Elizabeth Warren Has What It Takes to Accomplish a Progressive Agenda & Beat Trump in 2020.
I’m supporting Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic Primary. I believe she has what it takes to beat Trump, as well as the stamina, energy, and both mental and physical fitness to thrive for 8 years in the White House. I do not think Trump, Biden, or Bernie currently have the mental or physical fitness to carry out the job of President to the best of their ability. I do not think Buttigieg has the experience, and I do not think Yang or Steyer are suitable as the role of POTUS should not be an entry level position and they have no experience in government. I do not think Klobuchar or Bloomberg are polling high enough to be viable, though I do like Klobuchar’s stances and experience.
I also think Warren is vastly qualified with a strong track record of accomplishment in her career. I believe she is more than just talk, and I love that she famously “has a plan for that.” I love how carefully she considers a wide variety of issues rather than narrowing her purview to a small set of issues. The job of President requires readiness for a wide variety of unpredictable situations. I’m confident in her ability to weigh the needs of foreign diplomacy, and the needs we have at home — from our environment to our healthcare system. I find that her stances are both progressive and practical.
Some have raised concern that she attacks billionaires. This position that she takes has been mischaracterized. She wants billionaires to pay their fair share. Bezos and Amazon for example don’t pay taxes. In 2018, Amazon paid $0 in U.S. federal income tax on more than $11 billion in profits before taxes. It also received a $129 million tax rebate from the federal government. That isn’t right. If billionaires paid their fair share rather than avoid paying into the welfare of this nation, we’d have enough money to provide for a wellspring of human needs — from healthcare to education, to student loan forgiveness. If you are someone who pays your fair share of taxes, you should be enraged that billionaires don’t pay the same percentage as you.
I also love that she appeals to both the far left social democrats as well as traditional democrats. She is the answer to unity that we need. I’m a more old school traditional democrat, but I think it’s great that she appeals to younger people in the party, and they will feel represented by her.
And Elizabeth Warren is a real Democrat. This is very important to me and a very important distinction between her and her counterpart who is normally an Independent — this means that even outside of election cycles, she supports the only party in power that votes and fights for human rights. It’s urgent in both the Supreme Court and Senate that we have human rights issues fought for by Democrats. How else will we ever have better gun control in America if not with the Democrats? How else will we protect Roe vs Wade? How else will we ensure that our natural resources and beautiful natural parks aren’t sold off to some corporation for drilling? Independent or 3rd parties are not doing the work to gain power in government. I’ve never in my lifetime seen a 3rd party accomplish anything meaningful in America. They only rear their head during the presidential election cycle and typically they wreak havoc rather than create anything substantive. The Democratic party is being threatened on the left and the right — while a radicalized GOP is an out of control fire tornado with a wildly unified party behind it.
I feel anger at all the people who said while Hillary was running “I’d vote for a woman, just not that woman” and then went on to say they wish they could vote for Warren. Now they can and I feel lied to, I feel mislead, I feel people making new excuses not to believe in her when years ago she was a dream choice. She’s our choice now.
I’m voting for her.