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Warren v. Brown is the new Wisconsin Recall

Warren v. Brown is the new Wisconsin Recall

If you love Daily Kos, Van Jones and Keith Ellison, you’ll love Elizabeth Warren.  If you love public employee unions running the state, you’ll love Elizabeth Warren.  If you loved the Wisconsin Recall, you’ll love Elizabeth Warren.

The big union and Hollywood money and progressive media machine are going all in for Warren.  It’s where they are making their stand (and so are we at LI for just that reason).

Politico has put together a montage of Netroots attendees lauding Warren, including this comment from Daily Kos publisher Markos Moulitsas:

“Elizabeth Warren is probably the number one project of the Progressive movement this November”

Van Jones commented:

“Elizabeth Warren is everybody’s favorite human right now. I mean, she’s the rock star of the party right now. I think nobody would question that.”

Perhaps this explains the rapid-fire hits Daily Kos put on me after I asked one question about Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee problem at Netroots.

What has not been explained is the silence of these progressives about Warren’s abuse of the minority and “woman of color” designations, via Michael Smerconish, Warren’s shaky history:

The silence thus far from those minorities who are the intended beneficiaries of affirmative action is curious. If and when they demand to know whether Warren played the Native American card inappropriately, this issue could go from curiosity to deal-breaker.

Deal-breaker. Sounds good to us. And all it will take is continued light shining no matter how much Markos and Van and Elizabeth try to avoid the issue.


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After months of feeling that I had had enough of Brown, I am now sure I will send him some California dollars for his campaign. There certainly are a lot of good candidates for my political contributions. I look forward to LI’s posts that highlight those candidates.

    barbara in reply to Rick. | June 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    “I look forward to LI’s posts that highlight those candidates.”

    Same here, Rick

    Power Line has good suggestions, too.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Rick. | June 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    While Brown isn’t a classic RINO, I’d still prefer him – or ever a broken refrigerator – to Liawatha!

She is the crying Indian for this generation!

“What has not been explained is the silence of these progressives about Warren’s abuse of the minority and “woman of color” designations…

Which was exactly my question to all the Democrat feminists after the Lewinsky debacle came to light.The fact that no one cares about either issue should not surprise us. It’s what libs do…

Frank Scarn | June 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

“I mean, she’s the rock star of the party right now. I think nobody would question that.”

No body except those who continue to have a sense of Enlightenment morality. It says a great deal, none of it admirable, about the Democratic Party that Warren is a rock star, a person who is a demonstrated liar and scammer/schemer of the whole artifice knows as affirmative action.

What astounds me even more is that independents would actually vote for Democrats.

Democrats: No ethics, No morality, No problem.

    Estragon in reply to Frank Scarn. | June 11, 2012 at 1:37 am

    The concern of the left is not right and wrong, but power or no power. Their only attention to a candidate on their side’s crimes is how well they manage to survive them. Lying isn’t a defect in their view, if done well.

    You have sex with 17 year old employees, be a bomb-making terrorist, steal billions from customers, but as long as you don’t lose your seat or cost someone else their seat, you’re cool with the Democrats.

    Naturally, this toleration ends at the line between the parties.

TrooperJohnSmith | June 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I had a spirited political debate last evening with three family members who are very left of center in almost every way. As I wrote on here just yesterday, these family debates are rare since W left office.

Over the course of the evening, one of them mentioned Warren in glowing, talent-crush terms, and the subsequent discussion was very enlightening, if not just a bit surreal. Her whole Indian identity-theft scam is irrelevant in their minds. Totally, irrelevant to the point of one saying, “Well, I’m glad she did it!” There was no consideration to the moral or integrity questions involved. If fact, my dear sister invoked a Plessey v. Ferguson reset!

When I brought up the fact that much of her academic writing and research failed under peer review, even to the point of plagiarism, they played the “Fox News” card, I’ve duly e-mailed them links from this blog, but that will likely fall on deaf ears.

When we spoke of Obama, my challenge to them was, “What has he done? What can he run on?” The response was a mixture of Romney’s religion and “eight years of Bush”.

