Skip to comments.Warren Loves ‘Billionaire Tears’: She’s naming and shaming rich citizens, even if they’re liberals.
Posted on 11/15/2019 6:22:38 PM PST by karpov
Elizabeth Warren, during the Democratic debate last month, said she was really shocked at the notion that anyone thinks Im punitive. Look, I dont have a beef with billionaires. This week Ms. Warrens campaign began selling a $25 coffee mug emblazoned with the words: Billionaire Tears.
The accompanying description mocks former Goldman Sachs executive Leon Cooperman, who was brought to tears on live television by the prospect of President Warren. Mug buyers are jokingly directed to savor a warm, slightly salty beverage as they contemplate all the good a wealth tax could do.
A new video ad from Ms. Warren goes further and personally names and shames Mr. Cooperman, as well as Joe Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritrade ; former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein ; and tech investor Peter Thiel. The words Insider Trading are slapped over a photo of Mr. Cooperman, though he fought an insider-trading lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and prevailed in a penny-ante settlement in which he admitted no wrongdoing.
Calling out private citizens like this as part of a political campaign is very Trumpianor shall we say Rooseveltian. It brings to mind FDRs attacks on Samuel Insull, the utility magnate whose company once supplied power to millions of Americans. In the early years of the Great Depression, the overleveraged business collapsed. Though later acquitted in three different trials, Insull was a convenient scapegoat for a rising politician looking to assign blame.
During the 1932 election, Roosevelt assailed the great Insull monstrosity. He boasted that the utility barons saw their opponent FDR as a dangerous man. In another speech he said the public must prevail over the lone wolf, the unethical competitor, the reckless promoter, the Ishmael or Insull whose hand is against every mans.
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Sagging Squaw shriek at sky
smokum much pipe
Love that woman. Those people she hates hate us-most of them anyway. There needs to be some love in this world and I have some for her. Until election day.
When those Billionaires hide all their money in the Caymans....
She may as well be one of the villains in Atlas Shrugged. This is stranger than fiction.
She is Bertram Scudder.
Which character in the book most closely resembles Elizabeth Warren and why?
My own take is Bertram Scudder because Warren's statements are close to what Scudder says at the party early in the book.
There’s something seriously wrong with this person.
Liz is a useful tool for both parties right now.
That will all change once a decision is made for the nomination. I don’t expect her to get that far, but you never know.
I don’t agree with her on almost everything, but Liz is the kind of speaker that makes one pay attention, at least for a while.
Julian, Cory, Mayor Pete and Andrew Yang have not shown that same ability thus far. Jeb! never did show that fire in the belly energy.
Why any lib or dem or man would ever give her a cent for her campaign is beyond me. But then I can’t understand how anyone could vote dem. Big tech companies are giving her so much money I wonder if she means it when she says she is going to tax them. I think that is a lie and she just says that for now. If she wins she wont tax them at all.
This only succeeds if the media pretends investors’ costs aren’t passed on to oonsumers.
The media says only tariff costs are passed on to consumers... so it will succeed.
So stupid. I’m getting to the point where I feel “stupid” is the only comment to make...
Heck, the media wants to portray Hunter Biden as the hero of “Atlas Shrugs”...
He’s closer to James Taggart.
In the real world.
But in the media world he’s the best-upon hero.
Shes a Marxist. Major mental disorder.
In her own bluestocking world of condescension toward all who are not arrogant New Englanders like herself, Vinegar Lizzie is perfectly normal.
It will be so much fun when PDJT faces her on the debate stage; Lizzie will suffer the death of a thousand chain yanks.
“Why, you impertinent upstart!” will signal a grand slam.
That’s Iron Eyes Cody, an Italian actor. The original fake Indian.
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