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(Politico)   What do GOP senators have to show for their three-year fight to restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, before confirming anyone as director? A whole bucketful of nothing, and SENATOR Elizabeth Warren   (politico.com ) divider line
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2013-07-17 11:50:24 AM  
6 votes:

DamnYankees: I'm not sure how they lost here. They have crippled the agency for years. The damage is done.


The Agency hasn't been "Crippled" at al, internally..and I work with them on a frequent basis, they've more or less ignored the whole thing and gone full speed ahead.   They've already drawn some serious blood from the banks (bumping the RObo-signing settlement from $5 billion to $25 billion thanks to an economic analysis Warren ordered; making Capitol one and HSBC fork over $500 mil each for selling credit card insurance to old folks...etc) and Finally got the mortgage rules written (though the don;t take effect yet) and the new Mortgage discloure  requirements alone will make comparison shopping for home loans insanely easier.

A lot of breath is now being held as to what they take aim at next (pre-paid debit card fees and Abritration clauses look to be in their sights)
2013-07-17 11:50:47 AM  
5 votes:

Speaker2Animals: As I said in another thread, this woman needs to run for presiden

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I do believe that she will be our first female President, and while I do not know all her beliefs inside and out, I do believe at this time I would vote for her in both the primary and general election.  Everything I have seen from her, I like.
2013-07-17 01:59:42 PM  
4 votes:

cchris_39: Jackson Herring: thomps: holy sh*t, so like a super ultra moderate?

the joke of course is that she is far more liberal than hillary and obama combined times a thousand, which is why many of us were so proud to vote for her

What reform to the banking system would you most like to see her pursue?


Well I'm kinda digging the bill She and Maria Cantwell (D-Wa) John McCain (R-Az) and Angus King (I-ME) are co-sponsoring which they describe as a "21st Century Glass-Stegall Act", it's nice to see a bi-parisan, (hell technically Tri-partisan) effort at serious banking reform

Look, I've dealt with Warren, both when she was at CFPB and back when I worked for Treasury's TARP program and she was the head of the Congressional Oversight Panel that watchdogged TARP (and She was the darling of every Congressional Republican because of her criticism of how TARP was being handled).  The woman is SCARY smart, and she takes her time to know what she's talking about before she opens her mouth, so god help you if you try to BS her.
2013-07-17 01:33:14 PM  
3 votes:
I love Elizabeth Warren to death. I would marry her tomorrow. She should not run for President. She should remain a Senator for as long as MA will have her, and run that Banking Committee with an iron fist when she can.  Sad to say, but the first female President must be Hillary, or a female general.  Warren does not appear to have the foreign policy chops or the balls (literally and figuratively) to be commander in chief. It's sexist to say so, but the very first woman President has to be a real sonofabiatch to be taken seriously on the world stage, especially by other countries, especially in times of war. It won't be a Napolitano or Susana Martinez type.

So Hillary it shall be, or whichever female 4-star general decides to run subsequently. It's not right, but it's just how it is.
2013-07-17 12:30:16 PM  
3 votes:
it could not exercise any new authority, including the ability to supervise nonbanks like payday lenders or debt-collection firms, until a director is in place

So the GOP is all about protecting loan sharks and scumbags.
2013-07-17 10:03:12 AM  
3 votes:

calm like a bomb: Pissing her off was a really bad idea.  She's out for scalps.


As I said in another thread, this woman needs to run for president.
2013-07-17 01:30:44 PM  
2 votes:

bdub77: serpent_sky: Speaker2Animals: As I said in another thread, this woman needs to run for president

I do believe that she will be our first female President, and while I do not know all her beliefs inside and out, I do believe at this time I would vote for her in both the primary and general election.  Everything I have seen from her, I like.

Her biggest problem is that Clinton is pretty likely in 2016 and Warren is as old as Clinton. She really can only run in 2016 realistically, after which time she will be too old to run.

