Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on February 10, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

One definition of gaffe is “the accidental telling of an embarrassing truth by a politician.”  If so, then this quote from Barack Obama last week caught by Glenn Reynolds certainly qualifies (emphasis mine):

Obama said he would attempt to convince his party’s left wing to take a less ideological approach to economic challenges.

“We’ve got to make sure that our party understands that, like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning, so we can’t be demonizing every bank out there,” Obama said. “We’ve got to be the party of business, small business and large business, because they produce jobs.”

Er, “like it or not”?  Who exactly doesn’t want the US to have a healthy, functioning financial system?  Apparently, it’s the same people demonizing banks in order to blame them for the financial crisis that was mainly caused by Congressional mandates on loose lending for homes.  In other words … Democrats. And in the context of this quote, it’s clear that Barack Obama understands that as well.

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“America is a great country and we want to change it!

rockbend on February 10, 2010 at 8:07 AM

The mask keep slipping.

Disturb the Universe on February 10, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Translation: Capitalism bad. Socialism/Communism good.

kingsjester on February 10, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Well, he is being honest here.

cibolo on February 10, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Odamna doesn’t want a healthy business environment. He wants state control of everything–like it or not.

Crusader Rabbit on February 10, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Who exactly doesn’t want the US to have a healthy, functioning financial system?

The Left of course. They would like nothing better than for Capitalism to fail so they can instill their misguided socialist “utopia”.

Guardian on February 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM

keep showing us your true colors dear leader

cmsinaz on February 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM

“I am not an ideologue”. Nuff said.

elclynn on February 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM

I could almost cut the man slack on this one and suggest he probably meant the “like it or not” was about the “make sure that our party understands” part; that is, some party members might not like having this explained to them.

Yah. Almost. Upon second reading, the context really doesn’t seem to support that…..

apostic on February 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM

One would have thought the by now, over a year into his presidency Ed would have run out of these. Unfortunately for us, he is still underwhelming us with his inexperience and self inflicted stupidity. It’s embarrassing and if he had any form of a conscience he would be ashamed.

milwife88 on February 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Should have written a note on his hand then he would not make these type of remarks….

albill on February 10, 2010 at 8:10 AM

One definition of gaffe is “the accidental telling of an embarrassing truth by a politician.”

My Muslim faith…er…Christian faith.

Disturb the Universe on February 10, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Call this a late submission, but the president said this yesterday in regards to Iran:

We have bent over backwards to say to the Islamic Republic of Iran that we are willing to have a constructive conversation about how they can align themselves with international norms and rules and re-enter as full members of the international community,” President Obama said in a news conference on Tuesday. “They have made their choice so far.

rob verdi on February 10, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Saw this on Instapundit the other day. I think the last line deserves lampooning as well.

Obama said. “We’ve got to be the party of business, small business and large business, because they produce jobs.”

See the smarts an Ivy League education will get you.

Spider79 on February 10, 2010 at 8:15 AM

You know if anyone was actually listening to this it should have woken them up to the Obama agenda if they are still drinking the kool aid. I don’t care what anyone says, Obama is a socialist.

Johnnyreb on February 10, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Obama: “It’s my way, or the hiway—-like it or not”

Rovin on February 10, 2010 at 8:19 AM

“Like it or not, we have to pretend that we’re serious about destroying al Qaeda.”

“Like it or not, we have to pretend to believe in the Constitution.”

Bruce in NH on February 10, 2010 at 8:21 AM

What an amazing slip of the tongue. This guy simply needs to go. Soon.

paul1149 on February 10, 2010 at 8:21 AM

You would have thought Obama would have learned a lesson from Gavin Gay-Marriage-is-coming-if you like it or not Newsom.

Disturb the Universe on February 10, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Ok, I see the problem. The “like it or not” is out of place and really refers to not demonizing banking, rather than having a sound economy. Sans’ further evidence, I would say this goes a bit too far, manufacturing an issue where there is none, and doesn’t add to anyone’s understanding.

paul1149 on February 10, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Go to hell, 0.

