War­ren’s done well in ‘rigged’ sys­tem

Boston Herald - - NEWS - Adri­ana Co­hen is a na­tion­ally syn­di­cated colum­nist, Her­ald Ra­dio host and TV com­men­ta­tor. Go to adri­ana­co­hen.com.

I hate to say “I told you so,” but in the case of El­iz­a­beth War­ren I’m afraid I must.

In Oc­to­ber I warned Bay State vot­ers that if re-elected, Sen. War­ren would dump us for higher of­fice faster than her pal Bernie San­ders blew through $300,000 — and the ozone — fly­ing pri­vate jets last fall while scream­ing about a cli­mate apoc­a­lypse.

Now that War­ren’s run for com­man­der in chief is of­fi­cial, let’s take a peek in­side her teepee and see what the 1/1024th Na­tive Amer­i­can “chief ” is of­fer­ing. On Sat­ur­day she told the crowd, “Be­cause the man in the White House is not the cause of what’s bro­ken, he’s just the lat­est — and most ex­treme — symp­tom of what’s gone wrong in Amer­ica. A prod­uct of a rigged sys­tem that props up the rich and the pow­er­ful and kicks dirt on ev­ery­one else.”

Per­haps the Cam­bridge one-per­center can ex­plain: If the sys­tem is “rigged” against the lit­tle guy, how could she — the daugh­ter of a jan­i­tor — be­come un­equiv­o­cally rich and now pow­er­ful enough to run for pres­i­dent? With her net worth es­ti­mated to be as high as $10 mil­lion, I’d say Amer­ica’s cap­i­tal­ist sys­tem worked out quite nicely for her. Wouldn’t you?

When it comes to “rig­ging the sys­tem,” isn’t she the rig­ger-in-chief by falsely claim­ing to be a Na­tive Amer­i­can at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, and else­where, to ad­vance her ca­reer in academia, thereby com­mit­ting af­fir­ma­tive­ac­tion fraud?

But re­mem­ber, the “rules” don’t ap­ply to lib­er­als — they’re too busy wag­ing class war­fare for po­lit­i­cal gain.

With re­spect to the Trump Ad­min­is­tra­tion, is War­ren un­aware that the un­em­ploy­ment rate for women, mi­nori­ties and vet­er­ans have all fallen to his­toric lows? Or that to­day, thanks to Trump’s pro-growth eco­nomic poli­cies — 157 mil­lion Amer­i­cans are at work — the high­est in our na­tion’s his­tory. No one in their right mind would con­sider that “kick­ing dirt on ev­ery­one else” es­pe­cially since 58 per­cent of the 5.3 mil­lion new jobs are oc­cu­pied by women.

In the real world, that’s called em­pow­er­ment — a path­way to the Amer­i­can Dream. War­ren also be­moaned that “the cost of col­lege has more than tripled.” Yes, the cost of higher ed­u­ca­tion has be­come too ex­pen­sive — all the more rea­son she shouldn’t have ac­cepted $350,000 to teach one class at Har­vard — or ac­cepted a 20-year in­ter­est-free loan. Wouldn’t tu­ition be low­ered if elites like War­ren weren’t soak­ing stu­dents with bloated salaries and sweet­heart deals not af­forded to the “lit­tle guy”?

Talk about “kick­ing dirt” in stu­dents’ faces.

War­ren also took shots at Wall Street, lob­by­ists and big oil all of which do­nated mil­lions to Hil­lary Clin­ton’s 2016 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, a can­di­date she ef­fu­sively backed for pres­i­dent. If Liz has a le­git­i­mate beef with these in­sti­tu­tions why didn’t she take a stand then and refuse to en­dorse hedge-fund Hil­lary?

It’s be­cause, once again, the “rules” don’t ap­ply to lib­er­als.

Adri­ana CO­HEN

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