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Politico Expose: Elizabeth Warren’s Life As A Diehard Republican


by Anonymousreply 6004/19/2019

She found out she can exploit people on the left by saying buzz words and "I am with YOU!" Don't be fooled by candidates, DO YOUR RESEARCH!

by Anonymousreply 104/12/2019

I never understand people like Liz Warren and Cenk Uygur who went from Republican to as far to the left on the Democrat side as possible

by Anonymousreply 204/12/2019

Republicans and Libertarians infiltrating the Democrats has been going on since the Southern Strategy went into effect.

The Libertarians have also been infiltrating the Republicans as well.

by Anonymousreply 304/12/2019

R2 The further on the right or left people are, the more easily they are swayed by hearing what they want to. Simple as that. Fanatics are easy to please.

by Anonymousreply 404/12/2019

That Elizabeth Warren used to be a Republican is something she talks about all the damn time. This is dumb.

by Anonymousreply 504/12/2019

Did any of you even read the article?

"It wasn’t until Warren was recruited onto a federal commission to help reform the bankruptcy code in the mid-1990s—and then fought for those reforms and lost that battle in 2005—that she became the unapologetic partisan brawler she was in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, serving in the Senate and, now, stumping on the 2020 campaign trail. “I realize nonpartisan just isn’t working,” she recalls of that second conversion moment. “By then it’s clear: The only allies I have are in the Democratic Party, and it’s not even the majority of Democrats.”

Some friends and colleagues say Warren became radicalized, equating her change to a religious experience, to being born again. “She really did have a ‘Road to Damascus’ conversion when she saw the bankrupt consumers really were suffering—forced into bankruptcy by illness, firing or divorce—and not predators..."

by Anonymousreply 604/12/2019

Democrats similarly infiltrated the Republican party starting in the 60s and 70s. Socially liberal but militarily hawkish, they came to define the Neoconservative wing of the Republican party.

by Anonymousreply 704/12/2019

And Giuliani and Reagan were Democrats. Politico is no better than the Daily Mail.

by Anonymousreply 804/12/2019

it is kind of odd that someone goes from being a Oklahoma Republican to a Massachusetts Democrat

by Anonymousreply 904/12/2019

No it is not R9.

The Dems and Rethugs have changed. Remember Southern Democrats?

Ronnie brought them into he Republican party and ruined it. There are many examples of this kind of thing.

by Anonymousreply 1004/12/2019

I’ve done a 180 on a few things, too.

And I can’t stand this woman.

by Anonymousreply 1104/12/2019

I've noticed a trend recently of some 2020 Democrat candidates completely flip their positions on issues just after a few weeks. It really doesn't say much for their conviction that they so freely pander to certain groups

by Anonymousreply 1204/12/2019

She is an Indian giver.

by Anonymousreply 1304/12/2019

Those 'born again' into any idea or system are the biggest zealots.

by Anonymousreply 1404/12/2019

Was this before or after she was Pocahontas?

by Anonymousreply 1504/12/2019

I used to be a republican too (my parents were), until GWB was elected. I was 13 yrs old when Reagan was elected and wasn't interested enough in politics throughout Clinton's presidency. I didn't vote during his terms. But when I saw how fucking insane the republicans were during the monica lewinsky scandal, I woke up and realized I wasn't a republican and that they really don't care about anyone but the upper 5% of this country

To explain my parents being republican, welfare was out of control in the 1970's. There were generations of families that had never worked and didn't ever plan to work. They were mostly minorities. That's back when white people still had a work ethic. Now they don't and they are the worst abusers of welfare and other government programs. Their spawn have ruined the country. If you weren't alive in the 1970's, you really can't speak to this matter. Republicans back in the 20th century were nothing like they are now. Now, every single one of them is disgusting and immoral. And I know there are "decent" people who are still republican and hate trump, but they have to have a special kind of stupidity to still be republicans. You don't have to become a democrat, but to still be a member of the republican party, what they have become and everything they stand for, means there is something wrong with you mentally or you are just a spineless piece of shit who is afraid to be an Independent voter. That's almost worse than being a republican. If you don't stand for something, you stand for nothing. That makes you a fucking loser. Hitler happened because of people like this. He and his atrocities wouldn't have been possible without people idly standing by and doing/saying nothing

by Anonymousreply 1604/12/2019

Um, maybe OP hasn't seen her extensive current policy proposals on the wealth tax, housing, education, etc. etc.? All of them are solidly grounded and none of them is remotely conservative. She has written entire books backing up her policy positions, and she's pushed through her ideas (like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) to get them passed into law. I couldn't care less how she was voting 30 years ago.

