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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:41 AM
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Elizabeth Warren Heckled By Tea Party Supporter
Source: HuffingtonPost.com

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.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/03/elizabeth-warr...



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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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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:44 AM
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1. this...
'There's someone else pre-packaging that poison -- and that's who makes me angry," she said.'
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:48 AM
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4. ++++
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:07 PM
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46. Well said
True, the tea partiers are being led around by the nose and that's easy to do them. I hope that most of them stop, have a cup of coffee, smell the roses and reflect on the real world rather than the counterfeit reality informed by the counterfeit patriotism of Rush Limbaugh and the Koch Brothers. Perhaps then they will join us in the streets rather than shout down any of the few truth tellers remaining.

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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:15 PM
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111. OWS
Sounds like you've been there.

Thanks for your service (to OWS!)

-90% Jimmy
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texshelters Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:48 PM
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106. Some that attended the Tea Party Rally have
been to the Occupy Tucson events.

So perhaps there's hope there.

I didn't know that Warren was my leader. Funny how we never mention her at the GA meetings or we haven't received any money from her or her WarrenPac...

Peace,
Tex Shelters
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:33 PM
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60. And we all know who the heckler listens to
the architects of the "tea party": Fox, Beck, Rush, and the rest of the propagandists of the 1%.
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:19 PM
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74. That poison packer is likely Faux Snooze or the parade of RW talk show dimwits that he listens to.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:10 PM
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110. exactly
I just love her
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 09:01 AM
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160. Class Act`
Way to handle that dickish situation I think. And she described the right-wing MSM in this country perfectly too. I mean they have to direct the anger somewhere, so they direct it back, not at themselves for creating the problem, but at those who are trying to solve it.

Two types of republican voters--one group actually benefits financially from them being in power, the very small section. The other group, the overwhelmingly largest group votes based on duping, either through various hatreds, or religious devotion to a very narrow group of religious issues, or a misguided idea that their guns are going to be taken.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:47 AM
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2. Those morans are no match for Elizabeth. n/t
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joshguitar Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:03 PM
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108. mispelling moron is really funny :P nt
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:50 PM
Response to Reply #108
116. Kind of a tradition here..,.
no worries, you get use to it. :hi:
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 08:39 PM
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124. could someone please post the photo of the "get a brain, morans" guy for our newcomers?
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 08:58 PM
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125. Here...
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:07 PM
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132. thank you -- everyone who wants to know about "morans" (not "morons"), check it out!
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joshguitar Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 10:28 AM
Response to Reply #125
164. i remember this. too funny! nt
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:19 AM
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156. Newcomer's'?
:blush:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:59 PM
Response to Reply #108
137. To fill you in.
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 11:00 PM by No Elephants
See the guy in the photo in Repply 125?

He was at an early Tea Party event.

He wanted to make a sign, but had to ask how to spell "moron."

Someone else, who either really did not know to spell "moron" either or who was out to make a fool of the guy in Reply 125, "helped" with the spelling.

And, voila, the sign in the Reply 125.

We enjoy reminding each other of it.
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:47 AM
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3. another uniformed meat head
Ms Warren is a remarkable lady who is able to keep a cool head.
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:05 PM
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17. Absolutely! I hope she keeps on going. . .and in a few years
She could possibly run in the Presidential elections? She is still young!
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Anatos Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:35 PM
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171. Warren for President 2016 eom
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:13 PM
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He is not uninformed
He has just been informed with the wrong knowledge
He has been filled with hate 24/7 for years and that is pretty much all he hears
The democrats in power do not get their message out in the same way
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:44 PM
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33. IOW, not uninformed, but misinformed.
The RW propaganda machine is very effective.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:57 PM
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40. thank you for the correction
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:28 PM
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55. Not correction, but clarification.
:fistbump:
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:46 PM
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115. at the end of the day
there is still a void where the truth resides, whether or not he wants to accept it. The "truth" handed to him the way he wants to hear it is not being informed... that's being inculcated.
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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 08:40 AM
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158. Not misinformed, Brainwashed. n/t
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:53 PM
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38. "The democrats in power do not get their message out in the same way"
Thank God for that.

If they did, it would be toxic.

Truth is better than propaganda. Some respond to truth;others need to be told what to think (again and again and again).
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 04:53 PM
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97. No, these folks, like this man, are full of hate to begin with
They are listening to what they want to hear, hate piled on top of hate...Its the rabble rousers like Fux, Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh who make a pile of money off that hate, channeling where they need that hate to go for the moneychangers.

