Elizabeth Warren Heckled By Tea Party Supporter
First Posted: 11/3/11 12:26 PM ET Updated: 11/3/11 12:42 PM ET
Ryan Grim

BROCKTON, Mass. — Moments into a speech before volunteers here Wednesday evening, Elizabeth Warren was interrupted by a Tea Party supporter who hurled a gender-based epithet at the Senate candidate. The man, who said he’d been unemployed since February 2010, objected to Warren’s expressed affiliation with the frustrations of Occupy Wall Street, and argued that the Tea Party has been protesting Wall Street excess for longer than the nascent global movement.

The crowd tried to shout the man down, but Warren told her supporters to let him speak. “No, no, it’s alright. Let me say two things,” she said. “I’m very sorry that you’ve been out of work. I’m also very sorry that the recent jobs bill that would’ve brought 22,000 jobs to Massachusetts did not pass in the Senate.”

Speaking in a packed VFW hall, Warren went on to address his question about her association with Occupy Wall Street. “I’ve been protesting what’s been going on on Wall Street for a very long time,” she said, but added that the movement has its own independent agenda and will proceed along its own course.

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2 Comments to “Jobless heckler maddened by Glen Beck (and others) calls Elizabeth Warren a “socialist whore””

  • The “Tea Party” really is the font of all things related to white privilege, and entitlement despite the few token people of color involved in it. Needless to say, the corporate overlords of this phony, AstroTurf, proto-fascist movement who are misdirecting the anger of millions are the poster boys for greed, hubris, elitism, selfishness, sociopathic personality disorders, and infinite entitlement. Apparently, this heckler also feels that the Tea Party is entitled to all the attention that the OWS protesters (Thom Hartmann calls them “patriots” now, not “protesters”, which is accurate and re-frames the perception in a positive, yet truthful way) are getting. Of course, all the attention that the corporate media is giving the OWS protests is negative, inflammatory, and designed to undermine, destroy, and make sure the real message(s) are not given a voice, and most definitely, not heard. FOX, Limbaugh, and Beck really are the legitimate heirs to Joseph Goebbels, and Stalin’s Ministry of Propaganda- they really can make the masses believe anything if they spin the data, frame the parameters of the debate, and repeat it enough times.
    It’s also a little ironic that this poor guy (who heckled Warren) who has been unemployed for almost the past two years, would find NO SYMPATHY within the Tea Party and its overlords and propagandists, but plenty of people to stir the pot and misdirect his anger towards a convenient scapegoat.

  • The blatant ignorance and willful blind eye turned by the moron described in this story(and thousands like him) continues to shock me. How fucking DUMB. This guy isn’t mad at Congress for being unemployed he’s lost his mind over…mrs. Warren? OWS? HOW MORONIC. Doesn’t care one bit the 22,000 jobs that would have been created in MASS was voted down by THE TEA PARTY MEMBERS IN CONGRESS. This is the big problem. These peiople need a Captin Obvious top follow them around and kick them in the balls everytime they get all crazy screaming upset and their words/actions are so stunningly misdirected.It’s been proven I think that morons like this man cannot be educated, cannot be encouraged to see their glaring error of their ways. people like this man will just talk louder, scream, call names, talk over you, because they think the loudest voice wins. MORONS

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