No one likes hecklers.
They're loud, they're rude, and they don't usually have anything remotely interesting to say. That's probably why watching Elizabeth Warren's somewhat saint-like handling of this Tea Party dipshit heckler who called her a "socialist whore" for supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement is pretty great to behold.
That taunt came after the man, who said that he has been unemployed for more than a year, voiced his frustrations with the anti-Wall Street demonstrations and took issue with Warren over her recent comments suggesting she had laid the "intellectual foundation" for the movement.
The pro-Warren crowd quickly moved to shout the man down, but Warren quieted the room so she could respond. "No, no, it's all right. Let me say two things," she said. "I'm very sorry that you've been out of work. I'm also very sorry that the recent jobs bill that would've brought 22,000 jobs to Massachusetts did not pass in the Senate."
Warren went on to address his question about her association with Occupy Wall Street. "I've been protesting what's been going on on Wall Street for a very long time," she said, but added that the movement has its own independent agenda and will proceed along its own course.
"Yeah, so has the Tea Party," the man said, before losing his cool.
"Well, if you're the intellectual creator of that so-called party," he said, "you're a socialist whore. I don't want anything to do with you."
Hats off to you for not totally losing it, Elizabeth Warren. And bonus points for possibly being the classiest person I've ever seen wearing a color I'd loosely describe as 'peach?'