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37. Obama is owned by the corporations and Wall Street.
They elected him. He hopes that they'll elect him again. He does what they tell him to do.
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  -OK...Maybe I'm wrong. CaliforniaPeggy  Sep-02-11 02:44 PM   #0 
  - I feel screwed over, not just let down  Fresh_Start   Sep-02-11 02:48 PM   #1 
  - Exactly. Courted, romanced, engaged, promised and then well-fucked. nt  cyberpj   Sep-03-11 08:31 AM   #172 
  - You're wrong and this thread makes me angry.  HopeHoops   Sep-02-11 02:48 PM   #2 
  - Oh yeah???  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 02:50 PM   #5 
  - Yeah. Wait. NOW what?  HopeHoops   Sep-02-11 02:52 PM   #8 
  - I'm running right over to ATA to complain about it!! n/t  gkhouston   Sep-02-11 02:54 PM   #12 
     - Oh yeah, well, well, well... Well shit. I don't really know HOW to respond to that.  HopeHoops   Sep-02-11 02:58 PM   #18 
        - You won't have time. I'm demanding a purge of all the unfaithful.  gkhouston   Sep-02-11 03:20 PM   #31 
           - Can I get a beer avatar?  notGaryOldman   Sep-02-11 03:58 PM   #50 
           - That may be a custom avatar, and you need to have a star for that...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 04:00 PM   #51 
           - It's one of the standard avatars. Welcome to DU!.  gkhouston   Sep-02-11 04:02 PM   #52 
           - Just don't send me to Obama's new torture facility in Somalia  UnrepentantLiberal   Sep-02-11 11:34 PM   #106 
              - I'll do worse. I'll make you stay here and suffer with the rest of us. n/t  gkhouston   Sep-03-11 12:01 AM   #111 
  - YUP... winnah  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-02-11 02:49 PM   #3 
  - Personally I wouldn't care if he wouldn't or couldn't address half of the agenda he laid out in '08.  MadHound   Sep-02-11 02:50 PM   #4 
  - My thought exactly!  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 02:51 PM   #6 
  - I think you are both missing the point.  FedUp_Queer   Sep-03-11 12:54 PM   #193 
  - "duke it out for what you think is right"  FiveGoodMen   Sep-02-11 02:54 PM   #11 
  - that's the scary part  shanti   Sep-02-11 04:04 PM   #53 
  - +1 EXCEPT,  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:31 AM   #133 
  - He's perfectly right if you imagine he's a secret Republican.  immoderate   Sep-02-11 07:31 PM   #82 
  - +1  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Sep-03-11 05:52 AM   #166 
  - Then he's Right. n/t  krkaufman   Sep-02-11 10:56 PM   #104 
  - No reason to think otherwise, is there. He is fighting, for the rich and powerful and that ain't us  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-03-11 08:13 AM   #169 
  - He tossed his moral compass a long time ago.  hulka38   Sep-03-11 10:31 AM   #184 
  - That's the crux of it, for me  krkaufman   Sep-02-11 10:56 PM   #103 
  - There already is an article entitiled Barack Hoover Obama, or something like that.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:34 AM   #134 
  - There already is an article entitiled Barack Hoover Obama, or something like that.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:34 AM   #135 
  - My understanding is he doesn't even have to fight about the  lob1   Sep-03-11 12:41 AM   #116 
  - + 1. n/t  truedelphi   Sep-03-11 02:03 PM   #195 
  - This isn't some simple case of losing at politics ... it's the future of the party and the nation--!  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:16 AM   #129 
  - no snip him from the Democratic Party, I don't want the entire Party to go down with him  StarsInHerHair   Sep-04-11 12:42 AM   #203 
     - After 20 and more years of Koch Bros./DLC infiltration and influence over the party....  defendandprotect   Sep-04-11 02:44 PM   #204 
  - Well put. It would help if he just told us he was doing what he could to help us.  rhett o rick   Sep-03-11 11:09 AM   #186 
  - Exactly... and I am really tired of being berated just for expressing disappointment...  hlthe2b   Sep-02-11 02:51 PM   #7 
  - That's a tough job this time.  SusanaMontana41   Sep-02-11 04:12 PM   #55 
  - Hugs to you, hlthe2b.  FredStembottom   Sep-02-11 11:54 PM   #109 
  - Thank you for putting it into words, CaliforniaPeggy.  Octafish   Sep-02-11 02:53 PM   #9 
