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  1. MASTERBAKER

    MASTERBAKER ヽ(͡° ͜ʖ Grown Folks Board/cooking Super Moderator

    10 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President


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    Hillary Clinton is the next President of the United States. The campaign has begun as the darts are being thrown. It doesn't matter. She will win the race. It will be historic for more reasons than one. She has paid her dues as a political candidate, as a wife and as a woman. She is ready to step up and take her seat. She is qualified beyond qualifications no matter how you observe.

    Hillary will win the election of 2016 for a very basic simple reason. The Republicans don't have a viable candidate and probably won't.

    The Hillary Papers have been released. The confidential memo has been released. Her best friend, Diana Blair, a political science professor who died in 2000, has revealed the former first lady's feelings on her husband Bill Clinton's affair. What is clear is that Hillary decided to stay with her cheating husband. Her decision. Hillary's eye is on the prize and the prize was not Mr. Clinton's "narcissistic loony toon." How many women at one time or another, have turned their heads on their cheating men. Her stock went up. Some women will vote for Hillary for this single decision. And some men will vote for Hillary because of this decision. Who divorces the President of the United States? Nobody. They are a power couple for real.

    Hillary should not and cannot take blame for Bill's poor judgments. This will backfire on the Republicans. His sexual infidelities were his very own, and Hillary can't take on Bill's womanizing. It should not come up as a campaign issue. Hillary has to be judged exclusively on her own merit, not as a woman but most of all as a politician. Hillary will make history, as the first woman President of the United States. Her problem then, will be what to do with "First Husband."

    The Clintons are the ultimate Power Couple. Bill and Hillary are real political players. She didn't just wake up and say I am going to run for The White House. And Bill didn't just happen. They have been a deliberate couple playing the political game of power since college. Bill wouldn't have made it to the White House without her and Hillary won't make it to the White House without Bill. A power couple they are, maybe the best we have ever seen. History will compare them with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Hillary is ruthless. They will write it and perhaps they will prove it. It is the usual attack on women as they climb the corporate ladder. Politics is not for the faint of heart or little Bo Peep or Cinderella or whiney women. Ruthless women translates to she can keep up with the guys and perhaps beat them at their own game.

    Hillary learned valuable lessons from the 2008 election. She learned who her friends are. The Clintons might have felt self assured and that they had paid their dues, the unknown novice political one who didn't have a chance, named Barack Obama came out of left field and won. What happened to friendship and loyalty? It disappeared and a valuable lesson was learned. Don't take anything for granted as you move up the ladder. This attitude and experience will serve Mrs. Clinton well in 2016. She will make new friends and disregard old ones. It's about winning, if you please.

    The new book, HRC by Jonathan Allen and Arnie Parnes reveals Hillary has been running for The Presidency since she became Secretary of State. True. She is not a quitter or a loser. The lesson is , you learn from your mistakes, pick up and move on. Her eye have never been removed the White House Prize.

    The health bill has passed. Obama got it through, Hillary will tweak it and make it right. The heavy lifting is complete.

    Hillary is a smart politician. When you look at her singularly on her merit she is ready and able to step into the hot seat. She is prepared. She brings skill, wisdom, experience and a unique view of the White House to the table. She has been First Lady, She has been Secretary of State. She has served in the United States Senate. She has been up close and personal. No other candidate can make the claim. She has not political peer.

    America is ready for the leadership of a Hillary Clinton. A new history will be made when she becomes the leader of the free world. The world of women everywhere will change. America is ready for Hillary as President and Hillary is ready to be President, like no other.
    Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5c0_1394126509#jD3H1yHOwKdIheDp.99
     
  2. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

  3. thoughtone

    thoughtone no donaré FD

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    Republicans are obsessed with the Clintons!
     
  4. DVS X

    DVS X Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    A minority run this country and then having a woman run this country...the white man's head is gonna explode...

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using Tapatalk
     
  5. MASTERBAKER

    MASTERBAKER ヽ(͡° ͜ʖ Grown Folks Board/cooking Super Moderator

    lolz.
     
  6. MASTERBAKER

    MASTERBAKER ヽ(͡° ͜ʖ Grown Folks Board/cooking Super Moderator

    WATCH: Saturday Night Live spoofs Hillary Clinton's presidential announcement

    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is officially ready to be spoofed.

    The former Secretary of State and First Lady, who plans to announce her candidacy for the 2016 presidency Sunday on social media, was spoofed by Saturday Night Live during its cold open.

    Cast member Kate McKinnon, portraying Clinton, is meeting with an aide at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. as she attempts to film a coherent selfie video to get the support of future voters.

    "Oh gosh I don't know if I have it in me. I'm scared. I'm kidding, let's do this," McKinnon quips.

    "You put the 'hil' in hilarious," her aide remarks.

    You put the 'hil' in hilarious.
    After some initial vocal warm-up exercises - "first female president, first female president, me, me, me, me, me me" - Clinton does have a few missteps but luckily she's comfortable deleting a few bad takes off her phone.

    "I know a thing or two about that right?" she cracked - referencing her deleted email scandal.

    She continues on, but it gets harder as her husband Bill, played by show veteran Darrell Hammond, drops in to video bomb his wife.

    "Hillary, isn't it crazy that phones can take videos now? If they could have done that in the 90s, (laughs) I'd be in jail," he cracks.


    PreviousNextSaturday Night Live spoofed Hillary Clinton’s preparations to announce her presidential campaign during its cold open Saturday. The former Secretary of State, portrayed by Kate McKinnon, was trying to film a selfie video but was photobombed by her husband played by Darrell Hammond. Enlarge
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    Saturday Night Live spoofed Hillary Clinton’s preparations to announce her presidential campaign during its cold open Saturday.

    The "humble and gracious" candidate gets through the video but the candidate has a few challenges ahead on the upcoming campaign.

    Though she had a hard time keeping a straight face when saying possible Democratic opponents could give a potential challenge she will need to be talked out of her plan to name herself her own vice-president.
     
  7. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

  8. hocjo2626

    hocjo2626 Horace C. Jones II BGOL Investor

    "Y'all better not mess with my baby boo"

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  9. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator


    How Clinton video is designed
    face by face to win White House



    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0uY7gLZDmn4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Hillary's running for president because everyday Americans need a champion—and she wants
    to be that champion. Watch her announcement video to kick off the campaign.
    http://hillaryclinton.com/join/ HILLARY CLINTON



    McClatchy Washington Bureau
    By David Lightman
    April 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton can only be a strong presidential candidate if she gets broad, enthusiastic support from a new generation of voters. And that may be tough.

    She’s the far-ahead frontrunner for the Democratic nomination and may well coast to the party’s convention in 2016. But without the backing of younger voters, particularly women, as well as independents and liberals, she faces trouble in the general election.

    The former secretary of state’s 2 minute, 18 second announcement video Sunday went right after those constituencies. It prominently featured a young mother, a 20-something woman looking for work, an engaged same-sex couple and young children.

