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2020-10-29 10:02:09 PM  
Pretty sure The Hill is reporting this because they think it's a bad thing... fro Democrats, I dunno, maybe don't get your hopes up, she's got a long career ahed in the Senate.
 
2020-10-29 10:03:48 PM  

Monty_Zoncolan: Pretty sure The Hill is reporting this because they think it's a bad thing... fro Democrats, I dunno, maybe don't get your hopes up, she's got a long career ahed in the Senate.


Hopes are up in any case.
 
2020-10-29 10:10:43 PM  
It's all good when she's involved but I think she's in a sweet spot... Senators only take cabinet positions when they want to retire.
 
2020-10-29 10:14:34 PM  
Treasury or Commerce would be good.

Senate, with a committee chair, would probably be better.
 
2020-10-29 10:26:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: Treasury or Commerce would be good.

Senate, with a committee chair, would probably be better.


Yeah - if the Senate is close, she is far more valuable there as a strong Committee chair
 
2020-10-29 10:26:40 PM  
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2020-10-29 10:28:21 PM  
Eight years potentially of Liz Warren regulating the banking industry could change the world for American consumers. And when the banks don't fail after all, the GOP won't be able to reverse it.

Might push me out of business though.

/bankruptcy lawyer
 
2020-10-29 10:53:57 PM  

NeoCortex42: Treasury or Commerce would be good.

Senate, with a committee chair, would probably be better.


Senate Majority Leader
 
2020-10-29 10:54:53 PM  

propasaurus: NeoCortex42: Treasury or Commerce would be good.

Senate, with a committee chair, would probably be better.

Senate Majority Leader


Not sure if my first choice, but I can't argue that it wouldn't probably be an improvement at least.
 
2020-10-30 12:22:44 AM  
Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?
 
2020-10-30 1:40:42 AM  
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Because Liz Warren being in charge of the money is just that good. I don't care how, Senate committee, Secretary of Treasury, whatevs. Just make it so!
 
2020-10-30 3:22:27 AM  
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2020-10-30 4:06:15 AM  

Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?


Biden wouldn't make her Treasury Secretary until after he's actually President (January  20th).  He's not a dumbass like Donnie.
 
2020-10-30 4:28:22 AM  
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2020-10-30 5:36:09 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: [...]she's got a long career ahed in the Senate.


Not really. She finished third in her home state during the primaries.
 
2020-10-30 5:37:11 AM  
Never gonna happen. Obama's people were too afraid of her to let her run the CFPB.

But, if it does, I'll frame a dollar bill with her name on it.
 
2020-10-30 5:39:42 AM  
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2020-10-30 5:44:28 AM  

PaulRB: Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?

Biden wouldn't make her Treasury Secretary until after he's actually President (January  20th).  He's not a dumbass like Donnie.


Maybe I'm missing something, but what difference does that make?  You're still losing a vote in the senate right?
 
2020-10-30 5:46:32 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: Monty_Zoncolan: [...]she's got a long career ahed in the Senate.

Not really. She finished third in her home state during the primaries.


So we should be worried  that Joe or Bernie might run for senator in MA.

She won her last election with 60-something percent of the vote.
 
2020-10-30 5:52:05 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: Monty_Zoncolan: [...]she's got a long career ahed in the Senate.

Not really. She finished third in her home state during the primaries.


Wanna know how I know you don't live in MA?
 
2020-10-30 5:56:52 AM  
Would she be able to wield more influence as SecTres, or as the chair of the Senate Banking Committee?
 
2020-10-30 5:58:18 AM  

Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?


Quite probably, until a special election could be held - though worth noting, last time Massachusetts did that (10 years ago when Ted Kennedy died), a Republican won the special election (Warren actually won that seat when the next regular election was held). I doubt a Republican could win a special election there at this moment, but there are no guarantees.

If the Dems win both the White House and a firm majority in the Senate, it might be worth it to give up the seat for a little while if Warren could better serve elsewhere, but there's no rush to do anything until after November 3.
 
2020-10-30 6:00:18 AM  
Calm yourself subby. This is America. No drastic changes are going to be made to the system, however necessary or smart they may be.

Secondly, absolutely NOTHING will happen if there is a GOP senate after the election so it would be the height of stupidity to hand a Republican governor the chance to install a senator in an otherwise safe blue seat.
 
2020-10-30 6:01:23 AM  

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Define rich. My dad worked his ass off and is retired and is all set.

Then again his retirement wasn't plundered through multiple admins, has a pension, etc.

So, yeah, it's rigged.
 
