GOP using Wall Street $$ to blame Dems for Wall Street

Man, this is so wrong on so many levels:

House Republicans in several tight races want voters to know that Democrats are the party of Wall Street.

The only problem: big banks are helping foot the bill for the ads.
The National Republican Congressional Committee’s ads in New York and North Carolina blast Democratic candidates for supporting the Wall Street bailout and allowing executives to pocket big-time bonuses, and in one case feature a banker burning money with his lit cigar.

At the same time, the NRCC has taken in a record haul from investment, securities and commercial banks. So far this cycle, the industry has contributed $7.1 million — that’s up more than $2.7 million since the 2010 election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Goldman Sachs and its employees are the top private-sector giver to the Republican Party committee, contributing $388,450 this cycle. Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

The levels of cynicism at work here are impressive. The Wall Street types, for example, clearly know who their friends are and who will protect them, and are saying so through their money. The Republicans in turn clearly know that their rich friends aren’t very popular with voters, who understandably blame Wall Street for creating the biggest financial collapse in some 80 years, and for managing to walk away with their own fortunes intact while millions of innocent people lose their jobs, homes, careers and futures. And together the GOP and its Wall Street sponsors conspire to blame it all on the Democrats, who are hardly blameless but whose biggest failure in the wake of the crisis was to fail to press hard enough for real reform.

Amazing.

– Jay Bookman

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/81865.html#ixzz285goVIeh

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M

October 1st, 2012
7:06 pm

We’re post-truth.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 1st, 2012
7:07 pm

…but whose biggest failure in the wake of the crisis was to fail to press hard enough for real reform.

My biggest complaint against this administration.

Doggone/GA

October 1st, 2012
7:09 pm

“My biggest complaint against this administration”

Mine too…but I would add mishandling the bailout as well

barking frog

October 1st, 2012
7:10 pm

The bankers may be like
the teamsters, just pay
them all.

They BOTH suck

October 1st, 2012
7:12 pm

“who are hardly blameless but whose biggest failure in the wake of the crisis was to fail to press hard enough for real reform.”

Agreed. They folded when it came time to stand fast and do the hard work and heavy lifting.

Brosephus™

October 1st, 2012
7:12 pm

Why not just let Wall Street run the country. WE could cut out the middlemen and end the charade altogether.

josef

October 1st, 2012
7:13 pm

What K’chak and Doggone said…mine, too…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 1st, 2012
7:14 pm

From Jay’s linkee:

The situation is not sitting well with banking lobbyists in Washington. In several conversations, industry insiders and lobbyists reactions ranged from appalled to unsurprised to resigned at being the whipping boy for both Democrats and Republicans on the campaign trail.

Boo-freakin’-hoo.

Also, THIS!

Brosephus™

October 1st, 2012
7:14 pm

And together the GOP and its Wall Street sponsors conspire to blame it all on the Democrats, who are hardly blameless but whose biggest failure in the wake of the crisis was to fail to press hard enough for real reform.

All the more reason that we should all be fighting tooth and nail to get money out of the election process. Next go around, the Dems will get the money and pin Wall Street on the GOP. All the while, we get screwed and they all get paid.

Orange12

October 1st, 2012
7:15 pm

I think both partys are equally guilty of the Wallstreet disaster.
The Navy is looking intto using seawater for jet fuel. I think algae was a little more believeable.
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/futureoftech/navy-aims-turn-seawater-jet-fuel-6206723

Fred ™

October 1st, 2012
7:15 pm

LOL Jay. The level of stupidity from the talk radio shows has shown that thye can and WILL get away with this. Look how many call me a Democrat when I call them on their lies JUST because I call them on their lies………

They BOTH suck

October 1st, 2012
7:15 pm

Bro @ 7:12

They certainly have some “pull” to say the least.

To read what some of our regulars post, you would think they were powerless and almost penniless.

Granny Godzilla

October 1st, 2012
7:17 pm

And those knuckleheads think that will fly?

