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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:28 PM

 

What we are seeing right now from Elizabeth Warren is nothing short of brilliance

I have been thinking a lot today about how to say this. I'm not too great with word-smithing when I have strong emotions rolling around in my gut.

But Elizabeth Warren is doing something now that seems like it should be so simple but apparently is not because no one does it.

She links the big picture to individual lives.

It seems like it should be easy but I have not heard it like this before. Not even from Obama.

HER VISION FOR AMERICA IS FULLY REALIZED. I need to say that again. HER VISION IS FULLY REALIZED.

She has linked all components -- data, numbers, studies, laws, history, policies, structures, values, beliefs -- and produced a flowing, elegant, profound, brilliant vision that is fully realized and complete in all components and that resonates at the deepest core. From the big idea, to the bottom line nuts and bolts. From the vast role of the federal government, to the daily life of a single working mom.

She sees how all the pieces fit together. She knows where the levers are. She knows how this vast system relates to our most basic and fundamental progressive values. And most importantly - she knows how to express it in a way that not just makes people understand, but that moves them.

We don't try to squeak out our progressive values from an intractable system. WE START WITH THE VALUES AT THE TOP AND MAKE THE SYSTEM SERVE US. We should not live like we are at the mercy of the system. We must MAKE the system that serves us best.

She uses simple words. She uses metaphors. She leads with values. She is authentic. She does all the things cognitive science says are critical for effective communication. But I believe she does it naturally, not as a part of road map she read in a communications book.

It's fine to say let's have voting rights - because democracy!

But she is very far beyond that.

When she tells the family story of her mom going out to get a job when her father was sick, saw how critical it was that that job generate the money to keep her family afloat..... WHO DOES THE GOVERNMENT WORK FOR. A government that sets the minimum wage is a government that determines if a family like hers sinks or swims. If the government doesn't work to help someone like her mother, then who does it work for. "The minimum wage needs to ensure that a mama and a baby can make it."

She may be the one candidate who actually seems to have DONE SOME HOMEWORK to prepare for her run. To have developed her own policies from her own extensive knowledge and heart, and fully realized them from top to bottom. Fully integrated them up and down and across. From vision all the way down to the words of legislation.



The fear I have is that the media - the Chuck Todds, the Mark Halperins, the Ken Vogels, the Maggie Habermans - will treat her like shit while they fawn all over trump and destroy her chance to win. Just like they did to Hillary.


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Reply What we are seeing right now from Elizabeth Warren is nothing short of brilliance (Original post)
EveHammond13 Jun 5 OP
RedParrot Jun 5 #1
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InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 6 #14
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:32 PM

1. I used to like Elizabeth Warren

 

and now I am excited and enthusiastic about her candidacy. She will turn Trump into mince meat on a debate.
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Response to RedParrot (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:55 PM

9. trump doesn't debate. he insults, he lies, he smears, he menaces.

 

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Response to RedParrot (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:10 AM

14. There's a reason Elizabeth has been on my dream ticket since Day 1!!

 

would be happy as a pig in poop if she took the top spot or the VP slot... Elizabeth is THAT good, yes!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:17 AM

15. Agree 100%

 

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 07:20 AM

32. Liz for Prez

 

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Response to Vidal (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 07:53 AM

35. Has a nice ring to it!!

 


Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:38 PM

2. I'm for Warren, I'm just too lazy to change my preference

 

I’m tired of seeing Democrats pushed around by Republicans and/or giving up too easily. Warren has the most compelling combination of right and might of any candidate I have ever seen. I’m proposing this as her campaign song:



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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:39 PM

3. Right and Might. I like that.

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 07:20 AM

33. Me too, lol

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:26 PM

66. I get it and I love it!!

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:43 PM

4. The important thing is not to let herself be knocked off her game.

 

If she just keeps hammering out her message, people will listen. Trump offers distractions and the media always falls for it. But she shows strength and purposefulness when she ignores all that
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Response to marylandblue (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:48 PM