Its a win win for the top 1% and this loud noise gives them cover for election fraud, cheating, theft, lying and evil they are committing on a daily basis to destroy the constitution and the rights of us all, to make it easier for them to channel our tax dollars into their own pockets.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:09 PM
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109. Another thing about RW Talk Radio...
It is geared to challenge men's egos...If you are a Liberal man then you are not a "MAN" & not a true American! I can't stand the authoritative nature of RW talk radio & how they pedal stupidity & anti-science thinking...It turns my stomach!
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #109
118. "Authoritarian" is a better word than "authoritative"
In this case. Elizabeth Warren, for example, is quite authoritative, but certainly not authoritarian.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 04:54 AM
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167. +1 nt.
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DemOhio Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:14 PM
Response to Reply #109
127. .edu
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 09:16 PM by DemOhio
Sometimes I listen to them on my lunch break. I dont know why, it is like sucking air into a cavity to see if it still hurts. But they always preach against the "man" who isnt completely consumed with beer, football, and hitting his wife when she messes up the evening turkey.

This isnt just on RW talk radio. It is also on ESPN radio. They make fun of what they call the ".edu guy." Meaning someone who works in an academic profession instead of, I dont know, hitting their wives all day long.

So you are 100% correct. There is a definite cultural mindset that anything other than brute, unadulterated force is weak, liberal, and undesirable. Once I said that i like manatees in front of some Republican friends. I was made fun of because the manatee isnt violent enough and doesnt have a built in weapon. The guy who made fun of me is a librarian.....I teach classes on military history. Yet I was not the "true man."
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 05:12 AM
Response to Reply #127
168. Thank-you for teaching & welcome to DU!
Not sure if you are new or just don't post much but I thought I would welcome you anyway.

I hope you don't let folks like that bother you...It is not worth it plus you know you are correct & your position is thought out. It would truly bother me if I just abandoned all common sense & thinking just so that I might look & sound manly! Whatever.

Thanks again for teaching...What area of military history does your classes focus on?
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shaayecanaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:43 PM
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119. They need to start reaching out to these people in a serious way...
The left in America is far less adept at tapping into discontent than the right is.

Part of the problem is the sneering classism one sees in the contemporary Left, such as the tendency to denigrate the rural underclass as ignorant hicks living in trailer parks. I despair when I see those posts, it simply confirms the belief amongst the white rural proletariat that the Democratic party is for ethnic minorities and latte-sipping luvvies. When was the last time you heard a leftist speak with a strong Deep South accent? You never do, because the people from those places learn to hide their accents when they do to university so that people don't think that they're an idiot.

The Democrats have been losing, and losing big, against the Republicans when it comes to white, non-union labour. These people used to be the backbone of the party, particularly for the FDR/LBJ-style social democrats.
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tjl148 Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:28 PM
Response to Reply #119
134. Correct
And some of the post on this thread show how correct you are.
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Oldtimeralso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:06 PM
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45. The RW propaganda machine...
Faux spews defecates "scarelines" 24/7.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:25 PM
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133. She can handle it.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:51 AM
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5. Has Jesus returned to Earth?
Warren's response is very Jesus/Ghandi/MLK-like...which is sure to piss off those people like the Tea Party heckler even more. I worry about her safety, and if history is a guide, so should she.

J
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:06 PM
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18. I think she is just a very genuine good person. I hope she will be safe.
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:06 PM
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19. I think she is just a very genuine good person. I hope she will be safe.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:52 PM
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37. Ms. Warren belongs in the White House...
and NOT as a cabinet member or special assistant. I share your fears for her safety. Too easy for another Gabby Giffords moment when she's travelling with what must be "security lite".
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tcaudilllg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:11 PM
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20. She'll be fine.
That guy was harmless. She's tough against the real crazies.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:03 PM
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44. People of strict moral code and entrenched ideology are NEVER harmless.
Cognitive dissonance can be an extremely uncomfortable feeling for those whose whole world view is threatened, so much so that it can lead to violence. I wouldn't blow off any angry fundy as "harmless."

J
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:45 PM
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63.  Works on so many levels...
1+ years of unemployment can also be quite uncomfortable-- so much so that it leads to violence. I wouldn't blow off any unemployed person as "harmless"...


Works on so many levels... but I guess what we attribute cause to eventually depends on our own personal worldviews and biases.
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tcaudilllg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:58 PM
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83. Nah, he's just a hit and run.
And he'll never approach her again. I know this stuff.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 04:21 PM
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94. I agree with you...
and I sure this dude hates the fact that an extremely intelligent and accomplished woman is running for Senator...that is something that makes him feel impotent and angry. His gender-specific slurs raises the red flag.

Be safe, Elizabeth.

Certain males don't like women in positions of power. After all, if a woman can do the job, it must not be that difficult. That really bursts the bubble.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:54 PM
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146.  I have a strict moral code and a fairly entrenched political ideology
and I am about as physically harmless as they come.

