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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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  • Abraham Y.
    07/31/2019 10:39

    What does Bernie mean by a campaign of excitement? Harris tried that in the first debate. Both Bernie and Harris haven't understood the ground reality and that's why they're struggling to get public support. Warren's progressive policy is a gimmick to dupe voters. Williamson has failed to see dark psychic forces behind Omar, Rashida and Cummings. They are the real racists and Trump has attacked their racism and for this he's called a racist. Buttigieg is insane to advise the Republicans. Of all presidents, Trump alone has got the courage to stand up to the challenges and threats of Muslim Brotherhood activists, anti-fa rogues, leftists, racists and extremists. Racists and Islamists like Omar and Rashida are openly challenging American tradition and values. House Democrats are wasting taxpayers money and precious time by chasing the fake shadow of Russian collusion. Only Trump can save America and Americans at this crucial hour. Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed a Democratic Party lawsuit arguing that the Russian government, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks carried out a conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

  • مجدي ا.
    07/31/2019 14:51

    good evening

  • Brut
    07/31/2019 16:27

    Elizabeth Warren is one of the frontrunners in the Democratic Primary, but how did she get here?

  • Joe G.
    07/31/2019 19:19

    Mr President Trump 2020

  • Michael B.
    07/31/2019 21:29

    im for Elizabeth...

  • Frank R.
    08/01/2019 00:05

    Well, a least she admits she don't get it ,

  • Anthony A.
    08/01/2019 01:22

    did you watch yesterday?

  • Don W.
    08/01/2019 01:47

    NO MORE SOCIALISTS!

  • James M.
    08/01/2019 02:03

    hell no all Democrats

  • Dale S.
    08/01/2019 02:54

    LOSER

  • Brenda P.
    08/01/2019 02:57

    You will never be president idiot have a few beers and go away

  • Hollis M.
    08/01/2019 17:29

    Amen

  • Roger C.
    08/01/2019 20:18

    It's gonna take 2 flushes and a plunger to get rid of that Ameriphobic communist sea hag.

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  • Jeffrey P.
    08/02/2019 00:17

    More Morons

  • Stephen S.
    08/02/2019 00:55

    Everything is free! I’m voting Democrat! Now where is my check?

  • Kenneth C.
    08/03/2019 12:41

    Vote Republican

  • Edwin B.
    08/03/2019 19:17

    Both parties make promises that are never kept!

  • Peter G.
    08/05/2019 00:48

    Progressive = socialism

  • Larry T.
    08/05/2019 18:45

    I don't have these people live with ourselves this damn right evil