Those Sexist Democrats

H/T Town Hall.

The problem with Princess Fauxachontas is she is a liar and has the personality of a rabid raccoon.

Elizabeth Warren finally quit the race for president this week, about 2 weeks later than she should have. Better late than never, I guess.

In the wake of her withdrawal, the usual suspects in the media started doing what they always do when something impacts the left – they started trying to find something external to blame for their own actions. MSNBC and CNN panels were devoted to “what went wrong” with Warren’s promising campaign and searching for a reason she couldn’t regain the momentum she’d had earlier.

In typical liberal fashion, they looked externally, quickly settling into their “safe space” of blaming society as a whole for something completely of their own doing.

Sexism was the culprit, they declared. The country has never had a female president, and so many knuckle-dragging Americans simply can’t accept the idea of one now, or possibly ever.

There are a lot of problems with this theory, not the least of which is the only people who’ve had the chance to vote for Elizabeth Warren are Democratic Party primary voters, so it’s not the country who rejected her (or didn’t have the chance to), it was them.

Among these problems is the fact that the left-wing media stopped paying attention to her. They built her up, showering her with glowing coverage, fawning panel discussions, and more magazine covers than your average supermodel. That was early on in the race, then it was gone.

Distracted by shiny new candidates like Michael Bloomberg or others who’d over-performed their expectations like Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren faded. Like a new toy a kid plays with non-stop for a week after Christmas, then never touches again, the shine was gone.

Warren went from exciting to boring. The Simpsons made a lot of money off merchandise with “Don’t have a cow, man” emblazoned on it, but you don’t see it anymore because it got played out. Warren’s “I have a plan for that” made her the Clara Peller of 2020 – white-hot for a minute, only to burn out quickly.

Running for president requires media coverage, and Warren got it. After a while, it started to hurt her.

Even dedicated leftists couldn’t help but notice Warren’s 6-week dodge on the question of whether or not her health care plan would raise taxes on the middle class. She wouldn’t answer, and the longer she wouldn’t answer the worse she looked. Bernie Sanders came right out and said his would, Warren tried to dance around the question. Even for liberals, that wasn’t a good look.

Another problem for Warren is she’s a liar. Joe Biden is too, but Warren’s went to the very heart of who she is. Biden tells a story of being arrested in South Africa trying to visit Nelson Mandela, then “clarifies” that he was (allegedly) ushered through a different door at customs by security. His story was a lie, but insignificant from a policy perspective and relatively minor from a guy in the middle stages of dementia.

Warren told a charter school activist that her kids went to public school when her son went to private school. There’s no grey area there. She said she was fired from a teaching job for being pregnant when all the evidence indicates she quit, including an interview she’d given in the past where she said exactly that.

Then there’s her past flipping foreclosed houses and her current attacks on foreclosures, her lack of understanding as to why a father who’d saved for his child’s college might not be a fan of implicitly being called a sucker for not wanting to pay off the student loan debts of people who’d irresponsibly borrowed fortunes for unmarketable degrees.

Worst for Warren, and the thing she could never shake (even though she was never asked about it in 10 debates) was her pretending to be Native American to get jobs. Elizabeth Warren, who is so white that her camouflage in a snow storm is nudity, was touted as the “first woman of color” hired by Harvard Law School. There is no way she didn’t know this at the time, having declared herself as such on her Texas Bar Association card and contributed plagiarized French recipes to a Native American cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow,” which listed her as a Cherokee. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

None of that happened by accident. She didn’t have a good answer for it because there is no good answer for it. She started lying about it back when there was no way to disprove it, and she lied about it in places and in ways no one was likely to bother checking it. Had she not entered politics, it’s unlikely anyone would’ve noticed and she would’ve retired having gotten away with it.

But she did enter politics. And in politics, your opponents don’t care what gender you are, they want to beat you. In that sense, when her history of fraud and hypocrisy was dragged out, Elizabeth Warren was treated like every other candidate. I thought that was what the feminist movement wanted?

Of course, being treated like anyone else is not what feminists want. They want the good stuff, not the bad stuff. But you can’t get special treatment in the name of equal treatment.

In the end, Elizabeth Warren lost because Elizabeth Warren was an awful, dishonest candidate who ran as Bernie-lite. Why vote for Bernie-lite when you can just vote for Bernie?

While all the liberal journalists and pundits try to punch the feminist box on their “woke” cards by lamenting Warren’s demise as proof this country is a horrible, sexist wasteland, it’s important to remember how Amy Klobuchar got such send off when she ended her much more successful campaign. And as Democrats pledge to “do better” in the future (mostly in an attempt to retain the votes of women who only want to vote for a woman because she’s a woman), notice the relative silence over the Democratic National Committee changing the rules to exclude Tulsi Gabbard, an actual woman of color, from the next debate.

Elizabeth Warren was a failure for the same reasons so many progressive Democrats are failures – they are lying, unlikeable hypocrites willing to do or say anything to quench their thirst for power. While she claimed Bloomberg’s scalp along the way, the smoke signals were on the wall the whole time. To the extent sexism played any role in her demise, if any, it was from Democrats. They denied the rest of the country the chance to reject her for any of the other number of reasons she’s spent a lifetime giving us.

