It’s hard to keep track of Elizabeth Warren’s political positions. During the 2016 election, she supported Hillary Clinton, but it was a different story this weekend as she spoke to far left activists at the Netroots Nation conference. She actually bashed the Clintons, without mentioning them by name of course.
The New York Times reports:
Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Moderates and Generates Chants of ‘Warren 2020’
Senator Elizabeth Warren used a speech to a grass-roots conference Saturday to take direct aim at Democrats’ diminished moderate wing, ridiculing Clinton-era policies and jubilantly proclaiming that liberals had taken control of the party.
While not invoking former President Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton by name, Ms. Warren sent an unambiguous message that she believes the Clinton effort to push Democrats toward the political center should be relegated to history.
“The Democratic Party isn’t going back to the days of welfare reform and the crime bill,” she said, highlighting measures Mr. Clinton signed into law as president that are reviled by much of the left. “It is not going to happen.”
Yet Ms. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who is widely thought to be considering running for president in 2020, noted to about 1,000 activists here for the yearly Netroots Nation meeting that they hardly needed to worry about the party shifting to the middle as it did in the 1990s. Liberals, she said, have taken charge.
“We are not the gate-crashers of today’s Democratic Party,” Ms. Warren said, invoking a term first used to describe the liberal blogosphere that emerged a decade ago. “We are not a wing of today’s Democratic Party. We are the heart and soul of today’s Democratic Party.”
Warren seems to shift her positions to suit the people she’s talking to at any given time. Liberals want her to run in 2020. They vastly overestimate her national appeal.