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Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:44 PM

I guess that everyone can stop complaining about Larry Summers now...

What's next on the list?

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Reply I guess that everyone can stop complaining about Larry Summers now... (Original post)
MrScorpio Sep 2013 OP
joshcryer Sep 2013 #1
MrScorpio Sep 2013 #5
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KittyWampus Sep 2013 #14
Aerows Sep 2013 #17
Jackpine Radical Sep 2013 #101
Aerows Sep 2013 #106
hlthe2b Sep 2013 #3
Aerows Sep 2013 #20
Skinner Sep 2013 #4
Lasher Sep 2013 #10
boston bean Sep 2013 #13
Skinner Sep 2013 #18
boston bean Sep 2013 #23
dionysus Sep 2013 #109
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Autumn Sep 2013 #21
Vanje Sep 2013 #28
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #29
Autumn Sep 2013 #38
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #67
Autumn Sep 2013 #71
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #72
Autumn Sep 2013 #73
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #74
Autumn Sep 2013 #79
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Autumn Sep 2013 #82
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #84
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Autumn Sep 2013 #97
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NuclearDem Sep 2013 #94
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NuclearDem Sep 2013 #96
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Autumn Sep 2013 #102
MannyGoldstein Sep 2013 #107
Bluenorthwest Sep 2013 #64
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #69
Autumn Sep 2013 #80
cyberswede Sep 2013 #110
Aerows Sep 2013 #30
BumRushDaShow Sep 2013 #31
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littlewolf Sep 2013 #36
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snooper2 Sep 2013 #85
madinmaryland Sep 2013 #37
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dkf Sep 2013 #6
Summer Hathaway Sep 2013 #16
Vanje Sep 2013 #22
Summer Hathaway Sep 2013 #40
Bobbie Jo Sep 2013 #48
JustAnotherGen Sep 2013 #51
dkf Sep 2013 #25
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #32
Summer Hathaway Sep 2013 #43
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #47
snooper2 Sep 2013 #86
trumad Sep 2013 #7
truebluegreen Sep 2013 #8
whttevrr Sep 2013 #9
Oilwellian Sep 2013 #53
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Autumn Sep 2013 #11
arcane1 Sep 2013 #15
Vanje Sep 2013 #26
DJ13 Sep 2013 #12
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roamer65 Sep 2013 #34
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fadedrose Sep 2013 #19
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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:46 PM

1. Dammit.

WE NEED OUTRAGE. Where's my GD drama?!?

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

5. Where, indeed. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:46 PM

2. I'm pleased enough for that

That jackass isn't competent to handle milk money.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:04 PM

14. Oh, so now you support stealing baby's milk money?!

KIDDING

edit to insert smilie

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:08 PM

17. LMAO!

That was funny. TYPO!

I fixed it

Thanks for the laughs, KW. You are alright. We don't always agree, but I think we have similar snarky senses of humor

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Response to Aerows (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:09 PM

101. Damn. I missed the typo.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #101)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:20 PM

106. It's preserved

and KW had a pretty good funny there

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:46 PM

3. That one was fully deserved.... n/t

He's earned every criticism waged at him....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:11 PM

20. I can't imagine what he kind of damage

he could have done wielding the power of the Fed and over 3 Trillion dollars. He screwed Harvard out of 1 Billion in endowments and that is just one very well off institution. Good heavens did we ever dodge a bullet.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

4. I heard we're going to attack Iran.

Or something.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:54 PM

10. Glad to see you participating lately as a plain ol' DUer.

It's fun!

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Response to Skinner (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:04 PM

13. Should have people not voiced concern over Summers?

Just curious?

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Response to boston bean (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:09 PM

18. My comment was a response to the question, "What's next on the list?"

Like most other DUers, I am glad Summers has withdrawn his name.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:12 PM

23. Phew... good cause i posted about how disappointed I was

that he was even being considered.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:39 PM

109. welcome to the romper room Skinner

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Response to boston bean (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:13 PM

24. It's one thing voicing "concern"

and I know I wouldn't want that douchebag anywhere near me. But it's another running around insisting that the White House has been taken over by aliens and we are going to bomb Syria and Iran, eliminate Social Security, put Summers in charge, and let the Bush Tax cuts remain in place forever while they spy on you when you're naked and taking a shower talking on your cell phone...