What amazes me is that “smart” seems to be my family Lefties’ only criteria to be a good leader, and even then, smart is highly relative and subjective. The fact that nothing Obama ever wrote is available was dismissed, because so many professors and fellow students said he was so smart.

It scares me that the Obama Administration is this bad and corrupt, and he may still win reelection. Additionally, people like Elizabeth Warren are the “gold standard” for high office. God help us. Please.

    I have some relatives who are flaming liberals. I’ve stopped talking politics altogether because it’s just no use.

    I have two sisters too who are complete leftists in a great big conservative family. I have taken to making a wisecrack when an issue comes up because there is no rational discussion possible. They get angry immediately. It’s very annoying.

    Trooper, you can’t have a reasonable discussion with a liberal/progressive. They keep moving the target. It is more frustrating than “whack-a-mole”. I no longer waste my time. I would rather preach to the “undecided”. At least there is a chance that something will sink in. I have asked a couple of friends about “Fast and Furious”. One is a psychiatrist and the other is an attorney. They knew nothing about it. I sent them some articles. They no longer speak to me as if I had done something wrong.

      full-throated support in reply to Towson Lawyer. | June 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Whacking moles is animal abuse. Seriously, there are relocation techniques.

      Also, Fast and Furious sounds like a virgin’s deed in Tiajuana. Can’t you conservatives get over your sex obsessions?

        BannedbytheGuardian in reply to full-throated support. | June 11, 2012 at 12:24 am

        So “Fast & furious is about Tijuana sex?

        I am not surprised Holder is not handing over documents -he is too busy looking at the pics.

        How about Whack-a-Troll?

        Let me waste a couple of minutes.
        “Whack-a-mole” is an arcade game invented by Aaron Fechter t/a Creative Engineering. It is a GAME.
        “Fast and Furious” is the name given by Holder and Obama to the gun running operation that was conceived to prove that the USA was supplying arms to the Mexican drug cartels. Once “proven”, Holder and Obama were going to use these “facts” to disarm America.
        Since Holder and Obama named their criminal activity [not a failed experiment], I ask why can’t Holder and Obama get over their sexual obsession? Are they obsessed sexually with each other?
        Now on to more important projects, like making a second cup of coffee.

      Hepcat in reply to Towson Lawyer. | June 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      You did do something wrong. You challenged their whole belief system. If they admit that the mainstream media should cover F&F, what else are they wrong about?

      How dare you challenge their utopian fantasy world.

      That’s why they’re not upset with Holder and the media, they’re troubled that you’re one of those dumb conservatives. How can be that stupid?

Warren v. Brown is the new Wisconsin Recall

Popcorn. We need more popcorn.

1. The Left’s reasoning is impeccable:

If progressives can’t win an election in Wisconsin Massachusetts, where can we win one?

March on, Comrades, march on.

2. Sardonicism aside, their chances in MA are better than they were in WI. In contrast to Brown, Walker was not stupid/arrogant enough to snub the Tea Party folk whose efforts got him elected. No matter how bad Warren is, some number of voters and donors will wish Brown to go to hell. Possibly their numbers will be enough to make the difference.

3. Speculation is dangerous, especially premature speculation, but: I’m guessing that if early MA returns indicate that Warren loses, that will be a very strong indicator that Obama will lose as well. Otoh, Romney could win even if Brown loses.

    gs in reply to gs. | June 11, 2012 at 12:48 am

    4. I hope that shoes will continue to drop regarding Warren’s character but, trust me on this, MA voters don’t really care about character as long as a politician brings home the bacon.

    Demonstrate to MA voters that a Senator Warren will damage them, not “the rich”, and they may use the character issue as a pretext for dumping Warren.

    5. An obvious way to proceed is to tie Warren to Obama, and hence to the economy.

    6. Has anyone put Warren on the spot regarding Obama’s statement that the private sector is doing fine? If they have, I haven’t heard about it. If they haven’t, why not? This possibly qualifies as an unforced error (of omission). Oh Brown campaign! Yoo hoo!

