The “Warren Democrats” want a Democratic Party war

posted at 1:03 pm on December 6, 2013 by Kevin Glass

Leaders of the center-left “Third Way” think tank put out an op-ed this week that threatens to turn into a full-blown Democratic Party war. Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler warned their fellow Democrats that the hard-left style of new electeds like Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio has no sustainable future. The lefty blogger community has turned on the centrist Democrats and is pushing elected Dems to disavow the sensible advice.

Joan Walsh – yeah, I know – writes that “Elizabeth Warren is a great tonic for the Democratic Party” and that the push to increase spending rather than responsibly reform Social Security is going to be a huge winner.

Actual elected Democrats have been pressed by the Salon/Kos crowd to denounce Third Way. Those results are mixed. People like Rep. Joe Crowly (N.Y.) and Allyson Schwartz (Pa.) are “co-chairs” of Third Way and don’t want to give up the prestige of those positions.

Rep. Joe Crowley, a New York Democrat who is an honorary co-chair of Third Way, told BuzzFeed that he did not agree with Third Way on all issues, especially on Social Security, but he would “continue to work with them.”

“I think the Third Way has done a lot to contribute to the debate and change in the future, and this is an area where we disagree,” he said. “I don’t agree with their position as it pertains to Social Security and income disparity but there are other issues that I do agree with them and I’ll continue to work with them. I don’t write their editorials, I agree with them sometimes, I don’t agree with them all the time. In this particular instance I don’t agree with them.”

Another co-chair, Rep. Jim Clyburn, said he had not read the piece and did not want to comment yet.

Progressives are not pleased with the effort from Third Way, however.

“The Third Way was out of line,” Rep. Keith Ellison, chair of the progressive caucus, said Thursday. “It was really ugly. They are dead wrong.”

Overreaching on ideologues is a pretty common feature of parties that hold solid national majorities for a long period of time. The Democrats have had that. The elevation of Elizabeth Warren into the progressive consciousness in the short period that she’s held office is a reaction of the far-left progressives’ view that Obama has been too much of a centrist. (See The Nation’s push for single-payer.)

Hey, if that’s the strategy that Democrats want to take – we can spend more on everything, financed solely by taxes on “the rich” – more power to them! They’ll over-promise and under-deliver, and we all know what happense when the Democrats do that.

 


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Even at HotAir…. I clicked on the article about Congressional staffers getting extra time, and what comes up?

ERROR 404 – NOT FOUND

notropis on December 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Give an ObamaCare Fruit Cake Health Care Gift at Giftimus

Heh.

Key West Reader on December 6, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Hey, if that’s the strategy that Democrats want to take – we can spend more on everything, financed solely by taxes on “the rich” – more power to them! They’ll over-promise and under-deliver, and we all know what happense when the Democrats do that.

It’s different this time. Elizabeth Warren wants an economy like Venezuela and probably would deliver.

thuja on December 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

ERROR 404 – NOT FOUND

notropis on December 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

You must have been at Healthcare.gov :) Kidding.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Me scalp em Not enough leftists!!!

ToddPA on December 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

The “Warren Democrats” = Socialists/Communists please call them what they are…..

Warren is the stupidest hack to come along in a generation…..

I don’t know how she remembers to even breathe…..

redguy on December 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Another co-chair, Rep. Jim Clyburn, said he had not read the piece and did not want to comment yet.

He’ll vote on something without reading it, but nope, he won’t comment on something without reading it first. At least this time.

Flange on December 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Go for it, what the nation wants is hyper government, Big Momma running everything with a tomahawk in one hand and an EBT card in the other.

Make Lizzy your nominee, I beg of you, do it for the children.

Bishop on December 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

The democrat party is already radical leftist. How much further left can they go?

Murphy9 on December 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

This is the actual politics that matter. The future is all Democrat party. The only question is how far will the Dems go and how soon.