  - Thank you, my dear Octafish!  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 02:55 PM   #13 
  - betrayed  shireen   Sep-02-11 05:06 PM   #72 
  - She has a great way with kindness and gentleness stating our thoughts  Ichingcarpenter   Sep-03-11 09:57 AM   #182 
  - This was a progressive victory (New EPA regulations)  Harmony Blue   Sep-02-11 02:54 PM   #10 
  - To me, it would be unrealistic to expect every -- or even a vast majority -- of policy...  Shandris   Sep-02-11 02:56 PM   #14 
  - You do have some very valid points...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 03:01 PM   #19 
  - He's not just president to liberals and progressives...  JuniperLea   Sep-02-11 03:20 PM   #32 
  - I started to see that many months ago and am wondering  Rex   Sep-02-11 03:26 PM   #35 
  - Actually the first, and last, was Washington.  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 04:28 PM   #58 
  - In which case it should have been the other side that killed it, not  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 04:26 PM   #57 
  - The other side had no power to kill it. Only Obama did.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:39 AM   #137 
  - He's also president to those who want to ruin the environment,  OnyxCollie   Sep-03-11 01:24 AM   #124 
  - Why do we have 2 major Parties and campaigns then? People voted for him for a reason.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:58 AM   #152 
  - A Republican president would not worry about being president to all,  elocs   Sep-03-11 08:37 AM   #174 
  - This isn't some pettiness over Obama's infinite "caving" ... it's an uprising ....  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:18 AM   #130 
  - My issue isn't if he succeeded or failed so much but that on so many issues he never even TRIED...  Fearless   Sep-02-11 02:58 PM   #15 
  - He did not cave on Geithner or Bernanke. Or Gates, for that matter. He WANTED them.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:53 AM   #148 
     - That is the overall million dollar question too...  Fearless   Sep-03-11 07:58 AM   #168 
  - There is no  ProSense   Sep-02-11 02:58 PM   #16 
  - Exactly right, ProSense...  JuniperLea   Sep-02-11 03:11 PM   #22 
  - He has done some very good things -  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 04:35 PM   #59 
  - mostly in the future tense  shireen   Sep-02-11 05:14 PM   #77 
  - I'm not here to attack him, but neither can I 100% defend him...  hlthe2b   Sep-02-11 06:20 PM   #79 
  - Your "list": smoke & mirrors proposals for future actions:2016, 2020, 2024  Divernan   Sep-02-11 10:54 PM   #102 
  - Please, Louise. Those are things that will not occur for years--if ever.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:51 AM   #146 
  - Everyone from my senator on down is wondering what the hell game he's playing at.  Poll_Blind   Sep-02-11 02:58 PM   #17 
  - It's only "confusion" if we refuse to face the reality that this is a corporate president ....  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:23 AM   #131 
  - yes. The DLC is the big wooden horse in our midst.  bbgrunt   Sep-03-11 12:50 PM   #192 
  - What's the confusion? Read the DLC website. It's all there.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:55 AM   #149 
  - I knew Mr. Obama would not do exactly as I wanted when  mulsh   Sep-02-11 03:08 PM   #20 
  - I am totally aware that he cannot do a lot of things without support  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 03:11 PM   #21 
  - You can't please all of the people all of the time...  JuniperLea   Sep-02-11 03:13 PM   #23 
  - I'm sorry, but I disagree.  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 03:16 PM   #26 
  - Would you rather he was Bush in reverse?  JuniperLea   Sep-02-11 03:18 PM   #28 
  - No, of course not.  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 03:22 PM   #33 
  - And the Republicans claim he's a socialist...  JuniperLea   Sep-02-11 03:27 PM   #36 
     - he is never going to prove to them he is not a socialist  SwampG8r   Sep-03-11 12:05 AM   #112 
     - Americans want a system like Sweden's -- they'd be happy if he was a scocialist -- !!  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:40 AM   #138 
