Elizabeth Warren: Some Of My Best Friends Are Small Businesses

July 23rd, 2012 8:47 PM

In an unintentionally hilarious variation on the some-of-my-best-friends-are line employed by people defending themselves against accusations of prejudice, Elizabeth Warren—lefty Dem candidate for Senate from Massachusetts—has claimed that various people close to her have started small businesses.

Warren let loose her laugh line on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening, responding to an ad Sen. Scott Brown is running that reveals how President Obama's "you didn't build that" line was eerily similar to an earlier Warren utterance. View the video after the jump.

Watch Warren reveal how tenuous is her connection to the world of—dare we say it?—capitalism!

AL SHARPTON: Now Senator Scott Brown, in a Senate battle against Elizabeth Warren, has released his own version, pairing Elizabeth Warren with President Obama, and painting her as an enemy of free enterprise.

Cut to Brown ad.

BARACK OBAMA: If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

ELIZABETH WARREN: There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.

SHARPTON: Now, how do you respond to this new ad from Senator Brown?

WARREN: You know, this is just one more attempt to not talk about the central issues. But the way I look at this: I love little businesses. My daughter started a small business, my brother started a small business, my Aunt Alice started a small business--I worked in it when I was a teenager.