Nope! Was the response when Senator Warren was asked about Harry Reid’s job.
By happenstance I heard today, Senator Warren’s interview on Here and Now.
I just wonder, was the answer to the question about running for the Democratic Senate top position adamant enough for those who keep pushing to have her run for a leadership position? How is it that some of the leadership in the progressing/liberal genre not get that she is already a leader? She’s leading already! Now, let’s get a few more please.
” Now, let’s get a few more please.”
Fat chance. The Schumer coronation tells you all you need to know about the type of candidates the Democratic establishment is going to support – those who pledge allegiance both to the AIPAC warmongers and to the status-quo , Rubinite , Dem half of the “Money Party” duopoly.
If Warren was truly progressive she couldn’t possibly support Schumer. For me , the bloom is falling off the Warren rose.
I’ll never vote Republican , but I see no reason to support this Democratic party either. It’s depressing.
I’m not asking the Dem party to produce the leaders. I’m asking those voters who identify as a progressive/liberal to start making some more leaders. Warren is a leader because enough people backed her. There are others whom I’m sure are a leader in other aspects of the progressive/liberal ideology. Time the voters latch on to them too and get them elected.
As to Warren supporting Schumer, I find it smart politics when you have built a reputation as a specifically focused leader. This is assuming there is no true progressive within the senate that would be able to win the position.
Marko, it’s all fine and well for you to say a pox on both your houses, but in the reality of today’s politics, your support for neither side is, in fact, support for the Republican Party. That is the reality we must make the best of. All Democrats will do some things no Republican will do. Chuck Schumer voted for Dodd-Frank, no Republican did. Tens if not hundreds of thousands of Schumer’s constituents work in finance, probably the state’s largest industry. Elizabeth Warren would be more solicitous of that industry if she lived in New York — but, like all the other Democrats and unlike a single Republican, she would have voted for Dodd-Frank anyway. If we had had a President who actually cared about the issue as much as he had promised and a couple more Democrats in the Senate, we would have had a card-check law for labor organizing. That would have been a big eff-ing deal, but only with Democrats in control would we have had a prayer of passing that.
I see no responsible choice except to support the Democrat elected to run — if you can’t get your preferred candidate — in any and all cases, and then to keep the pressure on to make that Democrat do the right thing. The first priority today is to get as many Republicans as possible out of office, period.
Borrowing Senator Warren’s response : ” Nope !”.
The Blue Dogs were turned out of office because voters rightly determined that if you’re going to govern as a Republican , you should at least be honest about it , and attach the “R” to your name. The Democratic Party , by all rights , should be stronger going forward having purged the ranks of these impostors. Except they won’t be , because the response to the successive failures among Blue Dogs was to replace them with the “New Democrat Coalition ” – simply another version of Republican-lite. The hell with that , and the hell with a dyed-in-the-wool neoliberal like Schumer running the Senate.
If the voters in this country want a Republican government , I say give it to them. Give it to them good and hard , for four long years. Then maybe we’ll see some real change.
I get that and have thought the same. Yes, people did not get that the “new dem” was the old “blue dog”. But the progressives/liberals are making progress.
With that, I’m hoping maybe, just maybe this Indiana experience might just be the thing that gets people off their duff to vote.