September 29, 2012

"We don't begrudge Ms. Warren's handsome earnings or her stands on legal principle..."

"... even if those principles do happen to underscore the complex nature of both the law and modern economy."
But when she talks about "the millionaires and billionaires" who supposedly "wrecked our economy" and "still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them"—as she put it at the Charlotte convention—perhaps she ought to recall her own legal strutting.

By the way, Harvard requires its professors to report any extracurricular consulting activities, but Ms. Warren is refusing to disclose this list so voters can decide for themselves if she's really a handmaid to the plutocrats disguised as Robin Hood through November 6. It would be instructive to learn what other corporations, and maybe even a billionaire, have had her on their payrolls.

59 comments:

campy said...

Shameful, treating a Woman Of Color this way. We MA voters will crawl to the polls over broken glass if we have to to punish this racist campaigning.

Skyler said...

I am a member of the Texas bar too. Can I practice in Massachusetts? I didn't realize they recognized us.

Jana said...

She was to head the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, or whatever it is called. Disclosure for big business: GOOD! Disclosure for Warren herself: NEXT QUESTION!

SteveR said...

Woman of the people

Brent said...

Elizabeth Warren is a hypocrite extraordinare:

From the Boston Globe:

Elizabeth Warren demanded Monday that Senator Scott Brown release more of his tax returns. The only problem was that Brown, her Republican rival, had already released six years of tax returns while Warren has refused to release more than four years of her filings.

Asked to reconcile that apparent conflict, Warren backed off her demand, saying today that six years was enough. She did not, however, offer to release any more of her IRS filings



And now Ms. Warren is refusing to disclose this list so voters can decide for themselves if she's really a handmaid to the plutocrats disguised as Robin Hood through November 6.

If Scott Brown, Warren's opponent, is called a racist, Ann will consider voting for Warren by moving to Massachusetts for a couple of days in November.

Renee said...

Too bad Harvard Law Professor Anne Glendon never ran for office.

Glendon addresses politics as vocation at seminary talk -The Boston Pilot

"Glendon takes on the subject of the calling of virtuous people to public service in her book "The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt," the topic of her presentation.

Before moving into the historical subject matter, she spoke as a contemporary in the admissions process at Harvard and Boston College who saw students apply to college and law school intent on serving in public office.

"Many of those young people say that they are seeking legal education because they are drawn to public service, and that they are drawn to public service because they 'want to make a difference,'" she said.

She said many of her best and brightest students change their minds within three years, as they become disillusioned with the current state of politics and question the viability of not compromising their ethics, family life or religious beliefs."

AF said...

How dare she criticize the financial services industry while representing an entirely different industry in unrelated matters? The hypocrite!

Brent said...

AF,

Do you read? Or just talk out of your ass every time?

Read the article, then come back and correct your mindless statement.

Of course, we expect you to parse every syllable.

No need to thank me.

rhhardin said...

Indian punchline: Do you think she'd come across for two bucks?

Chip S. said...

Prof. Warren should be red-faced over this.

Carnifex said...

I like Warren. It takes a special kind of person, who can stand there, and lie to your face, get caught in that lie, and not slink away in embaressment. It takes a lot of balls. Something our current Congress critters lack.

To bad she's a flaming sociopath.

Ps.

Ya' gotta' love her for wanting to be in the club that obseqious people beg favors from. I could never do that, I have too much pride. Or it could be a display of her need to be kowtowed too...what do they call that again? Oh yeah...being a bitch.

Carnifex said...

Chip S for post of the day...short, sweet, and funny as hell.

AF said...

Chip S for post of the day...short, sweet, and racist as hell.

Chip S. said...

AF for post of the day...short, bitter, and stupid as hell.

Amexpat said...

The are only two results that I really care about in this election: Warren and Akin to lose.

Warren losing a safe Dem. seat in Mass would send a message that there is a limit to the amount of hypocrisy people can accept. Akin's losing would hopefully help the GOP shed the nuttier elements of its social conservative wing.

madAsHell said...


This woman just doesn't seem to be very bright.

Soooo.....exactly why does one set Harvard law school as a goal?

EMD said...

Chip S for post of the day...short, sweet, and racist as hell.

Note: AF cannot comprehend satire.

AF said...

Chip S: Don't get all red in the face, white man. Make a racist slur, be prepared to be called a racist.

Brent said...

Everyone please notice


AF is a coward.

He can't answer, he just does drive bys.

Pussy

EMD said...

