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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 05:37 PM
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54. There will be a tipping point
The populist anger coming at this from all sides is going to reach a point where it will simply explode.

The question is going to be is if its too late to effectively save our nation.

Don't get me wrong, I love Obama and I think he's been a very good President so far and he's tasked with a major bag of fuck-up to attempt to clean up. However, it remains to be seen how much he is going to be allowed to change or reverse course.
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  -The Real AIG Scandal-By Eliot Spitzer: "This Was ALL An INSIDE JOB" kpete  Mar-17-09 12:56 PM   #0 
  - This is the motherlode. Those who KNOW have to tell us what;s going on. Thanks, kpete!  chimpymustgo   Mar-17-09 12:58 PM   #1 
  - A big K&R. Spitzer was on AIG's back when the feds went after him.  McCamy Taylor   Mar-17-09 08:19 PM   #78 
  - exactemundo nt  flamingdem   Mar-17-09 11:30 PM   #93 
  - A boobytrap in other words.  no_hypocrisy   Mar-17-09 01:02 PM   #2 
  - I gathered from another article that,  RJ Connors   Mar-17-09 06:29 PM   #60 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Mar-17-09 01:02 PM   #3 
  - I am missing Eliot Spitzer already....  TheCoxwain   Mar-17-09 01:03 PM   #4 
  - I have missed him since the very day he was shot down.  truedelphi   Mar-17-09 01:11 PM   #11 
     - he gave them the rope..  stillcool   Mar-17-09 01:13 PM   #14 
     - Spitzer's personal issues were the public reason for his downfall  baldguy   Mar-17-09 01:59 PM   #23 
        - and HE had to have known that was so...  windbreeze   Mar-17-09 03:31 PM   #36 
        - ...at least he managed to stay alive.  bbgrunt   Mar-17-09 06:10 PM   #57 
           - Yes, he did,  elleng   Mar-17-09 08:37 PM   #79 
        - I still do not know what is the big deal if he had a hooker....  TheCoxwain   Mar-17-09 04:24 PM   #43 
           - Vitter got caught and he's still in office.  louis-t   Mar-17-09 04:50 PM   #48 
           - Joe Scarborough and dead assisstant  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 11:04 PM   #90 
           - the outrage is only justified if it is REPUBLICAN outrage...  windbreeze   Mar-17-09 05:53 PM   #56 
           - Hooker was a set-up?  Jambalaya   Mar-18-09 12:01 AM   #94 
           - Screwer or screwee  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 06:59 PM   #66 
           - Sex....seems to be the only thing that outrages 'murkins.  NoSheep   Mar-18-09 11:26 AM   #120 
  - K & R  navarth   Mar-17-09 01:03 PM   #5 
  - we are slowly inching closer to the truth.  burythehatchet   Mar-17-09 01:05 PM   #6 
  - same mo as well...aig bonuses and the 'gun to your head' bailout in sept..fast...lets round up these  xiamiam   Mar-17-09 01:05 PM   #7 
  - Shoot them  The Wizard   Mar-18-09 07:35 AM   #102 
  - Spitzer certainly puts forward excellent questions that should be...  Spazito   Mar-17-09 01:07 PM   #8 
  - Elliot knows the answers to these questions. That's why they outed him.  Last Stand   Mar-17-09 06:13 PM   #58 
  - Now we know why Spitzer had to be destroyed  nichomachus   Mar-17-09 01:08 PM   #9 
  - I wouldn't doubt it.  polichick   Mar-17-09 06:36 PM   #62 
  - Everything's a conspiracy  Echo In Light   Mar-17-09 01:11 PM   #10 
  - With criminal enterprises it always is. n/t  tuckessee   Mar-17-09 01:20 PM   #18 
  - And that's what's so perplexing about those who honestly believe conspiracies are non-existent  Echo In Light   Mar-17-09 02:29 PM   #24 
  - And that is business as usual. Damage control is done by big business's media  valerief   Mar-17-09 04:46 PM   #47 
     - Unfortunately it seems to work that way within most social/belief structures  Echo In Light   Mar-18-09 10:17 AM   #112 
  - RICO Enforcement  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 03:18 PM   #33 
  - With ever crime, the Police want to know who else is involved! n/t  Downwinder   Mar-17-09 08:14 PM   #74 
  - We need Eliot Spitzer. Racketeering or other criminal convictions may get $ flowing back to us.nt  terisan   Mar-17-09 01:12 PM   #12 
