Friday, April 3, 2015

Hillary's National Headquarters to Open in Brooklyn

“Hipster Hillary” Clinton’s move to Brooklyn is seen as a big joke  —   By Republicans 

Local Republicans can’t see Hillary as “Hipster Cool” even if she switches to Artisanal-friendly pant suits  —   National Republicans think the move to Brooklyn shows that Hillary is even further out of touch with Americans than previously thought


According to a report in the Daily Mail, Hillary Clinton’s campaign signed a lease for two floors of office space in Brooklyn, New York (See “ 'Hipster' for president: Hillary Clinton campaign-in-waiting signs lease for office space in Brooklyn, New York” by David Martosko,  4/3/15, Daily Mail/ dilaymail.co.uk [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3024644/Hipster-president-Hillary-Clinton-campaign-waiting-signs-lease-office-space-Brooklyn.html]).

The Daily Mail article made these observations:

• 1 Pierrepont Plaza also houses Morgan Stanley and the federal prosecutor's office
• Hillary's campaign will occupy two full floors in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood
• Upscale hipster neighborhood includes Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, Shake Shack and a private squash club
• Campaign has just 15 days to declare itself in the White House hunt after taking a formal step like committing to office space

HUMA ABEDIN SEEN SURVEYING THE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS SITE

Also the Daily Mail note that the blog Politico reported on the lease-signing, saying that Clinton chief of staff Huma Abedin has been spotted walking around the neighborhood and touring the building. That is especially interesting because Huma Abedin is up to her neck in Hillary Clinton’s E-mail scandal —  for two reasons.  First, the exchange of E-mails between Clinton and Abedin showed that Hillary mixed up her official and private messages; and second, Clinton advisor Abedin, while employed by the State Department used her own private E-mail account, which was also on the Clinton “private” or “personal” server.

BROOKLYN GOPers WILL LOOK ASKANCE AT ANY HILLARY ATTEMPT TO ADOPT NEW LOOK AS A HIPSTER  —   BUT THE NATIONAL GOP IS LAUGHING AT THE WHOLE THING AS A GAFFE FOR IGNORING THE REALITIES OF “FLY-OVER COUNTRY”

Local Brooklyn Republicans scoff at the notion of a local Brooklyn National Campaign Headquarters for Clinton. That Hillary is in any way a hipster is just ludicrous; and that Brooklyn Heights relates in any way to other part of Brooklyn ignores what the rest of Brooklyn is all about.

Meanwhile, a Republican Party official in Iowa who spoke to the Daily Mail Online said on Friday that Clinton's choice of digs “won't matter much in flyover country where most of the votes are....   We're more likely to be impressed if you're close to a Wal-Mart,” the Iowan joked. “The tallest building in [my town] is three stories.”

A GOP Senate staffer laughed out loud at what he said would be “Hillary's hipster hell.”  “I guess we can expect all the Clinton campaign t-shirts to have ironic slogans, right?” he said. “I can't wait to drink Pabst Blue Ribbon at the launch party.”

A LITTLE DIFFERENT EMPHASIS IN CNN COVERAGE

CNN looked a little more closely at 1 Pierrepont Plaza and the surrounding neighborhood: “The building -- which bills itself as "Modern Offices. Brooklyn Cool" -- also houses offices for Morgan Stanley and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. ***   Clinton supporters see a number of benefits in Brooklyn, including ease of attracting talent to the New York area and the fact that it's known for ethnic and socio-economic diversity. ***   On the downside, some Clinton supporters have expressed concern with being closely associated with New York City, and in particular Wall Street, which is only [just across the river and] a few subway stops away....”  (See “Team Clinton signs lease for Brooklyn office” by Jeff Zeleny & Dan Merica, 4/3/15, CNN [http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/03/politics/hillary-clinton-brooklyn-headquarters-2016-elections/]).  CNN additionally noted that “... because Clinton is not a declared candidate, Clinton aides would not detail what entity signed the office lease.”

BROOKLYN EAGLE QUOTES CARLO SCISURRA OF BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

"Brooklyn could not be more prepared and excited to host Hillary Clinton as she begins her journey as the consensus front-runner for the Democratic nomination for President," said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "As one of the most diverse and tolerant places on the planet -- and with cool points no other city can match -- the road to the White House is clearly paved through our borough. Brooklyn is the capital of tomorrow, and there's no better place for tomorrow's aspiring President to run a campaign...." (See “Report: Hillary Clinton signs lease for Brooklyn Heights campaign office” by Staff Reporter, 4/3/15, The Brooklyn Eagle/ brooklyneagle.com
[http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/4/3/report-hillary-clinton-signs-lease-brooklyn-heights-campaign-office]).

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a good move for Clinton.

Anonymous said...

I disagree. Hillary's having her headquarters so near the media center of the USA will be a disaster. Even with the best PR people in the world working 24/7, there's just too much media in NYC, and Brooklyn is in NYC.

