Democrats Think Elizabeth Warren Can Save Them
After a historic defeat, Harry Reid wants to give Warren a promotion.
Can Elizabeth Warren save the Democratic Party’s voice in the U.S. Senate? Harry Reid seems to think so. After the historic losses suffered by Democrats last week, Reid wants to give Mrs. Warren a promotion.
Manu Raju and John Bresnahan of Politico reported:
Harry Reid wants Warren in Senate leadership
Senate Democrats want to enlist a progressive firebrand as a member of their leadership: Elizabeth Warren.
The incoming Senate minority leader, Harry Reid, is engaged in private talks with the Massachusetts freshman to create a special leadership post for the former Harvard professor, according to several people familiar with the matter. It’s unclear exactly what the new job would entail — but luring the populist liberal into leadership could inject fresh blood into a team reeling from significant midterm election losses.
Adding Warren, Democrats say, would bring in a nationally known name who could help sharpen the Democratic message as it goes toe-to-toe with the new Senate Republican majority. The move would likely be viewed favorably by an increasingly liberal caucus.
The Democratic Party’s hard-left progressivism was soundly rejected by the American people last week. Their solution to the problem? Even harder-left progressivism!
That being said, maybe Elizabeth Warren will finally get big money out of American politics…
Then again, maybe she won’t.
Matea Gold of the Washington Post reported yesterday:
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren set to address gathering of wealthy liberal donors
Vice President Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are set to address a group of wealthy liberal donors gathering in Washington this week for a private meeting to determine the direction of their political investments in the coming years.
The four-day conference of Democracy Alliance is expected to include dissections of what went wrong for Democrats in last week’s midterm elections, as well as a wide-ranging discussion about adopting a new, long-term strategy to reverse GOP gains in the states.
Biden is set to be the keynote speaker at the alliance’s closing event Friday night at the Newseum, according to people familiar with the schedule.
Despite the dismal showing for Democrats in this year’s races, president Gara LaMarche said that he does not believe the results demoralized the party’s financial backers.
Isn’t it funny how Democrats only hate money in politics when it’s used against them?
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
How! Fun! (See what I did there…?)
Lizzie “Borden” Warren is “Gone with the Wind” – like those antebellum “Cherokee” planations, and the Dims’ War On Women.
“Warren – as old as the Hillary and twice as…….”
But, but…look at her high cheekbones!
“…luring the populist liberal into leadership could inject fresh blood into a team reeling from significant midterm election losses.”
Sounds like a zombie trap to me…
Watch out, Princess Running Bare…!!! They think Geritol makes your blood “fresh”…!!!
She runs for president, she wins. Too many “Americans” are idiots, and they’ll vote for her.
I don’t think so. She is too old. Too white. And no administrative experience whatsoever. And, got to where she was by being a fake Affirmative Action Indian. AA is bad. Fake AA is much worse.
Sure, she can fire up the base by being even more the progressive firebrand than either Hillary! or Biden. But, she will still be old, and out of touch with the Millennials. Whomever the Republicans run is likely to be 15 or so years younger, post-Baby Boom, instead of her very early Baby Boom.
I know people that are literally going NUTS over the chance they might be able to vote for a Warren/Sanders ticket. They literally cannot wait.
You give her age too much weight. The communists that used to call themselves our countrymen do not care how old she is. They only care that she’ll usher in a communist utopia.
Maybe with the age. But, the Republicans ran the older guy the last two elections, and lost, with part of the loss coming at the hands of young voters. Part of it is in being able to relate to the younger generation. And, part is that the Dems essentially need 2012 youth vote levels, and not 2014. Are they really going to get excited about a woman old enough to be their grandmother?
I do hope they run Sanders with Warren. Two old white people from the Northeast. One a hard left progressive. The other a hard left socialist. Sure to go over well in the rest of the country. May be able to match Dukakis or McGovern in electoral votes (ok – CA is also probably lost to the Republicans, so they wouldn’t actually do as badly).
I also know people who can’t wait to vote for Warren, The problem for the Democrat party is that they are mostly retired white elementary school teachers plus some SJW lawyers of a similar vintage.
The lack of young talent is going to ba significant problem for the Democrats.
She won’t win – unless John Boehner is the GOP nominee.
Chairman of the Free Lunch Caucus?
Warren’s new position: a Harry Reid replacement so we won’t notice when Harry is gone from the Senate. Birds of a feather…
Trigger warning: A coming together of Biden and Warren will increase global stench! (Progressives you will be happy to know, though, that their presentations have been pre-formulated by MIT’s Jon Gruber to deceive everyone in the room.)
Best part: Reid want to “create a special leadership position” for Warren. In other words, no one in the current leadership is going to step aside, so they have to gin up a slot for her.
Wasn’t the media just talking about how the old guys in the Dem leadership in the House and Senate wouldn’t make way for the new blood?
Old wine in a new bottle…
So, Harry Reid is gonna make up a leadership position just for Fauxcahantis. I have just one question.
