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Obama Takes Victory Lap
The Hill ^ | Jan. 6, 2011 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 01/06/2012 12:04:05 PM PST by Iron Munro

Two days after defying Republicans and appointing Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama visited the new agency to take a little time to gloat.

Making a victory lap of sorts at the independent agency, Obama cracked a joke, telling employees that he came by to help their new director move in.

More seriously, a seemingly content Obama called the man he tapped a “great director who is tailor-made to lead this agency.”

With Cordray at the helm, after months of delay, the agency will help Americans better digest mortgages, student loans and credit card fees before they become entangled in debt, Obama said before a packed room of more than 100 CFPB employees.

“Now that Richard is your director, you can finally exercise your responsibilities under the law,” Obama said. “We can help give people the clear and transparent information they need” to make the right financial decisions, he said.

Obama was welcomed by an extremely supportive crowd of bureau employees who loudly cheered his arrival and were especially boisterous when Cordray introduced himself as the official director of the agency. A lottery was held Thursday night to dole out seats to employees who wanted to attend the event.

The trip to the agency came just two days after Obama made the surprise decision to appoint Cordray to the agency while Congress was on recess.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; cfpb; congress; cordray; democrats; impeach; liberalfascism; obama; recessappointments; senate; tyranny
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The media will push the lie that congress was in recess until enough people believe it.
1 posted on 01/06/2012 12:04:10 PM PST by Iron Munro
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To: Iron Munro

Gloating in public.....not what true leaders do.


2 posted on 01/06/2012 12:06:52 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Iron Munro

WHEN WILL SOMEONE IMPEACH THIS SOB already?


3 posted on 01/06/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Iron Munro

Not much can be done about this (that will hurt Obama) so I suggest that Boehner and McConnell get together and work on a common political strategy to take Obama on with the upcoming FICA/SS tax cut extension battle, so they DON’T end up looking like fools again.


4 posted on 01/06/2012 12:10:52 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: ColdOne

100 employees in a new agency that has done nothing.

De fund this money sucking pig.


5 posted on 01/06/2012 12:12:59 PM PST by woodenickel
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To: Iron Munro

“Obama Takes Victory Lap”

Larry Sinclair back in town?


6 posted on 01/06/2012 12:13:28 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: Iron Munro
the agency will help Americans better digest mortgages, student loans and credit card fees . . .

Thus far, ObaMao's tinkering has made mortgages harder to get and costs of student loans and credit card debt even higher.

All he needs is to do more of the same to reverse the situation. < / sarcasm >

7 posted on 01/06/2012 12:13:51 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Iron Munro
Image and video hosting by TinyPic IMPEACH NOW !!
8 posted on 01/06/2012 12:14:24 PM PST by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: Iron Munro
Obama was welcomed by an extremely supportive crowd of bureau employees who loudly cheered his arrival and were especially boisterous when Cordray introduced himself as the official director of the agency.

Won't it be wonderful when we're all workers for the state? /s
9 posted on 01/06/2012 12:16:46 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Iron Munro
So we hire and staff an entire agency of cronies because the entire public education system run by the same cronies is so badly run, they are unable to promote students who may have learned anything about economics?????

Forehead facepalm, "WTF"!

10 posted on 01/06/2012 12:16:50 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: woodenickel

Starve the Beast - that’s what the Repubs can do in the House of Reps, but have not gonads to actually go for it. Boehner, you are a huge part of the problem - please step aside and let someone who actually wants to save America do it.


11 posted on 01/06/2012 12:19:26 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Iron Munro

Imagine what we might accomplish, if we only had an opposition party.


12 posted on 01/06/2012 12:29:13 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; MtnMan101
WHEN WILL SOMEONE IMPEACH THIS SOB already?
IMPEACH NOW !!

I don't think impeachment is possible. Reid would never let it come up for discussion in the Senate, much less come to a vote.

Realistically though, the Repubs in the House could defund Obama's programs. Appropriations must begin in the House of Representatives. They have the power to shut down the whole Federal Gub'mint if they want to. If they ever decided to grow a pair.

13 posted on 01/06/2012 12:31:36 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: sickoflibs

We conservatives remain at a disadvantage. By its nature, the Democrat Party is an organized criminal enterprise that will do anything to win. Until we fight back, Obama is going to be reelected.


14 posted on 01/06/2012 12:32:00 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Sioux-san

I wonder if it would be possible for Congress to prevent Cordray from getting his salary.


15 posted on 01/06/2012 12:34:47 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Iron Munro

What have these 100 people been doing? 100 employees already!


