There’s at least a fair chance that newly elected Elizabeth Warren may not get a seat on...


There’s at least a fair chance that newly elected Elizabeth Warren may not get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee. Her resume makes her a "perfect fit," John Carney writes, but many people are working behind the scenes to keep her out. They're not Republicans; lobbyists and committee staff don't like Warren and have begun to quietly campaign against her.
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  • DougRk
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    Warren, Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, Reid... this country is firmly in the hands of not just liberals, but radical leftists. There is no govt. control they wouldn't support. None. I challenge any lib/O voter to name a single govt program or takeover these leftists would oppose.
    9 Nov 2012, 06:37 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    "...but many people are working behind the scenes to keep her out."

     

    Shocking. How many small-minded racists can be allowed to keep the first Woman Native American off the banking committee? These are the "teens" after all. (in a month and a half)

     

    I thought we left those old hatreds long ago.
    9 Nov 2012, 07:45 PM Reply Like
  • DianeLee
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    Her claim to Cherokee roots is questionable, but she is a woman. Probably blockage is more closely tied to poor performance, radical idealogy, and perhaps even too closely tied to the White House. The first time she hit my radar was during Congressional hearings many months ago, and she was a frazzled mess, frankly. She also failed her nomination to the new Consumer Protection agency. Then, too, being seated on the Senate Banking Committee for a brand new Senator, tho possible, may be a reach. Respect must be earned.
    10 Nov 2012, 02:41 AM Reply Like
  • coyote flaco
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    Senator Brown, the Senator from Fidelity had no problem. I wonder why. Ask the Johnsons.
    9 Nov 2012, 11:43 PM Reply Like
  • Venerability
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    Anonymous leaks are anonymous leaks.

     

    Warren is wildly popular with several different constituencies.

     

    And she is a "radical Leftist" only in the fevered dreams of Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin.

     

    As are the others you cited above.

     

    This name-calling is getting pretty silly, and whichever "side" is doing it is generally the side in turmoil.

     

    But on another, related front, I think John Boehner's dismissal of Paul Ryan as a "policy wonk" today was very, very innerressin' as Laugh In used to say.

     

    Mr. Boehner is hardly perfect, but at least he's showing some real sensitivity to what the GOP needs to do now in order to strengthen, not weaken, itself in the months and years ahead.

     

    He comes from a modest background in a manufacturing state. Those two things are real positives, and I wish the Speaker well in reinventing himself for the much better starting right about now.
    10 Nov 2012, 06:10 AM Reply Like
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