Elizabeth Warren: “The system is rigged.” Yes. Yes, it is.

posted at 2:01 pm on September 6, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

I just can’t hold my peace on self-styled champion of financial reform Elizabeth Warren’s speech at the DNC Wednesday night — it pains me far too deeply. Behold, this is what intellectually cheap populism looks like, in all its utterly vapid glory.

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren railed against an enterprise system “rigged” against the middle class and cast Mitt Romney as siding with special interests who have set the rules.

Warren, a leading proponent of overhauling the financial services industry, portrayed herself and President Obama as the allies of ordinary Americans and Romney as a champion of corporate America seeing no difference between multinational firms and families.

“No, Gov. Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters,” she said to rising applause. “That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people. And that’s why we need Barack Obama.” …

She did not mention Brown in her remarks but she mentioned “middle class” eight times in a not-so-subtle bid to tell voters that despite her Ivy-League pedigree, she is one of them. …

Warren blamed oil companies and investment banks for creating an economy that caters to their bottom lines instead of average prosperity.

There is so much material here, I don’t even know where to begin, so I’ll just pick out a few key lines and go from there.

“We fought to level the playing field before.  About a century ago when corrosive greed threatened our economy and our way of life…” Greed. Oh, greed. You call it greed, I call it rational self-interest; but whatever you want to call it, one thing is certain: The profit motive, which all human beings share, by the way, is the driving force behind everything we have. Individuals trying to provide for themselves and for their families are what continually creates prosperity, a.k.a., economic growth, and an individual’s personal wealth is an indicator of how successful they’ve been in providing a good or service upon which other people voluntarily place a lot of value. How do corporations become corporations, Ms. Warren? I might patronize the hair salon or the car wash once a month or so, and these small businesses are important, to be sure. But “oil companies” and “investment banks” have so much money because I use their services every single day. I drive to work and accrue interest in my savings account all time time, just like most Americans do — and these are all voluntary, mutually beneficial transactions. And what’s more, these large corporations also provide huge numbers of jobs as well as government revenue. Please get off your high horse and quit acting like the life choices of the CEO of the oil company are somehow ignoble compared to those of the hair stylist.

“The Republican vision is clear — ‘I got mine.  The rest of you are on your own.’ Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure, they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends.” Uhm, why yes actually, I am just on my way to play poker with the corporate emperors of the universe, along with the rest of Republican party. …What the what? Who are these ‘powerful friends’ I’m supposed to have, exactly, and why am I unable to divorce my motives from their oh-so-greedy wishes? News flash: I do not have powerful friends. I vote Republican because I want to lessen the impregnable power of the federal bureaucracy and create more opportunities for myself and my fellow Americans. That is all.

“People feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful part, they’re right.  The system is rigged. …Wall Street CEOs, the same ones the direct our economy and destroyed millions of jobs still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them.” Blergh. This is a perfect manifestation of my precise problem with Elizabeth Warren and her “consumer financial protectin’” ilk. Yes, I grant you, the system is kind of rigged. But why are we blaming Wall Street for rent-seeking, when the metastasized federal government is what’s affording them the opportunity to rent-seek? People will always look for a way to beat out their competition, and if that includes courting favors from the government and crony capitalism, they will. This isn’t rocket science. Federal busybodies trying to incentivize the financial sector into doing things they wanted to see happen based on their political agenda was what caused the financial crisis. Everybody has an agenda — but only the government can enforce theirs through fiat without fighting the natural regulator of free-market competition. Elizabeth Warren was a big supporter of the Occupy Movement, and I made this point right when the Occupy protests first broke out — stop directing your ire at the symptoms and instead direct it at the disease.

And finally, as to the Elizabeth Warren’s claim that the Romney/Ryan ticket doesn’t care about the middle class — doesn’t anybody at that convention realize that Barack Obama’s proposal to hike taxes on America’s wealthiest earners is an absolute farce that cannot hope to pay for the level of government he wants to keep going? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!

