All it Takes is a Talk with Bernanke to Turn
HuffPo has been creaming its pants over the Bernanke confirmation (or lack thereof?) and it's no wonder, he's a big evil Republican as far as some of their demographic are concerned. As for the rest? Just in it for the show, I suppose. Aren't we all?
But that Bernanke must be one charming bastard if he can convince Harry Reid not to send his ass packing. What?! Since when? I'm not surprised, we Sagittarians tend to be most charming when we've screwed up royally and have some sins to atone for. Who? Me? Yeah, called you out, ZB, you know I have your number.
One day after indicating that he had not decided on whether to support Ben Bernanke's renomination, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced late Friday afternoon that he will support giving the Federal Reserve chairman another term. His full statement:Every decision I make about our economy is governed by the goal of putting Nevadans and Americans back to work, helping them keep their homes, and strengthening the middle class. My vote to confirm Ben Bernanke for a second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve is no different.
That goal also guided the conversation I had with Chairman Bernanke yesterday about his vision for a second term - a dialogue that continues. I made it clear that to merit confirmation, Chairman Bernanke must redouble his efforts to ensure families can access the credit they need to buy or keep their home, send their children to college or start a small business. He has assured me he will soon outline plans for making that happen, and I eagerly await them.
No one pretends for a minute that our economy is back at full capacity. But Chairman Bernanke has worked hard to strengthen the economy in recent months by making critical loans available to millions of households and hundreds of thousands of businesses both large and small. He also deserves recognition for what didn't happen: An expert on the Great Depression, Chairman Bernanke helped steer us away from a second one. Conventional wisdom rarely credits those who averted disaster, but that's precisely what Chairman Bernanke did.
While I will vote for his confirmation, my support is not unconditional. I know Chairman Bernanke is committed to transparency and accountability, and that is why I will hold him to the highest standards of both. The Senate will continue to demand visible and responsible results for the people we represent.
Foreclosures and unemployment are endemic in Nevada. The American people are frustrated, and rightly so. I share their frustration, and I will continue to impress upon Chairman Bernanke that his most important job as America's central banker is to give families and businesses the peace of mind that their economy is working for them.
There really should be a video clip to go with the text of Reid jerking off Bernanke. I might be the only person in the world who would pay to see that.
These fuckers at the Fed haven't worked this hard to save someone's ass since Tim Geithner sat in his NY Fed throne and sold taxpayers' hides to Goldman Sachs for 100 cents on the dollar.
Bernanke can't be the only one cranking out the charm. An independent Fed? Don't make me laugh. Incidentally, lobbyists just got handed unlimited corporate funding. And who is funding the big banks right now? Here's a hint: the whole joint is run by this bearded bastard trying to keep his ass out of the frying pan. And the fucker has his own printing press. Shit!
Go on, Congress, show us who really pulls your strings and confirm the guy already so we can sniff out the traitors.