    President Barack Obama eight years ago knew how to tap into that generation and its yen for younger, fresher politicians. He used social media as no national figure ever had.

    “Part of his appeal was ideological and part was generational,” said Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research in Florida.

    In many ways, Clinton faces the same kind of challenge that’s tested Democratic frontrunners for decades. Democratic presidential candidates usually fall into one of two camps. There are the “inevitable” nominees who build support from the party establishment, notably labor unions, elected officials and big donors. Then there are the insurgents who are repelled by many of those same forces.

    Clinton is more popular with women than men, but there’s been evidence that younger women are not eagerly embracing her, or for that matter the Democratic party.

    “Women under 30 tend to look for something new,” said Coker.

    They often didn’t rally around the Democrats’ efforts in 2014 U.S. Senate races to accuse Republicans of waging a “war on women.”

    Such tactics remain problematic. A Quinnipiac University poll released last week found 42 percent of all women in swing state Colorado, where the war on woman strategy backfired, found Clinton trustworthy.

    One bright note for Clinton: She did better among women in the poll’s Iowa findings. The nation’s first caucus state is far more familiar with her, and she plans to make to her first campaign stop this week.

    Even there, though, recent news was not all positive. Quinnipiac’s March 29-April 7 poll found her favorability among all voters in Iowa has “dropped significantly.”

    Clinton will find in Iowa and elsewhere another hurdle: Convincing Democratic liberals.

    One potential pitfall will be her vote in the Senate in 2002 to support the war in Iraq.

    It likely hurt her in 2008 against Barack Obama, who opposed the war. And former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is thinking of challenging her for the nomination in part to remind Democrats of her pro-war vote. Chafee is not in he same category as Obama and unlikely to seriously contest the nomination but raising the issue on a debate stage could rekindle liberal doubts about Clinton.

    So far, other potential challengers have been careful not to sharply criticize Clinton, and have gained little political traction.



    Among the most active is former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a frequent Iowa visitor who will reportedly decide later next month on whether to run. Not only does he remain way down in polls, he’s become fodder for comedians.

    “He sounds like a Simpsons character,” said comedian Kate McKinnon, imitating Clinton in a “Saturday Night Live’’ sketch Saturday. (O’Malley tweeted afterwards, “For the record, I’ve always loved The Simpsons.”)

    The left has other choices, but no powerhouse. Their preferred candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is not planning to run.

    Her supporters still have hopes. Erica Sagrans, Ready for Warren campaign manager, Sunday offered a list of issues where she wants action, including “holding the big Wall Street banks accountable.”

    “Without Warren herself in the race,” Sagrans said, “We may not get that chance.”

    Clinton tried to address the concerns in her video, saying “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.”

    “Everyday Americans need a champion,” she said, “and I want to be that champion.”



    By going too far left, though, Clinton risks alienating independent voters she many need in some primaries, where they can vote Democratic, as well as the general election.

    Should no serious Democratic challenger emerge, and the skeptics remain unconvinced, the danger for Clinton is that she wins almost by default, a too-common occurrence with Democratic frontrunners.

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale in 1983 and 1984 sewed up almost every Democratic establishment figure, only to have barely-known Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado suddenly emerge as a challenger.

    The left, the independents and the younger voters all hungered for someone new and out of the usual box, and eight days after Mondale won Iowa, Hart buried him in the New Hampshire primary. Mondale eventually won the nomination, but as a weakened candidate.



    The blueprint for Clinton could be her husband. As Bill Clinton sought the 1992 nomination, liberals rallied around Sen. Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts or Jerry Brown, the once and future California governor.

    Clinton strategists figured Brown and Tsongas lacked the broad support to mount a strong challenge, and they were right. As the primary season ended, Clinton strengthened his appeal to independents by slamming hip-hop artist Sister Souljah.

    A month later, the 45-year-old Clinton picked Al Gore, then 43, as his running mate. The bid for younger voters helped make his campaign all about a new generation bent on improving a rickety economy.

    Clinton, 67, won’t have that advantage. Liberals are unenthusiastic, and independents are skeptical. Under-30 voters were in elementary school when her husband won the White House.

    Her big advantage as she starts this journey: “There’s a bloc of voters looking for an anti-Clinton candidate,” said Coker, “and just can’t find one.”





    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/04/12/262929/how-clinton-video-is-designed.html#storylink=cpy




     
  10. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    She'd better be ready . . .

    she's going to attract more strikes than a lightning rod.


     
  11. COINTELPRO

    COINTELPRO Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    I have inside sources that say she was involved in getting raises for Walmart workers. Since she sat on the board and has a connection to the company, they were threatened (pretext prosecutions by the DOJ, SEC inquiries, DOL, or the IRS) to clean their act up. She does not want political ads exploiting this past like Mitt Romney/Bain talking about all the terrible things that happened while he ran the company.

    One well connected elite person can do something that a thousand workers striking and picketing couldn't do in 10 years.

     
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  12. sahusahir

    sahusahir Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Hillary has a good chance. I would vote for her even knowing she represent wallstreet. another bush would just be too oligarchical. rubio is the imitation white meat, why not have the real thing (jeb bush). I would like bernie sanders to run, even if it is just to push hillary toward the left more than her fake shero stance.
     
  13. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Importer/exporter FD

    The difference between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in one paragraph.
    JUN 17, 2015
    DailyKos.com


    Politico is out with a great article exploring the historic relationship between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

    As you can imagine, Bernie was skeptical of a centrist Bill Clinton running for president in 1992, and immediately after Clinton won the election and appointed Hillary to lead health care reform, Bernie set to work attempting to convince her of the virtue of a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system. As you can probably also imagine, he wasn't successful. Still, please do read what follows. The dialogue between Hillary and a Harvard Medical School physician supporting single-payer -- accompanying Bernie to his meeting at the White House -- is important for the record.

    They got their meeting at the White House that month, and the two doctors laid out the case for single-payer to the first lady. “She said, ‘You make a convincing case, but is there any force on the face of the earth that could counter the hundreds of millions of the dollars the insurance industry would spend fighting that?’” recalled Himmelstein. “And I said, “How about the president of the United States actually leading the American people?’ and she said, ‘Tell me something real.’ ”​
    Wow. This paragraph -- the interaction it describes -- brilliantly highlights the core difference between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton as candidates (and people!): Bernie believes that American politics can overcome the power of corporate wealth, Hillary is resigned to that power dictating the direction of our politics -- and public policy. (Unfortunately, some DC journalists feel the same way, which is why we get this "President of Reddit" crap from Vox.)
    So, Democrats have a choice. One candidate believes that citizens -- and strong leaders representing those citizens -- can shape public policy. The other candidate believes that corporations -- like private health insurers with outrageously-wealthy CEOs -- have all the agency.

    Choose wisely.


