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Early Bird Chat: Standing With Orlando

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All Times Eastern

10:00AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

1:00PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Daily Briefing

3:15PM: President Obama visits with wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

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114 Responses to “Early Bird Chat: Standing With Orlando”


  1. June 21, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Goog morning TOD folks,

  2. June 21, 2016 at 8:13 am

    The president looks as if the three day rest did a world of good.

  3. 5 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    June 21, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I WAS AT A GRADUATION RECENTLY…THE FATHER OF TWO GIRLS GOING TO COLLEGE NOW HAS ONLY 39% USAGE OF HIS LUNGS DUE TO THE GASES USED IN THE GULF WAR. HAVNG COVERED AGENT ORANGE..I AM RATHER DISGUSTED WITH THIS COUNTRY’S EFFORTS TO KILL EVERYONE OR STUNT AND DEFORM THEIR NORMAL GROWTH PATTERN FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. THE GULF WAR VETS AR REALLY STARTING TO SHOW THE RESULTS OF SAID ANIMOSITY NOW…THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD DOESN’T APPROVE OF OUR ACTIONS…THINGS BOOMERANG!…DISGUSTED! MAY GOD COMFORT THE PRESIDENT DURING HIS WALTER REED VISIT..IT AIN’T EASY!

  4. June 21, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Good morning vetivera, NW and TOD 🙂

  5. 7 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    June 21, 2016 at 8:21 am

    WE REAP WHAT WE SOW!

    • 8 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      June 21, 2016 at 8:25 am

      THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE FOR SENATE ACTIONS ON GUN LAW PROPOSALS…THEIR GARDEN IS SOUR IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE!

  6. June 21, 2016 at 8:22 am

  7. 10 JER
    June 21, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Good Morning NW and TOD.

    • 11 desertflower
      June 21, 2016 at 8:56 am

      It SHOULD have said, “Senate Republicans”…because people have no idea who’s who in the Senate…they think they are all the same and they all suck. Not true…there are those that are working their hearts out for the people of this country. To say just the Senate, does not place blame and shame where it rightly belongs.

      This vote woke me at 3am…could not get back to sleep….

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      June 21, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Yes, it should have said ‘Republicans,’ but it’s very powerful and I hope angers enough people to come out and vote against every one of these murder enablers in November.

      • 21 desertflower
        June 21, 2016 at 9:20 am

        Yes, it is powerful…but I have to respectfully disagree with you just this once…People have no idea who their Senators are…they think Judge Judy sits on the SC for crying out loud! To make this blanket statement of the “Senate” implies they all did it, excusing the ownership from the lockstep Republicans that voted this way and allowed the mass slaughter to continue, unabated, until they get voted out or die off. This is more “both sides do it” bs and I’m sick of it…they are off the hook AGAIN because the only people that know are junkies like us,reporters that should have known how to phrase that headline, and pols….the rest of the little Dori’s out there are saying to themselves, “Just keep swimming” doing their day to day, praying that it’s not them, their family or someone they love….that’s no way to live in a civilized society. It’s pathetic. I would say, that’s not truly living at all! Come out and vote in November is a necessity…but is the average Joe going to even KNOW who to turn their wrath on? Unless ads are run that specifically point out this horrendous vote, on local levels, it will all stay the same. They are NEVER held accountable for the horror they bring….because collectively “Both sides do it”…Even when they don’t…and more and more people get fed up with everything and DON’T vote because they think it won’t matter in the end….I’m not saying this is right, of course, but it goes to voter apathy. Things like this leave a mark on your heart….those Senators votes are telling people that their lives mean less than the NRA money that flows into their re election coffers….that leaves a mark. For this once, I think that front page needed to be even MORE powerful and point the finger, in the shape of a gun,with Republicans individual names on it that voted for this NRA wet dream…I wonder if they heard those people sobbing in the Senate gallery as they cast their votes….

        • 22 jackiegrumbacher
          June 21, 2016 at 12:09 pm

          Df, I hear what you’re saying and agree with you. We are not going to reach vast numbers of people with the truth, but I have to believe we can change some of them or I will live in continual despair.