Sweet Lord Almighty, bless their hearts.

barking frog

October 1st, 2012
7:18 pm

The President spent all his
political capital on health
care and then he was dealt
a stacked deck. He does
not seem to bluster so he
just kept quiet and took
what reform he could get.

JOSE

October 1st, 2012
7:18 pm

what do you expect when GOLDMAN SACHS people are put in positions of power by BOTH PARTIES…………..PROTECTING THE 1%

barking frog

October 1st, 2012
7:19 pm

Enter your comments here

Mr. Snarky

October 1st, 2012
7:19 pm

Wall Streeters only care about their paychecks…public opinion be damned. What a bunch of slimeballs.

Brad Steel

October 1st, 2012
7:20 pm

here is the same filthy-lucre notion represented graphically… literally. not figuratively.

Aquagirl

October 1st, 2012
7:22 pm

Why not just let Wall Street run the country.

Republicans cite Mitt’s bigshot capitalism as his #1 credential for the presidency, so why not just go right to the top of the capitalist heap?

I think you have a Republican bumper sticker there—- Wall Street/Wall Street 2016: Let’s Stop Screwing Around And Hand ‘Em The Keys

Fred ™

October 1st, 2012
7:23 pm

uh oh. With new sheets THIS late it means Jay is sleeping in. Nothing new tomorrow until WEDNESDAY lol.

arnold

October 1st, 2012
7:23 pm

Really simple solution. Some major prosecutions of Wall Street would go a long way.

Mary Elizabeth

October 1st, 2012
7:24 pm

There are only two choices – Romney or Obama.

Anyone who thinks Romney will attempt to establish policies to help the middle and lower classes more than Obama will attempt to do so is living in an upside down world of reality, and has believed Republican spin of truth for too long.

Well worth the read:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/01/opinion/krugman-the-real-referendum.html?ref=paulkrugman

Last sentences from Krugman’s column in the link above: “This election is, as I said, shaping up as a referendum on our social insurance system, and it looks as if Mr. Obama will emerge with a clear mandate for preserving and extending that system. It would be a terrible mistake, both politically and for the nation’s future, for him to let himself be talked into snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.”

Doggone/GA

October 1st, 2012
7:24 pm

“Republicans cite Mitt’s bigshot capitalism as his #1 credential for the presidency, so why not just go right to the top of the capitalist heap?”

Heck, he’s got a lot of money…he’s NOWHERE near the top. Those at the top probably consider him in the same light HE considers the “47%”

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 1st, 2012
7:24 pm

Mitt could just answer all debate questions with “If I told you, I’d have to kill you” and then do his creepy artificial laugh.

Heh, heh, heh.

getalife

October 1st, 2012
7:25 pm

Don’t like it, stop whining and change the game.

Good luck with that.

Not this generation.

Doggone/GA

October 1st, 2012
7:25 pm

“uh oh. With new sheets THIS late it means Jay is sleeping in”

I have a different theory. I think it means his wife is out for the evening and he’s got nothing better to do!

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (aka "Knuckle-Dragger")

October 1st, 2012
7:25 pm

Wall Street is Democrats, Jay. You know that. If they are helping Republicans, they are only playing both sides of the market, a well known investing strategy. New York City is like Washington – hard to deviate from the liberal orthodoxy.

josef

October 1st, 2012
7:26 pm

Wall Street, Dems, GOP, banks, health care industry, insurance companies…thick as thieves literally and figuratively…money talks, and bullsh*t walks…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 1st, 2012
7:27 pm

I have a different theory. I think it means his wife is out for the evening and he’s got nothing better to do!

He forgot that it was his wedding anniversary and he’s blogging from the doghouse — in the rain.

Brosephus™

October 1st, 2012
7:27 pm

Aquagirl

I like that bumper sticker.

Aquagirl

October 1st, 2012
7:27 pm

Heck, he’s got a lot of money…he’s NOWHERE near the top.

