A bit hopeful honey

Elizabeth Warren declares herself ready to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate

I’m sure she does. But politics is about appealing to the voter base. And the addition of another shrill woman to the Democratic ticket expands the voting blocks that ticket appeals to how?

29 thoughts on “A bit hopeful honey”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It is hard to underestimate how dumb Hillary can be – she is good at machine politics and buying support. She doesn’t seem to be good at actually making decisions or relating to people.

    But it would be hard to see what the point of moving further to the Left would be. Not just another shrill nag but a hard core Leftist shrill nag.

    If she has any sense at all she will pick a White, male, southern small-c conservative. Who isn’t Al Gore.

  2. Why does the Richmal Crompton line: “If you will not let me join your gang I will thcweam and thcweam until I am thick” jump to mind?.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Social Justice Warrior – “What’s the difference between “shrill woman” and “woman”? Women do have higher pitched voices than men.”

    And Margaret Thatcher has vocal lessons to lower the pitch of her voice precisely because most voters do not like the shrill sound of high pitched women’s voices.

    Sexists, all of them, I know.

  4. Does anyone pay attention to the VP? The current one is Joe Biden, but I honestly can’t think of anything I’ve heard him say or do in the last eight years.

  5. More concerning is that the scrawny jug-eared sack of shit has declared his support for the old cunt and had a meeting with Loretta Lynch. The bitch with the final say on the prosecution of Killery.

    I suppose I should have expected this. After all if 150 million murders can be winked at in the cause of socialism what do 1500 counts of treason matter?

  6. I’ll thank you to not describe my wife as “shrill” merely because she has ovaries.

    Yes, her voice is lower than mine. That’s not the definition of shrill.

  7. From the evidence of “The Two Income Trap” , Elizabeth Warren would appear to be a genuinely thoughtful and well-researched political figure who ,in a less prejudiced world, would be the Democratic presidential candidate.
    It is a crying shame that, from the British point of view such a practical ,political-theorist is considered a no-hoper because Margaret Thatcher with her autistic sense of scientific certainty made it impossible for women to ever be taken seriously in top political jobs again.
    Thatcher’s enduring political legacy: making “scientists” and women less electable.

  8. Ooh, she should do that. Because there’s nothing people like more than being harangued into voting a particular way because vaginas.

  9. The Meissen Bison

    And the addition of another shrill woman to the Democratic ticket expands the voting blocks that ticket appeals to how?

    That sentence is a thing of awesome, almost unfathomable, wonder.

  10. So Much For Subtlety

    DBC Reed – “From the evidence of “The Two Income Trap” , Elizabeth Warren would appear to be a genuinely thoughtful and well-researched political figure who ,in a less prejudiced world, would be the Democratic presidential candidate.”

    It has been known for two decades that Warren’s research was poor if not outrightly fraudulent. But she said the sort of things people like you want to read so she has got away with it.

    Phillip Shuchman wrote in the Rutgers Law Review:

    Most of their study replicates several earlier research publications. These are hardly mentioned. The writers make extravagant and false claims to originality and priority of research. There appear to be serious errors in their use of statistical bases which result in grossly mistaken functions and comparisons. Some of their conclusions cannot be obtained even from their flawed findings. The authors have made their raw data unavailable so that its accuracy cannot be independently checked. In my opinion, the authors have engaged in repeated instances of scientific misconduct.
    …..
    This book contains so much exaggeration, so many questionable ploys, and so many incorrect statements, that it would be well to check the accuracy of their raw data, as old as it is. But the authors arranged matters so that they could not provide access to the computer printouts by case, with the corresponding bankruptcy court file numbers, thus preventing any independent check of the raw data in the files from which they took their information.

    There have been a number of other attacks on her work as well. See:

    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/122052167/rutgers-shuchman?

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/07/considering-elizabeth-warren-the-scholar/60211/

  11. That sentence is a thing of awesome, almost unfathomable, wonder.

    Yeah, Tim has a way with prepositions, he likes to keep them together 🙂

  12. “And the addition of another shrill woman to the Democratic ticket expands the voting blocks that ticket appeals to [who]?”

    It shuts Bernie supporters up, would presumably be the idea. At the expense of the centrist vote, of course, but presumably the theory is that Trump isn’t challenging for the center in any case.

    I’m not saying that Clinton/Warren makes sense in an ordinary election, but we don’t have one of those.

  13. @SMFS
    “If she has any sense at all she will pick a White, male, southern small-c conservative. Who isn’t Al Gore.”

    Tim Kaine’s available. Bonus points: he’s a Senator in a state (Virginia) with a Democrat governor, so they can appoint his replacement.

  14. “Does anyone pay attention to the VP? The current one is Joe Biden, but I honestly can’t think of anything I’ve heard him say or do in the last eight years.”

    That’s because there is a media blackout of the stupid things he blurts out. He makes Dan Quayle sound like Churchill.

  15. And the addition of another shrill woman to the Democratic ticket expands the voting blocks that ticket appeals to how?

    Because then we’ll have both kinds of music, Country and Western.

  16. The Inimitable Steve

    It’s a shame she’s only allowed one running mate. Traditionally it takes three to make a coven.

  17. DBC,
    Can you get anything right?

    made it impossible for women to ever be taken seriously in top political jobs again

    Have a look at UK political leaders, and see if you can spot any women.

    I only saw the ITV debate for about 10 minutes, long enough to notice that 5 of the 6 on the panel were women. Plus there was Boris, who is a one-off for all sorts of reasons.

    An interesting bunch they were too, the days of the male Career Drone are at an end.

  18. @ DBC Reed
    Angela Merkel is taken seriously – isn’t leadership of Europe’s biggest economy and second-most-populous country a top political job?

  19. @Jack C ‘DBC, Can you get anything right?’

    He can’t even work commas.

    @SJW Either you’re a lying liar from liarsville called Billy Liar, or you have a very small dictionary and a highly literal mind.

  20. @SMFS
    An indolent, bored skimming of the evidence shows that the Rutger Law Review article was about a different book, (.Warren being regarded by Rutger’s as a distinguished past editor of the Review.)
    The article from the Atlantic is a different matter: it is about the Two Income Trap and starts of commending it before going in for a detailed critique. This is of an entirely different order of criticism from dismissing Warren as “another shrill woman”- which Worstall should be ashamed about.

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