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  •  Oh, and Sally isn't (0+ / 0-)

    changing anything.

    We've already seen what happens to women in BO's administration when they try to change stuff.

    The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

    by dfarrah on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 05:36:29 AM PST

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    •  you mean like Hillary? (4+ / 0-)

      and Sebelius? And Napolitano?

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 05:49:58 AM PST

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      •  Hilda Solis. (2+ / 0-)
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        Lisa Jackson.
        TWO Supreme Court Justices.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:06:14 AM PST

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        •  Let's think a moment (0+ / 0-)

          here about the differences between executive appointments and supreme court justices--the supreme court justices are appointed for life--so BO can't get rid of them on his own.

          The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

          by dfarrah on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:23:22 AM PST

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      •  I was thinking (0+ / 0-)

        of the banking group that was shut out.

        And what did Sebelius do?  And what did Napolitano do?  

        The women who question BO's direction are not going to be heard.

        The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

        by dfarrah on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:21:17 AM PST

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        •  if you worked with the previous (5+ / 0-)

          Secy's like I did (leavitt and chertoff) you wouldn't need to ask.

          First of all,  unrealistic expectations always do us in. DC is tough to change for anyone. Especially the banking group. Thank you, Elizabeth Warren (and see the depth of the oppo).

          Second of all, unwarranted criticism when there is so much to actually criticize, also does us in. So, instead, you have to belittle the accomplishments (but skip Hillary) to make your point? Point dismissed.

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:39:42 AM PST

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          •  oh and BTW PBO appointed Elizabeth Warren (2+ / 0-)
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            and gave her that first platform she needed to successfully run for President.

            Not bad.

            That she's still 'not around' working for him in the banking sector is no fault of his.

            "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

            by Greg Dworkin on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:51:41 AM PST

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            •  I'm talking about the (0+ / 0-)

              group of women who worked with Summers and Geithner.

              And Warren got elected--nothing BO could do about that after he pulled the rug out from under her feet with that consumer agency.

              Anyway, time will tell whether the appointee will actually change BO's continuation of bush's policies.  So, we can revisit this issue again...probably after the appointee resigns in frustration.

              The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

              by dfarrah on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:05:36 AM PST

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      •  Now that I think (1+ / 0-)
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        about it further, I would be willing to bet that if Sally tries to deviate from BO's continuation of bush policies, she'll be out in short order.

        The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

        by dfarrah on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:24:46 AM PST

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        •  um... anyone who works for the president does so (3+ / 0-)
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          at the president's behest. You should expect his appointees to follow his policies. Anything else gets you fired. true for men, true for women, true for any president.

          Another point dismissed for lack of reality based grounding.

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:41:26 AM PST

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          •  Yes, but the (1+ / 0-)
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            article has somewhat of a breathless, dare I say, hopeful, tone that she might change BO's continuation of bush's policies.

            Like I said earlier, it is highly unlikely that Sally will change the agency's direction, and if she attempts it, she will be dismissed or she will resign in frustration.

            So, I think it's safe to conclude that any significant change is very unlikely.

            But time will tell.

            The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

            by dfarrah on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:26:58 AM PST

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            •  now, that's a very fair point (0+ / 0-)

              a we have to temper our desire for change with a dollop of realism.

              "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

              by Greg Dworkin on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:12:13 AM PST

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