     - Wow is that ever true.  demgrrrll   Sep-03-11 01:50 AM   #125 
     - This is a liberal nation -- the will of the people is being ignored ---  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:42 AM   #139 
     - The RW corporate Republicans make a lot of claims which are utter nonsense ....  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:25 AM   #132 
     - Baloney. It has everything to do with what Obama has done and not done.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:05 AM   #155 
  - Yes, yes I would.  dawg   Sep-02-11 03:35 PM   #44 
  - So, you are in favor of a president ignoring a large segment of the population...  JuniperLea   Sep-02-11 03:49 PM   #48 
     - They work to further enrich the powerful.  dawg   Sep-02-11 03:51 PM   #49 
     - By ignoring them he'd be helping them.  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 04:45 PM   #65 
     - You are totally wrong on this point. It is perfectly okay to ignore the side with bad ideas.  xocet   Sep-02-11 08:27 PM   #89 
     - That segmment of the population is getting in the way of what HAS TO BE DONE.  Odin2005   Sep-02-11 08:41 PM   #92 
     - No, He should stop doing that  quakerboy   Sep-02-11 09:58 PM   #96 
     - This is a liberal nation -- an overwhelmingly liberal nation -- which is being ignored by Obama...  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:38 AM   #136 
     - False dichotomy. He does not have to ignore anyone, but he was elected based on what he campaigned  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:03 AM   #154 
  - Yes, that's exactly what I expect. Rightwingers are amoral sociopaths  eridani   Sep-03-11 02:24 AM   #126 
  - ...bent over backward playing nice with the Republicans  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 04:39 PM   #61 
     - That's what is called collaboration ---  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:43 AM   #140 
  - What does that even mean to you?  EFerrari   Sep-02-11 03:20 PM   #30 
  - Bull puckies. That's only what you claim is expected.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:00 AM   #153 
  - The President DOES have the buly pulpit and is the head of bureacracy.  Odin2005   Sep-02-11 08:38 PM   #91 
  - agree  SwampG8r   Sep-03-11 12:09 AM   #113 
  - Dictatorship doesn;t cut it when he singlehandedly puts the kibosh on an EPA reg.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 03:57 AM   #151 
  - I knew what we were getting with Obama. I voted for him and will again.  Rex   Sep-02-11 03:15 PM   #24 
  - I will vote for him too.  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 03:17 PM   #27 
  - Too true! The GOP field is more dangerous imo then in 2000 or 2004.  Rex   Sep-02-11 03:30 PM   #39 
     - Thank you, my dear Rex!  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 03:32 PM   #41 
  - Frankly, by the time of the Gulf disaster it no longer surprised me. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 04:47 PM   #66 
  - +1  FLPanhandle   Sep-02-11 04:50 PM   #69 
  - Well said, California Peggy!  sabrina 1   Sep-02-11 03:15 PM   #25 
  - Meh.  jefferson_dem   Sep-02-11 03:18 PM   #29 
  - I agree, and I like him.  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 03:24 PM   #34 
  - I don't like him very much, just another lying politico,  mitchtv   Sep-02-11 03:42 PM   #47 
     - I don't like him at all. And being in Tx, it won't matter if I vote for him or not.  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-03-11 10:46 AM   #185 
  - Don't be so certain.  JDPriestly   Sep-03-11 12:43 AM   #118 
     - If he wasn't ready to be the first African American President then he should have checked his ego  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-03-11 12:15 PM   #188 
  - Obama is owned by the corporations and Wall Street.  yardwork   Sep-02-11 03:27 PM   #37 
  - Actually, 69,456,897  jefferson_dem   Sep-02-11 03:34 PM   #43 
     - Yeah those were NOT corporations.  Rex   Sep-02-11 03:38 PM   #46 
     - They voted for him because corporations bought campaign advertising for him.  yardwork   Sep-02-11 04:08 PM   #54 
     - Arguing that it was actually real people who voted Obama into office in 2008.  jefferson_dem   Sep-02-11 10:51 PM   #101 
