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  • Democrats Wigging Out With Worry

    11/12/2015 1:39:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: They are worried. The Democrat Party is worried. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise. They are worried. Hillary Clinton's wearing a wig? We always knew she was fake, phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock 'n' roller. Now the big news is Hillary's wigs? By the way, who was first to observe that she might have been wearing wigs and pointing it out? That was me, your guiding light El Rushbo, weeks ago. Her hair didn't look natural. But when you know how to look at Hillary, it's not hard to figure out, find out she is wearing...
  • VP Joe Biden says he will not run for president in 2016

    10/21/2015 10:56:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    AP ^ | October 21, 2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.
  • RNC: Biden Not Getting In Is Good For Us, We Have A Better Shot At Hillary Clinton

    10/21/2015 10:37:15 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/21/2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Preibus says Vice President Joe Biden’s decision not to enter the presidential fray is good for the party, because Republicans have a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton. “The Vice President’s decision not to enter the 2016 race is a major blow for Democrats, who now will almost certainly be saddled with their unpopular and scandal plagued front-runner Hillary Clinton,” Preibus said in a statement first provided to Breitbart News. “Vice President Biden was the most formidable general election candidate the Democrat Party could have fielded, and his decision not to challenge Hillary Clinton...
  • Top Ten Reasons Biden Not Running For President (Humor)

    10/21/2015 10:14:12 AM PDT · by llevrok · 38 replies
    ala David Letterman's Top Ten Lists - what are your top humorous reason(s) Slow Joe is not running ?
  • Vice President Biden to Speak at White House at 12:10 P.M. [Biden: No]

    10/21/2015 9:03:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 195 replies
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | Kristinn
    On Fox News and the others, Biden to speak in a few minutes
  • Biden out

    10/21/2015 9:19:32 AM PDT · by Phlap · 140 replies
    AP ^ | 10/21/2015
    Biden Out.
  • BREAKING NEWS: JOE SAYS NO Biden announces he will not run for president in 2016

    10/21/2015 9:37:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2015 | Fox News
    Vice President Biden announced Wednesday that he will not run for president, ending months of feverish speculation over his 2016 plans and likely settling the Democratic field. Speaking in the Rose Garden alongside his wife Jill and President Obama, Biden said the window of opportunity to mount a viable campaign "has closed." He has been weighing a decision since summer, but cautioned all along that he and his family were grieving over the loss of his son Beau Biden -- and said Wednesday he knew that process could outlast the window for making a decision. "Unfortunately I believe we're out...
  • Senator Jim Webb Press Conference [Withdraws from Democrat Race]

    10/20/2015 2:36:36 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Senator Jim Webb's Facebook Page ^ | October 20, 2015 | Senator Jim Webb
    Several years ago Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s wife Elizabeth sent me a wooden chink that had been used to put together the old school house on the rural farm where he wrote his books. We’d been talking about t=he kinship I felt with Senator Moynihan for his thoughtful approach to governance, his willingness to put country ahead of party, and his search for solutions rather than political expediency. She wrote on it, “square pegs in a round hole.” Some people say I am a Republican who became a Democrat, but that I often sound like a Republican in a room...
  • Webb exits The Democrat Primary

    10/20/2015 12:50:35 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    WP ^ | 10/20/2015 | Jose Delreal
    Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced Tuesday afternoon that he would no longer pursue the Democratic presidential nomination, telling reporters that instead he will gauge support in the coming weeks for a possible White House bid as an independent candidate. "More people in this country call themselves political independents than Republicans or Democrats. I happen to agree with them," Webb told reporters at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.
  • Webb to drop out of Democratic 2016 race [not yet committed to indep run]

    10/20/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2015 | Fox News
    Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb will announce Tuesday that he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race, Fox News has learned. Webb is said to be disillusioned with the Democratic Party -- as well as the Republican Party -- and how the political parties are being pulled to allegedly extreme positions by the huge amounts of loosely regulated money fueling the campaigns. Webb has a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. While Webb is thought to be weighing a possible independent bid, he is not expected to launch an independent campaign for president Tuesday. Rather, he's expected to...
  • Democrats' Debate: No Solution for Economic Inequality, No Interest in Economic Growth

