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Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Bernnie Federko, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Bernnie Federko

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    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    This Schneiderman Assault story sure is bad.

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  5. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    Of course Oprah would win. She's smart and learning from Trump's experience. Her denials of a political run notwithstanding, she would be a great candidate for any party.
  6. Bernnie Federko

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    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Livid liberals try to bully Schultz out

    Furious Democratshope to pound Starbucks chairman emeritus Howard Schultz into early departure from his exploration of an independent 2020 bid.

    • These Democratswant to prevent the coffee king from siphoning anti-Trump votes, and perhaps unintentionally helping re-elect President Trump.
    • Alexi McCammond and I are hearing threats of boycotts and social isolation, attacks on Starbucks, and emotional, insistent lobbying of his advisers.
    One of Washington'sbest-wired party operatives told me: "I've talked to six dozen Democrats, and the overwhelming sentiment is that he will be pushed out by this incredible wave of disgust and disdain rolling his way."

    • "The flaw in Schultz's logic is that we're living in this massively abnormal moment," the operative continued. "When you're on the head of a pin, even 500 votes in the wrong place can be existential."
    • "The bottom line is: Nobody thinks this is sustainable."
    Bill Burton, a former campaign and White House aide to President Barack Obama, is enduring the skepticism of friends to serve as a message and communications adviser to Schultz.

    • "The good news is that presidential elections are not decided on Twitter," Burton said.
    • "His decision on whether or not to run won't be decided there, either."
    • "The level of certainty by the pundits about how this'll play out reminds me of the certainty that President Obama couldn't win or President Trump couldn't win."
    But for many powerful Dems, this is personal. They view Schultz's dabbling as a dangerous gamble, indulgence and diversion. They told Alexi:

    • Jim Messina, Obama's 2012 campaign manager: "He can't win, and he could seriously damage our ability to beat Donald Trump. He should either run as a Democrat, or spend his time and money doing something that won't ruin the world."
    • Philippe Reines,confidant of Hillary Clinton: "Howard Schultz is a jackass. ... He's arrogant and wealthy — and those people tend to not see the world as it is."
    What's next: Schultz appears in Phoenix today on the tour for his new book, "From the Ground Up," then continues on to Seattle and other major cities.
  11. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    The Schultz effect: Liberals own 2020

    The rising Democratic enthusiasm for big government liberalism is forcing a trio of leading 2020 contenders to rethink jumping in, several sources tell Jim VandeHei and me.

    • Michael Bloomberg and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, each of whom were virtual locks to run, are having serious second thoughts after watching Democrats embrace "Medicare for All," big tax increases and the Green New Deal.
    • Joe Biden, who still wants to run, is being advised to delay any plans to see how this lurch to the left plays out. If Biden runs, look for Bloomberg and McAuliffe to bow out, the sources tell us.
    • The Democratic attacks on Howard Schultz, after he said he was considering an independent bid, reflect the current party's limited appetite for moderation.
      • In "Schultz Derangement Syndrome," conservative N.Y. Times columnist Bret Stephens wrote: "[T]he neuralgic reaction to his bid says something about the ideological drift of the Democratic Party."
    Iowa polling by a prominent 2020 hopeful found that the Democratic electorate has moved sharply left.

    • For instance, the polling found that "socialism" had a net positive rating, while "capitalism" had a net negative rating.
    Bloomberg is going ahead with expensive preparations for a campaign: He directed his staff to prepare a launch plan for him, after he received an encouraging response from a business audience in Northern Virginia 10 days ago.

    • Kevin Sheekey, his close adviser, was spotted in Washington yesterday on a recruitment mission for campaign talent.
    • If Bloomberg ran, he would argue that no candidate in the race has done more to save the environment and support gun control.
    Be smart: The decision on whether to enter the crowded 2020 field is becoming a math problem. Just one moderate candidate could have an advantage, with a bunch of progressives splitting the liberal vote. But multiple moderates could be splitting too small a slice.
  12. Schultz is the Democratic equivalent to when the Republicans started promoting Michael Steele endlessly after Obama got elected ("We have one too!").

    Thing is, Schultz seems more along the lines of "Let's maintain the status quo" than anything really meaningful in the way of moving forward. That, and he seems clueless about anything resembling a policy.
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    Good to see this discussion happening

    Dems divide over Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar arrives for the State of the Union address. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) "Provocative comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota have thrust the Democrats into an uncomfortable debate over Israel," AP's Laurie Kellman writes: "Increasingly, the rift appears as much generational as ideological, with newly elected Democrats showing less deference to the party line." "Omar became the flash point after she suggested ... Israel's supporters are pushing U.S. lawmakers to take a pledge of 'allegiance to a foreign country.'" Why it matters: "It's at least the third time she has forced older, pro-Israel Democrats who run the House into awkward territory over U.S.-Israeli policy." Republicans have stoked the furor. President Trump called Omar's remarks "a dark day for Israel," and posted a photo of himself in Jerusalem. What's next: "[P]ro-Israel Democrats led by Speaker Pelosi are expected to offer a resolution condemning anti-Semitism." The text will be updated to include anti-Muslim bias. An outpouring of support for Omar prompted leaders to broaden the measure.

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