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Elizabeth Warren Heckled By Tea Party Supporter
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Moments into a speech before volunteers here Wednesday evening, Elizabeth Warren was interrupted by a Tea Party supporter who hurled a gender-based epithet at the Senate candidate. The man, who said he'd been unemployed since February 2010, objected to Warren's expressed affiliation with the frustrations of Occupy Wall Street, and argued that the Tea Party has been protesting Wall Street excess for longer than the nascent global movement.

The crowd tried to shout the man down, but Warren told her supporters to let him speak. "No, no, it's alright. Let me say two things," she said. "I'm very sorry that you've been out of work. I'm also very sorry that the recent jobs bill that would've brought 22,000 jobs to Massachusetts did not pass in the Senate."

Speaking in a packed VFW hall, Warren went on to address his question about her association with Occupy Wall Street. "I've been protesting what's been going on on Wall Street for a very long time," she said, but added that the movement has its own independent agenda and will proceed along its own course. "Yeah, so has the Tea Party," the man said, before losing his cool.

"Well, if you're the intellectual creator of that so-called party," he said, "you're a socialist whore. I don't want anything to do with you." The crowd shouted him down as he added that Warren's "boss," presumably referring to the president, was "foreign-born." He then attempted to storm out through a side door. Finding it locked, he retreated out the back of the VFW hall instead.

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After the event, Warren reflected on the man's outburst, which she said was her first such encounter. "I actually felt sorry for the guy. I really genuinely did. He's been out of work now for a year and a half. And bless his heart, I mean, he thought somehow it would help to come here and yell names," she told HuffPost.

The assault stuck with Warren, and she continued to think about it throughout the night. Hours later, she she said she wasn't upset with the man himself, but rather with those who attempt to channel his anger in a malevolent direction. "I was thinking more about the heckler. I'm not angry with him, but he didn't come up with the idea that his biggest problem was Occupy Wall Street. There's someone else pre-packaging that poison -- and that's who makes me angry," she said.
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  -Elizabeth Warren Heckled By Tea Party Supporter meegbear  Nov-03-11 11:41 AM   #0 
  - this...  xchrom   Nov-03-11 11:44 AM   #1 
  - ++++  Champion Jack   Nov-03-11 11:48 AM   #4 
  - Well said  Jack Rabbit   Nov-03-11 01:07 PM   #46 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-03-11 01:33 PM   #59 
  - OWS  90-percent   Nov-03-11 06:15 PM   #111 
  - Some that attended the Tea Party Rally have  texshelters   Nov-03-11 05:48 PM   #106 
  - And we all know who the heckler listens to  Lorien   Nov-03-11 01:33 PM   #60 
  - That poison packer is likely Faux Snooze or the parade of RW talk show dimwits that he listens to.  bulloney   Nov-03-11 02:19 PM   #74 
  - exactly  proud patriot   Nov-03-11 06:10 PM   #110 
  - Class Act`  liberalmike27   Nov-04-11 09:01 AM   #160 
  - Those morans are no match for Elizabeth. n/t  Scuba   Nov-03-11 11:47 AM   #2 
  - mispelling moron is really funny :P nt  joshguitar   Nov-03-11 06:03 PM   #108 
     - Kind of a tradition here..,.  daleanime   Nov-03-11 06:50 PM   #116 
