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Elizabeth Warren: GOP Making 'Naked Attempts to Nullify' the Last Presidential Election — VIDEO

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In a floor speech on Wednesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ripped Republicans for filibustering judicial nominees, because they are so beholden to special interests:

"Powerful interests don't give up. They shift their fight to the courts because they know that if they ccan weaken or overturn a law in court they turn defeat into victory. And if they can rig the courts by putting enough sympathetic judges in lifetime positions a friendly judicial system will give them a chance to undermine any law they don't like."

And, they are also still so extremely bitter that Obama got reelected that they are doing anything in their power to deny him of exercising what the people wanted when they voted Obama in:

"We need to call out these filibusters for what they are: naked attempts to nullify the results of the last presidential election. To force us to govern as though President Obama hadn’t won the 2012 election. Well, President Obama did win the 2012 election by five million votes, and he has done what the Constitution requires him to do."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via mediaite)

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  1. Got to give the Republicans & rightwing nut jobs credit. They know how to grab power... even when they lose elections.

    Democrats need to toughen up. It's time to stop being polite & get real.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Nov 13, 2013 7:25:05 PM


  2. So Elizabeth Warren doesn't want laws to comply with the Constitution? Typical Democrat, passing unconstitutional laws like usual.

    Posted by: Kev C | Nov 13, 2013 7:29:48 PM


  3. Cherokee paleface with high-cheekbones speekum BS.

    Posted by: MIke | Nov 13, 2013 7:30:29 PM


  4. She wants to make changing the filibuster rules a real threat to republican senators. It's been a very wishy-washy threat.
    The other dems have to get behind her to give that threat teeth. But the problem is that the GOP senators know that many dems really don't want to change those rules... that they'll threaten and back down.
    I'm so disgusted--as she is also--that I'd like to see them change the rules. Our side has never used the filibuster anywhere near as often as the republican senators have been using it. Let it go.

    Posted by: woody | Nov 13, 2013 7:32:21 PM


  5. You mean your political opponent doesn't want you to win and Democrats always hope for Republican presidents to win? lol Shut up you lying, hyporcritical sack of horse manure

    Posted by: Perry | Nov 13, 2013 7:46:59 PM


  6. Well, HELL YES!!! Finally, a Democrat with the nerve, balls and good sense to stand up to the Goddamn Treasonous Republicunts

    Posted by: BigBlackMariah | Nov 13, 2013 7:57:32 PM


  7. The cons are out in force here today. Believe me, if the shoe was on the other foot, the Republicans would be calling the Dems treasonous if they pulled even half the sh*t the Repubs have done in the past several years. Remember when you-know-who was in power and heaven forbid if you didn't fall in line with his agenda you were branded as someone who was against your country. Makes me sick the way things have become.

    Posted by: EYEROLL | Nov 13, 2013 7:59:34 PM


  8. Elizabeth Warren ROCKS!

    Posted by: peterparker | Nov 13, 2013 8:10:49 PM


  9. She's got balls. Big ones.

    Posted by: don't a tell la | Nov 13, 2013 8:28:16 PM


  10. Speaking of traitorous: gays who like to ride the Democrat's coat tails of homosexual legal and social empowerment, while trashing the party all the way. Log-Cabin Cons scored 1 point with Don't Ask Don't Tell, which i believe makes the gay equality score about 100:1 in the Dem's favor. A-holes.

    Posted by: Dave | Nov 13, 2013 8:43:42 PM


  11. The Republicans are not just trying to nullify the last election, they are trying to nullify the Civil War. Losers.

    Posted by: david | Nov 13, 2013 9:09:52 PM


  12. she is like a gold-hearted librarian going out to confront the mafia -- unless a certain % of people stand behind her, the creep bosses will step on her. get on the warren train, people.

    Posted by: unokhan | Nov 13, 2013 9:41:35 PM


  13. "They shift their fight to the courts because they know that if they can weaken or overturn a law in court they turn defeat into victory."

    I hate to say it but that is how we're winning the marriage equality war. But good for her for speaking out.

