Clinton’s Doomed Ploy to Side-Step Sanders

By | 6/28/2016 62 comments
Clinton thinks Elizabeth Warren can replace Bernie Sanders

In her first appearance on the campaign trail with the presumptive Democratic nominee, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren couldn’t have been more ebullient in her praise, defense and admiration of the woman she resisted endorsing until the last possible minute.

In near-matching hair and outfits, the two women exuberantly worked the crowd at the Cincinnati, Ohio event, clapping at almost everything each other said and pointing their fire squarely at Donald Trump at every turn.

Calling Trump “a small, insecure money-grubber who fights for no one but himself,” Warren fought vigorously for herself to secure…well, we don’t know yet. Perhaps the Vice Presidency, perhaps a senior cabinet position – only time will tell. But for a senator who remained aloof during the primary contest – not even granting Clinton a coveted photo-op when she visited her home state – and who waited right up until the moment Clinton had officially secured the (presumptive) nomination before throwing her support behind her, this new display of sisterly love was clearly born from pure political ambition.

Clinton, of course, is hardly a stranger to craven political ambition herself, and so regardless of any prior iciness in their relationship, she was more than happy to embrace her new BFF in front of the nation’s news outlets.  

With her rival for the nomination still to officially drop out of the race and endorse her, Clinton sees Warren as a way to sidestep Bernie Sanders and leverage his supporters over to her side before November.

That, however, makes two very wild assumptions.

Firstly, the idea that Bernie Sanders was simply a convenience for the progressive wing of the party to hang its hat on is misguided in the extreme. In his campaign, Sanders was revered and hailed as a man of principle, a man of integrity, and someone who’d spent his entire political life being true to his word. And he attracted not just the progressive wing, but untold numbers of younger voters, independents, and many others disaffected and disillusioned by establishment politics.

Sanders jump-started an entire movement that was energized by the possibility of an alternative to the politics-as-usual of money, opportunism, lobbyists and cronyism. His campaign represented not just the voice of the left but the voice of the people.

The notion that his support can be siphoned off simply by swapping him out for another major player from the liberal base is to completely miscomprehend what occurred during this election cycle.

Secondly, those qualities that so many ardently admired about Sanders – his integrity, his principles, remaining true to his word – are now nowhere to be found in Clinton’s politically expedient replacement.

In her full-bore backing of the former secretary of state, the so-called “hero” of the progressive wing has now compromised herself in ways that clearly show – in grand Clinton fashion – that she’s more than willing to put career ahead of cause.

In championing a candidate who represents so much of what she claims to be so vehemently against, she will have lost all credibility with those who value it the most.

The upshot:

While Sanders has been out of the spotlight more than we’re accustomed to of late and the political pundits continue to write him off as an irrelevancy, the man himself has been busy behind the scenes trying to push his agenda into the party platform for the upcoming convention.

And while Clinton and Warren may be all smiles now, if the man and the movement he represents don’t get fair play in Philadelphia, you can expect those smiles to disappear faster than Elizabeth Warren’s convictions.

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62 comments:

  1. Bernie's not done yet so don't get your hopes up. Poor Elizabeth Warren went to the Dark side thinking she could help Killary get Bernie voters. All she ended up doing was degrading herself by association. Last month Warren was saying how terrible killary was now this. The trust is broken, there's no coming back from that Warren. Enjoy failure with Clinton hope she doesn't use you for a scapegoat when it all hits the fan.

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    1. We don't know anything, for sure. Bernie has been silent and as far as I know, he may have asked Elizabeth to do this. The dominoes have not all fallen and I'll wait until they do to make my judgement call.

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    2. That's an unbelievable theory. Not remotely likely.

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    3. Ah, Pocahontas and the helgabeast...Truly a pair conceived in a boiling cauldron of witches brew.

      The Great Liar and her pit-bull, brought in to chomp at the heels of Trump, only to be discarded in contempt when her usefulness is completed. The wild eyes, the flailing of hands and arms, the frantic movements around the pulpit, the too-eager handshakes, leaning forward with an over-stretched arm, as if she couldn't wait until within distance for a normal greeting...

      The only question is, when will the novelty of this one-trick pony bring cringeful sighs to the Team and the audience, and she is retired to a polite seat off stage.

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  2. Clinton has NOT secured the nomination! Please quit saying that.

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    1. It's the truth she hasn't . She did not reach the acquired amount of delegates to give her the nomination !Super delegates are not counted until the convention and so far 12 have changed their mind and support Bernie !Anything can happen at the convention !

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  3. LOL We see Warren as a sell out !! BERNIE OR BUST ALL THE WAY !!! There is no way I would ever vote for them !!! You can take your fake sexist women's card and keep it for the vagina voters ! I'll pass !!!!!!!!

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    1. I'll second that motion. They are both despicable .