2020-10-30 6:04:30 AM  
While I'm sure she'd do an awesome job at Treasury, I'd rather she stay in the Senate. She's got a lot more clout as a Senator (IMO) can do a lot more good right where she is.
 
2020-10-30 6:08:39 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Monty_Zoncolan: Pretty sure The Hill is reporting this because they think it's a bad thing... fro Democrats, I dunno, maybe don't get your hopes up, she's got a long career ahed in the Senate.

Hopes are up in any case.


Your hopes are up at the Republican governor of Connecticut will appoint her replacement?

I backed Warren for president, but the fact that her seat will swing to the opposite party for at least a little while always bothered me. For being president, I think that's an OK trade off. For a cabinet seat? That's not good for the country.
 
2020-10-30 6:09:21 AM  
I'd still rather have voted for her, but honestly it might be a more useful position for her to be in.
 
2020-10-30 6:09:41 AM  

eKonk: Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?

Quite probably, until a special election could be held - though worth noting, last time Massachusetts did that (10 years ago when Ted Kennedy died), a Republican won the special election (Warren actually won that seat when the next regular election was held). I doubt a Republican could win a special election there at this moment, but there are no guarantees.

If the Dems win both the White House and a firm majority in the Senate, it might be worth it to give up the seat for a little while if Warren could better serve elsewhere, but there's no rush to do anything until after November 3.


Technically not true on one fact. Ed Markey was elected in a special election to fill John Kerry's seat. So their system has happened more than once

Your point does stand on the possibility of a republican winning. It's true Scott Brown did win Ted Kennedy's seat over Martha Coakley. Coakley, however, has probably gotten more Republicans elected in Massachusetts than Reagan.
 
2020-10-30 6:17:37 AM  

Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?


likely. If the Democrats can take the Senate with enough of a majority to absorb the loss of one Senator, then by all means, pick Warren for a Cabinet position. Otherwise leave her where she is.
 
2020-10-30 6:17:38 AM  

mcnguyen: PaulRB: Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?

Biden wouldn't make her Treasury Secretary until after he's actually President (January  20th).  He's not a dumbass like Donnie.

Maybe I'm missing something, but what difference does that make?  You're still losing a vote in the senate right?


Meaning that there could a be a new governor, probably.

Except the gubernatorial election in MA doesn't happen until 2022.
 
2020-10-30 6:19:54 AM  

CheatCommando: Urmuf Hamer: Monty_Zoncolan: Pretty sure The Hill is reporting this because they think it's a bad thing... fro Democrats, I dunno, maybe don't get your hopes up, she's got a long career ahed in the Senate.

Hopes are up in any case.

Your hopes are up at the Republican governor of Connecticut will appoint her replacement?

I backed Warren for president, but the fact that her seat will swing to the opposite party for at least a little while always bothered me. For being president, I think that's an OK trade off. For a cabinet seat? That's not good for the country.


Connecticut?  You do know she's a Massachusetts Senator, right?
 
2020-10-30 6:21:36 AM  
Stop suggesting senators go to the admin's cabinet. The Dems need senators too.
 
2020-10-30 6:26:14 AM  

mcnguyen: PaulRB: Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?

Biden wouldn't make her Treasury Secretary until after he's actually President (January  20th).  He's not a dumbass like Donnie.

Maybe I'm missing something, but what difference does that make?  You're still losing a vote in the senate right?


Woops, I somehow missed the Republican governor part (him picking).  My mistake.
 
2020-10-30 6:26:29 AM  

Aar1012: eKonk: Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?

Quite probably, until a special election could be held - though worth noting, last time Massachusetts did that (10 years ago when Ted Kennedy died), a Republican won the special election (Warren actually won that seat when the next regular election was held). I doubt a Republican could win a special election there at this moment, but there are no guarantees.

If the Dems win both the White House and a firm majority in the Senate, it might be worth it to give up the seat for a little while if Warren could better serve elsewhere, but there's no rush to do anything until after November 3.

Technically not true on one fact. Ed Markey was elected in a special election to fill John Kerry's seat. So their system has happened more than once

Your point does stand on the possibility of a republican winning. It's true Scott Brown did win Ted Kennedy's seat over Martha Coakley. Coakley, however, has probably gotten more Republicans elected in Massachusetts than Reagan.


Good point, I'd forgotten that Mass had a more recent special election, and I should clarify that I think Scott Brown was an anomaly that was helped by running against Martha Martha Martha.

I would wager that they'd end up with a Republican seat filler for ~6 months or so (even if their governor is liberal among Republicans, he's still a Republican), but would correct that when the special election was held.

For the record, while I think Warren would make a great cabinet member (in any position, really), I value her in the Senate more, at least the way things look right now.
 
