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Axelrod to Hillary fans: Why are you wasting donations on 2016 when we need them this year?
Hotair ^ | 02/07/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 02/07/2014 2:53:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The man’s got a point, for once.

With the Senate seriously at risk, and the Koch Brothers spending prodigiously, shouldn't Dem funders be focused on '14 and not '16 races?

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 6, 2014

Awful lot of static aimed at Hillary lately from Team Hopenchange. First came this WSJ piece about Democrats being “unsettled” by all the fundraising attention pro-Clinton PACs have gotten lately, then came this buzzy BuzzFeed report about Obama’s aides knocking her emerging 2016 strategy. Then came the news that Democrats will get no help from Priorities USA this fall; they’re keeping their powder dry for the Clinton coronation. There’s a zero-sum game afoot: The earlier the Hillary! 2016 extravaganza gets going, the less attention wealthy donors will pay to this year’s Senate races, which raises the odds that any new Supreme Court appointments during the final two years of Obama’s term will have to face a Republican majority. If O thinks his second term can’t get any tougher, just wait.

But that’s not all. If you missed it a few weeks ago, read Sean Trende’s probability estimates for control of the Senate over the next two election cycles. There’s a huge number of vulnerable Republicans up in 2016, making it very likely that Democrats will control the Senate again when the new president is inaugurated in 2017. That depends in part on how many seats are lost this year, though; obviously, the better the GOP does in 2014, the higher the bar for Democrats to retake the Senate will be two years from now. By Trende’s calculation, Republicans could win as many as eight seats this fall and Democrats would still be more likely than not to reclaim a majority in 2016 even if a Republican wins the presidential election. If you assume a Democratic presidential victory, the Democrats could afford to lose as many as nine seats this year and still *probably* win back the Senate in 2016. Point being, the stakes of this election are high not only for Obama in his final two years but for Hillary herself if she ends up running and winning. Want to make sure President Clinton can ram through a bunch of liberals for her cabinet and court vacancies? Better make sure you ante up for the Senate races this year, then. That’s what Axelrod’s thinking about, but whether logic can blunt the imperative among would-be Clinton courtiers to suck up early and often, I don’t know.

Via NRO, here’s Axelrod demonstrating his worry about 2014 in another way, kinda sorta nudging red-state Democrats to cut Obama loose and do what they need to do to win. Exit question: Is there more to the early noisy Hillary boosterism than meets the eye? At first I thought it was all about manufacturing an aura of inevitability to make her path through the primaries easier, but that’s unnecessary. No one, not even lefty darling Elizabeth Warren, seriously threatens Hillary. Maybe top Democrats are convinced that she’s less likely to run than everyone thinks, whether for health reasons or fatigue from the demands public life, and they’ve concluded they need to twist her arm somehow to make her do it. Constructing a prefab campaign for her, replete with lots of congressional endorsements and billionaires waving their checkbooks to make it relatively easy, might do it. Too bad for Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu, though.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014election; 2016; axelrod; demdonors; hillary; hillary2016

1 posted on 02/07/2014 2:53:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A dangerous place is between Hillary and her career.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 2:56:25 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SeekAndFind

Because even someone as stupid as a democrat knows 2014 is lost


3 posted on 02/07/2014 2:57:38 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would “Hillary fans” listen to the pleas of one of the main people who “screwed” Hillary out of her shot in 2008? Does he think they’ve forgotten? Hahahahaha! I think not.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 2:59:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 02/07/2014 2:59:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Beowulf9

I think Axelcrud is about to find that out the hard way, GOD willing.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 3:04:09 PM PST by Jean2
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7 posted on 02/07/2014 3:04:30 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Beowulf9

A dangerous place is between Hillary and her K rear.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 3:06:49 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds like a great County Road commission motto for the Winter.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 3:06:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
A puppet master's puppet master...


10 posted on 02/07/2014 3:06:56 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Jean2

AxleShaft?


11 posted on 02/07/2014 3:07:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: musicman

Perfect. From here on out, it’s Hil-liar-y.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 3:09:39 PM PST by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: SeekAndFind
What is Axelrod whining about? His boss spends most of his waking hours touring for campaign money.
Obama certainly must be loaded enough to throw some bucks to the congressional dems.
13 posted on 02/07/2014 3:10:22 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hillary: "Stand by your ma... well her... er a their... oh hell..., nevermind!"

I guess all those twenty or so women were all lying.

Vote Hillary. She knows how to hire private investigators to protect the right of the women her husband abused to remain silent.

14 posted on 02/07/2014 3:11:17 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: SeekAndFind
These people are just blowing smoke. The purpose of major donations is not to buttress a party in trouble. It is to buy post-election access from the one you think will be the winner.

If you think Hillary will win in 2016 then it is a good investment to donate to her coffers, and the earler the better. Money donated to a congressional candidate who is at best a tossup, and even if he wins will probably have little or no power, is a poor investment.

Axelrod knows this of course, but he is aiming his BS at the ignorant easily swayed small fry who still can cough up millions for the losers of 2014.

15 posted on 02/07/2014 3:14:22 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Axelrod has ties originally from Chicago, but was he ever on Team Clinton (Bill or Hillary)?


16 posted on 02/07/2014 3:23:05 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

A week is a lifetime in Washington politics. Two years is an eternity.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 3:26:33 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DoughtyOne
Hillary: "Stand by your ma... well her... er a their... oh hell..., nevermind!"

I guess all those twenty or so women were all lying.

"What difference does it make"

18 posted on 02/07/2014 3:29:58 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Exactly!


19 posted on 02/07/2014 3:33:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Probably knows Zero is going to do an end around the Constitution and run for a third term.

The campaign will just be a formality of course.
(Campaigns are good excuses for fund raising)

20 posted on 02/07/2014 3:35:14 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: musicman

Excellent!


21 posted on 02/07/2014 3:39:38 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

(Thanks!!)


22 posted on 02/07/2014 3:42:55 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

Give us your money so we can take it from others.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 4:40:36 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary to Axelrod: “Bugger off you Chicago communist freak”.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 5:24:23 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s easy,Democrats are racist,they want to hurt the Black guy obviously


25 posted on 02/08/2014 7:14:47 AM PST by ballplayer
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