The differences between President Obama and US Senator Elizabeth Warren have never been more stark. While Warren attacked the Wall Street criminals that tanked the economy through fraud and deceit, Obama instructed his US Attorney Eric Holder to avoid going after the criminals of Wall Street. While Obama lies to us as he pushes to redistribute massive amounts of income (in negotiations of the most secretly held trade talks ever) from the 99 to the 1 percent, via the newest and falsely labeled free trade treaty, The Trans Pacific Partnership, Warren gives us clear honesty.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “From what I hear, Wall Street, pharmaceuticals, telecom, big polluters and outsourcers are all salivating at the chance to rig the deal in the upcoming trade talks. So the question is: Why are the trade talks secret? You’ll love this answer. Boy, the things you learn on Capitol Hill. I actually have had supporters of the deal say to me, ‘They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.'” From DemocracyNow!
Mother Jones magazine has come up with Warren’s five best lines this week, which are below.
“1. “The game is rigged, and the Republicans rigged it. We can whine, we can whimper or we can fight back, and we’re here to fight back. We know what we’re fighting for and what we’re up against. We’ve got our voices, or votes and our willingness to fight. This is about democracy, about your future, and about the kind of country we want to build.”
2. “[W]ho does this government work for?…Does it work just for the millionaires, just for the billionaires, just for those who have armies of lobbyists and lawyers or does it work for the people? That’s the question in this race.”
3. “Republicans believe this country should work for those who are rich, those who are powerful, those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers.”
4. When conservatives came to power in the 1980s, the first thing they did was “fire the cops on Wall Street. They called it deregulation. But what it really meant was have at ‘em boys. They were saying in effect to the biggest financial institutions: Any way you can trick or trap or fool anybody into signing anything, man, you can just rake in the profits.”
5. “They ought to be wearing a T-shirt [that says]…’I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.’ We can hang back, we can whine about what the Republicans have done…or we can fight back. Me, I’m fighting back!”
Contrast Warren’s rock star treatment with the President’s reception this weekend: he spoke at a campaign event in Maryland, and attendees filed out as soon as he started speaking. Obama is being kept at arms’ length in close races—Warren, on the other hand, will head to New Hampshire this weekend to campaign for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who’s running against Warren’s old nemesis, Scott Brown.”
By now most well read people know the differences between Obama and Warren. Obama works for Wall Street and against the 99 percent, while Warren works for the 99 percent and against Wall Street. The two are polar opposites.