It seems Democrats are bound and determined never to win another election again, a foolhardy strategy clearly being employed by one of their leading voices, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Warren spoke at a conference recently where she denounced cries for the Democrat Party to move back to the center and leave its radical socialist bent in the past, saying they “won’t go back.’
Perhaps Hillary’s loss to Trump still hasn’t sunk in yet.
The Washington Examiner is reporting, Referring to the crowd of progressive conference-goers as President Trump’s “worst nightmare,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tore into members of her own party who believe Democrats should move toward the center in a fiery speech at Netroots Nation.
In the Saturday morning keynote, Warren singled out a July op-ed in the New York Times written by Mark Penn and Andrew Stein titled “Back to the Center, Democrats.” The headline itself was enough to draw a loud chorus of boos from the audience.
Because, Warren asserted, Democrats are not going back to the center. The senator specifically argued the party “won’t go back” to the days of welfare reform, being “lukewarm on [abortion] choice,” and making empty promises on universal healthcare.
But contrary to Warren’s contention, far from “no one [caring],” Penn and Stein’s op-ed sparked days of debate among Democrats online. And having just targeted centrist Democrats for criticism, Warren pivoted to argue that in-fighting is harmful to the party. “We can’t waste energy arguing about whose issue matters more, and who in our alliance should be voted off the island,” she said.
“We are looking ahead and we will not, we shall not, we must not, allow anyone to turn back the clock,” Warren said, further cautioning Democrats against a slide to the center. The senator also assured supporters that “Trumpcare” would not receive a single Democratic vote, “not now, not ever.”
So what one could gather from Warren’s statement is that the left could care less that their platform was repudiated by an overwhelming majority of Americans, they’re still going to push the same old agenda anyway.
If your voters are sick of the extreme support for abortion, increased taxes, and expanded welfare programs, why continue to push things? Likely because they’re committed to the Obama vision of remaking the country in the progressive image, for
better or worse.