Photo: PixabayPhoto: PixabayJust one day before the January Democratic Debate and with the Iowa Caucus only weeks away, the Warren Campaign pulled a pathetic stunt by having "anonymous sources" report that during a private conversation in 2018, Senator Sanders told Senator Warren that a woman cannot win the presidency. Of course, there's no proof that he said that and anyone with common sense would doubt that the same Senator Sanders who once encouraged Senator Warren to run for president wouldn't suddenly adopt such a misogynistic stance. Of course, common sense and facts don't matter to the bourgeois media.

I liked Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warrren. Well, at least I liked a certain version of her. Much like iOS, a new version of Senator Warren appears to come out every so often for some reason. So to clarify and add context, I liked the version of Senator Warren who fought to build the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. I liked that version of Senator Warren even more after her rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 in which she solidified her image as an advocate of the working class.Furthermore, this stunt can only be described as a futile and absurd to reverse declining poll numbers and reveals this version of Senator Warren to be a self-serving cynic seemingly ripped from the script of a particularly lazy political television drama. This version of Senator Warren cannot be considered an advocate for or even an ally of working class Americans and must not become the Democratic nominee

When she was elected to the Senate that same year, my admiration for her grew as she stood out as one of the few senators willing to stand up to corporate influence in Washington. I had even hoped, as did Vermont Senators Bernie Sanders, that she would run for president in 2016.

Of course, that only led to disappointment when she decided not to run. My disappointment only turned to disbelief when she refused to take a definitive stance by endorsing Senator Sanders, the only primary candidate who shared her views, and instead endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once she was already the de facto nominee.

I was, however, a fan of the version of her that appeared early on in the 2020 Primaries, when she came out in favour of student debt relief and stood in firm support of universal healthcare. Indeed, in the early days of the primary, I was a fan of her as the candidate who was promising more or less the same thing as Senator Sanders, just in a slightly different package.

In the first debates, she ignored the media's efforts to goad her into directly attacking Senator Sanders on stage and instead stayed on message. She recognised the senselessness of attacking the only other progressive front-runner on stage because they shared so much common ground.

Instead, together she helped shift the Overton Window to the left along with Senator Sanders as they made universal healthcare and student debt relief realistic policy proposals that couldn't just be written off as unrealistic promises. All things considered, she was a comfortable second choice behind Sanders. I liked the version of Senator Warren who fought to build the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. I liked that version of Senator Warren even more after her rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 in which she solidified her image as an advocate of the working class

Then a new version of Senator Warren came out that had more in common with South Bend, Indianna Mayor Pete Buttigieg than with Senator Sanders. I wasn't a fan of the centrist version of Senator Warren and I admit that I felt at least some schadenfreude when polling revealed that many of her supporters had the same aversion. As she awkwardly positioned herself closer to the centre, she lost her footing and slipped. Her campaign started to stall as Senator Sanders steadily surged in the polls.

She wasn't going down without a fight though and instead tried taking down her former ideological counterpart with her. It was a development that even the writers of House of Cards would have found schlocky and worthy of only an eyeroll. Just one day before the January Democratic Debate and with the Iowa Caucus only weeks away, the Warren Campaign pulled a pathetic stunt by having "anonymous sources" report that during a private conversation in 2018, Senator Sanders told Senator Warren that a woman cannot win the presidency.

Of course, there's no proof that he said that and anyone with common sense would doubt that the same Senator Sanders who once encouraged Senator Warren to run for president wouldn't suddenly adopt such a misogynistic stance. Of course, common sense and facts don't matter to the bourgeois media. The bourgeois media have been desperately searching for any hint of a scandal, any dirt, anything remotely untoward that might be able to derail the Sanders Campaign and maintain the status quo.The bourgeois media have been desperately searching for any hint of a scandal, any dirt, anything remotely untoward that might be able to derail the Sanders Campaign and maintain the status quo

During Tuesday night's debate hosted by CNN, the moderators once again flaunted their blatant bias against Senator Sanders by bringing up the manufactured controversy with the hopes that the two would savage each other on stage and thereby go out in a murder-suicide. Much to their chagrin and disappointment, the effort failed.

Senator Warren failed to elaborate on her story or provide any details or evidence that might substantiate her claims. Senator Sanders, on the other hand, was able to clarify the record whilst viewers at home saw in plain view the bias against him. His firm but tactful response only proved that the claims against him are absurd and should be ignored.

The manufactured controversy will more than likely not stick and will be forgotten after a few news cycles. Furthermore, this stunt can only be described as a futile and absurd to reverse declining poll numbers and reveals this version of Senator Warren to be a self-serving cynic seemingly ripped from the script of a particularly lazy political television drama. This version of Senator Warren cannot be considered an advocate for or even an ally of working class Americans and must not become the Democratic nominee.

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