elizabeth warren comes out swinging

24Sep10

I started this blog a long time ago to advocate for the nomination and eventual election of Hillary Clinton as President of the United States. Didn’t work out that way and I killed my blogging efforts back in April of 2008 when it was clear that Barack Obama would be my party’s candidate. I have since warmed up considerably to President Obama and I have to admit that I adore the First Lady and the lovely first family as well.

But my political heart was also changed and I have been appreciative of the President’s efforts on many fronts and supportive in other venues. But it’s time now to really get back to work here on the jammer’s wordpress political blog. Because it’s now our turn to fight for the change that we ALL should want. So let’s get going.

There are many people who have a huge problem with President Obama trying to effect positive changes for most Americans. So killing those ideas for change, and the political power or aspirations of those who would try to enact them, becomes the political purpose for those who place themselves on the other side.

Well, how can anyone BE on the other side of significant positive change in America? Elizabeth Warren was on Morning Joe Thursday and gave what I think was a startlingly clear example.

She told the story of one large American bank who dropped the tasty tidbit into their annual statement that credit reform legislation had cost THEIR shareholders hundreds of millions of dollars in just one quarter. Elizabeth Warren, it should come as no surprise, had a different take on the matter.

One bank recently put out its annual statement and it said ‘Changing consumer protection cost our shareholders $650 million last quarter.’ You know, my answer on that one is, no, American families SAVED $650 million because of this one small change in the law.

Bank Annual Statement

I was surprised that Warren was on Morning Joe so soon and speaking so openly and forcefully against the banking industry. She’s obviously taking advantage of the notion that she doesn’t now and maybe never will have to face a confirmation fight. I love it. This woman IS real change. She should run for president some day soon. But just listen to what she’s up against.

It’s the lobbying world that never sleeps. Even when you’re not in an election cycle, even when it’s not about talking to specific representatives, it’s every single day. Get up, see if you can find a chink, see if you can find a mistake. Let’s attack this, let’s do background on that. Let’s go visit every single senator, let’s go visit every single representative, let’s go visit everybody in the media — to try to get a message out that will help OUR CLIENTS and will undercut doing the people’s business.

The Lobbying World That Never Sleeps

We MUST stop pretending that there are two equally well intended but just “ideologically” opposed ways of getting there (there being positive change and ideology being some innocent choice of two equally well-represented and well-intended perspectives on how things should be done.)

American politics is NOT a debate between two well-intended sides who have a tactical disagreement on how best to make the country work. Those bankers and Wall St. who fought tooth and nail the agency that Elizabeth Warren now leads are the REAL Right Wing. They’re the ones who benefit from the emergence of the wacko Religious Right and the effectiveness of the NRA and Fox News and Rush Limbaugh in influencing the American public.

And it should never be forgotten that it is the financial powers that be who place the 24/7 lobbyists in Washington who have nothing on their agenda but influencing the American government on behalf of their clients to enable those clients to continue to screw the American people. They muck up this country’s present and threaten its future by lobbying the government in Washington to put THEIR clients’ well-being before the People’s Business.

It is obvious that Elizabeth Warren believes that a big part of her job is giving the American people a clearer image of the cold bloodless heart of what is standing between them and the real and positive change they voted for.

Go get ’em, Elizabeth!

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5 Responses to “elizabeth warren comes out swinging”

  1. 1 J Ward

    Helo JAMMER, — Noticed Your’ Bolg on WAPO-comments. I was for Hilliary also,- and still think She might work-out in 2012. – That’s anothe topic. – Now, on – Elizabeth Warren, — I adore Her! – And was so concerned, actually a bit scared, – that the Higher-power $BANKsters would shut Her down(up). – What also erked me- was placing this so-called Consumer Protection under the – ‘FED’. – – For decades I have pushed for CONGRESS to Repeal the ‘ Federal Reserve Act’. – Oh well, — the FIN-REG as passed is a JOKE! – Take care Jammer. — J Ward (jward52)

    • 2 jammer

      Thanks, J Ward. Looking forward to watching the Warren story develop. Still very surprised that her comments (and appearance even) on Morning Joe has been so underplayed or undercovered by the media. I thought we were all waiting with bated breath for her first public utterances. I guess not. Thanks again and please come back for more of the same. I have additional quotes ready to go.

      jammer

      • 3 Just Saying

        I normally don’t do such things on blogs because it can come across as petty or nit-picky, but in this case, and because I’m on your side, I make this comment NOT to critcize you, but to inform you and others of this very common grammatical mistake: “bated” breathe is the correct term, as opposed to “baited”.

        I’ve mistakenly used “baited” breathe too, for many years, because it seemed to make sense. I would have appreciatd being corrected long ago, as I hope you accept my mention of this now.

      • 4 jammer

        Thank you! Fixed via the iPhone WordPress app. Please come back and know that I will always appreciate you pointing out any issues that you see. Thanks, again.

  2. 5 Janis

    I too an enamored with Elizabeth (shall we call her Betsy?) Warren. And am very disappointed that she hasn’t been out in front of every major news station. Keep up the good work maybe this will get things going. Yeah, Betsy!


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