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Roose writes: "What scares Wall Street most is that, unlike many industry detractors, Warren can stand toe-to-toe with industry lobbyists on the nuances of regulation and the nature of complex financial products."

Elizabeth Warren speaks to reporters during a news conference, 05/02/12. (photo: Steven Senne/AP)
Elizabeth Warren speaks to reporters during a news conference, 05/02/12. (photo: Steven Senne/AP)

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+22 # freeportguy 2012-11-30 15:13
These bankers are so used of getting their way, how funny to hear them whine that they might not get it all the way... Boo-hoo-hoo...
 
 
+23 # MainStreetMentor 2012-11-30 16:48
Dr. Warren won against a boat-load of money pitted against her during the campaigning process. The people of Massachusetts elected her - and THAT should tell Wall Street they've got a SERIOUS legislative confrontation coming. She's called them out, and she's backed it up with facts, figures and something they don't understand: TRUTH! They had their dance ... now ... it's time to pay the fiddler, and I don't think they're going to like the "price"!
 
 
+19 # Willman 2012-11-30 17:22
Prolly should have left her in charge of the Consumer Protection Bureau. Now she has more clout and will remember her detractors. I say cut the bankstahs down to a manageable size. The average American doesn't really need them at all.
 
 
+14 # AMLLLLL 2012-11-30 21:38
Bankers, like many elected officials have forgotten that they are in a service industry. Making money off money was not the original purview of banks any more than promoting special interests was the original purview of public officials. Thank God for a breath of fresh air in both arenas!
 
 
+9 # robcarter.vn 2012-11-30 22:05
What scares USA Bankers most is that some smart Auditor checking the minimum reserve deposits, now in gold has been modified in blocks of titanium gold plated like Fort Knox gold.

If that ever happens all hell will melt down.
 
 
+8 # MainStreetMentor 2012-12-01 04:44
I agree, Rob. We all can help Dr. Warren bring Wall Street Banks to their collective knees by moving every financial transaction and every personal account to a non-profit credit union. Loss of accounts is about the only thing those miscreants understand. And ... such actions sctually WORK.
 
 
+13 # Regina 2012-11-30 22:56
Nothing scares a millionaire good-ol'-boy more than a competent woman. It begins with his firm belief that women are only playthings for his amusement, not colleagues or competitors or otherwise competent and thinking human beings. Those Wall Street bonus boys will be learning a tough lesson from Professor Warren.
 
 
-11 # robcarter.vn 2012-12-01 02:05
Yeah! I keep telling people the General Sun Zhi of Wu "Art of War and Business" Keep your friends closer and keep your enemies closer. Dear Clint tried that it was fun anyhow, even if he did loose his Monika. Not so good for Petraeus and Allen?

Anyhow men remember all women are the adversaries specially in Business where they become a viscious enemy.

And the story said "It begins with his firm belief that women are only playthings for his amusement" ~ beware that "firm belief" anything that firm near a woman and you really are in trouble man. YepWoman is the enemy unlessn you are Gay I guess.
 
 
+4 # reiverpacific 2012-12-01 10:33
Quoting robcarter.vn:
Yeah! I keep telling people the General Sun Zhi of Wu "Art of War and Business" Keep your friends closer and keep your enemies closer. Dear Clint tried that it was fun anyhow, even if he did loose his Monika. Not so good for Petraeus and Allen?

Anyhow men remember all women are the adversaries specially in Business where they become a viscious enemy.

And the story said "It begins with his firm belief that women are only playthings for his amusement" ~ beware that "firm belief" anything that firm near a woman and you really are in trouble man. YepWoman is the enemy unlessn you are Gay I guess.

Boy, you must be a real hoot ("Hooter"??) to be around.
A real pit of medieval, witch-burning wisdom (Remember Monty Pythons "Burn 'er!!!" witch scene??).
 
 
+1 # rockieball 2012-12-02 07:24
I agree. A person here like many in this country that voted Republican and want to take us back to the good old days of no women's rights, slavery, sweat shops, child labor, tainted food, leeches and blood letting as medical care. Ah Yes those were the good old days.
 
