An obscure SCOTUS ruling last week sets the stage for Obama to seize your 401(k)

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An obscure SCOTUS ruling last week sets the stage for Obama to seize your 401(k)

Tapping the estimated $19.4 trillion dollars in private pension plans is every progressive socialist’s wet dream. I warned you Obama had his eye on your 401(k), and now a little noticed Supreme Court ruling just gave him the green light to seize your money.

The US Supreme Court ruled last week in the unanimous, 8-page decision in Tibble v. Edison holding that employers have a duty to protect workers in their 401(k) plans from mutual funds that are too expensive or perform poorly. That is simply astonishing since there is no constitutional requirement for even government to provide social benefits.

Remember when the Constitution provided a limit to government power?

Yeah, me neither.

Now the Constitution says the government has to protect you from your own bad investment decisions. Er, SCOTUS says the government has to protect you from your own bad investment decisions. The Constitution is silent on the matter. But, emanations of penumbras, or some such rubbish dontcha know.

Monday’s unanimous ruling sends a warning to employers that they now must improve their plans and it is now an obligation to project employees. This comes just in time for then the next step is government to seize private funds and prosecute employers who choose badly a fund manager. This fits perfectly just in time for the Obama administration’s next assault as they prepare a landmark change of its own by issuing rules requiring that financial advisers put the interest of customers ahead of their own. This creates a very gray area wide enough to justify public seizure of pension funds under management.

Read that again, in case you didn’t catch the part where the government is going to decide if your 401(k) is “good enough.”

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Yet this decision is even deeper. It sets the stage to JUSTIFY government seizure of private pension funds to protect pensioners. When the economy turns down and things get messy, they are placing measures in place to eliminate money in and physical physical dimension, closing all tax loopholes, shutting down the world economy with FATCA, and preparing for the final straw of Economic Totalitarianism with the Supreme Court reversing its entire construction of the Constitution to impose a duty upon employers to ensure the 401K plans perform in a world where interest rates are going negative. You really cannot make up this level of insanity.

Oh, this level of insanity is just what a guy like Bernie Sanders ordered. It’s the nanny state, writ large.

Bureaucrats answerable to Sanders’ cohort Elizabeth Warren will now get to decide if your 401(k) plan cuts the mustard. They’ll arbitrarily set a cap on management fees, and punish any fund that exceeds their idea of a “reasonable” profit.

The punishment? Seizing the fund’s assets, and forcing your money into an investment in Treasury bonds.

Then you’re just another creditor to Obama, standing in line behind all the geezers on Social Security. Good luck getting paid, after all you’re also collecting Social Security, and sooner or later you’ve made enough money.

Between the court ruling and the Obama administration’s push for stronger fiduciary rules send a strong message that government can much easier seize the pension fund management industry of course to “protect the consumer.”

Who’s gonna protect us from the government?

You knuckleheads shoulda thought that through before you elected a committed Marxist to the presidency.

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The GOP Takes A Dive

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Boehner and Obama Join to Pass Bill Funding Obamacare and Amnesty

“John Boehner has just squandered the election results before the Republicans even are sworn in.” Rush Limbaugh

“$2.5 billion for illegal immigrants and Obamacare is funded through the fiscal year, that’s a conservative speaker? I don’t think so. It’s a sad day that John Boehner doesn’t realize that there was an election … he is everything that’s wrong with Washington. He’s a Democratic Party-lite … He should not be the speaker. He should be replaced.” Sean Hannity

“I think he ought to be able to pick up some Democratic votes for speaker this time.” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

Barack Obama might consider John Boehner to be his own personal Santa Claus, but for those folks who believe that amnesty and Obamacare are roughly as desirable as an outbreak of herpes in a nunnery — in other words, most of America — the House Weeper is the Grinch who stole Christmas.

SelloutsThe Obama/Boehner bill is a piece of pork-laden profligacy so atrocious that even a pair of demented hard-core leftists like Nancy Pelosi and the Cherokee Bolshevik from Massachusetts opposed it — and anytime a statist duo like that turns its back on a trillion-plus dollars in proposed federal spending, you know something stinks worse than a road-killed polecat on the 4th of July.  Pelosi and Red Lizzie Warren, of course, are never against spending per se, just on who is permitted to do it. This places them, for once, on the same side of the wire as El Rushbo:

[Campaign finance] limits have practically been obliterated, which means that corporate donors can just start giving left and right. It used to be a limit of $37,000. Now it’s $737,000, something. It’s incredible. But the point of it, do you know why it’s in there? You know why? The Republicans put it in. You know why it’s in there, folks? This is how corporate America’s gonna defeat the Tea Party … it’s a Republican establishment ploy that kind of dovetails nicely with Obama sicking the IRS on the Tea Party to basically eliminate them as a viable threat by relaxing a registration in Dodd-Frank that pretty much permits corporations to spend any kind of money they want on politics … Obama and John Boehner want a bill that the bases of their respective parties reject.

