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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alittlecommonsense

October 2nd, 2012
9:28 am

Jay – Was it equally repugnant to you in 2008 when the bulk of financial sector money went to the Democrats who were (and still are) bashing Wall Steet?

Your beloved party is just as guilty here if not more so. Open your eyes Jay.

Regnad Kcin

October 2nd, 2012
9:30 am

“C’mon buddy, catch up. The whole premise of this discussion was that Obama took large sums from Wall Street in ‘08. No one’s denying that.”

Awwwww – and for a minute, Obi felt so good about himself. :(

Ahem

October 2nd, 2012
9:30 am

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
9:26 am
B. Cassidy — “Has anyone ever noticed that Hannitys on air time could be reduced to 1 hour a week? It’s not that I don’t enjoy watching him, it’s just that every night he says exactly the same thing. Look Sean, we get that you don’t like Obama and you enjoy pummeling Juan Williams. Do you really need 5 nights a week to demonstrate this?”

His radio show’s much the same, except with less Juan Williams pummeling and more faux indignation and “it’s outrageous” and “it’s unbelievable” pronouncements from him.

I think Sean and his advertising sales department are happy to know that you are listening and watching. It would not surprise me to learn that a huge percentage of the listeners and viewers of conservative programming are actually liberals that have grown frustrated with the inferior product foisted by the counterparts.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
9:31 am

GG — “Wall street supported President Obama so he could save the economy. They support Romney now so he can save their life styles.”

Japanese Lizard Woman speaks truth.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 2nd, 2012
9:33 am

Ahem – “It would not surprise me to learn that a huge percentage of the listeners and viewers of conservative programming are actually liberals that have grown frustrated with the inferior product foisted by the counterparts.”

Yes, just as commuters, frustrated with gridlock, are drawn to watching car wrecks on the freeway.

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
9:33 am

It would not surprise me to learn that a huge percentage of the listeners and viewers of conservative programming are actually liberals that have grown frustrated with the inferior product foisted by the counterparts.

A huge percentage???

Occasionally someone comes up with so insanely off base that it actually makes sense.

To them.

And no one else.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 2nd, 2012
9:37 am

Ahem@9:30am

Actually, the reason I watch Fox is because I already know what the other more left leaning stations are going to say. What I’m looking for is a reason to return to the Republican party I abandoned during GW’s 2nd term. To date, Fox News and the supposedly Republican commentors on this blog, have given me no reason to re-think my membership in the GOP.

Ahem

October 2nd, 2012
9:37 am

A poll about the polls. Well,it is the “silly season”…

Poll: Plurality say polls biased for Obama

A plurality of Americans and more than seven in 10 Republicans say pollsters are intentionally skewing results to benefit President Obama, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Some 42 percent of voters surveyed by Daily Kos and SEIU believe pollsters were manipulating their sample sizes to benefit the incumbent president, while 40 percent do not. An additional 18 percent said they were not sure. That’s evidence that Republican claims that Democrats and minority voters are being oversampled in national polls could be resonating — and potentially undermining the momentum of the president’s early lead.

They BOTH suck

October 2nd, 2012
9:39 am

Ahem

How was that Univision “bombshell”?

hahahahahaha

:-)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

October 2nd, 2012
9:40 am

alittlecommonsense

October 2nd, 2012
9:28 am
Jay – Was it equally repugnant to you in 2008 when the bulk of financial sector money went to the Democrats who were (and still are) bashing Wall Steet?

Your beloved party is just as guilty here if not more so. Open your eyes Jay.

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you could use a little more than a little more common sense to be sure!

Once more for this thread…

Wall street supported President Obama so he could save the economy. They support Romney now so he can save their life styles.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
9:40 am

Ahem — “I think Sean and his advertising sales department are happy to know that you are listening and watching.”

I’ve been listening to Sean since he was still a local talker here on WGST. That said, I don’t listen to him nearly as much as I did before the Iraq invasion. He got as shrill as a teenage girl who just spotted her worst enemy at the prom, wearing the EXACT SAME DRESS ZOMG. Consequently, I listen only occasionally now, and Sean’s shtick hasn’t changed since 2003.

