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Let's Enjoy Watching Elizabeth Warren Kick Some More GOP Ass, For America

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On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke at the Center for American Progress where, as we've come to expect from her, she used her big ol' professorial brain to little-wordsplain at us how America used to be, how it should be, how Republicans effed it all the heck up, and how we can make it better.

The whole speech is fantastic, and you should watch it because you will want to stand up and cheer and say "AWWWW YEAH, Elizabeth Warren for all the things!" (And then get your very own Elizabeth Warren mug, comrades.)


But here's an appetizer to whet you:

And then, starting in the 1980s, the story changed. The Republicans argued for a new way to build the economy. First proposal? Fire the cops. Not the cops on Main Street. The cops on Wall Street.

Now, they called it deregulation. But the impact was exactly the same. Cut the regulations, cut the oversight, and turn the biggest financial institutions loose. Let ‘em make money any way they want.

And then second, cut taxes for those at the top. And when you’ve cut ‘em all you can, cut ‘em again. So how do you pay for that? Well, pay for it by cutting funding for just about everything the federal government does to invest in opportunity for the next generation.

Oh, do you like that? Do you like it a lot? How's about this?

The Republicans have a pretty simple philosophy. They say that if those at the top have more — more power for Wall Street players to do whatever they want, and more money from tax cuts — then somehow they can be counted on to build an economy for everyone else.

Well, we tried it. For 30 years. And it didn’t work.

See? It's all that good. Watch it. Learn it. Live it. Love it. You're welcome.

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There is a very normal article circulating on the internet right now by a fella named Don Boys (that's not the joke, the jokes are coming), who is both an insane batshit preacher, and also an insane batshit former member of the Indiana House of Representatives. (Also sometimes he blogs at the Daily Caller about how Mike Pence really went balls deep into the gay agenda when he swore in that insane batshit gay guy Rick Grenell as America's ambassador to Germany.)

This article, of course, is about Pete Buttigieg, because what are anti-gay buffoons obsessed with right now? Pete Buttigieg. Boys (still his name) is primarily concerned not with the simple fact that Buttigieg is gay, but with how gay Buttigieg really is. IN THE SEX WAY!

Well, Don, since you asked!

Shall we dive into this thing without the proper prophylactics? We shall.

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