Is there a more disingenuous candidate for Senate out there than the shrieking Elizabeth Warren? She takes a report from Forbes on Wall Street’s “favorite” senators and attacks Scott Brown for appearing on it, in the tenth spot. Yet she casually ignores the fact her two biggest boosters rank at the top.
Republicans fired back at Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren yesterday after she slammed U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for protecting the wealthy at the expense of the middle class by voting against President Obama’s jobs bill.
“Scott Brown is passing legislation that will help put people back to work. In the meantime, Elizabeth Warren promotes higher taxes, bigger government and supports the radical policies of the Occupy Wall Street movement,” said Massachusetts Republican Party spokesman Tim Buckley.
Warren criticized Brown during a lunch for the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association.
“I really do think this is a question of whose side you’re on — Sen. Brown has been identified by Forbes magazine as one of Wall Street’s favorite senators,” said Warren.
Warren, who has mentioned Brown’s place on the Forbes list before, failed to mention that Brown ranked 10th on the list, which was topped by high-ranking Democrats like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who’s been a top cheerleader and adviser for Warren.
Warren also has memory loss when it comes to noting which current presidential candidate has taken the most money from Wall Street. Ever.
Despite frosty relations with the titans of Wall Street, President Obama has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate, according to new fundraising data.
That would be the same Barack Obama, her former boss.
Despite his rhetorical attacks on Wall Street, a study by the Sunlight Foundation’s Influence Project shows that President Barack Obama has received more money from Wall Street than any other politician over the past 20 years, including former President George W. Bush.
In 2008, Wall Street’s largesse accounted for 20 percent of Obama’s total take, according to Reuters.