Presidential aspirant Elizabeth Warren turned on fellow Democrat Barack Obama in an interview with The Guardian Monday.
The rush for Democratic candidates to distance themselves from Obama marks his true legacy. Even though liberals surrounded the former president with adulation when he was in office, they flee from the unpopular and unsuccessful leader as soon as the chips are down and their own political fortunes are at stake.
Warren said, “’I think President Obama, like many others in both parties, talk about a set of big national statistics that look shiny and great but increasingly have giant blind spots,’ she told the Guardian. ‘That GDP, unemployment, no longer reflect the lived experiences of most Americans.”
“And the lived experiences of most Americans is that they are being left behind in this economy. Worse than being left behind, they’re getting kicked in the teeth,” Warren said.
While Obama has set up a shadow government with Valerie Jarrett in his Kalorama house 13 minutes from the White House, Warren is hyping a book and clearly putting the wheels in motion to run for president against President Donald Trump in 2020.
Warren famously lied about having Native American heritage in order to get accepted for teaching jobs at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania.
It could be said that Warren giving praise to Obama then taking it back exemplifies the term “Indian Giver.”
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