Bank lobbyists don't automatically have a vote in Congress, yet the expectation of media - rational to be sure - is a contest between those lobbyists and the overwhelming majority party. The New York Times headline over a Reuters story:
Dems Vow Fight With Banks on Consumer AgencyDemocrats need to man up and tell the bank lobbyists to shut up and go away. It's all they have to do.
How can this not be a walkover? How can it even be controversial to protect consumers and taxpayers from the rape and pillage of financial abuses?