Contrast the public pronouncements of Senator Elizabeth Warren, which many times pit her against Wall St and the network which caters to Wall St – cnbc, as well as oftentimes the President of her own Party, Barack Obama, as the recent details regarding the rates of student loans demonstrate,contrast all of that, with certain local politicians in Massachusetts, who, while winning local races with nearly 70% of the vote worry about about their ‘re-election’,or their status ‘in the leadership’, if they vote for, or are seen as supporting Governor Deval Patrick’s plan to invest in our infrastructure/transportation bill or for frankly ANY progressive measure.
After the contrasting and comparison is completed one cannot help but be left with the impression that Senator Warren is a politician who subscribes to the notion that political capital or influence is not something to be hoarded, or accumulated to just watch grow and to sit there and stagnate to achieve ‘seniority’, but that it is to be used, to shape events and public opinion; to highlight issues that otherwise would have little attention paid to them.
She has the confidence of her own convictions and it shows.
She appears fearless.
She has earned the accolades which have been coming her way because of her political courage and respectful outspokenness.
How hard is it to speak up for the vast majority of Americans, the vast majority of ALL politicians’ constituents?
How hard is it to speak for those that have no voice?
How hard is it to question and master a subject and reject a meme developed by FAUXNEWS or it’s subsidiary around here : the Boston Herald or Sports Radio?
Senator Warren makes it appear easy – and in making it appear easy she is showing how, I can’t seem to find another word for it: cowardly ~ too many local politicians are in a crucial aspect of their job: the ability to persuade, to push forward with the necessary legislation to move Massachusetts in the direction we know we should be heading.
There are myriad issues that fall under the liberal/progressive umbrella that will be part of the conversation that this blog will highlight in the coming months and I am looking forward to writing about them, as well as reporting upon the reaction that some politicians will no doubt have, to the issues being raised.