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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:37 PM

Amid 2020 buzz, Warren urges Democrats to reject centrist policies and move leftward

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/politics/elizabeth-warren-netroots-nation/index.html

Atlanta (CNN) In the aftermath of last year's election, the centrist old guard is out and progressives have won the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, Elizabeth Warren declared Saturday.

"But, boy, we've inherited a hell of a challenge, haven't we?" she said at an annual gathering here of thousands of progressive activists.

In a speech that outlined Warren's vision for the party's future, the Massachusetts senator offered a series of policy prescriptions, calling on Democrats to push for Medicare for all, debt-free college or technical school, universal pre-kindergarten, a $15-an-hour minimum wage and portable benefits.

She dug in against President Donald Trump, saying Democrats would defend undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children and that "we're never, ever going to build your stupid wall."
And she celebrated the ascendant progressive wing's takeover of the party -- which has accelerated since November's election.

"We don't have to tip-toe anymore. We don't have to hedge our bets," Warren said.

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Reply Amid 2020 buzz, Warren urges Democrats to reject centrist policies and move leftward (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Aug 13 OP
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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:10 PM

1. Bravo

wish she had been our candidate in 2016. We would have won.

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:13 PM

2. Bravo...n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:16 PM

3. The problem with centrism

is that the center keeps moving further right everytime the republicans lurch that way.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:20 PM

4. That would be a winning strategy done correctly.

By "correctly," I mean that all those centrists will have to authentically move left, not just give that move lip service, and when it comes to party leadership, it can't be suddenly faux-evolved centrists, but from the left-wing of the party to begin with.

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:21 PM

5. DURec

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Mon Aug 14, 2017, 11:21 AM

6. Kicked and recommended

as hard as I can.

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