I’ve been keeping my eye out for the next Lefty Icon who, like Obama, will become the revered leader of the “progressive” movement while simultaneously betraying everything it purports to believe. Ladies and gentlemen, Elizabeth Warren:
At a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston this past weekend, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took a jab at pro-legalization Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), who is currently vying for the Republican nomination for Senate in Massachusetts’s upcoming special election.
Addressing the crowd, Senator Warren said, “I advise everyone to pay very close attention to Dan Winslow’s platform. He has a 100 percent ranking from the gun lobby and he’s for the legalization of marijuana. He wants us armed and stoned.”
Let the record show that on Planet Warren, the only conceivable reason to support legal pot is to want everyone to get high.
Addendum: If you want to see Warren opposing legalization with a direct “no” rather than wrapping the sentiment in a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast joke, go here.
Warren is rapidly becoming a hero among the Lefties for her ignorant diatribe in the “you didn’t build that” vein and her (occasionally justified) criticisms of regulators at Senate hearings. The image she has built is the sensible woman who is also very liberal and says what liberals always wish their politicians would say.
In the end, however, she is just another politician who thinks we are idiots and government is God. This is why she supports financial regulation that hems in all our decisions and allows us to only put our money where she thinks we should. This is why she thinks a $22/hour minimum wage isn’t an absurdity. And this is why she of course supports the War on Drugs.
This won’t hurt her political prospects. Being the worst President in 20 years on marijuana policy never hurt Obama’s.