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The Muddle Class
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:earlybird, 1/8/2013 8:27:01 PM

Lots of commentators are piling on Massachusetts´ soon-to-be-senior senator, Elizabeth Warren, for her inability to define "middle class." We´d like to defend her on that point, then pile on her for something else. National Review´s Patrick Brennan has a nice summary of the Warren interview in question, in which she and a reporter from Boston´s WFXT-TV have the following exchange: Reporter: When you mention "middle class," what numbers are we talking about, in terms of income level? Warren: It´s not a numbers issue. I know you would expect a very wonky answer for me, you know, about the percentiles.

And she´s going to be with us for a while. She and others like her. Argh.

We thought "lawyers" were bad in government. How about "professors"?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bullhead, 1/8/2013 8:41:31 PM     (No. 9106003)

She will be a great addition to our Washington ´Politburo.´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/8/2013 8:42:04 PM     (No. 9106005)

I keep trying to like her, and failing. She´s an amateur, a posseur, like Obama his own self, even when she tries to fix something that needs fixing, she hasn´t a clue which end is up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/8/2013 9:15:19 PM     (No. 9106043)

She is a disgrace. All one had to do was watch her performance at the DNC convention to realize that she is so far down the intelligence food chain one wonders how she ended up a "professor".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susieq1, 1/8/2013 10:02:31 PM     (No. 9106101)

Not using muddle to define "middle"; I think we have a lot of "muddle" in DC.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aria, 1/9/2013 1:17:33 AM     (No. 9106266)

She was smart enough to manufacture an Indian heritage (despite her un-Indian looks) to get ahead in the liberal bastions and smart enough to know that the Democrats wouldn´t hold it - or anything else - against her.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/9/2013 3:27:04 AM     (No. 9106332)

As a demonrat, Warren really defines the middle class at whatever point demonrats decide they have to raise taxes on the rich. You know, those millionaires and billionaires who Barry defined as anyone making over $250,000.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/9/2013 5:36:45 AM     (No. 9106384)

The conservative blogger at Bookwormroom had Warren as a teacher in law school. She said Warren was a TERRIBLE teacher.

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