Skip to comments.Lefty Bloggers To Snoop Into Greenspan's Private Life?
Posted on 03/04/2005 5:47:30 PM PST by MisterRepublican
It's not enough that Senate (Permanent) Minority Leader Harry Reid called him a "political hack," now the Left's cyber-hatchet men at The Daily Kos are advocating a smear campaign against Alan Greenspan.
Here's Kos contributor "DavidNYC":
"As you've probably noticed, there have been several Alan Greenspan-related posts on the main page in just the past day or so. In one of those threads, blogswarmer Bob Brigham suggested that we "unleash the blogosphere" on Greenspan. It's a brilliant idea - no one is more worthy of having a halo-ectomy than St. Alan - so let's have at it.
If you're interested in joining this research project, here's my thinking on how it should proceed. (And feel free to chime in with suggestions on the process as well.) We should hunt down anything Greenspan has ever written, said or done that reflects poorly on him. This would include erroneous predictions, older statements which contradict things he's said recently, and anything that's just plain wrong, venal or stupid. The only rules are that it has to be true (of course) and sourced (preferably with a link, but if you're using Lexis, that's cool too - just tell us where it's from).
And for those of you who want to really get down & dirty in the trenches, we can turn this into a one-degree-of-separation venture. That is, if you can find similar material for anyone who is closely linked to Greenspan, that's fair game, too. Good examples would be Greenie's idol, the nutbag "objectivist" Ayn Rand, and Andrea Mitchell, his NBC reporter wife. (An aside: We can debate the merits of this approach all you like, but suffice it to say, there is no question that Republicans do the same crap to us all the time. If you still want to play by the Marquess of Queensberry rules, fine - but I've moved on to brass knuckles.)"
What did Alan Greenspan ever do to them? Oh, yeah ... he said Social Security was in trouble. For that, they are trying to take his reputation.
If I bought into conspiracy theories, I would think Reid's comments were some kind of bin Laden-style code to tip of the little grubby terrorists over at Kos.
At long last, men ... have you no shame?
UPDATE: Clever bloggers claim it's not for a smear campaign. Why else would they be snooping into his wife's background?
What, that was the best analogy they could come up with? How about "let slip the Blogs of War", or something...
Isn't he married to a reporter at CNN or MSNBC???
Andrea Mitchell, NBC.
They fired her?!? My god, she was awesome!
Further proof that liberals yearn for national failures.
Even Clinton was smart enough to leave Greenspan in place.
LOL, she is going to love it that the liberals are going after her husband.
How about "let slip the Blogs of War", or something...
How about the Campbell piobrach...
"Come blogs, and I will feed you flesh...."
Mommie please make them stop...please...
No, they didn't fire her, I don't think. She moved on to NBC. But I want her back on Fox, immediately, damnit! I miss Little Miss Shock "n" Awe!
I never understand why people think that any President has anything to say about the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is NOT a government organization, it is a consortorium of international bankers which is not answerable to the U.S. Government. It was formed by the Federal Reserve Act which was passed on Christmas eve of 1913 when most legislators had gone home for the holidays and the major gainer of this legislation was the House of Rothschild, a British based international bank headed by Baron Rothschild who was once quoted as saying, "Give me control of a country's money, and I care not who makes the laws."
As part of the law, the Federal Reserve Board is to report an audit of its actions to Congress periodically. It has never done so.
So it has come to this - I don't necessarily regard Greenspan as some sort of guru, but trying to refute that Social Security is in trouble by digging up dirt on him is bloody despicable.