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(Talking Points Memo)   Elizabeth Warren is pissed that the Senate GOP is filibustering the nomination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director. Welcome to Washington, Senator   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 50
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2013-03-14 07:22:03 AM
Oh, don't feel left out.. they haven't had a confirmed head of the ATF ever since Congress made it a confirmable position.
 
2013-03-14 08:17:31 AM
Ron Paul spoke for 12 hours to filibuster something or other. The filibuster in general seems like such a childish, dick move. No wonder both sides of the aisle hates congress.
 
2013-03-14 08:35:25 AM
IIRC, didn't the CFPB have some really bizarre rulings recently?  I thought some of them were.
 
2013-03-14 08:56:13 AM
if she's not careful, the bankers are gonna have her killed.
 
2013-03-14 09:05:41 AM
Let them filibuster.

We can call them the party of pants wetters.
 
2013-03-14 09:08:02 AM

fluffy2097: Let them filibuster.

We can call them the party of pants wetters.


the problem with that, is our government agencies have no leader then. That's never a good thing if we want it to function properly
 
2013-03-14 09:09:00 AM
Has anybody asked Scott Brown what happened the last time Senate Republicans filibustered the nomination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director? I'm sure he has plenty of free time to discuss it.
 
2013-03-14 09:09:28 AM
Cordray for Senate 2014.

Just keep it up GOP.
 
2013-03-14 09:10:15 AM

somedude210: fluffy2097: Let them filibuster.

We can call them the party of pants wetters.

the problem with that, is our government agencies have no leader then. That's never a good thing if we want it to function properly


How is this different from how they are failing to function for the past decade or so?
 
2013-03-14 09:12:39 AM
"What I want to know is why, since the 1800s, have there been agencies all over Washington with a single director, including the OCC, but unlike the consumer agency, no one in the U.S. Senate has held up confirmation of their directors demanding that the agency be redesigned," Warren said. "What I want to know is why every banking regulator since the Civil War has been funded outside the appropriations process but unlike the consumer agency no one in the United States Senate has held up confirmation of their directors demanding that that agency or those agencies be redesigned."

Because Republicans are plutocratic assholes, who have no interest in helping anyone but themselves and their wealthy donors, Sen. Warren...

But it's good to see someone in Congress hammering the GOP on this.
 
2013-03-14 09:14:15 AM

Weaver95: if she's not careful, the bankers are gonna have her killed.


Not as long as the bankers have one political party wholly dedicated to their cause, and another one that has to make nice with them just to keep their seats.
 
2013-03-14 09:19:54 AM

EyeballKid: Has anybody asked Scott Brown what happened the last time Senate Republicans filibustered the nomination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director? I'm sure he has plenty of free time to discuss it.


+1
 
2013-03-14 09:21:17 AM

somedude210: fluffy2097: Let them filibuster.

We can call them the party of pants wetters.

the problem with that, is our government agencies have no leader then. That's never a good thing if we want it to function properly


Obama for King, I guess?

I mean, as a statesman he's a bit on the meh side, but he's not actively trying to destroy the nation and he's demonstrated an ability to produce heirs at least.

The USSC could be his aristocracy, they're a bit on the mad side but at least they're capable of doing things.

There, problem fixed.

//For congress, they get an affirmative answer to the drone strikes on US soil the hard way, and nothing of value is lost.
//This post is not serious, Mr. one guy that's actually stupid enough to think it is.
 
2013-03-14 09:25:23 AM

xanadian: IIRC, didn't the CFPB have some really bizarre rulings recently?  I thought some of them were.


Three words accurately describe that new thin slice of heaven bestowed upon the American public: Mongolian.Cluster.Fark.
 
2013-03-14 09:28:04 AM
I hear Obama wants to have a ham sammich for lunch.  are they going to filibuster that too?
 
2013-03-14 09:28:40 AM
Republican playbook: Obstruct government any way it can, then point the finger at government and say its broken.
 
2013-03-14 09:30:04 AM

Generation_D: Republican playbook: Obstruct government any way it can, then point the finger at government and say its broken.


And then when anything goes wrong, blame the Democrats for it.
 
2013-03-14 09:31:13 AM

EyeballKid: Has anybody asked Scott Brown what happened the last time Senate Republicans filibustered the nomination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director? I'm sure he has plenty of free time to discuss it.


Scott Brown's too busy with his new job helping the people who really matter...

