This nutty woman may actually believe she’s 1/32 Cherokee, but for sheer hilarity, this latest declaration of hers may be her funniest bit yet.
Elizabeth Warren’s new claim that Wall Street execs are behind her because they believe she’ll “save capitalism” had conservatives rolling in the aisles yesterday, saying the outlandish line is as bad as President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” gaffe.
The Democratic Senate challenger, already under fire for her own remark that “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own,” made her claim that she is a business champion in an interview with the National Journal published Sunday.
“Every now and again, I meet with someone who’s been very successful on Wall Street, who says, ‘I want to support your campaign because I believe you will save capitalism. I believe in capitalism, and I understand there have to be rules. And they have to be consistently enforced,’ ” Warren told the National Journal.
“She certainly has a high opinion of herself,” chortled Republican strategist Rob Gray, adding, “It’s not one that most people who started their business from the ground up would agree with.”
“Nice try, but to make it sound as though government is business-friendly is laughable,” snarked Fran Wendel-boe, a New Hampshire Republican operative who noted that voters nationwide have bristled at Obama and Warren’s claims that business owners can’t succeed without government help.
“Obviously she’s trying to turn it around, but I don’t think voters or small businesses are going to buy that,” Wendelboe said. “She opened a door she shouldn’t have opened.”
Opened it right into her face.
This isn’t the first time Warren has made grandiose pronouncements. She claimed to have provided the “intellectual foundation” for the Occupy movement last year, but almost immediately backed off the remark, and has been slammed for her as-yet unsupported claims of Cherokee heritage and minority status in a professional listing. Republican incumbent Scott Brown’s own self-aggrandizing gaffes include his claim last month that he’s met with “kings and queens.”
That lunacy alone should have destroyed her candidacy, but apparently Democrats have the hots for pathological liars.