Corporate Democrats Try to Embrace Elizabeth Warren, She Goes in Opposite Direction



>> Centrist Democrats, notably third wave
Democrats, have certainly warmed up to the idea of Elizabeth Warren as a presidential
nominee. Now, this follows some scathing op-eds that
were written about her previously. But it appears that they increasingly see
her as an alternative to Bernie Sanders, someone who refers to himself as a Democratic Socialist. Elizabeth Warren, on the other hand, does
not refer to herself that way. She considers herself as someone who'd like
to reform our capitalistic system. But they see that as a way of maybe persuading
her to the center whereas Bernie Sanders might be, or is, let's keep it real, immovable. So let me give you the details. This is according to a reporting from Politico. Warren is gaining traction among those who
once rejected her muscular vision of liberalism. She's drawn notice for her wide-ranging 'I
have a plan for that' policy playbook, which has just enough growth and opportunities center-left
measures to earn her a serious look from former detractors. So some of the former detractors included
third way, right? This is a corporate backed think tank in that
wrote a scathing op ed about her back in 2013 and now all of a sudden, they're totally changing
their their tone on this. But before I get to what they had previously
written, I just wanna read this little excerpt that I came across today in Vanity Fair and
I wanna ask you whether you think this is objective journalism. Quote, the endorsements from people like Dan
Gerstein, a former speech writer to ubercentrist Joe Lieberman, reflect her growing popularity
both in the crowded primary field and as an alternative choice to that old, frightening
socialist bogeyman from Vermont. >> No, no, they're neutral, they're objective. We're the bias ones for telling you what our
true perspective is. We're like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders,
and that's because they're progressives and we're progressives. Vanity Fair and all these other groups are
like no, we have no opinion at all except for that socialist boogeyman Bernie Sanders. No, you're not at all biased. So look, funny enough, Dan Gerstein and I
are friends. And that doesn't stop us from disagreeing,
and Lieberman was not an uber-centrist. He was a right-wing hawk neoconservative Democrat
that had no business in the Democratic Party. That's among the things Dan and I disagree
on. >> Right, so let me give you a little bit
about from Third Way, what are they saying about Elizabeth Warren? Well, Matt Bennett, who's a co-founder for
Third Way, says one is a Democratic capitalist narrative. The other is a socialist narrative. So really, at the heart of this is the fear
mongering about socialism. And look, if you're a corporate-backed think
tank, your best interest is of course to look out for corporate profits, and so there’s
that. But previously, real quick I want to give
you what Third Way had written about Elizabeth Warren back in 2013. Nothing would be more disastrous for Democrats
[than to adhere to Warren's brand of economic populism]. Nothing would be more disastrous for Democrats. So two points about this that are very important. Number one, it's a trick and number two, they
have no idea the kinda damage they're doing Elizabeth Warren. So if they think they're helping her, they
got a funny way of showing it. So first of all, in the trick. Now some of you might remember I told you
this, I don't remember if it was a year ago or two years ago. I said if Bernie Sanders starts to get momentum,
the establishment will panic and go to Elizabeth Warren. If it looks like there is no serious challenger
to Bernie Sanders they'll go, yeah, yeah, Elizabeth Warren. I meant Elizabeth Warren, and I think a lot
of you remember me saying that. I put it on Twitter and people were like,
yeah I remember that. So, and that is exactly what's happening here. It's also, this turn now is a testament to
how weak they think Joe Biden is cuz if they thought Joe Biden was gonna win, they'd be,
Elizabeth Warren scary, disastrous, terrible. They'd stick with Biden, but they know Biden's
going down. And then they were hoping that Kamala Harris
or one of the other ones that they trust would rise, but they're not rising. They're like, wait a minute, if Biden's going
down and the others are not rising, Sanders is number two, panic. So they have already hit the panic button
and they're going, Warren. Yeah, fine Warren, no problem. We'll take Warren, but do not fall for the
trick. Not to say you shouldn't vote for Elizabeth
Warren. She's a wonderful progressive, and don't take
Third Way's word for anything, okay. She didn't ask them to say this. And that's why they're doing her harm, because
it makes it seem like she's a corporate Democrat, when she didn't ask for it. She didn't say I'm happy to take your endorsement. She didn't say any of that stuff, right? But understand this, if they take out Bernie
Sanders by pretending to support Elizabeth Warren, write it down in stone. I guarantee you the Third Way and all the
other corporate Democrats and the establishment will turn on a dime and will immediately say
you know what? You know what? We looked at Elizabeth Warren's policies and
it turns out they are radical. It turns out they are dangerous. It turns out they are disastrous. So, no no not Elizabeth Warren either. So where's Kamala Harris? Where's Pete Buttigieg? >> So, look, I think you're right in what
they're trying to do with their strategy here. I don't think that they like her economic
policies, especially policies that would include forgiving student loan debt, those types of
things. However, do you think that they have a point
about how malleable she can be? So there is the Medicare for all thing, how
she said she was supportive, and then all of a sudden it appears that she's more accepting
of Medicare for America or whatever it is that the centrist democrats are trying to
title it, which is essentially a public option version of the affordable care act. There's also the proposal she put out in regard
to the green military, I don't know if you saw that but I have good news for you. A lot of the military is already pretty green,
like the Pentagon understands that climate change is a national security issue. And they've actually been pretty serious about
developing green programs within their department. But some people are viewing that some progressives
are viewing that as a way to funnel more money to the military. Yeah, I don't think so. No, I think it's totally unfair to her. She's trying to get more things to be environmentally
friendly, including the biggest government program of all the military. That's not a bad thing. I think that's a good thing. That doesn't mean you do it in lieu of anything
else. And look, we have our answer in a sense. Just today, she signed the Progressive Economic
Pledge at tyt.com/pledge. So she reached out to us and said yes, I'd
like to sign it. That clearly says great new deal and it does
not say, and in fact I double checked with them, it does not say Medicare for America. It says I will fight for Medicare for All. So that is very clear. And in terms of the Third Ways of the world,
they better be careful what they're asking for. Because look, is there a legitimate critique
of Elizabeth Warren in other areas? Of course. There's also legitimate critique in Bernie
Sanders in some areas. Whether its guns in the pass for Bernie Sanders
or maybe some foreign policy issues that people have to sort out and get a little bit clearer
positions for Elizabeth Warren etc., those are all fair questions. But she has for a long time been on the side
of we must hold corporations accountable, we must hold banks accountable, and remember,
Third Way is mainly financed by the banks. The biggest support probably that Elizabeth
Warren has had throughout her career is PCCC, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee,
okay? I don't know that they dislike any group more
than they dislike Third Way. I mean, they are mortal enemies, and Third
Way can't stand them. So for Third Way to come out and give a bear
hug that Elizabeth Warren did not ask for, Elizabeth Warren. If they think it's being helpful it is, as
usual, wrong politics on their part and they're knuckleheads. Now look, a lot of the establishment is going
in that direction and that's because they think that Elizabeth Warren won't do some
of the things that she says. That's on Elizabeth Warren. She's got to prove them wrong. So I think she will do a lot of these things,
and I think she partly proved it today by saying yes, you can hold me accountable to
that pledge. So we're gonna find out obviously. But I definitely would not take Third Way's
word for it. This is nothing but a trick.




