Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Grimes, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Last night had a fun twist that had Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once touted as the way forward for the Democrat party and chosen one to defeat the heinous and dreaded Orange Man, couldn’t even place in the top three. Her only consolation is that she placed ahead of the former “sure thing,” Joe Biden, but that’s like saying you placed in front of the guy who kept intentionally spraining his ankle during the race.
Warren is done. I think we can all read the smoke signals, and they all say that Fauxcahontas is more or less an afterthought, especially since afterthought Sen. Amy Klobuchar placed ahead of her.
While Warren’s campaign has been a fun roller coaster to watch, it was always destined to end in a crash. Even if she had, through some dark miracle, gained the nomination from the Democrat party, she still would have had to face off against President Donald Trump, and he’s proven he can control and manipulate her very easily.
Remember, this is the same Warren that Trump goaded into taking a DNA test that shattered any claim she had to being of the Native American people. The constant pokes and jabs Warren received caused her to make massive mistakes, not only taking away her identity but proving that when it comes to being a leader, a little prodding will cause Warren to do whatever you want.
That’s not the leader we want or deserve.
But the juiciest part about all of this is that Warren is being rejected despite Warren being everything the Democrat party claims it wanted. Warren was the left’s leftist. She celebrated her birthday with Planned Parenthood. She publicly turned down a Fox News interview and made a show of calling them a “hate for profit” machine. She went full bore into promoting socialist policies just like the cool kids were doing. In fact, every time Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did something, Warren tried to do it too.
Her staff was even dropping the same buzzwords AOC used when talking about issues, especially environmental ones.
“Senator Warren has been a longtime advocate of aggressively addressing climate change and shifting toward renewables, and supports the idea of a Green New Deal to ambitiously tackle our climate crisis, economic inequality, and racial injustice,” a Warren aide told Axios.
Warren rose high for a time but quickly came crashing down as the distaste from Democrat voters rose to the forefront, and herein lies the interesting part. Warren positioned herself to be everything the Democrat party could have wanted. She attempted to please and placate the party, and they still rejected her. From the radicals to the moderates.
In fact, the moderates were the first to withdraw. Even big Democrat donors threatened to pull their support and give it to Trump should she be the Democrat party’s nominee.
She lost support from everyone else because she kept trying to be someone she’s not. She kept pandering to the most popular thing the party had on its mind. The funny thing is, this is what the Democrats do and have done for years. It’s their modus operandi. Still, the Democrats weren’t on board with it.
What the Democrats have gone for is a more honest radicalization of the party that is currently being fought against by the establishment, but even the DNC with all its horses and men can’t seem to attract people back under its umbrella.
Democrats don’t want Democrats anymore. They want something else. They watched the modern Democrat archetype fail in 2016 against a man they feel they should have easily won against. Many voters long for a moderate that the Democrat party doesn’t seem to want to supply anymore, and other voters bought into the idea that the reason the party lost in 2016 is that they weren’t radical enough.
The party is clearly split and Warren, being the Democrat’s Democrat, couldn’t seem to keep up with what the party really wanted. The pandering that worked so well in the past didn’t work anymore. The old Democrat party is dead. The Democrats don’t want Democrats anymore. They want radicalism and radicalism that’s honestly come by.