If you read liberal blogs and listen to liberal commentators, one would think that Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren stumbled upon the secret formula to President Obama’s re-election.
Working a room in liberal Andover, Massachusetts for her upstart Senate campaign, Warren appointed herself America’s leading class warrior defended class warfare by proclaiming, “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.”
“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.
“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
These comments give America a glimpse into the liberal-mindset of the great left-hope for liberal America. Warren is no left-wing professor relegated to a corner office of a political science building on the Harvard campus.
She is an Obama-insider who designed a new regulatory arm of the federal government – the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – and was given the power to select its head. Warren chose fellow class warrior Richard Cordray.
President Obama nominated Cordray to head the Bureau on Warren’s personal recommendation.
Cordray was a one-term Attorney General of Ohio who allied himself with securities litigation law firms and liberal activist groups. In return for allowing the securities firms to sue on behalf of the state, the law firms filled the coffers of the state Democrat Party.
But in the world of Elizabeth Warren and Richard Cordray – the ends justify the means.
America is in dire economic straits because of the Obama/Warren/Cordray mindset. Liberal Democrats and progressives believe they have found the secret sauce but Warren’s and Cordray’s view of the world is why we find ourselves in an economic straightjacket.