8. Anderson Cooper likes nothing better than 15-person panel rehashing "Pocahontas" insult without end

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

11. AC is just another lazy fucking moron getting rich selling his soul.

 



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Response to pangaia (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:05 AM

24. Lol, Cooper was born rich.

 

Old, old money.
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Response to cwydro (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:56 PM

51. Which he isn't getting

 

Mom let him know a long time ago that she would be giving her estate to charity and he had to make his own way. He certainly had a good education and connections, but no money from mom.
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Response to cwydro (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:58 PM

52. Picky picky picky. :))))))))))

 



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Response to pangaia (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 05:38 AM

28. Another Captain Obvious. The media is full of them.

 

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Response to pangaia (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:29 PM

57. Getting richer

 

He was born rich!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:56 AM

17. i hate those stupid panels of "undecided" attention whores . Just report the fucking facts

 

they are supposed to be a news channel.

why do they need ignorant opinions from attention whores .
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Response to marylandblue (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 07:21 AM

34. She's very tough

 

she won't be knocked off anything.
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Response to Vidal (Reply #34)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 01:15 AM

84. She is fearless & her outrage is authentic.

 

And she’s up a point on DU. 12%.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:43 PM

5. Discussing her would make Chuck Todds, the Mark Halperins, the Ken Vogels,

 

the Maggie Habermans have to actually use their brains, but they are just too plain fucking lazy.

It's like the owner of a shit restaurant that makes good money. Why work harder to make better dishes if you don't have to?
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Response to pangaia (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:45 PM

7. yes.

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:59 PM

10. BTW, If you ever go to Kyoto,,,,,,,,

 

EAT HERE !!!!

SUSH IMAI

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Imai-san is NOT lazy, Trust me on that..


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Response to pangaia (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:01 AM

12. how random. I have been there. Ate at many places - names I cannot remember or pronounce.

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:05 AM

13. At SUSHI IMAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Response to pangaia (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:30 PM

67. I call Chuck Todd, Numb Chuck...

 

Meet the press is mind numbing and full of hot air!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:44 PM

6. She knows WHY policies matter and she tells you why they matter. Policy not an end in itself.

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:50 AM

16. Very well stated!! Is Mark Halperin back?

 

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:38 AM

19. he is starting to make his way back . probably hopes to be on TV again in time for 2020 elections

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:57 AM

27. John Holliman

 

Will cut Mark down! And now we have Donny Deutsch to counterpunch!
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Response to JI7 (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 09:01 AM

42. Wow never knew specifically what he was accused of..far cry from Franken

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/05/mark-halperin-joe-biden-and-the-moving-on-defense/589153/

Here are some of the behaviors Halperin was accused of in 2017, by several of his former co-workers: propositioning women colleagues for sex. Grabbing one’s breasts against her will. Masturbating in front of another. Pressing his erect penis against another. Requiring one woman to sit on his lap—while his penis was erect—before he would give her the piece of information she needed to do her job. Calling co-workers late at night, with conversations that were sexual in nature and unwanted. One woman said that Halperin had violently attacked her, throwing her against a plate-glass window and pinning her arms to its surface. She also said that, after she rebuffed him, he threatened to ruin her career.

Halperin, CNN reported at the time, denied that he had “masturbated in front of anyone, that he physically assaulted anyone, or that he threatened anyone in the way described in this story.”
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:03 AM

18. Agreed!

 

She is impressive but also down-to-earth.
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:48 AM

20. She was brilliant at the MSBNC town hall today.

 

The audience loved her. So do I.
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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:16 AM

38. "Brilliant" describes Elizabeth perfectly!!

 


Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!!
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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #38)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:30 PM

58. "Authentic" is another good word to describe her.

 

You can tell she’s ferociously dedicated to healing America.

You can tell she means EVERY syllable of every word she speaks.

I was blown away by her fiery conviction to her ideas and solutions and all the reasons behind them. Impressive!

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Response to calimary (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:20 PM

64. Authentic is also a perfect descriptor of Elizabeth...while we're at it, I'd also throw in caring...

 

so that's Authentic, Brilliant, and Caring... the ABC's of what makes Elizabeth who she is!!


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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:43 PM

60. I loved her too

 

I also watched the crowd. In the beginning most of them looked either skeptical or neutral. When she and Chris Hayes were sitting with a group who were able to ask questions every one of them looked like they weren’t going to be taken in by no politician. By the end of the hour they were all visibly relaxed and smiling and even laughing.

When Rachel had Chris Hayes on it showed him still in the full town hall with Elizabeth Warren talking enthusiastically with a group of smiling attendees.

I would love to vote for her if she gets the nomination. She has passion and she has substantive answers and she is very up front about everything. She’s not holding back.

I think that will be carried right into the debates.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:55 AM

21. Elizabeth Warren is unafraid and will run circles around anyone who tries..

 

Elizabeth Warren is unafraid and will run circles around anyone who tries to play games with her.

I voted for Hillary but could never quite understand where she stood.
With Elizabeth there is no doubt where she stands. She brings clarity and vigorous enthusiasm.

If she is the nominee I have no doubt she will wipe the floor with Donald D furor.
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Response to List left (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:25 AM

41. No doubt... Elizabeth could be the most brilliant candidate to ever run for President.

 

She definitely has the best chance ever to break the "glass ceiling." Go Elizabeth!!


Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:16 AM

22. I saw her speak at the CA Dem convention in SF on Saturday and she was fantastic.

 

In the brief, allotted time, she quickly and effectively shared detailed plans about the critical issues... and with passion. She also seems more willing than some of the others to just come out and tell the truth with no equivocation.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:04 AM

23. I love her & think she's the best candidate to bring together the Clinton & Sande wings of the party

 

which we sorely need. Hilary voters should love having a strong, smart, articulate and experienced woman capable of making mincemeat out of Trump and Sanders voters find her strong stances against corporations and eagerness to fight for students, the poor and working class people to be suitably progressive--and she connects with a broad range of voters much as Sanders did.

Her sole "weakness" is the Pocahontas label but Trump will come up with an insulting term for anyone the Dems put up against him, so that's really small potatoes. If he slams her over that she should bring up his abysmal record on Native American issues from decimating healthcare to backing destruction of Native American lands with oil pipelines and so forth, and promise that she will respect Native American sovereignty and work to raise tribal members out of poverty, as well as fight for protections of Native American women who are abused at alarming rates.

Leave the dolt standing there slack-jawed.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:18 AM

39. Excellent post... well said!!

 


Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!!
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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 09:41 AM

44. Me too, and the PASSION

 

she brings to all of it is so inspiring.
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Response to Brainstormy (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:52 PM

62. I was going to post the same thing.

 

She has such passion about serving the people and so much passion about her job. That counts for a lot in my book.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:36 AM

25. She could be my

 

Second choice.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:54 AM

26. Do not listen to the Media

 

When they start bad mouthing any Democrat my remote works fine!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 06:03 AM

29. She moved to the top of ny list

 

not just for her vision for the future but for her fire, for her fearless attacks on Trump. My choice of candidate must be fearless and right now Warren tops the list with Mayor Pete and Kamala in the mix.

Biden needs to get out of the past or his lead is going to shrink pretty fast.
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Response to watoos (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:21 AM

40. Joe's lead is already starting to shrink... expect he will evolve on a few issues pretty quickly

 

leading up to the debates.


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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 06:41 AM

30. you are a word-smith and you have convinced me.

 

She should hire you.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 07:16 AM

31. It has been my opinion

 

that elections are not won on issues and proposals. They are won on trust. Most voters vote for the candidate they most trust to make the right decisions on issues and policy, without prejudging what those decisions will be. And for most of us that is probably a good strategy: after all, they are the "pros from Dover" and we are not.

However!

Warren seems to be making it work. "I've got a plan for that" is a phrase that many politicians have given us. Recall, Nixon had a plan to end the Vietnam war, he said, and the Pubs have a plan to "save social security" -- OK, save it by destroying it, but that's what they say. There is good reason to distrust "I've got a plan for that."

The difference is: Warren delivers. There is no "secret plan." Her plans are clear, complete, and often based on the work of economists who are among the best of the current generation. (That's my professional opinion, and I teach that stuff.) That's not to say I agree with every detail -- I would make the wealth tax rate a bit higher and ... well, never mind.

By making "I've got a plan for that" her leitmotif, and delivering again and again, she is getting attention and -- perhaps! -- building the trust she needs to actually get elected.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Cory Booker

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:07 AM

36. Hear! Hear! What you said.

 

Love so much of what you've written especially this

She sees how all the pieces fit together. She knows where the levers are. She knows how this vast system relates to our most basic and fundamental progressive values. And most importantly - she knows how to express it in a way that not just makes people understand, but that moves them.

Thank you.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:10 AM

37. I think your "word-smithing" is just fine. Thanks. nt

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 09:15 AM

43. her focus on mommas and babies is a winner.

 

imho, this should be at the core of govt policy.
if we arent taking care of the next generation, and we most certainly arent, then we are on our way to third world status.

i could hang w a platform of socialism for babies and capitalism for adults.

it really does bring into focus what is going on in this country.
her answer about the hyde amendment was just a crusher. i thought she was gonna cry.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:11 PM

45. I heartily agree and rec this

 

I was sick after 2016. It took me a while to recover from that. I decided to keep myself reserved this time around and not get as personally invested for that reason, and Elizabeth Warren is making that hard. She is a closer match for me, politically and philosophically. I watch her and listen to her and think, fuck it. It's worth risking the heartbreak. This country needs her.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:31 PM

46. Good post. Both Elizabeth and Hillary are major policy wonks,

 

and I love that in candidates.

Hillary's solutions ranged more broadly and could be big, but were designed to sound reassuringly "within normal," while Elizabeth's tend to be more iconoclastic. Two approaches, but both the kind of people you want in charge of putting a neglected nation in disarray in good order.

That reminds me, the city of Stockton, California has just started its own experiment in a universal basic income. $500/month to 130 residents for 18 months with no conditions to meet beyond allowing themselves to be studied. “We are in a moment where big ideas are important and politically people are ready for them,” Natalie Foster, co-chair of The Economic Security Project.

Interestingly, Warren hasn't stated a position on a UBI, while Hillary has said she regrets she didn't add a UBI to her agenda in 2016. But Warren's the one who has to get elected this time, and she's hardly the only candidate who apparently feels this subject has more weight than lift.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:59 PM

47. Vote Prosperity

 

Warren 2020!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:01 PM

48. People Focused, Data Driven, Reality Based

 

Warren 2020!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:06 PM

49. That's what they said about Bill Clinton's comm skills.

 

He always tried to tell an anecdote that would illustrate how whatever idea would affect a normal person.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:53 PM

50. This is why she is my top pick

 

I’ll vote for whichever Presidential candidate has a D next to their name.

But Elizabeth Warren has got it going on.

She is talking about programs that would actually change the economic playing field. What she is proposing in great detail would work and, most importantly, is politically possible if the Democrats can get the Senate back.

She isn’t trafficking in vague promises nor is she talking about the impossible.

If the media stops ignoring her and starts attacking her then the game is truly on.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:00 PM

53. Biggest plus for me. SHE IS TOUGH, She GETS It.

 

She is a fighter.
Damn smart too.
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Response to Ninga (Reply #53)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:23 PM

65. Got that right!! Tough as nails... there's no fear in Elizabeth!!

 


Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:37 PM

54. I think you are an outstanding writer and I agree with everything you said except

 

The part where you said you’re not much of a writer. Aren’t we lucky to have her. I’m grateful she’s running. I sure hope Massachusetts can find a fabulous candidate and keep her seat deep blue, because we need that too.

