New Warren ad: Golly, why aren’t we more like China?

posted at 11:06 am on August 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Suddenly, I’m getting more enthusiastic about watching the Democratic convention.  The latest ad from the DNCC’s prime-time speaker compares America unfavorably to China, demands more government spending, and its title “Rebuild” reminds voters of her original “you didn’t build that” rant to entrepreneurs.  What could go wrong?

The New York Sun can’t quite believe that someone who wants Elizabeth Warren to win would have approved this ad for distribution:

The first problem is mathematical. U.S. gross domestic product is about $15 trillion a year. Increasing infrastructure “investment” to the 9% Chinese level that Ms. Warren cites would mean an additional $1 trillion a year in government spending. That’s an immense spending increase. To put it in context, the entire federal government spent about $3.6 trillion in 2011, on revenues of about $2.3 trillion.

Where would this money come from? Not tax increases, right? Ms. Warren has already reportedly promised nearly a trillion dollar tax increase, spread over ten years, by raising the estate tax, imposing the Buffett Rule, and letting the Bush tax cuts expire for those earning $250,000 a year or more. But that money, she has said, would go toward deficit reduction. If Ms. Warren really wants to spend $1 trillion a year more on infrastructure, she’d need to eliminate all national defense spending ($705 billion) or all Social Security spending ($730 billion) and then find another more than quarter trillion dollars. Or else she’d have to go on the biggest borrowing or taxing binge in American history.

Math, though, is hardly the only problem with emulating China’s approach to infrastructure spending. History is another. America and China are at different junctures in our development. America built a lot of bridges, tunnels, and highways in the 1950s and 1960s when China was stuck under Communism. A lot of China’s spending now isn’t going to outpace America but to catch up with things that we’ve had here for decades, like potable water and a population that is mostly non-rural.

Finally, not all of China’s infrastructure spending is worth emulating. The Chinese Communist treatment of those who stand in the way of their projects makes Robert Moses, the mastermind of so many of New York’s neighborhood-destroying highways, look like Mother Teresa. For example, the group International Rivers reports that 1.2 million people were displaced to construct the Three Gorges Dam. That $40 billion project also reportedly had devastating effects on the Chinese river dolphin, river sturgeon, and paddlefish.

China is able to spend so much on infrastructure because it’s an un-free country. It lacks the rule of law that lets American community groups wage legal and political battles against big government projects. Ms. Warren may protest that when she’s talking about “infrastructure” she mainly means maintaining existing roads and bridges, not building brand new projects that flatten urban neighborhoods or destroy scenic rivers. But that’s not what’s happening in China.

And that’s not all.  One of the favorite examples of Chinese infrastructure spending among progressives like Warren is their commitment to high-speed rail.  That has turned into a $271-billion disaster for China, however.  Their trains don’t even run on time for all that money; China had to slow them down because of all the defects in the system.  Let’s ask Warren’s potential constituents how well the Big Dig project turned out, both financially and operationally.

Or, let’s not.  I for one cannot wait for Warren to go on prime-time television just before Bill Clinton formally nominates Barack Obama to tell the nation that her aim is to make America more like China.


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A pitch like that might actually WORK in the People’s Democratic Republic of Massachusetts.

wildcat72 on August 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Well, they already have a Castro slotted as the keynote, so it was only a matter of time before their candidates ran with TV spots praising the ChiComs. /

changer1701 on August 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Shut up you stupid Cherokee commie bimbo.

Pork-Chop on August 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Someone may want to check on this, but I think Warren’s probably going to get more viewers than Clinton due to timing of the speeches.

I’m fairly certain that Clinton’s speech is going heads-up against the Giants-Cowboys game to start the NFL season while Fauxcahontas goes earlier in the night before kickoff.

teke184 on August 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Why aren’t we rebuilding America? Because we have an America-hating commie in the White House!

Happy Nomad on August 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Wasn’t that $1 trillion “stimulus” she supported supposed to rebuild infrastructure? Hmmmm?

WannabeAnglican on August 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

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“Rebuild that” as in the chinese are imitating and copying whatever we made.

