling out the welcome mat for his Las Vegas rally.

    Nevada Mormons, a relatively small but influential bloc within the state party, are struggling to get comfortable with the GOP nominee. And in contrast to previous years — especially 2012, when fellow Mormon Mitt Romney led the Republican ticket — many leaders in the Latter-day Saints community have no interest in activating their extensive networks and grassroots infrastructure on his behalf.

    The result: Trump is facing an organizational disadvantage compared to previous GOP candidates, as well as an enthusiasm gap with an important GOP constituency in a key swing state.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/donald-trump-mormons-nevada-224504

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    1. Anonymous3:56 PM

      You KNOW that Mittster is driving this one.

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  23. Anonymous11:16 AM

    How much would it cost to get Donald Trump to give up his presidential run and walk away?

    “I bet if someone offered him $150 million to drop out, he would," one former Trump adviser told POLITICO, unprompted, during an interview Friday.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/donald-trump-cash-never-trump-224511

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    1. Anonymous3:57 PM

      Trump would fuck his mother and his daughters if you gave him enough money...in a heartbeat if he thought he would get away with it.

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    2. Anonymous5:16 PM

      Trump would fuck his daughters in a heartbeat for no money if he thought he could get away with it.

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  24. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Push Obama, Elevate Clinton?

    Why did the diplomats write their dissent now, and why was it leaked to the press? A former ambassador, with deep experience in the Middle East, told me it was an error to leak the cable.

    “Someone decided to leak it,” he said, “for whatever irrational reason, an action as blatantly incorrect as it is most certainly politically and diplomatically counterproductive.”

    Why is it counterproductive? The cable will not produce the outcome desired by the diplomats. But even so, it serves to bring U.S. politics into the domain of diplomatic procedures.

    Do the diplomats expect that President Obama would read their cable and rush to a bombing raid, which he has resisted? No one assumes that Obama would hastily send in the jets to bomb Damascus. He has been cautious because he seems to recognize that the outcomes of such interventions could be worse than the reasons for them. It is now well established that in 2011 Obama was loathe to enter the Libyan conflict. It was the French who were most eager, and it was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who carried the French message to Obama. She and U.S Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power convinced Obama to endorse the NATO move into Libya. There is little indication that Obama wants to expand the chaos in Syria by bombing the Syrian Arab Army and the institutions of state in Damascus.Why did the diplomats write their dissent now, and why was it leaked to the press? A former ambassador, with deep experience in the Middle East, told me it was an error to leak the cable.

    “Someone decided to leak it,” he said, “for whatever irrational reason, an action as blatantly incorrect as it is most certainly politically and diplomatically counterproductive.”

    Why is it counterproductive? The cable will not produce the outcome desired by the diplomats. But even so, it serves to bring U.S. politics into the domain of diplomatic procedures.

    Do the diplomats expect that President Obama would read their cable and rush to a bombing raid, which he has resisted? No one assumes that Obama would hastily send in the jets to bomb Damascus. He has been cautious because he seems to recognize that the outcomes of such interventions could be worse than the reasons for them. It is now well established that in 2011 Obama was loathe to enter the Libyan conflict. It was the French who were most eager, and it was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who carried the French message to Obama. She and U.S Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power convinced Obama to endorse the NATO move into Libya. There is little indication that Obama wants to expand the chaos in Syria by bombing the Syrian Arab Army and the institutions of state in Damascus.

    http://www.alternet.org/world/brain-dead-diplomats-why-did-51-american-state-dept-officials-dissent-against-obama-and-call

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  25. Anonymous11:27 AM

    Revenge of the Radical Middle
    Column: Why Donald Trump Isn’t Going Away

    ...A brash showboat and celebrity, self-promoter and controversialist, silly and mocking, a caricature of a caricature, Donald Trump is no one’s idea of a serious presidential candidate. Which is exactly why the radical middle finds him refreshing. Not an iota of him is politically correct, he plays by no rules of comity or civility, he genuflects to no party or institution, he is unafraid of and antagonistic toward the media, and he challenges the conventional wisdom of both parties, which holds that there is no real cost to illegal immigration and to trade with China.

