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  •  The logical trap for the President (7+ / 0-)
    1. Elizabeth Warren is the ONLY qualified person.

    1a. If Obama picks Elizabeth Warren, he has done so only to eliminate a threat or because he was a weak leader and was bullied into it.

    1b. If Obama does not pick Elizabeth, then he has failed.

    Obama fails no matter what action he does.

    Hey, I signed the petition. I think she is a great candidate for the post. But I don't like people bullying the President like this. I doubt she is the ONLY qualified person for the job.

    •  This is so wrong. (6+ / 0-)
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      tmo, emal, chuckvw, joanneleon, Alice Olson, damfino

      1a. If Obama picks Elizabeth Warren, he has done so only to eliminate a threat or because he was a weak leader and was bullied into it.

      This is completely wrong, so much so that it sounds like an excuse that anticipates that the President will not choose Warren.

      I think the majority of the President's critics re: economic issues on this site would loudly cheer the selection of Warren.  Many of us might be greatly encouraged that he is listening.

      There is no greater strength in a leader than the courage to listen, especially listen to the people.  I'm not talking about following the constantly shifting sands of polling data, but really listening to the people's concerns and hopes.  If the President hears us on this one, it will be another example--and there have been some--of his being a real champion of the people over the plutocrats.

      If he chooses her and backs her over the bankers' buddies that are still in his Administration, he would be well on his way to a historically transforming Presidency.

      Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all. - JM Keynes

      by goinsouth on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 07:45:05 AM PDT

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      •  you should reread the comment nt (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Please...can you understand that the man (2+ / 0-)
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        askew, NoFortunateSon

        has his own thinking brain and he is not you. You want to be the POTUS along the rest of so called progressives in this community but you ain't. Please stop this bullcrap that the POTUS is AGAINST the American People and does not listen to us bullshit.

        ...We have many more issues that bind us together than separate us!

        by ThisIsMyTime on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 08:20:14 AM PDT

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        •  Don't be so defensive. (3+ / 0-)
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          Did you read the comment?

          If the President hears us on this one, it will be another example--and there have been some--of his being a real champion of the people over the plutocrats.

          I'm sorry, but we're citizens, not serfs.  We have every right to lobby and pressure this or any President when it comes to appointments.  You seem to think it's some kind of personal insult to the President to tell him we'd like a particular person appointed or a certain policy enacted.  That's ridiculous.  This kind of lobbying is just a natural part of politics.

          Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all. - JM Keynes

          by goinsouth on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 08:27:54 AM PDT

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          •  Using a disingenuous source like HuffPost (3+ / 0-)

            and other bloggers including some asshats in this community to arm twist and force the Administration to do what we want them to do eventually back fired on us. Lying, spewing unfounded misinformation all around the blog to demonize someone that some people hate and score point on ultimately cost us an exceptional candidate to lead the CFPB. That is the narrative. I find it insulting when people want to think like as if they are the President who makes the decision on who is the best fit to serve him. I don't call bulling the administration by disseminating false information to be what citizens should be doing and ain't lobbying. I characterize that as what serfs do.

            ...We have many more issues that bind us together than separate us!

            by ThisIsMyTime on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 08:39:15 AM PDT

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            •  You have an odd idea of the role of a President. (3+ / 0-)
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              He's not the pope.  Even a king can be lobbied, even pressured.  Do you notice that people often include action ideas that include calling, emailing or writing Congresspersons or the White House?  Does that somehow insult the President?

              And where is the basis for this?

              Lying, spewing unfounded misinformation all around the blog to demonize someone that some people hate and score point on ultimately cost us an exceptional candidate to lead the CFPB.

              So now it's the fault of HuffPost and "asshats" on this blog if Warren isn't selected?

              Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all. - JM Keynes

              by goinsouth on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 08:54:35 AM PDT

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              •  You are preaching it to the choir about (1+ / 0-)
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                action ideas. Action diaries depending on how they are written can insult the President. Bottom line, I wouldn't blame Warren if she does not want the job after being politicized and if we have any humility we in this community better take some responsibility for the dramatization of the whole episode.

                ...We have many more issues that bind us together than separate us!

                by ThisIsMyTime on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 09:56:54 AM PDT

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                •  You needn't protect her. (0+ / 0-)

                  She's been in the middle of a political firestorm since she took the TARP oversight job.

                  She's one tough Okie.  She can handle it.  That's why she'd be great in the job.

                  Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all. - JM Keynes

                  by goinsouth on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 10:21:36 AM PDT

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    •  Yep...it is no win win situation. (2+ / 0-)
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      This is what this community has become. Everyone wants to be the President.

      ...We have many more issues that bind us together than separate us!

      by ThisIsMyTime on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 08:15:38 AM PDT

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