Trying to get a head start on the rest of the dozens of clowns expected to vie for the Democratic party presidential nomination, Senator Elizabeth Warren surprised nobody when she threw her war bonnet into the ring.
The unhinged harpy who is affectionately referred to as “Pocahontas” by President Trump released a video announcing her formation of an “exploratory” committee less than two months after she was elected to her Senate seat by a bunch of easily-bamboozled chumps in ultra-liberal Massachusetts.
Warren wasted no time in whipping out bloody red meat by the shovelful, declaring open warfare on Fox News and making it clear that none of the rest of the Democratic field is going to be as nasty and vitriolic as her.
For the second time in less than three months, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made major news at a bizarre time. In mid-October, when the country was focused on the midterm elections, Warren released a video on her Native American ancestry that failed in spectacular fashion. Monday, as America prepares to ring in 2019, Warren launched a 2020 presidential exploratory committee, also via video release. The verdict on her latest endeavor is still out, but there are red flags waving, and they all come back to the issue of timing.
By launching first, Warren gets ahead of the rest of the salivating pack of Democratic presidential hopefuls. In an ideal world, being first in would lead to a bounce from a cycle of flattering news coverage. But it’s New Year’s Eve, and most people are focused on anything but presidential politics. Plus, the early reviews from the press are far from flattering, littered with references to her unproven claims of Native American ancestry. In their write-up of Warren’s video, the Associated Press described her clean-up efforts as “widely panned,” while NPR noted that Cherokee Nation called her DNA testing “useless.”
Even in these fast-paced news cycles, the Native American issue has burned on organically for more than six years. None of her Democratic opponents have weaponized the scandal against her. If and when they decide to do so, they will cut at an issue near and dear to the hearts of progressives: did Warren abuse an affirmative action program she wasn’t entitled to by falsely claiming minority status?
So why go today? As former Obama communications director Anita Dunn told the Boston Globe, Warren “had what I think many people believe was a very rocky fall.” Standing still meant the risk of getting lumped in with all the other looming presidential announcements, and potentially never making it out of the starting gate.
The video much of which takes place in a kitchen setting is about as phony as a cigar store Indian for the Harvard elitist seeking to tap into the communist supporters of Bernie Sanders, this can’t be good news for the braying old coot who is seeing his thunder stolen right off the bat by a conniving charlatan who prostituted herself out as a shill for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Trump had this to say:
Pete Hegseth: Elizabeth Warren "says she’s in the fight all the way Mr. President, do you really think she believes she can win?"
President Donald Trump: "Well, that I don’t know. You’d have to ask her psychiatrist." pic.twitter.com/sOzH6JZFrk
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 31, 2018
Get ready for the mother of all freak shows once the others start announcing their own exploratory committees as well.