Red Liz, on the other hand, has built a career on bashing Wall Street, a pastime popular since the halcyon days of old Jay Gould (“I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half.”).  Not that some of those sticky-fingered stock swindlers and felonious financiers don’t deserve a decent bashing now and again. But, just as not every Democrat is a communist agent (there’s probably one or two socialists), not everyone in the financial markets makes their living by stealing bread from the mouths of widows, orphans, and disabled war veterans.  In fact, without Wall Street, America might well be Mexico without the high standard of living.  In which case, we’d all be sneaking across their border.

Meanwhile, Boehner-clone Mitch McConnell and the beady-eyed pickpocket, Harry Reid,  have professed surprise that Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are holding up the vote on the Cromnibus in the Senate:

 […] the two Republican lawmakers demanded a vote on a proposal to cut funds from the bill that could be used to implement President Obama’s new immigration policy, ending any chance the measure could clear the Senate and be sent to the White House with a minimum of fuss … Senate Republican leaders have pledged to challenge Obama’s immigration policy early in the new year, after the GOP takes control of the Senate. But Cruz suggested they shouldn’t be entirely trusted to keep their pledge. “We will learn soon enough if those statements are genuine and sincere,” he said, in a clear reference to Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker John Boehner.

Why in the world would Ted think that?  Maybe because every time McConnell and Boehner enter the ring, they throw up their hands and holler “NO MAS!” before the bell sounds for Round One.

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300 Former Obama Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren To Run For President

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Hat/Tip to Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard.

“Ready for Warren”?

I don’t think so, and even if she won, she shouldn’t accept victory, I mean after, she wouldn’t have built that…

A group of more than 300 hundred former Obama staffers have written an open letter urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president of the United States. “We helped elect Barack Obama — now we’re calling on Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016,” the letter is titled.

Some of the talking points from the letter:

  • We believed in an unlikely candidate who no one thought had a chance.
  • We worked for him — and against all odds, we won in Iowa.
  • We organized like no campaign had organized before — and won the Democratic primary.
  • We built a movement — and the country elected the first-ever African American president.
  • We know that the improbable is far from impossible.
  • Now, former staffers from President Obama’s campaigns, along with former staffers from OFA, are joining with the thousands of Americans who are calling on Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016.
  • Rising income inequality is the challenge of our times, and we want someone who will stand up for working families and take on the Wall Street banks and special interests that took down our economy.
  • We urge Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016.

They’ve already formed a PAC, so it would probably be an easy guess to say it looks like Warren will throw her hat in the ring. This author is thinking that short of a deal between Hillz and Warren to keep Lizzy out of the primary, Mrs. Clinton may get a run for her money.

The letter was organized by a group called Ready for Warren. The group’s goal is to get Warren to run for president.

“We are ready for Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016,” reads the group’s website.

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Season’s Beatings

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“Unlike earlier immigrants who came to our shores for religious freedom, freedom from political oppression, or for jobs, we now have poorly educated, low-skill immigrants who have chosen to snub their noses at the U.S. immigration laws and come in illegally to receive billions in U.S. entitlements…” – Carole Hornsby Haynes

“The man who will oversee President Obama’s new temporary amnesty said Tuesday that part of the reason for the program was to get the illegal immigrants working on the books, making it economically impossible for them ever to be deported by a future president.” — Stephen Dinan

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday morning that the Democrats’ key to success in 2016 is to “embrace” the very same government that a majority of Americans utterly loathe. – Red Alert Politics

“Now, does that mean everybody is going to listen to me on the other side? Not necessarily. They’re pretty sure I’m an illegal immigrant.” – Barack Obama

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Lizzie Warren, that erstwhile Cherokee from Harvard U, may be an ersatz Indian, but her harebrained politics are only too real. And, since she’s a natural-born lefty, she won’t have to worry when Obama replaces his domestic opponents with undocumented Democrats from Mumbai and Mexico, a process that’s well underway, aided and abetted by the very Republicans the American people elected to stop it.

Right after Obama’s executive amnesty announcement, the White House confirmed to the Washington Post that illegal aliens who get amnesty from Obama—paid for by Boehner, and any Republican who votes for this omnibus bill—will have access to Social Security benefits. (Breitbart)

Actually, House Speaker Boehner and his Congressional co-conspirators won’t be paying one thin dime.  The amnesty tab, like the invoice for Obamacare, will be picked up by the bleeding taxpayer, assuming he has any flesh on his bones after his “representatives” get done flogging him. Happy Holidays!

TrollSpeaking of the winter celebration whose Name-May-No-Longer-Be-Uttered, it appears that our less-than-American President is — Fa la la la la, la la la la — trolling the ancient Yuletide Carol for partisan purposes.  And he’s mangling the story of the Nativity in order to justify by Scripture what he cannot justify by the Constitution:

Obama was on the road quoting the Bible again. This time he was equating Mary and Joseph to illegal aliens and strangers.

Liberals love to quote the Bible when it suits them. They denounce the Bible because of its very clear stand against same-sex sexuality, but claim that it teaches a form of economic socialism, and in that case, we should follow it. Every Christmas season, liberals make some socialistic appeal to Scripture in an attempt to support their arguments for bigger government. (Obama Says Christmas Story is About Illegal Aliens)

Next thing ya know, he’ll be donning his gay apparel and telling us that the three wise men were really Marx, Lenin, and Billy Ayers.  These days, there’s more Red in the White House than in Rudolph the Reindeer’s nose.