     - could someone please post the photo of the "get a brain, morans" guy for our newcomers?  spooky3   Nov-03-11 08:39 PM   #124 
        - Here...  Turborama   Nov-03-11 08:58 PM   #125 
        - thank you -- everyone who wants to know about "morans" (not "morons"), check it out!  spooky3   Nov-03-11 10:07 PM   #132 
        - i remember this. too funny! nt  joshguitar   Nov-04-11 10:28 AM   #164 
        - Newcomer's'?  daleanime   Nov-04-11 02:19 AM   #156 
     - To fill you in.  No Elephants   Nov-03-11 10:59 PM   #137 
  - another uniformed meat head  sasha031   Nov-03-11 11:47 AM   #3 
  - Absolutely! I hope she keeps on going. . .and in a few years  MindandSoul   Nov-03-11 12:05 PM   #17 
  - Warren for President 2016 eom  Anatos   Nov-26-11 11:35 PM   #171 
  - He is not uninformed  Angry Dragon   Nov-03-11 12:13 PM   # 
  - IOW, not uninformed, but misinformed.  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-03-11 12:44 PM   #33 
  - thank you for the correction  Angry Dragon   Nov-03-11 12:57 PM   #40 
  - Not correction, but clarification.  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-03-11 01:28 PM   #55 
  - at the end of the day  SemperEadem   Nov-03-11 06:46 PM   #115 
  - Not misinformed, Brainwashed. n/t  Fla Dem   Nov-04-11 08:40 AM   #158 
  - "The democrats in power do not get their message out in the same way"  SalviaBlue   Nov-03-11 12:53 PM   #38 
  - No, these folks, like this man, are full of hate to begin with  ooglymoogly   Nov-03-11 04:53 PM   #97 
  - Another thing about RW Talk Radio...  SkyDaddy7   Nov-03-11 06:09 PM   #109 
     - "Authoritarian" is a better word than "authoritative"  Ron Green   Nov-03-11 07:38 PM   #118 
     - +1 nt.  SkyDaddy7   Nov-05-11 04:54 AM   #167 
     - .edu  DemOhio   Nov-03-11 09:14 PM   #127 
        - Thank-you for teaching & welcome to DU!  SkyDaddy7   Nov-05-11 05:12 AM   #168 
  - They need to start reaching out to these people in a serious way...  shaayecanaan   Nov-03-11 07:43 PM   #119 
     - Correct  tjl148   Nov-03-11 10:28 PM   #134 
  - The RW propaganda machine...  Oldtimeralso   Nov-03-11 01:06 PM   #45 
  - She can handle it.  russspeakeasy   Nov-03-11 10:25 PM   #133 
  - Has Jesus returned to Earth?  NoodleyAppendage   Nov-03-11 11:51 AM   #5 
  - I think she is just a very genuine good person. I hope she will be safe.  MindandSoul   Nov-03-11 12:06 PM   #18 
  - I think she is just a very genuine good person. I hope she will be safe.  MindandSoul   Nov-03-11 12:06 PM   #19 
  - Ms. Warren belongs in the White House...  Plucketeer   Nov-03-11 12:52 PM   #37 
  - She'll be fine.  tcaudilllg   Nov-03-11 12:11 PM   #20 
  - People of strict moral code and entrenched ideology are NEVER harmless.  NoodleyAppendage   Nov-03-11 01:03 PM   #44 
     - Works on so many levels...  LanternWaste   Nov-03-11 01:45 PM   #63 
     - Nah, he's just a hit and run.  tcaudilllg   Nov-03-11 02:58 PM   #83 
     - I agree with you...  femrap   Nov-03-11 04:21 PM   #94 
     - I have a strict moral code and a fairly entrenched political ideology  No Elephants   Nov-03-11 11:54 PM   #146 
  - It is a great response, but not as out of the ordinary as you imply  karynnj   Nov-03-11 01:11 PM   #49 
  - I have a feeling it won't be left unsaid much longer. I hope not, anyway.  No Elephants   Nov-03-11 11:47 PM   #145 
     - I hear your warnings and they match what other MA people, who I know , have said  karynnj   Nov-04-11 09:23 AM   #161 
  - Exactly, they don't know how to handle "kill 'em with kindness".  FarLeftFist   Nov-03-11 01:25 PM   #52 
  - We've certainly got the better class of hecklers.  JoeyT   Nov-03-11 11:52 AM   #6 
