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    Other than having impeccable academic credentials, being the mind behind the design of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and a successful first time Senate candidate, she doesn't really have much going in her favor. Oh, except for that Banking Committee seat and the way she keeps defeating Republican attempts to get her out of the way. And now she has a six year term. I wonder how many of her GOP critics will still be in Congress in six years?
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    @Capt_Morgan02 Yes, I'm waiting for her to appear in her Squaw attire any day now...
    or wait...do you think that was just to appeal to the minorities?.. LOL
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    It's very easy to sit on the sidelines (as we all do) and heavily criticize things you don't like. It's quite different in Washington where if you don't play ball you don't get re-elected. She barely beat a really decent moderate Republican and she'll get booted if all she's known for is being a ranting raving advocate. And one person can't beat that system even if you think she's totally right. Won't happen. She'll fade into obscurity.
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    I really don't know much about her, but I know a little bout politicians and Washington. She may think she is gonna fix everything, but Washington has a way of bringing a person around to their way of thinking, if you know what I'm mean.
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    @Thegrif I'm neither a Republican or a Democrat. I'm a gun nut who favors socialized medicine. My politics are all over the map. Having said that most reasonably well educated, semi intelligent people understand that when someone gets to D.C. they either goosestep to the left or they goosestep to the right. And no first term senator is going to change the balance of power. Warren will be no exception. She's too old, too much of a political novice. D.C. will eat her alive like it does most everyone else.
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    That is the rhetoric that is spread about her, for sure, especially by the banking moguls... she was a whistleblower, and everyone tends to distance themselves from a "tattle tale"... I am very happy she did what she did... Warren was instrumental in bringing to light the predatory lending practices of mortgage companies, and the market manipulations of the Fed and Big Biz. She's perfect for the job... that is, if we really want things to chnage... if we jst want more of same, I guess we can continue to make stuff up about her...
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    @DogLady_1 I love whistle blowers and I have nothing against Elizabeth Warren. Furthermore I detest the banking industry. But she's not going to change a thing. Corporations own this country and she's just one single person. We (or at least I did) know everything she's ever said about the predatory lending practices of banks since I was in business for 30 years. She's about to find out what I already knew. She is a Senator. Orate to her heart's content. Corporations own America.
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    @jessejaymes - Warren served on the Congressional Oversight Panel in 2008, and she help found the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She served on the FICA advisory committee for 4 years... She also was the person who started giving out regular reports on how TARP was being managed by the bailed out companies and congress. Although she might be a new senator, she is not a new face on the Hill.... everyone knows who Elizabeth Warren is, I assure you.
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    Hope for the best but expect the worst.
    Banks sorely need to be reeled in, regulated. They have been ripping off honest Americans for a long time and their abuse is escalating.
    What Wall Street Bankers really need is a good beat down.
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    Life is like a box of chocolates..... stupid is as stupid does..... one of Forrest's lines fits here.

    They should have made her the poster child for planned parenthood... "Your unplanned baby could turn into THIS..."
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    Although I voted no I hope she won't be a cplete washout. What i want to know is why no one is talking about re-instating glass-seagull (the law that kept banks out of investing, requiring them to make money essentially from banking and loans). It worked for over 40 years, till the repeal. At first getting rid of it juiced the economy somewhat, but look at what it led too, and no one talks of bringing it back.
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    Great catch here. Seems this bi-partisan mistake sped up the bursting of our bubble. And the financial folks are asking for even more deregulation with the Right riding their coattails.
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    @MRMacrum
    Well here is a chance for repubs to bash dem president on something he actually messed up on instead of stupidity, and they don't want to take it...
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    @PoliticalSpice - Yeah, but the repeal had more Republicans behind it than Democrats. Frankly it doesn't look good for either Democrats or Republicans.
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    @MRMacrum
    I know. Actually a lot of the stuff Clinton did. Nafta, an example, had more repub support than dem support. Didn't stop em from imeachment for getting a blow job though, jealous f@&kerz.
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    @PoliticalSpice - NAFTA . Wasn't that just a wonderful thing for America? The whole debacle that made up the political scene in the 90s just reinforced my opinion the only difference really between the two parties is they sit on different sides of the aisle. Two sides of the same coin. Used to dislike them equally until this century when the Right began to embrace the agendas of it's extreme fringes.
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    It doesn't much matter...this Country will be bankrupt real soon. Let the Libs run with it, they will have to own it. We
    are at the mercy of the Socialists, and we will soon see just how great it will be. The Country is broke, we're still
    spending China's money, we have none of our own. No one on the Left's concerned, they're more concerned
    about smoking pot and having free birth control. How do you ever rationalize with people like that?..You can't.
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    @Patrick LOL...and I'm usually an optimist. I guess it's safe to say w/ the direction this
    Country is headed, that's over. The inmates are running the Asylum...what to do?...
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    I just wish these people would join the real world and do what is right for ALL the people instead of the partisan bull crap they revel in.
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    I think that we need an honorable crook on board (someone who knows all the tricks that Wall Street can play) something like the way that Roosevelt got Joe Kennedy on the SEC. He took all the knowledge he gained by exploiting the system, and made his own sneaky tricks illegal. That's why I pay attention when Warren Buffet talks. I'm hoping that he might be that sort of man. I liked his idea about making any sitting Congressman ineligible for re-election any time the deficit goes higher than 3% of the GDP, too. That should get some quick action in the right direction from Congress.
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    Oh goodie, nothing like kicking someone while they are down. This is the Original "They didn't build that" person. Just what we need to further ruin whats left of the industry.
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    well i do not see, how prejudiced opinions are going to help any one. as it was the federal government, that set banks up for failure. as apparently the government lab rats, are out of control here. they coerced banks to issue, more than questionable loans. and then blame the banks, for the governments bad decisions imposed upon the banks.
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    "Since then, rumors have swirled that lobbyists would try to keep Warren off the key banking committee. But banking industry officials told Politico there were no such efforts." Banking industry officials? Who is that, exactly?
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    To tell the truth (and I hope I'm wrong) I like Elizabeth Warren to Jimmy Carter. Good people, well intentioned, highly motivated by a need to help. Carter was a President with far more power than a Senator. And the D.C. establishment handed him his head in a sack. Same will happen with Warren.
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    "Warren campaigned as a champion of the middle class who would keep big banks in line."

    My only question is what does a Harvard law professor, whose salary is a mere $260k/yr, know anything about being a champion for the middle class folk?

    Seems to me, she knows as much about middle class and low class as Obama does.

    Nothing.
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    "Seems to me, she knows as much about middle class and low class as Obama does.

    Nothing. "

    So you're saying the Republicans are better at "low class?" ;) Can't argue with that.
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    Says a guy who supported plutocrat Mitt Romney. Then you claim that liberals demand equal outcomes. Where do you get this crap? Oh yeah. You should spend less time listening to right wing talking points. Elizabeth Warren is going to do a fine job.
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    @Republican5001 Then perhaps you can explain to us why it is that the Bible belt states per capita have the highest welfare of any states?
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