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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

With phone calls, texts and handwritten notes, the Massachusetts senator is continuing an unusually determined outreach effort to show party officials she is aligned with them.

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"Her point was easy to grasp: While her liberal agenda may be further left than some in the Democratic establishment would prefer, she is a team player who is seeking to lead the party " not stage a hostile takeover of it."

"Yet publicly, and even more in private, she is signaling to party leaders that, far from wanting to stage a "political revolution" in the fashion of Mr. Sanders, she wants to revive the beleaguered Democratic National Committee"

No real surprise here, but she is a heck of a lot better than Biden still, but not near as good as Bernie Sanders.

She stills waffles on medicare for all

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-08-28 12:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Krystal Ball: Warren cozies up to the democratic establishment, Sanders not so much

www.youtube.com

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-08-28 12:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Per the article ...

As Ms. Warren steadily rises in the polls she is working diligently to protect her left flank, lining up with progressives on nearly every issue and trying to defuse potential attacks from supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

"I'm with Bernie," she responds when asked about what is perhaps the most contentious issue of the primary race: "Medicare for all."

In phone calls, text messages and small gatherings before her rallies, as well as in one-on-one meetings over hot tea at her Washington condominium, Ms. Warren is simultaneously courting and assuring Democratic town leaders, statewide officials and the chiefs of the country's largest unions.

The outreach is not just an effort to avoid the confrontational approach Mr. Sanders took in 2016, when he inveighed against party insiders and the committee itself, which he correctly believed was favoring Hillary Clinton.

Ms. Warren is also trying to allay concerns among Democrats that, as a progressive candidate proposing sweeping change, she may not have enough mainstream appeal to compete with President Trump in the general election.

Most of the other White House contenders are, of course, also wooing party officials.

But the more establishment-aligned candidates like former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris of California do not face the same questions about their visions for party politics.

And interviews with about two dozen Democrats who have been in contact with Ms. Warren reveal that her style of courtship has been unusually determined.


Warren is "with Bernie" is news to me considering she never did endorse him in 2016 -- and which also explains her current behavior.

And Warren is flawed by thinking "electability" is a real thing because majorities of Americans support Bernie on the individual issues ...

www.salon.com

Also, if Warren truely wanted to win back the Senate for Democrats she (and others) could always advocate for issues that matter most to people instead of wanting to stand with the DNC decision-makers.

A President Warren would be good, but not NEARLY as good as a President Bernie.

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-28 07:47 AM | Reply

And Warren is flawed by thinking "electability" is a real thing because majorities of Americans support Bernie on the individual issues ...

Agreeing with Bernie on an issue or two and supporting Bernie are two different things.

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2019-08-28 10:46 AM | Reply

"Agreeing with Bernie on an issue or two and supporting Bernie are two different things."

Yes they are. One is admitting your part of the middle class of America and the other is pretending you have something in common with the 1%.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2019-08-28 10:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"A President Warren would be good, but not NEARLY as good as a President Bernie."

Perhaps we should have both. Sanders/Warren or Warren/Sanders. Makes little difference to me but they would have to argue over who is the leader. With a President Sanders, due to his age, I would like to know that his V.P. agrees with him on most issues.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-08-28 11:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

4 years of nothing getting done. It'll be like the last dozen.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-08-28 11:07 AM | Reply

4 years of nothing getting done. It'll be like the last dozen.

#7 | POSTED BYSITZKRIEG

A Bernie presidency would bury forever America's mistaken definition of what socialism is ...

A Warren presidency would not, because she refuses to critique capitalism.

Even still, we're so far down the hole oligarchy-wise, even Bernie winning would represent only incremental change ... with Warren winning, lesser incremental change.

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-28 11:29 AM | Reply

"4 years of nothing getting done. It'll be like the last dozen."

Oh, we didn't pass Obamacare, the Consumer Protection Agency, rebuild our economy?
Were you asleep?

"Even still, we're so far down the hole oligarchy-wise, even Bernie winning would represent only incremental change ... with Warren winning, lesser incremental change."

Perhaps but we have to start somewhere. Reelecting Trump would be just insuring that the Oligarchy wins forever. That's why Trump is Putin's bitch, he's an "apprentice" dictator with Putin for a mentor.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-08-28 12:07 PM | Reply

Is this supposed to be a scandal?

