Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Elizabeth Warren's twaddle - There's a reason why this non-Cherokee is trailing in the polls against Scott Brown here in Massachusetts: everything she says is the most vapid, vaporous, platitude-laden nonsense.  Early in her sappy, silly speech tonight she talked about all the jobless in Massachusetts who are "hammered" by corporations and oil companies and nameless Republicans.  This tragedy occurs in a state led by a Democrat governor, an overwhelmingly-Democrat state legislature, in a country led by a Democrat President.  But darn those "fat cats!"


Nigel Tufnel said...

Haters gonna hate, Vike.

It was an elevator pitch speech that reiterates her campaign themes. It wasn't that bad. Not aware of too many oil companies in Massachusetts under the control of the governor.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The following is the text of Elizabeth Warren’s speech to the Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery:

“Thank you! I’m Elizabeth Warren, and this is my first Democratic Convention. Never thought I’d run for senate. And I sure never dreamed that I’d get to be the warm-up act for President Bill Clinton--an amazing man, who had the good sense to marry one of the coolest women on the planet. I want to give a special shout out to the Massachusetts delegation. I’m counting on you to help me win and to help President Obama win.

I’m here tonight to talk about hard-working people: people who get up early, stay up late, cook dinner and help out with homework; people who can be counted on to help their kids, their parents, their neighbors, and the lady down the street whose car broke down; people who work their hearts out but are up against a hard truth--the game is rigged against them.

It wasn’t always this way. Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edge of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house. My three brothers all served in the military. One was career. The second worked a good union job in construction. The third started a small business.

Me, I was waiting tables at 13 and married at 19. I graduated from public schools and taught elementary school. I have a wonderful husband, two great children, and three beautiful grandchildren. And I’m grateful, down to my toes, for every opportunity that America gave me. This is a great country. I grew up in an America that invested in its kids and built a strong middle class; that allowed millions of children to rise from poverty and establish secure lives. An America that created Social Security and Medicare so that seniors could live with dignity; an America in which each generation built something solid so that the next generation could build something better.

But for many years now, our middle class has been chipped, squeezed, and hammered. Talk to the construction worker I met from Malden, Massachusetts, who went nine months without finding work. Talk to the head of a manufacturing company in Franklin trying to protect jobs but worried about rising costs. Talk to the student in Worcester who worked hard to finish his college degree, and now he’s drowning in debt. Their fight is my fight, and it’s Barack Obama’s fight too.

People feel like the system is rigged against them. And here’s the painful part: they’re right. The system is rigged. Look around. Oil companies guzzle down billions in subsidies. Billionaires pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. Wall Street CEOs--the same ones who wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs--still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them.

Nigel Tufnel said...

Wait a minute...

Haven't you built your vast blogging empire based on your claim to be a Viking?

You better have some backup on that one, bucko.

Do you even own a longboat?

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Warren: "The most vapid, vaporous, platitude-laden nonsense."

Paul Ryan: "The man from Wisconsin gave a great speech tonight."

Goooooooo team!

Eric said...

Nigel: I chose Viking in those early days of the Internet since it was my high school sports team.

Go North Arlington!

Nigel Tufnel said...

Vikings Rule!

Non-Cherokee nation will return, will return, will return... said...

Brown leads Warren 46 percent to 45 percent in a poll by GOP-aligned Kimball Political Consulting. The survey of 756 likely voters was conducted Sep. 7-9, and has a 3.5 percent margin of error. In the previous Kimball poll from three weeks ago, Brown led 49 percent to 43 percent.

The age distribution of the Kimball poll is as follows:
12% of respondents 18-39;
40% from 40-59;
48% over age 60

In 2008, 35% of Massachusetts voters were aged 18-39, and 25% were over age 60.

Further good news for Scott Brown: in the Kimball poll, Brown-Warren undecideds favor Obama over Romney by 65% to 7%.