Mika Brzezinski: Warren Won the Debate by Being 'Aggressive' and 'Pissed Off'

Just what Democrats need in 2020 is another angry woman yelling at Donald Trump . . . 

If Democrats were smart, they would have one, cardinal criterion when it comes to picking their presidential candidate: who has the best shot at defeating President Trump. But Mika Brzezinski seems more interested in choosing a champion for her brand of in-your-face feminism. And thus it was on today's Morning Joe that Mika declared Elizabeth Warren the big winner of last night's debate because "she was aggressive, she was pissed off."

Mika loved the fact that Warren rejected stereotypes of traits women should avoid:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I saw some really great things for women happening with Elizabeth Warren last night. Because she was aggressive, she was pissed off, she was very, very clear about her point. She made it very clear she had lived her message, she has lived the dream she has for American consumers, for Americans overall in terms of their economic security.  And on top of it, all the stereotypes you didn't want to have for a woman, to hold her back, she just threw it away and said I don't care. I am going to be aggressive. I am going to be angry. Because that's what I am right now. 

Sure, in the general election, Angry Elizabeth Warren might appeal to a certain demographic, mainly women who supported Hillary in 2016. But Mika needs to remember that the gender gap works both ways.

Mika claimed that Warren "has lived her message, has lived the dream." Which message and dream? That of climbing over more-deserving people by exploiting phony Native American credentials? 

Here's the entire transcript. It begins with John Heilemann saying that all the Democrats he spoke with after the debate thought Warren won. Mika jumped in from there.

 

MSNBC
Morning Joe
6/27/19
6:09 am EDT

JOHN HEILEMANN: Everyone! Everyone I talked to, maybe a dozen-and-a-half people over the course of the night, of that Democratic set, everyone said, Elizabeth Warren had a great night. 

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Absolutely!

HEILEMANN: No dispute from anybody, including people on rival campaigns.

BRZEZINSKI: John Heilemann, I saw and I'll take it to Adrienne [Elrod, former Hillary campaign aide] so we can drive this point home. I saw some really great things for women happening with Elizabeth Warren last night. Because she was aggressive, she was pissed off, she was very, very clear about her point. She made it very clear she had lived her message, she has lived the dream she has for American consumers, for Americans overall in terms of their economic security. 

And on top of it, all the stereotypes you didn't want to have for a woman, to hold her back, she just threw it away and said I don't care. I am going to be aggressive. I am going to be angry. Because that's what I am right now. 

And it doesn't matter whether I'm a man or woman. I know my stuff. I know I can do it. And I'm showing you: I will fight hard.

And then the second half? I thought it was strategy. You know, all those guys seemed sort of dumb, jumping over each other. And she knew, she had won it from the get-go. Why then play into the stereotypes that could hurt her and jump in too aggressively. She had already done it. She had won! 

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