Chip S: Don't get all red in the face, white man. Make a racist slur, be prepared to be called a racist.

Embarrassment is racist!

Brent said...

AF, you're a coward.

Get walked on a lot, do you? Someone's bitch?

madAsHell said...


This woman just doesn't seem to be very bright.

Soooo.....exactly why does one set Harvard law school as a goal?

AF said...

EMD: "Embarrassment is racist!"

He was only talking about embarrassment? So what was the "satire" that I missed?

Brent said...

AF, is your family ashamed of you, too?

Jerking off alone all the time to pictures of children doesn't make you stronger, it makes you more of a coward.

Chip S. said...

AF, you don't really understand what a slur is, so allow me to demonstrate. This would've been a slur:

AF for post of the day...short, bitter, and stupid as hell. A self-portrait.

But I try to remain sensitive to the feelings of idiots, so I didn't write that.

America's Politico said...

PROF. PLEASE lay off the Professor of Harvard Warren. We love her at the WH. We aspire to keep the Senate because of her. We want to see her as VPOTUS in future, not Hillary or Gillibrand.

Every-one, please, please please contribute to Warren or POTUS Obama campaign.

HELP destroy GOP by contributing to Elizabeth and Barack.

Brent said...

Warren joined the Democratic criticism of Romney on Monday, demanding that the presidential candidate release 10 years worth of returns, GoLocalWorcester reported.

“I think Scott Brown should release his tax returns for all the years he’s been in public service,” Warren said. “He’s been in public service for 20 years, then he should have 20 years of tax returns.”

This morning, after questions from the Globe, the Warren campaign backed off its demands.

“Elizabeth was asked whether Mitt Romney should release more tax returns. She thinks that as a candidate for the highest office in the land, he should,” her spokeswoman Alethea Harney said in a statement. “Both Elizabeth and Senator Brown have released multiple years of tax returns that she believes give voters an understanding of each candidate’s financial circumstances.”

Warren also said Monday, as she has in the past, that candidates should only release tax documents for the years in which they have been in public service.

But that is not a universally accepted standard. It would mean, for example, that first-time candidates who spent their careers on Wall Street or running banks would not have to release any tax returns at all.

And even under that standard, Warren has limited her definition for her own career in public service.

She has included the years she spent leading a congressional panel overseeing the bank bailouts and the time she spent helping President Obama establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

But she has not included her work from 1995 to 1997 as adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, or her 2006 appointment to the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion.

Brown’s campaign manager Jim Barnett said in a statement this afternoon that “Elizabeth Warren deserves a pair of gold medals for backpedaling and hypocrisy.”

He also repeated demands that she release employment records from Harvard and other universities where she has taught law to prove whether she used her claim of Native American heritage to advance her professional career.

Brent said...

AF is newly out on parole.

Was it the child porn on the computer?

AF said...

Chip S: I'm glad you didn't write that, because it is absolutely devastating.

Chip Ahoy said...

How.

Brent said...

Poo little AF, nobody loves him.

Hard for cowards.

EDH said...

'People feel like the system is rigged against them. And here's the painful part: They're right. The system is rigged," declared Elizabeth Warren in prime time at the Democratic convention—and she should know. By her own logic, she was one of the riggers.

Not only has Warren participated in the actual "rigging" the legal system in a practical way against the little guy, through her intellectually dishonest scholarship she's "rigged" the political debate to confuse the source of the middle class being "hammered".

Chip S. said...

AF, why do you think I'm a white man? Do I write white?

What stereotypes clutter your mind?

AF said...

ChipS, why do you think I think you're a white man? Clearly you don't understand "satire."

Chip S. said...

Clearly you don't understand "satire."

Oh dear, I owe you an apology. I really did think you were shouting "racist" unironically. Instead, you were subverting the left's reliance on the race card to avoid substantive debate.

Well played, sir/ma'am!

AF said...

ChipS: Exactly. The point of my satire was to stick it to the whining, entitled minorities and those who coddle them. I am one of you.

AprilApple said...

Brent - Did we ever get to see Teddy Kennedy's tax returns?

Unknown said...

AF -- Travelers is not part of the financial services industry? I guess AIG isn't either. You are steeped in buckets of stupid my friend.

Chip S. said...

Not quite "one of us," b/c "we" don't consider Elizabeth Warren to be a Person of Minoritihood.

We do believe she displays sense of entitlement, though, so you're close.

AprilApple said...

Elizabeth Warren has other problems.

