Obama 2010: Pitchforks and arugula

posted at 4:38 pm on January 23, 2010 by Karl

Message: I care, you bitter clingers!

Since his party lost the special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat, pundits have been proclaiming President Barack Obama in need of a new message. As this week drew to a close, he offered some samples of what it will sound like.

Turning up the volume on the fiery populist rhetoric he’s been deploying against the Wall Street “fat cats” that have become a favorite target, Obama signaled that he intends to pursue new Wall Street regulations as well as health care reform, despite his party having lost its 60-seat supermajority in the Senate.

Of course, Obama played the faux-populism card in the 2008 campaign, too. The reality was a bit different.

Barack Obama’s first major step on the campaign trail — in December 2006 — was to Wall Street, where he snagged the backing of convicted inside trader George Soros and investment banker Robert Wolf, who became CEO of UBS Americas. Before the Wall Street meltdown got into full swing, Swiss banking giant UBS had written off more debt from the subprime mortgage crisis than any other bank; a number of Obama’s top bundlers came from with firms mired in that mess. Such bundlers raised at least 22 percent of Obama’s money during the first half of 2007, and got perks from the Obama campaign. Indeed, Obama’s national campaign-finance chairwoman, Penny Pritzker, helped run Superior Bank — which was at the forefront of securitizing of subprime mortgages, until it collapsed in 2001.

When Wall Street went into meltdown mode, the establishment media ignored that Obama got big donations from associates of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and was one of the all-time recipents of political cash from Lehman Brothers. Before the election Obama voted for TARP. After the election, Obama twisted arms to get the second half of the TARP money, and packed the key economic positions in his White House with the very people who caused the crisis in the first place.

Over time, this information seems to have seeped into the bloodstream of the body politic:

The administration’s bank policies have been a political stumbling block, perhaps as much as health care, according to polls: National Journal polling has found that 76 percent see the administration’s response to the financial crisis as benefiting (separate categories lumped together here) banks, investment companies, major corporations, and wealthy individuals. AFL-CIO-sponsored polling by Hart Research found that, in Massachusetts, 61 percent said recession policies have helped large banks a lot or a fair amount, vs. 18 percent who said the same of working people.

In The Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote that he served as a “blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” After a year in the Oval Office, the screen is no longer blank. Selling Obama as a populist may prove to be tough sledding.

Ironically, recent reports hint that Obama is taking more economic advice from astroturfer-in-chief David Axelrod, and less from Treasury Secretary Timmy “The Tax Cheat” Geithner. The new, populist proposals not only would not have applied to last year’s meltdown, but might have prevented commercial banks from rescuing investment banks, which would have left taxpayers with a much larger bailout bill. The best argument for Obama’s latest proposal is that some banks have been gaming the current system to access TARP funds. The correct solution to that problem would be to wind down TARP, but Obama’s allies want to keep it going as a slush fund.

Thus, Obama finds himself in a position where the public likely won’t buy him as a populist, even as investors overwhelmingly find him too anti-business and lack confidence of his ability to handle a financial emergency. Well played, sir.

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Obumble – Completely unqualified.

AubieJon on January 23, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Strategy: Fooled ‘em once; fool ‘em again.

Disturb the Universe on January 23, 2010 at 4:44 PM

After a secret meeting with former President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama met with the press to announce his new message for the nation:

“Let me be clear. I feel my pain. No, no . . . You feel my pain. No, wait a minute. I will make you feel pain. Darn, what was it you said I should say, Bill?”

President Clinton was seen holding his face in his hands. Looking up he replied, “Forget it Barack. Why don’t you just go get us a cup of coffee?”

Ordinary American on January 23, 2010 at 4:49 PM

But the emperor has no clothes. Even those in Massachusettes know it.

Dhuka on January 23, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Obowma’s strategy…

1) Hire the politicians and bureaucrats that caused the financial crisis in the first place.

2) ???

3) Blame Bush.

Seven Percent Solution on January 23, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Sorry, Barry, the time for “just words” has passed. No one believes you. No one trusts you. And, increasingly, no one likes you. Campaign-style speechifying ain’t gonna fix that.

