Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Banking Committee Seat?

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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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It's not official, and the information is ascribed to "sources"


WASHINGTON -- Nearly two years after Wall Street waged a successful campaign to keep consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the incoming senator will be tapped to serve on the Banking Committee, according to four sources familiar with the situation. It's a victory for progressives who battled to win her a seat on the panel that oversees the implementation of Dodd-Frank and other banking regulations.

Warren knocked out Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts in the most expensive Senate contest of 2012, with Wall Street spending heavily to beat Warren, a former Harvard law professor.


Last time she might have been appointed to something wit hteeth she pretty much gave up in the face of GOP hostility - I wonder how this will proceed - assuming it is true?




posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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It's time to get things done, and this woman knows how to do it.

Bully show, mates. Bully.



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
 

I'll accept that we have liars, cheats and crooks in the Senate. Pretty much every last one of them. It's hard, if not impossible to reach that point in high politics and not be a liar by profession and crook by professional hazard.

Having said that, given her credibility issues with something as exceptionally touchy and offensive as the Native American claims of her past....can we, just possibly, see her kept OFF those committees that have real relevance to trust and honesty in public dealing?

it's kind of like...if Todd Akin had won his Senate race and then someone suggested him for medical and reproductive rights related positions. Errr... Some things just don't fit a person's own background and proven conduct (Or pure intelligence in Akin's case). Just my thoughts when hearing her name related to anything economic in a period were economic fraud and crime at the highest levels are what brought us to the brink of total destruction to begin with.



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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Fake Indians everywhere are applauding this decision.



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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as has been pointed out there are probably no honest politicians, but if claiming native american ancestry theough the early 90's is her worst offence I think you'd be glad to have her!



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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I'd just want to note here that the scandal with her was an interesting to watch develop...particularly seeing some Native American sites. She picked a doozy of a minority to misrepresent herself as. It couldn't be a benign one. Naww.. She chose the one her own race deliberately sought to wipe out to the last person...and not SO long ago that claiming to be one of them to get the benefits granted to them isn't still just...how to say it? Unforgivable in some minds.

It's that part of so blatantly and almost proudly misrepresenting the very nature of her own race and heritage that I figure kinda crosses a line most Senators have not. There are many many committees in the US Senate. Why one where trust is stock and trade to the core nature of it? Of course the way things have been going....they'd pull her name for this one and appoint her to the select committee on intelligence instead. lol.... Washington never changes.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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There is absolutely zero proof that she lied about her ancestry to receive any benefits. It was an attack formulated by the Brown campaign and it never stuck with anyone except the birther crowd. Aside from that little business she is no more guilty of lying about her ancestry than millions of average Americans that know there is native blood in their family tree, and have no proof outside of that familial knowledge.

When you set all this nonsensical garbage aside, the people I want on the banking committee are the ones that banks are terrified of. She has the right background and the right qualifications to be there. My only hope in her appointment there is that she doesn't sell out to the banking lobby and stands her ground as an advocate for the taxpayer that got her elected.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
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as has been pointed out there are probably no honest politicians, but if claiming native american ancestry theough the early 90's is her worst offence I think you'd be glad to have her!


Oh yeah, that is always nice to read.

So basically, yeah she is a liar, and used her lie to cheat her way into Business and College, but don't mind that , as there are bigger liars over there.

Sounds like a 5 year olds argument why they did something. Well, I did hit Billy, but Billy hit me and stole Suzie's cookie, so he is worse.


No wonder our country is going down the crapper.

But at least the woman that told lies not as big as someone else is in charge of a banking committee, then we are all okay.
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posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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Ignorance is bad enough, without you introducing willful ignorance.

She was caught lying about her heritage. There were many, many , many articles about it, showing that she lied.
And within those articles shows she benefited from that lie.

But, you go ahead and champion her, and any other liar in Govt, for they hand out the free stuff.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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For how many beads will Liawatha sell the taxpayers out?



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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You have absolutely got to be kidding me. We all have a right to our own opinions. However, we do NOT get to just make up the facts to suit our agenda. You're either horribly misinformed or willfully lying about this. I see no other way to describe your post here.

Here is a post with what Native Americans had to say about her...and not just average Native Americans from a blog, but quotes from serving ones in Congress and other elected office. They sure seem to think she had honestly issues and character problems.

Elizabeth Warren: What Native Americans have said about controversy

and for those who may have forgotten how this woman lied about her past, racial identity and heritage..let me refresh everyone's memory.


During her academic career, Ms. Warren, a Harvard Law School professor, identified herself as a minority, citing her one thirty-second Cherokee blood, a fact that Republicans pounced on to try to portray her as an opportunist and a fraud. The line on her résumé does not seem to set well with some Indian members of her own party.

