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Obama’s new pick for consumer protection bureau

Cordray is also a stolid Democrat. He campaigned for Obama in Ohio during 2008, and he supported Dann (pre-scandal). And when his big case against Bank of America needed a co-counsel, Cordray chose the firm of Montgomery County Democratic Chairman Dennis Lieberman — a friend of Cordray’s for 16 years.

He also offered free legal support to three state officials — one of whom was a prominent Obama donor — who snooped through confidential state databases in search of information about Joe Wurzelbacher, nicknamed “Joe the Plumber.”

Cordray’s moved up the political ladder by making a name for himself while toeing the party line.

“He’s kind of just there,” Kish said.

And by all indications,  Cordray will continue to be there.

“Right now, my focus will be big banks,” he said in an interview with the Plain Dealer about his new position at the CFPB.

Which is a bit funny in light of his private sector work defending corporate interests. After his time as a Supreme Court clerk, Cordray spent a couple years at mega-law firm Jones Day, which represents such companies as Bank of America, JP Morgan, Pfizer and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.

His former clients will probably not be keen on running into him again.

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  • loudog

    “The CFPB is just another layer of government regulation”

    Right, the last thing we need are protected consumers and a regulated finance industry! What could go wrong?

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  • nigelbrain

    i worry what kind of world we will live in if there are no agencies to protect us from the kind of opportunism that caused the banks to trick citizens into loans they clearly could not afford–at variable rates, and then foreclose on them– even many of the brave men and women of the military fell victim of this selfishness…

  • Zarya22

    Bummer keeps hiring more and more people in new government jobs…guess thats the only way he can get the unemployment rate down

  • lukuj

    Does he cheat on his taxes and on his wife? If not, there is no way he belongs in this administration.

  • tdpwells

    As an Ohioan, I certainly disagree with Cordray on a lot of stuff, but I do at least respect him – which is more than I can say for most Democrats in office.

  • flyoverland

    At least he didn’t go to the Ivy League.

    • doncicciofitipaldi

      THOSE DAMNED EDUCATED IVY LEAGUERS, WITH THEIR INTELLECTUALISM AND THINKING AND CRAP. WE, THE TEA PARTY MORONS HATE THAT STUFF.

      • tdpwells

        Yes, because Ivy League politicians have served us so well up to now. All that intellectual brainpower has put us so far in the financial hole that we’ll never be able to crawl out again.

        But hey, that’s a Ivy League econ degree for you.

        • wobblygoblin

          Agreed!!!!

        • doncicciofitipaldi

          SO LET’S PICK SOME UNEDUCATED, STUPID PEOPLE…….YEP, THAT’S THE TICKET!!! GO, TEA PARTY!!!! LMFAO

    • flyoverland

      Our government is so inbred with Ivy League thinking they can no longer see the Ivy from the trees. We need a strong dose of State U. in government. There are more genius level State U grads numerically than from the Ivy League. Why are they being excluded other than not having the right tie?

  • flips

    Of course you teabaggers prefer towns with no sherrifs where grandma gets robbed by Wall Street crooks.

    You people are the enemy of regular Americans.

    That is why you are hated.

    • tdpwells

      Of course you “progressives” prefer towns where every person of color is on welfare and begging Big Daddy Government for their monthly check while senior citizens pay for the 30 year old schlub up the road to sit and smoke cigarettes paid for with their taxpayer dollars.

      You people are the enemy of regular Americans.

      That is why you are hated.

      • flips

        Keep dancing to the beat of your K Street corporate lobbies, teabaggers.

    • lukuj

      Tea party people ARE the regular Americans. It is you and your ilk who are the misguided ones with no apparent ties to reality and no common sense.

    • wobblygoblin

      Flips…I love it when you socialists call us Teabaggers…I’d rather be the teabagger than the teabaggie.