  - If He's this labile and unreasonable all the time then no wonder  hue   Nov-03-11 11:54 AM   #7 
  - The storming out only to find the door locked.....  louis-t   Nov-03-11 11:54 AM   #8 
  - lol  geardaddy   Nov-03-11 12:25 PM   #25 
  - What are the fire laws about a locked exit in a meeting room?  LastLiberal in PalmSprings   Nov-03-11 12:41 PM   #30 
  - Fire laws ought to be tough in the state where Coconut Grove fire happened...  FailureToCommunicate   Nov-03-11 01:58 PM   #68 
  - New Description  jbeing   Nov-03-11 02:24 PM   #76 
  - Too bad we didn't get to see the look on his face  Sabriel   Nov-03-11 01:35 PM   #61 
  - First thing I pictured.....  tpsbmam   Nov-03-11 02:25 PM   #77 
  - Good one, but could be confusing.  No Elephants   Nov-04-11 12:31 AM   #149 
  - Two words: Class Act  kag   Nov-03-11 11:55 AM   #9 
  - I'm glad I read through this thread before posting.  timtom   Nov-03-11 12:15 PM   #23 
  - "And bless his heart..."  ret5hd   Nov-03-11 11:59 AM   #10 
  - You caught that too.  Arctic Dave   Nov-03-11 12:44 PM   #32 
  - well, I wonder, since she's from Massachusetts...  renate   Nov-03-11 12:59 PM   #42 
     - She lives in Massachusetts, but was not raised here.  No Elephants   Nov-04-11 12:05 AM   #147 
  - That woman is so impressive it gives me chills. I'd give a lot to see her President for  poverlay   Nov-03-11 11:59 AM   #11 
  - Good. The more loons heckle her, the greater support will be for her.  onehandle   Nov-03-11 11:59 AM   #12 
  - I love Elizabeth Warren. Would love to see a President  sufrommich   Nov-03-11 12:01 PM   #13 
  - I don't understand this statement  KansDem   Nov-03-11 12:03 PM   #14 
  - No you haven't missed it  Iliyah   Nov-03-11 12:38 PM   #28 
  - Its fascinating, i think a lot of them dont understand the difference  Lars77   Nov-03-11 12:42 PM   #31 
  - To be fair  quakerboy   Nov-03-11 11:30 PM   #140 
     - +1. .  No Elephants   Nov-04-11 12:36 AM   #150 
  - They objected to the bank bailouts, but put the onus on the government  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-03-11 12:48 PM   #35 
  - Ah, yes...I remember now  KansDem   Nov-03-11 01:55 PM   #66 
  - The TeaHad LOVES the 1%.  HughBeaumont   Nov-03-11 03:07 PM   #87 
  - I don't think the Baggers liked the bail out. Not sure, though. I've never looked  No Elephants   Nov-04-11 12:08 AM   #148 
  - VFW, huh?  greiner3   Nov-03-11 12:04 PM   #15 
  - Do Moose Clubs meet in Moose Lodges by any chance? Not so famous SCOTUS case.  No Elephants   Nov-04-11 12:54 AM   #151 
  - She's just so impressive & such a role model  mascarax   Nov-03-11 12:04 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, this is a prime example of the "nice" Tea Party people ...  zbdent   Nov-03-11 12:11 PM   #21 
  - She is an amazing, thoughtful person  mrs_p   Nov-03-11 12:13 PM   #22 
  - We CAN vote for her with our wallets.  Plucketeer   Nov-03-11 12:49 PM   #36 
  - I can and wholeheartingly intend to ...  meegbear   Nov-03-11 12:53 PM   #39 
  - Just like most every conservative, he acted like a coward.  baldguy   Nov-03-11 12:21 PM   #24 
  - EW can handle idiots like this. If he was so bent out of shape...  rasputin1952   Nov-03-11 12:34 PM   #26 
  - On Another Related OWS Event  DallasNE   Nov-03-11 12:35 PM   #27 
  - This is just the beginning.  Lars77   Nov-03-11 12:39 PM   #29 
  - Pre-packaged poison  RufusTFirefly   Nov-03-11 12:45 PM   #34 
  - There are few brilliant minds speaking out....  orbitalman   Nov-03-11 12:59 PM   #41 
  - Here is a pic of the man trying to escape through the side door.  Uncle Joe   Nov-03-11 01:01 PM   #43 
