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More Democrats Like This Please!

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Is it really so hard to talk like this if you’re a Democrat? I mean, it’s simply stating core Democratic values in an articulate, forceful, manner. Seems easy, right? But, sadly, it isn’t. Think about it: when was the last time you heard a Virginia Democrat speak like this? Jim Webb back in 2006, perhaps? Tom Perriello in 2008-2009? Donald McEachin when he gets on a roll? Jim Moran when he gets angry about injustice? A few others (e.g., I’ve seen Gerry Connolly really fire it up at times). But for most Virginia Democrats, speaking like Elizabeth Warren does in this video – strongly connecting with the Democratic Party’s roots and articulating its values – appears to be the proverbial “rocket science.” Why is that? It’s really not so hard, that is, if you passionately believe in those Democratic values, and are not just an ambitious politician or a corporate shill without any progressive, populist, working class, middle class, or other Democratic core principles (not to name any names, but I can think of a few right off the top of my head, including one VERY popular one!).

  • glennbear

    I am glad you mentioned Perriello since he was not afraid to speak truthfully and plainly also.

  • glennbear

    Apparently she has touched some GOP nerves. The video has gone viral and the GOP is calling for Harvard to fire her.