Failed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is being soundly mocked over remarks attributed to her in a lengthy Politico magazine book excerpt, suggesting that her path to the White House was blocked because of misogyny from the party’s voters or, as the senator seems to suggest, she could have been president if she only had a penis.
The Massachusetts Democrat who, despite high hopes, failed to live up to her own hype, dropping out of contention after her humiliating 3rd place finish in her own state’s 2020 primary, is one of the examples from a new book from NBC News correspondent Ali Vitali examining why America hasn’t elected a female president yet, with the latest tall tale from “Pocahontas” being a part of an excerpt published by the outlet.
In addition to rehashing her spat with her Senate colleague Bernie Sanders – another failed candidate – whom she openly accused of being a misogynist, Warren is quoted as she expressed anger and frustration from barnstorming in Iowa, the critical early state caucus where she would lag behind comrade Bernie and “Mayor’ Pete Buttigieg, failing to break through with voters.
In Vitali’s new book, “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House . . . Yet,” an excerpt in Politico reads that “back on the plane in the hours following the January 2020 Iowa Caucus, hurtling into New Hampshire and toward the next primary — down but not yet out — she knew at least one explanation for why. Deepa Shivaram, NBC’s Warren embed, brought up the ‘women win’ messaging and the fact that, at least in this Iowa Democratic Caucus … they didn’t. Where did that message come from, Deepa asked, and why was it important to speak to gender now?”
“’I’m responding to what people wanna hear,’ Warren told us plainly, with a characteristically biting edge in her voice. She spoke sometimes as if all the annoyance and frustration she had about the political system simmered right on the edge of her words, teeming on the top of her teeth, threatening to spill over,” Vitali writes. “We’d talked about the dynamics of Iowa, her competitors and the pressure she put on herself not ‘to screw this up.’ But here and now she offered her plainest view of the landscape yet: ‘Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you, if you had a penis.’’”
Warren’s bitter remarks serve as a reminder of how she plays fast and loose with the truth as she has done throughout her career in academia and politics, relying on playing the victim and not admitting that her own abrasive personality and unlikability was a larger factor in limiting her political appeal than her lack of a male member.
Twitter users had a field day with Senator Warren’s latest ridiculous comments.
“I’ll take things that never happened for $500, Alex.” https://t.co/FnSKjxXl5Q
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) August 13, 2022
Her Indian story is more believable. https://t.co/nKY2xwlroS
— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) August 12, 2022
It’s also the only reason she was never made Chief of her tribe.
— Whispers of Dementia (@mgEyesOpen) August 12, 2022
Weird. That's the same thing everyone says to @BetoORourke. https://t.co/WTzB8kh4w7
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 12, 2022
I hear they then yelled “This is MAGA country!” at her right after
— Allan (@AllanRicharz) August 12, 2022
This story is even less true than Elizabeth Warren claiming to be Native American. pic.twitter.com/hPVcfS6kG7
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 12, 2022
Elizabeth Warren says people come up to her all the time and say they’d vote for her for President if she had a penis. SUUUUUUUURRRRRE, whatever you say, Chief.
— Jimmy Failla (@jimmyfailla) August 12, 2022
There is a 1 in 1,024 chance that this is true. https://t.co/KrJ4nHu5ky
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) August 12, 2022
This seems as believable as her beer-drinking video https://t.co/FkY4H7S8P6
— An0maly (@LegendaryEnergy) August 12, 2022
Either she is lying or Democrats are sexists who hate women.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) August 12, 2022
This woman is such a vile freak and a liar. She has the white woman disease of constantly making up fake stories and pretending to be different races for attention. https://t.co/om9cqYLxo2
— NOT Sean P. McCarthy (@NOTSeanMcCarthy) August 12, 2022
So they’d vote for her if she was a trans woman?
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) August 12, 2022
imagining 200 people queued up at the gate to hear elizabeth warren say “i don’t have a penis” and then ritually responding “so i won’t vote for you” like they’re receiving the body of christ https://t.co/msXu4frBG4
— Goatstein (@MandelaFace) August 12, 2022
Wow…I’ve read some lies from politicians over the years…but Pocahontas may have outdone herself with this one. “Things that we’re never once said to her at any point”
— The DEEP Marcellus (@InvestInOnG) August 12, 2022
Sounds like a great essay for a Harvard Law School application…. 🤡🤮
— Mister Accountability (@accountabletome) August 12, 2022
With reports that many Democrats are longing to move on from the inept, rapidly declining President Joe Biden, the door could be open for another White House run for Warren who has the name recognition and the right gender in what could be a wide-open field in 2024 if the doddering 79-year-old incumbent is forced into retirement.
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