I think it's more of a left - right thing than a loose moral code - strict moral code thing.

(Just to be clear. I've violated my strict moral code, so I am not saying my conduct is perfect. However, anyone, right or left, who has a strict moral code has violated it.)



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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:11 PM
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49. It is a great response, but not as out of the ordinary as you imply
It is more common for Democratic politicians as most of them are more comfortable with a diversity of opinion than the Republicans. In 2009, there were MANY Democratic Senators and Congressmen who acted just like that when confronted. In some cases, they made the news - and were spun as the tea party making a point! (There was one McCaskill town hall like that) and others that didn't - like the town halls for Kerry and some of the MA Congressmen. The media preferred the funnier sound bites of Barney Frank telling one woman he would rather debate his dining room table.)

It is the best way - and this shows that Warren, running for the first time has great poise, presence and the ability to control the situation. It was excellent that she turned the comment to sympathizing that he was unemployed and might have been helped by the jobs bills (left unsaid - Brown joined the filibuster)
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:47 PM
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145. I have a feeling it won't be left unsaid much longer. I hope not, anyway.
Edited on Fri Nov-04-11 12:21 AM by No Elephants
Brown has to be exposed. Not in the Cosmo way, this time (ewwww), but he is touted here as an eminently likeable moderate, very balanced, and so on.

And is he is a Mass native and very well known here, a media darling and quite personable. And, the Kochs back him.

One or two votes does not a moderate make. He has to be exposed as a minion of his caucus who votes with it almost always, but papers over that with some crowd pleasing reason.

He (or more likely, his advisors) are very good at coming up with p.c. reasons for votes that would otherwise anger people here, and NO ONE in the media exposes that. They just grin and glow after every Scott Brown clip and sound bite.

I know many DUers adore Warren and I hope with everything in me that she wins, but I don't think it will be the cake walk DUers think.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 09:23 AM
Response to Reply #145
161. I hear your warnings and they match what other MA people, who I know , have said
Edited on Fri Nov-04-11 09:27 AM by karynnj
It will not be a cakewalk.

I think the Democrats will make an issue of these anti jobs votes. It might have been that, in this instance, either she did go on past the quote to speak of Brown or there was a decision to strategically wait until after the infrastructure vote. Both the First responders/teachers bill and the infrastructure vote are things that the public wants. Brown could have been pushed to vote to save his seat if she had made him the issue at that point. Brown's vote would not have made it pass, so it really would not have helped us - while it would have helped Brown claim he is independent.

Does it hurt Brown when he whines about how unfair it is for the LCV - a one issue environmental group - attacks him for his bad record? These are not smear ads in the least - and his attempt to say that it is untrue because of the fake DC license which was obviously not meant to be taken literally was pretty weak.

What I did take as heartening was that Warren handled it beautifully - though it may be that being a teacher/professor really has transitive skills to handling small/medium size crowds. It was very good that she responded to his being out of work - rather than ignoring that. His later behavior was pretty trollish.
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:25 PM
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52. Exactly, they don't know how to handle "kill 'em with kindness".
Ladies and gentlemen, I think we found their kryptonite.
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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:52 AM
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6. We've certainly got the better class of hecklers.
Our hecklers shout facts, theirs shout bigotry.

He also didn't help his job prospects much. I wouldn't hire someone I thought was unbalanced enough to scream at customers, even if I agreed with their politics. Most business owners won't.
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hue Donating Member (571 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:54 AM
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7. If He's this labile and unreasonable all the time then no wonder
he's out of work. just sayin'
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:54 AM
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8. The storming out only to find the door locked.....
I just invented a new name for that --- "he did a 'W'".
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:25 PM
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25. lol
Nailed it.

:rofl:
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LastLiberal in PalmSprings Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:41 PM
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30. What are the fire laws about a locked exit in a meeting room?
My guess is that he was just so blinded by his hate that he forgot how to operate the mechanism.

Someone with that much hate fueled by the Koch's Tea Party organization and channeled by Fox News will eventually go to one of these open forums armed and willing to kill the candidate and every other "socialist" he can. In an enclosed space a fully armed maniac could kill a huge number of people before he is stopped or takes his own life.

Of course, he'll just be "one misguided person" according to the RNC's pundits, who will of course blame Obama's unwillingness to eliminate all taxes on the wealthy as the reason for the man's rage.

Meanwhile, the Republicans will do everything they can to make sure this poor man stays unemployed.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:58 PM
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68. Fire laws ought to be tough in the state where Coconut Grove fire happened...
If the hall was "packed" no exit door should ever be locked. Most likely, as you say, the guy couldn't manage the complexity: He may have pulled where the door sign said "PUSH"


I support Elizabeth Warren for Senate:


https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/elizabethwar ...

