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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:28 PM

America Needs Geithner More Than Ever! Show Him Some Love!

As EarlG points out, now on DU's front page, Americans bailed out AIG in their time of need. What EarlG doesn't note is that we should be proud of this, mighty proud: while financial titans who mastermind epic failures in other other countries might need to sell a few of their yachts or go to prison, we Americans help our plutocrats with warehouses full of little people's money when they hit a global meltdown of their own making little rough patch. That's what makes America better than other countries.

USA! USA!

When lesser men waivered, it was Timmy Geithner who manfully sprayed torrents of little people's money at AIG and made goddamned sure their bonuses stayed whole. Not content with saving AIG bonuses, Geithner overruled the too-gracious overlords of Goldman-Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and others whose schemes had bankrupted AIG - while these most modest of overlords were happy to accept less profit from their scorched-earth schemes than AIG could pay, Geithner would not hear of it! He stepped up and insisted that they take every last cent they had scammed, paid by you little people of course because AIG didn't have the money.

Now Geithner wants to retire from spraying the little people's money at plutocrats, and that sucks. I'm pretty sure it's because that difficult woman, Elizabeth Warren, said really mean and uncalled for things to Timmy in public:





WTF? That woman's nothing but trouble.

TIMMY GEITHNER DESERVES A MEDAL, NOT MEAN WORDS. And America needs Timmy Geithner more than ever, since the big banks have grown even bigger under his watch: who else could match Geithner's expertise when the next financial collapse happens, any month now?

Please join me in beseeching Timmy to not give up! Don't let that hoity-toity Hah-vahd Massachusetts Liberal get you down! Stay in Treasury where you're needed by the Plutocrats!

Regards,

Third-Way Manny

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Reply America Needs Geithner More Than Ever! Show Him Some Love! (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 OP
Autumn Jan 2013 #1
armkev Jan 2013 #2
socialist_n_TN Jan 2013 #3
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #4
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #8
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #11
truebluegreen Jan 2013 #19
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #33
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #13
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #5
L0oniX Jan 2013 #6
leftstreet Jan 2013 #7
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #9
leftstreet Jan 2013 #10
Starry Messenger Jan 2013 #23
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #24
CrazyOrangeCat Jan 2013 #14
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #12
progressoid Jan 2013 #15
idwiyo Jan 2013 #16
banned from Kos Jan 2013 #17
Dragonfli Jan 2013 #20
banned from Kos Jan 2013 #22
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #32
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #34
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #26
forestpath Jan 2013 #18
Liberal_Dog Jan 2013 #21
triplepoint Jan 2013 #25
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #27
triplepoint Jan 2013 #36
SidDithers Jan 2013 #28
abelenkpe Jan 2013 #29
ReRe Jan 2013 #30
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #35
riderinthestorm Jan 2013 #31
TBF Jan 2013 #37
Fuddnik Jan 2013 #38
octoberlib Jan 2013 #39
tclambert Jan 2013 #40
woo me with science Jan 2013 #41
Wilms Jan 2013 #42
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #43

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:34 PM

1. Timmy 2016!!!!!!!!!!!

he is sooooo dreamy.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:41 PM

2. has he

 

paid his taxes yet?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:04 PM

3. Uh.....

No. Although I appreciate your enthusiasm for the system 3WM.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:12 PM

4. If you like Geithner you'll love Chuck Hegal and John Brennan. WTF?

Oops, I should be careful. Now that "election season" is over we moved into "pre-inaguration season". No criticism of the president during "pre-inaguration" season.

What I dont understand is how Sen Kerry got the nod for Secretary of State. He doesnt fit the mold.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:38 PM

8. Au contraire.

Kerry is (more-or-less) one of my peeps: check his record.

Regards,

Third-Way Manny

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:50 PM

11. Hey, dont try that French lingo on me.

"Au contraire", doesnt that means "with cheese"? Whatever.

Well Kerry has a D after his name and that's all I need to know.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:37 PM

19. No, that would be O'Gratten.

Old Irish recipe.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:07 PM

33. Now your (sic) talkin'

I have a couple of shots of Old O'Gratten every night.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:09 PM

13. Sheesh! Can't you enjoy the afterglow?

Kerry makes a lot of money off of defense; what other credentials do you need?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:20 PM

5. Even billionaires get the blues, TW

And their flunkies? Oh man, life is tough.

The little people just can't imagine the soul destroying stress of being a master of the universe.

