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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Rips Obama for Favoring Wall Street

By    |   Monday, 13 October 2014 11:35 AM

Massachusetts senior Sen. Elizabeth Warren has gone after President Barack Obama's economic decision-making, noting that he has typically sided with the interests of Wall Street over helping middle-class families, The Washington Post reported.

The outspoken liberal lawmaker and Harvard professor, 65, who has been direct in her critiques of the left, noted in a wide-ranging interview with Salon that when fiscal compromise was needed, the president "picked his economic team and when the going got tough, his economic team picked Wall Street."

Noted Warren to Salon: "They protected Wall Street. Not families who were losing their homes. Not people who lost their jobs. Not young people who were struggling to get an education. And it happened over and over and over."

Warren's straight talk on how she views the Obama agenda has made her a beloved political outlier, particularly among liberals, as she is candid in her assessments of even her party's stars. She is mentioned as a possible White House contender for 2016, even as many Democrats project that Hillary Clinton's candidacy is likely a done deal, if indeed she officially announces a White House run.

Noted The Washington Times of Warren's emerging popularity: Warren "has been fielding calls from the progressive wing of the Democratic party — a growing segment in the liberal camp." The Times added of her independence: "Ms Warren has so far downplayed her interest in the job, yet has still come out swinging at top Democrats, as if she were testing the campaign waters."

The Times also noted that Warren has called out Clinton over Wall Street connections with the same fervor as she has with Obama.

Warren described to Salon a "fight back" strategy as broad domestic and international concerns mount, and as Democrats outwardly criticize the president's management of those affairs. She said she thinks such a vocal rise-up outpaces the runaway focus on a presidential contest, and she called on voters who may be feeling powerless to step up and take a stand.

"The way to think about this is not … Yes, we want the right person for president. You bet. But it’s all of us fighting back ..." Warren told Salon. "This is, and actually, this is where we almost started this conversation — how, as a people, we reclaim our government. How we, as a people, force Washington to work for us, not just for those with money and power."

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Massachusetts senior Sen. Elizabeth Warren has gone after President Barack Obama's economic decision-making, noting that he has typically sided with the interests of Wall Street over helping middle-class families, The Washington Post reported.
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