Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:
Over the past few years, it appears more and more that Eliizabeth Warren represents in body, spirit and tenacity the change Barack Obama promised in 2008. [...]
Meanwhile, after Larry Summers and Tim Geithner persuaded Obama not to select Warren as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which she designed, Warren went on to defeat Scott Brown (who had won the late Ted Kennedy's seat in a special election). [...]
What is most promising about Warren is that she is disciplined in the battles she takes on. [...]
Warren is not looking to make headlines everyday; she is looking to correct injustices through building her gravitas as a spokesperson for the middle class. [...]
You can't beat the headline of Talking Points Memo for change that matters, "Elizabeth Warren Slams Supreme Court As ‘Subsidiary Of Big Business’" But her remarks were much more than progressive red meat [...]
Warren didn't just give pro forma support to unions, she defended pensions (including the one received by her union member brother), collective bargaining, living wages, the social safety network, and the interests of the middle class vs. the "corporate capture of the federal courts." [...]
Warren even touched the third rail for most progressive elected officials in DC: she slammed free trade agreements and the lack of transparency in negotiations. Why are such negotiations secret? Warren asked: because the American people would oppose treaties like the Trans Pacific Partnership [...]
We have a few other truthsayers such as Bernie Sanders. But Elizabeth Warren has the presence, the poise, the appearance and the charisma to change the conversation on the public policy dictated by the DC insider conventional wisdom of both parties. [...]
That is what makes her such a game changing threat to the Republicans and the White House alike.
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