Skip to comments.Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren a Mere Hack or an Out-and-Out Sociopath?
Posted on 07/17/2014 3:23:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Elizabeth Warren now says that last years government shutdown was about birth control.
Warren did not make the remark in an off-the-cuff setting. She made it in a prepared speech.
Warren said it on the floor of the Senate while supporting a bill that she knows has absolutely zero chance of becoming law.
Remember last years government shutdown that nearly tanked our economy? Warren asked. That fight started with a GOP effort to hold the whole operation of the federal government hostage in order to try to force Democrats and the president to let employers deny workers access to birth control.
Warren is not lying about some distant event for which there is no extant living memory. The government shutdown was last year.
Spoiler alert: That shutdown was not over birth control. That shutdown was over the budget and the entirety of Obamacare. The whole law (which hardly any Democrat read before passing it into law). Not birth control.
There is, in fact, no national controversy over birth control as such. There is a controversy over how the Obama administration used regulatory powers written into the unpopular Obamacare law to impose even abortifacient drugs on Americans who object to the use of such drugs. The controversy is over whether Americans retain the right to live out our religious values once we own businesses.
Spoiler alert: The Supreme Court ruled that we do.
Warren is not merely delivering spin. Saying that the shutdown was about birth control is a Godzilla-sized lie, told intentionally, in order to be provocative. It wont advance the bill she is supporting. That bill stands no chance of passing in the House, supposing that it even comes up for a vote in the Senate, which it probably wont, because Democrats do not want to be taking pro-Obamacare votes leading up to the mid-terms. The bill and speaking out in favor of it is nothing more or less than base political theater. Warren is just lying to score points with the Democrat base, who also mostly know that Warren is lying, yet they will repeat the lie themselves until the end of time.
We could send this lie over to PolitiFact or Glenn Kessler, but it wont do any good. Supposing that they rule that Warren is lying, which isnt a given when you consider how PolitiFact gives Mostly False and Mostly True ratings arbitrarily, she wont stop. No amount of Pants on Fire meters or Pinocchios will stop a liar who is as brazen as Elizabeth Warren. You could line up every Pinocchio graphic in the world. You could literally drag a pair of burning pants through her office. Sen. Warren will keep right on lying.
Were talking, of course, about a woman who lied about having Indian heritage so that she could claim minority status and get a leg up in the academic world. She defends all that to this day.
Were talking about a senator who is in office because voters in Massachusetts dont care about that lie.
Were talking about a political party and movement that subscribes to the Alinsky point of view on how to conduct domestic political warfare. In that world view, you dont discuss anything with your opposites. You belittle them, dehumanize them, smear them, and aggravate them.
And were talking about a media that even on its best days is very reluctant to call out a Democrat for shamelessly telling towering lie after lie.
Im not sure that its possible to have a real political discussion with the likes of Elizabeth Warren. What is there to talk about when there is no agreement on the basic facts at hand? What is there to talk about when they re-write history right before your eyes? Next thing you know, Warren will blame Bush for locking veterans out of their own war memorials.
Is there even an electoral remedy for a sociopath like Elizabeth Warren? When her voters are right there cheering and lying right behind her?
Clueless hack who has delusions of grandeur.
I vote psychopath.
"Who is the most awesome person in America, Barak or Michelle?"
Why not both?
Then what does that make the voters of MA? She didn’t get to DC w/o their help. It was clear throughout that campaign she was less than honest and a bit ‘off’. Yet, they thought she represented their interests.
Think about this gang. The troubles we’re having in/with DC are predictable. If We the People continue electing rouges how can we expect a good outcome? DC isnt the problem, its us thats the problem.
When Democrats say astonishing and untrue things those statements are not aimed at the broad body politic. They are aimed exclusively at their narrow base. They hit that target and are believed 100%.
As a politician you need a support base just like a building does. You need to nourish and maintain that base. The only time they can deviate from their narrow base’s political view is when there is a clearly established dog whistle. A dog whistle is a code their base understands. Say they are in a close race and suddenly they come out against gun control, or abortion, or free birth control. Their properly prepared base will understand that’s a lie intended to undermine the opposition. (The woman who ran for governor in Texas didn’t understand the base has to be properly prepared for this sudden switch. She blew apart her own support with her sudden change on guns and a few other topics.)
“Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren a Mere Hack or an Out-and-Out Sociopath”.....
The truely clueless comment was the suggestion that a shut down government would tank the economy.
Psychopath is my wild guess. I think half the elected officials and appointed judges are.
Even Harry Truman and JFK would have agreed with you. But in today's Democrat party, Warren is mainstream.
Warren in 2016! Only because Bernie Sanders is too moderate.
Which brings us to Elizabeth Warren. She, like all liberal females, must surely be oppressed by the dreaded Patriarchy. Like King Barack, if elected she will right all those terrible wrongs inflicted on privilege females like herself. Darn, I wish I had 1/100 (or whatever) Indian ancestry like Liz. I too could run for elected office being an officially oppressed person.
she’s womyn enough to be both at the same time
Neither is the bamster.......
I've been saying that Hillary would not be the nominee for a long time, but it's likely whoever the nominee is will be every bit as nasty. They all are......
The problem lies with the system. No political system with universal suffrage will last. The politicians don't care, because they occupy elite status and exempt themselves from the operation of the laws they impose on the voters. Then the politicians claim the laws are justified because a majority of voters put them into office.
We have been in a electoral monarchy for a good 30 or more years.
This kind of person has no concept of truth. It’s whatever helps the cause. By any means necessary.
I disagree. Nothing changes unless we do. If we reform then DC naturally follows. If we become more corrupt DC follows. Its not Them but Us...when we accept that and act accordingly then youll see positive change. Our system of govt isnt the problem but the rope we’ve used to hang ourselves to now.
Crazy as an outhouse rat.
Working hard to become the next Nancy Pelosi.
I was wondering what percentage of MA residents are employed in university-associated jobs, considering their liberal bias. This is a few years old (2012), but the top ten largest employers in MA at that time were:
1. Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard associated)
2. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC
3. The University of Massachusetts
4. Steward Health Care System (Affiliated with Tufts)
5. Harvard University
6. Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard associated)
7. UMass Memorial Health Care
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
9. Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN)
10. State Street Corp. (NYSE: STT)”
It's human nature, and there are plenty of history lessons to prove it - when a majority of the people figure out they can vote money to themselves out of the public treasury, they do. I don;t finger the system, per se, what I pointed to was the principle that universal suffrage creates political instability. It is impossible to change human nature. You can change your own behavior, and maybe that of a few hundred or few thousand people around you, but that's about it. And even in your circle of influence, you'll find no shortage of do-gooders (with other people's money, of course), loafers, and schemers.
My choice in national elections is between two parties vying for the power to further grow the government. What change should I be making to fix that?
Warren is the type that will still lie to you when you know she’s lying, and she KNOWS you know she’s lying.
Is she a possible VP candidate for Hillary?
Warren won’t play second fiddle to HilLiary. And obama will support her, not HilLiary.
So Hillary may not get nomination?
The Rats’ organization props her up. She has no political skills, no charisma, and can’t think on her feet.
They are both affirmative action figure heros!
Correct. HilLiary is old and people are tired of the Clintons. Not to mention a lot of fellow democrats worry she can’t transcend her own lies and scandals.
I’ll take “both”, for $500...
She is a democrat so she is a sociopath.
Imagine insisting you are an indian when you are not.
Like any other Communist, she’s a pathological liar.
Like any other Communist, she has no conscience.
Like any other Communist, she is pathologically narcissistic.
It follows then that, Like any other Communist, she is a sociopath.