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Fisking Elizabeth Warren

2012/07/19

If you are familiar with Elizabeth ‘Lieawatha’ Warren, you’ve noted that  President Obama has been riffing her talking points lately.

We’re not so sure about Fauxcahontas’ “high cheekbones” but were damned sure of her long nose.

In memory of the abandoned journalistic integrity of one Robert Fisk, we will address certain problems with those talking points by providing missing links (part of the “underlying” social contract, if you’ll excuse the metaphor.) (Right. Missing links.  Don’t get me started – Ed.)

With thanks to the foo generous folks at TalkLeft:

I hear all this, you know, “Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.”—No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out theregood 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, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. 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.

(“…the next kid who comes along,” as in “there’s one born every minute.” – Ed.)  Alas, the Harvard grad hadn’t paid enough attention to the Harvard prof about God. Too, she admitted “you built a factory.”  Then again, Barry is off-prompter.  (These things happen.)

With extra thanks to Professors Glenn Reynolds and William A. Jacobson.

(I can see November from my house! – Ed.)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. elvischupacabra permalink
    2012/07/19 19:03

    Great post!!

    • 2012/07/19 19:08

      I am honored. Thank-you. Please feel free to link it or to just plain rip it off… just get the stuff out there.

      I can see November from my house.

      Cheers!

  2. Libertarian Advocate permalink
    2012/07/20 11:29

    Elvis Goatsucker?

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