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HORIST: Why Elizabeth Warren’s lies are important

HORIST: Why Elizabeth Warren’s lies are important

Before dealing with Senator Elizabeth Warren’s lies, let me respond to the “whatabouts” – those who would like to deflect the discussion to “what about President Trump?”  I am NOT raising the issues of Warren’s creative history as a response to – or defense of — Trump.  That is a separate issue and worthy of discussion.  It is just that Warren’s veracity is also worthy of exploration as a free-standing issue.

There is an old saying: “Fool me once, your fault.  Fool me twice, my fault.”  It applies to Warren.

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The early part of her campaign got bogged down by her self-serving assertion that she had Native American DNA.  When challenged, she said it was a matter of family lore, but she never used it for any advantage in advancing her careers.

Well first, she acquiesced to pressure to take one of those ancestry DNA tests.  She did … and it blew her claim out of the water.  There was some evidence of a wee bit of North American ancestry in her DNA,  but too small to make a credible claim – and it is more likely some Aztec than Native American.

(My DNA test shows that I am one percent Nigerian.  That makes me more African than Warren is American Indian. Regardless, I will not be seeking reparations.   But I digress.)

It was later discovered that her dubious claim was, indeed, used to advance her career.  In her own handwriting, Warren claimed Native American ancestry in a job application, and she promoted her “ancestry” to qualify as a minority during her days as a University of Pennsylvania professor.   The school also promoted her as part of its diversity – as did Harvard University when she joined the faculty there.

Her latest revealed lie has to do with the end of her early teaching career with the Riverdale, New Jersey School System.  In the current version, Warren’s teaching career ended because of a pregnancy.  As she has REPEATEDLY put it along the campaign trail:

“By the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days.  Wished me luck and hired someone else for the job.”

She blamed sexism for costing her what she described as her “dream job.”  Unfortunately for Warren, her sexist card turned out to be a joker.  She was NOT terminated from that position.  In fact – according to the official minutes of the Riverdale Board of Education – her contract was APPROVED for the next year.  She has been lying along the campaign trail for months.

So why did she not return to her “dream job?”

Warren explained that in a June 8, 2007 video interview at the University of California at Berkley.  She said that in her first year in what she referred to as her “calling,” she possessed a “provisional” teaching certificate.  She would – at some time – be required to meet the requirements for a regular teaching certificate.  In the interview, she said, “And I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work out for me.'”  So much for the “dream job” crap.  The minutes of the Riverdale Board of Education two months later indicate that they accepted Warren’s RESIGNATION with regret.

Warren’s lie cannot be attributed to faulty memory or a misinterpretation of the facts.  She had to know that she was not fired – but that she had resigned.  If her pregnancy had anything to do with her leaving her “calling” and her “dream job,” it is because she and her husband decided that Warren should be a stay-at-home mommy.   She said that ‘My husband’s view of it was, ‘Stay home. We have children, we’ll have more children, you’ll love this.’”  That is not something she would want to parade in front of radical feminist supporters.  Ergo, the lie.

Ironically, by Warren’s account, her husband comes across as more of the sexist chauvinist than the school board – at least by feminist standards.

In many ways, this lie is far more concerning than that DNA prevarication.  On one side, she has falsely hyped sexism as a bigger problem than it apparently was.  She fuels the sexist feud that permeates our political dialogue.  Exaggerating a problem is more likely to exacerbate it than resolve it.

On the other side, she damages the credibility of women on sexist issues.  Lying about victimhood has been one major factor against the #MeToo Movement’s contention that women are to be believed.  Warren becomes another example that women cannot be believed at face value because … women lie to enhance their claims of victimization.  The lying women take away the ability of the honest women to be believed without providing evidence.

Warren has now twice created a false biography to enhance her public and professional appeal – her progressive bona fides.  She has  now fooled us twice.  Shame on us if we believe her in the future.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Dee

    If she became President, how would you like to look at that for 4 years! She is repulsive! Out spoken and swinging her arms all over the place! Loud mouth and a know it all! No thanks!

  2. Wayne Rose

    To single out Chief Warren is a good thing, especially since she’s reportedly within the top U.S. Traitor leaders, BUT I suggest “We The People” simply stay focu.s.ed on the entire Gang of Traitors, known as the DemoNrat Party BECAUSE THEY ALL ARE PLAY-FOR-PAY GODLE$$ USEFUL IDIOT NARCISSISTIC PROFESSIONAL LIARS WHO HAVE “MUCH” INNOCENT BL@@D, DESTRUCTION, AND DEATHS ON THEIR FILTHY HANDS, BEING COVERED BY THEIR LIKEWISE PROPAGANDA NEWS NETWORKS!!!

  3. Donl Longo

    She will LIE about ANYTHING.

  4. carol

    Another democrat LIAR

  5. kevin meyer

    World Class Masquerader!

  6. Don

    Mr. Horist,
    I have to object to one thing in your article – other than that it was on the spot. You said, “The lying women take away the ability of the honest women to be believed without providing evidence.” Fundamentally, this is wrong. If the woman is making such a statement, there must be one who is accused; by law, the onus of proof is on the accuser, liar or honest as she may be – “innocent until proven guilty within a reasonable doubt”. To accept what they say without evidence is to deny fully half the population the most recognizable protection of the law and Constitution.

  7. Cheryle R

    Warren doesn’t really want the Presidency, she just doesn’t want Trump to have it. Another lie in the making.

    • James Sanford

      The democrats just want to deny Jesus Christ, and the bible, and because they love their sin, and this world, they have to do something, so they lie and steal like their father the devil (John 10:10), trying to deceive the simple to make heaven on earth; since they have no hope of ever going there themselves.

  8. Jersey Prophet

    As each lie of Pocahontas is uncovered, she removes it from her stump speech

    By the time the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination ends, or stump speech will be reduced to, “I have a plan for this! Thank you for coming!“

    • Kristin Decker

      Wonder how many billions her next plan will cost us?

  9. Jeanette Kelley

    This Woman has NO SHAME! I personally don’t know who
    is worse, her or that LYING WITCH HILLARY ROTTEN
    CLINTON! Both these women must think the majority of
    females in this country are either Brain Dead or Stupid! Many
    women have worked very hard in their Lives , raising their
    families working, and being good Mothers and Wives to their
    Husbands! Not all us professional women think we are victims
    and hate MEN!

    It would be great one day to see a Woman as President, but
    none of these wacko’s running today are fit to be President!

    Give me a Margaret Thatcher, type. That is a women I could
    support, and I bet men would as well!

    As far as our Great President Trump goes, he has many, many
    women that support him! I’m one of those Professional women
    that supports him all the way!

    GO TRUMP/PENCE 2020!

  10. Kristin Litwiler

    A lying President. Just what we need. First Hillary, then Warren. People would begin to think that ALL women were liars or at least that must be how it is in the United States and we WOULD NOT want that! Until she can show us that she can live through a longer period of current times without telling a fib or blatant lie, she will have to sit on the sidelines & be no more than her original “dream job”, a teacher or do without a political job, for a while. Maybe from this she will learn that lies win you NOTHING! They are something that you have to remember carefully what you told to whom, making them a PIA. “YE SHALL TELL THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE”. I doubt if she is aware of that, but it would do her a whole lot of good if she expects to get anywhere in this world above a schoolmarm. So it is YOUR choice how far you get in this world, Elizabeth. Stop lieing start telling the truth if you wish to be a somebody.