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(Daily Kos)   I'll bet right about now the Republicans are starting to regret not letting Elizabeth Warren take that consumer advocate job   (dailykos.com) divider line 165
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2012-12-04 02:32:21 PM
this amuses me.
 
2012-12-04 02:37:06 PM
I predicted something like this would happen.
Its nice to be right.
 
2012-12-04 02:50:28 PM

Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 02:52:00 PM

cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 02:54:35 PM

xenophon10k: cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 02:54:42 PM
I love this. It should remind them that the little people actually DO have some power in our republic. It goes along with all the millions (billions?) of dollars spent during this election that were just wasted (like on her opponent, and PACs, etc.). It didn't work and the people asserted their power, despite the efforts of Republicans to limit voting power.
 
2012-12-04 02:57:36 PM

Elizabeth Warren Gets A Seat on Senate Banking Committee; Banks Retain 15 Seats

- Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) December 4, 2012


Winner.
 
2012-12-04 03:03:30 PM
It's a single seat for a woman who has wall streeters setting up "retire the debt" parties for her in DC as this is being typed.

Obama was going to kick lobbyists out of the white house... hired more.

Warren going to take it to wall street... happily lose every vote 21-1 and take their money
 
2012-12-04 03:05:49 PM

bradkanus: It's a single seat for a woman who has wall streeters setting up "retire the debt" parties for her in DC as this is being typed.

Obama was going to kick lobbyists out of the white house... hired more.

Warren going to take it to wall street... happily lose every vote 21-1 and take their money


you're a 'glass is half empty' sort of fellow, aren't you?
 
2012-12-04 03:07:31 PM

Weaver95: bradkanus: It's a single seat for a woman who has wall streeters setting up "retire the debt" parties for her in DC as this is being typed.

Obama was going to kick lobbyists out of the white house... hired more.

Warren going to take it to wall street... happily lose every vote 21-1 and take their money

you're a 'glass is half empty' sort of fellow, aren't you?


By "glass" do you mean brain?
 
2012-12-04 03:13:08 PM

Weaver95: bradkanus: It's a single seat for a woman who has wall streeters setting up "retire the debt" parties for her in DC as this is being typed.

Obama was going to kick lobbyists out of the white house... hired more.

Warren going to take it to wall street... happily lose every vote 21-1 and take their money

you're a 'glass is half empty' sort of fellow, aren't you?


wall street reform, banking reform or rich people rerform - whatever you want to call it - isn't going to happen when those people are still funding every candidate on both sides of aisle.

In the mean time I'll just be happy to not give my money to those guys. It is a form of gambling, you know?
 
2012-12-04 03:15:32 PM

bradkanus:
wall street reform, banking reform or rich people rerform - whatever you want to call it - isn't going to happen when those people are still funding every candidate on both sides of aisle.


as it happens, I disagree. I consider this a step in the right direction.
 
2012-12-04 03:21:11 PM

bradkanus:
wall street reform, banking reform or rich people rerform - whatever you want to call it - isn't going to happen when those people are still funding every candidate on both sides of aisle.


"Both sides are bad!":

i145.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-04 03:21:15 PM
One friendly face -- and voice -- on a committee can make a lot of difference during a witnesses testimony. This might be fun.
 
2012-12-04 03:27:17 PM

kmmontandon: bradkanus:
wall street reform, banking reform or rich people rerform - whatever you want to call it - isn't going to happen when those people are still funding every candidate on both sides of aisle.

"Both sides are bad!":

[i145.photobucket.com image 548x579]


No, see, some of them gave some to Democrats too. Both sides are equally bad! It doesn't matter of one got more money, they are totally equal in every way about how bad they are. Now, on to the next GOP talking point from bradkanus, followed immediately by another 'both sides are bad' comment.
 
2012-12-04 03:29:03 PM

aaronx: One friendly face -- and voice -- on a committee can make a lot of difference during a witnesses testimony. This might be fun.


umm... what witness testimony? You see, the last time a wall streeter got a grilling on capitol hill, it was John Corzine and the republicans only did that because he was a democratic senator and governor.

The democrats have no intention of doing anything with wall street. Neither do the Republicans.

Take your money out of their hands if you'd like to send them a message because your elected officials are not interested in doing anything but giving them YOUR money when they need want it.
 
2012-12-04 03:31:19 PM

bradkanus:
The democrats have no intention of doing anything with wall street. Neither do the Republicans.


and you know this because....?
 
2012-12-04 03:32:15 PM

GAT_00: kmmontandon: bradkanus:
wall street reform, banking reform or rich people rerform - whatever you want to call it - isn't going to happen when those people are still funding every candidate on both sides of aisle.