OmahaConservative on February 10, 2010 at 8:25 AM

On this issue, I agree more with Obama. The issue of CRA lending simply didn’t have zip to do with what we’ve seen from the Big Banks in terms of risk-taking and poor lending practices. They were pushing loans, pushing credit, for their own profits. It was a highly risky strategy involving derivatives that they honestly should have known better.

The leadership in the Banks do absolutely have to take the lion’s share of the responsibility for this mess.

The part where Congress played a part, especially the Dems, was in not heeding the warnings that Freddie/Fannie were way too involved in the secondary market. THAT is a very fair criticism.

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Things have regressed to the point that it is no longer any fun to comment on Obama and his administration. His ignorance, haughtiness, progressivism, and deceit are each so consistent that fresh commentary on his actions has become virtually impossible for me. He overplayed his hand and, as a result, is rapidly becoming irrelevant.

To think that I have to listen to that empty suit quack like a duck for another three years ties my gut in knots.

pugwriter on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Yep! Showed his true colors again with this statement.
Nothing but a socialist community organizer at heart. He cannot, and never will, change.
He’s been directed into this philosophy by smart individuals that intend to use him to satisfy their agenda. And they will use any tricks they can conjure up to get their way.
The recent elections show the People are awakening to this scam. But the war against these communists is not over. It’s a cancer that has to be dealt with sternly. If not, you know the result.

Cybergeezer on February 10, 2010 at 8:30 AM

The person who will get immediately rich is the small business owner who can quickly invent and market:

Obama Verbal WhiteOut ™

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Anti American Communist Community Agitator is occupying the People’s House. He needs to be evicted.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Yea; But it’s the MENTAL WHITEOUT I need. Better yet; How about a WIPEOUT?

Cybergeezer on February 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Ok, I see the problem. The “like it or not” is out of place…..paul1149 on February 10, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Did you deduce this by reading the president’s mind Paul?. Ed certainly didn’t place the “like it on not” out of context. I’ll go ya one better and submit that Obama chose his words stupidly.

Rovin on February 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM

How is it an Obamateurism when he’s just speaking truth? Or are we playing the “He let down the liberal guard exposing them more” angle here?

uknowmorethanme on February 10, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Yea; But it’s the MENTAL WHITEOUT I need. Better yet; How about a WIPEOUT?

Cybergeezer on February 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Disturb the Universe on February 10, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Ok, I see the problem. The “like it or not” is out of place and really refers to not demonizing banking, rather than having a sound economy. Sans’ further evidence, I would say this goes a bit too far, manufacturing an issue where there is none, and doesn’t add to anyone’s understanding.

paul1149 on February 10, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Actually, the problem you see is one you just made up. The real problem is that Obama said exactly what he meant, meaning that the Left is going to have to lay off the “Blame the Banks” meme if they want to improve their image, even though it goes against their belief.

uknowmorethanme on February 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Yea; But it’s the MENTAL WHITEOUT I need. Better yet; How about a WIPEOUT?

Cybergeezer on February 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Well, here ya go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8__EwAT8VM

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 8:44 AM

The issue of CRA lending simply didn’t have zip to do with what we’ve seen from the Big Banks in terms of risk-taking and poor lending practices. They were pushing loans, pushing credit, for their own profits. It was a highly risky strategy involving derivatives that they honestly should have known better.

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Whoa! Really? These risky derivatives never would have been formed had it not been for the CRA and Fannie and Freddie who backed them.

darwin on February 10, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Whoa! Really? These risky derivatives never would have been formed had it not been for the CRA and Fannie and Freddie who backed them.

darwin on February 10, 2010 at 8:45 AM

I said that was the role, but you’re oversimplifying the derivative market.

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:47 AM

talked with one of my liberal friends last night, she is still drinking dear leader’s kool aid..try to point out certain things to her about his policies and such, but she is determined and won’t listen to it….

cmsinaz on February 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM

I said that was the role, but you’re oversimplifying the derivative market.

