Democrats like to whine about everything wrong with America.
Left-wingers – like Elizabeth Warren – will always tell you how rotten things are.
But she had no answer when it came to this one simple question.
If things are so bad in America, why didn’t Democrats take more action to fix them?
Barack Obama was President for eight years.
Democrats held united control of government from 2009 to 2010.
And they still controlled the Senate up until 2014.
Elizabeth Warren was busy ranting on about income inequality and Washington not working for the middle-class when MSNBC’s host, Stephanie Ruhle, asked her to account for why these issues didn’t improve while Barack Obama held the White House.
“Warren said, “Our problem is not that Washington doesn’t work well enough for the billionaires and the bankers, it’s working just great for them. Our problem is it’s not working for working families.”
Ruhle then asked, “Why? Why has income inequality failed to get significantly better in the last eight years? Because we look at the last 45 days, President Trump is surrounded by those CEOs, who’ve been complaining the last eight years. Why is it good times for them?
Warren answered, “You know, that’s a big part of what’s going on here, is that, it’s policy set right here in Washington that, over and over and over, help those who can hire armies of lobbyists and those who can hire armies of lawyers. The policies here are for the billionaires. They’re for the bankers. They’re for the giant corporations. They get the tax breaks. They get the regulatory boosts. They get the great deals in Washington. And, regular families, just people who are trying to put it together day by day by day, they’re the ones who get left behind.”
When Ruhle pushed back asking again why the Democrats didn’t do more with Obama as President, Warren actually pointed to their period of unified government as a success because Obamacare passed.
“Warren responded, “You know, let’s be clear about what it means to be in power. The Republicans had a blocking position. When they didn’t have a blocking position, we got the Affordable Care Act through, and when they didn’t have a blocking position, we got through the Wall Street reforms. But once they had a blocking position in the Senate and then in the House, we couldn’t get the minimum wage increase. We couldn’t get increases into Social Security. We couldn’t get a more progressive tax bill. So, look, I don’t want to try to shovel off all the blame. I think there’s plenty that we can do, we should have done, we must do in the future on our side of the aisle. But let’s be very clear. The Republicans have made their part of the agenda 100% obvious. They are here to make sure that Washington works for those at the very, very top, and they have done a great job of that.”
Ruhle then said, “I understand how frustrating this must be, since Republicans were in a position to block all this time, and the American people haven’t been served, do you think you could work with Republicans?”
Political experts chuckled at Warren’s remarks.
Obamacare was the beginning of the end for the Democrats as a national party.
Since Obama signed his government takeover of health care into law, Democrats have lost 1,000 seats at every level of government across America.
The American people clearly did not judge Democrats united control of government to be a success.
Voters yanked away complete power from the Democrats in Washington at the earliest opportunity.
And they haven’t come close to returning the Democrats to complete control ever since.
In fact, Democrats are at their lowest ebb as a party in nearly 100 years.
Warren’s remarks were laughable.
The American people rewarded the Republicans for obstructing Obama’s agenda.
Americans judged that what wasn’t working was the Democrats running the government.