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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:07 PM

Elizabeth Warren Dominates Scott Brown In First Debate (Points Out-If Brown Wins-Inhofe Heads EPA)

Elizabeth Warren Dominates Scott Brown In First Debate

At the end of the day, Republican Scott Brown wants Mitch McConnell to run the Senate & Mitt Romney to run the White House. #wbzdebate


By: Jason EasleySeptember 20th, 2012

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

Brown tried several different personal attacks on Warren including her heritage, income, and the Traveler’s insurance case. Sen. Brown seemed willing to talk about anything except his voting record, unless he was talking about the votes where he sided with Obama. Brown tried to appeal to union voters with the Keystone pipeline lie, which Warren knocked down. Warren scored big by pointing out that if Brown wins, and the Republicans take control of the Senate, global warming denier Jim Inhofe will be in charge of oversight of the EPA.

Warren kept returning to the theme that women and the middle class need a senator that they can depend on all of the time. Elizabeth Warren has probably surprised a lot of people including the Brown campaign by going toe to toe with Sen. Brown. It was hard to believe that this was her first ever debate. She was strong, and most importantly she passed the eyeball and ear test. She looked and sounded like a United States Senator.

Scott Brown wasn’t horrible, but in a Blue State where Obama is popular, any conservatism in his record presents a risk. Elizabeth Warren did an excellent job showing voters the difference between a Republican who is trying to buddy up to Obama in order to save his job, and a real progressive Democrat.

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


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Reply Elizabeth Warren Dominates Scott Brown In First Debate (Points Out-If Brown Wins-Inhofe Heads EPA) (Original post)
kpete Sep 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #1
StrictlyRockers Sep 2012 #14
fascisthunter Sep 2012 #2
blm Sep 2012 #3
tomm2thumbs Sep 2012 #4
JaneyVee Sep 2012 #6
Grown2Hate Sep 2012 #21
BuelahWitch Sep 2012 #25
Cha Sep 2012 #5
CatWoman Sep 2012 #7
Scuba Sep 2012 #8
ProSense Sep 2012 #9
Scuba Sep 2012 #10
uponit7771 Sep 2012 #11
ProgressiveEconomist Sep 2012 #12
MissNostalgia Sep 2012 #19
Mrs. Ted Nancy Sep 2012 #13
ProSense Sep 2012 #15
Cha Sep 2012 #16
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ProSense Sep 2012 #17
Cha Sep 2012 #18
mother earth Sep 2012 #24
meow2u3 Sep 2012 #20
MrMickeysMom Sep 2012 #22
diane in sf Sep 2012 #23
Marrah_G Sep 2012 #26
BuelahWitch Sep 2012 #27
spanone Sep 2012 #28
Arkana Sep 2012 #29

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:10 PM

1. Go get 'em, Elizabeth!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:11 PM

2. His Reaction was verrrry telling

 

especially when she pointed out that he was receiving funds all around the country to run for Senate so the republican party could win the majority.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:13 PM

3. POW! That's how Kerry slammed the popular William Weld. No matter how moderate

Weld could claim to be to the Mass audience, Kerry cornered him with this: Will you vote for Jesse Helms to be the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:22 PM

4. Watched it live


I would vote for Warren of course, but for those on the fence watching the debate I think she didn't come across well. Brown obviously is the politician here -- he addressed the camera, prepared ready-to-run hit lines, was animated and frankly looked comfortable being on camera (clothes or not). I have great respect for Warren but this was not her forum and it showed.

I sure hope there aren't any more debates and that there's enough time to work this small cramp out because it is critical to the make up of the Senate.


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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:43 PM

6. I thought she did great, the way she kept coming back to his voting record in particular.

 

He can run from his record but she kept pushing it on him. And the way she addressed how he's basically taking America hostage unless billionaires get tax cuts. To me, she came across as the every day person vs. a generic say anything politician.

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:47 PM

21. I believe there are three more debates. And although she didn't appear SUPER comfortable,

she got out some VERY important messages, tying him to some horrible votes (against Equal Pay for Equal Work, FOR the Blunt Amendment, FOR oil subsidies). She also made it very clear what a Republican controlled Senate MEANS for this country (and I can't IMAGINE that this won't play well in MA).

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:18 AM

25. Really? I thought he looked like he had messed his pants n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:37 PM

5. Thanks for the link to Easley's analysis

of the Debate, kpete!