No. Here in america WE build things. Chinese rebuild. Not the other way around my dear faux sioux.

huntingmoose on August 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

It’s bound to cause a spike of enthusiasm in the sizable but mostly apolitical Taiwanese community of Massachusetts.

Archivarix on August 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Yeah, who’s country had their badminton teams thrown out of the Olympics for throwing games.

catmman on August 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM

A pitch like that might actually WORK in the People’s Democratic Republic of Massachusetts.

wildcat72 on August 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Take heart…I live here and see lots of Scott Brown signs. So far I’ve only seen one sign for angry Lizzie and NO bumper stickers. Of course I hang out in the eeeeevil suburbs soon to be destroyed by 0bama.

rhombus on August 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM

jeez, and right before Clinton speaks. How’s he going to resolve that?

jake49 on August 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

It’s easy to make large investments in things like infrastructure when you have basically no investment in other areas, such as law enforcement. China – that’s the economic model for us.

Selkirk on August 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Right. MST3K party in my home for Warren’s keynote.

apostic on August 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I’m hoping she gets all worked up, turns red and starts shaking again.

rhombus on August 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I’m fairly certain that Clinton’s speech is going heads-up against the Giants-Cowboys game to start the NFL season while Fauxcahontas goes earlier in the night before kickoff.

teke184 on August 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Clinton’s speech could go up against a replay of the Olympic shuttlecock scandal and it wouldn’t be well watched.

Happy Nomad on August 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Is Ms. Warren aware that China’s economy is based on slave labor. Perhaps what she is saying is she’d like to see an economy more closely resembling the pre-Civil War South? That does keep in line with classic Democratic Party thinking (see the party of Slavery, George Wallace, Strom Thurmond, and stubborn resistance to any Civil Rights bills presented during the 50′s and 60′s). Is Ms. Warren also aware that if she had been born in China she most likely would have been thrown into a river at birth because she is female? I suppose that is also in line with classic Democratic Party thinking (see 50 million + abortions).

teacherman on August 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

They can’t say that we need to be more like Europe anymore (for obvious reasons) so now the libs are telling us to be more like India or China. In reality, what they want is just for us not to be us.

29Victor on August 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Increasing infrastructure “investment” to the 9% Chinese level that Ms. Warren cites would mean an additional $1 trillion a year in government spending.

pffft! Chump change to Ms. “I saved capitalism, no wait, I didn’t, but I’m 1/32 Cherokee, honest injun” Warren.

Flora Duh on August 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I am just stunned that some lying POS like this can actually get one vote.

rjoco1 on August 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

China is a corrupt kleptocracy managed by a number of families, their associates, and held together by a control cartel that makes up the state-controlled media, security forces, and… Oh, that’s why she likes China. OK, I see.

Punchenko on August 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Millions of Chinese still live in freaking CAVES. Could that be part of the reason, who they need more infrastructure investments, Soviet-Lizzy?

Valkyriepundit on August 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Suddenly, I’m getting more enthusiastic about watching the Democratic convention.

Join the club! Fauxcahontas is going to be a laugh riot and an object lesson in how far into the commie hole the Democrats are, Billy Jeff remains the best liar out there and is a wildcard, and Castro unless he is very careful will lurch left and tank his potential run for state-wide office.

This is going to be some kind of party convention.

All we’re missing is midgets, hookers, and bikers.

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

WINNING!

Xasprtr on August 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Commies in the world unite!

Oil Can on August 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM

A very good friend of mine who is a Chinese National (and a very successful businessman) told me that we (the businesses) allow the government to be communists as long as they allow us to be capitalists.

derecho on August 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I conclude that the Romney campaign wants to lose when I watch their goofball antics play out in hostile media. But then I watch the Obamas and the Warrens and the Democrats in general and the only conclusion that springs to mind is that the center-lefters want to lose even harder.

Anyone watching China closely knows that their economy is in a free-fall. Only the growth funds who index their earnings on Chinese “growth” still argue that China is “growing”.

Stupidity just can’t explain pratfalls like these. Our elites in general have all gone nuts. Or maybe no one wants their finger-prints on the economic collapse that even now unfolds around us.

casuist on August 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Plus she’s running in Massachusetts. Big infrastructure projects get built in states with open space, not in small, urban northeastern states. The whole thing with The Big Dig was that finally Massachusetts taxpayers would see something built at home after helping to build highways across the west.

