For the past six months, if you wanted a dissertation on Elizabeth Warren’s fundamentally dishonest nature, you would probably have to find it in conservative media. For a few reasons, this was not a subject that anyone left of center wanted to discuss. One, it is not politically correct these days to say anything negative about a woman. Well, a woman who holds the “correct” positions on politics, anyway; it’s fine to slam Sarah Sanders, Dana Loesch, or Ivanka Trump, obviously. Two, she is potentially the Democratic nominee for president, and the media is determined to avoid what they consider their only mistake of 2016: Criticizing Hillary Clinton too much. Yes, this is what they really believe.
Nonetheless, Warren’s snake-like nature is catching up to her.
The media was mostly concerned with Elizabeth Warren’s adventures in Native American hoaxery insofar that it allowed them to once against paint President Donald Trump as a racist. Beyond that, they weren’t even slightly interested in the many times she lied about sending her kids to exclusively public schools. They were not bothered at all by her strange and deceptive claim to have been fired from her teaching career for getting pregnant. They appeared bored with her on-again, off-again support for Medicare-for-All, and they took little notice of her refusal to say how she would pay for it, in any case.
None of her supporters cared, for obvious reasons. And no supporters of any of the other candidates really cared, either, because they’re all so determined to keep this primary clean, focused, and boring as hell.
But now things have changed.
After Warren insisted that Bernie Sanders told her in 2018 that a woman could not win the presidency, the gloves have come off. Sanders’ supporters are outraged, and they are accusing Warren of being a liar, a snake, and a weaselly politician who will say anything to win an election. Even Warren’s friend, documentarian Michael Moore, said he felt as if he’d been “stabbed in the heart” when he heard Warren lying about Sanders in this despicable way.
On Tuesday, Sanders raised $1.7 million from his supporters – his biggest single-day haul of the campaign. On social media, hashtags such as #LyingLiz, #NeverWarren, and yes, #WarrenisaSnake were trending by the end of the night. We assume that since conservatives could have pushed any and all of these hashtags long before this week, this was mostly the doing of Twitter’s progressive userbase.
“Bernie has a history of being truthful and consistent on this and many other issues. Warren doesn’t, and it’s clear she is playing this up for some kind of brownie points with CNN,” one user on Reddit said in response to the back and forth.
By Thursday, progressive groups were urging both the candidates and their supporters to put away the pitchforks and come together in unity. Whether or not that’s possible now that the bloom is off the rose, we shall see.