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Originally posted by GoldenFleece
I'll never understand why more Americans didn't support Ron Paul.
If Ron Paul had been elected, he might have been assassinated, but banksters wouldn't be running the country.
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Obama's Big Sellout
This new team of bubble-fattened ex-bankers and laissez-faire intellectuals
Interesting piece in Rolling Stone...has HOPE and CHANGE really turned into the rape of middle class America? Is naivete or by design?
Originally posted by A52FWY
Wait a minute, Obama is doing exactly what the left wanted him to do, except for the wars. He is destroying Wall Street and the big corporations, he is saving the planet. Too bad he is creating a bigger evil than capitalism, that is big government.
I approach a woman named Pat Defillipis from Toms River, New Jersey, and ask her why she's here. "To protest health care," she answers. "And then amnesty. You know, immigration amnesty."
I ask her if she's aware that there's a big hearing going on in the House today, where Barney Frank's committee is marking up a bill to reform the financial regulatory system. She recognizes Frank's name, wincing, but the rest of my question leaves her staring at me like I'm an alien.
"Do you care at all about economic regulation?" I ask. "There was sort of a big economic collapse last year. Do you have any ideas about how that whole deal should be fixed?"
"We got to slow down on spending," she says. "We can't afford it."
"But what do we do about the rules governing Wall Street . . ."
She walks away. She doesn't give a #. People like Pat aren't aware of it, but they're the best friends Obama has. They hate him, sure, but they don't hate him for any reasons that make sense. When it comes down to it, most of them hate the president for all the usual reasons they hate "liberals" — because he uses big words, doesn't believe in hell and doesn't flip out at the sight of gay people holding hands. Additionally, of course, he's black, and wasn't born in America, and is married to a woman who secretly hates our country.
These are the kinds of voters whom Obama's gang of Wall Street advisers is counting on: idiots. People whose votes depend not on whether the party in power delivers them jobs or protects them from economic villains, but on what cultural markers the candidate flashes on TV. Finance reform has become to Obama what Iraq War coffins were to Bush: something to be tucked safely out of sight.
Originally posted by guidanceofthe third kind
well since we are going this way, my question is this. Where was everyone when Reagan decided to do the same thing or worse. Oh, thats right, he was a movie star and not a democrat so it was ok. Well, have fun with that cognitive dissonance. Besides, 13 months into the bailout is not enough time to show anything.
and yes Obama's economic team makes the token economies of kindergarden look like nobel prize contenders
[edit on 11-12-2009 by guidanceofthe third kind]
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Ya Dance wid' da' one wot brund ya"?
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
There never was HOPE an CHANGE.. these were Obama's campaign slogans to con people into voting for him. If you study his background you will see he has had this same agenda from day one. He never did plan to change anything.. accept in his own twisted sick since of a bastardized version of America.
Sadly, most of the people who vote for him are regretting it now and wish they had done more study on him before they voted.
[edit on 10-12-2009 by JohnPhoenix]
Originally posted by kidney thief
reply to post by EsSeeEye
You should check out any of Hunter S Thompson's articles and serials that RS published throughout the 60s and 70s... he set a precedent for challenging the status quo, qritiquing the bosses in a vehement way, and standing up for the rights that those in power constantly try to trample.. in my opinion, good on em for carrying on the spirit of his legacy!