Tuesday, December 04, 2012

In the much more important news of the day Elizabeth Warren gets a seat on the Senate's Banking Committee. Now we're talking!

Courtesy of Mother Jones:  

Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)—the visionary behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the former bailout watchdog, and no friend of Wall Street—has reportedly snagged a seat on the powerful Senate banking committee, which writes the regulations for the banking industry. 

The Huffington Post, citing four sources "familiar with the situation," says Warren has locked up a seat on the committee. Politico confirmed the news soon after. Warren's spot on the committee must still be approved by the Senate Democratic caucus, which is expected to happen. The news comes after Mother Jones reported last month that big banks and their lobbyists in Washington were pushing to keep Warren off the committee.

Yeah I BET the banks were trying to keep her off of this committee. 

Does ANYBODY think she is only going to act like a junior Senator and sit in the background waiting for the senior Senators to write the regulations in this committee?

Do you know what? Neither do the banks!


  1. Anonymous5:03 PM

    As a heterosexual woman, I freely admit I have a complete girl crush on Senator Warren. So grateful to the people of Mass that were smart enough to elect this incredible woman.

    1. As a gay man, I freely admit the same.

      Hey, I saw her first!

    2. Anonymous9:38 PM

      Agree, agree, agree.

  2. Anonymous5:20 PM

    This is the most short-sighted, superficial woman out there. She doesn't think about things beyond what SOUNDS pretty and vote-worthy. She doesn't think, "Gee, THAT will PROBABLY kill business and therefore jobs, let's RETHINK this monstrous health care bill that Doctors run screaming from."

    We're in DEEP shit if these idiots become the minority.

    1. Anonymous5:53 PM

      Does not compute...

    2. Anonymous6:16 PM

      Aww, your candidates lost...

      Also, your last sentence doesn't make sense.

    3. Boscoe6:34 PM

      5:20 I'd ask for some examples, but I already know none will be forthcoming, as usual. Besides, what credibility does someone have who thinks the banking committee has anything whatsoever to do with Obamacare?

    4. Oh Snap! I thought the comment @ 5:20PM was about Baldy and was miss posted y'all! LOL!!!

    5. Anonymous7:26 PM

      Get back to the pee pond, 5:20 PM. $arah needs a new washer and dryer. The PAC is calling.

    6. Anita Winecooler9:40 PM

      Two threads back, the one with Sean Hannity and the "Tootsie" wannabe.

    7. Anonymous4:32 AM

      Go read her books and listen to some of her lectures, especially from before she entered politics. She is brilliant and just what we need.


  3. Hillary, Elizabeth, Ashley… Condi might be an asset since her “husband” won’t be around.

    I do fear for the safety of Elizabeth; a lot of money is involved.

  4. I hope this is true. This a karma for all those repubs who blocked her nomination to lead the agency she created - now they lost their precious senate seat AND she's on the banking committee!! Liz rocks!

    1. Anonymous9:40 PM

      Go, Elizabeth!

  5. Anonymous5:35 PM

    There is no one more qualified than Elizabeth Warren to serve on the banking committee. I'm sure everyone else on the committee will learn a lot while working with her.

  6. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Christmas has come early!!

    Today with the post of Elizabeth Warren.

    The comment on earlier blog that Dick Armey has quit FreedomWorks as it appears he didn't get his way!

    Now word is out that Fox News has sidelined Karl Rove and Dick Morris!!

    Yes Virginia -- There is a Santa!!

    Fox News Pushing Rove Off Air

    Should we send Megyn Kelly in to make sure this is true? Fox News programming chief Bill Shine has issued a directive to the network’s producers mandating that they obtain permission before booking Karl Rove or Dick Morris for future shows. The order reportedly comes from higher up, with Fox News chief Roger Ailes apparently humiliated by Rove’s election-night antics. A Fox spokesperson confirmed the benching, saying that Shine is sending the message that “the election’s over.”


    Please, Please, Pretty Please -- Let Palin be next!

  7. Anonymous5:54 PM


    Rachel Maddow just did an excellent segment with Steve Clemons of The Atlantic on the matter of the vote in the senate today that failed on the issue of the UN Treaty on Disabilities.

    The discussion included the conspiracy wing of the Rethugs and how it is undermining the U.S. Also discussed Lugar and his long involvement with nuclear issues in the world.

    P.S. to my earlier post just sent -- Rachel just discussed that Dick Armey agreed in September to leave FreedomWorks with a buyout of $8 million!! It was worth that to get rid of Armey.

    Grassroots -- my ass.

    1. Anonymous7:35 PM

      The Last Word also had a very good segment on the Treaty vote. Lawrence having personal experience in the Senate was disgusted with the vote today and included that old time friends of Bob Dole 'failed' him as he sat in his wheelchair on the Senate floor.

    2. Anita Winecooler9:45 PM

      She did a segment on Fox News trying to get Petrayus to run for President. She included a tape of the conversation. Not only were they ready to fund him, but they got the rat to show what a scumbag he is and what a sham he made of his marriage.

      The secret to a good marriage is not living in the house and having his and hers bathrooms
      The bitch they got to interview him agrees, saying she and her husband have a perfect marriage- they sleep in separate bedrooms.

      Holly better divorce this scum. His career is over.

  8. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Election Defeat Hasn’t Stopped the War on Women From Raging On

    Any reasonable human being would have thought the vicious war on women culminating with comments from religious candidates about “legitimate” rape that resulted in repercussions at the polls would have sent a strong message to Republicans, but apparently, state-level Republicans are continuing the war on women unabated and undeterred. Women’s overwhelming support for President Obama was a rejection of GOP anti-choice misogyny, and exit polls revealed abortion rights was an important women’s issue, but some GOP-controlled states are using lame duck sessions to finish what they started in 2011.


    1. Anonymous7:12 PM

      Repugnants just won the majority in the house and senate in Arkansas.
      They're already talking about voter ID and new abortion laws.

  9. Anonymous6:04 PM

    Happily, I don't believe there is anything *junior* about Senator Warren :)

  10. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Bravo! Hooooooooooooray!! Elizabeth Warren has a real head start on revealing herself to all of us as a HUGE hero, who will work to make things better for us 99%ers.

    She is also gorgeous, esp her personality shining through.

  11. Anita Winecooler9:47 PM

    This is the best news I heard all day. She'll be in her element, fighting for the middle class.

  12. Anonymous5:01 AM

    Obama and the Dems seem to have turned the corner on playing the long game while the GOP seems to be playing the short game. Glory! http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/12/04/gop-learns-lessons-be-careful-what-you-wish-for/

  13. Bwa ha ha!

    Bet the right is so sorry now they refused to confirm her for the consumer protection bureau.

    Now she's gone past go and collected $200. She's on the committee that rights the rules and regulations.

    Man, you just can't make stuff like this up.

    I hope all the bankers are peeing their pants.


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