Warren’s Emily Litella moment on tax returns

posted at 1:21 pm on August 8, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

With all of the talk about tax returns dominating the national news, Massachusetts Senate candidate  Elizabeth Warren undoubtedly figured she could make some hay against Scott Brown on the topic, and get a little national media attention in the process.  Why she thought that Brown, an attorney who has spent 30 years in the National Guard and had just been promoted to the rank of colonel, was wealthy enough to make income-tax returns a big issue is itself a mystery than may never be unraveled.

But unraveled is a great way to describe her attack — after the media pointed out that Brown has already disclosed more years of income-tax returns than Warren has:

Elizabeth Warren demanded Monday that Senator Scott Brown release more of his tax returns. The only problem was that Brown, her Republican rival, had already released six years of tax returns while Warren has refused to release more than four years of her filings.

Now that Brown has been established as the more transparent candidate in the race, will Warren match Brown?  Nope:

Asked to reconcile that apparent conflict, Warren backed off her demand, saying today that six years was enough. She did not, however, offer to release any more of her IRS filings.

Warren earlier tried to make the case that Brown should release twenty years of tax returns, the length of time that Brown has held public office in Massachusetts.  Did she hold herself to that standard?  If I’m asking the question …

“I think Scott Brown should release his tax returns for all the years he’s been in public service,” Warren said. “He’s been in public service for 20 years, then he should have 20 years of tax returns.” …

And even under that standard, Warren has limited her definition for her own career in public service. …

But she has not included her work from 1995 to 1997 as adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, or her 2006 appointment to the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion.

Did Warren even bother to check on Brown’s disclosure before stepping onto this political banana peel?  Apparently not.  If Warren is this incompetent at campaigning, research, and analysis, it’s a good thing that Republicans blocked her path to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Instead of riding high on a national wave of tax-return buzz, Warren has to hope no one notices her hypocrisy and incompetence.


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Let’s hope she makes a bunch of additional amateur mistakes when speaking at the DNC.

teke184 on August 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

How long before Emily Litella becomes an obscure reference.

swamp_yankee on August 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

See You Next Tuesday.

lorien1973 on August 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Degenerates rule the left these days, with Obama the Degenerate in Chief, and Warren the Harlot of Degenerates.

Let them be. The stench is in full air.

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

When I first saw the picture of Gilda Radner above I thought it was Warren making a fool of herself once again.

bgibbs1000 on August 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Why she thought that Brown … was wealthy enough to make income-tax returns a big issue is itself a mystery than may never be unraveled.

No mystery. She’s actually dingy harry in drag.

Lost in Jersey on August 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Joe Biden with better hair.

a capella on August 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

The fact that a walking joke like Elizabeth “Three Wolf Moon” Warren is still a viable candidate makes me despair for the state of the nation.

Cicero43 on August 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Speaking of shooting oneself in one’s foot. O/T
Randy Travis, naked and DWI again

a capella on August 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

With the help of the Patrick Administration Warren is looking for an additional 500,000 votes. If anyone wondered why Obama was working so hard with the states to expand the welfare rolls here is your answer

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20220808welfare_voter_push_has_gop_crying_foul_critics_blast_states_dems_for_inside_job/srvc=home&position=0

Wigglesworth on August 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Is there one honest, sensible, credible, practical, logical and intellectual Dem or contender in the current Senate or the House?

ONE?

hillsoftx on August 8, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Instead of riding high on a national wave of tax-return buzz, Warren has to hope no one notices her hypocrisy and incompetence.

Why, Running Turd only has to convince the morons in Mass to vote for her, not the entire nation.

And let’s face it, Mass residents would vote for Ted Kennedy’s decaying corpse if it were unearthed, stuffed in a suit, and propped up on a stage somewhere.

Bishop on August 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

If there’s one thing a Democrzat must become skilled at –it’s lying. This lady is a rank amateur, not worthy to walk in the shadow of the Dem Jackass…on the other hand….

Don L on August 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

The only problem was that Brown, her Republican rival, had already released six years of tax returns while Warren has refused to release more than four years of her filings.

Well, she’s refused to back down from the idea that she’s native American too and that has been proven to be false, at least in the sense that she’s not a recognized member of a recognized tribe.

She’s denied the fact that she used her “native American” status for hiring preferences at two universities. And she’s denied knowing that the universities were including her in their minority reporting statistics.

