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Obama Stands Between CEOs/Pitchforks

From an approving Politico:

Inside Obama’s bank CEOs meeting

By: Eamon Javers
April 3, 2009

The bankers struggled to make themselves clear to the president of the United States.

Arrayed around a long mahogany table in the White House state dining room last week, the CEOs of the most powerful financial institutions in the world offered several explanations for paying high salaries to their employees – and, by extension, to themselves.

“These are complicated companies,” one CEO said. Offered another: “We’re competing for talent on an international market.”

But President Barack Obama wasn’t in a mood to hear them out. He stopped the conversation, and offered a blunt reminder of the public’s reaction to such explanations. “Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isn’t buying that.”

“My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”

The fresh details of the meeting – some never before revealed – come from an account provided to POLITICO by one of the participants. A second source inside the meeting confirmed the details, and two other sources familiar with the meeting offered additional information.

The accounts demonstrate that despite the public comments on both sides that the meeting was cordial, the tone in the room was in fact one of mutual wariness. The titans of finance – men used to being the most powerful man in almost any room – sized up a new president who made clear in ways big and small that he expected them to change their ways.

There were signs from the outset that this was a business event, not a social gathering. At each place around the table sat a single glass of water. No ice. For those who finished their glass, no refills were offered. There was no group photograph taken of the CEOs with the president, which typically happens at ceremonial White House gatherings, but not at serious strategy sessions.

“The only way they could have sent a more Spartan message is if they had served bread along with the water,” says a person who attended the meeting. “The signal from Obama’s body language and demeanor was, ‘I’m the president, and you’re not.’”

According to the accounts of sources inside the room, President Obama told the CEOs exactly what he expects from them, and pushed back forcefully when they attempted to defend Wall Street’s legendarily high paying ways.

From the White House, there were five principal attendees: Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who arrived a few minutes late, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Council of Economic Advisers chair Christina Romer, Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers. Uncharacteristically, Summers said almost nothing, and it appeared to one participant as if he had been told to remain silent

The president spoke of public outrage over the high flying executive lifestyle. “The anger gentlemen, is real,” Obama said. He urged pay reform and said rewards must be proportional and balanced, and tied to the health and success of the company.

The president described the financial system as still “fragile,” and asked for cooperation from the CEOs. But he also told them he wouldn’t shy away from regulatory reform. Obama wrapped up his remarks and threw the conversation open to the table, saying “So, who’d like to talk?” …

Is this not the ultimate in chutzpah?

Who whipped up the mob, but Mr. Obama?

Who forced these companies into giving these bad loans to people who should have never been given loans in the first place, but Mr. Obama and his fellow Democrats?

And now he is using them (ACORN and his other legions) as a threat?

This is not the America we knew.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 3rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

57 Responses to “Obama Stands Between CEOs/Pitchforks”

  1. Kilmeny says:

    If only it were the CEOs that were the only thing between Obama and the pitchforks.

  2. oldchief says:

    Comrade Obama, what is standing between our pitchforks and you?

    Filthy fascist trash is selling America down the river every chance they get.

    • proreason says:

      Well said oldchief. Keep it coming.

    • GL0120 says:

      Ownership of pitchforks will soon be regulated; only Acorn will have access and they will distribute them to Rent-A-Mobs as needed.
      While you’re out buying firearms and ammunition, don’t forget to pick up a pitchfork or two while you still can.

  3. caligirl9 says:

    That sounds like something Hitler would have said … scary.

  4. Colonel1961 says:

    Have pitchfork, will travel.

    By the way, CEOs have done more for this country (and this world) that BHO could ever dream – he is a complete clown.

    p.s. he is an absolute punk. No class. No clue. A thug.