16 posted on 01/06/2012 12:37:51 PM PST by VA40
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To: forgotten man

Not possible since Congress does not control the funding for this agency. As it was created in the Dodd-Frank abomination, this agency is part of the (private, non-governmental) Federal Reserve and its funding is derived from the Federal Reserve’s operating income.


17 posted on 01/06/2012 12:39:34 PM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: forgotten man

If only they had the guts to exercise their power as a co-equal branch of the Fed.Govt. They should issue a contempt of Congress citation - there has to be a way to nip this dude in the bud. Essentially our PINO is saying that he doesn’t need Senate confirmation for his apptmts. He has acknowledged the Senate is not in recess.


18 posted on 01/06/2012 12:40:29 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: forgotten man
"I wonder if it would be possible for Congress to prevent Cordray from getting his salary."

Probably not. The Agency is funded from the Federal Reserve and not subject to Congressional Appropriations. This is more of Obama moving to make Congress unnecessary and painted as an impediment to Dear Leader's efforts to "help" America.

19 posted on 01/06/2012 12:41:18 PM PST by Truth29
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20 posted on 01/06/2012 12:42:27 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Iron Munro

Question for you legal FReepers. Why doesn’t some group sue the federal govt / executive branch that these appointments were unconstitutional? I think that it is a slam dunk for judges to rule so.


21 posted on 01/06/2012 12:43:03 PM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Iron Munro

The House of Representatives should pass a resolution stating that the Congress is not in session. The attempted unconstitutiional appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are therefore null and void. No funds will be appropriated by the Congress for payment of personnel and associated operations of the CFPB and NLRB.


22 posted on 01/06/2012 12:45:03 PM PST by Rider on the Rain
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To: Iron Munro
What the HELL are the Republicans doing about this? Where are the courts?

Hussein is not a damn dictator. I know he WANTS to be il Duce, but he is an ill DOUCHE.

23 posted on 01/06/2012 12:45:20 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Upstate NY Guy

All’s we can do is hope for TRUE gov change and the closest I see is Perry making them all go part time and someone needs to cease the insider trading and lobbiests on both sides of the aisle.SEE DRUDGE a FED job post for SIX figures and 5 weeks vacay to do what?Send out invitations for a lazy ass big wig senator or fabricated gov agency?


24 posted on 01/06/2012 12:54:16 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Upstate NY Guy

On second thought since the MSM is OBAMA’s TOOL.Screw the dog and pony shows.Let the progressive left have the amount of states they rule with Obama as they’re dictator and let the rest of us have America back!


25 posted on 01/06/2012 12:58:16 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Iron Munro

Another obama whore spreading her legs for obamao.

LLS


26 posted on 01/06/2012 1:11:04 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: pabianice; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”We conservatives remain at a disadvantage. By its nature, the Democrat Party is an organized criminal enterprise that will do anything to win. Until we fight back, Obama is going to be reelected.

Obama is using a poll driven focus group re-election strategy that requires Republicans to be in at least partial control of congress to work, which they got a year ago. Daily messages by Obama/Democrats:

1) It's a Republican congress
2) It's a Republican congress that will do little except block things and fight for the rich
3) They defend the rich over you the middle class (FICA battle)
4) They want the economy to fail so I am defeated
5) I alone have offered a credible jobs bill, they block it because of #2+3+4
6) I am fighting for the ‘middle class’
7) Only I want what is best for this country, Republicans instead play politics.

He repeats these over and over and nearly every action he does between last year and the election is designed to feed that theme to those that vote but don't watch or following things closely(and don't read FR).

And Republicans plan?? “DUHHH”! They have no visible leader/spokesman or a plan that I can see.

27 posted on 01/06/2012 1:12:40 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: sickoflibs

What do you really think the odds of mcconnell and boehner doing anything remotely like that are? I agree that they should.

LLS


28 posted on 01/06/2012 1:12:51 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The republicans are cowering in puddles of pee.

LLS


29 posted on 01/06/2012 1:15:14 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
No...I think they ARE puddles of pee.
30 posted on 01/06/2012 1:19:11 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: LibLieSlayer
RE :”What do you really think the odds of mcconnell and boehner doing anything remotely like that are? I agree that they should.

Out of complete frustration I even handed them a specific counter-strategy attack plan on it, but I have little hope that they will do anything new or clever to hurt Obama back.

