Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is already well known to anybody who follows politics, but sometimes I wonder how known she is to the average American voter. Perhaps they’ve heard of her, but do they really know how awesome she is?
And she is absolutely awesome. I know that’s sort of a juvenile word to use to describe someone, but she is one of the few politicians who I feel that when she says something, it’s what she truly believes.
Though she’s only been in office for about a year, she’s made headlines for her bold stances against Wall Street and fiercely opposing the many archaic ideologies of the Republican party.
Heck, there are a good amount of people who hope she runs for president in 2016. And even though I’m a staunch Hillary supporter, I wouldn’t be upset if Warren ended up being the Democratic candidate — although she has said she won’t be running.
Well, recently on Now with Alex Wagner, she took aim at Republican nonsense once again by hammering basically the entire “GOP strategy” since President Obama was elected in 2008.
Warren asked of Republicans about extending unemployment benefits, “You’re willing to do this over politics? You’re really willing to cut these people off, to leave them with no money to put food on the table, to put a roof over their heads, to take care of their children?”
Then she really tore into the core of what Republicans have been doing for years:
“The Republicans are so caught in playing political games at every single turn. This is about America saying to the Republican Party, you can’t keep blocking everything that moves this country forward. This has to stop.”
And she’s absolutely right. All we’ve seen since 2010 (and even before that) is Republicans try to block and oppose anything and everything proposed by President Obama and Democrats.
Their blatant obstruction has gotten so bad that many liberals have joked that if President Obama came out in favor of oxygen, Republicans would suffocate.
It literally seems that every single thing in Washington is suddenly a political battle. Even simple procedural votes like raising our debt ceiling (something Congress did with willing Republican approval seven times during President G.W. Bush’s eight years) have turned into political gridlock. We even saw our first government shutdown in nearly two decades this past October.
I’m just glad we have Democrats like Elizabeth Warren in the Senate who aren’t afraid to stand there and call out this constant blatant Republican obstruction.
Let’s just hope the American people are listening — and paying attention.