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Democrat Steve Rattner: My Party’s ‘Progressive Wing’ Scares Me


The Democratic party’s further shift to the left is worrisome to some of the party’s more moderate members, such as Morning Joe contributor Steve Rattner. A former member of the Obama administration’s task force to address the auto-industry crisis, Rattner joined Joe Scarborough in pushing back against Howard Dean, who argued that a more left-leaning party is not a problem.

“As a centrist Democrat, I am scared about the progressive wing of my party — I’m scared,” Rattner interjected. “I think Bill Clinton put our party right back where it belongs — we could have been Michael Dukakis for the next 20 years — so I want us to stay there.”


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