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Hilary-light: Who is Elizabeth Warren?

Author : Natalia Lebed

Alleged Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren recalls Ukraine only in one context - in the context of Bidenhate and the impeachment that could be launched against Donald Trump
08:36, 22 October 2019

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Alleged Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren recalls Ukraine only in one context - in the context of Bidenhate and the impeachment that could be launched against Donald Trump, the incumbent head of state. The remaining Ukrainian contexts are Donbas war, military and / or financial assistance, the fight against corruption, etc. have not been sounded by Warren. It is not surprising: now she produces messages that should be much closer to ordinary Americans than military operations somewhere overseas. But with regard to Russia, Elizabeth Warren places rather clear accents. She may not be a bit short of the uncompromising attitude of another Democrat, Hillary Clinton, but she does have time to crystallize her position.

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Third out of place

However, where did Elizabeth Warren come from if Joseph Biden has been stubbornly considered a Democratic candidate? Yes, opinion polls showed a steady increase in its popularity among potential voters from 30.3 in April to 43.4% at the beginning of September this year. But then Trump masterfully played the Ukrainian gambit, which became fatal for Biden. The race leader from the Democrats was caught in the crossfire of both rivals and competitors. As a result, in the third decade of September, his rating again slipped to 33%, and in the early days of October, it slipped to 26%. And now it continues to fall. All this led to the leadership of another political old-timer in the USA - socialist Bernie Sanders.

Recently, he has also been gaining momentum, although not as fast as Biden. The size of his organization, Democratic Socialists of America, has grown almost 7 times in two years, from 6.5 to 45 thousand official members. But on October 3, Fox News announced an emergency hospitalization of Sanders due to sudden heart problems. During the election rally, the 78-year-old candidate became ill. An ambulance took the patient to the hospital, where he underwent a bypass. And although after two days Bernie Sanders was discharged from the hospital, the program of his election events is currently frozen.

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That's how the heart of Barney brought Elizabeth Warren to the first place. This year, Warren turned 70, but she looks cheerful, lively, and active. As evidenced even by the candidate’s election campaign-style, built solely on direct contacts with the electorate, door-to-door walking and tens of thousands of selfies with voters, Warren is tirelessly replicating in social networks.

Who is Elizabeth Warren? Massachusetts Senator since 2012 and Leading Democrat. In 2014, she published The Eleven Commandments of Progressivism. And in 2015, Bloomberg awarded her nineteenth place in the list of the most influential people in the world. Now Warren is knocking out the most influential people in America. The latest sociological measurements carried out by YouGov service recorded its rating at 27%, which is 1% higher than that of Biden. Support for Bernie Sanders is only 16%.

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The popularity of Warren is also confirmed by polls in the states that are key for Democratic candidates - Iowa, New Hampshire, and California. However, American political strategists note that her victory is not yet obvious - various events can still occur that affect the election result before the primaries, which will be held in February 2020.

Activities

What does Elizabeth Warren offer her voter? Of course, it makes no sense to dwell on the program of a foreign candidate, however, we will touch on a few points. Warren is a supporter of universal free health insurance. When she begins to develop this topic, her rival Bernie Sanders recalls that the idea belongs to him. At the same time, Sanders notes: with the introduction of such an insurance system, taxes will certainly increase. Warren does not agree with this, noting that she devoted a lot of time to studying health care costs.

The subject of ridicule is the idea of ​​Elizabeth Warren to introduce a tax on luxury. Warren's idea is this: for every dollar that exceeds 50 million of any private fortune, a tax of two cents will be levied annually. In five years, this step will allow you to collect an additional 4 trillion dollars with which it will be possible to finance social programs.

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Another potential Democratic candidate, the mayor of South Bend, Peter Buttigieg notes on this that such a tax has already been introduced in Germany, France, Denmark, and Sweden - and has been canceled everywhere. Amy Klobuchar, American lawyer, and politician, in turn, comments on Warren’s idea: The alleged Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren recalls Ukraine in only one context - in the context of Bidenheit and the impeachment that could be launched against Donald Trump. The remaining Ukrainian contexts are the war in the East, military and / or financial assistance, the fight against corruption, etc. Warren has not yet sounded in public statements. It is not surprising: now it produces messages that should be much closer to ordinary Americans than military operations somewhere overseas. But with regard to Russia, Elizabeth Warren places rather clear accents. She may not be a bit short of the uncompromising attitude of another Democrat, Hillary Clinton, but she does have time to crystallize her position.