  - Contribute now to Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts  Douglas Carpenter   Nov-03-11 01:09 PM   #47 
  - Jealous that ows is real and not Koch bought astroturf  julian09   Nov-03-11 01:09 PM   #48 
  - Nah,  EC   Nov-03-11 02:20 PM   #75 
  - I believe this woman will be President one day.  GrantDem   Nov-03-11 01:12 PM   #50 
  - I'm holding on tight to that  xxqqqzme   Nov-03-11 01:32 PM   #58 
  - Warren 2012! n/t  Admiral Loinpresser   Nov-03-11 05:29 PM   #102 
  - One election at a time, friend, one election at a time.  No Elephants   Nov-03-11 11:39 PM   #143 
  - The Tea Party was protesting Wall Street excess? When? I thought it was all birther crap,  LeftinOH   Nov-03-11 01:18 PM   #51 
  - I thought they were most pissed off about taxes and the rest of it is hate for  No Elephants   Nov-03-11 11:44 PM   #144 
  - I fall in love with her more and more each day.  deutsey   Nov-03-11 01:25 PM   #53 
  - Class Act  Kber   Nov-03-11 01:26 PM   #54 
  - He might just be another harmless drone  Beavker   Nov-03-11 01:29 PM   #56 
  - Stay classy, morans.  catbyte   Nov-03-11 01:30 PM   #57 
  - And here is the difference,  vrp   Nov-03-11 01:39 PM   #62 
  - And it would  Iliyah   Nov-03-11 01:53 PM   #64 
  - He wouldn't have been let in.  julian09   Nov-03-11 02:07 PM   #71 
  - Most people are out of work due to the economy  ThoughtCriminal   Nov-03-11 01:54 PM   #65 
  - She's gooooooooooood  JustAnotherGen   Nov-03-11 01:55 PM   #67 
  - Irony. It was a million bucks from Emily's List that gave Coakley the nomination that enabled her  No Elephants   Nov-03-11 11:36 PM   #141 
  - Right on, Elizabeth, about the only jobs out there are for those who are "pre-packaging that poison"  patrice   Nov-03-11 02:04 PM   #69 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-03-11 02:04 PM   #70 
  - Indeed!  meegbear   Nov-03-11 03:40 PM   #92 
  - I can't wait to vote for her. And I haven't said that in a long long time.  Fearless   Nov-03-11 02:17 PM   #72 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Nov-03-11 02:18 PM   #73 
  - K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Nov-03-11 02:25 PM   #78 
  - HuffPo misspelled "Brockton." n/t  Ian David   Nov-03-11 02:31 PM   #79 
  - I worry about her safety. They should beef it up. I also think that she will be the nominee if  glinda   Nov-03-11 02:35 PM   #80 
  - I worry about her safety, too.  woo me with science   Nov-03-11 02:49 PM   #81 
     - I am calling for "Warren's Army" to form and run to replace all the idiots.  glinda   Nov-03-11 10:48 PM   #136 
  - TeaBagger, not Tea Party Member, you ignorant "news" outlet  snooper2   Nov-03-11 02:56 PM   #82 
  - If this was a liberal heckling Micelle Bachmann, they wouldn't be able to taze him fast enough  Dutchmaster   Nov-03-11 03:00 PM   #84 
  - First thing I thought!  Auggie   Nov-03-11 03:03 PM   #85 
  - hope she stays safe  Blue_Tires   Nov-03-11 03:05 PM   #86 
  - The mark of a good candidate is how they deal with interruptions and hecklers...  brooklynite   Nov-03-11 03:12 PM   #88 
  - Some people have a superhuman ability not to learn a single thing  lunatica   Nov-03-11 03:19 PM   #89 
  - Excellent response! I love this woman's unflappable intellect  ProfessionalLeftist   Nov-03-11 03:25 PM   #90 
  - I do sincerely hope that the people of Massachusetts elect  Zoigal   Nov-03-11 03:37 PM   #91 
  - She may be able to pass the glass ceiling, but running a POTUS from  No Elephants   Nov-04-11 01:00 AM   #152 
  - How can anyone  lsewpershad   Nov-03-11 03:57 PM   #93 
  - Warren handled the situation in a presidential manner, if I may  Blue Owl   Nov-03-11 04:21 PM   #95 