    10/20/2015 6:51:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 20, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You may not have noticed, but Lincoln Chafee, the erstwhile Republican U.S. senator and Independent-turned-Democratic governor, had one penetrating comment at the Democrats' debate Tuesday night. "But let me just say this about income inequality," he said toward the end. "We've had a lot of talk over the last few minutes, hours or tens of minutes, but no one is saying how we're going to fix it." Chafee offered no solution himself and showed his confusion about the issue by saying that inequality "all started with the Bush tax cuts that favored the wealthy." Actually, as my Washington Examiner colleague...
  • Keith Ellison hands Bernie Sanders his second congressional endorsement

    10/12/2015 3:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 12, 2015 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Sen. Bernie Sanders will get a pre-debate boost from Rep. Keith Ellison, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who will become the second member of Congress to endorse Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign Monday, he told MSNBC. “I’m endorsing Bernie because he is talking about the issues that are important to American families,” Ellison told MSNBC in an email via his spokesperson. “His candidacy is important for many reasons, but I believe the most important part of his candidacy is that it has the ability to create a renaissance in voter participation, which was at its lowest in decades this...
  • Thought the Republicans Were Nuts? Wait 'til Bat**** Craziness of Next Week's Democratic Debate

    10/08/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by ppaul · 42 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matt Baume
    I started with a simple enough question: how do I watch the October 13 Democratic debate on CNN? And I wound up learning the answer to so many more questions I didn't know I had. Among those answers: Cheryl Crow, virtual reality, Las Vegas, and maybe Joe Biden or maybe not. Crazily, CNN itself seems to be offering no information about whether they will livestream the debate, as they did with the Republicans last month, or whether they'll shunt it over to cable-only like Fox did with their debate. Mashable is the only site reporting that CNN will be livestreaming...
  • Is Hillary Clinton playing a high stakes game of “chicken” with Democrats who want her out?

    10/08/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/8/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since at least this past March when first predicted her campaign would end in her indictment, things have gone from bad to worse for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Her lack-luster campaign announcement was followed by another equally pathetic attempt to stir up supporters. A book tour flop topped off by a virtually secret, Friday night re-re-re-announcement have all drawn flies at best. Empty seats at BIG rallies even on college campuses have become the rule rather than the exception. Mrs. Clinton’s smug and demonstrably false “explanations” of having done nothing wrong by using her private email accounts for governmental...
  • CNN Shrinks Dem Debate By One Hour

    10/08/2015 7:00:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Last month, CNN hosted a Republican presidential primary debate. The main event was a 3-hour affair. Next week, the same network will host a Democratic presidential primary debate. But this time, the debate will be one hour shorter -- it'll span only 2 hours.
  • Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    10/05/2015 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Seton Motley
    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set - and the results are in. The system is contaminated - Socialism does not work. Socialists feebly cry “But they weren’t Socialist - they were Communist,” which is a distinction with very little difference. Communism is Socialism - with a boot in the neck....
  • Biden to speak to gay rights group as he ponders WH bid

    10/02/2015 6:53:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/15 | Jordan Fabian and Amie Parnes
    Vice President Biden would have immediate, strong support within the LGBT community should he decide to run for president. Several top Democrats believe Biden could pull support away from front-runner Hillary Clinton in large part due to his early support for same-sex marriage, a claim Clinton supporters strongly dispute. Biden on Saturday will have a prime opportunity to appeal to LGBT voters when he delivers the keynote speech at the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, the most influential gay rights group in the country. Before that, Clinton is scheduled to have breakfast with the group’s leaders but she...
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trump’s vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. “Would I run with Bernie? Sure, I’d give him consideration,” Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...