Let’s pass that along for the Republicans if Mitt should lose. They’ll claim America rejected him because he wasn’t Wall-Streety enough.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

October 1st, 2012
7:28 pm

Fred:

“uh oh. With new sheets THIS late it means Jay is sleeping in. Nothing new tomorrow until WEDNESDAY lol.”

Yes ……….. and then the thread will be about either “charter schools” or “MARTA/Georgia Transportation”.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

October 1st, 2012
7:28 pm

P.S.

……………… or “Obama for President Campaign Thread # 244″.

JamVet

October 1st, 2012
7:28 pm

The worst democratic republic that mountains of filthy bankster money can buy.

And dozens of brilliant men from Thomas Jefferson to FDR to Louis Brandeis warned of this very thing happening.

But neer-do-well suckers and Reganomics fools adored that character played by Michael Douglas in Wall Street and “Greed is good” won out over morality and common sense and decency…

Brosephus™

October 1st, 2012
7:29 pm

“Wall Street is Democrats plutocrats, Jay.”

Anybody that can read and think knows that they play both sides equally and really don’t give a sh*t about party affiliation. They merely play those who align with either party for suckers each and every election.

getalife

October 1st, 2012
7:31 pm

The billionaires claim they are being oppressed by this administration.

They control government with unlimited bribes then cry when a pol talks about changing it.

American politics is crazy like the gop nominee calling our President a terrorist sympathizer.

Corporate media is bought and paid for too and work for the gop.

This will not end well.

Mr_B

October 1st, 2012
7:31 pm

Kinda reminds you of Louis closing up Rick’s place for gambling.
“I’m shocked, shocked I tell you…..”

Jay

October 1st, 2012
7:32 pm

Through the first three weeks of September, Knuckles, the money men had given more than twice as much to Romney than to Obama.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/us-business/in-us-campaign-an-embittered-wall-street-puts-its-money-on-romney/article4568188/?cmpid=rss1

As the post above documents, they’re also giving a lot more to congressional Republicans. And then there’s the Scott Brown/Elizabeth Warren race in Mass.:

“Scott Brown raked in more than $500,000 from employees and PACs in the financial sector in June, the most recent month of data available, a report compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics for POLITICO found. That’s more than he’s gotten from the industry in any month since the start of last year.

Brown has already received more than $3.3 million from the finance, insurance and real estate industries this cycle, according to CRP, more than any other member of Congress or congressional candidate.

Money talks, Knuckles. Money talks.

Granny Godzilla

October 1st, 2012
7:33 pm

Bro

Say it again, louder.

Thulsa Doom

October 1st, 2012
7:34 pm

“Goldman Sachs and its employees are the top private-sector giver to the Republican Party committee, contributing $388,450 this cycle. Goldman Sachs declined to comment.”

Wasn’t Goldman Obama’s single biggest contributor in 08? And didn’t Obama host a 35k a plate fundraiser at the home of the CEO of the largest equity capital firm in the world- Blackstone? Wall st. gives money to both parties all the time. And if memory serves me correctly I believe Obama got more money from Wall St. in 08 than McCain did. And btw Wall St is in a very blue city in a very blyue state

Doggone/GA

October 1st, 2012
7:35 pm

“And dozens of brilliant men from Thomas Jefferson”

Well, TJ was brilliant…but not at economics. When he died he left ledgers full of spending and income, but he never bothered to total them and see what his true standing was. He was essentially a “rich” pauper when he died.

Granny Godzilla

October 1st, 2012
7:35 pm

Thulsa Doom

October 1st, 2012
7:38 pm

Another way of looking at it is that Wall St. has zero faith in the economy under Obama.

JamVet

October 1st, 2012
7:38 pm

Bro, to your point, ask our so-called conservative friends what they think about the fact that BHO was the first Democrat EVER to outraise his GOP opponent in campaign contributions from BIG Business.