      Mark Zellmer, Why on earth would Bernie ever tell Warren to endorse Hillary ? That is pretty far fetched, it makes absolutely no sense !

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  4. These people are living in an alternate universe. They are going to be so frick'n shocked when they discover that it's 90% of Bernie Sanders supporters who will NEVER vote for $hillary. Wish I could see the look on their faces when it FINALLY sinks in.

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  5. What a relief to come to a safe haven after running into an old friend on facebook only to find that he is a Clinton diehard loyalist and Democratic Party County Party Officer and a State Party Officer who is indoctrinated by the DNC. Scary they are in the same party, making it clear that we need another party for progressives. David Brock and his elves did a number on her supporters. I smell extortion on some fronts.

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  6. "the moment Clinton had officially secured the nomination" That moment has not come yet. There is nothing official about the presumptuousness of Hillary, the AP, and the rest of the main stream media. The super dels don't vote until July 25. A lot can happen before then.

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    1. Looks like the author corrected that and added (presumptive) in there.

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  7. This is the 21rst century. You can't just use media (AP and the main stream media) to fool us. Every time I hear or read about Hillary beating up Trump by this or by that, I just laugh. All I know is without fully coming out to say "I am supporting Hillary,....and want you to join her", Donald Trump will be more likely to win the general election. I will hate to see that happened. But if it happens, that will be the end of DNC and the established political pundits.

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    1. Of which, we know Sanders will not do. Even if he loses at the convention and endorses her, he has made it very clear that he will not tell us to follow suit. That's her job.

      And honestly, I think he would jump to Green Party with Jill Stein before that. As of right now, he is required to support the DNC nominees or be stripped of his credentials. Come the convention, if they still shoot themselves in the foot, he has no reason to remain anymore. And with the states Jill is on the ballot in already, she actually can win the election if she won those states. Not the most likely of scenarios...but I'll still do that than be forced to vote for the lesser of two evils.

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    2. Hillbill doesn't need us. She seems to be playing an entirely different card. Her speeches mave brushed up to caress bernies supporters, but lots of endorsements from republicans & DNC Philly convention is mostly GOP agenda. The corporate interests / elite have taken over. We are now fighting a coup d'etat of the whole damn country! Don't get distracted by their little games. Neither Dump or her can get in without the country suffering tremendously.

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    3. The Green Party (Jill Stein) is on the ballots in less than half of the states..only 20. The Green Party has been around since 1984 and hasn't much to show for it. Getting Bernie Sanders nominated and elected is the best path. We already know we have someone with honor, integrity, morals, ethics and has the backs of the people. Never give up.

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  8. This is the 21rst century. You can't just use media (AP and the main stream media) to fool us. Every time I hear or read about Hillary beating up Trump by this or by that, I just laugh. All I know is without fully coming out to say "I am supporting Hillary,....and want you to join her", Donald Trump will be more likely to win the general election. I will hate to see that happened. But if it happens, that will be the end of DNC and the established political pundits.

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    1. Actually I think Trump is a Trojan Horse in this race. Remember Trump was a Democrat and he was encouraged to run by his friends Bill and Hillary to change party affiliations and run against her . Now why do you suppose they would tell him that if not to have Trump scare the crap out of voters so they will vote for Hillary ? Hillary doesn't need us because she plans on doing what she did in this primary and rig the election or Trump will fold for her !

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  9. Warren is an insecure, wonnabe Vice President fake progressive sellout! Finally, she revealed her true colors. Sell out and corrupt Wall Street puppet hugging each other was hilarious to watch!

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    1. Unless she knows the FBI is going to indict. Hopping in to become VP and as soon as Hill get the office BOOM, takes the presidency.

      Buuuut...I don't really think that. Think she played the game to further her political career. Too bad it's going to have the opposite effect.

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    2. Warren lost all the respect of those supporters she had who really thought she was on their side !
      If Hillary just uses her and tosses her to the curb when she see's her plan isn't working she will be toast because MA will never vote for her again !She has lost all credibility with the people by attaching herself to a Wall Street shill !

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  10. Elizabeth appears to trample her own signature issue by supporting the WALL STREETcandidate. Will Elizabeth demand that Hillary release the transcripts of Clinton millions of dollars of wall street speeches? Only Bernie OR Jill Stein offer working class people a program for them.

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  11. What times we live in where machinations and subterfuge are the only hopes that we have that our standard bearers have not betrayed us. We are living in a dystopian future come to pass. When you have to hide truth to squeak through the levers of power, then you know the structure has lost legitimacy. At first, I didn't know what Bernie meant by Revolution, I thought it was an esoteric term used to describe political engagement. Now I know it means nothing less than restructuring our government, which cannot be done by adjusting a corrupt system using that corrupt system. First up, redo the voting system, by establishing standards that will apply in every state and every precinct. Media should finance this overhaul with a percentage of all political ads sent to a non-partisan committee to conduct and audit transparent voting. We need publically available software, and a paper trail for every electronic voting machine for audits. No more voter purges, no more party registration, we will have ranked choice voting which will make partisanship obsolete. Once the two-party duopoly is broken, we will have the semblance of Democracy in this country. Then, in years to come, we will have a Congress with the balls to end lobbyist control of Washington. It will be great.