     - They voted for him under false pretenses. He LIED.  stillrockin   Sep-02-11 04:39 PM   #62 
     - False pretenses?  jefferson_dem   Sep-02-11 10:47 PM   #99 
        - Jefferson_dem  JDPriestly   Sep-03-11 12:49 AM   #121 
        - Waiting for a sincere answer?  Mimosa   Sep-03-11 03:55 AM   #150 
        - I don;t think Truman said that. Trumad of DU did, though.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:20 AM   #158 
        - It's not just a question of positions.  stillrockin   Sep-03-11 06:34 AM   #167 
        - Some people call it bait and switch, but false pretenses is as good a term as any.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:21 AM   #159 
     - Yes they elected unknowingly the corporate candidate ... he had a mandate he threw away ....  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:44 AM   #141 
     - He also spent more to get those votes than any candidate in history.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:12 AM   #156 
     - Corporate contributions were a huge portion of that money.  yardwork   Sep-03-11 09:34 AM   #178 
     - Actually, the EC elected him  demwing   Sep-03-11 08:24 AM   #171 
  - Couldn't have said it any better! k&r  Little Star   Sep-02-11 03:28 PM   #38 
  - Exactly. Precisely. Absolutely, Most definitely. Truth.  Zorra   Sep-02-11 03:31 PM   #40 
  - In my mind it is no longer about Obama.  madfloridian   Sep-02-11 03:32 PM   #42 
  - I say he becomes the great socialist, marxist the RWing so wants  Rex   Sep-02-11 03:37 PM   #45 
  - If only. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 04:48 PM   #68 
  - Exactly .... this can't be minimized to "anger" -- this is an uprising about the party, our nation -  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:46 AM   #142 
  - And maybe you are right....  WCGreen   Sep-02-11 04:14 PM   #56 
  - Well, I think I am...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 04:36 PM   #60 
  - Thanks CaliforniaPeggy  slay   Sep-02-11 04:42 PM   #63 
  - There are many apologists making comments. I agree with you,  stillrockin   Sep-02-11 04:45 PM   #64 
  - Things would be different if 2010 had gone different..  patrice   Sep-02-11 04:48 PM   #67 
  - 2010 would have gone different if he'd come out of the gate swinging.  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 04:57 PM   #70 
  - Thank you!  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 04:59 PM   #71 
  - 29500?  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-02-11 05:13 PM   #76 
  - All true, but also true that the '08 Derivative Crash defined EVERYTHING he did.  patrice   Sep-02-11 06:22 PM   #80 
  - He was elected by a large margin and had a majority in both houses  JDPriestly   Sep-03-11 12:54 AM   #122 
  - Obama immediately eloped with Koch Bros. DLC/Rahm -- and Wall Street ....  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:49 AM   #144 
  - +a bunch  quakerboy   Sep-03-11 09:44 AM   #180 
  - 1/2009-1/ 2011 didn't go well, either, though., And 2010 was a result of that.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:17 AM   #157 
  - You're not wrong  Stinky The Clown   Sep-02-11 05:07 PM   #73 
  - You are not wrong.  H2O Man   Sep-02-11 05:08 PM   #74 
  - Have we been .....  Vanje   Sep-02-11 05:11 PM   #75 
  - You are correct  Bluenorthwest   Sep-02-11 05:19 PM   #78 
  - you most certainly are NOT wrong  ibegurpard   Sep-02-11 06:23 PM   #81 
  - I'm not sure what you're getting at.  Major Hogwash   Sep-02-11 07:32 PM   #83 
  - So, you think that Redstone doesn't post here anymore because of posts like mine?  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 07:39 PM   #84 
  - Did I say that?  Major Hogwash   Sep-02-11 07:51 PM   #85 
     - Right.  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 07:58 PM   #86 
     - i am santa  SwampG8r   Sep-03-11 12:21 AM   #114 
  - If it makes you feel any better, many of the left have left, or been banned.  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:26 AM   #160 
     - Oh, I didn't know that.  Major Hogwash   Sep-03-11 05:24 AM   #165 
  - The EPA thing has just blown me away.  myrna minx   Sep-02-11 07:59 PM   #87 
  - And why shouldn't it -- this isn't any idle "anger" -- this is an uprising -- !!  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:50 AM   #145 
