WOW! Obama Spokesman Just Revealed The President’s ‘Smartest Decision’ Pick For His Successor

Vice President Joe Biden’s “secret” lunch with Sen. Elizabeth Warren over the weekend stirred all sorts of speculation about a Biden-Warren ticket for 2016, as Western Journalism reported on Monday. Biden’s private discussion with the U.S. senator from Massachusetts — considered by many to be the progressive darling of the far-left of the Democrat Party — supposedly centered on issues important in the current political scene.

But looking at the big picture of Democrat politics in light of Hillary Clinton’s faltering campaign, one cannot overlook the fact that the Biden-Warren get-together came just about the time the Wall Street Journal reported that the vice president is “leaning toward” a 2016 bid for the White House. Biden has reportedly told friends that if he does run for president, he will serve only one term, making an early announcement of his vice-presidential running-mate a logical possibility.

One also cannot overlook the carefully chosen words of White House spokesman Josh Earnest in his daily briefing for reporters on Monday. Noting that President Obama and Vice President Biden had lunched together earlier that day, Earnest didn’t go so far as to say what a senior Democrat told CNN — that Biden had received Obama’s “blessing” to run for the Oval Office. Earnest did, however, all but declare the president’s preference for Biden over Obama’s former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.

Answering questions from ABC News’ Jon Karl, Earnest said, “The president has indicated his view that the decision that he made, I guess seven years ago now, to add Joe Biden to the ticket as his running mate was the smartest decision he’d ever made in politics.”

Again, while that’s not a direct endorsement of a Joe Biden candidacy in 2016, from the words and demeanor of Obama’s official spokesman it would be reasonable to say that Hillary Clinton would not be Barack Obama’s first choice to carry his banner forward.

“I think you could make the case,” said the White House spokesman, “that there is probably no one in American politics today who has a better understanding of exactly what is required to mount a successful national presidential campaign.” He wasn’t talking about Hillary.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the very telling segment of the briefing in which Josh Earnest offered high praise from his boss about Biden’s “aptitude for the top job.”

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This Secret Meeting Just Held In D.C. Could Prove To Be A HUGE Turning Point For 2016

The intrigue and speculation has just been pumped up regarding the Democrats’ 2016 picture and how it may be totally reshaped in the coming weeks. Vice President Joe Biden reportedly took time out of his vacation at his Delaware home to travel to Washington for a secret, unannounced meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The two are said to have met over lunch on Saturday at the Naval Observatory, the vice president’s official residence, where they discussed a wide range of issues impacting the 2016 race.

And with Hillary Clinton appearing to sink deeper into the Emailgate scandal with each passing day, the Biden-Warren rendezvous in D.C. is fueling all sorts of chatter about the real purpose of the get-together. Newsmax notes that “political pundits are abuzz with the possibility of a Joe Biden-Elizabeth Warren 2016 ticket.”

While the 72-year-old Biden has been considering whether to toss his hat into the ring for a third presidential run, he hasn’t yet made up his mind — or at least he hasn’t let it be known whether he’ll jump into the race. The Newsmax report on the secret meeting between the VP and the senator says that Biden “has told friends that if he does run for president, he will serve only one term, making an early announcement of his vice-presidential running-mate a strong possibility.”

The Wall Street Journal over the weekend reported that Biden is “leaning toward” a 2016 bid for the White House. The article referred to the Biden-Warren meeting as a significant indicator of the vice president’s frame of mind. “A surprise weekend trip to Washington to meet with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), a darling of the party’s liberal wing, represented a pivot from potential to likely candidate, one Biden supporter said.”

As Western Journalism reported late last week, a new Quinnipiac University poll of three swing states showed that Biden fared as well as or better than Clinton in head-to-head matchups with top GOP presidential candidates, even though the vice president isn’t officially in the running. The survey also showed that voters in each of the key states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania found Biden to be more trustworthy than Clinton.

Another curious turn of events over the weekend is adding fuel to the fire of speculation about what Elizabeth Warren might be thinking. In an interview with Boston TV station WBZ, the far-left senator, who has repeatedly said she would not be a candidate for president in 2016, said she would not commit to a campaign to retain her U.S. senate seat. Warren’s re-election bid would come in 2018.

In its report on the interview, Politico notes that the outspoken liberal critic of Wall Street and big banks also “once again pointedly declined to endorse Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton”:

“I don’t think anyone has been anointed,” she said in response to a question on whether it was a mistake for Democrats to “anoint” Clinton as the nominee.

Asked whether she thinks she missed her moment by not running, Warren was blunt: “No.”

“Not at all?”

“No.”

The inside-the-beltway chatter about a possible Biden-Warren 2016 ticket also drew attention from writer John Fund who authored a piece just published by National Review. The title of the article: “Democrats Look at Plan B: Biden as a One-Term President, with Warren as His VP.”

What do you think? Is a Biden-Warren ticket a serious possibility? Join the conversation by commenting below.

