Warren made the exciting announcement on MSNBC, last night.
“I’m gonna go down to Kentucky and I’m gonna campaign for Alison Lundergen Grimes!” Warren told “All In” host Chris Hayes. She added excitedly that the “tough” and “feisty” Grimes had endorsed her student loan bill, which was blocked yesterday by Republicans. “My view is, I’m gonna get out there and make this happen for her and I hope lots of people give her money…”
Warren’s student loan bill if implemented, would have allowed people with older student loans to refinance, but it was designed to fail because of a controversial tax increase to provide financing, which cynical Dems knew Republicans wouldn’t support. What the gambit did do, is give Democrats something to run on in a year they are running away from most issues that are important to Americans.
On a 56-38 vote, the bill failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to proceed. Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Susan Collins of Maine were the only Republicans to vote for the measure. By employing a controversial tax increase to provide financing, Warren ensured the bill would be dead on arrival for the Republican Party.
According to liberal sources, however, the bill’s failure is all part of the plan.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a grassroots left-wing organization that claims over 1 million members, says that activists and candidates for office are already campaigning on the bill and trying to savage Republicans for opposing it. By immediately striking down Warren’s bill, “they’ve given progressives the upper hand when engaging voters on the popular issue of college affordability,” a representative of the group told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Dems now think they have something to run on rather than run from, so the far left anti-coal, anti-Keystone Pipeline, pro-gun control, 1/32 Cherokee Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is heading for Kentucky to campaign for alleged moderate Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes.
One unfortunate incident from Warren’s history that I sure hope doesn’t get out – for Grimes’ sake – is that time Warren was “a hired legal gun for a steel conglomerate trying to dodge paying health and pension benefits to thousands of retired coal miners.”
Warren represented LTV Steel in 1995, when she was a Harvard Law professor, aiding the bankrupt company’s bid to overturn a court ruling forcing it to pay its former employees and dependents $140 million in retirement benefits.
Warren was one of two LTV lawyers who wrote a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the appellate court decision siding with the coal miners, documents obtained by the Herald show. The high court never took up the case.
Warren was paid about $10,000 for her work, according to her campaign. The latest disclosure comes after the Herald reported that Warren defended an insurance giant against asbestos victims.
Richard Yauger, 58, who worked in an LTV Steel coal mine in Southern Pennsylvania between 1976 and 1986, called Warren’s campaign claims of fighting for the little guy “hypocritical.”
“She’s just trying to win some votes for the working class. You have to have the blue-collar votes to win,” said Yauger, who just started to get his pension from the mining company last year. “If you do one thing and you say you’re doing another, I don’t think you have to look very far to see what’s going on.”