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The New Poster Girl for Unhinged Leftists

If Senator Scott Brown can’t defeat this raging nutcase then he doesn’t deserve re-election. Our moral superiors tell us this is a must-see video. Indeed, it is. Brown should be playing this on an endless loop. It should scare the daylights out of voters, if not in Massachusetts then in any sane precincts outside of it.

 

Some relevant transcript from Jonah Goldberg.

“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 there? Good 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.”

Marauding bands? If I didn’t know better, when someone refers to marauding bands these days I conjure up images of out-of-control government bureaucrats from the EPA, or like Elizabeth Warren, but hey, maybe I’m in the minority.

When she claims nobody in this country ever got rich on their own, we assume she’s referring to Ted Kennedy, whose old seat she’s trying to claim. It’s curious also that she has some warped view that since taxpayers fund road maintainence then business owners have some obligation to them and should be thankful marauding bands aren’t tearing them limb from limb. Funny, but we always figured local taxes paid for police to patrol towns and cities where businesses reside.

Using her logic, shouldn’t those who pay no taxes be prohibited from using taxpayer-funded  roads? Come to think of it, that would mostly be Democrat voters, so we may have to support such a proposal.

The folks in the fever swamps are all tingly over this video and are already suggesting a Warren 2016 White House bid.

The GOP should be so fortunate.


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