“It would not surprise me to learn that a huge percentage of the listeners and viewers of conservative programming are actually liberals that have grown frustrated with the inferior product foisted by the counterparts.”

Who said I’m frustrated? Listening to Sean and Rush falls under “know your enemy” as far as I’m concerned. Don’t worry, there’s no danger of me switching back to the GOP any time soon, Punkin.

Ahem

October 2nd, 2012
9:43 am

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Butch Cassidy (I)

October 2nd, 2012
9:37 am

I feel your pain. I am certainly not a member of the (R) party either. I have been disappointed time and again by too many of the (R)s. What I know for certain is that I am not a liberal and therefore I will vote for the lesser of the two evils. Four more years of “Oblunda the Destroyer” is not sustainable. FOX sells advertising, just like CNN and all the others, so I expect things to be “jacked up” for viewer consumption. FOX rules in that roost and the others look enemic.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
9:43 am

Ahem — “Some 42 percent of voters surveyed by Daily Kos and SEIU believe pollsters were manipulating their sample sizes to benefit the incumbent president, while 40 percent do not. An additional 18 percent said they were not sure. That’s evidence that Republican claims that Democrats and minority voters are being oversampled in national polls could be resonating — and potentially undermining the momentum of the president’s early lead.”

Really? People’s *beliefs* about the polls are somehow going to change the poll *results?* So if I believe hard enough that the silver coins in my safety deposit box are actually gold, they’ll change for me? (laughing) :D

Maaaaan, the sheer level of statistical ignorance and outright innumeracy displayed here by our cons is absolutely staggering IMO.

Ahem

October 2nd, 2012
9:44 am

Don’t worry, there’s no danger of me switching back to the GOP any time soon, Punkin.

Like you ever were a GOPer, Jackazz.

Ahem

October 2nd, 2012
9:46 am

Really? People’s *beliefs* about the polls are somehow going to change the poll *results?*

And who on here said beliefs would change polls, Jackazz?

lovelyliz

October 2nd, 2012
9:48 am

“But this year, 60% of Wall Street’s contributions went to Republicans”

“While the Romney campaign has refused to release the names of its bundlers, lists published by the media and analyzed by researchers show that the financial industry comprises the largest single sector of his support”

“Romney and the Super PAC supporting him have pulled in a combined $37.1 million, easily eclipsing the $4.8 million Wall Street has bestowed upon Obama.”

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
9:55 am

Ahem — “Like you ever were a GOPer, Jackazz.”

For over 20 years, fellow Jackazz. Voted, donated and volunteered for the GOP. Left in 2003. And I don’t see myself coming back any time soon, given the way the GOP faithful are behaving of late.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
9:56 am

Ahem — “And who on here said beliefs would change polls, Jackazz?”

Learn to read what you post before posting it, Jackazz. It’s right there in the text that you posted and that I quoted.

Ahem

October 2nd, 2012
9:58 am

Something has to give at some point, and it must be spending. Oblunda promised to do something about this, but that was pure campaign rhetoric. It won’t make a tinker’s damn who gets elected president IF the congress is not reset and on a path to fiscal responsibilty.

Debt Jumped $1.2759T in FY 2012; Up $10,855 Per Household in Just 12 Months; Beats 2011

(CNSNews.com) – According to the U.S. Treasury, the debt of the U.S. government climbed by a total of $1,275,901,078,828.74 in fiscal 2012, which ended yesterday.

That means the federal government borrowed approximately an additional $10,855 for each household in the United States just over the past twelve months.

The total debt of the United States now equals approximately $136,690 per household.

Here is how much the debt has increased in each of the last six fiscal years:

Fiscal 2007: $500,679,473,047.25

Fiscal 2008: $1,017,071,524,650.01

Fiscal 2009: $1,885,104,106,599.26

Fiscal 2010: $1,651,794,027,380.04

Fiscal 2011: $1,228,717,297,665.36

Fiscal 2012: $1,275,901,078,828.74.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
10:02 am

Ahem — “Something has to give at some point, and it must be spending. Oblunda promised to do something about this, but that was pure campaign rhetoric. It won’t make a tinker’s damn who gets elected president IF the congress is not reset and on a path to fiscal responsibilty.”

