If it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s purpose to make Sen. #Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass the outraged face of the #modern #Democratic Party by telling her, in effect, to stop slandering Jeff Sessions and to sit down and shut up, he has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. President Donald Trump even took up the meme, according to CNN, by declaring that, “Pocahontas is now the face of your party.” He was referring to instances in which Warren lied about being part Native American, appropriating another peoples’ heritage for financial and political gain.
Warren’s supporters have fallen into the trap by taking to social media and comparing her to everyone from Malala Yousafzai to Princess Leia with the caption, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She Persisted.” Of course Warren persisted in telling lies about a man who was then a fellow senator on the floor of the Senate against the rules. McConnell was well within her rights to shut her down.
The theory behind McConnell’s and Trump’s stratagem is, on the face of it, sound. Warren, outside a narrow circle of far left zealots, is an unpleasant person, always complaining about something, especially the free market system which she abhors. She has used that same system to rake it in handsomely. She has become a figure like Hillary Clinton. Albeit without the charm. She has become so obnoxious that she is in political trouble in her deep blue state of Massachusetts.
Of course, some analysts point out that a danger exists of the Republicans overplaying their hand. Donald Trump was once the candidate who was too obnoxious to win, yet he is now president of the United States. Could Warren chart the same path, toppling Trump in 2020 and bringing about a far left restoration? The one rule in modern politics is that anything is possible. Who would have thought at the beginning of this troubled century that a man like Barack Obama could become president and then could be followed by a man like Donald Trump?
Still, the best way for the Democrats to get back into power is to find a third-way politician like Bill Clinton circa 1992. But such people are far out of favor in the modern Democratic Party, which seems bent on heading into the abyss.