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Denial, Delusion, and Elitism: The ‘Elizabeth Warren Lost Because She’s a Woman’ Myth

Denial, Delusion, and Elitism: The ‘Elizabeth Warren Lost Because She’s a Woman’ Myth

Actual title from an actual NYTimes article: “I Am Burning With Fury and Grief Over Elizabeth Warren. And I Am Not Alone.”

On Super Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) came in third in her home state of Massachusetts and fourth in Oklahoma, the state in which she grew up. The humiliating damage to her 2020 presidential aspirations couldn’t be ignored, and she dropped out two days later.

As Mike noted, the media appears to have been hardest hit (after Warren herself).  They were behind her all the way and often twisted themselves into disconcerting displays of cognitive dissonance to excuse, downplay, and/or completely ignore her extensive list of negatives.  None of which, by the way, had anything to do with her being a woman.

Despite going all-in for Warren, the media couldn’t influence actual Democrat primary voters.  The media’s lack of power, its inability to sway even their own “side,” must be a bitter pill to swallow.

As she plummeted in polls and fundraising, Warren’s rank desperation evidenced itself in ever more outrageous pandering and utterly insane pledges.  We covered many of them here at LI.

She also had several campaign controversies arise that certainly didn’t help her win over hesitant Democrat primary voters.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, the left is wailing that Warren was rejected by Democrat primary voters because sexism! misogyny!

Indeed, we are being treated to the most appalling avalanche of self-obsessed lefties bemoaning the fact that Warren didn’t cut it with Democrat primary voters.  We’re informed from the self-satisfied perches of the leftist elite that she is perfect and would make the perfect president if only America weren’t such a seething pit of anti-woman hate.

The New York Times published a hilarious piece entitled, “I Am Burning With Fury and Grief Over Elizabeth Warren. And I Am Not Alone.”

Consider every moment, since the dawn of woman, when a female aspired but to no avail. She asked to attend school but was denied. She raised her hand but wasn’t called on. She applied but wasn’t hired. She enlisted but wasn’t deployed. She created but wasn’t credited. She ran but wasn’t elected.

Imagine the sadness and frustration of every such instance as a spark, their combined energy the size of many suns. That is the measure of grief and fury I felt rise inside me as I watched Elizabeth Warren’s bid for the Democratic nomination wane.

When Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, it hurt in similar ways but didn’t surprise me. Out here in the red hinterlands, it was plain to some of us that centrist ideas did not excite in times of historic inequality. This election, though, I thought Senator Elizabeth Warren — a class revolutionary to match the moment — might go to the White House.

The overwrought tone of this piece is ludicrous.  Beyond ludicrous.  It’s the “Dear Diary” ravings of an adolescent, and I half expected to find an angst-ridden sophomoric poem amid the hyperbolic drivel.

Over at the Guardian, we learn that the entire Democrat party is now in jeopardy because Warren didn’t win the nomination.  Or something.

The internal factionalism and wild hatred within the Democratic party makes either candidate, be it Biden or Sanders, much more likely to lose in November. And the advanced ages of both of the two remaining major candidates means that even if one of them wins the presidency in November, it remains a real question whether they can feasibly run for a second term.

And so, win or lose, the long, contentious and often hateful Democratic primary cycle will be repeated in four years for the 2024 cycle, further fracturing and handicapping the party, no matter what.

All of this could have been avoided if the media and the electorate were less blinded by cynicism, sexism and fear and more willing to see Warren for who she was – the most capable, competent and kindest candidate in the race.

As a woman, the Massachusetts senator always faced an uphill battle of double standards and misogynist resentment.

It takes a special kind of stupid to come up with, much less submit for publication, this bizarre and hugely inaccurate analysis.

CNN has to CNN:

The fresh debate over the role sexism played in Warren’s exit raged on social media, just as it did when Harris left the race in December, when New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got out last summer and when Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar departed on Monday.
“This is so heartbreaking, and it feels so damn personal,” writer Jill Filipovic, the author of “The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness” said on Twitter. “How many times, in how many contexts, have we seen a smart, competent, dynamic woman who is so head & shoulders above everyone else in the room get ignored or pushed out? How many times have we wondered – was I that woman?”
. . . . No matter how many times Biden showed the weakness of his candidacy or his inability to excite crowds in Iowa and New Hampshire, some voters reasoned that he’d still be a tougher candidate against Trump because of his maleness.