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  12. Now the DNC is supporting the TPP????? We're all about to live under the control of the multi-national corporations with no recourse.

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    1. There not just supporting the TPP they are also supporting fracking which I just read that Obama sneaked through giving the green light for over a thousand fracking companies and an oil rigs leases in the gulf ! Keystone pipeline made a deal to run gas pipes through the gulf also!
      We have been sold out to the highest bidder .
      There goes our eco system ! Ocean wildlife will start dying off and our water supply will be tainted not to mention that there probably will be more earthquakes in the region !
      Seems we have one hell of a fight on our hands to save the environment and our country from these corporate thieves who put greed ahead of what is best for the country and the people !

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  13. Bernie Sanders will be the 45th President of the United States of America, Amen.

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  14. NO worries people! Regardless of Lizzy's character failure, some facts remain. Bernie has 43% of the democrats and 70% of the independents, the LARGEST voting block in AMERICAN history! WE GOT THIS!

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    1. When said Democrats finally realize that Hellary is taking money now from Republicans like Ted Cruz's people, and that will continue to increase, and that the DNC is being backed by top dog Republicans, they will experience the urge to purge their stomachs!!! Add another 10 to 20% more to that 43% Democrat block!!!

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  15. The Epic Battle of Senator Warren's Integrity - Mortal Kombat Style!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96eKmBhGbnc&feature=youtu.be

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  16. It is a shame that Elizabeth Warren has sold out her convictions in order to endorse the most corrupt Wall Street candidate in history. She has lost all respect and will no longer be considered the champion of the working class, since she has chosen to get on board with the establishment candidate in order to further her own political career. Her endorsement puts her in the thick of the establishment Democrats and her word is as worthless as theirs now.

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  17. Sanders & Warren are like minded politicians who give voice to our fundamental disagreements with corporate America and the politicians they have captured. They echo the founders intentions that people were suppose to regulate business not the other way around. At the end of the day, I have made my own choice who to vote for and neither Sanders nor Warren have any input with my final decision. I will not vote for Clinton regardless of a Warren or Sanders endorsement. Remember, they are politicians first, not Jesus Christ. They operate on that playing field and I don't care to micromanage their every move. Having said that, Go Bernie!!!

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    1. Completely with you on that one Daryl. We must all follow our own conscience. I for one, will never be forced to vote for the lesser of two evils again.

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  18. I think this article is a TKO it really spelled out what is going on, and what a disappointment that we all felt when Senator Warren, endorsed and then is openly campaigning for a Neocon that has and does stand for everything Senator Warren has fought against.. Like everyone else I want to hear what Senator Bernie Sanders has to say, This is not over, Bernie holds more cards then the DNC or MSM want to acknowledge but we all know and support Bernie in OUR cause for a better representation of the American Will!

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  19. I SAID THAT I WANTED ELIZABETH WARREN TO BE THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT - IF THIS TURNS OUT TO BE TRUE - I REVERSE MY POSITION! I WANT BERNIE'S ECONOMICS - NOT HILLARY'S LACK OF MORALITY.

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  20. "...smiles to disappear faster than Elizabeth Warrens convictions." ouch!

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  21. Clinton securing Warren's nod does not pull me toward Clinton, it simply pushes me away from Warren. It's Bernie or bust.

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  22. Clinton securing Warren's nod does not pull me toward Clinton, it simply pushes me away from Warren. It's Bernie or bust.

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  23. This may be thee single most clever and private ploy (in a very public undertaking) ever to be used this successfully ... who is leading the campaign; us? Oh ye of little faith...

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  24. Hi :) I like what you have to say. I tried the connect on Facebook button, several times, but it seems the link is broken..

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  25. Waiting for Bernie's next move...I don't want to hear him supporting the pandering liar.

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  26. I think it is naive to think Hillary thought Warren would bring in Bernie people...that would imply a level of understanding that isn't there...she has zero respect for a progressive agenda and the movment...warren is just hillary's exclamation point on the vagina card she's been playing...she is making the few hypocrite bernie people who have already flipped feel better about themselves...and the vaginacrats feel better about woman power, not realizing that hillary is as much a part of the patriarchy as she is the oligarchy. The only way I'd be happy with warren as vice president is if she were to bernie OR if hillary dropped dead as president and liz could stop playing second fiddle.

