BLB favorite Lizzie Warren may be only 1/32nd Cherokee, but she's 100% certain that she can judge right from wrong, and she held a press conference today to tell the world that Republican senators are "fundamentally wrong" to oppose Recess Richie Cordray's nomination as Czar Director of the CFPB.
At a news conference today on Capitol Hill, Warren — who as a White House official designed the bureau in 2010 — said that Cordray has “done a great job’’ at the agency since last year when President Barack Obama used a recess appointment to install the former Ohio attorney general as director.
“Rich has proven what he can do,’’ Warren told reporters. “This agency has proven what it can do. The agency has been signed into law. And the notion that a minority (of the Senate) can hold up the laws of the United States by using a filibuster on an appointment is fundamentally wrong.’’
Warren was joined at the news conference by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who warned about “the precedent this sets in the United States Senate,’’ declaring that if lawmakers do not like an agency they can “refuse to confirm’’ anyone to run it.
The hypocrisy of Warren, Brown, and their ilk would not be so hard to stomach if it weren't for the fact that those two clowns are merely the latest in a long line of hypocrites in both parties on this issue. As Guardian columnist Megan Carpentier, certainly no friend of "The Right," pointed out a couple of years ago, when the Republicans controlled the Senate, the Democrats repeatedly used the filibuster to thwart Republican appointments, and Republicans made the same bombastic allegations regarding the nefarious effects of the filibuster and the need for "the nuclear option" (eliminating the right to filibuster). The tables are now turned and so are the positions of the parties. Carpentier also pointed out how the Republicans and Democrats resolved the earlier filibuster logjam: they compromised by selecting more moderate candidates. Today, apparently there's no desire to seek "moderation," just to wage complete ideological warfare to the bitter end. Neither side is without blame.
She may be a "newbie," but in an environment where intellectual dishonesty is the hallmark of success, you can rest assured that Liz is destined to rise to the top, in the way that cream always rises to the top. Or, as anyone who's ever seen a stagnant pond can attest, other stuff.