Rational Thought on January 23, 2010 at 4:54 PM

From the GreenRoom:

The President has a plan. Unfortunately, it involves destroying America as we know it.

yoda on January 23, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Veterinarians used to treat heartworms with arsenic. It worked, but there was usually a funeral involved.

AubieJon on January 23, 2010 at 4:54 PM

I personally think that Obama needs a bit of “pepper” regarding his actual doners. That doesn’t mean you have to vote/support their every whim.

I think the mark of a mature politician, frankly, is when they reach the point where a donation means, “I’ll give your position some thought.”

Period.

AnninCA on January 23, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Someone ought to tell this guy he needs to start blaming everything on the previous 9 years, not 8 years.

Someone needs to update the TOTUS.

tatersalad on January 23, 2010 at 5:00 PM

I care, you bitter clingers!

So do I. I care about my freedoms which you are trying to strip from me. You cling to your philosophy and I cling to my bible, guns and freedom.

chemman on January 23, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Thanks Ed! Great article Karl!!!

yoda on January 23, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Obama has NO credibility left.

mobydutch on January 23, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Well Obummah…

Seems as if that gap of people who see you for what you are, and those that blindly follow you, no matter what, is narrowing. Which bodes the questions….are you as smart as you think you are, or are the people as dumb as you thought they were?

capejasmine on January 23, 2010 at 5:09 PM

*Refer to definiton of insanity…more’s the pity, for we cannot laugh, as we watch our nation slide toward the cliff…

lovingmyUSA on January 23, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Failure……the only Obama option…..and he’s working hard for us… bollocks!

Dick Turpin on January 23, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Remember all those people in the first half of 2009 who said that we just need to give Obama a chance? That it takes time to turn things around?

What happened to those people and what are they saying now, if anything at all?

Animator Girl on January 23, 2010 at 5:12 PM

What happened to those people and what are they saying now, if anything at all?

Animator Girl on January 23, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Their silence is their expression of shame.

daesleeper on January 23, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Meanwhile, at liberal thinktank “MediaMatters” the LeftWad meltdown over Beck’s new documentary is proceeding apace! Leftard Insanity amuses me.

Fishoutofwater on January 23, 2010 at 5:16 PM

I am so utterly disgusted that this president wants to take up the banner of the populist leader.

He lies to moderate and independent voices, governs from the far left, caters to special interests of the Democrat party and now he thinks that means that he supports the populist message? This president is deeply out of touch.

pjean on January 23, 2010 at 5:18 PM

No Beck anything should cause a meltdown. They overestimate his influence.

AnninCA on January 23, 2010 at 5:18 PM

I am so utterly disgusted that this president wants to take up the banner of the populist leader.

He lies to moderate and independent voices, governs from the far left, caters to special interests of the Democrat party and now he thinks that means that he supports the populist message? This president is deeply out of touch.

pjean on January 23, 2010 at 5:18 PM

I agree, but what I also think is that presidents aren’t really as powerful as our election process makes them appear.

It’s like mirrors on your car: “The objects in this mirror appear larger than they are.”

Same thing with presidents.

AnninCA on January 23, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Beck’s documentary was excellent.

mobydutch on January 23, 2010 at 5:22 PM

The Dems claim has consistently been that the election in Mass. was “local” and inconsequential. Merely one vote among 100.

Yet, since Tuesday:

Obamacare is all but dead.

The filthy lying coward in the White House has decided to re-focus on killing Wall Street (down 500 points in three days and negative for the year).

New poltical strategists are being hired. I can only hope that Rahm is on the way back to the street gangs of Chicago from where he came.

Most significantly, my radical socialist Democrat Congressman (Jim Moran) actually responded to one of my e-mails. It was a canned response but the rat bastard traitor has never before responded to constituents. He’s fairly safe but he must be feeling some pressure thanks to the level of support he gave to Obama on healthcare (Howard Dean was at his town hall on the subject).

highhopes on January 23, 2010 at 5:25 PM

I guess their plan to run on healthcare is out the window.

madmonkphotog on January 23, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Obama is out of Ammo. Pelosi and Reid are firing Blanks.

He has no Credibility.

There IS one chance…..though. If Obama shows up in the middle of the Health Care Negotiations, and is Televised on C-SPAN while he announces “Health Care Legislation is Canceled“, and at the same time announcing Tax Cuts for Citizens and Corporations……..He JUST MIGHT have a Presidential Turnaround Moment.

