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Tea party supporter to Elizabeth Warren: ‘You’re a socialist whore!’

By David Edwards
Thursday, November 3, 2011 15:20 EDT
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An unemployed supporter of the the tea party lost his cool at an event for Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) Wednesday night, calling her a “socialist whore.”

“Can I ask you a question before you begin?” the man asked just as Warren began speaking to volunteers at the VFW in Brockton. “I’ve been out of work since February of 2010 and I understand that you are — according to several print media and I think I saw you on television — taking credit for the Occupy Wall Street movement?”

“I’m very sorry to hear that you’ve been out of work,” Warren replied. “I’m also very sorry that the recent jobs bill that would have brought 22,000 jobs to Massachusetts did not pass in the Senate.”

“I also, since you asked, I also want to say about Occupy Wall Street, I’ve been protesting what’s been going on on Wall Street for a very long time. It is as I’ve said, an independent, organic movement. They must, of course, obey the law like everybody else, but they will develop it as they develop.”

“Yeah, so has the tea party,” the man said. “If you’re the intellectual creator of that so-called party, you’re a socialist whore. I don’t want anything to do with you.”

Before turning to leave the room, he added that Warren’s “boss” was “foreign born,” referring to President Barack Obama.

After the meeting, the candidate told The Huffington Post that she “actually felt sorry for the guy.”

“He’s been out of work now for a year and a half. And bless his heart, I mean, he thought somehow it would help to come here and yell names.”

The Massachusetts Republican Party recently released an ad that dubbed Warren the “Matriarch of Mayhem” for supporting the Occupy Movement protesters across the country.

A poll released Tuesday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling showed Warren leading Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) 46 percent to 44 percent.

Watch this video from The Huffington Post, recorded Nov. 2, 2011.

 
David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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