As she preps 2020 run, Elizabeth Warren touts that old-time religion
The rebranding continues: “there’s Jesus in every one of us”
I don’t believe in coincidences, at least not when it comes to Elizabeth Warren.
I learned during her 2012 Senate run that everything was pre-programmed and scripted. She avoided impromptu encounters like the plague, including running from reporters to avoid hard questions.
Avoiding encounters with reporters would become Warren’s trademark in the Senate.
But when she wanted to get a particular message out, she could use the press as skillfully as anyone. During the 2012 Senate race, the Boston Globe was used to try to blunt Warren’s Native American scandal, including pushing the quickly-debunked claim that Warren was 1/32 Cherokee. Warren also provided the Globe with exclusive access to family and friends for a puff piece about supposed family lore regarding Native American heritage. That puff piece actually proved the opposite.
More recently I noticed that the Globe conveyed the message Warren apparently is preparing for a 2020 run – an open embrace of Christianity. I wrote about that in Rebranding for 2020 begins: “Elizabeth Warren’s Christian faith is deep and authentic”:
Why this sudden focus on Warren’s Christianity?
I consider it the start of the Warren rebranding for 2020. While a lot of potential Democrat candidate names are mentioned, Warren is at the top….
Running hard left will help Warren win the primary, but will hurt in the general election. She’s going to have to appeal to those God-fearing Christians Democrats have long mocked as bitter clingers and deplorables.
Enter Elizabeth Warren’s deep Christian faith narrative. And it can’t come soon enough.
So now the non-coincidence. The NY Times has an article focusing on the different approaches to 2020 being taken by Warren and Bernie Sanders, As Warren and Sanders Jockey for Support, One Takes a Road More Traveled. The thesis of the Times article is that Warren is following a more traditional path to running for president, including fundraising with Wall Street titans like Jamie Dimon (didn’t she used to rail against him? That’s a post for another time.)
What caught my eye, was that article starts by focusing on, you guessed it, Warren’s Christianity:
It took a few minutes to find an opening, but when it came, Senator Elizabeth Warren did not squander her best chance to connect with a heavily black audience inside the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Ebenezer Baptist Church late last month.
“I was a Sunday school teacher,” said Ms. Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and former Harvard law professor, drawing a burst of applause before reciting from memory the verse in the Book of Matthew about helping “the least of these.” ….
And, as she demonstrated here with a reminder to King’s old congregation that “there’s Jesus in every one of us,” she is opening up about herself to satisfy the electorate’s hunger for personal connection….
I don’t believe in coincidences. Not one damn bit.
Touting her old time religion is part of the plan to show Democrats she’s a more viable national candidate than socialist-honeymoon in the Soviet Union Bernie, because she can appeal to the deplorables and bitter clingers.
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Jesus is her homeboy.
Remember Satan quotes scripture and attends Church every Sunday.
Get thee behind me Lizzie Borden Warren.
What is Jesus’s indian name according to her tribe?
Those liberal christians just love them some abortions.
IIRC Jesus really had a special hatred of lying and hypocrites, Princess Running Bare.
She claimed, “there’s Jesus in every one of us”
Not so. While the invitation is open to every one of us – “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” – not everyone answers the door and accepts the invitation.
And there are some who have opened the door to welcome Satan – he was called by Christ, “the great imposter” – and they are counterfeits of the real thing.
He will come speaking ‘peace and safety’, not destruction – although that’s all he can offer.
The ‘Lawless One’,
‘Father of Lies’,
‘The Great Deceiver’,
‘God of This Age’, etc.
Regardless, righteousness will prevail, but it’s going to be a bloody mess.
Liz has only one god: Power
This sounds just like Hillary Clinton. Come to think of it, Warren refused to run against Hillary in the 2016 Dem primaries, even though a lot of people thought she represented an attractive, more-authentic leftwing alternative to Hillary.
I’m wondering if she won’t be running as Hillary’s puppet instead.
Lizzie Borden Warren is years past her “sell by” date.
Just like Hillary…….
Noooooooo! I could not abide that screeching voice day after day – because you know she’d never shut up!
re: “I don’t believe in coincidences, at least not when it comes to Elizabeth Warren. I learned during her 2012 Senate run that everything was pre-programmed and scripted.”
Yes, dangerous times are coming upon us, the revolt against the hard left is taking place. America is getting ready to wrap itself in the American flag, Mom’s apple pie and everything ‘virtuous’ – a strange type of tyranny. Wait until the Obama hegemony is revealed in it’s entirety and a switch will be flipped in our culture.
This is what she’s doing now, laying the groundwork for her move away from the hard left. Nest building.
Just like Obama.
RE: ” I learned during her 2012 Senate run that everything was pre-programmed and scripted.”
“Left-wing Christian faith” would be a more accurate description. “There’s Jesus in every one of us” can easily be construed as heresy. I suppose she might mean Jesus’s saying that if we have done it to one of the least of these, we have done it unto him, but that doesn’t mean the least of these ARE him. But a small-o orthodox understanding of Christian doctrine is not to be expected from the left. They use him, just as they use everyone else.
There is Jesus “in” everyone. That is, everyone who has accepted him as Lord and Savior. And whereas I will never to presume to judge just who has and who has not accepted Christ, I cannot help but feel a twinge of doubt regarding those who claim to know him, yet show no evidence of accepting God’s Word as given to us in the Bible.
Elizabeth Warren sounds more new-ageish than Christian in her statement, but maybe she is just a newbie. I’ll give her to the next campaign season to see if she has matured in the faith. Until then, color me skeptical.
There might be some Jesus in some leftist of the day, but much more Stalin and Mao – and genocide.
What’s the word on using The Lord ‘s name in vain!
Fauxcahontas should avoid areas where there is lightening.
Gimme that old time religion!
I’m looking for religion!
Gimme that old time religion!
It’s good enough for me!
There will be a lot of lovin’
When we’re meetin in our Coven
Quit yer pushin and yer shovin’
So there’s room enough for me!
We will worship with the witches
‘Cause we’re rowdy sons-of-bitches
And they scratch us where it itches
And that’s good enough for me!
Look at those cheekbones!
Sean Trende did the best post campaign analysis of anybody, IMO. It was four or five parts. Tons of great insights.
He pointed out that evangelicals represent a larger share of the population than Hispanics and blacks, combined. Now, there’s obvious overlap. Some blacks and Hispanics are also evangelicals. But that one factoid demonstrates how large evangelicals are and what a mistake it is to abandon them.
Apparently, Democrat strategists read Sean Trende, too.
WWMD. What Would Manitou Do?
I prefer WWJWD
Shucks…. I was waiting for “The Great Spirit”. Considering how vitriolic and contentious the mention of “religion” was at the last Dem Convention… if Warren is speaking in a “false tongue” as Native Americans would say.
We’ve seen this before …
Falsani: Who’s Jesus to you?
(He laughs nervously)
OBAMA: Right. Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher.
And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.
Falsani: Is Jesus someone who you feel you have a regular connection with now, a personal connection with in your life?
OBAMA: Yeah. Yes. I think some of the things I talked about earlier are addressed through, are channeled through my Christian faith and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
i am binge watching the star wars films and can’t shake the image of many of the Donkey asses and the Black masked antifa thugs.
the christinography of ‘the force’ is quite obvious.
what is also obvious is the demand of an all powerful state exemplified by the emperor – for Brussels it is now a done deal.
Of course, you could always assume that Liz Warren is folding like a ‘cheap tent’ to the ‘White Patriarchy’ of the ‘old White men’ of the Christian Churches.
Hmmm….does she have a history of ‘folding’ to anyone? If past experience is any guide, she’s plotting her next moves.
The only thing she is ‘folding’ to is poll results. They must be devastating to the anti-Christian agenda the DNC has bee following.
Did they have Sunday school teachers on the reservation?
This is hardly surprising… I can’t think of any act lower than pretending to be a Native American to advance one’s career so feigning religiosity is small potatoes for this pretender.
“Senator Warren, now that you found religion do you call upon Native Americans to forgive you for stealing Diversity Quotas to promote yourself?”
Nothing builds one’s confidence when redecorating a house like receiving dogmatic advice from a congenitally-blind consultant regarding the nuances of making correct choices from among a color palette sampler with an eye (couldn’t resist the pun!) towards what will complement the existing crown molding around your living room.
Yuppers. That’d be MY first design consultant choice, furr shurr.
Well, if you can choose your gender and your race, why not religion? You don’t have to be a Cherokee to be a Cherokee, and you don’t have to be religious to be religious. After all, these choices are made only for the duration of the next election cycle. It’s not like she’s serious about them. C’mon. Lighten up.
21 yr old Maori island princess
Race car driver
Descendant of Socrates
Olympic chess champion
Mark Twain observed that the difference between truth and fiction is that fiction must be somewhat plausible whereas truth has no constraints on it. I was ready to call you out as a flat-out liar, with your
21 yr old Maori island princess
Race car driver
Descendant of Socrates
Olympic chess champion”
I mean, come on really, you want us to believe this?
But “Cat whisperer?”
I thought one had to be on some real serious drugs in order to believe in cat whisperers. So if you are one, your story is so crazy it must be true. But then these days, for most people “true” is something they are determined to believe, whether it has any connection to “truth” or not.
“I thought one had to be on some real serious drugs in order to believe in cat whisperers.”
Precisely. REAL serious drugs. You have it just so.
I whisper to my cat, he says, “dude, get the f**k away from me.”
Much like Hillary’s Excellent Pity Party Adventure, this is superficial silliness masking a perfectly sensible (albeit somewhat desperate) plan.
Warren is boxed out of the communist-wannabe vote by Sanders, and out of the “black vote” by Harris. She can’t beat either of them on their home turf. The “youth vote” overlaps the communist-wannabe vote; that bloc also makes a fetish of “authenticity”, which obviously knocks Warren out. The “women’s vote” proved unreliable last November, and the reliable fraction is still devoted to the Glass-Ceiling lady (who, unfortunately, is not entirely out of the running yet).
So who’s left? Whoever it is, Warren must, perforce, play suck-up.
Amazing that Democrats are even thinking of the next election, when they haven’t processed the last one!
If they win an election (any election) they might begin to think about taking back some ground. But they are so far from that today.
They continue to support leftist violence, crypto-terrorists, posing as “protestors”. They undermine the white voting majority and they put down Christians and Jews when they can, assuming their incompatible views on homosexuality and abortion don’t matter.
They aren’t convincing any voter that they even like Americans, never mind (politically motivated) sharing in their Christian faith.
“Amazing that Democrats are even thinking of the next election, when they haven’t processed the last one!”
You have won the internet for 09/19/17.
Might be a little Jesus in all of us. But in her case the Jesus did not make it to her heart or brain.
Fauxahontas–an overripe adolescent rebel.
I for one look forward to seeing our first native-american presidential candidate.
Jesus cherished babies, he did not support killing them.
We all have big moon in eye. We all have Mother Earth under feet. Sun nourish us. Wind cross face. These are our protectors…. No?
Sometimes my mind is under the gutter, below the basement.. but I find it difficult to believe Warren would let any man inside, even Jesus. Everything she says sounds insincere.