The war of words is really heating up in the Democratic race for president between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.
It all started with Biden laughing in response Warren’s Medicare For All plan, telling a reporter she needs to “get real”.
Joe Biden on Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All plan: "Just get real with numbers." pic.twitter.com/Sg3Hd4DRiN
— The Hill (@thehill) November 2, 2019
Warren then responded by suggesting that Biden was spouting Republican talking points and running in the wrong primary:
Warren re Biden campaign calling her M4A "mathematical gymnastics" She cites numbers from Obama economists "if Joe Biden doesnt like that I'm just not sure where he's going." She adds any Dem who defends insurance profits "I think theyre running in the wrong presidential primary" pic.twitter.com/LdhyRrlWKz
— Adam Brewster (@adam_brew) November 1, 2019
Well today Biden hit back with a post in Medium, where he attacked Warren for the way she responded, essentially saying she’s acting like a know-it-all elist:
The other day I was accused by one of my opponents of running in the wrong primary. Pretty amazing. On one level, it is kind of funny.
I have fought for the Democratic party my whole career. I know what we stand for, who we stand with and what we believe. And it’s not just policies or issues. It’s in my bones. That’s not something everyone in this primary can say.
But at another level these kinds of attacks are a serious problem. They reflect an angry unyielding viewpoint that has crept into our politics. If someone doesn’t agree with you — it’s not just that you disagree — that person must be a coward or corrupt or a small thinker.
Some call it the “my way or the highway” approach to politics. But it’s worse than that. It’s condescending to the millions of Democrats who have a different view.
It’s representative of an elitism that working and middle class people do not share: “We know best; you know nothing”. “If you were only as smart as I am you would agree with me.”
This is no way to get anything done. This is no way to bring the country together. This is no way for this party to beat Donald Trump.
Do I have to pick a side here? Sorry, but I’m loving this. Get out the popcorn because it’s starting to get ugly in the Democratic primary. Should make the next debate in a few weeks a little more interesting. Maybe we’ll even get to see an on-stage slap flight!