Fox News is feeling so threatened by Elizabeth Warren that they called on Sarah Palin to attack the Massachusetts Senate candidate and call her a Marxist.
Video courtesy of Media Matters:
Eric Bolling asked Palin why the Romney campaign didn’t give her a high profile speaking spot at the Republican convention.
Palin unleashed a classic bit of bizarro bitter,
Well, I know speaking personally there is no hatchet to bury, or olive branch that needs to be passed between Mitt Romney and myself. We have a great relationship, and I have great respect for Mitt, and I am so thankful that the GOP has a strong candidate who understands the private sector, and what it takes to get the economy roaring again. That he will be our candidate. So I can’t speak for their strategy and who it is that they will choose to be participants in the convention.
I will tell you though. It’s crackin’ me up watching what the Democrats totally, this idiotic strategy of theirs to have Elizabeth Warren who has almost confessed to her Marxist views. These views that replicate failed European countries about redistribution of wealth and all these failed policies, and she is going to be the face of that message in the convention. I think it is very risky of the Democrats, because there are a lot of good working Democrats, a lot of blue collar, hardworking, working class Democrats, Blue Dogs, who don’t want to see that type of message being reflective of their entire platform, because it is a ridiculous and failed plank in a platform. These Marxists…
Jealousy is the reason behind Palin’s comments about Elizabeth Warren. Sarah Palin is jealous because Warren has been given a showcase slot at the Democratic convention. While Sarah Palin is being tossed out like the failure that she is, Elizabeth Warren is a rising star. By the way anytime that someone says they have a great relationship with someone in their own party, as Palin did with Romney, that means there is no relationship.
The Romney campaign has made it abundantly clear that they think Sarah Palin was a disastrous mistake, and they don’t want her anywhere near their convention. The Romney people have not forgotten her trashing of their candidate during the primaries, and it will snow in hell before Sarah Palin gets a high profile speaking slot at the Republican convention.
Sarah Palin claimed that working class people wouldn’t like Elizabeth Warren’s policies which are specifically targeted toward protecting working class Americans. According to Palin, what working class people really want are policies that raise their taxes while giving tax cuts to the “job creators.”
Fox News and the right are scared to death of Elizabeth Warren. They are afraid of her message. This is why Palin was enlisted to spread the fear with the blue haired Fox News crowd by chanting Marxist at them for two minutes. They have to do everything in their power to keep people from hearing Warren’s message that we can regulate these corporate interests and put power back into the hands of the people.
In bizzaro Palinland, advocating for the 95% of America who will see their taxes increase under Mitt Romney is idiotic. Sarah Palin may have put on her smart girl glasses, but she is no Elizabeth Warren.
Fox News trembles at the thought of what Elizabeth Warren could champion as a US Senator, but Sarah Palin isn’t even a credible speed bump on her path to the Senate.
If Sarah Palin is their big gun, Fox News and Scott Brown are in a whole lot of trouble.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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