Elizabeth Warren Thinks That You’re Stupid [OPINION]
Elizabeth Warren thinks that you're stupid. She expects you believe all of the myriad ham-fisted falsehoods that she's offered throughout her life as a public figure.
She expects you to believe that she never embellished her Native American heritage to benefit her career, despite the fact that she:
- made a spectacle of her DNA test results – which reported that she is at most 1/64th Native American – just as she's about to run for president.
- offered up a racist remark about her grandfather's physical appearance as proof of her lineage
- made a contribution to the "Pow Wow Chow" cookbook in the 80's where she identifies as Cherokee and offers plagiarized French recipes
- told a story during her 2012 Senate campaign that her parents had to elope because her paternal grandparents had an issue with her mother's Native American heritage, despite marriage records to the contrary
- brazenly identified herself as a Native American on her Texas bar card
She expects you to believe that she's sincere when she misleads a single mother about her own children being educated in public schools in a transparent attempt to feign solidarity.
She expects you to believe that she was fired from her first teaching job for being visibly pregnant – which was a well-documented and very prominent issue for women in the '70s – despite records showing that the school board voted to renew her contract, and despite the fact that she previously claimed in a 2007 interview that she resigned because she didn't have the educational credits and didn't think it was worth continuing the job and obtaining them.
She expects you to believe that she doesn't participate in swanky wine cave fundraisers like Pete Buttigieg, even though she had a nearly identical high-dollar fundraiser months before she began her presidential campaign.
And now, with her poll numbers falling, her donor support dwindling, and her campaign in free fall three weeks before the Iowa Caucus, Elizabeth Warren expects you to believe that Bernie Sanders, her chief political rival in the Democratic presidential primary, is secretly a sexist who doesn't think a women can win the 2020 election.
She expects you to believe this despite the fact that Bernie urged Warren to run in 2016 and only ran himself when she declined, despite the fact that he has been on record over 30 years ago saying that he believes a woman can be elected president, despite the fact that he made 39 campaign stops for Hillary Clinton in the final months of the 2016 presidential election, and despite the fact that young women make up a larger percentage of his base than young men.
She expects you to believe Bernie Sanders sent his campaigners to "trash" her and that he did so by personally approving an unverified script of tepid criticisms of other candidates; and that he made these clandestine attacks despite the fact that he's been unwavering in his refusal to go negative on other candidates, including and especially Warren, during this election cycle.
Elizabeth Warren actually expects you to believe that Bernie Sanders – who has an over 40-year history of progressive activism that is more well-documented and easily verifiable than any other living politician – privately revealed himself as a virulent sexist 13 months ago to the one person who stands to gain the most politically from it: herself. Worst of all, she expects you to believe that she still considers Bernie her friend and ally after using her national platform to smear him as a sexist in an 11th-hour Hail Mary attempt to save her campaign.
Elizabeth Warren expects you to believe all of this. Because Elizabeth Warren thinks that you're stupid.
Marcus Ferro is an attorney practicing in New Bedford and a weekly contributor to The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.