Warren Will Say Just About Anything [OPINION]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is about where I expected she would be at this point: anywhere but here and fighting to remain relevant in a crowded field for the Democrat presidential nomination.
Warren is not a warm and fuzzy kinda gal and she tends to have a little problem with telling the truth. You remember the whole cultural appropriation thing where she pretended to be an Indian so as to gain an unfair advantage and then lied like hell about it. With the exception of her most ardent supporters, not many people really like Warren and therefore are less likely to cut her much slack.
While most who participated in the recent Massachusetts election were willing to return Warren to the U.S. Senate, the majority told pollsters she should not run for president. She didn't listen. She should have. When the home crowd advises you to sit it out, you sit it out.
Warren has done everything from chug beer on social media to walk the picket lines with striking Stop & Shop workers but just can't make that all-important human connection with the voters. She comes across like the fraud that she is, and her incessant whining is about as reassuring as fingernails on a chalkboard.
Warren's desperation to gain traction for her failing candidacy is tragically laughable. She has become a stereotypical promise-them-anything-to-get-elected politician to the point of absurdity.
Warren has, to date, promised free housing, free daycare, free healthcare, free college, reparations, higher wages, open borders, an end to fossil fuel exploration, new government controls and tax penalties for private industry, and a 70-90 percent tax rate for you and me. She also supports steep fishing regulations and voting rights for non-citizen immigrants. And now she wants to "forgive" student loan debt by passing that debt on to you and me.
Oh, and Warren wants to throw the country into a constitutional crisis by attempting to impeach the president for no apparent reason other than to attract votes.
The problem is that you really don't know what Warren stands for because she's lied to us in the past. Her platform lacks any real consistency, other than to pander to as many special interests as possible in order to win.
Warren has become a caricature. It has become apparent that winning has become more important to her than preserving any degree of self-respect. But that is how Warren rolls. Just ask anyone who may have lost out to her during her Indian daze.
It's time Liz Warren give up this fantasy about becoming president and get to work for the people of Massachusetts.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.