Young Turks host Cenk Uygur criticized MSNBC counterpart Touré for his recent commentary calling for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) not to run for president, in order to assure former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can provide the Democratic Party with a “pragmatic” 2016 candidate.
“This is the same kind of horsecrap I’ve been hearing for the entire time we’ve been doing this show,” Uygur said, shaking his head. “‘No, no, we should run weak-ass Democrats because it’s the pragmatic thing to do. And then what do they do? They get rolled over by Republicans because they’re Republican-lite. Republican vs. Republican, the Republican always wins.”
On Monday, Touré expressed his support for Clinton, saying past Democratic attempts to run behind “true liberal” candidates like Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis had failed, and called Warren an “inexperienced candidate who fits neatly into the classic caricature of Dems as effete latte-sipping, Volvo-driving, Ivy Leaguers” while praising her for not being afraid to take on Wall Street interests, a contrast upon which Uygur seized.0