Post New Article

Wall Street is freaking out at the
thought of President Liz Warren

Original Article

Posted By: Pluperfect, 9/12/2019 5:15:18 AM

The 2020 election is still a long way off, but the nation’s big banks are already pricing in the possibility of an Elizabeth Warren presidency, their senior executives tell me. The picture ain’t pretty — for the banks or average Americans. True, Warren isn’t the Democrats’ frontrunner, and a lot could happen in coming months. Because it’s early, financial stocks haven’t officially started to suffer. But the bank execs note that Warren is smart and driven, and they fear she may be starting to break out of the pack, where she can do some damage.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 9/12/2019 5:53:50 AM (No. 177676)
Won't happen, unless there's major vote fraud. She has to much baggage. She used the phoney Indian stuff to get where she is. She's hot heading and easily triggered. Trump will chew her up spit her out.
26 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: bigken2 9/12/2019 6:23:17 AM (No. 177687)
it is a good thing wall street is scared
18 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 9/12/2019 6:59:28 AM (No. 177706)
Charlie Gasbag is a NeverTrumper. But I decided to read the article anyway. Then I came to "The Trump economic boom is showing signs of some weakness" and stopped reading. Never trust a NeverTrumper. GO TRUMP!
38 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Cindiana 9/12/2019 7:02:26 AM (No. 177712)
They'll still vote Dem, no matter who the candidate is.
21 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 9/12/2019 7:24:51 AM (No. 177728)
"... Warren has a built-in hatred for financial institutions and folks with wealth." Herself excluded, of course. Whatever Fauxcahontas might do to people with wealth, she'll make sure that her pile of wampum is not only safe, but grows exponentially.
23 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: tom7 9/12/2019 7:27:03 AM (No. 177731)
I have a feeling that Wall Street's "terror" is just Fauxcohontas' pipe dream. She would love for them to be terrified, but not likely.
7 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 9/12/2019 8:41:55 AM (No. 177809)
I think these articles are intended to shore up her support with her base. Wall Street knows full well that her policies will be good for the wealthy (themselves) and bad for everyone else, but they want everyone to think the opposite.
7 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Arby 9/12/2019 8:54:53 AM (No. 177823)
Don't know why she'd want the job; she makes the same salary teaching one course at Harvard. Oh . . . so I guess it's about the power thing. She wants to be tribal chief.
13 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Zumkopf 9/12/2019 9:26:34 AM (No. 177862)
Wall Street is freaking out? So freakin’ what? Who do they think MADE Warren, and the entire New Democratic Party for that matter? Where did Wall Street’s political donations go? To paraphrase Mencken, they should get the government they bought, and they should get it good and hard.
12 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: dman 9/12/2019 10:11:39 AM (No. 177912)
Dittos, #9: Put their noses in it: "Look what you did, Wall Street, look what you did!"
5 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 9/12/2019 12:48:41 PM (No. 178063)
Free everything for the parasites and non-producers! Tax those evil corporations until they bleed! Shut them down! Please vote for me, I have high cheekbones.
5 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 9/12/2019 6:43:53 PM (No. 178313)
If there were any significant chance, I would be seriously worried, too. No real chance, thank goodness.
1 person likes this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Pluperfect"
A penthouse, limousines and
private jets: Inside the globe-trotting
life of Bishop Michael Bransfield
11 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/13/2019 5:51:40 AM Post Reply
It was billed as a holy journey, a pilgrimage with West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield to “pray, sing and worship” at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. Catholics from remote areas of one of the nation’s poorest states paid up to $190 for seats on overnight buses and hotel rooms. Unknown to the worshipers, Bransfield traveled another way. He hired a private jet and, after a 33-minute flight, took a limousine from the airport. The church picked up his $6,769 travel bill. That trip in September 2017 was emblematic of the secret history of Bransfield’s lavish travel. He spent millions of dollars from his diocese on trips in the United States
Fishwrap: 33,000 newsroom jobs slashed,
newspapers the last choice for news
11 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/13/2019 5:37:54 AM Post Reply
The ongoing shrinking of the old media industry and business model has resulted in the elimination of 33,000 newspaper jobs, and now, even big, new-age, digital outlets are facing pressure, according to a new analysis. The Pew Fact Tank report is the latest portrayal of the difficulties faced in the news business and the reality that the explosion in online media has fallen far short of making up for the job losses in newspapers and magazines. The worst news for the industry is that from 2008-2018, 33,000 newspaper jobs were axed. And overall, “newsroom employment in the U.S. dropped by 25% from 2008 to 2018, a decrease driven by newspapers.”