Think about his logic like this: Mr. Ryan’s House budget details a long-range plan to equalize spending and tax revenues without—ahem—raising tax rates. But if such fiscal restraint is as deep and draconian as Mr. Obama claims, then as a matter of arithmetic the White House must favor a tax increase of an equal size, or something close to it, in order to pay for the amount of government he wants to sustain. …

What voters should know is that this taxing big bang won’t only hit the affluent. Far from it. For evidence, consult a recent study by Eric Toder, Jim Nunns and Joseph Rosenberg of the Tax Policy Center. We know this Brookings-Urban Institute shop has credibility with liberals, because it is the source of the fiction that the Romney-Ryan team wants to boost middle-class taxes.

The researchers looked at how high income-tax rates would have to rise in the top two or even three tax brackets to lower debt to sustainable levels under something akin to CBO’s alternative fiscal scenario. They conclude that even if the top rates hit 100%, the budget “cannot achieve the debt-reduction targets in some or any of the target years.” Though conceding that near-total confiscation is “completely unrealistic,” they report the results anyway “to indicate the infeasibility of achieving a high debt-reduction target simply by increasing top individual income tax rates.” And this is from economists who favor higher taxes.

Another way of putting it is that the rich aren’t nearly rich enough to finance Mr. Obama’s spending ambitions. Sooner rather than later, Washington will come for the middle class, because that’s where the real money is.


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It is rigged for those who lie about their ancestry in an effort to gain an advantage over others in a system that cares more about ancestry, skin color, genitals and where you stick them or what gets stuck in them over ability and character.

It’s called liberalism.

It is a disease of the mind and it is infectious.

It, like HIV, ebola and gonorhea needs to be eradicated.

On a side note: I understand the Hekawis have rejected her invitation to the convention due to the hotel they were scheduled to stay in did not have lobster on the room service menu.

Bubba Redneck on September 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Not enough people to fill outside stadium? – Fake indian does rain dance – fix fix yes it is a fix to move Chief Sitting Bull’s speech indoors

Wade on September 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

And what is middle class? Aren’t we all Americans? Government must not divide us. We all have the same rights and the same opportunities. We reject the class system, we reject being called masses, we are individuals, with equal opportunity, just for the fact of being American. The choices we take, the level of effort we put into what we do will determine the success or lack thereof. The family is the nuclear element of our society. And our belief in a creator, a higher being, an afterlife are crucial to have a strong moral foundation. Individual,Family and God = America. Curiously, Individuals, Families, Religion and America are being attacked by the Statists, Liberals, Socialists, Communists, Fascists, Progressives (I know, I’m repeating myself over and over again).
The Republican party must go back to its conservative roots. The Republican Party should adopt the Teaparty platform, instead of being a Democrat-Lite Party.

So, GOP, please stop referring to some of us as the Middle Class. You are following the Left’s script, and that’s what they want. Once you establish social classes you can initiate class warfare. Once that starts, only a bloody revolution would stop it. And it’s not only class. It’s race, gender, sexual preference, religion, national origin, and all the other subdivisions the left loves to classify us in. One you establish difference, you can generate friction, and that friction will bring conflict, which is absolutely necessary to bring the destruction of the Capitalist system. I’m not stating anything new here. That is the standard procedure that brought us the Communist Revolutions all over the world since early XX Century.

mile66 on September 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Fair enough. But what’s the fix, as you see it?

Liam on September 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

No dumbphuck..we’re pointing out what a liar and hypocrite she is. The fact that you think she gives a chit about you..makes you the useful idiot…idiot.

HumpBot Salvation on September 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Why Pirates of the Caribbeanwas popular.

Both parties. We have these ersatz Tolstoys wearing fake minority status or ancient, if not imagined slights and deprivation like some kind of a merit badge.

The Dems don’t have the guts to say that they just want to rip off everyone who sucked it up or just got lucky and has property.

The 18th century pirates and brigands at least avoided the pretense of righteousness.

A real platform would admit that murder of the unborn reduces the responsibility for sex.

Soaking the general economy is a lot easier than working to earn your treasure.

All they need is that Catholic Bishop who is there with the Dems to bless the whole charade so the mob can go home feeling justified in continuing the destruction of what had promise to be the freest and most successful economic system on earth.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Why are people surprised when a Scumbag commits scumbaggery or a Communist won’t remove her aboriginal foot from one’s neck and persists in lying while she does it? Warren is merely living as the scum that she is. Don’t expect her to do or be otherwise. To quote a famous football coach and cracker-barrel sage “a leopard don’t change its spots much.”

