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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- There was a time not so long ago when leading Democrats warned that Elizabeth Warren's "fantasy-based blue-state populism" risked leading the party to ruin. But in a revealing tell of how far her campaign has come since its early February launch, some unlikely voices in the center of the party are growing more comfortable with the idea of Warren as the nominee.

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"Establishment and moderate Democrats haven't necessarily been won over to Warren's camp yet -- many still point to former Vice President Joe Biden as their preferred candidate. But the tensions that once marked Warren's relationship with moderate Democrats have begun to dissipate as she methodically lays out her agenda and shows a folksier, more accessible side that wasn't always apparent in her role as a blue-state senator and progressive icon."

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-19 07:05 PM | Reply

Having read most of Warren's policy proposals, I tend to agree with this assessment, mostly because they are well thought out and far closer to the middle than they appear at first blush.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-19 07:58 PM | Reply

I agree that she is well thought-out, and knows how to get her points across, but Trump OWNS her. See: Native American Heritage.

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-06-19 08:13 PM | Reply

but Trump OWNS her. See: Native American Heritage.

Think about how sad that is.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-06-19 08:15 PM | Reply

Trump gave the 1/1032 Native American part of her a tomahawk to the cranium, and she offered her scalp in the process..

#5 | Posted by Spork at 2019-06-19 08:16 PM | Reply

Didn't donald claim his father was born in Germany?

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-06-19 08:18 PM | Reply

That should about end her chances then ...

Too bad first 1/1032 Indian President would have been pretty cool......

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-19 08:18 PM | Reply

I tend to agree with this assessment, mostly because they are well thought out and far closer to the middle than they appear at first blush.
#2 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Then you haven't read them all....

The Accountable Capitalism Act: Socialist and Unconstitutional
www.heritage.org

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-19 08:20 PM | Reply

Trump gave the 1/1032 Native American...

Too bad first 1/1032 Indian President...

I looked up the actual test results and it said "between 1/64 and 1/1028".

Why are you both lying?

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-06-19 08:33 PM | Reply

#8

Warren's ACA is fodder for the brainless left and even she knows it would not pass constitutional muster, especially since it would infringe on the rights of the States under whose laws those companies are incorporated under. Similarly, her call to eliminate the EC would never happen, but feeds the Proggie Mouthbreathers as we have seen repeatedly here on the DR.

The rest of them, with a little bit of reality injected, can be adjusted to appeal to moderates, including the billionaire tax, the alternative corporate profit tax, money for the opioid crisis, PR and Student Loan debt relief and regulating BigAg and BigTech. That doesn't mean that any of them become reality, my point is that she can refine them to move to the middle for the GE.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-19 08:41 PM | Reply

When presented the choice between Turd Sandwich and Giant Douche in the Dem primary - Dems voters are seeking the best of both world - the mythical Giant Douche Turd Sandwich!

The reality is that no one to the left of Biden has a serious chance of winning the battleground states. Sure, she might poll well on the coasts and among Native Americans, but she has not chance of winning Wisconsin or Ohio.

#11 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-19 10:46 PM | Reply

"The rest of them, with a little bit of reality injected, can be adjusted to appeal to moderates, including the billionaire tax, the alternative corporate profit tax, money for the opioid crisis, PR and Student Loan debt relief and regulating BigAg and BigTech. That doesn't mean that any of them become reality, my point is that she can refine them to move to the middle for the GE.
#10 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER"

She is a bigger empty suit that Obama - literally zero accomplishments that were not directly tied to being a female, Native American minority.

I am actually 100% in favor of her billionaire tax - but that has zero chance of passing. If you look at the ideological breakdown of the super wealthy (tech titan types that actively donate to campaigns), they are usually on the Left. No matter how many sound bites guys like Buffett give about how tax RATES are unfair - he does not willing pay an extra cent in taxes and actively hides his wealth through charitable donations so it is never taxed. How do you think he will respond to a tax - not on rates - but on wealth and would cost him hundreds of millions of dollars a year? It is nonsensical to think the Democrat party would ever actually try to get this passed.

