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Elizabeth Warren has Betrayed the Cause of that Put Her in the Senate and Made Her a Hero to Millions

Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:13
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Dave Lindorff

Elizabeth Warren had a chance to turn the tide in the rigged Democratic primary season last Tuesday, and she ran away from it.

As most people know, the Democratic Party leadership, decades ago following the primary victories of Sen. George McGovern that allowed him to win the party's nomination for president despite the opposition of the whole ruling party elite, tried to make such an upstart on candidacy on the left impossible in the future by front-running primaries and caucuses in a bunch of deeply conservative Southern states. The idea was to so crush any liberal candidate in those states (where no Democrat would stand a chance in the general election), that their funding would dry up and their campaigns would die early in the primary season.

It worked like a charm for decades and it worked this year to the extent that the Establishment's candidate, Hillary Clinton, was able to win big in those Southern states. But her upstart opponent Bernie Sanders to some extent blunted the effort this year by winning handily in Colorado, Oklahoma, Minnesota and in his home state of Vermont — four of the five non-Southern states holding primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday.Sanders really would have undermined the DNC's sabotage project though, had he won Massachusetts, a significantly larger state in terms of delegates, instead of just managoing to come within 1.5% of doing so.

Imagine if Warren, a popular Massachusetts senator, had endorsed Sanders, who after all is going after the same corrupt big banks that Warren built her whole political career by attacking. There's no way having a popular anti-bankster, feminist senator endorsing Sanders wouldn't have won him at least another 10% of the primary vote in Massachusetts — enough to have really damaged Clinton. Instead, Clinton was allowed to eke out a narrow victory by picking up the ballots of identity-voting women who didn't bother to examine at Hillary Clinton's bogus feminism.

The Sanders campaign can still go forward, because unlike prior liberal insurgents who were relying on big donors, his campaign is funded entirely by small donors, who are proving to be energized by evidence that the game is rigged, not demoralized (in February, the Sanders campaign took in a record $42 million in new small donations, and continues to build its campaign warchest despite Clinton's wins in the South on Tuesday). But how much better it would have been had he won Massachusetts.

A Warren endorsement would have made all the difference.

Now she has exposed herself as a fraud posing as a radical reformer. No doubt she will end up being rewarded with some appointment in a Clinton administration should Clinton manage to steal the Democratic Party's nomination and go on to win the election despite the reality that she is widely loathed, with even a majority of Democrats saying they don't trust her. Though of course an appointment in an administration where the president is in the pocket of the big Wall Street banks would mean Warren would be unable to do anything of substance in the way of weakening the power of Wall Street. She would be window-dressing, forced to do the bidding of the president, a woman who has taken tens of millions of dollars from the banking industry.

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