Paving the way for Sen. Warren, 2016

Jaime Carrillo

We’re only into President Barack Obama’s first year of his second term and already every Democrat is revving up for 2016. And just like in 2008, the inevitable candidate seems to be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

And like 2008, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Clinton receives another upset.

Progressive politics are reaching a fever pitch in America – in states that don’t comprise of the old Confederacy anyway. There isn’t a Democrat more tepid, more establishment and more pro status quo as Hillary Clinton. 

America doesn’t need Herbert Hoover – it needs a Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

Recently elected Senator Elizabeth Warren is almost identical to President Roosevelt.

For college students, there isn’t a bigger champion of you, your future and most of all, your wallet. In July of this year, she railed against student loan interest hikes, calling them “morally wrong.” 

“The government should not be making profits off the backs of our students. Period.” said Sen. Warren on July 17, at a Generation Progress conference. 

Those among us who are facing six figure loans to pay back when we graduate, in the midst of one of the nation’s slowest recoveries, need a representative to champion our cause. The rest of congress has remained silent on the issue thus far.

At a time when Europe and America are seeing the crappy results of continued austerity, Sen. Warren wants to double down our efforts to save entitlements like Social Security. 

Sen. Warren is one of few congressmen who won’t stand idly by as budgets are balanced by slashing one of the foundations of post-World War II America. 

Despite the fact that we’re living in an era with the most misinformation of the state of Social Security – such as the fact that it’s currently sitting on a $2.7 trillion surplus – Sen. Warren remains one if it’s staunchest defenders. 

““The suggestion that we have become a country where those living in poverty fight each other for a handful of crumbs tossed off the tables of the very wealthy, is fundamentally wrong,” said Sen. Warren in a Senate floor speech on Nov. 18. 

Preach it loud, preach it proud, Sen. Warren. 

Then there’s the No. 1 reason we should all jump on the bandwagon: Wall St. abhors her. Despite the fact that they set fire to our economy, not one banker has faced criminal charges, and “Too Big to Fail” remains too big and will inevitably fail. Nobody wants to relieve the housing crisis in 2008, whether they’re a Democrat or Republican. 

Some argue she’s not a safe candidate to run. I would completely agree. 

Safe candidates be damned – Republican presidential primaries have more unaware sociopaths than the last five seasons of The Real World.

Given the choice between “extremes” I don’t doubt Democratic voters and America will turn down a Warren presidency, and I Oughta Know.