Nope: Elizabeth Warren says the government shutdown was about birth control

posted at 9:21 pm on July 15, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

As substantiated as her noble native lineage, this claim:

“Remember last year’s government shutdown that nearly tanked our economy?” Warren asked. “That fight started with a GOP effort to hold the whole operation of the federal government hostage in order to try to force Democrats and the president to let employers deny workers access to birth control.”

“Well, we rejected the hostage-taking. Democrats said ‘no.’ The president said ‘no.’ The American people said ‘no’ to this offensive idea.”

Ashe Schow counters with the actual truth about the government shutdown:

The government shutdown occurred over a continuing resolution to fund the government since no budget could be agreed upon. Republicans used the opportunity to try and defund Obamacare.

Republicans were upset over the Obama administration’s selective enforcement of certain provisions in ObamaCare. The main problem the GOP had at the time was the announcement of a delay in the employer mandate.

Warren appears to be getting her claim from a 2011 Huffington Post article, which said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the House would not vote for any spending bill containing funding for Planned Parenthood.

But that was 2011, and the government shutdown was in 2013.

For that, we have to go to another Huffington Post article that said Republicans voted on a bill that would delay much of Obamacare for one year, including the so-called conscience clause that was at issue in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision.

Ace points out this isn’t the first time Warren has spun this tale. Back in 2013, at the time of the shutdown, she was saying the same thing because the entire strategy for this great, fresh intellectual hope of the Democratic Party is to yell about how no one can achieve anything outside the collective, and unless the collective provides every single necessity for basic living, free of cost, we are cast into the darkest of ages. It makes no difference to her that birth control was readily available to everyone, subsidized and provided free by the government, and covered by almost all employer-based insurance plans before a bureaucrat at Health and Human Services decided to force every employer in America to provide it without a copay, regardless of their religious beliefs. It was even available to Hobby Lobby employees before the Hobby Lobby case was decided and will remain available to them after that decision.

But no matter. This utter nonsense is what’s important. Here she is in 2013 explaining that the GOP thinks eliminating the birth control mandate in Obamacare is the most important thing in the world even though there’s no way you could argue that was central to the discussion. Yes, you can find discussion of it, but it was not nearly the driving force behind the shutdown. From Warren’s point of view, it is obviously of the utmost, sacred importance that this mandate be law, lest we go back to a time (circa 2010?) when women were incapable of getting birth control. So, with that in mind, I have a question for Sen. Warren. If this law is essential to escaping the crushing force of the patriarchy and preserving modernity, why didn’t Democrats put it in ObamaCare? It’d be just as disingenuous and, frankly, more substantiated to argue that the absence of the birth control mandate from the text of ObamaCare—it was added after the fact in one of the thousands of blanks left for unelected regulators—means Democrats who crafted the law from start to finish were bent on limiting women’s access to birth control. After all, they very explicitly did not make it a law that every employer provide free birth control when the power to do so was in their hands. That action is equivalent to turning back the clock on women to a time when birth control was prohibited. Or, so I’ve heard.

Exit video: Just because.

Correction: I changed Ashe Schow’s first name to the correct spelling.


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Somebody please pull the stick out of this blithering, pretentious prigs ass.

AppraisHer on July 16, 2014 at 2:32 AM

When Granny Warren lived in Oklahoma she was a republican.She’s a very flexible woman.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 3:29 AM

Warren is a hard core leftist like Obama, except she will probably be less friendly to her cronies unless she is getting her beak wet, too.

Leftists view lying as a tool, a tactic. They have no moral compunction against it because they have no morals at all, only an ideology they must serve.

Adjoran on July 16, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Adjoran on July 16, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Her history indicates she is an opportunist. The worst of the worst. Think Dick Durbin.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 5:40 AM

The squaw is a moron.

RonRon on July 16, 2014 at 6:25 AM

We didn’t build you, Elizabeth.

