Uh, Liz Warren Just Called Fellow Democrat Senator Gillibrand a Slut

Call me crazy, but I’m guessing this is one time Gillibrand wished Warren hadn’t persisted.

As most everyone’s attention was focused on the Senate debacle unfolding in Alabama yesterday, another interesting tidbit popped up for the “world’s most deliberative body.” Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren managed to inadvertently call Democrat Senator Kristen Gillibrand a slut.

I guess I should stipulate that I’m assuming the slight was inadvertent. It’s possible that Warren and Gillibrand, both mentioned as potential presidential contenders in 2020, are warming up a nasty personal feud that none of us know about yet. But chances are, this is more ignorance on Warren’s part as opposed to insult.

It all started, as most war-of-words exchanges do these days, with a tweet from President Trump:

“Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”

At first reading, I did not take Trump’s “and would do anything for them” to have a sexual connotation at all. I took it more along the lines of meaning she’s a typically desperate politician who would sell her own mother if it meant a few extra bucks for her campaign fund. After all, Trump has used this phrase in the same context for other politicians he disagreed with:

“Cruz lies are almost as bad as Jeb’s. These politicians will do anything to stay at the trough!”

“Was there another loan that Ted Cruz FORGOT to file. Goldman Sachs owns him, he will do anything they demand. Not much of a reformer!”

But others did take it that way, and given Trump’s history of provocative talk about women, I won’t fault them. One such offended party was Elizabeth Warren who decided to “defend” Gillibrand by, well, calling her colleague a slut:

“Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted.”

Don’t be distracted by the “she persisted” dead mule that Warren has kicked into oblivion. Take not instead of her reference to “slut-shaming.” In case you were unaware, a person is slut-shamed when they are made to feel bad about their promiscuous conduct. Those who oppose slut-shaming tend to come from the perspective that a woman should be allowed to sleep around if she wants to without any sense of remorse or guilt.

In other words, Senator Elizabeth Warren essentially said to the President, “Sure Kristen Gillibrand is willing to sleep around in order to get campaign contributions, but she’s entitled to do that! Who are you to tell her that’s not an appropriate way of getting cash?”

No word yet on Gillibrand’s response to Warren, but I’m guessing this is one time she wish Liz hadn’t “persisted.”

Dwelling on twitter feeds by the President and Democrats is a waste of time. If that is what excites you to stay against Trump, we are wasting our time even being in politics, altogether. You can either try to build your party, or you can help tear it down. Trump won. If that doesn't tell you something about people wanting change than what did Trump's election. The 600 lb gorilla in the room said that enough people voted for Trump who want a different leadership, not beholden to the style of back room politics we have had for, well, forever, and we should be producing candidates to put in office who will do the heavy lifting that puts our country ahead of the Democrats and their destruction. I'm kind of tired of saying it, but I didn't vote for Trump, and I realize that pettiness and bickering about his style wasn't something to cling to, unless you're a victim, like a Democrat. Sometimes, pleasantries don't go with politics, and we just finished one round. How many more are you willing to accept before you accept what the Democrats pulled off, last night? Either deal with the fact that you didn't get "Your" President, or move aside until 2020. That race was won and there were enough to elect him. That is political reality, and it is wise to accept it, unless you are willing to burn everything down just to get your way. Personally, the only race I can have any say is the state of Tennessee and I will try to do my part. You might consider doing yours, and putting the anti-Trump garbage aside to build up the party. Just because he is President doesn't excuse your behavior and your local election is governed by who you vote for, as your candidate. There is one thing certain in politics: If you don't fight for your candidate, no one else will, and it is guaranteed that the Democrats will do anything and everything to win. You might just have to compromise some ideas and run with a candidate you would have rather been someone else. Who's fault is it that the perfect candidate didn't run? If you don't like Trump, and that's all you can do is complain about him, why bother even having any more elections? He is only one man. You should be working on your state's reps to Congress and quit worrying about others. We still have a chance to build the senate. Deal with that, for a while.

Well said, better than I could have. The one thing certain is that if you put yourself out there as a member of the team, then you can fight for your man or woman in the primary as hard as you can, But when the race is won you are honor bound to support the winner, He is our president and while we may not like his language or his tweets, we either support what we elected or we just tear down.

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