Elizabeth Warren: I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

posted at 4:05 pm on October 25, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Hmm. I’m not so sure Ms. Warren should be proud of that. Nevertheless, she’s probably right: Without her, the Occupy Wall Street protests would have had to build on what? Barack Obama, tepidly calling on the rich to pay their fair share? Warren Buffett, pointing fingers and avoiding taxes?

AP said the left had a fever and the only prescription was Elizabeth Warren talking tax hikes. Now, it’s looking like Elizabeth Warren had the fever first and the only prescription was populist protests. Maybe she meant to goad hordes of kids into Zuccotti Park with her now-notorious spiel. “Nobody got rich in this country on his own — nobody!” That sounds like just about the right slogan for the many rich kids camping out in NYC. They certainly didn’t, even if Charles Payne did. So, let’s give Ms. Warren the credit she deserves.

Incidentally, how solid a foundation does a tent need? Soft grass should do the trick, right?

Republicans have already begun to point out that, by tying herself to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Warren risks backlash from ordinary voters who decry the impolite manners and more extreme tactics of the protesters. But, so far, voters haven’t yet begun to disapprove of the movement so wholeheartedly as one might think. The key is this: Do voters view the movement as essentially an anti-crony-capitalism cause? Or do they detect the envious tone of class warfare coursing through the crowds? If the former, then Elizabeth Warren might have improved her chances at Scott Brown’s Senate seat by connecting herself to OWS. Who doesn’t dislike crony capitalism? And Warren has some surface, visceral credibility in that arena, as she has always been an outspoken advocate for tougher regulations on Wall Street. But, if OWS and Warren veer too far into the redistributive arena, then she loses the sympathy of the successful, who will remember her rousing justification to forget their societal contributions.


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That explains it.

Caiwyn on October 25, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Elizabeth Warren… inspiring rapists from Baltimore to Dallas!

malclave on October 25, 2011 at 4:08 PM

I thought Marx and Lenin beat her to it.

Harvard sure pays a fortune to train traitors.

jimw on October 25, 2011 at 4:08 PM

So that’s what “intellectual foundation” smells like?

cartooner on October 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Almost enough to make me support Scotty B again.

Almost.

angryed on October 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM

But the OWS protesters are mindless fools; I don’t get it.

Oh, now I do.

Hiya Ciska on October 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM

A man who lived under Soviet rule schools some of the OWS morons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMV0TR3pGzg&feature=player_embedded

Colbyjack on October 25, 2011 at 4:10 PM

She used to be a Republican too. And I heard she invented the internet.

forest on October 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Not a big Brown fan, but he’s running against a loon. He ought to be able to beat her. If he can’t? Why the hell would he want to represent voters like that in the first place? They’ll have the representation they deserve.

Rational Thought on October 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM

What, she pooped in public parks and on sidewalks?

bluesman on October 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM

A single person to blame when they fail.

thebrokenrattle on October 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Are we entirely sure OWS isn’t a masterful Karl Rove plot?

NotCoach on October 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM

She and BHO suffer from the same afflictions…Marxism + Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

d1carter on October 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Lol- if that were true, she’d never, EVER mention it in public.

Even the longingly hopeful media have admitted, repeatedly, that OWS doesn’t seem to have a very cohesive message.

hawksruleva on October 25, 2011 at 4:13 PM

She used to be a Republican too. And I heard she invented the internet.

forest on October 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Then there must be something to this reincarnation idea, because the only republican she resembles would be one in the streets of Paris in 1789.

Vashta.Nerada on October 25, 2011 at 4:14 PM

My dog would like to challenge Warren’s claim to having provided the intellectual content for OWS. He craps outside all the time and is fond of consuming a bunch of horse-crap and then later regurgitating it in full view of everyone.

Course he’ll have to prove that Warren didn’t do that first…

Pattosensei on October 25, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Elizabeth Warren…

… own it!

Seven Percent Solution on October 25, 2011 at 4:14 PM

CUNNING STUNT, LIZ!