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:47 AM

This from the woman who said that healthcare reform would end up being just like her Kaiser plan.

myrenovations on February 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Should have written a note on his hand then he would not make these type of remarks….

albill on February 10, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Bush is running totus.

Johan Klaus on February 10, 2010 at 8:51 AM

The Ritz-Carlton is closing it’s 5-star Las Vegas hotel due to the drop in tourism.

Don’t go to Vegas.
Don’t gamble in Vegas where you’re guaranteed to lose.

Having dealt two promotional death blows during the Obama Depression, in follow-up anticipate Obama using our federal tax dollars to “buy” luxury hotels in Vegas. Another “bail-out”–too late to help the Reid snake’s re-election, but in the pocket merging organized crime into federal government.

maverick muse on February 10, 2010 at 8:51 AM

I think that big ol’ two by four that landed square on his pointy little head recently when the Democrats lost the “Kennedy” seat is beginning to make an impression. I think he may be getting the fact that “Like it or not” the Dems don’t have total control anymore. He’s gone from “I won” to “Can’t we all just get along” in the space of a few months. I can’t wait to see what the mid terms bring. Pretty soon he’ll be crying on national TV. Hey it works for Beck why not The Won?

Oldnuke on February 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 8:44 AM

That’s EXCELLENT!!! Thanks for that. One of my all time fav’s.
Have you ever tried to dance to that one?
I think we did the “bop”. That stuff kept us in good shape!
Kids, today, don’t even get much phys. ed.

Cybergeezer on February 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Me thinks the loss of donations from the demonized banks and financial industry is taking a toll. Hence the not so subtle get out of their face comment by the zero. The really telling thing to take from this is they had no clue that the kicking the dog might make it turn and bite them. Hope you’re up to date on all your shot dims. I would not want you to catch a case of rabies.

chemman on February 10, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Who exactly doesn’t want the US to have a healthy, functioning financial system?

Cloward….and Piven–and those who believe in their strategy, that’s who.

ted c on February 10, 2010 at 8:55 AM

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Maxine Waters, Dodd, Franks and Obama (acorn).

Johan Klaus on February 10, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Oldnuke on February 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM

I wish that was true but he still insisting on the “I won” position. Look at how he defined bipartisanship at his recent presser.

chemman on February 10, 2010 at 8:57 AM

That’s EXCELLENT!!! Thanks for that. One of my all time fav’s.
Have you ever tried to dance to that one?

Cybergeezer on February 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM

At my age that would be a one-way trip to a dirt nap. ;-)

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM

AAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAA!!!!!!
Obama defines bipartisanship!!!!
Has Michelle agreed to this? This guy is a real disaster when he’s off the cuff.

Cybergeezer on February 10, 2010 at 9:01 AM

Hmmmmmm.

Maybe there is some truth to the existence of Rove’s Mind Control Ray Machine [henceforth referred to as the RMCRM].

Oobaka is one-of-a-kind.

Thank God.

CPT. Charles on February 10, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Cloward and Piven’s article is focused on forcing the Democratic Party, which in 1966 controlled the presidency and both houses of the United States Congress, to take federal action to help the poor. They argued that full enrollment of those eligible for welfare “would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments” that would “deepen existing divisions among elements in the big-city Democratic coalition: the remaining white middle class, the white working-class ethnic groups and the growing minority poor. To avoid a further weakening of that historic coalition, a national Democratic administration would be constrained to advance a federal solution to poverty that would override local welfare failures, local class and racial conflicts and local revenue dilemmas.”[2] They wrote “the ultimate objective of this strategy (is) to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income… (via) the outright redistribution of income.”

translation: Like it or not (you Cloward Piven redistributionists), the economy needs to work to accomplish more things than to redistribute income.

ted c on February 10, 2010 at 9:04 AM

… like it or not …

It’s abundantly clear, sir, that you are on the “like it NOT” side of this issue. More mendacity from the wimp.

ya2daup on February 10, 2010 at 9:04 AM

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

So the fact that the law required the banks to make these loans isn’t relevant. The fact that the govt, through Freddie and Fanny, rebundled those loans and relabeled them as prime, when in fact they weren’t, is also not relevant.

