November 4, 2011

Elizabeth Warren Was Verbally Attacked By Tea-Party Member

American Consumer Hero, Harvard Law Professor, Rutgers Law School and US Senate Candidate

Brockton, Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren is one of my heroes, and I think she’s amazing. I only learned recently that she graduated from Rutgers Law School, so her stock rose even further in my view. On Wednesday night she was speaking to a group of campaign volunteers, when she was verbally attacked by an unemployed Teabagger. The Huffington Post reports:

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.

I really can’t fault the guy. He’s been out of work for a long time, and he was upset. He shouldn’t have called Professor Warren a whore, and he needs a geography lesson so he can learn where Hawaii is - but that mob was ready to jump on him, and I would think that they would have a little sympathy.

Elizabeth Warren rocks!
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