Breaking Down the Report of an
Imminent McCabe Indictment
17 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/13/2019 5:33:11 AM Post Reply
Federal prosecutors in Washington have recommended that criminal charges be filed against Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, and the Justice Department has rejected a last-ditch appeal by McCabe’s lawyers, according to a report on Thursday by Fox News. This clears the way for what appears to be McCabe’s imminent indictment. Jesse Liu, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia (appointed by Trump), has reportedly decided that McCabe should be charged. The decision was based on a referral by the Justice Department’s inspector general (appointed by Obama), Michael Horowitz. In a comprehensive report last year, issued after a probe of a leak of investigative information
Malevolent McCabe’s
appointment with justice is imminent
3 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/13/2019 5:03:00 AM Post Reply
Andrew McCabe is one step closer to a reckoning with justice. The Department of Justice correctly rejected the equivalent of a Hail Mary appeal from McCabe’s lawyers that he not face criminal charges for lying. U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu has recommended moving forward against the fired former FBI acting director. Presenting the case to a federal grand jury is likely imminent. Lest we forget, McCabe has helped put people behind bars for lying. He should be held to the same legal standard. In a scathing condemnation of McCabe last year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general – a neutral investigator appointed
U.S. to disclose name of Saudi
official redacted in 9/11 FBI report
0 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/13/2019 4:49:58 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The U.S. said Thursday that it will disclose the name of a Saudi citizen sought by lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks who want to link the kingdom to the terrorist plot. Attorney General William Barr had the option of invoking a “state secrets” privilege to withhold the release of the name, which lawyers for survivors and victims’ relatives believe belongs to a Saudi government official who they say assigned two men in California to assist two of the hijackers. Instead, Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing that the FBI will make the name available to a limited circle of people that includes lawyers for survivors
This Democratic debate was pure torture 5 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/13/2019 4:46:12 AM Post Reply
It’s said that as the fourth hour of Otto Preminger’s Israel movie “Exodus” began at its premiere in 1960, the comedian Mort Sahl rose from his chair and said, “Otto, let my people go!” The audience cheered. As the Democratic debate in Houston entered its third hour last night, I rose from my chair and said, “ABC, let the American people go!” And there was no one to cheer, for I was alone in my office. Finally, there was to be one debate, 10 candidates, with frontrunners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren facing each other at last. What happened was what Preminger’s Israelis would have called a “balagan” —
At third Dem debate, one big
winner and two surprise losers
26 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/13/2019 4:26:59 AM Post Reply
In the most contentious Democratic debate thus far, a winnowed field of 10 Democratic candidates took the stage in Houston Thursday night and sparred over hot-button issues such as health care and immigration. Notably, this was the first time that frontrunners Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden shared the debate stage. Warren and Biden exhibited stark differences on style, policy and vision for the Democratic Party, embodying two opposing theories of what the party should be.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax files
$400 million lawsuit against CBS
5 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 2:36:58 PM Post Reply
NORFOLK, Va. – Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a defamation lawsuit against CBS on Thursday seeking $400 million. CBS News aired interviews with two women who have accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting them. CBS News anchor Gayle King interviewed both Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson earlier this year, where they described their encounters with Fairfax. He denies the encounters were non-consensual. The lawsuit is filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia. It says Fairfax’s character was defamed and says CBS intentionally inflicted emotional distress on him.
Houston debate more wake than
fete for O’Rourke and Castro
5 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 2:23:30 PM Post Reply
Two of Texas’ biggest Democratic stars will take the debate stage Thursday in their home state but they’ll be far from the center of attention. Literally. Beto O’Rourke, the former El Paso congressman, and Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, will stand side by side in Houston on the far end of the debate stage, a reflection of their low standing in presidential polls. It’s a bit of a muted homecoming for the state’s prized Democratic prospects, both of whom entered the primary accompanied by high expectations but have since failed to build momentum. “I really like the guys. I mean, they’re terrific,” said Mike Collier,
Why NC-9 Should Frighten the Democrats 4 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 5:34:45 AM Post Reply
Last week the Democrats were touting the special election in North Carolina’s 9th District as the first major contest of the 2020 cycle, and the polls indicated that Democrat Dan McCready might win what should be a pretty safe GOP seat. By Wednesday morning, after Republican Dan Bishop had won, their focus had shifted and much commentary was devoted to his “thin margin of victory.” Little notice was taken of certain voting patterns that should frighten the Democrats. Specifically, McCready did far worse than expected in every county but one, and many of those counties are dominated by minority voters. The most unnerving example, from the Democratic perspective,
I like Elizabeth Warren.
