Nevertheless, She Desisted: Warren Ends Campaign

 

After abysmal showings in every caucus and primary to date, Sen. Elizabeth Warren finally suspended her failed campaign for the presidency. “I wanted you all to hear it first, and I wanted you to hear it straight from me,” Warren said in a staff call Thursday morning. “Today, I’m suspending our campaign for president.”

Media figures are in mourning, as the Massachusetts senator was seemingly created in a lab to appeal to upper-middle-class urbanites who attended the right schools, laugh out loud at New Yorker cartoons, and scribble bad prose for a living.

Warren has been in the horse race for more than two years but didn’t win or place anywhere. In six states, she settled for a third-place show; in the other 11, she came in fourth or fifth. She spent more than $90 million.

The only candidates that remain are Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and, for some reason, Tulsi Gabbard.

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  1. I Walton Member
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    Outstanding, especially

    Media figures are in mourning, as the Massachusetts senator was seemingly created in a lab to appeal to upper-middle-class urbanites who attended the right schools, laugh out loud at New Yorker cartoons, and scribble bad prose for a living.

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  2. Norm McDonald Member
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    Chris Matthews dropped a Pringle down his pant leg.

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  3. Seawriter Contributor
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    I wonder how the woman that gave half her money to the Warren campaign feels today. 

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  4. Hoyacon Member
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    . . . . and, for some reason, Tulsi Gabbard.

    This is enough reason for Major Gabbard:

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  5. Norm McDonald Member
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    Tulsi Gabbard is the alternate for Hillary if her casket doesn’t open on nomination day due to a bad blood transfusion. If Ms. Gabbard isn’t wearing sufficient garlic around her neck next week, I expect her to suddenly start feeling suicidal.

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  6. Norm McDonald Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    I wonder how the woman that gave half her money to the Warren campaign feels today.

    Like a typical American taxpayer. #bendoveritsalongwaytowashington

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  7. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Sad to see the last ethnic minority leave the race.

    Of course, that joke works better if Tulsi had dropped out.

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  8. EJHill Podcaster
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: …as the Massachusetts senator was seemingly created in a lab…

    This is Consultant City 101. Ask the base what it wants and it will tick-off all the traits they think everyone wants to hear.

    “Well, um, it really should be a woman… but I will accept any person of color or someone of different sexual orientation. And this person needs to have their ducks in a row, you know, policy-wise. Learned… calm and collected… but a fighter who will stand up to Trump… and is youthful and full of vigor, unlike that fat old orange man in the White House…”

    Then some old white guy yells, “FREE STUFF!”

    Game. Over.

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  9. Fynxbell Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    . . . . and, for some reason, Tulsi Gabbard.

    This is enough reason for Major Gabbard:

    You beat me to it!

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  10. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    Fynxbell (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    . . . . and, for some reason, Tulsi Gabbard.

    This is enough reason for Major Gabbard:

    You beat me to it!

    I’m not going to “like” either of these, or I might be forced out of my job, just like Chris Matthews.

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  11. RightAngles Member
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    Please stop seeing Tulsi as some kind of acceptable alternative. She’s just as gaga Lefty as any of them.

    -F rating from the NRA

    -pro-Green New Deal

    -wants free college and would pay for it by taxing investment income

    -wants free health care for all.

    NO.

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  12. Hoyacon Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Fynxbell (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    . . . . and, for some reason, Tulsi Gabbard.

    This is enough reason for Major Gabbard:

    You beat me to it!

    I’m not going to “like” either of these, or I might be forced out of my job, just like Chris Matthews.

    Actually, I was referring to the flag.

     

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  13. kylez Member
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    Unfortunately she’s too old to claim its because she’s pregnant.

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  14. KentForrester Moderator
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    Are you suggesting that the New Yorker cartoons aren’t funny?

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  15. RightAngles Member
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    kylez (View Comment):

    Unfortunately she’s too old to claim its because she’s pregnant.

    Haha!

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  16. James Gawron Thatcher
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    Jon,

    I’m really going to miss Pocahontas. That weird deranged look on her face as she spewed forth one inane policy position after another or ripped Bloomy’s head off. Her absurdity kind of grew on you.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  17. Hoyacon Member
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Please stop seeing Tulsi as some kind of acceptable alternative. She’s just as gaga Lefty as any of them.

    -F rating from the NRA

    -pro-Green New Deal

    -wants free college and would pay for it by taxing investment income

    -wants free health care for all.