    09/21/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 65 replies
    The talk in Democratic Party circles is that Barack Obama has told Joe Biden that he is prepared to endorse him for president if, in return, Biden promises to let Obama have a final say in the choice of his vice presidential running mate. According to these Democratic sources, Biden is mulling over the president’s conditional offer of support. In addition, there is speculation among top Democratic sources that Obama has another quid pro quo for his endorsement: he wants Biden to choose an African American as his vice presidential running mate. In this scenario, which Obama has not yet...
  • Democrats: Sanders unelectable

    09/20/2015 9:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/2015 | By Mike Lillis
    The surging popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders has done little to alleviate the chief concern that Democrats have about his presidential bid: Namely, that he's simply unelectable on a national stage. The Vermont Independent has quickly closed the gap on frontrunner Hillary Clinton in national polls, while overtaking the former State secretary in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Supporters say his rising momentum and populist message will carry him to the White House. But Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has spent a career operating largely from the left-most fringes of the Democratic Party with which he...
  • The amazing honesty of Joe Biden

    09/11/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Chris Cillizza
    Joe Biden's unique trait as a politician is -- and always has been -- his honesty. Sometimes that honesty gets him into varying degrees of trouble. Sometimes it makes it seem as though he's the closest thing to a real person you could possibly hope for in politics.
  • So it appears that Elizabeth Warren is running for President...

    08/30/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 142 replies ^ | Federal Elections Commission
    Apparrently a "Draft Elizabeth Warren" movement has officially gotten Elizabeth Warren signed up for a run for the White House, and that she signed it.
  • Wa Post: 6 thoughts about the state of the Democratic race

    08/30/2015 10:25:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Democrats flocked to Minnesota this past weekend for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting — a largely formulaic event notable largely for the kibitzing and complaining about the presidential candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the speculation about the possible candidacy of Joe Biden. So, what do we actually know about the state of the Democratic race? Here are six thoughts. Hillary Clinton is still the heavy Democratic favorite. The Democratic political class is spooked. Bernie Sanders just might win New Hampshire. Joe Biden might actually run (and it’s impossible to guess what he will decide). The Clinton people are...
  • O’Malley attacks DNC chair over “rigging” the primary

    08/30/2015 10:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot ^ | August 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Martin O’Malley may not be on his way to the White House (or the Democrat nomination for that matter) but he’s at least proving useful in fomenting dissent among the progressive ranks. At the big DNC meeting in Minneapolis he took to the stage to launch an attack not on Donald Trump… not on his primary rival Hillary Clinton… but on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. One of his chief complaints has to do with the debate format, which many are seeing as a way for DWS to establish a smooth glide path for Clinton to win the nomination. We’ve heard plenty of...
  • Budowsky: Why Biden shouldn’t run, and won’t

    08/25/2015 12:32:39 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-25-2015 | Brent Budowsky
    There may be a very long-shot pathway to the presidency for Vice President Biden in 2016, but running as a vulture candidate — whose candidacy would be premised on the bet that the partisan vendetta of personal destruction being waged against Hillary Clinton by Republicans succeeds — is not that pathway. (snip) Had Biden announced his candidacy many months ago and articulated a powerful progressive rationale for his candidacy, I might have supported him. He didn’t, and the sole premise driving talk of a Biden campaign today is a negative premise that is unlikely to happen, i.e. that the campaign...
  • Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

    08/25/2015 8:01:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8/25 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. Some of Obama's top political advisers moved to New York to run her campaign and Obama appeared to give his tacit approval, saying she would be an "excellent president." But that bet on Clinton suddenly looks less certain. With Biden weighing his own presidential run more seriously amid signs of weakness...
  • Top Democratic fundraisers invited to meet with Joe Biden at Naval Observatory

    08/24/2015 3:54:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Matea Gold
    Major Democratic fundraisers have been invited to meet with Vice President Joe Biden at his residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory after Labor Day, part of a series of conversations he is having with senior party players as he contemplates jumping into the 2016 race. Among the guests invited to the gathering are top bundlers who raised large sums for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012, according to people familiar with the outreach. The sitdown is scheduled to take place during the week following Labor Day.
  • Democrats Look at Plan B: Joe Biden as a One-Term President, with Elizabeth Warren as His VP

    08/23/2015 5:39:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2015 | John Fund
    Joe Biden had good reasons to huddle privately with Elizabeth Warren on Saturday at his official residence. The Massachusetts senator may have chosen not to run next year, but her populist rhetoric and agenda dominate the 2016 Democratic contest. Should Biden challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination, he will need either Warren’s neutrality or her blessing. Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t the only candidate pounding the drums of class warfare. Hillary claims “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” attacks high-level corporate salaries, and says that “we have to go beyond Dodd-Frank” in passing laws to...
  • Dear America: Don’t Listen To Bernie Sanders. Sweden’s Not All That Great.