I wouldn't mind seeing a Clinton/Warren ticket to be perfectly frank.


fark Clinton. She is a farking horrible corporatist tool. Why the fark any sane person would want someone who served on the boards of WalMart and Monsanto to run this farkin' country is beyond me. Yeah, she's out to make America better for everyone; not just herself and her friends...

fark Hilary. If she is anywhere on a 2016 ticket I'm staying home.
2013-07-17 01:25:52 PM  
2 votes:
The GOPpers would still prefer to burn the U.S. to the waterline then to admit any error or accept any truth contrary to their fantasies.
2013-07-17 12:53:52 PM  
2 votes:

thomps: holy sh*t, so like a super ultra moderate?


the joke of course is that she is far more liberal than hillary and obama combined times a thousand, which is why many of us were so proud to vote for her
2013-07-17 12:33:32 PM  
2 votes:

bdub77: serpent_sky: Speaker2Animals: As I said in another thread, this woman needs to run for president

I do believe that she will be our first female President, and while I do not know all her beliefs inside and out, I do believe at this time I would vote for her in both the primary and general election.  Everything I have seen from her, I like.

Her biggest problem is that Clinton is pretty likely in 2016 and Warren is as old as Clinton. She really can only run in 2016 realistically, after which time she will be too old to run.

I wouldn't mind seeing a Clinton/Warren ticket to be perfectly frank.



The GOP would counter with a Palin/Bachmann ticket to prove they're not misogynists.
2013-07-17 12:31:15 PM  
2 votes:
Laser-like focus.
2013-07-17 12:20:13 PM  
2 votes:

serpent_sky: Speaker2Animals: As I said in another thread, this woman needs to run for president

I do believe that she will be our first female President, and while I do not know all her beliefs inside and out, I do believe at this time I would vote for her in both the primary and general election.  Everything I have seen from her, I like.


Her biggest problem is that Clinton is pretty likely in 2016 and Warren is as old as Clinton. She really can only run in 2016 realistically, after which time she will be too old to run.

I wouldn't mind seeing a Clinton/Warren ticket to be perfectly frank.
2013-07-17 12:00:24 PM  
2 votes:
For Republicans, being petty obstructionist assholes is its own reward.
2013-07-17 09:25:43 AM  
2 votes:
Pissing her off was a really bad idea.  She's out for scalps.
2013-07-17 12:51:56 PM  
1 vote:

BMulligan: thomps: Funk Brothers: Most voters don't know that Warren is much more liberal than Hillary and Obama combined.

holy sh*t, so like a super ultra moderate?

Hell yes. She's almost as liberal as Eisenhower!


Totally!  If she drifts any more left, she'll be Hitler!!
2013-07-17 12:51:02 PM  
1 vote:

Lord_Baull: bdub77: serpent_sky: Speaker2Animals: As I said in another thread, this woman needs to run for president

I do believe that she will be our first female President, and while I do not know all her beliefs inside and out, I do believe at this time I would vote for her in both the primary and general election.  Everything I have seen from her, I like.

Her biggest problem is that Clinton is pretty likely in 2016 and Warren is as old as Clinton. She really can only run in 2016 realistically, after which time she will be too old to run.

I wouldn't mind seeing a Clinton/Warren ticket to be perfectly frank.


The GOP would counter with a Palin/Bachmann ticket to prove they're not misogynists.


I'd be ok with that. It would be a surefire win for the dems.
2013-07-17 12:50:40 PM  
1 vote:
The hilarious thing is that even in the off-chance the GOP win the White House in 2016, Cordray's 5 year appointment expire until almost the end of President  Rubio/Christie/Cleetus' first term thanks to the feet dragging.
2013-07-17 12:44:07 PM  
1 vote:

thomps: Funk Brothers: Most voters don't know that Warren is much more liberal than Hillary and Obama combined.

holy sh*t, so like a super ultra moderate?


Hell yes. She's almost as liberal as Eisenhower!
2013-07-17 12:39:12 PM  
1 vote:

Funk Brothers: Most voters don't know that Warren is much more liberal than Hillary and Obama combined.


holy sh*t, so like a super ultra moderate?
2013-07-17 11:45:33 AM  
1 vote:

Hollie Maea: Grand_Moff_Joseph: and for their next trick:  Squandering a sure-fire Senate hold in Wyoming.

I don't think even they can pull that off.  Last election the GOP got 75% of the vote.  Even if Enzi and Cheney split the conservative vote perfectly they'd still beat whoever ran as a Democrat.


Well best case scenario is Liz beat Enzi in the Primary, and then has a Akin-like meltdown on the campaign trail, or maybe a finacial scandal involveing Halliburton explodes in her  face, or She and mary are revealed to have more in common than she's previously admitted....but yeah, other than that...
 
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