Democrat Elizabeth Warren has been laying low after the epic implosion of her “proof” that she indeed had Native American heritage, a key stumbling block in her path for the 2020 nomination and a steel cage death match with President Trump.
The Massachusetts progressive was the subject of a controversial Boston Globe story touting the results of a DNA “test” conducted by a Stanford University professor, who claimed to have found “strong evidence” that supported Warren’s story about her ancestry.
But the story immediately began to deteriorate with the paper quickly moving to correct their bombshell due to a mathematical “error” that put the senator’s percentage of Indian blood at 1/1024 percent, which was also quickly mocked by her nemesis Trump and even earned the criticism of some of her allies.
There were those who even believed that the story and Warren’s promotion of it only to see it blow up in her face would destroy any hopes that she harbored of becoming the nation’s first female president.
Now she’s back and she’s back with a vengeance.
In a speech that was so filled with angry demagoguery that it would be a perfect fit for an early 1930s German beer hall, the woman who Trump has affectionately nicknamed “Pocahontas” all but declared her candidacy.
The warpath ran through American University where she whipped out shovels of bloody red meat to an adoring crowd and as she accused Trump of “cozying up” to white supremacists and inspiring “domestic terrorism” in an example of the sort of irresponsible rhetoric that the left has embraced that is increasingly dangerous and could end up with people being killed over their political views.
it was billed as a “foreign policy” speech but Warren railed against Trump as well as pandered to the socialist base with the now obligatory dog whistle language of open class warfare.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke at American University Washington College of Law in a speech billed as foreign policy-focused; however, it included criticism of President Donald Trump and his policies and claimed he promotes white nationalism and encourages “domestic right-wing terrorism.”
“He cozies up to white nationalists,” Warren said on Thursday. “He undermines the free press and incites violence against journalists.”
Warren said Trump’s election poses a threat to democracy.
Warren did not mention any of the president’s successes: halting North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, debilitating ISIS, confronting Iran for funding terrorism around the globe, and unjustly gaining the release of Americans held abroad unjustly.
Instead, she called for cutting a “bloated defense budget” and the halt of “reckless, endless wars in the Middle East.”
Warren’s speech included leftist talking points — from corporations’ alleged mistreatment of American workers and unions to the dangers of “cutthroat capitalism” and the pitfalls of free trade.
She also said she would oppose Trump’s renegotiated NAFTA trade agreement with Mexico and Canada while admitting it needed to be revisited and revised.
Senator Elizabeth Warren delivers remarks on her progressive foreign policy at American University. https://t.co/wUZfP9Cs4M
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From the transcript:
Let’s start with a serious problem: Around the world, democracy is under assault. Authoritarian governments are gaining power. Right-wing demagogues are gaining strength. Movements toward openness and pluralism have stalled and begun to reverse. Inequality is rapidly growing, transforming rule by-the-people into rule by-wealthy-elites. And here at home, many American politicians seem to accept – even embrace – the politics of division and resentment.
The 2016 election provided a stark reminder that we must remain vigilant and fight for our democracy every single day. That starts with protecting our elections and democratic processes, and making it clear that there will be severe consequences for those – foreign or domestic – who meddle, hack, or undermine them. It means ensuring a meaningful opportunity for every American citizen to vote. And it means fighting for equal justice and protection under the law for all.
It also requires us to speak out against hateful rhetoric that fuels domestic terrorism of all kinds, whether in San Bernadino or Charleston, Orlando or Charlottesville, Fort Hood or Pittsburgh. We must speak plainly about all of these incidents. Just like the hateful terrorism of Al Qaeda and ISIS, domestic right-wing terrorism is completely incompatible with our American values. It is a threat to American safety and security, and we must not tolerate it in the United States of America.
I can’t leave here today without addressing the elephant in the room: President Trump and his political allies in Congress. We must face reality head on: President Trump’s actions and instincts align with those of authoritarian regimes around the globe. He embraces dictators of all stripes. He cozies up to white nationalists. He undermines the free press and incites violence against journalists. He attacks the independence of our Judiciary. He wraps himself in the flag and coopts the military for partisan purposes – but he can’t be bothered to visit our troops in harm’s way. And he is aided and abetted every step of the way by Republican politicians in Washington too pleased with his judicial appointments and tax cuts for the wealthy to stand up for fundamental American values.
The time for holding back is over. Patriots of every political persuasion must stand up to this type of behavior. Americans must demonstrate to this President and to the world that we are not sliding toward autocracy-not without a fight.
Fifty-five years ago, when President John F. Kennedy spoke here at American University, he said that, “our problems are manmade–therefore, they can be solved by man.”
The same is true today. OK, I’d add that they can also be solved by women, too.
Americans are an adaptive, resilient people, and we have met hard challenges head on before. We can work together, as we have before, to strengthen democracy at home and abroad. We can build a foreign policy that works for all Americans, not just wealthy elites.
The challenge we face may be our most profound since the end of WWII. Because here’s the truth: in our time together this afternoon, we’ve only just scratched the surface of the problems we face. None of this will be easy – but we persist.
Warren’s bellicose language raises the question as to whether she will be even more dangerous than a President Hillary Clinton would have been.