    08/19/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/18/2015 | Alexandra Ivanov
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D) has said that socialist policies characteristic of countries like Sweden should be implemented in the U.S. As a Swede, I would strongly advise against this. The worldwide socialist movement praises the Scandinavian countries for their high living standards and welfare. Easy to do for someone who has never lived in Sweden or read a book on Swedish history. First off: The success of Sweden predates the welfare state. In reality, the economy began to fall behind in the 1960s when the state rapidly expanded. Moreover, Sweden enjoyed the highest growth in the industrialized world between...
  • Matthews: If Hillary Drops Out of Race, I'm Ending 'Hardball' Run

    08/19/2015 6:07:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    News Busters ^ | 08/19/2015 | Ken Shepherd
    Is that a promise, Chris? Tonight on MSNBC, mocking the notion that Hillary Clinton's e-mail server woes may eventually push her out of the presidential campaign, Hardball host Chris Matthews sneered that when that happens, he'd wrap his Hardball program.  MSNBCHardball August 19, 2015; 7:16 p.m. Eastern KELLYANNE CONWAY, Republican strategist: ...I do want her to hang on. I do, and here's why. I worry that if she gets pushed out of the race too early, Chris, then, you've got Elizabeth Warren stepping in, she's got plenty of time to raise the money and take that mantle. CHRIS MATTHEWS, host: You think that's...
  • 3 Words to sum up Democrats prospects for 2016...

    08/19/2015 7:24:18 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-19-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Top Obama Strategist Joins Draft Biden Effort

    08/19/2015 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 19, 2015 | By Mark Murray
    A top Democratic strategist has joined the effort to recruit Vice President Joe Biden into the 2016 presidential race. Steve Schale - who served as President Barack Obama's top Florida strategist during his 2008 and 2012 White House campaigns -- has joined the Draft Biden committee, NBC News has confirmed. This makes Schale the biggest Obama World person to join up with Draft Biden. Schale tells NBC News that he has no knowledge of Biden's White House intentions, but wanted to join the effort. Biden is expected to make his decision about a 2016 run in the coming weeks. He...
  • Biden getting closer to presidential run as Hillary getting closer to going to prison

    08/13/2015 5:18:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    A Cruz/Warren race is the election America deserves. A Trump/Biden race is the election America wants.Dude, I think this is happening. From his vacation spot on Kiawah Island, Mr. Biden is giving the strongest signal yet that he is actively considering making a third run at the presidency. He is asking political allies for advice and gauging the strength of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign as he weighs his options, people familiar with the matter said. Mr. Biden is expected to announce his decision next month…He’d have to start from scratch. Mr. Biden has no super PAC to back his candidacy...
  • Al Gore's Friends and Former Aides Eyeing 2016 Race

    08/13/2015 6:13:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | RICK KLEIN
    A one-time high-ranking political adviser to Al Gore tells ABC News that a group of friends and former aides are having a “soft conversation” about the possibility that Gore run for president in 2016. The adviser cautions that there have been no formal or even informal moves by Gore himself -– but that the former vice president has not ruled out anything. This was first reported by BuzzFeed
  • Al Gore associates: Don't believe 2016 whispers

    08/13/2015 6:41:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    WDSU ^ | 08/13/2015 | By Jeff Zeleny Senior Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Two people close to Al Gore pushed back on a report Thursday that suggested the former vice president was considering running for president in 2016 An associate of the 67-year-old Gore told CNN that the speculation was "groundless," and a spokeswoman for Gore added later Thursday that there was "no truth" to the idea he is considering a White House run. Buzzfeed reported that supporters of Gore had begun talking about a possible presidential run, though some Gore advisers poured "lukewarm water" on the speculation. "This is people talking to people, some of whom may or may not...
  • Abject Panic on the Democrat Side

