Give Thanks Part I: Elizabeth Warren

Give Thanks

by digby

... today for Elizabeth Warren:

Elizabeth Warren was the first senior Obama administration official to recognize the potentially incendiary impact of a bill that would have made it significantly easier for mortgage companies to foreclose on homes, and her subsequent warnings played a crucial role in persuading the President to veto the measure, according to freshly released documents and people familiar with the deliberations.

The disclosure that Warren was instrumental in halting a bill that would have streamlined the foreclosure process comes as she confronts fierce criticism from Republicans on Capitol Hill for the way she was appointed to construct a new consumer financial protection bureau, and characterizations that she is inclined to take an overly punitive tack with Wall Street.

It's fairly shocking that everyone didn't automatically understand that the bill would be incendiary, much less cruel and indecent, but it's par for the course as is the whining and sniveling from Wall Street's Masters of the Universe.

Warren is a rare bird in our public life, particularly in this moment. I'm thankful she's out there doing this work and I hope that liberals will all do whatever we can to get her back as the Corporate Powers go after her. I don't know if it will be enough, but it's important to try.