As for the opioid crisis - the Dem response has enabled it to get worse, not better. We need border controls, sanctions on China for Fentanol production, and forced treatment/police intervention - not needle exchanges and sanctuary drug cities. Look at San Fran, look at Seattle, look at LA or Portland. Nothing but Left wing policies and they are suffering from a homelessness crisis fueled by substance abuse. San Fran's response to the opioid crisis has been increase spending on human feces and needle clean up - it HAS NOT SOLVED A DAMN THING. Again, entirely predictable.

As for student loan forgiveness - ridiculous. We need to address the cost of college first and foremost and forgiving debt will only make its cost balloon more. Students need to live like students (no car or luxuries), work part time at the schools/summer - and the government needs to lower the cost of attending. Free is ridiculous - you are just rewarding the lazy.

As for big Tech regulation - again - good luck with that. All the big social media companies which actually need regulation and their status changed to publisher from portals actively support the Democrats. So, again, good luck trying to change how they are regulated.

#12 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-19 10:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#12

You must have missed the part where I said "That doesn't mean that any of them become reality", my only comment was that she can move to the middle with some of those policies, which is what she needs to do if she becomes the Democratic Nominee.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-19 11:07 PM | Reply

"You must have missed the part where I said "That doesn't mean that any of them become reality", my only comment was that she can move to the middle with some of those policies, which is what she needs to do if she becomes the Democratic Nominee.
#13 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER "

I saw it - your post was spot on. I am in violent agree with you.

#14 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-19 11:12 PM | Reply

- I am in violent agree with you.

That's a new one.

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-19 11:16 PM | Reply

"#15 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM"

Common phrase from old job. I thought is was common place but may be solely used in the tech industry. Another is one is constructive confrontation.

#16 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-19 11:28 PM | Reply

"She is a bigger empty suit that Obama - literally zero accomplishments that were not directly tied to being a female, Native American minority."

Why is that a problem?
Wrong gender, wrong blood, or what.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-20 01:26 AM | Reply

"Why is that a problem?
Wrong gender, wrong blood, or what.
#17 | POSTED BY SNOOFY"

I am for meritocracy - not awarding points for having a vagina or falsely claiming to be Native American. The reality is that she was part of 7 bills that passed or had provisions incorporated into bills that were passed. I am sure forcing the mint to print basketball hall of fame coins and remaining a post office are considered high achievements by Dems, but most would view that as an empty pants-suit.

#18 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-20 06:10 AM | Reply

"I am for meritocracy - not awarding points for having a vagina or falsely claiming to be Native American. The reality is that she was part of 7 bills that passed or had provisions incorporated into bills that were passed. I am sure forcing the mint to print basketball hall of fame coins and remaining a post office are considered high achievements by Dems, but most would view that as an empty pants-suit.
#18 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-06-20 06:10 AM"

Are you unaware of what she has done during her tenure on the Senate Banking Committee?

www.theatlantic.com

#19 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-06-20 06:33 AM | Reply

"#19 | POSTED BY TRUEBLUE "

She accomplished nothing.

#20 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-20 11:39 AM | Reply

"She accomplished nothing.

#20 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-06-20 11:39 AM"

So, apparently you are unaware of this:

www.thedailybeast.com

#21 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-06-20 03:23 PM | Reply

"#21 | POSTED BY TRUEBLUE "

She accomplished nothing - and she will run to the big banks for campaign financing if she gets the nomination. Empty suit.

#22 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-20 09:07 PM | Reply

"She accomplished nothing - and she will run to the big banks for campaign financing if she gets the nomination. Empty suit.
#22 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-06-20 09:07 PM"

Are you saying what was done accomplished nothing or that Sen. Warren had nothing to do with what was done?

Are you saying both or something else?

Meanwhile, I find it curious that one, who proclaims they are for meritocracy, would make a judgment on what someone MIGHT do rather than what they have done. Please explain yourself.

#23 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-06-21 02:41 AM | Reply

"I am for meritocracy - not awarding points for having a vagina or falsely claiming to be Native American."

It's not Elizabeth Warren's fault that she was awarded merit points for circumstances beyond her control.
What would you have her do, leave money on the table?
Seriously.
What?

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-21 05:47 AM | Reply

Women and Native Americans are not treated well in this country. Stop pretending she had any advantages. She worked 100x harder than anyone else.

#25 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-06-22 01:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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