    08/03/2015 1:04:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | August 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, Joe Biden is... It's looking serious. I don't think there's any doubt about it. Once we learned that after his son passed away -- once they leaked the news -- that on his deathbed the son of Joe Biden, Beau Biden, urged his father to run, we kind of knew that confidence coming. And it looks like it is. Also, just to show you how unsettled the Democrat side -- and there's apparently big time panic (finally; should have been in there a long time) settling in regarding Hillary. Because now there's news out there that...

    08/02/2015 8:04:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Sun Aug 02 2015
    As media attention heats round the first Republican presidential debate in Ohio this week -- Democrats are dodging a candidate showdown of their own! DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz promised voters a 'competitive primary process' and debates 'would be an important part.' But little information is known. As the Clinton coronation continues to crumble, there is only vague chatter around the party about a forum in Iowa within the next few months. Going into first week of August, the Dem field is hardly settled. A late addition of VP Biden and wild-card Howard Schultz, CEO of STARBUCKS, would bring...
  • Maureen Dowd: Starbucks' Howard Schultz Urged to Challenge Hillary

    08/02/2015 6:05:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 1, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Howard Schultz, the chairman and CEO of Starbucks, is being urged to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Schultz, 62, is getting encouragement from supporters because they believe "the time is right for someone who's not a political lifer," New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said on Saturday. "It may be a tempting proposition." Raised in low-income housing in Brooklyn, Schultz later graduated from Northern Michigan University. He bought Starbucks in 1988 and built the company to where its operating income totaled $939 million in its most recent quarter, on $4.9 billion in sales. "He has strong opinions,...
  • Joe Biden for President?! Hillary Clinton Is A Weaker Candidate Than You Think

    08/02/2015 5:30:59 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-02-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although many commentators – and the Republican Party’s leadership – believe that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s nominee, I’m not so sure. The ultimate proof? Look no further: "Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign, which would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Rodham Clinton, several people who have spoken to Mr. Biden or his closest advisers say." Biden and his buddies have started talking to Democratic leaders and donors because the latter are worried by Clinton’s “increasingly visible vulnerabilities as a...
  • MSNBC Guest: Hillary ‘Will Die A Death Of A Thousand Cuts’ [VIDEO]

    08/02/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 65 replies
    Former SC Democratic party chair Dick Harpootlian told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Sunday Vice President Joe Biden’s consideration of a presidential run actually gives Democrats the best chance of retaining the White House in 2016. Harpootlian said Hillary Clinton’s track record will cause her and the Democrats to “die a death of a thousand cuts,” yet Biden is “an inspirational figure” that voters can rally around. HARPOOTLIAN: I think Hillary comes into the race, as she did in ’08 with all kinds of baggage… There’s going to be distractions, we saw just this week with the Wall Street Journal about payments...
  • Clinton campaign reportedly growing edgy over possible Biden run

    07/30/2015 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ed Henry
    Aides close to Hillary Clinton are getting increasingly nervous that Vice President Joe Biden may throw his hat into the 2016 presidential race later this summer, Democratic sources told Fox News. The sources said that that eyebrows were raised recently at Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn when Biden’s chief of staff at the White House, Steve Ricchetti, was spotted having breakfast recently with major Democratic donor Louis Susman, a Clinton friend who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Obama.
  • Lincoln Chafee: Awful Bad, Awful Sad

    07/25/2015 9:39:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 25, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    For the first time in national history, a Rhode Island native son is running for President: Lincoln Chafee. “Stumbling” is more accurate, since shortly after declaring an exploratory committee, he fumbled into making himself a full-fledged candidate, and all the campaign finance hoopla which accompanies it. A one-term Republican US Senator, then one-term Independent Governor, Chafee entered the 2016 Presidential Election as a Democrat. Confused? Cable news program Common Sense openly derided his ambitions: “Are you kidding me?” MSNBC took his campaign seriously enough, asked him serious questions, and Chafee already looked like a deer in headlights. Joining the repeal...
  • How Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley Botched #BlackLivesMatter