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown announced Monday he had landed a new job with an international law firm ... The firm said Brown would be involved in business and governmental affairs, with a focus on the financial services industry and commercial real estate. Link
 
2013-03-14 09:32:44 AM

Weaver95: Generation_D: Republican playbook: Obstruct government any way it can, then point the finger at government and say its broken.

And then when anything goes wrong, blame the Democrats for it.


It's really funny to see how scared they are by the DHS.  Who implemented that piece of crap organization again?
 
2013-03-14 09:35:31 AM

keylock71: EyeballKid: Has anybody asked Scott Brown what happened the last time Senate Republicans filibustered the nomination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director? I'm sure he has plenty of free time to discuss it.

Scott Brown's too busy with his new job helping the people who really matter...

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown announced Monday he had landed a new job with an international law firm ... The firm said Brown would be involved in business and governmental affairs, with a focus on the financial services industry and commercial real estate. Link


That would be hilarious if for some reason one of his clients gets dragged before the Senate Banking committee. It'll never happen, but that would be amusing
 
2013-03-14 09:38:52 AM

AdmirableSnackbar: Weaver95: Generation_D: Republican playbook: Obstruct government any way it can, then point the finger at government and say its broken.

And then when anything goes wrong, blame the Democrats for it.

It's really funny to see how scared they are by the DHS.  Who implemented that piece of crap organization again?


what I find equal parts amusing and annoying is when the GOP blocks and obfuscates the function of government agencies, tries and fails to pin the blame on the Democrats for the backlash and then claims that 'both parties are the same'.  I mean how do you confront a group of people who are that deluded?  how many times have we seen this exact sequence of events play out here on fark...?

GOP blocks government
Democrats try to stop the GOP
backlash ensues
GOP blames the Democrats for the entire mess
GOP shills on fark accuse anyone pointing out the facts of the matter of being 'anti-Republican'.
Democrats marvel at the sheer insanity of it all.

this happens all the damn time.
 
2013-03-14 09:47:44 AM

Weaver95: AdmirableSnackbar: Weaver95: Generation_D: Republican playbook: Obstruct government any way it can, then point the finger at government and say its broken.

And then when anything goes wrong, blame the Democrats for it.

It's really funny to see how scared they are by the DHS.  Who implemented that piece of crap organization again?

what I find equal parts amusing and annoying is when the GOP blocks and obfuscates the function of government agencies, tries and fails to pin the blame on the Democrats for the backlash and then claims that 'both parties are the same'.  I mean how do you confront a group of people who are that deluded?  how many times have we seen this exact sequence of events play out here on fark...?

GOP blocks government
Democrats try to stop the GOP
backlash ensues
GOP blames the Democrats for the entire mess
GOP shills on fark accuse anyone pointing out the facts of the matter of being 'anti-Republican'.
Democrats marvel at the sheer insanity of it all.

this happens all the damn time.


I've been accused of being a partisan shill for pointing this out to people.  I understand living inside the "reality bubble" the Republicans have created (I did it for my first 20 or so years) but at this point people are reinforcing their bubble to keep out the real world.  The information age has really shown how hard people have work to remain partisans for the GOP.  At some point, shouldn't they realize that they are working so hard to maintain that bubble not because everyone else is partisan against them but because they are the ones who care about the party more than the country?

/On topic, I love that Elizabeth Warren is my Senator.
 
2013-03-14 09:52:36 AM

AdmirableSnackbar: /On topic, I love that Elizabeth Warren is my Senator.


Indeed... Already looking forward to reelecting her.
 
2013-03-14 10:00:35 AM

keylock71: AdmirableSnackbar: /On topic, I love that Elizabeth Warren is my Senator.

Indeed... Already looking forward to reelecting her.


thirded. Hopefully my buddy will still be working for her by then
 
2013-03-14 10:02:32 AM
They should just force the filibuster. Make those treasonous SOBs talk it out on the floor. I'm sure that will make a great media show.
 
2013-03-14 10:09:52 AM

AdmirableSnackbar: Weaver95: AdmirableSnackbar: Weaver95: Generation_D: Republican playbook: Obstruct government any way it can, then point the finger at government and say its broken.

And then when anything goes wrong, blame the Democrats for it.

It's really funny to see how scared they are by the DHS.  Who implemented that piece of crap organization again?

what I find equal parts amusing and annoying is when the GOP blocks and obfuscates the function of government agencies, tries and fails to pin the blame on the Democrats for the backlash and then claims that 'both parties are the same'.  I mean how do you confront a group of people who are that deluded?  how many times have we seen this exact sequence of events play out here on fark...?

