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Elizabeth Warren Has ‘Big Plans,’ But Has She Ever Actually Executed Any?

Elizabeth Warren Has ‘Big Plans,’ But Has She Ever Actually Executed Any?
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Any way you shake it Elizabeth Warren has become one of the most prominent Democrats of the Trump era.

At first glance, this is hardly surprising. Warren has been a Senator for nearly a decade. She sits on four Senate committees. Outside the realm of formal legislating she’s been a prominent and outspoken figure for radical redistributive change in America; often observed trying desperately to verbally spar with Trump and co. wherever she can be it on the campaign trail, in the news, or upon the digital battlefields of social media like Twitter where she is one of the most followed members of the Democrat party.

Of course, she’s had her share of national controversy too. The most glaring – and somewhat comical – of which is undoubtedly her insistence on being of Native American descent. A descent which Warren ironically disproved on her own when she farcically had allied media outlets spread the results of a DNA test she preemptively took before the campaign. A DNA test that results indicated she had less native ancestry than the average white American. But I digress…

All the same, its undeniable Elizabeth Warren has achieved a substantial degree of both celebrity amongst supporters and notoriety amongst opponents relatively unmatched by her DNC peers; including most of the 20 presidential wannabees running against her in the current Democrat primary.

But what has Senator Warren *actually done* of note to merit such mainstream attention? What substantive policy has she previously implemented to inspire trust in her myriad of proposed massed redistributive plans for America?

Well… to be blunt pretty much nothing. No, really.

Even those keen to defend her record are forced to reconcile with this uninspiring reality throughout her career such as The Atlantic coming to terms with this dearth of accomplishment with a piece aptly titled ‘Is Elizabeth Warren an Effective Senator?’ musing,

“I don’t want to go to Washington to be a cosponsor of some bland, little bill nobody cares about,” Elizabeth Warren said in 2011. “I don’t want to go to Washington to get my name on something that makes small change at the margin.”

In the four years since the then-Senate candidate made those comments in The New York Times Magazine, Warren has cosponsored more than four dozen simple resolutions establishing “National Rare Disease Day” and “honoring the entrepreneurial spirit of small business concerns in the United States.”

During her tenure in office, she’s managed to pass just one bill of any significance through the Senate—the Smart Savings Act, which altered retirement accounts for federal workers to give them more returns on their investments. A companion bill authored by Rep. Darrell Issa passed the House and became law. Her signature student loan legislation was blocked by Senate Republicans, even when her own party held the majority.

Unlike most members of her class, Warren is a staple on the campaign trail, a frequent feature of headlines and talk shows, and the recipient of an avid campaign to draft her into the presidential campaign—regardless of how many of her bills have become law.

And for Warren, that was never the point. She didn’t run for office to sign onto a slew of legislation naming post offices and making insignificant changes to U.S. policy.”

 

A Lot of Pretty Talk, Accompanying an Empty Resume

Of course, in a twist of irony that can only be described as palpably delicious trying to name a post office is one of the only pieces of legislation Warren has ever submitted. In fairness to The Atlantic, their article predates that attempt.

She didn’t manage to pass it (hey, stop laughing!) but to her credit, she did manage to sneak it into someone else’s bill as needless pork. I suppose one could call that an accomplishment, if they were hard pressed.

In an effort to be as fair to Warren’s lacking record as possible it is easily arguable her ‘Smart Savings Act’ – which as The Atlantic touched on sought to slightly alter retirement accounts for federal workers – and did pass the Senate but didn’t fully survive bicameral review, was substantially present in a companion bill that did become law.

But small semblances of legislative efficacy like that are accompanied by such political faceplants as *four dozen* failed attempts to establish a ‘National Rare Disease Day.’ Insignificant changes indeed…

Perhaps one Warren commentator put it best in arguing,

“She’s both at the same time highly ineffective and influential—and I know that sounds inconsistent but it’s not,” one senior financial services executive, a Warren critic, said. “She has no legislative accomplishment other than to derail a few [nominees], which is easy to do. But to her credit, she is highly influential. Members of the House Democratic Caucus and Senate Democratic Caucus “are really looking over their shoulders.”

The inescapable issue Warren will have to come to terms with sooner or later, however, is that very efficacy – and not her overinflated influence – is what matters when one has obtained the highest peak of influence possible in America, the presidency. The office Elizabeth Warren is currently pursuing.

Warren has done a fantastic job of turning an inconsequential legislative existence into a high profile bid for the highest office in the land. In large part this is thanks to her endless stream of grandiose plans for drastically changing America; plans that include everything from universal public health care to free college for all to taking the ‘illegal’ out of illegal immigrants.

But should Liz Warren manage to succeed in obtaining the DNC nomination – let alone the presidency – she’ll be in the hot seat to make good on the ridiculously massive promises she’s been making. To draft real policy. To actually do something.

And that does not bode well for a lawmaker who struggles to rename a post office…

 

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  1. Hitomi Golba

    I and sooo many of my friends and family and co workers and neighbors and state officials and almost everyone I know here think with good reasons… based on real facts… not alternative “spun up” rhetoric from Fox News crap that he truly is the worse and most dangerous President in History. His legacy ? Looking back we will have to admit that this was a very dark time in America where untrue speeches about equality and being “American” and being a “Good Christian” and rights of white rich men and their money mattered at any cost over those who we needed the help. A time where words even vicious ugly ones were constantly until it was believed by 40% of the people. People who love a celebrity and forgive their king no matter what he says or does because well, he ‘entertains’ them. Gets them all pumped up. Learn the art of blame. Thats what Donald Trump is a expert at. Not being a good leader. Nope. We even had to remove his Star on Hollywood Blvd.!!! That never happens. Why!? Cause hes a a untrustworthy asshole! But keep supporting him and the way hes ruining us. He is only for himself and wants only those that put him on a pedestal around him. Thats it. And he will definitely get us into a war… because its profitable for him and his buddies. We all know that its the 1% that globally run this planet. The Koch Brothers, The Rothchilds… the Rupert Murdoch’s and of course the Russian Oligards that are pumping funds to Mitch McConnell through probably his wife’s company… they’re all in bed together so it doesnt matter how many people are running for the Presidency. Its rigged. We the People!? Ha. Thats a joke. We’re all witnessing the beginning of the end if America as we knew her. The America that allowed Trump’s family and so many of our ancestors to migrate here so he and so many of us can have the successes we have…. now Lady Liberty is crying.

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    • Stanley Steamer

      Lady Liberty is crying.

      I’m crying at how stupid you are. Just one example:

      Russian Oligards?

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    • David

      “Trump Derangement Syndrome
      A condition of hysteria, anger, and fear of Donald Trump as a result of a failure by the afflicted to avail themselves of alternative media sources to combat the misrepresentations and often outright lies of the leftist media.
      The mainstream media lied. Idiots thrive.”
      Truly and clearly you are suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.
      I also believe you have miss placed anger issues with the Clintons, Obama and there anti-American cohorts as they are the definition of treason!
      They are direct cause for current state of our melting snowflakes, diseased rampant epidemic Illegal-immigration tsunami.
      Wake up!
      Stop drinking their Kool-Aid!!!
      Think for yourself!
      Everything has a cost!
      Freedom is not free!

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  2. Kelley Crooks

    We are all of the same Human Race … Ethics to work hard and earn ones keep has declined tremendously in every color in America ..SHOULD BE : No freebies to the capable human that is lazy … Big $ wants to give OUR hard earned $ $ away ,NOT THEIRS, to these needy ppl.!!! I say, they can pay for them and support the immigrants on their DOLLAR& back yard … I have , just grown children that work 40 hrs a wk, after begging for the hrs, to cover their bills at $Minimum wage ,&. Because the required responsibility of an employeer for Insurance(40hr work scheduel) ain’t their by employers any more. with my occasional help ($$) they get by …. I am a self employeed, booth rent paying, Master Barber (26yrs) , I see the whole realm of society in my shop…. I showed up every day regardless if I did a haircut or not , to build a clientele. I was broke ,but took a 2nd job,,,,….no child support was received from my X.,,,to make the bills . A strong WORK ETHIC & the belief in myself & GOD. My prayers and discipline and long hrs & doing without ,is what truely has MADE AMERICA GREAT ! PPL C OPPORTUNITY. HERE. OPPORTUNITY to have peace on a daily basis while working to provide for family! The “System” needs fixing in a million ways. Everyone needs to give one suggestion into a compiled working list of changes!!!! Thank you for this opportunity to speak from my heart .

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  3. Jeff

    Compare her lack of accomplishment to that of Obama prior to his being elected President. It worked for him and them. Unqualified, and inexperienced must be the new norm.

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  4. jim ponegalek

    HAY [FOX] YOU TURN ON THE ONLY PRES THAT YOU SAID WAS REALLY DOING GOOD YOU PEOPLE ARE A GROUP LOE LIFES SACARE OFF LOOSING YOUR [HOB]WELL YOU MIGHT NEED ONE WHEN ALL SAID DONE I WANT ALL OFF U TO GO STAND BUY ALL THEN ]WHITE CROSSES ] AND SAY WE SOLD YOU OUT IF YOU HAVE THE ASS TO DO IT WHICH NONE OF YOU SHOWED THAT ALREADY , SO LOOK AT [FOX NEWS ] LOOK AT THE RATINGS YOUR ALMOST THERE WITH [CNN] TAKE GOOD LOOK AT YOUR SELF , IAM DISABLE [VET] BUT I DIDN.T CHARGE SIDES IN THE WAR I STAY RIGHT WITH THE GOOD OLD U.S.A GOD BLESS YOU ALL YOUR GOING NEED IT [ TRUMP 2020 THE SOUTH WILL RISR AGAIN [TOPGUN]

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  5. Beach

    Warrens whole life is nothing but one big lie – she can’t help herself
    Claimed to be Native AM. heritage so she would get special treatment and consideration above her real race (white AM. Female) when her family was involved in rounding of thousands of Native Americans and forcing them on the Trail of Tears-killing thousands. But that does not matter to her.
    Where is the outcry about her lies about being fired because she was pregnant–she just set the that movement back…
    Term Limits Convention petition….google and please sign
    TRUMP 2020

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  6. jackfrost

    Liz will be in a pine box long before ever moving into the White House.

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