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Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« on: August 03, 2014, 08:34:16 AM »
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Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016

By Edward Klein

August 3, 2014 | 2:09am

In an echo of 2008 — when Ted and Caroline Kennedy backed upstart Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton — members of the Kennedy clan have been quietly wooing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraging her to throw her hat in the ring, sources tell me.

The question of whom to back in the 2016 presidential race has split the Kennedys down the middle. Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, and their eldest son, former US Rep. Joe Kennedy II, favor Warren — the darling of the party’s left-wing base who now sits in Ted Kennedy’s old seat — while Bobby Jr. and Max Kennedy remain loyal to Hillary Clinton.

Over the past several weeks, the Kennedys have tried to settle their family quarrel by inviting Clinton and Warren to their compound in Hyannis Port, where each woman has been put through a kind of audition for the role of party standard-bearer.

Clinton and Warren were feted on separate occasions at a catered buffet lunch under a large tent. In addition, Hillary and Bill Clinton were treated to a sail aboard the Kennedy schooner, the Maya.

Despite the death of the family patriarch, Ted, the Kennedys still consider themselves the torchbearers of the Democratic Party.

“A Kennedy endorsement matters,” said a family member. “It’s not just the aura of being compared to JFK, Bobby and Ted. But it’s also the use of the Hyannis Port compound and the JFK Library, which are magnets for fund-raisers.”

Some members of the Kennedy family see an opportunity to repeat the kingmaker role they played in 2008, when they helped the then-little known Illinois senator snatch the nomination away from front-runner Clinton.

The Kennedy courtship of Warren follows a story, first reported by me in this newspaper, that President Obama views the populist Warren, famous for her rants against big banks and the “1 percent,” as his “Mini-Me.”

My sources say Obama authorized chief political adviser Valerie Jarrett to hold a series of secret meetings with Warren to encourage her to challenge Clinton.

Though Warren has yet to make a commitment about 2016, she and her advisers have been secretly sounding out wealthy Democratic donors about a potential run.

What worries Hillary even more is that Bill Clinton’s private polling shows Warren gaining on Hillary in precincts in key states.

“Bill and Hillary take the threat from Elizabeth Warren very seriously and are doing everything in their power to neutralize her,” said a member of the Clintons’ inner circle. “In July, they cut short their vacation in the Hamptons and flew by private jet up to the Cape, where they had lunch with Bobby and his fiancée, [actress] Cheryl Hines, Ethel, Joe, Rory, Max, Doug and Bobby Shriver and Chris Lawford.

“Bill was in full campaign mode,” this source added. “He made a point of talking to every member of the family, shook every hand, and remembered the names of everyone from the youngest to the oldest.

“Hillary was pretty reluctant about sailing on the Maya, but Bill told her that you can’t visit the Kennedys and not go for a sail. The outing on the choppy waters of Nantucket Sound was pretty rough, and Hillary was a little green around the gills.”

A week after the Clintons left Hyannis Port, Joe Kennedy invited Warren to the family compound.

“Joe meant Liz’s visit to be a countermove to Hillary’s,” said a Kennedy family member. “He wanted to expose Liz to the family to gain their support. And, sure enough, she came to the compound breathing fire about the need to rein in corporate America.

“Joe thinks Hillary has too many ties with Wall Street,” this source added. “He loves Liz because she’s a full-throated liberal like his Uncle Ted. She has Ted’s voice — loud and angry and triumphant.”

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 09:16:13 AM »
When it comes to Dem. dynasties, there can be only one.

And when are they going to take down the Eternal Zippo lighter at Arlington. 51 years of gauche is enough. The Kennedys deserve the same marble headstones that their betters have.
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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 12:04:03 PM »
Utterly unqualified for the post - just like Hillary and Obama, but who's counting?

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 12:07:08 PM »
Hillary has too much baggage. They'll nominate Warren and try to hide her baggage. They did it for Obama, they can do it for Warren.

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 12:07:55 PM »
Hillary has too much baggage. They'll nominate Warren and try to hide her baggage. They did it for Obama, they can do it for Warren.

Just preparatory work for the 2016 campaign meme that 'only a woman can fix what the men have screwed up'...


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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 12:12:58 PM »
Just preparatory work for the 2016 campaign meme that 'only a woman can fix what the men have screwed up'...

