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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:14 PM

 

I recall all the lamentations here when Prof Warren was not named head of CFPB.

Now we have SENATOR WARREN! (and Cordray is perfect at the CFPB)

100x better!

Don't doubt President Obama again!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:16 PM

1. hmm, yeh.

 

what was the meme here?

Obama wouldn't allow Warren to be head of that commission even though she really wanted it. He was afraid she would do too good a job and threaten his Wall Street pals, or some such idiotic, snot ridden nonsense.

some noses need rubbing in it.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:16 PM

2. Also, the nitpickers who doubted his approach to repealing DADT

They were shown to be misguided too.

There is a reason why he is the president and we are banging away on keyboard.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:22 PM

3. Warren would have had more clout as head of CFPB if Obama gave her full support

 

which he never would have done.
She went out on her own and won a senate seat.

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Response to byeya (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:27 PM

4. Are you kidding? Senators have enormous power. The Senate can demand testimony.

 

Senators vote. Senators on the banking committee draft legislation.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:41 PM

7. The head of the agency can write regulations and direct enforcement activities.

 

The senator has to be on a relevant committee and be chair of at least a subcommittee to demand testimony.

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Response to byeya (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:13 PM

10. No, only Congress can write regulations.

 

Agencies can narrowly interpret regulations.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

12. Read the Federal Register where regulations pursuant to law are issued everyday.

 

The regulations are written by agencies interpreting the laws Congress has passed and the President has signed and often stretch the wording of the laws.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:46 PM

9. Junior Senators, not quite so much. But she brings star power right from day one.

AndI remind myself that she is the only out of state candidate I sent any money to this past year.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:38 PM

5. Sure, that's it, it wasn't a total clusterfuck, it was 11th dimensional

Chess-jitsu.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:41 PM

6. Rich is a great guy...

I remember when he first ran for statewide office. I think it was Treasurer. He came to the Party HQ and we put in a line for him. No one expected him to win, but he diligently called everyone on the statewide contribution list and kept at it until he talked to everyone on that list of 10k...

He focused on Cuyahoga County because he didn't have the staff or the money to stump around the state.

He walked in Parades in almost every suburb in Cleveland and you know what, by the end of that summer, 1998, I believe, he had cobbled together enough money to hire two interns and a driver so he was able to drive around the state that year.

No one expected him to win, but they took notice.

I was working on a County Commissioners race and also on the coordinated campaign here in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), so Rich and I ran into each other a lot even sat down more than a few times to have a beer, Non alcoholic for me.

He is one of the most genuine person I ever met. I have met literally hundreds of politicians in my 30 some years of political involvement and he is by far the best of the best.

He will serve well and will represent the president.

BTW, did you all know he is a five time winner of Jeopardy.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:42 PM

11. I think it's great that he's the head of the CFPB.

I saw an interview on PBS, and I was impressed by his intelligence and by his demeanor. He was calm, under control, and completely in charge.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:42 PM

8. Holly Petraeus, wife of the general in the news today, is the Asst Director for the CFPB.

And a good friend of Elizabeth Warren....

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