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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:39 AM

 

Ed Rendell's colorful attack on Elizabeth Warren's fundraising

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Welp...looks like Biden's camp is taking the gloves off. Ed could've kept Obama's name out of it though...

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I like Elizabeth Warren. Too bad she’s a hypocrite.

By Ed Rendell
September 11, 2019

Shortly after announcing her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in February, Warren said she would shun high-dollar fundraising events. “That means no fancy receptions or big money fundraisers only with people who can write the big checks,” Warren wrote in an email to supporters.

First, because she transferred $10.4 million from her Senate reelection campaign to her presidential campaign fund. More than $6 million came in contributions of $1,000 and up, as the New York Times recently noted...

Second, Warren attacked former vice president Joe Biden for holding a kickoff fundraiser in Philadelphia in April, which she criticized as “a swanky private fund-raiser for wealthy donors” in an email to supporters the next day.

Well, I helped organize that affair, and I thought her attack was extremely hypocritical because nearly 20 of us who attended the Biden fundraiser had also given her $2,000 or more in 2018 at closed-door fundraisers in “swanky” locations.

Warren didn’t seem to have any trouble taking our money in 2018, but suddenly we were power brokers and influence peddlers in 2019. The year before, we were wonderful. I co-chaired one of the events for the senator and received a glowing, handwritten thank-you letter from her for my hard work.

It seemed odd to some of us who gave her money that Warren was experiencing an epiphany less than 12 months later. It’s one thing to fashion a campaign that relies on grass-roots fundraising, but it’s another to go out of your way to characterize as power-brokers and influence-peddlers the very people whose support you have previously courted...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:44 AM

1. Shut up Ed!

 

You are filling air time with negativity.

Go away!
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:49 AM

2. The Obama piece is mind-numbingly stupid

 

Was that to create the perception that he wasn't just carrying water for Biden? Ed Rendell as Unyielding Man of Principle?
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:49 AM

3. First caver on Bush v. Gore

 

Support the party, Ed. Not both parties, our party!
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:53 AM

4. Biden needs to denounce this tbh

 

My BIL was waffling between Biden and Warren, and he texted me earlier this tipped him over into Warren's camp.
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:57 AM

5. Go away Ed. nt

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:03 PM

6. Good lord, Ed.

 








(The tweet is kind of stupid, as well.)
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:16 PM

7. Here's one response from Philadelphia.

 

Elizabeth Warren Is a Hypocrite, Says Hypocrite Ed Rendell

It’s a term he loves throwing around. (Not mine; subsentence to the article title.)

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2019/09/12/elizabeth-warren-ed-rendell-hypocrite/

Snippets:

But Warren can rest assured it’s nothing personal — the hypocrite op-ed is Ed Rendell’s signature move of late.
...
Just last year, columnist Solomon Jones shined a light on Rendell’s own hypocrisy, wondering how Rendell could support safe-injection sites when he had such a strong record of incarcerating crack users back when he was district attorney of Philadelphia.

In 2010, after Obama appeared on The View, Rendell said that such appearances cheapened the office of the presidency. Thanks to Rendell’s ubiquitous appearances on a Philly-based NFL TV talk show, he was labeled a hypocrite for his remarks about Obama.

And Bob Brady, back when he was both a sitting congressman and the head of Philly’s Democratic Party, said that Rendell was a hypocrite after Rendell blasted Brady for not doing enough to curb the power of Philly’s ward leaders. He remarked that Rendell “liked the power of the ward leaders when they were endorsing him for governor and mayor.”


People who live in glass houses ... !
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:18 PM

8. He's become irrelevant

 

His time has come and gone. Trying to make a splash in the hope the TV folks will call again. Bet it works.
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:29 PM

9. Tweeties buddy,

 

both need to go into a very deep retirement to never be seen or heard of again.

Enough of the DINO crap.
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:32 PM

10. Wish Biden had kept rendell out of it.

 

I know, Pennsylvania and all, but still . . .
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