Faux Native-American Elizabeth Warren is starting to sound a bit like a presidential candidate.
In a speech at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on the 27th, she covered the gamut of issues, from attacking Republican economics back to Reagan to blaming Obama’s economic policies on oppression caused by Republicans. That’s rich given the fact that Obama has been in charge for seven years.
She didn’t just cover economics.
Warren conflated the Civil Rights Movement – JFK, and MLK Jr. – with the violent, racialists in the Soros-funded Black Lives Matter movement.
She claimed this phony Civil Rights movement of community organizers and trouble makers is the same as the movement of the 1960s and for much the same reasons.
Referring to the Civil Rights laws of the 1960s, she said three times, raising her petite, whiney voice, “Black lives matter. Black citizens matter. Black families matter.”
She is living in a different America than most of us as she paints a picture of an America with black innocents being gunned down and strangled by cops at random and for no reason, vigilantes roaming the streets, and journalists being thrown in jail like some Third World country. Of course she brought up the monster racist in Charleston but not the many cops gunned down by racists.
While stating that police are mostly there to protect and she honors them, the lives of African-Americans have been treated with callous indifference. She named Sandra Bland. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. There is another side she failed to mention.
Sandra Bland killed herself. Freddie Gray had a history of hurting himself to collect on lawsuits though we don’t know that is what happened the day he died. He was a drug dealer. Michael Brown was a petty thug who attacked a police officer.
Fifty years later, violence against African Americans has not disappeared. Consider law enforcement. The vast majority of police officers sign up so they can protect their communities. They are part of an honorable profession that takes risks every day to keep us safe. We know that. But we also know – and say – the names of those whose lives have been treated with callous indifference. Sandra Bland. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. We’ve seen sickening videos of unarmed, black Americans cut down by bullets, choked to death while gasping for air – their lives ended by those who are sworn to protect them. Peaceful, unarmed protestors have been beaten. Journalists have been jailed. And, in some cities, white vigilantes with weapons freely walk the streets. And it’s not just about law enforcement either. Just look to the terrorism this summer at Emanuel AME Church. We must be honest: Fifty years after John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out, violence against African Americans has not disappeared.
She called the poverty and housing problems of the African-American community the result of oppression.
She conjured up imaginary voting rights oppression. This shouldn’t be surprising from someone who went to college as a fake Native-American.
And what about voting rights? Two years ago, five conservative justices on the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, opening the floodgates ever wider for measures designed to suppress minority voting. Today, the specific tools of oppression have changed-voter ID laws, racial gerrymandering, and mass disfranchisement through a criminal justice system that disproportionately incarcerates black citizens. The tools have changed, but black voters are still deliberately cut out of the political process.
Senator Warren attacked trickle-down economics as just a means of helping the rich despite the fact that we had ten very prosperous years under the Reagan economy.
Ironically, she complained about static wage growth when it is her party that has run the government for seven years.
There was more. She sounded like she was running for president of the United States as the more acceptable version of radical Socialist Bernie Sanders.