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The Bad News That Just Hammered Hillary Could Be Even Worse News For Republicans

No doubt you’ve heard the warning about being careful what you wish for. That advice could be coming into play in a big, ugly way for those Republicans wishing that Hillary Clinton be knocked out of the race for the 2016 Democrat nod for president. Because, if Hillary is not her party’s nominee, who will be standing on the stage at the Democrats’ convention in Philadelphia next year accepting the nomination to run? Bernie Sanders? Joe Biden? Martin O’Malley or Jim Webb or Lincoln Chafee?

Elizabeth Warren.

That’s who I’ve long thought would step up, emerging from her self-imposed, self-serving quiet place on the political sidelines, to claim the mantle as the heralded savior of the increasingly leftist Democrat Party. An outspoken, progressive woman — a spitfire with spunk and, in the eyes of adoring fans, substance — Warren would be a combination of the “best” of what Clinton and Sanders have to offer. In ideology and symbolism, the senator from Massachusetts would seem to be the obvious draft pick for Democrats who want a go-get-’em woman and a give-everybody-everything socialist who doesn’t call herself one.

One of the top Republicans running for president, Dr. Ben Carson, has said it over and over again — he made a point of saying it during the GOP debate — he hopes Hillary is the nominee because she’s the most vulnerable, the most beatable, the most easily tarnished and vanquished liberal foe. Hillary’s consistently declining poll numbers indicate just how soft her support truly is.

Now, not only are Republicans bashing and trashing the former secretary of state, senator, and first lady, but Democrat party insiders are said to be increasingly worried about Hillary’s chances when voters go to the polls in November, 2016. And, of course, there’s the active and widening FBI/Justice Department investigation into “Emailgate,” as well as the congressional probe into the Benghazi scandal. Not to mention the numerous controversies and questions about serious conflicts of interest surrounding the Clinton Foundation.

The proverbial “death by a thousand cuts” is taking place right before our eyes. It wouldn’t be surprising to learn, someday, that Democrat power brokers and machine operators — maybe even a few Obama-aligned operatives — have their own knives out and are working behind the scenes to undermine Hillary and force her out of the race. They could easily be petrified that she’s damaged goods and, even if she scores the nomination, will be clobbered during a bloody, party-pooping general election. A revealing piece posted on The Hill claims that Democrats are nearing “Clinton panic mode.”

A just-published opinion piece on TheBlaze by best-selling author and political commentator Wayne Allyn Root lays out the Warren for President rationale very well. Root contends that “Hillary Clinton is done” — “They are drawing chalk marks on the outline of her political career” — and Elizabeth Warren is prepping for her entry onto the spotlighted stage.

Writes Root: “…there’s a woman out there who is perfect for the perennially angry special interests of the Democratic Party. She can continue on with Hillary’s theme – that there’s a ‘Republican, conservative war on women.’ Her name is Elizabeth Warren.

“Warren bowed out of this race months ago in deference to Hillary. But now that Hillary is mortally wounded, I can already see the ‘heroic’ press conference,” Root observes.

You might look at the Bernie Sanders phenomenon — his ability to attract huge, enthusiastic crowds at campaign stop after stop — as a warm-up act for Warren, brilliantly booked and manipulated by the party elite who would never allow Bernie to be “the man.” The avowed socialist who thinks taxes are too low and government is too small has lit a fire — Warren will be able to stoke it into an inferno.

Root summarizes his Elizabeth-rides-to-the-rescue assessment by noting that the liberal media is no doubt ready to relegate Hillary to the ash heap of history as they raise up Warren and propel her bid to make history: “The media will love it. They’ll put Elizabeth on their biased shoulders and push her towards the presidency.”

And why have the progressive powers that be allowed Hillary Clinton to sink this far into a quicksandy swamp largely of her own making? They want to make absolutely, positively, without any shred of a doubt sure that Hillary is toast — burnt toast. They want to be certain that she is gone for good so Elizabeth Warren will have a clear shot when it’s determined her time to shine has arrived.

Oh, and what about Bernie Sanders and his advancing army of supporters? When a new general takes the field and sounds the call — a female commander who captures the imagination of starry-eyed ideologues and history-ignorant dwellers in the world of social media — most of Sanders’ supporters will no doubt become Warren enlistees. After all, as Root aptly notes of Bernie:

America only elect socialists who pretend to be moderates (see Barack Obama). No one admitting proudly they believe in the economic system of Cuba, Angola, Venezuela and Greece can be president of the United States. Big crowds, or not, Bernie is only a passing fancy. The Democrats must find a socialist who at least pretends to love America.

The wheels of Washington intrigue and power politics are in motion, the gears are engaging — you can almost hear them. Hillary will have a legal and not a political fight on her hands within months, her money and time will be going toward trying to make sure she doesn’t do hard time.

Biden will enjoy his sunset years. No other Democrat contender will be anything other than a sparring partner for Elizabeth at the Democrat debates, helping her get in shape for the face-off with the GOP. Warren will be on the stump and stirring it first in the hearts of liberal activists who’ll be saying, “Hillary who?” long before the Iowa caucuses get underway.