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I refuse to pay any attention to Granny.

Just looking at her, I feel quite certain that there are enough rational folks out there who can’t actually pull the trigger to vote for her.

Yeah, I’m still a little optimistic about mankind. Don’t know why.

connertown on September 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse

Wouldn’t be so funny if she read and listened to all that instead of trying use what Frank and Dodd did for her political gain. Zeke, did you loose your Teepee or just your mind?

Wade on September 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Is she calling us riggers?

faraway on September 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

mile66 on September 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

They have to vow to help “The Middle Class” since nobody has the guts to try to help the real problems in our human resources.

Unlike what Bill O’Reilly says, we should get some value out of the shooters in Chicago and the rest of the real downtrodden.

We just have to suspend some pesky laws and rights.

Well…O does it over gambits for political advantage.

I would do it to save the country.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Why Pirates of the Caribbeanwas popular.

Because… Lonely Island & Michael Bolton…that’s why.

http://tinyurl.com/6d7vxlc

connertown on September 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

connertown on September 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

You don’t know the Massachusetts and New England culture and gene pool like I do.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2012 at 3:02 PM

And her solution to fix our evil system is, of course, massive, totalitarian government run by, uh, compassionate liberals. I could really picture Warren in one of those Mao uniforms.

TarheelBen on September 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Another excellent representive of today’s Democrat Party!
Boldly going where no loons have gone before.

justltl on September 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Utter stupidity

msupertas on September 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Is this nutjob related to that other Obama nutjob, Anita Dunn? They seem like the same person.

BettyRuth on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Yup.

Mainly because she’s gorging herself on their donations.

Funny how that works. Fauxcahontas gets up and screams about the big chiefs taking much wampum — while she’s taking it to buy herself beads and trinkets.

You think Lies Like Rug is going to insist that her benefactor Corzine be prosecuted or that his links to the DCCC that’s paying her bills should be investigated?

northdallasthirty on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Fair enough. But what’s the fix, as you see it?

Liam on September 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I’m not sure there is one. You can’t force a coward to suddenly become brave, nor can you really convince a lair that telling the truth is a better option. The biggest names in conservative blogging for the most part have a financial constraint upon them. They dare not take to many risks or they face the possible consequence of losing their sources of income.

Like it or not, for many of the biggest conservative bloggers, it does come down to being a financial decision, say the wrong thing, and you go from being employed to being unemployed. Kind of like being a Catholic Priest in Soviet Russia.

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Is this nutjob related to that other Obama nutjob, Anita Dunn? They seem like the same person.

BettyRuth on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

A common aboriginal ancestor way back. Legend suggests incest was involved.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM

If there was a War on omen, it looks like she lost.

faraway on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Women

faraway on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

BTW, regarding the middle class. Alinsky and others of his ilk absolutely, positively despised the middle class.
The current liars that are the leadership of the Democrat Party spit may spout about doing good for the middle class, but it’s all only for political gain and utter BS- they loathe the middle class.

justltl on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

God, she was awful, and I can’t believe the Dems put her on in that slot. I know the MA Senate seat is important, and the powers that be probably thought America would love the sweet concerned Granny, but she morphed into Rosa Luxemburg with an axe within ten minutes, and it was not a pretty sight. She came across like a shrieking OWS loon in an outfit shoplifted from Neiman Marcus. The Dem base might eat that kind of hysterical class warfare nonsense up, but any independents tuning in to learn about Elizabeth Warren last night were not left with a favorable impression. She likely shaved 3-4 points off her current poll numbers with that lunatic speech.

Mr. Arkadin on September 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Elizabeth Warren is stupid. There, I said it. And I don’t mean that in a petty name calling manner. I mean she is not smart and is so blinded by an ideology that has adopted an economic philosophy that has failed everytime it has been tried in the history of mankind, that she has no idea people laugh at her because she is stupid. She has no understanding of reality and basic economics and while it is entertaining to poke fun at her I hope she knows nobody takes her seriously. The whole fake indian heritage just sums up what a poser she is.