What's really important? While our nation's former economic vitality turns to corrupt shit, why... TAX returns! Just how wealthy are you, Romney? No fair!

AF said...

"AF -- Travelers is not part of the financial services industry? I guess AIG isn't either."

Unknown, Travelers is an insurance company. I am not aware that it has marketed any of the complex financial products that Warren was referring to her in her convention speech, but if it does, I stand corrected.

AF said...

ChipS:". . . you're close."

I'll take it.

AprilApple said...

I want to see Zombie Teddy Kennedy's tax returns!

Chip S. said...

In a way, the Mass. campaign has turned into a revival of Mrs. Warren's Profession.

exiledonmainst said...

Why, AprilApple, don't you remember the media demanding that Therese Kerry's American Gigolo release 10 years of tax returns?

Me neither...

AprilApple said...

Exile..
I don't recall the wealthiest man in politics (John Kerry) ever being asked to provide tax his returns.

Carnifex said...

It's tough being Elizabeth Warren. To grow up not having to be the "native American" when she and the rest of the kids played expansionist jingoistic gaia rapers and native Americans. To suffer quietly through school as no one mocked her proud invisible heritage. To blaze trails other fake minorities would be scoffed at taking. Taking the place of real minorities, because they already get so many set asides.

Stand proud Elizabeth Warren, be brave...ohh!...never mind that last one...Soon,like Moochie, you too can be proud of your country!

AprilApple said...

Why was a Billionaire (yes -a Billionaire with a "B") given a $400 million dollar tax payer funded government backed loan? Her name is Pat Stryker. The faux company? Abound Solar.
The media will not tell you anything about her. Yet, this Obama bundler was allowed to "wreck the economy".
What say you, Elizabeth Warren?

jr565 said...

People are only questioning Elizabeth Warren's policies because they are racist towards faux indians (and real ones too).
Do you not hear the code words being bandied about?

edutcher said...

Loathsome Dove is yet another of the New Democrats along with Willie and Choom.

A hypocrite's hypocrite and brazen about it.

A real niece of Uncle Saul.

campy said...

Loathsome Dove is yet another of the New Democrats along with Willie and Choom.

Scott Brown really needs to tell you wingnuts to stop using these racist attacks, or moderates like me won't like him.

AprilApple said...

Isn't there a Kennedy running for office in MA? Or somewhere...
I'd like to see his tax returns.

Darrell said...

The 98% of the lawyers give the other two percent a bad name.

Don't pay attention to what Elizabeth Warren is doing, or what she has done. Think of what she will do to push the socialist agenda once she gets elected. Heck, Obama's face on Mt. Rushmore. Elizabeth Warren's on The Crazy Horse monument. She can be the tenth seated justice on the SCOTUS by Obama's executive order as well. What a way to celebrate the new post-constitutional era!

Cedarford said...

EDH - "Not only has Warren participated in the actual "rigging" the legal system in a practical way against the little guy, through her intellectually dishonest scholarship she's "rigged" the political debate to confuse the source of the middle class being "hammered"."

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No, EDH, like Karl Marx in his critique on Capitalism, Warren is mostly right in her critique of what the Ruling Elites and "Jobs Creators (TM)" have done to hurt the Middle Class, good job creation, and upward mobility.

Like Karl Marx, she conveniently omits other factors that have hurt the middle class like idiot EPA regs, Republican AND Democrat free trade policy, small biz paperwork. And of course the middle class footing the financial bill for both ObamaPhone parasite mommas and the unelected lawyers that have seized most of the power of US institutions, and the educational cost bubble that people like 375,000 a year plus 98K in benefits Liz Warren have created. .

And like Karl Marx, her solutions are so bad they should give those who accept the critiques of Marx and Warren - great pause.

furious_a said...

Fauxcahontas take much wampum from insurance company screwing absbestos victims.

Lie-a-watha speak with forked tongue about Cherokee heritage.

Crockajawea practice law many moons in Massachusetts without Massachusetts law license.

Loathsome Dove in heap big trouble.

Darrell said...

Amelia Pond gone on Obama's watch.

I don't know what it will take to make people wake up and smell the tea.

Conservative.Cultural.Icon.53701 said...

Ann you of all people should know that a lawyer's representation of a client does not constitute an endorsement of the client's political, economic, social, or moral views or activities.

Emil Blatz said...

$675/hr is nice coin.

Eric said...

Warren should be losing this election by 30 points, even in Massachusetts. What is wrong with people there?