Radical progressives are infamous for taking shots at Republicans and denouncing the idea of working with anyone who doesn’t lean left of center.
Time and time again, progressives shoot themselves in the foot by believing that ramming their terrible, socialist policies down the throats of Americans is a winning strategy. Progressives also do themselves a disservice by slamming Democrats who express even the slightest bit of willingness to work with Republicans.
2020 Democrat Elizabeth Warren is a prime example of this recurring, unfortunate theme in politics. Washington Examiner reports that Warren is taking heat from in-party rivals Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden after outrightly scoffing at the notion of working with or finding common ground with congressional Republicans, in the event of winning the 2020 presidential election.
What Warren Really Thinks About Working Across the Aisle
To say that Elizabeth Warren views herself as above working with the GOP or finding any kind of common ground would be an understatement. Yesterday, when Warren campaigned in New Hampshire, she took aim at Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, two candidates who have attempted to brand themselves as quasi-moderate Democrats.
According to Warren, she’s not embracing the “naive hope” that Republicans and Democrats can work together if Democrats censure the more radical ideas and members of their party. Warren also took aim at Buttigieg and Biden for “[making] vague calls for unity” and “counting on Republican politicians having an epiphany.”
This type of talk speaks to not only Warren’s hubris and arrogance, but also why she doesn’t stand a chance of winning a general election. Progressives get so caught up in their far-left talking points that they forget general election victories require appealing to multiple political demographics.
Responses from Buttigieg and Biden
Buttigieg and Biden did not hesitate to respond to Warren’s statements about working with Republicans.
Via his campaign, Buttigieg issued a statement, slamming Warren’s decision to tell non-supporters that they are “unwelcome in the fight” and “belong in the other party.” Buttigieg’s campaign then called to “move beyond the politics and divisiveness” which hurts America.
Biden’s criticism was similar. Days after stating that he’d consider Warren as a running mate, the former vice president slammed Warren by stating that she’d rule via executive order as president and fail to “unite” the nation as a whole.
What do you think about Elizabeth Warren’s take on working with the Republican Party? How do you perceive the responses from Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden? Let us know in the comments section below!