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Elizabeth Warren’s Dukakis Tank moment

Elizabeth Warren’s Dukakis Tank moment

Emily’s List has been throwing mountains of cash into the Massachusetts Senate race supporting Elizabeth Warren.

And we have Emily’s List via Twitter to thank for this image of Mike Dukakis in a tank Warren on a Harley:


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She’d probably be claiming that she was 1/32 Hell’s Angel if she thought it would be to her advantage.

“Biden’s got trains, now I’ve got bikes!!!

Vroooom, Vroooom!”

VetHusbandFather | August 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Wow that really IS Dukakis in a tank.

TheLastBrainLeft | August 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Is that a hybrid hog?

If she stays on track with her audacious defiance of the truth and Brown continues to pull punches and equivocate about “honor,” she will win. In this polarized age, confidence and aggressiveness wins.

Born to be Wiiiii … iiiiiiii … te !!!

So what’s the problem? The bike is leaning to the left and not going anywhere.

Is Warren really that tiny, or is that bike built for a giant?

Maybe it’s just the perspective, but it looks like there would be no way in hell she could actually ride a bike that big and control it properly at stops and starts, let alone the possibility of having to actually kick-start it.

You non-riders don’t understand. A big bike like that allows Taxaguia to ride free across the Great Plains like her forefathers, riding the great highways that all the peoples have provided so that businesses can thrive.

Cassandra Lite | August 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I’d love to see her walk into a Harley plant and tell those workers, “You didn’t build that.”

Lizzy and Jed Clampett call that a “mechanical horse.”

Get a load of her photo on the front page of the Globe today. I didn’t read the article. My husband told me you have to see this picture.

    Here is the Globe’s lead paragraph (I don’t have a subscription) – notice how they’ve tried to reframe the fact that she is the only tenured professor at Harvard who didn’t attend a top ten law school (due to the fact that she was an affirmative action hire for Harvard):

    “Years before she became famous for taking on credit card companies and Wall Street bankers, Elizabeth Warren was poking at those in power, often in ways that tested the boundaries between bold and barbed. She steadily ascended to the pinnacle of her profession, shattering the tradition that the nation’s most elite law schools hire professors groomed at those very same schools. Warren’s law degree from Rutgers University made her the first tenured professor at Harvard Law trained at an American public law school.”

    Get that, people? She was ‘shattering tradition’, not committing academic ethnic fraud. This is the new paradigm.


      Cassandra Lite in reply to Cassie. | August 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Funny that she’s been trying to tout several invented firsts for herself–first Indian, first nursing mom sitting for the bar, etc. But this genuine first? Nuh-uh. Why? Because it calls too much attention to the circumstances of her hiring.

      Listen, out here in California, we’ve had to deal with Barbara Boxer, who has the brain of a real boxer. It’s only fair that the people of Massachusetts get one too. Oh, wait. I forgot about Teddy. And Lurch.

    Cassandra Lite in reply to GrannyJanJihadKitty. | August 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I’m guessing that was during her junior year abroad in France, when she was learning to surrender.

Henry Hawkins | August 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Nothing says good governance like a blonde Cherokee in fuscia on a Harley.

Darn It! I have to wait 24 hours or more for the Howie Carr and Michael Graham, ‘laffapalooza’ (laugh-a-palooza for out of staters), over this picture. Monday is shaping up nicely.

Are you sure that’s a Harley, professor? It looks like an Indian to me. 🙂

Note to Elizabeth Warren:

Sitting on a Harley does not even begin to make you 1/32nd of a Hell’s Angel. So, take heed and spare us and yourself alot of grief!

Thank you.

Henry Hawkins | August 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Elizabeth Warren = Fonzi Fauxcohantas.


Sacheen Littlefeather refuses Warren’s invitation to refuse Oscar on her behalf for best actress on an iconic American product.

Kin she git herself a cycle license heeya…?

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parody Warren press release: This is NOT a Harley-Davidson! It’s an Indian motorcycle.

Picture Caption: Does this ass make my motorcycle look big?

My favorite element of this photo is the apparent enthusiasm of her “fellow” riders.

Faux Indian mounts faux Indian.

Maybe she should have stuck to a bike, with that stupid “D” toilet like symbol in the front.

Last time I remember seeing such hardscrabble authenticity as Easy Whiner was when Pat Benatar was singing about surviving the mean streets of suburbia’s indoor shopping malls.

Midwest Rhino | August 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Not only did she not build that …

Lizzie didn’t ride that!

This is what Warren/Obama think of business owners …. you just get on and you’re a biker. No understanding of maintaining (a bike or business) and moving it down the highway in bad weather. Someone see if she can handle a bicycle before they turn her lose in the Senate, to chopper up capitalism.

