Joe Lieberman, former Democratic senator, running-mate to Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign, and a longtime Democratic party elder, offered a stern warning to Democrats cheering on the liberal attempt to hijack party and move it further to the left.
“It’s not the party I worked so hard for when Bill Clinton was president,” Lieberman said on John Catsimatidis’ radio show “The Cats Roundtable.” The former senator’s comments were made amidst the increasingly contentious fight for leadership of the DNC, which will play a large role in deciding the future direction of the Democratic Party. Lieberman predicted in the interview that there will be a “real attempt by the left-left” to take over America’s oldest political party.
Lieberman’s prediction already seems to be yielding fruit. Just look at the current standard bearers who are carrying the mantle for the Party: Elizabeth Warren, Keith Ellison, and Bernie Sanders, a proven hostile takeover artist himself.
Independents and centrist Democrats must recognize a party of Warren, Ellison, and Sanders is not part of the venerable Democratic tradition established by Andrew Jackson and carried onwards to Bill Clinton. Instead, the new Democratic Party represents policies that are hostile to the private sector and threaten the free enterprise approach that has made America’s economy the envy of the world.