Ellis on September 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

As a Harvard Prof, she was part and parcel to the screwing. That is how she saw it first hand.
Any idea how many of her students walked away from her lectures thinking she was nuts ?
Harvard has some reputation for sending folks into the financial world. What did SHE teach them, mmmm?

Jabberwock on September 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Thing is, I’d have more respect for Democrats if they just drew down on me and asked for my wallet.

if you want to behave like a gangster, be a gangster. Roll the dice.

But to steal from someone and tell them its all about fairness. And then call them riggers (dog whistle!)

Pathetic, cowardly, immoral…weak.

CorporatePiggy on September 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Anyone know if Spouting Bull ever saw those representatives of the Cherokee nation who came to Charlotte to talk to her about her heritage claims, or did she give them the same brush-off she has given them each and every time they try to see her?

pilamaye on September 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I guess we can take heart, if one of the most radical of the high-profile Dems, an almost ideal apotheosis of the New Left, can’t win in Mass. of all places, we have a chance to survive.

Dirt McGirt on September 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

To late on that front. The real question is… Why are so many so called conservative bloggers afraid of calling the Democrats or the media what they indisputably are? Why are those so called conservative bloggers scared shirtless of the words Marxism or Socialist or Communist?

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Because of masterful leftist propaganda. When someone says “communist” or “socialist”, most other peoples’, (alas including conservatives’) Pavlovian response is “lunatic” or “paranoid” or “conspiracy buff”.
That effectively immunizes leftists from being identified as what they really are.

I think that the method began with the demonization of Joe McCarthy, the mention of whose name causes leftists to salivate like rabid dogs and even conservatives to mentally cower in shame,
even though, he was absolutely right about communist infiltration and subversion!

justltl on September 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain

the same woman who worked for insurance companies, selflessly poring over reams of documents proving how people were killed by asbestos,and worked the rigs in the system to keep the big companies from having to pay out to those it was supposed to have insured. she saw to it that sick and dying people got completely hosed by big business.

useful demotool bootlick-buttsniffer.

mittens on September 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

If Warren had the guts to call for Corzine’s scalp I might find a moment to sympathize with you point.

DaveDief on September 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

The Consumer Finance Protection Board that Ms. Warren created is flying so far under the radar that I’m shocked how few people know how powerful and destructive it will be to our economy. The CFPB has total autonomy and virtually unlimited power, very much like the IRS. They do not have to go through the DOJ to sue a financial institution. The instructions from the CFPB that accompany the new mortgage Good Faith Estimate, a six page docuemnt, are over 1000 pages in length. They can fine banks or even shut them down for minor clerical mistakes. They encourage consumers of finacial products to agressivly report finacial institutions to the Board, even for minor discrepancies. Look out America, if you think it’s hard to get a loan now, wait until the CFPB is up and running at full power.

DrW on September 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

It was also notable because Warren, who has gained fame for defending consumers against big business, was in this case working on behalf of a big business. For her contribution, Warren was paid $212,000 over three years by Travelers, the nation’s largest insurer.

Travelers was fighting to gain permanent immunity from asbestos-related lawsuits by establishing a $500 million trust.
Travelers won most of what it wanted from the Supreme Court…

But after Warren left the case, it continued to twist and turn through the legal system, leaving a result that has been disastrous for asbestos victims. Travelers, in part because of its Supreme Court victory, has held onto its immunity from most lawsuits. But a ruling on Feb. 29 in a separate court has taken the company off the hook for paying out the $500 million settlement.

http://articles.boston.com/2012-05-01/metro/31499452_1_asbestos-case-asbestos-victims-travelers

mittens on September 6, 2012 at 3:26 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

This is either parody, or you are the concerniest of concern trolls.

