It’s all about their ego. And their racism.

The so-very-predictable hair-on-fire party following the nomination of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – really has nothing to do with Elizabeth Warren (who didn’t want the job) or with Rich Cordray (who is a terrific choice) or with the strength of the CFPB (which is great).

Oh no, this is all about their ego. And their racism. They are no different from Eric Cantor. They want what they want and they want it now. They want the big pie fights that will bring clicks and traffic and money they can spend on themselves. Oh, and they want the black president to do as he’s told.

I remember once – in what now feels like different life – I commit the huge crime of suggesting that there’s racism on the Left. They killed me. Liberal racism? Surely it can’t be. Well, it can. Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out last week that Bill Clinton cut both Medicare and Social Security, and the Left did not beep. But now, even before PBO did anything – They already making money of lying about his “intentions”.

They are liars and racists and childish and they have no idea how politics work and what disaster is coming if they’ll achieve their goal of getting rid of this man. We really can’t let them win.


Heads-Up: President Obama nominates Richard Cordray as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

At 1:05 ET here.

Elizabeth Warren is selling out by saying all kinds of great things about Mr. Cordray. I’m quite sure that PBO forced her to do it.

Monday morning open mishmash

Hi guys,

Probably not going to be around much today. Have a good one and stay cool.

Today’s schedule:

9:30 AM: PBO receives the presidential daily briefing.
10:00 AM: PBO meets with senior advisers.
10:35 AM: PBO meets with members of the Giving Pledge including co-founders Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, and others who have taken the Giving Pledge
1:05 PM: PBO makes a personnel announcement.
1:35 PM: PBO hosts an education roundtable with business leaders, Secretary Duncan, Melody Barnes, and America’s Promise Alliance Chair Alma Powell and Founding Chair General Colin Powell.
1:45 PM: Carney briefs the press.
2:15 PM: PBO and senior administration officials meet with heads of financial regulatory agencies to receive an update on implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act