Monday, May 11, 2015

A Possible Split?

This could be just a disagreement...No two people however close are going to always agree on everything....

I'm hoping the latest story coming out of Washington is just that, a disagreement of terms on one issue and not a personal and political split amongst two progressive icons that I admire...

I'm talking about President Obama and Senator Elizabeth Warren....

If you read the Washington Post....It is saying that President Obama went after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for her increasingly pointed critiques of a proposed trade deal he supports.

“She’s absolutely wrong,” President Obama told Yahoo News in an interview published Saturday.

These comments come after Senator Warren said the deal might eventually undo Wall Street reform, one of President Obama’s signature achievements and a major issue for Warren and her supporters.
The White House responded that the Trans-Pacific Partnership would specifically prevent that unless Congress overrode the provision with a vote.

President Obama, in (for  him) an unusually frank critique, suggested Senator Warren was seeking to bolster her political brand by going after the deal and that she was going too far in floating “hypotheticals.” 

The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else. And you know, she’s got a voice that she wants to get out there. And I understand that,” The President said, according to Yahoo.

“On most issues, she and I deeply agree. On this one, though, her arguments don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny.”

He said he would have to be “pretty stupid” to support a trade deal that could undo financial reform.
“Think about the logic of that, right?” he said. “The notion that I had this massive fight with Wall Street to make sure that we don’t repeat what happened in 2007, 2008. And then I sign a provision that would unravel it? … This is pure speculation [by Warren]. She and I both taught law school, and you know, one of the things you do as a law professor is you spin out hypotheticals. And this is all hypothetical, speculative.”

The comments are sure to ratchet up the fight over the deal, which has support from top Republicans but is opposed by many Democrats and conservatives.

Elizabeth Warren, a liberal icon whom many on the left want to challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016, is an increasingly vocal critic.

I don't want to see any split on the left.....The Republicans have about six or seven people running for President next year....That's split enough for me...Now more than ever , the Left has to be united and have one message to give to the American people...

But,who am I kidding???  This is America, right??

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