They won’t touch it, because they don’t care. Not one iota. They just want it to go back to the way it has always been – fat cat Republicans getting the biggest slice of that largesse from their monied “betters”.

THAT version of our perverted plutocracy is perfectly acceptable to these sell-outs.

The top six spots on Romney’s donor list are all financial firms, with Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500), Morgan Stanley (MS, Fortune 500), Credit Suisse (CS) and Citigroup (C, Fortune 500) following Goldman.

…that government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations shall not perish from the earth…

Mary Elizabeth

October 1st, 2012
7:38 pm

Nevertheless, Thomas Jefferson brought down the U.S. governement’s national debt quite substantially while he held the office of President. And, that had been one of his committed goals.

Jm

October 1st, 2012
7:39 pm

“while millions of innocent people lose their jobs, homes, careers and futures”

No one is innocent

Brosephus™

October 1st, 2012
7:39 pm

Doom

See my 7:29

JamVet

October 1st, 2012
7:40 pm

HTML is a pain in my tookus…

Bro, to your point, ask our so-called conservative friends what they think about the fact that BHO was the first Democrat EVER to outraise his GOP opponent in campaign contributions from BIG Business.

They won’t touch it, because they don’t care. Not one iota. They just want it to go back to the way it has always been – fat cat Republicans getting the biggest slice of that largesse from their monied “betters”.

THAT version of our perverted plutocracy is perfectly acceptable to these sell-outs.

The top six spots on Romney’s donor list are all financial firms, with Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500), Morgan Stanley (MS, Fortune 500), Credit Suisse (CS) and Citigroup (C, Fortune 500) following Goldman.

…that government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations shall not perish from the earth…

Jm

October 1st, 2012
7:40 pm

“whose biggest failure in the wake of the crisis was to fail to press hard enough for real reform.”

Fannie Freddie. Nada. Before or after crisis. Bad democrats.

Orange12

October 1st, 2012
7:41 pm

Mr_B

October 1st, 2012
7:42 pm

Thulsa: I’d have to guess that Goldman-Sachs was on board with Obama because it was evident that the McCain campaign was a walking corpse within weeks of Palin’s nomination for VP. As far as Wall Street coloration goes NYC ain’t all that blue (see Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, and the Donald) and Wall Street itself is only one color: green. Well, except for the hard metal crowd, anyway.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 1st, 2012
7:42 pm

Fannie Freddie.

Lame.

Debunked countless times.

Towncrier

October 1st, 2012
7:43 pm

“And together the GOP and its Wall Street sponsors conspire to blame it all on the Democrats, who are hardly blameless but whose biggest failure in the wake of the crisis was to fail to press hard enough for real reform.”

Sowell predictably sees it a little differently than you, Jay. But he’s a uncle Thomas, right? Guess what? You can both be wrong, but you can’t both be right.

But the people I would blame the most in the sense that without their interference other problems would have been within manageable means are the politicians—people in Congress and the president and regulators—who pushed the lenders and the banks and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into lending and buying mortgages based on people who didn’t meet standards that evolved in the marketplace and which had worked. Those politicians, in addition to that initial mistake, ignored all sorts of warnings from all sorts of sources. As I list in the book, the Economist in London, Fortune, Barron’s, people at the American Enterprise Institute, all over the map, saw that this policy of encouraging homeownership at all costs was leading to trouble.”

JamVet

October 1st, 2012
7:43 pm

Doggone, I make that assertion based on statements such as this one…

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

And the polar opposite of the intellectual and moral spectrum…

Don’t blame him (Bush) nobody saw it (the economic implosion of 2008) coming. ~Dick Cheney

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

October 1st, 2012
7:43 pm

“ADVICE FROM THE HINDU KUSH”

Dear Governor Romney:

” ……………. I proffer a few lines you may want to use in the upcoming debates. Full disclosure here: These aren’t my ideas. This is what the brightest and bravest of this generation now in uniform hope to hear from our next president:

“If you make me your commander in chief, I will bow to God Almighty — but never to a foreign potentate.”

