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July 16, 2014 - 9:28 am
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren now says that last year’s government shutdown was about birth control.

Warren did not make the remark in an off-the-cuff setting. She made it in a prepared speech.

Warren said it on the floor of the Senate while supporting a bill that she knows has absolutely zero chance of becoming law.

“Remember last year’s government shutdown that nearly tanked our economy?” Warren asked. “That fight started with a GOP effort to hold the whole operation of the federal government hostage in order to try to force Democrats and the president to let employers deny workers access to birth control.”

Warren is not lying about some distant event for which there is no extant living memory. The government shutdown was last year.

Spoiler alert: That shutdown was not over birth control. That shutdown was over the budget and the entirety of Obamacare. The whole law (which hardly any Democrat read before passing it into law). Not birth control.

There is, in fact, no national controversy over birth control as such. There is a controversy over how the Obama administration used regulatory powers written into the unpopular Obamacare law to impose even abortifacient drugs on Americans who object to the use of such drugs. The controversy is over whether Americans retain the right to live out our religious values once we own businesses.

Spoiler alert: The Supreme Court ruled that we do.

Warren is not merely delivering spin. Saying that the shutdown was about birth control is a Godzilla-sized lie, told intentionally, in order to be provocative. It won’t advance the bill she is supporting. That bill stands no chance of passing in the House, supposing that it even comes up for a vote in the Senate, which it probably won’t, because Democrats do not want to be taking pro-Obamacare votes leading up to the mid-terms. The bill and speaking out in favor of it is nothing more or less than base political theater. Warren is just lying to score points with the Democrat base, who also mostly know that Warren is lying, yet they will repeat the lie themselves until the end of time.

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WOW! A living breathing person who openly states that she/he would vote for this left wing nut! WOW!
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"We’re talking about a senator who is in office because voters in Massachusetts don’t care about that lie." There's your problem.
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She also promulgated the assertion, patently false and often repeated, that unpaid medical bills prompted 60-70 percent of all consumer bankruptcies, a textbook example of social sciences, allegedly objective, masking policy preferences, in this instance making a case for national health insurance. This was result of Harvard study which she co-authored.
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I kind of like her. She's spunky. You know? I can see her throwing a hat in the air. [drink the Kool-Aid early, I say - the Futon]
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They are both very rich women. Hilary married Bill to get to the top and Liz married the money. They are both radicals and love to lie.
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Warren knows nothing else but to lie. Her base loves it. She is only following Barry's road to success. The more he lies the more the media and base love him. That's what liberals do, they lie;that is all they have.
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Elizabeth Warren gives me the eebie jeebies.
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Conservative? Libertarian? Constitutionalist?
Well, breed, for God's sake. Have kids. Raise 'em right. Progressives don't breed. It interferes with their going to demonstrations and Burning Man Festivals and stuff. They don't breed until they're rich. Hell, we just do it naturally! But we're usually so busy making money we don't have time to discuss their insane ballshot.
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Progressives breed (pretty much) as much as Conservatives. We just think it's good and important to take into consideration the state of the planet.
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Another problem is she will make Hillary look centrist and sensible by comparison. I can't imagine even Demoncrats choosing Warren as their nominee.
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Yeah, well, a lot of us made the mistake of seeing Comrade Obama as merely a stalking horse that would allow HRC to look centrist and sensible.
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"Is there even an electoral remedy for a sociopath like Elizabeth Warren? When her voters are right there cheering and lying right behind her?"

Yes, move to NH. The Granite State is filled with former MA-holes escaping the Hahvahd-Yahd political machine that produced the likes Fauxcahontas. OTOH, if you have a successful business NC might be a better venue of choice. It has turned out that way for several iconic MA companies (EMC and Genzyme come to mind off the top of my head).
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Never let a little thing like the truth stand in the way of a perfectly useful narrative.
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If being to the left of Obozo means she's nuts.....
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"If you repeat a lie enough times......"

The jury is out on her personal mental state, but it's clear that the people she's pandering to are completely bonkers.
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This is indeed true. And I have noticed that any postings on internet forums criticizing Warren are immediately met with hordes of supporters demanding "proof" of all assertions and calling the originating poster sexist 1%er on the payroll of Big Banks, Corporations, Big Oil, etc.

Warren has her own fawning fans ready to air-drop to her rescue just like the "Ronulans".
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