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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 02:08 PM
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86. Well, it's only been 2 months, and yet our tax dollars are still going to Goldman and hedge funds
We are still being held-up in broad daylight to the tune of trillions of dollars.
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  -Obamas Moment is Passing Quickly: "He should seize the moment, shitcan his inept economic team" Better Believe It  Mar-20-09 12:39 PM   #0 
  - From the info. that's available now, I would agree...  polichick   Mar-20-09 12:42 PM   #1 
  - You would agree to what......?  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 12:53 PM   #11 
  - see post 12  polichick   Mar-20-09 12:57 PM   #14 
     - That's an opinion.  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:00 PM   #21 
        - I think for myself - you'd be wise to try that instead of making endless excuses.  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:03 PM   #27 
        - Saying things don't make them so.  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:06 PM   #31 
           - Frenchie, this is what you remind me of...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:08 PM   #34 
              - You are the one who is being led by the nose on an issue  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:23 PM   #50 
                 - LOL Touche'  Solomon   Mar-20-09 03:24 PM   #111 
        - here is the problem with that FC  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 02:50 PM   #103 
           - Perfectly stated!  960   Mar-20-09 03:30 PM   #112 
  - Obama needs to make NO explantion  galloglas   Mar-20-09 02:08 PM   #87 
     - The things I mentioned took place on President Obama's watch.  polichick   Mar-20-09 02:16 PM   #91 
     - You DO understand there is a Senate and an Executive ??  galloglas   Mar-20-09 02:42 PM   #99 
        - You seem a bit off your rocker.  polichick   Mar-20-09 02:45 PM   #102 
           - And you are totally clueless.  galloglas   Mar-20-09 03:32 PM   #114 
              - Actually, you just described yourself. Look up "projection."  polichick   Mar-20-09 03:37 PM   #115 
              - I will  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 03:53 PM   #118 
     - if he wants to succeed he does  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 03:08 PM   #109 
        - Amen to that.  Cowpunk   Mar-21-09 01:39 PM   #150 
  - how much time do spend every day searching for negative articles about Obama?  dionysus   Mar-20-09 12:44 PM   #2 
  - Attacking the messenger is too often about avoiding the truth - think twice...  polichick   Mar-20-09 12:46 PM   #3 
  - no, you have to question motives when someone posts multiple articles daily, and they are all  dionysus   Mar-20-09 12:47 PM   #5 
     - Don't pay attention to the messengers - read the articles. This one has merit.  polichick   Mar-20-09 12:48 PM   #6 
     - not really. the author thinks we should have solved a problem decades in the making in less than 2  dionysus   Mar-20-09 12:53 PM   #9 
        - Well, I never thought it was smart to pick Geithner and Summers...  polichick   Mar-20-09 12:56 PM   #12 
           - i don't disagree.  dionysus   Mar-20-09 12:58 PM   #16 
     - "questioning the motives"  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 01:17 PM   #41 
        - uh, not really. the OPs agenda is crystal clear. post nothing but negative crap multiple times every  dionysus   Mar-20-09 01:18 PM   #45 
           - If this is negative crap,it is being focused on because it is a reality?  truedelphi   Mar-20-09 07:20 PM   #134 
  - not too mention...  Howardx   Mar-20-09 12:51 PM   #8 
     - Lots of posters do that - argue the points of the article. I'm curious.  polichick   Mar-20-09 12:53 PM   #10 
        - i dont care about the "points of the article"  Howardx   Mar-20-09 12:59 PM   #17 
        - I just agree with the article and think a lot of posters are too reactionary...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:00 PM   #20 
        - i think you missed my point entirely.  dionysus   Mar-20-09 01:02 PM   #24 
           - malicious and speculative  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 01:23 PM   #48 
           - you saying that, certainly doesn't make it so.  dionysus   Mar-20-09 01:24 PM   #51 
              - absurd  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 01:31 PM   #58 
              - you're spending a lot of effort defending a hit and run trolling...  dionysus   Mar-20-09 01:35 PM   #65 
                 - oooohhhhh  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 02:42 PM   #100 
                    - you consider that an attack? hoookay  dionysus   Mar-20-09 02:44 PM   #101 
                       - of course  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 02:55 PM   #106 
                       - not that it bothers me  Two Americas   Mar-22-09 12:18 AM   #151 
              - It certainly looks that way from where I am sitting  Zodiak   Mar-21-09 10:32 AM   #149 
           - You're violating DU policy.  girl gone mad   Mar-20-09 07:36 PM   #136 
        - yup, someones playing the "straight man\good cop" on this thread  dionysus   Mar-20-09 01:01 PM   #22 
        - I will, too  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 01:21 PM   #46 
        - I agree with you....  bvar22   Mar-20-09 04:12 PM   #124 
        - That sounds like an excuse......  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:35 PM   #64 
           - HOW DARE YOU QUESTION THE MOTIVES OF THE OP  dionysus   Mar-20-09 01:36 PM   #67 
              - no one is saying that  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 04:07 PM   #123 
  - I think I'll  Cha   Mar-20-09 12:47 PM   #4 
  - Has It Been 4 Years Already?  otohara   Mar-20-09 12:51 PM   #7 
  - Well, it's only been 2 months, and yet our tax dollars are still going to Goldman and hedge funds  brentspeak   Mar-20-09 02:08 PM   #86 
  - A few disagree with the article .... they just can't articulate why!  Better Believe It   Mar-20-09 12:56 PM   #13 
  - I did.  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 12:58 PM   #15 
  - not the issue  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 01:25 PM   #52 
     - You made my point. Poster posts article and doesn't articulate his viewpoint.....  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:31 PM   #59 
        - no you shouldn't STFU  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 06:08 PM   #130 
  - Easier to shoot the messenger bearing bad news. :)  polichick   Mar-20-09 12:59 PM   #18 
  - An OP without an articulated opinion of his own on a copy and pasted opinion  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:02 PM   #26 
     - Instead of attacking EVERYTHING you don't want to hear...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:03 PM   #28 
     - Is that like handing me a cup of STFU? Cause it sounds like it.  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:07 PM   #33 
        - Please see post 34 - I've nothing more to say about what you're doing.  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:09 PM   #36 
           - I wouldn't either, if I were you.  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:50 PM   #76 
     - it is an interesting article  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 06:33 PM   #133 
     - President Obama doesn't need mindless cheerleaders. They won't help him at all.  Better Believe It   Mar-20-09 07:36 PM   #138 
        - it hurts him, actually  Two Americas   Mar-22-09 01:05 PM   #152 
  - pointing out your obvious agenda is not a "personal attack", but you know that...  dionysus   Mar-20-09 12:59 PM   #19 
  - of course it is  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 01:33 PM   #61 
  - Here's my articulation...  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:04 PM   #29 
  - Actually, Geithner has admitted to pressuring Dodd...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:06 PM   #32 
  - The treasury 'deleted' the amendment?  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:11 PM   #38 
  - That's the big mystery that Treasury needs to explain...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:18 PM   #42 
     - This is stunning...the legality of the provisions.  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:23 PM   #49 
        - Both Snowe and Wyden have said that the legalities of their amendement...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:29 PM   #57 
           - So you think...because they said so..  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:33 PM   #62 