Too bad she’s a hypocrite.
14 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 5:28:27 AM Post Reply
I like Elizabeth Warren. I like her a lot. Too bad she’s a hypocrite. I think Warren (D-Mass.) has been a great senator, and her work in setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was terrific. The CFPB is the best protection that ordinary Americans have from financial institutions that prey on them. In fact, I like her so much that when she ran for Senate in 2018, I co-chaired a couple of fundraisers for her and donated a combined $4,500 to her campaign. Shortly after announcing her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in February, Warren said she would shun high-dollar fundraising events.
The Other 9/11 Anniversary: Four
Killed in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012
4 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 5:22:14 AM Post Reply
On 9/11 every year we remember those who perished at the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists in New York, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania in 2001. While we remember those lost ones we need to remember another terrorist attack that took place eleven years later in Benghazi, Libya. America lost four brave men, but could have lost a lot more if it was not for the military men who did not quit during a 13 hour gunfight with terrorists. In 2012, the people of Libya rose up and overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi. This caused chaos as people raided Gaddafi’s massive military arms and weapons. Radical Islamic terrorist groups took advantage
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Why Do So Many Republican Voters
Support Trump? A Theory
45 replies
Posted by tisHimself 9/12/2019 6:08:49 AM Post Reply
Early Monday morning, Donald Trump tweeted: “94% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!” Where the president got this specific number remains a mystery. Recent polls by YouGov put his GOP approval roughly ten points lower, and Gallup, which has tracked Trump’s popularity since he took office, puts him at 88 percent. But I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that Trump used his Sharpie to round up his score. He’s deeply invested in being — or at least claiming to be — the most popular Republican president in history.
Ocasio-Cortez: Republican Party Is
‘Scared’ of Us ‘Because They
Know How Powerful’ We Are
39 replies
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 7:05:26 AM Post Reply
The far-left members of the “Squad” – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – participated in an NAACP forum Wednesday evening and declared that members of the Republican Party are “scared” of them “because they know how powerful” they are. Ocasio-Cortez talked about her background as a waitress and told the moderator, Angela Rye, that she does not “shy away” from her background of working in restaurants because it prepared her for her current job as a congresswoman. “Nothing will give you the ferocity of advocacy like having that kind of experience,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
O'Rourke: USA Should Date Its
Creation to 1619 When
First Slaves Came, Not to 1776
35 replies
Posted by M2 9/13/2019 7:17:11 AM Post Reply
Asked why he is the most qualified candidate to address the nation's racial "divide," Beto O'Rourke slammed President Trump as a white supremacist and said the United States should mark its founding, not on July 4, 1776, but on August 20, 1619, "When the first kidnapped African was brought to this country against his will." Here is the question posed by ABC's Linsey David and O'Rourke's response at Thursday's ABC/Univision debate in Houston: Davis: Since we're here at an HBCU, I'd like to start with young black voters. Several recent polls indicate their number-one concern is racism. This campus, this state, and this nation are
Hillary Clinton Mocks US From Abroad –
Then Taunts House Republicans,
‘I Found My Emails’
31 replies
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 5:18:28 PM Post Reply
Crooked Hillary mocked the US from abroad then taunted House Republicans over her email scandal. Hillary Clinton visited an art exhibit in Venice, Italy this week which displayed 60,000 pages of her ’emails’ she sent over her private server. The artist, Kenneth Goldsmith, printed up 60,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails that somehow managed to survive her BleachBit spree and called the exhibit, “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails.” According to The Hill, Hillary spent nearly an hour rifling through her emails at the exhibit, then posed for a picture.This wasn’t enough for Hillary — she
Trump’s Only Real Weakness
Is His Style
28 replies
Posted by Garnet 9/12/2019 9:49:45 AM Post Reply
This is the time for President Trump to deprive his enemies of the last weapon that could be employed against him that could cause him any harm: the largely false, but still troublesome, issue of his personality and routine behavior. Other lines of attack have come to naught: Collusion with Russia, accusations of racism provoking outbursts of mass murder (by uttering “racially charged statements,” in the inadvertently Orwellian words of CNN’s most witless talking head, Don Lemon), the verbal recession confected by the world-renowned economists of CNN and MSNBC, all of it has collapsed. Illegal border crossings are in sharp decline as the wall is steadily extended,
Houston Ship Channel shut down after
11 Greenpeace activists dangled off
bridge ahead of 3rd Dem debate
27 replies
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 5:27:30 PM Post Reply
AUSTIN— Twenty-two Greenpeace USA activists created a blockade on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas early Thursday ahead of the third Democratic primary debate in Houston. Eleven of those climbers are dangling over the side of the bridge, an activist said in a Facebook Live video. The climbers held colorful ribbons and streamers to block traffic under the bridge. The group aims to “shut down the largest oil export channel in the U.S.” for 24 hours. Law enforcement officials told the local NBC affiliate that Houston Ship Channel was temporarily closed down because the protesters threatened to lower themselves to stop ship traffic.
