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What an Elizabeth Warren Presidency Would Look Like ( Warren is a "visionary implementer." )

By Kathleen Geier

January 7 | January 2020 Issue

If Elizabeth Warren wins the Democratic presidential nomination, she will have prevailed against daunting odds. She will have overcome a potentially career-ending scandal (the DNA test debacle) and defeated not only the runner-up in the 2016 Democratic presidential contest, but a popular two-term former vice president. If she defeats President Donald Trump, it would mean an economic populist defeated a corrupt plutocrat, that the most leftwing Democratic presidential nominee in history defeated a racist reactionary, that a woman defeated America’s most famous misogynist. It would be an extraordinarily powerful moment.


Her ambitions for the presidency are not small. Warren proposes to rewrite the rules of the economy by reining in capital, empowering labor and significantly expanding the welfare state.To understand how Warren would create big structural changes as president, it’s helpful to look at how she has made change in the past.

The standard advice to freshmen senators is this: Keep a low profile and suck up to your senior colleagues. As a newly elected senator in 2013, Elizabeth Warren did neither.

Instead, Warren used her perch on the Senate Banking Committee to excoriate ineffectual regulators, duplicitous CEOs, profiteering student lenders and other financial industry ne’er-dowells (interrogations made famous in videos that went viral). She publicly clashed with establishment Democrats such as Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.) and Joe Manchin (W.V.). She even took on President Barack Obama, leading the fight against several administration priorities, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and a pharmaceutical bill she described as “a bunch of special giveaways” to Big Pharma. Warren succeeded in getting under Obama’s skin to such an extent that he took the rare step of criticizing her repeatedly by name.

https://inthesetimes.com/features/Elizabeth-Warren-presidency.html
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BeckyDem Jan 2020 OP
SCVDem Jan 2020 #1
blm Jan 2020 #4
JoeOtterbein Jan 2020 #2
BeckyDem Jan 2020 #3
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #5
Hortensis Jan 2020 #6
comradebillyboy Jan 2020 #7
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Response to SCVDem (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:49 AM

4. Warren is the anti-corruption President for these times.

 

Sorry about your need to undermine her on positive threads...perhaps you can find your own candidate group where you can attack her candidacy without pushback from bothersome Warren supporters.
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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 11:06 PM

2. Liz is the coolest!

 

Would make a super cool Pres!
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 09:02 AM

3. Thank you, Joe.

 

I of course, totally agree! lol
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Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:52 AM

5. K&R NT

 

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Wed Jan 8, 2020, 03:00 PM

6. Given a Democratic Congress to work with, I think she

 

might be a really good president. She's worked with her Democratic colleagues for decades now, and she's proven herself as a "visionary implementer."

I believe she originally wrote the bill improving the ACA, including expanding coverages and lowering premiums, that Sanders inexcusably refused to support this year for personal political reasons. (Yes, he's running on "MfA," but people need good healthcare now. It'd take most of a decade to create and implement an MfA that currently exists only as a general idea, assuming it was even possible. The Republican boogieman isn't under the bed, it's REAL.)

Warren is very aspirational doer AND she's honorable, ethical, and the very opposite of destructive and oppositional for their own sake. If she could get around the toxic notion that's dragging her down that she's some kind of female Sanders, she might have a chance.

As it is, I hope Biden still wants her for his VP, as he did in 2015, so she could visionary implement through his administration. Or help make it happen in a Democratic-controlled senate.

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Wed Jan 8, 2020, 03:19 PM

7. Since Warren is good at planning, coalition building and teamwork she could be

 

a very good and effective president. She doesn't appear to have any real skeletons in her closet either.
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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 05:09 PM

8. Thank you, I agree.

 

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