March 14, 2019 - Thursday
Indecent Exposure: Warren Repeats Anti-Pence Mantra
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a tough enough road to the nomination as it is. Why alienate even more voters? Well, like most Democrats in their new openly Leftist party, she can’t help herself. She’s been programmed to demean people who don’t think like she does. And on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe,” that meant taking a second swing at the Americans who agreed with many in her own party, until recently.
“Is Mike Pence an honorable man?” co-host Mika Brzezinski asked her, despite the fact that she’d already answered the question last week. “No,” Warren fired back. “Okay, would you like to expound upon that?” Brzezinski followed up. “Anyone who engages in the kind of homophobia and attacks on people who are different from himself is not an honorable person,” Warren replied. “That’s not what honorable people do.”
What? How does the Left get away with such hypocritical and baseless claims? First, I’ve known the Vice-president for over 20 years. I’ve been in public and private settings with him; had conversations on a host of issues. I’ve never heard him attack anyone. Has he disagreed with people on issues? Yes, but since when did have a differing view or an opposing policy position amount to an attack? Also, did she not hear the hypocrisy of what she said? People who attack people who are different from themselves are not honorable? Isn’t that what Warren is doing to the Vice President?
To be clear, the vice president isn’t “homophobic” – any more than Barack Obama was homophobic when he said marriage is between a man and a woman in 2008. Nor are most Americans, who made it clear after last year’s midterm elections that natural marriage is still the mainstream belief in the nation. Holding a biblical view doesn’t make someone indecent or dishonorable, unless you’re a liberal extremist desperate to marginalize the people who make your political agenda unwinnable.
When the vice president was finally asked about the controversy on “Fox & Friends,” he said the Left is only making it harder on themselves to win in 2020. “Well look, they’ve got an awfully big field,” he pointed out. “On the other side, the reality that you see -- on the Democrat side, is it’s largely being driven by the most extreme liberal elements in their party. And the way Joe Biden caved in to liberal activists after making a kind comment for me is evidence of the pressure that all of their candidates are going to face.”
FRC’s David Closson tackled the Left’s “decency standard” in a new column for RealClearPolitics. “The warp speed at which the sexual revolution is moving is staggering… Now, as we approach 2020, dissenters from the sexual revolution are being smoked out and disowned, with candidates from one of the two major parties claiming that anyone who holds the very views that progressives themselves held just a few years ago must be driven from the public square.” But, he goes on, “If decency is defined by being in lock step with the social agenda of the sexual revolution, then millions of Americans are not “decent.” In fact, as Democrats begin the process of picking someone in their party to take on President Trump in 2020, they risk repeating a mistake from 2016: tacking hard to the Left on social policy and demeaning the character of their opponents.”
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC Action senior writers.