“I will never apologize for the blood and treasure our country has sacrificed in offering others the hope of freedom.”

“I will never send young Americans to fight in difficult and dangerous places without telling them who our enemy is and without providing them what they need for victory.”

“I will never call an act of terrorism ‘workplace violence.’”

“I will never abandon America’s steadfast allies — or demand they surrender territory essential to their very survival.”

“I will be unequivocal about ensuring that Iran cannot acquire nuclear weapons, and I assure you we will build and deploy ballistic missile defenses to defend our homeland and the American people.”

“I will never announce an arbitrary deadline for withdrawing from battle and give advantage to our adversaries.”

“I will rebuild our intelligence capabilities and won’t tolerate leaks of classified information that puts brave Americans or those who work with us at greater risk.”

“I won’t beg the Russians — or anyone else — for more “space,” saying I can be more “flexible” after an election.”

“Though I am committed to reducing the size and cost of the federal government, I will insist that Congress provide funds necessary to deter aggression, keep America’s military number one in the world and keep faith with all who have served and who now look — often in vain — for a good job.”

“Trust me; if you elect me as our next president, I will never allow our flag to be defiled with a campaign logo, nor will I ever attempt to balance our budget on the backs of those who defend our country.”

Governor, the words above are some of what America’s heroes serving far from home hope to hear you say. Please feel free to use any or all of them as your own. We’ll be watching the debates from the shadows of the Hindu Kush.”

http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,250482,00.html#.UGoP6jBg7j8.hotmail

Jm

October 1st, 2012
7:43 pm

This jay post is such a WATB post

Who repealed glass steagall?

Oy yeah, Clinton and Goldman partner Rubin

Thulsa Doom

October 1st, 2012
7:44 pm

Brocephus @ 7:29,

Well that about sums it all up.

JamVet

October 1st, 2012
7:44 pm

And if you are a new age Republican, no one is guilty…

NO ONE.

(What corporate crime wave?!)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 1st, 2012
7:44 pm

…who pushed the lenders and the banks and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into lending and buying mortgages based on people who didn’t meet standards that evolved in the marketplace and which had worked.

Lame.

Again — debunked countless times

Towncrier

October 1st, 2012
7:44 pm

“Money talks, Knuckles. Money talks.”

As (presumably) it did when Obama greatly outspent McCain in 2008. Pray tell, did you pitch a fit then?

Mr_B

October 1st, 2012
7:45 pm

“Another way of looking at it is that Wall St. has zero faith in the economy under Obama.”

Sure wouldn’t guess that by looking at the markets.

Thulsa Doom

October 1st, 2012
7:46 pm

Mr_B,

And you’re probably right. Obama was the horse to bet on in 08 and the Wall Streeters just bet on the right horse that year.

Jm

October 1st, 2012
7:46 pm

Who headed the biggest failed bank?

Oh yes, Clinton Treasury Secretary Bob Rubin was co-head of Citigroup

What a bunch of whining from libs.

Doggone/GA

October 1st, 2012
7:47 pm

“…who pushed the lenders and the banks and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into lending and buying mortgages based on people who didn’t meet standards that evolved in the marketplace and which had worked”

Never let a good lie die

Towncrier

October 1st, 2012
7:47 pm

“All the more reason that we should all be fighting tooth and nail to get money out of the election process. Next go around, the Dems will get the money and pin Wall Street on the GOP. All the while, we get screwed and they all get paid.”

Agreed, Brosephus. Money and politics is an EVIL. I think that is something both liberals and conservatives could agree upon.

Thulsa Doom

October 1st, 2012
7:48 pm

Mr_B,

The markets took off after the announcement of QE3 because all that money has to go somewhere- equities. That’s the reason most given for the rise right after QE3 was announced anyways.