  8. June 21, 2016 at 8:23 am

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  11. 26 mtmarilyn
    June 21, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Good morning! I am sitting in the Denver airport waiting for my flight to Missoula. They cancelled my flight last night due to weather over Colorado. So had to pay for a hotel and food. Since it’s due to weather they aren’t obligated to pay for anything.

    Here is pictures of our group at dinner Friday night. It was such a privilege to be with everyone there. We know there will be more meetups. For all those who are wanting names with faces, maybe we’ll have time to do that once we get home. Just hard to do now.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MTmarilyn2/status/745228381625606144

    • 27 mtmarilyn
      June 21, 2016 at 8:28 am

      I thought posting from my iPad would show the tweet. Still can’t get it to show. Sorry folks.

    • 28 99ts
      June 21, 2016 at 8:54 am

      lovely looking group of TODers – thanks for the pictures Marilyn – sorry about the flight – travel safe

    • 29 arapaho415
      June 21, 2016 at 9:23 am

      GM MTM.

      Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

      Airport delays are so frustrating, here’s to clear skies and no turbulence on your final leg home.

      Will see if this works…

      • 30 mtmarilyn
        June 21, 2016 at 9:34 am

        TbNk you. I’m on the plane.home soon, I hope.

      • 31 cd4biden
        June 21, 2016 at 10:51 am

        Just discovered if you click on the date and time at the bottom of Marilyn’s Tweet it will take you to the Tweet page. Then if you click on each photo separately they will open in wide angle and you can see everyone at the table!! What a truly fun evening that was. And great food and service, too. Thanks Marilyn, and I hope you are home very soon. 🙂

        • 32 GGail
          June 21, 2016 at 11:49 am

          Cathleen, you should not have told everyone that they could click on the link to see the full photo. I shocked myself when I opened the first pic and saw my face! LOL!!!!

          Seriously, tho, I was hanging out with a beautiful group of peeps.

        • 33 pkayden
          June 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm

          Thanks for the suggestion. Those are lovely photos. Looks like TOD’ers had a great time in D.C.

      • 35 GGail
        June 21, 2016 at 11:57 am

        Marilyn & Alycee, I think you two have the majority of the pictures.

        It would be awesome if you guys could send them out to us via the group email lists.

        I keep seeing myself in a pic on TOD and I don’t have it. I really want the one of us at the Frederick Douglass home.

        And to JackieG, before we can name people, we need everyone in the group to give consent. We haven’t made that request yet. Then once that is given, we have a pic of us all standing in front of the Smithsonian that includes everyone, even, joybarbados.

        So, hold on, we need Marilyn & Alycee to do their thing. 🙂

        • June 21, 2016 at 12:29 pm

          Someone, think it is Jackie, is setting up a shutterfly page so that we can all upload/share. It should be live by the end of the week.

      • 37 pkayden
        June 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

        Lovely! So glad you all met and enjoyed yourselves. Those are some good looking folks in those photos.

        I was at Old Ebbit Grill a few weeks ago. That’s some delicious food.

    • 38 Roberta in MN
      June 21, 2016 at 10:26 am

      You rock and all the TOD family that went to DC. It is a joy to hear about your trip.

  12. June 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

    • 40 amk for obama
      June 21, 2016 at 8:53 am

      senate gop rejected all 4 …

      fixed.

      • 41 hopefruit2
        June 21, 2016 at 8:57 am

        And that’s part of the problem right there…the people who need to be held accountable, aren’t.

      • 42 desertflower
        June 21, 2016 at 9:01 am

        This is what I’m talking about! (comment@#9) To say Senate is not accurate and spreads blame where it should not be….takes responsibility away from those that should own their disgusting votes…and makes Americans feel more powerless to hold those accountable because they think it’s ALL OF THEM…It’s not! It’s REPUBLICANS! I have a good mind to call the paper and voice my pissed offedness.

        • 43 amk for obama
          June 21, 2016 at 9:03 am

          That’s how the msm aids and abets the rethugs. Last 8 years prove it. These nutz took us of a close to a default ffs and not one of the msm called them out.

        • 44 jackiegrumbacher
          June 21, 2016 at 9:06 am

          As always, Df, it comes down to us and our voter outreach. If any of the Republican Senators is running for re-election in our states, we have to get on the phones and let people know they endorsed the continued slaughter of human beings with their vote. When 90 percent of Americans are ignored, it’s time for all of us to start making a lot of noise.