“Old wine in a new bottle…”
Yes, but a wine the democRats will drink with abandon…
Gruber was right…the democRats ARE “stupid” (and that is really who he was talking about, Republican voters had no chance of stopping Obamacare no matter how loudly they yelled, only democRats could have)
She’s just another liar – “Liawatha”, “Fauxcahontus.”
Come to think of, she’s a perfect fit to lead her fellow Democrats.
“Come to think of, she’s a perfect fit to lead her fellow Democrats.”
True this. They are all fakes, pretending to be socialists, when they are all* hard core communists.
*somewhere there is an outlier, but I’ll be damned if I can find them
Warren ‘fires up’ support from no one BUT the liberal base and the media (a redundancy, I know). Polling research will reflect that centrist Dems and independents do not care for her.
Reid is looking for a new liberal mouthpiece among Democrat senators to broadcast their agenda now that all previous mouthpieces had their credibility clipped a couple Tuesdays ago. Warren’s a freshman senator (didn’t vote for Obamacare) and a media darling, and as a bonus, she wears a populist mask, bogus as it certainly is.
This is Reid acknowledging that not only have Democrats lost the Senate, liberal Democrats will lose the impending intra party battle for supremacy of the party. He’s loading the docks with libs before he goes minority leader in January and before more Democrats turn their backs on (most of) the liberal agenda. Surviving Democrat officeholders will value their own re-election needs over progressive agenda; those not in a true blue district or state will distance themselves from the Reid/Pelosi/Obama parade of policy fuck-ups.
“…liberal Democrats will lose the impending intra party battle for supremacy of the party.”
Sorry, ‘Enery. There is only one flavor now…Collectivist, pretty much full-bore. The Senate has been following Dirty Filthy Reid in lock step for years, and there isn’t a crack in that facade you could stick a knife in.
The ONE exception I can think of is Manchin…and that’s iffy.
Message discipline comes with a cost, as well as benefits, and we have the video now.
Collectivism doesn’t work in practice and inevitably fails in policy. After Obama’s two terms, it will very difficult for a long time to sell anything sounding like an Obama/Reid/Pelosi policy.
Increasingly, modern American “democracy” represents less a mixed system in which the public is asked for its input into the questions that are up for debate, and more a holistic cult-of-the-collective in which the state is accorded a say in almost all public and private decisions and in which, having handed over their autonomy and their treasure, citizens are asked to vote for the person they believe will manage their lives and property in the manner most agreeable to them.
PS “How Fun” runs a Chinese laundry, my brother in law’s father used to say
My prediction (hope) is that the Obama era will be tagged as the high water mark for liberal/radicals, during which they had the presidency for eight years and the Senate and House for two years, did what they could do, and failed, at which point the Democrat Party began to return to a more electable centrist stance (centrist within their party, still left of independents, of course).
Prior to the Obama era, their policies were happy promises never tried before. Well, they’ve been tried now and have a record of failure.
When you’re in a hole, dig deeper.
I would have gone with ‘dig faster’.
Let us compromise: dig deeper AND faster!
It’s hardly a surprise; if you (can stand to) read the liberal blogs, you’ll see an almost unanimous stand that the Democrats lost because they weren’t leftist enough, weren’t Democratic enough, didn’t cling to the party’s positions, the way the left define those positions. The appointment of Senatrix Warren is a sop to them, to stay Democrats, to not flirt with the Greens, and, most importantly, to give money.
Yep. “You can’t fix stupid.” You just let it be stupid.
Why would the Democrats even try to fix stupid? It’s one of their core principles!
I predict that the Dems will even resurrect, rebuild and detoxify Wendy Davis. Hahhh-vahhhhd professorship, anyone?
Another liberal dem presidential candidate from Massachusetts? Bring her on!
Reid isn’t recruiting Warren to work the boiler rooms negotiating legislation behind the scenes. He wants her out front selling the liberal fruits and vegetables via a compliant media. If Warren were in the House, they’d have her replace Debbie Wassername.
If Warren is dumb enough to fall for Reid’s offer, she’ll find herself providing dozens of soundbites for her primary opponents to use against her in a putative presidential run.
Wonder if Hillary had anything to do with this?
If you are in a leadership role, the extra duties will make it harder to run in a presidential primary.
Maybe she did, maybe not, but I think it’s being done for her. Reid gets Warren to take the barking microphone, Warren damages herself with the electorate with all the shrill liberal caterwauling, Warren is faced with emdless soundbites of herself getting all populistic, loses in the primaries, clearing the way for Hillary. In Reid’s plan, Hillary wins the nom, wins the WH, and supports Reid’s return to Majority Leader, because if Hillary wins in 2016, it likely means they retook the Senate too.
A “special” leadership post. Translation: If you help us raise money, we’ll boost your profile for the 2016 prez race.
But Warren is a liar and a fool. The higher profile will work against her (in the general, not in the primary, where liars and fools make up the entire field).
Bring her on!
The shameful story of her phony heritage to get phony ‘minority’ status to get ahead of better qualified people may not have sunk her in Massachusetts, but most of America doesn’t even like Affirmative Action in the first place, much less its fraudulent abuse.
Only the GOP establishment could lose an election to Fauxcahontas. Let’s not give the GOP hacks the power to make that choice. Send them packing with Warren.