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  •  I'm wondering how long the Village takes (4+ / 0-)
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    to adopt the "Elizabeth Warren = Ted Cruz" false equivalency.

    When I read that line, I realized that this was an industry hack who really gets how the beltway media works and how to get a meme started. Anonymous quote. Dutifully reported by Politico hacks without analysis. It's insipid, it's false, it will have a "both sides are unhappy by such a quote" appeal to the cult of bipartisanhip fetishists and it's really, really stupid if closely examined. Which it won't be. Perfect for Meet the Press to CNN to glom onto fast and keep coming back to.

    Fox News will hate it, as will the echochamber Right, because it will be seen as "unfair to Very Serious Ted Cruz, who is, in no way, like Senator Warren the 'real' McCarthyite in the Senate!" This will make it even more attractive to the wanker class.

    Luke Russert made it quite clear during the Massachusetts Senate race between Scott Brown and now-Senator Warren that there was no meme lazy or stupid enough for him not to put forward or re-Tweet.

    I'm betting he gets to being a regular customer of pushing this meme.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 04:16:26 PM PST

    •  I can even see the Time Magazine cover (3+ / 0-)
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      with firebreathing cartoonish illustrations of Warren and Cruz snarling at each other, and Howard Kurtz holding it up approvingly on his "watchdog" show on CNN come Sunday mornings.

      Since Elizabeth Warren won her race, and is unlikely to be unseated by a Massachusetts Republican as long as she chooses to stay in the Senate, the beltway press probably feels a responsibility to Howard Dean or Alan Grayson-ize her as an offset.

      We better be ready to have her back.

      I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

      by LeftHandedMan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 04:22:13 PM PST

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    •  I'm afraid you're so very right nt (1+ / 0-)
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      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 06:06:36 PM PST

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