Topsy-Turvy Tuesday Continues…
The day just gets more and more strange. I suspected that this TPP Fast-Track legislation was going to be a big deal, but I honestly didn’t foresee how bitter the fight was going to be. I thought that Senator Sessions would be the one leading the charge to thwart Obama’s agenda, but it turned out to be Elizabeth Warren, from the President’s own party, that has been the biggest roadblock.
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the top Democratic opponents of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, criticized Obama on Tuesday for what the senator saw as “disrespectful” comments toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren and indicated that Warren’s gender may have played a role.
“I think by just calling her ‘another politician’,” Brown told reporters Tuesday when asked how Obama was being disrespectful to Warren. “I’m not going to get into more details. I think referring to her as first name, when he might not have done that for a male senator, perhaps? I’ve said enough.”
Enough indeed, Senator.
Of course, the Twitterverse is having a ball with the situation. Just check out Twitchy for the fun and games. This is the strangest day in politics that I can remember. Is it over yet?