Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren, when asked if she "understands the income category that Mitt Romney is in"…
"Yeah, actually, I think I do understand it, and that is that Mitt Romney pays fourteen percent of income in taxes, and people who get out there and work for a living pay twenty five, twenty eight, thirty, thirty three percent. I get it. Mitt Romney gets a better deal than any of the rest of us, because he manages to earn his income in a way that has been specially protected for rich folks. I think that's wrong."
Pffffff… Clearly, she's jealous.
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"What happened is that Washington now works for those who can hire an army of lobbyists and an army of lawyers." – Elizabeth Warren on the dwindling middle class
You can watch Elizabeth Warren's previous conversation with Jon Stewart from back in April right here.
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I'm not sure upon which side of this issue Newt Gingrich is today, but I am absolutely positive that he would be either very impressed or extremely enraged by what's currently happening happening in the Massachusetts senate race between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren…
Senior officials from Brown's and Warren's campaigns will soon meet to try to craft an unusual pact to curtail the influence of so-called super PACs that have grown in power since the Supreme Court's Citizens United case loosened campaign finance rules in 2010…
"What I’d like to do is I’d like to be able to run my campaign," Warren said before a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at this city's convention center. "I'd like for Sen. Brown to run his campaign and we both be responsible for what is said. I think that is the right way to be able to run the campaign."
Brown, speaking outside an American Legion post in Mattapan, Mass., said he's "glad professor Warren seems to be coming around on this issue," adding that he’s been calling on her to disavow outside spending for several weeks.
And what of the sickly child of the man who breaks his back all day in an editing suite churning out attack ad after attack ad? Is that poor young thing to go to bed hungry?
I find it disturbing to see Sen. Brown so quickly bending to the anti-capitalist tactics of admitted-academic Professor Warren.
Photos by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe/Getty Images and U.S. Treasury Department/Wikimedia Commons
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts, Money, Scott Brown, Senate, Super PACs
* Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign chair foresees a horrible dystopian future in which women marry national monuments and nobody knows how to pronounce words like "polyamory," much less be mindlessly terrified of them.
* Elizabeth Warren is the new Barack Obama. Which means we'll all be overcome with despair at the mere mention of her name in about three years.
* Mitt Romney has traveled to the dark side and made it back to tell the harrowing tale.
* Who wants to dress up as an unemployed foreclosure lawyer for Thanksgiving?!?!
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Oh, no! Just look at this new ad from Karl Rove's Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies. I was under the impression that Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was a thoughtful intellectual who favored common-sense capitalism that didn't cannibalize itself into recessions. But it turns out she is the living embodiment of all that is progressive and sinister. The music! It's so terrible. And somebody says the word "drugs"! Aaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!
Granted, I am definitely not the target audience for this ad. Mostly because I read the newspaper once in a while and therefore do not consider the Occupy Wall Street movement to be "extreme left protests." I think of it more as "extreme moderate protests."
What's not so clear is who the target audience for this ad is…
An online poll released Sunday of Americans' views of groups in the news shows Occupy Wall Street conjuring more favorable impressions among the public than their wealthy corporate targets. Among 1,005 adults surveyed, 35 percent had a favorable impression of the protest movement that began in New York City and gained support worldwide. Only 16 percent could say the same for Wall Street and large corporations…
In terms of unpopularity, Wall Street/large corporations tied with Washington government, with 71 percent of those polled saying they had an unfavorable impression of them. The Tea Party movement got a 50 percent unfavorable response, and Occupy Wall Street protesters 40 percent.
So, Rove and Crossroads GPS are trying to tie Warren to a national movement that is more popular than the opposition and pretty much anything else going these days.
And they're doing this with their own money? That seems unfair. And we all know how much Elizabeth Warren hates unfairness.
So, I think the right thing for her to do is chip in some money for all this positive advertising.
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, Karl Rove, Massachusetts, Occupy Wall Street, Senate