December 14, 2014 6:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Thankfully, she didn’t listen.

In her book released this year, Sen. Elizabeth Warren recounted a dinner she had with President Obama’s chief economic adviser, Larry Summers, in April 2009, when Warren was the outspoken chairman of a congressionally appointed panel probing the government’s response to the financial crisis.

Larry leaned back in his chair and offered me some advice. … He teed it up this way: I had a choice. I could be an insider or I could be an outsider. Outsiders can say whatever they want. But people on the inside don’t listen to them. Insiders, however, get lots of access and a chance to push their ideas. People — powerful people — listen to what they have to say. But insiders also understand one unbreakable rule. They don’t criticize other insiders.

I had been warned.

Warren ignored the warning.

And if the past few weeks are any indication, she can operate as an insider without giving her up outsider credentials.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to Elizabeth Warren Was Told To Be Quiet

  1. mea_mark December 14th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Larry Summers is part of the problem. Good thing Warren didn’t take his advice. Too bad others have though.

    • Shartiblartfat December 14th, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      Larry Summers has been rolling over and displaying his belly to his masters for so long, he’s forgotten how to stand up!

    • Banned_From_Breitbart December 15th, 2014 at 12:49 am

      When Obama picked Larry Summers as his chief economic advisor, I realized that I’d underestimated the president-elect’s potential to disappoint. No small feat.

  2. tracey marie December 14th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Warren will be a leader with a large caucus, she is fearless, says and proposes what must be done and she fights for that goal. I applaud her and respect her immensly

  3. Budda December 14th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Sounds like a left handed threat to me.

    • bpollen December 15th, 2014 at 1:57 am

      Left.. Right… I don’t care which hand, that was a threat. Essentially a slightly more genteel version of the old protection racket: “Nice store you have here. Be a shame if it caught on fire with everyone inside and the doors nailed shut.”

  4. NancyEH December 14th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Many, many women have been told to “keep quiet”. All too many do as they’re told.

  5. Abby Normal December 14th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    President Warren.

    • tracey marie December 14th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      No, I think Senator is a great title for her. She will guide this country back from the teabagg abyss of stupid. She will be one of the best Senate leaders we a a country has ever seen. Just watch!

      • Dwendt44 December 14th, 2014 at 11:07 pm

        I’m inclined to agree. She has a voice as a Senator that she couldn’t have as president or Vice President.

    • Jones December 14th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Warren/Sanders and a Democrat majority in the Senate and House, we can dream.

      • Banned_From_Breitbart December 15th, 2014 at 12:35 am

        Noam Chomsky as Secretary of State.

      • raincheck December 15th, 2014 at 5:07 am

        “Yes we can”

      • raincheck December 15th, 2014 at 5:11 am

        “a Democrat majority in the Senate and House”
        Make that a super majority… No “bluedogs”

    • raincheck December 15th, 2014 at 5:09 am

      I sure like the sound of that… I think she showed us her grit this last week. We need more like HER on our side. If not the next Senate majority leader, then definitely the next President of the United States..
      Everyone has their moment, this may be hers.

  6. William December 14th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Good for you Liz.

  7. Obewon December 14th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life,’-FLOTUS Hillary to RWNJ’s, similar to misogynist Larry Summers.

  8. Carla Akins December 14th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” Elizabeth Warren

  9. fahvel December 14th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    why all the noise about an old school politico like hilary when there is one, just one (Bernie too) person with a sense of compassion for the voter?

  10. Lizard December 14th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    She was warned by the meek, scared, obliging cowards.

  11. fancypants December 15th, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Do you think liz hates banks that are too big to fail ?

  12. Puppyme1 December 16th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Warren will kick Hillary’s ASS in a Primary! Hillary is a WAR HAWK and works too much with Republicans!