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Forum Post: Elizabeth Warren - listen tonite & comment

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 5, 2012, 1:39 p.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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Dean Dozen candidate Elizabeth Warren will take the stage in Charlotte tonight as one of the Democratic National Convention's biggest stars. But back home in Massachusetts, she's still locked in a tight race against Wall Street Republican Scott Brown.

The latest poll out of Massachusetts has Elizabeth down three points. That's inside the margin of error -- a statistical tie.

We need Elizabeth to win -- we need all of our Dean Dozen candidates to win if we're going to take back the House, elect a progressive Senate majority, and get Congress working for the middle class again.

Who are the Dean Dozen? They're 12 progressive champions running in close races across the country:

* Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01)
* Annie Kuster (NH-02)
* Joe Miklosi (CO-06)
* Shelli Yoder (IN-09)
* Jose Hernandez (CA-10)
* Martin Heinrich (NM-Sen)
* Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
* Kathy Boockvar (PA-08)
* Elizabeth Warren (MA-Sen)
* Mazie Hirono (HI-Sen)
* Manan Trivedi (PA-06)
* Tammy Baldwin (WI-Sen)

These 12 candidates could make the difference between Speaker Boehner and Speaker Pelosi -- between Majority Leader McConnell and Majority Leader Reid.

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[-] 2 points by yobstreet (-575) 1 year ago

Well, she definitively has my vote.

Government is the only thing I belong to.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

There are some pols who can be an example of what all others should emulate. These 12 fit that description! There are others in office like Sanders, and others.

Elizabeth Warren will be a great soldier for the 99%.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1PgeoQ9LT0

HER SPEECH AT DNC

terrible hair cut

military snob

same level the playing field crap

not about helping people but giving them a "chance"

it's assumed most wont make it

most will be left behind

or at least some

these people see life as a gamble

"most people would rather protect the 'possibility' of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor. And that is why they will follow us to the right"

[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 1 year ago

haircut ??????????????????????

[-] -1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

This is not the place to campaign. If you cannot make your point without branding, obviously your argument is too weak for the daylight.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

go military

the brand all people must support

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

You know that isn't the point. Can your argument not stand without partisan branding?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

we live in a paradigm where a "chance" to do well is all either party is asking

[-] 0 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

And you seek to overcome that by maintaining the partisan divide?

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

there's is no divide on this issue

both parties propagate that only a few will be successful

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

true

[-] 1 points by riethc (1149) 1 year ago

It was disappointing. She did mention Wall Street a handful of times, but it was more of a pep rally speech than a call to battle.

[-] 1 points by Endgame (535) 1 year ago

I like Elizabeth Warren. All of this Native American claim attacks on her are BS. All I care about is who is willing to go up against Wall Street and do right by the American people. Scott Brown has proven to be just another bought off politician.

What ever you think about Warren at the very least you know that she is willing to go toe to toe with the banks and their CEOs. Brown just kisses their asses.

[-] 1 points by zoom6000 (430) from St Petersburg, FL 1 year ago

What will happens if the R take the house and senate and Obama win the election .,nothing will be done for the next 4 years.,
What will happens if the D take the house and senate and Romney win with rigged elections( happened before) nothing will be done for the next 4 years

[-] 2 points by Mooks (1985) 1 year ago

At least one party won't be free to do whatever the hell they want though.

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[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13421) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

If they want to win they may want to seriously consider talk of ending American Conservativism in American politics.

the time is NOW

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[-] 0 points by oneandone (-67) 1 year ago

Ugh...Me thinkum Squaw warrior Warren, speak with forked tongue. Using Wampum to buy election from white man. Time to go on warpath.

woo woo woo woo

Quick! gather Kicking Bird and Stand with a fist...time to get war paint on.

[-] -1 points by marvelpym (-184) 1 year ago

The high cheekbone Indian thing doesn't bother me.

Going on and on about how the rich should pay more taxes and then not voluntarily paying higher taxes like you can in Mass bothers me. Gotta walk the walk.

She is really good looking though. That I like.

[-] -1 points by oneandone (-67) 1 year ago

UGH!. "Stands With a Lie", speakum, with forked tongue again. woo woo woo woo

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Is that some kind of Native American slur? Please refrain from racist slurs!

Haven't we created enough misery for the indigenous people on this continent (and others)?

Can't you make your point without the obvious insulting white supremacist disrespect?

Peace And good luck in all your good works.

[-] 1 points by justiceforzim (-17) 1 year ago

I dunno. The American Indaan was pretty well wiped out before my grandparents processed through Ellis Island. We Eastern Europeans let the Anglo Saxons do all the heavy lifting!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Aaaaaah Ha ha haha!. Oh you are so funny.! We didn't slaughter those indigenous people, we've only benefited from that genocide, so we can insult them with a racist slur!?

Wow. You should have your own show!