        • June 21, 2016 at 10:26 am

          I agree 110%, df. But I think that the Democrats do intend to use it as you said; to hammer the GOP candidates in Congressional races. The senator who started the filibuster (sadly can’t remember his name-mind in tatters here) said that they knew the bills would not pass and even if the did would not have passed the House so the intent of the filibuster was to force a vote and so make the GOP senators go on record as voting down every gun safety bill so they could nail them with it in the fall campaigns. I so hope this is truly what they will do.

          I have never been a one issue voter, but this comes close to being my one issue now.

          • 46 desertflower
            June 21, 2016 at 10:37 am

            I hope you’re right…I hope they hammer the hell out of them and hold them accountable. This is the single issue that we have to address before we even consider all others…Be a single issue voter until this single issue gets resolved.

  13. 47 hopefruit2
    June 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Congrats vet24 on #1, and Happy Tuesday, everyone! 🙂

  14. June 21, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Perspective ….

    Take care everyone … bbl …

  15. June 21, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Good morning, Everyone 🙂

  16. June 21, 2016 at 8:46 am

    It’s one long grift:

    bogart_83 says:
    June 21, 2016 at 7:57 am
    Even more fascinating is that he spent almost 1M at Trump properties, and $35k at an ad agency called, no shit, Draper Sterling, which is based out of a house in rural New Hampshire and has existed for approx. one year.

    Con man gotta con.

  17. 51 GGAIL
    June 21, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD family. I survived the night at home. Thanks everyone for sending positive energy my way. 😘
    However, I did dream that someone was talking into a bullhorn, but I couldn’t understand what he was saying.

    Was that you amk? 😄

    Fire not contained, don’t know what to expect, but, I wish the fire fighters all the best!

    • 52 hopefruit2
      June 21, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Thanks for the update GGail. Hope the fire is contained soon. Please continue to be safe, and be well. 🙂

    • 53 jackiegrumbacher
      June 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

      GGail, I hope you have a safe place to retreat. Please don’t put yourself at risk.

      • 54 GGail
        June 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm

        Thanks JackieG.

        My daughter has a condo in LA and we made a plan last night – just in case.

        It was so funny, she called me as soon as I walked into the door. She wanted to talk about my trip and all I could talk about was how close the fire was to me and that I could see the flames.

        She finally gave up trying to distract me and I calmed down when we had the plan in place. But, having a plan and wanting to leave are two different frames of mind.

        Where’s Carolyn? I thought of our dinner table conversation where we talked about people who rebuild time and again in the same spot, or those who don’t flee.

        I am now walking in their shoes. I didn’t want to just up and leave last night, so I stayed. Don’t ask me to explain why. Does anyone have Dr. Phil on speed-dial????

    • June 21, 2016 at 9:24 am

      So glad to hear you safely made it through the night. May I humbly suggest that you take, and leave at your office, a “fire” bag packed with a few changes of clothes, copies of your important docs, and duplicates of your prescriptions.

    • 58 amk for obama
      June 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

      I have a voice but all the way to murka? Too much to ásk’.

      I wish that your home is safe and sound.

    • June 21, 2016 at 10:27 am

      hi Gail…

      please take all the precautions that you can…

      May the Creator keep you safe from harm…huggs!

    • June 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

      SO glad to see you checked in, GGail. Thank goodness you got some sleep!

      Hope all these Cali fires are contained soon.

      • 63 GGail
        June 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

        {{{meta}}}, it is one thing to watch a fire and see the affected residences, but, it is quite another, when it’s you. My mind was reeling when I drove onto Mountain Ave & Huntington Dr. and saw the actual flames with my naked eye and they were just above my residence.

        Unbelievable.

        Then you begin to think about what to pack, clothes, meds, toiletry, PICTURES.

        SMH

        But, I am so blessed to have made friends such as I have. Y’all have been emailing, texting, calling. I thought DF was never gonna let me fall asleep last night. LOL ❤

    • 65 cd4biden
      June 21, 2016 at 11:58 am

      So glad to read you are safe. And I can’t add anything to what has already been said by the TOD family except keep us posted and {{GGail}}

  18. 67 hopefruit2
    June 21, 2016 at 8:55 am

    • June 21, 2016 at 9:01 am

      hopefruit2, I saw that part were VP Joe was discussing the respect he has for President Obama.

