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Warren Campaign Obituary: She tried to fake it, but America didn’t buy it

Warren Campaign Obituary: She tried to fake it, but America didn’t buy it

Americans will nominate and elect all sorts of candidates, from the virtuous to the rogue. But Americans don’t like fakes. And there may never have been a more fake major candidate in modern American history than Elizabeth Warren.

Elizabeth Warren did poorly in Iowa, despite laying claim to having built the earliest, largest, and most sophisticated field operation. The caucus vote-counting confusion provided cover for Warren to escape relatively unscathed.

But the New Hampshire results are in, and Warren got clobbered in her neighboring state, despite mostly favorable coverage nationally and her home Boston market. She lost to Bernie, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar. Now Warren can’t hide.

The massive campaign machine Warren built, reportedly with over 1000 campaign employees, could not overcome the most fundamental problem Warren’s campaign faced: Warren’s public persona of being a fake.

Americans will nominate and elect all sorts of candidates, from the virtuous to the rogue. But Americans don’t like fakes.

And there may never have been a more fake major candidate in modern American history than Elizabeth Warren.

Virtually everything about her personal narrative was false or questionable. And she couldn’t shake the “faux” prefix.

Warren was not Native American, and never identified as Native American until she was in her 30s and climbing the law professor ladder to Harvard. Yet Warren used her supposed Native American identity to juice her resume and to land on a short list of “Minority Law Teachers” in a law professor directory used in the 1980s for hiring purposes. Warren also began to identify herself to employers as Native American. Miraculously, she rose from U. Texas to U. Penn to Harvard, despite lacking the legal pedigree (fair or not) usually required for that rise. It was a total ethnic deception.

Rather than own up, Warren claimed she believed her parents about her Native American heritage. “What kid asks their grandparents for legal documentation to go along with their family stories?”, she would ask when confronted. But Warren didn’t claim to be Native American as a kid, or in college, or in law school. She never lived as a Native American or associated with Native Americans. The cover story for why she made the claim, that she believed her parents, was as fake as the claim itself.

The family lore also was highly questionable. Warren claimed that her parents had to elope because her father’s white family would not accept her Native American mother. But by the time Warren told the story publicly in her campaigns, all the people who had first-hand knowledge were dead. Contemporaneous documentation regarding her parents’ wedding called the elopement story into serious doubt.

Yet Warren defended that deception from the time it was exposed in late April 2012 until the fall of 2018, when a disastrous DNA test rollout nearly cratered her nascent presidential campaign. Only then, having spent almost 7 years defending her claim to be Native American, did Warren issue a half-hearted, non-apology apology. As fake as her claim to be Native American was, the apology was worse.

Donald Trump branded Warren “Pocahontas,” and social media called her “Fauxcahontas” and other variations. Whether you approve of those terms or not, Warren was branded as a fake, and it stuck. She couldn’t shake it no matter how hard she tried because there was a core truth to it.

Then it was a drip, drip, drip of fakery exposed.

Warren claimed her legal career outside her law teaching job was devoted to representing consumers and the downtrodden against large corporate interests. It was a core value she supposedly brought to the campaign. In fact, as revealed by me in 2012 and confirmed by The Washington Post and others in 2019, Warren represented large corporations such as Dow Chemical against consumers, and made millions doing so.

Warren claimed she was fired as a school teacher because she was visibly pregnant. Contemporanous documentation disproved that claim.

Warren claimed her father was a janitor, to give herself some sort of street cred, but her brother disputed that characterization.

Warren claimed she was sexually harassed when she was a young professor by an elderly professor, but that’s not how she originally described the encounter.

Warren started her presidential run branded a fake Indian, and ended it branded a general fake. A general fake who lectured everyone else that she had a plan for everything. But her central plan, Medicare for All, had a math problem. As in, the math didn’t add up, so she backed off. A faker whose central plan was no plan at all had no chance.

Medicare for All was the blow that struck down Warren’s poll rise, but it took place against a public distrust of almost anything Warren said.

Warren said she was the person who could implement large, structural change in our country. Yet her rhetoric became increasingly totalitatarian, with promises to imprison or at least fire all manner of people.

And in the end, Warren couldn’t manage even her own large campaign behemoth. Yet Warren demanded the nation to entrust her with building an even larger federal government behemoth than we already have.

No amount of money could change Elizabeth Warren’s brand. No number of consultants and campaign staff could change Warren’s brand.

Warren was a faker. America doesn’t want a faker. New Hampshire killed her campaign. The Elizabeth Warren campaign epitah will be: “She tried to fake it, but American didn’t buy it.”

Warren’s campaign obituary has been written. It’s only a matter of time before her campaign capitulates to reality.


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legacyrepublican | February 11, 2020 at 9:15 pm

Wonder if she will lash out at Pelosi for keeping her off the campaign trail because of the impeachment trial.

Take a victory lap professor. You have been on this fraud since the start and your coverage has been better and more in depth than even local detractors like Howie Carr and Dan Rae.

