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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:59 AM

Facing Tough Race, Brown Complains About Warren’s Treatment In the Media

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/facing-tough-race-brown-complains-about-warrens-treatment-in-the-media.php

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is suddenly facing a very tough race against former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren.

And so Brown sat down for a friendly interview with the Boston Herald, a conservative paper, to complain about the coverage his likely rival is getting.
http://bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/2011_1229brown_medias_pulling_punches_with_warren

“And it would help if you guys would ask her some tough questions, too,” Brown commented. “Ask her how she would vote on things, and why. It’s all fluff, it’s all fluff. Give me a break.”

He also added: “I just think that if your’e gonna find out where people stand, you’ve gotta ask them tough questions like you guys ask me every single day.”

video at link

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Reply Facing Tough Race, Brown Complains About Warren’s Treatment In the Media (Original post)
cal04 Dec 2011 OP
JustAnotherGen Dec 2011 #1
Sheepshank Dec 2011 #32
wildeyed Dec 2011 #2
lunatica Dec 2011 #3
pipi_k Dec 2011 #42
Frustratedlady Dec 2011 #4
Ship of Fools Dec 2011 #5
Zalatix Dec 2011 #6
kaitcat Dec 2011 #7
Zalatix Dec 2011 #31
PotatoChip Dec 2011 #52
immoderate Dec 2011 #8
madrchsod Dec 2011 #9
Fearless Dec 2011 #10
Boston_Chemist Dec 2011 #11
groundloop Dec 2011 #12
Boston_Chemist Dec 2011 #13
Mrs. Ted Nancy Dec 2011 #14
Boston_Chemist Dec 2011 #15
mwb970 Dec 2011 #37
RBInMaine Dec 2011 #39
Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2011 #49
Left Coast2020 Dec 2011 #50
tanyev Dec 2011 #16
Bucky Dec 2011 #18
progressoid Dec 2011 #21
Bucky Dec 2011 #17
Richardo Dec 2011 #19
Mass Dec 2011 #20
nxylas Dec 2011 #36
AlbertCat Dec 2011 #22
jenmito Dec 2011 #23
karynnj Dec 2011 #27
iamhuman Dec 2011 #24
jenmito Dec 2011 #25
iamhuman Dec 2011 #28
Sheepshank Dec 2011 #33
SaintPete Dec 2011 #44
Sheepshank Dec 2011 #47
SaintPete Dec 2011 #51
Sheepshank Jan 2012 #53
jenmito Dec 2011 #48
MADem Dec 2011 #26
joshcryer Dec 2011 #35
RBInMaine Dec 2011 #40
wordpix Dec 2011 #29
oldhippydude Dec 2011 #30
marasinghe Dec 2011 #34
mwb970 Dec 2011 #38
The Wizard Dec 2011 #41
sendero Dec 2011 #43
JDPriestly Dec 2011 #45
WI_DEM Dec 2011 #46

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:01 AM

1. Would he like

Some brie wrapped up in my home made croissant dough with cherry/orange/walnut filling with that Whine Heard 'round The World?

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:14 AM

32. ummmmmmm can I have a recipe for that filling?

I've done brown sugar and walnuts....and it was delish...but your's had peaked my interest.

Thanks in advance.

PS I've use filo dough but not the croissant dough. Also worth the try

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:10 AM

2. Good, that means he is losing and he knows it.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:11 AM

3. They sure whip out that victim card don't they?

Brown has no fucking idea how badly she's been treated by his own 'distinguished colleagues' in the Congress.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:14 AM

42. Exactly....

I've seen some pretty vile ads directed toward Warren.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:13 AM

4. She'd wipe him out in a debate...tough questions, or not.

He'd best hope she doesn't show more intelligence than she's already displayed with the constituents, as well as the media.

He's toast.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:39 AM

5. Awwww.

Considering the fact that R's dominate the talking head interviews on TeeVee
and radio, what does he really have to complain about? I hope this jerk is toast.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:42 AM

6. A picture says 1000 words:

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 12:43 PM

7. I was thinking more about this picture.

 

It was the campaign's first volunteer organizing meeting.
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-10-28/politics/30331720_1_campaign-grassroots-wall-street



Brown should be very afraid.

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Response to kaitcat (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:06 AM

31. Scott Brown has several options to beat them

 

Ballot shredding, making up 7000 votes, turning voters away at the polls based on nonexistent or misinterpreted laws, etc.

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Response to kaitcat (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 10:53 AM

52. Wow! That is great to see!

I'll take 50.1% but I hope she beats tbagger-boy by a landslide.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 12:49 PM

8. Oh noes! Not tough questions!!

Hello! It's Massachusetts!

What does Elizabeth Warren need to be coy about?


--imm

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 03:51 PM

9. he sounds like my grand daughter when she needs her diaper changed....

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 04:07 PM

10. At least Mitt Romney didn't run again when he knew he would lose...

Let's hope Scott Brown does the same.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 04:09 PM

11. Elizabeth Warren is lovable.

 

That is her perfect weapon against this guy. She has a delightful midwestern charm to her.

