Carper And Coons: ‘The Real Enemy Isn’t The Banks. It’s…Elizabeth Warren’

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Yep, the DINO senators who voted to radically reduce oversight of some of the biggest and most corrupt financial institutions are blaming Elizabeth Warren for outing them. By name. I say, first outing, then ousting.

The money quote from this article?:

“If Warren’s colleagues didn’t want to be criticized as Wall Street-owned hacks, then they could choose not to vote for legislation that enriches Wall Street.”

There’s no doubt that Warren has touched a nerve:

In a report published late Thursday, The Hill confirmed this widespread anger among Democrats, who—according to one anonymous aide—find it “disappointing” that Warren would go after members of her own party for backing a bill that analysts say would make it easier for banks to “hide racial discrimination in mortgages,” significantly increase the risk of future taxpayer bailouts, and reward massive Wall Street firms like Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase.

Still not a peep from the News Journal on this major national story, BTW. I know it’s a fool’s errand to try to embarrass the press into covering something, but failure to cover it is literally a journalistic cover-up.

Folks, Tom Carper and Chris Coons aren’t going to change.  It’s up to us to replace them. Starting with Kerri Evelyn Harris.

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  1. Jason330 says:

    “How dare you look at my votes”. – Carper ‘18

  2. bamboozer says:

    Doubt the DINO Dynamic Duo gave half a damn, “disappointing” or not. Perhaps it will dawn on them that the golden era of corporate Dems is drawing to an angry close. Nope, as noted they will not change and removing them is the only answer.

  3. RE Vanella says:

    See, now that is a dank meme.

    Carper OUT!

    Vote Kerri Evelyn Harris.

    Audere est facere, regardless of what Dave thinks.

  4. spktruth says:

    Warren and other progressives in the dem party are having a real battle with these corporate owned dems..the dems will lose another election in 2018 and 2020 if they continue to be republican light. The Sanders, Warren wing of the party have the support from the people (just look at WVA)…we need more wild cat strikes to prove to the corporate owned dems…they are on the wrong side of history.

  5. puck says:

    Carper and Coons will never respond on the record, but if they did they would hide behind “protecting banks” as Delaware’s leading employer and make it all about “protecting jobs.” Which would be a bunch of bullshit; banks and their employees are doing fine with the current law; it’s consumers and the risk to the economy that needs protection.

  6. jason330 says:

    I was thikning about just that. If he is ever pressed I’m sure he’ll construe this as some kind fo high level constituent services. Some voters will buy it.

  7. chris says:

    Great sign…. says it all !

  8. puck says:

    Protecting banks doesn’t mean giving them everything on their wish list.

  9. Jim C says:

    When calling the C & C DC senate offices this week, I made the mistake of telling the aide who answered the phone that Carper has always been and will continue to be a “dick”. She that that was pretty rude of me. I reoplied that he’s been just as rude to the people of Delaware. with his votes. She hung up without asking my name. Guess their caller ID already has me labelled as “liberal idiot from Middletown”?

  10. Tom Kline says:

    The sad thing for progressives (communists) is that Trump is actually doing some good stuff…

  11. Frank Sims says:

    Actions speak louder than words, vote him out unless you want to be fooled, lied to and taken advantage of for another 6 years. Plus, like Senator Roth Tom is too old to serve effectively, well maybe for the Corporations and Banks.
    Wake up Delaware, you live in the only state in the USA that does not allow its citizens to vote on a state wide referendum. (your 1st Amendment Right} (He, while Governor, knew that and said “the citizens are too dumb to understand” during our effort to effect change.

  12. RE Vanella says:

    Tom, you are our beautiful boy and we love you. Good try, buddy. I printed this out and put it on the fridge.

  13. mouse says:

    Not sure if the republican fear Warren or just use the attacks to rile their home boys and showing them racist misogynist attacks are aok!

  14. spktruth says:

    Tom Kline: Trump is actually doing some good things…name one! Just fired Rex Tillerson putting Pompeo in as Secretary of State. The man is UNHINGED and crazy as Russiagate closes in and Stormy Daniels segment on 60 minutes could air at any time. He agreed to meet with Kim because he wanted Stormy issue off front page headlines. A democratic win in the 18th in PA will prove the GOP/Trump cabal is headed for a huge loss.

  15. spktruth says:

    ntroduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) last November and co-sponsored by 13 members of the Senate Democratic caucus, the so-called “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” has been portrayed by its backers as a bill that would provide much-needed relief to community banks overburdened by post-financial crisis regulations.

    In addition to Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), the 12 Democratic senators currently co-sponsoring the deregulation measure are: Doug Jones (Ala.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Jon Tester (Mont.), Mark Warner (Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Tim Kaine (Va.), Gary Peters (Mich.), Michael Bennet (Colo.), Chris Coons (Del.), and Tom Carper (Del.).

    A look beyond the measure’s “Orwellian” name and at its actual content reveals that supporters’ “community bank” talking points are little more than an attempt to mask the bill’s enormous gifts to large institutions.

    As The Intercept’s David Dayen reported last Friday, Crapo’s legislation—which is set to hit the Senate floor for a procedural vote on Tuesday—has been used by lobbyists as a vehicle to ram through changes to Wall Street regulations that will allow them to “ramp up risk” and further boost their bottom lines.

    “A bill that began as a well-intentioned effort to satisfy some perhaps legitimate community bank grievances has instead mushroomed, sparking fears that Washington is paving the way for the next financial meltdown,” Dayen noted. “Aside from the gifts to Citigroup and other big banks, the bill undermines fair lending rules that work to counter racial discrimination and rolls back regulation and oversight on large regional banks.”

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