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Elizabeth Warren, Wonderful Candidate Or Habitual Liar?

Elizabeth Warren, Wonderful Candidate Or Habitual Liar?

Elizabeth Warren, the darling of the left, is surging in the polls, starting at 4%, that is not much more than a hickup, is now rising to where she is neck to neck with Biden for the nominee as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.

But who is this person who could be the next one up to go against Trump in a head to head general election?

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Early years

Warren was born Elizabeth Ann Herring in Oklahoma City on June 22, 1949; she is the fourth child of Pauline and Donald Herring. She described her family as living “on the ragged edge of the middle class” and “kind of hanging on the edges by our fingernails.” [1] She is the only girl in a family of 4 and was raised Methodist.

She was raised until 11 in Norman, Oklahoma, then moved with her family to Oklahoma City. When she was 12, her father had a heart attack, left the family with a pile of medical bills, and had to take a job that paid less due to his medical concerns.[2] He worked as a maintenance man, picking up what jobs he could, they lost their car, finally, the mother had to grab a position to aid with the bills, Elizabeth at 13 claims to have worked waiting tables, but as we have seen with other claims, this could or could not be accurate.

She did do well in school, won the debating championship, won a scholarship to George Washington University at age 16. She wanted to teach but left after two years to marry Jim Warren, her high school sweetheart.

She did go back to school, graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in speech and audiology.

She moved to New Jersey when her husband got a job transfer, soon became pregnant and stayed home to raise their daughter, Amelia. After her daughter turned two, she enrolled in Rutgers Law School, just before graduating in 76 she found she was pregnant with her second child, Alexander. She went on to pass her bar exam.

She divorced her husband, got remarried, but kept her first husband’s surname.

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Work Before Becoming A Senator

She did have jobs before running for public office, taught at Rutgers University, Newark School of Law, moved on to the University of Houston Law Center, where she became the associate dean — taught as an associate professor at the University of Texas School of Law, later becoming a full tenured professor.

After taking various academic jobs, she finally moved to Harvard Law School, taught there for a year, went to Penn State Law School, then came back in 1995, stayed there until she won the Senate seat she currently occupies.

US Senator

On September 14, 2011, she announced her intent to run for the Democratic nomination for Senator in Massachusetts. Scott Brown was the Senator at the time, a Republican who was put in the Senate after Ted Kennedy’s death. She quickly rose in prominence with a video she posted a video saying the rich never got rich in a vacuum; they used the infrastructure of the U.S. to achieve this; thus, they should be responsible for bearing a more significant tax burden.

If this sounds familiar, it should; it was the same thing that Obama had said when he told the rich, they did not earn their money, it was the society that put the tools in place for them to earn what they did, but I must add in all fairness, Warren said this first.

She went on to win the election, soon was a leader of the progressive left, leaning more towards a Sanders type of Socialism then what the Democrats at the time were leaning towards.

In 2017 she announced that she was going to run again, stating, “The people of Massachusetts didn’t send me to Washington to roll over and play dead while Donald Trump and his team of billionaires, bigots, and Wall Street bankers crush the working people of our Commonwealth and this country. … This is no time to quit.”

2016 Presidential Election

While many thought she would support Sanders in the 2016 election, her stance on politics was closer to what Sanders stood for; she ended up supporting and helped campaign for Clinton in the 2016 election, only to see her lose.

It was during this campaign that Trump then started the famous “Pochontus” name, this came from Warrens’s claim that she had Native American heritage, made claims of discrimination, yet none of her stories ever seemed to match up.

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2020 presidential campaign

In Holyoke, Massachusetts, on September 29, 2018, she announced that she was going to take a look at running for president against Trump, on December 31 she announced that she was putting togather an exploratory committee, and on February 9, 2018, announced her candidacy in Lawrence, Massachusetts. In her statement she said:

It won’t be enough to just undo the terrible acts of this administration. We can’t afford to just tinker around the edges – a tax credit here, a regulation there. Our fight is for big, structural change. This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone.

Her numbers weren’t high, sitting at around 4%, but as time went by, she rose until she has become the prime candidate to run against Biden for the Democratic nomination.

She, like much of the Democratic party still claims that the 2016 election was rigged, they still can’t get over their loss in 2016. She stated that Trump is a“symptom of a larger problem [that has resulted in] a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.”

It turns out that she, like most of the left, has ignored how the middle class and lower-income class has benefited from this economy, record job growth, historically low unemployment figures are ignored when they aren’t convenient to their narrative.

Caught In Lies

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What is more, by running, Warren has opened herself up for the claims that she has made publically. The declaration of Native American heritage was scoffed at first. Then when she took her genetic tests, published them, thought that having 1/1000ths Native American DNA in her was something to vindicate her claims, this backfired spectacularly when experts said that just about everyone in the U.S. has this, this did not show what she had claimed.

What is of note, the Press ended up having to eat crow on this one, papers like the Boston Globe printed that this vindicated her claim, then had to retract after experts showed that this meant she was most likely lying.

If this were the only case of lying, this would be a mistake wrapped up as family stories, but it isn’t. Warren went on after this to claim her parents eloped because of racism against them for having some Indian DNA in her, the marriage license was found, they were married in a traditional ceremony.

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She later claimed that she was forced out of teaching because she was pregnant, she lied about being the first nursing mother to take the bar exam in New Jersey (which doesn’t keep such records). She lied about being a “single mom” when she met her second and present husband (she was still married and had not yet filed for divorce). She lied about the death of Michael Brown, which was not a murder. Only recently, after more than 30 years, has she stopped lying about being a Cherokee and a woman of color.

What is less surprising is how the Press has run around trying to clean up her mess. You have Margaret Sullivan with the Washington Post accuse Saagar Enjeti of trying to smear Warren for daring to call her claims of being fired for being pregnant, claiming they were running a smear campaign but does not deny what is stated. In typical fashion, they refuse to refute what she said, instead go on the attack to try to redirect the focus in the story.

I think the question has to be asked, “If Warren can’t be trusted to tell us about herself, how are we going to trust her when she runs this nation?” While I by no means think politicians are honest, I usually look to see if their lips are moving, then figure if they are, they are lying.

I by no means think politicians are honest, I usually look to see if their lips are moving, then figure if they are, they’re lying.

But this goes beyond the lies we expect out of politicians, empty promises of what they are going to do for us, then when they get to Washington, these promises are quickly forgotten. These lies are much worse; they are based on her story of who she is, even her heritage claims are based on lies.

[1] “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Elizabeth Warren”. U.S. News & World Report. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original on January 23, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011.

[2] Bierman, Noah (February 12, 2012). “A girl who soared, but longed to belong”. The Boston Globe. Retrieved November 10, 2017.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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