What fools these mortals peons be.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:26 PM

6. Is there such a thing as a sociopath wambulance? n/t

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:31 PM

7. heh...heh...Geithner...heh...heh

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:41 PM

9. You should see my man Timmy when he guzzles mass quantities

of caffeinated beverages.

"I AM BANKHOLIO!"

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:43 PM

10. Need money for my bankhole!

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:48 PM

23. rofl.

I would buy that t-shirt.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:00 PM

24. I am glad...

I wasn't drinking anything when I read that.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:10 PM

14. BWAHAhaha!!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:51 PM

12. Go Tim!

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:21 PM

15. I want to give them more money because it hasn't trickled down to me yet.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:23 PM

16. K&R TIMMY! TIMMY! TIMMY!

And big Thank you Manny!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:32 PM

17. Is there anyone in the Obama Administration you approve of, Manny?

 

Anyone?

Really, they are not all out to get you, you know.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:41 PM

20. That was a bit of a deflection, where do YOU stand on the great Timmy?

Personally I think he is awesome!

He did well for his peers, and he will be a hard act to follow, who is going to look out for the underprivileged set upon investor class billionaires now? You do realize how delicate and in need the truly unneedy are!

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:44 PM

22. Geithner is too progressive for me.

 

But hey, no banks needed a rescue since he began at Treasury.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:32 PM

32. Testify, Brother!

That whole TALF thing that lent $1 trillion to banks against toxic assets, at nearly zero interest, no questions asked? They should have named it Freedom Funding, because it's making us safe from financial terra, it's not a backdoor bailout. Not at all. Nope.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:10 PM

34. This is your last warning Manny. You cant say "backdoor bailout" in mixed company.

And with all The Third Way'ers here, it's really mixed company.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:17 PM

26. All of em'

As far as I can recall.

Regards,

Third-Way Manny

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:34 PM

18. But he's not OFFICIALLY a Republican. Obama had to let him go.

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:42 PM

21. 100% Right

Tim Geithner has done a fabulous job of looking out for working people like me.

He deserves all the accolades that we can give him.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:06 PM

25. A Sphincter Says What?

 

Last edited Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:02 AM - Edit history (1)

That's what I thought YOU said timmy!
.
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Response to triplepoint (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:18 PM

27. What?

Last edited Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:39 PM - Edit history (1)

I don't get it.



Regards,

Third-Way Manny

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:56 AM

36. I'll let Wayne Explain it....

 




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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:18 PM

28. Third Party Manny in da house...nt

Sid

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:24 PM

29. Aw, Dont you want Tim to be able to

Cash in on his efforts by joining the private sector?



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Response to ReRe (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:33 PM

35. I hope you reply to this, but are you serious?

I ask because you are a DUer that I don't know and I know where Manny stands.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:29 PM

31. We need EXPERTS to unwind this mess!! Only EXPERTS with BIG bonuses will stay and help!!11!!

Doncha know that only those folks already IN the industry are the only ones who can help us unwind this mess??elevens!111!!????

Good thing we have you Manny to remind us!

Whew!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:24 PM

37. lol - Timmy is going to have a cow when he sees this.

He has been doing this charity work for 4 years now. The man has children and needs to provide for them - why do you want to keep him away from earning a real salary on the street?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:29 PM

38. Timmeh-Holder 2016!!!!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:54 PM

39. Aww, love you, Timmy! Not.

Journalist Ron Suskind later reported that a more complicated internal negotiation had actually occurred behind the scenes in which Obama agreed with Romer and others that a fundamental restructuring of the banks was necessary, beginning with Citigroup. It was Geithner and Rahm Emanuel who sabotaged this effort. Geithner, Suskind contended, simply refused to come up with the plan that Obama had asked for and eventually convinced the president to go along with his own Wall Street– friendly approach. Emanuel, who had earned over $ 18 million in two and a half years working for the investment banking firm Wasserstein Perella after leaving the Clinton White House in 1999, insisted they all go along with Geithner. Obama rolled over without a fight.


Stone, Oliver; Kuznick, Peter (2012-10-30). The Untold History of the United States (Kindle Locations 12359-12365). Simon & Schuster, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:55 PM

40. TIMMY!



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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:23 PM

42. You make a convincing argument, Third-Way Manny.

Maybe you can talk with Warren. Ya know. REASON with her. Tell her, gently, that she's a grown-up now and shouldn't be whining for a pony.

Maybe you can get through to her before she ruins everything.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:26 PM

43. Not one billionaire left behind! Not now, not ever!

 

Though it bankrupt the nation and shatter the world, we must never allow the most needed of us to suffer any inconvenience, no matter how small!

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