Her speech was awful. If this is the best liberalism has to offer, I’m feeling better already. Scott Brown, with all thy flaws, it’s time to win.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on September 6, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

So it was conservatives behind the Community Reinvestment Act, and Countrywide was not great friends with Chris Dodd, and Tea Party people were running to bank executive’s homes to demand “affordable housing” and Franklin Raines and the other Dems parked at Fannie and Freddie were really Republican plants, the couple who sank Wachovia with over $20 billion in bad sub-primes were just faking it when they achieved status among the top 10 Dem contributors in four out of seven years, and the reason nobody has gone to jail is the result of nefarious Republican control over DOJ in the last three years.

Now who, exactly, is the useful idiot.

P. S. Challenge me and I can talk about MF Global and PFG Best where the forces of light, headed by the Messiah, can’t even handle simple auditing assignments. While earning about 30% more than we peons.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Wanna see the end result of another skillful inculcation?
Mention anything about a rev0luti0n or dealing forcefully with Leftists and see what reaction you incite- even though the offenses, damage, destruction, and depravity of the Left in this country far exceeds the nefarious acts of several other regimes that were, let’s say, treated very unkindly by their abused populace.

justltl on September 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Warren comes across as a woman who got hit hard, fast and ugly by menopause and the poster Zekecorlain comes across as the poor beaten down schlub sharing a house with her trying to make excuses for her rants.

natasha333 on September 6, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Hey Dems? Wanna do a pity party?

I had six figures in PFG Best!

Just investing it to lube the economy as opposed to buying fun stuff or dope for myself.

I’ll send the paperwork on request.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2012 at 3:30 PM

That still is so not flattering. Personally, I love it.

22044 on September 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I sure never dreamed I would be the warm-up act for President Bill Clinton

I believe the correct term is “fluffer.” That’s just the about perfect role for you, Liz.

pain train on September 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Every corporation I’ve worked for had people involved. I’m a person, my boss was a person, my co-workers, etc. Corporations provide the majority of the jobs in this country for milions of people. I wish Dems would figure that out.

HoosierStateofMind on September 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

CorporatePiggy on September 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

The reason I can tolerate Van Jones, ghetto hoods and UAW thugs is that they are upfront.

The general run of the Dem party is the group psychology of the town in the film High Noon applied to questions of economic regulation, national might and traditional values. Except in the reality, jealousy of another’s accomplishments and sex problems are not limited to some immature and confused Deputy.

Their axiom is to sell out the very power that protected them and created success and using every rhetorical trick to do it.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Pres**ent Obama and Elizabeth Warner like to talk about “fairness,” a concept so amorphous that the word “fair” doesn’t even have an equivalent in some languages.
Besides, who gets to define what is “fair” and what constitutes “fairness” ?

I’m sure that Liz Warren would agree with me that a 80% tax on royalities from speeches and books by present and former government employees about their time in government is “fair.” Afterall, there comes a point when everybody has to stop taking.

J_Crater on September 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I feel like I just witnessed history in the making. You think this will be the speech that saves capitalism?

If corporations aren’t people can we stop taxing them, and ascribing anthropomorphic adjectives like “greedy” to them?

BlueCollarAstronaut on September 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

“We know the system is rigged, which is why I had to pretend I was a Native American in order to become a Harvard professor: There’s no way they’d let someone as incompetent as me into Harvard if I didn’t pretend to be someone else.”

ExUrbanKevin on September 6, 2012 at 2:06 PM

+1000

Sasha List on September 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM

You really need AP / Ed here…

Dear Ms Warren,

antisocial on September 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Ah…

Dear Ms Warren – Did you find about out your real ancestry? Go to ancestry.com for answers.

I got mine from Solyndra — Barack Obama

System is rigged like —- Umm.. Solyndra? No Shame…

Barack Hussain Obama – hmmm hmmm hmmm

antisocial on September 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Oh come on, she’s been spouting this claptrap for years, in phony “research papers” and treacly articles in Harvard magazine, well before the financial meltdown of 2008. She is a phony in every way, from her Fauxcahontas claim of Indian heritage to her fake “scholarship” on bankruptcy and the middle class. She’s found a good hook to con a lot of gullible liberals like you and Barack Obama.

rockmom on September 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM

and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

That’s not all we can think of. We can think of what a vapid tool you are, for instance.

Akzed on September 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

What would be “fair” is making liberals reimburse Uncle Sam for welfare, food stamps, public housing…

Akzed on September 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Check out the ratings…Michelle did not beat out Ann. But neither party is drawing big audiences.