  - K & R. n/t  arthritisR_US   Mar-17-09 01:12 PM   #13 
  - Could this be a rope-a-dope?  WeDidIt   Mar-17-09 01:15 PM   #15 
  - k & r  elizfeelinggreat   Mar-17-09 01:15 PM   #16 
  - It seems so Enron-ish.  stillcool   Mar-17-09 01:19 PM   #17 
  - Foreclosure Phil  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 03:32 PM   #37 
  - uhhhhh...errrrrr....no foreign banks received TARP money...  Lucky Luciano   Mar-17-09 04:21 PM   #41 
     - I think the poster means indirectly.  ColbertWatcher   Mar-17-09 04:41 PM   #45 
        - That doesn't make much sense...  Lucky Luciano   Mar-17-09 04:59 PM   #50 
           - Ugh, I missed a step.  ColbertWatcher   Mar-17-09 05:12 PM   #52 
           - mehh...I covered that part...not significant. nt  Lucky Luciano   Mar-17-09 05:18 PM   #53 
           - Payouts to UBS via AIG  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 06:48 PM   #63 
              - I saw Senator Olympia J. Snowe on tv today say she and Senator Wyden had it written in Stimulus  flyarm   Mar-17-09 07:38 PM   #71 
                 - That's a real shame.  elleng   Mar-17-09 08:43 PM   #80 
                    - how likely?? she shouldn't..none of them should sign off on anything  flyarm   Mar-18-09 10:53 AM   #117 
                       - As to last bill, which was required  elleng   Mar-18-09 08:25 PM   #128 
  - Larry Summers and California Energy "crisis" / Enron  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 10:57 PM   #89 
     - Tim Geithner worked for 3 years at Kissingers firm..and then the CFR.........  flyarm   Mar-18-09 10:39 AM   #114 
  - K&R  pleah   Mar-17-09 01:22 PM   #19 
  - The next company that comes with it's hand out needs to go immediately  Ganja Ninja   Mar-17-09 01:22 PM   #20 
  - dupe  pleah   Mar-17-09 01:23 PM   #21 
  - Here's more from TIME: Obama's AIG Outrage: All Talk, No Action  chimpymustgo   Mar-17-09 01:27 PM   #22 
  - Great insights by Spitzer  slay   Mar-17-09 02:40 PM   #25 
  - K&R ...."It's not the bonuses...." n/t  slipslidingaway   Mar-17-09 02:45 PM   #26 
  - As I have been saying AIG was always a 'passthrough' for govt taxpayer $$ ....  Blackhatjack   Mar-17-09 02:46 PM   #27 
  - Exactly!  DemReadingDU   Mar-17-09 03:16 PM   #32 
  - AIG ,CIA, and BCCI  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 03:25 PM   #35 
  - Ira Sorkins' sons  suegeo   Mar-17-09 07:13 PM   #69 
     - Thank You!  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 10:50 PM   #85 
  - Bet your ass that the REAL crooks have 3-4 layers of indirection....  Junkdrawer   Mar-17-09 04:21 PM   #42 
  - AIG Reinsurance scam  Jambalaya   Mar-18-09 12:41 AM   #95 
     - Link to Komisar Scoop  Jambalaya   Mar-18-09 12:45 AM   #96 
  - Ding ding  malaise   Mar-17-09 02:47 PM   #28 
  - Why do we keep "bailing out" these criminals? Is this change we can believe in?  Mr. Hyde   Mar-17-09 02:50 PM   #29 
  - There will be a tipping point  TornadoTN   Mar-17-09 05:37 PM   #54 
     - I even heard people talking about it on the Los Angeles Metro  JDPriestly   Mar-17-09 09:54 PM   #82 
     - My next door neighbor never talks to me about politics  truedelphi   Mar-18-09 02:14 AM   #98 
        - It's a common theme - and it's a shame too  TornadoTN   Mar-18-09 07:26 AM   #101 
           - Or like he has a choice-we all do  Bluenorthwest   Mar-18-09 09:23 AM   #108 
           - Don't get me started on the approach/justification to inequality for  truedelphi   Mar-18-09 01:39 PM   #126 
           - I know - it really doesn't add up. Here is Pres. Obama coming out and  truedelphi   Mar-18-09 01:36 PM   #125 
  - Give Spitzer a boost by digging the Slate article  Kaleko   Mar-17-09 03:00 PM   #30 
  - Spitzer gets his moment- he had to go-the man who knew too much  katty   Mar-17-09 03:15 PM   #31 
  - too bad he managed to undo his reputation of right/wrong  tomm2thumbs   Mar-17-09 03:19 PM   #34 
  - Big K & R !!!  WillyT   Mar-17-09 03:35 PM   #38 
  - Greg Palast had the Spitzer story a long time ago  Flagrante   Mar-17-09 03:56 PM   #39 
  - my question to Spitzer is why didn't he reference AIG & the doomed financial market in his downfall  Divine Discontent   Mar-18-09 03:59 AM   #100 
  - The bonuses in spite of their obvious unfairness are a distraction  marias23   Mar-17-09 03:58 PM   #40 