Do Massachusetts voters really yearn to send a lot more of their tax dollars to build roads and bridges and trains out in the red states? Really?

Kohath on August 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

More cowbell

Lost in Jersey on August 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

She’d have more cred if she got get the Comm Ave potholes filled.

roy_batty on August 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

OMG this woman is an idiot. The GOP should put her words in their add and show pictures of all the vacant cities they have built.

aniptofar on August 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Paraphrasing Ernest Hemingway:

“How did you go communist?”

“Two ways, gradually and then suddenly.”

Fallon on August 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

The latest ad from the DNCC’s prime-time speaker compares America unfavorably to China,

Wait a minute – that ad was from the Democratic National Socialist Committee?

“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
Benjamin Franklin

Chip on August 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM

If the Republicans take the Senate, which looks pretty likely, it would be better for Massachusetts to have one senator in the majority. Warren makes Scott Brown look positively sensible and mainstream. Keep it up Liz!

monalisa on August 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM

This woman is all the socialism of Obama with non of the charm.

Chuck Schick on August 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

If there was justice, Ms. Warren would be sent to a re-education camp to learn what living under progressive oppressive policies is like.

WhatNot on August 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

China was also very humane with their Tibetan Cherokees. Pow Wow Tao.

Kenosha Kid on August 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Perhaps Warren is in favor of GHOST CITIES… as China has built several, including one in Africa.

It wouldn’t surprise me that Elizabeth ‘Dances With Crabs’ Warren longs for entire cities to be built across the nation where no one lives. After all, she also believes that ‘high cheek bones’ and checking off a box on a form make one Cherokee, and that there are herds of wild king crabs sweeping down the plains of Oklahoma!

Still… I, too, think it would be great if she goes ahead with a similar speech, comparing the United States unfavorably with China, at the Democratic Convention, just before Bill Clinton, the last even vaguely successful president the Democrats managed to elect, takes the podium to nominate Obama….he of the bowed head, prince of obsequiousness…. and, you know… the guy who hired Anita ‘My favorite philosopher is Mao Tse Tung’ Dunne, and Van ‘ I’m a card carrying communist’ Jones.

You just can’t buy optics like that!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM

One of the biggest obstructions to increased infrastructure construction is the environmentalists. They oppose everything, always.

Charlemagne on August 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM

If there was justice, Ms. Warren would be sent to a re-education camp to learn what living under progressive oppressive policies is like.

WhatNot on August 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Yes!

That’s the word people should be thinking of.

“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
Benjamin Franklin

Chip on August 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Does Massachusetts really want their very own version of Nanzi Pelosi?

antipc on August 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Have you ever seen the air in China? Don’t get me wrong, I think relaxing all these ridiculous epa restrictions would be good and not harmful to people. China, however, seems to have no restrictions on pollution. lol!

I never watched the China opening ceremony because I was too put off that they were sentencing old women to hard labor in prisons for applying for permits to demonstrate, after they were told they could do so. These women were protesting having their homes, that they lived in for 70 years, torn down for the olympics junk.

Blake on August 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Point of order to her Chiefness – didn’t we already try the whole waste trillions buying votes thing?

How did that work out?

“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
Benjamin Franklin

Chip on August 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Emulating China?

Seriously?

No, seriously?

Who was the ad wizard who came up with this one?

JohnGalt23 on August 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Yeah Warren, we can build infrastructure like China once we get rid of the EPA and all the environmentalist concerns that inject millions of dollars in studies and reports before we can start projects.

Oh and we would love to have all the disgusting air/water pollution China has produce from their stellar projects.

Does even think things out before she comments?

plutorocks on August 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I do agree we should be building more coal power plants. I’m sure that’s what she meant.

Fenris on August 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Is the First Rule of Holes being violated, Ed???

ted c on August 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

So Warren is upset that the commies are outcommieing us…

NotCoach on August 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The Modern Democrat party is unhinged.

visions on August 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

China is able to spend so much on infrastructure because it’s an un-free country. It lacks the rule of law that lets American community groups wage legal and political battles against big government projects.

