This probably just comes from having full time jobs and not diving down rabbit holes beyond what’s been reported in mainstream outlets, but the team vastly underestimates all the shady shit that exists in Warren’s backstory and the way she’s self styled a narrative to push the shadyness to the side. There’s the native American thing, to start. She should have known full well being Cherokee is a matter of being part of a tribe, not just blood (like, there’s an actual list of Cherokee members). And yet she allowed herself to be styled as “Harvard’s first woman of colour professor”. She allowed her career to benefit an unknown amount (because she won’t talk about it, admit to it, or as ever offered any kind of reparations) from a “family story” that she, at the very least, knew was probably fake decades before she was forced to publicly admit it. It’s the work of an amoral careerist.
Now, in the pod they also say “Warren never lied about being a Republican”. Well, sort of. While she’s owned up to being a Republican, she’s made it seem like she just didn’t care that much about politics at the time. She said she wasn’t “politically active”. In fact, one of her best friends in high school is on the record as saying she “always talked about politics” and was a “die hard conservative”. How can you be a registered member of party and not consider that as being “politically active”? This is the kind of stuff I’m talking about, where she slightly twists the truth to make it an easier pill to swallow.
Now we get to what is, in my mind, the truly heinous part of Senator Warren’s career: her decades of work as a corporate bankruptcy lawyer. We don’t know too much about this work, probably because a lot of it was really depraved. Warren will tell you that bankruptcy law “attempts to solve a situation that involves suffering for everyone involved”. That it “inevitably pits sympathetic interests against each other”. I think that’s bullshit. In one case, Warren worked for an insurer, Travelers, attempting to worm its way out of paying for Asbestos related law suits. With her help they did so successfully. In another case she represented “LTV Steel, which wanted to limit its payments to into a fund for miner’s health benefits”. In ANOTHER case she worked for Dow Corning to limit the liability of their parent company over ruptured silicon gel breast implants.
So, in conclusion, Elizabeth Warren is a liar with no path to the nomination, who at this point is only staying in the race to act as a spoiler for Bernie, who, if he fails to win in the first round at the convention, will see every other democrat backroom deal their delegates against his. Bernie or bust.