Elizabeth Warren Gets A Huge Promotion To Strategic Policy Advisor To Senate Democrats

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be directly involved in shaping the policy of the Senate Democrats as she was promoted to Strategic Policy Adviser to the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Yesterday, we reported that Sen. Harry Reid was creating a new leadership position for Sen. Warren. We now know that Warren has been elected to be the strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. It had been reported that she will be a liaison to liberal groups, but her role will be larger than the one previously described.

The Nation reported that Warren was brought in to steer policy and communications decisions, “The source close to Reid said Warren will be a “crucial” voice and vote at the leadership table when strategic decisions are being made. It’s hard not to conclude that progressives will thus have a stronger ability to steer the party’s strategic course going forward.”

Sen. Warren confirmed that she has been promoted to Senate leadership, “Being part of leadership means I’ve got a seat at the table. It “creates an opportunity to talk, to persuade and sometimes to lead.”

The promotion does not change Warren’s regular duties as a U.S. Senator. It is a promotion that will give her more say in the policy direction and Senate Democratic communications.

Elizabeth Warren’s promotion is part of the Democratic Party’s shift leftward after suffering defeat in the midterm election. Having Warren help in shaping policy means that there will be a counterforce to right-wing ideologues like Ted Cruz who are already plotting their hostile takeover of the Senate.

Democrats are already implementing the lessons learned in their defeat. Instead of running away from the president, the party is rebuilding their united front. Instead of ignoring the fact that their supporters didn’t show up on Election Day, Democrats appear motivated to get their people enthused ahead of 2016.

The Democratic Party is listening, and they are changing for the better. Elizabeth Warren is a voice for working people, unions, and the middle class. Wall Street and the big banks should be worried because Sen. Warren is on the rise, and the Democratic message is about to get a major overhaul.

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14 Replies to “Elizabeth Warren Gets A Huge Promotion To Strategic Policy Advisor To Senate Democrats”

  1. The key strategy is KEEP LEFT! Just ask all those losers from Nov 4th if moving to the right helped them?

  2. I sincerely wish Elizabeth Warren would change her mind about not running for POTUS. I’m betting Pres. Obama feels the same and would be a great campaigner for her or Bernie Sanders.
    Here’s hoping.

  3. Great pick now someone should pull Pelosi to the side and let her know Jim Himes will be the death of you

  4. Wasserman Schultz.
    will be gone. But Pelosi is just rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. What’s sad is no one will tell the truth

  5. It is about time. I’m sick of the Democrats running away from the president. They darn well better have his back, especially if he vetoes the Keystone XL. Mary Landrieu backs the pipeline… tough. If she can’t win her seat otherwise thats just too bad. Even if she wins her runoff she wouldn’t support him, so screw her, the Republican might as well win there would be no difference.

    Go ahead Cruz, make Sen Warren’s day. You just might find high heel prints running up your back as she runs you over.

  6. Great news … nice to have at least person on our side … you know this has got to piss the Republicans off.

  7. Sen. Warren is the best thing that Democrats have – when she talks everybody listens, she explains any topic in a way that anyone can understand, that is a gift. I am so happy she is being recognized, first getting elected and now they are realizing what a talent she is.
    Go Elizabeth ! Elizabeth for President one day – not yet – she has so much to give in the Senate, and we have seen just how little a President can actually get done when the opposition makes it mind up to stymie everything just becos it can !!

  8. I’m happy for Sen. Warren. Where are all the other progressive Democrats? They should be speaking out also. This is how you motivate the base. “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore”. Come on and wake up!

  9. Congratulations to elizabeth warren on the new post created for her. this is great news for republicans. I was concerned that hillary would win the presidency. now the dems are giving the republicans a gift. If she runs she will lose. She has been for every progressive policy I can think of. If she doesn’t run maybe the GOP can talk Bernie to run. Either way would be great.

  10. What progressive policy would that be?
    Immigration reform? 62% are if favor http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/two-new-polls-show-continued-u-s-support-immigration-reform-n129461

    Background check for guns?92 percent of gun owners support universal background checks http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/211321-poll-most-gun-owners-support-universal-background-checks

    Regulating financial services and products is seen as either “important” or “very important” by more than 90 percent of voters, the survey found. It’s an overwhelming sentiment, and one that cuts across party lines: 96 percent of Democrats regard financial regulation as important, but so do 95 percent of independents and 89 percent of Republicans http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2013/09/16/poll-shows-americans-want-more-wall-street-regulation-five-years-after-the-financial-crisis
    So again oval what progressive policies are you talking about

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