Skip to comments.The socialist president plays host to capitalism
Posted on 12/15/2010 7:21:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The titans of American industry were all assembled at the White House complex Wednesday. There was Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google. There was Kenneth Chenault, the chairman of American Express. And there was Barack Obama, the sometimes owner of General Motors, Chrysler, Citibank, Bank of America, AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The president's advance team handled it like a state visit. The Secret Service shut down Lafayette Square as the CEOs huddled inside Blair House -- where foreign dignitaries often stay. The U.S. Park Police were mounted, the presidential limousines were idling, and men with scary-looking weapons stood in the shrubbery. The only thing missing was the display the visitors' flag -- in this case, the dollar sign -- from the lampposts.
It looked like a state visit because it was a state visit, in the sense that President Obama was hosting leaders who are, to his administration, very foreign. The land's leading capitalists were sitting down with a leader caricatured by many Republicans as a socialist, or even, in Newt Gingrich's view, a Kenyan anti-colonialist.
"Chilly out here, guys!" the president said with a friendly wave as he crossed the street from the White House to Blair House.
Chilly outside? Wait until you're in a room with all those CEOs.
"Mr. President!" bellowed CNBC's John Harwood from the press risers on the north lawn. "Can you repair your relationship with business?"
"It's chilly out here," Obama repeated.
Harwood, live on the air, did not know quite what to do with this answer. Off camera, a producer's voice prompted him: "Go, John. Keep talking."(continued)
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The Ballad of Barack Obama
Obama the liar, Obama the thief Obama the Judas, the Porter of Grief Obama promises, Obama hesitates Obama walks away, and closes all the gates.
Obama the lawyer. Obama the slick. Obama the Image and confidence trick. Obama the General, in the Army of Banks Obama the Gun, full of nothing but blanks.
Oh, say can you see, where Obama has gone America's crying. The porch lights are on. They wait for a visit from Justice or Truth They are hungry for Hope to feed to their Youth.
But, Obama the Traitor, closes the doors and whispers with Bankers in dark corridors, While Children are dying by thousands of tens Obama is dining on Goldman Sachs hens.
These CEO’s are capitalists like Obama is black. That’s for the suckers. They are all mercantilists.
Bill Gates and George Soros are Socialist billionaires. It isn’t poverty that makes on a Socialist.
Paper tiger arguments about capitalism quickly fold.
All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others.
Welcome the rise of the American Politburo.
No different than the same type of meetings hosted by Hugo Chavez down in Venezuela.
How do you figure they’re mercantilists?
They exist in a world of restricted competition supported by the State. Much like the Crown companies of old. They support the modern aristos with their political money. One hand washes another.
But does this constitute mercantilism?
Right you are, very typical for a national socialist, knows nothing about free markets and capitalism and thinks that by sweetening the pot for the big guys (bribes) and making edict from on high he can bring about prosperity.
It definitely has some of the characteristics of mercantilism.
Specifically, the activist intervention of the nation-state to effect the outcome.
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