"Both sides are bad!":

[i145.photobucket.com image 548x579]

No, see, some of them gave some to Democrats too. Both sides are equally bad! It doesn't matter of one got more money, they are totally equal in every way about how bad they are. Now, on to the next GOP talking point from bradkanus, followed immediately by another 'both sides are bad' comment.


All these facts about your party lying to you about their intentions with wall street upset you, don't they? I'm sorry that you aren't secure enough with yourself to admit that the party you support might not be honest with you all the time. You should work on that. You might actually find there's a whole world of people out there you can get along with.

But hey - who am I? I'm just a guy who sees the error of his party's ways - screw me for having one of those stupid, uselss "open minds" about the world around me.
 
2012-12-04 03:33:05 PM

bradkanus:
All these facts about your party lying to you about their intentions with wall street upset you, don't they? I'm sorry that you aren't secure enough with yourself to admit that the party you support might not be honest with you all the time. You should work on that. You might actually find there's a whole world of people out there you can get along with.

But hey - who am I? I'm just a guy who sees the error of his party's ways - screw me for having one of those stupid, uselss "open minds" about the world around me.


well, could you provide some examples of why you believe Democrats are identical to the Republicans?
 
2012-12-04 03:40:58 PM

Weaver95: bradkanus:
The democrats have no intention of doing anything with wall street. Neither do the Republicans.

and you know this because....?


So when the Democrats held the house, the senate and the white house (which includes all the lovely regulatory bodies we have now) they did what? Dodd Frank - which did nothing. Well, it screwed consumer by forcing them toward the Bank of Americas and Wells Fargos of the world. It was a gift to the biggest assholes in the industry and spanking for small banks. Not a year later they were working on 1,009 page "fix" to all the mess they created. Since then they haven't even put real reform on the agenda.

Obama's regulators have brought none of the culprits to justice. Ponzi scheme guys have been publicly taken down in place of real action against the folks who were responsible for the financial collapse. In fact - those responsible for the crash spent millions reelecting Obama for his "hands off" approach to there gambling with the middle class' money.

So... that's my answer.
 
2012-12-04 04:06:48 PM
I thought Warren lived in a wigwam and practiced smoke signals with her 'peace' pipe...
 
2012-12-04 04:07:14 PM
HAHAHA!

SUCK IT GOP!!!
 
2012-12-04 04:13:00 PM

Lionel Mandrake: xenophon10k: cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 04:13:47 PM

Elzar: I thought Warren lived in a wigwam and practiced smoke signals with her 'peace' pipe...


You did?

That's dumb.
 
2012-12-04 04:15:05 PM

kmmontandon: bradkanus:
wall street reform, banking reform or rich people rerform - whatever you want to call it - isn't going to happen when those people are still funding every candidate on both sides of aisle.

"Both sides are bad!":

[i145.photobucket.com image 548x579]


WHY is the bar at the bottom like 5 million long?
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
 
2012-12-04 04:18:48 PM

namatad: Lionel Mandrake: xenophon10k: cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 04:19:26 PM

bradkanus: So when the Democrats held the house, the senate and the white house (which includes all the lovely regulatory bodies we have now) they did what? Dodd Frank - which did nothing. Well, it screwed consumer by forcing them toward the Bank of Americas and Wells Fargos of the world. It was a gift to the biggest assholes in the industry and spanking for small banks. Not a year later they were working on 1,009 page "fix" to all the mess they created. Since then they haven't even put real reform on the agenda.

Obama's regulators have brought none of the culprits to justice. Ponzi scheme guys have been publicly taken down in place of real action against the folks who were responsible for the financial collapse. In fact - those responsible for the crash spent millions reelecting Obama for his "hands off" approach to there gambling with the middle class' money.

So... that's my answer.


This is an actual substansive answer which probably would be much more well-received if your history around here wasn't fraught with partisan shilling.

I agree that I don't feel the Democrats have taken anything even remotely resembling action against the executives that caused the crash. For god's sake Jamie Dimon was called to Washington to testify a few times with nothing happening but his profit margin getting larger, while his bank continued to lose billions. And that's about as harsh as this congress & the Obama administration have been to banks, apart from some fairly limp-wristed rules that equate to "Heeeeyyyyy......probably don't do that next time, maybe."

Now GOP intransigence is mostly why the situation is as it stands in re: regulation and senate proceedings due to filibuster abuse and howling screecher monkey tactics, but the GOP couldn't have really gotten in the way of the DOJ going after these bastards that ruined so many lives. While I strenuously disagree with the BSA[Equally]B mantra, I do believe both sides are bad to the extent that we as the common man have basically nobody looking out for us on Capitol Hill.
 
2012-12-04 04:21:12 PM

Corvus: namatad: Lionel Mandrake: xenophon10k: cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 04:26:19 PM
Hot.
 