“His maleness” is why Democrat primary voters preferred Biden to Warren?  Seriously?

And  then there’s this:

It’s a “woman’s turn” to become the most powerful person in the free world? That’s how they want us to vote, based on identity politics and which pet demographic or “intersection” hasn’t had a “turn.”

At the Nation, they are living in some weird parallel America where women are (metaphorically?) chained to the stove, barefoot, pregnant, and wondering why they can’t vote or own property.

The following is from their article entitled, “Sexism Sank Elizabeth Warren,” and running with the following subhead:  “Warren was a brilliant candidate who would have made a great president. The problem? She’s a woman—and she isn’t ‘perfect’.”

We live in a deeply sexist culture, and that misogyny is broadcast and reinforced through every cultural vector available. It is internalized, by men and women, and it takes intentional reflection and deprogramming to even start to break free from its grip.

And yet, despite the best efforts of many thinkers and activists to get America to start treating half of its population as equal members of the country, our best shot at electing a woman president probably involves the Republicans’ finding a woman who is willing to kidnap other women to make men feel strong.

. . . . But what makes the Warren experience all the more frustrating is that she is the candidate Democrats asked for back in 2016. This is the candidate Democrats said they wanted when they were busy calling Hillary Clinton “inauthentic” and “uninspiring” and “pandering.” She was the candidate progressives used to explain that, while Clinton was a “corrupt, neoliberal shill,” they were totally not sexist and would vote for some other woman.

Over at Vox, we are told we need to “reckon with the role sexism played in the 2020 Democratic primary.”

Many women are left feeling defeated after Elizabeth Warren’s exit from the presidential race.

With a crushing loss on Super Tuesday, and voter after voter quoted in the media saying they’d vote for a woman, just not Warren, it made some wonder if a woman would be president in their lifetimes. Warren spoke about the bind women candidates face while talking with reporters Thursday afternoon.

“Gender in this race — you know, that is the trap question for every woman,” Warren said, standing outside her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after announcing she would be suspending her campaign Thursday. “If you say, ‘Yeah, there was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner.’ And if you say, ‘There was no sexism,’ about a bazillion women think, ‘What planet do you live on?’”

For the second time in four years, an exceptionally qualified female candidate lost to her male counterparts — some objectively far less qualified. Warren’s loss was not as sudden or shocking as Hillary Clinton’s in 2016. But what stung for many was the depth of voters’ rejection, so much so that Warren came in third in her home state of Massachusetts on Super Tuesday.

It sounds like someone needs “cuddle services.” ASAP.

One of the most bizarre and truly sad instances of the denial implicit in all of these assertions that sexism and misogyny doomed Warren’s campaign happened on Twitter.

Twitchy has the whole sad, shameful thing.

It’s actually very simple, and President Trump summed it up very well.  Warren is untalented, mean-spirited, and people just don’t like her.

Watch (you won’t be sorry. It’s a mic drop moment if ever there was one):

For her part, Warren seemed to indicate that she will run again in 2024:

“One of the hardest parts of this is all those pinky promises and all those little girls who are gonna have to wait four more years,” Warren said, her voice cracking, referring to promises she often makes with young girls on the campaign trail about women running for president. “That’s gonna be hard. … I take those pinky promises seriously.” [emphasis mine]

A lot can and will happen between now and then, but one thing seems certain, she will remain a darling of the media and assorted elites who will never bother to wonder what actually happened to Warren’s 2020 campaign.  They are content to paint America as sexist (and all the other ists, phobics, etc.).

As they have shown since 2016, they are not the least bit curious about how people outside their bubble actually think and feel . . . or why the media is no longer the least bit influential.  Instead, they look out now and then and proclaim us all beneath contempt.  And then, when they predictably lose, they feel justified in their assessment. If we weren’t racists/sexists/whateverists-phobes, goes their sloppy and shallow thought process, we’d do what they want.