    • catie says:

      Exactly Colonel, Sir.
      A bit OT but I cannot believe that stupid speech he gave in France this morning. Yes, it’s all our fault. According to this clown we’re nothing but an arrogant bunch of fools who “don’t appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world”. What? What leading role? And we’re a bunch of derisive people? If he hates this country so much, Delta is ready when you are but you have your own darn plane so stay over there with the frenchy French. What about America’s role in the world Barry? Do you and that linebacker you’re married to understand that without the good old USA the world would be a different place? We still have troops there to protect their sorry arses. God, I hate this man. He also needs to realize that George W Bush is now living in Dallas, TX, and is no longer the President. You are the president you idiot. Stop bashing this country and go back to Indonesia where you and that wife of yours would be much happier.
      Sorry for the rant but this thug makes me absolutely crazy.

    • Howard Roark says:

      Sing it, sister!

    • Rusty Shackleford says:


      Note, that Rush pointed that out very specifically earlier this week. Snerdley thought it was gonna be a feeding frenzy on Bo-Bo….but Rush called it. You can check what he said in his archived broadcast on his home page.

      I quote from March 31st:

      “I guarantee, folks, if you think this guy is going to go over there and be shamed and embarrassed and have his hat handed to him by these people, you’ve got another thing coming. It’s going to be, in all likelihood, the exact opposite. He’s going to be the world’s new hero, and he will accomplish it by agreeing with those who blame the United States for the global meltdown. All he’s gotta do is say, “Yeah, I inherited it, too. I’m with you. We’re doing everything we can to fix this. I think you’ll have to agree that my policies here to take over the automobile industry…” and they’re going to love that.”

      See it here: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_033109/content/01125108.guest.html

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    On that same notion he also told moderate democraps that he was watching and noting everything they said and did.
    Talk about scary? Now….you can’t even object to anything in your own party without the “All Knowing Eye” threatening you.

    The worse is yet to happen……..I’m waiting for obimbo to molt, Cast off the old insect shell.
    Out pops Hugo Chavez!!

    Where o’ where is our President?
    All we have here is a DICKTATER!!

    • GL0120 says:

      Tolkein said it best –
      “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them .”

      We need a Hobbit!

  6. retire05 says:

    Umm, Obama is standing between the CEOs and the unruly pitchfork wielding mob? Funny, all those signs people are carrying at the Tea Parties are not about banking CEOs.

    Or does he really mean that he will unleash his ACORN hoards on the CEOs, sending them out in buses to threaten the CEOs in their homes, at work, getting in their cars?

    A dictator wanna-be rallying his thugs in their do-rags and cheap motorcycle boots, or dressed like the Nation of Islam thugs. Is this 2009 or 1939? Where have we seen this kind of arrogance in a political leader before? Germany? Italy? Cambodia? North Korea? Cuba? And what was the schitck of each of those “leaders”? They were for the “little” man, the down trodden, the poor.

    I have tried to talk myself out of the belief that we are heading toward another American revolution more times than I can count. Now I think it is inevitable.

    • Right of the People says:

      Before the end of the year at best! Buy all the ammo you can, lock and load it’s going to full tilt weird sooner than you think.

    • Liberals Demise says:


    • jobeth says:

      I live in A National Forest and had the occasion to ride by the outdoor shooting range.

      I’ve never seen it more crowded. In fact the only time I’ve seen it close to this is right before deer season and right after Christmas.

      Tons of cars with waiting lists for a shooting slot, I’m sure.

      Ummm, Let’s see….what could that possibly mean….?

  7. proreason says:

    Isn’t that just swell.

    First The Moron and his thugs deceive the public into thinking the bankers instead of the thugs themselves caused the economic crisis……then he threatens to unleash the addled natives on the bankers so he can confiscate the compensation the thugs had written into the law.

    Didn’t we see a similar technique used in the Sudetenland about 70 years ago?

    Like I said last night on another post, Orwell missed his prediction by exactly 25 years.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Yeah I caught a bit of Moyers last night on PBS and the “economics expert” Bill Black said it was all the bankers faults, adding power to the growing argument and resentment towards “big, evil, money-grabbers”.

      An excerpt from last night’s broadcast:

      “Discussing the roots of the economic crisis with Bill Moyers on this week’s JOURNAL, former regulator Bill Black said that much of the blame lies with lenders for issuing “liars’ loans,” in which borrowers’ claims about their financial situation were not verified.”

      He also said that NOBODY bothered to warn anyone about the potential for crisis with all these bad loans.

      Well huzzah! Nothing like having a “certified” expert to reinforce the liberal agenda. Plenty of people warned about it and unfortunately, even the complicit republicrats ignored the McCain letter.

      I will say say that Black was about as “moderate” as one would expect a liberal to be.

      I do commend him for condemning ALL of government’s actions and inactions although he never once stated flatly the steamroll effect of the likes of Frank and his cockroaches to force the government to ease up on lending restrictions.

      Reading the liberal blogs, which truly hurt my head, I have learned that “it’s all Bush’s fault”.

      My utter frustration is that no matter who is responsible, it’s academic now and what’s being done is not the American way of doing such things. Not one single entity has simply said, “OK, home-mortgage payers, here’s a chance for you to be responsible and show us that you want to keep your home. We’ll take whatever you can afford, tack the arrears to the end of the payments and go from there. You can, if you are able later, to return to your original payment plan, etc etc.”

      Foreclosing on a home takes a long time. As one who’s faced it, and gotten back in the black, it can be salvaged and not at great expense, either. Banks are often very willing to work with the homeowner and there is also a little thing called personal bankruptcy that will often allow the homeowner to reaffirm the house and continue to pay on it.

      There are options.

      Granted, some find themselves in dire straits and that is unfortunate but I submit for the record that failure, and the ability to recover from it, is every bit as much a part of the American dream as success. It’s not part of the American dream to have other people pay for your problems.

  8. Reality Bytes says:

    SG: I hope you post what I sent you comparing 1919 Germany to 2010 America. Remember the last moments of Titanic? I had the same sinking feeling.


    “It’s been an honor, Gentlemen.” Nearer My God to Thee, indeed.

    • Steve says:

      You should just post it here. It’s great stuff. And all too true.

    • Reality Bytes says:

      SG – So much for following directions – reposting here – sorry.

      I just finished a recount of my German mother’s immigration & noted the Versailles Treaty obligated the German people to 393 billion dollars in reparations (1). Unfortunately the German GDP in 1913 was only 237 billion (2).
      Germany’s collapse into absolute poverty that “a wheel barrow of cash wouldn’t buy a loaf of bread” is renowned throughout history. Within a year, the German Worker’s Party changed their name & brought in a new leader (we know them as NAZI’s & Adolf Hitler).

      Subsequent years saw the reparations reduced by a little more that half, which did little to stop long term bank closures, hyper inflation & the consolidation of the fascist party’s power.

      I then compared 1919 Germany to Obama’s various bail out commitments & the
      recently approved 3.6 trillion dollar budget I referenced the NY Times.
      the link:


      The bail out commitments’ 7.8+ trillion dollars & the 3.6 trillion budget came to 11.9 trillion or 78% of our 2008 GDP. This does not take into account the rolling payments on interest in the out years & the ongoing hemorrhaging of Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.

      I think the two circumstances and the unsustainability of both their economic structures are fearfully alike.

      Unless there is a dramatic turn of events here in America, this may be moment where we all realize that our ship, this nation is lost. Do the math.


      “It’s been an honor, Gentlemen.” Nearer My God to Thee, indeed.


      (1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_reparations
      (2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regions_by_past_GDP_(PPP)#1913

    • GuppyNblue says:

      RB, thanks for that. (the nytimes link doesn’t seem to be working)

      I’ve had long discussions with people who refuse to believe the math. I’d love to be optimistic for them but the fact is the United States is going to go bankrupt.

      Not only is the income debt ratio unsustainable but trillions of dollars (including the chunk from our 401k’s) are disappearing. Wealth doesn’t evaporate into nothing but it is going somewhere and I’ve been preoccupied with the Portal Alliance (properly named) lately, but always a dead end. Transparency my a**!

      One thing for sure is that the wealth is being centralized. Politicians talk about the dangers of companies getting too big to fail but the fact is we are creating even more of that. Small banks being absorbed by bigger ones, for example. Even if we managed to stop it now, recovery seems impossible when we have little manufacturing, we’re energy importers, and China owns the dollar.