    • 69 JER
      June 21, 2016 at 9:14 am

    • 72 arapaho415
      June 21, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Thank you HF2 and JER, can always count on both of you (and of course ALL of TODville) to share important interviews and events here.

      With the worst side of Americans on clear display this election season (looking at you, GOP/MSM), so refreshing to know that historic voices and events are happening, but drowned out in the #TooUnhingedForAmericans #DonTheCon cesspool.

      President Obama is the most *decent* person in the WH since Jimmy Carter, and perhaps DDE before him. But the miraculous thing about PBO is that he did not/does not allow petty (though vile) attacks to create cynicism or bitterness in him.

      At first I was puzzled by vehement denouncement and MSM snark of PBO — couldn’t wrap my head around a life choice driven by outright racism, but after 8 years of seeing irrational hatred and venom, the vocal (unhinged?) minority have made their ignorance and motivation abundantly clear.

      Thank heavens for TOD, a living museum and library nurtured with great love and dedication by ((( Chips ))), NerdyW, all BTs and TODville.

  19. June 21, 2016 at 8:59 am

    NY Mag article by Gabe Sherman: Why Trump Ousted Corey Lewandowski (it was the kids)

    According to two sources briefed on the events, the meeting was a setup. Shortly after it began, the [three Trump] children peppered Lewandowski with questions, asking him to explain the campaign’s lack of infrastructure. “They went through the punch list. ‘Where are we with staffing? Where are we with getting the infrastructure built?’” one source explained. Their father grew visibly upset as he heard the list of failures. Finally, he turned to Lewandowski and said, “What’s your plan here?”

    Lewandowski responded that he wanted to leak Trump’s vice-president pick.

    And with that, Lewandowski was out. Trump has long viewed announcing his running mate at the GOP convention next month as a valuable card to play. He was shocked that Lewandowski didn’t have any other ideas. Shortly after the meeting, Lewandowski was escorted out of the building by Trump security.

    • June 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

      Lewandowski had no ideas, is that a joke? Trump has no ideas either. Fire him.

    • 75 jackiegrumbacher
      June 21, 2016 at 9:11 am

      So, in other words, rikyrah, Trump was cruising along not knowing what his campaign manager was doing and not giving him any direction. Only when his children raise questions does he get a clue. And this idiot wants to be president–one of the most complex, high-pressured, demanding jobs on the planet?

      • 76 catrst
        June 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

        If Trump were president the corruption of a thousand war zone Iraqi governments could not be as bad as what he would do with our country and its resources. Every flim flam artist around the world would come and flatter him and distract him while they robbed our country and every one of its systems blind. It would be a nightmare we simply cannot get ourselves to contemplate. Such deceit and malfesance. It would be like national hell on earth.

  20. June 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

    CA Republicans Headed for the Slaughterhouse
    by BooMan
    Mon Jun 20th, 2016 at 11:17:19 PM EST

    There are a couple of outliers, but the general consensus of the polls is that Donald Trump is going to get right around 33% of the vote in California. Maybe when all the undecideds are counted, he’ll do slightly better than that, but it’s still likely that when Election Day rolls around in November, Golden State Republicans will be looking at a party champion who is trailing by twenty points or more. It’s hard to find a reason to drag yourself to the polls under circumstances like that.

    Now, maybe a Republican might get motivated to vote in the governor’s race, but there is no governor’s race there this year. And, perhaps a good Senate contest might interest a conservative voter, but the only two people on the ticket in November in the race to replace Barbara Boxer are Democrats: Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez. And check this out:

    A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll released this week found Harris leading Sanchez 47 percent to 22 percent. The survey also found that 64 percent of Republicans said they would not cast a ballot for either candidate in November.

    Now, if there is no governor’s race and the presidential race is a foregone conclusion (and don’t forget that Californians will know how most of the country voted long before their own polls close) and 64% of Republicans have no intentions of casting a vote in the Senate race, then the only reason most California Republicans will have to show up at the polls is to cast a vote for their U.S. Representative and some state and local races.

