Why did Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren drop spectacularly from briefly sitting at first place in national primary polls, if only for a day last October, to now lingering almost 10 percentage points beneath Sen. Bernie Sanders?
According to left-wing comedian and political commentator Bill Maher, it’s because of all the “crazy stuff” she’s unceasingly been spouting for the past couple of months.
“Why did Bernie outlast Warren?” he asked as the segment above began. “It looked a couple of months ago like … Bernie was kind of old news, he ran last time, Elizabeth Warren was the new version, people were [expecting her to triumph] — and then it all went around. Maybe it says something about sometimes it’s good to have a long campaign.”
He added that as the campaign continued, people saw that Sanders remained the same, whereas Warren slowly began careering further and further toward the far-left.
“Elizabeth Warren, who I’ve always liked, but she kind of like did some stuff I didn’t like, and today she came out — listen to this — she wants her secretary of education to be vetted by a high school student,” he said. “I’m not kidding. She said a young trans person, I believe in high school.”
She did indeed say that.
During a campaign vent in Iowa last Sunday, she spoke about a “young trans person” (one presumably in high school) who’d asked her about “a welcoming committee.”
“And I said, ‘It starts with the secretary of education, who has a lot to do with where we spend our money,’ … and I said, ‘I’m going to have a secretary of education that this young trans person interviews on my behalf,'” the senator proudly announced.
Warren says that she will have a “young trans person” interview her future Secretary of Education and only hire this future secretary if the young trans person approves.
This in reference to a question about sex education/LGBTQ history in public schools. pic.twitter.com/txyt6OI6FX
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) January 30, 2020
The idea that a secretary of education should be vetted by a teenager didn’t sit well with Maher.
“Now, [former President Barack Hussein] Obama said people just don’t want crazy stuff. Is this not crazy stuff? Is she running for president of Berkeley?” he incredulously asked.
(The University of Berkeley is a hotbed of left-wing extremism.)
One of Maher’s guests for the evening, pretend Republican and virulent anti-Trump CNN contributor Rick Wilson, responded with a surprisingly conservative observation about how one wins an election by reaching out to the masses versus tiny “boutique” groups.
(It’s not clear why he doesn’t follow his own advice …)
“There’s a fundamental rule in politics that Republicans have used for a long long time: Don’t run on boutique issues in a Walmart nation,” he said.
“That rule of thumb is exactly what that’s about. Leave trans rights and trans acceptance in another column here. That’s something that’s so narrowly focused — how does that help her win voters in the upper Midwest, in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania? It’s just too narrow gauge.”
“I couldn’t agree more,” freshman Democrat Rep. Mikie Sherrill concurred. “I have not heard that phrase and I love it, but when we won, we won because we were talking about things that keep you up at night.”
“The last thing you think of if you’re a single mom is how am I going to pay for my kids’ health care? Or how am I going to make sure that I can pay for my rent, and what is it going to take to succeed in this economy, and that’s what you run on.”
Except Warren and some of her peers, including Biden, seem to believe that catering to the radical “woke” crowd somehow behooves them and the Democrat Party.
“I always worry when this stuff happens,” Maher said. “I would say there’s only two teams now. Everything that happens on the left goes into the ‘blue bin.’ You’re the party of this bulls–t.”
His point was that Republicans, including President Donald Trump, now have the opportunity to attribute Warren’s zany ideas to the entire Democrat Party. It’s a lesson that Wilson had to learn the hard way.
After he and his peers at CNN recently disparaged the president’s estimated 63 million supporters as know-nothing “rubes” incapable of performing basic math or reading a map, the Republican National Committee used the remark to create the following ad:
“You might be asked about this,” Maher continued as he directly addressed Sherrill, who’s up for reelection this year. “Elizabeth Warren — what if she’s the candidate? What do you think, congresswoman, about letting a high school student — forget the transgender part — a high school student have veto power over the cabinet? Good idea?”
He added, “I mean, that puts you in a tough spot, right?”
Exactly. But Warren and other far-left Democrats are, seemingly, so convinced that the woke crowd represents the majority of the American people — they don’t — that they just can’t help acting crazier and crazier and even crazier.
Will this strategy work going into the 2020 election? Well look at Warren’s poll numbers below and decide for yourself …
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