In your eyes, the ultimate problem is that somebody, somewhere is earning a profit and or a big salary.

MarkTheGreat on February 10, 2010 at 9:04 AM

I wish that was true but he still insisting on the “I won” position. Look at how he defined bipartisanship at his recent presser.

chemman on February 10, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Oh, I agree. I didn’t mean that he’d actually changed his position, only his tune. He’s still the same weaselly little community agitator that he’s always been. That’s all he ever will be. I think he realizes that he no longer has any chance of ramming his agenda down our throats and is changing his tack. Your post at 8:54 is indicative of that also. He’s losing ground on all fronts and is just trying, not very successfully, to appear to be more reasonable. I expect a lot more breast beating and Republican blaming in the future.

Oldnuke on February 10, 2010 at 9:05 AM

This from the woman who said that healthcare reform would end up being just like her Kaiser plan.

myrenovations on February 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM

She also once claimed that health insurance would become affordable, if only the govt would pass a law restricting the incomes of insurance company management.

MarkTheGreat on February 10, 2010 at 9:06 AM

but she is determined and won’t listen to it…. cmsinaz on February 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM

A lib who won’t listen? Hey, where does she teach?

Mojave Mark on February 10, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Having dealt two promotional death blows during the Obama Depression, in follow-up anticipate Obama using our federal tax dollars to “buy” luxury hotels in Vegas. Another “bail-out”–too late to help the Reid snake’s re-election, but in the pocket merging organized crime into federal government.

maverick muse on February 10, 2010 at 8:51 AM

From Drudge this morning. The Ritz-Carlton in LV is closing.

MarkTheGreat on February 10, 2010 at 9:07 AM

We can’t afford socialism without capitalism. But then socialism kills the golden goose. That’s what the last 80 years have been all about. Finally, the truth comes out.

BetseyRoss on February 10, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Like Michelle O said, ‘we’re not in a depression YET’.

These people are terrifying.

Monica on February 10, 2010 at 9:08 AM

This from the woman who said that healthcare reform would end up being just like her Kaiser plan.

myrenovations on February 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM

She also once claimed that health insurance would become affordable, if only the govt would pass a law restricting the incomes of insurance company management.

MarkTheGreat on February 10, 2010 at 9:06 AM

You guys watch out or your brains will turn to much if you keep remembering what AnninFantasyland says.

Monica on February 10, 2010 at 9:10 AM

MUSH

Monica on February 10, 2010 at 9:10 AM

…he probably meant the “like it or not” was about the “make sure that our party understands” part…

apostic on February 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Even if he did mean it the way you described, the “smartest president ever” should not be making such grave grammatical errors.

mwdiver on February 10, 2010 at 9:12 AM

I said that was the role, but you’re oversimplifying the derivative market.

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:47 AM

I don’t think so. Had the government never interfered we wouldn’t be talking about it, and Obama wouldn’t be president.

darwin on February 10, 2010 at 9:12 AM

I have to nominate yesterday’s response by der leader to a question from an actual, um journalist in his minipresser.
I’m sure someone can find the link: the question had to do with the fact that small businesses aren’t hiring because they are hunkered down, not knowing what tax hikes, Captain Trade and Health Scare Reform are going to mean for their businesses. Obambi corrected the reporter and said (on one hand)Oh, contraire: businesses aren’t hiring because they can’t get loans to: “Advance on their payrolls.” Then he turned around and further contradicted himself by saying successful businesses WERE getting these loans.
Now that’s a Chief Executive who knows how to run a business! I’m glad he has all that experience under his belt!

Chewy the Lab on February 10, 2010 at 9:14 AM

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Simply incorrect. “Nuff said.”

mwdiver on February 10, 2010 at 9:15 AM

The issue of CRA lending simply didn’t have zip to do with what we’ve seen from the Big Banks in terms of risk-taking and poor lending practices. They were pushing loans, pushing credit, for their own profits. It was a highly risky strategy involving derivatives that they honestly should have known better.