About the only other positive political turnaround move he could do, would be to FIRE ERIC HOLDER and announce that Gitmo would be open indefinitely.

So, it is possible to see 50% Approval numbers in the Polls again ?

JayTee on January 23, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Don’t tham thar fanci Ivy League skools teach the furst rulz oz holes?

jukin on January 23, 2010 at 5:36 PM

JayTee on January 23, 2010 at 5:28 PM

While I’d love to see that happen, I have my doubts it would. On one of the morning business shows on Fox, they had their array of economic experts, and one was a woman. Her name, and the show escape me at the moment but…..this woman is definitely chugging the kool aid at a rapid pace. She was insistent that raising taxes, and taxing bonuses was the only way to economic recover, and even more insistent that the Bush tax cuts were the cause for economic downslide. I was amazed, and shocked a bug didn’t fly in my slacked jaw, listening to her.

If this is truly the mindset in the White House, just look for even more insipid moves from the President, and his admin. They wallow in ignorance, than expect the rest of us to lap it up, the way that woman does.

capejasmine on January 23, 2010 at 5:36 PM

The only pitchforks and arugula he will get is that which he pulls out of himself…Power to the People.

hawkman on January 23, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Remember all those people in the first half of 2009 who said that we just need to give Obama a chance?
Animator Girl on January 23, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Remember the people who were fainting at his campaign rally’s? I don’t think we’ll be seeing that anymore. : )

Itchee Dryback on January 23, 2010 at 5:39 PM

There IS one chance…..though. If Obama shows up in the middle of the Health Care Negotiations, and is Televised on C-SPAN while he announces “Health Care Legislation is Canceled“, and at the same time announcing Tax Cuts for Citizens and Corporations……..He JUST MIGHT have a Presidential Turnaround Moment.

JayTee on January 23, 2010 at 5:28 PM

What healthcare negotiations? What C-SPAN coverage?

The filthy lying coward’s hostile response in Ohio yesterday proves that he’s angry at the public for rejecting his agenda. He’s still willing to double down on pushing through Obamacare but the Dems in Congress are quickly deserting like the rats they are.

highhopes on January 23, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Obama, then, to bankers: “My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”…

Obama should worry now what’s between him and the pitchforks .

JiangxiDad on January 23, 2010 at 5:49 PM

They are very worried .Mike Barron said yesterday that there are only about 110 Dem seats in the house that are really safe in the 2010 mid terms.Look for them to try just about anything.

thmcbb on January 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Remember the people who were fainting at his campaign rally’s? I don’t think we’ll be seeing that anymore. : )

Itchee Dryback on January 23, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Stimulus money for trolls can buy just about anything.
Just ask Ellie “Astroturf” Light!

Roy Rogers on January 23, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Obowma’s strategy…

1) Hire the politicians and bureaucrats that caused the financial crisis in the first place.

2) ???

3) Blame Bush.

Seven Percent Solution on January 23, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Well played, sir.

hisfrogness on January 23, 2010 at 5:55 PM

But the emperor has no clothes. Even those in Massachusettes know it.

Dhuka on January 23, 2010 at 4:49 PM

In this case, the clothes have no emperor!

massrighty on January 23, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Obama, then, to bankers: “My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”…

Obama should worry now what’s between him and the pitchforks .

JiangxiDad on January 23, 2010 at 5:49 PM

There used to be a bunch of democrat congressmen and senators. But I think they are getting a little tired of repelling pitchfork thrusts and are starting to step aside.

conservnut on January 23, 2010 at 5:59 PM

he filthy lying coward’s hostile response in Ohio yesterday proves that he’s angry at the public for rejecting his agenda. He’s still willing to double down on pushing through Obamacare but the Dems in Congress are quickly deserting like the rats they are.

highhopes on January 23, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Let’s hope that most Dems are still willing to keep running away from Obamacrap…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly are considering a new list of changes to the Senate health care reform bill that could be passed separately as a way to advance the suddenly stalled overhaul of the health care system.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/23/report-reid-pelosi-consider-new-strategy-pass-senate-health/

capejasmine on January 23, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Obama is calling for a Bi-partisan committee to consider the problem of deficit reduction. Is he lunatic or what? He creates trillion dollar budgets and now he wants a bi-partisan committee to do what? Raise taxes?!!!

