Skip to comments.Game on: Elizabeth Warren stands by Occupy Wall Street (Massachusetts US senate race)
Posted on 10/26/2011 6:33:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Yesterday I noted here that national Republicans have opened up a new front in the Massachusetts Senate race by attacking Elizabeth Warren for embracing Occupy Wall Streetthe latest effort to turn blue collar whites and independents against the protests and their populist message. Republicans are seeking to tie Warren directly to protesters who clashed with cops in Massachusetts, an effort to exploit a cultural fault line between working class whites and liberal activists that has been key to our politics for decades.
This is the sort of thing that has traditionally spooked Dems, but it appears Warren is standing by the protests. Asked for comment on the GOP criticism, a Warren spokesman sends over this:
Elizabeth was making the point that she has been protesting Wall Streets practices and policies for years and working to change them. Wall Streets tricks brought our economy to the edge of collapse and there hasnt been any real accountability. She understands why people are so angry and why they are taking their fight to the street. She has said repeatedly everyone has to abide by the law. Elizabeth is working for change a different way, to take this fight to the United States Senate.
That seems to explicitly align her Senate candidacy with the protesters who (justifiably, she says) have taken the fight to the streets. Shes battling the same forces they are albeit her campaign is qualifying that her Senate candidacy is pursuing change in a different way.
Warren was also quizzed by reporters yesterday about the GOP criticism, and she said:
I have been protesting Wall Street for a very long time. Occupy Wall Street is an organic movement, it expresses enormous frustration and gives a great faith all across the country for people to talk about whats broken....
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Marsha Choakley without the personal warmth, wit and common touch. Also a millionaire Haavaad prefesser carpetbagger from Oklahoma.
How can she miss?
From what I know of MA politics (Kennedys, Barney Frank, John Kerry etc.) it could be a stroke of political genius. Voters there seem to be liberal to the core.
once it turns violent,
she’ll get religion.
OWS - Obamas Wealth Spreaders
Unfortunately, here in Mass. the voters are idiots, so idiocy may also be genius...
I have relatives in Peabody, Mass. They are conservative in their lives, believing Catholics who worry about the decline of the schools and the everyday hassles with the bureaucracy for everything. They vote left and could not imagine voting for even a “moderate” Republican. Romney was a Godsend to them as governor because now they can blame all the high taxes and the Insurance fiasco and the crime and all the Rules on the Republican Romney and don’t think they have to attribute any of it to the Democrats. They tell me that I had better vote for Obama nest year or we are going to suffer a Republican dictatorship.
It's Organic alright - I drove by it yesterday - looked pretty ripe - organic stuff does that.......Don't forget to flush....oh, that's right - no toilets :>)
“Genius or idiocy”
I’d say the latter, *idiocy*. Just yesterday the nitwit governor Deval Patrick, Obama’s comrade, was trying to defuse her comments, which were roundly attacked and RIDICULED by the readers and posters on the Boston papers. She stepped into a pile of OWS *product* with the comment that she “Layed the intellectual foundation know as OWS. The comments on that story crucified and embarrassed her and Patrick was called up to defend her. That was met by another round of ridicule aimed at both Patrick and Warren.