Senator Elizabeth Warren is the biggest hypocrite in North America. She’s the biggest hypocrite in a party of them. And that’s the worst kept secret among the Dems even as the media slavishly slobbers all over her and the base decide that she’s a reasonable compromise between Biden and Sanders as an elderly socialist who isn’t too old or too socialist compared to Biden and Sanders.
But, occasionally, some Dems slaps the greatest living Indian Senator across the face with a trout. That’s what former Governor Rendell did.
And it’s hilarious.
Rendell titles his attack, “I like Elizabeth Warren. Too bad she’s a hypocrite.”
The “like” part is financial. so is the hypocrite part.
I like her so much that when she ran for Senate in 2018, I co-chaired a couple of fundraisers for her and donated a combined $4,500 to her campaign.
Shortly after announcing her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in February, Warren said she would shun high-dollar fundraising events. “That means no fancy receptions or big money fundraisers only with people who can write the big checks,” Warren wrote in an email to supporters.
Then Rendell breaks down exactly how Warren played that game.
she transferred $10.4 million from her Senate reelection campaign to her presidential campaign fund. More than $6 million came in contributions of $1,000 and up, as the New York Times recently noted. The senator appears to be trying to have it both ways — get the political upside from eschewing donations from higher-level donors and running a grass-roots campaign, while at the same time using money obtained from those donors in 2018.
It was a very useful way to keep candidates that might out-left her, but didn’t have campaign war chests off balance.
Second, Warren attacked former vice president Joe Biden for holding a kickoff fundraiser in Philadelphia in April, which she criticized as “a swanky private fund-raiser for wealthy donors” in an email to supporters the next day.
Well, I helped organize that affair, and I thought her attack was extremely hypocritical because nearly 20 of us who attended the Biden fundraiser had also given her $2,000 or more in 2018 at closed-door fundraisers in “swanky” locations.
Warren didn’t seem to have any trouble taking our money in 2018, but suddenly we were power brokers and influence peddlers in 2019. The year before, we were wonderful. I co-chaired one of the events for the senator and received a glowing, handwritten thank-you letter from her for my hard work.
It seemed odd to some of us who gave her money that Warren was experiencing an epiphany less than 12 months later. It’s one thing to fashion a campaign that relies on grass-roots fundraising, but it’s another to go out of your way to characterize as power-brokers and influence-peddlers the very people whose support you have previously courted.
In other words, Warren is a dishonest politician. She doesn’t stay bought. And she tries to reinvent herself as a virtuous working class millionaire when she’s really a product of the exact same politicial and financial swamp that she keeps running against.
But, at least she’s 1/1024th honest.
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