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

They knew better. They know their own business better than any bureaucrat/politician in DC. They did not decide on a highly risky strategy in order to maximize profits. They decided to do so in order to be CRA and subprime compliant. Otherwise, before this, their lending standards would have been more similar to the subprime mess; not less similar.

anuts on February 10, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Chewy the Lab on February 10, 2010 at 9:14 AM

What! You mean businesses don’t routinely borrow money to make payroll? What is this world coming to. Next you’ll be telling me that people go into business to make a profit. How disgusting.

Oldnuke on February 10, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Bob Beckel on Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday:

(Paraphrasing)

“This idea that the Obama administration and the Democrats are moving toward socialism is absurd. These tea partiers are ignorant. They don’t even know what socialism is blah blah blah…”

I think this is going to be the new talking point this week.

Stuart Varney took him to task, and did a fine job, but was a tad weak.

They should be pressed hard to answer these type of questions everytime they try this nonsense:

Then you agree that, in order to create jobs, we need more capitalism, not less?

You agree that, in order to preserve economic opportunity for all Americans, that we need less regulation, not more?

You agree that, in order to improve the health care in this country, we need to move away from European models and not toward them?

This is a prime opportunity to keep the momentum of the political center moving in the right direction.

Saltysam on February 10, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Chewy the Lab on February 10, 2010 at 9:14 AM

I caught that too and couldn’t believe he said it. OOTH (hour)

Monica on February 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Simply incorrect. “Nuff said.”

mwdiver on February 10, 2010 at 9:15 AM

When does one cross the line, after an abundant blizzard of facts, from lack-of-understanding to prevarication and equivocation?

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Did you deduce this by reading the president’s mind Paul?.
Rovin on February 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM

No, and I frankly don’t trust Obama’s intentions with regard to this nation at all. But I believe that, sans further evidence to the contrary, when something can be explained as a simply grammatical error, it’s probably a waste of time to spend a whole lot of time on it.

paul1149 on February 10, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Bob Beckel on Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday:

Saltysam on February 10, 2010 at 9:24 AM

I have felt for quite some time that Bob Beckel must be paid well to play the fool.

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 9:32 AM

AnninFantasyland says.

Monica on February 10, 2010 at 9:10 AM

*Standing Ovation!!!!!!

ladyingray on February 10, 2010 at 9:32 AM

“We’ve got to be the party of business, small business and large business,

Did Obama just become a Republican?

Steve Z on February 10, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Did Obama just become a Republican?

Steve Z on February 10, 2010 at 9:36 AM

No! And he didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night either!

Oldnuke on February 10, 2010 at 9:37 AM

I have felt for quite some time that Bob Beckel must be paid well to play the fool.

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 9:32 AM

I hope so with his fondness for young hookers. (see big journalism)

Monica on February 10, 2010 at 9:37 AM

“When banks compete, you win”. Huh? Competing for a high risk loan? There was no risk as it was offloaded. Banks made profit from service fees; no risk.

Electrongod on February 10, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Lip service only.

Show me the money!

bridgetown on February 10, 2010 at 9:40 AM

I have felt for quite some time that Bob Beckel must be paid well to play the fool.

Yoop on February 10, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Bob Beckel is a shill for Democrats for the same reason James Carville is. They are generally less intelligent and easier to fool for a longer period of time than conservatives.

Oldnuke on February 10, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Simply incorrect. “Nuff said.”

mwdiver on February 10, 2010 at 9:15 AM

I read that. Gargantuan misunderstanding of what happened.

She needs to grasp the concept that the derivatives could not have been bundled and sold without the underlying contrived hedge built into them, which was the Fannie/Freddie insurance underwritten by the taxpayer.

A disaster in the making. All avoidable if banks were left to do the one thing they need to do in order to survive and in order to provide a stable system for the nation…make profits loaning on risks that make sense on their own merit.

The “rocket science” of derivatives is not the cause, it was a result.