    NO.

    In case anyone hasn’t noticed, I like to have a bit of fun with Gabbard’s rather appealing–to me, at least–appearance.

    I would never vote for her, at least as presently constituted, but I will speak in her defense in contrast to your normal run-of-the-mill lefty candidate.

    –Her service record is high end.  In fact, just having a service record distinguishes her from most lefty politicians.

    –She clearly has some guts, as her willingness to take on her Hillaryness and to stay in the race indicates.  I like guts, as opposed to “cut and run” types like Beto.

    –She does not overplay the minority, victim, woman thing.  See Elizabeth Warren.

    –While, as indicated up above, she has unpalatable positions–particularly with regard to single payer, she is not a total loss, and actually has some positions (such as skepticism about our foreign involvements) that are not nutty and set her a bit apart.  She also writes this:

       Our right to privacy, guaranteed by the 4th Amendment, is threatened by overreaching intelligence agencies and big tech monopolies that falsely invoke national security interests to take away our civil liberties. Our right to free speech is jeopardized by the ever-increasing power of mainstream media corporations.

    Honestly, I wonder how many here could’ve written that.

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  18. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Geez, Fauxcahontas couldn’t even win her home state!

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  19. Seawriter Contributor
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Geez, Fauxcahontas couldn’t even win her home state!

    Yeah. Bernie and Biden gave her campaign the tomahawk chop.

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  20. Stad Coolidge
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    Now she can get on her broom and fly back to her Harvard reservation to come up with more “native” recipes . . .

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  21. Seawriter Contributor
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Now she can get on her broom and fly back to her Harvard reservation to come up with more “native” recipes . . .

    General Tsao’s Buffalo?

    Pommes de rue de larmes?

    Maize teriyaki?

    Hummus Cherokee?

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  22. Norm McDonald Member
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    Image may contain: 1 person, possible text that says 'It's just us now.......'

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  23. WI Con Member
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    KentForrester (View Comment):

    Are you suggesting that the New Yorker cartoons aren’t funny?

    Yes, and so are their opinion articles. 

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  24. WI Con Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Geez, Fauxcahontas couldn’t even win her home state!

    Yeah. Bernie and Biden gave her campaign the tomahawk chop.

    Coronavirus infused blanket. ‘She gone!’

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  25. Doug Kimball Thatcher
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    In the world of trust funds, prep schools and college degrees from places with buildings named after your great grandfather, there is none better than a Harvard Law School professor when it comes to political leadership (unless you are the new Alan Dershowitz.)  My east coast face book friends have been stepping over themselves to support Warren ever since she ran for Senate.  “Honey, warm up the Prius.  I heard Liz is doing a talk at the Harvard Boat Club!”  Little by little they’ve learned that she has no Ivy degree of her own.  She’s a public school girl from OK!  She’s not really a Native American!  She’s a former school teacher with a generic law degree from some big, southern university.  It was all a show! 

    That’s why Bernie (he’s a bit of a commie but at least he’s honest) and Joe (he never was that bright but at least he’s not a commie) beat her in the Bay State.

    Good riddens.  

    They’ll get to her and eventually, she’ll go brown shirt and endorse Joe, even though her positions were in lockstep with the old Bolshivek.  

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  26. Jim Kearney Contributor
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    KentForrester (View Comment):

    Are you suggesting that the New Yorker cartoons aren’t funny?

    Ricochet’s Funny Political Memes is more timely, but we also enjoy The New Yorker‘s Day-to-Day Calendar

    Yesterday’ page, for example, was downright prophetic if applied to Liz Warren.

    https://condenaststore.com/featured/obscurity-jeremy-nguyen.html

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  27. Sweezle Member
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    How does anyone choose between Dementia and Communism? Trump2020.

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  28. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Sweezle (View Comment):

    How does anyone choose between Dementia and Communism? Trump2020.

    Ricochet Bumper Sticker!!!

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  29. Norm McDonald Member
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    Image may contain: 1 person, possible text that says 'James Woods @RealJamesWoods Pity party tonight at the #WarrenWigWam The Babylon Bee @TheBabylonBee Warren Returns To Tribe In Shame After Failing To Take Land Back From The Pale Faces'

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  30. J Ro Member
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    I hope former Senator Al Gore was triggered and gave her a call: “It’s tough when even the state you represented in the Senate rejects your effort to become President. I know.”

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