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What drives Sen. Warren, Help the middle class to succeed and grow.

Sen. Warren Schools Morning Joe on "Too Big To Fail Banks" & GOP Wall Street Lackeys!

Listen closely to this interview. She is the real deal!

Elizabeth Warren To The GOP: 'Put Up Or Shut Up' !

Elizabeth Warren To The GOP: 'Put Up Or Shut Up' About Aid For Middle Class

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has made it her mission to highlight and ameliorate the challenges middle-class Americans face, recently seized on the new Republican rhetoric being used to acknowledge wage stagnation and inequality.

Her comments about the Republican Party's obligation to help the middle class, given its support for the policies that helped them fall behind in the first place, came Tuesday during a forum to introduce the "Middle Class Prosperity Project," which she launched with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.).

The clip of Warren's remarks has already been viewed on Facebook more than 1 million times in the past two days, making it one of her most successful viral videos to date.

It Says;

"Recently Republicans seem to have discovered the struggles of America's middle class. Out of nowhere, they're suddenly talking about this problem. Well that's great, but talk is cheap and when it comes to action, these Republicans seem to have amnesia about what they've actually done to hard-working Americans. Republican trickle-down policies created tax breaks and loopholes for the wealthy while leaving working families to pick up the pieces. I'll believe Republicans care about what's happening to America's middle class when they stop blocking legislation that would require billionaires to pay taxes at least at the same rate that teachers and firefighters do. Republican trickle-down economics blocked increases in the minimum wage that would have lifted 14 million people out of poverty."


Do not mistake Walker for a clown

Do not mistake Walker for a clown, though. He knows exactly what he's doing. He backed off the University of Wisconsin shenanigans, for instance, making up a story about a "drafting error." And a staffer later "clarified" that of course Walker knows Obama is a Christian. The conservatives that Walker is playing to hear the original remarks and ignore the clarifications; the media then downplays the original remarks because of the clarifications, so they have less of an impact with ordinary folks (who, in any event, won't tune into the presidential race for quite some time).

Add in Walker's sleepy-eyed appearance—he certainly doesn't look like a crazy screamer—and he could fool a lot of people. After all, he's already won three times in swingy Wisconsin, and he has an extraordinarily large fundraising list, made up of small donors and big Koches alike. If there's a Republican contender I'm most worried about in 2016, it's Scott Walker. He's crafty, he's canny, and while it's early yet, this poll at least shows he could very well be the GOP nominee, so watch out for him, very closely.


Politico finally admits it is a Republicans against Republicans fight that will cause the shutdown

GOP lawmakers clash over government shutdown
Tensions rise within the party despite control of both chambers of Congress.

According to four senators at the lunch session, a frustrated Sen. Jeff Sessions angrily dismissed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan, arguing that his party should be prepared for an all-out battle with Democrats to ratchet up public pressure and force President Barack Obama to drop his immigration policies. But Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican who could face a tough reelection next year, sharply countered that McConnell’s plan was the only option to not hamper law enforcement agencies that rely on money from the Department of Homeland Security.
Story Continued Below
The dispute between the vulnerable Republican and the Alabama conservative highlights the larger challenges facing McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner. The two are staring at a Friday deadline to avoid a shutdown of DHS but are struggling to balance the demands of immigration hard-liners with Republicans who fear political and practical fallout from DHS shutting down.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/gop-lawmakers-homeland-security-shutdown-115478.html#ixzz3SlGNTlnu

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/gop-lawmakers-homeland-security-shutdown-115478.html#ixzz3SlFctHWN

Scott Walker’s cowardice should disqualify him

As the world now knows, Giuliani, the former New York mayor, said at a dinner featuring Walker, the Wisconsin governor, that “I do not believe that the president loves America.” According to Politico, Giuliani said President Obama “wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.”

And Walker, just a few seats away, said . . . nothing. Asked the next morning on CNBC about Giuliani’s words, the Republican presidential aspirant was spineless: “The mayor can speak for himself. I’m not going to comment on what the president thinks or not. He can speak for himself as well. I’ll tell you, I love America, and I think there are plenty of people — Democrat, Republican, independent, everyone in between — who love this country.”

But did he agree with Giuliani? “I’m in New York,” Walker demurred. “I’m used to people saying things that are aggressive out there.”


Why is it that no one holds the GOP accountable for what they say?

Scott Walker's war with higher education

As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit

Scott Walker was gone. Dropped out. And in the spring of his senior year.

In 1990, that news stunned his friends at Marquette University. Walker, the campus’s suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico — who enjoyed the place so much that he had run for student body president — had left without graduating.

To most of the Class of 1990 — and, later, to Wisconsin’s political establishment — Walker’s decision to quit college has been a lingering mystery.

Not even his friends at Marquette were entirely sure why he never finished.


EARLIER this month, Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and potential Republican presidential candidate, unveiled a proposed budget that would cut $300 million of funds to the University of Wisconsin system and shift power over tuition from the Legislature to a new public authority controlled by appointed regents. The initial draft of Mr. Walker’s budget bill also proposed to rewrite the university’s 110-year-old mission statement, known as the Wisconsin Idea, deleting “the search for truth” and replacing it with language about meeting “the state’s work-force needs.”

This attack, surely meant to impress possible donors to the governor’s potential presidential campaign, squanders the inheritance of all Wisconsinites: an affordable, top-ranked university system that attracts students and scholars from around the world and is a major contributor to the state’s economy. Criticism prompted the governor to restore the Wisconsin Idea’s wording, but the budget cuts remained.

Mr. Walker’s action implies that Wisconsinites no longer share their parents’ and grandparents’ values. He suggests that a university system with a mission to “educate people and improve the human condition” is no longer a priority here.


Democrats block Keystone pipeline, but GOP vows new fight when it takes over

Senate Democrats blocked a move Tuesday to compel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, dealing a sharp loss to one of their own, Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.), who had pinned her chances for reelection on approval of the measure.

See how this whole article neglects to mention the total support by the GOP for the pipeline. The article makes it seem like only democratic Senators want the pipeline approved. The GOP gets a free ride away from taking responsibility for pushing the pipeline through with a little Democratic support from Blue dog Democratic Senators.


President Obama: FCC should reclassify internet status to preserve net neutrality

In a huge development for millions of net neutrality advocates, President Obama has issued an unequivocal statement in support of net neutrality, calling on the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband internet access under Title II of the Telecommunciations Act. Here's his video statement:


Incoming Republican Senators Set Out Pro-Corporate Agenda For 114th Congress

Republicans senators, including those already in office and incoming new members, discussed across morning television shows on Sunday what they would like to see done in the 114th Congress.

The suite of issues senators want addressed include a grab-bag of policies sought by the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which spent more than $35 million to help elect the new GOP majority.

"I would love to see us do something in the area of tax reform," Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think initially at least, coming out of the gate, things on jobs, trade policy less tax for overseas corporations, subsidies energy policy, energy gives us a very competitive edge, very important to the economy, and that's something that I think the president, I would hope, would sign into law."

Incoming Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace that she hoped the White House could move on the "Keystone pipeline, tax reform, a transportation bill."


How will the GOP govern?

What is their agenda? I have no idea what they plan to do besides to block anything President Obama supports.

Should we not ask them what they plan to do with their new position of power?

Should they not be forced to state their vision clearly?
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