    Can you imagine the turnout challenge facing Republicans running for the House of Representatives this fall?

  21. June 21, 2016 at 9:19 am

    MEDIA ALERT:

    Greenleaf begins tonight on OWN at 10 pm EST.

    One episode tonight.
    Two episodes tomorrow.

  22. 82 MightyPamela
    June 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

  23. 83 amk for obama
    June 21, 2016 at 9:36 am

    effing bbc too parrots msm.

    us senate rejects gun control measures.

    yesterday, the twit katy kay (a permanent bbc fixture in murka) was bloviating how brexit could mean a donnie dreck victory.

    FU bbc.

  24. 86 jackiegrumbacher
    June 21, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Republicans may have scored a numerical win last night against common sense gun legislation, but they added one more nail to the coffin they’ve been busily constructing for themselves since Donald Trump entered the presidential race. Trump’s candidacy has managed to strip away any remaining delusion that the GOP is a party of tough guys–the image they’ve carefully cultivated since the days of Richard Nixon. One by one we’ve seen these so called macho types–the Chris Christies of the world–fall on their knees in fear of ‘offending’ the pudgy orange one. Given chance after chance, they enabled and even embraced his bigotry with not one profile in courage to be seen in the whole party. Then, in the highly charged atmosphere of the Orlando massacre with 90 percent of the American people clamoring for change, they proved, once again, that they do not have the moral courage to stand against a DC lobbying group, choosing instead to bend their knees to their masters in front of the whole damned world. Tough guys, indeed.

    • 87 cd4biden
      June 21, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      “fall on their knees in fear of ‘offending’ the pudgy orange one”

      Between that, jackieg, CheetoJesus, and the video ad about DT’s tiny hands I think I’m now going to do nothing but laugh hysterically every time I see his face or hear his voice. Thanks for some much needed relief from the constant msm blathering.

  25. 88 Don
    June 21, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I was expecting at least one of the measures to pass yesterday in the Senate, but to have all four go down is almost unfathomable. I’m sorry but if the Republicans didn’t get moved by the Sandy Hook school children they certainly weren’t going to be moved by the shootings in Orlando.

  26. June 21, 2016 at 9:55 am

    “That said, the goal for reformers is meaningful, substance changes to domestic policy, not evidence of strategic progress, and yesterday was a reminder of just how little GOP lawmakers are prepared to do in the wake of deadly tragedies.”

    true….but…

    as PBO says…

    Progress is slow…it never happens all at once..

    .we are making progress…slow but sure…

  27. 91 desertflower
    June 21, 2016 at 10:05 am

    http://washingtonmonthly.com/2016/06/21/the-carnage-will-continue-for-now/

    To put this is some perspective, yesterday CNN released a new poll showing that 92% of Americans favor a background check for any gun purchase and 85% support preventing people who are on the U.S. government’s Terrorist Watchlist or no-fly list from owning guns. A majority (54%) also support a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons as well as the sale and possession of equipment known as high-capacity or extended ammunition clips.

    To be honest, what the Democrats offered yesterday in the Senate was pretty weak tea when it comes to gun safety measures. But they did so knowing that they had the overwhelming support of the American people. And still…Republicans obstructed.

    This is one of those moments when it is tempting to get cynical. I suspect that is precisely what Republicans and the NRA are hoping for. When people give up – they score a permanent win. But this is when I remind myself of the years it took for women to get the right to vote and for the Civil Rights Movement to end Jim Crow. We have two choices at a moment like this: give up and allow the carnage to continue, or remain committed to the struggle and keep fighting.

    They are banking on that voter apathy…which allows them to keep ignoring the will of the people…

  28. 93 desertflower
    June 21, 2016 at 10:17 am

  29. June 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

    YES WE CAN

    … back to work ….