      It has been an honor and I’m willing to repay my country by fighting again – no matter how futile. And my soul is intact.

  9. ThreeBus says:

    smells mafioso

  10. Yarddog1 says:

    I must agree retire05. I have acquaintences all over the country and people are getting fairly fed up with the WashingTOON elitist crowd, especially this mOron prentending to be President. Your sentiments are being echoed across the nation. You are correct in your belief that we will have another American revolution, of one type or another. Productive members of this country just need leadership and direction. Complacency has led us to the very brink of destruction and unless something is done we are most certainly doomed. Shall we proceed and let the likes of Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, John Murtha and the rest of these useless slugs destroy us, or shall we fight? Their agenda is becoming more transparent as the days advance – do we stand by and let it happen? Conservatives need to shed the skin of propriety and get down with the fight. We conservatives try to be tactful and diplomatic while the Democraps are classless and pushy. Well, hell, I ain’t never been in a good fight where I didn’t get dirty. It’s time to do something. Will true Patriot leadership emerge or are we going to allow the ship to sink while we listen to the band play?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Lets’ Rock!!

    • preparing4theworst says:

      I was reading in another article where Texas retained the right of secession and I suggested that not only should we hold Texas, but the entire Rocky mountain corridor thereby having control of the bulk of this nation’s bounty…let us stand with Texas and keep what we can of our country. Yes the supplies are being bought, but money is indeed tight so we do what we can. Yes, buy ammo, but do not forget the seeds and remember to protect the libraries.

  11. Howard Roark says:

    This Bolshevik in office has fulfilled what the great Ronaldus Maximus told us about the Democrats: they have overreached.

    My usual optimism about the brilliant system of checks and balances that might hold this legendary Republic together is unfortunately starting to wane. We have been overrun by the simpletons from other third world nations who are all too happy to sacrafice equality of opportunity for equality of outcome.

    Our time is nearing an end. When TCO finally ushers in UHC and “housing stability” for the parasites in our midst, there will be NO future president who can turn it around. And no congress, under its present template, will be filled with right-minded representatives who want to go to Washington for just one term to save this free market economy and what made America the “shinning city on a hill”.

    Our eulogy is being written right now, in front of our eyes, with every headline we see. It is death by a thousand cuts.

    Watch RB’s youtube link above, and realize that you and I are the passengers down below, comforting our children as the frigid North Atlantic gushes in.

    Oil up your guns, my friends. It has been an honor knowing you, and defending our America.

    • proreason says:

      It’s not over, Howard.

      One man with a brain is worth a hundred with muscles.

      And besides, the ones depending on their muscles are the ones who aren’t armed :-) probably because they are the ones without brains.

    • Howard Roark says:

      I hear ya’, PR. It sounds like you’re still optimistic.

      I am grasping at reeds on the water’s edge, but finding none, and slipping fast.

      Read the story about Conyer’s brethren that Steve posted today, and tell me if you can’t see the writing on the wall. You know, the French Revolution was not run by the wise and cautious in their midst. It was run by the rabble. But their rabble was at least a lot more civilized than our rabble.

  12. polemos says:

    I would have loved to have been a banker at that meeting who DID NOT take federal money. Or better yet have a check for the full amount the governement loaned my bank sitting in my pocket waiting.
    I envision something like…

    BHO: Lenin is great and you will all put his bust on your desks – hands over a lenin bust-
    Banker: No thanks here take the money the Fed’s forced on my bank -hands over a check-
    BHO: I will not accept that, you are on the hook and will stay that way!

    Where are the real captains of industry?
    Where is the courage and conviction?

    • proreason says:

      Probably noone will agree with this, but I see the CEO’s as the honorable players in this whole charade.

      The reason is that their primary obligation is to the stockholders.

      It would have been the most satifying thing possible to stand up in that meeting and spit in The Moron’s face. I would have done it, but I tend to be impetuous.

      But the CEO’s held their tempers and by doing so, protected the stockholders as best they could.