    07/22/2015 12:53:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Root ^ | 7/21
    Instead of getting frustrated and, in O’Malley’s case, saying “White lives matter,” presidential wannabes O’Malley and Sanders should have been much more politically savvy when they were confronted by #BlackLivesMatter activists at Netroots Nation.Being a politician is a tough job because unless you’re in a dictatorship, of royalty or Dr. Doom, you actually have to deal with dissent, disagreement and protests from the people you rule. Is it fun? Of course not, but just about every elected official in America, right or left, has to deal with it. President Barack Obama got heckled by an undocumented transgender woman in his...
  • O'Malley apologizes for saying 'all lives matter' at liberal conference

    07/19/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Moody
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley apologized on Saturday for saying "All lives matter" while discussing police violence against African-Americans with liberal demonstrators. Several dozen demonstrators interrupted the former Maryland governor while he was speaking at the Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of liberal activists, demanding that he address criminal justice and police brutality. When they shouted, "Black lives matter!" a rallying cry of protests that broke out after several black Americans were killed at the hands of police in recent months, O'Malley responded: "Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter." The demonstrators, who were mostly black, responded by...
  • Democrats lose control of presidential event

    07/19/2015 12:03:48 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/2015 | Chris Moody
    A town hall for liberal activists featuring two Democratic presidential candidates was interrupted by dozens of demonstrators on Saturday who shouted down the contenders and demanded they address criminal justice issues and police brutality... ..."Black lives matter! Black lives matter!" they shouted toward O'Malley, and began a call-and-repeat rallying cry that activists have been using in the wake of the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who died in police custody last week. "If I die in police in custody!" one of the chants went, "Burn everything down! That's the only way mother******* like you listen!"
  • Bernie Sanders Draws Largest Crowd Yet In Phoenix

    07/19/2015 12:41:50 PM PDT · by South40 · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 19 JUL 2015 | Nisha Chittal
    PHOENIX, Arizona – Bernie Sanders had his largest rally yet of his nascent campaign on Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona. “We’ve had big turnouts in Wisconsin, in Iowa … but this is the biggest turnout yet!” Sanders said as he took the stage to begin his speech. “And some people say Arizona is a conservative state!” he said, receiving wild applause and cheers from the crowd. A campaign spokesperson confirmed that over 11,000 people attended the rally at Phoenix Convention Center, which the largest attendance number yet for a Sanders rally.
  • What a Sanders-Warren Ticket Means: Historic World Change for the Better

    07/19/2015 4:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Bernie Sanders is the first real statesman to run for the White House in decades. By focusing on the real issues (as opposed to shallow distractions such as flags, non-existent threats, and celebrity scandals) and refraining from attacking his opponents, he is gaining support across the spectrum at a greater rate than any of us could have imagined three months ago. At the same time, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who shares Sanders’ Progressive ideals and has been supportive of his campaign, could be his most likely running mate. What would a Bernie – Elizabeth Administration look like – and what would...
  • It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • O’Malley attacks ‘hate-spewing’ GOP over illegal immigration (Gave them licenses)

    07/13/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Former Gov. Martin O’Malley blasted “hate-spewing” GOP presidential candidates Monday as he made his own appeal to win over Hispanics, vowing to expand on the record he amassed in Maryland, where he said he “forged a new consensus” behind pro-immigration policies.</p>
  • Rhode Island’s Chafee largely funding his own 2016 bid

    07/13/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 1:26 PM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Donors have given just $30,000 to Lincoln Chafee’s Democratic run for president, leading him to acknowledge that Democratic competitor Bernie Sanders is filling the role he hoped to play in the 2016 contest. Chafee lent his campaign $364,000, according to federal campaign finance filings. The former Rhode Island governor trails by a wide margin in fundraising. The campaign for Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said it raised $45 million since mid-April, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, has raised $15 million since he joined the race in late April. “I always thought that there was fundraising potential for an honest progressive...