With a youthful lineup of septuagenarians Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Steny Hoyer, bringing in Fauxcahontas and running Hillary Clinton in 2016 it sure looks like the Democrats have locked up the youth vote for years to come.
Remind us again which is the party of old white people?
Senate Democrats want to enlist a progressive firebrand as a member of their leadership: Elizabeth Warren.
The incoming Senate minority leader, Harry Reid, is engaged in private talks with the Massachusetts freshman to create a special leadership post for the former Harvard professor, according to several people familiar with the matter. It’s unclear exactly what the new job would entail — but luring the populist liberal into leadership could inject fresh blood into a team reeling from significant midterm election losses.
Adding Warren, Democrats say, would bring in a nationally known name who could help sharpen the Democratic message as it goes toe-to-toe with the new Senate Republican majority. The move would likely be viewed favorably by an increasingly liberal caucus.
Certainly what they need to do is sharpen that totalitarian message. Go with that.
But elevating Warren could also be seen as an indication that the new Senate Democratic minority is less interested in bipartisan compromises than the White House or Senate Republicans.
Wow, you think? We had no inkling the crusty old Democrats would refuse to hear the message sent in the midterms.
That stench you smell is a combination of desperation, Ben-Gay and prune juice.