Elizabeth Warren Gets Vituperative

Not that I think it will really help, but I’m grateful to Sen. Elizabeth Warren for tearing into her Republican colleagues in the pages of the Boston Globe. Her conclusion is excellent:

For seven years, through artificial debt ceiling crises, deliberate government shutdowns, and intentional confirmation blockades, Senate Republicans have acted as though the election and reelection of Obama relieved them of any responsibility to do their jobs. Senate Republicans embraced the idea that government shouldn’t work at all unless it works only for themselves and their friends. The campaigns of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are the next logical outgrowth of the same attitude — if you can’t get what you want, just ignore the obligations of governing, then divert attention and responsibility by wallowing in a toxic stew of attacks on Muslims, women, Latinos, and each other.

If Senate Republicans don’t like being forced to pick between a bullet and poison, then here’s some advice: Stand up to extremists in the Senate bent on sabotaging our government whenever things don’t go their way. Respect the oath you took to uphold and defend the Constitution. Show some courage and put that oath ahead of party politics. Do your job — and start by considering the president’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

You should really read the whole thing. If she hadn’t become a senator, Warren would have made a kick-ass blogger.

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune.