Donald Trump's decisive win in the Indiana primary, coupled with Ted Cruz's subsequent decision to end his campaign has effectively solidified the New York real estate mogul's lock on the Republican presidential nomination. It's an electoral paradigm shift that signals a new phase of the 2016 elections—one in which many GOP heavyweights find themselves straining the limits of rhetorical contortion, all in an quixotic attempt to balance party loyalty with the abject horror they feel at the possibility of a Trump White House.
Democrats, on the other hand, face no such constraints.
Shortly after Indiana's polls closed, Senator Elizabeth Warren took to social media to execrate Trump as the now essentially guaranteed standard bearer of the Republican party. She did not mince words.
Warren also posted a slightly modified version of the Twitter-essay on her official Facebook page, where it garnered hundreds of thousands of likes and shares in under 12 hours.
While the Democratic presidential nomination seems almost certain to go to Hillary Clinton, a surprisingly resurgent campaign from Vermont senator Bernie Sanders continues to agitate from the party's left flank, promising to fight all the way to the party's national convention in July. Given, then, her standing within the Democrat's progressive wing, Warren's tweetstorm may not only be a barrage against Trump, but a reminder to her own party that, acrimonious primary battles aside, the real fight is yet to come.