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What Hillary Meant To Say Is, “If you like your job, you can keep your job”

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Here comes the spin! Last week millionaire Democrat Hillary Clinton teamed up with populist uber-leftist millionaire Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren to deliver a zinger aimed at American businesses:

“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

She’s a Statist. Statists believe only the government can create jobs. (Or Vernon Jordan, if you count creating jobs for Bill’s mistresses.)

We get it, we didn’t build that.

But, after enduring a weekend of ridicule (except on the Big 3 networks of course) The Hilldabeest backtracked, and blamed her “misstatement” on an internet video.

“Trickle down economics has failed. I short-handed this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades,” she said. “Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America and workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out — not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas.”

Yeah, I can see how that mouthful could be easily confused, tongue-twisted even, into “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

Sure thing Hill. Because, at this point, what difference does it make? We know you’re a godless commie. And you know that we know that you’re a godless commie. So really, stop pretending. Tell us the truth, all the time. We can take it.

The real question is, can you?

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Scratch a Democrat and an anti-Semite Comes Out

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The Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren Edition

VP Joe Biden colorfully slandered Jews yesterday with an offensive medieval stereotype.

“My son as attorney general, the year in Iraq, came back and that’s one of the things that he finds is, was most in need, when he was over there in Iraq for a year, people would come to him and talk about what was happening at home, in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being, I mean these Shylocks who took advantage of these women and men while overseas.”

The reference is from Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice,” where the evil Jewish moneylender literally required a pound of flesh from someone who didn’t repay their loan. It has long been considered a vile and offensive term.

Then it was Bill Clinton’s turn, bashing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Iowa.

Bill Clinton was recorded bashing Bibi Netanyahu, agreeing that the prime minister was “not the man” to make peace with Palestinians — a position at odds with his wife’s pro-Israel stance, a new report said Monday.

Bubba thought he wasn’t being recorded. So, um, then this is what he really thinks, right?

Good to know.

At least Hillary won’t have to worry about Elizabeth Warren trampling on her purported pro-Israel turf. Fauxcahontas told a Holocaust survivor that it’s “fair” to compare Israel’s actions to a Nazi atrocity.

“Eva Moseley, I’m not a student, I’m not an alumnae, but was in faculty life. I was also a Holocaust refugee and I’m extremely concerned that Jews don’t do to another people what was done to them,” said the activist.

“I think that’s fair,” Senator Warren responded.

Yes, because protecting your citizens from bombs and rockets is exactly like rounding up Jews and shoving them into ovens, or something.

The attitudes of these top Democrats is sickening.

The casual bigotry on display here is endemic of a wider problem. Because if lots of people, including many in the media, didn’t share these reprehensible beliefs, Democrats wouldn’t be so quick to toss them around. Obviously they presume they’re among friends, fellow travelers who nod approvingly at rampant anti-Semitism.

And their odious prejudice is contagious.

This fall NYC’s Metropolitan Opera will present “The Death of Klinghoffer,” a play that is filled with ugly, anti-Semitic propaganda lies that romanticize the Palestinian cause. The fact that an innocent, disabled Jewish man was thrown to his death from a cruise ship? Who cares, he was probably a Shylock anyway.

UPDATE 17 Sep 2014 14:23:
Biden, Clinton, and Warren have nothing on Democrat WV Rep Nick Rahall.

 

 

Rahall employs one Collin Peterson, whose Facebook page features a picture of him posing in terrorist garb holding an AK-47.

Peterson is also a Field Organizer for the West Virginia Democratic Party.

Draw your own conclusions.

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The Kennedy Clan is Pushing Elizabeth Warren to run against Hillary

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Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren both seek the Kennedy Endorsement

 

Hat/Tip to Newsmax.

Elizabeth Warren may be doing more to continue the Kennedy legacy besides just occupying Teddy’s old Senate Seat.

Members of the Kennedy clan are pushing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, The New York Post reports.

Writer Edward Klein wrote that sources have told him the family is divided over the two potential candidates. Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, and son, former Rep. Joe Kennedy II, prefer Warren, while Bobby Jr. and Max Kennedy are leaning toward Clinton.

This isn’t anything new for the Kennedys. They torpedoed Hillary when she ran against Barack Obama in 2008.

Then-Sen. Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama over Clinton in 2008, and the family still feels it has a “kingmaker” role in Democratic politics, a source told Klein. Warren now holds the seat long occupied by Ted Kennedy, who died in 2009.

“A Kennedy endorsement matters,” a family member told Klein. “It’s not just the aura of being compared to JFK, Bobby and Ted. But it’s also the use of the Hyannis Port compound and the JFK Library, which are magnets for fund-raisers.”

Even though both women have said they aren’t running in ’16, they’ve been taking turns courting the prestigious Kennedy family endorsement.

Warren and Clinton were reportedly brought to Hyannis Port to meet members of the family one week apart. Clinton, the former New York senator and secretary of state under Obama, came with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, a week before Warren.

“Bill was in full campaign mode,” a source told Klein. “He made a point of talking to every member of the family, shook every hand, and remembered the names of everyone from the youngest to the oldest.”