There are legions of women on both sides of the political divide that are waiting to vote for a woman, ANY woman.

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 12:21:22 PM »
There are legions of women on both sides of the political divide that are waiting to vote for a woman, ANY woman.
I hate to say it, but when I ran for state legislature in 2012, I believe I received a lot of votes from Democrat women just because I'm female. Maybe not - maybe the voters actually listened to what I was saying, but when you get over 48% of the vote in a district that's 3:1 Democrat, you have to wonder.

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 12:29:21 PM »
There are legions of women on both sides of the political divide that are waiting to vote for a woman, ANY woman.

As long as it isn't Sarah Palin...

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 12:30:20 PM »
I hate to say it, but when I ran for state legislature in 2012, I believe I received a lot of votes from Democrat women just because I'm female. Maybe not - maybe the voters actually listened to what I was saying, but when you get over 48% of the vote in a district that's 3:1 Democrat, you have to wonder.

Simply shows the effectiveness of the 50+ year social/media onslaught against men...


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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 01:11:03 PM »
I hate to say it, but when I ran for state legislature in 2012, I believe I received a lot of votes from Democrat women just because I'm female. Maybe not - maybe the voters actually listened to what I was saying, but when you get over 48% of the vote in a district that's 3:1 Democrat, you have to wonder.
It's not just politics.

The reason I never made it into meteorology was because when I was applying for jobs, I invariably got passed up by women, many of whom had no qualifications for the jobs that I had.

We live in a bizarro world where sexism has been turned on its head.
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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 02:06:46 PM »
We live in a bizarro world where sexism has been turned on its head.

To the left, it's seen as justice. You are, indeed accountable for the sins of past generations. (This only applies to white males).

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 02:18:29 PM »
As long as it isn't Sarah Palin...

 
Sarah Palin scared the hell out of the Dem/Prog/Libs, and still does today. They HATE her, simply because she is unapologetic, and is who she is.
 
Here is a long list of utterly super-qualified and proven women that the (oh so sympathetic and enlightened) Left will never ever even consider voting for. Yes, they are women, but they are not the right kind of woman.
 
http://www.newsmax.com/top25women/
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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 02:23:06 PM »
As long as it isn't Sarah Palin...

I think you'd be surprised at the result if Palin was ever nominated. I heard women discuss her in 2008. I know Democrat women who voted for McCain because of Palin, and I have no doubt would vote for Palin if she were the nominee.

To many women, gender trumps political affiliation.

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 02:23:45 PM »
Simply shows the effectiveness of the 50+ year social/media onslaught against men...

It has been a 50+ year onslaught on America, and every detail of what America once was. Today every thing is backwards. Up is down, Bad is good, good is bad, etc. It is a full 'reversal' of everything that used be considered normal good and right. Feminism, is only one facet of what they were doing and were achieving.
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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 02:31:05 PM »
It's not just politics.

The reason I never made it into meteorology was because when I was applying for jobs, I invariably got passed up by women, many of whom had no qualifications for the jobs that I had.

We live in a bizarro world where sexism has been turned on its head.

Unless you are going to work for NASA or maybe the military, meteorology requires, (pardon me please) big boobs. It is actually common to hear someone say, "She is as smokin' hot as a TV weather girl."
 
It is not right, or fair, but that's just the way it is.
 
BTW, on a side note, in a survey I read once, the majority of college freshmen defined "meteorology" as what?
 
Yep, you guessed it. Of course it is the study of 'meteors'. What else could it be?
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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2014, 09:25:46 PM »
Relic wrote above:
[[ There are legions of women on both sides of the political divide that are waiting to vote for a woman, ANY woman. ]]

I realize I'm a troglodyte (see pic below), but I think one of the worst decisions made was to "give women the vote". Look where the "feminization" of politics has gotten us.

My apologies to the lady members of this forum, but I ain't changin' my mind.

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2014, 09:26:58 PM »
As long as it isn't Sarah Palin...

Now there's a gal that even a troglodyte like me could happily vote for !!  ;)

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Re: Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 08:54:48 AM »

I realize I'm a troglodyte (see pic below), but I think one of the worst decisions made was to "give women the vote". Look where the "feminization" of politics has gotten us.


Yes, that did have a dramatic effect on the political dynamic.  A much more receptive group of voters for things like 'gay marriage', 'abortion on demand', 'welfare' and 'no fault divorce'...


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