Terrye on September 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

funny how disrespectful and snide you are with a woman that had to sit through reams of documents and evidence about how the bank screw ups led to the financial collapse. She saw first hand how we’re all getting screwed and all you can think to do is assume she has it in for you. what a bunch of useful idiots.

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

There’s plenty of reason to look down our collective noses at Warren and cast judgement against her. Warren sat through reams of documents to do what ? Produce the Bullsh!t Dodd~Frank farce, many of who’s provisions haven’t or might never happen. And she sat through reams of documents while she said NOTHING about bringing back Glass~Steagal, said nothing about the Accubank scandal, Barney Fwank, Andrew Cuomo or ANY of the other dozen reasons for the sub prime mess? Did you ever once consider fully that she was one of the protagonists to the entire financial affair, subsequent mess and that she has absolutely NO idea what she’s talking about? None. Nah. You probably didn’t. I’m not surprised. She’s a vote pandering wh0re. She barely knows who she is. Pathetic. I despise her.

DevilsPrinciple on September 6, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Lizzy Borden Warren is correct: the system is rigged – especially when tax payers are forced to subsidize the banal bile that spews from neo-bloshevik college professors like Warren.

locomotivebreath1901 on September 6, 2012 at 4:54 PM

This woman needs to use Shampoo!

Rohlfsen on September 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM

So that’s what Barney Frank and Chris Dodd were doing when they created that mortgage bubble that caused the economy to tank in 2008, they were indulging in fat cat greed?

Darn, I thought they were the the give-a-way-financing to buy votes business. I assure you, that was no Republican program.

Elizabeth Warren, the Indian head on a nickel is turning tails in shame

Limpet6 on September 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Elizabeth Warren looks and sounds like the character Marcy from the tv show “Married with Children”

Can’t see non-liberal men flocking to this joke of a candidate.

bluegill on September 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

If corporations are not people, then why did the Democrats complain so much when Bain shut down unprofitable ones?

Surely an inanimate and impersonal object like a corporation should not have had Democratic panties atwist….

unclesmrgol on September 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM

So it was conservatives behind the Community Reinvestment Act, and Countrywide was not great friends with Chris Dodd, and Tea Party people were running to bank executive’s homes to demand “affordable housing” and Franklin Raines and the other Dems parked at Fannie and Freddie were really Republican plants, the couple who sank Wachovia with over $20 billion in bad sub-primes were just faking it when they achieved status among the top 10 Dem contributors in four out of seven years, and the reason nobody has gone to jail is the result of nefarious Republican control over DOJ in the last three years.

Now who, exactly, is the useful idiot.

P. S. Challenge me and I can talk about MF Global and PFG Best where the forces of light, headed by the Messiah, can’t even handle simple auditing assignments. While earning about 30% more than we peons.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Yes, wasn’t it under Bill Clinton’s administration that Barney Frank, ACORN, and HUD used legislation to force the “evil banks” to give out mortgage loans to people who didn’t qualify for mortgages because they couldn’t afford them?

Hmmmmmm, I wonder what caused the housing bubble to burst and caused the financial meltdown that ensued?

cmsciulli on September 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Warren has lost any creds she may have had. Who believes a liar? As a true 1/16 Cherokee, I resent her prostitution of my heritage. And, every other lie that she’s put out.

avagreen on September 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Check out the ratings…Michelle did not beat out Ann. But neither party is drawing big audiences.

Terrye on September 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Terrye, that link didn’t work.

avagreen on September 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Zekecorlain on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Utter stupidity

msupertas on September 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

That’s his unique area of expertise, utter stupidity.

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

This woman is the perfect exemplar of liberal thought. Completely lacking in any understanding of how our world works. Completely confident in her own ability to create a utopia through the raw power of government fiat. She is profoundly ignorant of human nature and why people do what we do. She places no value on freedom and liberty. The list of failings and flaws in her vision is endless.

The most insidious part of this woman’s world view is based on her somewhat correct observation that the system is rigged. The system is rigged because you and your ilk have rigged it! You have taken control of our economy to such an extent that those who don’t bribe our “public servants” to gain an advantage are chewed up and spit out by those who do.