Saltysam on February 10, 2010 at 9:49 AM

He does this sort of thing all the time, yet everyone keeps saying what a great speaker he is…!

4shoes on February 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Not only that, but the boy/child has to refer to his marriage when giving an example of bipartisanship because of course he has not real business or political experience.

katablog.com on February 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Who exactly doesn’t want the US to have a healthy, functioning financial system?

Uh?… The Progressive marxist/communist Saul Alinsky Left, that has taken over the Democratic Party and turned it’s grassroots followers into an army of Useful Blind Puppet Monkeys.

ronnyraygun on February 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Er, “like it or not”? Who exactly doesn’t want the US to have a healthy, functioning financial system?

Congressional Testimony, October 28, 2009
By Russ Roberts

We are what we do. Not what we wish to be. Not what we say we are. But what we do. And what we do here in Washington is rescue big companies and rich people from the consequences of their mistakes.
[...]
I’m mad at Wall Street. But I’m a lot madder at the people who gave them the keys to drive our economy off a cliff. I’m mad at the people who have taken hundreds of billions of taxpayer money and given it to some of the richest people in human history.

I’m mad at President Bush and President Obama and Secretary Paulson and Secretary Geithner and Chairman Bernanake. And I’m mad at Congress. You helped risk-takers continue to expect that the rules that apply to the rest of us don’t apply to people with the right connections.

You [claim you] have saved the system, but it’s not a system worth saving. It’s not capitalism but crony capitalism.
[...]
I want my country back.

Let’s get the government out of the auto business, out of the banking business and out of the compensation design business. We need explicit timetables to disengage from government ownership including a plan for how the Federal Reserve will draw down its balance sheet. Most of all, we need to stop trying to imagine we can design housing markets and mortgage markets and financial markets and compensation.

I want my country back.

I want a country where responsibility still means something. Where rich and poor, Main Street and Wall Street live by the same rules. We don’t need a Special Master to level the playing field. We just need to take the crony out of crony capitalism so we can get back to the real thing.

Rae on February 10, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Like it or not — how revealing!

Rae on February 10, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Thank you for that.

mr.blacksheep on February 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Anti American Communist Community Agitator is occupying the People’s House. He needs to be evicted.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2010

Amen, brother.

Crusader Rabbit on February 10, 2010 at 11:18 AM

when something can be explained as a simply grammatical error, it’s probably a waste of time to spend a whole lot of time on it.

paul1149 on February 10, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Going out of your way to mischaracterize what the man clearly said, and ignoring the vast mountain of evidence that it’s just the sort of thing he would mean is nothing more than poor spin on your part. Surely you can do better than this.

runawayyyy on February 10, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Like it or not? The followers of Mao doan like it, and there’s lots of them in and around the WH. The advocates of
Cloward and Piven doan like it. Lots more of them…and the followers of Saul Alinsky of whom there are also many.
Ya ain’ kiddin’ anyone Obama. You’re doing your best to crash the economy and I know it.

Army Brat on February 10, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Heard a fellow on the radio this AM. “I really like Obama, I don’t have cable TV so I can’t get Comedy Central”.

pckle on February 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM

http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2010/02/10/frances-fox-piven-acorn-style-mass-movement-may-deepen-foreclosure-crisis-forcing-government-banks-to-address-homeownership-rights/

Ed. Breitbart has a great piece on this issue—The left wants the economic crisis to deepen, they want financial and social unrest as a means to address “homeownership rights.”

ted c on February 10, 2010 at 2:11 PM

The issue of CRA lending simply didn’t have zip to do with what we’ve seen from the Big Banks in terms of risk-taking and poor lending practices. They were pushing loans, pushing credit, for their own profits. It was a highly risky strategy involving derivatives that they honestly should have known better.

AnninCA on February 10, 2010 at 8:28 AM

How soon you forget Clintons admission to complicity on this. They all know their culpability in this….the problem is, they were smart enough to get you believe just the opposite.

capejasmine on February 10, 2010 at 2:29 PM