Hillary would have been better off being near the Washington, DC crowd, even though she distrusts them, they'll be covering her campaign anyway.

Anonymous said...


Ah yes, a Tree Grows in Brooklyn and, now, so does a Presidency.

Brooklyn Cool. Hillary Cool.

Mary Francis Nolan Tree of Heaven Hillary 2016 SUPER PAC

Anonymous said...

How about this as an early question for "Brooklyn Cool" Hillary, "How do you feel about having your headquarters in a city that's at war with Walmart?" And as a follow up, "Do you believe that it's better to go to war with Walmart than with Iran?"

Anonymous said...

Walmart is anti-Union. Why would anyone support it? Hillary is a champion of the working class and she has always received the support of big labor and unions. She will again in this election. No Democrat wins without the unions.

I hope she announces her candidacy on April 14th. That is Equal Pay for Women Day. It would be symbolic.

Mary Harris Jones for Hillary 2016

Anonymous said...

Hillarys hometown is Brooklyn, Illinois, Arkansas, Washington, Chappaqua = fugitive

Anonymous said...

Listen to yourself, "Big Labor" and "Unions" as if they stood up for the real working people. Big Labor, unions and the Democrats have almost destroyed America for both the white and black working man.

"Equal pay for women" is another poison pill myth of the Democrats. Women don't/can't do equal work, why should they get equal pay?

Most women suck in the workplace and almost no place else, that's why real men hate being around most of them. They wouldn't bother at all except for the little bit of begrudging sex that might sometime come along with the rest of most women's female BS.

That's also why real hardworking, hard-living American women hate them too.

Anonymous said...

Does that mean you're not voting for Hillary? Or are you still undecided?

Anonymous said...

The only part of a womans body that is bigger than a male part is the brain.

Its a fact that a womans brain is 6% bigger than a male brain. To translate that to some of the neanderthals that read this blog is this. Woman are smarter than men.

Did you ever notice that men always get caught cheating but woman never do.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "DON"T SAY IT'S A FACT WHEN IT AIN'T" EDITION

I WON'T SAY THAT "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 1:51 PM..." IS "LYING"; HOWEVER, THAT COMMENT MAKER IS SEVERELY FACTUALLY CHALLENGED ON THIS POINT --- OR IS RELYING ON SOME HILLARY CLINTON TALKING POINTS --- YOU KNOW THE KIND THAT, WITH THE SLIGHTEST BIT OF RESEARCH, TURN OUT TO BE FALSE

According to a recent study, men's brains are about 8 percent (8%) bigger than women's brains --- I don't know where the person above got his or her information, but I do suspect that the person who wrote the above misinformation is working with a brain that is on average eight percent (8%) smaller than the average man's brain.

In fact my Google search: "Size of women's brain compared to men's" [https://www.google.com/search?q=Size+of+women%27s+brain+compared+to+men%27s&oq=Size+of+women%27s+brain+compared+to+men%27s&aqs=chrome..69i57.22008j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8] turned up in each of it's first nine responses, making up the whole of the first page of responses to the query mentioned above, statements indicating that men had demonstrably larger brains
than women.

Also what "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 1:51 PM..." posited as a "fact" simply did not ring as true on its face; and the contra-positive of it had the advantage of being more likely to be true.

Anonymous said...

Ted Kennedy deep-sixed his mechanical vehicle of convenience with something incriminating in it at Chappaquiddick; and Hillary Clinton deep-sixed her electronic vehicle of convenience with something incriminating on it at Chappaqua.

What a cosmic coincidence!

Anonymous said...

Dear Gale, Did you really take the time to research those statistics? I hope you weren't googling on your smart phone during Mass- if so I'm telling. That was the only comment responding to the the brilliant Hillary supporter ones that actually gave me hope for the Brooklyn GOP for although wrong on the stats he seemed truly embarrassed by the misogyny of his GOP comrades. I assume they must all be filled with excitement as they await Hillary's arrival into the county. Its the level of excitement that I think must have been felt when our ancestors awaited the presence of the big fellow Michael Collins on St. Stephen's Green - and tomorrow we commemorate and celebrate that.

Brooklyn Irish for Hillary 2016

Anonymous said...

Robert DeNiro has just endorsed Hillary for president in 2016. "She has earned it." Robert DeNiro stated.

(Updating for Gale because he is out hunting Easter eggs.)

Election over - Hillary all but won with this endorsement.

You Talking to Hillary? Super PAC

Galewyn Massey said...

REFERENCE POINT: THE "DE NIRO THING" EDITION

THE DE NIRO "ENDORSEMENT" OF HILLARY CLINTON IS ADDRESSED IN THE NEXT POST ON THIS BLOG

For these and other wonderful things, please see my Sunday, April 5, 2015 post, “Let's take it easy this Easter Sunday ... And a few jellybeans about the ‘Raging Bull’ too” — above on this blog....