Richard Trumka will be in Massachusetts this morning delivering a message to many union members who support Scott Borwn. As he did for Barack Obama 4 years ago when he confronted racism head-on, Mr, Trumka lays it on the line about sexism and Elizabeth Warren:
We have a problem because some voters—and let me be perfectly honest… I’m talking about voters who look just like me—have not stood up beside Elizabeth Warren to support her.qouted in Politico
Listen to me closely. I’ve said before that there are dozens of good reasons to vote for Barack Obama and one bad reason not to—and that’s because he’s black. Now hear me about Elizabeth Warren. There may be dozens of reasons for us to vote for her, but it’s crazy not to vote for her because she’s a woman, or because she’s a college professor or for any other superficial reason.
The other bad reason to vote against her is because Scott Brown seems like the guy some of you supported years ago who served in the State Senate. Let me be perfectly frank with you– the Scott Brown you know is not the Scott Brown who’s serving in Washington today. The new Scott Brown votes every time with the 1 percent and the Tea Party. …
Do we want a buddy who will pat us on the back? Who wears a Bruins jersey with the boys? Or a leader who will fight for our right to form unions and bargain for a better life?
Do we want just another Wall Street lawmaker, bought and sold? Or do we want someone who’s so much more than a champion of Wall Street reform? We’re talking about the person who visualized and campaigned for a new federal agency to protect you and me, to protect Main Street from Wall Street and prevent a repeat of the financial meltdown that threw millions and millions of workers out of the job market in 2008.
Elizabeth Warren is THE champion of working people, and we have the power to put her in Washington
Damn good speech.
I'll leave you with this great ad for Warren: