How Elizabeth Warren Gave 'Spin Room' a New Meaning After the New Hampshire Democratic Debate

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Posted: Feb 08, 2020 9:10 AM
How Elizabeth Warren Gave 'Spin Room' a New Meaning After the New Hampshire Democratic Debate

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has seen her stock decline since the holidays. Though she is a progressive warrior touting left-wing proposals on health care, college debt, taking on big banks, and positioning herself to be Wall Street's nightmare, she's bleeding liberal voters. It's tough to maintain a left-wing campaign when the very left-wingers you need are abandoning you. And it doesn't make it better that poll after poll shows Warren is Trump's best opponent concerning him easily clinching a second term. Granted, I think Trump wins in 2020, regardless. There is not one candidate on that stage that's threatening, not even Sanders. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is mastering his skills as a politician because he gives eloquent remarks with zero substance. It's amazing how he has been able to polish a whole lot of nothing and make it seem like it's God's words to our ears. He may be a true politician; I don't know. What we do know, however, is that after the lights had dimmed and the spin room antics began, Warren added a new meaning to this post-debate event, by pretty much-saying word for word the talking points she just peddled on the news networks.

No one pushed back. The Hill's Joe Concha did mention something about MSNBC's Chris Matthews pressing her on taxes, but she was allowed free rein. When that happens, of course, your campaign isn't going to take hits that could end your presidential bid. I mean, look at Kamala Harris. She took a huge hit from none other than Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) about her record as a prosecutor and locking up marijuana offenders left and right when it was popular at the time—and it sunk her. Harris was seen as a rising star in this contest and Gabbard clipped her in a devastating fashion. Warren has mostly survived such swipes, though everyone knows that her economic agenda is ruinously expensive. Oh, and I'm sure even middle-class voters know their taxes will go up to pay for her Medicare for All proposals and college debt plans, even as Warren says the opposite will happen. Her health care plan alone, which will also kill 150-plus million private insurance plans, will cost around $50 trillion in the first ten years. I mean, this is crazy people math. And you're on crack if you think no one's taxes will go up. But that's for later. 

For now, enjoy the fireworks that our own Micah Rate clipped showing side-by-side robot Warren at work: