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Leave Elizabeth Warren alone

Leave Elizabeth Warren alone

Chris Matthews gets testy.

Elizabeth Warren is doing the best she can with the ideology she has.

So it was a shock to see Chris Matthews, of all people, call her out for being all talk and no real action. As if she would just say things for political effect. Or take advantage of situations unfairly for her own gain.

Come on Chris. Leave Elizabeth alone.

From The Daily Caller:

Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren clearly expected a softball interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Thursday night.

But midway through her predictable talking points, the left-wing “Hardball” host unexpectedly struck out at the progressive darling over what he views as Democratic inaction on jobs and infrastructure.

Warren had just finished a diatribe against Republican recalcitrance on issues like education investment and income redistribution when Matthews pounced.

“We’ve got nobody working,” the host said angrily. “I don’t understand the union movement in this country. Why aren’t they BITCHING and moaning and complaining every day? We want big construction projects. And the President of the United States is not doing it. I don’t hear him talking about it. He talks about one thing next day, something else the the next day.”

Warren’s eyes became saucers as Matthews plowed on. “But I’m telling you, I don’t hear YOU getting it done!” he accused. “The Democrats control the U.S. Senate. The Democrats control the White House. When are you going to do what you just said you’d like to do? Just when, gimme a date? Is it 2017? 2023?”


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LukeHandCool | June 21, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Why is Chris Matthews using the economy as a political football to attack a woman Redskin?

    Estragon in reply to LukeHandCool. | June 22, 2014 at 2:15 am

    His Rich White Elitist Privilege is shrill and annoying.

    But even Matthews can’t overlook her entire program is hectoring and sloganeering, with nothing behind it.

    Run, Fauxcahontas, run!

Leave Britney Alone! (language warning)

Captain Keogh | June 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

How did that ignorant ****h ever get into the Senate and I cringe when I think she has had access to uninformed minds? She spouts nothing but cliches and D.N.C.talking points.

    If I recall correctly, it’s widely thought on the left that the DNC is quoting her, not the other way around. In other words, a true believer and a leading academic on the left pushing the economic justice angle into mainstream politics.

“As a country we got richer… it changed in the 1980’s when Republicans came up with a different vision… we tried that for 30 years and it really hasn’t worked.”

Well, Fauxcahontas, over those 30 years it made you a millionaire. And in Massachusetts, when you had the chance to pay your income taxes at a slightly higher (voluntary) rate, you chose to pay the lower rate.

She keeps harping on subsidies for “Big Oil” and “Big Agriculture”. Well at least those industries actually produce something that we need, and produce it very efficiently. Obama, our economic genius, has subsidized green industry to the tune of $billions and all we got were bankruptcies, money down the drain, and a shrug of the shoulders from our President.

Look for her to be the VP candidate.

    MouseTheLuckyDog in reply to MikeInCA. | June 21, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I remember sometime around 2000 Tony Snow saying that the oil companies made approximately 5 cents on each gallon gas. IIRC the federal gas tax was 25 cents a gallon.

    So the big question then becomes who is “Big Oil”? Especially given that the government does not invest anything in the business.

      MouseTheLuckyDog in reply to MouseTheLuckyDog. | June 21, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      PS: Perhaps someone can update my statistics.

      I can’t vouch for the numbers, but your point is spot-on. The oil companies put up the money, take all the risk, then the government skims off the top, taking more in taxes than the oil companies make in profit. And when you consider the physical risks endured by tens of thousands of oil workers, while the bureaucrats and politicians in their air-conditioned offices count the spoils of taxation, and look down their collective noses at those burly-men oil workers, the insult is amplified.

      Estragon in reply to MouseTheLuckyDog. | June 22, 2014 at 2:24 am

      Gasoline is a low-profit product, but it sells in great volume.

      Oil companies began moving in the 1970s toward more vertical integration – simply being in every phase of the business. They now operate a large portion of retail stations, whereas through the ’60s there weren’t so many company-operated outlets.

      It’s the profit on sodas and snacks and other inside retail products they are after, and it has worked well for them.

      Even for independent dealers, the gas is mainly to draw traffic, which is why stations will even lose money during “gas wars” (common in the ’70s) to keep the customers coming in.

She’s a lawyer and a capable bullshit artist, and isn’t going to be intimidated into a loss for words. So my interpretation of it is that he was safely creating TV theater to boost his own “credibility” and “objectivity”, voicing the thoughts of some of the lagging liberal constituency, and giving her a platform on which to respond.

