Skip to comments.Elizabeth Warren: The Obama of 2016. Her brand of populism could spell doom for Hillary
Posted on 06/29/2014 11:10:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Paging Elizabeth Warren: This is your moment.
In 2007, Democrats were delirious with rage about the Iraq war. Hillary Clinton, the inevitable presidential front-runner, had voted for the war and refused to apologize for it. Other leading candidates, including Joe Biden, John Edwards, and Chris Dodd, voted for it too. This left a huge opening for a credible antiwar candidate. Barack Obama, inexperienced and underqualified, nonetheless jumped into the vacuum. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, the issue that obsesses the base of the Democratic party is income inequality. I think thats foolish. The underlying causes of inequality miserable economic growth, stagnating wages, poverty, etc. are vastly more worthy challenges. Though, in fairness, many people actually have those problems in mind when they talk about inequality.
Theres another component to the inequality obsession: populism. People increasingly feel that economic and political elites are enriching themselves, not by making great products or selling valuable services, but by cutting backroom deals and selling influence. This rage is remarkably bipartisan. It is the one theme that loosely unites tea partiers and Wall Street occupiers alike.
Obscure economics professor David Brat toppled House majority leader Eric Cantor in a Virginia primary largely by tapping into that populism, particularly on such issues as immigration and Wall Street bailouts.
Senator Warren owes her left-wing hero status to the Democratic version of this kind of populism. Shes been talking for years about how the well-connected rig the system for their own benefit. Now, I find many of Warrens proposed solutions more regulation, more taxes, more government, etc. abhorrent. But, believe it or not, I am not a Democratic-primary voter. Those who are love what Warren is selling.
Which is why Warren is perfectly poised to be the Obama of 2016.
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The Obama of 2016 is exactly right. The Dems have a history of putting their hopes in a blank slate, rather than a proven performer, since they’re looking for a messiah.
If Hillary wants the nomination, she will get it.
Something tells me the Rats are looking to dump Benghazi Hillary.
Well. Given that the Dims start 2016 only 1-2 States away from an EC win AND that Warren will have a couple more years in the Senate under her belt ... you better hope they nominate Hildabeast.
My Democrat friends go crazy when I bring up Warren’s wealth. I think it is her Kryptonite.
Lots of low information males are just in love with those high cheekbones. They just can’t help themselves. Those huge bags under Hillary’s eyeballs are a turnoff. Warren just might be able to pull this off.
With income inequality such a hot topic, the Democratic Partys presidential frontrunners are working hard at pretending to be poor.
If Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden cant convince Democrats that theyre just one step away from begging for spare change on street corners, Elizabeth Warren is waiting in the wings. After all who better than a Harvard professor who made $429,981 in her last full year of teaching to understand how hard it is to barely get by under income inequality.
Elizabeth Warren has a net worth of around $15 million, making her more working class than Hillary, but less working class than Joe Biden. Like Biden, Elizabeth Warren also isnt big on investing.
I realize there are some wealthy individuals Im not one of them, but some wealthy individuals who have a lot of stock portfolios, Warren told an MSNBC host.
Like Dead Broke or Truly Well Off, Wealthy Individuals and A Lot of Stock Portfolios are relative terms. Warren only had $8 million in investments. Its not a lot if youre a millionaire who, like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, spends a lot of time around billionaires.
I support Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nomination in 2016. I might even register as a Democrat in NH to vote for her.
A Bush vs. Clinton election will accomplish nothing. If voting can stabilize the country before the shooting starts, we need a decisive election with realm choices.
The time is now.
In '08 race trumped gender.The same thing could *very* well happen in '16.
This Elizabeth Warren is one clever “native” American.
Everytime a reporter asks her if she plans to run for President in 2016, her answer is the same “I am not running for President” ( notice she does not say I WILL NOT RUN for President ),
Then in 2024, Sexual Preference will trump all.
RE: If Hillary wants the nomination, she will get it.
Until the blood clot gets to her...
We will just try not to think about Elizabeth’s pesky affirmative action lies.....
I bet they do! I sadly have ‘ex’ friends in MA who work for this pos.
I have said since day 1, she WILL be their nominee, just a sense I have with how they tout her. Sickening.
When Warren is elected I believe most conservatives will indeed acknowledge that America is over.
Warren is a Marxist not a populist. I’ve encountered lefties who love her idiotic you didn’t build that screed. They think its brilliant but when its explained the private sector creates the govt they move on.
Is it possible that the Obammy’s hate Bill and Hitlery so much that they’ll do anything to ruin her chance at the nomination?