China is the champion of eminent domain, WITHOUT just compensation for the evicted. The land of a billion Kelos, all Shanghai’ed out of their homes.

If the Chinese government wants to build a dam, the average Chinaman must move, come h3!! and high water.

Hey Lizzie High-Cheeks: If China is so wonderful, why don’t you move there? You can be the Manchurian candidate!

Steve Z on August 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Another great example of China’s infrastructure spending, courtesy of the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/weekinreview/07wines.html

If you build it, the feeling is, they will come. Eventually, in a nation this large, someone will fill the convention center and the water park. And if not, well, build it anyway. Building creates jobs, and feeds prestige, and pumps up the GDP. Here in the nation that is too big to fail, as long as the bad loans don’t overwhelm the good, the waste is tolerable.

hawksruleva on August 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I’m hoping she gets all worked up, turns red and starts shaking again

“Turns red”? Using that terminology to describe a completely authentic Native American woman is clearly raaaaaacist!

/s

MidniteRambler on August 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

“And Education! The Chinese are outdoing us on education too! I hear they’ve gone so far as to have reeducation…and at camp. Don’t American kids deserve reeducation camps too?!?!?”

29Victor on August 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

What would she want with infrastructure? I thought Liawatha was a hunter-gatherer.

Cicero43 on August 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Wasn’t that $1 trillion “stimulus” she supported supposed to rebuild infrastructure? Hmmmm?

WannabeAnglican on August 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

…yes! 6 percent of stimulus went to the infrastructure they talked about 100 percent of the time. We just didn’t know they meant the ‘infrastructure’ of the donkey party…unions etc.
That woman’s a train wreck!

KOOLAID2 on August 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Using her percentages, the United States spends $1200/citizen on infrastructure while China spends $505/citizen.

Is she seriously suggesting we up that up to $4500/citizen to match that 9% outlay of China’s?

ButterflyDragon on August 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Shut up you stupid Cherokee commie bimbo.

Pork-Chop on August 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I love this and second it, 100 percent. Actually, any other words fail me.

chai on August 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

“…the state even lets you know what church is right for you. And they provide Chinese food–every night. Who doesn’t like Chinese food?”

29Victor on August 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM

If China had an EPA like our EPA it would not allow the Chinese government to build about 80% of what it is building. And the other 20% would cost about twenty times more to build and take about to ten times longer.

farsighted on August 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM

1. China is investing 9% in infrastructure because they have spent the last 100 years climbing out of the Dark Ages.

2. China doesn’t have to file an environment impact statement. They plow over cities and cultures with ease.

3. When the United States tries to build something like the Keystone Pipeline in enhance the infrastructure and create jobs, the nutburgers come out of the woodworks to come up with vapid reasons to oppose it.

4. When a stimulus package is handed to politicians they take the money and hand it to unions and other political contacts as payback.

5. Why invest in infrastructure when in California they’re trying to blow up water projects such as the Hetch Hetchy clean water and power system that serves 2.5 million Bay Area?

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/305063/defining-insanity-down-victor-davis-hanson

itsspideyman on August 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Is she going to claim to be Chinese now because Grams used to tell her she has squinty eyes?

29Victor on August 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM

China is able to spend so much on infrastructure because it’s an un-free country. It lacks the rule of law that lets American community groups wage legal and political battles against big government projects.

Warren knows that perfectly well: That’s what she wants. All this talk about “infrastructure spending” is a push to funnel cash into the pockets of the nomenklatura. They pretend the money is going for concrete and shovels and ditch diggers, but the bulk of it is going for lawyers and ecologists and community organizers. It’s the exact same way that the Democrats clamor for more money for “teachers, cops and firemen,” when what they really spend that money on is diversity coordinators and union stewards, or more student-loan money which goes to university administrator pensions rather than books and professors. It’s all just window dressing they’ve invented to allow them to run their corrupt political machine out in the open.

Fabozz on August 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM

this reminds me, August is American Indian Heritage Month. I wonder what Lizzie Warren is (not) doing to celebrate her high cheekbones.???

ted c on August 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Somebody needs to book Lewinsky, McDougal, Jeremiah Wright, and Bill Ayers to speak at the convention.