GOP blocks government
Democrats try to stop the GOP
backlash ensues
GOP blames the Democrats for the entire mess
GOP shills on fark accuse anyone pointing out the facts of the matter of being 'anti-Republican'.
Democrats marvel at the sheer insanity of it all.

this happens all the damn time.

I've been accused of being a partisan shill for pointing this out to people.  I understand living inside the "reality bubble" the Republicans have created (I did it for my first 20 or so years) but at this point people are reinforcing their bubble to keep out the real world.  The information age has really shown how hard people have work to remain partisans for the GOP.  At some point, shouldn't they realize that they are working so hard to maintain that bubble not because everyone else is partisan against them but because they are the ones who care about the party more than the country?

/On topic, I love that Elizabeth Warren is my Senator.


This. I too spent my early 20's living in the same bubble but after living in the real world for a few years if you're objective you'll eventually come to see the R Party as sad and deluded.

/jealous you get to have Warren as a senator.
//but I've got Klobuchar and Franken so I'm doing ok.
 
2013-03-14 10:11:33 AM

fluffy2097: Let them filibuster.

We can call them the party of pants wetters.



We already have a name: Heroes.
 
2013-03-14 10:12:20 AM
You know who else is pissed that the Senate GOP is filibustering the nomination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director?

Me. That's who. And a lot of other people, too.

Welcome to the backlash from the electorate, GOP.
 
2013-03-14 10:17:56 AM

somedude210: keylock71: AdmirableSnackbar: /On topic, I love that Elizabeth Warren is my Senator.

Indeed... Already looking forward to reelecting her.

thirded. Hopefully my buddy will still be working for her by then


Seriously, how great is it to have a politician in office who actually follows through on campaign promises and works for the benefit of the American people?  Even Tea Partiers should be happy to have her in office.
 
2013-03-14 10:20:54 AM
I don't know, I guess I'm ignorant when it comes to politics but the filibuster seems like playground shiat that wouldn't fly in a jr high student government.
 
2013-03-14 10:26:06 AM

AdmirableSnackbar: somedude210: keylock71: AdmirableSnackbar: /On topic, I love that Elizabeth Warren is my Senator.

Indeed... Already looking forward to reelecting her.

thirded. Hopefully my buddy will still be working for her by then

Seriously, how great is it to have a politician in office who actually follows through on campaign promises and works for the benefit of the American people?  Even Tea Partiers should be happy to have her in office.


HA! Tea Partiers don't like anyone with a D next to their name. Sucks for Senator Danny Dussle-Dorf. I heard her speak once at a my local middle school shortly after she got the nom and it sold both me and my friend on voting for her (we both voted Brown last time because of Coakley...So happy Coakley stayed as AG, she's much better at that)

Obama, Warren, Huntsman: all of them are incredibly pragmatic statesmen who see government service as a chance to change the country for the better, not to line their pockets or gain social status. Those are the people that we need more of, regardless of political affiliation
 
2013-03-14 10:43:00 AM
Dear GOP,
You could've had Elizabeth Warren as head of the CFPB. Then when Obama's term ends she would be replaced with someone else---perhaps even a Republican. But you filibustered her for no real reason. And now she's a Senator, who won't be going anywhere for 6 years, and will likely be reelected, staying in the Senate for a while. I guess what I'm saying is that you brought this on yourselves, so I'm just going to point and laugh. *Points and laughs*
 
2013-03-14 10:48:18 AM
I really like her.
 
2013-03-14 10:48:39 AM
I just don't understand how any Republican/Right Winger who's part of "the 99%" could possibly be against this agency.  I know there's a blind devotion to "the free market" no matter how many times it farks them, but it still seems incredibly short-sighted.
 
2013-03-14 10:50:44 AM

DRFS Rich: I just don't understand how any Republican/Right Winger who's part of "the 99%" could possibly be against this agency.  I know there's a blind devotion to "the free market" no matter how many times it farks them, but it still seems incredibly short-sighted.


And there's your answer
 
2013-03-14 10:51:29 AM

DRFS Rich: I just don't understand how any Republican/Right Winger who's part of "the 99%" could possibly be against this agency.  I know there's a blind devotion to "the free market" no matter how many times it farks them, but it still seems incredibly short-sighted.


Sociopathy.

When people argue that such an agency shouldn't exist because people should go it alone when dealing with banks and credit card companies.. yeah, that's like telling a wolf to leave the pack behind and fight a bear alone.
 