Comments
  1. I'm still a little pissed off that she didn't endorse Bernie in 2016. A true progressive would have. Tell me I'm holding a grudge, but it just doesn't sit well with me.

  2. Elizabeth Warren said to Cenk that she would take Corporate Money. SHES A CORPORATE DEMOCRAT!!!! This title is some weird propaganda for her.

  3. HAD THE COUNTRY HAD THE RIGHT PRIORITIES , ELIZABETH WOULD HAVE HAD THE PUBLICITY THAT GLORIA STEINMAN HAD FOR DOING PLAYBOY ,
    ELIZABETH WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE LIME LIGHT FOR MARRYING AND RAISING A FAMILY & BECOMING A DEDICATED LAWYER & WOULD HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF BILL CLINTON ..
    INSTEAD THE LOWER CLASS COUNTRY HAD TO TRICK GLORIA INTO LOWER ECHELON STRATA OF PLAYBOY SO THAT NEITHER GLORIA OR ELIZABETH GOT THE RECOGNITION FOR THE IMMENSE TALENT BOTH WOMEN HAD AS SOCIAL SPOKESWOMEN & SKILLED RESEARCHERS THEY WERE INSTEAD OF GLORIA BEING WASTED LOW MORALED PUBLICITY
    & NOT FEELING TOTALLY RIGHT ABOUT IT , & ELIZABETH NOT GETTING THE PUBLICITY SHE SHOULD OF SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE HAD STANDARDS . PWW

  4. Bernie 2020. (Period), there something fishy about this suddenly rising of Warren who still my second choice and don't forget Tulsi

  5. How come no one is talking about where third way came from ? Oh that’s right no one is allowed to talk about how the Clintons ruined the party— now I remember.

  6. You think Elizabeth Warren gives a crap about your pledge. I wouldn't be surprised she just ends up break that pledge and walk all over it.

  7. I don't understand the logic behind "let's choose the most center right centrist corporate democrat" as the nominee to appeal to trump voters. That has literally been the strategy every time the Democrats lost and the Republicans won.

  8. "the establishment is going in that direction because they think elizabeth warren WON'T do a lot of these things," Jesus, does anyone know how they got that idea!? do you think maybe elizabeth warren put that idea in their minds with fence sitting, back tracking!? The fact that the left can be this gullible, after obama, after beto, makes me lose all hope that we can change anything.

  9. Warren IS NOT a progressive. this is TYT sneaky way pushing Warren. Warren is against Med4All takes corporate money.

  10. Centrist Democrats have warned up to Elizabeth Warren?? Of course they have shes just a centimeter left of them.. Shes not progressive Ana and no matter how many lies you tell it wont change the facts.. Marianne Williamson is more progressive then Warren lol.. Tulsi/Bernie2020

  11. Warren is socially libral, not economically progressive. She'll tax the rich, but won't support Medicare for All, nor free college, nor getting big money out of politics. Why do you think they prefer Liz over Bernie?? It sure isn't because THEY believe she's a true progressive.

  12. Hey Cenk she hasn't said no thank, has she ? No Her Response Has Been No And Void,.Besides her vote for Ben Carson ? Or never seeing a Defense budget she never voted No on .. Senator Bernie Sanders 2020. A true Progressive. .

  13. Jesus christ guys I'm pretty sure them calling him a "terrifying socialist boogie man" is tongue in cheek. They are referring to the fact that his socialism does make the democratic establishment a little nervous. TYT being a little over sensitive here.

  14. Props to you guys for practicing fair and balanced journalism instead of pandering to some of your holier-than-thou viewers like Secular Talk did.

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