[-] 0 points by oneandone (-67) 1 year ago

Me speakum in native language as injun. Me Cleveland Indian

[-] -2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Racist piece of shit!

[-] -2 points by conservatroll (117) 1 year ago

Warren accepted more than $100,000 in legal fees to help suppress personal injury lawsuits against her client Travelers Insurance, which was alleged to have mislead the public about the dangers of asbestos. Warren worked as a consultant for Travelers in the 2009 Supreme Court case Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Bailey, in which Travelers won immunity from all lawsuits related to its bankrupt former client Johns Manville Corp., an asbestos manufacturer. Travelers knew about the dangers of Johns Manville’s product for decades, records show.

see entire article http://freebeacon.com/the-real-elizabeth-warren/

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Elizabeth Warren is a great soldier for the 99%. She is the kind of politician who will support the kind of progressive change we need!

The attacks from the corporations, and their tools in congress is the best measure of where her loyalties lie, and whereher efforts are directed.

With the 99% and against irresponsible, reckless 1% plutocrats.

replace anti fin reform conservatives with pro fin reform progressives! And protest, pressure, agitate for progressive change!

"it's the only way to be sure"

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

lawyer worked for client - news at 11

[-] 0 points by conservatroll (117) 1 year ago

Yeah, I suppose that would be your same reply to the below article that spells out O's role in the subprime crisis back when he was driving that car with a hole in the floorboards. Whatever.

With landmark lawsuit, Barack Obama pushed banks to give subprime loans to Chicago’s African-Americans

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/03/with-landmark-lawsuit-barack-obama-pushed-banks-to-give-subprime-loans-to-chicagos-african-americans/#ixzz25keU0KX1

[-] -2 points by 2percent (0) 1 year ago

Always vote for the minority who feels your pain. She struggled growing up as a Cherokee Indian, luckily she was able to use her fake minority status when it helped her. In the words of Roseanne Roseannadanna, "Never Mind'!

Now that the cat is out of the bag and it is out in the open, that this a Democrat forum, just endorse Obama and quit hiding behind OWS. Get it over with already! He will give you free stuff if you vote for him. He spent over 5 trillion in less than four years.

[-] -1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Lotsa republican talking points. just anti dem partisan campaign attacks.

[-] 0 points by 2percent (0) 1 year ago

And what was the statement above about Cherokee Liz? Oh, the Dem talking points! Just admit it, OWS is a Democrat website to elect their party members. I don't think anyone will have a problem with this OWS/Dem website. It's like MSNBC, just don't try to tell us it's neutral or bipartisan, just be straight up.... It's a Democrat/OWS forum website.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

I didn't see anything about Cherokee Liz. Are you dyslexic?

I'm not gonna claim the site is anything. I know I battle anti dems all day long. But the site should not ban anyone based on political persuasion.

Have you been asked to leave, or not express your opinion?

[-] 1 points by 2percent (0) 1 year ago

Not dyslexic, Cherokee Liz is a nickname, for her warrior grandparents she spoke so fondly of on the campaign trail. Come on, the majority of posts support Dems and rip Reps. I consider myself Independent, I did not ask for a ban of anyone and respect peoples freedom to post. I do recognize the left leanings of the website and pointed out this is an OWS/ Dem site. This is a phony as MSNBC saying they are non biased.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

You are here. Are you left leaning? I battle right wing wackos who use offensive terms (like native American slurs) all the time.

You're not banned. I think the site welcomes all opinions. Most right wing wackos are anti OWS.

Do you support OWS? Or are you a Tea Partier?

[-] 0 points by 2percent (0) 1 year ago

I find it very offensive that someone would state they are from the Cherokee nation or any other minority group to gain a political or financial advantage. I can not support OWS because I do believe their stance on redistribution of wealth through the government. I have worked very hard and have children my wife and I raised and educated to have the same humble goals of hard work and sacrifice to further yourself. I do not want anything from people who have more wealth than I do and when the small minority of people in this country pay the majority of federal income tax I do not want them taxed further. What has made this country the greatest economic power is the idea of incentives to gain wealth. I don't want to get long winded like so many posters do on this forum, but unlike many who would rather take something from others or the government, I would rather earn it. BTW, both of my parents were deceased by the time I was 17, so nothing was given to me and I enjoyed all the hard work it took along the way to become successful. And yes we donate to churches and people who are in need, that is the responsibility of wealth.

[-] 2 points by NVPHIL (664) 1 year ago

Why areyou so worried about the redistribution of wealth now. The government has spent the last 20 to 30 years redistributing wealth to the top. Our country is like any organism. If one part takes all of the resources (money, land, etc.) the organism will die, even the part that took all the resources.

[-] -1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

The 1% have used the govt to redistribute the wealth of the 99% to them! They didn't earn it. We worked for it and they stole it.

You are defending the 1%. They have armies of accts, lwyrs, lobbyists, defending them. Maybe you should defend your own class. They ain't lookin out for you.

What has made this country great has been the most hard working, largesy middle class consumer group the planet has ever seen!

Us. The 99% Not the 1% who take all the wealth.

Are you joking? Have you been brainwashed? Have you missed what went on the last 30 years while the 99% have worked harder and harder and gotten poorer while the 1% have worked less and taken all the wealth?

[-] 2 points by 2percent (0) 1 year ago

Please explain how Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, two of the richest people in the US have used the government to redistribute the wealth of the 99% to them? Both have CREATED THEIR WEALTH in their lifetimes. Not passed down from previous generations. No, I have not missed what has occurred in the last 30-40 years. Both of these men were responsible for CREATING products others wanted to purchase and paid the asking price for their products.

[-] -1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Please. I ain't talkin about 2 particular guys. If you don't know what I'm talkin about you are lost and do not want to be found.

I cannot help you.

Good luck in all you good efforts

[-] -3 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 1 year ago

Is this the woman that claimed she is a Indian so you should vote for her out of sympathy and prove you aren't a filthy racist?

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

no - but is there anything IN HER SPEECH last nite that y ou disagreed with ?

[-] -2 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 1 year ago

Yes, she did claim minority status. And I disagreed with just about everything she said. She is a hard core socialist. She is Red scum.

[-] -3 points by brudlo (-454) 1 year ago

warren? the phoney indian? she lied and admitted she lied about her " heritage".

[-] -1 points by conservatroll (117) 1 year ago

Kinda like Obama being Indonesian, Kenyan, or American depending on what he's hoping to gain!!! Except he NEVER admitted it!

[-] -1 points by brudlo (-454) 1 year ago

go to a movie theater and watch "2016" , worth seeing.

[-] 0 points by conservatroll (117) 1 year ago

So I hear. Course, didn't hear that from the MSM!!! I'll wait for the dvd, so I can puzzle over American stupidity over and over. Guess I'm a masochist.

[-] -1 points by brudlo (-454) 1 year ago

see it a theater with like minded people. although if you get a dvd you can share it with people that think obama is greatest thing since sliced bread,

[-] 2 points by conservatroll (117) 1 year ago

True. I have just returned from the bathroom and still have a bad taste in my mouth after watching his convention speech. Geez, he had 2 yrs of a dem controlled House and didn't manage any tax reform. Same old same old. Can't wait to read Woodward's new book about how his arrogance prevented a budget deal back before the last debt ceiling show. Course, the libs on this forum buy into Republican obstructionism. Wonder what they will say after they've read Woodward's book. Gotta be true..he made his bones bringing down a Republican, afterall.

[-] 1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

Many of the liberals on this forum don't buy the obstructionism excuse, myself included.

[-] 3 points by conservatroll (117) 1 year ago

Good for you!!! You gonna go for 4 MORE YEARS? i am voting for Gary Johnson and encourage you lefties to go Jill Stein. We MUST break the 2 party strangledhold. It's becoming so evident that the D/R thing is opium for the masses.

[-] 2 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

I'm voting for Rocky Anderson, but good for you going with Johnson. I'm hoping there is a good showing of votes for alternative parties this year.

[-] 2 points by conservatroll (117) 1 year ago

As am I. As much as I detest O, it really makes no diff if he or Romney wins. If enough people start voting outside the box, perhaps things will chamge, or at least the power holders will have to adjust course a bit. OWS has managed to influence the discussion a tiny bit, but there is still WAY TO MUCH money in politics, the original rally cry, so I sure cannot call them successful.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13421) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

you? a liberal?

[-] 1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

Of course.

[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13421) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Ah - I see. You had me fooled -

pun unintended . . . . but apt.

[-] 2 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

I'm a leftie, but I know some good, reasonable people who are conservatives, and yes, even republicans. I lived many years in Utah so maybe I had to learn to find common ground in order to get anything done. :)

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Rocky Anderson is the mayor of salt lake city (and running for president)

he does not support war

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13421) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I hate to say it but it looks to me like your resource for common ground is contrived.

I don't mean by you of course. It does seem strange to me that they have resurrected an article from 1927, titled Anarchists Progress . . .

[-] 1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

You may be right. I didn't read the article as thoroughly as you have. I originally went to the site because I heard Chris Hedges talk about this article about Bradley Manning http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/in-defense-of-bradley-manning/.

I don't blame you for being skeptical. Skeptical is good. I just hope you'll keep an open mind about individuals.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13421) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

hey - it's kinda hard when you are surrounded by sock puppets . . . .

I don't know how it happens, but every once in a while the little fuckers escape from cyber space and there they are - in the goddamned grocery store . . .

bRRrr

[-] 0 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

LOL.

[-] -1 points by brudlo (-454) 1 year ago

dont worry about their reaction to woodwards book, they wont read it. dems blame everyone , they take no responsiblity for their own failures. in fact they think that their failures are some form of success..