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McCain to vote against Bernanke nomination: aide
Reuters ^ | January 25, 2010 | Steve Holland

Posted on 01/25/2010 10:55:57 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain plans to vote against the nomination of Ben Bernanke to serve another term as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, a congressional aide said Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bernanke; confirmation; economy; idiotmccain; maverick; mccain

1 posted on 01/25/2010 10:55:57 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Crazy weathervane. Moonbat unpredictable.


2 posted on 01/25/2010 10:58:32 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Better the devil you know at this point. We know Obama won't appoint anyone better than Bernanke, so we may as well keep this joker in place. As usual, McCain is on the wrong side of this one.
3 posted on 01/25/2010 10:59:10 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (Alinsky's values aren't American values.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Bernanke may not be great, but the problem is that they want to replace him with somebody (as yet undisclosed) a lot worse.


4 posted on 01/25/2010 10:59:25 AM PST by livius
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To: Nonstatist

McCain’s coin comes up “heads” this time. Let’s see what tomorrow brings...


5 posted on 01/25/2010 10:59:37 AM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Look at John McCain running toward the right.You would think that there was an election coming up in Arizona the way McCain is suddenly playing a conservative after playing liberal for the last six years.

It’s time for him to go.Go John,Go.


6 posted on 01/25/2010 11:02:44 AM PST by puppypusher (The world is going to the Dogs.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Bernanke is about as good as it gets, in an immpossible situation. Who will Obama replace him with? I hate to think.

McCain doesn’t have a clue, as he so clearly showed when he started running arond babbling like an idiot when Paulson announced that the world was coming to an end. The voters selected Obama to fix it, because Bush obviously didn’t have a clue what was going on, and McCain looked even worse. Obama was calm and cool and said he’d fix it. And Paulson, Bush’s own Treasury Secretary, clearly favored him.

Well, Obama looked cool because that’s what he does, as long as things are going his way. But it was a case of the perps running the show.

So, Juan, how are we gonna fix it? Reach across the aisle and find a bipartisan solution? The Reid-McCain-Pelosi Stimulus III Act of 2010? Another trillion dollars in wasted pork?


7 posted on 01/25/2010 11:06:26 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: puppypusher
Look at John McCain running toward the right

Yes, it's nothing more than a "Crazy Ivan" maneuver.

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8 posted on 01/25/2010 11:07:46 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: livius

In all actuality, the confirmation is of little consequence at this point. The currency catastrophe that Bernanke has set us up for is already baked in the cake.


9 posted on 01/25/2010 11:08:07 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian (I am the Grim FReeper.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Grandstanding, as usual.


10 posted on 01/25/2010 11:08:07 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Major Matt Mason
-"Better the devil you know at this point"

I hate to say this, but grudginly agree. Primarily, because I trust ZERO to always come up with a horrible pick for just about any position imaginable.

11 posted on 01/25/2010 11:10:08 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Cheap_Hessian; All
You all are reading this completely wrong in my opinion.

The Fed is the enemy. They are the ones that cause you, me, and every other person in this great nation to be economic slaves to them.

The Fed needs to go away. Our US Teasury needs to begin issuing our money.

In the meantime, we need to do battle against the bankers - and it begins be getting rid of Bernanke.

12 posted on 01/25/2010 11:10:37 AM PST by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Good. Vote Bernanke out. I could have navigated us though the same temporary fix he did if I had the same never ending currency printing press in the backroom. Great, he took our tax dollars and paid off the investment bankers while still keeping certain terms of these deals secret.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 11:13:08 AM PST by coaltrain
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To: Cheap_Hessian

McCain again scurries to find his GOP colleagues so he can lead them. If anyone knows how Ben Bernanke performed, it should be McCain who was such a useful tool in getting TARP shoved through in 2008.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 11:13:59 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: Cheap_Hessian

way too little, WAY too late McLame


15 posted on 01/25/2010 11:15:03 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

As usual, McCain gets no credit for doing the right thing at FR. Sheeech, if he were fighting the devil incarnate most here would be rooting for satam. Sad!


16 posted on 01/25/2010 11:15:48 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: politicket
You might find this ZeroHedge entry interesting: Chasing Red Liquidity Herrings
17 posted on 01/25/2010 11:16:21 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian (I am the Grim FReeper.)
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To: meandog
I've been savaging McQueeg more or less non stop in the three years I've been on FR.

But if he votes against Bernanke he'll be doing the right thing and I'll thank him.

Then most likely his inner RINO will break loose again and I'll have to go back to savaging him.

18 posted on 01/25/2010 11:19:01 AM PST by Notary Sojac ("Goldman Sachs" is to "US economy" as "lamprey" is to "lake trout")
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Uh-Roh! ...I saw where Lyndsey Mini-MeCain said he would vote for him.


19 posted on 01/25/2010 11:28:02 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Carling
McCain’s coin comes up “heads” this time

My 6 month old niece is more predictable than that old carcass.

20 posted on 01/25/2010 11:46:42 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Cheap_Hessian

The streak continues. McCain wrong again.


21 posted on 01/25/2010 11:46:42 AM PST by boocoowell (Nuclear power now for crying out loud)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
McCain had a chance to say this publicly on Face the Nation yesterday with Bob Schieffer (CBS). He said he was "leaning" against Bernanke. What a coward!

If McCain wants to do something for America and fellow veterans he can join with the military officer plaintiffs who are sueing Obama about his lack of natural born citizen status. Failing that, I hope he is voted out in the primaries this Summer. See tagline.

22 posted on 01/25/2010 12:03:22 PM PST by circumbendibus (Obama is an unconstitutional illegal putative president. Quo Warranto in 2010)
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To: Nonstatist
He will predictably move right in primaries and then move far left after the primary election.
23 posted on 01/25/2010 12:20:08 PM PST by MBB1984
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To: politicket
The Fed needs to go away. Our US Teasury needs to begin issuing our money.

Why would that be better?

24 posted on 01/28/2010 2:43:25 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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