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jbeing Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:24 PM
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76. New Description
Fox and Kochs. 

It starts:

Fox
Stocks
Crocks
Kochs

Kochs in stocks.
Fox in crocks.

There's Dr. Seuss rhyme waitin to be written. Anyone?
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:35 PM
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61. Too bad we didn't get to see the look on his face
Bush's was classic.
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:25 PM
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77. First thing I pictured.....



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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 12:31 AM
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149. Good one, but could be confusing.
"He did a W" could apply so so, so many things.

DUI

Desertion

Having to choose between Jim Bean and your wife

Falling off your own couch

Messing up common cliches

Saying the opposite of what you are trying to say

Lying about reasons for going to war

Spending your country into a bottomless pit.

It just goes on and on.
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kag Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:55 AM
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9. Two words: Class Act
Elizabeth Warren for President!!!!!
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:15 PM
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23. I'm glad I read through this thread before posting.
You said exactly what I was going to say.
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:59 AM
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10. "And bless his heart..."
Well, we all know what that really means! :rofl:
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:44 PM
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32. You caught that too.
ROFL
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:59 PM
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42. well, I wonder, since she's from Massachusetts...
I say that all the time and mean it literally (I grew up in the Midwest, btw).

She's so classy, and so unlikely to respond to someone like him in kind, that I wonder whether she really meant it literally--"he's been so poorly taught by example that he really believes that calling people names is going to help his situation, and that's unfortunate for him."

Either way, it was a pitch-perfect, compassionate, effective response. I absolutely adore her. :loveya:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 12:05 AM
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147. She lives in Massachusetts, but was not raised here.
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:59 AM
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11. That woman is so impressive it gives me chills. I'd give a lot to see her President for
Eight years with a rubber stamp congress. Can you imagine what amazingly great shape our world would be in if such a thing were to occur?
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:59 AM
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12. Good. The more loons heckle her, the greater support will be for her.
Kiss your pink leather shorts covered ass goodbye, Scotty.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:01 PM
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13. I love Elizabeth Warren. Would love to see a President
Warren one day.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:03 PM
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14. I don't understand this statement
...argued that the Tea Party has been protesting Wall Street excess for longer than the nascent global movement.

Really?

I don't think I've ever heard a TeaBagger criticize Wall Street! It's always been "the government, "the socialists," "the Kenyan-born, commie-Muslim President," and so on, but never "Wall Street."

Have I missed something? :shrug:
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:38 PM
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28. No you haven't missed it
because the tea brats only hatred was the Kenyan Socialist destroying the consititution, Obamacare, don't take my guns, free speech crap. Never no mention of Wall Street.

I think these angry people are pissed that OWS is making statements that coincide with most of America.
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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:42 PM
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31. Its fascinating, i think a lot of them dont understand the difference
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:30 PM
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140. To be fair
There are not a whole lot of degrees of separation between Wall Street and your average national politician.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 12:36 AM
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150. +1. .
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:48 PM
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35. They objected to the bank bailouts, but put the onus on the government
for giving them the money, not the banks for losing it in the first place.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:55 PM
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66. Ah, yes...I remember now
Thanks... :hi:
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:07 PM
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87. The TeaHad LOVES the 1%.
They either laughingly think they ARE the 1% or they'll BE the 1% someday . . . all it's going to take is the right circumstances and haaaaaaaaaaaard WORK! :eyes:

And, as expected, give a Teahadist some time and his "President Ni&&er" side will come out.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 12:08 AM
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148. I don't think the Baggers liked the bail out. Not sure, though. I've never looked
at a Bagger website because I like to keep my blood pressure as stable as I can.
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:04 PM
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15. VFW, huh?
I went to a few dances at one in the 90s that was located in central VA. It was also my misfortune to go to a dance at the local Moose Club. Now the Moose Club is actually a front to the KKK. In my opinion, the VFW was only marginally more receptive to new ideas but was still segregated and full of the heckler types mentioned above.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 12:54 AM
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151. Do Moose Clubs meet in Moose Lodges by any chance? Not so famous SCOTUS case.
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mascarax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:04 PM
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16. She's just so impressive & such a role model
Wow to her keeping her cool (not a surprise, but still...). And framing it later too.
And, yes, the guy didn't do himself any favors. Sad.

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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:11 PM
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21. Yeah, this is a prime example of the "nice" Tea Party people ...
"you're a socialist whore."

