I just read the best column by Daniel Greenfield over at Front Page Magazine titled “Elizabeth Warren’s Problem isn’t Sexism: It’s Elizabeth Warren.”
And, boy howdy, does he hit the nail on the head.
Within days of Warren announcing her intentions to run for President, we got a heaping helping of articles on how saying Warren isn’t likeable is sexist.
But Greenfield sees that for what it is: nonsense.
Here’s a bit of what he writes:
Elizabeth Warren is Hillary Clinton reborn, and they’re both unlikable, because they’re both inauthentic scolds who suffer from hall monitor syndrome. They spent their entire lives breaking every rule they could find while awkwardly fantasizing about running every tiny detail of everyone else’s lives.
Warren and Clinton are both unlikable because you can’t picture either one having any fun. When they boast about carrying hot sauce in their purses or drink beers on livestream, you roll your eyes.
An inability to have fun is a forgivable sin. Joyless people power professions from TSA night shifts to laundromat sock inspectors. But combine that with an obsessive need to monitor, regulate and eradicate other people’s fun, and you have the miserable essence of the progressive movement.
Scolds come in both sexes. America’s greatest scold is the eight-richest man in America who spends half his time trying to force people to drink smaller sodas. That’s why nobody liked Michael Bloomberg when he was trying to ban salt and jaywalking in New York City. It’s why not even Elizabeth Warren voters will vote for him even if he drops his threatened $100 million to come in 32nd in the 2020 Dem primaries.
Scolds are awkward and arrogant. They’ve spent a lifetime navigating the system, but never learned to fake plausible human emotions. They stay up nights afraid that somebody, somewhere is having fun. The only game they know is bureaucracy, and they play it to get the nicest office chairs and ruin the most people’s lives. In Colonial America, scolds burned witches. In modern times, they wipe out lives.
They are convinced that humanity’s problems could be solved by eliminating its bad habit of happiness.
This pretty much sums up the problem with most socialist/progressives.
They know better than you.
And they truly do believe that it is their responsibility and their right to tell you what you can and cannot do or say, where you can live, how much of your own money they’ll permit you to keep, how your children are raised and educated, and how you should run your own business.
This is Elizabeth Warren in a nutshell.
She’s a scold – a tiresome, imperious Hall Monitor who expects you to surrender your freedom to her “better judgment.”
By nature, people don’t like to be told what to do.
But like every scold, Warren defines “leadership” as doing just that.
What’s worse, as Greenfield points out, is Warren is the type of scold who not only thinks she knows better than you, but also believes you really aren’t worth her time and trouble.
In short, she doesn’t like you.
Lefties succeed when they pretend to like people. The best of them, like Obama and Hillary’s better half, are narcissists who thrived on the adulation of the campaign trail. But Warren doesn’t like people. Until recently, she avoided doing interviews. Her campaign debut had the frenzied desperation of careful planning. Unlike her rivals, she avoided people, until she had to grit her teeth and dive in all the way.
And for a politician – especially one who is a scold – disliking the very people she needs to vote for her is not a winning strategy.
Read the whole column HERE.
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