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  27. We true Dems are not fooled by $hill or the crooked DNC. It is still a contested convention and Bernie Sanders is by far the most qualified and BEST candidate to insure a Dem victory. If $hillary gets indicted before the convention that would be great, after, the DNC will trot out Biden... a 3rd party won't pass muster with the electoral college. Indictment not happen anyway...Bill had a chance meeting with the head of the DOJ, Loretta Lynch, on his private jet in Phoenix yesterday..they talked about grand kids! (and if she would like to see them grow up...accidents tend to happen when you step on Clinton toes...wish I was making a joke :( )

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  28. Most nations will consider a woman potus vpotus will be viewed as a joke and show weakness as a whole.I can already hear the laughterfrom them.

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  29. Most nations will consider a woman potus vpotus will be viewed as a joke and show weakness as a whole.I can already hear the laughterfrom them.

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  30. What I don't understand is why she went this route in the first place. If she had just ran for the office herself in the very beginning she'd be the nominee instead of Clinton. There was a huge outpouring of support for her. She said she thought she could do more for us in the Senate. Now 9 months later she's chomping at the bit to get into the race as VP? I'm not buying it. Something funny is going on here. Another thing, her platform was much closer to Sanders than Clinton. She could've sowed up the contest for Bernie and got the progressive ideas she's claimed to live so much brought to the forefront. Something isn't right.

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  31. What I don't understand is why she went this route in the first place. If she had just ran for the office herself in the very beginning she'd be the nominee instead of Clinton. There was a huge outpouring of support for her. She said she thought she could do more for us in the Senate. Now 9 months later she's chomping at the bit to get into the race as VP? I'm not buying it. Something funny is going on here. Another thing, her platform was much closer to Sanders than Clinton. She could've sowed up the contest for Bernie and got the progressive ideas she's claimed to live so much brought to the forefront. Something isn't right.

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  32. My fellow Bernie supporters, if Bernie Sanders is NOT the nominee, there's another choice for us in November! It's Jill Stein of the Green Party. Don't fall for the "lesser evil" nonsensical argument. We've voted for the "lesser" evil for too long, let's vote for the greater good, the Green Party! Jill Stein's platform is IDENTICAL to Bernie's platform. The Green Party will be on the ballot in at least 47 out of 50 states in November. Please go to http://www.jill2016.com to see where the Green Party stands on the issues.

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Let's stop the insanity and go green!

    In addition, with the exception of Bernie endorsed candidates, we Berners must vow to vote AGAINST every single democratic and republican incumbent up for reelection in November all the way down the ticket to dog catcher and try to vote for either independent or Green Party candidates. It would be a great thing to have more parties in government as opposed to just the current corrupt two party duopoly. Hopefully, all Bernie supporters will join me in their respective states to do just that in November! Please do NOT write in Bernie's name on the ballot as ALL WRITE IN VOTES WILL BE THROWN OUT UNCOUNTED.

    REMEMBER THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS! THERE ARE MILLIONS OF US, AND UNITED, WE ARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL!!

    https://citizensagainstplutocracy.wordpress.com

    Remember, if Bernie's not the nominee, please vote for Jill Stein of Green Party in the November presidential race!

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  33. Did you think possibly that this isn't about VP for Warren but maybe about SCOTUS. That makes more sense. Yes, sellout. She professes to align much more with Sander's ideas than with Hillary's. I wouldn't care if Mother Theresa or Jesus was Hillary's running mate. She'll never get my vote. I can't help put those criminals back in the WH.

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  34. Will Bernie be on the Ballot? No. How do we get him on the Ballot? Write him in. They will be counted. If we stick together and write him in we 13 million voters will allow him to win. Take a pic of your ballot number and confirm your vote online. States have to acknowledge proper votes. We need to get the port to vote to win.

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  35. And as of today Senator Sanders is the presumpive winner of the California primary. Nice try DNC.... you shouldn't really try fraud in the age of the internet. Your skills are so tired. We know math and we know how to catch you at every turn. Wait until we get to the rest of the states. Your criminal candidate is toast and is going to take down the DNC and make every down ballot democrat suspect (whether or not they colluded with elections fraud they are all being scrutinized, but perhaps that is a good thing after all).

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  36. Oh and I would not be so quick to rule out Warren's ability to snowblind Clinton and cut her off at the knees.Warren has distrustedcand disliked Clinton for decades, and rightly so.

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  37. Hillary is going to indicted and Bernie will get the nomination. HRC is going to jail, if only for the private email server fiasco. Add to that the investigation into the Clinton's foundation, and she is toast.

    The MSM and Hillary Bots have refused to face the facts for months. Reality is about to intrude in their fantasy.

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  38. Elizabeth Warren has lost the respect that she once had. Another lap dog for the corrupt establishment politicians - whom - she has now joined.

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  39. I wouldn't be measuring the drapes just yet if I were the Clintons, thanks to Slick Willy's cornering Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac the odds of an indictment just skyrocketed...

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