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Remember how excited the lefties were about Elizabeth Warren?

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Not that long ago, either. Just last September, MoveOn.org called this “the Elizabeth Warren quote everybody needs to see”:

There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. 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... 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.

Or: “Nice western civilization ya got here. It’d be a shame if somethin’… happened to it.” But hey, she’s okay with you keeping some of the government’s money that they let you earn. Isn’t that nice?

Finally, a Democrat who’s willing to be openly Marxist! Well, besides all the other ones.

But that was eight months and one delicious scandal ago. Now Massachusetts Dems are in the unenviable position of denying they’re going to ditch their candidate. Boston Herald:

Bay State Democrats are standing by their woman, saying they’re confident in embattled Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren — now three weeks into a persistent scandal over her claims of Native American heritage — though critics say she’ll arrive at her party’s state convention next month battered by it.

“This is a race that is a dead heat,” said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh, citing a recent poll and insisting the flap has had no effect on Warren’s standing as the party’s front-runner. He said no one is talking about replacing her. “It’s not a sentiment that is out there at all.”

“The Democratic Party is really stuck,” countered University of New Hampshire political science professor Andrew Smith. “They essentially cleared the path for her as a candidate, and they can’t get rid of her now. She could conceivably drop out, but I doubt that will be the case, and I doubt the party will try to push her aside.”

Let’s hope not. This stuff is great!

Warren is probably pretty bummed these days, but there’s at least one wingnut who’s willing to pass the peace pipe. Take it away, Mary Katharine Ham!

(Hat tip: Hot Air)

Update: Thank you to Chris Debaillon for reminding me that Warren also took credit for creating Occupy Wall Street.

Elizabeth Warren is running for office in the most high-profile race in the country not involving Barack Obama. It’s a position that calls for some tact. So what does she think about the Occupy Wall Street protests that are roiling the country?

“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” she says. “I support what they do.”

Good! Keep right on doing that.