Thulsa Doom

October 1st, 2012
7:48 pm

Din din. This non plutocrat gonna eat.

Jm

October 1st, 2012
7:48 pm

Democrats do love them some subprime mortgages.

JamVet

October 1st, 2012
7:48 pm

Pray tell, are you pitching a fit now?

Or Bush in 2004?

Or Bush in 2000?

Or Dole in 1996?

Or GHWB in 1992?

Or GHWB in 1988?

Or Reagan in 1984?

Or Reagan in 1980?

Of course not.

Hypocrisy, they name is Republican…

Tealiban Party

October 1st, 2012
7:48 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801
October 1st, 2012
7:28 pm
“uh oh. With new sheets THIS late it means Jay is sleeping in. Nothing new tomorrow until WEDNESDAY lol.”
Yes ……….. and then the thread will be about either “charter schools” or “MARTA/Georgia Transportation”.

And you certainly will post some unrelated regurgitated dribble from RW talk radio or copy/paste false FWD emails…

Jay

October 1st, 2012
7:48 pm

“Agreed, Brosephus. Money and politics is an EVIL. I think that is something both liberals and conservatives could agree upon.

We could, except for the unfortunate fact that conservatives won’t.

Doggone/GA

October 1st, 2012
7:51 pm

“Money and politics is an EVIL. I think that is something both liberals and conservatives could agree upon.”

I wouldn’t. Money and politics are tools. Tools cannot be evil. Only the people who make use of them can be evil. You won’t EVER get money out of politics, or politics out of money. The trick we face is to make it as difficult as we can to keep the people who use them from corrupting them.

Tealiban Party

October 1st, 2012
7:51 pm

make that dribble – *drivel*….. lol….

Jm

October 1st, 2012
7:51 pm

Jay7:48 :)

Maybe

I think it was Obama who violated that public financing for elections pledge of his

Oh, must be my wild imagination

They BOTH suck

October 1st, 2012
7:52 pm

“And you certainly will post some unrelated regurgitated dribble from RW talk radio or copy/paste false FWD emails…”

Well that probably is going to occur regardless of what the topic of any given article.

Towncrier

October 1st, 2012
7:52 pm

“Never let a good lie die.”

I have said there are NO intellectuals on this blog. The statement you refer to as a lie was made by someone who at least could be considered to be an intellectual. He has also said other things liberals do not like, such as that gun control laws do not work. But they are lies as well I guess.

Jm

October 1st, 2012
7:53 pm

Let’s see.

Obama took Wall St money.

McCain took public financing.

And you think republicans are hypocrites?

Hahahaha

What a joke

Brosephus™

October 1st, 2012
7:53 pm

But the people I would blame the most in the sense that without their interference other problems would have been within manageable means are the politicians—people in Congress and the president and regulators

And I guess Mr. Sowell doesn’t want to own up to who pays the campaign bills and lobbyist bills that persuades Congress and Presidents to act as they do. As the old saying goes, follow the money.

—————

Money and politics is an EVIL. I think that is something both liberals and conservatives could agree upon.

Not all. Conservatives on the Supreme Court seem to think that money + politics = free speech. Until that mindset changes, nothing else will.

Doggone/GA

October 1st, 2012
7:55 pm

“The statement you refer to as a lie was made by someone who at least could be considered to be an intellectual.”

An intellectually acute liar is still a liar.

Jm

October 1st, 2012
7:56 pm

Bro 7:53

Sorry you don’t believe in free speech

1st amendment silly

getalife

October 1st, 2012
7:56 pm

They have to keep the military industrial complex happy too with more war.

Don’t want our military to turn on our government.

Does it end with Revolution to get socialism like Europe?

Mr_B

October 1st, 2012
7:56 pm

Thulsa: QE1,2, and 3 won’t account for the steady rise since Jan.09.
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=%5EDJI&t=5y&l=on&z=l&q=l&c=

That doesn’t mean that I think that it’s all Obama’s doing either. But it doesn’t look like his presidency has been exactly bad for business.