Dhuka on January 23, 2010 at 6:03 PM

capejasmine on January 23, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I love the “bits and pieces” strategy.

Here’s my counter; stall the first couple of bits, and let the dem leadership know that we’ll vote for a bit, if it includes one of our key bits, (portability, some modest part of tort reform, etc..)

Keep stalling, until one of our pieces in on the table.

Then, vote enthusiastically.

Last, annouce that this is what real bypartisanship looks like.

massrighty on January 23, 2010 at 6:07 PM

capejasmine on January 23, 2010 at 6:01 PM

These vile creeps need tossed out on there butts, now.

OmahaConservative on January 23, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Looks like a hard pivot to the class warfare play. Stuck on Stupid.

2ipa on January 23, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Obama is calling for a Bi-partisan committee to consider the problem of deficit reduction. Is he lunatic or what? He creates trillion dollar budgets and now he wants a bi-partisan committee to do what? Raise taxes?!!!

Dhuka on January 23, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Dear Mr. President;

I have carefully considered the problem of deficit reduction. I have discovered:
1. The deficit is too high
2. The government is too big
3. We are spending money on extra-constitutional expense items at too great a rate to be sustained.

To that end, I recommend that we reduce the size of government, (by implementing an across the board 5% reduction in all non-defense/non homeland security spending,) and the elimination, each year for the next five years, of one cabinet office per year.

You are welcome.

massrighty on January 23, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Looks like a hard pivot to the class warfare play. Stuck on Stupid.

2ipa on January 23, 2010 at 6:08 PM

With some “Obama-think” thrown in; hey, the last time the market tanked, I was popular – so, to get back to being popular, I have to make the market tank!

Or, Let’s create another crisis, so we can appear to solve it!

massrighty on January 23, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Ironically, recent reports hint that Obama is taking more economic advice from astroturfer-in-chief David Axelrod, and less from Treasury Secretary Timmy “The Tax Cheat” Geithner.

keep going that route dear leader…epic fail!

cmsinaz on January 23, 2010 at 6:20 PM

“Fool me once, strike one. Fool me twice…….. strike three,” -Michael Scott.

Akzed on January 23, 2010 at 6:29 PM

The dims are so pathetically predictable. This administration will go down in history as the most educated adminstration in history, and without a doubt, the most incompetent. Its hard to create jobs when your resume and the resumes of all those you surround yourself with have never had one. You cannot create what you can’t comprehend. You can be intelligent and naive or stupid and incompetent. When the results of both are the same, there is NO DIFFERENCE.

volsense on January 23, 2010 at 6:31 PM

During a mugging, it is difficult for either the muggee or the mugger to move in any direction while the mugger has one arm in the pocket and the other around the neck of the muggee. After the mugging, the mugger moves on and makes use of his lucre; the muggee is now a victim and left to wonder what just happened and has no money for a cab ride back home.

When I see the crowds that rally behind this putz, I’m embarrassed for all mankind.

ericdijon on January 23, 2010 at 6:33 PM

The possibility of Obama tacking more to the center are less than Zero. Neither his ego nor puppetmaster(s) will allow it.

OT: Has anyone else been flashing back to how quickly Jimmy Carter aged while blindly stumbled through his one term in the White House? Evidently, the same thing is happening to the messiah. No matter what side of his head he decides to part his hair.

Jack.

Jack Deth on January 23, 2010 at 6:33 PM

“You would think lefties could discern a proletarian vanguard when they see one,” -Charles Krauthammer.

Line of the Week per Vodkapundit.

Akzed on January 23, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Ob*ma, you’re a day late and a dollar short. No..wait a minute. You’re a day late and I’m a dollar short.
I don’t like the sound of that.

Electrongod on January 23, 2010 at 8:15 PM

The Won has once and for all, emphatically proved that Words are in fact…….just words.

Koa on January 23, 2010 at 8:56 PM

and the elimination, each year for the next five years, of one cabinet office per year. You are welcome. massrighty on January 23, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Starting with the department of education.