That isn't the image that the "liberally-biased media" paints about the TPers ... but the "lbm" sure loves those images of the overturned trash cans and fires "set" by the OWS protesters, eh?
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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:13 PM
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22. She is an amazing, thoughtful person
I wish I could vote for her.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:49 PM
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36. We CAN vote for her with our wallets.
I've done so and plan to do it repetitively. Same with Grayson, Kucinich and other progressive luminaries. You can DAMN SURE bet the citizens united bunch'll be "voting" against her.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:53 PM
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39. I can and wholeheartingly intend to ...
I'll crawl to the voting booth if I have to.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:21 PM
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24. Just like most every conservative, he acted like a coward.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:34 PM
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26. EW can handle idiots like this. If he was so bent out of shape...
he should be complaining about the GOP that ran on "jobs" and immediately blocked everything that could help the economy, then moved on to social issues.

This man is a moron, (and most likely "planted" by the GOP). Another deluded fool.
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DallasNE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:35 PM
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27. On Another Related OWS Event
Oakland is not the only city where the police move in at 4AM to break up Occupy groups. It happened in Omaha early this morning. http://www.facebook.com/#!/occupyomaha

Our friends could use your support and encouragement by leaving a note on the Occupyomaha Facebook page. Thank you in advance. (I am not one of those arrested and was not there when police showed up at 4AM).
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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:39 PM
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29. This is just the beginning.
The far right understands how dangerous this woman is to them. Not only does she speak a language normal people understand, something few democrats actually do, she is calm and collected and has a understanding of the issues that very few comes close to.

The slime machine will start demonizing Warren more and more. I am worried about her safety and i really hope she has a good security apparatus. All it takes is one nutjob with a gun - and theres a lot of them out there, even in New England.
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:45 PM
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34. Pre-packaged poison
"...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."

Clearly, concisely, and brilliantly expressed.
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:59 PM
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41. There are few brilliant minds speaking out....
but she is certainly one of them. Go girl, go!
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:01 PM
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43. Here is a pic of the man trying to escape through the side door.


Thanks for the thread, meegbear.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:09 PM
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47. Contribute now to Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts
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julian09 Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:09 PM
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48. Jealous that ows is real and not Koch bought astroturf
TP are not for revenue increases on the top 1%, closing tax loop holes, health or financial reforms. TP will primary any repug who is not extreme, they fight for wall street, not against it. Their purpose is anti Obama at the expense of the country. Maybe he is afraid that the true real grass movement "OWS" will bring reasonable TP people to OWS and marginalize the TP the to radical extremists who upset town halls, gun baring hicks, sponsored by Fox news, who tells them what to think. Repug TP in congress took Norquist oath BEFORE oath of office and follow that oath 100% before oath of office. No way are TP and OWS alike.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:20 PM
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75. Nah,
I'm thinking that he is slowly realizing he was played for the fool he is.
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GrantDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:12 PM
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50. I believe this woman will be President one day.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:32 PM
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58. I'm holding on tight to that
prospect myself.
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Admiral Loinpresser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:29 PM
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102. Warren 2012! n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:39 PM
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143. One election at a time, friend, one election at a time.
I've lived in Massachusetts a good while. Brown's win of Kennedy's seat broke my heart.


Bill Clinton firmly believes in the "one election" focus and I agree with him on that. Not on everything, but on that.
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:18 PM
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51. The Tea Party was protesting Wall Street excess? When? I thought it was all birther crap,
costume-wearing, and anti-immigrant rants, etc, etc.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:44 PM
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144. I thought they were most pissed off about taxes and the rest of it is hate for
Democrats, the folks they blame for high taxes.

But they loves them some Social Security and Medicare, though.

I guess they think the Tooth Fairy brings it.

Hey, wait! I think I am just about to put together why so many of them are missing teeth.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:25 PM
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53. I fall in love with her more and more each day.
:thumbsup:

I suppose I shouldn't laugh, but I would have loved seeing this guy try to make his grand exit only to find the door locked. :evilgrin:
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:26 PM
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54. Class Act
nt
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Beavker Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:29 PM
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56. He might just be another harmless drone
But if I were local law enforcement, I might keep an eye peeled.

It's not just his disagreeing, we know he's a been fed Faux News BS.

It's the sexist and racist nature of the comments that are the concern. He's basically KKK.

And who knows his REAL story/history.
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catbyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:30 PM
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57. Stay classy, morans.
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vrp Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:39 PM
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62. And here is the difference,
If this angry man identified as a democrat and Warren was running as a Republican, he would have been arrested. Perhaps he'll reflect on his outburst and make a turnaround? I can only hope.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:53 PM
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64. And it would
be all over the corporate media news if this was reversed. I haven't seen it yet. Maybe on MSBC nightly news.
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julian09 Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:07 PM
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71.  He wouldn't have been let in.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:54 PM
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65. Most people are out of work due to the economy
Some people are out of work because they are idiots.
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:55 PM
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67. She's gooooooooooood
The back handed 'bless his heart' - that comes across sticky sweet to people in the north east - and how bad she feels for him.

