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Records from the time Warren spent living in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts make clear that she was a registered Republican for at least several years of her midcareer adult life. It was not until 1996 -- when Warren was 47 years old and a newly minted Harvard law professor -- that she changed her registration from Republican to Democrat.

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I wonder if there is a DNA test for this....?

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 03:02 PM | Reply


And Pres Trump changed to a Republican when he discovered that the Republican Party was spineless and would let him get away with anything.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-12 04:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#2

Agreed.

One of the things that will be interesting is how much Trump will draw on these internecine attacks between the primary candidates, for Sen. Warren it appears from this article that there are many people who have already come out of the woodwork on this one issue.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 04:46 PM | Reply

With friends like these...

a review of Warren's early scholarship and interviews with more than 20 friends and colleagues from her high school years through her academic career reveal a longer conservative track record that has not been fully explored. Warren's conservatism centered not on social issues like abortion or gay rights, friends say, but on economic policy, the dominant focus of her academic work and now her presidential candidacy.

Katrina Harry, one of Warren's best friends in high school in Oklahoma, remembers that she and Warren "talked politics a lot, taxes and welfare and such, and I was just a flaming liberal back then." Harry adds, "Liz was a diehard conservative in those days. ... Now we've swapped -- a 180-degree turn and an about-face."

"Liz was sometimes surprisingly anti-consumer in her attitude," says law professor Calvin Johnson, a colleague of Warren's at the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1980s, who was also her neighbor and carpooled with Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann.

"I remember the first time I became aware of her as a political person and heard her speak, I almost fell off my chair," says Rutgers law professor Gary Francione, who was a colleague of Warren's at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1980s. "She's definitely changed. It's absolutely clear that something happened."

"If you had to pick a professor at Harvard to become a progressive icon in a decade," says Angela Littwin, a UT Law Professor and protege of Warre, "she wouldn't have even been on the short list."

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 04:50 PM | Reply


@#4 ... Warren's conservatism centered not on social issues like abortion or gay rights, friends say, but on economic policy, the dominant focus of her academic work and now her presidential candidacy. ...

Oddly, it was my conservative fiscal leanings that drew me to the Republican Party decades ago.

Now it seems that Sen Warren is using a lot of what she learned as a fiscal conservative to bring some responsibility back to the financial arena.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-12 04:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#5

That would be nice, but until she drops the Woke Indian Princess identity politics schtick and starts talking substance, she will continue to languish in the polls.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 05:37 PM | Reply

a 180-degree turn and an about-face."

Umm...if you add those elements together, that would equal a 360 degree turn.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-04-12 05:44 PM | Reply

--Now it seems that Sen Warren is using a lot of what she learned as a fiscal conservative to bring some responsibility back to the financial arena.

Is this the same Warren that wants to spend tens of trillions on new government programs?

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-12 05:49 PM | Reply

until she drops the Woke Indian Princess identity politics schtick

Other than idiotically falling for Trump's bait and taking a DNA test, i'm curious how you think she has played "woke indian princess identity politics." I'll admit i don't follow Warren very closely, so i may have missed something.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-12 05:53 PM | Reply

Reagan was a Democrat at one point too, but then again FakeLawyer knew that.

#10 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-12 05:54 PM | Reply

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Joe if you haven't noticed the GOP kept bringing up the Indian non issue because that's the only thing they had on her and it also invited them to use racism openly.

This came to an end when Trump tried to claim his dad was a German born in Germany.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-12 06:00 PM | Reply

#9

The DNA fiasco was only the tip of her personal identity politics iceberg, but given the leftward shift in the Democratic Party its hard to blame her, given her Nordic looks and Anglo name among the most diverse primary slate ever. Her latest support for reparations as NAN and her pandering to latinos at recent speeches shows that she is desperately clinging to her long held belief that she needs to play the identity politics game with the rest of the slate.

Which is too bad, since I think that she is smarter than most of the Dems running for POTUS (Kamala may be her equal but is showing her inexperience on the national stage and Buttigeg is no slouch either) and would make a pretty compelling shift to the middle if she was the nominee.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 06:09 PM | Reply

Her latest support for reparations as NAN and her pandering to latinos at recent speeches

Ah ok, I thought you were saying she specifically milks her native heritage. Thanks.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-12 06:18 PM | Reply

I think that she is smarter than most of the Dems running for POTUS

I agree. I do question whether a frail old white lady can win a general though. I'd have no problem voting for her but American voters are pretty stupid generally.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-12 06:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11

Warren has brought that upon herself since the late 1990s, the GOP is just relishing in pointing out how idiotic it is, which is purely bareknuckled politics.

