Sorry Elizabeth Warren, or should I say Fauxcahontas, but Progressives are not going to be able to bring Democrats back out of the wilderness. It was a nice fantasy though, I suppose.
Even central Democrats are pushing back against the senator’s claims.
Dem. Rep. Ellen Tauscher said, “We can’t win the House back with progressives running in swing states.”
Even interviews conducted with many strategists, donors, and organizers from the Democratic party are revealing that they do not agree with her claims that Progressives are the Democratic Party’s “heart and soul” and that they will prevail in taking the country back.
The Hill reports:
Warren offered that synopsis during a speech at the liberal Netroots Nation conference last weekend, adding that progressives are in control of the party.
The Democrats who disagree with Warren are generally from the center of the party, and many were staunch supporters of former President Barack Obama and Clinton.
The clash is further proof of the divide in the party after 2016’s disappointment. Even as they face a Republican Party torn over how to deal with President Trump, Democrats are still trying to figure out what kind of a party they are.
The Obama and Clinton supporters say they have grown tired of having to deal with fighting over progressivism and 1990s-era battles over former President Bill Clinton’s work on welfare and criminal justice reform, which were campaign issues last year and subjects of criticism by Warren just last week.
“I’m wary of pendulum politics,” one former senior administration official to Obama said. “We can’t whiplash the country.”
Tauscher called it “a tired, old debate.”
“And it’s certainly not going to help us win,” she said. “Our party should be looking to expand the tent. If we divide ourselves, we’re doing our opponents’ jobs for them.”
Democratic strategist Jim Manley, who served as a spokesman to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said while support has grown for many progressive issues, including a single-payer healthcare system, the party is in the midst of a rebuilding process and trying to figure out its next steps.
Manley said, “I don’t think we as a party can be casting too many people aside,” he continued, “We need to figure out how to grow and bring everybody together. I realize that’s happy talk but that’s the reality. When you start talking about purity tests, that’s a little problematic.”
I just find it humorous that even the Democrats are noticing how crazy Warren is…..Now if they would only see it about Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters.
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