400lb Gorilla on October 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Elizabeth Warren: I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

…and thus exposed myself as intellectually handicapped and unqualified for any office.

landlines on October 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM

I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

And your Ivy League student provided the great photo op, taking an Elizabeth all over that police car!

MNHawk on October 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Looking forward to the faux conservatives continuing to make the claim that she’s just the same as Scott Brown, doesn’t matter who wins there.

Red Cloud on October 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Elizabeth Warren: new Queen of oxymorons and morons both.

rrpjr on October 25, 2011 at 4:21 PM

So does Democrat Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren consider herself a Socialist or a Communist?

The Socialist OWS mob invades Oakland, California: “Occupy Oakland”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuFQuEwJ5xI

wren on October 25, 2011 at 4:22 PM

how much of an intellectual foundation is required to get people to bang on drums and poo on police cars???

just askin’

ted c on October 25, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Elizabeth Warren: “I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street”

You mean: Kill the Jews”?

Opposite Day on October 25, 2011 at 4:24 PM

And here I thought she was pitiful without this claim. Oh well; the limbo beat goes on…

karl9000 on October 25, 2011 at 4:25 PM

I am compelled to ask again, is that her real nose? Does anyone know?

Mason on October 25, 2011 at 4:26 PM

I don’t think the voters really know what’s going on. I’ve got in-laws who are pretty conservative on an issue-by-issue basis but they’re both clueless as hell about current events because the ONLY news channel in their house is MSNBC.

As for the poll results themselves, the questions are loaded. If asked whether they approve of angry, communist-sympathizing, ill-educated, malcontents who want a bunch of free stuff paid for by someone else, public support would drop to 25% in favor, 75% opposed.

SAMinVA on October 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Colbyjack on October 25, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Amazing footage. They are clearly much smarter than the person arguing from personal experience, aren’t they?

400lb Gorilla on October 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Beat me to it. What an azzhat she is.

Eren on October 25, 2011 at 4:29 PM

She’s standing in front of the wrong flag.

Eren on October 25, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Do voters view the movement as essentially an anti-crony-capitalism cause?

The average dumbass is being swayed by the MSM fawning.

bloviator on October 25, 2011 at 4:31 PM

I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

She just provided Scott Brown with a whole lot of ad material. There is a lot of film that can be run in his political ads of the goings on at OWS with her voice saying she provided the intellectual foundation.

Vince on October 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Thank you God that she didn’t get past the nomination for CFPB head. She would have already collapsed what is left of the small independent mortgage banker. Oh. Cordray. Never mind.

mimi1220 on October 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM

“First try to find a cop car next to a mailbox that will provide at least some cover. Then drop your trousers and lean against the cop car, spreading your slats as mush as possible. Then just wait for nature to take it’s course, and you will have shown the cops what you really think of them,” -E. Warren.

Akzed on October 25, 2011 at 4:34 PM

A man who lived under Soviet rule schools some of the OWS morons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMV0TR3pGzg&feature=player_embedded

Colbyjack on October 25, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Great video, Colbyjack! A perfect example of the “Useful Idiots” at the OWS campground!

We need as many immigrants, who have lived under Socialist regimes, as possible to speak out about what life in a Socialist system is really like.

Liberals who have been fortunate enough to have lived in America all of their lives have a lot to learn!

wren on October 25, 2011 at 4:36 PM

This woman is as bad if not worse than Kloppy…

PatriotRider on October 25, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Elizabeth Warren: I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

First: this assumes facts not in evidence.
Second: “Intellectual foundation not found. Abort, retry or ignore?”
Third: this is like saying you provided the guidance system for Amelia Earhart.
Fourth: WHAT intellectual foundation?!?

DailyDanet on October 25, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Yeah, but the “occupy” part of it came from our dear community agitator:
Barack Obama led Occupy Chicago Circa 1988

Brat on October 25, 2011 at 4:40 PM

I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

Judging by comments made by OWSers, that ‘intellectual foundation’ appears kinda shaky. Otherwise her statement is right up there with Al Gore and “I invented the internet”.

