Despite her best efforts and most passionate gesticulations, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) failed to shut down the government on Thursday, thus proving her political clout is vastly inferior to that of GOP colleague Ted Cruz. Warren had urged House Democrats to block a controversial spending package, which included a provision to roll back a portion of …
Elizabeth Warren is doing her best Ted Cruz impression this week as she attempts to scuttle a bipartisan budget agreement. She is trying to remove a provision—supported by both parties—that would roll back certain regulations imposed as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. President Obama, meanwhile, has urged Congress to pass the budget agreement as is.
Warren has taken particular aim at Citigroup, which she accuses of authoring the provision, and seems to be positioning herself to shutdown the government:
The liberal base of the Democratic Party is ready for Elizabeth Warren. They have concluded, somewhat radically, that the Democratic platform should consist of something more than a firm believe in the freedom of politically connected individuals to earn millions of dollars by giving speeches to Wall Street firms and special interest groups. If Joe Biden stays out of the race, Warren would be the undisputed frontrunner for the nomination.
Part of Warren’s appeal is the intense passion she brings to politics. For example, here are 13 examples of Warren pointing at something passionately.
Until recently, the conventional wisdom among Beltway elites was that Hillary Clinton would waltz, or at least walk unassisted, to the Democratic nomination in 2016. Now that narrative has come under attack, amid mounting evidence that Hillary’s most recent quest for power has already failed. Consider, for example, the embarrassingly sparse crowd at Georgetown University on Wednesday, …
Bill de Blasio, the New York mayor, says he knows why Democrats lost the 2014 election. Income inequality defines our times, he said during a visit to Washington this week, and his party did not talk about the issue enough. De Blasio needs a hearing aid. Democrats speak of little else.