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    was mandated by Dodd-Frank, a year before OWS was a twinkle in the eye of adbusters. Obama appointed Warren to set up the agency in September 2010. Obama nominated Cordray for director of the CFPB on July 18, 2011 (5 days after the original adbusters OWS blog post). "The [CFPB] began operation on July 21, 2011." All of these things were done without "OWS [changing] the tone of the national conversation". Is it your claim that Obama and the Democrats could do all of these things without OWS's new tone, but a recess appointment to head the agency was a bridge too far?

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