FINANCIAL REFORM SCHOOL  12:58 pm July 15, 2010

Traitor Republicans Help Democrats Almost Pass Financial Regulation

by Ken Layne

We're in the money ... oh wait, not really.The cloture vote, it has happened! It passed with 60 votes and those 60 votes included Former Teabagger Hero/New Ted Kennedy Scott Brown. And that means the Senate will vote “for reals” on the Financial Regulation legislation, today. Is Scott Brown turning out to be kind of awesome? Compared to alleged Democrats like Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman and especially Russ Feingold (who joined 37 Republicans today in voting No), Scott Brown is looking like somebody who might regularly support middle-of-the-road Nobama stuff. And are Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins even legally Republicans, being from Communist Maine?

In just one hour, the Senate will pass the actual legislation, and now it just needs a simple majority so the Renegade Republicans can save face, if they want, and just not show up or whatever. Go get an ice cream.

But what does the Financial Regulation Legislation mean for you, the non-rich person reading Wonkette? Nothing, really. Sorry! [TPM/Washington Independent/The Nation]

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user-of-owls July 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Naked ambition.

x111e7thst July 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I don’t know about you Layne, but I will reduce the quantity and frequency of my naked shorts and increase my holdings in short term debentures.

sati demise July 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm

The bankers go out for champaign and lobsters tonight, so waiters throughout the land may or may not enjoy a big tip.

Snarkalicious July 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Loophole Research Jobs Creation Act of 2010, also.

just pixels July 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I love the smell of cloture votes in the morning. Smells like … victory.

Chernobyl Soup July 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Hey Russ Feingold: “Lighten up, Francis.”

jus_wonderin July 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Scott Brown.And that

Not to nitpick, but shouldn’t there should be a SarahPalin after that period?

weejee July 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm

[re=618070]x111e7thst[/re]: Your shorting your shorts. That could be music on Wall Street

♫ Who holds short, shorts, dah da da da da da dah, We hold short shorts… ♫

Aurelio July 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Legislation courtesy of Gordon Gekko.

Prommie July 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm

All I know is, I deserve to be blown first.

Gorillionaire July 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Scott Brown reminds me about a story I just read regarding an obscure Woodstock style rock festival that happened in North Carolina 40 years ago this week. Apparently one of the bands ended their set by setting of smoke bombs all over the stage, and when the smoke cleared, they were just standing there naked.

Sgt. Biyatch July 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I’ve liked Scott Brown ever since he answered a Tea Party invitation with, “uhh, no, I’ve got that thing I’ve gotta do. But thanks for asking.”

SayItWithWookies July 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Hey, even Ben Nelson voted for this thing — but Scott Brown has truly turned into the Thomas a Becket of the teabaggers. I’m not ready to get all crushy on him or anything, but for a Republican, he’s alright.

V572625694 July 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

As long as hedge fund managers only have to pay 15% tax on their earnings, everyone should be satisfied with this outcome.

pondscum July 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

[re=618071]sati demise[/re]: You must be from Illinois.

Tommmcatt July 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm


Get in line, dammit.

Mr Blifil July 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Cloture sounds like it must be very painful.

gurukalehuru July 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I’m sure Russ Feingold had good reasons. The same cannot be said for Nebraskan strongman Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberputz.

obfuscator July 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm

oooooh i hope senator brown is ready for all the refudiations that are headed his way!

GOPCrusher July 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Tea Bagger Twitter must be going mad with the cries of “TRAITOR”.

user-of-owls July 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

[re=618110]Mr Blifil[/re]: Tell that to the goatse guy.

One Yield Regular July 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Why has no one yet called for an investigation into Scott Brown’s birth in Kenya?

eyegoneblack July 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Scott Brown’s Facebook page is full of awesome right now. One guy is really mad, because he thinks we need an audit of the fed. Goddamnit Brown, why did you vote for a bill that calls for an audit of the fed when you know we need an audit of the fed?!?!? Also.

JMP July 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

He has betrayed the great and holy principles of the one true Free Market, by choosing to help prevent the banks from screwing over their customers and the nation for short-term gain, as is their right as our overlords.

Radiotherapy July 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I’m going to buy more WaPo stock.
One thing that Jim ‘crazy like Cramer’ Newell could do was pick ‘em.

Baldar T Flagass July 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Man, them teabag folks are spazzing out like Science Officer Ash after Yaphet Kotto knocked his block off with that fire extinguisher.

Ducksworthy July 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

[re=618101]V572625694[/re]: Yes. That was indeed the deal Scott sold out for. Sold out the teabaggers for hedge fund managers. Is there irony there or what? Or is it really just emblematic of what the repukes are doing to the teabaggers. Selling them our across the board, or in board rooms or somewhere like that? I’ll answer my own question thank you. Yes the latter.

Lascauxcaveman July 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Oy, this Feingold mensch always with the voting “no” from the left. Meschugga, or does his district really require this kinda chutzpah? What’s schvarzter president supposed to do to win this putz over?

Humpback July 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm

[re=618089]Prommie[/re]: Off topic, but you have to change your avatar. The gender confusion gives me whiplash.

Heq July 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm

This bill sucks, but not passing it would constitute an epic fail and a general admission that the government wasn’t going to even try anymore. I mean, they’re still not trying, but at least they want to give the appearance of trying.

imissopus July 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm

So I couldn’t resist and I went to Scottie’s FB page to check out the comments and now I hate all human beings everywhere. Again. Seriously, I don’t know how those baggers can successfully take a dump, let alone speak and think in a coherent fashion.

BarackMyWorld July 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Wait a second….I just realized….those 3 Republicans (Snowe, Collins, and Brown) are all from the northeast! Hmmm….this means something…

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