To congressional Republicans: How to reverse your Social Security ‘payroll Tax Cut’ train wreck (Saturday, December 24, 2011 by sickoflibs)

31 posted on 01/06/2012 1:20:23 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: sickoflibs

You have excellent ideas... but we have two of the largest cowardly progressive turncoats to ever lead the party. They think we are all crazy... according to Rush who would know... they hate and despise us all.

LLS


32 posted on 01/06/2012 1:33:14 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: hal ogen

:-)!!!

LLS


33 posted on 01/06/2012 1:33:56 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer; pabianice

BTW : That idea was not intended to be primarily a policy idea, although it does have the potential to start a SS reform.

That idea was designed to cynically split Obama(the voters he needs) from his liberal base supporters to turn up heat on him, much as he has doing to Republicans for a year now.

Few here seem to have a clue as how to fight a political war, and it’s frustrating for me to watch sometimes


34 posted on 01/06/2012 1:38:57 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Sioux-san

This needs to be turned around on him as a poor leader that can’t work with others


35 posted on 01/06/2012 1:46:38 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Sioux-san

This needs to be turned around on him as a poor leader that can’t work with others


36 posted on 01/06/2012 1:46:58 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Sioux-san

This needs to be turned around on him as a poor leader that can’t work with others


37 posted on 01/06/2012 1:47:08 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

You can say that again...


38 posted on 01/06/2012 1:48:29 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: LibLieSlayer
RE :"You have excellent ideas... but we have two of the largest cowardly progressive turncoats to ever lead the party. They think we are all crazy... according to Rush who would know... they hate and despise us all"

Rush should have been calling for their replacement in early 2009 and then early 2011 as I was doing here, not waiting till they fail and all options are bad. If Republicans lose significantly in November then it is unlikely they will survive as Republican House/Senate leaders

Rush sends very mixed and inconsistent messages sometimes.

39 posted on 01/06/2012 1:50:50 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: ColdOne

Obama is playing to his base. He wants a confrontation with Congress so he can blame all of the nation’s problems on them and not his policies.


40 posted on 01/06/2012 2:00:12 PM PST by kabar
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To: MrB

Ha—Oops! I know. I was posting from my iphone for the first time and I didn’t think it was working. Sorry everyone.


41 posted on 01/06/2012 2:00:21 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Iron Munro

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,

The name is wrong.

We aren’t going to get any more financial protection from this bunch than if we wore a broken condom to a gay orgy.


42 posted on 01/06/2012 2:02:47 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Boehner’s in some corner crying and McConnell is spending his time fretting about uncooperative “right wing extremists” in the Republican party.


43 posted on 01/06/2012 2:09:19 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: sickoflibs
I have seen no evidence of mcconnell or boehner fighting anyone but Conservatives.

LLS

44 posted on 01/06/2012 2:19:23 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: sickoflibs
I was calling for boehner to be purged when his name was first brought up... and I knew just what kind of POS that he was. mcconnell has always been a weak sister... like I said... you have excellent ideas.

LLS

45 posted on 01/06/2012 2:21:42 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Iron Munro

where’s the Taxpayer Protection Bureau?


46 posted on 01/06/2012 4:46:10 PM PST by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: sickoflibs

As you intimate, if they’ve got a plan it’s under house arrest, locked in a safe, inside a dresser, inside a closet, just off the locked main bedroom, one hundred feet from the nearest exit.


47 posted on 01/06/2012 5:01:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
RE:”I was calling for boehner to be purged when his name was first brought up... and I knew just what kind of POS that he was. mcconnell has always been a weak sister... like I said... you have excellent ideas.

Thanks
It was simple for me. They were hold-overs from GWB era. They helped get Republican votes for TARP and other liberal compromise bills with Pelosi. They were in leadership during 2008 Democrat congressional victories and their team's losses. It made no sense at all to keep them in those positions if Republicans really changed as they claimed in 2009.

So they stay in charge to argue against all the things they were for when GWB was POTUS?? It was stupidity and just gave Obama another political argument to use against Republicans. This is a failure for sure.

48 posted on 01/06/2012 5:05:33 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Iron Munro

What are they going to do? Teach people to read and do simple math? Good Luck. Make these businesses put everthing out at 3rd grade level? What??


49 posted on 01/06/2012 6:17:21 PM PST by therut
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To: Iron Munro
'Consumer Financial Protection Bureau'. . another bloated bureaucracy. . right out of Atlas Shrugged. . Ayn Rand would say, "See, I told you so. Now what are you going to do about it?"

What are we going to do about it?

50 posted on 01/06/2012 6:31:34 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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