2012-12-04 04:30:33 PM

bradkanus: I'm just a guy who sees the error of his party's ways


Have you actually convinced anyone here of that?
 
2012-12-04 04:33:33 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-04 04:34:51 PM

GAT_00: bradkanus: I'm just a guy who sees the error of his party's ways

Have you actually convinced anyone here of that?


Nope. He also refuses to leave my city. I've asked nicely several times.
 
2012-12-04 04:47:48 PM
I am amused by this.
 
2012-12-04 04:48:54 PM

Elzar: I thought Warren lived in a wigwam and practiced smoke signals with her 'peace' pipe...


How?
 
2012-12-04 04:53:02 PM

vernonFL: Elzar: I thought Warren lived in a wigwam and practiced smoke signals with her 'peace' pipe...

How?


Scrambled. 
 
2012-12-04 05:11:39 PM

Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 05:11:46 PM

mrshowrules: Corvus: namatad: Lionel Mandrake: xenophon10k: cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 05:13:22 PM

bradkanus: So... that's my answer.


That's funny, none of that has to do with why the Democrats are identical to the Republicans. Did you forget the question?
 
2012-12-04 05:13:23 PM

bradkanus: Weaver95: bradkanus:
The democrats have no intention of doing anything with wall street. Neither do the Republicans.

and you know this because....?

So when the Democrats held the house, the senate and the white house (which includes all the lovely regulatory bodies we have now) they did what? Dodd Frank - which did nothing. Well, it screwed consumer by forcing them toward the Bank of Americas and Wells Fargos of the world. It was a gift to the biggest assholes in the industry and spanking for small banks. Not a year later they were working on 1,009 page "fix" to all the mess they created. Since then they haven't even put real reform on the agenda.


Between Franken's certification and Brown taking office, Democrats had a super-majority in the Senate for a total of 9 months. In that time they passed the closest the US has ever seen to universal health care on a bare, 60-vote, party-line vote. Democrats exhausted too much political capital to give Dodd-Frank teeth in that same 9-month time frame.
 
2012-12-04 05:14:50 PM

mrshowrules: Corvus: namatad: Lionel Mandrake: xenophon10k: cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: this amuses me.

 
2012-12-04 05:16:50 PM
Huh. It almost seems as if when they struck her down, she became more powerful than they could possibly imagine.
 
2012-12-04 05:16:51 PM
Are we gonna have Biden versus Warren in the Democratic primary in 2016?
 
2012-12-04 05:17:38 PM
Excellent. Might be damn near impossible to achieve any meaningful change in this congress, but her appointment would be a welcome 'f*ck you' to the financial sector.
 
2012-12-04 05:18:29 PM
This bemuses me.
 
2012-12-04 05:19:02 PM

Flab: mrshowrules: Corvus: namatad: Lionel Mandrake: xenophon10k: cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: this amuses me.


Unfortunately, it probably isn't going to change much of anything.
 
2012-12-04 05:19:42 PM

fringedmyotis: Excellent. Might be damn near impossible to achieve any meaningful change in this congress, but her appointment would be a welcome 'f*ck you' to the financial sector.


I just hope she doesn't succumb to the power of the dark side.

I hear they have cookies.
 
2012-12-04 05:22:29 PM

Lumpmoose: bradkanus: Weaver95: bradkanus:
The democrats have no intention of doing anything with wall street. Neither do the Republicans.

and you know this because....?

So when the Democrats held the house, the senate and the white house (which includes all the lovely regulatory bodies we have now) they did what? Dodd Frank - which did nothing. Well, it screwed consumer by forcing them toward the Bank of Americas and Wells Fargos of the world. It was a gift to the biggest assholes in the industry and spanking for small banks. Not a year later they were working on 1,009 page "fix" to all the mess they created. Since then they haven't even put real reform on the agenda.

Between Franken's certification and Brown taking office, Democrats had a super-majority in the Senate for a total of 9 months. In that time they passed the closest the US has ever seen to universal health care on a bare, 60-vote, party-line vote. Democrats exhausted too much political capital to give Dodd-Frank teeth in that same 9-month time frame.


Not to mention Ted Kennedy's death and the appointment of his replacement. When you take this into account and subtract recesses, you're looking at about 3.5 months of actual supermajority, and that's when they could wheel Robert Byrd from his hospital room.
 
2012-12-04 05:23:09 PM
On the one hand: Democrats are anti-business. On the other hand: they're just as beholden to business as Republicans. On the third hand: f*ck Democrats for something or another, because because, you know?
 
2012-12-04 05:23:21 PM
Take it from a guy with "Crotch" in his handle, anyone with the word "anus" in theirs prolly ain't posting seriously or to be taken seriously.

Brad, what does that K stand for anyway?
 
2012-12-04 05:23:52 PM
first thing she will do is give wall street back to her queeapog ancestors
 
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