              - Look, I'm not a lawyer but so far Snowe and Wyden make much more sense...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:36 PM   #66 
                 - No it wouldn't. You.. have announced ...  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:40 PM   #69 
                    - That's is what is being missed. The political reasons why the bonuses have been made an issue.  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:44 PM   #73 
                    -'s amazing how good..  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:51 PM   #78 
                    - Sorry, I don't know how you get that from my posts.  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:45 PM   #74 
                       - You must not be reading what you write...  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:52 PM   #79 
                          - You seem very confused - where in the world did I say that Geithner was...  polichick   Mar-20-09 02:13 PM   #89 
                             - I think you wrote something along the lines....  stillcool   Mar-20-09 02:22 PM   #93 
                                - I never said anything of the kind - what a lying fool you are.  polichick   Mar-20-09 02:23 PM   #94 
                                   - oh boy..I have to go look, eh?...  stillcool   Mar-20-09 02:32 PM   #97 
                                      - LOL - good luck!  polichick   Mar-20-09 02:34 PM   #98 
                                         - I am eating crow as I type...  stillcool   Mar-20-09 02:53 PM   #104 
                                            - Plus, I'm not on the "get Geithner bus" - just think a different team...  polichick   Mar-20-09 02:54 PM   #105 
                                            - I know your opinion of Geithner..  stillcool   Mar-20-09 03:04 PM   #107 
  - The part you miss is that the Bonuses are the least of our problems,  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:18 PM   #44 
     - What you are missing is that Geithner and Summers are a part of...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:27 PM   #55 
     - What you are missing is that our..  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:37 PM   #68 
        - The President hasn't been steeped in the culture of Wall Street...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:44 PM   #72 
           - Caving into that type of manufactured pressure didn't work for Carter,  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:48 PM   #75 
           - You want the President to choose..  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:54 PM   #81 
              - and, who has stated many times they don't want the job...  dionysus   Mar-20-09 01:58 PM   #83 
                 - they'd be nuts to take it now!  stillcool   Mar-20-09 02:07 PM   #85 
     - agreed  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 05:11 PM   #128 
     - The bonuses are 167 million and the stim is 787 Billion  treestar   Mar-22-09 01:21 PM   #154 
  - I really wish you guys would start reading up on economics  CAcyclist   Mar-20-09 01:34 PM   #63 
     - Economics or Law?  stillcool   Mar-20-09 01:42 PM   #70 
  - Honestly, there's no reasoning with one who calls for the President to fire his entire economic team  jefferson_dem   Mar-20-09 02:19 PM   #92 
  - That's pretty much modus operandi around here for some.  Runcible Spoon   Mar-20-09 03:42 PM   #117 
  - Thanks for your concern.  Median Democrat   Mar-20-09 01:01 PM   #23 
  - I disagree that they're inept. They're perfectly ept.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-20-09 01:02 PM   #25 
  - Very true - what I agree with is that it's time to rethink the choices.  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:05 PM   #30 
  - In the case of summers and geithner I suspect what you say is true  GOTV   Mar-20-09 01:08 PM   #35 
  - Bingo.  tbyg52   Mar-20-09 02:31 PM   #95 
     - Yep, and the tied-in people are not the only ones who can figure it out either  Hello_Kitty   Mar-20-09 04:02 PM   #121 
  - The article doesn't cover the legal difficulty and ramifications of going after the bonuses.  4lbs   Mar-20-09 01:11 PM   #37 
  - I'd really like to hear their explanation about why Dodd was pressured...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:14 PM   #40 
