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'Incredibly Important Moment': Warren Endorses Congressional Progressive Primary Challengers Jessica Cisneros and Marie Newman

This is one case when copying Sanders/Our Revolution and AOC/Justice Democrats is helpful and not divisive.

However it is also a politically convenient move by Warren. Supporting primary challengers for congress makes Warren look progressive. However there is no guarantee the primary challengers will actually defeat the incumbents. It’s a great PR stunt for Warren but might help with a few more donations for the primary challengers.

It’s not an “Incredibly Important Moment” but perhaps a sign of a “fake left in the primaries and run right in the general” campaign as the Clinton family pioneered.

Here is a video report of Warren’s ties to Clinton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds1u_zTkHuM

Here is a report of why she didn’t endorse Sanders in 2016:
https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/in-secret-letter-senate-democratic-women-rally-behind-hillary-clinton/

Warren is a “team-player” with the Clinton Democratic establishment who cheated Sanders in 2016. Warren even flip-flopped on whether he was cheated or not. Warren has flip-flopped 3 times on MFA so far this year.

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Thank you, WantBernieInstead, great comment and great links.

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Agree…if true
I remain skeptical of Liz

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Lets add this to the archive: January 2014
Third Way Spokesman Says Group Supported Elizabeth Warren’s Senate Campaign, Despite Damaging Quote


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“We supported Senator Warren when she ran for Senate, and we would never call for someone to run against her in a primary or anything like that,” Bennett said at American University Friday. “We just disagree with her on some things, and that’s pretty different than what’s happening in Republican politics now where if you step out of line, suddenly a primary candidate comes along.”

So Liz Owes the 3rd Way a debt - right?

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Or …that’s how she portrays herself at this point

Remember Obama ran as a Progressive then abandon that and governed as a Republican.

Skeptical

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I don’t care what Warren does or doesn’t do, because she’s a political opportunist and I won’t vote for her. If she actually supported all those positions she has copied from Bernie since 2016, she would be helping him win, instead of trying to defeat him.

The realization that we have only 10 years, if that, before catastrophic climate change becomes irreversible keeps me awake at night. If Bernie is not elected, it will be game over for the future of our kids and grandkids, who will suffer in ways we can’t even imagine. Bernie is the only one with even a chance of changing our deadly trajectory.

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This is worth watching:

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Warren is a phony.

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My next T-shirt.

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Her neutrality during the DAPL Water Protecter protests, “I am a capitalist” dog whistle, and continuing vote in support of war spending, are mistrust issues that support for a couple progressives, though welcome, will not overcome. At this point, I think she will have to name her major cabinet nominees for Treasury, Defense and State and they would need to be socialist, anti-war people outside the Washington/NYC/Pentagon bubble. Trust, once lost, is not easily regained. The last thing we need is another Obummer. I think Warren is DNC/Wall St’s poison pill candidate they are willing to swallow if it is the only way to stop Bernie or Tulsi. [I’m still POed at Bernie for not supporting the inclusion of Tulsi on the next debate stage. She had his back in 2016 and resigned her leadership position and he repays her with a “Tulsi who?”]

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Sanders / Gabbard 2020

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I wouldn’t compare her to Gingrich. I would compare her to Obama. I think she would be a little to his left on a few issues, but far short of what we need. We need structural changes, and she isn’t as committed to the radical changes that we need as Bernie is. And I think it is perdectly logical to hold her at arms length. For some reasons mentioned in this thread, but others as well. She has said that she will take corporate money in the general election and a good chunk of her money this time around early on came from her previous fundraising, and a lot of that came from the big money donors she will take bribes from. Not only is she clearly not committed to single payer, a recent Tweet of hers talked about access to healthcare. Some might not find that problematic, I think it is telling.

Joe Manchin is not tons better than the right wing men these two women are running against. His last primary challenger was a progressive woman, a Bernie supporter. Did Warren back her? Well, was she running for president? No, and so she didn’t. In fact, look how she defended him on The Young Turks. You could defend him, maybe, as a lesser of two evils. She went far beyond that. She is also pretty bad on foreign policy. I, again, think she is better than Clinton was, would probably be a little better than Obama on a few issues, but I think far less would change than if Bernie was elected.

I agree that people should think a bit why the corporate media is pushing her now. It matters, people should ask why. It isn’t as if her run is nearly as big of a story as Bernie’s run last time, and how radically different has the coverage been? If Bernie is president, most of the hacks you see on TV are out on their ass. They and their employers have a lot to lose. Enough will stay on place if she is elected that many of them will maintain their place in the power structure, and their employers will not be challenged in the same ways.

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Elizabeth Warren is quickly turning into the Ed Milibrand of US politics. This won’t end well.

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Two things: Drinking Warren-flavored kool-aid has been known to give you the Obama virus.

Kamel-ugh comes off as sexist.

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In terms of demographics, there’s less overlap in their supporters than meets the eye:

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I’m always skeptical of politicians who are forced to change positions… they always change back. When Warren’s rubber hit the road in 2016, Warren was running right.

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Yes, I’d love to see President Sanders administration. I’d relish watching him compare and contrast the DNC/RNC twins.

I don’t mind capitalism; it’s the ugly side of capitalism that always gets their policies with these neoliberals: 19th-century laissez-faire economics including: privatization, austerity, deregulation, free trade, job outsourcing and reductions in government social spending.

Warren’s history in teaching and supporting Reaganomics-nonsense is that which disheartens me. Our form of government insures that regulation will not be how we defeat climate change; the next election always brings neoliberal de-regulators. (both Republican and Democratic neoliberals)

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She did a really bad job on Dave Rubin’s program, gotta say.

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Nice to see the whole comments section is judging Warren correctly as a con artist. Does Commondreams.org think it has to “fall for it” every time with these leftie Capitalists to appeal to their readers? Disappointing.

Warren, and even Sanders, are bulwarks against the effective organization of real leftist movements like the Communists, Socialists, and Anarchists. If history has taught us anything, this faux left will cause the far right to gain in strength, thinking that there is a real threat to their white supremacy.

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