    Want to know what sets Bernie Sanders apart from Hillary Clinton? Look at their donors.
    Dylan Matthews
    Vox.com
    June 13, 2015


    As the Democratic presidential primary progresses, you can expect Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to argue forcefully that Hillary Clinton, who held the first rally of her campaign today, is beholden to corporate interests, particularly the finance sector. And when he does so, you could imagine him citing these numbers:

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    This screenshot from Reddit user Bombed shows the OpenSecrets.org "career profiles" of Clinton and Sanders, summarizing their top contributors from 1989 to the present. That leaves out Sanders's time as mayor of Burlington, but includes both politicians' entire careers in federal politics. "The organizations themselves did not donate," OpenSecrets explains. "Rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families."

    The differences could hardly be more striking. Out of Clinton's top 20 organizational donors, only two (EMILY's List and the University of California) aren't corporate. There are seven mega-banks, five corporate law/lobbying firms, and three big entertainment companies. Now, to be fair to Clinton, the vast majority of these donations came from individuals rather than corporate PACs, and as a senator from New York it's understandable that finance and media interests (not to mention New York ceramics giant Corning) would give to her heavily. But it's still a very corporate-heavy list.

    By contrast, 19 of Sanders's top 20 donors are unions. The one non-labor group on the list is the American Association for Justice, an interest group for plaintiff's attorneys, perhaps the most reliable non-union Democratic constituency. This isn't too surprising. Sanders is, along with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), just about the most pro-labor member of the Senate. He has fought free trade agreements for decades and is a major opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he's critical of guest worker programs that he believes undercut Americans' wages, and he's pushed back on the Obama administration's education reform agenda. (Vermont, it should be said, is the only state in the union without charter schools.)

    This is precisely the contrast Sanders wants to set up: Clinton's donor list reads bank, bank, bank, and his reads union, union, union. That won't be enough to win, not least because Democratic primary voters aren't actually more liberal than Clinton. But the threat of being tarred as a tool of finance could be enough to push Clinton in a more populist direction, which is what victory for Sanders would really look like.
     
  14. MASTERBAKER

    MASTERBAKER ヽ(͡° ͜ʖ Grown Folks Board/cooking Super Moderator

    Farrakhan on Hillary Clinton: 'That's a Wicked Woman"

    Published on Feb 28, 2016
    [Watch Full Video @ https://NOI.org/SD16] - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan details the the duplicitous actions of Hillary Clinton spanning decades.

    Minister Farrakhan's comments were made during a his Feb. 28, 2016 address at the Nation of Islam's Headquarters, Mosque Maryam in Chicago, IL. His address was part of his Saviours' Day 2016 message delivered in Detroit, MI. on Feb. 21, 2016.

    barnebyboy14 hours ago
    Clinton or Trump "IT DOES MATTER" MINISTER FARAKHAN....AMERIKKKA IS FINISHED!
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    shade7507
    1 hour ago
    +lady D you need to educate yourself.. Vote Bernie Sanders.. if nobody ever votes for the right person nothing changes


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    naturalTJE
    49 minutes ago
    +shade7507 Bernie is the truth, but black folk won't do the right thing.


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    Tane Kim
    1 hour ago
    Please, please make this video known to all black community!
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    peacerebelgirl
    13 hours ago
    that saccharin sweet wicked woman has no soul.
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    ΞΔΞ
    12 hours ago
    Hillary Clinton is an absolute devil but don't let the other Democrat fool you. Bernie Sanders looks to be a new FDR. He looks to sell a bag of good to black people. Only those goods will be a bag of shit, false promises. Slavery by any other name.
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    Alan Glover
    8 hours ago
    +ΞΔΞ absolutely! ALL are beast. BUT WE should not be another generation of "vote the lesser of evils"...ENUFF of that crap!!!
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    New Possibilities
    3 hours ago
    Speak minister speak!!!
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    Millennials 4peace
    9 hours ago
    We need to come together in Peace!!!! We are all 1 people, 1 Earth, 1 God. We will live together or die apart!! Please your grandchildren are begging you!!
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    Lee Miller
    6 hours ago
    I Love you minister Farrakhan but i disagree. Gangbangers are Super Predators that feed on our communities.


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    Leesa Cabrera
    13 hours ago
    I agree with everything he said about KKKillary.
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    Jonnie Thomas
    13 hours ago
    PREACH !!!....THAT'S RIGHT !!! YOU SAID IT!!!
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    Puttin Tang
    4 hours ago
    Well I love the man and have supported him finacially in the past. But I believe in a Black Jesus, the one stole and changed by caucasians where now black ppl dodnt even want their own God. That said, my mother taught me its nit what ppl call you, its what you answer to, and yes policy has been put into law that hurts black people, but I am covered by a bigger God than policy, and have had a blunt, and the police just told me to throw it away. And, Its all fun and goid to say what has happened to black ppl, but, some of those blk ppl would kill my blk ass, rib me, take everything I own and if its a choice between them being locked up and my safety, as they live with us, I would prefer them locked up. Yes I would, many blk ppl wint take responsibility for themselves and do wicked evil things, and im supposed to have that in my neighborhoid because im black? I dont think hilary is any better than anyone else, but i am voting for her, even tho i know she is human. But my God is bigger than hilary and will keep me, and there is what u put my faith in.


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    kc
    11 hours ago
    He said it, I believe it.
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    Teasha Stewart
    13 hours ago
    Those Damn Clinton's!
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    Yakuza Zakki
    10 hours ago
    Damn... I was gonna vote for her (Hillary Clinton) now...I guess not anymore, she really looks like a devil, I'm done. I'm gonna try Bernie Sander or Trump pls somebody help me.
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    Alphanite_ED
    7 hours ago
    Look Hillary Clinton lying on YouTube. SHE IS THE BIGGEST LIAR EVER. as for who you want to vote, until and unless you earn more than 10 million a year you should vote for Bernie. Don't just do as I say, look up Bernie Sanders and you will.know who to vote for. :)
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    naturalTJE
    47 minutes ago
    +Shannon Swift cldnt agree more. Bernie is a human being vs a politician
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    MikeyB's Adventures
    13 hours ago
    Wow! ....more truth
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    19coyote80
    13 hours ago
    Black people, don't vote for Hilary or Bernie, they will only flood you with welfare and projects and leave you on their plantation. Trump will leave you alone and let you grow your families, your business and your spirituality.
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    Alan Glover
    8 hours ago
    +19coyote80 a deal can be made with Trump for land of our own with a proper send off. WE cant keep living like this 100% of the ppl wanting ACCESS and INCLUSION...ENUFF!!!
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    ISH CAPISH
    8 hours ago
    U GOYOURSELF QUICK‼️
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    Rudy Acosta
    10 hours ago
    wow....
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    Vivalaleta Godfrey
    10 hours ago
    Bernie gave the BLM his stage and was made fun of for it. HRC had the BLM protester taken out. I am SO glad to start hearing that people are proud that Bernie gave them the stage. WWJD?
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    barnebyboy
    12 hours ago
    AMERIKKKA WILL FALL TO THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE..ALL ITS EVIL AND ALL ITS GLAMOUR
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    shade7507
    1 hour ago
    Americans must vote Bernie Sanders! only trustworthy candidate to help all American people. Bernie Sanders was there for the civil rights movement! Clinton is awful and Trump is a weirdo billionaire bigit.