     - Snowe-Wyden would have been ruled illegal had it been allowed to stand as is. It is ex-post facto  4lbs   Mar-20-09 01:18 PM   #43 
        - According to Snowe and Wyden, the legalities were all checked out...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:22 PM   #47 
        - By whom? Snowe-Wyden would have declared any bonuses, including those awarded last year before even  4lbs   Mar-20-09 01:28 PM   #56 
           - Just reporting what they have said in interviews this week...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:32 PM   #60 
              - If "we" (those of us outraged at the bonuses) want people to blame, then blame the Bush Admin,  4lbs   Mar-20-09 01:44 PM   #71 
                 - So far our approach toward banks has not been very different from that...  polichick   Mar-20-09 01:50 PM   #77 
                 - What do you know about the 'approach'  stillcool   Mar-20-09 02:32 PM   #96 
                    - You asked: "Who writes the legislation that regulates the banking industry? "  Better Believe It   Mar-20-09 09:10 PM   #141 
                 - Is that the same bill Obama voted FOR?  bvar22   Mar-20-09 04:17 PM   #125 
                    - The same bill that 75% of Congress voted for.  4lbs   Mar-20-09 07:36 PM   #137 
                       - Then by your admission....  bvar22   Mar-20-09 08:46 PM   #140 
                          - Some, but very little compared to the Bush Administration, SEC, and the Republicans in Congress  4lbs   Mar-21-09 12:01 AM   #145 
        - You are right. Snow-Wyden was an inept piece of grandstanding  quiller4   Mar-20-09 01:25 PM   #53 
  - With populist anger, our media and Congress blame admin, stoking, not trying calm.  MarjorieG   Mar-20-09 01:12 PM   #39 
  - Here's an opinion that I agree with......  FrenchieCat   Mar-20-09 01:55 PM   #82 
  - Please, please,please....nt  CAcyclist   Mar-20-09 01:27 PM   #54 
  - Some notes from Galbraith's article:  CAcyclist   Mar-20-09 01:52 PM   #80 
  - It's an excellent article...  polichick   Mar-20-09 02:07 PM   #84 
  - A terrific and clear explanation of what is happening and what needs to be done  Better Believe It   Mar-20-09 03:24 PM   #110 
  - Thanks also for posting the article.  jonestonesusa   Mar-20-09 07:24 PM   #135 
  - Galbraith may not have called out anyone  jeanpalmer   Mar-21-09 07:42 AM   #147 
  - I swear you're the boy who cried wolf  CreekDog   Mar-20-09 02:10 PM   #88 
  - Like ya! He should kick his whole economic team to the curb!  jefferson_dem   Mar-20-09 02:14 PM   #90 
  - You should quit googling for this type of shit. If you listened last  firedupdem   Mar-20-09 03:06 PM   #108 
  - How can you describe something you can't read as "shit"?  Better Believe It   Mar-20-09 03:31 PM   #113 
     - You're not having a discussion. You're posting attack article  firedupdem   Mar-20-09 03:39 PM   #116 
        - You didn't read the article or just can't understand it. Is that right?  Better Believe It   Mar-20-09 04:36 PM   #126 
  - I wrote a program that uses Bayesian stats to figure out who writes a DU post based on its content  Teaser   Mar-20-09 03:57 PM   #119 
  - He's calling for Obama to fire his economic team and his military team?  ProSense   Mar-20-09 03:59 PM   #120 
  - Only if they are representing the Wall Street crooks and banksters  Better Believe It   Mar-20-09 04:42 PM   #127 
     - The military team? n/t  ProSense   Mar-20-09 05:12 PM   #129 
        - Yes! Read the article.  Better Believe It   Mar-21-09 10:09 AM   #148 
  - 2 whole months in office. wow just wow  Thrill   Mar-20-09 04:02 PM   #122 
  - what does that have to do with anything?  Two Americas   Mar-20-09 06:24 PM   #132 
  - You Better believe it - WHY DON'T YOU CHILL!!  Butch350   Mar-20-09 06:15 PM   #131 
  - They're not inept. They're succeeding quite well in what they aim to do. nt  ProgressIn2008   Mar-20-09 08:20 PM   #139 
  - Great article, and 100% accurate. Geithner and Summers have been disastrous.  LittleBlue   Mar-20-09 09:14 PM   #142 
  - Wall Street has Pres Obama and the nation over a barrel. They can bring our economy  rhett o rick   Mar-20-09 10:25 PM   #143 
  - Perhaps he should come right out at a news conference and alert people  Better Believe It   Mar-20-09 10:29 PM   #144 
  - K&R.  Vidar   Mar-21-09 06:57 AM   #146 
  - Drama Queen material  treestar   Mar-22-09 01:20 PM   #153 

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