      Cassie in reply to gs. | June 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

      These are all solid points. There is another issue that will help the Scott Brown campaign – however they cannot ever explicitly mention it. That issue is the expression in Warren’s eyes:

      And even here, in an official photo:

      I’m surely no expert, but in all of these pictures there is something…off…about Warren’s facial expression. It’s less “I’m so excited to be winning!” or “I’m passionate about the middle class!” and more of a thousand yard stare. The fact of the matter is, there is something off about Elizabeth Warren.

      Didn’t want to mention it before, but since the Democratic Party leadership has decided to double down on Warren as their choice in spite of numerous warning flags before the state convention, I am obliged to point out just how bad of a choice Warren is turning out to be.

        gs in reply to Cassie. | June 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

        I’m surely no expert, but in all of these pictures there is something…off…about Warren’s facial expression. It’s less “I’m so excited to be winning!” or “I’m passionate about the middle class!” and more of a thousand yard stare. The fact of the matter is, there is something off about Elizabeth Warren.

        I agree with you, but a lot of MA goo-goos look like that. Warren looks nastier and kookier than most, but to me she is recognizable as a member of the species. An alpha member, to be sure.

          Cassie in reply to gs. | June 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

          I hope you’re right, gs, and that this isn’t another example of the MA Democratic Party’s failure to do background research on their own candidate. Run of the mill leftist loon is okay – I can deal with that – it’s just that someone with, say, rapidly cycling bipolar disorder might be more of a problem, both during a campaign and in the Senate.

Brendon Carr | June 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Sounds like I may have finally found a reason to watch MSNBC. Ed Schultz’s tears are delicious.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Brendon Carr. | June 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    The problem with watching MSNBC, is after about a half hour, I feel like I need a full colonic or worse, like I just had one! 😉

“Elizabeth Warren is everybody’s favorite human right now. I mean, she’s the rock star of the party right now. I think nobody would question that.”

Consider the poverty of that position. Intellectually, by any measure of integrity, even by merit in terms of what she brings.

I am grateful every day that I can say I have higher standards. Bill Whittle said something to the effect that delusion and denial are cowardice.

How true.

The number one project of the nutroots is taking out the squishiest Republican in the Senate? And they’re gonna do it with this nitwit?

I can’t help but wonder how Scott Brown keeps getting so lucky.

“So instead of Lieawatha, should we call her “Whining Wussy”?”

I prefer “Dances With Wolf Blitzer”.

full-throated support | June 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Elizabeth Warren proudly declaring her Indian roots, even if her mother was mistaken or she’s mistaken about her mother ever mentioning it, pays more homage to “her” tribe than do all the suburbanites zipping around in their Jeep Cherokees on their way to Braves games to do the Tomahawk Chop on Columbus Day.

Warren’s scholarship doesn’t need to be original or accurate; it’s enough that it bolsters Progressive policy which evokes the sharing, daring, and romance of traditional Cherokee communalism.

She should be made an honorary squaw, not targeted by people jealous of her elite Harvard professorship and great personal wealth.

Not really O/T…

Spinal transplants via osmosis…???

“I think, really, government works better without them,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told “Fox News Sunday,” when asked whether public-worker unions should even exist.

Mr. Brown…???

I guess it has never occurred to Van Jones that the reason Rock Star Warren can explain the most complicated issues of the day in simple, easy-to-understand language is because she Makes Shit Up? Further, she wonders off topic, giving answers she wants to hear, not answers to the questions. If I could lie like a rug, and never bat an eye, with the correct gullible audience, I would be a genius as well.

huskers-for-palin | June 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm

They keep moving the goalposts back.

Like tin-plated dictators, they draw a line in the sand. The Marines step over it, the dictators takes a few steps back and draw a new one and so on and so forth.

Pretty soon, they’ll be holed up in a bunker with a box of Easy Mac, orders and communications of units that don’t exist, and a handful of die-hards who constantly look for the exists.