It IS going to happen!!11!!!!1 No matter what!!!1111!!

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Response to Skinner (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:12 PM

21. I'm grateful you allowed us your site to gather support for petitions, phone calls and letters

If we had kept our mouths shut Summers might very well have been appointed. I like to think that we made a difference.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:16 PM

28. Word! nt

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Response to Autumn (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

29. did you send them to Summers directly so that he would withdraw?

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:30 PM

38. I'm sorry you are upset that Summers withdrew his nomination. Here's the best I can do

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Response to Autumn (Reply #38)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:18 PM

67. Not in the least...

Just find it funny how some claim credit for things...magically

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #67)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:25 PM

71. There are so many flavors to life, other than vanilla and hate. Try them.

It will do you a world of good

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Response to Autumn (Reply #71)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:26 PM

72. I love the flavor of Vanilla...

what have you got against it?

Oh and lets remember...I am on the side that doesn't hate Obama....

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #72)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:30 PM

73. I find vanilla to be bland and boring. I'm a chocolate or strawberry girl myself.

Oh and lets remember...I am ALSO on the side that doesn't hate Obama.... I just know when something is wrong to speak up and raise hell.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #73)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:31 PM

74. and call him all sorts of sordid names....but not hatred...noooooo not at all!

I find Vanilla to be very sexy....you should try some...

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #74)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:41 PM

79. I don't call the president names so you must be confused.

I just don"t get excited about any politician because they will be gone in 4 or 8 years, or as historians call it, sliding into the dust bin of history. I get excited about their policies because their policies and choices are what matters to me. I've tried vanilla, I just don't find anything sexy or great about vanilla. It bores me.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #79)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 08:14 PM

81. You mean like all the Presidential statues and being on our money that that's sliding in the dustbin

you seem to know so much about!

BTW

Granny told Ellie Mae to dab some behind each ear...drives the men folk crazy. So you don't seem to know much about the attractiveness of the scent of Vanilla....we already know enough about what "you think"

Oh P.S. your personal insulting sucks....you are most assuredly NOT good at it! Should probably find a new hobby!

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #81)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 08:17 PM

82. Get some rest. You are just rattling on and making no sense.

Have a nice evening.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #82)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 08:19 PM

84. Oh "I" am....that's funny....truly!

retreat!!!!!

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #81)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:11 PM

89. A new hobby, Autumn. You could invent a random nonsense generator

....but clearly someone beat you to it!

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Response to Vanje (Reply #89)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:24 PM

92. ah yes...speak of nonsense...here comes Vanje to "protect you".

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Response to Vanje (Reply #89)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:45 PM

97. Was that not crazy

I couldn't do that if I tried.

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #81)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:18 PM

90. When you want to bring in your Granny Clampett, money and presidential statues

and sexy bland vanilla behind your ears then I have to quit. You fucking win I'm just not into crazy.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #90)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:25 PM

93. You are further "into it" than you know....

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #93)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:27 PM

94. Wow, I am now officially stupider for reading this subthread.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #94)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:28 PM

95. How could that be possible?

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #95)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:34 PM

96. ...

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #96)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:54 PM

98. ...

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Response to Autumn (Reply #90)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:00 PM

99. I have a crazy suspician that there are some boys in a frat house somewhere

posting as Vanilla Rhapsody, and laughing themselves paralytic.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #99)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:10 PM

102. Something just ain't right there.

vanilla behind the ears sexy Gotta give them credit for that

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Response to Autumn (Reply #38)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:36 PM

107. He withdrew just to show you how futile your efforts were.

Got it?