“If you’re going to be Native, don’t just be Native on paper,” said Lexie LaMere, a Nebraska delegate and member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. “What’s troubling is that she’s shown nothing in her history of being involved in Native American issues.”
Source

...and here she is claiming to have 'pics or it didn't happen' to prove a heritage we now *KNOW* was entirely false and total B.S.. She isn't native anything. Her 'gain' may have only been to score hot dates in college or it may have been considerably more tangible. That's something I'll leave for others since I have proven the base point beyond what I needed to with this already.



Frankly, I don't know how she got elected. I hadn't heard Scott Brown to be that horrible a person...but whatever. He must have had horns growing that I couldn't see to have a proven liar and woman of such low character elected to replace him. I'd just ask, again, that she be dropped from consideration to anything requiring above normal levels of TRUST. She has proven, beyond all question, she is worthy of none and can handle no more than she's already required to be given by that Office.

I'm horrified that party loyalty extends to covering near criminal abuse of the public trust. I mean, if I were to claim...say.. 10% African American just for the ya ya's and to get some dates on Campus...should I get away with it? Heck...I'd say, in that position, I ought to pay hard for it when caught. Nothing is quite as low life as misrepresenting one's very RACE in this day and age.


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posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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Oh please! What a crock of BS. She never leveraged her suggested native American heritage but simply stated what she had always been told by her parents. I'm in the same position. I've been told my entire life that I am part Mohegan. It has always been an 'issue' within my family. I have never been DNA tested, had and professional investigation done, or taken any other actions to prove or disprove my heritage. I've taken it on the word of my parents and grand parents. So I 'get' her situation and how this all came about. If she benefited in some material way from this please show me how. I personally know people who receive checks as a result of Mohegan Sun casino because they are allegedly 1/32 native American. I'm unaware of EW getting paid for her heritage. The Republicans/Brown campaign up here was ruthless. Not just about this issue but in general.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Did she, or did she not check the boxes for Native American Heritage on College admission forms and others docs?



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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The record states clearly that she did, in fact, misrepresent herself flagrantly and repeatedly. That part...I've never heard questioned outside of blogs and people defending her without knowing the facts of the situation we're discussing here. The media, usually a defender of the left leaning politicians......roasted her repeatedly, early on. From the New York Times to Huff-Po. Not the Fox News of things to say the very least.

I'm baffled on the arguments defending her by starting on the premise that it literally 'didn't happen'. Have we come so far down the road of regularly re-written history now that something which was headlines and wall to wall coverage.....if only for a short time.....within the last YEAR can now be presented as never actually having happened at all?


It's not just defending an ideology or party at this point, IMO. It's willfully taking a flyer from the reality of a given situation entirely. I wouldn't believe it if I wasn't seeing it with eyes.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by KeliOnyx
There is absolutely zero proof that she lied about her ancestry to receive any benefits.

She faked being an uber-miniority to gain left wing support to get elected.
That's a pretty big benefit.
She's a proven liar and a cheater. I guess that makes her a typical politician.
The corrupt Chicago-crowd in the White House will feel right at home dealing with her.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Happened in college and law school. Doesn't have much to do with getting elected now does it? And yea, I don't ever recall her saying she DIDN'T check said boxes. She simply said the she did not question what she had been told by her family growing up. Frankly, I don't know many people who question the heritage they are told by their parents/grand parents. Why would we?



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by KeliOnyx
There is absolutely zero proof that she lied about her ancestry to receive any benefits.

She faked being an uber-miniority to gain left wing support to get elected.


supposition on your part - it happened in the 1990's, she didn't stand for election until 2011


That's a pretty big benefit.


also one you can't actually show happened.


She's a proven liar and a cheater.


You can't actually show that she is either of these in this resepect either - AFAIK no-one has actually PROVED that her claim is wrong.

she says she was repeating a family tradition - making more out of it than that just makes you look like a jerk.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Let's see if she makes a difference. She probably wants to, it's probably why she ran for office. Is it possible to win a fight with the banks? One that will truly be felt by the average citizen? I don't have much hope any "honest" or "well intentioned" politician can slay the beast.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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Having said that, given her credibility issues with something as exceptionally touchy and offensive as the Native American claims of her past....can we, just possibly, see her kept OFF those committees that have real relevance to trust and honesty in public dealing?


Blah blah I know you won't respond to me, I don't care to be honest but I felt the need to inject some truth regarding your factually incorrect paragraph...

Elizabeth Warren is in fact part Native American. She did not in fact ever state that she was on any college applications, any financial applications nor any job applications. Harvard Law did in fact list her as of Native heritage, in their faculty directory, after receiving criticism for a faculty that wasn't diverse enough. That is what Scott Brown and the GOP tried (and failed) to re-write history on.

And she is the perfect person to be sitting on the Banking Committee. The only Democrat I smiled voting for this past election.



posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 05:46 AM
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The fact that Wall Street/bankers can't stand her, it must chafe all their asses that she is now on the Banking Committee...and that makes me gleeful
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