No sooner do Democrats cave on real filibuster reform, than Republicans get to work filibustering any hope of reining in Wall Street. Adam Serwer has the details:
A little more than a week after Senate Democrats decided not to weaken the filibuster, Republicans are vowing to filibuster President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless its powers are reduced, Reuters reports.
To say that Democrats are complicit in this would be a terrible overstatement. 47 Democrats wanted filibuster reform, and the President did attempt to bypass the GOP.
But there are just enough dinosaurs and recalcitrants in the Party to stop us from doing what is necessary. We're close, but we're not quite there. Until we get there, the GOP will continue to burn the country down in its effort to funnel more money into the pockets of the wealthy financial sector fat cats.
raise their hands.
Another victim of the failure to reform the filibuster is meaningful gun control, because Feinstein refused to vote for the talking filibuster, she in essence, scuttled her own AWB.
I swear, you can't make this shit up.