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    Jasmine Wilson
    9 hours ago
    I'm voting for Mrs. Clinton Farrakan . Get over yourself . You and your mind controlled followers . Smh


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    Alan Glover
    8 hours ago
    +Jasmine Wilson LOL...oh stop queen. Question: are you ignoring the truth of fact of what she did and was apart of?
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    naturalTJE
    46 minutes ago
    +Alan Glover agree w you
     
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  15. ORIGINAL NATION

    ORIGINAL NATION Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Unless blacks separate and build a black house we are doomed anyway. But I have always known that Bill and Hillary were 2 super devils.
     
  16. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    25 percent of Bernie Sanders voters would shun Hillary Clinton
    • Poll finds that only 14 percent of Clinton supporters would not back Sanders
    • Clinton remains vulnerable with younger voters, independents, liberal
    • Sanders holds a slight advantage over Clinton among Democrats nationally

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    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wis. Paul Sancya AP


    McClatchy D.C.
    By Anita Kumar


    WASHINGTON
    Even if she eventually vanquishes Bernie Sanders in the primaries, Hillary Clinton might have serious trouble winning over his voters.

    Sanders Supporters Toward Clinton:
    One out of four Sanders supporters– 25 percent – say they would not back Clinton in a general election if she became the Democratic nominee for president, while just 69 percent say they would support her, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.​

    Clinton Supporters Toward Sanders:
    By comparison, Clinton supporters are considerably more open to supporting Sanders should he overtake her large lead in delegates and win the nomination. Just 14 percent of Clinton supporters would shun him in the general election, while 79 percent would support him, the poll found.​

    The poll also found Sanders edging ahead of Clinton nationally, by 49-47 percent. Overall, the results underscore Clinton’s vulnerability in a surprisingly competitive contest where she has often failed to capture the same enthusiasm as her rival and risks losing votes against a possible Republican challenger in November.

    “Right now, the Sanders voters are more reluctant to support a Clinton candidacy,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York, which conducted the national poll.

    If anything, Sanders voters are even more committed to him – and perhaps against Clinton – since he soundly defeated her Tuesday in Wisconsin after the poll was conducted.

    Miringoff said Clinton would need Sanders supporters if she secured the nomination but that the poll found that those who favored the senator from Vermont, including many young people, might stay home or back a Republican. “It’s potentially worrisome,” he said.

    The most likely Sanders voters to turn away from Clinton in a general election include independents, moderates, whites and men.

    The most likely to transfer their support to Clinton include nonwhites, Democrats, women and those aged 18 to 44.

    Actress Susan Sarandon, a strong supporter of Sanders, drew criticism recently when she said she didn’t know whether she could bring herself to vote for Clinton if Sanders lost.​

    “She accepted money for all of those people. She doesn’t even want to fight for a $15 minimum wage,” the actress said on MSNBC. “So these are people that have not come out before. So why would we think they’re going to come out now for her, you know?”​

    Sanders, an independent, edges Clinton nationally thanks to solid support from several groups. He leads 76-23 percent among those 29 and younger; 63-31 percent among Latinos; 62-32 among independents; 58-38 among the unmarried; and 56-42 among liberals.

    Clinton leads 65-29 percent among those 60 and older; 61-35 among African-Americans; 57-39 among the married; and 53-43 among Democrats.

    “Age seems to be the most significant factor,” Miringoff said.


    Where does Sanders have Clinton beat?
    Hillary Clinton does not lead every age demographic among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Find out where Bernie Sanders beats her and more from Marist Institute's Lee Meringoff. (Marist)


    Women under 45 prefer Sanders over Clinton, 66-31 percent.


    Sanders, a 74-year-old self-described socialist, has persuaded young and new voters fed up with Washington that he can help the underpaid, overworked American worker by launching a “political revolution.” Clinton has portrayed herself as a pragmatic leader who would build on President Barack Obama’s legacy and work with Republicans and Democrats to get things done in a town where little gets done.


    Sanders defeated Clinton in Wisconsin, where he had an advantage because of the overwhelmingly white electorate and pockets of liberal voters in a state that allowed anyone to vote in its primary.

    Wisconsin Democrats who want a candidate who is honest or cares went for Sanders over Clinton by large margins, according to exit polls

    “Young people are standing up and they’re saying, ‘We want to help determine the future of this country,’ ” Sanders said from Wyoming, where he was campaigning ahead of that state’s caucuses Saturday.

    He has now won seven of the last eight contests, though he faces a tough road with a series of closed primaries. Clinton was so sure of defeat that she did not appear in Wisconsin on Tuesday night but instead held a fundraiser in New York City.

    “Hillary Clinton continues to maintain a nearly insurmountable lead in the race for the Democratic nomination,” said Brad Woodhouse, president of Correct the Record, a super political action committee supporting Clinton. “Sanders may do well in states tailor-made for him, like Wisconsin, but he has yet to show that he can build the diverse, national coalition needed to win.”


    Clinton has repeatedly acknowledged that she has work to do to attract Sanders’ supporters, including younger voters, and said she hopes he can help her with that task.

    I tell young people all the time: You may not be for me now but I am for you regardless. Hillary Clinton in a town hall meeting hosted by FOX News

    Clinton and Sanders will debate again next week before New York’s delegate-rich primary April 19. In recent weeks, Sanders has sharpened his attacks, charging that Clinton has been inconsistent on policy positions and describing her as an establishment politician with ties to Wall Street.


    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article70202867.html#storylink=cpy

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    Hillary Clinton's White House car is for sale, but it's probably not what you'd expect
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    Then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton waves from the bullet-proof presidential limousine as she and then-President Bill Clinton leave Sydney International Airport on November 19, 1996. Before she was riding in bullet-proof cars, Hillary Clinto was driving an Oldsmobile Cutlass.

    We write a fair amount about historical autos that you technically could own because they're for sale or up for auction, cars likeQueen Elizabeth's Bentley Mulsanne, thefinal Lamborghini Diablo ever made or evenPope Francis's Fiat that aren't in the average driver's price range.

    But here's a piece of history that you mightactually be able to afford: Hillary Clinton's car from her White House years.

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    The catch: it's not exactly a car fitting of the First Lady. However, as far as 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cieras go, it ain't half-bad.

    The blue sedan was sold to former White House head gardener Mike Lawn (great name, right?) in 2000 as the Clinton's were preparing to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to areport by AutoBlog.

    Lawn said the Ciera only has about 30,000 miles on it, as it spent most of its White House days in the garage, only occasionally being used by the then-First Lady as well as a teenage Chelsea Clinton, who he said used it as a learner car. Lawn bought the car for his own daughter to use as a starter car, but apparently teenage girls aren't into 14-year-old Oldsmobile sedans, regardless of who used to own it, so it's spent much of the next 16 years sitting dormant as well.

    READ ABOUT OTHER CELEBRITY CARS HERE.