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Response to Boston_Chemist (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 04:28 PM

12. Well.... she's also:

intelligent
articulate
well informed
stands with average Americans

and on and on. Scott Brown can't claim any of that.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 04:32 PM

13. 100% agreed.

 

Scott Brown, on the other hand, has that privileged white male look to him. Someone ought to start that angle of attack on him, given that such a background usually means that he's been spoonfed many of his assignments, in an easy cruise to the top. He clearly lacks fire, and his corporate look can be used against him quite effectively.

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Response to Boston_Chemist (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 04:50 PM

14. More background info on Elizabeth Warren

Just an FYI.

(snip)
"Elizabeth learned first-hand about the economic pressures facing middle class families.


When she was 12 years old, her dad suffered a heart attack. The store where he worked changed his job and cut his pay, and medical bills piled up. The family lost their car, and her mom went to work answering phones at Sears to pay the mortgage. Elizabeth began babysitting at nine.


Wallace Collins, Oklahoma Democratic State Party Chair said, 'Elizabeth Warren would make a great U.S. Senator. Her family suffered through some hard times in her younger years, giving her some life lessons about austerity and hardship. In my opinion, that gives her compassion for people that are suffering now.


I think she will do all in her power to help American working people. I don’t think she is 'anti-business', I think she wants to help create more jobs, to help out-of-work people meet their own needs..."

The rest of the article is pretty interesting.

http://city-sentinel.com/?p=2080


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Response to Mrs. Ted Nancy (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:04 PM

15. I am especially impressed by how she balanced family and career.

 

Look at her now: Successful.

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Response to Boston_Chemist (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:37 AM

37. Warren will be our first female president.

You heard it here first, unless you heard it somewhere else first.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #37)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:49 AM

39. Never. Too liberal. From the northeast. Forget it. But she'll be a

darn good Mass. Senator.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #39)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 05:25 PM

49. She's actually from oklahoma city. Graduated from Northwest Classen High School.

Less than a mile from where I am at present.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #39)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:57 PM

50. Uncle Teddy will be very happy when she wins :)

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:06 PM

16. It's all fluff, it's all fluff.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:11 PM

18. here's an updated version of that pic

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Response to tanyev (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 06:14 PM

21. +1000

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:06 PM

17. Yeah, it sucks how they treat her standing up for working families as a positive thing.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:45 PM

19. Questions are only tough if you don't know the answer, Scott.

They'll always be tougher for you than her.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 06:12 PM

20. Poor baby!!

Though I did not notice the MA media was asking him tough questions. They are too busy admiring his truck and his barn coat.

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Response to Mass (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 05:31 AM

36. They probably asked him "gotcha" questions

Like "what newspapers do you read"?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 07:09 PM

22. What questions does he want her asked?

How she feels about too big to fail?
Does she think a corporation is a person?
Who's responsible for the financial mess?

C'mon! Everyone already knows her as a champion for consumers... who the boy's club wouldn't let run the dept she created.

More likely he thinks tough questions are:

What are we gonna do about Iran???!!!
What should we do next in Afghanistan?
Are gays already ruining the military?

...or similar moronic questions about going to war. ANYTHING but jobs and bank abuse.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 07:23 PM

23. He had an easy interview last week on CNN's "Out Front" show with Erin Burnett. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:59 PM

27. That was pretty sickening

It is funny how in that not too deep interview, he said some of the same things he said here.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 07:32 PM

24. The Big Question to Obama how come

 

The Big Question to Obama how come Elizabeth Warren who loves fair for the people of the USA has to even run for anything?
She should be running the consumer financial watchdog agency

She was shut out of the job that could have saved us now she at best is a Senator or 1% of a 100, talk about watering down a true "change we need"

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2011/11/elizabeth-warren-201111


Even the banks must be OK with she is going to be a Senator.

The Bigger question I am starting to ask.. this change I thought we had that brought tear to my eye's, sure seem like the same old business as usual.


IMH

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Response to iamhuman (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:53 PM

25. Because the Repubs. said they'd filibuster her and she said she didn't want the position. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:04 PM

28. Filibuster shouldn't stop Obama use the truth against

 

I can't find where she said she didn't want the job.

Seem like because a crooked someone or something doesn't want something, isn't that where true Americans stand.

Kind of FILIBUSTER this and tell us who has you in their back pocket.

Shouldn't we looking for the truth in Government make them make a lot of noise with there filibuster..
At some point the media.. by way of OWS or something would let it slip that she warned all of us that if the government kept doing what they were doing we would slid into a depression

Check this out.

&feature=related

what they are arguing about is let say they had 10,000,000 insurance policy on loans they (wall street) knew were going to go bad..
Tim was happy to pay his old buddy s 100% or they all got 10,000,000
I can't find the data but I overheard one guy say they were getting a Million for less then $900.00
Pretty good return?