A hologram of Vince Foster should also appear with hologram 2PAC to sing “I ain’t mad at cha”

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I for one cannot wait for Warren to go on prime-time television just before Bill Clinton formally nominates Barack Obama to tell the nation that her aim is to make America more like China.

Ramen Noodles for EVERYONE!!!!

ted c on August 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Ancestry.com now reporting that Liz Warren is related to Mao

faraway on August 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

2. China doesn’t have to file an environment impact statement. They plow over cities and cultures with ease.

itsspideyman on August 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

And if necessary they plow over people who protest, obstruct, or get in the way.

farsighted on August 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

New Warren ad: Golly, why aren’t we more like China?

So, is Fauxchahontas arguing that we should do away with unions and reduce the average, annual income of Americans to $5,500?

Resist We Much on August 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Obama 2012: “The Great Leap Forward.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward

HB3 on August 1, 2012 at 11:46 AM

What I find amazing is that liberals like Warren are so deluded they truly believe these ideas/notions are a winner among the public at large.

People don’t want infrastructure. They want pay-per-view; they want the freedom to say, “I’m not going to cook tonight. Let’s go to Chick-Fil-A!”

People want to get a little ahead on their mortgages, they want to maybe pay off their car loan a little sooner.

Americans want to buy their children bigger birthday presents, save a little more so this coming Christmas might be better than the last. American husbands want to buy their wives those diamond earrings she has had her eye on for two years.

Et cetera, et cetera.

True, our bridges need repair. But if Dem politicians weren’t so bent on buying votes, all those things would be covered.

Warren thinks her ideas are a winner? Maybe in MA.

Then again, the United States could always cut MA loose from the Union, like CA needs to be walled off. Then we’ll see how that hopey-changey brand of socialism works.

Pffft!

Liam on August 1, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Liberals try to avoid math…..and budgets.

GarandFan on August 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Do those of you who use the term, “progressive,” now understand what a mistake it is, to use a euphemism that they WANT you to use?

They are COMMUNISTS. They are a malignancy.

Call them what they are. There’s a reason that they want to hide behind their euphemisms.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

That has turned into a $271-billion disaster for China, however.

At least high speed rail makes more sense in China, where populations tend to be clustered into cities with little in between. It makes no sense here, where we’re all spread out in suburbs.

The Rogue Tomato on August 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Wow. Fauxcohontas is actually a RED skin. Surprise.

/

ghostwalker1 on August 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

So, she’s NOT a communist but she just thinks we should be more like China?

And somehow this woman is supposedly in a close race for a Senate seat in the United States of America?

Wow, Massachusetts….Really?

jjjdad on August 1, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Someone may want to check on this, but I think Warren’s probably going to get more viewers than Clinton due to timing of the speeches.

I’m fairly certain that Clinton’s speech is going heads-up against the Giants-Cowboys game to start the NFL season while Fauxcahontas goes earlier in the night before kickoff.

teke184 on August 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Sheriff Joe is scheduled to speak on Wednesday while everyone’s watching football. If Warren keeps up with her current stategerie, they not only may also have her speak during the game, they may also be showing Giants-Cowboys on the big screen in the Time-Warner Center in Charlotte while Liz is speaking, complete with Al Michaels’ play-by-play through the PA system, so she does as little damage as possible.

jon1979 on August 1, 2012 at 11:52 AM

There … are … no … words.

PatriotGal2257 on August 1, 2012 at 11:54 AM

If China had an EPA like our EPA it would not allow the Chinese government to build about 80% of what it is building. And the other 20% would cost about twenty times more to build and take about to ten times longer.

farsighted on August 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM

How much more could we build with existing funding if we did away with support for greedy unions via Davis-Bacon?

slickwillie2001 on August 1, 2012 at 11:57 AM

The liberal mind is a fascinating study. The liberal uses the onerous regulations imposed by government on the private sector to to stifle its growth because material success is an anathema to this ideology. When it is recognized that the private sector does not grow sufficiently under these circumstances to afford a vibrant economy the liberals say that the government can ignore its own regulations to try to impose growth. I believe that there was a time that this mindset would have been considered dysfunctional. I give credit to the liberals for somehow being able to convince a large number of Americans that this mindset is logical. Obama cannot be competitive for re-election otherwise. It makes no sense.