Line of the night “And there may never have been a more fake major candidate in modern American history than Elizabeth Warren.”

She isn’t just losing in NH, she is being absolutely crushed. Likely to come in with less than 10% and she won’t be able to cry “sexism” because Klobuchar is cleaning her clock.

As you mention, NH is part of the Boston media market where coverage is almost 100% positive for her but people know a fraud when they see one.

To put this in some perspective, Kerry won NH in 2004 with 38% of the vote and coming in second was Howard Dean of VT. This year we have another VT pol winning and the MA senator placing FOURTH !

What a great night.

Professor, you’ve surely got the largest and most in-depth archives about Warren than anyone else on the planet, probably including Warren herself. So when YOU say she’s written her own obit after tonight’s dismal performance, I nod in agreement.

Excellent piece.

She’s personally fake, but Buttigieg is groomed.

Jokahontas had better get back to Boston before Ginger Kennedy takes back “the Kennedy seat”.

Puke worthy as it may seem, it is probably better to keep Pocahontas in the senate than to ever let another damned Kennedy besmirch representation of Massachusetts.

Elizabeth “Fugazi” Warren.

1/1024 % chance?

World Class fake, the people of Massachusetts will reelect her for ever. Telling.

Great obit article, noting all of her “misrepresentations”, however, they missed another “misrepresentation” regarding her children’s schooling. This was in response to the subject of the right to select where children can at t end school. She stated her children never attended private school, and always attended public school, when, in fact, son attended one of the nation’s most elite private schools, Haverford, from the 6th grade until graduation. Her son took a leave of absence in his junior year to accompany his mother to Boston while she was teaching there. She refused to respond to the question as to where he attended school in Boston during his junior year.

Liawatha strikes again!!

I know people get nervous talking about Trump’s re-election but this just shows how disjointed the whole Democrat party is including their voters.

Can someone tell me where they are going to get a swing-state candidate that can retake Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin from Trump?

When I see Democrats that can’t even plan ahead enough to do respectable in a neighboring state like Warren with all her people and all her money I can’t get nervous about them taking on Trump.

Trump has known and will know for the next year that if he dominates the Blue Wall the Democrat candidate is done. The money and time that has been spent and will be spent on the Blue Wall would make it hard for a Bill Clinton or Barack Obama to win back. I am suppose to believe Pete Buttigieg can do it? Zero-Charisma Klobuchar? Socialist Bernie?

    Kevin in reply to Conan. | February 12, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Conan, you have hit the nail on the head. Now that Sleepy Joe is toast, the Dems have no reliable mouthpiece candidate who will follow orders, at least one who can win the general election. They will never let Sanders be the nominee, because the stink of putting an admitted Communist up as a major party candidate for POTUS will never go away. That will kill the Dem Party just as surely as Corbyn did for the Liberals in the UK. Buttigieg won’t do, because blacks will never go for a gay candidate, plus he is just too ignorant and radical, or am I repeating myself. Bloomberg might as well throw his $200 million in an incinerator. He will never get the votes, plus Trump is living rent-free inside his little pint-sized noggin. Unless they roll HRC out for another shot, they are stuck with Amy “The Stapler Thrower” Klobucher. She has as much chance of beating Trump as I do, what with that scrunched up face, and that talking out the side of her mouth screech she calls a voice. The first time Trump pins a nickname on her, she will kill three staffers with thrown office products in her HQ.

When you’re trying to connect with voters live on Instagram and your own husband doesn’t want to have a beer with you … that’s a pretty bad sign.

Time wounds all heels

“Did you just call me a loser on national TV?”

How was calling her father a janitor fake? Isn’t her brother’s insistence that he was a “maintenance worker” like insisting on calling a garbageman a “sanitation worker”? He mowed the lawn, cleaned the pool, isn’t that a janitor?

    Toad-O in reply to Milhouse. | February 12, 2020 at 12:02 am

    A maintenance man does repairs. A janitor just cleans.

      Milhouse in reply to Toad-O. | February 12, 2020 at 2:03 am

      Since when? Janitor, super, caretaker, they all do the same things. You need something fixed you call that person, whatever he likes to be called.

        drednicolson in reply to Milhouse. | February 12, 2020 at 10:24 am

        Around here the term “custodian” is used for a job that combines janitorial and maintenance duties.

          Tom Servo in reply to drednicolson. | February 12, 2020 at 10:40 am

          I work in a building which has a maintenance man/custodian/building superintendent. He takes care of any mechanical issues or other complaints that come up. He would be really, really pissed off if anyone ever called him a “janitor”.

          Milhouse in reply to drednicolson. | February 12, 2020 at 3:38 pm

          “Custodian” is yet another synonym. Custodians, caretakers, janitors, “maintenance men”, are all the same thing, just as garbageman, dustman, sanitation worker, and garbologist are all the same thing. What you call it is purely a matter of how the person feels about what he does. Mr Herring was a janitor, but would never have called himself that because he came from a class that considered such work beneath them, so he preferred a fancier term. Now that his daughter is trying to appear lower-class than she was, she uses the lower-class term for the same job.

