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Sat May 16, 2015, 05:56 PM

At California Democratic Convention today, Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Warren Rouses Dems

Elizabeth Warren rouses California Democrats: 'America is ready to stand with us'
5/16/15



Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a tub-thumping speech to delegates at the California Democratic Party convention in Anaheim on Saturday, touching on the policy themes that have made her the increasingly popular champion of her party's liberal wing and bestowing conspicuous praise on state Atty. Gen. and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris.

Anyone hoping for Warren to call out President Obama by name over a controversial trade pact was disappointed. But she did make caustic remarks about the deal, saying it would benefit multinational corporations and "leave American workers in the dirt."

And she made abstract attacks on those who place politics above principle, comments that could be seen as indirect criticism of White House leadership on some core Democratic causes.

"When we stand together, when we make it clear what we believe in, America is ready to stand with us," Warren told the rapt crowd at the Anaheim Convention Center. "This isn't just about politics. It's about values."

....Today, Warren said, "This country isn't working for working people. It's working only for people at the top. That's not the American dream. That's the American nightmare."

When discussing unjust home foreclosures by banks, Warren made clear where her loyalties lie in the drama that is the convention's unofficial main event: the looming battle between Harris and U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in the race to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer....

http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-elizabeth-warren-convention-20150516-story.html


Here's an amateur video of (most) of the speech. She of course rocks it out!! I wish all Democratic leaders felt like this, and not just when running for office~



(Xposted in the Elizabeth Warren Group)

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RiverLover May 2015 OP
daleanime May 2015 #1
sabrina 1 May 2015 #2
RiverLover May 2015 #4
FlatBaroque May 2015 #5
nenagh May 2015 #3
NBachers May 2015 #6

Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 06:03 PM

1. K&R.....

and bookmarked for later.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 06:10 PM

2. The winds of change are blowing. I've noticed when reading history that just when things seem

hopeless, leaders seem to emerge at just the right time to begin to turn things around.

These have been pretty dark times over the past few decades.

And now, we have Warren, Sanders, Brown, and others gaining courage from their willingness to take the lead in exposing the dark side of our political system.

Attacking here was one of the worst things this president could have done.

He should have looked at what happened to Third Way Kessler when he tried it a few months ago.

She speaks for the people.

Better to listen to those who speak for the people. As history also shows.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #2)

Sat May 16, 2015, 06:28 PM

4. It really is a hopeful thing to have such dedicated & genuine progressives emerge at this time

in our living history. To counter the false narratives coming from all sides with the truths. And most importantly, offering the solutions to the problems! It isn't just platitudes. How refreshing!

The winds of change, yes. That fits.

We thought we had that change with Obama, but there is a vacuum to fill since that failed to pan out, and we're truly blessed to have some incredibly talented, capable people step up to fill the void!

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #2)

Sat May 16, 2015, 07:18 PM

5. One of my top 10 from the Mahatma

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”


― Mahatma Gandhi


PS - I'm not stalking you; we just click on the same threads. Like minds...and all that

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 06:15 PM

3. K&R..

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 08:33 PM

6. This is the first time I've heard that Loretta Sanchez is also running for Boxer's seat.

I've always donated to Sanchez during election time, but my vote will be with Kamala Harris this time.

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