What can we say to Team Udall except “Thank You” for providing us with so. much. fodder. Apparently, far leftist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-
Cherokee NationMA), is campaigning with liberal Sen. Mark Udall. What have we done to deserve such a gift? Warren is best known for the comment that sent millions of small business owners into a frenzy. At a 2012 fundraiser, she launched into a tirade that essentially made community property out of business owners’ success. Just watch here:
I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.’ No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.
Inviting Warren to campaign here is a misstep. Colorado’s economy is hugely dependent on small business owners. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 97.6% of all employers and employ 49.2 percent of the private sector workforce here. Marginalizing the risk and sacrifices that they make is a thorny path for Team Udall. But, that’s not Warren’s only baggage.
Before that, Warren was best known as the Harvard Law Professor who dishonestly claimed that she was Native American, earning her the nickname of Fauxcahontas. There is no evidence to support Warren’s claims that she’s part of any Native American tribe. But, instead of apologizing for making up a minority status to get her a faculty job at a university, she lied further when saying that she did it to meet Native American people, which was also later debunked.
But, with Udall’s false “if you like your plan” claims earning the dubious honor of “Lie of the Year”, perhaps Warren and Udall have more than just out of touch policy preferences in common.