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:45 PM

64. Have you heard about representative democracy?

It includes an interactive feature. For example, my Senator sits on the committee that would be the first hurdle for Summers as nominee. He and three other Democrats were the first to say 'thanks but no thanks' to the Larry Summers trial balloon.
So the upshot is that I already knew the committee members were going to announce a lack of support while here on DU, a certain segment of posters was wailing that to oppose Summers amounted to 'abject hatred'.
Representative democracy. Try it sometime.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #64)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:20 PM

69. Did anyone vote on Larry Summers? I musta missed that one!

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #64)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:49 PM

80. Whooosh........... Right over the head.

it's so sad, "Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning? Perhaps their parents spend too much time "putting food on the family." it really is sad.

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:43 PM

110. Do you ever post anything that isn't antagonistic?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

30. Couldn't have said it better, my friend! n/t

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Response to Autumn (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

31. "If we had kept our mouths shut "

Here we go. DU rides off in the sunset again having saved the world.

Guaranteed that after Summers left the administration the first time - he wasn't coming back. Especially with the Democratic Party focusing on the GOP's "War on Women", where Summers is a poster boy for such. Throwing his name out there only put the exclamation point on his very public execution. It certainly got Summers out of his bubble-world. It's the Chicago way as they like to say.

I expect Bill Clinton ain't gonna be a happy camper.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #31)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:31 PM

39. I expect you aren't happy either

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Response to Autumn (Reply #39)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:20 PM

59. Seems you missed my posts

about how I think he's a douchebag so that blows your assertion right out of the water.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #59)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:32 PM

62. Seems you missed my point. Summers WAS in the running, he had gone so far as to put hie "ties"

to Citi on hold, that's how bad the douchenozzle wanted the position at the FED, and Obama did have him on the list for the FED. I suspect Obama gave Summers a face save and told him forget about it, I'm not picking you so you need to withdraw.

DU does NOT ride off in the sunset again having saved the world. DU didn't save the world, but some of us made our voices fucking heard. I'll tell you what though, DU is a great place to get information on petitions and phone numbers to call.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #62)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 08:25 PM

87. Seems you can't distinguish between being "in the running"

from being THE "nominee".

Whenever these sorts of positions are up, a LIST is generated of "qualified" candidates and then the vetting goes on.

Yet DU had already decided who was selected and had declared that the selection had been slam-dunk confirmed. This was done with such vitriol that any reasonable discussion about opposing even his name as a consideration, was lost under the certainty that it was already a done deal so why waste the time.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:21 PM

36. agreed ... same with the situation in Syria

people spoke up and things changed.

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Response to littlewolf (Reply #36)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:17 PM

56. And it works, I don't understand the anger

I am seeing aimed at us.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 08:19 PM

85. I like to think when I look at the night stars everyone will wake up and realize "Jesus" is a myth

but it never works

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Response to Skinner (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:22 PM

37. Nice post, John McCain!


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #37)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:43 PM

63. You win.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 08:18 PM

83. ROFL



I love this website

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:48 PM

6. How many wrong headed decisions do we have coming up?

 

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Response to dkf (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:07 PM

16. ODS at it finest ...

i.e. "Now that I can no longer complain about this decision, I have already assumed that there will be many decisions upcoming that I will characterize as wrong-headed, even before I know what they are."

Really chompin' at the bit to get started on your next poutrage, aren't you?



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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:12 PM

22. Double points!

You used "poutrage" AND "ODS" in the same post.

Do you get to cash them in for coupons or greenstamps or something?

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Response to Vanje (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:31 PM

40. The display of one is a symptom of the other.

And I forgot to award you double points last night for the "boxes in the garage" quip.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:41 PM

48. Damn

Is "authoritarian, "third way" bingo over already?

Folks have been sitting on that little gold mine for months.

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Response to Bobbie Jo (Reply #48)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:46 PM

51. N/T

And just when it was getting good too!

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:13 PM

25. I would rather not have to. He is stressing me out constantly.

 

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Response to dkf (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

32. which ones are y'all planning to name "wrong headed"?

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #32)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:32 PM

43. That's easy ...

ALL of them!

