The growing radicalism of this election season’s crop of Democrat presidential candidates, particularly Sen. Elizabeth Warren, appears to be alienating some of the American people.
As evidence of this hypothesis, consider the racially tinged Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, which occurred on Friday evening in South Carolina.
And which, more notably, attracted an awfully small audience as candidates such as Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, billionaire Tom Steyer, and lovey-dovey activist Marianne Williamson regaled them with sumptuous doomsday theories.
Warren’s presence was particularly notable, given as she’s currently polling in second place and did in fact briefly poll in first place for a few days early last month.
And yet …
ORANGEBURG — Elizabeth Warren takes the stage at an Environmental Justice forum in South Carolina before a sparse audience. Tom Steyer spoke before her; numerous rivals skipped it. pic.twitter.com/CJnoCuNheF
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 9, 2019
CAN YOU IMAGINE HOSTING A FORUM
and nobody shows up..😳
Here is ‘Pocahontas’ Warren speaking to a NEAR EMPTY hall Friday evening in South Carolina at an “Environmental Justice” forum…
Can You Say Awkward..🤔 pic.twitter.com/1RXiqScwVd
— Neal Houston, PhD 🇺🇸 (@DrNealHouston) November 9, 2019
Cory Booker is up, opening with a joke about how 2020 isn’t the year of the election, it’s the number of people running in the Democratic primary. pic.twitter.com/bfwZBeJZI7
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 9, 2019
“Six 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage Friday night, answering questions and engaging with audience members at the first-ever presidential forum on environmental justice on the campus of South Carolina State University,” Orangeburg newspaper The Times and Democrat reported.
“Through the line of questions asked by moderators Mustafa Santiago and Ali Amy Goodman and S.C. State students, the candidates were able to share some of their policy proposals and views on environmental justice,” the report continued.
And it was through sharing these “proposals” and “views” that the candidates demonstrated their clear-cut radicalism.
According to Steyer, so-called environmental justice is “just another way of saying racism” — and sexism too, didn’t you know?
“This country has focused its air pollution and water pollution in communities of color,” he reportedly alleged.
Warner seemed to share this bizarre sentiment.
“I want to spend $3 trillion on our climate change and how to fight climate change over the next few years when I am president,” she said. “I will spend one-third of that in the communities that have been most devastated by our past racism, by our past attacks on these communities.”
Her appearance at the forum came a day after she declared that “[b]lack trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy.”
Thank you, @BlackWomxnFor! Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy and I don’t take this endorsement lightly. I’m committed to fighting alongside you for the big, structural change our country needs. https://t.co/KqWsVoRYMb
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 7, 2019
The tweet was quickly ratioed by those who felt that, one, everyday Americans who work hard and contribute to their communities are the real “backbone of our democracy,” and two, her embrace of transgenderism is anathema to fact-based biological science.
No – the backbone of our society are all those who get up each day and work, pay their taxes, take care of their families, and in their exhaustion at night wonder how irrational leaders like you can possibly believe you can lead us to anything but emotional hysteria and anarchy.
— Quadratus (@Quadratus12) November 8, 2019
You are handing the next election to Trump. Women are women are women. Our biology connects us regardless of race, nationality, class or religion. Men can never be women. They can only pretend. Stop pandering to this nonsense. You sound as crazy as Trump’s religious advisor.
— Jessiemac 🏁 (@emwijessie) November 8, 2019
The “backbone” of our country is a random, miniature fraction of the population?
I mean, I would have gone with agriculture, skilled labor, manufacturing, service industry, or something a bit more productive. What color, religion, or sexual preference they are shouldn’t matter.
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) November 9, 2019
How are they the backbone? A micro subgroup of a subgroup of a subgroup. Seems the working people as a whole should be the backbone.
— Jb (@NYPDTruth) November 7, 2019
I can barely understand to whom you are referring to, and yet they are the backbone of our society? How does an “intellectual’s” mind begin to process like this? I sincerely hope it’s just pandering, because otherwise this is scary.
— Frank Scotto (@FrankScotto8) November 8, 2019
Her appearance likewise came only days after she unveiled a $52 trillion Medicare-for-All plan that calls for siphoning money from job-producing billionaires to pay for healthcare (and more) for everybody … up until of course the billionaires’ money runs out.
This growing radicalism has coincided with a steady decline in her average polling numbers, which have dropped from a high of 26.8 percent to a low of 20.6 percent.
Transgender migrants & asylum seekers have faced appalling abuse & neglect. @SenatorBaldwin & I are calling on the Trump administration to reverse policies that are harming these vulnerable populations. https://t.co/MEcrGdhjHW
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 18, 2019
“While in detention, transgender migrants and asylum seekers are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse,” she wrote in a letter last month to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.
“The United States should protect individuals fleeing persecution and targeted violence, including persecution based on gender identity or expression — not subject them to further harm,” the letter continued.
It’s unclear why she seems to rarely if ever speak out so passionately about, say, veterans, the victims of illegal alien crimes and other bona-fide American citizens.
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