If you think that was bad, just wait until Primary season kicks into overdrive, the Biden touching/segregarionist/busing, Warren Conservative, Kamala Homewrecking is nothing compared to what may come out soon.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 06:20 PM | Reply

#14

Agreed. Frail, (fe)male and pale are not the "preferred" look for the Dems right now, but as the primaries get into full swing and Middle America weighs in, that may change.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 06:21 PM | Reply

16 I don't think it's just the left that has a problem with voting for frail old white women.

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-12 06:26 PM | Reply

Warren has brought that upon herself since the late 1990s,

Other than marking it on a piece of paper many years ago she really hasn't milked it publicly all that much.

#18 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-12 06:27 PM | Reply

#17

No doubt, but we are talking about the primaries right now so the Left is all that counts in terms of getting the nomination.

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 07:07 PM | Reply

Ok fine, but many people think about general electability when deciding who to vote for in a primary. It's relevant now.

#20 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-12 07:10 PM | Reply

So what? I was conservative too. Then I realize it was all coming from fear and ignorance. Once I got over my fear and ignorance I stopped voting republican.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-12 08:12 PM | Reply

People who go from conservative to liberal make sense- you learn more about the world, stop living in fear.

People who go from liberal to conservative are terrifying. To go from caring about others to saying screw them all I only care about myself, is sociopathic.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-12 08:14 PM | Reply

Is RoC trying to promote one of the Democrat contenders that he thinks has the best chance of losing or is he just trying slime all of them?

I honestly can't tell.

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-04-12 08:28 PM | Reply

Oh hum and Laura used to be Larry. What's the big deal??

#24 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-04-12 09:05 PM | Reply

Warren, an educated woman full of good ideas. The 1% must attack her quickly and by any means. After all, there is so much money at stake.

#25 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-13 01:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"She's definitely changed. It's absolutely clear that something happened."

Yeah, Reaganomics happened, the destruction of the middle class happened. It wasn't so hard being a Republican pre-Reagan, it was impossible for a person with a conscience to be one since.
Realize that virtually ALL of our national debt is due to Reaganomics. The problem Warren had is math, it is undeniable. Republicans today think that they can just ignore it and it will go away.

#26 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-13 08:52 AM | Reply

I like her more and more.

Warren 2020.

#27 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-04-13 10:49 AM | Reply

You people are stupid; you argue about things you don't know. You complicate things unnecessarily.

Warren turn to the Democrats because she knew as a Republican, she would never be allowed by the GOP to make a name for herself. She's a moderate democrat now; nothing more than a Republican lite. The only epiphany she had was green is green no matter which party it's coming from. Women have a hard time amounting to anything in the GOP. Look at Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, no more than wenches slobbing on knobs for a paycheck.

#28 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-04-13 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I honestly can't tell.

You can't vote so it really doesn't matter.

#29 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-13 01:16 PM | Reply

Being a rino does not make her a conservative.

#30 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-13 07:10 PM | Reply

I see the righty tightys are sill wanting to make much a do about nothing regarding the evolution of E Warren.
I guess its easier to do that than to look for someone else to represent their party that doesn't look like a total ------- after Trumplethinskin publicly spanked them in the debates. You have no one stepping forward in this the toxic mess you are creating with the pig in chief swimming around your sty.
All you have is the garbage the orange bloat left behind... I guess this is akin to the repeal and replace... i.e you got nothing but you love talking like you do.

#31 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-04-13 11:46 PM | Reply

I think the key to her conversion is right at the start of the article. She likes to fight and hates to lose. When she loses she doubles down...loses again....vicious cycle.

People who go from liberal to conservative are terrifying.

""A boy of 15 who is not a democrat is good for nothing, and he is no better who is a democrat at 20." - John Adams, as quoted by Thomas Jefferson.

The quote persists in various forms throughout the centuries. Don't be scared. Do you need a safe space?

#32 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-04-14 08:04 AM | Reply

#32 The parties were dramatically different back then, so it's funny to watch you pull out some dinosaur quote and pretend it has any relevance today.

#33 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-14 08:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#33 It's the first known version of the quote. A more contemporary version is "whoever is not a Socialist when young has no heart and whoever is still a Socialist when old has no head".

#34 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-04-14 08:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No, that's not a more contenporary version if you have any clue what Democrats and Republicans were like in the early 1800s. There really isn't a modern comparison.

#35 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-14 09:33 AM | Reply

--A more contemporary version is "whoever is not a Socialist when young has no heart and whoever is still a Socialist when old has no head".

There's a number of versions of that idea. Some use the age of 30 or 40, and some substitute "liberal" for "socialist." Under the age of 30 (or 40) and not a liberal (or socialist) you have no heart; Over that age and you have no brain.

It's just easily observable reality. People get more conservative as they age and acquire more life experience. They lose that youthful naivete about the perfectibility of man and society.

People like Warren are outliers, and that can be attributed to spending time marinating in the progressive, elitist swamp of Harvard. She had to go along, to get along. Seeking peer approval is human nature. Maintaining a contrary view to most of your colleagues is hard, and not good for your career.

#36 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-14 09:47 AM | Reply

People get more conservative as they age and acquire more life experience.