Mojave Mark on January 23, 2010 at 9:32 PM

This crap is so weak it wouldn’t even fertilize the White House organic garden.

But, by all means, Barry- run with it! Go little fella, go! We’ll see you in 2010 and 2012.

evergreen on January 23, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Ironically, recent reports hint that Obama is taking more economic advice from astroturfer-in-chief David Axelrod, and less from Treasury Secretary Timmy “The Tax Cheat” Geithner.

It appears he’s been listening to Paul Volcker, and hopefully it’s true. The new regulations called “The Volcker Rule” hasn’t made it through congress but it is suppose to be very similar to Glass-Steagall.

The new, populist proposals not only would not have applied to last year’s meltdown, but might have prevented commercial banks from rescuing investment banks, which would have left taxpayers with a much larger bailout bill.

It’s true that Glass-Steagall would not have prevented the underlying problems that caused the bank crisis, although it would have had a drastic effect on the crisis itself. The crisis was caused by fraud, which isn’t the focus of Glass-Steagall. We have crimminal laws that should cover that, G-S was important in structuring the banks in a way to weather failures. G-S set a 12 to 1 leverage limit for the banks and it’s removal allowed banks to leverage as high 60 to 1. When the market finally crashed 12 to 1 would have been much more survivable than 60 to 1.

G-S also created a wall between deposit banks and investment banks, so they could not use your money in their own risky financial investments. Glass-Steagall would not have stopped what happened, but it would have made the crisis much more manageable, and prevented banks from being too big to fail.

DFCtomm on January 23, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Remember all those people in the first half of 2009 who said that we just need to give Obama a chance?

He’s had his chance and he blew it royally! bama’s NO president; he should get the hell out of the office or be impeached!!!

jgdp on January 23, 2010 at 10:16 PM

This administration will go down in history as the most educated adminstration in history

Education has nothing to do with intelligence and intelligence has nothing to do with common sense; bama has neither! He is a dirty, lying, incompetent fraud; an “educated” idiot!

jgdp on January 23, 2010 at 10:25 PM

jgdp on January 23, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Like those who confuse knowledge with wisdom.
You’re right, someone can be both educated, and ignorant at the same time.

I have several colleagues of whom it could be said that they may one day invent synthetic peanut butter, but they can’t make a sandwich.

massrighty on January 23, 2010 at 10:37 PM

PLLLLLLLLEASE HAVE THE CALIPH KEEP PRESSING FOR OBAMACARE…PPPPPPPLLLLLEASE.

All we voters are too stupid to know what’s best…..just do it to (for) us!!!!

And don’t ask for GOP help…..just ram it down our miserable American throats oh magical Caliph….

And while you’re at it, go ahead and set up that 90 foot tall golden statue of Obama that we can all bow down to.

****SCARY exit question…if Obama really set up a 90 foot tall golden statue of himself…how many Americans would seriously fall down and worship it?

PappyD61 on January 23, 2010 at 10:40 PM

I hope that Bill O. watches some of the FOX show Obama in His own Words that just ended. Then he can explain why he keeps saying that The One is an intelligent guy.

It is a tall order to disgrace Harvard more than President Bush did (no he wasn’t that bad, I’m talking about the left’s image of him) but Dear Leader is going really hard at that benchmark.

IlikedAUH2O on January 23, 2010 at 10:40 PM

OK, get ready . . . Obama is going to win the day with big time puff talk. Does he really think the American public is so shallow that his puffy bravado will change minds and attitudes? His total lack of substance and Marxist behavior has got him where he is today and he has not changed even one tiny bit.

rplat on January 23, 2010 at 10:52 PM

OK, get ready . . . Obama is going to win the day with big time puff talk. Does he really think the American public is so shallow that his puffy bravado will change minds and attitudes? His total lack of substance and Marxist behavior has got him where he is today and he has not changed even one tiny bit.

rplat on January 23, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Sadly, the apologist media will let him get away with more big time puff talk. They will use words like energized and re-focused, and amplify any meager accomplishment as a milestone, so that it won’t be seen that the hat is empty, the wand useless, and the magician has been distracting us so that he could keep distracting us.

massrighty on January 23, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Thanks, Karl! Like I am thinking, Obama will not learn any lessons because he still thinks he has the lessons to teach. Obama is the maestro and the American people are the students. Uh-uh . . . Obama`s got it backwards. We the People are the Instructor General and we need to keep Obummer up to his neck in real teachable moments. One after another after another. Keep pounding him until he just collapses. Keep pounding him and watch his folks go under the bus. Watch the illiberal media go down in flames like Aero Amerika . . . .

