Elizabeth Warren, like Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris, isn’t particularly popular among black voters. Now, this doesn’t surprise me in the least. Liz has always been the favorite of White Suburban Liberals (or cul-de-sac busybodies as Emily Zanotti once famously tweeted).
The 2020 Democrat nominee must secure the black vote. And right now, the only candidate who does is Joe “I come from the Black Community” Biden.
Liz, on the other hand, not so much.
Yesterday in Atlanta, Liz did her level best to shed this label of favored candidate of White Suburban Liberals by pandering for the black vote.
And it went over like a lead balloon.
Part of the problem is Liz doesn’t have clue one what actual black people want. Sure, she knows what White Suburban Liberals think black people want. But actual black people?
Yeah. Not so much.
Her black voter outreach included:
1. Touting Reparations.
It’s time for our government to face this truth. Time for America to have a full-blown national conversation about reparations. Time to adopt H.R. 40, @JacksonLeeTX18’s reparations plan. Time to do what’s right, so our nation can begin to heal.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 22, 2019
2. Claiming the country is racist
Donald Trump didn’t create this divide and conquer system. But he wouldn’t be in power without it. After eight years of progress under President Obama, Trump’s embrace of white supremacy, white nationalism, and corruption threaten to break our democracy beyond repair.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 22, 2019
3. Claiming that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is sitting in Stacey Abrams chair.
Right now, our democracy is broken. How do I know? Because Brian Kemp is sitting in @StaceyAbrams’ chair. And we are all grateful to Stacey for what she’s doing to make sure that never happens again in this country.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 22, 2019
4. And, of course, bragging about having a black friend
But while giving her speech, Liz was confronted by actual black voters.
And she had absolutely no idea what to do.
And how did Warren handle pro-school choice black protesters?
She, uh, called up her black friend to have her defuse the situation.
“What do we do with this?!”
That is not a good hot mic moment for Liz. How strong of a President and Commander-in-Chief would this woman be if forty or fifty protesters completely derail her?
And the fact that she needs to pull Pressley off the bench to step in and save her makes this all the more painful.
Warren is so out of touch with the African American community that she needs to bring in a translator.— CageyBee (@CageyBee33) November 22, 2019
Warren bringing in the black rep to calm her people down isn’t the great optics they think it is.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 22, 2019
Liz Warren doesn’t want to actually listen to real life black voters.
As Josh Kraushaar put it on Twitter, “She’s playing to black activists, not the broader community.”
And that’s a big problem for Liz.
Sure her pandering speech about the history of blacks in Atlanta might play well among White Suburban Voters. But pandering aside, Liz Warren’s “plans” would economically destroy black Americans.
On top of that, Warren’s campaign made a deadly error when she decided to go all-in for public teachers’ unions while vowing to bring an end to school choice.
And who benefits most from school choice, charter schools and vouchers?
Which is exactly why these folks were protesting Liz.
You would have to be completely out of touch with reality to think black voters care more about sore loser Stacey Abrams or Reparations than they do kitchen table issues like jobs, wages, and quality education for their kids.
But it is exactly the kind of mistake a candidate more at home among White Suburban Liberals would make.
When confronted with an issue that actually matters to black families, Liz came off as uncomfortable and out of her depth. And it was only made worse that Liz needed a black woman to step into the void.
Meanwhile, under President Trump, black unemployment is the lowest in history. Lives are improving because our economy is growing.
Prattling on about white supremacy, institutional racism and Stacey Abrams is a piss-poor substitute for the concrete, measurable improvements that have occurred over the last three years.
This Georgia event was disastrous for Warren on so many levels.
Sure is fun watching a bunch of white Warren supporters try to shout down a group of black school choice advocates.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 22, 2019
The media is pushing hard for a Warren nomination. But I’m not sure they’re going to be happy with the outcome if they succeed. Sure, Liz might have the White Suburban Liberals vote all sewn up. But without 90% of the black vote, the Democrats are doomed.
And if this is an example of Liz Warren’s “outreach” to black voters, I think Liz doomed herself.
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