Both women were treated to catered dinners under a tent, but the Clintons were also taken aboard the Kennedy schooner, the Maya. Hillary Clinton was reported “a little green around the gills” afterward.

 Not only has Warren garnered support from Joe Kennedy II, but she’s also captured the attention of Caroline Kennedy.

Warren has support from the far left wing of the party, which sees Clinton as tied to corporate America. Joe Kennedy has the same feeling, according to the Post’s report.

“He loves Liz because she’s a full-throated liberal like his Uncle Ted,” a source said. “She has Ted’s voice — loud and angry and triumphant.”

 

 

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Elizabeth Warren receives the support of Caroline Kennedy

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Progressive View: Socialize Debt To Grow The Economy

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Socializing debt is certainly not a new concept. Who among us. who has ever bought a house, did not take advantage the mortgage interest deduction when itemizing our tax returns? What a great deal! Those who rent and the rich who buy theirs house for cash are forced by law to help us payoff our mortgages. The real estate industry lobbies hard in support of the mortgage interest deduction by arguing the housing industry is a main driver of our economy.

Now, as reported by Investors Business Daily, we learn that the paragon of progressive virtue and faux indian princess, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has introduced a bill to have the taxpayers share the burden of paying off the mountain (over a trillion dollars) of student loans. Here is her “brilliant” argument:

Warren argues the new government entitlement will be great for the economy: Student debt is “keeping young people from buying homes, starting families, starting small businesses and growing our economy.”

Yup! The ol’ take money out of one part of the economy and stick in another part of the economy and call it growth. Pffft! If Lizzy believes that, then she must also believe that if she put a barrel full of water next to her flower garden and stood there all day taking a dipper of water from one side of barrel and putting back on the other side of the barrel that pretty soon the water will overflow the barrel and irrigate her garden. Good luck with that, Lizzy!

Of course,  Barry has jumped on Lizzy’s bandwagon; just ike he did on Lizzy’s “You didn’t build that” meme. But, not because he thinks the bill will pass. He’s sure it won’t pass. But, it gives him the perfect opportunity to go into full Alinskey Class Warfare mode just in time for the coming elections. Barry says the cost of the bill can be paid with a “millionaire’s tax”. And, as usual, he dares the Republicans to vote in favor of the millionaires and against the middles class:

“I want Americans to pay attention to see where their lawmakers’ priorities lie here: lower tax bills for millionaires or lower student-loan bills for the middle class?” Obama said. “This should be a no-brainer.”

Well, we have to admit that Barry is the undisputed expert on “no brains”.

What if the bill should pass? The Republicans are not called the Stupid Party without reason.  And, if it does pass, where does the nonsense end? Why not a bill to socialize the sub-prime auto loan debt? After all, getting more people to buy cars is good for the economy and supports those high paying auto-worker jobs. And, why not go for the golden ring? Consumer spending accounts for about 70% of the GDP, in America, right? So, let’s socialize credit card debt!

As Lizzy and Barry will tell you, the rainbow-colored unicorns are just over the horizon.

I wonder what unicorns do with those big screws coming out of their heads? … Ouch!

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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What’s The Matter With Libs Today?

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Elizabeth Warren, the latest left-wing Yankee egghead turned Democratic politician, is so wowing the yeasty-headed crowds out in Prog-Land that they want her to run for President in 2016 — as if the last six years of Marxist mischief-making wasn’t enough. Alas, Lizzie’s is a constituency that won’t be happy until we’re all standing in government breadlines in the rain waiting for our meager rations of moldy socialist cheese:

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. (Fauxcahontas and the eleven commandments of progressivism)

Lizzie, of course, is another product of Harvard, the Patrice Lumumba University of America, in particular of Harvard Law, that august department which trains our country’s supposed best and brightest to play fast and loose with the facts.  But, as Robert Tracinski points out,

There’s nobody as dumb as a smart person. That’s because, when they decide to adopt a dumb idea, they don’t just bumble their way into it. They build whole systems of other dumb ideas to support that one central dumb idea, and because they’re smart, they build complex and sophisticated systems of dumbness. They write dumb plays and dumb novels and dumb poems. They create dumb theories about psychology and economics. They originate entire dumb new philosophies. So yes, Elizabeth Warren is a good example of taking a dumb idea to extremes. But she ain’t got nothin’ on guys like Karl Marx and Immanuel Kant. The issue here isn’t native intelligence; it’s irrationality. The Warrens and Marxes and Kants follow stupid ideas to their absurd extremes because they are committed to maintaining a belief in a fixed idea regardless of evidence.(Elizabeth Warren’s Acquired Economic Stupidity)

This is a woman who poses as the champion of the working class, yet gladly pocketed a cool $350 grand per annum from the ol’ alma mater for teaching one lousy class. That windfall was made possible because blue-eyed, blonde-haired Lizzie claimed to be a Cherokee Indian (related, perhaps, to old Chief Standing Turkey?) in order to reap the unfair advantages conferred by academia’s discriminatory “politically correct” policies:

The whitest minority in the history of academia — liberal hero Elizabeth Warren — was described in glowing multicultural terms in a 1997 article in the Fordham Law Review. The article calls her Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color.”