I currently support her over any of the other Democratic candidates.

by Anonymousreply 1704/12/2019

Is the intelligence level here very low, or is it that the dumbest people post more frequently? What's wrong with someone coming to understand the error of their ways and ideas? Are people not allowed to live life and evolve over time? If that's the case, what's the point of ever having any discourse at all?

Some of you just suck.

by Anonymousreply 1804/12/2019

Well it's a good thing the decades old Elizabeth no longer exists and isn't running for president.

by Anonymousreply 1904/12/2019

I already strongly support her, but this was an interesting read.

She was a real Reagan, free-market Republican academic who thought most bankruptcies were gaming the system. Then she explored the actual filers across the country and couldn't ignore the data that came back. She learned that people were barely hanging on due to stagnant wages, under insurance, and a host of real blue-collar economic issues that led to filing bankruptcy. She also realized the Republicans held no good answer and were only interested in bringing as many workers down as possible while increasing corporate profits.

I will vote for any Dem who wins, but I want Warren. Read up on her a little if you haven't. Her combination of intelligence, sincerity, outreach, fight, and WYSIWYG won me over. I am really glad we have a whole rainbow of people running for the nomination.

by Anonymousreply 2004/12/2019

I am really glad we have a whole rainbow of people running for the nomination.

—Anonymous reply 20

Don't get TOO excited about that.

The Republicans practically ran a Senate full of candidates last election, and look at what we got....

by Anonymousreply 2104/12/2019

This is utterly ridiculous; a person can change his or her mind and evolve. I think Elizabeth Warren is very intelligent, she has a strong sense of right and wrong and has superb ideas. She would be an excellent President.

by Anonymousreply 2204/12/2019

So we're supposed to FEEL BAD giving credence to Elizabeth W's passionate Liberal stances when literally the Loons on the Right have swallowed hook, line and sinker Trump's Contrition act that a Multiple Philanderer, Pussy-Grabber, many-times Bankrupt, Casino owner, is now the Epitome Of Evangelical Moral Bastion, Defender of Women's Virtue, Billionaire Genius and Follower of All Ten Commandments. * Giggle*

by Anonymousreply 2304/12/2019

Elizabeth Warren's positions on reparations and illegal aliens alone are helping the Republicans, not Democrats, for the 2020 election.

by Anonymousreply 2404/12/2019

That piece made her look good if you ask me.

It takes courage that’s lacking everywhere these days to be open-minded, think critically, and change course to something more honorable.

I will now take her more seriously than I did before.

by Anonymousreply 2504/13/2019

And Trump was a Democrat, what's your point?

by Anonymousreply 2604/13/2019

There was a time before Regan when a Republican wasn't a Holy Roller racist.

by Anonymousreply 2704/13/2019

R20 you're right. And someone who genuinely chooses to change is particularly admirable. She's the real deal. However, I don't think she'd have a strong chance against trump (a woman and too left). I also know some liberals who, mystifyingly, don't care for her, in contrast to most other candidates.

by Anonymousreply 2804/13/2019

OP, thank you for bringing this inspiring article to my attention!

by Anonymousreply 2904/13/2019

Political Exposé: Trump was a registered Democrat till age 65.

by Anonymousreply 3004/13/2019

R28, I’m one of those people.

People don’t like it when you don’t blindly support a candidate based on party alone.

by Anonymousreply 3104/13/2019


by Anonymousreply 3204/13/2019

She was pretty. I can see the Native American in her face.

by Anonymousreply 3304/14/2019

What percentage Democrat is she?

by Anonymousreply 3404/15/2019

R2/R12: It's Democratic. SPEAK ENGLISH!!

R12: No one has flipped positions, troll. Shut the fuck up and only speak when spoken to.

I'm with her since she declared and I'm going all the way with her to the White House.


by Anonymousreply 3504/15/2019

Thread closed, R35. Notice how progressives can't stand any dissent.

by Anonymousreply 3604/15/2019

Reaganomics turned her off. If you read the article. It's not an expose. It was always about economics that she was conservative on. The free market she supported. She found out that it didn't work and did an about face.

It's actually pro Liz.

by Anonymousreply 3704/15/2019

r9, if you read the piece Oklahoma was solid blue when she grew up there.

by Anonymousreply 3804/15/2019

Go Lizzie Go! All the way to the White House!

by Anonymousreply 3904/15/2019

People grow and change. Warren, Harris, Mayor Pete are people who seem to frighten the republicans. Heck, Swalwells been getting death threats. And the kind-hearted Jay Inslee, his twitter feed is filled with 4chan trolls.

All of these people are far more qualified than the failed reality tv host in the WH.

by Anonymousreply 4004/15/2019

I took the same journey, and switched about the same time. I was a die hard Reagan Republican from 1980 until 2003. So, it took me longer. I thought the party could be saved, but it can't. I can understand her giving up in 1996. That's when it really hit the fan with both the "Contract with America", the vehement anti-gay policies and the unrelenting hostility towards African Americans really started.

Rush Limbaugh really drove home what they cared about two years later with his "He Lies Under Oath" mantra and it never started. It was the rise of the McLuhan's the Medium is the Message, and the Medium became Government. Now Fox is Government. Fox News which is owned by an Australian family that bought its citizenship with a "donation" to the GOP after a private meeting with Reagan. Fox News which is at least 7% owned by Saudi Royal Prince bin Talal.

It's not just the Russians who've hijacked the Republicans. It's anybody with a few million bucks - and offshore banks.

by Anonymousreply 4104/15/2019

People's views change. No reason this is any more shocking than anyone else having a change of heart (or logic) on a political stance.

by Anonymousreply 4204/16/2019

I have a feeling OP is a Trumptard troll.

by Anonymousreply 4304/16/2019

I don't really have a huge problem with someone her age identifying as Republican, not when the Repub she grew up with was Eisenhower. He was criticized for being beholden to millionaires, but compared to Repubs from Nixon to the current day, he was practically a Democrat.

And it wasn't that long ago that we still had old Southern Democrats in our own party, holdovers from a time when being a Dem didn't mean you were a liberal.

Politics are fluid. OP sounds like one of those dimwits who says the Democrats of today are responsible for slavery and the proof is that HRC "owned slaves" in Arkansas.

by Anonymousreply 4404/16/2019

[R9], if you read the piece Oklahoma was solid blue when she grew up there.

A lot of people went from being Oklahoma Republicans to Louisiana Republicans, and then, finally, to Texas Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 4504/16/2019

Mike Synar was a huge loss for Oklahoma. A lovely guy in every way, who unfortunately died young.

by Anonymousreply 4604/16/2019

[quote]“She really did have a ‘Road to Damascus’ conversion when she saw the bankrupt consumers really were suffering—forced into bankruptcy by illness, firing or divorce—and not predators..."

The 'Trail of Tears' conversion in which she went from Proud Cherokee to Whiter Than Most White People would come years later.,

by Anonymousreply 4704/16/2019

What a pointless post. I suspect a Russian bot wannabe. Do try harder!

by Anonymousreply 4804/16/2019

That she was a corporate attorney is why I don't like her. She always comes off as aloof and disingenuous.....Wishy Washy Warren

by Anonymousreply 4904/16/2019

She has all the appeal of mayonnaise on white bread. You actually need some personality to win a national election. She's fine where she is and needs to stay put.

by Anonymousreply 5004/16/2019

If Warren is really a five-civilized-tribe descendant as she claims, her ancestors must have grabbed onto white privilege the moment they started passing as caucasian. “Pow Wow Chow?” Warren IS whiter-than-white, and I would not be surprised if her “Cherokee” family aligned with confederates and held slaves at one time.

by Anonymousreply 5104/16/2019

I think she'd be a good Pres but I don't think she can beat Trump. The issue of whether a candidate would be a good Pres is moot unless the candidate can win the general election.

So vote for Biden because he can win, plus a young VP who'd make a good Pres (Pete) whenever he succeeds Biden. Warren's too old for that VP role and should stay in the Senate where she can do some good.

by Anonymousreply 5204/16/2019

Warren's problem is that she converted to the party of people who will get you fired for wearing a feathered headdress to a costume party. It's quite a comedown for Harvard's former First Native American Professor of Law to suddenly have to apologize for eating corn muffins and tortillas.

by Anonymousreply 5304/16/2019

Keep the embedded lies rolling, R53. Good job.

by Anonymousreply 5404/16/2019

Warren is Hillary 2.0. A policy wonk you don’t want to have a beer with.

Bill Clinton was a policy wonk you do want to have a beer with, so it can be done.

by Anonymousreply 5504/16/2019

Whenever I hear the phrase 'policy wonk' I know whoever it's describing is a rank asshole without empathy.

by Anonymousreply 5604/16/2019

OP can only analyze the GOP through the lens of the current GOP, not history. And someone's personal evolution over time means nothing. Limited.

by Anonymousreply 5704/16/2019

You know that there are a lot of FORMER Diehard Republicans as Independents who just want a reason not to vote for Trump. You would be surprise to see how many voters out there get it.

I actually respect her more for shedding previous ideology when she recognized it was wrong.

Go Elizabeth.

by Anonymousreply 5804/19/2019

I am no Liz Warren fan but this is irrelevant, People change.

by Anonymousreply 5904/19/2019

r46 When I was a Capitol Hill messenger I met Mike Synar many times. He was a terrific man and handsome as hell. I was sorry to hear when he passed away.

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