Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:32 am
The senate is now voting on cloture for Richard Cordray, Barack Obamaís nominee to head the CFPB, brain child of Elizabeth Warren to help protect you and I from criminal Banksters. Republicans object ot the agency having any leadership at all, because they object to any obstacles to prevent criminal Banksters from preying on you and I. Cloture requires sixty votes. Without them, Reid has promised to invoke the Constitutional Option to change the Senate rules with respect to the filibuster of Presidential Nominees to the Executive Branch. On the other hand, if cloture is achieved, we will wait for the next of the seven nominees Reid said must all pass.
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:43 am
Reid should have learned by now you cannot make a Gentleman's Agreement with the thugs in the GOP. He should stand his ground and quit trying to make nice with them, it's not going to change their corporate whoring attitudes.
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:38 am
Fillibuzzards....ROFLMAO I love that 'toon, Cat Man.
One cannot negotiate with rabid dogs. (no offense to real dogs who have the misfortune of contracting rabies...Baggers CHOOSE to be fever-brained, crazy-mad and snapping at air). Our fearful leader in the Senate needs to desperately grow a pair the size of his home-state. Like last century.....
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:13 am
Harry Reid is putting on a show ... because he has to. I can't wait til he is outta there! Invoke the stupid rule change, already!! We need people like Warren and Merkley at the helm in the Senate. Very Progressive and young enough to still be tough and undaunted by the game.
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:01 am
I'm not holding my breath on this one.
Harry Reid - Go and hump another leg... again...
Filibuzzards... lol... Buzzards do a tremendous job of eating carcasses...
which are the g o p pukes & baggers.
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:50 pm
I was very glad to at least see Cordray confirmed, too. Funny thing is, McConnell said on the Senate floor that Reid would be known as the worst head of the Senate ever. And, this is unfortunately true. But, the GOP set it up that way....only Reid fell for all their lies. Why did he do this? He looked weak every time he spoke, and gave in and crumbled to every GOP whim. I smell "something rotten in Denmark."
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:09 pm
So, Cordray's in? GOOD. I bet Deb Fischer's livid. Her email of May 6, 2013 says, "I am concerned about the structure of the CFPB, which was established before I arrived in the Senate under 2010ís Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act." A lot of things were established before you "arrived in the Senate"--GET OVER IT.
"Instead of confirming a nominee to a position with great power but little oversight, we should reform the Bureauís structure to bring about greater accountability and transparency."--'Great power but little oversight'--kind of like being elected to Congress? "I support establishing a board of directors to govern the CFPB rather than concentrating all power in the hands of a single director." Wait--now, don't large corporations have boards of directors too? And don't THEY also have a chairman? "I also believe that the CFPB should be under the Congressional appropriations process rather than drawing its immense budget directly from the Federal Reserve." Yeah, so you and your TeaBag buddies can pull its teeth by defunding it, so that your Wall Street bankster Overlords can continue to do whatever they please, getting even richer at the expense of the American taxpayer.
"I respect your views on this matter"--uh huh, I believe that--"and I hope you will respect mine."
It's so nice to be able to come to Care2 and rant. (I feel so much better now.)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:16 pm
"Harry! Harry! Harry! You don't have a gentleman's agreement because there are no gentlemen in the Republicanus/Teabagger party! Wake up dude!"
If the Senate is in danger of going to the Republicanus/Teabaggers, maybe it is just as well that the filibuster still remains. On the other hand, if the GOP takes the Senate, they will just do what Reid should have done a long time ago, and nuke the filibuster to prevent Democrats from tying things up. Personally, I thnk the filibuster rule needs to be rewritten to a talking filibuster (Wendy Davis style) and not be subject to political games as it has become. It should be a tool to use when needed, not a weapon.
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:55 pm
Noted. We might as well say that HarryReid is a Republican, because he sure doesn't do the Democrats any good. We NEED someone who has the balls/or (insert female parts) to do the job.
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:05 pm
Hey Lynn, they say I can't send you a new green star, yet, and Lois, I expect that your sniffer is on to something "fishy," indeed. Like GGma just intimated, he may have sold out.
Pelosi was useless as House leader while Bubba was pres. gave him "Carte Blanche," and they both need to retire.