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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:21 PM

Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Moderates and Generates Chants of Warren 2020

'Senator Elizabeth Warren used a speech to a grass-roots conference Saturday to take direct aim at Democrats’ diminished moderate wing, ridiculing Clinton-era policies and jubilantly proclaiming that liberals had taken control of the party. While not invoking former President Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton by name, Ms. Warren sent an unambiguous message that she believes the Clinton effort to push Democrats toward the political center should be relegated to history.

“The Democratic Party isn’t going back to the days of welfare reform and the crime bill,” she said, highlighting measures Mr. Clinton signed into law as president that are reviled by much of the left. “It is not going to happen.”

Yet Ms. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who is widely thought to be considering running for president in 2020, noted to about 1,000 activists here for the yearly Netroots Nation meeting that they hardly needed to worry about the party shifting to the middle as it did in the 1990s. Liberals, she said, have taken charge.

“We are not the gate-crashers of today’s Democratic Party,” Ms. Warren said, invoking a term first used to describe the liberal blogosphere that emerged a decade ago. “We are not a wing of today’s Democratic Party. We are the heart and soul of today’s Democratic Party.” . .

“If we’re going to be the people who lead the Democratic Party back from the wilderness and lead our country out of this dark time, then we can’t waste energy arguing about whose issue matters more or who in our alliance should be voted off the island,” she said, drawing applause.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-democrats-liberals.html?

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Reply Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Moderates and Generates Chants of Warren 2020 (Original post)
elleng Aug 2017 OP
DURHAM D Aug 2017 #1
elleng Aug 2017 #2
DURHAM D Aug 2017 #4
elleng Aug 2017 #5
DURHAM D Aug 2017 #6
elleng Aug 2017 #8
Nitram Aug 2017 #9
elleng Aug 2017 #10
Indepatriot Aug 2017 #11
Scruffy1 Aug 2017 #12
greymattermom Aug 2017 #3
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #7

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:26 PM

1. I am a fan Senator Warren but you are screwing up. nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:27 PM

2. 'You' who 'are screwing up?

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:28 PM

4. Is that supposed to make sense? nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:30 PM

5. As much sense as what you wrote, 'You are screwing up.'

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:31 PM

6. Sorry but I can't help you.

btw - Are you still pushing Martin O'Malley for President?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:47 PM

8. I would like to understand your post:

'You are screwing up,' meaning ME, or meaning Elizabeth Warren? And why?

I am not 'pushing' anyone at this point. There are several potential candidates of interest to me.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:30 PM

9. I agree, durham.

We'd be giving up every advantage we have now that the right is in disarray.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:34 PM

10. What do you agree with, Nitram?

I tried to find out what Durham meant by the post, and explanation wasn't provided. Discussions are needed, imo.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:05 PM

11. Yes! Ms. Warren! Please don't question the wisdom and judgement

of the Democratic Establishment. Their track record over the last 20 years speaks for itself..........

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Response to Indepatriot (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 14, 2017, 08:38 AM

12. Amen.

I have a lot of contact with youger people and believe me the world of voters has changed since the nineties. Instead of lamneting the third party voters we need to get their vote.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:28 PM

3. I was there

and it was fantastic. She seemed much calmer than I've seen her on tv. She didn't seem to be yelling, and the crowd was wonderful. Al Gore was great too.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:38 PM

7. She is my early favorite

No one can question her credentials on economic justice.

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