I was watching rising today and Saagar Enjeti had a monologue which reminded me of this very discussion. Keep in mind Rising Today (the Hill) is a very progressive show and these people are far from conservative at all. But he points out that Identity Politics may have killed Elizabeth Warren, they killed Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Deval Patrick, and also Kirsten Gillibrand, and that you need to look at actual issues that will help these groups and not just pander. This is an excellent piece and I encourage everyone to watch. Also Krystal Ball has some really good pieces on this as well, especially the video where she talks about the demise of Elizabeth Warren.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxgKN2zXJtg
I mean the reprehensible appropriation of Native culture is what put down Warren. When Trump is teaching you a lesson on social justice, it means you've messed up badly. She should be ashamed of what she did to get hired by Penn and Harvard. It means the rest of her career was in effect stolen. It's time to reflect on what she did wrong. She had great potential as a leader and was (and is) the most talented candidate in my view. The question was, can she be redeemed for her awful misdeeds, in light of the significant good deeds and potential she has. The answer appears to be no.
Warren abused identity politics like crazy, when that came out, she needed to use the gender card, which she used when she accused Sanders of saying to her a woman can't be president. That backfired, since yes many Americans don't like this game.
But I got to say, she is the phoniest candidate there is, has huge trust issues since she has lied many times, not only with her supposed 'Native American' heritage, about her being fired for being pregnant, for saying her children all went to public school (when one did not). She is worth 11+ Million, made by her teaching on those schools maybe using her fake heritage as a way to get in.
Don't know but she strikes as a horrible human being, just recently she made a point to say that a broke college student gave her half of her savings, which was 3 dollars to her campaign, as if that's something to feel happy about.
The other day some minority staffers in Nevada were complaining that were being used as 'tokens'. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/p ... gn-949201/
I think Warren is waiting for Sanders to get another heart attack, because basically she is toast, and I hope she can be a text book examples of why identity politics should not be used.
“In my experience eloquent men are right every bit as often as imbeciles.” Tyrion Lannister