Brosephus™

October 1st, 2012
7:57 pm

jm

Quit living in 2008 and step up to 2012 with the rest of us. Damn right Republicans are hypocrites if they’re using Wall Street money to blame Democrats for the problems caused by Wall Street. Don’t forget who fought all attempts at regulating Wall Street to avoid any other catastrophic collapses.

Towncrier

October 1st, 2012
7:57 pm

“We could, except for the unfortunate fact that conservatives won’t.”

I am a conservative and know more than a couple of other conservatives who feel strongly that money is corrupting of politics. Now, I bet I could find a WHOLE lot of Democrats in Congress who would be LOATHE to part with the monetary perks they are afforded in office (if their reluctance to outlaw their ability to conduct insider trading is any indication). The question is: how do WE THE PEOPLE get money out of politics without making serving in office a missionary trip?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 1st, 2012
7:57 pm

The statement you refer to as a lie was made by someone who at least could be considered to be an intellectual.

The only “intellectual” offering little Tommy Sowell could give is where he buys his Deluxe Edition Ayn Rand Blow-Up Dolls.

JamVet

October 1st, 2012
7:57 pm

There certainly are a few anti-intellectuals here!

Brosephus™

October 1st, 2012
7:57 pm

jm

Sorry you don’t think. Guess that makes us even.

Towncrier

October 1st, 2012
7:58 pm

“The trick we face is to make it as difficult as we can to keep the people who use them from corrupting them.”

Good luck with that.

USMC

October 1st, 2012
7:59 pm

“We could, except for the unfortunate fact that conservatives won’t.”-Jay Bookman

Yeah, just ask CHRIS DODD and BAWNEY FRANK. :-)

Jm

October 1st, 2012
8:00 pm

Bro 7:57

I look forward to the end of 2012

As long as those Mayans or the Mayan interpreters are wrong

Jm

October 1st, 2012
8:01 pm

Bro 7:57

Weak groundless insult

Try again

Towncrier

October 1st, 2012
8:02 pm

“The only “intellectual” offering little Tommy Sowell could give is where he buys his Deluxe Edition Ayn Rand Blow-Up Dolls.”

Typical liberal ad hominen response (because a rational one is beyond their means). And this from a clown who self identifies as a “thug” on a political blog.

stands for decibels - race traitor

October 1st, 2012
8:03 pm

And together the GOP and its Wall Street sponsors conspire to blame it all on the Democrats, who are hardly blameless but whose biggest failure in the wake of the crisis was to fail to press hard enough for real reform.

Goddess help us if the Dems’ takeaway from this clusterfoxtrot is the need for a Grand Bargain with the thievin’ bast@rds.

stands for decibels - race traitor

October 1st, 2012
8:03 pm

TC, Sowell deserves a place in Hell just for the “death panels” bullsh-t.

JamVet

October 1st, 2012
8:04 pm

You want to take the HUGE corporate and shadow money out of elections?

First order of business, overturn the repulsive Citizens United ruling.

It is truly tragic to see our Supreme Court become little more than hustlers for the grifters in our new American corporatocracy…

Jm

October 1st, 2012
8:04 pm

Democrats

Bought and owned by the Wall St moochers

Rubin. Orszag. Geithner. Dimon.

getalife

October 1st, 2012
8:04 pm

What do they want for those donations USMC?

Doggone/GA

October 1st, 2012
8:05 pm

“Good luck with that.”

And if you think it can’t be reformed…well, that’s a self-fulfilling prophecy

Towncrier

October 1st, 2012
8:05 pm

Well, guys…hate to say it, but The Voice is a whole lot more interesting than this blog ;-) Have a good night all.

getalife

October 1st, 2012
8:06 pm

Jam,

They don’t have the votes.

You will have to elect pols that promise to do that.