Progressives: Dems must move left

Progressives: Dems must move left
© Greg Nash
The polls haven't even closed and liberals are already bracing for an uncertain election night while strategizing for 2016.
 
 
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Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America (DFA), said on Tuesday that "the lessons Democrats should take from tonight's election are already clear."
 
"Americans are demanding an aggressive response to the country's income inequality crisis and the key to Democrats winning in 2016 will be delivering one," Chamberlain said.
 
Chamberlain said that "too many Democrats ran too little and too late on Elizabeth Warren-inspired populist progressive priorities."
 
Chamberlain said more liberals should have run on policies that include expanding Social Security benefits and breaking up the big banks.
 
"Democrats win big when they run as populist progressives, not when they hem-and-haw about raising the minimum wage or only mention protecting Social Security as a last-ditch Hail Mary," Chamberlain said.
 
"The polls are still open and surprises will happen, but there's a reason why Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenBill Press: Don't forget about Amy Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far Al Franken mocks McConnell: 'Like listening to Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette' MORE and Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyEnvironmentalists, Oregon senators oppose DOT increasing transport of natural gas by rail Senate Democrat says he is concerned intelligence community is 'bending' Soleimani presentations Democrats conflicted over how to limit Trump's war powers MORE are expected to post big wins while Mark PryorMark Lunsford PryorTom Cotton's only Democratic rival quits race in Arkansas Medicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation MORE is thinking about career options," Chamberlain said, referring to Democratic senators from Minnesota, Oregon and Arkansas, respectively.