“A festival of hypocrisy.”
Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer offered commentary on Elizabeth Warren’s very theatrical protest of the so-called Cromnibus. Things are a little different now that a Democrat is objecting to a government funding bill.
Transcript via National Review:
What should one think of Elizabeth Warren’s brinksmanship over the cromnibus bill last night? “Spectacular hypocrisy, a festival of hypocrisy,” says Charles Krauthammer.
“And, of course, the media loves it when it’s a liberal Democrat who leads the fight, she’s a ‘principled’ politician,” Krauthammer said on Friday’s Special Report. “Whereas when it’s Ted Cruz, he’s a terrorist, essentially.”
Although Krauthammer is not convinced that Warren will run in 2016, “her star is rising,” he said, “and the hero worship of the media is beginning. This sort of sounds and feels a bit like the early Obama years, between 2004 and 2008.
Here’s the video, via the Washington Free Beacon:
Krauthammer noted that if Warren is running for president, this was the moment she launched her campaign.
Danny Vinik of The New Republic couldn’t agree more:
The Week Elizabeth Warren Decided to Run for President
Or may have decided. We won’t know for a few months whether the Massachusetts senator will challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, but if she chooses to run, we’re going to look back at this week as a pivotal moment in Warren’s decision-making.
Warren has been waging two battles against mainstream Democrats over the past month in an attempt to reduce Wall Street’s influence within the party. Both of those battles hit inflection points this week. The first is over President Barack Obama’s nominee for the under secretary for Domestic Finance, the number three position at the Treasury Department. It’s rare for such a nomine to become a political issue, much less a political issue within a party. But that’s what has happened to Antonio Weiss, whom Obama nominated on November 12.
A week later, Warren came out vocally against Weiss, arguing that he was both unqualified for the job and another example of Democrats’ filling senior government positions with people from Wall Street.
How convenient for Elizabeth Warren to suddenly notice that members of her party have ties to Wall Street.
Funny, I don’t recall her making such connections before the elections of 2008 or 2012.
William Jacobson offers the punchline:
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