    Lawn said he tried selling the car in 2011 but wasn't successful. At the time, based solely on its condition, the car was valued at $8,700. However, the car, which is still in the former Secretary of State's name and bears an Arkansas license plate, could probably fetch a slightly higher figure.

    While Lawn is simply trying to get rid of the car as quickly as possible, it seems like it would be an interesting addition to Bill Clinton's presidential library, or, perhaps, for Hillary's, should she occupy the Oval Office. More on that in November.
     
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    Feeling the Yern: Why One Millennial Woman Would Rather Go to Hell Than Vote for Hillary
    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:13 p.m.
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    Stumping for Hillary Clinton this weekend in New Hampshire, hedge fund manager Madeleine Albright squawked, "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help each other."

    When the Democratic National Committee chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was asked earlier this year why she thought Millennials resist Hillary Clinton, she casually threw them under the bus. "Here's what I see," she groused. "A complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided."

    Asked a similar question by Bill Maher this past Friday, women's-rights icon Gloria Steinem cawed, "When you're young, you're thinking, 'Where are the boys?' The boys are with Bernie."

    There seems to be no shortage of bizarrely sexist assumptions as to why I, a Millennial feminist, am not voting for Hillary Clinton. But speaking as a Millennial feminist, let me assure you: None of them is accurate. Granted, the span of my political biography is only as long as it took Howard Dean to go from human rights crusader to insurance lobbyist. But the reason for my political disaffection is plain: I've spent my entire Millennial life watching the Democratic Party claw its way up the ass of corporate America. There's no persuading me that the Democratic establishment — from where it sits now — has the capacity to represent me, or my values.


    And I'm not alone. According to a 2013 poll by Harvard's Kennedy School, three out of five of my peers now believe politicians prioritize private gain over the public good. When young people open opensecrets.org to gauge just how cheaply our futures trade these days, are we being cynical, or just realistic?

    If Millennials are coming out in droves to support Bernie Sanders, it's not because we are tripping balls on Geritol. No, Sanders's clever strategy of shouting the exact same thing for 40 years simply strikes a chord among the growing number of us who now agree: Washington is bought. And every time Goldman Sachs buys another million-dollar slice of the next American presidency, we can't help but drop the needle onto Bernie's broken record:

    The economy is rigged.

    Democracy is corrupted.

    The billionaires are on the warpath.

    Sanders has split the party with hits like these, a catchy stream of pessimistic populism. Behind this arthritic Pied Piper, the youth rally, brandishing red-lettered signs reading "MONEYLENDERS OUT." If you ask them, they'll tell you there's a special place in Hell for war criminals who launch hedge funds.

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    Last week in Iowa, Sanders proved his bleak candor is every bit as appealing to American voters as Hillary's enthusiasm for tweakmanship. Especially among the youth. According to entrance polls, Millennials backed Comrade Sanders over Neoliberal Clinton by a tidy 70-point margin. And in New Hampshire, the most recent UMass poll has Sanders taking 89 percent of the state's Democrats under 30.

    But these numbers should not surprise you. According to a YouGov poll conducted last week, people under 30 are more likely to say they support socialism than capitalism.

    Capitalism, as Vonnegut explained, is "what the people with all our money, drunk or sober, sane or insane, decided to do today." We've just spent a lifetime watching capitalism buy itself a government. And I'll be frank: It's not working well for most of us. Drones make orphans in our name. Our friends will die indebted. We are poisoning our own well.

    The spectacle of our government's being bought is so obvious, even the youngest among us can see it. "With Hillary," eighteen-year-old Olivia Sauder told Times reporters at the Iowa Caucus, "sometimes you get this feeling that all of her sentences are owned by someone."

    Ding, ding, ding.

    Having once been marked by the Onion's A.V. Club as a "hyper-articulate radical feminist communist," I feel uniquely qualified to pour you a rich cup of cold-brewed truth here: The kids are lit. And yet despite our frank rejection of establishment politics, establishment media waste no time swooping in to lecture us about our cognitive defects like so many pedantic barn owls.

    "Stay sane, America!" hoots David Brooks for the Times, going on to equate voting one's conscience with voting for overt fascist Donald Trump. It's plainly bananas, says Brooks, to waste a primary vote on a man threatening disestablishment. There's no way he can win.

    Yet according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on February 5, Bernie has 42 percent of the national Dem vote to Hillary's 44 percent. "Democrats nationwide are feeling the Bern as Senator Bernie Sanders closes a 31-point gap to tie Secretary Hillary Clinton," says Quinnipiac's assistant director Tim Molloy in Friday's press release. And according to Gallup's January numbers, Sanders's net favorability among Democrats is actually four points higher than Hillary's. By most poll estimates, Dems say they are just as, if not more, likely to vote for Bernie as Hillary against any Republican front-runner.

    But David Brooks is just one gassy bird in the barn. I've got a stack of editorials here telling me how insane and delusional I am, each more insulting to my intelligence than the next.

    My favorite owl pellet comes from Alexandra Schwartz, writing for the New Yorker, who claimed Bernie's incessant talk of Wall Street fuckery is somehow outdated: "When [Sanders's] campaign tweets that it's 'high time we stopped bailing out Wall Street and started repairing Main Street,' you have to wonder," writes Schwartz, obtusely, "why his youngest supporters, so attuned to staleness in all things cultural, are letting him get away with political rhetoric that would have seemed old even in 2012."

    What a charmed life Alexandra Schwartz must lead to think that the biggest financial meltdown since the Great Depression should resolve itself according to the needs of the news cycle. But believe it or not, the poors have not yet moved on from being gobsmacked by a globally devastating market collapse. Freedom from the burdens of financial ruin is a privilege I imagine millions of Americans wish they could share with New Yorker staff writer Alexandra Schwartz.

    And what did the great tawny-bellied Paul Krugman have to say to the nation's waywardly progressive? "Sorry," he pecked in his Times column. "There's nothing noble about seeing your values defeated because you preferred happy dreams to hard thinking about means and ends." Pausing to cough up a mouse carcass, he chittered on: "Don't let idealism veer into destructive self-indulgence."

    I'm trying to imagine an eighteenth-century Krugman admonishing a young Thomas Jefferson against letting his happy dreams of liberty veer into self-indulgence. For good reason, American historians seem unimpressed by owls counseling restraint in the face of corruption and oppression.

    If anything concerns me at this pivotal moment, it's not the revolutionary tremors of the youth. Given the Great American Trash Fire we have inherited, this rebellion strikes me as exceedingly reasonable. Pick a crisis, America: Child poverty? Inexcusable. Medical debt? Immoral. For-profit prison? Medieval. Climate change? Apocalyptic. The Middle East is our Vietnam. Flint, the canary in our coal mine. Tamir Rice, our martyred saint. This place is a mess. We're due for a hard rain.

    If I am alarmed, it is by the profound languor of the comfortable. What fresh hell must we find ourselves in before those who've appointed themselves to lead our thoughts admit that we are in flames? As I see it, to counsel realism when the reality is fucked is to counsel an adherence to fuckery. Under conditions as distressing as these, acquiescence is absurd. When your nation gets classified as a Class D structure fire, I believe the only wise course is to lose your shit.