She’s a commited socialist so radical that she couldn’t get confirmed in the job made for her in the Obama administration.

This gaffe seems silly compared to the many things this pathological liar has working against her.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Honestly, I do not think that I have ever seen — or even heard of — a more reprehensible, morally bankrupt, and disgustingly disingenuous woman political candidate in my entire adult life.

Elizabeth Warren is a foul creature, indeed.

FlatFoot on August 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

“There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy: hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.”

Frederick William Robertson

phoebe1 on August 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Joe Biden with better hair.

a capella on August 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

No, she’s more like a blonde Obama: without a teleprompter she’s a gaffe-bag; with one she’s got that same nose-in-the-air swiveling-head, hectoring, arrogant, in-your-face-know-it-all attitude that he does. Oh, and they’re both incompetent boobs who’ve never held a real job in their lives.

natasha333 on August 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

This loser is a progressive hero. Pitiful.

forest on August 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Fauxahontas should just go home.

GarandFan on August 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

This lady is a rank amateur, not worthy to walk in the shadow of the Dem Jackass…on the other hand….

Don L on August 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Between the Kennedy family, John Kerry, Barney Frank, etc. Boston alone has enough professional liars you think this vile woman would have all the expert advice she needs when it comes to lies.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

God, I love that woman! She makes me laugh so much!

SailorMark on August 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Bwaaaaahhhhhhahahahahahahahah. What a maroon.

HawaiiLwyr on August 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

How come the honest Native Americans are not fighting Liar Witch with all they’ve got?

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2012 at 1:38 PM

he fact that a walking joke like Elizabeth “Three Wolf Moon” Warren is still a viable candidate makes me despair for the state of the nation.

Cicero43 on August 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Not only that, some dems are talking her up as their possible 2016 presidential candidate. It does reflect poorly on the state of the nation, but neverthess Please, oh, please let that happen!!!!

KS Rex on August 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Honestly, I do not think that I have ever seen — or even heard of — a more reprehensible, morally bankrupt, and disgustingly disingenuous woman political candidate in my entire adult life.

Elizabeth Warren is a foul creature, indeed.

FlatFoot on August 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Have you met the President?

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

And she’s a “rising star” in the party – look at the deep bench of clowns just like her that they have.

Pretty pathetic.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on August 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

If Warren is this incompetent at campaigning, research, and analysis, it’s a good thing that Republicans blocked her path to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

If? IF she’s incompetent at campaigning? She’s incompetent at EVERYTHING. EVERY liberal / socialist / progressive / communist is incompetent at EVERYTHING….except stealing money and killing freedom that is.

Wolfmoon on August 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Mass residents would vote for Ted Kennedy’s decaying corpse if it were unearthed, stuffed in a suit, and propped up on a stage somewhere.

Bishop on August 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Which pretty much sums up Teddy Kennedy’s last few years in the Senate too. I honestly think the funniest thing about this very sad situation is when the MA GOP sent her a birthday gift subscription to Ancestry.com

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Let’s hope she makes a bunch of additional amateur mistakes when speaking at the DNC.

[teke184 on August 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM]

No worries there. It comes naturally for her.

Dusty on August 8, 2012 at 1:43 PM

That she was not aware that Senator Brown had released 6 years worth of returns, prior to her attack, is telling.
She did not know, nor did she even care. Just attack !

And now that she knows, she will not be as open as her opponent.

Whatchya hiding there Liz ?

Jabberwock on August 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

The Squaw is stupid.

NJ Red on August 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Joe Biden with better hair.

a capella on August 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Debatable.

lorien1973 on August 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM

How long before Emily Litella becomes an obscure reference.

swamp_yankee on August 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

As long as there are progressives, Emily Litella will live on…

sandspur on August 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Only the cream of the Democrat top will be speaking at their convention…

Ukiah on August 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM

How long before Emily Litella becomes an obscure reference.

swamp_yankee on August 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I hope not. I loved all of Gilda Radners’ characters.

Deanna on August 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Lizzie Warren took an axe,
gave Massachusetts 40 whacks.
She thought it was so much fun,
she’ll give America 41.

either orr on August 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM

See you Auntie!

ahlaphus on August 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Jackasses never learn…

PatriotRider on August 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

If I were Brown’s campaign manager, my whole strategy would be give Warren a mic.