With this, we have even more evidence that Elizabeth Warren, for years, presented herself as a Native American. It was a lie, plain and simple. In a professional environment where laying claim to minority status generates tremendous professional currency — influencing hiring and promotion decisions and the granting of tenure — she perpetuated this lie and almost certainly profited from it. Even her thin claim to being 1/32nd Cherokee has now been utterly discredited. The Boston Globe acknowledged on Tuesday that no evidence exists to back up even her meager claim of being 1/32nd Native American.

The main problem with Lizzie’s inventive history was that she got caught inventing it, proving again that there’s nobody as dumb as a “smart” person, except, maybe, the people that vote for them (via Twitchy):

One witness to Warren’s address found it particularly inspiring and gave her speech high Marx:

warren-tweeterWell how nice.

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Warren Gives Democrat Voters Hope as they Change their support from Obama/Hillary

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Hat/Tip to The Washington Post.

Progressive Firebrand and the latest ‘Darling’ of the far left, Elizabeth Warren is lending her support in getting Progressive candidates elected in the upcoming midterms, and in the process is building support for her own run at the Presidency in 2016.

Populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got a rock-star reception during a standing-room-only campaign rally here Monday, as hundreds of liberal activists cheered her broadsides against corporate interests and voiced hopes that her presence might shift the political winds in an increasingly Republican state.

The rally on behalf of Senate candidate Natalie Tennant was the latest in a string of recent Warren appearances in red and blue states alike, where Democratic base voters have embraced her fiery message as an envoy to working-class voters frustrated with both Wall Street and the Obama administration.

She keeps inserting herself into races all over the country, all the while insisting that she isn’t running for President in ’16.

Warren stumped in Kentucky late last month for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who, like Tennant, is running for the Senate in a state easily won by Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Later this week, the freshman senator and former Harvard professor will be in Michigan supporting Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters.

Warren also has visited Oregon, Ohio, Washington and Minnesota this year and has made dozens of e-mail solicitations on behalf of Democratic Senate colleagues — an unusually aggressive effort by a senator who has repeatedly denied interest in a presidential campaign. In Kentucky, Warren raised more than $200,000 for Grimes, who is running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).

Warren is shaping her progressive roots into a populist message that is beginning to resonate with a Democratic base, grown tired of Obama’s feckless leadership, and plethora of broken promises.

Here in West Virginia — an early stage for Democrats with national ambitions going back to John F. Kennedy in 1960 — Warren was greeted as a progressive hero, with several attendees pleading with her to run for president. Tennant’s campaign hopes that Warren’s populist message will help her close the gap against her well-funded GOP opponent, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.

“We’re sinking, we’re barely treading water in West Virginia,” said Danette Jones, a local Democrat, as Warren was swarmed by admirers after her speech. “We’re looking for someone who’s going to stop the back-scratching, and she’s one of those people.”

On the other side of the state in Charleston, Capito campaigned with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a conservative favorite and former Republican vice-presidential nominee. Capito sharply criticized Tennant for appearing with Warren, who supports the president’s push to lower carbon emissions — a controversial position in a state where the coal industry is one of the economy’s central drivers.

“West Virginians told us today that they want their next senator to stand up for an all-of-the-above energy agenda that embraces coal,” Capito said. “They want someone who will fix the problems with Obamacare. They want someone who will stop strangling regulations from killing jobs and small businesses. That’s exactly what I’m prepared to do.”

The dueling events are a microcosm of this year’s broader national debate ahead of the November midterms, with Ryan and Warren seen as their respective parties’ leaders on issues important to middle-class voters. Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, has spent months making speeches on poverty, while Warren — a longtime financial consumer advocate and bankruptcy expert — has traveled the country giving populist speeches as part of a tour for her latest book, “A Fighting Chance .”

Watching this video, it is plain to see that she’s banking on the same old divisive, envy politics that catapulted Obama to the national stage, and into the White House.

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To complete the destruction of America, Obama annoints Elizabeth Warren as his successor

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Fauxcahontas 2016!

Because nothing will energize his progressive moonbat base better than a fake Indian princess feminut.

Ed Klein reports that Obama is using Valerie Jarrett to urge Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary in the primary to protect Obama’s transformation of the nation into something of which he and Michelle can be proud.

Warren will protect Obama’s, ahem, achievements, Hillary can’t be trusted to do that.

It’s entirely believable. Whether it’s true remains to be seen.

I can see it being true.

There’s no love lost between the Obamas and the Clintons.

And it gives Valerie Jarrett the opportunity to play, er, Queenmaker.

President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me….

Obama has authorized his chief political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to conduct a full-court press to convince Warren to throw her hat into the ring….

He believes that the populist Warren is the best person to convince the party faithful that Hillary is out of touch with poor Americans and the middle class. Warren, in his view, would carry on the Obama legacy after he leaves the White House….

“Barack, Michelle, and Valerie have been talking about Elizabeth Warren for quite some time,” says an Obama administration source. “Valerie has told Warren that Obama is prepared to throw a great deal of money and organizational support behind her….

“Both Valerie and Michelle Obama have convinced the president that Elizabeth Warren is his Mini-Me,” said a person who has discussed the issue with Jarrett.

Yup, two unqualified peas in an ideological demogogic pod, they are.

