Via the Washington Times:
“More than two dozen Democratic power brokers in a key early primary state are pleading with Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for the Democratic presidential nomination against scandal-scarred Hillary Clinton.
Twenty-seven current and former state lawmakers in New Hampshire have signed onto a letter urging Sen. Warren of Massachusetts to run for president, calling Ms. Warren a ‘fighter for middle class and working families’ and that contested primaries ensure progressives have a chance to make their voices heard.
‘We need leaders who aren’t afraid to tell the truth, and fight back — no matter what powerful interests say — and we need all the candidates in the primary to offer a bold vision for an economy that works for all Americans,’ the letter reads. ‘Contested primaries test and strengthen candidates and ensure progressives have a chance to make our voices heard. Having a real debate is what democracy is all about.’”
This whole spectacle is truly something to behold. I have to imagine these lawmakers believe their own claptrap, but there are few people in politics that I dislike more than Elizabeth Warren. She’s the ultimate fraud in that she pretends to be a populist warrior fighting for middle and working class families when in practice, she’s doing the exact opposite. Warren is seen as a progressive alternative to the Democratic establishment, but in reality she’s actually worse than someone like Hillary, because the label she trades on is so dishonest. At least Hillary is openly owned by corporate interests and fairly blatant about her corruption.
Warren stakes her reputation on taking a high ground and allegedly battling corporatist elements. Yet ultimately, when push comes to shove, she’s still a Democrat who loves government monopolies, and in turn, the interest groups that unfairly profit from the system. Don’t make a spectacle surrounding the fact that you’re against “big banks” when you force middle class taxpayers to subsidize the corporate welfare trough otherwise known as the Export-Import Bank. Don’t claim that you want security for the working class when you vote against Federal Reserve transparency, all while the only people feeling this “economic recovery” are the rich.
Ever consider the fact that your policies, that rob the middle and working classes and transfer their money to the Washington special interests you support are a major part of the problem, Senator? Warren’s hypocritical authoritarianism isn’t good for average Americans. But it’s sure good for the political class, and it certainly placates the naive “progressives” who believe this idiocy.