Comments on: Financial reform in the Senate A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: HBC Sat, 13 Feb 2010 16:55:13 +0000 If it took partisan Jim P. to make semblance of sense out of any economic situation, it would be a scenario in which we are all indeed doomed. Luckily for all concerned, it doesn’t.

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By: dlr Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:53:04 +0000 “But at least the Corker news keeps a glimmer of hope alive.”

Not if you knew anything about Corker. He voted for Bernanke, he voted for the bank bailout bill, and he sponsored the Senate “counter audit the fed bill” – designed with the help of the Federal Reserve to try and neutralize Ron Paul’s bill.

I know – it is my misfortune to have him as a Senator.

By: OnTheTimes Fri, 12 Feb 2010 19:23:59 +0000 “Are there really Republicans who would stick their neck out and filibuster a financial-reform bill aimed at reigning in Wall Street?”

No neck-sticking out is necessary, as the Democrats just don’t have the cajones to force a filibuster vote. Or maybe they don’t really want the bill to pass so they say “Gosh darn those pesky Republicans! We don’t have 60 votes.”

and “how is it that the Republicans, who rail against Wall Street just as much as their opponents, can’t seem to get behind a bill? ”

They don’t want to get behind any bill that Obama supports, because their political strategy is to stop all legislation, so nothing gets done, and their chances for picking up seats in November get better. That is all they really care about. Passing legislation they actually believe in? What’s in it for them?