I just read one of the most asinine articles I’ve ever seen in all my years covering politics. Fittingly, it was published by Alex Jones’ Infowars, a comically ridiculous conspiracy website that caters to people who probably shouldn’t do things like drive motor vehicles or own sharp objects.
Well, a few days ago I wrote an article where I declared Donald Trump’s campaign essentially doomed if the rumors are true concerning a possible Hillary Clinton/Elizabeth Warren ticket.
Apparently someone over at Infowars read this article and decided to write a bit of a retort to my belief that Warren would make Clinton’s presidential ticket nearly unbeatable. I use the word “retort” rather loosely because this thing bordered on pure gibberish.
Let me go through some of what they had to say, point by point.
There are problems with this “dream ticket,” however. One problem is a possible affirmative action concerning Warren’s preposterous claim she is Native American. (Source)
Yes, apparently they think some idiotic nonsense tied to Warren allegedly claiming to be “Native American” years ago is going to scuttle a Clinton/Warren ticket. Because, you know, people really give a crap about something that isn’t even clear-cut what exactly happened or if it’s even true.
The other is the rancor among many Democrats. They dislike Clinton and rightly see her as a sell-out to Wall Street and the bankers. Adding Warren to the ticket might destroy her anti-Wall Street cred and not do the trick of rallying Democrats behind Clinton. Warren herself may realize this threat and decline. She has thus far not backed Clinton’s bid. (Source)
She also didn’t endorse Bernie Sanders, either. Hm, maybe that’s because she made it clear that she wasn’t going to endorse anyone until after they won the nomination? Furthermore, only a small percentage of liberals consider Clinton a “sellout to Wall Street.” That’s why she won the nomination easier than President Obama did in 2008. If anything, Warren agreeing to be Clinton’s running mate would ease the minds of some of those people who do view Clinton as too close with Wall Street.
But why use logic, right?
Moroever, while the addition of Warren may energize progressive Democrats, it will undoubtedly alienate so-called centrists in the party who see Warren as a loose cannon and a too-far-to-the-left ideologue. (Source)
Yeah, this is total bullsh*t. I’ve never met a single liberal, progressive or Democrat who considers Warren a “loose cannon” or a radical “ideologue.” While I’m sure some dislike her, she’s probably the most popular Democrat in the entire party. So, this whole point is simply asinine.
There’s more. It’s no secret presidential elections are bought and sold affairs. All one need do is look at Clinton’s contributors—large banks and corporations. If she picks Warren, many may head over to the Trump camp or work in other ways to undermine the ticket. (Source)
So, let me get this straight. The “logic” of this point is that adding one of the most trusted and respected Democrats in the party (if not the most) would help drive people toward Donald Trump? I really don’t even know what to say to this level of idiocy.
In addition, Warren will not simply be a seat warmer like Joe Biden. She will demand concessions before her name is placed on the ticket. For instance, naming her leftist allies to key positions in the Treasury, the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the Federal Election Commission, and—the big enchilada—the Federal Reserve. The establishment will never allow this to happen, especially over at the private bankster cartel owned Fed. (Source)
You mean someone might request a few things before agreeing to be a running mate to a presidential nominee? You don’t say!? And to claim that “the establishment will never allow this” is laughable. Hell, Sen. Harry Reid, possibly the most powerful Democrat in Congress, is one of the people pushing for this.
Like I said, this whole article was a complete joke. While the person who wrote it clearly knows a little about politics, reading this dumpster fire made me feel as if it was written by someone whose entire “knowledge about politics” comes from Internet memes – or from Alex Jones and Infowars.
Then again, this is Infowars we’re talking about — a site that doesn’t exactly cater to sane, rational people. I should really just be happy that they didn’t claim a Clinton/Warren ticket was part of some government conspiracy to sterilize women with fluoride, brainwash people with chemtrails and stage a false flag terrorist attack during the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston to ignite a giant gun confiscation.