    Trump’s foreign policy, such as it is, is like Perot’s directed not toward Eurasia but our southern border. Unlike Perot, whose campaign emphasized the twin deficits of budget and trade, Trump has taken on illegal immigration from Mexico, fighting with both the identity politics left and the cheap labor right, with both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Like Perot too he has seized the public imagination, masterfully exploiting the media’s craving for ratings and for negative portrayals of Republicans, turning CNN into TNN, the Trump News Network, the finest and most exclusive cable channel on air.

    Trump would enjoy press coverage no matter what he ran on. But the fact that he has chosen, perhaps unwittingly, illegal immigration to be his cause makes the coverage all the more polarizing, visceral, contentious, spiteful.

    http://freebeacon.com/columns/revenge-of-the-radical-middle/

    Ironically, this guy was a huge Palin sycophant...

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/how-the-party-of-palin-became-the-party-of-trump.html

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  26. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Just want to add that the GOP's trying to raise $100,000 by midnight for the Trump campaign. That sounds so paltry given all the Republican money that is out there and could have been in the coffers already.

    And of course Trump thinks he can win this thing by not putting in the big bucks from his own accounts that he said he'd be putting in. He wants to do things on the cheap and not put in anything near to what he bragged about and still brags about when he lies to people at his rallies. he's been doing rallies and fundraisers in the South all week when he doesn't even need to win more votes there. He's been doing it because no one with real money is wasting it on their GOP candidates. Instead of focusing on the swing states, he's had to be down south.

    And he thinks that the rallies and continued media attention are all he needs to rely on, and he can do things on the so-so cheap. But the TV channels are moving away from his rallies and showing them in part and even not at all. It's been hard even finding his rallies on one of the C-SPAN channels.

    It almost feels as if Trump knows he doesn't stand a chance and that he's a bad investment. He doesn't believe in himself enough to use more of his own money. And things are just going to get so much worse. I won't be surprised if he does find a way out of the election and jumps his own sinking ship.

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  27. Anonymous11:30 AM

    #NeverTrump Lives: Dozens of GOP Delegates Are Planning a Coup

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/dozens-of-gop-delegates-are-planning-a-coup.html

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  28. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Trump showed just how stupid he truly is with regard to the wedding gift he gave to Charlie Sheen.

    Didn't Trump have a clue that diamonds can be checked (loop) for their authenticity? The loops are not all that expensive to purchase.

    Trump is a nut case (fraud too!) and will never be elected POTUS!

    I'm glad Charlie Sheen spelled the beans about the phony diamonds he got! Good job, Charlie!

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  29. Anonymous11:50 AM

    I, too, have noticed that the various channels are not covering Trump as they once did - which was nauseating!

    But, CNN and MSNBC still are. Time to drop viewing those channels and their specific journalists (the term I use loosely!), America!

    The outlets built him up and now it's time they bring him down! It's their duty to America! (CNN and MSNBC!) And, they did it all for ratings! It was manipulation to the max! It has been a joy ride for Donald and didn't cost him a cent! Fucking amazing!

    Vote for Hillary Clinton! She truly is the most qualified for POTUS! No one can compete with her on the Republican or Independent side.

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  30. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are Democratic operatives or at least they sure act like they are. All I can say is thanks!

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  31. Anita Winecooler4:41 PM

    Don't know if this is a repeat, but Bill and Hillary became grandparents again today. Maybe my dream ticket is discussing strategy? This is at least the second meeting that I know of, so something tells me it's on. Liz would make a great asset to Hillary's Presidency whatever post she holds.

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  32. Cracklin Charlie7:51 PM

    I am starting to think you can go ahead and believe it, Gryphen.

    This ticket really could happen. Trump's campaign is a disaster of epic proportions, the Republicans have no one to replace him, and no time to find anyone who could defeat the democratic nominee. This situation gives Hillary the option, should she wish to use it, to make a bold choice of who should be her running mate. I think she is not afraid of making bold choices.

    Clinton/Warren is the team that will make history, and people love history.

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    1. Anonymous10:54 PM

      Cankles and Tonto lol.

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    2. Anonymous2:34 PM

      10:54 - lol troll. RAM in spirit^

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    3. Cracklin Charlie3:11 PM

      lol
      Sarah, in reality.

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