New Massachusetts GOP ad: Elizabeth Warren, “matriarch of mayhem”

posted at 8:37 pm on October 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

Two questions here. One: Is the ad fair? Two: Does that matter?

Here’s the answer to the first question.

TDB: I’m curious: Is there something that is keeping you away from this movement? Is there a reason why you haven’t embraced it?

EW: Look, everybody has to follow the law. That’s the starting point. I’ve been fighting this fight for years and years now. As I see it, this is about two central points: one, this is about the lack of accountability. That Wall Street has not been held accountable for how they broke the economy. The second is a values question, a fundamental fairness around the way that markets have been distorted and families have been hurt. I’m still fighting that fight. I’m just fighting it from this angle. I’m fighting it from … I want to fight it from the floor of the United States Senate. I think that is a place to make this difference.

To answer the second question, join me in a stroll down memory lane by watching the second clip below. Old-school HA readers have seen it before; the DNC rolled it out in August 2009, when tea partiers angry over ObamaCare started showing up to Democrats’ town halls to yell at them. At the first whiff of popular discontent on the right, Obama’s brain trust went full demagogue about “angry mobs.” Fast forward two years and you have leftist protesters fighting with cops, mass arrests, “sexual assault, regular assault, theft, drug dealing” happening at protest campsites, ongoing health hazards in tent cities due to human waste and occasional rat infestations, missing funds, and of course the usual smorgasbord of radical rhetoric from the fringier elements, be they commies, kooks, and/or anti-semites. And yet, miraculously, this not-angry non-mob is the darling of the Democratic Party. Frankly, the most amazing thing about the Massachusetts GOP ad is how easy it is on Warren, focusing mostly on revolutionary boilerplate from OWSers rather than their ominous extracurriculars. So let me ask you again, having now reminded you of what consummate frauds the Democrats are when it comes to civility by protesters. Even granting that the ad is unfair to Warren, does it matter?

Incidentally, since we’re on the topic of fairness, here’s my favorite “Occupy”-related story of the day:

A Virginia tea party group is demanding a refund of about $8,000 from the city of Richmond, claiming it was unfairly charged for rallies while Occupy protesters have used the same space for several weeks for free…

Richmond Tea Party spokeswoman Colleen Owens says it’s not fair that her group had to pay fees for permits, portable toilets, police and emergency personnel. The group also had to purchase a $1 million insurance policy.

And so it came to be that the “angry mob” lost eight grand by playing by the rules while America’s Sweethearts get to build their own communes on public land with no interference from the police, even with crime happening right in front of them. Good times. I ask this in all seriousness: Has there been any more egregious double standard towards the right over the last five years than the commentariat’s treatment of OWS versus the tea party? They spent late 2009 and the entirety of 2010 treating conservative protests as a form of domestic terrorism, punctuated by the horrible right-wing attack on Gabby Giffords that wasn’t a right-wing attack at all. And now suddenly their own side is in the streets and behaving vastly worse, yet somehow they’re the last, best hope of the middle class. See Treacher’s post here for just one example of what I mean. Honestly — any worse double standard?

Here’s the Warren ad and the DNC ad. I’m including a third vid, via Breitbart TV, of Lee Stranahan’s look at just how “non-violent” the Oakland protesters were the other night. Mother Jones, to its credit, admitted the truth about that today despite its sympathies for OWS’s cause. Too bad conservatives like Joe Scarborough couldn’t.

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She seemed alright until that house landed on her sister…

KZnextzone on October 27, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Most eeeeeexcellllllent…

Smithers! Release the hounds!!

JohnGalt23 on October 27, 2011 at 8:43 PM

“They’rrrrrrrrree heeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrree.”

Creepy, the woman is creepy and the ad is creepy.

Bishop on October 27, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Has there been any more egregious double standard towards the right over the last five years than the commentariat’s treatment of OWS versus the tea party?

well there’s always the treatment of dear leader vs every GOP folk..but this is one of the top 5 for sure…

cmsinaz on October 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM

“Honestly — any worse double standard?”

No…

… and as I said in another thread, they need to be called out on it constantly.

Seven Percent Solution on October 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM

i heard the oakland mayor caved into these folks…

they can stay

cmsinaz on October 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM

HEY, Elizabeth.! How’s that ‘intellectual foundation’ holding up?

listens2glenn on October 27, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Too bad conservatives like Joe Scarborough couldn’t.