I LOVE this woman! 'Nother donation via Emily's List coming at you Ms. Warren!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:36 PM
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141. Irony. It was a million bucks from Emily's List that gave Coakley the nomination that enabled her
to defeat some good candidates in the Massachusetts Democratic primary for the special election that put Scott Brown in office.

I don't hold it against Emily's List, though. They do great work and I really appreciate it.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:04 PM
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69. Right on, Elizabeth, about the only jobs out there are for those who are "pre-packaging that poison"
anywhere and everywhere and that includes the possibility of coming from within "the (any) movement" itself.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:04 PM
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:40 PM
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92. Indeed!
:party:WELCOME TO DU!! :party:
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:17 PM
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72. I can't wait to vote for her. And I haven't said that in a long long time.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:18 PM
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73. K&R n/t
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:25 PM
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78. K&R n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:31 PM
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79. HuffPo misspelled "Brockton." n/t
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:35 PM
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80. I worry about her safety. They should beef it up. I also think that she will be the nominee if
something happens to our President be it legal or other. They are afraid of her. There are too many crazy people out there with guns.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:49 PM
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81. I worry about her safety, too.
This is not a game. She is challenging the very foundation of the power structure in America.

We need many, many more like her, and soon.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:48 PM
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136. I am calling for "Warren's Army" to form and run to replace all the idiots.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 02:56 PM
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82. TeaBagger, not Tea Party Member, you ignorant "news" outlet
God that site went from blah, to crappy, to absolute shit
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Dutchmaster Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:00 PM
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84. If this was a liberal heckling Micelle Bachmann, they wouldn't be able to taze him fast enough
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 03:00 PM by Dutchmaster
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:03 PM
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85. First thing I thought!
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:05 PM
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86. hope she stays safe
these jerkoffs have a LONG history of shooting threats to their locked-in mindset
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:12 PM
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88. The mark of a good candidate is how they deal with interruptions and hecklers...
...she's looking promising.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:19 PM
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89. Some people have a superhuman ability not to learn a single thing
She handled it very well but alas he's still an clueless and ignorant idiot.
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:25 PM
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90. Excellent response! I love this woman's unflappable intellect
I hope to God she's our first female President.
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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:37 PM
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91. I do sincerely hope that the people of Massachusetts elect
Elizabeth Warren as their Senator, and then in
2016 she is a presidential nominee. Hope i'm still
around to see her elected our first woman president.
She is a remarkable person IMO.......z
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:00 AM
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152. She may be able to pass the glass ceiling, but running a POTUS from
Massachusetts is less likely.

After the Sixties, the Democratic Party has needed a "Southern Strategy" for Presidential elections. Clinton (Arkansas) Gore (Tennessee) was one version. Obama was another. Running a Democratic female Northeastern academic lawyer from Massachusetts hits about just about every group the Republicans have worked for sixty years to disgrace.
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lsewpershad Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:57 PM
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93. How can anyone
not love this lady. She will be a tremendous Senator and President in the future.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 04:21 PM
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95. Warren handled the situation in a presidential manner, if I may
n/t
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 04:51 PM
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96. she better get used to it. It is a zombie Apocalypse
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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 04:54 PM
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98. She is grace personified
And that screamer is all that is wrong with America.
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:11 PM
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99. Elizabeth Warren needs to take care with folks like this
They are dangerous. She handled him very well, but I worry for her. That kind of hate has to come out in some way and sometimes, (and we have ample proof of this) it comes out as assassination. The paranoid schizophrenia of this man precludes him of having a job for any appreciable time, even under the best of circumstances.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:23 PM
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100. Warren 2016!
:kick:
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Admiral Loinpresser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:31 PM
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103. Warren 2012! n/t
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colsohlibgal Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:28 PM
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101. I Get Why The Guy Would be Upset But Really?
Mad and dumb is a bad combo and if he can't figure out who has caused this bad economic situation he's got a real problem adding 2 plus 2, it's not a hard mental calculation.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:42 PM
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104. Good on her. I've been trying to put forth that point here and have gotten
oddly immature responses such as "they're too stupid to know they're stupid".

If we play into the corporate and politician game of conquer and divide then they win. We really need to resist the urge to ridicule the Tea Partiers any longer. They were against the bail out too. Let's work together to fix the bs. It has to start with someone, why not us?