  - No, you're not wrong Peg.  cwydro   Sep-02-11 08:08 PM   #88 
  - Obama's backstabbing destroyed for good any lingering faith I had in American Democracy.  Odin2005   Sep-02-11 08:31 PM   #90 
  - Al Franken?  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:27 AM   #161 
     - DOH, how could I forget Franken?  Odin2005   Sep-03-11 08:56 AM   #176 
  - Exactly, THANKS for saying it. nt  Raine   Sep-02-11 08:44 PM   #93 
  - spot on, CP, spot ON!  Divine Discontent   Sep-02-11 08:49 PM   #94 
  - You're absolutely right, Peggy n/t  OhioChick   Sep-02-11 09:11 PM   #95 
  - K&R  Irishonly   Sep-02-11 10:03 PM   #97 
  - Let Down?!  BrightSideOfLife   Sep-02-11 10:38 PM   #98 
  - +1 Welcome to DU  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:31 AM   #163 
  - I also feel screwed over.  donheld   Sep-02-11 10:50 PM   #100 
  - Did it ever occcur  MrsBrady   Sep-02-11 11:31 PM   #105 
  - You want MORE manipulation of the public to protect Obama?  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 04:29 AM   #162 
  - my darling peggy  SwampG8r   Sep-02-11 11:44 PM   #107 
  - ...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-02-11 11:53 PM   #108 
     - i had to hand out a lump of coal upthread  SwampG8r   Sep-03-11 12:26 AM   #115 
  - K&R  girl_interrupted   Sep-02-11 11:56 PM   #110 
  - A lot has to do with the HoodWinking we got from him look at this thread esp reply #2 and mine in  sce56   Sep-03-11 12:41 AM   #117 
  - You're not wrong  me b zola   Sep-03-11 12:47 AM   #119 
  - Dearest Peg... You could NOT be more correct.  cherokeeprogressive   Sep-03-11 12:48 AM   #120 
  - Nah, I don't think you're wrong...I think you pretty much nailed it.  Desertrose   Sep-03-11 12:54 AM   #123 
  - Bingo  Sherman A1   Sep-03-11 02:41 AM   #127 
  - Obama is doing the final dismantling of the Dem Party which Koch Bros. began .....  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:06 AM   #128 
  - I hope the next step for people dealing with their personal  bbgrunt   Sep-03-11 01:16 PM   #194 
     - Thank you --  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 08:04 PM   #200 
  - oh come on admit it!!! GOP operatives are paying you to post these things, aren't they??  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-03-11 03:48 AM   #143 
  - + 1000  Mosaic   Sep-03-11 12:09 PM   #187 
  - Peggy .... can anyone here honestly say this isn't a depression ... ??  defendandprotect   Sep-03-11 03:53 AM   #147 
  - Thing is, this goes well beyond President Obama. This is the takeover of the Democratic  No Elephants   Sep-03-11 05:21 AM   #164 
  - Let down is putting it mildly. We wanted more than a DINO.  mother earth   Sep-03-11 08:17 AM   #170 
  - One of the most sober (and sobering) analyses:  DFW   Sep-03-11 08:36 AM   #173 
  - "For the most part, however, the critique from the left fails the test of political realism"  frazzled   Sep-03-11 02:43 PM   #197 
     - That's the way he saw it  DFW   Sep-04-11 12:16 AM   #201 
  - k&r  raouldukelives   Sep-03-11 08:50 AM   #175 
  - Of course you're right, the question is  existentialist   Sep-03-11 09:20 AM   #177 
  - Peggy, have you turned into a paid right wing operative too?  leeroysphitz   Sep-03-11 09:37 AM   #179 
  - She is probably the ONLY one who could post this and get away with it mostly unscathed.  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-03-11 12:29 PM   #189 
  - Not even using KY  OwnedByFerrets   Sep-03-11 09:55 AM   #181 
  - Nope, not wrong  tavalon   Sep-03-11 10:18 AM   #183 
  - He played us and he'll do it again and won't think twice about it, I bet.  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-03-11 12:33 PM   #191 
  - No, you are not wrong  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-03-11 12:32 PM   #190 
  - I don't want to be mean at all, but that's not a very deep thought  frazzled   Sep-03-11 02:34 PM   #196 
  - Well, honestly those aren't very deep thoughts either.  Rex   Sep-03-11 02:49 PM   #198 
     - Simple proof that ...  frazzled   Sep-03-11 02:56 PM   #199 
  - I feel like NO ONE in government represents ME  Skittles   Sep-04-11 12:21 AM   #202 
 

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