I really liked Elizabeth Warren until she proved she is a complete idiot

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com, or follow me on Twitter.

So sad!

Imagine an 8 year old comes home from school crying and says “Mom, there is a bully at school, he called me fat!”

What happens next? Does the mom then say “No, honey, you are within statistically normal ranges. We can print out some charts from the World Healthy Organization. You know what you should do to get back at that bully? Next time he teases you, take your charts and attempt to demonstrate that your body weight is really within the normal ranges!”

Obviously that would be idiotic. And yet that is what Elizabeth Warren has done. Up until yesterday Donald Trump was terrified of her. So he did what bullies do: he kept throwing different kinds of insult at her, to see if any got in under her skin. And for years she was wise enough to respond by directly pointing out that he was being a bully, which is the only rational response. But then yesterday, in an astonishing lapse of judgement, she decided to paint a large bullseye on her Indian heritage and then she announced on Twitter: “Hey, Donald, I feel sensitive and uncertain about this issue, so you can concentrate all of your attacks on this one issue, from now on.”

What an incredible idiot. And so sad. She struck me as very smart up till now, and my mom was thinking she would become the first female president in 2020.

In most respects, I still think she would be a good president. But she really handled this badly.