I get mail

Found in my spam folder:

Myiq2xu, yesterday President Obama used recess appointments to name Richard Cordray the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and to fill the vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board.

Please, send President Obama an email thanking him for this bold move.

Without these appointments, the National Labor Relations Board would cease to function as a defender of workers’ rights. Without a director, the CFPB couldn’t fulfill its critical function as a watchdog working to stop the fraudulent practices of mortgage companies, payday lenders, debt collectors and other financial interests that are bleeding Americans dry.

Republicans are livid. Failing to grind consumer and worker protections to a halt at the request of their Wall Street masters, Republicans are now claiming these appointments are unconstitutional (they’re not). Within hours of announcement, they began setting up congressional hearings.

This is a big effing deal, and credit should go where credit is due. Please send a thank you email to President Obama for making these recess appointments.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

P.S. Please chip in $5 to help support Daily Kos.

Dear Chris:

I must admit I am conflicted about this.

The Senate Republicans have been stalling on the confirmation of White House appointments since Bill Clinton’s first week in office. When Bush was in office the Democrats returned the favor and Bush retaliated by using recess appointments.

It was Harry Reid who came up with the idea of holding “pro-forma” sessions each day to prevent Bush from doing so. Tit-for-tat, now the Republicans are doing the same thing.

We need quality people in government and neither party should block nominees for partisan purposes. Generally speaking, as long as they are qualified they should be approved. But that’s not what the Democrats were saying five years ago, now was it?

My biggest problem with this whole wankfestivus is that there is no doubt in my mind that Obama is only doing this for one reason and one reason only – to get hisself reelected.

Regarding your request for a donation – you want $5 and I want a happy ending. The customer always comes first.


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20 Responses to I get mail

  1. DeniseVB says:

    I. got. the. same. mail. Small world. đŸ˜€

    I just can’t quit dKos, they threw one helluva party in Chicago ’07. Only to be out done by the Teamsters, all the food and booze we could consume for free. On a spectacular patio overlooking Lake Michigan. Those were the best of days, unaware that the worst of days were coming in 2008.

    What happened to my party?

  2. guest says:

    “…thanking him for this bold move..”

    Looks like bold is the operative word — Pelosi is using it too. They all got the same talking points. I wonder which focus group told them that Obama was wimpy and he needed to be bold.

  3. yttik says:

    I decided I don’t want to hear about workers rights, the evils of wall street, mortgage companies, payday lenders, debt collectors or Obama’s “bold” moves, until I have a job. Seriously, nothing flippin matters until people are able to find employment. We have a big elephant in the room, a lack of jobs.That is the most important crisis for our country right now. No jobs, no tax revenue. No jobs, no mortgages. No jobs, more predatory lenders. No jobs, no re-election for Obama.Jobs, jobs, jobs is all that really matters.

    • WMCB says:

      HONK!!!! People are sick of hearing about bold moves, and big plans.

      They want to SEE and EXPERIENCE some bold results. Until they do, the only ones getting excited over his WORDS are the Obots.

    • votermom says:


    • soupcity says:

      Honk x 1000!!

      Another bold move by Captain Kickass. Yawn.

    • imusthavepie says:

      I’d like to see his bold move…moving aside and letting Hillary run for POTUS.

      • teresainpa says:

        I think he saves all this bold moves for the podium, like brushing the dirt off his suit, giving Hillary the finger etc……
        he’s a tough guy with security all around.

      • SophieCT says:

        Now that would be a bold move.

      • guest says:

        I am thinking Hillary chose SoS (as opposed to VP) so that she didn’t have to campaign for him for his second term..Smart lady!

        Did you all see the video of his campaign event today? He was flattering the audience and finally dragged an applause from them and then he said ‘you inspire me’ and nobody reacted and then he had to make a funny face at some audience member and everybody laughed. He will become a joke before the end of summer.

    • Three Wickets says:

      Honk! OFA has begun to reframe the narrative on the economy. Obama is fighting Wall Street. Obama is bringing jobs back (but what about wages. Obama is turning around the housing market (apparently a major round of mortgage modification is in the works for the Spring, though it’ll be mainly a Federal Reserve initiative). It’s all image management, but that’s all OFA does. They lie, and Obots gobble it up.

      • Three Wickets says:

        This Cordray appointment is a bunch of staged bullshit as well. The most important thing to understand about the CFPB is that Elizabeth Warren created it, then Obama chopped her legs off.

        • Lulu says:

          They are trying but it is a joke. Too little too late and too much damage has already been done for any token initiatives to make any difference. Even if Cordray wanted to do anything positive, and if the WH would let him which they won’t if it crosses any of their contributors/bundlers, there simply isn’t enough time between now and September when results would have to be obvious to make a difference in the elections. Empty, preaching, teleprompter rhetoric and imagery is not going to cut it. His audience today looked comatose and he had to mug it to get a laugh. He piddled away the last year thinking he could fake it like he has done his whole life. President Half Assed.

  4. jjmtacoma says:

    Why couldn’t this “bold move” be used to put Elizabeth Warren in charge? I am deeply suspicious of this move, I think there must be some other benefit to the money holders for obama to spend his (almost bankrupt) political capital on it.

    • soupcity says:

      I think they were afraid of what Warren would say during any confirmation hearings, she doesn’t seem like the type to pull any punches or follow any script prepared by BO’s crew. This whole agency smells of a big bag of nothing anyway because of the efforts to keep Warren’s hands off of it. She’ll serve us better in the Senate in the long run, imo.

  5. kc says:

    nice reply..

  6. teresainpa says:

    he is their campaign director? Are they running for something? Who knows what dkos is running for and are they planning on raising all their campaign funds in 5 dollar increments?

  7. Three Wickets says:

    I don’t know if Santorum will have more staying power than his ABR predecessors and I don’t agree with him much on policy, but I’m also tired of Progressives turning the concept of “family” into a dirty word. For that reason, I hope he smacks around the petulant brats of Progressive activism a while longer. He appears to have some talent for messing with their heads.

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