    Posted by: Craig | Nov 13, 2013 9:42:28 PM


  14. to paraphrase james carvill - if she gave BO one of her balls they'd each have two -
    warren 16

    Posted by: j | Nov 13, 2013 10:07:39 PM


  15. She is such a clear thinker.

    Posted by: Rob | Nov 13, 2013 10:25:21 PM


  16. Useless....

    Posted by: HA! | Nov 13, 2013 10:33:12 PM


  17. Love her. Glad to see a real progressive in Congress. Bout damn time the left comes back from so far right.

    Posted by: mickey | Nov 13, 2013 10:51:18 PM


  18. I don't know why Towleroad is so much in the back pocket of the Democratic party. I'm not talking about issues relating to gay rights; I'm talking about pretty much everything. This blog is becoming another mouthpiece of the Democratic National Cmte, to the point where the politically-oriented posts on here are diminishing the credibility of everything else.

    When you become perceived as in the back pocket of a political party, it skewers everything you post as distinctly-partisan and inherently untrustworthy. So that the only ones who listen to you are Democrats. Everyone else will start to tune you out, Towleroad.

    A word of caution.

    Posted by: Jon | Nov 13, 2013 10:56:26 PM


  19. Btw its adorable how much the Republicans are terrified of Elizabeth Warren.

    Posting under several different names isn't fooling anyone.

    Posted by: mickey | Nov 13, 2013 11:24:50 PM


  20. Yes, she is a refreshing truth teller, which is why some people really hate her. She talks truth to power and the abuse of power

    Posted by: Dave C. | Nov 14, 2013 1:05:19 AM


  21. Beaming with pride that she is my senator !

    Posted by: MarkBoston | Nov 14, 2013 1:40:09 AM


  22. So what if Barack Obama won the last election by 5 million votes? He still doesn't lead. He doesn't fight. He nominates people and then abandons them to the limbo of Republican filibusters. Nominating is his job. Somebody else is supposed to confirm them. That's it, job done, wipe my hands and on to other things. Given Obama's miserable record, why would anybody accept a judicial nomination from him? Why good is it if he leaves you dangling in the wind? Lyndon Johnson would have gutted the Republicans and hung their skins on a wall. He would have fought for his nominees--mean and dirty if he had to--and he would have won. He led his party. People feared and respected him. Obama blends in with the crowd and hopes nobody notices him. Who respects Obama these days? Even Democrats have had enough of him.

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 14, 2013 2:08:49 AM


  23. Imagine President Warren? She most likely doesn't have a chance, but it would be awesome. I've got to agree with Jim ^, I wish Obama had more balls. I seriously think Warren would as president. Not that she wouldn't sell out to the establishment that paid for her campaign for presidency, but she would have no problem standing up and fighting for her nominations et. al.

    Posted by: sam | Nov 14, 2013 2:27:49 AM


  24. "While progressives celebrate Warren for her fight against the big banks and the financial industry's lobbying arm, they have kept silent over the fact that she has enlisted with another powerful lobby that is willing to sabotage America's economic recovery in order to advance its narrow interests. It is AIPAC, the key arm of the Israel lobby; a group that is openly pushing for a US war on Iran that would likely trigger a global recession, as the renowned economist Nouriel Roubini recently warned. The national security/foreign policy position page on Warren's campaign website reads as though it was cobbled together from AIPAC memos and the website of the Israeli Foreign Ministry by the Democratic Party hacks who are advising her. … Warren's statement on Israel consumes far more space than any other foreign policy issue on the page (she makes no mention of China, Latin America, or Africa). To justify what she calls the "unbreakable bond" between the US and Israel, Warren repeats the thoughtless cant about "a natural partnership resting on our mutual commitment to democracy and freedom and on our shared values." She then declares that the United States must reject any Palestinian plans to pursue statehood outside of negotiations with Israel. While the US can preach to the Palestinians about how and when to demand the end of their 45-year-long military occupation, Warren says the US "cannot dictate the terms" to Israel. … Warren goes on to describe Iran as "a significant threat to the United States," echoing a key talking point of fear-mongering pro-war forces. She calls for "strong sanctions" and declares that the "United States must take the necessary steps to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon" -- a veiled endorsement of a military strike if Iran crosses the constantly shifting American "red lines." Perhaps the only option Warren does not endorse or implicitly support is diplomacy. Her foreign policy views are hardly distinguishable from those of her Republican rival, who also marches in lockstep with AIPAC. https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/02/26-8

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Nov 14, 2013 3:01:36 AM


  25. I always hope the politcal trolls here are getting paid, otherwise they're giving it away for free while the Koch brothers would gladly give them Cheetos and Dr. Pepper money. If you're here on your own time, don't be a chump! Apply to get on the Koch brothers' payroll today!

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Nov 14, 2013 3:06:33 AM


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