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Pro dictatorship: Progressives beg Elizabeth Warren to run for president

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
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On Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat nicknamed "Fauxcahontas" for her claim to Native American ancestry, wowed the audience at the left wing "Netroots Nation" conference in Detroit. So much so that many begged her to run for president in 2016, Twitchy reported.

"I think I just become pro dictatorship," tweeted Anat Shenker-Osorio, author of “Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy.”

"I might not need to live in a democracy," she said in another tweet. In response, one person suggested the weather is "better in Venezuela." Another suggested North Korea, noting that it's "gorgeous this time of year and very educational for folks tired of thinking and making their own decisions."

One Twitter user posted pictures showing "Warren for President" signs and hats that were passed out at the conference. Another picture showed stacks of Warren signs and hats that were present.

"We believe in Elizabeth Warren for president!" one Twitter user exclaimed. Another Twitter user said Warren is "sooooooooooo much more inspiring than Hillary," referring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The National Journal's Emma Roller compared her speech to one given by Barack Obama in 2008 adding that Warren "outlined more clearly than other Democrats the social issues that galvanize progressives." In her speech, Warren laid out what Roller called 11 tenets of progressivism, which include tougher restrictions on Wall Street, radical environmentalism, a higher minimum wage, free college, imigration "reform," which for many means "amnesty" and a desire to overtuen the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling, which many Democrats have misrepresented.

Shenker-Osorio's apparent fondness for dictatorial rule coupled with support for Warren seems to be well placed. In July 2012, Warren suggested in a campaign ad that the United States should be more like Communist China.

"Yeah, be like China," Rush Limbaugh said at the time. "That's Elizabeth Warren. That's the ad she's running to get elected to the Senate, asking people in Massachusetts, look, I'll do for you what the Chinese communists have done. It's just unbelievable."

Sadly, Shenker-Osorio is not the only one to embrace the idea of an American dictatorship. After the 2012 election, the Daily Kos suggested a "benevolent" Obama dictatorship, while Harry Belafonte said Obama should rule like a third world dictator and jail GOP opponents.

Warren, USA Today said, has repeatedly claimed she’s not running for the White House and told the audience to “sit down, sit down” when she heard calls for her to run in 2016. USA Today also said her speech was "devoid of specific policy prescriptions or pieces of legislation."

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