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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:56 AM

Sen. Kamala Harris is meeting with Hillary Clinton's biggest backers in the Hamptons

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EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Kamala Harris is meeting with Hillary Clinton's biggest backers in the Hamptons http://pge.sx/2uqyCSA






Dems' rising star meets with Clinton inner circle in Hamptons


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By Emily Smith

July 15, 2017 | 3:51pm
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Dems' rising star meets with Clinton inner circle in Hamptons


The Democrats’ “Great Freshman Hope,” Sen. Kamala Harris, is heading to the Hamptons to meet with Hillary Clinton’s biggest backers.

The California senator is being fêted in Bridgehampton on Saturday at the home of MWWPR guru Michael Kempner, a staunch Clinton supporter who was one of her national-finance co-chairs and a led fund-raiser for her 2008 bid for the presidency. He was also listed as one of the top “bundlers” for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, having raised $3 million.

Guests there to greet Harris are expected to include Margo Alexander, a member of Clinton’s inner circle; Dennis Mehiel, a Democratic donor who is the chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, even though he lives between a sprawling Westchester estate and an Upper East Side pad; designer Steven Gambrel and Democratic National Committee member Robert Zimmerman.

Washington lobbyist Liz Robbins is also hosting a separate Hamptons lunch for Harris.

Harris, a 52-year-old former prosecutor and San Francisco district attorney who went on to become California’s attorney general, was a star of the Senate intelligence committee hearing into President Trump’s ties to Russia, grilling US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Harris has also opposed 18 of Trump’s 22 administration nominees..........................

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Reply Sen. Kamala Harris is meeting with Hillary Clinton's biggest backers in the Hamptons (Original post)
riversedge Jul 16 OP
riversedge Jul 16 #1
Squinch Jul 16 #2
wasupaloopa Jul 16 #3
OnDoutside Jul 16 #4
lunasun Jul 16 #7
Plucketeer Jul 16 #8
Squinch Jul 16 #9
bitterross Jul 16 #11
Squinch Jul 16 #13
wasupaloopa Jul 16 #14
Squinch Jul 16 #15
Hortensis Jul 17 #17
Squinch Jul 17 #19
Hortensis Jul 17 #20
pangaia Jul 16 #5
Squinch Jul 16 #10
pangaia Jul 16 #12
lunasun Jul 16 #6
riversedge Jul 17 #21
Aristus Jul 16 #16
Hortensis Jul 17 #18
Aristus Jul 17 #22

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:02 AM

1. Whow. The RW vile bots are out in force. This article must freak them out.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:28 AM

2. I was going to say: I like to see this, but I think it would have been smarter if she

had met with them on the down low. She can gain nothing by associating her name with Hillary's (and you know I LOVE Hillary) because by doing so she signals that now they should designate her as "Little Hillary" and come after her with equal vengeance. And if they do, they will be successful.

No one who is a serious contender should attach their names to Hillary. Which is terribly sad, because even now, my respect for Hillary's strength and patriotism grows every day.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:03 AM

3. How is she associating her name with Hillary?

You don't know anything about Kamala Harris

You remind me of everyone who thinks Pelosi and Harris have you to thank when in reality it is us Californians and San Francisco in particular you need to thank.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:17 AM

4. In fairness, is it necessary to be so confrontational with

the poster ? It's a valid point. I'm more of the mind to say screw what the RW think. If Harris got the nomination, they'd go after her for something, and probably make it up anyway. Hillary got 65m votes despite the lies thrown against her....I've no problem with Kamala getting associated with that !!!

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:40 AM

7. Thank you CA! You have some great Dems . If RWs boo at a candidate from CA they need to be

reminded of Raygun and Nixon. The RW will always try to slaughter whoever
that's how they try to win

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:26 AM

8. It matters not...

what STATE you're from. It matters greatly - what state of mind you're from.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:25 PM

9. You seem to need a fight here, and I don't. I stand by my assertion that

any inkling that the right wing gets that any candidate is blessed by Clinton or Clinton contributors is going to make life unnecessarily harder for that candidate.

Now, if it makes you feel good about yourself,go ahead toss some more asinine insults my way for making this somewhat obvious and incontrovertible statement.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:40 PM

11. Totally agree with BOTH your posts.

I agree it would be wiser to not be associated with Hillary and, I additionally believe, to take steps to distance one's self from Hillary. Which truly saddens me since I have such great respect for Hillary. I'm as disappointed as anyone that we are not using the term Madame President right now.

As for the person who attacked you. That poster should be reviewed by MIRT. Perhaps their sympathies lie with the people who would most benefit from the obvious and incontrovertible conclusions that association with Hillary will be a big negative.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 01:36 PM

13. Meh. If, as his name indicates, he used to be "upaloopa," he's a long time poster and a good guy.

Seems like a "woke up on the wrong side" kind of post. We all have them on occasion.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 04:01 PM

14. There is still no explanation how Harris is

associating with Hillary

Most people in this thread never heard of Kamala Harris until this year and now they are experts telling her how to run a campaign.

Maybe it is more mansplanin Kamala gets a lot of that

I doubt that the concerns are genuine

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 05:11 PM

15. My concern is quite genuine, and I still don't know why you are choosing to attribute bad intent to

me. Also, the Page Six tweet says, "Kamala Harris is meeting with Hillary's biggest backers in the Hamptons."

That associates her with Hillary.

You may very well continue to see me as denigrating Harris, which I am not doing in any way. But in the future that very meeting will be thrown in her face whenever a member of the opposition has nothing else to smear her with. You can bank on it. It's how they work. They've worked for 30 years to stoke the Hillary hate. If they can simply transfer it to another good woman, they will.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 03:40 AM

17. Squinch, the PARTY IS THE ASSOCIATION.

Imo, your concern is both misguided and overstated, as well as inappropriately targeted at Hillary. The day anyone runs as a Democrat that person will be massively attacked by the right, including being associated with the largest object of their collective hate. She didn't create it, you know, and if she weren't its biggest lightning rod, someone else would be.

The party is the association. We're Democrats. They've been trained to hate and attack Democratic Party candidates.

That's the way it is. Bring it on. And note that this article's author didn't resist the urge to spark that kind of attention right out of the gate.

Which also brings us to the very obvious fact, which shouldn't need to be stated in spite of the header on this article, that those donors do NOT "belong" to Hillary. They're donors to liberal and Democratic Party candidacies because that's the way they wag. They were wooed by many candidates long before 2016 and they are once again now.

Thanks for posting this, Riversedge. I like Harris. Don't know yet if I'd ultimately vote for her, of course, but she is a person of substance and I'm glad to know she's exploring possibilities.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 05:19 AM

19. You said it yourself: she is it's biggest lightning rod.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:55 AM

20. Because she was our most threatening, dangerous Democrat.

And a woman.

You may not like that simple reality, but it's true. It's certainly not because she is herself, a real person. They were determined not to know her and to this day do not.

And now they're watching anxiously and eagerly for their next big objects to target with their lie-spiked malice.

Kamala Harris, like Hillary, is a liberal and a Democrat. That'd be enough, but she's also a woman with a powerful presence, which grabs the attention of those who don't like that in women in both parties.

But if not all will be women, all will be Democrats, and all those who gain the largest, strongest support will be good liberals.

And the attacks will come, building to hate in the hateful, from both right and far left.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:18 AM

5. To say nothing of "The Hamptons. "

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Response to pangaia (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:27 PM

10. Yes. I can hear the screeching about "elites" already. We do need to get smarter about messaging.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:43 PM

12. I used to play jazz gigs in the NYC area in the '60s, '70s.

usually not as far out as the Hamptons, Riverhead, but occasionally..

Regardless of where it was-- Hoboken to East Hampton, it was ALWAYS the case that the richer the client the less they wanted to pay..


Guess that's why there were/are so rich.

Fuck 'em.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:33 AM

6. They are going to do this with anyone .imo it will be something .Look at 04 attacks on Kerry

And to the other end of the political spectrum, people who have Hillary problems let's face it,
very few candidates those types won't see as being tied to big donor $ which in full circle Rws would love to run against LW and portray as something else.
I wasn't afraid to gotv early for Obama but so many warned me he couldn't win.
The RW was not successful then because of sheer number. This is what IMO is needed not secrecy and hiding behind doors, avoiding associations all which could come out anyway .

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:03 AM

21. Is she took a penny from anyone associated with Hillary, the RW and bots would still

hit on her. I really do not think it matters. IMHO

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:46 PM

16. Never mind the right-wingers. The Bernie-bots are gonna be pissed.

When they see Harris's name associated with Hillary Clinton's, they're going to flounce off in a huff, stay home on Election Day 2020, and hand Trump his second term.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 03:55 AM

18. So what? The radical left would never support Harris.

it's worth remembering that 90% of Sanders' genuine primary supporters voted for Hillary and most were happy to have her as their second choice from the beginning.

We have to be concerned with the wishes of the subset of the <10% who are actually Democrats; they are part of the coalition that is the Democratic Party.

But the rest? That hostile fringe? Way, way too much is made of them on this forum. It's a waste of time to be overly concerned with their inevitable attacks on the party and on mainstream liberal candidates. That's where their real passions are, not reform. They're not going to change, and we have far more important things to do than spend the next 3 years swatting at mosquitoes.

Notably, most people don't read newspapers or watch daytime MSNBC and scarcely know they exist, including most Democrats and left-leaning indies.

Now, the Kremlin and koch-type agents who've infiltrated them are a whole different matter, but those are no more Bernie supporters than they are Democratic Party supporters.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:44 AM

22. Well said.

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