  - absolutely!!!!!!!! You have it right MARIAS23!!  flyarm   Mar-18-09 10:44 AM   #115 
  - It appears that Henry Paulson wanted his former employer,  vssmith   Mar-17-09 04:38 PM   #44 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-17-09 06:54 PM   #64 
  - Can we hang Paulson now?  aquart   Mar-17-09 09:55 PM   #83 
  - the thousands of these fucked politicians and bankers in on this scam is incredible  natrat   Mar-17-09 04:43 PM   #46 
  - And Europe is yelling "protectionism".. We bail out their banks and when  Joanne98   Mar-17-09 04:53 PM   #49 
  - It is rather annoying.  Lucky Luciano   Mar-17-09 05:01 PM   #51 
  - What nations in Europe have done that? Did you mean Mexico? Links please  Better Believe It   Mar-17-09 07:09 PM   #67 
  - K&R n.t  myrna minx   Mar-17-09 05:53 PM   #55 
  - We are told we owe 80% of AIG  Politicalboi   Mar-17-09 06:19 PM   #59 
  - Sanctity of the Contract = Zero Tolerance.  bluesmail   Mar-17-09 06:34 PM   #61 
  - OMG!! Why does this remind me of the Californina "energy crisis"!  PaulRevere08   Mar-17-09 06:57 PM   #65 
  - K. Ms pete does it again! k*r n/t  autorank   Mar-17-09 07:11 PM   #68 
  - "A-I-G was an in-side jo-ob".  Barack_America   Mar-17-09 07:37 PM   #70 
  - Of course it was an inside job...  RoccoR5955   Mar-17-09 07:53 PM   #72 
  - knr  spanone   Mar-17-09 08:01 PM   #73 
  - Read this as well  malaise   Mar-17-09 08:14 PM   #75 
  - K&R'd.  snot   Mar-17-09 08:14 PM   #76 
  - They'll probably be back to actually kill Spitzer now . . .!!!!  defendandprotect   Mar-17-09 08:17 PM   #77 
  - Yeh, you can bet he's extremely depressed and despondent. A man ready to take his  bertman   Mar-17-09 09:41 PM   #81 
  - odd how Spitzer's piece isn't getting much play. too bad.  KittyWampus   Mar-17-09 10:25 PM   #84 
  - the 'bonus outrage' is a distraction, with the msm fanning the flames...  dysfunctional press   Mar-17-09 10:52 PM   #86 
  - Same old suspects_Chris Dodd on Mary L. Schapiro  sattahipdeep   Mar-17-09 10:53 PM   #87 
  - What would make me feel better about it all.  Vic Meyers   Mar-17-09 10:57 PM   #88 
  - 'Failure to answer these questions will feed the populist rage that is metastasizing very quickly.'  seafan   Mar-17-09 11:11 PM   #91 
  - Great questions.  go west young man   Mar-18-09 09:59 AM   #110 
  - Hello, Did you ever think the USA has had a Coup  Stinger2   Mar-17-09 11:29 PM   #92 
  - Geithner has been exposed and the Obama administration better do something about it!  democracy1st   Mar-18-09 02:02 AM   #97 
  - How many of us here on DU were screaming this truth last fall?  earth mom   Mar-18-09 02:20 AM   #99 
  - Swear to God! A whole lot of people could smell this sh*t from a mile away.  chimpymustgo   Mar-18-09 08:11 AM   #106 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-09 01:28 PM   #124 
  - The-poweres-that-be knew what they were doing when they  Chimichurri   Mar-18-09 07:38 AM   #103 
  - 116th recommend.  mmonk   Mar-18-09 07:39 AM   #104 
  - The only mistake in the article: There WAS in fact a "reason" and "explanation."  Atman   Mar-18-09 07:51 AM   #105 
  - Oh, we know Spitzer  mdmc   Mar-18-09 08:12 AM   #107 
  - Interesting article from 2004 involving AIG...  unapatriciated   Mar-18-09 09:31 AM   #109 
  - Figures. This is why I had no illusions that a Dem majority would change much  AllyCat   Mar-18-09 10:07 AM   #111 
  - WSJ: Citi's Chief Economist Leaves for Treasury Post  flyarm   Mar-18-09 10:37 AM   #113 
  - yep.  barbtries   Mar-18-09 11:26 AM   #119 
  - AIG scam is tip of the iceberg. Obama's doing nothing. n/t  antimatter98   Mar-18-09 10:52 AM   #116 
  - It seems it is ALL a scam. We're just paying for it.  chimpymustgo   Mar-18-09 10:57 AM   #118 
     - Oh and our kids and our kids kids will be paying for it!! This will be generational!!  flyarm   Mar-18-09 12:06 PM   #122 
  - Marking for later read  underpants   Mar-18-09 11:30 AM   #121 
  - Kicked to keep Cuomo safe and out of trouble  sixmile   Mar-18-09 12:30 PM   #123 
  - kick  mdmc   Mar-18-09 06:28 PM   #127 
  - ....n/t  slipslidingaway   Mar-19-09 08:27 PM   #129 
  - kick  Quantess   Mar-19-09 10:40 PM   #130 
 

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