Democrats Embrace ‘The Fight’

Susan Jones
By Susan Jones | April 21, 2017 | 10:58 AM EDT

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at one of the stops on the Democrat Party's nine-state tour to energize and organize liberal voters. (Screen grab from Twitter)

( – Democrats are stamping the word “fight” onto much of what they’re doing these days.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is out with a new book, titled “This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class.”

She talked about her book Wednesday on NPR and also on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show:

“For me, books are part of how you fight,” Warren told NPR’s Charlie Rose. “How you get in a fight and how you make an argument for what is it we need to change in this country, and how we're going to get together and how we're going to change it, that's what this book is about.”

Warren told Rose the Democrat Party “must be there to fight for people.”  She used the word “fight” in its various forms eleven times in the interview.

The night before, in her conversation with Maddow, Sen. Warren used the word “fight” 18 times, and she also used fighting imagery:

“America's middle class has taken one punch after another. Now, Donald Trump is poised to deliver the knockout blow,” Warren told Maddow.

“And so I wrote this book partly to tell the story, partly to tell why it happened, how it happened but partly to say, this is how we get back in the fight because we have to be in this fight. This fight is our fight. It's a fight for what kind of country we are.”

While Warren is discussing “the fight” on various talk shows, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democrat National Committee Chairman Tom Perez are on a multi-state tour intended to energize and organize Democrat voters:

The tour’s slogan – prominently displayed at rallies -- is “Come Together, Fight Back.”

Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, DNC Chair Perez said people want a Democrat Party “that’s fighting for their values, fighting for health care as a right, fighting for good jobs that pay a decent wage…”

And on Sunday, Sen. Sanders explained the tour this way: “We’re going to be fighting to see that the Democratic Party becomes a 50-state party,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union.”