Wake me up when she starts taking bribes from bankers like biden and clinton. Then I'll stop supporting her.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-28 07:17 PM | Reply

4 years of nothing getting done. It'll be like the last dozen.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Hey give the repubs some credit - they finally got united republican government and used it to achieve their only real priority - tax cuts for the rich paid for by the poor. Dont brush this great achievement aside. They've been working toward it for decades.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-28 07:18 PM | Reply

Is this supposed to be a scandal?

Wake me up when she starts taking bribes from bankers like biden and clinton. Then I'll stop supporting her.

#10 | POSTED BYSPEAKSOFTLY

No scandal.

But there are differences between Warren and Bernie that aren't so subtle, and it has to do with voters they truely represent and how they deal with the DNC ... drudge.com

If Warren is the Dem Nominee, no doubt I'll vote for her ... but for me 2020 is the Democrats last chance.

We're the richest country in the world and half the population is poor -- we're the United States of Dysfunction, and something big and fundamental has to change because we can't go like this.

#12 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-28 07:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We're the richest country in the world and half the population is poor -- we're the United States of Dysfunction, and something big and fundamental has to change because we can't go like this.

#12 | Posted by PinchALoaf

I'd guess everyone but Trump's 35% base desires a return to normalcy in a president.

As I've told many of the people I know when they've asked me about Trump, it isn't his politics that disgust me. It's him. He's a despicable human being. Unlike Trump, a John Kasich or Jeb Bush would have comported themselves well and respected the office.

#13 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-28 08:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

As I've told many of the people I know when they've asked me about Trump, it isn't his politics that disgust me. It'shim. He's a despicable human being. Unlike Trump, a John Kasich or Jeb Bush would have comported themselves well and respected the office.

#13 | POSTED BYAMERICANUNITY

Well, I certainly don't disagree -- Trump is garbage, literally.

But for me, I also hate Republican policies just as much ... namely the outrageous tax cuts and uber-pro-business policies on steroids that have hallowed out working and middle-class livelihoods and de-industrialized huge swaths of America -- that BS pisses me off to no end.

Add to that the Republican lip-service to veterans as they profit off them, that's just as outrageous too me as the 40 years of flat workers wages while America's GDP has tripled.

#14 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-28 08:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'd guess everyone but Trump's 35% base desires a return to normalcy in a president.

#13 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY

This is biden's guess too. And it's wrong.

Going back "to normal" means going back to the conditions before trump was elected, where so many americans felt so frustrated by the normal political parties that they were willing to vote for someone like trump.

You think you're going to win these people back by promising to return to the conditions that made them so angry in the first place?

Wrong. You have to offer them what trump used to win them over - real populist change.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-28 08:44 PM | Reply

I'm just talking about a president who acts like one.

I do not agree with Republican policies .. just making a statement that most people I know are tired to death of this schitt show of a president and the mockery he's made of the office.

#16 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-28 08:48 PM | Reply

I'm not alone in my thinking, evidently (released today):

President Trump Job Approval Quinnipiac Approve 38, Disapprove 56 Disapprove +18

General Election: Trump vs. Biden Quinnipiac Biden 54, Trump 38 Biden +16
General Election: Trump vs. Sanders Quinnipiac Sanders 53, Trump 39 Sanders +14
General Election: Trump vs. Warren Quinnipiac Warren 52, Trump 40 Warren +12
General Election: Trump vs. Harris Quinnipiac Harris 51, Trump 40 Harris +11
General Election: Trump vs. Buttigieg Quinnipiac Buttigieg 49, Trump 40 Buttigieg +9

poll.qu.edu

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-28 08:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is it just me, or does AU's poll posts sound like Monty Python's "Spam" skit with spam replaced with polls?

www.dailymotion.com

#18 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-28 08:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

When asked about Trump I also add, "Trump doesn't have any political core. The only views he cares about is the guy in his mirror and whatever serves his own self-serving narcissism. He blows with the winds of whatever feeds that narcissism."

#19 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-28 08:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

AU, are you aware that the election is 14 months away? You seem completely clueless to this fact.

#20 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-28 09:00 PM | Reply

AU, are you aware that the election is 14 months away? You seem completely clueless to this fact.

#20 | Posted by goatman

So I guess there's no reason for you to show up on any threads about the election since it's so far off. We won't miss you.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-29 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

AU, are you aware that the election is 14 months away? You seem completely clueless to this fact.

#20 | Posted by goatman

So I guess there's no reason for you to show up on any threads about the election since it's so far off. We won't miss you.

#21 | POSTED BYSPEAKSOFTLY

Bye Goatman!

See you in December 2020!

#22 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-29 05:22 PM | Reply

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