Ultimately, all those isms are a self-fulfilling, self-validating prophecy that doesn’t require its purveyors to do any actual thinking or work and will forever leave them befuddled, angry, and bitter. Burning, in other words, with the fury and grief of their own shallow thinking, self-imposed isolation, unearned elitism, and blinkered ignorance.


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healthguyfsu | March 7, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Pinky promises and the political decisions of brainwashed 9 year olds…man that’s a strong case you have there.

SpaceInvader | March 7, 2020 at 7:47 pm

I didn’t vote for her because she is an Indian. We should only have Americans in our government.

There was absolutely no sexism involved in Warren’s loss. She lost because she’s bossy and not very attractive.

    JimWoo in reply to MTED. | March 7, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    And a habitual liar that thinks citizens are stupid enough to believe her whoppers.

    3manped in reply to MTED. | March 7, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    “I’m a whiny nagging c*nt and I can’t understand why people don’t like me.All I wanted to do is ruin their country.”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MTED. | March 8, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Can’t you just see Lizzie as a 14 year old – looking exactly like Greta Thunberg but in cat-eye glasses and sleeveless dresses….

George_Kaplan | March 7, 2020 at 7:54 pm

The absurd thing is that even as the MSM is in a frenzy over it being misogynistic that Warren didn’t get the nomination, that it’s a woman’s turn etc, they’re completely blanking Tulsi Gabbard. What is she, an old white male?

While I’m looking forward to Trump 2020 the blatant hypocrisy and double standards of the DNC|MSM|Left are really frustrating.

    Apparently no one has pointed out to the MSM et alia that all this sexism in rejected Harridan Warren came from Democrats since only Democrats participate in the Democrat primary. Maybe there’s a little crossover in open primary states, but it’s not enough to upset how rank and file Ds feel about Warren.

    MajorWood in reply to George_Kaplan. | March 8, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    >> Tulsi Gabbard. What is she, an old white male? << Wait, what? Does that make me gay? I was just getting used to being a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

    As for Warren, I sense a timely revival of "The Taming of the Shrew" at The Globe (not the Boston one).

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to George_Kaplan. | March 8, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Hey! The Media knows who their paycheck are coming from and those
    sources do not support Tulsi.

All this gender stuff works if you figure liberal females are the patriarchy of the future. They are the ones that selected old white males over Princess Liz.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Anchovy. | March 7, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Yep, so the liberal woke mob can’t blame the women because they can’t be misogynists (just like black people can’t be racist, right?). So….we must blame “the system”! Yes, the faceless system is bigoted! Let’s rail against an intangible entity that can’t really defend itself because it doesn’t really exist beyond our collective consciousness! We are so smart and educated, rawwwwr!

    tom_swift in reply to Anchovy. | March 8, 2020 at 12:22 am

    As H.L. Mencken astutely noted, “On one issue, at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.”

They made a big deal about how old Joe and Bernie are. Warren is 70; not that much younger.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Bill West. | March 7, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Androids age less quickly.

    Milhouse in reply to Bill West. | March 8, 2020 at 3:02 am

    70 is a lot younger than 78 and 79.

      Obie1 in reply to Milhouse. | March 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

      Actually, it’s nearly 90% of the older age. That’s not a LOT younger.

        Milhouse in reply to Obie1. | March 8, 2020 at 10:28 am

        It’s not the percentage that matters, it’s the quality. The difference is enormous.

        drednicolson in reply to Obie1. | March 8, 2020 at 11:04 am

        The probability of irrecoverable system failure in the human body starts increasing significantly past age 69-70.

        Best illustration I can think of right now is the difference between steel and aluminum. Steel can deform under strain a lot before breaking, and can straighten if the load is released. Aluminum by contrast is much more brittle and will quickly fail when breaking strength is exceeded.

        As we age, our bodies become less like steel and more like aluminum. They can still be strong (as healthy centenarians can attest) but can’t bend as well under strain when something goes wrong.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | March 8, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Individual results vary on age-related decline in cognitive function.

      In Warren’s case, she never started with a full deck of reality cards.