Hey Lizzie … you didn’t build it, you can’t even ride it .. you don’t get to declare yourself leader of the pack.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | August 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Sarah Palin looked authentic on a bike. Granny Warren? Not so much.

She’s definitely on a Harley. But it’s still more of an Indian than she is.

1. MA’s lefty upper middle class will like this image. It may not make much difference in November. However, per the title of this post, the image further damages Warren’s national prospects.

2. My concern wrt the outcome remains Warren’s opponent, not Warren herself.

A man’s gotta know his limitations. Scott Brown is a superior politician who would be in great shape if MA were a purple state. Unfortunately, MA is not a purple state. Even more unfortunately, Scott Brown believes he is a genius politician.

3. It’s ironic that you didn’t build that actually applies to Brown. He would not have been elected Senator without the exertions of conservatives like Sissy Willis (on Bill’s blogroll as sisu), but, once elected, he gave those people the cold shoulder:

…But ’tis a common proof
That lowliness is young ambition’s ladder,
Whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
But when he once attains the upmost round,
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend.

Shakespeare wrote that about Julius Caesar, who was removed from office more…directly…than Brown may be. I hope Scott Brown gets off the path he is on.

    gs in reply to gs. | August 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    4. Afterthought about that image, and about Warren’s composite image:

    If she is elected, someday people will look back at her with the same incredulous derision that we have today for the 1960s Flower Power movement. Like the flower children, by then she will have done her damage.

Riding on her new controvertible, wind blowing through her hair.

Sarah Palin she ain’t!

I heard Sitting Bulls–t now claims this exact motorcycle were ridden by one of her ancestors in the Battle of Little Bighorn. She also claimed the white man tried to hogged all the gasoline at the time. Hence, the term ‘hog’ came into being to describe a motorcycle by the Indians.

If this woman is elected senator, I’m resigning from the human race.

Lizzy , doing The Full Monkey from modified apehangers !

Sigh. Do we need a Scott Brown money bomb?

She’s riding a HAWG wearing a white SHELL (as my mother would have said) and an apple red blazer for the office. BOOYAH!

“The most hilarious thing is her left hand. Look at that. She’s got it under the handlebar, no?”

Yeah, but her right hand is almost over her cheekbones.

“Get your Injun runnin’

Head out on the highway!

Elopin’ with the truth

Crab omelettes at the buffet …”


    Terrific! Thank you! This deserves to kick off a mini-genre.

    Fix or remove the cigarette/joint, and you have a masterpiece.

    Don’t take this as criticism, take it as a compliment. The most talented artists are held to the highest standards. 🙂

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Now I don’t want a pickle

I just wanna ride my mooootor sicle.

Riding free just like my forefathers.

and yes. yes she’s going vroom, vrooom.

What. A. Tool.

The bikers are barely holding back the snickers.

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“Lizzie Warren – Biker Chick.”

Sorry, I’m not buying that line either.

Does she know those things burn carbon-based fuel? I’m just askin’…

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | August 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Elizabeth Warren’s hilarious attempt to associate herself with the ordinary people, by sitting on a Harley with the owners standing around, is amusing to say the least, and yes, so Dukakis in it’s political message moment.

This is her political and personal desperation moment of truth.. Love it.. grasping for any kind of diversion from her incessant lies of being Cherokee Native American Indian..

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | August 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Correction- with ordinary people, not “the” ordinary people.. No edit button, sorry..

Special Forces Grunt | August 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

The guy on the right in the photo appears to be a real Indian.

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Still no proof that anybody in Elizabeth Warren’s family has ever ridden an Indian…— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 19, 2012

[…] Emily’s List Sunday afternoon and quickly went viral. William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection compared the photo to the infamous image of former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis riding in an Army tank during his ill-fated 1988 […]

[…] MA-Sen: In the wake of the PPP poll from yesterday showing Brown with a healthy 49-44 lead, I bring you this photo from over the weekend of Elizabeth Warren on a Harley motorcycle. Your corneas may burn from the sight, however. Maybe this is why Warren isn’t pusuing more common-person activities. It’s like seeing Michael Dukakis in a tank when she interacts with regularpeople. […]

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This shows Warren’s clueless elitism. Red and white are the “colors” of the Hells Angels. Just imagine the Warren campaign if Scott Brown (once their staffer’s incarcerated brother clued them in) was snapped sitting on a Harley wearing gang colors, sneering like Billy Idol. What’s next, Warren campaign stops in a scally cap, a wave-cap?