At this point I think we’d all be better served joining the Democrats and trying desperately to pull them back from the edge.

happytobehere on December 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Give an ObamaCare Fruit Cake Health Care Gift at Giftimus

Heh.

Key West Reader on December 6, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Goebbel’s grave is flooded with semen.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Just admiring those cheekbones…

guido911 on December 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

The democrat party is already radical leftist. How much further left can they go?
Murphy9 on December 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

A lot.

happytobehere on December 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

She sure looks Injun.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Give an ObamaCare Fruit Cake Health Care Gift at Giftimus

Heh.

Key West Reader on December 6, 2013 at 1:08 PM

That looks more like a turkey than a fruitcake to me. Unless you are referring to anybody who would buy into this stupid crap.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM

The really really nutty Left knows that Pochantas is one of them.

That’s why they don’t like Cankles Clinton.

Bring it on yah Communists.

Warren is angling for a VP spot anyway and the only way that happens is if Biden or some old white male gets the nomination.

God help us.

PappyD61 on December 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM

At this point I think we’d all be better served joining the Democrats and trying desperately to pull them back from the edge.

happytobehere on December 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I’d rather see them fail, thank you very much. The more they drive to the edge of the cliff, the more opportunity for peeling off the sane ones.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 1:15 PM

I’d rather see them fail, thank you very much. The more they drive to the edge of the cliff, the more opportunity for peeling off the sane ones.
Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 1:15 PM

That’s not how it works. See: 2012

happytobehere on December 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM

The “Warren Democrats” want a Democratic Party war

Sounds good to me. Go for it!!

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Warrens’ campaign slogan:

“Just ignore the price tag”

BobMbx on December 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM

The democrat party is already radical leftist. How much further left can they go?

Murphy9 on December 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

This is where Tyranny takes us next….

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has sent troops into the streets, clamped down on the press and sidestepped Congress to intensify what he calls the war against the “parasitic bourgeoisie” ahead of local elections.

The opposition says the Dec. 8 vote to elect 337 mayors and 2,455 councilors is a referendum on Maduro, as Venezuelans cope with the fastest inflation in the world, blackouts, water cuts and a surge in violence. Maduro says the vote is a chance to show loyalty to the late President Hugo Chavez, who reduced poverty by more than half in his 14-year tenure.

Maduro’s answer to inflation has been to deploy soldiers to enforce price cuts in electronic stores last month and seize an Irish-owned packaging company last week, saying companies can’t overcharge consumers. He has also pledged to lower prices for cars and commercial rent, warning business owners that he is “going all the way” after lawmakers gave him the power to rule by decree last month.

“Maduro inherited Chavez’s power but not his great skill to communicate with the masses and his charisma,” Andres Canizalez, a professor of Communication at Venezuela’s Catholic University and director of the media advocacy group Monitoreo Ciudadano, said in a phone interview in Caracas. “That void has been replaced by more authoritarianism and censorship.”

PappyD61 on December 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Warren is angling for a VP spot anyway and the only way that happens is if Biden or some old white male gets the nomination.

PappyD61 on December 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM

I’m not so sure that is true. A Senator (one of 100) is far more powerful than a VP. Warren has an radical agenda that made her toxic back when the Senate followed the Constitution for appointments. She can much more effectively destroy the nation from the Senate than she can from the other end of Pennsylvania Ave.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Dems have no core no matter what they say on any issue. I don’t trust a one of them.

Rep. Jim Clyburn

Author of “Republican Deficit Society” which decried how the GOP’s $300B deficit was going to destroy America. Yeah, how many $1T deficits have you voted for under O, you spineless communist?

mankai on December 6, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Note the emerging narrative…the far left on the democrat side is equivalent to the Tea party of the right. All crazies. We must steer towards the center.

The problem is the far left uses lies on top of lies to forward an agenda and the Tea Party just wants fiscal sanity. So we get Christie/Bush to counter Clinton/Castro and everything keeps moving left.

DanMan on December 6, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Warren Democrats on warpath? Make social security payments with wampum.

TarheelBen on December 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM

The “Warren Democrats” = Socialists/Communists please call them what they are…..

Warren is the stupidest hack to come along in a generation…..

I don’t know how she remembers to even breathe…..

redguy on December 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

I agree with you on the label of socialist/communists.

But as to Senator Warren’s intellect, just remember that she has a vote in the Senate, while you and I do not.

turfmann on December 6, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Yeah, how many $1T deficits have you voted for under O, you spineless communist?

mankai on December 6, 2013 at 1:20 PM

none. aided by a compliant house GOP leadership they have simply deficit spent under their news rules of base line continuations

DanMan on December 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

The Obama administration is finding that contrary to what the left believes words and thoughts don’t trump reality.

The left’s response to this is to claim, basically, that Obama isn’t trying hard enough.

The problem we have as a country is that unlike say economics, politics is largely mutable by words.

When the Democrats, the State Media, and the Republican establishment all ape the same talking points they create a very small Overton window where nothing of note can be changed.

This is where the immediate issue isn’t that the Democrats have become a hard left party, but that the Republicans have also become a soft left party. Consider that while Obama and co added a trillion dollars to the budget right away, Bush and the Republicans did so as well…just over 8 years instead of 8 weeks…

18-1 on December 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

I’m a huge supporter of the Warren Nut Wing of the Democrat party. Whatever scares away the $$$ propping up the Democrats is fine by me.

Punchenko on December 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

The Dems lobbing nukes at each other?Hell yeah I’ll drink to that!

Warren/DeBlasio 2016 that sounds good to me!

jeffinsjvca on December 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM

The Obama administration is finding that contrary to what the left believes words and thoughts don’t trump reality.

The left’s response to this is to claim, basically, that Obama isn’t trying hard enough.

The problem we have as a country is that unlike say economics, politics is largely mutable by words.

When the Democrats, the State Media, and the Republican establishment all ape the same talking points they create a very small Overton window where nothing of note can be changed.

This is where the immediate issue isn’t that the Democrats have become a hard left party, but that the Republicans have also become a soft left party. Consider that while Obama and co added a trillion dollars to the budget right away, Bush and the Republicans did so as well…just over 8 years instead of 8 weeks…

18-1 on December 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

The GOP is, by and large, a “token opposition” party. And they’re a token opposition party because the Ruling Left controls the institutions that matter most: education and mass media.

They control The Narrative and what is and what isn’t acceptable political action or discourse.

Punchenko on December 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM

The Dems lobbing nukes at each other?Hell yeah I’ll drink to that!

Warren/DeBlasio 2016 that sounds good to me!

jeffinsjvca on December 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Word is they want to trim 1/32 of the more “moderate”
Dems from their ranks….

ToddPA on December 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM

This American Indian Princess WarrenWannaLottabucks looks a lil shady to me. She doesn’t look poor or downtrodden.

/But she sure looks like she’d be all wampum-momoneis-from the whiteies so just go ahead and count me in. Yeah.

Key West Reader on December 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Even at HotAir…. I clicked on the article about Congressional staffers getting extra time, and what comes up?

ERROR 404 – NOT FOUND

notropis on December 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamacare-staff-problems-enrollment/2013/12/06/id/540412

blammm on December 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM

The War drums are starting.

Time for Pow wow.

portlandon on December 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

I can’t believe people are actually serious about this woman as a presidential candidate, roflmao.

Midas on December 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

I can’t believe people are actually serious about this woman as a presidential candidate, roflmao.

Midas on December 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

In 2008, they said the same thing about the junior Senator from Illinois who was more known for his abilty to shuck and jive than lead. Nobody was going to beat Hillary to the nomination.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Statement released by Joan Walsh:

“Me take long Trail of Tears to Glory”

ToddPA on December 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

This American Indian Princess WarrenWannaLottabucks looks a lil shady to me. She doesn’t look poor or downtrodden.