      The way I see it, remaining silent was smart and was the hard road, and it was an honorable act….just like when they CEO’s passed on the opportunity to humiliate Maximum Stupid Maxine as the blabbering ignoramus that she is.

    • jobeth says:

      When can we start talking “Impeachment”?

      How many times does he need to chuck the Constitution or bash America overseas, or starve our military of strength, or bow before the rag heads, before we bring up that subject?

      We Impeached Clinton for only lying under oath once!

      Obalmy did that the first day when he TOOK the oath! God only know how many other times he’s lied.

      Yes, I know, we don’t have the votes yet…but in a couple of years….Dear God, please….give us the votes, Amen!

    • dulcimergrl says:

      Pro, I thought about the CEOs just sitting there and taking it, and wondered at first why someone didn’t speak up. It might have been wussiness on their parts, but then again, I think your ideas make more sense. It wouldn’t do any of their companies any good to mouth off to The One, and would probably have hurt them severely. However, that doesn’t preclude some passive-aggressive stuff going on behind the scenes to get back at the first jerk and to protect themselves. We can only hope!

  13. canary says:

    Obama and his Pitch Forked Tongue. Spin King of the world. He was showing a little progress in that nasty habit, (someone please give him a cigerette) He should call on Americans to help him break that degrading demeaning threatening gesture, and allow shoe’s thrown at him, everytime he points his
    ugly finger. We sure can’t throw shoes everytime his forked tongue speaks. Everyone would be barefoot. Doesn’t Obama understand that Americans will never forget Bill Clinton’s fingerpointing on denial of sexual relations with that girl. Obama should be fired and take over preaching at his old church. Spitting fire.

  14. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Rahm Emanuel, Timothy Geithner, Christina Romer, Valerie Jarrett, Larry Summers, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Fwank, etc, etc.

    And there you have it: The charter members of the Fourth Reich

    Can deathcamps be vary far away?

  15. pdsand says:

    I made a satirical post on selected news saying that Obama was sending troops to NYC to crush our enemies on Wall Street, but it’s clear from this that he really does view business men as the enemy of the American people. It reminds me of the joke from Ann Coulter’s book, how a lot of these young college kids didn’t understand Bush’s talk about defending America from terrorism because they’re from a group that thinks the great struggle of our generation is against WalMart.

    • proreason says:

      In one of The Moron’s self-indulgent “auto-biographies/fantasies” he declared that during the only job he has ever held (he was a reasearch assistant for a Wall Street company) he felt like he was a spy in an enemy camp.

      That says it all.

      The foundations of our country are The Moron’s enemies.

  16. JaneLovesJesus says:

    Obama is a bold-faced liar. The only way the pitchforks were pointed anywhere but AT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION is because Obama threw the CEO’s into their path as human shields.

    This is totally the ACORN way. I know because I used to work for ACORN. They use the poor as pawns to get political power, all the while making the poor think ‘they care.’ Well, now in Obama’s shiny new position as POTUS, he is using red-blooded hard-working Americans as his pawns. –To strongarm private businesses into thinking WE the common man have pitchforks raised against CEOs. Of course we don’t. CEOs cannot tax me, take my guns, enslave my children, confisgate my property, strip me of my liberty, or put me in jail. The government can do all those and more. And has already taken steps toward some.

    WE MUST CONVINCE PRIVATE BUSINESS THAT OBAMA DOES NOT SPEAK FOR US. We’re not naive enough to buy into class warfare. It’s OBAMA who is ginning this up. It is the ACORN way.

    Now I’m not saying no CEO has made a bad decision or wasted money. But private businesses are accountable to their shareholders and customers. We have the power to take our business elsewhere in a capitalistic system. And businesses are free to fail. But when your government is lying to you?? And robbing you??? Placing shackles upon your children and grandchildren??? Can we ‘take our business elsewhere’? No, we are subject to our government. Did the patriots in 1773 have ANY greater grievances than we have today?

