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Elizabeth Warren heads to banking committee (but she’s still not Cherokee)

Elizabeth Warren heads to banking committee (but she’s still not Cherokee)

Did you hear the one about Elizabeth Warren on the banking committee?

It is the big scoop today at HuffPo:

Nearly two years after Wall Street waged a successful campaign to keep consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the incoming senator will be tapped to serve on the Banking Committee, according to four sources familiar with the situation. It’s a victory for progressives who battled to win her a seat on the panel that oversees the implementation of Dodd-Frank and other banking regulations.

And Politico:

Elizabeth Warren has been selected by Democratic leadership to join the Senate Banking Committee next year, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the situation.

The caucus still has to approve the committee makeup for the next Congress but that step is only expected to be a formality with regard to Warren.

But you knew that, as reported here on November 16.

It’s nice to know that we will have six years of public lectures from Professor Senator Warren on integrity, honesty and transparency directed at people who rigged the system to take advantage of loopholes to which they were not entitled to give them an advantage over others.

Update:  Not sure why, but a reader forwarded me this Op-Ed at CNN, Just say no to ‘playing Indian’ and related news story, Native American designers fight cultural caricatures.  Please try to keep things “on topic.”

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Progressive corruption is approaching conclusive corruption.

America is a joke on itself.

    GrumpyOne in reply to beatcanvas. | December 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I think you’re on to something here…

    When the electorate chooses a failed leader over a demonstrated successful business executive and when the MA electorate chose a liar, cheat and corrupt academic over a moderate but honest Senator, something certainly is wrong.

    Yep, we deserve the government that “we” elected.

    A dark period to be sure…

Ooooo, just her style. Wampum Duty. See my high cheek bones?..Wait, wait, lemme’ pull my dress higher..

TrooperJohnSmith | December 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

As descendent of heap many Indian tribes, me no like-um Indian stereotypes. Me want change-um Redskin name to more better DC name. Try-um ‘Blackskins’. No Indians live-um DC but heap many black folks live-um there. Wear-um that moccasin for many moons and see-um how that buffalo sh!t feel-um. Hear-um white eyes sing-um “Hail to the Blackskins… fight for Old DC” and see-um if you not want-um go on warpath or loot-um Nike store.

Me write-um crazy because no can handle good single-malt fire water on empty stomach. Squaw sit-um in Houston traffic, and me no dare-um eat buffalo steak and Caesar salad without her. (Yes, me cook-um dinner!)

Note: The writer has chosen to use humor, satire and his unique American Indian heritage to make a rather indelicate point. Let’s trade Indian caricatures for Black or Hispanic ones and see how far that goes. While the writer is not opposed to racial-looking caricatures per se, he is more opposed to the whole selective removal of all caricatures but those portraying American Indians. The writer does part ways with the PC-Indians in that he has no problem with “Braves”, “Chiefs” or “Warriors” where they are portrayed as such.

“public lectures…directed at people who rigged the system to take advantage of loopholes to which they were not entitled to give them an advantage over others.”

Where’s the problem? In my opinion DNC needs these kinds of lectures.

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