It reminds me of how the Dems always implied that if you didn’t like Obama and vote for him, it meant you were racist. Give me a good, solid conservative woman, and I’ll vote for her in a heartbeat. Give me a good, solid conservative Black man or woman, and I’ll vote for them in a heartbeat.

    I agree. Years ago, I had a discussion about this very topic with an uber leftie black person who had happened upon my personal blog (back when it was on Blogger), and he said that I was racist for bashing Obama (I did so pretty much daily at the time). I told him that I was very supportive of black conservatives and that my problem with Obama was not his skin color but his worldview/politics. I said that I supported every black conservative that I felt shared my values.

    I told him that I also did not like or support plenty of white people who shared Obama’s destructive policy ideas. Did my bashing of Carter, Gore, and pre-Gingrich revolution Clinton mean that I hate white men? Did my frequent posts slamming Pelosi mean that I hate white women? He didn’t have much to say to that, but I am pretty sure he still believed that I was a racist for not liking Obama.

    They’re like weird little zombies who can’t reason, think, or add two and two. He was one of the last lefties I bothered to engage because they’re just too indoctrinated to bother with. It’s like talking to a wall.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to OldProf2. | March 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Heck, I did.

    Sarah Palin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are they complaining about denying the last woman in the race a spot in the debates?

Dr. Sherry.
Maybe the doctorates are a little too much of a Participation Trophy thing? Maybe rather than letting them use Dr. we can make it LLL (liberal leftist loser) after their name.
From sherry’s twittyNuttiness –
“Here’s an idea: Candidates with large cadres of abusive followers should be personally responsible for policing them.

They should be @‘ing these people en masse to prove to the rest of us they have zero tolerance.”
Ok Sherry, when are you holding bernie accountable for his team saying they’re going to riot if bernie loses or the one idiot who wants to buy a gun and train to shoot because he doesn’t feel like letting bernie lose. Or his other terrorist campaign staff that want gulags, re education centers and guillotines?
Or the guy that did shoot up the Repubs at softball practice and almost killed Scalise?
Where were you sherry when schumer threatened the Supreme Court justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch?
I haven’t yet seen a democrat @ their followers like you want repubs to do to theirs. What a screeching loser.

    Milhouse in reply to 4fun. | March 8, 2020 at 3:06 am

    Here’s a better question: How? I’m not sure what it means to @ someone, but how exactly is a candidate supposed to stop his followers from doing whatever they like? Is he supposed to arrest them? Shoot them? What?

      Amiable Dorsai in reply to Milhouse. | March 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Denounce the idea of violent response to political differences? Which Bernie the Bolshevik has done, weakly. His problem is that an awful lot of his supporters are young men with bubbling hormones looking for a way to go break some heads in a way that makes them feel like heroes. Many of the “fascists” they want to fight with are much the same.

      Raise the voting age to 30.

Warren has been a professor at Harvard, possibly the most prestigious academic institution in the world. She has been a U.S. senator. She is a millionaire.

None of those achievements matters. All that matters is that people didn’t vote for her when commanded to. Must be misogyny.

Sure. Sounds perfectly logical. Why are we even talking about such obvious truth? /sarcasm

    beagleEar in reply to irv. | March 8, 2020 at 12:23 am

    She’s a mulitmillionaire that got rich off capital gains and legal knowledge.

Who wants a scold?

Big Chief Pimple-pops-on-her-Tongue–
Her candidacy’s finally done.
It’s now Bolshie Bernie
And Biden, so corny,
To fight till Convention Day fun!

This nonsense reminds me of the way the Democrats responded to John F’n Kerry’s loss.

According to them, all of us great unwashed voted against our own self-interest.

But then Newsweek published a tell-tale story (AFTER! the election), and one of them admitted to me “We dodged a bullet.”

The princess of deception did not lose. She QUIT. Bumper stickers say, yet she persisted. The only thing Warren persists in are falsehoods, abject frauds and opportunistic predation.

Despite the wanton pig’s feckless assertions, American’s did build that, American’s DO own that and they accomplished what they have accomplished from hard work, playing by the rules and having respect for themselves, their customers/clients, the competition, the staff and the abundance of opportunity that a free can make available.