Key West Reader on December 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Wait till the campaign ad where she’s shown with a single tear rolling down one of those high cheekbones.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

“The Warren Democrats communists”

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

The lefty blogger community has turned on the centrist Democrats and is pushing elected Dems to disavow the sensible advice.

But is it really wrong? Obama is already a radical and has proven he can win elections. I think Warren and other hard leftists have a very good chance at winning elections.

Sure, they won’t be able to deliver on their promises, but that doesn’t really matter.

The GOP is, by and large, a “token opposition” party. And they’re a token opposition party because the Ruling Left controls the institutions that matter most: education and mass media.

They control The Narrative and what is and what isn’t acceptable political action or discourse.

Punchenko on December 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM

If that were true, Reagan and Gingrich could never have happened. Bush wouldn’t have been able to win re-election either.

I agree they’re a token opposition party, but it’s because they behave like whipped dogs begging for the Democrats to give them scraps from the table and obsessively trying to make the media love them. If the GOP is useless, it’s because they’ve done it to themselves.

Doomberg on December 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

BREAKING!!!!

Snyder fires Shanahan, offers Warren head coach position; says Warren knows more about redskins than anyone else in Washington

BobMbx on December 6, 2013 at 1:42 PM

You mean the hyper-partisan types in the Democrats are declaring war on the establishment?

Gee, where have we seen that before?

Moesart on December 6, 2013 at 1:42 PM

The right has the Tea Party and the Democrats have, well… tea baggers.

princetrumpet on December 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Fauxcahontas is a clown (like 90% of dims) but, unlike Killary, Pelousy, Dingy Harry et al, a complete lightweight. She should receive no serious consideration from anyone.

MisterElephant on December 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

It’s different this time. Elizabeth Warren wants an economy like Venezuela and probably would deliver.

thuja on December 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Go away, baby killer.

davidk on December 6, 2013 at 1:44 PM

After careful thought and contemplation I think we should all look back and remember Opposite Day.

Whatever this Oministration says, it means the opposite.

Once you bear that in mind, you can conduct yourself accordingly.

“Opposite Day” is every day for the next, long, three, miserable years.

Key West Reader on December 6, 2013 at 1:45 PM

The democrat party is already radical leftist. How much further left can they go?

Murphy9 on December 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Well they could fall in behind a wealthy commie from MA for a start. For the left she is a dream come true. She is the ideal leftest because she is a rich commie, a liar, hates the USA and most likely a criminal that should be in jail. What’s not to like?

Dr. Frank Enstine on December 6, 2013 at 1:45 PM

I wish I was Jake Tapper
I would pay a thousand pelts
To speak with Fauxcahontas
And find out how she felt
In the morning on the fields of green
In the homeland she’s never seen

Christien on December 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

I can’t believe people are actually serious about this woman as a presidential candidate, roflmao.

Midas on December 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

I can’t believe that the people of MA were stupid enough to elect her. It had to be the guilty white liberals that just couldn’t live another day knowing that MA didn’t have a woman senator.

Dr. Frank Enstine on December 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM

…the far-left progressives’ view that Obama has been too much of a centrist.

*guffaw*

Midas on December 6, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Nonpartisan will be along shortly, because it heard Warren
can give “soaring speeches”

ToddPA on December 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM

…and we all know what happens when the Democrats do that.

So far, nothing. Let’s hope that changes…SOON.

HobbesDFW on December 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

A war between democrats. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of crooks. I’m starting to warm up to the fake Indian.

Kissmygrits on December 6, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Fauxcahontas is a clown (like 90% of dims) but, unlike Killary, Pelousy, Dingy Harry et al, a complete lightweight. She should receive no serious consideration from anyone.

MisterElephant on December 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Being pretty insulting to clowns and lightweights by compering them to a fraud that got into Harvard by claiming she was a native american.