    The reason Wall Street is dropping zillions of quarters into Hillary's Super PAC-Man machine isn't because it wants change — it's because Wall Street sees revenue in her promises of keeping things much the same. Under Hillary, our prisons will continue to punish for profit. Our schools will continue to be sold off to private contractors. And despite 87 percent of Democrats standing behind universal health care, Hillary insists it will "never, ever come to pass." Not from her, I guess, since she's taken over $13 million from the health care industry.

    We really can't, America, says Hillary. Nope. Not ever. We are a powerful nation, kids, but one run by the Great Market God. Leave your moral gag reflex at the door. Close that pesky Overton window, won't you? And be a doll and bolt those tables to the floor. You'll love the moneylenders, dear. I do. Hell, my daughter married one!

    "Want a selfie?"

    No, young heroes, mind not the barnshitting owls. And I insist we take a pass on contracting foxes to assess the holes in our fence. Abandon no hopes, America. We have important work to do. This democracy will not save itself.

    "The note of hope is the only note that can help us or save us from falling to the bottom of the heap of evolution," sermonized Father Guthrie, musing on what got him through the Great Depression. "All a human being is, anyway, is just a hoping machine."

    Amen.
     
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    WATCH: "There's always a little truth in it, I hate to confess!" - @HillaryClinton reacts to all of the SNL impersonations of her. ‪#‎HillaryOnGMA‬





    Hillary Clinton Good Morning America Town Hall On Gma

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    KING: Democrats, now is your last chance to change your mind about Hillary Clinton
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    I've said it many times, but it's a huge mistake to underestimate Donald Trump's candidacy. Three brand new polls in the swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania only prove this very point.

    Donald Trump is up in Ohio against Hillary Clinton 43-39. This is disastrous.

    In Florida and Pennsylvania, Clinton is barely clinging to a 43-42 lead in both states.

    So, here I am again, sounding the alarm not only for Democrats, but for every single person in this country who wants to stop Donald Trump... you must vote for Bernie Sanders.

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    Where Clinton was down 4 points to Trump in Ohio, Bernie is up 2.

    Where Clinton was just up by 1 point in Pennsylvania, Bernie is up 6.

    Where Clinton was just up by 1 point in Florida, Bernie is up 2.

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    These polls were just released this morning, but they aren't a statistical anomaly. Bernie beats Trump by larger margins than Hillary Clinton in virtually every state and national poll released this entire year.

    Of course the Democratic establishment will urge you to ignore these polls. "They are meaningless," they will say. Don't listen to them. They will march us all the way to defeat just like the Republican Party did with the 16 candidates who got gobsmacked by Donald Trump.

    For July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, and well into April — the establishment told us to ignore the polls on Donald Trump. "He can't win," the experts said. All the way back in November, I gave five reasons why the experts were wrong and the polls were right on Donald Trump.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
    So, here I am, again, hat in hand, begging you to pay attention to these new polls. Donald Trump can absolutely beat Hillary Clinton and become the next President of the United States.

    They each set records for being disliked in America and the research shows that the majority of Americans would be voting for Trump or Clinton not because they actually like either of them, but because they despise the other. This is unbelievably sad and is all the more reason why Democrats and independents — and even Republicans — who want to stop Trump must pivot to Bernie Sanders while we still have time to do so.

    Bernie is the only candidate with a positive favorability rating. He crushes it with independents. Trump performs well with men, but is despised by women. Clinton performs well with women, but has poor support among men. Bernie performs well with both women and men. People trust Bernie's integrity and honesty. More young people have voted for Bernie than Clinton and Trump combined.

    Do I think it's possible for Hillary Clinton to beat Trump? Of course it's possible, but the numbers are getting worse by the day.

    Bernie Sanders still has a chance. If you want to beat Trump, he's our best chance.
     
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    Shaun King: Donald J. Trump can absolutely beat Hillary Clinton and become the next President of the United States.

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    I've said it many times, but it's a huge mistake to underestimate Donald Trump's candidacy.
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    How? Name another demographic, outside of white men, that Trump can win nationally. He's not going to win the votes of the Latinos, Africans Americans, lgbt, women or the youth. So how does Trump win?
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    I voted for Sanders, however it looks like Clinton will be the nominee. I will vote for her over Donald Trump.
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    If Bernie can't beat Hillary why does anyone think he can beat Trump? Most of America won't vote for Bernie once they find out that he can't pass any of his ideas thru congress and that he'd raise taxes on all of America. Hillary is beating Bernie by almost 3 million votes and has more votes then Trump. Shaun King is badly wrong on this one
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    I'm really tired of Pro Bernie people trying to fear-monger people into voting for him. Let's keep the conversation to who you believe in and why and stop vilifying Hillary as a tactic.
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    I will take Bernie / Hillary for president only..Trump is a joke and all his party he is connected with..
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    The poll numbers I see say that whoever the Democrat nominee is will beat Trump. The thing is he has not really been vetted to the extent that Clinton has. There are over 40 years of Trump skeletons that have not been brought to light. By next November, the only voters that will support Trump will be the 40% to 60% of the Republican base.
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    Trump is too much of a laughingstock to be President.
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    The country is 1/3 Republican, independent and Democrat. Trump gets half the votes in the Republican primaries. That's only around 15% of the electorate and that's where his support begins and ends.
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    yes is possible becouse I've been thinking Bill & Hilary Clinton wite house na their father property?. Dolnad J Trump is a Biafran supporter so with my soul and body I stand with Trump!
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    It's one thing to be pro-Sanders but to use use a scare tactic like this to try to persuade people to vote for him is distasteful journalism. Vote Sanders or else! Smh...
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    Surprise at yo King ..two mouthed just like trump..trump policies will will kill the working class ..don't want to raise the minimum wage,want to print money,raise taxes,build up the mil star to go fight who he doesn't like,close the borders ..fuck all of jokers..trump is power drunk..flip flops..loud mouth empty talk..damn..
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    Then a valuable lesson will be learned if Trump is elected. I don't fall for racist scare tactics, and I'm surely not falling for political scare tactics either. How come we haven't heard or read one blip about Libertarians?
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    Elizabeth Warren’s decision to remain neutral in the 2016 democratic primary race may have left some liberal observers unsure what to make of her. Those supporting Hillary Clinton wondered why Warren was one of the relatively few Senators not to get on board with an official endorsement. But as it’s become clear that Clinton will be the democratic nominee, and as it’s become equally clear that Donald Trump will be the republican nominee, Elizabeth Warren has swiftly stepped up to become Hillary’s most valuable surrogate in that general election battle.

    Even as Hillary Clinton is limited is just how brusquely she can hit back at Trump’s juvenile sexist rhetoric because she has to keep looking “Presidential” in the eyes of voters, Elizabeth Warren has no such limitations. She’ll never run for President herself, she’s not up for Senate reelection for another four years, and punching Trump below the belt probably gains her points with her liberal Massachusetts base anyway. So she’s in a position to act as Hillary’s surrogate by hitting back at Trump’s every stupid attack.