 
+8 # dovelane1 2012-12-01 04:17
My concern is what the fear of the people in power will cause them to do. Remember the Valerie Plume affair, and how the people thought to be behind the scenes had NOTHING happen to them.

i hope every rational person in congress has her back. Given that we are dealing with Republican/T-pa rty obstructionists , well funded lobbyists, a Bush supreme court, and who knows how many other status-quo idiots, she has her work cut out for her.

I think we need to let her know she has our support on a regular basis, and in as many ways as possible.
 
 
+10 # hbheinze 2012-12-01 08:10
THANK YOU, Massachusetts, for sending Elizabeth Warren to be Ted Kennedy's true successor in the Senate! The rest of us owe you big-time!
 
 
+3 # reiverpacific 2012-12-01 10:30
Richard Wolff ("Capitalism Hits the Fan") affirmed to my question on a radio call-in show in which he was a guest, that the language of Economics was "Absolutely deliberately" contrived to be deliberately obscure, obtuse and even self-contradict ory at times.
That's in a large part why the shiny, suited thugs and goons in the economic charnel-houses aren't in lockdown yet.
Ms Warren actually speaks econo-yak as well, if not better, than they do (I well remember one CEO of a bank and mortgage broker, when challenged by a radio reporter to explain his own bank's loan application forms and sub-clauses, couldn't), so they can't pull the shit over her eyes.
She's also passionate and like (allegedly) Caesar's wife, "Above suspicion" so far at least, and perfectly clear whose side she's on.
Now wait for the attempted slander to begin and be picked up and spread by the owner-media.
 
 
+3 # cafetomo 2012-12-01 10:42
They should be afraid. She's bloody legend. Every working American is pinning their hopes on her standing up to the moneyed interests.
 
 
-1 # DurangoKid 2012-12-01 10:44
Can Liz be tamed? I'm betting on yes. For starters, she'll be a one-term senator. The biz press will vilify her daily. She'll be "investigated" for everything she's ever done or thought about doing. She'll receive threatening messages by the carload. A whole new sexual history will be fabricated for her. Her residences will be broken into. All her phone conversations will be tapped.

Remember Anita Hill and Brooksley Born? What would lead anyone to believe Liz will be treated differently? She's going up against the banksters. They'll do whatever it takes to neutralize her. Her only ally in the senate might be Bernie Sanders. Maybe.
 
 
+1 # dbriz 2012-12-01 12:51
Quoting DurangoKid:
Can Liz be tamed? I'm betting on yes. For starters, she'll be a one-term senator. The biz press will vilify her daily. She'll be "investigated" for everything she's ever done or thought about doing. She'll receive threatening messages by the carload. A whole new sexual history will be fabricated for her. Her residences will be broken into. All her phone conversations will be tapped.

Remember Anita Hill and Brooksley Born? What would lead anyone to believe Liz will be treated differently? She's going up against the banksters. They'll do whatever it takes to neutralize her. Her only ally in the senate might be Bernie Sanders. Maybe.


You are correct, but for the wrong reasons.

The "biz press" will love her. She's attractive, appealing and very bright. In short, she will make for a telegenic good story, every time.

Her personal life will get no more scrutiny than any other political celebrity. Which means she has already been vetted. It goes with the job description.

Her phones will be tapped but so are yours and mine and everyone else. Welcome to the WOT. Isn't it a grand thing.

The banksters won't need to neutralize her, she is one vote out of 100. They will not need her vote for anything they want to do.

She will be tamed by the Senate system.

Seniority mixed with deference and team play are the currency necessary to survive in the Senate. Newbie flamethrowers need not apply.
 
 
+1 # rockieball 2012-12-02 07:32
What she and almost every woman in this country is really up against is the Republican dogma. A mind set thinking rooted back in the 19th century about woman their rights, and their place in life. Which to them is being subservient to the male, staying in the home being barefoot pregnant and in the kitchen and doing what the male says. Heck if given the opportunity most of the right-wing males would even remove the women's right to vote
 

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