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Warren, Sanders lead Democrat Party leftward

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

February 22, 2017 | by Arthur Seaton

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.) has been making a name for herself opposing anything and everything that has to do with President Trump, including his Cabinet nominees. Taking the cue from Senate Minority Leader Chuck E. Schumer, (D-NY.) who refers to Trump’s picks as a “Swamp Cabinet,” Warren has fought against every one. She has already stated her opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was picked by Trump to replace Judge Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Scalia died suddenly last year.

In her time in the Senate, Warren has consistently supported legislation that calls for income redistribution, open borders, free college tuition, forcing those with religious objections to gay marriage to accept it(it was part of Hillary Clinton’s platform ), a “living wage,” and other far left legislation. As with most far left legislation, the cost of implementing their projects falls on the backs of the middle class.

Warren’s leftist belief system is in lockstep with that of Sen. Bernie Sanders, the socialist Senator from Vermont who ran unsuccessfully against Hillary Clinton in the Democrat presidential primary last year. The major difference between Warren and Sanders is he freely admits to being a socialist, whereas Warren, like other Democrats, hides behind the “progressive” label.

Both believe in a centralized federal government, with the rich paying their “fair share,” to pay for a welfare state, where the government provides free housing, food, education and government controlled health care.

The Warren/Sanders wing of the Democrat Party enjoys a large following among young people who believe they deserve free education and a government that takes care of them from cradle to grave.

Asked about GOP efforts to make Warren the face of the Democrat Party, Schumer denied the possibility, “It’s not going to work,” he said. After Sanders’ strong run against Clinton, putting Sanders and Warren in newly formed “leadership” positions during party elections in November was seen as a pre-emptive move to keep a lid on any aspirations the two may have for more powerful seats within the Party. Sanders was named to a new “Chair of Outreach” position, while Warren was elevated to a vice-chair title.

It hasn’t done any good. Warren has apparently made up her mind that she’s going to take the party along on her expected leftward run for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020. Sanders is telling anybody that will listen that the U.S. is not a compassionate country. Schumer has boxed himself in directing Senators to delay, any way possible, confirming the President’s Cabinet nominees.

With the poison coming from Sanders and Warren’s mouths opposing Trump’s picks, Schumer has accidentally created a monster that most Americans don’t respect very much. Democrats will keep their radical base, but they risk alienating the rest of the country.