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1 Locker  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 10:15:11am

It’s about freaking time. Quit negotiating with those freaking haters.

2 Iwouldprefernotto  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 11:29:10am

YES.

3 RanchTooth  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 11:46:34am

I don’t like that Obama is doing this honestly, considering he opposed the same practice when Bush appointed John Bolton. There were controversies surrounding that particular appointment, whereas there aren’t to this one, but this reiterates the charge that Obama is a hard-core lefty who will wield his power to get his way (a charge I vehemently disagree with). Whether or not Obama comprises with the GOP (which he already did once by not pushing on Elizabeth Warren) to get this appointment is now a mute point, but it would continue to show that Obama could be bipartisan, whereas now he is just flexing his executive muscle. I’m sure that compromising on this wouldn’t have a huge effect mainstream, but then again, now we’ll never know.

The CFPB needs a leader in order to function, and the GOP should recognize that that is more important, considering all that has happened.

4 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 11:49:28am

re: #3 RanchTooth

I don’t like that Obama is doing this honestly, considering he opposed the same practice when Bush appointed John Bolton. There were controversies surrounding that particular appointment, whereas there aren’t to this one, but this reiterates the charge that Obama is a hard-core lefty who will wield his power to get his way (a charge I vehemently disagree with). Whether or not Obama comprises with the GOP (which he already did once by not pushing on Elizabeth Warren) to get this appointment is now a mute point, but it would continue to show that Obama could be bipartisan, whereas now he is just flexing his executive muscle. I’m sure that compromising on this wouldn’t have a huge effect mainstream, but then again, now we’ll never know.

The CFPB needs a leader in order to function, and the GOP should recognize that that is more important, considering all that has happened.

He’s in a tough spot. The Senate Republicans by and large seemed hellbent on blocking the appointment not because of the appointee’s character and qualifications but because they oppose the idea of the department itself. Fair point about Bolton though.

5 andres  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 1:48:20pm

re: #3 RanchTooth

There are several key differences between Bolton and Cordray:

a) Bolton went to an up-and-down vote twice, not getting confirmed twice. Cordray hasn’t gone to a single vote, due to Republican obstructionism.

b) Bolton drew valid criticism as a candidate for the position he was nominated. Republicans can’t muster any valid criticism of Cordray except pouting.

c) Obama, while not particularly happy with Bolton’s appointment, conceded that was within the rule of law. Here’s Politifact:

Keeping in mind the statement Obama put out on Bolton, it’s worth noting that Obama opposed Bolton on his merits, but didn’t complain about it being a recess appointment. Indeed, Obama specifically said Bush was within his rights to make the nomination, just as Obama as president now has the right to make recess appointments.


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