Joe Scarborough a conservative?
Really?
Really?

billy on October 27, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Cosmo Centerfold for Crazies!
Yeah!

HornetSting on October 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Allah is a very good writer when he gets angry.

BCrago66 on October 27, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I love the Clockwork Orange score on the last clip.

John the Libertarian on October 27, 2011 at 8:50 PM

OWS and Elizabeth Warren can choke.

Good Lt on October 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Won’t many MA residents see the things in that ad as features, not bugs?

changer1701 on October 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM

That Wall Street has not been held accountable for how they broke the economy.
E. Warren

How long is your nose now, Elizabeth?

listens2glenn on October 27, 2011 at 8:53 PM

OWS is going to be a godawful mess no matter what happens, either it continues to devolve into a NYC version of the Gaza Strip, or the cops finally move in and the shiite hits the fan.

Bloomers made a huge mistake in not enforcing some sort of order early on; this is not going to end well.

Bishop on October 27, 2011 at 8:55 PM

One: Is the ad fair?

Without watching it, yes.

MeatHeadinCA on October 27, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Two questions here. One: Is the ad fair? Two: Does that matter?

1) Absolutely.
2) No.

csdeven on October 27, 2011 at 8:57 PM

i heard the oakland mayor caved into these folks…

they can stay

cmsinaz on October 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Not that I give $0.02 for Oakland…

… but I wonder if the Mayor realizes that eventually, unless they are prepared to let the fabric of civilization start to unwrap, that one day, this will have to end.

And when that day happens…

… how do you think the Marxist/Socialist/Fascists/Anarchist will act after winning today?

Seven Percent Solution on October 27, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Meet the Many Faces of Margaret Sanger

Read.

Black people on this blog need to read. This woman actually succeeded in committing genocide against Blacks. In fact, she hated “blacks”.

Nevertheless, she went on in her mission to killing Blacks by the millions.

/But the Nancy Pelosi won’t tell you that.

So! It’s All Right!

Key West Reader on October 27, 2011 at 8:58 PM

She is so F***ing wrong and evil. People who aid and abet her are not Americans, Patriots, or Conservatives.

swamp_yankee on October 27, 2011 at 8:59 PM

HEY, Elizabeth.! How’s that ‘intellectual foundation’ holding up?

listens2glenn on October 27, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Not so well, now that Michael Moore is joining the ranks.

Oh, and after seeing the ad… it didn’t go far enough.

MeatHeadinCA on October 27, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Has there been any more egregious double standard towards the right over the last five years than the commentariat’s treatment of OWS versus the tea party?

This goes beyond ‘double standard’. We’re well into ‘doublethink’ territory.

Skandia Recluse on October 27, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Great …Great post.
Really captures the outright hypocrisy of this OWS from top to bottom.

. I ask this in all seriousness: Has there been any more egregious double standard towards the right over the last five years than the commentariat’s treatment of OWS versus the tea party?

…I would say yes…
………….the faux outrage over war coming from liberals in the streets for 10 years that now are shouts of jubilation and screams of “smart power” as President Obama launched a war against an oil rich country…without Congressional approval….that did not attack us and posed no imminent threat.

Baxter Greene on October 27, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Cosmo Centerfold for Crazies!
Yeah!

HornetSting on October 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM

In mother Russia, it’s spelled Kosmo

MeatHeadinCA on October 27, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Knowing Warren like I know Warren. All cmy years in the trenches w/ the radicals… Its sad that most “conservatives” still don’t get it.

Even when we are winning we are losing, just not as quickly.

swamp_yankee on October 27, 2011 at 9:01 PM

OWS is going to be a godawful mess no matter what happens, either it continues to devolve into a NYC version of the Gaza Strip, or the cops finally move in and the shiite hits the fan.

Bloomers made a huge mistake in not enforcing some sort of order early on; this is not going to end well.

Bishop on October 27, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Neh. Bloomberg is totally ordering Diapers from Rosa De Lauro over in Maryland.

From someone who grew up in Queens? I just cant’ see this airing well. I’m thinking that the…. Obama occupy movement …. Eh. I can’t say. I just don’t think it will end well.

Key West Reader on October 27, 2011 at 9:02 PM

O/T: thehill.com. HUGE update with HRC discussing F and F. Also at sipseystreet

herm2416 on October 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

If you imagine what a reprobate would do, you can predict what OWS has planned. When it comes time to finally clear the scum out, they will use girls in their 20′s – and maybe kids, too – as human shields. That will either stop the operation entirely or produce video of great propaganda value for the “movement.”