  30. June 21, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Good morning, TOD! Beautiful day here, on my way out the door for my twice monthly $23,000.00 ham sandwich… Ticked about yesterday’s votes. I think they should filibuster daily until they have enough yeas — bring the Senate to their knees — shutdown all business. There is not issue more important than the lives of “We, the people!” Wanted to leave you with this; will read you once I get to the infusion center:

  31. 101 desertflower
    June 21, 2016 at 10:54 am

    One of the comments from MaddowBlog regarding the horrid gun vote:

    Kate in MilwaukeeAN HOUR AGO
    #6

    It should come as no surprise Republicans can see no compelling reason to support even the mildest of reforms to American gun laws. Want evidence? This morning, political operative Nicole Wallace waxed eloquent on Morning Joe about her empathy as she watched (this is a direct quote) “the sheer human carnage”.
    She was talking about Orlando, right? Or Sandy Hook? Of Charleston? Or Aurora?
    Wrong. She was talking about watching the spectacle of Cory Lewandowki being fired by the Trump campaign.
    I have no words for this level of tone deafness.

  32. 102 desertflower
    June 21, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Hillary will make economic speech at 8;30am/ 11:30 eastern

  33. 105 desertflower
    June 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/06/21/3790235/global-warming-break-summer-heat-records/

    Countries are ratifying the Paris accords, but in the United States, a political battle continues as to whether to pursue emission reduction policies like the Clean Power Plan, which calls for reductions in carbon emissions from the electricity sector by 32 percent over 2005 levels in the next 15 years. In the meantime, “the rate of record-breaking temperatures is indeed increasing,” Lehner said, adding that delays could force the world to forgo mitigation to focus instead on adaptation. “And I think that’s when it starts being very complicated.”
    That’s because adaptation is costly. The United Nations estimated that adaptation costs for developing countries could be as high as $500 billion every year by 2050, a full decade before the NCAR study projected record warming summers to become the new normal.

    Yet despite the risks of warming, Arizona’s leaders have tried to block the Clean Power Plan, even as 2,000 Arizonans visit the ER due to heat-related illnesses each year. The sun-drenched state’s utilities have also put roadblocks in front of solar energy development by proposing so-called demand rates that reduce the financial incentive to install solar panels — which have caused layoffs in the state’s fledgling solar industry.

  34. 106 hopefruit2
    June 21, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Re-posting POTUS’ tweet (as per JER above).

  35. 107 desertflower
    June 21, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Hill’s econ speech: Ted Strickland speaking now

  36. June 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Wall Street cash or Elizabeth Warren: Hillary’s choice
    Ben White | @morningmoneyben
    Monday, 20 Jun 2016 | 11:21 AM ET

    Wall Street has an unambiguous message for Hillary Clinton: Don’t pick Elizabeth Warren as your vice president if you want to keep getting our money.

    That warning came through very clearly in over a dozen interviews I did over the last week with some of the largest Democratic donors on Wall Street who have helped fund Clinton’s campaigns over the years as well as funneled cash to Bill Clinton’s political career in the 1990s.

    “If Clinton picked Warren, her whole base on Wall Street would leave her,” one top Democratic donor who has helped raise millions for Clinton told me. “They would literally just say, ‘We have no qualms with you moving left, we understand all the things you’ve had to do because of Bernie Sanders, but if you are going there with Warren, we just can’t trust you, you’ve killed it.'”

    The arguments of course are mostly self-serving. The financial services industry loathes Warren, who more than anyone in the last 80 years has channeled the rage against Wall Street that began with the Great Depression and continues to course through the nation following the 2008 financial crisis. Warren wants to break up the nation’s largest banks. She created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The mere mention of her name draws groans from bankers.

  37. June 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm

  38. 110 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Was all set to watch Hillary’s speech on the economy … but only got through her intro. Didn’t think she gave enough credit to President Obama in the first section for all he did to bring back our economy after the near great recession he inherited. I admit I didn’t give her a chance to make up for that, later in her speech. Hoping she did! Gonna vote for her, of course, but that doesn’t mean I’m not “touchy” over this kind of thing – and I’m the first to admit it. Hoping someone will report she upped her game, as far as saying she’ll be carrying on the Obama legacy. It’s fine to say what she’ll do and compare that to Trump and the disastrous things he’d do. But when the guy who turned things around is also a Democrat, let’s make continual mention of his accomplishments, please, Hillary!

    • June 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      This is the first time I’ve listened to a whole Hillary speech. It was a good speech on the content with several good digs into Trump. Her delivery, while much improved, still lacks any semblance of punch. She did return to PBO’s success in turning around the economy again at the end of the speech. She was fulsome in her praise for him. So, all in all, she did fine.


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