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Nice Time! Here Is Your Elizabeth Warren Going Full Jimmy Stewart On Why Government Matters

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Here you go, Wonketteers: In a speech last Thursday, your favorite senator, Elizabeth Warren, took on the “anarchy gang” and their absurd version of “Liberty.”

Best six minutes of video you’re going to see all week.

“The anarchy gang is quick to malign government, but when was the last time anyone called for regulators to go easier on companies that put lead in children’s toys? Or for food inspectors to stop checking whether the meat in our grocery stores is crawling with deadly bacteria? Or for the FDA to ignore whether morning sickness drugs will cause horrible deformities in little babies?”

Somewhere, in a far better parallel reality, there’s a whole government full of Elizabeth Warrens who know that the “boogeyman ‘Government’ is like the boogeyman under the bed: It’s not real…Government is just how we describe the things that We the People have decided to do together.” That’s not socialism. That’s getting things done. (There is something about typing this up that leaves us wanting to end every other sentence with “goddammit!”)

“When this government re-opens, when our markets are again safe, when our scientists can return to their research, when our small businesses can borrow, when our veterans can be respected for their service, when our flu shots resume and our Head Start programs get back to teaching our kids, we will have rejected your views once again.”

This. About four thousand times, please, goddammit. “We are not that nation. We will never be that nation.”

Give ’em hell, Elizabeth.

[YouTube via PoliticalWire / HuffPo]

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Doktor Zoom Is the pseudonym of Marty Kelley, who lives in Boise, Idaho. He acquired his nym from a fan of Silver-Age comics after being differently punctual to too many meetings. He is not a medical doctor, although he has a real PhD (in Rhetoric and Composition).

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