2020-10-30 6:29:43 AM  
Wont happen, she gave away everything she had to offer Biden for free. He aint giving her shiat. 
Same goes for Bernie.
 
2020-10-30 6:38:19 AM  

PaulRB: Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?

Biden wouldn't make her Treasury Secretary until after he's actually President (January  20th).  He's not a dumbass like Donnie.


That's not the issue.

If she vacates her seat, it is filled according to the law of her state. In this case, the governor appoints an interim senator until a special election can be held.

The governor of Massachusetts is a Republican. He would fill her seat with her Republican.

Even if it only lasts for six months, unless the Democrats have a big enough majority in the Senate that they can afford to lose a seat, that appointments Senator would be able to obstruct the entire legislative agenda at a critical point in time.
 
2020-10-30 6:38:37 AM  
Let's see how the senate turns out. Not worth losing a vote over given how razor thin the margin is going to be.
 
2020-10-30 6:43:36 AM  

eKonk: Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?

Quite probably, until a special election could be held - though worth noting, last time Massachusetts did that (10 years ago when Ted Kennedy died), a Republican won the special election (Warren actually won that seat when the next regular election was held). I doubt a Republican could win a special election there at this moment, but there are no guarantees.

If the Dems win both the White House and a firm majority in the Senate, it might be worth it to give up the seat for a little while if Warren could better serve elsewhere, but there's no rush to do anything until after November 3.


IM SCOTT BROWN
AND I DRIVE A TRUCK!
 
2020-10-30 6:43:44 AM  
There is a reasonable probability that both Georgia Senate races will go to runoff.  We might not know until January whether the Democrats have enough of a margin in the Senate to give up her seat even on a temporary basis.
 
2020-10-30 6:53:00 AM  

Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?


Yes, though there would be a special election within 5 months
 
2020-10-30 6:53:47 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Would she be able to wield more influence as SecTres, or as the chair of the Senate Banking Committee?


The former
 
2020-10-30 6:55:27 AM  

IndyJohn: There is a reasonable probability that both Georgia Senate races will go to runoff.  We might not know until January whether the Democrats have enough of a margin in the Senate to give up her seat even on a temporary basis.


Ossoff v Purdue goes to a runoff?
 
2020-10-30 6:58:22 AM  
Warren disemboweling the banks would be a nice follow-up to the unending hell of this year. I think we've earned it.
 
2020-10-30 7:02:10 AM  
I think it should be Cordray.


Warren is still needed in the Senate.   I don't want to give up any seat to the Republicans.

Sally Yates for AG.
 
2020-10-30 7:04:36 AM  

qorkfiend: IndyJohn: There is a reasonable probability that both Georgia Senate races will go to runoff.  We might not know until January whether the Democrats have enough of a margin in the Senate to give up her seat even on a temporary basis.

Ossoff v Purdue goes to a runoff?


Based on current polling it could.  Latest I saw was 49% Ossoff 46% Perdue.  Chances are it goes Ossoff but there is a libertarian candidate in that race who could send it to a runoff.
 
2020-10-30 7:05:03 AM  
I want for her whatever she wants but Senate Leader would be righteous.
 
2020-10-30 7:06:56 AM  

NeoCortex42: propasaurus: NeoCortex42: Treasury or Commerce would be good.

Senate, with a committee chair, would probably be better.

Senate Majority Leader

Not sure if my first choice, but I can't argue that it wouldn't probably be an improvement at least.


For no other reason than the subsequent wailing and gnashing of teeth from the right, I fully support Warren's appointment to any cabinet position.
 
2020-10-30 7:07:40 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: eKonk: Cyberluddite: Doesn't Massachusetts have a Republican governor? So if Warren vacated her Senate seat, doesn't that mean that a Republican would be appointed to take her place?

Quite probably, until a special election could be held - though worth noting, last time Massachusetts did that (10 years ago when Ted Kennedy died), a Republican won the special election (Warren actually won that seat when the next regular election was held). I doubt a Republican could win a special election there at this moment, but there are no guarantees.

If the Dems win both the White House and a firm majority in the Senate, it might be worth it to give up the seat for a little while if Warren could better serve elsewhere, but there's no rush to do anything until after November 3.

IM SCOTT BROWN
AND I DRIVE A TRUCK!


Don't forget the brown coat.
 
2020-10-30 7:09:28 AM  
I'll have what subby's having.

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2020-10-30 7:13:42 AM  
I like the idea, but I think she needs to stay in the Senate. We need a strong Senate majority leader if we want to get things done with the White House and a Dem controlled Senate. Warren could do that much better than Schumer.
 
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