    This week in particular, Warren went off on Trump in a ten minute long segment of her address to the Center for Popular Democracy. Referring to him as a “small insecure money grubber,” she went on to accuse him of not even knowing anything about the Dodd-Frank legislation he says he wants to repeal, while also hitting him hard over his refusal to release his tax returns. What’s noteworthy is that Warren and Clinton are now using the same playbook against Trump; it’s just that Warren is in a position to do it in a more abrasive manner.

    This is all a prelude for Elizabeth Warren’s eventual formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton, which will come sometime around the Democratic National Convention and will be full throated in nature. Those worried about the potentially divided nature of the party will need look no further than Warren as the voice who will help unify the party behind Clinton when the time comes. In the mean time she’s increasingly eager to assist Clinton by attacking Trump by proxy. Watch Warren’s scathing takedown of Trump below:

     
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    Are you an #ImWithHer Democrat who's also a big Shark Tank fan? Slow your roll. It's probably too early to add #ClintonCuban2016 to your Twitter profile. First, it sort of sounds like yet another Donald Trump birther conspiracy theory. Don't encourage him!

    Second, the political courtship between Hillary Clinton and Mark Cuban is probably only at the "Let's have lunch sometime" stage, if that. The tech billionaire and reality TV star says he's "wide open" to being the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's running mate. For her part, Clinton is "very interested" in a veep from the private sector and appreciates Cuban's "openness" to the idea. This sort of talk is very cheap.

    Still, some progressives are already worried that Clinton might be seriously considering adding a wealthy centrist businessman to the ticket. And I totally get why.

    As recently as mid-April, Clinton had a double-digit polling lead over Trump, a candidate with terrible favorability numbers. The election seemed in the bag. A monster Clinton victory might again give Democrats the House and Senate. That would mean at least two years of unified control to, say, greatly expand ObamaCare or pass a big climate change bill. What's more, with a landslide likely, Clinton could feel free to pick a party-unifying running mate considerably to her left, such as Elizabeth Warren.

    Clinton-Cuban spoils these lovely progressive fantasies. Instead of a White House partner to fight the "millionaires and billionaires," as Bernie Sanders likes to say, Hillary might put a 0.001 percenter just a heartbeat away from the presidency? I can see how that would be tough for progressives to stomach. Feel the HeartBern.

    But it can't be tougher for progressives to stomach than a Trump-Gingrich White House, right?


    Reality check: Clinton and Trump are tied in the polls, both in presidential preference and unfavorability. And Clinton's initial attacks on the presumptive GOP nominee — he's a bully, a sexist, a policy illiterate — sound a lot like the unsuccessful attacks from Trump's vanquished Republican primary opponents. The public has already heard them all. This race could be razor close. Indeed, a well known presidential election forecasting model suggests the so-so U.S. economy "implies a fairly large loss for the Democrats." Even betting markets show Clinton's win probability quickly shrinking.

    Mark Cuban is just the sort of VP pick that could soothe the deep uneasiness Democrats ought to feel.

    Cuban is not Sarah Palin, "the last looks-great-on-paper maverick running for vice president," as my colleague Peter Weber put it. Cuban is a smart and savvy businessman who can talk about the modern American economy at least as well as any professional politician. And while he's certainly outspoken — that's part of his charisma — he's also well spoken. None of that infamous Palin word salad from him. Plus, the Trump phenomenon suggests few voters prioritize deep Washington experience or policy chops. (Have they ever, really?)

    Cuban is super-rich, and maybe that's a problem for Democrats obsessed with inequality. But, again, Trump's success suggests a huge chunk of voters can be persuaded to view that as a feature, not a bug. And Cuban is hardly the poster boy for inherited wealth. His father wasn't worth $400 million like Fred Trump. Cuban is a guy from a middle-class Pennsylvania family who made it big through his own entrepreneurial efforts. That's a great American story, whether you're a Democrat or Republican or independent.

    It's hardly a stretch that a ticket with Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and possessor of more than a bit of smash-mouth swagger, might do far better among men than Clinton-Warren or Clinton-Some-Quite-Pleasant-Male-Cabinet-Secretary. Right now, Clinton's huge edge with women is equally balanced out by a huge gap with men.

    Clinton-Cuban also might be a bit more palatable for all those Republicans or lean-Republicans who despise Trump and really, really don't want to vote for Hillary or leave the presidential box unchecked. After all, Cuban has expressed concern about the national debt and about government regulation hurting innovation, even recently writing an essay on the latter issue for the George W. Bush Institute. (Indeed, some #NeverTrumpers tried to get Cuban to run third party.) Cuban might even allow Democrats to peel off some Trump voters. Like Trump, Cuban is an outsider who supposedly "tells it like it." Indeed, cartoonist Scott Adams — who uncannily predicted Trump's continuing success — has mentioned Cuban as the perfect veep for Trump. Basically, Cuban is Trump without all the bigotry … and without the insane policies … and with probably more dough.

    Six months ago, Mark Cuban on either major party ticket might have seemed like a crazy idea. It was only the last election, after all, that America rejected a super-rich businessman. But times are changing fast. Kanye West 2020 is looking more realistic by the moment.
     
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    Published on Jun 1, 2016
    Unless something completely unexpected happens, Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee. But her VP spot is still up for grabs.

    And Elizabeth Warren, the darling of the progressive left, leads the list of liberal VP picks. Putting Warren on the ticket could help unify a Democratic Party thrown into turmoil by a progressive insurgence.

    And she's been able to hit the presumptive GOP nominee in a way that none of his other opponents have been able to during the entire primary season. While on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Warren said of Trump: "He is not a business success — he is a business loser."

    But a Clinton-Warren ticket doesn't come without its downsides.

    First of all, it complicates the Democrats ability to flip the Senate. If Clinton were to win, Warren would leave a vacancy that would be filled, not by an election, but by Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.

    And as a senator, Warren has been able to help shift the Democratic Party further left with a populist message that resonates with the most liberal faction of the party. That's not something she'd be able to focus much time on as Clinton's vice president.

    But the most important reason is chemistry. A running mate could be chosen for a few different reasons, ranging from helping win support from a certain demographic to guaranteeing a win in a swing state. But they shouldn't complicate the campaign.

    "The credit card companies have been giving money and they have influence. She has taken money from the groups and, more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency," Warren told Bill Moyers in 2004.

    Clips of Warren attacking Clinton like this would be easy to find on the internet. And the GOP would jump at the chance to use the words of Clinton's running mate against her. Airing footage of Warren attacking Clinton's judgment would be effective in helping to paint the candidate as untrustworthy.

    But if Warren could help Clinton get elected, maybe the bruises they take on the way to the White House would be worth it.

    This video includes images from CNN, NBC, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Office of Elizabeth Warren, CBS, WBZ-TV, Hillary for America and Donald J. Trump for President Inc.

    Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world. With persistent curiosity and no agenda, we strive to fuel meaningful conversations by highlighting multiple sides of every story. Newsy delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias common to many news sources.
     
