Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA-D), Bernie Sanders (VT-I) and former Obama administration Vice President Joe Biden have been the top 3 candidates in most polls among the Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls in recent weeks. While it is Biden who has been tagged for gaffes, in fairness, other hopefuls have had their ‘oh, no’ moments too.
In a fundraising email provided today to MHProNews, the Warren campaign has arguably stepped in it. That unforced error – literally historic – will be our exclusive featured report this evening.
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Tonight’s Business/Market/Political Impact Spotlight –
We’ll begin with an extended quote from the Warren campaign today. The illustration was added by MHProNews, but the balance of the information is from the Warren campaign. The ‘we’ below is Elizabeth Warren, her campaign, and supporters.
“We were in Washington Square Park. Not because of the arch that was behind me, or the president the square is named for. We weren’t there because of famous arches or famous men. In fact, we weren’t there because of men at all.
We were there because of some hard-working women. Women who, more than a hundred years ago, worked long hours in a brown, ten-story building a block away. Women who worked at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
That was the site of one of the worst industrial disasters in American history. 146 workers were killed — mostly women, mostly immigrants — because of dangerous conditions, and because of corruption. Because fat-cat factory owners greased the political system to prevent lifesaving regulations.
A woman named Frances Perkins ran into the street, watching the fire. That day changed her. It changed a lot of people. The next week, women’s trade unions organized a funeral march down Fifth Avenue, and half a million people showed up.
They organized and pushed for change from the outside, and Frances pushed from the inside. She went to Albany ready to fight. She worked to create a commission investigating factory conditions, and then she served as its lead investigator. They got fire safety measures passed. But they didn’t stop there: They rewrote New York’s labor laws from top to bottom to protect workers.
Frances went on to become the first woman in American history to serve in the Cabinet, as President Franklin Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor. And what did she push for when she got there? Big, structural change.
She used the same model she and her friends had used after the Triangle Fire: She worked the political system relentlessly from the inside, while a sustained movement applied pressure from the outside. As Frances Perkins put it, the Triangle Fire was “the day the New Deal was born.”
So, what did one woman — one very persistent woman — backed up by millions of people across this country get done? Social Security.
Unemployment insurance. Abolition of child labor. Minimum wage. The right to join a union. Even the very existence of the weekend. Big, structural change. One woman, and millions of people to back her up.”
Let’s see what makes this a potential historic gaffe. The timeframe that Warren campaign’s spotlighting of Frances Perkins’ activism – as the Wikipedia photo and graphic above reflects – was during the Tammany Hall era of Democratic control – and related corruption – in New York City.
The highlighting is added by MHProNews, to underscore the date involved.
“Tammany Hall was a political force in New York City from its 1789 inception as a benevolent association to mayoral campaigns in the 1950s. Frequently its leadership was identical to the Executive Committee of the local Democratic party, and it was a major or controlling faction in the party in 1821-1872 and 1905-1932. Key Tammany bosses through the years included William M. Tweed, Richard F. Croker, and Charles F. Murray.” So said History.
Rephrased, this fund-raising email by Warrens campaign is akin to the Joe Biden gaff, when he was praising segregationists, who were also Democrats.
This misstep may not come to haunt Warren any time soon, any more than Biden’s gaffes have hurt him, at least per some public polling. But when it comes to the general election, these missteps could prove costly, especially with independents. Why? Because presidential campaigns routinely have monitors who are looking for precisely these kinds of ‘ooops’ missteps.
There are whispers we hear from D.C. that in 2020, the Trump campaign could unleash a rain of historical facts that may flip the script on topics like racism and political corruption.
In sharing this, it must be noted that MHProNews could just as rapidly point to – and has – to arguably historic Republican fumbles, such as the Nixon administration era wage price controls or the same administration’s ‘opening up Communist China’ to become the challenge that it has become to the United States economically and militarily today. Both of those were big oops moments of their own. So this analysis isn’t partisan. It is what it is, factoids laid out for consideration, because they could well come up in the days ahead.
In fact, this new attack video is an example of what this might look like.
With that disclaimer, this next item is one of the issues that MHProNews – per sources – thinks could become an embarrassment to Democrats in 2020, because it lays out more historic facts that run counter to common public perceptions. It is tied to the Biden gaffe.
Nor is the history of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Depression era “New Deal” Warren’s team cited quite as rosy as some textbooks or politicos may tell us.
That doesn’t mean that those specific videos will be rolled out by the Trump campaign. But those points may well be part of stump speeches at rallies, as President Trump has often brought up past events for his followers to ponder.
All that said, the Warren campaign deserves credit for staging an event that certainly enhanced the ‘presidential look’ of the maverick Democratic senator from Massachusetts, who helped forge what became the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or BCFP). Note the imaging the campaign arranged in the featured photo at the top of this segment, above.
That noted, let’s pivot back to our own era.
MHProNews stresses that manufactured housing has been, and continues to be, a bipartisan or non-partisan issue. At various times, members of both major parties have helped and/or harmed, our industry.
See the related reports for more on such examples. This is a reminder that fact checks inside and outside of manufactured housing matter. If Warren becomes the Democratic nominee, which at this early stage is possible, think back to this report if the Trump campaign uses this campaign messaging gaff against her. According to our sources, the answer may be ‘yes.’
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