HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » House Dem: Left has 'hija...

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:29 PM

House Dem: Left has 'hijacked' party message [View all]

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/243435-house-dem-left-has-hijacked-partys-message

House Dem: Left has 'hijacked' party message

Getty Images

By Kevin Cirilli - 05/29/15 11:45 AM EDT


Rep. John Delaney (Md.), a centrist House Democrat, on Friday warned that voices on the left have "hijacked" his party’s message.

"With Washington already broken, the last thing we need is a left-wing version of the tea party," Delaney wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published online Thursday evening. "But I am worried about where some of the loudest voices in the room could take the Democratic Party."

He said Democrats' "party microphone has been hijacked by people more interested in scoring points than in solving problems."


snip//

"A fair trade deal is a crucial step in bolstering the U.S. manufacturing renaissance, boosting U.S. exports and growing our economy," Delaney wrote. "Unfortunately, Democratic recalcitrance is increasing the chance that the deal could be done instead by a Republican president."

Aside from trade, Delaney criticized those in his party advocating to expand Social Security, something Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has been pushing in his presidential bid.

"They propose expanding Social Security rather than prioritizing serious efforts to preserve the program — even though it will be unable to provide full benefits as soon as 2032, the Congressional Budget Office has made clear," Delaney said. "The only way a large-scale expansion could work is by allocating new revenue away from needed investments in the next generation or by shifting the financial burden to workers or our children."

Delaney also criticized those in his party who he said want to "relitigate the financial crisis" of 2008.


more...

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/243435-house-dem-left-has-hijacked-partys-message

89 replies, 16815 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 89 replies Author Time Post
Reply House Dem: Left has 'hijacked' party message [View all]
babylonsister May 2015 OP
merrily May 2015 #1
enlightenment May 2015 #2
LondonReign2 May 2015 #20
Warpy May 2015 #36
rock May 2015 #44
peecoolyour May 2015 #3
daleanime May 2015 #4
AgingAmerican May 2015 #5
cali May 2015 #6
awoke_in_2003 May 2015 #50
bravenak May 2015 #54
Jesus Malverde May 2015 #80
CTBlueboy May 2015 #7
kentuck May 2015 #8
Wellstone ruled May 2015 #14
Art_from_Ark May 2015 #82
Orsino May 2015 #9
mike_c May 2015 #43
INdemo May 2015 #10
deutsey May 2015 #11
merrily May 2015 #55
Rex May 2015 #12
pampango May 2015 #47
Vincardog May 2015 #52
pampango May 2015 #56
Vincardog May 2015 #57
woo me with science May 2015 #74
Cha May 2015 #84
ananda May 2015 #13
LeftOfWest May 2015 #15
octoberlib May 2015 #16
Man from Pickens May 2015 #17
arcane1 May 2015 #18
WillyT May 2015 #19
sabrina 1 May 2015 #21
NRaleighLiberal May 2015 #22
mmonk May 2015 #23
bowens43 May 2015 #24
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2015 #25
meow2u3 May 2015 #68
CharlotteVale May 2015 #26
Exilednight May 2015 #27
kenfrequed May 2015 #30
Exilednight May 2015 #31
kenfrequed May 2015 #35
sufrommich May 2015 #38
Exilednight May 2015 #41
workinclasszero May 2015 #59
stevenleser May 2015 #64
B Calm May 2015 #58
Exilednight May 2015 #61
kenfrequed May 2015 #28
djean111 May 2015 #29
msongs May 2015 #32
madfloridian May 2015 #33
Agony May 2015 #34
bvar22 May 2015 #45
Agony May 2015 #48
zipplewrath May 2015 #37
NEVER SUMMER May 2015 #39
Jefferson23 May 2015 #40
hifiguy May 2015 #42
dreamnightwind May 2015 #46
FlatBaroque May 2015 #49
neverforget May 2015 #51
hatrack May 2015 #53
99Forever May 2015 #60
hootinholler May 2015 #62
X_Digger May 2015 #63
woo me with science May 2015 #65
BKH70041 May 2015 #66
hay rick May 2015 #73
TM99 May 2015 #78
kcr May 2015 #79
Katashi_itto May 2015 #83
JHB May 2015 #67
RandiFan1290 May 2015 #69
olddots May 2015 #70
Faryn Balyncd May 2015 #71
Boomerproud May 2015 #72
freshwest May 2015 #75
Cha May 2015 #85
MannyGoldstein May 2015 #76
ibegurpard May 2015 #77
Zorra May 2015 #81
Scuba May 2015 #86
LWolf May 2015 #87
RiverLover May 2015 #88
DemocratSinceBirth May 2015 #89