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I don’t know what happened, but NEw York Post reported news on its cover today
The good news for traders has created two distinct concerns for President Obama’s advisers. The first problem is political. For much of the year, populist revulsion at Wall Street greed has been palpable.
the NY POst article is here
I especially like this paragraph – incomplete as it is
Observers question everything from the bank’s massive pay to its uncanny ability to serve as a incubator for Washington policymakers. Goldman alumni include former Treasury Secretaries Henry Paulson and Robert Rubin, and Jon Corzine, the current New Jersey governor and former US senator.
Can we add some more “alumni”? Here’s a recent one
The Obama administration picked Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Vice Chairman Robert Hormats to be the State Department’s undersecretary for economic, energy and agricultural affairs, the White House announced Friday.
Let’s make a full list, shall we?
Meanwhile, my google search unveils pearls like this one
WASHINGTON–On May 3, 2007, Barack Obama attended an event at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan that was not on his public schedule and is only now surfacing–a private dinner for Goldman Sachs traders with a discussion on issues moderated for the Wall Street firm by NBC’s Tom Brokaw.
Brokaw is the moderator of Tuesday’s second presidential debate between Obama and John McCain at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
The dinner was not a fund-raiser for Obama,
We can spend months talking of how many ways this is wrong – or how this paragraphs contains what happened to this country in the past year
Maybe we should dub Jr.jr the Goldman Sachs CEO…
It was a logical step in the process of justification
It’s been predicted by Dick Cheney
It’s been sold to us by the Obama media
It’s been even noticed by the Bobots
Now, it’s time for the New York Times to do its talking points job of making it palatable to those aliens it calls “the left”
This time, it’s about taking to a new hights the self given Jr power of overriding the Judicial:
That privilege, a favorite tool of the Bush administration, allows the government to shut down lawsuits by invoking national security. The Obama administration’s brief argued, though no one had asked, that the state secrets privilege was rooted in the Constitution.
I have to confess, I loved that little barb about “no one asking”.
There is even a passing remark about campaign promises to the contrary.
Then everything is cherry picked to confuse and discourage the democracy minded reader.
We get one single quote from a concerned lawyer for some Islamic charity, the NY Times is deluging the reader with Justice Department rationale and even murky quotes from judges’ rulings.
But it does make it clear why, pretending the power grab is based in the Constitution it makes it harder to fight.(Duh)
The article ends with a judge’s opinion in which he basically throws his hands up in face of facts, rather than legitimize the law.
It feels like a “so whatcha gonna do about it” kind of dare. The same GOP-ers flaunted in 2000 after “we stole it fair and square”
Just say good bye to your rights to redress wrongs through the court system.
L’etat, c’est Obama
Jr.jr just escalated W power grab – and, besides that lonely lawyer in the article shaking his head, I don’t see a “left” batting an eyelash”. And unfortunately, the other side, is blinded by sheer ignorance and hurls epithets such as “socialism” – although I have yet to see one member of the proletariat benefitting from this dictatorship.