She didn’t lose for being biologicial, she quit because she is pathologically not viable. Not only that but she is OLD, has no experience and, to my estimation, actually believes that “Harvard” is somehow superior to anything not-Harvard.

Hell, Bill Clinton wouldn’t have touched that mess with Arlen Specter’s dick!

It was the squaw aspect of her womanhood that got in her way.

ScottTheEngineer | March 7, 2020 at 10:21 pm

“Elizabeth Warren left another race to which she didn’t belong” -Ben Shapiro

She’s a smelly stain on our culture, isn’t she?

Fauxcahontas lost because, well – she’s Fauxcahontas.

Warren going into Full-Marlon-Brando-I-Coulda-Been-A-Contender Mode in 3…2…1…

Spending $68 million on her campaign couldn’t and didn’t improve her many negatives from her repeated lying and extreme socialist prostitution.

My guess is that Sherry Pagoto’s daughter is adopted. Or conceived with a turkey baster.

What was worse than the lying was she kept right on telling them while making up new ones. A sane, balanced person would apologize and move on. They would also modify their behavior knowing they are under the microscope of a presidential campaign. But not lizzie. warren either lacks something in her fundamental makeup or has a very deep flaw or flaws. Of course I can’t and won’t diagnose her, but there is something really, really wrong with her.

    drednicolson in reply to CKYoung. | March 8, 2020 at 3:03 am

    I have a diagnosis. Sandinvaginitis.

    farmermom in reply to CKYoung. | March 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Many people who grew up before the internet do that. It was much more difficult to prove that people were liars back when you had to a newspaper office and look through back issues. At that time you could lie with impunity. Not now. But they still try.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to CKYoung. | March 8, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    But that behavior is exactly what psychopaths do!

Speaking of sociopathic women, take a look at THIS:

ilian omar’s ARREST photo from 2013!

Dantzig93101 | March 8, 2020 at 12:22 am

She speaks with forked tongue, which is not exactly a feather in her cap.

You know, maybe they’re right. Biden supporters didn’t vote for her because they don’t want a “progressive”. But why didn’t Sanders supporters vote for her? Maybe because they are sexist?

If you are completely inconsolable because the person you like isn’t going to be President, you don’t have what but takes to be an adult.
Grow up and move on.

If not for the media, she would have flamed out with the horrendous rollout of her candidacy.

That “I’m gonna get me a beer” moment should have been the end of it.

Besides her being just another Hillary, without all the charm.

What Progressive Feminist refuse to acknowledge is that their group promotes the biggest shrews to the top. Trump is right is that he isn’t in a leader position by being the biggest hater and his ability to be mean.

They don’t see that their anti-male movement will NEVER produce a candidate that appeals to the average man or average women. The ultimate proof of this is their documented problems even getting elected within the Democrat party.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to Conan. | March 8, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Super observations!!!!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Conan. | March 8, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    RE: “They don’t see that their anti-male movement will NEVER produce a candidate that appeals to the average man or average women. The ultimate proof of this is their documented problems even getting elected within the Democrat party.”

    But to quote Woody Allen, they might increase their chances of getting a date for Saturday night……

For me, this is a double downer. As a MA resident, it means she may actually show up in our state, and nothing good will come of that. It also means that our, AG, Maura Healey, who declared me and tens of thousands of other MA residents “unindicted felons” for owning firearms she doesn’t like, won’t be getting a plum job in the next administration.

Elizabeth Warren reminds me of Wile E. Coyote. She had more plans than WEC had deliveries from Acme.

I loved this one from Jess:

“Elizabeth Warren was the perfect test case: as smart or smarter than Hillary, just as prepared, just as qualified.
AND she didn’t have her baggage,
AND she was a known progressive hero,
AND she turned out to be a fantastic campaigner.”

Didn’t have her baggage? Lieawatha’s entire career turned out to be nothing but “baggage”. Baggage that she’s STILL trying to offload.

She’s got nothing on our Gal Hillary in the “Baggage” department.

Philster7656 | March 9, 2020 at 6:10 pm

Ms. Pagato reports she is sad because her daughter texted that Elizabeth Warren “wasn’t going to win either way.” Ms. Pagato, you should look on the bright side- at least your daughter was paying attention to the campaign.