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #43)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:39 PM

47. FTMFW ^^^

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Response to dkf (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 08:22 PM

86. 6.4

If you want a list, that costs a little, .87 cents a copy

But I already know the outcome from those decisions as well so that is, well....A lot more-

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:48 PM

7. It's seems to have worked.

I'm guessing we should have just remained quiet?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:52 PM

8. Wait, what? What did I miss?

Edit:

I wonder if President Obama asked him to withdraw, or if he did it on his own.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:53 PM

9. Snowden?

He's still good for ... something? Right?

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Response to whttevrr (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:08 PM

53. Well there is that...

recent FISA Court order, to itself, where they agreed, with themselves, to release the classified papers that will reveal their past work. Do I have that right? Anyway, (smacking gum) that's set to occur by October fourth. You can rest assured, there's more dismay coming!

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #53)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:52 PM

65. Well then... Snowden it is!

Aurgh!

Send him to Davey Jones Locker!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:58 PM

11. I do think that there is a budget fight coming up. Onward and upward

after we celebrate this victory. And no mistake about it, this is a victory, a big fucking victory. We made this happen.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:05 PM

15. Indeed! We threatened to be "acrimonious" and it worked!!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:13 PM

26. I'm happy!

Good , fantastic news!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

12. Geithner is still on the short list to run the Fed

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:15 PM

27. ...Anyone paying attention to the acrimony of the Summers candidacy.....

....will probably not dare to select Geithner.
Its like a 2 for price of one win!

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Response to Vanje (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:21 PM

34. My prediction...Mr. Geithner has changed his mind.

It is between Mr. Geithner and Ms. Yellen.

Mr. Geithner is a close confidant of the President and was president of the NY FRB for 6 years.

I suspect he will be the nominee and someone who I suspect Ms. Yellen will respect if he is put into the position. They were FRB presidents at nearly the same time, Geithner for NY and Yellen for SF.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #34)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:14 PM

54. There's also the dark horse, Kohn

the one who grew up with Greenspan.

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #54)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:40 PM

77. That should disqualify him immediately.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:10 PM

19. How about a poll? nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:21 PM

33. TPP?

The President's ongoing refusal to nominate someone qualified?
Bank regulation? Bank break-ups? Financial crime prosecutions?
Coziness to Wall Street?
The cronyism that yields us entrenched poor public servants and recycles the same tired minds who need to be put to pasture?

There's plenty to be mad about regarding this administration.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:21 PM

35. You nuts?

He'll be back.

He's not the type to move to the Caribbean and spend the rest of his life counting his ill gotten money.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:31 PM

41. sorry, what list is this

the list of things people have to rise up against so their government will do the right thing?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:31 PM

42. Syria, Summers...

...keeping with the letter 'S' theme, I say Social Security.

"Cat Food!" "Starve Nana!!"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:32 PM

44. Were the complaints wrong?

Seriously? You too?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #44)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:33 PM

45. There is currently shortage of eggs

It's on all the faces of the Obama haters.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #45)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:35 PM

46. Up is down

Bad nominee withdraws. Obvious defeat for everyone who thought he was a bad nominee.

Ow. My brain.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #46)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:42 PM

49. wow...if it were true...Summers would already be Fed Chair wouldn't he?

Did I miss Obama saying he was now the ONLY candidate?

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #49)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:26 PM

60. Durr.

There’s also been the European debt crisis, the unexpected debt-ceiling crisis and the lingering jobs crisis. The extended firefighting forged strong bonds between Obama and his top policy makers. More than that, it led the president to a deep risk aversion when appointing new members of the team. The heavy knowledge that the economy can fall apart at any moment makes it dangerous to take a flier on some untested newcomer.

But if the bar for each appointment is that the economic team already likes the candidate and knows he or she is good at the job and will work well with the other members of the team, then the only people who will clear the bar are people the economic team has already worked with. And because all the members of the team have similar backgrounds that brought them in contact with many of the same people, the same people get chosen again and again.

There’s a real element of merit in this, in the sense that it wouldn’t work if Obama didn’t genuinely think his economic team was doing a superlative job. So long as he is pleased with the job they’re doing, the path dependence is almost unbreakable.

