Democrat Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has committed yet another gaffe. Wait, it’s not a gaffe, it’s a packaged campaign ad that reflects what she wants voters to think of her. In the ad, Warren laments that the US doesn’t “put people to work” with infrastructure “investments” at the level of the communist Chinese government.
TRANSCRIPT: We’ve got bridges and roads in need of repair and thousands of people in need of work. Why aren’t we rebuilding America? Our competitors are putting people to work, building a future. China invests 9% of its GDP in infrastructure. America? We’re at just 2.4%. We can do better. We can build a foundation for a strong new economy and get people in MA to work right now. I’m Elizabeth Warren and I approve this message. Let’s go to work.
President Obama had the chance to “invest” nearly a trillion dollars from the 2009 stimulus, but he chose instead to spend vast amounts to pay off unions before admitting that there weren’t any “shovel ready” jobs to fund.
Warren is borrowing her ideas from pretentious NYT columnist Tom Friedman, who regularly publishes his wish that America could “be China for a day” so that those in charge could spend money the way the communists do, without having to get the consent of the people whose money they would be spending.
China has one of the worse environmental records in the world, and this year one of its “investments” poisoned a major river with 20 tons of cadmium.
Warren is far from the first Democrat to praise communism in recent years. Obama hired communist Van Jones to be his “green jobs” czar, and Obama communications officer Anita Dunn praised communist dictator and mass murderer Mao Zedong in a 2009 speech. A leader with the Communist Party USA wrote in June 2012 that re-electing Barack Obama is “absolutely essential.”
Update: Warren had to do some damage control after claiming that Wall Street backs her candidacy because she can rescue capitalism. Warren, who has no private sector experience, now admits that her comment was “over the top” and “silly.” “Desperate” and “totally insane” might have been closer to the mark.