    I use “JaneLovesJesus” as my moniker to remind myself to not give in to name-calling, or other dishonorable behavior (not saying I always succeed). I reread what I wrote, and I believe every word. Have I been unkind? Am I wrong? I worry that we have been playing nice and avoiding looking at the trainwreck going on before our very eyes for too long already. Can we not see that our freedom and our nation is at stake?

    • jobeth says:

      “I use “JaneLovesJesus” as my moniker to remind myself to not give in to name-calling, or other dishonorable behavior”

      You are to be commended Jane, but it sure feels good to let off some steam sometimes! And we do here.

      No you weren’t unfair. Probably TOO fair, but you sound like a nice person.

      I’m Curious, how did you get mixed up with ACORN and then what clued you in to what creeps they are?

    • proreason says:

      “But private businesses are accountable to their shareholders and customers”

      Even more than that, if they don’t sell things people want, they fail. That’s the secret sauce of capitalism. It’s like evolution. Only the strong survive.

      And as I’ve said a hundred times, no private business could have caused the economic crisis we are in. They aren’t big enough.

      Only government has the size, and only government has no competition to keep it honest. Hey, wouldn’t it be great if you could go around the corner and do your government business at McGov or at TareGov. I wish.

      It’s ironic that people who are passionately committed to the concept of evolution in nature are just as vehemently opposed to the concept of competition in business and the government.

    • jobeth says:

      Pro….”Only the strong survive”

      Which in America has meant almost always “Only the best survive” Easy to see why America has been the leader in the last century.

      Or as my Brit relatives tease…”Americans always have to be bigger and better”. I always smile and say “Yep, we are, aren’t we?”

      And now we have an idiot undoing it all in less than 90 days.

      Regan gave us back our self respect after Carter. Obalmy is trying to give it all away again.

      He’s under estimated most of us tho. Keep the faith…(and the ammo handy)

  17. canary says:

    Obama’s communistic and angry use of the threat “pitchforks”; is really a mad man’s laughter of saying we will be defenseless by the time he destroys America.
    As other countries increase their nuclear power, and Russia plays it off they will quit selling nuclear supplies to our enemies, why does Obama talk about America lowering defense, his rationalization being that this will calm the globe. We’ve already showed in all our battles and wars since after the attack on Pearl Harbor, to present. And things are worse security wise, since Obama became prissident, with the exception of he and his Acorn type regime swaggering and speaking with mob talk. I am so sick of his putting our country down. The Obamas and his friends of feathers made it clear they hate America. Have always hated America, and are litterally telling the world, “I and my followers hate America.” Our Nation is One under God, and how dare he curse and trash it. He’s crossing the line.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Saddam Hussain also crossed that line…….little Bird!!
      Short rope and a long drop was his answer in this life.
      “One Nation….Under God”

      (Death Always To Tyrants)

  18. beautyofreason says:

    “My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”

    Yet another veiled threat masking a sense of entitlement. Grrr.

  19. joeblough says:

    Mr. Gilbert.


  20. Petronius says:

    It would perhaps have been in bad taste, but the CEOs might have reminded His Highness that the one person in the room who received the most outrageous payoff from a financial corporation was Rahm “Dead Fish” Emanuel—$320,000 for a 14 months stint at Freddie Mac involving little or no work.

  21. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Obama has it all wrong. The only thing standing between him and pitchforks is an angry backlash of American citizens who’ve discovered since our country’s founding that wielding firearms at tyrants is more efficient than torches and pitchforks. What a smug, arrogant ass this man is. One of the main things a financial institution does to compensate their CEO’s for the headaches they put up with is to give them large financial incentives. Who among us has never said, ‘I don’t need this job, just the money?’ And then there’s the bit of only one glass of water for each person at the table. What the hell? If you’re going to be that spiteful Mr. President, then you might as well go all the way and include the stale bread and leg irons. I never thought the day would come to where I’m beginning to view the White House with as much contempt as the French did for the Bastille.

  22. DANEgerus says:

    Pay protection from yourself… standard practice of the ‘Black Hand’.