Unless the NYPD can execute an operation with surprise, which they are entirely capable of doing, when not handcuffed by Nurse Bloomy.

BCrago66 on October 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

“Refer to Obama as His Excellency

These are Warren’s and Obama’s people

Kini on October 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

O/T: thehill.com. HUGE update with HRC discussing F and F. Also at sipseystreet

herm2416 on October 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Vidoe here from CBS. Hillary was asked about F&F http://t.co/mi44hzd6

William Amos on October 27, 2011 at 9:06 PM

So it will be Gaza North, a permanent camp of losers, geeks, fools, criminals, and grifters who occasionally chant “Down with the Man!” just to keep the donations rolling in.

They aren’t going to change a thing other than to create a strange tourist attraction in the middle of the city, hell I wouldn’t be surprised if campers start offering tours of the tent city to out of towners.

Bishop on October 27, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Seven Percent Solution on October 27, 2011 at 8:58 PM

*shudder*

absolute total mayhem and the lsm will be defending these idiots

cmsinaz on October 27, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Has there been any more egregious double standard towards the right over the last five years than the commentariat’s treatment of OWS versus the tea party?

Here is a great example of how these double standards are instituted:

(via Ace of Spades)

http://minx.cc/?post=323105

Rosen and Shirkey are professors of journalism at New York University. O’Keefe made what appears to be an undercover video of a classroom setting. Rosen and Shirky are openly discussing the New York Times strategy to legitimize President Obama during the 2008 campaign, their strategy to help Occupy Wall Street, tax loopholes for NPR, their unwillingness to cover Michelle Bachmann, and a strategy to generate revenue for the Times that involves disparaging conservatives.

The most striking thing about this is the lack of any ethical consideration whatsoever. And the hubris.

Just another example of the jounalisto corruption by our liberal MSM to push their liberal agenda.

Baxter Greene on October 27, 2011 at 9:08 PM

I wanna free dinner, Obama.

WHAT A STOOGE.

Obama. What a stooge. This clown actualyy thought that he could stand behind the stoogy Unions?

BAHA HAHA HAHA AHHAHA HAHAH HAHAHA

Bring it, Trumpka. Stool.

Bring it. AFL-CIO. Bring it.

Bring it. AFCSME .

You’re all done, bitches.

/If I end up dead? Eh. Check it out.

UNIONS = MAFIA

Key West Reader on October 27, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Rule #1: All ads criticizing Democrat candidates are unfair, especially if they use the candidate’s own words. Those are super unfair.

Bruce MacMahon on October 27, 2011 at 9:10 PM

You can’t say that a small group of nuts represents a whole group…if it makes liberals look bad.

You can’t say that a complete lack of racism proves a group is not racist…if that group disagrees with liberals.

You can’t say anything if the people with jurisdiction over politically correct speech decide your speech undermines their absolute authority to suppress your speech. It’s the totalitarian tautology of conditional free speech. Speech is only free if you meet the qualifications, which means rigorous avoidance of any truth, unless it makes conservatives look bad.

preallocated on October 27, 2011 at 9:13 PM

That woman gives me the creeps. The more ads with her face and hippie hair the better. It doesn’t hurt to let voters know what they’ll be stuck looking at for 6 years if they vote for her and her radicalism.

OxyCon on October 27, 2011 at 9:13 PM

That Wall Street has not been held accountable for how they broke the economy.

…and in your pathetic mind…
………government had nothing to do with it at all.

Thanks for being a part of the problem you liberal idiot.

Baxter Greene on October 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM

OK, I won’t get posted.

I will say what I will.

Those with young children, please protect them; don’t make them choose. Live within your means; be prepared. Love one another and realise who seeks to destroy you. We are all together; we do not depart from one another in times of trouble. Be strong. Don’t let the power or the air destroy you. Be with one another and be strong.

/Called to post

Key West Reader on October 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Vidoe here from CBS. Hillary was asked about F&F http://t.co/mi44hzd6

William Amos on October 27, 2011 at 9:06 PM

BOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on October 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Our local Occupy Group is small and hasn’t had any arrests (as of a couple of days ago), but they too have been let off the hook for buying insurance. Our local tea party needs to address this. I’m pretty sure we had to do the insurance and everything else for our Alamo Plaza rallies.

juliesa on October 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Elizabeth Warren is the new evil visage of the Democrat Party.