    MouseTheLuckyDog in reply to janitor. | June 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I doubt that she has ever been in a courtroom. So where did she get her “lawyerly” skills from?

      Ragspierre in reply to MouseTheLuckyDog. | June 22, 2014 at 7:13 am

      I think you’re mistaken. She has practiced in a courtroom in bankruptcy.

      Now, that is not the kind of courtroom setting most think about, but in an “adversary” proceeding you get witnesses and a little drama. Most of bankruptcy stuff is pretty much “set-piece” practice, which still requires argument.

      She was apparently pretty good.

Like Hillary, this ‘disadvantaged’ -“Fighting-Chance”-social ‘warrior’ Warren is doing the best she can with what she has to work with – her much ballyhooed faux image.

Chrissie is a Hillary warrior and will be to the end.

Liz, I got bad news for you. That *was* a softball interview. Just wait until you get some *real* questions.

Good luck on your upcoming campaign. I’m bringing marshmallows to toast.

stevewhitemd | June 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Chris Matthews is on the Hillary payroll. This was a preemptive strike to knock down a potential opponent way ahead of time.

That’s the only reason I can think of for what he did.

Humphrey's Executor | June 21, 2014 at 11:19 pm

She is delusional. Great infrastructure projects of the past — dams, highways, bridges, canals, power plants, etc. — would be and are blocked by environmentalists. For example: there is a certain pipeline project that is being blocked by the environmental lobby.

It’s transparent criticism to bleat about Elizabeth Warren needing to be left alone — she wiping the floor with Chris Matthews and she corrected him on each of his nonsense assertions.
I see the future President Warren as the strength of the country: well versed in history, fluent in the matters of fact about the government of the USA, and an articulate intellectual capable of taking on the talking head media characters then beating them at their own game.
Matthews exposed himself as sorely lacking in all departments — he doesn’t know the facts and he’s not mentally capable of arguing policy or politics at her level.
I can only hope the voters and the voting system can achieve the daunting task of overcoming corruption in politics and voting Elizabeth Warren or someone with her credentials into the oval office.
That said, I think it’s high time all democracies give up the hero worship of a single leader — countries should be run by a real “dream team” of over-achievers. People with very high IQs, people with integrity and solid character. Why on Earth 300+ million Americans do nothing while their government destroys their country — and not just now in the last decade or so since 9/11, but for decades priors — is incomprehensible. Get the money, religion, guns, oil, drugs, tobacco and corruption out of government. Then, someone like Elizabeth Warren would be a shoe-in. The voters would just say “yes, she’s made of the right stuff, add her contribution and give her a seat at the table, then throw out one or two of the people at the table willing to step down or just plain not getting the job done and let them go back to their regular lives, no hard feelings.”
But the fact that a nation like the USA is so far behind the rest of the developed world is just too absurd to accept. Its education, its health services and welfare for its citizens are all in ruins. Bridges fall down (literally) and roads are patched together since they were built in the middle of last century. Incomprehensible. Billions of dollars go to weapons that rust in deserts while children go homeless, let alone well nourished, well educated and properly introduced to society with a life, a career and the purpose of health, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. The USA got it “right” some 200 years ago and has made progress on all fronts, but corruption has nosed its way into positions of power, and the damage is clearly evident. A nation with more riches than any the world has ever known lets its people drown in hurricanes and its cities crumble in modern day ruins simply because corrupt bankers have no opposition and their insatiable appetite for profit and their greed go unchecked. Billions of dollars and thousands of lives go to wars in unidentified foreign countries for unknowable motives while schools are closed and hospitals let war veterans die while waiting to be given simple medicines. At what point does a nation decide to vote for its own good?

    Uncle Samuel in reply to candas pam. | June 21, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Yeah, the US is so far behind the the Western nations that already bankrupt economically and morally and have been invaded by Islamists and communists and their human trafficking, drug and porn cartels. The health systems you tout are similar to the VA in long waiting lists, quality of services rendered…and people have no choice under the iron grip of bureaucrats.

      Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | June 21, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      That is not to say we could not do with far fewer greedy, lying corrupt-ocrats and disgust-icans and far fewer wars and dealings with the rabid bloodthirsty Islamists.

      But, Elizabeth Warren is just another useless, godless, corrupt, ambitious woman who craves power and like Nancy, Wendy and Hillary, she will wreak ruin and misery if given a chance.

    amrobinson in reply to candas pam. | June 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

    It’s easy to win elections if you ban anyone who doesn’t think like you from voting.

    Estragon in reply to candas pam. | June 22, 2014 at 2:26 am

    The worst part is they let dumb clucks like you vote, too.

    Ragspierre in reply to candas pam. | June 22, 2014 at 7:22 am

    “…countries should be run by a real “dream team” of over-achievers. People with very high IQs, people with integrity and solid character.”

    Well, you’ve just disqualified Princess Running Bare. And every member of the Collective.

    One may possess a lot of native intelligence, and make themselves idiots by the “magic thinking” they embrace.

    I mean, look at you.


    Observer in reply to candas pam. | June 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

    How ironic that you promote Elizabeth Warren for president in the same comment in which you claim to want people with very high IQs and integrity to run the country.

    Elizabeth Warren, the same woman who used her non-existent Cherokee heritage to transform her career from “trailing spouse” (to her more-talented husband) into Ivy League “Native American” faculty token. If Warren had such a high IQ, why couldn’t she get into a better law school than Rutgers? If she had integrity, why didn’t she earn her way onto the Ivy League faculties, rather than lying about being Cherokee?

    Also, Warren’s so-called legal scholarship about bankruptcy has been torn apart by every serious scholar who has reviewed it. It’s nothing but political hackery. She formed the conclusion she wanted first — that medical bills cause most bankruptcies — and then distorted and misrepresented bankruptcy data to fit her conclusion. Any debtor in bankruptcy filings who listed any unpaid medical bill became a “bankruptcy caused by medical bills,” in Warren’s “scholarship,” regardless of how many other unpaid debts the debtor had. So, for example, if a debtor listed $500 in unpaid medical bills, and $50,000 in unpaid credit card debts, Warren included the debtor as one whose bankruptcy was caused by unpaid medical bills.

    Then there is Warren’s rank hypocrisy in flipping houses, while railing against the mortgage industry practices that made her flipping so profitable for her, or the ludicrously high teaching salary she makes, while railing against the high cost of student loans, or the . . . oh hell, if we start listing all Warren’s hypocrisies we’ll be here all day.

    Lady Penguin in reply to candas pam. | June 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

    “corrupt bankers”? More like corrupt politicians being in bed with Big Business, from both sides of the aisle. The rest of your remarks are nothing more than the usual utopian nonsense. Schools close because the monies intended to supposedly help them, go into the pockets of union bureaucrats, instead of good teachers in the classroom. Hospitals are closing because Obamacare has stripped the subsidies they did receive from the federal government (our tax dollars) to care for the indigent. Lefty Democrats calculated wrong about human nature. Few that had no health insurance are going to get insurance from Obamacare, subsidized or not. The homeless still have no care (I work in a free clinic for them). Obamacare has ensured that people have heath insurance on paper, but no care. Including the mother who just found out that her Obamacare plan includes no pediatric cardiologists which her 10 month old baby is in dire need of.

    One last point: Leftist policies also undermine the very foundation of a society, so the loss of morality and a moral compass simply hastens the end of a society/culture. Entrophy, look it up.

    stevewhitemd in reply to candas pam. | June 22, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Candas pan thinks Senator Warren is a person of “real character”.

    Sure — except for that part about lying about her ancestry so as to score a couple of plum academic positions, including that of a professor of law at Harvard.

    It’s always the same with Candas: they want a Hobbesian future with “smart people of character” to tell us all what to do as we build Utopia. But their characters are always flawed.

    That’s why, instead of Utopia, we get yet another Bolshevik terror.

      Ragspierre in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

      And isn’t that SOOOOOooooo interesting…

      They want an elite of “brights” (which is SUPPOSED to be what the Obami are) to run things for the rest of us.

      We heirs of the Enlightenment think that people both have the right and the ability to govern themselves, and that NOBODY else has that right. And those who would take self-governance from us are tyrants…call them by whatever name you will.

Nothing funnier (sadder) than a dyed-in-the-wool Liberal grappling with the concept that his party’s ideology is fundamentally flawed, and that it can’t commit to or follow through on empty promises.

Uummmm…Senator Pow-Wow Wigwam Warren: You expected the slathering Clinton Lapdog Chrissy Matthews to be nice and pitch softballs??? What were you thinkin’, Babycakes?!

That said, now that the Hideous Hillary has the Left worried and scowling a tad, it’s a perfect time for you to jump in the 2016 game.