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Senator Warren has called it quits. She emerged from her multimillion-dollar home (without a beer in hand) to announce that she has accepted that America doesn’t want her to be president. Beyond the fact that she has plans that would eventually bankrupt all of us, she was too ready to embellish, fabricate, and outright lie about her own biography. And while a candidate dissembling isn’t rare, she was taking it to a higher level.
She got her start in law and in academia claiming victimhood that she doesn’t deserve. She still claims she was let go from a teaching job for being “visibly pregnant” when school board records flatly refute the story. Oh, and before she entered electoral politics, she refuted it herself on video. She told this same false story at her last debate appearance only last week. Of course, no other candidate or any member of the media challenged her.
She lied about sending her son to a private school to preserve her teachers’ union credibility. I have to wonder how her mind works in that her lies are so easily found to be false. I do think that her followers just want it to be true so badly that they completely suspend disbelief.
The one story that reveals her personality (and also that of the authoritarian left) is the story she proudly tells of the poor student down to her last six bucks who gives three of them to Liz. She tells it, she thinks, to prove the importance of her campaign to America’s kids. The subtext is that Liz knows better how to spend three of the student’s last six bucks. By the way, Warren is estimated to be worth around $12 million.
I would hope that any thinking, compassionate human being would say “Keep your cash, you need it more than I do.” Further, any smart politician would say “Look, can I buy you lunch? Come with me, we’re heading for a diner. Let’s sit down and talk about your plans.” That would go over a bit better than “Thanks for the three bucks, I gotta go. Bye.”
In any case, America said to Liz today “I gotta go. Bye.”