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Centrist Democrats Riled as Warren Says Days of 'Lukewarm' Policies Are Over


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Centrist Democrats Riled as Warren Says Days of 'Lukewarm' Policies Are Over

Jake Johnson, staff writer

In a wide-ranging and fiery keynote speech last weekend at the 12th annual Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Sen.


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This woman WILL be our next leader. Thank you Ms. Warren.


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Moderate their positions? Have they learned nothing? This country is sick from having 2 far right parties. If the Democrats move further to the right, they will have to start polishing up their jack boots.


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Good for her!

And good for us that she does!

You begin to get the sense that the old guard conservative Dems are on their way out and a FDR type democratic party is finally heading our way! Trump’s excesses have shaken the hold of conservative Dems on the party and now a more progressive agenda will finally be possible!

Good for her!


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The wishy-washy policies of the Democratic Party have given us Donald Trump. It’s time
for Democrats to be Democrats and work for a fair society for all citizens!


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Exactly


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Or it may be time for progressives to form a new party that actually represents our visions, beliefs and convictions.

The thing is about Elizabeth Warren is that she has more balls and more brains than the idiots who are actually running the Democratic Party. Perfectly worthless entities like Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein and especially the gutless rightwing professional politician Nancy Pelosi.


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“The Democratic Party isn’t going back to the days of welfare reform and the crime bill,” Warren said. “We’re not going back to the days of being lukewarm on choice. We’re not going back to the days when universal healthcare was something Democrats talked about on the campaign trail but were too chicken to fight for after they got elected.”

That remains very much to be seen. Not much evidence, so far, and time is growing short for the Dems to make any progress in making fundamental changes before the 2018 elections. It’s going to take a lot more than speeches by Warren or Sanders to convince voters who stayed home in 2016 that the party is now, magically, about to put people, first and big money and corporations, second. The party core and leadership remains very much status quo.


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You know what isn’t over? The Democratic Party being a capitalist party. The only way humans and all other life on Earth will survive is to ditch capitalism right now. Just announced was that July was the hottest month in recorded history, without the el nino boost. The ice in the arctic is so bad, a team is trying to sail a boat to the pole this summer. Global sea ice is at a record low. I wonder what Warren would say about that.


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I think it’s long past time to ditch the democrats and go Socialist.


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What better way to fight Trump and the Republicans than divide the Democratic Party. Brilliant strategy!


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This is still a minor effect compared to the voter suppression that the GOP’s zealots provided. We still won the popular vote by almost 3 million…Kobach’s ‘Interstate Crosscheck’ suppressed 3-7 million votes all by itself. Yes, and the DimOcraps are totally recalcitrant in their duties and need to get their goddamn act together!!


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If you haven’t noticed, the Democratic Party is irrevocably divided. And since ‘Democrats’ are only 29% of registered voters, that makes for a very small Democratic base. And that base, as Schumer and Clinton illustrated in the general, are courting the Republican vote to no avail.


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I’ll believe Warren when she announces that she’s not taking corporate funding.


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That’s great news. We need the capitalist parties to collapse.


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so-called “moderate” Democrats, who have insisted that progressive policies won’t sell in swing states.

Yeah I know…

Only the Idiot Progressive wing want

Comprehensive Affordable Medical Care
Fair Taxes
Fair Wages
Effective Education
College for their Children

And of course nobody in the Red States want any of these things.

Yeah Right.


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This woman could have been Bernie’s VP if only she hadn’t endorsed the corporate candidate and sealed the progressives fate.

Now, she has had a change of heart.

How many more times will this happen with her?

This country needs a progressive party formed by progressives, not occasional ones.


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Whereas, with your “brilliant strategy” of corporate sell-out phony “centrism” by Clinton, Penn, Pelosi and Wasserman-Schultz, you idiots LOST TO TRUMP.

You have NO CREDIBILITY. Shut up and go away.


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Lrx, the Democratic Party Establishment is totally responsible for the division you speak of.

They had a surging candidate and what did they do?

Please leave your sarcasm at home.


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Warren only endorsed Clinton after she had already captured the nomination via the primaries. She stayed neutral during the primaries because she didn’t think that Bernie was actually going to win. However, if she had endorsed Bernie during the primaries, it might have made a difference. Anyway, that is water under the bridge now. Regarding her view of the future, a very good and strong reinforcement of her position can be found in another analysis. Go to Alternet and look for an article entitled - Blowing up the Myth of the ‘Political Center’ in America, by Gaius Publics.