GarandFan on October 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Without her, the Occupy Wall Street protests would have had to build on what? Warren Buffett, pointing fingers and avoiding taxes?

That was my impression.

OneGyT on October 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM

She later shouted: “I am the Third Revelation!” #milkshake

Jim-Rose on October 25, 2011 at 4:43 PM

She’ll go down in history as the inspiration for intimidation against women reporting rape, and defecating in front of peoples doors. Way to go Lizzie!

capejasmine on October 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Intellectual Liberal is an oxymoron.

John the Libertarian on October 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM

The Daily Beast article was quite a hit piece:

…a villain to the right…an increasing swath of America hates…send the right into a sputtering frenzy…Warren likely didn’t calm those fears……Soros—the billionaire bogeyman of the right…money distributed to woozy banks…Warren is feared…not the hardened leftist some suspect…all those quaking on the right…

And that’s just within the first five paragraphs. Man, they do love to project their hatreds onto the right, don’t they? Such vitriol and loathing: I guess the only thing worse than the so-called Progressive Ideology is the Progressive Ideology in desperation. It would be funny if it wasn’t so vile.

ss396 on October 25, 2011 at 4:49 PM

So I take it Elizabeth Warren is a big Che Guevara fan?

BKennedy on October 25, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Hey Liz, DWS swears it’s this big!

pain train on October 25, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Oh! So that explains it.

Mr. Grump on October 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM

i think liz is a little overselling herself.

Saul, hill, barry, the google people who start arab spring (with barry’s help)…there many parents of these bastard children.

and all their teachers, let’s not forget the teachers that created the financial, economic illiterates…the years of self-esteem training that make them think they are owed…instead of seeing that they are the losers that they are…the shiftless skill-less intellectual street urchins that they are

r keller on October 25, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Elizabeth Warren provided the intellectual foundation petulant sophistry for Occupy What Street.

Uh, so she admits to writing a neo-bolshevik manifesto for adolescents?

locomotivebreath1901 on October 25, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Rush Limbaugh’s Undeniable Truths Of Life:

24. Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.

repvoter on October 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Hey Elizabeth, the news outlets in Portland are publishing an article about 24 hours of police calls from our own little unique camp. Basically the police and the organizers have asked for mental health support services.
The articles are at KATU and the Oregonian. Good going Elizabeth. The only thing I see is a great way to concentrate all those in serious need of mental health services.

ORconservative on October 25, 2011 at 5:07 PM

The ows is a liberal pie that they can all take a slice out of to use for their own purposes. She’s certifiable.

Kissmygrits on October 25, 2011 at 5:07 PM

You keep using that word… I do not think it means what you think it means…

Haiku Guy on October 25, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Elizabeth Warren: I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

LOL, with the amount of ‘intellect’ on display there, I’m not sure I’d claim that…

Midas on October 25, 2011 at 5:21 PM

And every tongue, through utter drought,
Was withered at the root;
We could not speak, no more than if
We had been choked with soot.

Ah! well-a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.”

Sekhmet on October 25, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Tshirt vendor idea…..sell shirts across street from protestors that read…..

Save Capitalism…….EAT A PROTESTER!!!!

just a thought. :-)

PappyD61 on October 25, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Elizabeth Warren: I provided the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

OK Tina. You owe me a keyboard. Coffee in this one.

MikeA on October 25, 2011 at 5:28 PM

MA Leftist Intellect on display in the comments!

Elizabeth should run for President in 2016. I would vote for her in a second.

You have my vote Elizabeth because you not only care about the middle class but are willing to pit your money where your mouth is. Too bad that in this blessed country so many people are too ignorant or unwilling to find out the truth about what Wall Street is doing to the US thus enabling them to continue to destroy the middle class.. God help us all.

Del Dolemonte on October 25, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Wait, wasn’t OWS on Factbook for 6 months or more before OWS started? They had a suggestion box asking what they should protest!

LifeTrek on October 25, 2011 at 5:44 PM

OWS and “intellectual foundation”? A contradiction in terms.

Ward Cleaver on October 25, 2011 at 5:44 PM

The Jacobins of the French Revolution are also part of the intellectual foundation of OWS.

Being part of the ‘intellectual foundation’ is nothing to be proud of. A morally, ethically, and intellectually bankrupt foundation is nothing to be proud of. But par for the course as a ‘Friend of Barack’.

Athos on October 25, 2011 at 5:48 PM

the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street

The perfect fodder for the one-word Saturday Night Live News punchline:

“Intellectual foundation”…. Seriously?

logis on October 25, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Will she be so eager to accept her role in dismantling the Democratic/Socialist party?

Key West Reader on October 25, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Don’t forget, only 24% of the Occupiers have a clue who she is.

William Teach on October 25, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Mass. will vote for her anyway, just watch. If somehow they don’t she should move to California where my idiot neighbors would surely support her for office.

FireBlogger on October 25, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Elizabeth Warren is Nutter-Butter.

sinsing on October 25, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Then if it is as she claims, all cities should send her the bill for O/T, clean-up, and any repairs, claims for lost business, etc. That would really make the world a better place.

gDavid on October 25, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I notice she doesn’t spend a lot of time there.

BigWyo on October 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

To be clear Elizabeth Warren’s intellect means defecating on police cars?

Using the American flag as a tug of war toy with a dog
(Occupy San Diego)
Elizabeth Warren wants credit for this she should get it
Reporter ask Elizabeth Warren if she has any pictures of her self defecating on a police car?
Would she like to buy some?
Elizabeth Warren has the intellectual capacity of a glow worm, although glow worms serve a purpose.

DSchoen on October 25, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Does my heart good to see the groupthink fear of Ms. Warren and OWS.

benny shakar on October 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM

In that pic on the front page, was she discussing Little Dick Durban? (h/t to Mark Levin)

platypus on October 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Would she like to buy some?

DSchoen on October 25, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Do you have some?

platypus on October 25, 2011 at 7:13 PM

She’s loopy. And attempting to take credit for this OWS mess confirms it.

curved space on October 25, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Does my heart good to see the groupthink fear of Ms. Warren and OWS.

benny shakar on October 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Wow, get a thread about a left wing socialist whacko zipperhead and BAM!!

One shows up.

BigWyo on October 25, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Thanks, Liz.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySnYbitzrg4

mrt721 on October 25, 2011 at 7:27 PM

how much of an intellectual foundation is required to get people to bang on drums and poo on police cars???

just askin’

ted c on October 25, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Another ‘I’m glad my mouth was empty when I read that’ moment.

: )

I notice she doesn’t spend a lot of time there.

BigWyo on October 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

My first thought when I read the thread title.

listens2glenn on October 25, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Warren… brains… gas… pissant motorcycle.

rayra on October 25, 2011 at 7:53 PM

well that answers that questions

Aggie95 on October 25, 2011 at 7:58 PM

The picture of Elizabeth Warren was taken from the time when she told the story of her running into Harry Reid when he stepped out of the shower in the Senate Gym.

bayview on October 25, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I am shocked, SHOCKED, that Occupy Wall Street has an intellectual foundation.

jeffn21 on October 25, 2011 at 9:13 PM

CUNNING STUNT, LIZ!

400lb Gorilla on October 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Heh.

Jaibones on October 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Those morons have an intellectual foundation? Who knew?

I’m not so sure it is a good idea to be taking credit for it. In fact, I ‘m pretty sure it is a bad idea.

novaculus on October 26, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Did she snicker when she said, “intellectual foundation?”

Or is that just me?

There Goes The Neighborhood on October 26, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Does my heart good to see the groupthink fear of Ms. Warren and OWS.

benny shakar on October 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Not quite as funny as using the words “intellectual foundation” to describe OWS. But I guess you can’t expect much from a troll.