 

Liberal presidential hopefuls Sanders, Warren face 2020 showdown in New Hampshire

H/T Yahoo News.

It is a race to the bottom with Crazy Bernie Sanders and Princess Fauxcahontas.

HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. (Reuters) – The simmering rivalry between progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, presidential contenders with similar policies but sharply different styles, is headed for a showdown in New Hampshire.

The state’s Feb. 11 Democratic primary election is likely to decide which of the two neighboring U.S. senators, Sanders from Vermont or Warren from Massachusetts, emerges as the top liberal challenger to establishment front-runner Joe Biden in the 2020 race to pick a nominee to take on Republican President Donald Trump.

The two progressives, who campaigned in New Hampshire over the Labor Day holiday weekend and will return again later this week, are increasing their staffing and visits in the New England state that holds the second nominating contest in the Democratic race.

Recent opinion polls show Sanders running second and the steadily rising Warren third behind Biden in New Hampshire, where they are known quantities to the state’s big bloc of liberal voters. Exit polls in 2016 found 68% of those who cast a ballot in the Democratic primary considered themselves very or somewhat liberal.

That makes New Hampshire, a traditional proving ground that can make or break presidential contenders, ground zero for the inevitable Sanders vs. Warren conflict.

“It will be a real challenge moving forward for the one who doesn’t win, or finishes behind the other. It will have a damaging effect,” said Jim Demers, co-chairman of Barack Obama’s 2008 New Hampshire campaign, who has endorsed U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey in the race.

In 2016, Sanders won 60% of the primary vote in beating Hillary Clinton in the state during an unsuccessful run for the White House.

Given his strong performance, Sanders faces more pressure and bigger expectations than Warren this time around, said Kathy Sullivan, a former chairwoman of the state party who has not backed a candidate.

“Bernie needs to win here,” she said. “It doesn’t mean it’s over if he doesn’t, but it’s going to be much harder for him.”

The two candidates share similarities in ideology and have promised not to criticize each other, but they showed plenty of stylistic differences during their weekend visits to New Hampshire.

At a town hall meeting and a rally on Sunday, Sanders soberly reminded crowds he was attacked during the 2016 campaign for his “radical” ideas such as Medicare for All, free public college tuition and a higher federal minimum wage, all issues that have now moved into the Democratic mainstream.

“These are no longer radical ideas,” said Sanders, whose speeches were almost devoid of personal references.

At an outdoor house party in Hampton Falls on Monday, Warren laced her talk with personal details and jokes, drawing a link between the financial uncertainty of her childhood in Oklahoma and the impact it had on her populist economic policies.

“That’s why I’m in this fight,” she said, before taking selfies with members of the crowd in a driving rain.

‘BERNIE BEATS TRUMP’

Both Sanders, 77, and Warren, 70, addressed one of the biggest voter concerns about their candidacies: their ability to win over enough moderate and independent voters to beat Trump in November 2020 and recapture the White House.

Sanders repeatedly touted polls showing him beating Trump in a head-to-head matchup. Ben Cohen, a Sanders supporter and co-founder of the Vermont ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s, led the crowd in a chant of “Bernie Beats Trump!”

Warren was asked in Hampton Falls about concerns over her electability.

“I think what is going to carry us as Democrats is not playing it safe,” she said. “You have got to give people a reason to show up and vote, and that’s what I’m doing.”

There are differences in the two senators’ appeal. Some polls show Sanders doing better among young people, lower-income earners and people without a college degree. Those without a degree were 40% of the Democratic electorate in the state in 2016.

Dean Merchant, a writer from Stratham, said he backed Sanders in 2016 but thought it was time for a woman in the White House. He is considering Warren, as well as U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California.

“I like Bernie, but he’s like Biden – he’s older now,” Merchant said. “At this stage I would like to see someone more vibrant, strong and forceful.”

Kevin Daley, an acupuncturist in Raymond, said he was backing Sanders but would be happy with Warren.

“She’s a brilliant person and she has been a good progressive. I just hope they don’t end up splitting the vote and we end up with Biden – that’s the danger,” said Daley.

Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to Sanders, said the campaign has about 50 paid staff in the state and will hire more. New Hampshire is an important step toward the nomination, he said, “but I don’t think there is any one state that will make or break this campaign.”

The Warren campaign has five field offices in New Hampshire, with a sixth opening this week. It did not provide a number of paid staff in the state. Biden has 45 paid staff here, said Terry Shumaker, a Biden supporter who co-chaired Bill Clinton’s state campaigns.

Sanders and Warren will both be back this weekend at the state Democratic convention. Warren has been in the state on 17 days since January, and Sanders on 12, according to a candidate tracker at the NBC10 television station in Boston.

New Hampshire has a history of being kind to its neighbors, particularly those from Massachusetts, with past winners from the state including Republican Mitt Romney and Democrats John Kerry, Paul Tsongas and Michael Dukakis.

Arnie Arnesen, a liberal radio host and former New Hampshire state legislator, said she was like many voters in the state who have not chosen a candidate yet.

“I’m not feeling pressured to make a choice,” she said. “It is going to be very close with Elizabeth and Bernie coming out of here. Why choose now?”