Elizabeth Warren was successful in blocking key provisions of the TPP today, and as Aaron noted earlier this afternoon, President Obama’s reaction to the power of Fauxcahontas to make a dent in his foreign trade agenda, was, overall, somewhat less than enthusiastic. Calling the Senator, “just another politician,” he minimized the imapct that a growing contingent on the left, now unconvinced of his progressive credentials, is having on his signature legislation.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, the unabashed progressive Senator from Ohio, did not take kindly to President Obama’s designation of Sen. Warren as nothing more than a run-of-the-mill elected official with no market value. And to prove that he was offended, he told a reporter, in only mildly uncertain terms, that the President was a big, fat sexist.
Democratic senator Sherrod Brown is subtly accusing President Barack Obama of sexism in his attacks on Senator Elizabeth Warren, also a Democrat.
“I think the president was disrespectful to her by the way he did that…made this more personal,” Brown told reporters.
“I think referring to her as her first name, when he might not have done that for a male senator, perhaps–I’ve said enough.”
Live by the sword of identity politics, die by the sword of identity politics, I suppose.