Elizabeth Warren Bombs First Post-Election Press Conference (VIDEO)

by Nathan Harden - Fix Editor on November 9, 2012

In an awkward and embarrassing first step as the new Senator-elect from Massachusetts, the ancestrally Caucasian turned self-proclaimed Native American Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren had reporters in disbelief as she proved unable to handle even basic questions in her first post-election press conference.

According to the Boston Herald:

A jittery U.S. senator-elect Elizabeth Warren gave one-sentence answers, ducked questions and even passed one on to Gov. Deval Patrick in an awkward first press conference since the election.

Warren spoke for a total of less than four minutes during the 11-minute press conference — the rest was taken up by Patrick and reporters’ questions.

After being asked her first question — how she’d protect defense spending — Warren was silent as she turned to Patrick.

“Defense spending is you,” Patrick prodded Warren.

“Oh, that’s mine,” Warren replied.

After Warren fielded the question, Patrick stepped in to answer the follow-up.

“Let me start,” said Patrick, shielding Warren from having to answer.

Warren is the person Democrats were counting on to fill the shoes of Ted Kennedy, he who was known as “The Lion of the Senate” for his outspoken defense of liberal causes. Looks like she’s not up for the job.

But if Warren turns out to be underwhelming as a U.S. Senator, Democrats only have themselves to blame. They stubbornly stood by a woman who lied about being Native American in order to advance her academic career–claiming for herself race-based hiring advantages that were meant for disadvantaged minorities, while all the while styling herself as an advocate for the underprivileged.

By lifting her up as the face of liberal compassion in America–despite her record of duplicity and hypocrisy–Democrats showed just how shallow their commitment to social justice really is. And what is the result? Just watch the video and see for yourself. They’ve elected a hollow sham.

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