Dr. Frank Enstine on December 6, 2013 at 1:55 PM

healthcare.gov … “You Didn’t Build That !”

… actually, it seems that nobody did

J_Crater on December 6, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Warren’s already said twice she’s not running, but those on the left keep pushing her because they don’t trust Hillary not to betray them like Bill did after the ’94 debacle, but still want to use the “War on Women” gender card in 2016.

If Warren refuses to run, they’ve got nothing — there’s no Latino or Asian candidate with enough prestige to substitute a modified race card strategerie for the gender card gambit, and they’re not going to rally any but the truest of True Believers behind Bernie Sanders (who’s basically Dennis Kucinich with a less eflin look and less Amazonian wife). The Draft Liz crowd will keep pushing, but I doubt they’re going to get anywhere and the Clintons might actually enjoy it, since they can point to them and say Hillary’s not the candidate of the Democrats who live way out left where the trains don’t run.

jon1979 on December 6, 2013 at 1:56 PM

The “Warren Democrats” = Socialists/Communists please call them what they are…..

Warren is the stupidest hack to come along in a generation…..

I don’t know how she remembers to even breathe…..

redguy on December 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Kind of speaks volumes for the people of Massachusetts doesn’t it?

cajunpatriot on December 6, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Kind of speaks volumes for the people of Massachusetts doesn’t it?

cajunpatriot on December 6, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Sadly it does. What people don’t realize is that MA is a mini US. The east coast and the west coast, i.e. the western end pretty much decide who will be elected. Inside if Rt128 is nothing but elite leftists who wouldn’t get caught dead talking to a non-leftest. Well maybe some of them would employ them so they could brag at the club that they talked to one of the dirty little people. The same can be said of the Springfield/Amherst crowd. Throw in the liberal center around Worcester and the loony left has a lock on elections. You may be surprised at how conservative people in the agro areas are here in MA. Sadly we are ruled by the Boston elite.

Dr. Frank Enstine on December 6, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The GOP is, by and large, a “token opposition” party. And they’re a token opposition party because the Ruling Left controls the institutions that matter most: education and mass media.

They control The Narrative and what is and what isn’t acceptable political action or discourse.

Punchenko on December 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM

If that were true, Reagan and Gingrich could never have happened. Bush wouldn’t have been able to win re-election either.

I agree they’re a token opposition party, but it’s because they behave like whipped dogs begging for the Democrats to give them scraps from the table and obsessively trying to make the media love them. If the GOP is useless, it’s because they’ve done it to themselves.

Doomberg on December 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

They beg like whipped dogs because they know the American Left runs the show. Reagan, Bush, and Gingrich happened and FDR’s managerial state is still with us. Why? Because the American Left runs the show. Not only is FDR’s managerial state still with us, it is growing in size and power.

America moves more and more to the left.

Punchenko on December 6, 2013 at 2:06 PM

If Warren refuses to run, they’ve got nothing
jon1979 on December 6, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Don’t count out BO’s beautiful wife. She has already dropped hits at running and BO has recently been talking up that she would make a great president.

Dr. Frank Enstine on December 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Nonpartisan will be along shortly, because it heard Warren can give “soaring speeches”

ToddPA on December 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM

this headline is very deceiving

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Del Dolemonte on December 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I can’t believe people are actually serious about this woman as a presidential candidate, roflmao.

Midas on December 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

If the US was foolish enough to elect Obama, it’s foolish enough to elect Warren for the exact same empty-headed reasons: “It’s time for a woman,” “Let’s make history,” “Let’s heal the gender divide.”

She’s essentially the Nicolás Maduro to Obama’s Hugo Chavez.

Doomberg on December 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Don’t count out BO’s beautiful wife. She has already dropped hits at running and BO has recently been talking up that she would make a great president.

Dr. Frank Enstine on December 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

The Dems will be running Chris Christie.

