Senator Elizabeth Warren elicited a great cheer from crowds during a conference on Saturday. Her speech deliberately attacked the Democrats’ ‘moderate wing’ and the Clinton-era policies. She then went on to boast about how the liberals have reclaimed their party.
Warren tactfully attacked both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s efforts to “push Democrats toward the political center” should be forgotten and dismissed:
“The Democratic Party isn’t going back to the days of welfare reform and the crime bill. It is not going to happen.”
The statement was a jab at several laws former president Clinton signed which have frustrated the left. But when Warren spoke to roughly 1,000 activists for the Netroots Nation meeting, she stated that her party no longer needed to worry about the party moving to the middle like in the 90’s. Warren went on to use the term “gate-crushers’ as she described what her party is becoming:
“We are not the gate-crashers of today’s Democratic Party. We are not a wing of today’s Democratic Party. We are the heart and soul of today’s Democratic Party.”
But her speech can’t possibly fix the rift caused by the 2016 elections. After President Trump was elected president, liberals fell apart trying to figure out why they were so divided.
Though Warren started becoming famous from her populist jeremiads, her recent speeches and events have helped her branch out to include more topics such as her recent speech. If she can continue her powerful engagements, we could experience Warren unite the Democratic party and will likely see her in the 2020 elections.
Ms. Warren offers the following advice to her attendees:
“If we’re going to be the people who lead the Democratic Party back from the wilderness and lead our country out of this dark time, then we can’t waste energy arguing about whose issue matters more or who in our alliance should be voted off the island.”
Credit: NY Times