  - she better get used to it. It is a zombie Apocalypse  dembotoz   Nov-03-11 04:51 PM   #96 
  - She is grace personified  tilsammans   Nov-03-11 04:54 PM   #98 
  - Elizabeth Warren needs to take care with folks like this  ooglymoogly   Nov-03-11 05:11 PM   #99 
  - Warren 2016!  Politicub   Nov-03-11 05:23 PM   #100 
  - Warren 2012! n/t  Admiral Loinpresser   Nov-03-11 05:31 PM   #103 
  - I Get Why The Guy Would be Upset But Really?  colsohlibgal   Nov-03-11 05:28 PM   #101 
  - Good on her. I've been trying to put forth that point here and have gotten  cui bono   Nov-03-11 05:42 PM   #104 
  - I'm sorry, but you can't reason with these people.  Fantastic Anarchist   Nov-03-11 05:47 PM   #105 
  - She is the best of the best  zentrum   Nov-03-11 05:52 PM   #107 
  - And she showed the "gentleman" how to discuss issues without resorting to name-calling.  amb123   Nov-03-11 06:36 PM   #112 
  - The Tea Party  DemOhio   Nov-03-11 06:43 PM   #113 
  - She is awesome. I really hope she wins, and eventual runs for President. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-03-11 06:46 PM   #114 
  - interrupted by a Tea Party supporter  mopinko   Nov-03-11 07:36 PM   #117 
  - LOL. Nothing is more embarrassing than having an angry rant than going out the wrong exit.  FarLeftFist   Nov-03-11 07:44 PM   #120 
  - The exit  DemOhio   Nov-03-11 09:41 PM   #130 
     - Yeah, very symbolic. Poetic justice even. Like the universe even disagrees with him.  FarLeftFist   Nov-03-11 09:48 PM   #131 
  - Elizabeth Rocks  unionworks   Nov-03-11 07:55 PM   #121 
  - "bless his heart"  denese   Nov-03-11 08:07 PM   #122 
  - One heckler? One? This not a big deal...  BadtotheboneBob   Nov-03-11 08:35 PM   #123 
  - Typical Teabagger. He has every justifiable reason to be angry...  krispos42   Nov-03-11 09:08 PM   #126 
  - Love the people in the background after he hurls his sexist epithet.  blueclown   Nov-03-11 09:23 PM   #128 
  - The right wing propaganda machine is very effective  The Wizard   Nov-03-11 09:23 PM   #129 
  - THE SPLIT IN AMERICA  OPCOM83   Nov-03-11 10:40 PM   #135 
  - The people in this country have been turned on each other. Divide and conquer.  No Elephants   Nov-04-11 01:05 AM   #153 
  - And, there's the difference...  MrMickeysMom   Nov-03-11 11:10 PM   #138 
  - "There's omeone else pre-packaging that poison." Yep.  No Elephants   Nov-03-11 11:27 PM   #139 
  - I'd honestly compare the tea partiers as being the juggalos of politics.  Initech   Nov-03-11 11:36 PM   #142 
  - So he's unemployed?  Zambero   Nov-04-11 01:24 AM   #154 
  - It's what teabaggers do  The Wizard   Nov-04-11 01:33 AM   #155 
  - TPTB are testing the waters. . .  Lena inRI   Nov-04-11 02:22 AM   #157 
  - I really want to know what "socialist whore" means  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Nov-04-11 09:00 AM   #159 
  - If Warren were a man, I wonder what the epithet would be...  justiceischeap   Nov-04-11 12:58 PM   #166 
  - I wonder about the epithets that are so casually tossed out by a lot of men towards women.  Darth_Kitten   Nov-05-11 09:07 AM   #170 
  - She's a bigger man, in every way, than I could ever be.  DCKit   Nov-04-11 09:24 AM   #162 
  - What a class act! I really like this woman and her stands on issues  AllyCat   Nov-04-11 10:14 AM   #163 
  - Support the wonderful Elizabeth Warren -  GreenTea   Nov-04-11 11:08 AM   #165 
  - Maybe it's his ignorance and attitude that's contributing to his being out of work.  Darth_Kitten   Nov-05-11 09:04 AM   #169 
     - Agreed. What an asshat this guy is. nt  AverageJoe90   Dec-02-11 04:21 PM   #172 

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