And whoever is the Republican chosen to lead the party onto the 2016 battlefield may look back and wish for the good ole days when Hillary Clinton was the tired and troubled liberal warrior to beat.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

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Hillary Caught In Another Self-Serving Lie – A Lot Like The Whopper A Potential Challenger Has Told

You may recall the big flap over Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s oft-repeated claim that she is part Cherokee, descended from Native Americans — a claim that Breitbart News debunked through extensive and detailed documentation.

“In 2012 Breitbart News exhaustively documented the facts surrounding Senator Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry and demonstrated that no credible evidence exists to support those claims. But lack of genealogical evidence has never stopped Senator Warren from boldly asserting as fact something which is flatly not true.”

The far-left senator’s claim of Native American ancestry — in addition to possibly conveying upon her some sort of pseudo-authenticity as a legitimate voice of oppressed America — was reportedly useful in her applications for employment prior to being elected to public office, as Breitbart noted.

She’s made this claim, apparently, to three separate employers–the University of Texas Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Harvard Law School. None apparently asked her for proof, nor did she offer any.

Now, it turns out, Hillary Clinton is also angling for an advantage in presenting her faux family history to the American people as she applies for the most powerful job in the land — President of the United States.

The wildly popular website BuzzFeed has just posted the results of its investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s claims that all her grandparents were immigrants — an assertion that could boost the candidate’s standing with a key constituency perceived to be vital to Democrats’ electoral hopes

And as the BuzzFeed article points out, this provably false Clinton claim is being repeated as she launches her campaign in Iowa this week, staging small, intimate gatherings with supposedly “everyday” folks.

“Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that all her grandparents had immigrated to the United States, a story that conflicts with public census and other records related to her maternal and paternal grandparents.”

The BuzzFeed piece presents a number of images of census records that clearly indicate Hillary is not telling the truth about her so-called “immigrant” grandparents.

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Lest you think that the BuzzFeed post on Hillary’s self-serving lie about her ancestry won’t reverberate around the web and be seen by folks who like the candidate as well as those who don’t, here are a few sample headlines from publications that have picked up on the story so far:

New York Post: “Hillary fudges the truth about her immigrant grandparents”
CNN: “Hillary Clinton misrepresents family history”
People Magazine: “Hillary Clinton got her grandparents’ immigration story wrong”

And how hard would it have been for Hillary Clinton or any semi-competent aide or novice assistant to confirm the candidate’s story about her “immigrant” ancestors? As the evidence presented by BuzzFeed shows, it would have been as simple as checking ancestry.com.

But then, as is the case with so many convenient and expedient narratives embraced and promoted by those on the left, that easily obtainable evidence would interfere with an appeal to a political base eager to believe.

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What These Hollywood Leftists Just Said In An Appeal About 2016 Should Worry Hillary

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If Hillary Clinton is thinking she’ll collect a lot of Hollywood cash for her 2016 campaign coffers, she may want to think again…and start some serious outreach to left-coast lefties who are already looking beyond the former first lady to another potential female candidate.

As writer Robert Laurie points out on Herman Cain’s website, a whole lot of movie and TV stars and entertainment industry luminaries have signed an open letter to Elizabeth Warren, virtually begging the Massachusetts senator to enter the race for president.

Calling themselves “Artists for Warren,” these 90 celebs put their names to the plea for the ultra-liberal lawmaker to “stand up for working families and take on the Wall Street banks and special interests that broke our economy.”

The open letter with the heading “Run Warren Run” refers time and again to “big corporations,” “corporate interests” and the “big banks” aligned with greedy Wall Street fat cats — pleading for a champion “who stands up for the people.”

Of course, one might find it more than a tad ironic that these Hollywood types — many of whom make many times the average wage of the average American — see fit to slam the system that has made them part of the “wealthiest 1%” they so harshly criticize. It would seem these stars want to bring down the kind of capitalism in which they, themselves, thrive.

Among the more recognizable names attached to this letter appealing to Warren to jump into a race she has avoided are:
– Michael Moore
– Mark Ruffalo
– Susan Sarandon
– Julia Stiles
– Ed Norton
– Olivia Wilde

One should note that those six names out of a list of 90 might suggest that this group does not necessarily represent the best and brightest of the left-coast libs — especially not the ones known to shower Democrats with torrents of money.

Still, this is a clear shot at Hillary Clinton, who, the letter suggests, is aligned with those big, bad “corporate” interests and Wall Street bankers from whom Elizabeth Warren could be a “powerful, tireless champion…to push for real solutions to income inequality.”

As for Warren herself, she continues to say she has no intention of running for president in 2016. Though, in doing so, she has not hesitated to denounce a Hillary Clinton candidacy, as The Atlantic notes: “Warren has characterized Hillary Clinton herself as a conscienceless politician who betrayed her professed principles for campaign donations.”

h/t: Herman Cain

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