The Ed Show | November 03, 2011
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SCHULTZ: Playbook tonight; Tea Party Republican Paul Ryan has repeatedly accused President Obama of inciting class warfare. He was at it again this morning.
REP. PAUL RYAN (R), OHIO: I'm very concerned that his rhetorical shift has turned away from being a uniter toward more of a divider, preying on resentment and envy, talking -- pitting people against each other. And to me, I just reject the premise of this view that one person's gain necessarily must come at the expense of another person's loss.
SCHULTZ: Resentment and envy. You know what? You really think President Obama has resentment in his heart? Come on. Except Ryan wants to destroy Medicare , Medicaid , and Social Security in order to protect the top one percent. If he's worried about a man pitting people against people, and person against person, maybe he ought to look in the mirror. That kind of Tea Party -infused resentment showed up at a meeting of campaign volunteers in Massachusetts . Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was addressing the group when she was interrupted by a Tea Party supporter. Listen.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've been out of work since February of 2010 . And I understand that you, according to several -- and I think I saw you on television taking credit for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Is that true?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why don't you sit down? ELIZABETH WARREN (D), CANDIDATE FOR SENATE: No, no. It's all right. Let me say two things. I'm very sorry that you've been out of work. 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 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 an independent and organic movement. They must, of course, obey the law like everybody else. But they have their own agenda.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, 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. Your boss is a foreign-born --
SCHULTZ: So, in case you missed it, yes, that guy just called Elizabeth Warren a socialist whore. Warren later told the " Huffington Post " that she actually feels sorry for the guy. Quote, "I'm not angry with him. But he didn't come up with the idea that the biggest problem was Occupy Wall Street . There's someone else prepackaging that poison. And that's who makes me angry." Elizabeth Warren is exactly right and on target. There is someone prepackaging the poison. Look no further than the American right wing and the right-wing talkers