Monday, July 21, 2014

The Young Turks: Cenk Uygur & Anna Kasparien: 'The Establishment Should Fear Elizabeth Warren'

Source:The Young Turks- Cenk Uygur.

"Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) went to bat for a fellow Democrat's underdog Senate campaign here Monday, railing against Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's (R-W.Va.) financial industry connections. The historic Shepherdstown, chartered in 1762, played host to Warren's upbeat rally in support of West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.

Tennant and Capito are vying to succeed the retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) in a race that will produce the Mountain State's first-ever female senator. Warren, who has campaigned this cycle for Senate candidates across the Democratic political spectrum, gave a scathing criticism of Capito's record on financial issues. 

"When [Wall Street] needs her, [Capito's] been there," Warren said in a packed hotel ballroom. "She's out there for Wall Street, she's leading the charge. ... We need some more people who are willing to work on the side of America's families.""* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down. 

*Read more here from Samantha Lachman:The Huffington Post." 

What are the real political differences between Senator Barack Obama from 2005 to late 2008 and Senator Elizabeth Warren now? They both used and use great rhetoric in the sense that they know how to move their bases and the so-called progressive wing (if you want to call it that) of the Democratic Party. But if you look at their voting records in the Senate, they were and are both with their leadership in the Senate that would put them with center-left of the party. But certainly not leftist, radical, Green Party, so-called Progressive Caucus types, the Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader types that The Young Turks tend to follow and love. 

I don't know if Senator Warren is going to run for president or not and what I've seen from her so far doesn't give me much to vote for. Long on rhetoric and short on policy. But keep in mind, U.S. Senate is not only her first experience in Congress, but in public office in general at least as an elected official and she's only been on the job for eighteen months. 

But the only people that should fear the Senator if she runs for president are the Hillary Clinton establishment Democrats. Because if Senator Warren does run, she'll take real stances and force Hillary Clinton to officially go on the record on things that she would rather keep a big secret at least until the general election in 2016. 

You can also see this post at The Daily Times, on Blogger.

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  1. You can also see this post at The Daily Times: on Blogger.


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