2013-03-14 11:15:07 AM

EyeballKid: Has anybody asked Scott Brown what happened the last time Senate Republicans filibustered the nomination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director? I'm sure he has plenty of free time to discuss it.


Hell, if Cordray wants to move to MA, we have a seat going up in 2014. And we're not exactly known for a high turnover rate in the Senate (until Kennedy died and farked it all up - now it's an annual thing apparently).

Maybe we can start a precedent of immediately electing filibustered CFPB director nominees into the Senate, and we'll see how many more spite-filibusters the GOP can stomach.

/i dunno
//here are some slashies
 
2013-03-14 11:27:51 AM

ManateeGag: I hear Obama wants to have a ham sammich for lunch.  are they going to filibuster that too?


That's busy getting indicted, but have the GOP's people call ham sammich's people to arrange a time.
 
2013-03-14 11:30:54 AM
One side does something, the other screams outrage. I'd say she gets it just fine.
 
2013-03-14 11:52:50 AM
Elizabeth is pissed? Not news. News: why aren't you?
 
2013-03-14 12:13:45 PM
Just imagine how good our government would be if Republicans didn't exist.
 
2013-03-14 12:37:49 PM
Democrats had their chance to do real filibuster reform and chickened out.

Republicans won't hesitate to enact those same types of reforms if they get the majority. They'd never tolerate Democrats blocking as many things as the Republicans are blocking now.
 
2013-03-14 12:49:11 PM
This particular piece of obstructionism on the part of the Republican controlled congress is going to come back and hit them in the face come election time. Being against protecting consumers and in favor of protecting big banks doesn't sell well.
 
2013-03-14 12:49:50 PM

AdmirableSnackbar: Weaver95: AdmirableSnackbar: Weaver95: Generation_D: Republican playbook: Obstruct government any way it can, then point the finger at government and say its broken.

And then when anything goes wrong, blame the Democrats for it.

It's really funny to see how scared they are by the DHS.  Who implemented that piece of crap organization again?

what I find equal parts amusing and annoying is when the GOP blocks and obfuscates the function of government agencies, tries and fails to pin the blame on the Democrats for the backlash and then claims that 'both parties are the same'.  I mean how do you confront a group of people who are that deluded?  how many times have we seen this exact sequence of events play out here on fark...?

GOP blocks government
Democrats try to stop the GOP
backlash ensues
GOP blames the Democrats for the entire mess
GOP shills on fark accuse anyone pointing out the facts of the matter of being 'anti-Republican'.
Democrats marvel at the sheer insanity of it all.

this happens all the damn time.

I've been accused of being a partisan shill for pointing this out to people.  I understand living inside the "reality bubble" the Republicans have created (I did it for my first 20 or so years) but at this point people are reinforcing their bubble to keep out the real world.  The information age has really shown how hard people have work to remain partisans for the GOP.  At some point, shouldn't they realize that they are working so hard to maintain that bubble not because everyone else is partisan against them but because they are the ones who care about the party more than the country?

/On topic, I love that Elizabeth Warren is my Senator.


THIS

/fellow Massholes get favorited green
 
2013-03-14 01:43:00 PM
Welcome to the New Washington.
 
2013-03-14 02:25:50 PM

Mr_Fabulous: You know who else is pissed that the Senate GOP is filibustering the nomination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director?

Me. That's who. And a lot of other people, too.

Welcome to the backlash from the electorate, GOP.


Me, too.  I wish Presidential appointments became official in the absence of action by Congress after a specific period of time.  This passive-aggressive obstruction is infuriating.  Do your farking job or GTFO!
 
2013-03-14 08:27:45 PM

fluffy2097: Let them filibuster.

We can call them the party of pants wetters.


Can we call them that?  Depends.
 
2013-03-14 09:33:24 PM
What does she have her panties in a wad over today?  Is it bankers?  (Yawn)

/some banker must have wrecked her and ditched her back in the day.
 
2013-03-14 09:46:06 PM

cchris_39: What does she have her panties in a wad over today?  Is it bankers?  (Yawn)

/some banker must have wrecked her and ditched her back in the day.


well...a bunch of bankers collectively went all Viking Raider on us, raped and pillaged the country and as they sailed away cried back "But wait! We're poor and helpless! Please do help us!"
 
2013-03-15 06:43:54 AM

cchris_39: What does she have her panties in a wad over today?  Is it bankers?  (Yawn)

/some banker must have wrecked her and ditched her back in the day.


Ignorance is bliss, I suppose...
 
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