The golden girl of the Democratic Party, Warren beat out moderate Republican Scott Brown to earn a Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate. The Harvard Law School professor is beloved by the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party for her unabashed liberalism — Warren was the lead advocate for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.
President Obama’s infamous “you didn’t build that” speech was similar to a speech Warren gave on the campaign trail:
“You built a factory out there? Good for you. 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. 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.”
The New York Times highlighted Warren’s out-of-state support from “Hollywood glitterati.” And much to the delight of her Hollywood friends, she will be a major force in Congress pushing the Democratic Party further to the left.
Alan Grayson — again
Grayson was voted out of office two years ago after just one term, but it looks like the acerbic congressman is coming back to retake his place as the most obnoxious man in Congress. Grayson, who will now represent a reconfigured Orlando-area district, (in)famously declared on the House floor that the Republicans’ Health Care plan is for Americans to “die quickly if you get sick.”
Last week TheDC reported that Grayson held a Hollywood comedy club fundraiser that featured rape jokes. But the politically stupid move didn’t seem to hurt him in his quest to return to the House of Representatives. (RELATED: At Alan Grayson’s Hollywood’s fundraiser, rape jokes abound)
A favorite on MSNBC during his time in the House, Grayson will surely be a go-to guest for Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton until his electorate once again decides to give him the boot for embarrassing them.