At third Dem debate, one big
winner and two surprise losers
26 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/13/2019 4:26:59 AM Post Reply
In the most contentious Democratic debate thus far, a winnowed field of 10 Democratic candidates took the stage in Houston Thursday night and sparred over hot-button issues such as health care and immigration. Notably, this was the first time that frontrunners Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden shared the debate stage. Warren and Biden exhibited stark differences on style, policy and vision for the Democratic Party, embodying two opposing theories of what the party should be.
Pete Buttigieg's twisted
Bible teaching on abortion
25 replies
Posted by MissMolly 9/12/2019 5:50:00 AM Post Reply
Mayor Pete Buttigieg ought to crack open the Bible, turn to Psalm 139, and read how God formed humans “fearfully and wonderfully” — and after, take a second look at his views on abortion and repent, said his brother-in-law, Rhyan Glezman, an evangelical pastor from Michigan, on Fox News. Good advice. It is a curiosity how a self-declaring Christian can still stand strong on the side of abortion rights. This is what Buttigieg said a few days ago on a “Breakfast Club” radio interview: “Right now, [conservatives] hold everybody in line with this one piece of doctrine about abortion, which is obviously a tough issue
Coffee shop employee kicks out
conservative customer, serves up big
cup of confrontation
24 replies
Posted by mc squared 9/13/2019 12:09:22 PM Post Reply
Marilyn Synek loves the coffee and crepes at Cultiva Espresso & Crepes in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her weekly visits have become something of a tradition. But on Wednesday, Synek tells me she was confronted by one of the employees who demanded that she leave the coffee shop because of her conservative beliefs. “Marilyn Synek! I didn’t recognize you until now, but I just realized who you are, what you stand for, and the work you do. You are f------ bigoted trash, and we do not want you in our restaurant,” the irate employee shouted. It’s true that Ms. Synek is a conservative. She is employed by the Nebraska Family Alliance.
Foes attack Melania’s 9/11 dress …
say it shows plane crashing
into building
24 replies
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 11:58:07 AM Post Reply
In honor of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, on Wednesday President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump both posted tweets that pictured them standing on a balcony underneath or above the words “We Will Never Forget.”While conservatives appeared to respond to the posts by issuing their own Sept. 11 tributes and thanking the president for his efforts to protect America from further terror attacks, many on the left reacted to it with scorn, derision, and highly disturbing conspiracy theories. Look at the posts below:
Make No Mistake:
The GOP is Losing Texas
22 replies
Posted by M2 9/13/2019 6:38:18 AM Post Reply
To date, five congressmen from Texas have resigned instead of seeking re-election in 2020. Their resignations signal two things from GOP leadership. The first is the realization that Texas is now lost. The second is that this loss is due entirely to the changing demographics resulting from legal and illegal immigration. The five congressmen that have resigned are Bill Flores (17th), Will Hurd (23rd), Pete Olson (22nd), Kenny Marchant (24th), and Mike Conaway (11th). Of these five, Congressman Conaway is unique in that his district will likely remain red for some time. He has not faced an opponent in numerous election cycles.
Adaptation isn’t enough.
We’ve got to throw
everything at the climate crisis
21 replies
Posted by DanvilleBill 9/13/2019 4:32:23 PM Post Reply
When we’re faced with threats of inundation, our reaction has traditionally been to build walls. Sea-level rises, storms and floods have been held back with solid barriers, seawalls and dykes. We have used walls to keep out people, too: the fact that this has failed throughout the ages has not stopped its recent revival in the United States. The climate crisis threatens global sea-level rises of well over half a metre if we fail to act, while tidal storm surges will reach many times that height. Fiercer and more frequent hurricanes will batter us, and millions of people who live in areas where crops have failed
Post New Article