DaveDief on August 1, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Here is why, if you have a brain.

But regardless of who wins control of the Senate this November, we know that the upper body in Washington is going to be as polarized and uncompromising as ever, notes ABC News Political Director Amy Walter. Conservative Republicans like Cruz and Richard Murdouck in Indiana won because they insisted they wouldn’t be part of a “go along, get along” culture.

Ultimately, it also means that even if Romney is elected President he can’t expect to win votes on “team spirit” alone.

To put it another way, as one smart Republican strategist told the Note: “The fact the Tea Party can win is the 2010 story; whether they can govern and what the ‘establishment’ will do to retool is the question.” SARAH PALIN SEND ‘CONGRATS’. ABC’s Shushannah Walshe points us toward Sarah Palin’s Facebook page, which includes this note: “Congratulations to Ted Cruz! This is a victory both for Ted and for the grassroots Tea Party movement. This primary race has always been about the kind of leadership we need in D.C. Our goal is not just about changing the majority in the Senate. It is about the kind of leadership we want. Ted Cruz represents the kind of strong conservative leadership we want in D.C.”

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2012 at 11:57 AM

So can we call her a “Red” now an it not be racist? How about Elizabeth “Red Feather” Warren?

29Victor on August 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM

There … are … no … words.

PatriotGal2257 on August 1, 2012 at 11:54 AM

There are lots of words, they just get filtered here :)

29Victor on August 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM

What is interesting is how, of late, liberals have come out of the closet to finally and almost fully reveal themselves. But, there is a condition: If we don’t accept them in full, we are racist anti-woman homophobes.

The Left feels ‘safe’ to expose itself, but it still needs to use slander and other coercion to silence opposition. That, to me, means liberals know they’re not what America truly wants, despite the media blitz that gives them a cushion to espouse their loony ideals.

If anything is ‘wrong’ with America, it’s from among the political Left.

Liam on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

“Let’s get to work!”

She’s so enthusiastic, what’s not to love? /sarc

All of her ads have been moonbat crazy, at least she’s not ranting about people getting ‘hammered’ in this one.

J.H. on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

What I find amazing is that liberals like Warren are so deluded they truly believe these ideas/notions are a winner among the public at large.

People don’t want infrastructure. They want pay-per-view; they want the freedom to say, “I’m not going to cook tonight. Let’s go to Chick-Fil-A!”

People want to get a little ahead on their mortgages, they want to maybe pay off their car loan a little sooner.

Americans want to buy their children bigger birthday presents, save a little more so this coming Christmas might be better than the last. American husbands want to buy their wives those diamond earrings she has had her eye on for two years.

Et cetera, et cetera.

True, our bridges need repair. But if Dem politicians weren’t so bent on buying votes, all those things would be covered.

Warren thinks her ideas are a winner? Maybe in MA.

Then again, the United States could always cut MA loose from the Union, like CA needs to be walled off. Then we’ll see how that hopey-changey brand of socialism works.

Pffft!

Liam on August 1, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Correct, and well said.

But people like Lizzy Warren say we’re not SUPPOSED to want all those tacky plebeian things. We’re supposed to want Grand New Public Projects, Shiny New High Speed Trains — and just suck it up and pay for all the pointy heads who Know Better to plan them.

I wish for just one thing for our country – that we can get all these liberal idiots out of the 1970s and into the 21st century.

rockmom on August 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Liberals try to avoid math…..and budgets.

GarandFan on August 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Math is hard. Let’s stop forcing students to learn basic algebra in high school and college. All they need to know they can learn from the DNC.

farsighted on August 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

5. Why invest in infrastructure when in California they’re trying to blow up water projects such as the Hetch Hetchy clean water and power system that serves 2.5 million Bay Area?

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/305063/defining-insanity-down-victor-davis-hanson

itsspideyman on August 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Talk to a Californian about Hetch Hetchy and watch their head explode.

