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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:43 PM
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Exclusive:The Astroturf Lobbyists Behind The New ‘Tea Party’ Group Pushing To Repeal
The Astroturf Lobbyists Behind The New ‘Tea Party’ Group Pushing To Repeal Wall Street Reform
http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/25/exposing-dodd-frank... /

In February, while attending the Tea Party Patriot Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, I came across the grand opening of a new front group called “Dodd Frank Exposed.” Two staffers for the new group were eagerly shaking hands of Tea Party activists while asking them to fill out a survey about their perception of the Dodd Frank Wall Street reform law passed last year.

On a television set up at the booth, a video played on loop claiming Wall Street reform is an “unconstitutional takeover of the U.S. economy.” The video, set to scary attack ad music, argued that Tea Party activists should be as angry at financial reform as they were against President Obama’s health reforms:

NARRATOR: From the same people who brought you Obamacare comes a controversial sequal: Dodd Frank. Last year, President Obama and the Democrat-run Congress rushed through the sweeping overhaul of healthcare amounting to the unconstitutional power grab followed quickly by Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act. Just like Obamacare it created a massive, unconstitutional regulatory bureaucracy. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a runaway regulatory machine completely unaccountable to the president, the Congress, and the courts.

Watch it: http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/25/exposing-dodd-frank... /

I spoke briefly to a young staffer for the group, who told me that the entire law had to be repealed. “All of it?” I asked. “Anything to stop the bleeding,” she replied. According to the survey results posted on the Dodd Frank Exposed website, Tea Party Patriots by a wide margin agreed: repeal the financial reform law.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:45 PM
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1. But I always thought the teabaggers were in support of Main Street and not Wall Street.
What gives???

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CrossChris Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:49 PM
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2. They're in support of obeying the alpha.
They're survivalists. They're going to believe whatever the alpha tells them to.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:12 PM
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3. that's right, even DODD's bill is too stringent for them
just like Daschle and Baucus's flagrant botch job

bagger opposition rallies the troops around the flag real good: they can't even tell that they're fighting for what they fought against 2001-08...
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:24 PM
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5. They are Republicans dressed up like Boston Tea Party re-enactors
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 03:27 PM by Proud Liberal Dem
They've wholeheartedly supported the right's "Ayn Rand" agenda all along. They also never got mad or upset about Bush's abridgements of civil liberties and power grabs when he was (P)resident. They waited until a Democrat is POTUS to start complaining about tyranny and war on the constitution despite the fact that President Obama isn't a tyrant nor claiming a bunch extra-constitutional powers- and his efforts to roll back some of Bush's actual power grabs have been met with fierce resistance from the right (and from NIMBY Dems too).
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:19 PM
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4. Wait a minute
So, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a "runaway regulatory machine completely unaccountable to the president, the Congress, and the Courts"? Huh?
:wtf:

Elizabeth Warren is now in control of this country???? I guess the teabaggers and this new front group apparently missed her testifying in front of Congress not so long ago: http://financialservices.house.gov/media/pdf/031611warr...

Doesn't sound like the MO of a "runaway regulatory machine completely unaccountable to the president, the Congress, and the Courts"? How exactly can something be "unaccountable" if they show up to an OVERSIGHT hearing?

:banghead:
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