U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is coming Thursday to Fitchburg State University as part of her Town Hall campaign.
She gets to rub elbows with mostly friendly constituents and to spew her progressive gospel, anti-Trump bromides, and disgust for America’s justice system and capitalist economy.
Still, we encourage all who can make it to attend the event for the sake of democracy and the future of the First Amendment.
Elizabeth Warren just might be one of the Democrats’ leading contenders for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.
Since winning her way to Congress in 2013, Warren has been a lightning rod for the liberal elite, championing progressive causes while blasting Trump administration policies, Cabinet and judicial appointments, and accomplishments.
As for being a champion for the state of Massachusetts ... well ... Warren’s legislative record is thinner than Twiggy.
Yet Warren insists she has our backs. In announcing her re-election campaign Warren emailed supporters this message:
“The people of Massachusetts didn’t send me to Washington to roll over and play dead while Donald Trump and his team of billionaires, bigots, and Wall Street bankers crush the working people of our Commonwealth and this country. This is no time to quit!”
Crush the working people of the commonwealth?
Massachusetts’ unemployment rate -- 3.5 percent -- is lower than the national average. According to Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta, more than 100,000 residents have obtained new jobs since June 2017and pushed the state’s labor participation rate to its highest level in a decade.
Meanwhile, record state tax collections, attributed to Trump’s individual and corporate tax cuts, allowed Beacon Hill legislators to craft a $41.8 billion budget -- the state’s largest spending plan in history.
Major corporations like Amazon are moving jobs here while workers are seeing their wages rise with the times.
Where’s Warren been?
Actually, Warren was in New Orleans over the weekend, attending a Congressional Black Caucus event at Dillard University where she denounced the U.S. criminal justice system as “racist ... I mean from front to back.”
Warren condemned every man and women in the justice system -- lawyers, judges, probation officers, and police -- in one broad brush.
What a terrible thing to say ... unless you’re in front of a partisan crowd wedded to hearing such denunciations.
Hey, there’s more where that came from. But don’t take it from us. Go hear Elizabeth Warren for yourself. Let her tell you how bad America is.