And BTW, Portugese Water Dogs really don’t have wives. I first thought BO was a reference to the rat-eared wonder but that vile racist whore is by no means beautiful.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 2:14 PM

If the US was foolish enough to elect Obama, it’s foolish enough to elect Warren for the exact same empty-headed reasons: “It’s time for a woman,” “Let’s make history,” “Let’s heal the gender divide.”

She’s essentially the Nicolás Maduro to Obama’s Hugo Chavez.

Doomberg on December 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

We’re forgetting the Castro brothers who were a hot ticket item at the DNC. Shockingly, I think one of them said their mother sympathizes with Mexico when it comes to the Alamo.

It’s just going to get nuttier and nuttier.

Punchenko on December 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Overreaching on ideologues is a pretty common feature of parties that hold solid national majorities for a long period of time.

George McGovern. Need I say more?

Bring it.

iurockhead on December 6, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Wait till the campaign ad where she’s shown with a single tear rolling down one of those high cheekbones.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

The guy in that commercial wasn’t an Indian, either. He was Italian.

iurockhead on December 6, 2013 at 2:21 PM

A war on the Left is very different than a war on the Right. They don’t stay home if their side loses.

It haunts me that if the same people who came out for McCain had showed up to vote for Mitt, our long national nightmare would be over.

When “Do I still get my damn free phone and EBT card?” and “I feel better when we can get other people to give out free phones and EBT cards” are the driving forces behind your voters, semantics don’t bother them.

mankai on December 6, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Can anyone tell me this fraudulent huckster of a woman, this nothing-burger piece of human garbage gets any prominence at all?

AcronisF on December 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Someone sign me up for the ‘Fauxcahontas Warren For President’ committee in my state, would you?

I’d really, REALLY like to see her become the nominee.
Because electoral extinction, of historical proportions.
Let’s help our Socialist comrades get what they want, yes?

orangemtl on December 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM

the far-left progressives’ view that Obama has been too much of a centrist

Anyone who honestly states that opinion should be committed, as they are a grave danger to themselves and others. I’m dead serious here.

Physics Geek on December 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM

“We are Progressives (AKA ‘COMMUNISTS’), hear us roar!”

Obama, who annonced his intent to run for President in the living room of a domestic terrorist (Bill Ayers), opened the door…that has emboldened the Communists and have them planning to kick the door in. The way Obama manipulated Americans and rigged/stole the last election, it’s now possible.

easyt65 on December 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Sadly it does. What people don’t realize is that MA is a mini US. The east coast and the west coast, i.e. the western end pretty much decide who will be elected. Inside if Rt128 is nothing but elite leftists who wouldn’t get caught dead talking to a non-leftest. Well maybe some of them would employ them so they could brag at the club that they talked to one of the dirty little people. The same can be said of the Springfield/Amherst crowd. Throw in the liberal center around Worcester and the loony left has a lock on elections. You may be surprised at how conservative people in the agro areas are here in MA. Sadly we are ruled by the Boston elite.

Dr. Frank Enstine on December 6, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Too true. I’m just south of Boston and my town dependably votes majority Democrat each election like clockwork. They could run a canned ham for elected office and as log as their was a ‘D’ somewhere on the label, it would be a shoe-in.

CaptFlood on December 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM

The guy in that commercial wasn’t an Indian, either. He was Italian.

iurockhead on December 6, 2013 at 2:21 PM

‘Iron Eyes Cody’ was a paisono? You don’t say?

Man could shed a tear, I’ll give him that…

CaptFlood on December 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Joan Walsh is certifiable.

Resist We Much on December 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

It’s different this time. Elizabeth Warren wants an economy like Venezuela and probably would deliver.

thuja on December 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

She just wants attention for Elizabeth Warren.

It’s pathetic that so many people are falling for this charlatan.

rockmom on December 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Apparently Warren has written threatening letters to all the major banks now demanding they disclose any contributions to Third Way.