Can you imagine what the enviro-nuts would do now if we tried to build a Hoover Dam? The mind reels.

rockmom on August 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The problem with republicans is, you do the math. You are supposed to hear “Spend 1 trillion on roads and bridges and putting teachers and firefighters back to work” then cheer wildly and vote Democrat. Why do math? After all, the point is to collapse the system, not actually build roads and bridges and put the heart-string tuggers back to work.

tdarrington on August 1, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Cowboys – no she is a fascist – they all are. The definition fits to a tee.

Zomcon JEM on August 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM

You can’t buy this kind of stupid. Thank goodness Democrats try, though.

natasha333 on August 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM

“Let’s go to worrrrrrrrk”

Yeah, keep playing that one.

Listen to Scott Brown, his accent sounds like your friend or cousin. (In Massachusetts)

Lizzy Borden sounds like an outsiderrrrr. (outsighda)

Little Boomer on August 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Someone may want to check on this, but I think Warren’s probably going to get more viewers than Clinton due to timing of the speeches.

I’m fairly certain that Clinton’s speech is going heads-up against the Giants-Cowboys game to start the NFL season while Fauxcahontas goes earlier in the night before kickoff.

teke184 on August 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Maybe I am confused. Aren’t these speeches happening the last night of the convention before Obama accepts the nomination on Thursday? The NFL kindly moved the start of the football season to Wednesday night so that Obama’s acceptance speech would not have competition from football.

milibertarian on August 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Wouldn’t the same logic apply to Egypt and the Pyramids. What percentage of GDP was spent on those?

tmitsss on August 1, 2012 at 12:13 PM

But people like Lizzy Warren say we’re not SUPPOSED to want all those tacky plebeian things. We’re supposed to want Grand New Public Projects, Shiny New High Speed Trains — and just suck it up and pay for all the pointy heads who Know Better to plan them.

I wish for just one thing for our country – that we can get all these liberal idiots out of the 1970s and into the 21st century.

rockmom on August 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Then let her surrender to those things all her wealth over and above her needs for living and the taxes she pays.

I mean, if liberals like Gore are so big on this matter, then they shouldn’t be living in mansions that use $3000 a month in energy, should they?

Warren and her Democrat ilk are just champagne socialists and limousine liberals.

I have no regard for them, or for the trolls who come here trying to defend them.

Liam on August 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM

So, she’s NOT a communist but she just thinks we should be more like China?

And somehow this woman is supposedly in a close race for a Senate seat in the United States of America?

Wow, Massachusetts….Really?

jjjdad on August 1, 2012 at 11:51 AM

This breaks my heart:

In China, athletes are often taken away from their families at a young age and placed in specialist training schools where they practice for hours every day. Wu began training daily at a diving camp at the age of 6. By the time she was 16, she had left home to be installed in a government aquatic sports institute.

She has become one of her sport’s all-time greats, but her father says the success has come at a high price to her personal life.

We accepted a long time ago that she doesn’t belong entirely to us,” Wu Yuming told the Shanghai Morning Post. “I don’t even dare to think about things like enjoying family happiness.”

Fallon on August 1, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Talk to a Californian about Hetch Hetchy and watch their head explode.

Can you imagine what the enviro-nuts would do now if we tried to build a Hoover Dam? The mind reels.

rockmom on August 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I’m a Californian, and as far as I am concerned it’s a crime against humanity that it is illegal to kill environmentalist activists.

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM

psst…. “Ms.” Warren you could build a lot more things if gasoline was back to under $1.00/gal. Just saying…..You want to “rebuild” america on the cheap open up our oil and gas reserves and glut the market so the prices goes down. then watch how quick America gets “rebuilt”

unseen on August 1, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Maybe we can pave the roads with people we run over with tanks. – Elizabeth Warren

lorien1973 on August 1, 2012 at 12:22 PM

The anti-Warren/China spirit

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I suspect she’s 1/32 Chinese. Add that to 1/32 Cherokee and 30/32 Moron, and there you have it.

KS Rex on August 1, 2012 at 12:25 PM

This high cheekboned woman is the gift that keeps on giving. She’s immensely unlikeable. She reminds me of Martha Coakley, who also lost to Scott Brown. It’s amazing how warped the minds are of Massachusetts progressives who nominate these people.

iranianamerican on August 1, 2012 at 12:27 PM

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