SlaveDog on October 27, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Nice ad: This shrill zealot is proud of her violence and she should pay the price.

GaltBlvnAtty on October 27, 2011 at 9:21 PM

O/T: thehill.com. HUGE update with HRC discussing F and F. Also at sipseystreet

herm2416 on October 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I can’t seem to find it .. why didn’t you paste a link?

preallocated on October 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Elizabeth Warren is the new evil visage of the Democrat Party.

SlaveDog on October 27, 2011 at 9:18 PM

…..now that Hilary has gone BOOOOOM!

herm2416 on October 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM

O/T: thehill.com. HUGE update with HRC discussing F and F. Also at sipseystreet

herm2416 on October 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I can’t seem to find it .. why didn’t you paste a link?

preallocated on October 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Sorry, I located it. http://thehill.com/video/house/190225-clinton-justice-department-did-not-give-state-a-heads-up-about-fast-and-furious-

preallocated on October 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Hey… here is an incredible painting by a conservative artist that sums up exactly what is going on in America today! Relates to all of this! Freaking awesome! Titled “Wake Up America!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRxMQhn0WAg&feature=player_embedded#!

JellyToast on October 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Has there been any more egregious double standard towards the right over the last five years than the commentariat’s treatment of OWS versus the tea party?

Nope. And the hypocrisy doesn’t bother them at all.

GarandFan on October 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

O/T: thehill.com. HUGE update with HRC discussing F and F. Also at sipseystreet

herm2416 on October 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I can’t seem to find it .. why didn’t you paste a link?

preallocated on October 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Oh, I keep trying to put links….I can seldom make it work! There are a few good souls above our posts who were able to link it for me. : ). With big thanks to them : )
Go to sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com for a wonderful compendium of details.

herm2416 on October 27, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Is the ad fair?

Fair, in politics, is for those who want to take perverse pride in their defeat.

18-1 on October 27, 2011 at 9:34 PM

After 2008, all is fair in war and ads. You strapped yourself to this movement Elizabeth, now enjoy the ride.

sybilll on October 27, 2011 at 9:43 PM

wrt to Scarborough, he’s a wet. in the UK a memmber of the tories is doing the ows at the london stock exchange. his mug was in a uk paper the other day.

wets…all of them. wet

r keller on October 27, 2011 at 9:46 PM

is the ad fair? i just wish everyone in the country knew who she is…and then the RNC could roll it out nationwide…she is the face of the democratic wing of the democratic party

and, of course, there’s only one wing of that party now

r keller on October 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Dude – Elizabeth Warren is creepy

gophergirl on October 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

The Republicans should extend the ad’s concept into a nationwide campaign, using every democrat who spoke up for OWS against backdrops of the disorder, ugliness and violence. There is material here for the entire 2012 season, just plug in different politicians and different scenes. Make them eat it, every last bite.

rrpjr on October 27, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Dude – Elizabeth Warren is creepy

gophergirl on October 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

She’s a zombie-penguin!

predator on October 27, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Has anyone ever saw Elizabeth Warren in the rain?

bayview on October 27, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Great post, Allah. You tie everything together beautifully…

I ask this in all seriousness: Has there been any more egregious double standard towards the right over the last five years than the commentariat’s treatment of OWS versus the tea party?

Damn, I’m drawing a blank.

Is the ad fair?

I can’t help but notice that Elizabeth Warren’s initials are EW as in Eeew. Is that fair? Ask me if I care:)

Buy Danish on October 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM

I ask this in all seriousness: Has there been any more egregious double standard towards the right over the last five years than the commentariat’s treatment of OWS versus the tea party?

Nope. They’ve been exposed.

karlant on October 27, 2011 at 10:17 PM

One: Is the ad fair?

Yes, and if there’s any serious hand-wringing about it, then spare yourself the calluses by comparing it with another ad (via Tammy Bruce). So now libtards like babies?

Making these sickos own their words is a far cry from the pathological lies they live by.

Feedie on October 27, 2011 at 11:08 PM

I love this post because it reaffirms what I have always known:

The enemy is the Left.

Simpletons and slow people want to rectify a 100 years of the liberal march in one election cycle. Think we are betrayed by pols. Think lecturing the “right” principles will sway the whole world.