        “Husband” and “Dad” worked around here, still do even when visiting family.

    Kevin in reply to Milhouse. | February 12, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Milhouse, I am a maintenance man. I repair boilers, HVAC systems, air compressors, the electrical system,
    repair forklifts, fix structural issues, whatever it takes to keep 12 buildings with 2.4 million sq. ft. under roof operational so we put product out the door. I make $31 an hour to do it, which is more than most of the IT people make. And I am not, nor are any of the 35 men who work with me, a janitor. The janitor cleans the toilets and mops the bathrooms. We subcontract janitorial work out to Democrats, excuse me, immigrants. Your best bet is, if you don’t know what you’re talking about, keep your mouth shut.

      Milhouse in reply to Kevin. | February 13, 2020 at 1:49 am

      Great for you, but that is not what Mr Herring was doing. He was the apartment building’s maintenance man in the sense of caretaker, super, custodian, and, yes, janitor. Those are all synonyms.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 11, 2020 at 10:55 pm

Elizabeth Warren Stops By A Local Diner In NH… Nobody Cares…

She tried to fake it, I don’t mind saying, she just couldn’t make it.

Sister Golden Hair
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Slight lyrical revision by JustSayN2O.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 11, 2020 at 11:38 pm

Here’s another FAKE the Professor can dig into.

Alright, so Buttigieg sounds like a bit of a Silicon Valley “growth is everything,” “we can make an app for that” kind of guy. So what? Well, so, I didn’t realize the whole way throughShortest Way Home that South Bend actually has a serious poverty problem! Over ¼ of its residents are poor. It’s not just that Buttigieg is interested in hooking the sewers up to wi-fi. (I’m a “sewer socialist,” I like progressive wastewater management.) It’s that he spends zero time in the book discussing the economic struggles of the residents of his city!

Did you know there’s a giant racial wealth gap in South Bend? You won’t if all you read about South Bend is Shortest Way Home. Oh sure, he takes us on an ambling tour through the city, shows us people kayaking on the old industrial canal, wanders under the railroad bridge, takes us to see live music in an abandoned swimming pool. He tells us about twilight on the river, the fish-stealing heron on his running route (“To some he is a villain… but to me he is an elegant bird.”) But have a look at Prosperity Now’s “Racial Wealth Divide in South Bend” report and see if you think these should really be the mayor’s narrative priorities.

South Bend African Americans make ½ of what South Bend whites make……

Don’t worry

She has a plan for this

Warren is the Rachel Dolezal of presidential candidates.

Time for Lizzie to move on and bury the hatchet.

American Human | February 12, 2020 at 2:26 am

Great stuff!! She’ll most likely be reelected to the Senate though.

And there may never have been a more fake major candidate in modern American history than Elizabeth Warren.

Yes there was…. a Kenyan named obama

I doubt being fake was the problem so much as choosing the wrong thing to fake. Unassimilated indian culture is almost entirely the material of jokes, and the jokes about her are easy and will never stop.

Fake something else and it’s not so easy to mock.

Iowa and New Hampshire are the first time Warren had to run against other Democrats.

Comanche Voter | February 12, 2020 at 7:30 am

No amount of wampum can compensate for a forked tongue.

Fauxcahontas’ campaign now headed for Happy Hunting Ground.

Well done, Professor!

I wonder how long Elizabeth “She Persisted” Warren will persist in this race.

She’s a lying sack of totalitarian Witch.

In her dishonesty and shrill lecture-at-the-audience unlikeableness she might perhaps be described as a clone of Hillary Clinton?

Except that Warren’s just not as bright as Clinton, and thus is unable to match Clinton’s performance as a grifter.

So, perhaps a somewhat flawed clone, the one that didn’t get the right nutrients in the clone-growing tank?

Nice summation, ProfJ. The post has a kind of prescient feel to it – like you wrote it years ago and it’s been sitting in the cue for waiting for the day you hit “Publish”.

Now if we could only get her out of Massachsetts!

Yes, the lies and fakery are bad, but her worst characteristic is that she sounds and looks like everyone’s waspish mother-in-law. That did it for me.

The country has definitely dodged a bullet if this grifter fails to reach the presidency. But let’s not forget the damage she has already wrought with the CFPB. Hopefully that monstrosity will be struck down by the court. What a farce… the “Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” named after two of the clowns who had the most to do with the financial collapse in the first place. Commies and their word games make me sick.

The problem with writing a political obituary for Warren is that zombie Democrat candidates are never actually dead until they themselves realize they are dead. Just look at Hillary, William Jennings Bryan… or Lyndon Larouche, who ran in every cycle until he actually, physically died.

Her parents marriage was announced in the local newspaper. There was no elopement, just a regular wedding ceremony attended by all their family and friends. She is a very bad liar.