This is all designed to create a narrative that the big banks are terrified of her. Trust me when I say that is laughable.

rockmom on December 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Look like war Kimosabe

rjoco1 on December 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM

So “Warren Democrats” are the left-wing equivalent of the Tea Party?

myiq2xu on December 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM

The War drums are starting.

Time for Pow wow.

portlandon on December 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

yep.
Or a loya jurga.

I would love to see Cruz/Gowdy do a tag-team presidential debate against any of their idiots. The schooling would be something to behold.

freedomfirst on December 6, 2013 at 3:44 PM

In 2008, they said the same thing about the junior Senator from Illinois who was more known for his abilty to shuck and jive than lead. Nobody was going to beat Hillary to the nomination.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

You make a great point. Nothing surprises me. I would not let my guard down against anyone they throw up.

freedomfirst on December 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM

‘Iron Eyes Cody’ was a paisono? You don’t say?

Man could shed a tear, I’ll give him that…

CaptFlood on December 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Yup

iurockhead on December 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I remember reading in a sci fi book years ago – sorry, no idea what title or author – a discussion of entropy in refuting the idea that there would always be another solar system to move to when a given one’s sun expires. It used this example: it’s raining, so you run under a tree. When that tree soaks through and drips on you, you run under another tree. You can stay dry forever that way, right?

That’s how a lot of libs/proggies view the rich. Yeah, we’ll income-tax and wealth-tax some into oblivion, but there will always be more rich to tax, right?

The truly evil/dangerous libs/proggies realize this is just a scam to get things started. First, use up the rich. Then confiscate all the income/wealth of everyone else too. Then, ration all goods/services/benefits everyone receives – first healthcare, then food, then shelter, then heat and light. Still too many mouths to feed? Start rationing life. Welcome to the hunger games!

Marcola on December 6, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Thank God.

With Barney Frank Gone, and Ted “the fish” dead, I was wondering which Masshole I would be able to spend my five minutes of hate per day on.

WryTrvllr on December 6, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Thank God.

With Barney Frank Gone, and Ted “the fish” dead, I was wondering which Masshole I would be able to spend my five minutes of hate per day on.

WryTrvllr on December 6, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Hey, you can always whine about the Red Sox’ David Ortiz doping in order to win this year’s World Series! Some New York Yankees fan was actually doing that here on a Headlines thread this morning.

Or better yet, whine about the Patriots cheating against their opponents. Spygate 2 started just last Sunday:

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick dismiss cheating accusation made by Texans defender

“Either teams are spying on us or scouting us . . . I don’t know what it is. We had some ways that we were going to play this week that just got put in this week, and it was just miraculous that they changed up some things that they did on offense and keyed on what we put in this week to stop what they were doing.”

Del Dolemonte on December 6, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Warren’s the one that wants to do more social security spending? I thought she was against taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich. (Last I checked seniors are pretty much the richest portion of the population.)

Dave_d on December 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Eliz. Warren/Howard Dean 2016!

Please oh please oh please…

Bruno Strozek on December 6, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler warned their fellow Democrats that the hard-left style of new electeds like Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio has no sustainable future.

How so? Our Republican leaders are ever so happy to take the same hard turn left, so how will it hurt Democrats?

RJL on December 6, 2013 at 7:36 PM

The “Warren Democrats” want a Democratic Party war

…high cheekbones…against the low jawbones?

KOOLAID2 on December 6, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Del Dolemonte on December 6, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Sorry, probably none of those people are native to MA. None of them are in politics. And probably none of them are Liberal.

At least 2 of those 3 things are necessary to be a TRUE Masshole.

WryTrvllr on December 7, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Welcome to the hunger games!

Marcola on December 6, 2013 at 4:27 PM

May the odds ever be in our favor and not the Dems.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on December 7, 2013 at 8:05 PM

This is the one thing that may save The Stupid Party from itself. With Bush/Rove/McCain Republicans declaring war on the Reagan Republicans, the GOP once again was in position to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

pdigaudio on December 7, 2013 at 10:19 PM