Joe Biden made some comments regarding frontrunner Elizabeth Warren. The reason they’re newsworthy? They’re surprisingly lucid and actually make a lot of sense.
Writing on the crowdsourced content site, Medium, Biden called Warren “condescending,” and labeled her approach an “angry unyielding viewpoint.”
“Some call it the ‘my way or the highway’ approach to politics,” Biden wrote. “But it’s worse than that. It’s condescending to the millions of Democrats who have a different view. It’s representative of an elitism that working and middle-class people do not share: ‘We know best; you know nothing.’ ‘If you were only as smart as I am you would agree with me.’ This is no way to get anything done.”
I honestly find this news a little disturbing. I’ve made no secret of my disdain for Sen. Warren, and Grabby Grandpa has echoed my sentiments exactly. So if the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then. . .
No, he’s still ridiculous and ancient. But I do enjoy this.
Warren has prickled at the “elitism” insult before, and her only way of dispelling the criticism seems to be an increased aggression towards the corporate and financial sectors, something that isn’t winning her much love from big money Democrat donors.
If anyone doesn’t deserve to “prickle” at being called elitist, it’s this woman.
JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon weighed in on Warren’s angry rhetoric toward Wall Street in an interview with CNBC this week, noting that Warren has a habit of “vilifying” successful people. Another report that surfaced this week indicates that Democrats with connections to the financial sector are withholding donations from the Democratic Party writ large, leaving leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) scrambling to distance the party from Warren’s rhetoric, at least privately.
Yup. She may be growing in popularity, but there’s plenty of people who don’t like her– not even including conservatives. She has some pretty enormous weak spots, and Biden seems like he’s getting ready to publicly eviscerate Warren a la Tulsi Gabbard with Kamala Harris.
Biden’s strategy here, though, may not be just to draw his closest political rival into an open feud in the hopes of winning over potential Democratic primary voters: he’s also listening to messages being sent by Rust Belt and “battleground state” voters.
According to groundbreaking poll from the New York Times, released on Monday, Biden — not Warren, as conventional wisdom would believe — is the only Democrat giving President Donald Trump a run for his money in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania — the same states that handed Trump his victory in 2016.
If Biden does manage to win over some of these decisive states, he could pose a pretty serious threat as the Democrat’s nominee. IF. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the guy who’s made up all sorts of wacky sh*t during his campaign and can’t reliably remember where he is isn’t going to cause Trump a whole lot of heartache.
It seems like Sleepy Joe might be on the verge of waking up– but it could well be too little, too late.