And with Warren at the helm we’ll surely see this country fall into the Abyss.

Which, of course, is Jarrett’s plan. She is the progressives’ Maleficent, cursing freedom with every breath, and sowing havoc upon the land. Who better to fulfill her vision of malevolent misanthropy than the self-professed intellectual inspiration for the gimme-gimme-gimme goons of Occupy Wall Street?

Someone please tell me that this is all a bad dream.

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Far Left Purges Moderates in Primaries, but only Tea Party are ‘extremists’

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

Moonbats Push Democratic Party To Extreme Left As “Elizabeth Warren Wing” Purges Moderates In Primaries…

Yep, we hear all the time how the Tea Party and those ‘evil’ Koch Brothers are pushing the GOP waaaaay to the right, but nary a peep from the MSM when the Moonbats push the Democrats to the left.

Via The Atlantic:

This year’s Republican primaries have been closely watched by pundits sifting for clues about the relative primacy of the GOP’s warring factions. But Democrats have primaries too—and this year, the left is winning many of them.

National liberals point to a handful of recent contested primaries where candidates from the party’s “Elizabeth Warren wing” beat moderate “corporate Democrats” to argue that the left wing is on the rise. It’s a similar dynamic to the Tea Party-vs.-establishment divide on the right, though far less divisive, and a trend that has the potential to quietly reshape the Democratic Party if it continues.

In New Jersey, Bonnie Watson Coleman, a former assemblywoman who campaigned on raising taxes on millionaires to spend more on education, had been thought to be in a close race with a moderate state senator, Linda Greenstein. Instead, Coleman won the primary by a double-digit margin.

In Iowa, Pat Murphy, a former state representative, aired TV ads that dubbed him a “bold progressive.” He beat out four opponents, taking 37 percent to his nearest competitor’s 24 percent.

Victories like these have led the Progressive Change Campaign Committee to declare vindication for its view that Democrats win when they campaign on a platform of muscular liberalism. “A message of economic populism is what actually excites voters and drives them to the polls,” Adam Green, PCCC’s co-founder, told me. “Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot if they don’t embrace it.”

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Is Hillary Out? – Howard Fineman: Wealthy Dem Donors Want Liberal Face for 2016

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Despite the opinions of many of the talking heads on the left, Hillary may not be a shoe-in for the Democratic nominee in ’16.

When some of the country’s wealthiest Democratic donors and most liberal politicians begin three days of closed door meetings in Chicago, they will begin searching for the new face of the party, one that Huffington Post Media Group editorial director Howard Fineman says might not be Hillary Clinton.

On Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will kick off the Spring Investment Conference of the Democracy Alliance, an organization that is, according to its mission statement, “made up of progressive investors/donors and movement leaders committed to a stronger democracy and more progressive America.” Essentially, it allows mega donors like Tom Steyer and Jonathan Soros and other strategists to assess and screen political candidates.

But why have the movers and shakers in the far left wing of the Democratic Party decided that Hillz is not their pick?

This weekend’s meeting, Fineman told J.D. Hayworth on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV, will be held against the backdrop of 2016 and is unlikely to serve as a coronation for Clinton, everyone’s presumed Democratic front-runner in the next presidential election.

“They won’t accept Hillary,” Fineman said. “They think Hillary has done too many deals, they think she and Bill were way too close to big business over the years. They think they’ve taken too much money from Wall Street, etc., etc., and they’re not going to go for her.”

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“The mechanics of the media are such that the so-called mainstream media is not necessarily going to just give Hillary a pass all the way to the Democratic nomination, and that’s because however much you all may think that ideology drives things, it’s conflict that drives cable television,” Fineman said.

“It’s conflict that drives the coverage, and they’re not going to sit still for a no-primary coronation of Hillary Clinton [in 2016] any more than the media was willing to sit still for a no-primary coronation of Hillary Clinton in 2008. That’s what gave Barack Obama [a chance], that and the anti-war speech that he gave in 2002. That’s what created the Obama opening and the Obama presidency.”

 

Fineman actually takes it further, by saying that the far left powers that be in the Democratic Party are very disillusioned with President Obama, as well.

“People on the right may think of Barack Obama as a relentless ideologue, but that’s not the way the grass roots of the Democratic Party, the sort of leftist, left side of the grass roots of the Democratic Party see it,” Fineman said.

“They see Barack Obama as a sort of ideologically indistinct figure, they see a cult of personality, they see a healthcare program that they regard as a giveaway to the big healthcare industry, big hospitals, big pharma, etc. They’re looking for an identity that is based more right this minute on the teachings of Thomas Piketty, the author of the new book called ‘Capital,’ which is all about the left’s favorite topic, which is income equality in America and around the world.

Now to understand this, we must understand who Piketty is and what he stands for. He is a French Economist and has cut his academic teeth on the premise that income inequality is a bad thing. In other words, he’s a socialist and he just doesn’t get what our Founding Fathers understood, that equality in outcome is misery for all.

Cue Senator Elizabeth Warren:

 

According to Fineman, Clinton is not liberal enough to the liking of the Democracy Alliance, which he wouldn’t be surprised to see throw its support behind an alternative candidate like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Additionally, he suggested that no one in the media wants a one-candidate race for the nomination.