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    Is a Woman-Woman ticket viable ?

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    thanks good question... i made a poll
     
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    Warren pulls no punches in latest Trump attack


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    Donald Trump is an “insecure moneygrubber,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren told the assembled Democrats of Massachusetts at the state’s party convention Saturday.

    He is also, according to Warren's prepared remarks: Scary, loud, outrageous, offensive, small, a failure and fraudster-in-chief.

    Those are just a handful of the bombs Warren hurled Trump’s way in her Saturday afternoon address, after which she told reporters that she doesn't believe in the superdelegate process, and has "no timetable" for making an endorsement in the Democratic race.

    During her speech, the Massachusetts senator attacked Trump on an array of issues from climate change to Wall Street to women. Warren spent significant time echoing recent attacks from Hillary Clinton against Trump University, the Republican presumptive nominee’s troubled real-estate seminar program.



    “It was like a used car dealership—except that’s not fair to used car dealerships,” Warren said of Trump University. “His playbook said to look for people with problems; they make good targets.”

    “These were ordinary folks who were targeted because they had problems and Trump saw they were vulnerable and he could make a buck,” she continued. “Here’s a man who builds a business to profit off other peoples’ pain. He wants to be Commander in Chief, but he’s only qualified to be Fraudster-in-Chief.”

    Warren, who has not officially endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary, said that she was “proud of the debate that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have had. Proud that we are a party that doesn’t debate over who has the tiniest hands or who can build the longest, tallest, stupidest wall between us and Mexico.”

    From there, Warren launched into a laundry list of Trump’s policies, highlighting where the GOP nominee’s views differed from that of her own and her party’s. She called Trump a “union buster” and ridiculed him as a “climate change denier.” She said he is “all about money.”

    “These are the values we fight for,” Warren said. “These are the values that will beat Donald Trump.”

    After her speech, Warren told reporters she doesn’t believe in her party's superdelegate process.

    “I’m a superdelegate, and I don’t believe in superdelegates,” Warren said in comments that came after the state party voted on a resolution to “thoroughly, objectively, and transparently” study the superdelegate process ahead of the 2020 presidential race.

    Warren said she agreed that the process should be scrutinized.

    Asked whether Sanders should leave the race next week, Warren demurred.

    “Sanders has brought a lot of energy to this campaign, and that is a decision for Bernie Sanders to make,” she said.

    Asked if her role is to unite the party, the senator replied, “I think the party is united.”

    “I’m in this fight all the way to try to stop Donald Trump,” she said, adding that she is “going to try to help out every way I can.”

    -- Lauren Dezenski contributed to this report



    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/elizabeth-warren-donald-trump-attacks-223900#ixzz4AflhfXU3
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  29. Camille

    Camille Kitchen Wench #TeamTots #TeamQuaid Super Moderator

    I didn't realize anything was going on before Tuesday. Bernie normally wins the caucuses.

    Clinton Looks to Inch Closer to Clinching in Two Weekend Contests

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/201...1?hootPostID=6dbf7fc4b1dc5a8844ae43a481a20611


    Hillary Clinton took another — tiny — step toward securing the Democratic nomination Saturday night by winning the Virgin Islands caucus, NBC News projects.

    With only seven delegates up for grabs between Clinton and rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progress was modest. But the contest Saturday and another Sunday in Puerto Rico will push Clinton closer to clinching the Democratic nomination.

    The former secretary of state is less than 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 majority — including superdelegates — she needs in order to be declared the presumptive Democratic nominee, according to an NBC News count.

    After Saturday, Clinton has 2,326 delegates — 1,774 pledged and 552 superdelegates, according to an NBC News Decision Desk count. Sanders has 1,548, including 46 supers and 1,502 pledged.

    Sixty delegates are available Sunday when Puerto Rico Democrats hold their primary. In both island territories, delegates will be awarded proportionally based on the results.

    Six last states — including delegate-rich New Jersey and California — hold their primary contests Tuesday.

    Despite lagging in the delegate count, Sanders has pledged to fight on, perhaps even to the Democratic National Convention. And recent polls show the California race between Sanders and Clinton within the margin of error, offers Sanders the chance to notch a big win and bolster his case for remaining in the race into the summer.

    Clinton for her part stayed focused not on her Democratic rival but rather the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. At several stops on the campaign trail in Southern California, Clinton continued to paint Trump as unqualified for the presidency and a person "who wants to divide us."

    Before a raucous crowd of more than 1,400 in Fresno who braved searing temperatures, the Democratic front-runner said "Donald Trump is not qualified or temperamentally fit to be president of the United States."


     
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  32. Camille

    Camille Kitchen Wench #TeamTots #TeamQuaid Super Moderator

    Clinton, Democrats Dominate 2016 Battleground Airwaves

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/201...airwaves-n594676?cid=sm_twitter_feed_politics




    Every single 2016 presidential TV ad currently airing in a battleground state is either from Hillary Clinton's campaign or the Democratic outside groups supporting her.

    The opposition, by contrast, hasn't spent a dime in these same battlegrounds - whether it's Donald Trump's campaign or Republican-leaning Super PACs.

    So far in June, Clinton and the outside groups backing her have spent a total of $23.3 million on ads in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta. Some of the examples:





    Republicans have spent $0 in these same eight states.

    That's a 100 percent-to-0 percent advantage for Clinton and the Democrats in these battlegrounds.

    By comparison, in June of 2012, President Barack Obama and the outside groups supporting him had spent $45 million in ads in 11 battleground states, while Mitt Romney and his allies - like Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity - spent $38 million.

    That was a 54 percent-to-46 percent edge for Democrats back then.
     
  33. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Hmmm. It will be interesting to see the polling data from these same states for the same ad-period; and to compare the same after Trump's counter-ad attack.
     
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  34. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    FBI recommends - although there is potential evidence of violations; judgment of FBI is no reasonable prosecutor should bring charges.

    FBI Director "no charges should be brought in this case." "Hillary Clinton extremely careless in handling of her email."
     
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    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    FBI Recommends No Charges Should Be Filed Against Hillary Clinton

    ABC News

    By Meghan Keneally


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    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled
    "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy," on Capitol Hill, March 1, 2016 in Washington.


    FBI Director James Comey said today that the agency is not recommending any charges be pressed against Hillary Clinton as a result of the investigation into her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

    "Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey said.

    "In looking back at our investigations into the mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts."

    He said that the FBI spent "a tremendous amount of work over the last year" and now the case is headed to the Department of Justice who have the ultimate say when it comes to any "prosecutive decision."

    Comey noted that investigators read all of Clinton's 30,000 emails that were provided to the State Department in 2014.

    The announcement comes three days after Clinton's spokesperson confirmed that she had a "voluntary" meeting with investigators over her use of a personal email server during her time as secretary of state.

    A Clinton aide said the interview lasted about three-and-a-half hours at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.


    SOURCE: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fbi-...ntons-personal-email-server/story?id=40346712

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