Sen Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, has been surging in the polls, past the former front runner former Vice President Joe Biden. Part of the reason for her sudden rise, besides the slow-motion collapse of Biden’s campaign, has been her appeal to women voters, many of whom are still smarting from the unexpected defeat of Hillary Clinton at the hands of Donald Trump.
One of Warren’s tactics is to appeal to liberal women’s sense of victimhood. Along those lines, she relates a story about how she was fired from a job as a teacher by the principal of her school for being visibly pregnant. The incident is alleged to have taken place in the early 1970s, so it sounds plausible at least.
One problem exists concerning the story. The statement contradicts the facts including her previous account.
The Daily Caller reports that the candidate had a different account of the incident in 2007. She stated that she left the profession of teaching because she lacked the proper coursework for being a teacher. While she went back to graduate school to get the needed course work, the young Elizabeth Warren realized that teaching was not a career than seemed to be suited for her.
“I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, What am I going to do? My husband’s view of it was, Stay home. We have children. We’ll have more children. You’ll love this. And I was very restless about it,” she said.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that documentation from the year in question also contradicts Warren’s current account the board of education in Riverdale, New Jersey, where Warren spent a year teaching. Voted unanimously to offer the young Elizabeth Warren a contract for a second year. However, Warren responded by tendering her resignation.
CBS News reports that Warren is standing by her story of being fired for being pregnant. Why the contradiction? Warren attempts to explain and reconcile the two accounts.
“I was pregnant, but nobody knew it. And then a couple of months later when I was six months pregnant and it was pretty obvious, the principal called me in, wished me luck, and said he was going to hire someone else for the job,” Warren said.
Most political observers suggest that Warren is stretching things by trying to avoid the question, was she lying in 2007 or is she lying in 2019. Hot Air suggests that the change of story was more related to her rise as a politician than it was telling the same story from two different angles.
“They offered her a contract. She quit. At some point between 2007 and 2019, which is coincidentally also the period when she became a politician, a senator, and a leading presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren’s ‘memory’ of her employment history not only faded but faded in a way that enabled her to tell a too-perfect relatable story about her tribulations as a working woman in a less enlightened age.”
Most working women, especially those of a certain age, have a story or two of being abused in the workplace because of their gender. However, the problem with Elizabeth Warren is that she already has a history is telling fiction as if it were a fact regarding her autobiography.
Most people remember Warren’s claim to be part Native American. She would regale audiences constantly how the idea was derived from family tradition than anything that was proven by genealogy, Warren even got her teaching job at Harvard as part of an affirmative action hire based on the notion that she was Native American.
The problem is that Warren, incautiously as it turned out, took a genetic test to “prove” that she was a Native American. It turned out that she was only by the tiniest fraction a Native American. According to CBS News, she was obliged to issue a public apology.
Why did Elizabeth Warren lie twice about her background in such a way that it could be easily refuted? Ricochet suggests that she is a “pathological liar.” The theory goes that Warren does not lie for political expediency. She lies because she cannot help herself. The implications of this idea going forward can only be speculated about.