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Latest Bernanke Vote Tally: Yes - 35; No - 17; Undecided - 29

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Most recent Bernanke reconfirmation vote tally: Yes - 35; No - 17; Undecided - 29;

 

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Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:23 | 205291 Anonymous
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It had to be pretty difficult to put together a more Judaized presidential administration than even Bill Clinton, but Obama has managed to do so. But then again, many of Obama’s Cabinet and personnel picks are little more than a repeat of the Clinton Administration. As most astute observers and researchers now well know, the two major political parties don’t matter much these days because the Jewish plutocrats, Jewish political machine, Jewish mass-media complex, and Jewish legal complex has both of them almost entirely locked down.

I estimate that at least 1/5-1/3 of Obama’s Cabinet plus important personnel posts are of ethnic Jewish ancestry, and that is probably a fairly low estimate. If one counts all of the aides, assistants, assistants of assistants, deputies, backups, right-hand (wo)men, lawyers, advisers, and other high to mid-level bureaucrats the number of ethnic Jews in the Obama Administration might actually be closer to 40-50% as in some recent administrations, as these aides and assistants are the individuals who often wield the real power because they do so much of the real work behind the scenes, far away from the glaring cameras of the (disproportionately Jewish) presscorp. Other ostensibly non-Jewish Cabinet and personnel members no doubt married a Jew (which is common amongst the American political class: Washington DC-Northern Virginia-Maryland is an extremely Jewish region) or have partial Jewish ancestry which no one is publicly aware of.

Keep in mind that Jews as an ethnic group in America are only about 2-3% of the overall population, yet still they are over-represented by a massively disproportionate margin in the Obama Administration, especially in the most important posts dealing with economic issues (which is noted). And as every U.S. citizen now realizes, economic issues are particularly critical at this juncture in American history – in short, the country is on the brink of insolvency. Knowing this, how good does it make you feel that the group in charge of America’s national finance, and thus the country’s overall economic destiny, are a group of people who are very well known to be (both historically and in modern times) completely and utterly manipulative, deceptive, and corrupt when dealing in financial matters?

Benjamin Shalom Bernanke will be confirmed, hes part of the (not the man behind the curtain), the machine behind the curtain.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:43 | 205433 Transor Z
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Welcome to Nazitown. Population you.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 15:34 | 205582 OutLookingIn
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Mike Shedlock (Mish) has a great article this morning on opposing Bernanke.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 15:29 | 205578 arkady
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What a disgusting creep you are.  Here is some advice.  Stop listening to Alex Jones and browsing StormFront for your information about the Fed and the international jewish banking conspiracy.  Pick up a history book before you spew your utter nonsense. 

Your pointless anti-semitism does not belong on this website and it is a tragedy that so many people like you exist. 

We can elegantly argue against the Federal Reserve and why a central bank wreaks havoc on an economy, but that requires intelligence and study.  Perhaps you should try it.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 16:04 | 205605 jomama
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I didn't write the post you are replying to, but I found it compelling that you didn't try to dispute the numbers he proffered, granted they were not definite.  However, instead you played the 'anti-semite' card.  We can call each other names all we want. But that would be a direct contradiction of an 'elegant argument'. Do you or do you not agree that Israel has sweeping influence over American Policy?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 16:07 | 205609 Anonymous
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What is the point of disputing them? Jews also happen to hold more Nobel peace prizes than any other ethnic group, what is the conclusion that we can make here?

The OP will probably remark on some conspiracy within the Nobel community or maybe there is just something about that particular ethnic group that makes them more gifted? I have no idea, but it is what it is.

Yes, Israel has influence and lots of it, but America's relationship with Israel goes back all the way to Israel's birth. America's enemy was Communism and it quickly became apparent that Israel was a proxy war, between the Soviet Communist bloc supporting the Arabs and Americans supporting the Jews. A relationship that goes back 60 years will have consequences.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 16:12 | 205611 arkady
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What is the point of disputing them? Jews also happen to hold more Nobel peace prizes than any other ethnic group, what is the conclusion that we can make here? The OP will probably remark on some conspiracy within the Nobel community or maybe there is just something about that particular ethnic group that makes them more gifted? I have no idea, but it is what it is. Yes, Israel has influence and lots of it, but America's relationship with Israel goes back all the way to Israel's birth. America's enemy was Communism and it quickly became apparent that Israel was a proxy war, between the Soviet Communist bloc supporting the Arabs and Americans supporting the Jews. A relationship that goes back 60 years will have consequences.

By the way, another accusation of Jews running the world is hardly an elegant argument and is nothing more than thinly veiled anti-semitism. I have no skin in this game, but it's sad to see this kind of thought so pervasive. I see it among Ron Paul supporters all the time...really makes you wonder. Then again he called all Jews manipulative financial crooks, this should bother any thinking person.

Tue, 01/26/2010 - 00:52 | 206140 jomama
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I am sorry to say, but by your ironic argument of Nobel Prize 'race ratios' just shows your own racism.  I am not racist.  I cannot speak for the OP, but I did not interpret his post as racist.  I interpreted it as pointing out (and accurately) that Israel dictates United States policy. 

Secondly, do you have a link to what you quoted Ron Paul as saying? I'd like to read it.  Thanks.

Wed, 01/27/2010 - 06:46 | 207409 Anonymous
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Why is it that so many high government finance officials come from the same small group? It is certainly not because of preformance; they gave us global economic collapse. Why is it these same officials allowed their fellow bankers on Wall street to have billions in bonus payments during the crash, billions lifted strait out of the taxpayer's pockets? Does anyone think the bankers deserved a bonus, or any reward from taxpayers other than arrest and prison. This tight-nit group flooded into the whitehouse, displacing progressives just as soon as Obama was elected, and now, trillions later, the country has to remove every bankster one of them, hopefully starting with the Fed chair.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 16:29 | 205620 DaveyJones
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keep in mind that morons, racists, and hypocrites, as a mental group in America, are only about 2-3% of the overall population, yet still they are over represented by a massively disproportionate margin in your comment.    

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:25 | 205297 Anonymous
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If you add in Brown and Sanders you get to 19 NOs. 5 Dem, 12 Repub, plus Brown/Sanders.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:34 | 205307 Anonymous
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shouldn't the 18 who are apparently neither yes , no or undecided be added to the 'undecided' ?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:36 | 205313 Anonymous
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I understand nobody registered www.bernanke.no in Norway yet?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:37 | 205315 Anonymous
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ok....help me out here, why doesn't this total up to 100?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:39 | 205316 Anonymous
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This is fun to watch but, has a non-issue element to it..The entity needs to be disappeared.....

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:41 | 205319 A tumor named Marla
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Nice to know the party affiliations, but it's ultimately meaningless for this.  Aiding and abetting TheftByBank is the first truly bipartisan thing this Senate has done.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:46 | 205332 You Cant Handle...
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Gotta get that Citizens United payola.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:44 | 205326 assumptionblindness
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There is nothing that says "partisan" more than the Democratic party support for Bernanke.  If our president were Republican then the vote tally (in support of Bernanke) would be completely reversed.  It is completely obvious that the Republicans and Democrats will continue to refuse to listen to the American people.  God, I am sick of the threats.  I can't wait to vote them out of office...ALL OF THEM.

No single man should be so important to the economy that threats of market collapse could be taken more seriously than "change you can believe in."  Haven't we learned anything yet? 

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:50 | 205341 You Cant Handle...
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I'm confused by your post:  do you not see that support for Helicopter Ben is bipartisan in the tallies above?

Corruption is bipartisan.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:16 | 205377 assumptionblindness
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I agree that "corruption is bipartisan."

The declared support for Bernanke is by a 5 to 1 margin from the Democrats.  The Republicans are divided 1 to 1.  In any event, I see Republicans in slight opposition and Democrats in overwhelming support.  It will not surprise me in the least to see many more "no" votes arise from the Republican side of the isle when the final tally is taken.  The Republicans will sieze the "opposition" argument for use during the mid-term elections.   

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:45 | 205328 You Cant Handle...
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35+17+29 = 81 ... 

So I take it there are 19 more Senators who are also undecided?  

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:46 | 205331 Athena
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19 are neither Yes, No, nor Undecided if the total is Yes = 35; No = 17; Undecided = 29.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:47 | 205333 You Cant Handle...
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Neither "Yes, No, nor Undecided" == still going through the mail to see if a check has arrived ?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:52 | 205342 A tumor named Marla
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The 29 courageous Senators can't commit to "Undecided"

Maybe they're going to vote "Present"

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:01 | 205357 Athena
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Possibly they're waiting for a higher bid, after consultation with Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris, or Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:03 | 205359 Anonymous
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who put this chart together? this is a retarded means of counting. put all non y/n in undecided. then if you actually want to get close to accurate create 'leans' for 90% of the undecided. Al Frankin is perhaps the loan D left that will not vote for Bernanke. If thats the case you'll get 29 more D's voting for the asshat, more than enough to confirm. This race is not nearly as close as the headline suggests, this is not ZeroHedge quality.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:07 | 205361 waterdog
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There has been a nationwide bank run on $ 100 bills.  The undecided are walking around Washington asking each other- is that a wad of cash in your pocket or are you getting ready to do me next?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:20 | 205379 MarketTruth
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It does not matter who the frontman is, the real owners of the Federal Reserve dictate what really happens.

http://www.save-a-patriot.org/files/view/whofed.html

 

Changing seats on the deck of Titanic makes no difference to the final outcome.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:21 | 205383 Anonymous
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Tyler, are you sure about Rockefeller? I have not seen any announcement by him.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:21 | 205384 Anonymous
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Tyler, are you sure about Rockefeller? I have not seen any announcement by him.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:22 | 205385 Anonymous
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sorry if my post got duped. plese remove an duplication.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:23 | 205388 Anonymous
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As of 12:20 pm EST Reid has not yet filed for cloture on Bernanke.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:28 | 205392 stoverny
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Just emailed Menendez in NJ, told him he had lost this life-long Democrat's vote forever with his Yes vote.  Hopefully a lot of other people are doing the same...

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:31 | 205401 Wynn
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Yeah, I just emailed Webb (D-VA), told him pretty much the same thing - that "Change IS coming to Washington", even if it takes two or three election cycles to complete.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:29 | 205397 Anonymous
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The markets will tell all who want to know. The outcome doesn't seem to be in jeopardy for good ole Ben as the markets are up. Things will get interesting if we see large sell-offs at the end of the day (all days this week). Nothing screams support for Bennie like a good market crash!!!

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:30 | 205398 Transor Z
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If the undecideds (29) + pre-undecideds/not tellin' (19) (48 total) go 50/50 against, that's 41 (17+24) against.

No cloture.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:35 | 205409 Anonymous
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You should be more specific; how many of the "No" senators are actually "Hell no"?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:40 | 205424 Anonymous
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somewhere on the web had 10 Dem & 8 Rep saying "No". confused as to which is true

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:40 | 205426 AndItsGone
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Rockefeller is voting no? Ben's Bilderberg brunch buddy? If Rockefeller votes no and cloture fails, you can be sure that the ensuing chaos is intentional.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 14:32 | 205502 Busy-Body
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Correction.  Intentional either way.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 13:48 | 205441 Anonymous
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Just emailed Feinstein. WTF!!! We have been hoodwinked.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 14:14 | 205478 hound dog vigilante
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http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2010/01/25/can_common-sense_eco...

 

the one-party propaganda machine is losing the MSM around the edges, and momentum is building...

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 14:30 | 205500 Stranger
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Votes for sale! Votes for sale! Place your bid!

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 14:33 | 205503 Zombie Investor
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I assume Ben will get reappointed - Obama will do whatever it takes to prevent a big embarrassment.  With that in mind, maybe the Senate should approve the reappointment on the condition of a full audit of the Federal Reserve.  Maybe that's the best we can hope for (I understand that the reappointment should be based on the audit, but that ain't gonna happen).

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 14:48 | 205530 Anonymous
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I am confident Enzi and Barrasso from my state (wy) will vote nay.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 15:16 | 205561 Anonymous
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Zero
You guys should highlight and color the YES & no votes. I agree that it is not the greatest poll chart.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 15:18 | 205567 Anonymous
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This is all getting very interesting. There are several schools of thought coming out on this currently, basically playing on what's going on behind the scenes. Here are two scenarios that may play out:

1) Perhaps Obamao 'secretly' wants the Senate to do the hard work of NOT reappointing Ben. If this happens and Bernanke doesn't get the reappointment, it leaves Obamao free to select someone else (who will most likely carry on Ben's handiwork) but is not a Bush holdover. Obamao appears to the public like he is doing something to clean up the Wall Street 'mess'.

2) Ben gets reappointed, but later has to resign in disgrace due to his connection with the AIG - Gonad Sachs CDO derivatives-payoff debacle. The house may uncover enough on both Ben and Timmy with this that we get a 'twofer' resignation on this one. Obamao comes out looking good on this as well, as he gets rid of two lightening rods for public angst. He really gets to look like he is cleaning up Wall Street.

I realize that nothing in D.C. gets done merely for 'the good of the country', but voter angst this time around appears to be serious be enough to get the attention of some who are on the bubble in November.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 23:46 | 206080 A tumor named Marla
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Who resigns in disgrace anymore?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 15:33 | 205579 Anonymous
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Voting should be postponed, either to another hearing of Bernankestein as Simon Johnson, or a subpoena issued on
the possible 'counterfeiting'issue of U.S obligations outlined by Yves Smith: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2010/01/further-discussion-of-maiden-lane...
Steve Keen has another nice also worth reading:
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2010/01/steve-keen-the-economic-case-agai...

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 15:34 | 205583 arkady
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Why are people like Dorgan, Boxer, Rockefeller and Feingold voting no?  Is this the same reason Sanders is voting No?  Liberals see the Central Bank as obstruction to their own power..? 

I never understood why this push for a Fed audit was coming from the two opposing idealogical spectrums.  Paul/Grayson in the house for example and DeMint/Sanders in the Senate?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 15:43 | 205589 Anonymous
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I mean... look at all the polls you want but I can tell you this, Bernanke will be reconfirmed as chairman of the fed. It doesn't matter what the public sentiment is... the people in washington will do what they have to.

You can't fight it.... you're powerless to change what is going to happen. Get used to it. This country is run by the power brokers in New York and the elite politicians... and you have no say in what happens.

Get used to it. You are nothing... you are not a special snowflake, you are not unique and your voice is heard by no one.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 21:15 | 205943 earnyermoney
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Wait till November, you'll see who has power.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 17:18 | 205674 Anonymous
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If the Republicans are smart, they will arrange things so a majority of them vote no. Leaving the Democrats with pushing through the President's man.

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