AndrewsDad on August 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

What is with those Mao outfits that Warren seems to prefer?

onlineanalyst on August 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

She just may be smarter than Dear Leader…college perfessers, heh.

d1carter on August 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Speaking of things that need to be burned to the ground.

BigWyo on August 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Let’s hope she makes a bunch of additional amateur mistakes when speaking at the DNC.

teke184 on August 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Here’s the condensed version:

“You didn’t build that, conservatives are evil and will kill you, give yourself to the collective or you are an ignorant prole.

And Ya-ta HEY! to my redskin brethren!!!’

BigWyo on August 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

A stupid communist *****

mnjg on August 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Considering the PRM’s history, she is still going to win by enough that Brown will have to concede before the bars close.

Nathan_OH on August 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Elizabeth Warren

Squaw running in Pilgrim state is in strong contention to beat Male stripper Truckin’ Scott Brown.

The fact that it’s even close tells you how far this country has fallen off the edge.

PappyD61 on August 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

If I needed more proof (which I don’t) that liberals are functionally retarded, this would do it.

Now I have to go find some more Gilda/Emily on youtube.

kim roy on August 8, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Another academic who can’t function in the real world. Just what we need.

She’s used to lecturing to kids who are dependent upon her for a grade.

We’re not your students, professor.

NoDonkey on August 8, 2012 at 2:11 PM

She’s actually dingy harry in drag.

Lost in Jersey on August 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Joe Biden with better hair.

a capella on August 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Heh.

Jaibones on August 8, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Elizabeth Warren demanded Monday that Senator Scott Brown release more of his tax returns. The only problem was that Brown, her Republican rival, had already released six years of tax returns while Warren has refused to release more than four years of her filings.

This because Fauxahontas make heap big wampum maybe fifty, sixty moons ago buying foreclosed teepees. She speak with forked tongue.

slickwillie2001 on August 8, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I didn’t think that Indians paid income tax or any taxes…

Karmi on August 8, 2012 at 2:29 PM

There has got to be something in the water in Cambridge. Must be some of that ecoli Piglosi was talkin’ ’bout.

Kissmygrits on August 8, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Go ahead, MA voters…make her your next Senator alongside Lurch. I truly hope you all suffer as a result.

SnarkySam on August 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM

And she’s recognized for her intelligence?

More evidence please.

St Gaudens on August 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Heap Funny.

Del Dolemonte on August 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Warren has to hope no one notices her hypocrisy and incompetence…again.

Hucklebuck on August 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I don’t think that anyone inclined to vote for her would care.

Hypocrisy is a badge of honor in the Democratic party.

MessesWithTexas on August 8, 2012 at 3:11 PM

She can’t help what she says, since she clearly has the genetic deformity known as “forked tongue” common to her people. I know whereof speak, since I actually am a 5th Degree Cherokee, and can prove it. You can’t believe anything the Dem side of my family says, so cut her some slack. It’s not like she’s running for high office or anything.

Hucklebuck on August 8, 2012 at 3:13 PM

“What’s all this I hear about…”

mojo on August 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

My dad stressed this to me…

Those that can’t do, teach.
Those that can’t teach, become democratic politicians.

Pretty much sums it up!

monalisa on August 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Honestly, I do not think that I have ever seen — or even heard of — a more reprehensible, morally bankrupt, and disgustingly disingenuous woman political candidate in my entire adult life.

Elizabeth Warren is a foul creature, indeed.

FlatFoot on August 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Sheesh. Elizabeth Warren has a lot of competition for that top spot in the democrap party, starting with Piglosi, DWS,Shiela Jackson Lee, just for starters. My, what fine company these people keep.

Harbingeing on August 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

teke184 on August 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

No she won’t. She will get a script directly from Team Obama. And there will be no gaffe’s. Err… wait…

antisocial on August 8, 2012 at 3:41 PM

She makes the Cherokee nation proud that she is not one of them.
Where does Massachusetts find such candidates when there is a whole phone book full of better ones. If she had not rescued captitalism, there would be no reason at all to vote for her.

KW64 on August 8, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Those that can’t do, teach.
Those that can’t teach, become democratic politicians.

Pretty much sums it up!

monalisa on August 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

My father had a different version:

Those who can do.
Those who can’t do teach.
Those who can’t teach teach teachers
Those who can’t teach teachers become school administrators.

