An unfortunate tendency

By Ken Feltman

Politico asked me about Elizabeth Warren and why she ran into confirmation problems:

Some people, more often people on the political left than the right, seem to believe that anyone who does not agree with them is unworthy of engaging in discussions.

From the beginning, that was Warren’s attitude. She was never going to be popular with congressional Republicans but her brusque treatment of members of Congress doomed her. The administration realized that she was too controversial.

Warren whet the appetite of some senators and anti-regulatory groups for battle. Richard Cordray, her replacement as nominee, can expect a tougher confirmation than the White House seems to appreciate. At the very least, the hearing will be put off for some time.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is very much of Warren’s design; The Cordray confirmation may be very much a product of Warren’s confrontational and dismissive personality.

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About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Feltman founded the U.S. and European Conflict Indexes in 1988. The indexes have predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election beginning in 1988, plus the outcome of several European elections. In May of 2010, the Conflict Index was used by university students in Egypt. The Index predicted the fall of the Mubarak government within the next year.
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