The women in the Senate

Before I forget, Democrat Elizabeth Warren won her Senate race in Massachusetts.

This Molly Erdman parody announcement now reaches new levels of greatness:

President Obama had nominated Warren to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse. But Wall Street opposed her saying she was too aggressive in pursuing regulation, and Senate Republicans rejected her nomination. So she ran for Senate. And now, she’s going to be in their faces and on their cases for the next six years.

Meanwhile, a record was broken as of Tuesday’s election. There will be 20 women in the U.S. Senate, up from 17. That’s, of course, still too small a number, but I remember “back in the day” when having one woman in the Senate was an oddity.

Click here to go to a Washington Post photo gallery to see them all.

More tea party nonsense in Massachusetts

A teabagger showed up at an Elizabeth Warren event Wednesday and in the course of yelling at her because he’d been out of work for a year and a half, called her a “socialist whore” for her support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. He also referred to the president as Warren’s “foreign-born” boss.

Her response:

“I actually felt sorry for the guy. I really genuinely did,” Warren later told the Huffington Post. “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.”

She also added: “I’m not angry with him, but he didn’t come up with the idea that his biggest problem was Occupy Wall Street. There’s someone else pre-packaging that poison — and that’s who makes me angry.”

I wonder who’s pre-packaging the poison to an uninformed member of the electorate? Could their initials be G-O-P or F-O-X-N-E-W-S?

Elizabeth Warren announces her bid for Senate

I hope Elizabeth Warren wins the U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, so we can see more of Molly Erdman.

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is running for the Democratic nomination for senator in Massachusetts. When the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in 2010, President Obama named her as a special adviser, and there was some talk that she would eventually head the bureau. But Republican opposition to her was so strong, Obama went with another candidate for the post.

If she wins the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race, the GOP will regret opposing her as head of the CFPB, because they will have no control over her as a senator. They would have been able to shut her up in the federal post, because all they’d have to do was cut off the bureau’s funding.