There Goes The Neighborhood on October 26, 2011 at 2:48 AM

Nobody gets rich on in a vacuum. Of course, in a world of one person nobody gets rich or poor because there is no basis for the judgement. People get rich by effectively engaging others into a common endeavor which leaves all of them richer. Think of Jobs at Apple. Be brought the company together and effectively guided it to greatness. That’s a feat that arguably no other person could do. And it enriched the whole world in the process. Is not such a person worthy of great rewards?

Does anybody get poor in a vacuum, that is without anybody else pushing them down? I say yes more than no. Agreed somebody needs to be there to foreclose on the home. But the person being foreclosed upon is, in the end, solely responsible for making a damn fool bad decision. Most people on permanent welfare are poor simply because they made it their job to profit from being poor. That certainly applies to all the able bodied and minded poor. If they lack education that’s their own fault not mine or anybody else’s. Libraries exist. They could visit and start reading to educate themselves in any “spare time” they may have. Many a great man in our history has been educated this way.

So while the very wealthy do not get rich in a vacuum, since they pull others up with them, the poor get poor mostly on their own initiative or rather lack of it.

{^_^}

herself on October 26, 2011 at 3:34 AM

that would be the black panthers and the weather underground, commie come lately,with a smattering of anarchism and ecoterroriste. and it’s not the intellectual backing your ilk provide but the prim and obscure text book blather and groovy sloganeering that provides scant cover for the sociopathy mixed with blood lust that drives the anti-democracy movement.

red liz is completely fing nuts but no way can she pray to touch the innovative and revolutionary insane of bernardine dohrn or the outright sadist thug criminality of huey newton. or does she also think “killing pigs” by sticking a fork into a dead woman and her unborn child is ‘wild’ and that you should sodomize and beat up your political opponents who know too much? because that is the real ‘intellectual’ foundation of the modern democrat party and the #ows enfants stupides.

the truth, as is amply proven by the parade of obamunists we’re constantly confronted with, is that schools like harvard churn out thousands of academented drones like warren who provide the pseudo-intellectual and barely civil fig leaf over the violent lusts that always lurk underneath the drive to destroy individual freedom. the days of rage from 1969 have never ended and they are never far from the surface. azz clowns like obama and warren know it-they crave it. it’s the violent revolution necessary to the ideologies they have been hawking.violent revolution is their path to implementing a totalitarian police state. they lather up their mad dogs so they can use force to protect us from what they themselves created and let loose.

and original anarchists thinkers like bakunin were opposed to marx because they knew the marxists would just make themselves into the ruling class they so despised once they themselves gained power. no, the smug puss of elizabeth warren isn’t on any hip anarchist or communist t shirts like che or anything- sorry liz, it ain’t about you.

these alleged collectivists are awfully hung up on their own self aggrandizing bourgeois individuality. there can only be one Hitler. there can only be one Stalin. there is only one god and his name is obama.

mittens on October 26, 2011 at 4:48 AM

Not a big Brown fan, but he’s running against a loon. He ought to be able to beat her. If he can’t? Why the hell would he want to represent voters like that in the first place? They’ll have the representation they deserve.

Rational Thought on October 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Agreed. If he loses to this stupid cow he needs to crawl into a hole and pull the dirt in behind him.

Extrafishy on October 26, 2011 at 5:38 AM

Out of the mouths of infantile politicians….

Old Country Boy on October 26, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Ok, so the OWS doesn’t know what it really stands for, what exactly they’re protesting, what their goals are, or how to achieve them… and someone want to claim to be the “intellectual foundation” of this?

I’d rather be the intellectual foundation of a group capable of making a workable plan if you gave them a couple weeks and hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to do so… but I guess I’m not smart like the people who weeks later still can’t figure out what they’re really doing.

gekkobear on October 26, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Any building inspector worth his pay would make that builder dismantle the structure, tear out the (intellectual) foundation, and start over.

listens2glenn on October 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM