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Elizabeth Warren continues public makeover for 2020 presidential run

Elizabeth Warren continues public makeover for 2020 presidential run

It’s been a multi-year public relations project, involving religion, ethnicity and capitalism, assisted always by a liberal media hoping to get her across the presidential finish line.

Elizabeth Warren is one of the most contrived politicians I’ve ever covered, exceeded only by Hillary Clinton. She leaves little to chance or spontaneous encounters.

That’s why Warren abhors interacting with reporters other than in planned settings with sympathetic questioners. Her running — literally — away from reporters in the Capitol hallways is legendary.

She develops a script, and she sticks to it.

When confronted during the 2012 Senate campaign with her baseless claim during her law professor years to be a Native American for employment purposes, Warren relentlessly responded that those questioning her ethnic bona fides were attacking her family. She utilized sympathetic media, particularly The Boston Globe, to craft her narrative of family lore.

Warren also is methodical in her political planning. Warren’s methodical planning for a 2020 presidential run has been noted even by the mainstream media, Elizabeth Warren says she “is” not running for President, but clearly she’s preparing to run.

A critical part of Warren’s planning is a public makeover. She comes across as a scowl, so she’s trying to soften the image. We covered how she found religion, Rebranding for 2020 begins: “Elizabeth Warren’s Christian faith is deep and authentic”:

Warren also is working hard behind the scenes to build ties with Native American groups as a means of muffling the branding of her as a fake Indian by Donald Trump.

Warren is famous for the “you didn’t build that” view of capitalist success:

Yet recently she has declared herself a capitalist, as a way of separating herself from the outright Socialist wing of the party:

“You don’t think capitalists are bad people?” Harwood asked.

“I am a capitalist. Come on!” she said. “I believe in markets. What I don’t believe in is theft. What I don’t believe in is cheating. That’s where the difference is. I love what markets can do, I love what functioning economies can do. They are what make us rich, they are what create opportunity, but only fair markets, markets with rules. Markets without rules is about the rich take it all, it’s about the powerful get all of it. And that’s what’s gone wrong in America.”

In all of these endeavors, Warren relies on sympathetic media.

Nowhere is that more clear than in a recent New York Magazine article declaring her the frontrunner for 2020 among Democrats. The cover image, and the corresponding text in the article, is the key to the makeover. Warren is portrayed as a vital, vigorous force of nature:

It was unremittingly hot at the farm in Natick, Massachusetts, where 1,500 people had gathered on the Sunday after the Fourth of July. Remarkably, this crowd had assembled under a blistering sun not for a free concert, or outdoor theater, or even a protest, exactly. They’d come for an open-air town hall with their sitting senator, a 69-year-old woman widely expected to win reelection to her second term this fall. Standing at the back of the sweaty throng, I’d seen her introduced from the stage, then heard cheers greeting her entrance, but couldn’t for the life of me lay eyes on her. Not until I climbed onto the seat of my folding chair in the press section. There she was, jogging 75 yards down a hill in open-toed mules, her aqua cardigan flying behind her.

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is in constant motion. She often takes stages at a run, zigzagging around the edges of crowds, waving and giving high fives like Bruce Springsteen. Speaking to groups of supporters, she rocks on her feet, or rises to her tiptoes, with feeling; occasionally she tucks her mic under her arm to clap for herself or cuts the air in front of her with her flat palm. She’ll beat her chest for emphasis, speak so passionately that she gets winded, and throw a fist in the air as a symbol of defiance and determination. One afternoon in Nevada, perched on a punishingly high stool in front of several hundred people at a brewery, she kicked her feet out in front of her with such force that I feared she’d tip over backward.

It is what Ed Straker at American Thinker characterizes as the liberal media’s attempt to make Liz Warren the fresh young face for 2020:

Is Elizabeth Warren having an extramarital affair with New York Magazine? I ask only because NYM just published a 7,200-word opus that reads like a deranged love letter to the American Native senator from Massachusetts, seeking to turn an old, wrinkled leftist with even older, more wrinkled leftist ideas into the fresh young face for America in 2020.

The New York Mag article certainly tries to give momentum to Warren’s very being, and to her candidacy.

Watching Warren this steamy summer as she works to move her party through the perilous wilderness of the Donald Trump administration, through the midterms and her own reelection to the Senate, and then perhaps toward a run for the presidency, she appears to have committed her whole body to the effort. Like if she stops moving, the whole world will end.

Of course, the featured image has a subliminal political message: She’s running.

And New York Magazine and the rest of liberal media will be there to try to get her across the finish line.


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her Christian faith? You mean she doesn’t believe in the Blessing Way?

Colonel Travis | July 25, 2018 at 9:26 pm

Good Lord, that magazine cover….
I can’t stop laughing.

    mrGAB444 in reply to Colonel Travis. | July 26, 2018 at 7:33 am

    How can liberal progressives even look each other in the eye these days. After everything about the left that has been exposed (and much more is coming) these people STILL clutching the left ideology are truly sick.

    “When ideology is your guide, you’re bound to get lost. Ideology deludes, inspires dishonesty, and breeds fanaticism. Facts, experience, and logic are much better at leading you to the truth. Truth, however, is not everyone’s intended destination.”- Daniel J. Flynn, Intellectual Morons

Actually “running” for office.

Damn, I hope she didn’t pay some PR firm much for that idea.

I like when she gets animated with her speaking and violently flails her arms like Hitler.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 25, 2018 at 10:04 pm

A makeover? What aggrieved group will she claim membership in now?

Does the dogma live loudly within her? Of course it does. She’s a socialist.

Yet recently she has declared herself a capitalist…

Wait…is there a chance she’s lying about that?

Yes, Fauxcahontas is America’s First Fraud (though hillary klinton might have her beat in time.)

Rebecca Traister, the author of this piece of hagiography, cannot stop herself from using hyperbole when it is unnecessary. For example, “It was unremittingly hot at the farm in Natick, Massachusetts, where 1,500 people had gathered on the Sunday after the Fourth of July.” It is easy to fact check this. I assumed that “unremittingly hot” meant 90F or at least well above average for July. It turns out that the Natick temperature on that Sunday distinctly average with a max of 82F.
If you lie about meaningless stuff, why would anyone trust you on the big stuff.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians”

Fauchaontas is right up there:

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice
Attorney General Eric Holder
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL)
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
President Barack Obama
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
Rep. David Rivera (R-FL)
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC)
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY)
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
Gen. David Petraeus
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

casualobserver | July 25, 2018 at 10:54 pm

More and more journalism is becoming the preferred employment of apparent English majors who can craft extremely readable but also completely vapid prose. People who could write endless novels but never even a short story length piece if it required much research or any analysis or reasoning.

The photo here doesn’t show it, but did you see her shoes ?
Who runs with those things ?

New York Magazine and the rest of liberal media will be there to try to get her across the finish line.

I’d like to see her cross the finished line.

But as in the case of all other Zombies, that will be difficult. Temporarily retired may have to suffice.

I thought I’d never seen such an airbrushed image as Elizabeth Warren on the cover of New York magazine.

Until I scrolled down and saw the Boston Globe insists I believe the infanticide enthusiast has a Christian faith that is deep and authentic. Now, that is beyond airbrushing. Has the word for that been invented yet?

How fitting though eh? An undocumented Indian supporting undocumented foreign workers 🙂

    MajorWood in reply to mailman. | July 26, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I think it works better as an undocumented Native American. I do, however, know some people who might qualify as undocumented Earthlings.

I hope that your increased writing means things are improving for you and your family, Prof.

Little Fauxahontas would like to become madam Commissar,isn’t that special.

Message to Hillary: looks like the MSM just isn’t into you anymore.

DouglasJBender | July 26, 2018 at 11:23 am


Comanche Voter | July 26, 2018 at 11:42 am

Good Old Liawatha. Always willing to serve up a steaming pile of buffalo dung.

she is a front alright

Peoples Liberation Army Front
Symbian Liberation Army Front
Communist Party of America Front

Her car deserves one of those 0.0 oval stickers. Hey, I just got a freebie double entendre

“Her Christian faith, deep and authentic, informs her work’ – Boston Globe.

OMG how embarrassing for the Globe. They’ve gone so noseblind regarding bias that no one noticed they sound like an election advertisement. They should be subject to campaign fiance laws.

“And comrade Lenin smote the bear with his hammer, and the very mountains tumbled, heralding the Better Deal and an age undreamt of” – Boston Globe

She is the perfect Democrat: a political hack. Hack ancestry, hack politics, hack economics, hack legal practice in MA, hack teacher, hack senator.

She speaks with forked tongue, in other words….

The trip to the sea starts with an uber lemming…. go for it.


“They should be subject to campaign fiance laws. ”
I suspect, Fen, you meant “campaign finance laws.” But somehow “campaign fee-an-say,” as in one betrothed to another, seems even more appropriate.

Lena Dunham would be the perfect running mate, appealing to the same crowd.

eeech..sorry..just threw up a little

Lizard Warren is a lot of things – but a “fresh, young face” ain’t on the list.

2020. Ugh.