You are your own piece of work.

And you aren’t too good at what you do, and it shows.

ajacksonian on July 16, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Elizabeth Warren. A bitter stupid woman who is the rallying point for hundreds of equally stupid rabid partisan whores who think society is built around and for their birth canals.

Happy Nomad on July 16, 2014 at 6:58 AM

People from Massachusetts.

Is there ANYTHING they don’t know?

jangle12 on July 16, 2014 at 7:04 AM

She will lie and lie and lie until she is publicly humiliated. Yes, that IS ok. People learn to re learn the meaning of shame, for many have none.

This woman is a disgrace. She claimed to have aboriginal people as ancestors to get a very nice job at Harvard.

jangle12 on July 16, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Yes, they don’t know where 19,000 fictional EBT card recipients are. Some with $7500.00 balances on their cards.

dogsoldier on July 16, 2014 at 7:58 AM

LOL, I watched that speech. B!tch is as ignorant as she is crazy. Not a single factual statement came out of her mouth. But could see how the brain-dead would love her.

HumpBot Salvation on July 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Wow. How did we get to this point. The crazy is just so… obvious.

Her history indicates she is an opportunist. The worst of the worst. Think Dick Durbin.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Well, that will keep me from having breakfast…

Fallon on July 16, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Both a liar and an idiot. I thought Indians are noble?

Jaibones on July 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

This is actually and Orwellian scale lie. It’s absolutely terrifying that she can make this kind of ridiculous statement, and not be drummed out of public office.

KMC1 on July 16, 2014 at 8:34 AM

She disgusts me. She lies and needs to be called a liar; not that she misspoke as Pelosi’s staff said about her after she claimed the SCOTUS decision outlawed birth control. It is time they are routinely called what they are, liars.

amr on July 16, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Many thought it would easier to run against Obama than Hillary. Don’t make the same mistake with Warren. She is dangerousand I firmly believe she is more dangerous than Hillary. The lofo voters only hear the class warfare schtick and the far left views her as one of theirs. She also has a lot of money backing her – the same that backed Obama.

unaffiliated on July 16, 2014 at 8:37 AM

I thought the Shutdown was about Barricading memorials?

ToddPA on July 16, 2014 at 8:44 AM

We’re losing our country when a useless, lying, piece of Socialist garbage is now being pushed as a Presidential candidate.

RdLake on July 16, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I thought the Shutdown was about Barricading memorials?

ToddPA on July 16, 2014 at 8:44 AM

That would be a great follow-up question (if there really were a thinking, independent press.) “If the government shutdown was about birth control, why did they barricade the national memorials and parks?”

Fallon on July 16, 2014 at 8:53 AM

From Fauxcahontas’ wiki:

In April 2012, the Boston Herald drew attention to Warren’s law directory entries from 1986 to 1995, in which she had self-identified as having Native American ancestry.[54][55] Because of these entries, Harvard Law School had added her to a list of minority professors in response to criticisms about a lack of faculty diversity. Warren said that she was unaware that Harvard had done so until she read about it in a newspaper

Sound familiar?

TarheelBen on July 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The squaw is a moron.

RonRon on July 16, 2014 at 6:25 AM

I do believe you are in error my good friend. Liawatha is an Idiot (IQ = 0-25) not an Imbecile (IQ = 26-50) or a Moron (IQ = 51-70). You give her way too much credit.

soghornetgunner on July 16, 2014 at 9:16 AM

HumpBot Salvation on July 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Well, our president is their precedent.

Cindy Munford on July 16, 2014 at 9:20 AM

My very liberal mother gets all of her “information” from leftist sources, and in an email she wrote to me recently, she wrote that she hopes Elizabeth Warren will run for President.

I suspect that some of the same forces that pushed Obama in 2008 will be pushing Warren in 2016.

ITguy on July 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

My very liberal mother gets all of her “information” from leftist sources

ITguy on July 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

My sympathies

darwin on July 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM

She’s from the same lib school as Piglosi. Maybe she just misspoke.