Doug Wright | June 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Well now, considering the Democrat famous old “One Drop” rule as well used by Democrat rockstars like Gov. Orval Faubus, D-AR, and Senator R. Bryd, D-WV, Senator Fulbright, D-AR, and others like Bull Connor, now the Democrats have inaugurated a new rule, the Zero Drop Rule as supported by rumors of a family recollection of a possible heritage.

Really, we’ve got to give to the Democrats, they maintain their stance even in the face of undisputed facts or even of much disputed facts too. I hope Anne and others in LI keep on pounding facts upon more facts onto these Democrat Party types. 🙂

We need to make the Democrats realize that facts can be very stubborn things indeed. Sometimes even painful to recall.

OBTW: We need to realize ourselves too! 🙂

Funny post at website No Oil for Pacifists:

“Liz Warren’s Authentic Cherokee Gefilte Fish”

This one, too:

“Top Ten Elizabeth Warren Rejected Excuses”

Henry Hawkins | June 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

If Elizabeth Warren is the leading light of the progressive movement, the future of the country becomes immediately brighter. Not that of Massachusetts, maybe, but of the country, yes. It was the same sort of blind liberal denial of reality that allowed the 2010 sweep, the Wisconsin rebellion, and now, hopefully, another GOP win in deep azure Massachusetts.

Okay, all you Cher fans… SING:

“One thirtysecond-breed, that’s all she ever heard
One thirtysecond-breed, how she learned to hate the word
One thirtysecond-breed, she’s no good they warned
Both sides were against her since the day she was born”

Watching my US Senator Ben Cardin praise that pos is disgusting. He has no moral compass.

Well, I watched the video. I then took a shower. I still feel dirty.

Lizzie Warren is demonstrating something called “chutzpah.”

“Chutzpah” is loosely defined as murdering your parents and then begging the court for mercy because you are an orphan…

As a Mass resident, I cannot understand the attitude of folks that have tossed Brown because he is not a hard core fiscal conservative. He is not my ideal candidate either but compared to Fuaxcahontas he is dream. I feel the being the majority party in the senate is worth holding ones nose and voting for Scott Brown.

    WarEagle82 in reply to gregh1918. | June 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Brown is certainly no “dream.” And I never tossed him under the bus. Everybody who thought about it for a second knew what Brown was.

    The people of Massachusetts have two awful choices. Neither of them is likely to fix any of the problems facing Massachusetts. One will make things very much worse much more quickly than the other.

    Is this a “Hobson’s Choice,” a “Morton’s Fork” or a dilemma? Either way, Massachusetts loses…

I like my popcorn buttered.

We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender,

We will just have to keep playing whack-a-mole with those people for as long as it takes.

“Progressive.” A curious word. As C. S. Lewis once famously asked, “progressive toward what end?”

Wrapping yourself in the burial shrouds of those Native Americans who died on the “Trail of Tears” when in fact your family helped force them onto the trail is “progressive?”

Will she next claim to be a Holocaust survivor? A Bosnian, Croat or Kosovar?

There is a deep-seated mental issue evidenced here. “Insane” is a legal, not a medical, term. But these people are deeply, deeply disturbed…

number one project of the Progressives = communism

I’ve been thinking along the same lines as Ms. Anne Sorock – the Left is drawing a line with Warren’s election.

For weeks, MSM “told” us how important the WI election was, how it was going to be the roadmap for November, and would be an affirmation of every policy O’s WH wants.

And then they lost…

So now the story is “it’s only Gubernatorial” and “it’s not a verdict on O”…etc etc.

So…anyone want to wager how MSM will use poll data from the Warren-Brown race to tell us “the voters want Warren, therefore, the voters will want obama”?

The Left has drawn a line….anyone who is wanting to reclaim America, this would be one more action front we need to join. The Left complained how WI was lost only because all of the outside agitation? Then if that’s the only reason Walker won (which I doubt – I believe he won because his policies are what the majority want), well, then it is time to see WI replicated.

However…. I think it’s time for those on the right to see the need to change strategy… making fun of Warren’s “roots” are valid and if it has her in a spin, then it’s fine by me.

