“She has a lot of nerve!”
This pithy sentiment spread throughout social media like a wildfire Wednesday after Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren responded to the college admissions “bribing” scandal by telling “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski that she has no sympathy for the perpetrators.
“Zero,” she quickly replied that morning when Brzezinski asked her, “So as a parent, how much sympathy would you have for these parents who are embroiled in this alleged cheating scandal?”
To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with feeling “zero” sympathy for the wealthy parents who used bribes to get their otherwise undeserving children accepted into the nation’s top universities.
It’s just that as “the poster child for fraud in higher education,” as Fox News host Sean Hannity accurately put it Wednesday evening, Warren has no room to talk or judge.
She is, as he pointed out on “Hannity,” the same woman who “lied on her Texas bar registration, probably lied to most of her employers in higher education, Harvard, telling them she was Native American, literally faking what her race and background was to gain an advantage.”
When Warren’s tenure as a high-paid professor of law at Harvard University began in 1995, the university reportedly listed her as an American Indian. Why? Because as she herself admitted seven years ago, when she applied for the gig she listed herself as exactly that, an American Indian.
Here is the form Elizabeth Warren filled out for the State Bar of Texas claiming American Indian heritage. pic.twitter.com/VwHifS7BCL
— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) February 6, 2019
Because of additional concerns vis-à-vis how Warren may have benefited from this false label, and because of her repeated refusal to be completely candid about her past, last month Republican National Committee requested that the State Bar of Texas discipline her.
Continuing his monologue, Hannity noted that Warren’s hypocrisy and lack of self-awareness become a defining trait of the contemporary Democrat Party. He wasn’t wrong.
By no means has Hannity been the only one to slam Warren. Since her remarks Wednesday morning, she’s essentially become the talk of the town, with everybody from Fox News journalists such as Bret Baier to President Donald Trump’s son jumping into the fray.
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) March 13, 2019
Elizabeth Warren has zero sympathy for those like Elizabeth Warren? https://t.co/Nq5aatM2xL
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) March 13, 2019
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) March 13, 2019
#ToneDeaf #DoubleStandards @SenWarren rails against cheating scandal — Imagine using lies to influence your college, law school or career? Or buying foreclosed homes and making a fortune selling them… https://t.co/qG16ix6QAI
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) March 12, 2019
LOL, Yea it’s almost like they faked minority status to get into school and future tenured jobs in academia. https://t.co/jdIY3ujcPC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 13, 2019
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 13, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts elite parents involved in college admittance scam — but didn’t she lie on her Harvard job application? https://t.co/EQapDRkm7k
— DUANE ALLEN (@DUANEALLEN) March 13, 2019
Elizabeth Warren just said she had “zero” sympathy for the parents involved in the college admissions cheating scandal.
It’s ironic that she’s so offended given that she lied about being a minority to climb the Ivy League ladder.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 13, 2019
Liz Warren says she has ZERO sympathy for those who cheat to gain entrance to college.. ??
Wonder how NATIVE AMERICANS feel about that statement…
You can’t make this stuff up.. pic.twitter.com/rAWEpX6e7B
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 13, 2019
@SenWarren Wow! You have a lot of nerve critiquing people who participated in the College Scandal when you claimed to be an American Indian to get favor at Harvard! You are a hypocrite!!
— Pat White Foster (@patfo49) March 14, 2019
WARREN HAS A LOT OF NERVE ON THIS ONE pic.twitter.com/LsU02TWk6K
— jude@rueroyal2 (@jcjet5) March 14, 2019
You got a lot of damn nerve…
Sen. Warren has zero sympathy for parents in college admissions scam https://t.co/NQZqtkRq1w
— ??March Into Madness Joe ?? (@joedisomma) March 13, 2019
Again, there’s nothing innately wrong with having no sympathy for the dozens of wealthy parents — most of them Hollywood elites such as Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — who used bribes and frauds to get their kids enrolled in top schools at the expense of more deserving candidates.
It’s just that Warren is so blissfully unaware that she’d pulled a very similar stunt in the past. It speaks to the lack of self awareness that plagues the entire Democrat Party. Though teeming with uber-wealthy elites (many of them conspicuously white) who live in fancy mansions and travel on private jets, the party goes out of its way to portray itself as a champion of the working class.
Like one Twitter user noted, it’s as if the party’s motto is “do as I say, not as I do.”
Elizabeth Warren says she has zero sympathy for those who cheated to get into college. Didn’t she lie about her heritage (which is cheating) to get into college and for a professorship. Typical Dem lack of self awareness. Do as I say not as I do
— theangrybrit (@crowthornejohn) March 13, 2019
Worse, the party argues that its socialist policies would somehow better the lives of the working class. That same argument was posited years earlier in defense of Obamacare. And now thanks to that failed law, the working class must pay exorbitant premiums for the most basic care.
Yet Democrats continue to claim they are the ones trying to provide healthcare to all Americans, while Republicans are the ones trying to throw grandma off the cliff.
It’s this lack of self awareness of which Warren is the perfect exemplar:
Looks like a pathology worse than lack of self-awareness. More like a serious personality disorder or Asperger’s Disease. But what about the massive cognitive malfunction among those who voted for Warren?#MAGA #WalkAway #Treason #RulesForRadicals #BuildTheWall #WAR #Orwell
— Emmanuel Goldstein (@RaptorRAF) March 14, 2019
This lady must be…”The Queen of a Total Lack of Self-Awareness!”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she has ‘zero’ sympathy for parents caught in college admissions scam https://t.co/cuZWWVh1dJ
— Mark Kaczmarek (@DaCoach5) March 14, 2019
The lack of self-awareness is glaring, @SenWarren.
— Proud Lego Dad (@LegoLivesMatter) March 13, 2019
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