Kissmygrits on July 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM

You have got to be *ucking kidding me!!!!

Warren has got to be the stupidest person in the entire *ucking world
and progressives see her as the great hope for their movement????

Holy *hit….how do these people remember to breathe while they are sleeping.

If we can’t beat a bunch of twits like this then we deserve to ruled and enslaved…….

redguy on July 16, 2014 at 9:36 AM

We’re losing our country when a useless, lying, piece of Socialist garbage is now being pushed as a Presidential candidate.

RdLake on July 16, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Dude, where you been the last four Presidential elections?

GWB on July 16, 2014 at 9:42 AM

My very liberal mother gets all of her “information” from leftist sources

ITguy on July 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

My sympathies

darwin on July 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Thank you.

My parents and siblings are all “progressive” Democrats. That’s the environment in which I was raised, and I feel quite a bit like “Neo”, who had his eyes opened for the first time to see the truth, while they are all still living in the Matrix with their eyes closed.

ITguy on July 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Warren has got to be the stupidest person in the entire *ucking world and progressives see her as the great hope for their movement????

redguy on July 16, 2014 at 9:36 AM

They succeeded with 0bama, didn’t they?

If we can’t beat a bunch of twits like this then we deserve to ruled and enslaved…….

Speak for yourself. I’m free regardless of the stupidity of those around me. But, I understand the senitment.

GWB on July 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

What an idiot. And on a more positive note… LOL @ Democrats. Fauxcohontas is the best they an come up with.

Murf76 on July 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Edith Bunker could run rings around this nincompoop.

Ward Cleaver on July 16, 2014 at 10:12 AM

I am starting to beleive the democrats have a real 2016 problem on their hands. The more Warren talks the sillier she sounds. The good ship Hillary is clearly taking serious water. Who else is out there who we haven’t heard about to run for the left? Despite 2016 being a good year for the democrats in the Senate, it the head of the ticket is dragging it down it will certainly help the GOP defend the number of seats that are up.

Zomcon JEM on July 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM

We often wonder why our elected officials are so out of touch with the rest of the country. Well Elizabeth Warren answered that question, what she said is total insanity, but in Washington DC insanity is considered normal. It’s about time that we start electing sane people to run our government.

savage24 on July 16, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Like Barack Obama, Liawatha is little more than a sociopath…fully believing not only in the fascist agenda, but that the ends always justifies the means.

She will shamelessly say / do anything to further her own career and the fascist agenda regardless of the veracity of her comments. While not a full-bore narcissist like Obama, the sense of self-entitlement is very strong with this serial abuser of affirmative action.

Athos on July 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM

I am starting to beleive the democrats have a real 2016 problem on their hands. The more Warren talks the sillier she sounds. The good ship Hillary is clearly taking serious water. Who else is out there who we haven’t heard about to run for the left? Despite 2016 being a good year for the democrats in the Senate, it the head of the ticket is dragging it down it will certainly help the GOP defend the number of seats that are up.

Zomcon JEM on July 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM

It’s crystal clear – if Obama’s run on the border does not swell the progressive ranks for the future then the democrats are a foot note in history.

Where do the democrats expect to get the money to pay for their progressive utopia?

redguy on July 16, 2014 at 10:48 AM

We often wonder why our elected officials are so out of touch with the rest of the country. Well Elizabeth Warren answered that question, what she said is total insanity, but in Washington DC insanity is considered normal. It’s about time that we start electing sane people to run our government.

savage24 on July 16, 2014 at 10:18 AM

People – and I use the term loosely – like Obama and Warren, actually go to sleep at night thinking they are right and how dare anyone question their motives.

redguy on July 16, 2014 at 10:50 AM

She’s such a good liar she might stand a chance of earning the communist democrat nomination.