But the “1/32 Question” is not going to be enough to win an election. The Left has already said they don’t care about “integrity”, or “fairness”. They don’t care.

But if you want to make a difference, we need to double down on something the Left can’t hide from – Warren’s credibility.

And the best way to do this – start exposing who she is with the foreclosed houses she bought and flipped.

That she lies about being Indian …some see as funny, and is an issue the Left is doing a good job of dismissing.

But show her to be a liar when it comes to “protecting the little guy”.

Ms. Anne…. it’s time for you and all the others to start hounding her with questions about making money from the misfortune of others.

Make her regret ever THINKING about buying a foreclosed home and having the moxey to get up in front of her liberal crowd and “pretend” to be for the little guy.

DocWahala – if this was war, I wouldn’t advocate ‘hit and run’, rather now is the time for all out invasion with everything you have.

    janitor in reply to DocWahala. | June 11, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Drawing a line. Yes. The line, of course, moved. Wisconsin didn’t mean squat. Shhhh… Bury that embarrassment. THIS is the important election, see.

One point: Remember that Ancient New Jersey (ANJ) Rule as used by the Dhimmicrats: They can replace a losing candidate whenever it’s in their best interest whenever it suited them.

Also, Warren is now the Annointed One so she can do no wrong but still the ANJ Rule applies when needed.

BannedbytheGuardian | June 11, 2012 at 12:50 am

It seems to me that Oklahoma has some pretty good fodder for hard done by story telling.

The Trail of Tears is top class but what about the dispossessed Okies driven from their windswept lands made barren by Climate Change.?

There are other World Class happenings that inspired movies novels & songs.

Were The Grapes Of Wrath for nuttin? Did Woody Guthrie sing of happy peeps ?

She could also have claimed to be an Oklahoma City Bomb victim with a case of PTS.

Okies are bestowed with many options.

Those who complain Brown isn’t conservative enough need to look at Massachusetts. The last seriously conservative Senator elected there was Leverett A. Saltonstall in 1960 (and he was running as a three-term incumbent). Even when Massachusetts was going for Reagan in 1984, they gave their open Senate seat to John Kerry.

Brown is almost analogous to Castle in Delaware. Someone who votes with you 55% of the time and doesn’t buck the party on the votes the leadership whips beats a Democrat who votes against you 100% of the time.

I hope Elizabeth Warren loses, but if she wins, there will be a silver lining. If Warren wins, she will have proven that the benefits of minority status are available to everyone. The playing field will finally be level.

I may not a agree with Sen. Brown, but he is tethered to our state. Warren is a rock star of her party, but not the state. I understand how national parties play a role, but when your ‘rock star’ is a candidate who has never held office um… sorry as a voter I’m going to get in the way and say NO.

    Cassie in reply to ReneeA. | June 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

    The Scott Brown campaign has a huge advantage in that their candidate is a native son (sorry, couldn’t resist). Betsy Warren can appear on The Daily Show a hundred times, and she can get a hundred standing ovations while she’s there, but nothing changes the fact that she is not local. The Daily Show crowd is her real constituency, not the people of Massachusetts. Betsy Warren is not local, and the Brown campaign should keep emphasizing that fact.

    On the other hand, if Warren’s real estate shenanigans had taken place in Massachusetts instead of Oklahoma, people would be paying a lot more attention to that series of transactions. Maybe someone should try to transpose those sales into local real estate terms (i.e. this town is the Fall River of Oklahoma, or the Wellesley of Oklahoma, etc.), and it would be more understandable to people.

    Either way, the national Democratic Party leadership cannot force the voters of Mass to obey them all the time: look at what happened 2008. The entire political elite of Mass came out in support of Obama – all of them! – and yet in the primary, Hillary still won the state by 16 points.

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Henry Hawkins | June 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

If Elizabeth Warren is a rock star, what’s the band, the Bay City Rollers? 1910 Fruitgum Company? Wham!? Eeee-yuck.

..regarding the VJ video: anyone have a box of barf bags they’re not using?

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