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Fantastic Anarchist Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:47 PM
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105. I'm sorry, but you can't reason with these people.
The Teabaggers don't do reality. Never have and never will.

In another thread, some people said that we need to try and incorporate these morons into the OWS movement. Warren tried to reason with the bigot, and she got called a "socialist whore" for her efforts.

Fuck the Teabaggers and their irrelevant, unintelligent, racist, and hopefully-soon-to-be-obsolete movement.
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zentrum Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:52 PM
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107. She is the best of the best
Warren for President 2016.
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amb123 Donating Member (764 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:36 PM
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112. And she showed the "gentleman" how to discuss issues without resorting to name-calling.
Elizabeth Warren 1 - "Tea Party" 0.

:patriot:
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DemOhio Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:43 PM
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113. The Tea Party
folks are upset. However, as we all know, most rank-and-file conservatives dont do much reading (at least not scholarly works) nor do they spend a great deal of time with deep thought. That being said, it is easy for them to get fooled by ambiguous platitudes like "freedom" and "liberty;" which are the memes most used by the right to keep their foot soldiers loyal.

Understanding complex economic issues like derivatives and credit default swaps is also very confusing. Most of us here seek our several, credible sources to figure our what happened to the economy. The right on the other hand uses simple ill-defined social causes like immigrants and big government socialism. Their target audience is ill-informed (i.e. Beck viewers who believe Hitler was a liberal), easy to fool, and are very angry that their lot in life didn't turn out the way it was supposed to. So all the right has to do is dangle a carrot and their followers will pounce.


Warren is affiliated with Democrats. So, according to the gullible, that makes her the cause of all problems, everywhere. I dont know what to do because today it is so easy to get the mush brains to do anything you want. This fellow is an example of that. He felt what he said was just and that Warren was the cause of his unemployment (regardless of facts). How do you win over these people? You tell them the truth, they may listen, but just like an addict...once they hear Hannity speak they slip right back into the same habits.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:46 PM
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114. She is awesome. I really hope she wins, and eventual runs for President. nt
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:36 PM
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117. interrupted by a Tea Party supporter
supporter??
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:44 PM
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120. LOL. Nothing is more embarrassing than having an angry rant than going out the wrong exit.
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DemOhio Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:41 PM
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130. The exit
Is crucial. Ever have an amazing date and you think "just walk to the car, dont trip, I hope the car doesnt stall." It seals the deal! If he got out in dramatic fashion it would have helped his cause. Instead he just looks like a Chevey Chase movie.
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:48 PM
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131. Yeah, very symbolic. Poetic justice even. Like the universe even disagrees with him.
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unionworks Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:55 PM
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121. Elizabeth Rocks
I wanted to kick his wingnut azz, myself. Liz is above that.
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denese Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 08:07 PM
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122. "bless his heart"
in the South that's a nice way of saying so many things. None of them are usually nice.
In this case I think she was really saying, fucking crazy tea party koolaid drinker.
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BadtotheboneBob Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 08:35 PM
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123. One heckler? One? This not a big deal...
...nor a 'OMG' hair-on-fire moment. Every candidate and/or politician gets heckled. Obama has been heckled by the Left! Our guy! Now had the hall been besieged by a horde of raving Tea Party Loons charging the podium, that would be a different matter. But, it was one guy. One. As to the misogynistic slur, many progressives have no problem including it in their verbal arsenal. That makes it OK? It's 'Be Tough-Thick Skin' time as Ms Warren showed. I wish I could vote for her... and she's on my 'Short-List' of potential future Presidential candidates.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:08 PM
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126. Typical Teabagger. He has every justifiable reason to be angry...
...and instead gets angry for reasons force-fed him by the same powerful, greedy people that are the reason people like him are in the employment gutter. Not only that, but those same greedy people are deflecting this man's anger AWAY from them and TOWARDS their enemies... the very people that fight to make this better for this man!
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:23 PM
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128. Love the people in the background after he hurls his sexist epithet.
"Bye. Thanks for coming!" :rofl: :rofl:

Glad that nobody overreacted and just let the man be. He made a fool of himself anyways.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:23 PM
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129. The right wing propaganda machine is very effective
at making ignorant white males feel like victims of the liberal conspiracy that takes from the white male and gives to minorities. They have no idea they're being played for saps. In the meantime, Rash Limbaugh et al, gets paid very well by the GOP propaganda operation. The GOP has successfully exploited the great dumbing down for cheap political gain. It's immoral to take advantage of the mentally challenged.
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OPCOM83 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:40 PM
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135. THE SPLIT IN AMERICA
We have to understand that we (The people of this country) are turning on each other. We have seen a split in social class on an economic level and a social level. The man who committed the disruption is...well he is mad, just like the rest of America. We are not mad at one person we area mad at the whole system. We are mad at a system that failed to follow the rules of this country. We, the middle class (The back born of this country) are mad because we have been put on the back burner. I, an America citizen am mad at the fact that these people (The people we elected) have failed. I don't care what party line you are on or crossed. We have lost our way as Americans. We have lost the concept of right and wrong. We are like the kid on the play ground with the big red ball that does not want to play with anyone else. I will have to ask this one question..."Is this the American Dream we have all dreamed for, or is this the Roman Empire in modern times." I love this country, I love my people....But we need to open our eyes. We do need to get mad, we need to fight in what we believe in. It does not matter if one person agrees with you or if a million people disagree with you, what matters is what we believe in. Case and point...We as Americans need to get mad, we need to unite, not matter our race, religion, creed, or color. We are Americans, we all should be mad at the system that failed. A Lt. Colonel I personally know once said, "The only thing we have left in this world is the will to fight. This is our final and only option."

-Respectively Submitted
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:05 AM
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153. The people in this country have been turned on each other. Divide and conquer.
Edited on Fri Nov-04-11 01:08 AM by No Elephants
The 1% divide us and keep us busy hating each other and fighting over wedge cultural issues, while out money flows to Washington, D. C. , where politicians hand it to 1%.

Wall Street, K Street and Capitol Street crush Main Street.

OWS gets that; TP, being funded by the Kochs, does not.
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:10 PM
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138. And, there's the difference...
If that poor man is out of work, I encourage him to show up at a local library and catch up on news in print from all over the world, instead of where he gets his ideas.

I don't know if the tea bagger mentality will ever gain the ability to think for themselves... How can they gain knowledge, due to the astroturfing of the Koch brothers and mouthpieces who rule his world of information?

Such a great summary coming from Warren. If we come through this time in our history, it'll be due to minds like hers and cool and collective responses like she had.

Him???? Jesus, I just don't know.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:27 PM
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139. "There's omeone else pre-packaging that poison." Yep.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:36 PM
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142. I'd honestly compare the tea partiers as being the juggalos of politics.
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 11:37 PM by Initech
They're such a loathsome group brought to you by a huge media outlet, they have their own sayings, their own way of making contact with others, they're universally hated (but totally oblivious to this and think they're gods' gift to humanity as a result), and they buy their own brands and so on.
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:24 AM
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154. So he's unemployed?
After this outburst, perhaps he could land gainful employment as a guinea pig trainee pin cushion at the local skinhead tattoo parlor?
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:33 AM
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155. It's what teabaggers do
and will continue to do until they get sucker punched.
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Lena inRI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:22 AM
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157. TPTB are testing the waters. . .
. . . before they do harm to Liz Warren.

Sorry to say, for this teabagger to have the nerve to say "socialist WHORE". . ."INTELLECTUAL creator". . .Warren's boss is foreign-born" to her close-up in-the-face is a BIG RED FLAG, imho.

For certain, this heckler got paid to do this = POLITICAL OPERATIVE. Most teabaggers wouldn't go solo. . . to this length to spew their venom. . .too ballsy. . .had to be paid up front.

Those verbal "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" are sucker punches rehearsing for the real assault someday.

Liz should have more security. . .yesterday.

Please keep her safe.


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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 09:00 AM
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159. I really want to know what "socialist whore" means
Is he simply calling her a whore who is a socialist.....or is his implication that a socialist can be a whore for the cause of socialism....

Ah, fuck it.....the guy's an asshole who will now go and vote for that certified corporate whore, Scott Brown.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 12:58 PM
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166. If Warren were a man, I wonder what the epithet would be...
Socialist bastard, socialist dick, socialist gigolo.

It amazes me not only does this man have a lack of respect for our President, the nation whom elected him and anyone the Teabaggers stand against but he obviously lacks respect for women too.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:07 AM
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170. I wonder about the epithets that are so casually tossed out by a lot of men towards women.
It doesn't take much, you look at a man the wrong way and you're a "whore". :eyes:
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 09:24 AM
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162. She's a bigger man, in every way, than I could ever be.
Spin that you fuckers who came after me last week.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 10:14 AM
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163. What a class act! I really like this woman and her stands on issues
and she sees the connection between political and social while eschewing the political and monetary.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 11:08 AM
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165. Support the wonderful Elizabeth Warren - ACTBLUE.com
Edited on Fri Nov-04-11 11:09 AM by GreenTea
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:04 AM
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169. Maybe it's his ignorance and attitude that's contributing to his being out of work.
Possibly. :(

Sorry, but "socialist whore"?

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AverageJoe90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:21 PM
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172. Agreed. What an asshat this guy is. nt
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