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Response to iamhuman (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:27 AM

33. http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2010/09/17/129931083/wait-what-s-elizabeth-warren-s-new-job

calculated moves....do try to keep up and quite feigning.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:25 AM

44. Your link says nothing about whether Warren wanted the job

and provides no evidence that Obama's move was a calculated act, instead of a scrambled reaction.

BTW, whats the purpose of the smarmy "try to keep up..." bit? Do you see yourself ahead of the curve? And why post the URL in the title bar where it can't be linked? If you're ahead, it seems you might have seen that inconvenience coming...

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Response to SaintPete (Reply #44)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:59 PM

47. yet without a shred of evidence you want us to believe

you've read her mind and know that she wanted to go through the GOP vetting process?

hardly.

At least if she didn't want anything to do with the whole (behind the scenes), she could simply have said nno up front.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #47)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 10:22 AM

51. I'm not responsible for supporting the OP's post--but you're responsible for supporting yours,

and (again) your link does not say anything that counters the OP.

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Response to SaintPete (Reply #51)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 07:01 PM

53. from du thread http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002116653


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/18/995872/-Elizabeth-Warren-I-never-wanted-the-chairmanship

Warren didn't want the job.

'''I want to hear all those folks who claimed that Obama simply wouldn't appoint her apologize.

She didn't want the job. She didn't ever want the job. Rep Barney Frank told us that. People provided links to her comment, saying that she didn't want the full-time, 5 year commitment. She simply wanted to set up the commission. She was named "special adviser" because that's what she wanted.

And she just completed an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, talking about how thrilled she is that she gets to go home, away from Washington, back to her regular life.

Consumer groups and many here at DK wanted her to have the role. She clearly didn't.

But somehow, people who want to think the worst about Obama seemingly couldn't believe that this is the way it could possibly be.'''

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Response to iamhuman (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:37 PM

48. "Elizabeth Warren Didn't Want Permanent Appointment To CFPB: Frank"

Elizabeth Warren made it clear to the White House while it was debating her nomination to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that she was not interested in a five-year term to run the agency. Barney Frank, a Warren ally, delivered that message to the White House, he told HuffPost in an interview Thursday.

"She always said she didn't want to be there as a permanent director. Some of the liberals are worried about it. It's almost an insult to Elizabeth. She wouldn't take this if there was the slightest impediment to her doing the job," he said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/16/warren-didnt-want-permane_n_719932.html

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Response to iamhuman (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:28 PM

26. No she shouldn't--she needs to win that seat and serve as my Senator.

And "the banks" would probably like to run her over with a crosstown bus, if they could get away with it.

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Response to iamhuman (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:29 AM

35. PPR, proof that right wing infliltrators are using "left wing" arguments.

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Response to iamhuman (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:51 AM

40. There are THREE branches of government, there HAS been much change, sorry if it isn't purity.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:52 PM

29. Scotty McFluff: Warren will “leave blood and teeth in the streets before she would compromise.”

Scare tactics and hyperbole won't win you this election, Scotty.

Someone with good Photoshop skills could make a good graphic with that imagery.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:04 AM

30. i just have a feeling..

that she would be one of the few i could trust... like our freind Bernie Sanders, and i hoping that Al Franken will be also..we really need toput people with ethics in the senate.. and keep our majority

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Response to wordpix (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:20 AM

34. to paraphrase the soldier in 'Patton (the movie)': "his blood - her teeth".

she'll smear him all over the street & he knows it; so start playing the victim card, ad nauseam.

but when a desperately destitute person needs food & shelter, it's all jungle law for these scumbags.

oh, well; i guess he may get the really-stupid-sympathy vote, with this tactic.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:39 AM

38. Must republicans blame the media for ALL of their failures?

This is the party that harps on "personal responsibility" for the rest of us at every opportunity. What an amazing disconnect. The level of hypocrisy and delusion on the right is overwhelming.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:11 AM

41. Bad Bad Scotty Brown

Getting his ass kicked all over town------------by a woman.
with apologies to Jim Croce.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:21 AM

43. Dear Mr. Brown..

... Really? You are going to play the "unfair media" card? When your party has an entire network devoted to nothing more than lying about Democrats and puffing up Republicans.

Folks with the IQ of a amoeba hear Rush L talk about the "liberal media" and they actually believe it. There IS NO LIBERAL MEDIA, even NPR is just as likely to puff piece a Republican as anybody.

A couple of shows on MSNBC and the Comedy Channel, out of thousands of hours of weekly programming, does not constitute a "liberal media" and as for tough questions why don't get set up a debate with Warren? She would MOP THE FLOOR WITH YOUR DUMB ASS that's why.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:00 PM

45. Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor is all fluff?

Check out her story:

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

Brown, the lawyer-model is not?

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

Brown is desperate.

I think his use of the word "fluff" is sexist in this context.

It's hard to tell whether Brown is referring to the questions asked of Warren or to her personally as "fluff"?

But in either case, I doubt that he would use that term if his opponent were male. Some others might, but not Brown.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:03 PM

46. meanwhile if you've seen the video of this interview the 'journalist' asking questions

threw him easy questions and nodded in agreement with everything he said.

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