Not to worry. The automatic spending cuts will just kick in once January rolls around.

If Congress can’t come up with an agreement to meet the spending cut targets, then the automatic cuts will do the job for them.

Ahem

October 2nd, 2012
10:05 am

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
9:56 am
Ahem — “And who on here said beliefs would change polls, Jackazz?”

Learn to read what you post before posting it, Jackazz. It’s right there in the text that you posted and that I quoted.

Well, I read MY posted text three times and still do not understand how you get where you are trying to go. If you can clearly illustrate where in MY posted text I, or anyone for that matter, suggest or even hint at your premise, then bring it on.

Furthermore, I will take the moniker Jackazz if you agree to the more appropriate Horse’s Azz for yourself. ;-)

Ahem

October 2nd, 2012
10:07 am

I have to go earn some taxes.

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
10:08 am

Looks like someone is getting his extensive list of reasons excuses as to why the weakest GOP candidate in a hundred years is going to lose this election.

1) The evil liberal media is against Willard
2) Wall St. is secretly bankrolling Barry
3) Voter fraud including dead people and felons by the millions in the tank for Barry (is this where ACORN fits in?)
4) The Muslim terrorists are financing Barry
5) The misunderstood GOP is not doing a good enough job of getting their message out
6) The 47% mooching class and black Dem Plantation crowd
7) Liberals hate success and Mitt is the epitome of success

And on and on and on…

Yet the biggest reason is right in front of their noses.

Romney is unfit to lead.

And even they know it.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
10:15 am

Ahem — “Well, I read MY posted text three times and still do not understand how you get where you are trying to go. If you can clearly illustrate where in MY posted text I, or anyone for that matter, suggest or even hint at your premise, then bring it on.”

Sure. Here you go:

Some 42 percent of voters surveyed by Daily Kos and SEIU believe pollsters were manipulating their sample sizes to benefit the incumbent president, while 40 percent do not. An additional 18 percent said they were not sure. That’s evidence that Republican claims that Democrats and minority voters are being oversampled in national polls could be resonating — and potentially undermining the momentum of the president’s early lead.

Let’s break that down so you can see where I’m coming from.

Some 42 percent of voters surveyed by Daily Kos and SEIU believe pollsters were manipulating their sample sizes to benefit the incumbent president, while 40 percent do not. An additional 18 percent said they were not sure.

Fine. That result speaks to what people *believe about the polls,* but not *how they’re going to vote.* You can’t poll on one question and then claim that the answers are responsive to *another* question that you didn’t even ask. That’s called “conflation,” which is where you take two unrelated things (in this case, two different poll topics) and claim that somehow, one equals the other.

That’s evidence that Republican claims that Democrats and minority voters are being oversampled in national polls could be resonating

Which means what, exactly? That people are going to change how they vote? Can you seriously picture a situation in which a voter thinks wow, it looks like some pollsters were really monkeying with their poll results. Guess I better vote for Romney instead of Obama. Seriously, who makes their voting decision based on something like that?

— and potentially undermining the momentum of the president’s early lead.”

And here’s where the connection is made, that the *beliefs* of those who were polled are going to somehow change the actual poll and election *results.* The writer that you quoted is *conflating* the cited poll with the actual Presidential polling and Presidential election *results.*

Is that more clear?

“Furthermore, I will take the moniker Jackazz if you agree to the more appropriate Horse’s Azz for yourself.”

You can take whatever you like; it won’t change anything from my perspective. And you can call me whatever you like; it doesn’t matter because it won’t change my positions or give your arguments any traction.

In short, I’m unaffected by names. You, however, clearly get upset when they’re applied to you. That’s good to know. :D

DownInAlbany

October 2nd, 2012
10:19 am

You Obama defenders just slay me! Unemployment, debt (it’s 16 trillion, Mr. President, not 10), Fast & Furious, the absolute deceit regarding the murder of our ambassador, executive orders, defacating on the Constitution, instructing businesses to disregard federal law (with the taxpayers potentially picking up the legal tab), the fact that 90% of us face a tax increase in January, giving $450 million to Egypt, Pigford III. Dang, I could go on all day, but, I think you get the point.