  23. canary says:

    Pris Obama has cowardly, threatened, bullied, verbally assaulted, degraded, humilated, disowned, criticized, insulted more Americans; than he has Al-Quaida terrorists, other muslim extremists and terrorists, N. Korea, Iran, etc. etc. He keeps smpathizing with every country how America is to blame for their problems. His goal is still braod to save the world, and not just our country with our own problems. He has disgraced America, misspoke for us, more than other other President in U.S. history. He allows the calling of America cowards, yet the Pris Obama would never dream if speaking and pointing a finger at other countries they way he has demeaned “our” country. This is not his country. He has disowned this country, only claimed his power over OUR country. It will be interesting to see what Obama Hillary and the rest of the CCC, will do after telling Korea there will be consequences if N. Korea launches that satelite. Like the way he’s out of the country.

  24. canary says:

    Compare Obama’s angry finger pointing to Hitler’s angry finger pointing.


    • canary says:

      And Hillary another CCC member, has not apologized to America for saying the Mexican drug cartle overtake of Mexico spreading on to our borders, since their lie of 90 precent of arms coming from America has not dwindled to a possible of 17% that Mexico stole. Don’t forget, Mexico encouraged the sneaking of drugs to America to help their economy. Don’t forget Mexico gave Mexicans survival books on how to sneak into our country, along with the Mexican training given to Mexican’s on what their rights were, and how to speak English enough to say, go away if you dont’ have a warrant. If Obama wants to keep saying how bad things are in America, then let’s fix America and let the other countries who don’t back us on the war against terrorism, live their own lives. That is what’s so scary about Obama. It’s not the old democrat talk of we need to mind our own country, and stay out of other countries business. Obama and his CCC speak for themselves in forcing our ideals on other countries. He does not speak for America.

    • proreason says:

      Demagogues REQUIRE enemies to castigate.

      Obamy fits the mold perfectly.

      For contrast, remberber how Reagan, Eisenhauer and Dubya conducted themselves. Their only enemies were foreign powers bent on destroying civilization. It is unimaginable for them to ever denigrate Americans, and even their rhetoric toward the monstous enemies they defeated pales in comparison to the rhetoric The Moron uses against the citizens of his own country.

  25. Confucius says:

    “My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”

    High crimes and misdemeanors. Impeach Obama!

  26. proreason says:

    Extremely thought-provoking article by Austin Hill:

    “Is Barack Obama The “Moral Alternative” To Capitalism?

    it is not sufficient to simply say “the free market is immoral.” If one really believes this, then one must ask themselves “what system would make for a better alternative?” …most people who believe that the free market is immoral presume, almost instinctively, that an economic system with more government controls and mandates can produce a more “moral” outcome.

    So let’s assume for a moment that this is true, that more government controls and mandates on business can produce a more “moral” outcome for the economy, and for the broader society. If this is so, then one must also answer this question: who is the individual person that is so wise, so all-knowing, so just and so good, that they can make all the decisions necessary to produce this “more moral” economy?

    world history is replete with kings, queens, dictators, and – – yes – – even Prime Ministers and Presidents – – who are certain in their own minds that “as long as I’m making all the decisions, then things will turn out good.”

    This is precisely the certainty that President Obama displays.”


    This article is buried in today’s Townhall list, but it asks a profound question that has the potential to de-anesthesize even a committed loonie liberal.

    If this Moron presumes himself capable to make the economic decisions for the entire economy, and he appears to think so…….HOW IS HE ANY DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER DICTATOR WHO HAS PRECEDED HIM?

    • Colonel1961 says:

      Moral alternative? There is no moral alternative!! Capitalism, much life self-governance, has saved the world in every way – how can these idiots ‘think’ anything else?

      Holy heck. Ugh. Vomit. Ugh, again. Blood pressure is rising, must go out and work in the yard some more…

  27. proreason says:

    “Socialists believe in government ownership of the means of production. Fascists believed in government control of privately owned businesses, which is much more the style of this government. That way, politicians can intervene whenever they feel like it and then, when their interventions turn out badly, summon executives from the private sector before Congress and denounce them on nationwide television. ”

    Thomas Sowell


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