I wonder why democrats are attracted to flagrant liars like her, Obama, Clinton ect …. might be genetic, could be most are stupid.

darwin on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I wonder why democrats are attracted to flagrant liars like her, Obama, Clinton ect …. might be genetic, could be most are stupid.

darwin on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM

They’re attracted to sociopaths who have no hesitation embracing the ends justifies the means.

Athos on July 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM

This woman is truly a kook

jake49 on July 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Gray Beaver speak with forked tongue. Again.

Clearly, her incompetence is rocketing her to the top of the Democrat party.

DimsdalePiranha on July 16, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I hope she does run, can you imagine her being exposed as a complete idiot when the spotlight hits her? It will not only expose her BS, but the BS of the Left.

Tater Salad on July 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Good Job Kimosabe

rjoco1 on July 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I hope she does run, can you imagine her being exposed as a complete idiot when the spotlight hits her? It will not only expose her BS, but the BS of the Left.

Tater Salad on July 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM

The people who would vote for her do not watch/read any media which would “expose her BS”.

If the media continues to carry the Democrats’ water, and continues to paint Republican candidates in the worst possible light, she actually could win the Democrat nomination and the general election.

This is why Andrew Breitbart correctly identified the true enemy: the media, and why he said this is “War”.

WE must first expose the BS of the media, if we ever want to have a hope of them exposing the BS of Democrat candidates.

ITguy on July 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I hope she does run, can you imagine her being exposed as a complete idiot when the spotlight hits her? It will not only expose her BS, but the BS of the Left.

Tater Salad on July 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM

The people who would vote for her do not watch/read any media which would “expose her BS”.

If the media continues to carry the Democrats’ water, and continues to paint Republican candidates in the worst possible light, she actually could win the Democrat nomination and the general election.

This is why Andrew Breitbart correctly identified the true enemy: the media, and why he said this is “War”.

WE must first expose the BS of the media, if we ever want to have a hope of them exposing the BS of Democrat candidates.

ITguy on July 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM
http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/15/nope-elizabeth-warren-says-the-government-shutdown-was-about-birth-control/comment-page-2/#comment-8300093

ITguy on July 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Oops. please ignore my duplicate comment above.

ITguy on July 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Run, Fauxcahontas, run!

Spurius Ligustinus on July 16, 2014 at 12:19 PM

She really is nuts, she needs to have a net thrown over her before she eats her shoes.

V7_Sport on July 16, 2014 at 2:15 AM

Hahahaha! This! Comments like this are what I want to see when I venture down here.

Gingotts on July 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM

The government shutdown occurred over a continuing resolution to fund the government since no budget could be agreed upon. Republicans used the opportunity to try and defund Obamacare.

No, it was worse than that.

The Government shut down happened after they tried to shut down Obamacare, failed and then offered to put off the individual mandate for another year, to spare business and employment a catastrophe. Then Obama dispensed with the business mandate, with a wave of his imaginary wand, or his pen or his phone, but the media believed him, and they said you did not have to cover your employees.

Obama could have prevented the pain of Obamacare going off badly in October and November, and he could have prevented the pain of the shut down, but he likes to Punish people.

Fleuries on July 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

I just wish Warren’s mother had used birth control.

fight like a girl on July 16, 2014 at 2:29 PM

The poster child for the democrat party and birth control. Seeing a picture of her does not make me think of anything but throwing up.

crosshugger on July 16, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Somebody get Sen. Elizabeth Warren some mental health care quickly, she is losing it.

TKList on July 16, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Her words have no iron.

claudius on July 16, 2014 at 10:06 PM

MK–You know, I was going to say something on the order of “I’m surprised that a person whose profession was teaching law–at Harvard, no less– could live with such intellectual dishonesty” but then I remembered who we were talking about.

tenore on July 17, 2014 at 1:13 AM

I think Pussahauntas is a little too focused.

NoPain on July 17, 2014 at 7:55 AM

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