No. No. No. Warren is my fight. Always has been. The fight is not pols who live in blue or purple states who do what “we the people” – their constituents — wants. No. No. The real fight happens before politics is even part of the discussion.

Me and Warren are like peas and carrots. On different ends of the pole. I will crush her. She is evil.

You pretend conservatives go ahead and get emotional fulfillment pretending Romney and Brown are Marxist.

I will be fighting the real Marxist.

swamp_yankee on October 27, 2011 at 11:15 PM

How do you hold anyone “accountable” after giving them large amounts of taxpayers money to keep doing what they have been doing?

Cindy Munford on October 27, 2011 at 11:27 PM

It’s the cops fault.

Sgt_H on October 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM

It’s up to Republican politicians to loudly, and articulately point out this double standard. If they leave it up to Rush, Sean, etc, etc, it’s just background noise. You know the old saying about good men doing nothing in the face of evil. The Republican party has done nothing to combat Liberal bias in the media, the entertainment industry, and academia over the course of 40 years, except make a few sarcastic remarks here and there.

As long as they continue to take the above the fray approach, nothing will change. 1,000 ACORN and Planned Parenthood stings by citizen guerilla Conservatives won’t change it. The Republican party has to change. Obama’s civility speech after Gabby Giffords shooting was a scandalous example of tag team propaganda between the Democrats and the media. The media creates a story out of whole cloth (Sarah Palin’s crosshairs ad and Tea Party anger either caused a murder, or very well could have caused a murder). Obama then seizes on this non-story and gives a totally unnecessary and gratuitous speech about civility.

Not one Republican calls him out on it. And not one Republican has called him out on his silence over the lack of civility on the part of the OWS protesters.

ardenenoch on October 28, 2011 at 1:44 AM

Nice ad… IT’S ON!!

And I hope the Tea Party people get their $8,000 back ASAP…

Khun Joe on October 28, 2011 at 5:55 AM

I think it would be refreshing that for just one single solitary time in my own lifetime, I see the people of Massachusetts actually elect a candidate who is not a member of some political dynasty, is not a certified RINO, is not an annoyingly irritating gay twit, or, in the case of Elizabeth Warren, is not a complete loose cannon off-the-wall loony.

I know, of course, I am asking for a lot here. We are, after all, talking about Massachusetts here.

pilamaye on October 28, 2011 at 7:53 AM

Brilliant ad. These people fight with fire…you’d better bring a flamethrower to the showdown or pack it up and go home.

RepubChica on October 28, 2011 at 8:18 AM

Richmond Tea Party spokeswoman Colleen Owens says it’s not fair that her group had to pay fees for permits, portable toilets, police and emergency personnel. The group also had to purchase a $1 million insurance policy.

The same thing happened here in Tucson. The outrageous double-standard, and the MSM’s refusal to report anything about it, is maddening.

AZCoyote on October 28, 2011 at 8:33 AM

Ballerina too-too Lizzy

maverick muse on October 28, 2011 at 8:57 AM

RepubChica on October 28, 2011 at 8:18 AM

Hm, like this example?

maverick muse on October 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM

I’m sick and tired of being outraged at the left’s double standards on just about everything. Mr. President has gotten a pass on basically lying to the American people about everything he said he would and would not do once he got in office. The lies, the coverups, the czars, the lobbyists, the cronyism, inciting class warfare…I could go on and on. And now these fleabaggers are getting a pass for building tent cities, defecating on private property, trashing our parks, creating huge burdens on our police and sanitation workers, and for what? No one really knows, but what is known is that as long as it’s coming from the left, whatever it is is just fine and they’re encouraged to just keep on doing it. Thank you, Hotair and others, for bringing these two-faced hypocrites to the front pages of your blog.

scalleywag on October 28, 2011 at 9:18 AM

There isn’t a thing they are doing that doesn’t meet the playbook of the communist party and any despots plan book, including that famous one dedicated to Satan by Obama and Hillary’s soul mentor Saul Alinsky.

I have yet to absolve the GOP from their silent acquiescent to such evil.

I am not certain as to which party is actually doing the most damage-the socialists or the pretend opposition that prevents true opposition and reform from ever occurring.

Don L on October 28, 2011 at 10:20 AM

So let me get this straight, the ad exists, Elizabeth Warren wants to hold the banks that wrecked the economy accountable. But we can’t because OWS exists and the Tea party was charged permit fees.

Am I missing something?

Zekecorlain on October 28, 2011 at 3:19 PM