New Consumer Chief Cordray is as Corrupt as President Appointing Him

In what has become Obama’s typical way of bypassing Congress and assuming dictatorial methods, the President appointed Richard Cordray as head of the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The appointment was made while Congress was gone for the holiday recess, thus making this a recess appointment that by definition does not require Senate approval.

If Obama felt it necessary to bypass Senate approval, then one has to wonder what it is about Cordray that would make the Senate block the approval.

Richard Cordray, a devoted Democrat, first served in public office as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.  From there he moved to Solicitor General of Ohio where his actions were not all that dissimilar to those of Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan, who served as US Solicitor General.  Next Cordray served as Treasure of Franklin County, Ohio and the Treasurer for the State of Ohio, before serving as Ohio’s Attorney General until his defeat to Mike DeWine, who now serves as the state’s Attorney General.

During his time in Ohio’s political arena, Cordray had a close relationship with a group known as the East Side Organizing Project.  He has funneled funds to this group who has a reputation of storming banks and throwing plastic shark on the lawns of private homes.  When questioned about Cordray’s involvement, the leader of the ESOP said that Cordray specifically approved of the tactics.

Cordray was also known for filing voluminous amounts of lawsuits on behalf of the State of Ohio.  Many of these suits were against big banks.  In many of these suits, he would hire big name trial lawyers on behalf of the state and pay them with state monies.  Many of these same trial lawyers were among Cordray’s more generous campaign donors.

Furthermore, a number of these suits were so frivolous that judges threw a number of them out, but not before the hired trial lawyers were able to collect at least part of their promised fees.

It is also no secret that Cordray gave favors to his big trial lawyers friends.  It’s too bad they weren’t able him to be re-elected last year as Ohio’s Attorney General.  Being unemployed for a year may have led him to seek Obama’s appointment because after all, Cordray was a chip off the old block so to say.

And what can American consumers expect from their new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its Chief?  If Cordray is true to form and follows his own track record, we will see favoritism and huge wastes of federal monies on a number of frivolous actions.  The only ones that will be truly helped and served will probably be more big money lawyers as he’s always done.

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  • JIM

    File the necessary charges against the individual or state to make them preform by a Law Suite against them .

  • Peg

    We vote them out only for them to go on to bigger and better things.

  • Tom

    Now that I know his background, I can understand why His Majesty would want him on his team. Nothing to see here, keep moving. I bet the Republicans will strongly object to yet another CZAR..not, they have no balls.

  • Violet

    I don't think he is as corrupt as obama. Nobody can be that corrupt. obama holds first place for corruption.

    • toosmarttovoteGOP

      Second. GWB has a lock on First.

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  • Bernie

    This can not be legally viewed as a recess appointment as, under the constitution as Congress, did in fact keep in session with over the holidays, with a few members, precisely to avoid such tactics by Obama. This needs to be challenged and held up against the terms of the constitutiion! Once again Obama shows his contempt for this country's laws.

  • SEAN MURRY

    they are both corrupted.

  • James Davis

    Article 2 Section 2
    The President shall have power to fill all vacancies that may happen during the recess of The Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at teh end of tier next term
    Sounds to me like this authority only applies those vacacies occuring while the Senate is in recess, not blanket power to fill any vacancy. If The President has that power why is the Senate required to approve appointments? All Presidents, regardless of Party have abused this power for a huindred years.

  • Marc Jeric

    Whar a deadly combination - a far-left goon and a trial lawyer too!

  • Patriot

    Bad dogs run with bad dogs! The pack that is in charge in Washington now are the worst this great country has ever seen. Meanwhile, the Conservative Republicans that we elected to represent us does nothing to stop this Tyrant from destroying our Country. The lot of them except for a few need to be sent packing come re-election time. DO NOT FORGET THEM!

  • Screeminmeeme

    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. We the People have given way too much power to our government...including all 3 branches. It's time to take it back.

    If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.....Samuel Adams

  • haroldson

    both are corrupt Along with at least eighty five percent of the congress and all other political associates in our government. how ever I will say few are as high ranked as obama , holder pelosi and reed, we seem to be losing a few of the older snakes

    • toosmarttovoteGOP

      You missed Boehner, McConnell, Bachus, Issa, Cantor, McCain, not to mention the moron-a-thon running for the GOPnomination.

  • Tomtom

    this Stinks like most off Husseins actions !

  • Wild_Card

    Obama clearly violated Article 2, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. http://ricochet.com/main-feed/Obama-Oversteps-His...

  • Luke

    I was one of the voters who voted this man out of his position in the great state of Ohio.

    He does NOT deserve a position under the federal government.

    Obama is horribly wrong on everything he does. Does he not care about the voice of the people?! How far will he go until we put a stop to it?

  • bribozo19

    Oh good ... a breath of fresh air in the administration, unfortunatly that brearth still smells like the old breath... kinda like that pile you step over on the lawn.

  • susanm

    NOW LET SEE WHAT CONGRESS HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS TRICK...