Unintended Consequences of Dems/OWS

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    I mean who could possibly have foreseen this? :lol:

    Wall St.: Dems can't have it both ways - POLITICO.com Print View

     
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    Thank you, Annie for this interesting piece. It does put the Democrats in a hard place. However, what percentage of their coffers are made up from corporations? I realize corporations divvie up to both parties to stay in the game, but I thought the Democrats were on the lower end of the receiving line.

    We still have a lot of time before the November elections. Bad press and weather conditions may have some influence on the popularity of the OWS before the near time election. By the time next spring and summer comes, governors and mayors make take a more stringent attitude of having these protests go on without parameters due to their unruly behavior.
     
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    Not Obama, he got the lion's share last go round.
     
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    The Masters don't like it when their servants bite the hands that feed them.
     
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    Yea, he did.

    And, of course, it has been the tradition in the DC/Wall St relationship for the President to say one thing publicly, while telling Wall St "it's just words, ignore it, it's business as usual." The problem, for Obama, is that he has allowed - and encouraged - the ratcheting up of 'hate' against Wall St (mainly so Americans don't stop and think about who it is that encouraged Wall St). Bankers are not stupid, and they can and will dumb Obama in the crapper if it suits them.
     
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    Okay, kids. Let's get real.

    The Wall Street types only opened their checkbooks for Obama after he bested Hillary and McCain appeared to be pretty hopeless. They were trying to buy influence, not because they were agreeing with Obama or really wanted to see him in the White House.

    Obama has to go after Wall Street at this point. Someone is to blame for this mess, and he isn't going to admit it's him. Wall Street is a good target because they really are responsible for a lot of the mess. So I think that this OWS is about as AstroTurf as the TEA Party was.

    Will it work? Maybe.

    Of course, Wall Street could help its own position by actually helping the recovery rather than frustrating it.
     
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    Why should he admit that 'it's him'? It wasn't him.
     
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    I was talking in terms of "why the economy hasn't gotten any better", which clearly is his fault in that he's been there for three years now and it hasn't. Sorry that wasn't clear to you.
     
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    Incidently, I also think that if Obama was going to go after Wall Street, he should have done it in 2009, and prosecuted the bad actors for their role in the mess. Now it looks like a shallow political ploy.
     
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    (The Occupy Wall Street Protestors thoroughly understand the sex, drugs, and anarchy part of their protests, but when it comes to identifying "Dodd-Frank" and the bill's relationship with what they are protesting against its "Duuuh! Hey! Whichwaydhego?"

    LSD blocks sensory input into that part of the brain that integrates and correlates incoming sensory information providing the organism with a realistic picture of the world around them. That's why some of its earlier users chose to sit down in the middle of a five lane in front of oncoming eighteen wheelers thinking somehow that the onrushing 80,000 lb vehicles wouldn't hurt them)

    "Are You Smarter Than A Wall Street Occupier?

    You would almost have to be. New York magazine asked 50 “occupiers” a series of questions about public issues. As you might expect, the results were appalling. One of the occupiers’ principal demands, I take it, is for more government regulation of financial institutions. So you might expect them to have some idea what the current regulatory regime is. Nope: when asked to identify Dodd-Frank–not to give a detailed description of its provisions, but only to say generally what it relates to–more than 80% had no idea, and many of the rest were wrong:"

    Are You Smarter Than A Wall Street Occupier? | Power Line
     

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