Failure Theater: Elizabeth Warren edition
Failure Theater is a term we use here to describe the operating principle of the GOP. You make a big show of fighting for something your base really wants while at the same time sabotaging your own efforts. Finally, you just throw up your hands and say “we tried.” What follows after than will be either “the votes just weren’t there” or, “hey, look, over | Read More »
Let’s You and Him fight: Elizabeth Warren v. Barack Obama.
The GOP is happy to fight Elizabeth Warren to the last drop of Barack Obama’s influence.
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A 2016 Advantage?
Yesterday, something phenomenal happened. While I dare not call DOOM (1. that’s Moe Lane’s job and 2. I think it would be a bit premature), I do believe Hillary irreparably hurt herself in the race for the White House in 2016. My colleague Leon Wolf updated the Republican Power Rankings yesterday, so you can see where the GOP is in terms of having a series | Read More »
You gotta say this for Karl Rove/American Crossroads: they’re Ready For Hillary, too.
American Crossroads wants to make sure that you’re ready for Hillary … and her foreign donors.
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Meet the ‘Other’ Woman Union Bosses Want in the Oval Office
While many on the Left (and the Right) believe that the Presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton is a foregone conclusion, there is another woman that many on the Left—and of greater importance, within labor’s ranks—would rather see become President and they are beginning to voice their preference ever more loudly. Enter Democrats’ more liberal senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. Last week, the AFL-CIO hosted a | Read More »
RMJ’s 2015 Economic Wish: Crash, Burn and Keep Me Warm This Winter
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Bill Gross of Janus Capital looked into the abyss…. Gross writes: “When the year is done, there will be minus signs in front of returns for many asset classes. The good times are over.” He says this because oil is down to $49 per BBL. Treasury Yields are falling lower. And as of this moment | Read More »
On trying to shoehorn populism into the modern Left. Somehow. Somewhere.
I’m gonna push back a little on Salena Zito’s argument here on populism, although I certainly agree with her assessment of Elizabeth Warren: We are in the midst of a record wealth gap between America’s rich and middle class, according to the Pew Research Centers. That has fueled the populist opposition to Washington among Main Street Americans on both sides of the political line — | Read More »
How Elizabeth Warren Helped Set Ferguson, MO on Fire
In the Aristophanes play The Clouds, philosophers are mocked and essentially portrayed as fancy-sounding BS Artists. Aristophanes was a skilled comedian. Humor usually revolves around taking a new and interesting look at the truth. This time the funny man was pretty funny. However this time the funny man was also wrong. Bad philosophy is far worse than just being an object of ridicule. Pro Aristophanes, | Read More »
Jim Webb in 2016: The Dems Need Cracker Soul
Yet Another Mr. Wrong Jim Webb might as well sober up, wear a spiffy suit and run for The White House. Jim Webb gives a good speech. He has a certain Cracker Soul that can resonate with the voters if they find themselves totally bored with his opposition. He’s what Joe Biden could be Mr. Biden were to gain 15 more | Read More »
New Hampshire, Vermont: look, all those states look alike to Elizabeth Warren.
You really don’t expect Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 15% to care about New Hampshire, can you? The Senator can barely muster up enough energy to care about Massachusetts. So it’s not really surprising to hear that the woman apparently can’t be bothered to remember which state Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) 0% pretends to be from:
Hillary Gives Us The Business, David Perdue Gives Us The Truth
In 2008, it took a few public speaking appearances to really sell the Democratic Party on Barack Obama’s credentials as their party’s candidate in that year’s Presidential Election. In 2014, Hillary Rodham Clinton is back on the stump again. There are certain things she doesn’t believe you should ever let people tell you. The truth for example. Hillaryworld™ is revealed in it’s disingenuous, fact-free glory | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren: Money talks and populist bullcrap walks
If politicians “grow” in office, then Elizabeth Warren can now play center for the San Antonio Spurs and claim Japan’s Sumo championship title. Warren’s only compelling attribute, other than the high cheekbones that are a hallmark of Cherokee ancestry, is her reputation as an “economic populist,” someone who, like most rich liberals, spends every waking hour nannying you to make sure you are making the | Read More »
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bilks Taxpayers out of Millions
Just over three years ago, subsequent to the Dodd-Frank financial “reform” bill passing, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came into existence. As Elizabeth Warren’s intellectual baby, it should be no surprise to conservatives that the CFPB is an exercise in the biggest kind of government. However, in the third year of the CFPB’s existence, a bevy of stories have broken that underline that the bureau | Read More »
Fauxcahontas and the eleven commandments of progressivism
In a speech today to the Nutroots Nation, held befittingly in dystopic liberal paradise of downtown Detroit, non-candidate and American Indian princess Elizabeth Warren brought down the house. The theme of her speech were the economic issues that Democrats should run on in 2016. The National Journal calls them the eleven commandments of progressivism: In her speech, Warren outlined more clearly than other Democrats the social | Read More »