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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:06 PM

"Elizabeth Warren Dominates Scott Brown In First Debate" at Politicus USA

Elizabeth Warren Dominates Scott Brown In First Debate

By: Jason Easley at Politicus USA

http://www.politicususa.com/elizabeth-warren-dominates-scott-brown-debate.html

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Warren weathered an early storm by having to answer questions about the flap over whether she used her heritage as an advantage in order to get hired. Warren quickly turned the tables on Brown and was able to shake his bipartisan image by pointing out that he voted against three jobs bills. Warren continually returned to the point that Sen. Brown will hold tax cuts for the 98% hostage unless taxes are cut for the top 2%. For his part, Brown kept using statistics from big business and the Chamber of Commerce in order to paint Warren as a tax and spend liberal.

Knowing that he is trailing badly with women, Brown highlighted his pro-choice beliefs and his work on the Violence Against Women Act. Warren pointed out that Brown voted against equal pay for equal work, a pro-choice justice, and against women’s access to birth control. Brown tried to use the religious freedom argument and claimed that he wasn’t going to put women against their church. Warren reminded him that the president had already resolved the religious freedom issue, but he supported the harsh Blunt Amendment. Brown tried to claim Ted Kennedy fought for the same thing and told Warren to stop tying to scare women. Brown relied on the old “I have a house full of women” line to defend his vote against equal pay for equal work.

A really bizarre moment occurred while they were debating foreign policy. Warren brought up Mitt Romney, and Brown replied by praising Hillary Clinton. (Mitt Romney really is that toxic.) Warren tied herself to Obama’s foreign policy, which was a smart move in a state where the President is leading by 18-28 points.

Brown jabbed at Warren’s annual income, and kept coming back to the claim that she wants to raise taxes. Scott Brown’s strategy is simple. He is hoping to peel off conservative Democrats by portraying Warren as an extreme tax and spend liberal. Warren hit Brown for voting to raise student loan rates, and opposing closing a loophole that is used by the wealthy. Brown’s consistent reply when his voting record was brought is that Warren is lying about his record

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Reply "Elizabeth Warren Dominates Scott Brown In First Debate" at Politicus USA (Original post)
applegrove Sep 2012 OP
Nancy Waterman Sep 2012 #1
applegrove Sep 2012 #2
roguevalley Sep 2012 #5
MrMickeysMom Sep 2012 #9
amuse bouche Sep 2012 #14
BadGimp Sep 2012 #3
patrice Sep 2012 #4
BootinUp Sep 2012 #6
patrice Sep 2012 #7
Coyotl Sep 2012 #13
riverbendviewgal Sep 2012 #8
Old and In the Way Sep 2012 #11
amuse bouche Sep 2012 #15
flamingdem Sep 2012 #16
patrice Sep 2012 #10
yortsed snacilbuper Sep 2012 #12
freshwest Sep 2012 #17

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:33 PM

1. The way he attacked her about having American Indian heritage

I think may have cost him the election. He was so offensive and nasty, and it was so irrelevant.

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Response to Nancy Waterman (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:34 PM

2. She seems to have hit her stride. I was worried because she wasn't

a career politician and he was.

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Response to Nancy Waterman (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:17 PM

5. it also outs him as a bigot. he said more than once that you can

just look at her and not see it. Fucking idiot. My niece and nephew are Eskimo from her dad being one hundred percent Eskimo but they look Norwegian. His comment about see, you can't see moccassins so she isn't Indian flabbergasts me. I would move there to vote against him.

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Response to Nancy Waterman (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:57 PM

9. Additionally, he looked like an amature in attempting to do it...

Bad moves, performed badly

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Response to Nancy Waterman (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:02 AM

14. I only saw the clips

on Rachel's show, but dang he was nasty and absurd.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:38 PM

3. Thx for the post!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:13 PM

4. Elizabeth is solid, effective. This debate is being re-played on CSPAN-2 right now. nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:30 PM

6. Thanks for posting!

I think this race is a good test of whether Americans are paying attention or not.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:52 PM

7. This debate will run on CSPAN-2 again at 2a ET.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:55 PM

8. The article said it didn't look like Brown was ready for the debate

That may be because he thought he could duck out, using having to vote in the Senate... Sen Harry Reid fixed that and stopped all voting in the Senate so that Brown could make his debate.....Love Harry Reid.

I sure do love Elizabeth Warren, ever since I saw telling her story to a small home party that we all did not build our businesses ourselves.....

She is so smart and articulate.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:33 AM

11. no doubt

REPUBLICANISM is a dying political philosophy that Brown can't run from. His vote helps the Republican obstruction in the Senate.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:04 AM

15. That was a great move by Harry

I bet Scotty cursed him all the way home

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:07 AM

16. +1 it sure was! nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:23 AM

10. Elizabeth gave examples of what she means by "balance" more than once, but was especially

effective when telling what she'd do about subsidies, agricultural and to oil; fraud-waste-and-abuse; pentagon excesses and other areas.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:35 AM

12. scot broun begs khoch for money!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:25 AM

17. This is a big deal! Thanks Applegrove.

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