Elisabeth Warren’s remaining proposals relate to tighter control over large corporations, job guarantees, and even payment of 200 to 500 billion compensation to descendants of slaves. Warren is also convinced of the need for the full and unconditional legalization of all migrants and the elimination of the US migration service itself.

As for the scandal involving Donald Trump after his conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky, Warren is a consistent and strong supporter of impeachment. Moreover: Ms. Warren was the first to publicly advocate impeachment and continues to pedal this opportunity. Naturally, Trump did not forget this.

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Troll Donald

But by the way, the reputation of Elizabeth Warren herself is not perfect. At the dawn of her political career, Warren indicated in several profiles that she was a representative of the indigenous peoples of America (that is, Indians). What for? In the US, this gives certain privileges when applying for a job and the like. Lies debunked many years ago, but the scandal cost Warren a seat in Congress in 2012.

This story was noted by Donald Trump, and after Elizabeth Warren became one of his decisive critics, the current president of America does not miss the opportunity to kick her with an "Indian scandal." Trump even came up with a nickname for Warren - both witty and mocking at the same time. “Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!" Trump tweeted.

And no matter how many apologies Warren brought for her lie, for some voters she will remain Pocahontas, which may cost her a certain percentage of the vote.

However, the Trump troll is not only Warren. He also trolls Hillary Clinton. “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try to steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

 “The Russians have laid eyes on one woman participating in democratic primaries and are raising her. She is a favorite candidate of Russians,” Clinton said, without specifying who she was talking about. However, it is highly unlikely that she had in mind Elizabeth Warren. American media believe that Tulsa Hubbard, a member of the House of Representatives of the State of Hawaii, is a mysterious favorite of Moscow. At the beginning of 2019, Daily Beast and NBC News reported that she was a “Kremlin protégé,” received money “from Putin’s supporters,” and RT and Sputnik welcomed her announcement of the race.

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Tulsa Hubbard categorically denied this. And she sharply answered her accuser: “Excellent! Thank you, Hillary Clinton. You, the queen among the instigators of the war, the personification of corruption and the personification of the rot that has been eating away the Democratic Party for so long, finally came out of the wings,” she wrote.

However, the undercover wars among the US Democratic Party are of much less interest to us than what Elizabeth Warren thinks about the Russian case. It should be noted that the hope that the senator is not a pro-Russian politician is obvious.

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Russian question

At the latest televised debates in which Democratic Party representatives participated, moderator Mark Lacy asked potential candidates how to limit Putin’s influence on international affairs? In response to this, a somewhat evasive answer came from Elizabeth Warren. The senator noted that it is necessary to deepen cooperation with NATO and look for allies around the world.

Does this mean that Warren would be ready even for a violent confrontation with Russia? After all, the mention of the NATO military alliance was probably made not in vain. However, what the senator had in mind, only she herself knows for sure.

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Meanwhile, Warren outlined her attitude to Russia in the article A Foreign Policy for All for Foreign Affairs. “In Europe, we should work with our allies to impose strong, targeted penalties on Russia for its attempts to subvert elections, and we should work to help our European allies develop energy independence. In Asia, we should encourage our allies to enhance their multilateral cooperation and build alternatives to China’s coercive diplomacy. We should also respond to China’s efforts to force foreign companies to hand over sensitive technology in order to gain access to the Chinese market and penalize its theft of U.S. intellectual property. Around the world, we should aggressively promote transparency, call out kleptocracy, and combat the creeping influence of corruption. And we should stand with those who bravely fight for openness and pluralism in Moscow, Beijing, and beyond,” she wrote.

Commenting on the 2016 presidential race, Warren noted: “Putin attacks free speech and fans nationalism, but his real power derives from the careful intertwining of his government with state-run corporations conveniently overseen by friendly oligarchs.”

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Well, for a start, it’s not bad: Elizabeth Warren de facto calls Putin a dictator, a liar, and an enemy, advocates the prolongation of sanctions and hopes for NATO. It is enough to weave in these contexts the mention of the Russian-Ukrainian war, and we can assume that our state will gain an ally in the person of the American Pocahontas. And this is important, because even regardless of the results of internal party primaries (as well as the results of presidential elections), Warren remains an influential figure in the American establishment.

 

 

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