 

I’m sure we all remember her remarks in 2011, in which she blasted Capitalism and Entrepreneurship.

 

“You built a factory out there? Good for you,” she says. “But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.”

She continues: “Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

 
So it would seem that her ideology and Piketty’s are one and the same, so are we looking at the next Democratic nominee in Elizabeth Warren?

Time will tell.

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Election 2012: Communist Party Thrilled That Obama Won

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But at least he’s not a Communist, right?  Apparently, the CPUSA (Communist Party USA) thinks rather highly of the POTUS.  Not only did they endorse Obama, they are quite happy that he won.  Here is more, from The People’s World, one of the sites of the CPUSA…

Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning.

President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes.  The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him.

Democrats also held the Senate.  Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape comment. Joe Donnelly also won in Indiana beating Republican Mourdock.  Warren won by eight percentage points. Donnelly won in Indiana by 6 percentage points. Sherrod Brown won re-election. Tammy Baldwin won becoming the first openly gay Senator. Democrats picked up seats in the Senate.

Progressives like you worked their hearts out all over America for our people, our country, our president, and progressive Democrats. We fought and beat the tea party, the oligarchs and massive rich, Karl Rove’s strategy, ALEC, the Koch Brothers, and all those who would tear down democracy and destroy the middle class and the labor movement. Women spoke strongly. Latinos spoke strongly. The LGBT community spoke strongly. And AFRICAN-AMERICANS fought back against the neo-poll taxes and disenfranchisement.

And as always our labor movement provided the President a foundation of support, energy, and strong presence.

The truth for progressives is that we are slowly winning the battle of ideas, future constituents, policies of justice. This election was won with progressive constituencies and a PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.

The President won with huge healthcare reform that we must continue working on and commitment to the middle class and acommitment to workers and unions and collective bargaining.

Hmm.  The Communist Party is speaking highly of Obama, Claire McKaskill, and Elizabeth Warren.  Then, they cite solidarity with unions and a PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.

But, as well all know, there isn’t a single thing in common with our would-be regressive masters and the communists…right?

H/T: Weasel Zippers

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Elizabeth Warren Rally, No One Shows Up

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We’ve been talking about the enthusiasm problem that the Democrats are facing.  While Romney/Ryan events turn away thousands, Democratic events are smaller, and shrinking by the day.  The latest example comes from the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, where Elizabeth Warren held a rally, and no one seemed to show up.

But, this isn’t simply a story about the growing enthusiasm.  No, it’s also about the media bias that hides the enthusiasm gap.  Legal Insurrection has the  pic and video.  First up, the media coverage of the event…

Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty and five former mayors of the city gathered in front of City Hall to formally endorse Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday morning.

Former Mayors Joseph O’Brien, Former Mayor and currently Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined former Mayors Joseph O’Brien, John Anderson, and Paul Mullaney to echo Petty’s support for Warren in her bid to unseat Republican Senator Scott Brown. Former Mayor Ray Mariano did not attend the event, but signed on to the endorsement of Warren.

And no where in the article mentions what appears, or failed to appear at the event-namely attendees.  Here is a video taken at the rally…

Again, the Democrats are running on slightly less than empty.  If I were a sarcastic man, and I am, I would suggest that voter fraud will account for most the the Democratic vote next week.

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The Warren Report: Fauxcahontas Walks The Trail Of Jeers

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For Elizabeth Warren — Harvard Law School progressive, self-proclaimed Cherokee maid, and Oklahoma house flipper — the path to Chappaquiddick Teddy’s old Senate seat has turned into a Trail of Jeers.  Even her Tribe has disowned her, despite the compelling evidence she has presented in support of her claim of membership:

…Warren was listed in the early 1990s as a minority professor at Harvard University, but the only proof Warren has of her claim of 1/32nd Cherokee blood is family stories about high cheek bones

To liberal kemosabes like Bernie Quigley, however, Fauxcahontas isn’t Right, so she can’t be wrong, even were her cheekbones somewhat less lofty. Mr. Q has penned what might be the single most cloying piece of exculpatory New Age pabulum since the heyday of the old San Francisco Oracle :

“Elizabeth Warren might be excused for wanting to be Native American. She can claim an old American soul, going back generations in Oklahoma. In the heartland it is almost universal for those who have been there for a few generations to claim Indian blood; that is, to wish it were there even if it isn’t. It is not so much a lie as it is the acculturation of personal and regional American myth; the fabric of old-soul American consciousness. “Our spirit will walk among you,” said Chief Joseph. Indeed it does.”

So the “old American soul” of Fauxcahontas isn’t really a lie, you see — it’s merely “personal mythology”, and thus quite acceptable to card-carrying Progressives and other idiots.  But the academic advantages Lizzie received by claiming it are not so ethereal, not in this era of unconstitutional “affirmative actions”:

A second law school, the University of Pennsylvania, has touted Elizabeth Warren as a minority faculty member in an official school publication, according to an online document obtained by the Globe.

… The reference offers another piece of evidence that Warren was identified as a Native American as part of her professional career. Warren has said she was unaware that Harvard University, her current employer, had described her as a Native American when it was under fire for a lack of diversity on its law school faculty.

