An Elizabeth Warren Facebook post blasting Ted Cruz for a campaign missive about the "sacrifices" he's made running for president has gone viral, being shared more than 40,000 times.
In the campaign letter, Cruz writes about the "significant sacrifice" involved in running for president, including "constant attacks" from the media, non-existent family time, limited health and sleep, and lack of personal time.
"Are you kidding me?" asked Warren, a Democratic Massachusetts senator, in her post. "We're supposed to pity him because trying to be the leader of the free world is hard?! I've got two words for you, Ted: Boo hoo."
Warren then went on to what she and her ideological fellow-travelers do best, demonize their enemies while exploiting their bases. Warren talked about "working families" and Muslims, immigrants, LGBT people, and women who faced Ted Cruz's "constant attacks."
"They don't throw tantrums or try to shut down their workplace because they don't get their way," Warren wrote, apparently deciding her followers would be too dim to recognize that as a basic definition of a labor strike, "and then turn around and demand promotions."
Cruz may have some awful positions on Muslims and immigrants but so does the president of the United States, who has overseen a record amount of deportations and waged drone wars that have killed an untold number of Muslims around the Muslim world.
Cruz wrote a stupid campaign letter because that's par for the course for stupid campaign. Warren's sent similar missives.
Even President Obama noted ("whined about") the "sacrifices" he made running for president, including a loss of family time and a lack of privacy.
Warren's rank partisanship and hypocrisy, and the way her followers eat it up as if it represented some kind of enlightened position to claim that you are the one who "fights" for marginalized people by imposing more rules on them while people who disagree with you are obviously against marginalized people, works as an illustration of why Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have been so popular.
A lot of Americans aren't interested in debating or thinking about policy. They just want to blame someone, preferably someone they've already been socialized to despise, be they the rich, the poor, the white, the black, as long as there's no blame left for them.