Elizabeth Warren praised for showing ‘no mercy’; Ted Cruz deemed ‘nasty’


As Twitchy reported, freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was the subject of a handful of hit pieces today following his aggressive questioning of Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel. “Cruz has gone too far,” wrote Ruth Marcus. Frank Bruni called Cruz “an ornery, swaggering piece of work.” He’s only been in the Senate for a month; how dare he be so bold?

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been in the Senate for as short a time as Cruz, but her “bomb throwing” looks more like fireworks to the press, going by coverage of her performance at yesterday’s Senate Banking Committee hearing. She’s no bully; she’s a straight-up gangsta mack-daddy badass doing her job.

Elizabeth Warren Just Got Fierce At The Senate #Banking Hearing On Wall Street Reform zite.to/X7QlXq

— R.Saddler (@Politics_PR) February 14, 2013

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren mocks hapless bank regulators at her first hearing huff.to/12PhMsP

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) February 14, 2013

Video of Sen. Elizabeth Warren at her first Senate Banking Committee hearing is worth watching. Quite a performance.politicalwire.com/archives/2013/…

— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) February 15, 2013

Elizabeth Warren at her mack-daddiest in the Senate: huff.to/Z0Yzj7

— Tim Dickinson (@7im) February 15, 2013

Watch Elizabeth Warren School Some Very Embarrassed Bank Regulators Like a Total Badass bit.ly/12LYBMa

— Jezebel (@Jezebel) February 15, 2013

Watch out #WallStreet! @elizabethforma comes out blazing in first hearing. See for yourself: on.msnbc.com/Z3ccOJ

— msnbc (@msnbc) February 15, 2013

isn’t that the whole point? MT‏@memeorandum Elizabeth Warren’s Aggressive Questioning Prompts Anger From Wall Street

— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) February 15, 2013

Matt Taibbi: Elizabeth Warren will be president some day huff.to/12Lav8X

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) February 16, 2013

If you look, you will see, a real US Senator, Elizabeth Warren. ask Real Questions, to Bankers, demanding answers. No cutesy stuff. Classy.

— Zack Conley II (@ZackConleyII) February 16, 2013

Elizabeth Warren is a straight-up G. Watch @senwarren stick it to bank “regulators” & render them speechless. huff.to/YbLDEc

— justin kanew (@justin_kanew) February 16, 2013

There’s no double-standard, though. Those hapless Wall Street hacks were just clueless rich white men who weren’t prepared, and Hagel? Well…

@arifleischer Greater opening with Cruz because other senators — on the record — criticized his conduct. That didn’t happen with Warren.

— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) February 16, 2013

@robgeorge @arifleischer yes, that must be it

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 16, 2013

@jpodhoretz I’m not denying bias exists, John but, there were OBJECTIVE differences here. @arifleischer

— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) February 16, 2013

@robgeorge @arifleischer you think stories about how one freshman is mouthy while another freshman is bold have an objective frame?

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 16, 2013

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