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Response to mahina (Reply #54)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:28 PM

76. I don't want to think of her being eclipsed quite yet by a VP

 

I think she should shine on her own for a good while still.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:04 PM

55. The responses to your great post are remarkable.

 

Supporters of most of the other candidates are giving huge props to Warren, and many seem to be very close to switching their support to her.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:16 PM

56. As I've said,

 

in many other posts Ms. Warren is a FIGHTER which is something our party desperately needs in this upcoming election. Smart, well prepared and ferocious …… man what a combination!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:39 PM

59. Yep. Warren 2020

 

She is a great communicator.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:45 PM

61. They Will, As They Have Always Done

 

Kick the Dem around but it's up to us to fight back
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:03 PM

63. Very valid fear. Especially Chuck "bithsider" Todd.

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:42 PM

68. She is brilliant.

 

Brilliant at teaching. Brilliant at framing. Great values. Just love her.
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Response to zentrum (Reply #68)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:26 PM

74. the framing is so key

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 05:04 PM

69. She is the real deal

 

I love my senior Senator.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 05:56 PM

70. I agree with all you have

 

written. What I add is not in any way to treat your words casually.

I have been watching Senator Warren for a while now, Whether deliberate or not - I think not given her life experiences. She is every working mother. She dresses in primary colors, in simple fabrics. nothing fussy or complex. She wears clothes to move with her, clothes for working. No designer dresses or suits. Straight off the rack.

Very little jewelry. Maybe earrings, a watch.

Her hair style is easy care. Run a comb or brush through it, maybe add a barrett, and she is good to go.

No bells and whistles. She has a job to do and this is who she is. I like her. I admire and respect her.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:32 PM

71. Recommended

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:33 PM

72. I love

 

Elizabeth and her plans!
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:45 PM

73. She persists.

 

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:26 PM

75. Love Warren. She has what it takes!

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:34 PM

77. The media likes Republicans' bumper-sticker mentality.

 

Like: "If it doesn't fit on a bumper sticker, then it must not be true."

However, it's not written anywhere that simplicity equals truth. (Even Occam's Razor doesn't say that.)

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:42 PM

78. Fantastic Writing!

 

You described my thoughts on Elizabeth perfectly!


She explains in plain terms just what's wrong in our country - then gives detailed plans on what can be done to make it RIGHT. How to make things better for us common folk.


Thank you for your words.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:56 PM

79. Warren has been my choice from the get go.

 

Brilliant, energetic, geeky, nerdy, scholarly, positive, experienced, likeable. Maybe not the person you want to have beer with (GW Bush rational), but the sharpest intellect we need to counter and fix trump's destruction.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:56 PM

80. Her explanation of the wealth tax

 

was clearer than any I have heard. She’s got it down so she can make people understand that it’s only at $50,000,001 that you start to pay the additional $0.02 in tax. For years, I’ve wanted a candidate or politician to be able to explain it so concisely that any simpleton can understand that she’s not advocating raising taxes on all of the dollars that the high-earners bring in.

See? My explanation of what I liked about her arguments was much more rambling than her explanation of the proposed wealth tax.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:57 PM

81. Warren is a policy wonk's policy wonk. Whether that makes her brilliant, or a winning candidate,

 

depends on whether you want to elect a policy wonk.

My guess is that she'd be doing better in the polls if more people thought being a policy wonk was an all-important qualification for POTUS.

Because I don't think there is any doubt that she's the policy wonkiest of the candidates. And if there is any doubt, I'm sure she'll come up with a plan to eradicate it...

I like Warren. I just don't think she's as electable as Biden.
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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #81)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:44 PM

82. the beauty is she knows how to tell us WHY the policy is good, what it does in plain words

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #81)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:47 PM

83. too many pols seem to talk about policies and programs as an end in itself

 

the "end" we are seeking is the value and relevance to people's lives - EW gets it
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