MJBrutus on September 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Elizabeth Warren: “The system is rigged.” Yes. Yes, it is.

Elizabeth, you are one of the evil 1%, why did you rig the system for yourself? How will you pay back all that you stole in a self-admitted rigged game?

RJL on September 6, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Seriously, stop the ads popping up over the articles.

Know It All on September 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I think it was over on I Own The World that I saw the best description evah of Elizabeth Warren…

Fauxcahontas

CatchAll on September 6, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Another way of putting it is that the rich aren’t nearly rich enough to finance Mr. Obama’s spending ambitions. Sooner rather than later, Washington will come for the middle class, because that’s where the real money is.

Always, always, always: they talk about raising taxes on the rich, but there aren’t enough rich around for the money they want to spend.

Every time someone talks about raising taxes on the rich, they’re really talking about raising taxes on the middle class.

It was the same way when Clinton ran for president. He talked about a middle-class tax cut, but it never arrived, because the middle class had to pay more taxes to support their new spending.

The ONLY reason people think Clinton was decent on the economy is that he over-reached in his first term with HillaryCare, then had to deal with a majority Republican Congress for the rest of his administration. Of course, being Clinton, he then concentrated on taking credit for the actions that were being forced on him, like balancing the budget and welfare reform.

tom on September 6, 2012 at 9:48 PM

If the system is rigged against people, then how did Elizabeth Warren rise to power? How she go on to say that America is a great land of opportunity, but at the same time say the system is rigged. We have a flip-flop within two sentences.

Frank T.J Mackey on September 6, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Is she calling us riggers?
faraway on September 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

That would be nacist!

massrighty on September 6, 2012 at 10:13 PM

It’s miss Loony Tunes, there she goes again.

Here is what looks rigged to us:

Welfare. EBT cards. Free cell phones. Free broadband??? Get pregnant get a check and get to move out of your parents house into subsidized housing. Keep your apartment and say you don’t know who-what-where is the father of your child. Dad can live there when he wants to. Get medicaid. Get free schooling and your parents are not charged for it. Get arrested and go free because you are here illegally. Just treat me as equally as an illegal alien. In MA you can be handcuffed if you forget your registration in your car…but if you are illegal and killed someone in a car accident you are let go on the honor system, and don’t show up, and don’t get sent back where ever… Say you don’t have any income because you don’t file an income tax…because all your income was under the table.

All this is rigged against the normal law abiding people.

Fleuries on September 7, 2012 at 9:39 AM

The system is rigged so that if you are an American Indian, you get perks. Soooooooo why not just rig the system in your favor and claim you are an Indian? Works for her.

kens on September 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

To me, Elizabeth Warren has the mind of a freshman in high school who latches on to Marxism as a cool way to individualize herself and set herself apart from her parents.

Of course, at that early stage of immature brain development, things have to be really black and white and exaggerated in order to be clear, so the more extreme the better. Some call this idealism; I call it perceiving only by stark contrast.

Some go on and continually review these choices as they mature. As we mature and gain more life experience, things become more nuanced. Maybe not 50 shades of gray (which is a book of big extremes itself and not nuanced), but shades of gray nevertheless.

Some go on to revise their beliefs as they grow up and their minds mature. Others stay stuck at their adolescent level for their entire lives. It’s possible to hit the mark exactly the first time out, but unlikely. Even so, periodic re-examination is in order.

It’s as if the struggle to make themselves was so difficult the first time, that after they once did it, they were not up to the task of thinking about it again.

billrowe on September 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Greed is good, of course, so long as you are a Democratic rent-seeker.

I told Warpath Warren: “Back to your ivory tower, you phony Cherokee,” on Yahoo™, which provoked this eloquent response from some presumed lefty: “FU.” I blow my nose at him & call his request a silly thing! :D

Olo_Burrows on September 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Sure causes one to wonder about the collective Intelligence and judgement of this Ivy crowd.

scboy on September 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Can not believe a person who is not happy in their own body and try to convince you they are a victim of their own actions.

MSGTAS on September 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

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