There’s a fun new Elizabeth Warren quote floating around, thanks to an excerpt of Ali Vitali’s forthcoming book “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House … Yet” published in Politico on Friday.
The article, which centers mostly on events from the 2020 election cycle and intra-party snafus between Warren and Bernie Sanders about whether the latter thinks women can win presidential elections, ends on this absolute banger of a quote from the #persister: “Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you, if you had a penis.’”
Ignoring for a moment the absurdity of the whole thing (her use of the word “everyone” is almost as believable as her claims to American Indian heritage) and her vulgarity (she could have just said “if you were a man”), there’s a bigger point here. Though Warren claims she believes “women win,” deep down she appears to believe that the primary thing barring her from the White House is her biology and Democrat voters’ misogyny. But why should that stop her?
According to her party and Warren herself, biology is mutable. During the 2020 election cycle, the senator from Massachusetts became somewhat of an icon among transgender-identified folks, with her “focus on protecting black trans women in particular” hailed as “unprecedented” by fawning media. She leaned so hard into the idea that women can become men and vice versa, in fact, that during a town hall she pledged that whomever she would nominate to head her Department of Education would have to be vetted by a 9-year-old kid whose parents had confused her into believing she was a little boy.
Warren has made her position abundantly clear: She’s a firm believer in and will “fight” for so-called “gender-affirming health care” including “transition-related surgeries.” These are the types of procedures her party, the media, and corrupt medical professionals constantly insist are safe and simple. So if Warren really thinks her lack of a penis is the only reason “everyone” isn’t voting for her, why doesn’t she just get one? Phalloplasties-on-demand are right up Democrats’ alley.
Maybe Warren figures she’s already appropriated enough and doesn’t want to encroach on the territory of trans people — the way the white man encroached on the territory of her ancestors. But she wants the presidency badly, so a quick, easy surgery (which could soon be paid for by a taxpayer like you if Warren has anything to say about it) seems like an obvious solution.
I have a hunch Warren-with-a-penis would quickly learn there’s more keeping her from the Oval Office than what’s between her legs. But nevertheless, they/them will persist.