Lol. Whatever helps you sleep at night, old man.

#37 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-14 09:56 AM | Reply

#35 You need to go pick up a book. In a pinch, at least Google the quote.

#38 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-04-14 10:01 AM | Reply

Whatever... fact is the republicl*wns are functioning with withering vines... all their candy^%% bluster is just a f^rt in the winds of time. They have no one but Trumplethinskin... and he is an international joke.

#39 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-04-14 11:06 AM | Reply

Whatever...

..nice response, Mr. Nadler.

#40 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-04-14 11:14 AM | Reply

People get more conservative as they age and acquire more lifeblah blah yadda yadda oink oink buk buk buk buk bukwaaaackkk... whine whine whine boo hoo hoo whine whine whine and not good for your snort snort snort wee weee weeeee all the way home.

#36 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-04-14 09:47 AM | REPLY | FLAG:EYE ROLL

If you believe that you are an idiot...(rhetorical)... Yeah the ol commander in tweety must have told you that... plastic surgery hair, plastic spray on skin, botox brow... plastic surgery trophy wife #3 with the implant mams... keep telling us how conservative you get when you get older...

What separates conservatrons form liberal isn't age... it is fear of change... you scare easily... and as you get older and frailer... the more afraid you get... always looking backwards... because you fear dying... and are easily motivated by ghost stories.

Liberals roll with the slings and arrows... that is what makes us liberal... and it is something we are born with... it is in our nature.

Change frightens you because you're just not wired for it.

#41 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-04-14 11:32 AM | Reply

just trying slime all of them?

I honestly can't tell.

#23 | POSTED BY REDIAL

What is the worst thing he could be trying to achieve?? (Sliming Them all) He is probably do that.

Creatures like ROC love the slime. He likes to lay his eggs in it.

#42 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-14 11:40 AM | Reply

Liberals roll with the slings and arrows...

Why be in the way of slings and arrows ..... this is where wisdom comes in to play..

and it is something we are born with...

Risk taking is for the young to display their manliness to the women. This is why you eat paint chips and put it on youtube.

Young dumb and full of --- ..

that is what makes us liberal...

No it isn't ....

and it is something we are born with...

Definitely not ...

it is in our nature.

True and you grow out of it.

As opposed to seeing that we have some wisdom and insight, you proclaim we are scared, when really we see you are trying to re-invent the wheel, with different tires.

This all reminds me of a little tale..

There are hundreds of cows grazing below.
The young bull says, "Let's run down there and ---- a cow!"
The old bull says, "No, let's walk down and ---- them all."

Good luck.

#43 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 11:46 AM | Reply

Liberals roll with the slings and arrows...

Why be in the way of slings and arrows ..... this is where wisdom comes in to play..

and it is something we are born with...

Risk taking is for the young to display their manliness to the women. This is why you eat paint chips and put it on youtube.

Young dumb and full of --- ..

that is what makes us liberal...

No it isn't ....

and it is something we are born with...

Definitely not ...

it is in our nature.

True and you grow out of it.

As opposed to seeing that we have some wisdom and insight, you proclaim we are scared, when really we see you are trying to re-invent the wheel, with different tires.

This all reminds me of a little tale..

There are hundreds of cows grazing below.
The young bull says, "Let's run down there and ---- a cow!"
The old bull says, "No, let's walk down and ---- them all."

Good luck.

#44 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 11:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

AMACKRELASS is into ------- cows... okay... fine.

Well thanks to us... as long as you are a consenting adult... and the cows are in agreement... you have the freedom to do that all you want... even polycowry if you must.
Its doesn't scare us one bit.
Who knows maybe one day you will be brave enough to copulate with your own species.

And yes it is our natures... liberals are less afraid than conservatrons.. it is who we are.

Whiny kids grow up to be republicl*wns... you are afraid of everything. You are easily prompted by ghost stories... take WMD's for example.

#45 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-04-14 01:23 PM | Reply

Oh... one more thing... slings and arrows happen to everyone... its just life. Its not avoiding them that gives you wisdom it what you do when they happen... conservatrons are afraid of them... they scare them.
Let me use the slings and arrows of the 9/11 event... and your answer to that was go after non existent WMDs... the clown version of "wisdom"... we know how well that went. You avoided nothing and slaughtered millions of civilians in the process. You could have just gone after the bin Laden family... but Bushhole 2 had too many business interests... historical fact.

Three trillion dollars later all that hopey changey democracy making... to avoid conflict was just a bunch of hooey... now you got the cut and thing you're running on.

Silly little piggies run wee wee wee all the way home... where you feel safe and stupid in your sty.

#46 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-04-14 01:36 PM | Reply

So what? Republicans claimed to be conservative until 2001, when they gained unitary control of government doubled the budget and debt and left us systemic deficits for decades because of their tax cuts.

Now, Republicans are little more than the party of irresponsible tax cuts and white nationalism.

#47 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-14 03:21 PM | Reply

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