Since attacking Elizabeth Warren for being too close to Occupy Wall Street was failing miserably, yesterday Karl Rove rolled out an Orwellian new message: attacking Elizabeth Warren for being too close to Wall Street.
On Lawrence O'Donnell last night, Warren was in vintage form as she hit back against this bullshit. The video is above, and Greg Sargent has the transcript:
"Their strategy now is the kitchen sink strategy. Throw everything you can at her and let’s see what happens.
"Let’s keep in mind what was going on just a little over three years ago. Karl Rove was part of the inner circle while George W. Bush is telling Congress and the nation, `we’ve gotta bail out the big financial institutions.’ His Secretary of the Treasury is handing out money to the largest financial institutions — no strings attached. I go down to Washington and I’m calling them out for it. I’m calling them out on executive bonuses. I’m calling them out on the fact that they’re giving this money, no strings attached. And I get attacked for it. Okay.
"Then we roll forward three years. Now Karl Rove takes money from Wall Street, in order to attack Elizabeth Warren for beingcozy with Wall Street?
"This one goes beyond anything I’ve ever imagined. I’m just amazed. It leaves you speechless."
If calling Warren a conservative Republican would help defeat her, then Karl Rove and Wall Street would run attack ads doing exactly that. They don't care about honesty or coherence, they just want to stop Elizabeth Warren from becoming a senator by any message necessary.