Brown sounds like he was slimey and untrustworthy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:48 PM

7. concur on all points

she pretty much gave him a swift, albeit polite, kick in the family jewels.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:05 PM

8. To paraphrase: "If voters have to choose between a real Democrat and a fake one ..."

 

Glad to see Warren on her game, as expected. I didn't think Brown would flop as badly as it sounds like he did. I'll be looking for video.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:11 PM

9. There are a

small group of moderates who don't like the fact that Warren is pushing "we built that together" or the fact that she is a symbol of anti-Wall Street corruption and pro regulation.

They are quick to jump on anything she does. Remember the DNC speech? Well-received, won her accolades and helped her enormously in the polls. Within a minute of her speech, they were out with the "I hated it," "she looked weak" memes.

She kicked Brown's ass. Period.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:14 PM

10. Yes, she has enemies. I'm sure Wall Street would pay any price to see her defeated.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:17 PM

11. "Buddy up to Obama"..that's powerful, means close moderates are distancing from rMoney

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:29 PM

12. C-SPAN2 screen: Rebroadcast of Warren-Brown debate at 1045pm Eastern

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Response to ProgressiveEconomist (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:38 PM

19. Thanks

THANK YOU !!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:31 PM

13. She is a great debater

It was hard to believe that this was her first ever debate. She was strong, and most importantly she passed the eyeball and ear test. She looked and sounded like a United States Senator.


This is part of an article written for The City Sentinel (a paper in Oklahoma City)

"Oklahoma debate champion and advocate for middle class families becomes Senate hopeful

By Darla Shelden
Contributing Writer


-snip-

Born in Oklahoma City, Warren attended grade school in Norman and graduated from Northwest Classen High School, in Oklahoma City, where she was named “Oklahoma’s top high-school debater.”

-snip-



Joe Pryor, Edmond real estate consultant and former debate team member said, “Northwest Classen was the No. 1 debate team in the state and Elizabeth was on the number one team with Karl Johnson. We debated some pretty weighty topics like socialized medicine, free trade, and proliferation of nuclear weapons. “Elizabeth was certainly easy to like and she was always about the smartest person in the room.”

Warren said in an interview at UC Berkeley, “I was 16 years old when I graduated from high school and I got a full scholarship in debate that included room, board, tuition, books and a little spending money. It was a fabulous scholarship at George Washington University, if I would debate for them.”


-snip-

“Elizabeth had, and by accounts still has, an extremely quick, sharp and inquisitive mind,a drive for excellence that was never satisfied with less than her very best, and a remarkable work ethic. Those qualities, combined with an uncanny power of persuasion, made her a formidable debater indeed, and I was grateful every day that she was my colleague and not my opponent,” said Johnson..."


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



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Response to Mrs. Ted Nancy (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:22 PM

15. Great stuff. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Response to Mrs. Ted Nancy (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:27 PM

16. Thank you, Mrs. Ted Nancy! Here's a quote from Barney

Frank I saw about the Debate..

Barney Frank: Disappointed with silly snark from Scott Brown. "And you couldn’t get him to say 'Mitt Romney' with a subpoena!"

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:28 PM

17. .

"And you couldn’t get him to say 'Mitt Romney' with a subpoena!"




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Response to ProSense (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:33 PM

18. Yeah..

Barney!

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Response to Mrs. Ted Nancy (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:15 AM

24. For Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat, she's the best choice. No one is her equal. Go, EW!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:40 PM

20. Adapting from an old playground rhyme...

Lizzie Warren took an axe
She gave Scott Brown 40 whacks
Then she had him on the run
Gave Brown 'nother 41!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:54 PM

22. 5 mins into this thing... he's fucking un-WATChable

I sure hope MA voters are more level headed then the chuckle-heads swayed by what that dick head said.

Scott: Attack, stay on message, attack... choke...
Warren: Issues... babe.... Issues....

down goes Scott!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:01 AM

23. He told a bunch of standard Repug lies, she very politely mopped up the floor with him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:20 AM

26. and as usual the local Tea Baggers are cheering

In their tea-addled brains Brown "wiped the floor with her". Delusions and derangement... something not even this bluest of the blue states is free from.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:22 AM

27. She'll make an excellent Senator for Massachusetts

It will be good to see a Democrat in Ted Kennedy's seat again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:25 AM

28. that would be like the grim reaper running a hospital

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:30 AM

29. "Dominates" is a bit of a strong word.

I think she did well in the first half, but she got brutalized by that asbestos thing. She HAS to come up with a good answer for that or it could cause some problems.

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