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sperifera 1
Note to Wall Street: You reap what you sow.
Posted by sperifera on December 4, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 2
Now, now, can all the third party extremist babies please shut up?

No? Yeah, didn't think so. Wail away about how the Republicrats are no different than the Democans. Wail on, wail on. Privileged upper middle class college-educated white motherfuckers...
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on December 4, 2012 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Fnarf 3
So she will replace either Herb Kohl (D-WI) or Daniel Akaka (D-HI), both of whom retired. There are no new vacancies on the Republican side. Manchin has two years seniority on her, so she'll be at the bottom of the table. I wonder if she'll even be allowed to speak!

I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. Sitting on the committee isn't the same thing as submitting legislation. It'll be awhile before she gets to do anything interesting. for now, she'll just be sitting there. Protip: use sanitizer after shaking hands with Vitter the Shitter.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
But ... Rachel Maddow says that they're running out of white women on the R side ..
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM · Report this
Fnarf 5
STFU, Will.

Other important committee slots opening: Budget (Patty Murray is the new chair, yay), two in Finance, one in Judiciary. There might be more; I just looked at the top three or so. Conrad in Budget is the only important chair who is gone, I think. Of course, any chair can perform the primary Senate function -- killing a bill stone dead.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
@5 still only D's. There is a dearth of female R's.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM · Report this
biffp 7
Banks are responsibile entities that can manage risk, but they are also tender giants who need protection from Class A meanies like Elizabeth Warren. Bullshit mountain just keeps on erupting.

This is exactly why she was so needed, and her victory is so meaningful. One of the smartest women in the country who can bring some respect back to the Senate Banking Committee.
Posted by biffp on December 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM · Report this
sirkowski 8
That's an insult to dildos.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on December 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
Fnarf 9
@6, there are currently five Republican women senators, four in the new Congress; fifteen in history. The Democratic record is better but hardly impressive -- 12 currently, soon to be 16; 29 total.

Now STFU.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 10
It's about time that we had a Cherokee on the Banking Committee.
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on December 4, 2012 at 1:54 PM · Report this
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Karma. It's a bitch and she gets even.
Posted by Bugnroolet on December 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM · Report this
Catherwood 12
@8 Seriously. I had a completely different image in mind (How the heck do you strap a dildo onto a committee, anyway?), and was very disappointed.
Posted by Catherwood on December 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM · Report this
biffp 13
Fnarf, everyone knows there's not enough women in the House and Seattle. You can stfu, thanks.
Posted by biffp on December 4, 2012 at 3:17 PM · Report this
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@2 We'll shut up when voting for these people results in actual leftist societal changes. Unless you consider the highest level of income inequality since the Great Depression to be leftist. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/…

(I really, really like Elizabether Warren, btw. Quit acting like people fed up with the Democratic Party are wingnuts, though. Reversing wealth inequality is the bare minimum we deserve for their support.)
Posted by Tent_Liberation_Army on December 4, 2012 at 5:05 PM · Report this
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Er, our support.
Posted by Tent_Liberation_Army on December 4, 2012 at 5:06 PM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 16
@13 - That's not the point.

@14 - you realize that half the country thinks that's a good thing, Cuz that means America is a success, right?

Nope apparently not.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on December 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM · Report this

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