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Democrats Throw Cold Water on Progressive Agenda

"I don't understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can't do and shouldn't fight for." Sen. Elizabeth Warren was blunt about fellow presidential candidates who threw cold water on progressive policies.

Candidates are wasting no time revealing the fault lines between progressives and moderates as they open the next wave of debates

Some 2020 presidential candidates at the 2nd Democratic debate threw cold water on bolder progressive ideas. The first heat of the Democrats' second round of presidential primary debates gets underway. Sanders and Warren are at center stage. That gives voters on the party's left flank a chance to size up the two leading progressives in their first head-to-head matchup. In the June debates, Warren was matched up against several trailing candidates, with Sanders and the other leading candidates debating on the second night.

The candidates are wasting no time revealing the fault lines between progressives and moderates as they open the next wave of debates. Warren and Sanders are using their opening statements to hammer an economic and political system they say is rigged for the wealthy and corporations. Warren warns that Democrats can't solve problems with "small ideas and spinelessness. I don't understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States to talk about what we really can't do and shouldn't fight for.” Sanders notes that half of U.S. households "are living paycheck to paycheck.”

But several other candidates are taking veiled shots at the two leading progressives for liberal proposals like single-payer health care. In the modern era, a movement that identifies as progressive is "a social or political movement that aims to represent the interests of ordinary people through political change and the support of government actions" In the 21st century, those who identify as progressive may do so for a variety of reasons. Progressivism is the support for or advocacy of social reform. As a philosophy, it is based on the idea of progress, which asserts that advancements in science, technology, economic development and social organization are vital to the improvement of the human condition.

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07/31/2019 10:19 AMupdated: 07/31/2019 2:40 PM
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55 comments

  • Mark D.
    08/30/2019 18:29

    Trump will win in 2020, all this trash will be taken out, but now when his second term is over, we need to worry!

  • Byon L.
    08/30/2019 02:41

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  • Tom B.
    08/29/2019 18:33

    I am the wrong audience for your posts.

  • Jesus D.
    08/28/2019 02:57

    I see all traitorous gate keepers. None of these idiots or the Republican ones will put us before their rich friends.

  • Carl Z.
    08/27/2019 23:07

    Its called reality!

  • Daniel G.
    08/27/2019 18:44

    She stupid

  • Marshall P.
    08/27/2019 18:28

    Bunch of stooges

  • Willie T.
    08/27/2019 16:15

    Trump 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Joe G.
    08/25/2019 21:12

    God bless Mr President Trump 🙏🙏 2020

  • Thomas T.
    08/25/2019 18:13

    Democrats have no clue on how to have solutions. They are always the problem.

  • Larry H.
    08/25/2019 03:09

    LMAO

  • James R.
    08/24/2019 03:29

    https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#theyare all nuts

  • Scott S.
    08/22/2019 21:06

    All democrats know how to do is make empty promises that stupid people fall for! !!!!! The last democrat president that actually had the welfare of the American people in mind was JFK ,and the deep state had him and his brother killed because they didn't fit into the NWO!!!!!

  • Kelly P.
    08/22/2019 02:54

    The only way I'll ever vote blue is if I'm dead.

  • Richard S.
    08/21/2019 20:46

    Democrats for Illegals

  • Renton E.
    08/21/2019 20:39

    Politicians are so worried about beating the other party and not worried about the people.

  • Ron M.
    08/21/2019 00:18

    Oh you mean that woman that lied to her state about running for president to get re elected an lied about being an indian . LOL

  • Jay M.
    08/20/2019 21:10

    Tulsi Gabbard is the only one there I would vote for and Democrats don't want her at all. I am a Libertarian and would welcome her to our ticket. Party Politic's is killing America.

  • Aarr R.
    08/20/2019 14:20

    All is polititions world war 3 is coming soon...

  • Martin S.
    08/20/2019 05:40

    Trump 2020