On the other hand, Lizzie has demonstrated an intimate knowledge of Cherokee cookery, as evidenced by her contributions to 1984?s Pow Wow Chow cookbook … uh, wait a minute:

Two of the possibly plagiarized recipes, said in the Pow Wow Chow cookbook to have been passed down through generations of Oklahoma Native American members of the Cherokee tribe, are described in a New York Times News Service story as originating at Le Pavilion, a fabulously expensive French restaurant in Manhattan. The dishes were said to be particular favorites of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Cole Porter.

Well, you can’t make a genuine Cherokee Crab Omelette without breaking a few eggs. Isn’t it just possible that Lizzie belongs to that long-lost branch of Cherokees, rumored to still exist in the old Montmartre section of Paris along with a few octogenarian Apache dancers?  Of course, that effectively eliminates her “old American soul” as an excuse for serial prevarication, but it keeps open a possible seat as diversity chef on The Chew if the senatorial thing doesn’t work out.

See also: Elizabeth Warren’s punchline problem

 

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Useful Idiot of the Month Poll: May 2012

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Well folks, it’s time to vote for the Useful Idiot of the Month for May 2012.  It started with May Day, and the promise of mayhem from OWS.  It ended with the Brett Kimberlin story,  In between were nuggets if pure useful idiocy.  Here are the nominations, as chosen by the CH 2.0 readership…

1.  Brett Kimberlin, by Harrison at Capitol Commentary

2.  Joe Biden, by The Conservative Lady

3.  Chris Hayes, by the noble and mighty King Shamus

4.  Elizabeth Warren, by Bunkerville

5.  Meghan McCain, by our own CH 2.0 Contributor John Carey of the Sentry Journal

And here are some more from yours truly…

6.  Barak Hussein Obama for being for gay marriage, before he was against it, and before he was for it…or something like that.

7.  OWS, for promising mayhem, and delivering failure, and all the while, blaming someone else.

8.  Union Bosses, for spewing $60,000,000 of their captives money into Wisconsin, beating people up, funding fleebaggers, and STILL being behind in the polls.  Well, it isn’t for a lack of trying.

And here is your poll.

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Your Character Matters, Not Mine

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After reading this week’s Michael Tomasky piece in The Daily Beast titled “The Media’s Foolish Elizabeth Warren Witch Hunt”, I couldn’t help but take note in the hypocrisy he has displayed.  By now, everyone knows about Elizabeth Warren’s embarrassing claims of Chrokee relations and, to Tomasky’s credit, few consider it as a real issue.  Michael has gone so far as to tell us that we shouldn’t care; mostly because …nobody cares.

Mr. Tomasky goes on to compare the “witch hunt” to that of  during the Lewinsky scandal.  The comparison is simple again – nobody should have cared because nobody cared.  It seems that the media guidelines for “story worthy” come down to whether or not people care.  Of course, I care and (by his own numbers) at least 30% of the voters do care about Cherokeegate and did care about Lewinskygate.  So at what point is it okay to publish?  When 50% of the people care?

This entire piece is nothing but an attempt to exempt liberals from character issue.  Of course, that issue is met head on by Mr. Tomasky.

 It’s a “character” issue? Oh please. Elizabeth Warren’s character is pretty well established. She was the daughter of an Oklahoma janitor, for God’s sakes, who started working as a pre-teenager when her father had a heart attack. She has children and grandchildren and has taught Sunday school. She’s served on a number of prestigious boards. She got her law degree from Rutgers—a very good school, but the outpost of someone cratching her way up the mountain on her own, without legacy or connections…She chaired congressional oversight of TARP.

He goes on to point out that she became a professor of law at Harvard too.  Is this how the left defines character?  Having children who have children?  Having your father die (who was a janitor no less!)?  Starting work as a pre-teen (I thought the left hated child labor)?  Did he really just bring up TARP oversight?  Serving on prestigious boards and getting a law degree from Rutgers (a very good school)?

That basically defines most members of Congress – so apparently she’s well equipped for the job, but Congressional members aren’t the model of good character.  Having big degrees from big universities is hardly evidence of character.  Ted Kaczynski graduated from Harvard and taught at Berkeley.  Even the evil George W. Bush earned degrees from Yale and Harvard.

Of course, no such fancy language can be found in Mr. Tomasky’s pieces on Christine O’Donnell – one of which he mockingly refers to her as American’s “first witch”.  He didn’t give Herman Cain the praise for working hard the same way he did Mrs. Warren (“All those burgers hawked, all those manly pizzas peddled, all those millions banked; and yet, at the one moment in his life when he needed discipline the most, the CEO of Self crumpled”).  It seems character mattered quite a bit when he wrote “Newt Gingrich, moral leader” for the Guardian.

I actually tend to agree with Tomasky on one point – character does matter with Gingrich, O’Donnell, and Cain.  If they had character issues and displayed immoral patterns, then that is fair game.  However, you cannot take the stones from one sinner and throw them at another.  This is exactly what Mr. Tomasky was accusing Gingrich of doing with Clinton, and yet finds himself doing the same here.  Hypocrisy at its finest.

Original Post:  The Sentry Journal

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