Sherman1864 on January 23, 2010 at 11:49 PM

someone can be both educated, and ignorant at the same time.
massrighty on January 23, 2010 at 10:37 PM

Ignorance is curable, but Idiocy is chronic.

Logic is helpless in the face of what my Cockney buddy terms “Sheer bloody-mindedness.”

warbaby on January 24, 2010 at 12:30 AM

You know who’s a fat cat? Obama. Especially in front of a friendly audience. He is very cat like. And very self satisfied. Like when he flips the bird… waits for the group to notice. Rich, spoilt, fat cat.

petunia on January 24, 2010 at 1:08 AM

Obama’s the puppet… I want to see the Hand.

profitsbeard on January 24, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice or more and I am a Democrat.

Where is a Republican to pour salt in the wound when you need one?

drjohn on January 24, 2010 at 2:26 AM

Sorry, Barry, the time for “just words” has passed. No one believes you. No one trusts you. And, increasingly, no one likes you. Campaign-style speechifying ain’t gonna fix that.

Rational Thought on January 23, 2010 at 4:54 PM

BINGO!!!!!! ENOUGH SAID, THANKS RATIONAL THOUGHT.

Cleveland Steamer on January 24, 2010 at 7:13 AM

I want to throw up.

ultracon on January 24, 2010 at 7:59 AM

Barry O. can get David Poof to come back and try to sell a new flavor of Kool-Aid. The so-called “Independents” are FINALLY on to them.

Here’s a question. If you call yourself “independent,” how could you vote for a guy who wants everybody to suck on the teat of big government, while he taxes the “fat cats” (most of whom work their butts off to get where they are) to the hilt.

kscheuller on January 24, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Obama’s the puppet… I want to see the Hand.

profitsbeard on January 24, 2010 at 1:29 AM

What – you haven’t seen this guy lately?

kscheuller on January 24, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Obama now realizing he is a complete FAILURE is bring back his campaign manager Plouffe. I think this is probably the last nails in his coffin. The public is on to him now trying to revive the campaign fever will create even more disgust. They know he lied during the campaign now trying to revisit the same momentum is a death knell.

xler8bmw on January 24, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Plouffe eet went!

Seriously, what metro-transsexual bint wouldn’t have that name. It’s throat punching time.

Coronagold on January 24, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Obama as a populist? Now that’s funny!!!

http://sarah-palin-2012.blogspot.com/2010/01/barry-as-populist-now-thats-funny.html

History Chaser on January 24, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Socialism SEE Progressives aka NEW LEFT – Reid, Pelosi, Dean ect….

Main Entry: so·cial·ism
Pronunciation: \ˈsō-shə-ˌli-zəm\
Function: noun
Date: 1837

1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

Populism SEE TEA PARTY – Ordinary Average Everyday Americans many Drive Trucks and Don’t Eat Arugula. Oh and they don’t have a problem with the Constitution of The United States Of America.

pop·u·lism (ppy-lzm)
n.
1.
a. A political philosophy supporting the rights and power of the people in their struggle against the privileged elite.
b. The movement organized around this philosophy.
2. Populism The philosophy of the Populist Party.

Who Called US Teabaggers and UnAmerican, Astroturf? Who called us violent radical right wingers? Who put out a memo in Missouri’s Homeland Security Department, to look out for Returning American Military Veterans being turned into Domestic Terrorist? Who called the American People “A Nation Of Cowards?” There is more, and this is just Year 1.

Oh yeah they’re on our side all right/SARC.

Dr Evil on January 24, 2010 at 12:39 PM

What’s strange is the message that the Wall Street financial firms and their employees should not be getting profits or collecting bonuses while the economy is in such bad shape.

So they want to revitalized the economy, but without anyone getting rich or making a profit?

You know, what would have happened if the government had just butted out and allowed the firms to collapse.

schmuck281 on January 24, 2010 at 11:43 PM