He was a teacher

KW64 on August 8, 2012 at 4:11 PM

There has got to be something in the water in Cambridge. Must be some of that ecoli Piglosi was talkin’ ’bout.

Kissmygrits

you think princess lily white drinks from a…. common faucet ?????

champagne and bottled water socialist.

mittens on August 8, 2012 at 4:18 PM

she is a gaffe machine! can’t wait for her to speak at the DNC on national tv!

burserker on August 8, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Speaking of shooting oneself in one’s foot. O/T
Randy Travis, naked and DWI again

a capella on August 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Unfortunate. I was a fan from early on. Hope he cleans up his act. I don’t want to read about him being found dead in a ditch.

Extrafishy on August 8, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Degenerates rule the left these days, with Obama the Degenerate in Chief, and Warren the Harlot of Degenerates.

Let them be. The stench is in full air.

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

It got to a point where the air has become irrespirable….the stench must go!

jimver on August 8, 2012 at 4:27 PM

she is a gaffe machine! can’t wait for her to speak at the DNC on national tv!

burserker on August 8, 2012 at 4:23 PM

i know, it’s like our wishes have been granted :)…

jimver on August 8, 2012 at 4:28 PM

But, Emily Litella was funny on purpose…

Emily Litella: Ohhhhh. Well, I’m sorry. [squints and grins, into camera] Never mind. … [applause]

Jane Curtin: Miss – Miss Litella. Let – let’s get something straight. We’ve put up with your slight hearing impairment for a long time now and in the beginning it was cute. But now you’re part of a news team and we like to report the news accurately. Now, if you don’t report the news accurately, we’ll have to let you go. No job is permanent. Do you understand me?

Emily Litella: Oh, yes, yes, I do. I’ll – I will certainly do my best. I’ll try to do better, hm.

Jane Curtin: Please do.

Emily Litella: Bitch!…

Fallon on August 8, 2012 at 4:45 PM

“The state has mailed out voter registration letters to nearly 500,000 welfare recipients, in a push sparked by a group led by former ACORN bigwigs that critics say is a naked bid to boost Democrats at the polls in November.”

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20220808welfare_voter_push_has_gop_crying_foul_critics_blast_states_dems_for_inside_job/srvc=home&position=0

“Elizabeth Warren’s daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi is leaving nothing to chance in the 2012 election for her mother. Warren Tyagi, the chair of the George Soros funded Demos Foundation, has bankrolled, through Demos, former members of ACORN in their pursuit to have the Commonwealth’s welfare agency perform a voter registration drive. The Boston Herald has the story, although they missed the Warren familial connection.”

http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/15288/warrens-daughter-funds-plan-to-force-state-to-mail-welfare-recipients-voter-registration-forms

mittens on August 8, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Yay Mittens you put that here, YES, not only do they get to spend their EBT cards on The Lottery, and Liquor, Vices, and get a new one when they lend it to a friend and he accidentally Loses it, but they need special help for welfare voter registration so you can vote yourself some stuff.

This is all Duval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren.

Here is what those who don’t live in MA need to know about Candidate Warren.

The MA congressional delegation and the democrat party don’t actually let anyone run for office because they HAVE the seats already, and so there are a lot of women in low office that are known locally but they don’t let them get any experience running, say against a Markey or a Tierney or a Tsongas, those positions are held for life. And when someone like Liz Warren hops in over them, hmmmm….

And her inexperience shows. Tsk.

Fleuries on August 8, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Honestly, I do not think that I have ever seen — or even heard of — a more reprehensible, morally bankrupt, and disgustingly disingenuous woman political candidate in my entire adult life.

Elizabeth Warren is a foul creature, indeed.

FlatFoot on August 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Have you met the President?

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

You mean he’s lying about that too?

Gianni on August 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM

behaves as if stupidity is a virtue.

StevC on August 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM

You mean he’s lying about that too?

Gianni on August 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM

1. Mom Jeans
2. That stupid bicycle helmet

Just sayin’

AZfederalist on August 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Elizabeth Warren say: “Before you judge someone, you should walk a mile in their moccasins. That way, when you judge them, you’ll be a mile away, and you’ll have their moccasins.”

SailorMark on August 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The woman is a liar, a fraud and an imbecile.
She should be running in California.

Ventura Capitalist on August 9, 2012 at 8:31 PM