Elizabeth Warren does a nearly perfect imitation of how nasty Hillary Clinton was, even on stage.
Warren leaves out the “Super Predator” and “Deplorables” lines, but otherwise, you wouldn’t know the snarky, sarcastic difference.
Elizabeth Warren is also trying to do what Hillary could not — become the first female president.
Right now, I have her as the Democratic Party nomination favorite. She’s insane enough, nasty enough and dishonest enough to win the Democratic party nomination but she may not have given the private donor class — which includes pharmaceutical companies — enough love over the years, we’ll see how much she raises.
Meanwhile, after driving left for a thousand miles, suddenly some competition has cropped up for the craziest Democratic presidential contenders — from the abandoned right side of the party. Four (count’em!) totally rational, boring, normal-sounding candidates have emerged within the Democratic Field. I call them the “Sane Squad”
Get a pen. Write down these names. Tim Ryan, John Delaney, Steve Bullock, and Michael Bennet. I know, these guys are not stars. I know they are all white men. I know, they got booed and/or the silent treatment at the debate last night and at other Democratic events, but if the party wasn’t in the middle of a mass hysteria temper tantrum and hissy fit, they would realize these guys are what the campaign needs, not more crazy rhetoric.
Free health care for illegal immigrants? This “Sane Squad” group thinks that idea is impractical, too expensive and would attract more illegal immigration. I know that statement is enough to qualify me as a racist in the hysterical minds of Democratic Party partisans at the moment, but these 4 contenders said this with a straight face last night and it just sounded reasonable to me, although you could’ve heard a pin drop there.
“Real solutions, not impossible promises,” John Delany said, right before Warren ridiculed him for it and got lustily applauded by the progressive audience CNN stacked the deck with.
Tim Ryan tried to warn his party that destroying private health insurance in this country would be even more unpopular than Obamacare, but his pleas sounded pathetic in the circus tent atmosphere CNN had set up — and even though he is the most credible candidate of the entire bunch — because he challenged Pelosi for Speaker and got 63 votes — I don’t think he’ll win the primary.
And my reasoning? Because he is sane, smart, moderate and practical. Those terms just don’t describe the Democratic party electorate at the moment. They describe the electorate in his home state of Ohio, where Trump won handily, but Ohio is not the seat of Dem country. The Democratic party is centered on the two coasts, in left-leaning districts that wouldn’t agree with anything he said last night.
It’s too bad, the “Sane Squad” made me nostalgic for the days when candidates talked about issues, not each other or pie in the sky stuff everybody knows does not have a chance of becoming law and/or policy.