In Shift, Warren Says She’ll Forgo Big Money Events if Nominated

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  • #180057

    Ohio Barbarian
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    I apologize for the source, but the other one is CBS, so what difference does it make?

    Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has risen in the Democratic presidential primary on her pledge to forgo traditional big-money fund-raisers, said this week that if she became the nominee she would continue to skip such events, a reversal of what her position has been throughout 2019.

    From the day Ms. Warren announced her plan to skip traditional fund-raisers in February, she had said the pledge only applied to the primary. “I do not believe in unilateral disarmament,” she said then on MSNBC.

    But she told CBS News in an interview posted on Tuesday evening that, even as President Trump has set fund-raising records, she would not change how her campaign raises money if she won the Democratic nomination.

    “No, I will not be forced to make changes in how I raise money,” Ms Warren said. “Look, for me this is pretty straightforward. Either you think democracy works and electing a president is all about going behind closed doors with bazillionaires and corporate executives and lobbyists and scooping up as much money as possible. Or you think it’s about a grass-roots, let’s build this from the ground up.”

    Full NYT story here. 

    We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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  • #180071

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    Hi ob,

    Preparation for becoming Commander Flip Flop.  I’ll stick with Bernie or Bust.

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  • #180075

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    Uh-huh.  Pass.  It’s the issues.  I find the campaign flip-flops kinda embarrassing, really.

    I will not vote for a Vichy Dem. Period. As always, I decide who is a Vichy Dem.

    Bernie's ISSUES or Bust!

    • #180152

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      She’d flip on big money events if she got that far (nomination)

      I don’t trust her.

      • #180163

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        @elias39

        You know what?  It is not like the big money events were the decider for me.   Just a trimming.  It is the Capitalism!  Markets!  M4A just a “framework”, and the ONLY thing wrong with our bloated killing budget is the APPEARANCE of corrupt lobbyists.  I can only think that Warren/the DNC either does not understand Bernie’s base at fucking all, or, or, oh, the other folks they want to rope in don’t care about big money, so WTF.

        I will not vote for a Vichy Dem. Period. As always, I decide who is a Vichy Dem.

        Bernie's ISSUES or Bust!

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  • #180189

    HassleCat
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    She left some wiggle room there. We’ll see what happens. Looks like she will be in the primary race for a while, and it will be interesting to see what she does if she suddenly needs more money.

  • #180213

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    Thanks for the great replies, @thouartthat @elias39 @djean111 @janboehmermann (why don’t you change your username to unspellable, it would be easier ) @hasslecat

    We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

  • #180217

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    Thanks for the great replies, @thouartthat @elias39 @djean111 @janboehmermann (why don’t you change your username to unspellable, it would be easier ) @hasslecat

    The general sentiment seems to be “I don’t trust Warren,” and I concur. Flippity-floppity flip she goes, where she stops, nobody knows.

    We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

  • #180390

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    A shift in position? Shifting is what Warren does best. Her nickname should be Shifty Warren. I want to hear more about how a pregnant Native American, or maybe not Native American, whose parents had to elope, or maybe not, who was fired or resigned because of her pregnancy. She  surely knows a moving target is harder to hit. Keep shifting, Warren. Maybe you can shift your way to the top spot.

    “We watched the tragedy unfold; We did as we were told; We bought and sold; It was the greatest show on Earth; But now it's over.” ~Roger Waters, Amused to Death

  • #180400

    elias39
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    I’m tired of seeing her skinny little forearms up in the air in a pretense of success! And the toothy grin of a rectangular mouth.

     

     

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