Archive for September 15th, 2010

The Elizabeth Warren Controversy

The Democrats seem to hate her almost as much as the Republicans do…

Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who has been vocal in his opposition to selecting Warren, said Tuesday that he was “not enthusiastic” about Obama potentially appointing Warren to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Dodd has said that the agency needs a leader and that the nominee should go through the full Senate confirmation process and be subject to a floor vote. He said he particularly recommended against making a recess appointment, saying it would “be met with a lot of opposition.” Some Warren supporters had urged Obama to appoint her to the position while Congress was adjourned for the August recess.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), a central player in the financial regulatory debate that eventually led to the creation of the consumer agency, also said naming Warren would be a harmful exercise.

“I would prefer someone who was not going to stir as much controversy in this first round as we establish this new consumer entity,” he said. “We should get off on a strong foot.”

Obama has every right to appoint Liz Warren to CFPB, but he should show sensitivity to the feelings of Republicans, conservadems and Wall Street and appoint her somewhere else.

1 comment September 15th, 2010 at 11:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Dodd,Economy,Obama,Politics,Wankers

OH NOES TEH ACORN

This is just pathetic:

ACORN may not exist anymore but 20% of Americans still think (or at least say they think) it will steal the election to keep Democrats in control of Congress this fall.

(…)

Perhaps the most interesting thing about all this is that only 40% of voters definitively say they think ACORN will not steal the election with another 40% saying they’re not sure. I guess a lot of folks are just waiting to see if ACORN’s really gone away or if it’s just hiding in the bushes waiting for people to get complacent before it makes its move.

Obviously ACORN is going to be too busy reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, dragging gun owners off to concentration camps, and staffing death panels to tamper with any elections.

1 comment September 15th, 2010 at 07:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,Polls,Republicans,Wankers


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