This basic model fits every major economic appointment Obama has made since taking office. It explains why the president has named only one person who wasn’t in the administration in 2009 to a top economic position -- Burwell, who served with (and impressed) every other member of Obama’s economic team in the Clinton administration. And it explains why Obama strongly favors an inside candidate such as Summers for the most important economic appointment of all.


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-28/summers-pick-fits-obama-s-preference-for-beaten-path.html

But you know this. Why am I bothering?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #60)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:19 PM

68. strongly favors...

but not the sole candidate...nor did he even get the offer. He withdrew...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #46)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:43 PM

50. Summers was never nominated to be Fed chair

It never happened. Just like Obama never attacked Syria and he never cut Social Security.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #50)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:29 PM

61. Exactly. In bubble world, not only was he nominated

because he was of course the only one being vetted, but the confirmation was a slam-dunk... because the fictional person that they see in Clint Eastwood's empty chair magically made it so and the RW-owned media told them it was true!!11!!!!1!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #44)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 08:26 PM

88. Yes Will--the complaints were as wrong as claims that Saddam had WMDs.

Larry Summers was never nominated. We didn't go to war in Syria, and Social Security wasn't cut.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #88)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:11 PM

104. +1, it's as if stuff that didn't happen, happend!

It's crazy land when Obama gets accused of doing stuff he didn't actually do.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #104)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:34 PM

108. is that seriously your new meme?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #108)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:47 PM

111. Nope, it's been going on for the past 5 years or so.



I've observed this behavior many times.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #111)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:58 PM

113. you act like the president is an innocent bystander

HE ISN'T

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Response to Skittles (Reply #113)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 12:02 AM

114. What's he guilty of?

Keeping campaign promises?

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #114)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 12:04 AM

115. WTF

DONE HERE

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Response to Skittles (Reply #115)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 12:04 AM

116. Hit a nerve, I see.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 05:50 PM

52. Another lull? Guess we fall back to Hillary again.....



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:16 PM

55. Jailing Bankers?

It's worth agitating for. We might get lucky.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:18 PM

57. I am glad the complaining worked.

Aren't you?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:19 PM

58. Yep. No doubt he would be the new Fed Chairman if no one had complained...

Don't you think?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:03 PM

66. I'm so happy that The People won on two, hugely important issues. At least he puts out a "trial

balloon" and gives time for response...and acts accordingly. Somebody called Summers up and had a talk, to be sure, just like somebody called Assad and had a talk. That it was the true will of the majority, via polls and other media, makes it all the better.

We won a two-fer...made a difference. That's what sways politicians...and if that continues, the next candidate will listen even more. And, it might even begin to shift who would be willing to stick out their political neck and run for offices other than the more obvious. And it might continue the political shift to the left.

Think positive.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #66)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:35 PM

76. Good post!



Eternal vigiliance - that's the only way our democracy will work for all of us.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #76)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:41 PM

78. Thanks. Like your tag line.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:24 PM

70. Never. I got killed by financial deregulation and the subprime bubble.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:32 PM

75. Heh!

There's always something...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:19 PM

91. We'll know when it gets here.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:05 PM

100. Yup. On to the next outrage...nt

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #100)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:53 PM

112. Do you think it was imprudent to oppose Summers?

I don't like him, and I think his positions would be detrimental to the economy, but I wasn't outraged about him, either.

Do you think his withdrawal is a bad thing?

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #112)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 12:12 AM

118. Some people are mad that the WH is paying attention to liberals and progressives

and it drives them crazy! As you can clearly see.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #112)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 12:33 AM

119. I think it was imprudent to whine and moan about Summers as if he'd already been appointed...

no, I don't think it would have been a good appointment. I think the withdrawal was a good thing.

Sid

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:11 PM

103. Time to play ... WHEEL. OF. OUTRAGE!!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:13 PM

105. Who knows...

but let's hope we stay focused enough to bat it down the best we can.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 12:10 AM

117. What is that? Thank you liberals and progressive for making a big stink

and getting him removed as a choice!? Hey NP...we got your back! List? You mean no one sent you the list?

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