Elizabeth Warren and the Tea Party Heckler: How Class Handles No Class

The embodiment of class meets the embodiment of a useful idiot:

“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.”

Unemployed since 2010? Maybe he should be at a  Scott Brown speech asking him why he voted against President Obama’s jobs bill.

“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.” Watch:

If this gentleman (and I use that term loosely) could get past regurgitating right-wing crap like “socialist” and “foreign-born boss” he might take a look at Scott Brown’s contributions from the financial industry. Who’s the “whore?”

Every time I hear Elizabeth Warren speak my admiration and respect for her grows. Imagine how much better off we’d be if the Senate had more Elizabeth Warrens and fewer Scott Browns. I wonder what the residency requirement is to vote in Massachusetts? 


  1. alienHunter says

    There is something very very wrong with those right-wing whateverTheyRs.
    I don’t want to be negative because of the bad Karma but many right wing folks are simply deluded and the ones that aren’t deluded are mean and evil (as if that’s mentally healthy) And the ones that aren’t mean and evil are stupid and the ones that aren’t stupid (as if there were any) are racist And any that don’t fit neatly into any of the above categories aren’t even human, they’re Repubtilians. Yep, it’s a wonderful party.

  2. Bobo Amerigo says

    Elizabeth Warren is a wonder. She was polite. She was effective, providing a coherent, thoughtful reply to the guy. She didn’t stammer or act shocked, shocked. She wasn’t fake combative. I wish I could vote for her, too.

  3. Bobo Amerigo says

    Hi, AH.
    I think they have an amigdala disorder.
    Some commentators now suggest that those with overactive amidalas (that portion of the human brain thought to provide a flight or fight response) are more readily influenced by the politics of fear.
    I’ve come to regard my friends who react that way as handicapped.

  4. alienHunter says

    Amen my sister…that’s sounds quite accurate to me. Most dysfunctions can be traced to some level of organic brain damage or congenital anomaly.

  5. lomamonster says

    alienHunter – You just came up with the best damn bumper sticker idea that I have seen yet.
    The Republcan logo with a circle and black (no) hatch drawn across it, and then the words ‘WhateverTheyR’
    Genius. Pure genius I say!

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