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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:19 PM
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Obama losing Wall Street donors to Romney
Here will come all the rah rah they have no where else to go progressives hear all the time.

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Wall Street executives who supported Barack Obama in his 2008 White House bid are switching to Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, the Hill reported Monday.

Sixty-seven New York City metro area financial-sector workers who donated at least once to Obama in 2008 have directed more than $147,000 in contributions to Romneys campaign, the Capitol Hill newspaper reported.

Only three of the 67 have given to Obama this year, the Hill reported.

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2011/08/22/obama-l...
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:21 PM
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1. I was hoping that the big investment banks
would not see the benefit in destroying the world economy. But perhaps that's too much to hope for.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:23 PM
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2. But, but...President Obama is Wall Street's bestest, bestest buddy!
...or so say some here...
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:25 PM
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He was - and this is how they repay him. Predictably. Now they will get new friends
Kind of stupid of him, wasn't it?
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 04:21 PM
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16. What was "it", exactly?
Seems to me they don't like the plans he has for more accountability. What is it that you think he was doing to make nicey-nice so they'd like him more?
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 04:18 PM
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15. Corporatist shill!!!!
:sarcasm:
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 06:46 PM
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21. Well, sure, they'd prefer the shameless grifter who will shovel money their way in plain view
But, depending on which way the wind is blowing, they'll take the complicit company man who will do it quietly.

Now that the wind is blowing back in their direction, it's grift time, big time.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:23 PM
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3. Well the folks who contributed last time will probably pick up the slack
unless they are also disappointed with him.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:32 PM
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5. Let us hope not.......
I don't think that the political disaster of having a Republican in the WH
should stop the quest for the big payback for hurt feelings.
I think folks should stick to their principles,
and not donate and not help, so that they can watch each of their principles be
flushed down the toilet, never to float back up ever again! It will
show him, and after all, isn't that the biggest and most important principle there is?
I think so.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:38 PM
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8. "hurt feelings"???
jeez, could you step outside your door and maybe listen to people long enough to understand this isn't about "hurt feelings".

are legitimate Obama criticisms so hard to find in Barbara Lee's district? Really?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:51 PM
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12. If one looks for whatever they need, they can find anything......
Edited on Mon Aug-22-11 04:12 PM by FrenchieCat
I don't live out my activism as a vehicle to only criticize what I already knew would be an imperfect President. I simply don't feel compelled to mention his imperfections everyday in order to feel principled or accomplished. I look at the positives, and concentrate on those, and work to get more of that in this fucked up political atmosphere. I'm not going to flush our possibilities down the toilet, just cause I can. I'm don't feel that entitled.

Read this, if you like, or don't, if you don't want to:

Rep. Barbara Lee, Chairman of The Congressional Black Congress: This Letters For YOU!
http://3chicspolitico.com/2011/08/18/rep-barbara-lee-ch... /
and here: http://www.dcdistrictdiva.com/?p=2033
http://grannystandingfortruth.blogspot.com /
http://www.joemadison.com/1/index.php/check-this-out/13...


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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:35 PM
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7. If they're anything like me they don't have the dough to contribute even if they were inclined to
Which, to be frank, I'm not.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:25 PM
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4. "Here will come all the rah rah they have no where else to go progressives hear all the time."
Edited on Mon Aug-22-11 03:25 PM by emulatorloo
Interesting article, don't get the point of your commentary though. Doesn't make any sense to me in relation to the story.
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 06:05 PM
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19. Because anytime someone posts a comment about
how unhappy and disillusioned progressives are with Obama we always hear we have to vote for and will, taken for granted if you will. I guess everyone has missed the black caucus. They had a meeting here in Atlanta and Maxine Waters and John Lewis were not telling all the African Americans to get out for Obama.

Every time voters have a choice between a democrat trying to be a republican and a republican they will choose the real republican every time.

So my point was that I am pretty tired of the rosy glasses on here always telling me I will to have vote for Obama again.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:33 PM
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6. And after everything he did for them
Bunch of ingrates.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:41 PM
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10. Nobody has the right to be surprised about this
This is corporate SOP. Buy both sides. When it's the Democrats' turn to be in power, finally, because Republicans have fucked up too bad and done something like lose a major American city, and start a couple of unwinnable wars, and wreck the economy and/or get caught chasing boys and taking garbage bags of unmarked bills from Indian casino operators or AIPAC, you focus your corporate money to influence the Democrats. As soon as the Democrats are in office and doing your bidding, you begin to rebuild the GOP so you can trade in your Democrat toadies for Republican ones. Republicans don't have to pretend to be anything other than your henchmen to their voting constituencies.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:39 PM
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9. Just a note to these wall streetbastards, Romney wanted the country to default. /nt
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 03:48 PM
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11. well apparently Obama's fund-raising has been going well without them.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 04:05 PM
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13. Somebody on DU totally called this last year
I wish I could find that post.

Essentially, now that Obama is all used up, they will throw him away like yesterday's garbage no matter how much Obama attempts to cozy up to them.

When it comes to choosing between the GOP and the Dems, Wall Street will pick the GOP every time. 2008 was a little bit of a different animal because of the immense hatred for Bush. Wall Street saw Obama's election as inevitable so they cozied up to him and donated generously to him.

Not so this time. They will stab Obama in the back even though they are posting record profits.
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 06:50 PM
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22. Exactly. They're betting people. It's all about the direction of the tide.
Edited on Mon Aug-22-11 06:55 PM by Maven
In 2008, they knew they had overstepped w/ Bush and that the odds were strong against another Republican getting elected. Not even close. So they found the most, um, "pragmatic" Democrat with momentum to put their money behind.

Now the tide has turned and they can go from a 70% satisfaction rate to 100%. So why not?
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 05:17 PM
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17. they will give to Obama next year....
they will always hedge their bets...
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 05:30 PM
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18. Not surprising - like rats leaving the Titanic
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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 06:20 PM
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20. Probably planned all along.
Question is whether Obama was in on the plan.
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