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Buffett: Secret ballot is important..."I'm against card check."
CNBC interview ^ | March 9 | PghBaldy

Posted on 03/09/2009 5:43:29 AM PDT by PghBaldy

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WOW. This is enormous...They also showed clips of the several times Obama mentioned he gets econ advice form Warren (before this segment of the interview)... http://www.cnbc.com/id/29552618
1 posted on 03/09/2009 5:43:29 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

When will Buffett be producing his own David Brooks and regret his decision to back 0bama?

holding breath now... /sarc


2 posted on 03/09/2009 5:50:01 AM PDT by AmericanGirlRising (Buying carbon credits will not get me into Heaven. I am second - http://iamsecond.com/#/home/)
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To: PghBaldy
They also showed clips of the several times Obama mentioned he gets econ advice form Warren.

I get advice from my Dad often, sometimes even solicited, but that doesn't mean I follow it. Don't hold your breathj, Obama owes the Unions.

3 posted on 03/09/2009 5:51:51 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: AmericanGirlRising

i think a GROWING number of those who voted for Obama are very much regretting their choice.


4 posted on 03/09/2009 5:52:23 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: PghBaldy

Oh, so NOW he is a conservative.


5 posted on 03/09/2009 5:52:55 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: PghBaldy

Republicans need to play this up immensely. Buffett is a household name. If he is against, America will go with his decision that it is bad.


6 posted on 03/09/2009 5:53:24 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Newsweek and Obama are gonna use Rush excuse to push for Fairness Doctrine)
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To: PghBaldy

Buffet just glossed over that.

most of the interview has been Buffet in “rescue obama” mode.

Buffet has been delusionally pro obama.


7 posted on 03/09/2009 5:54:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: PghBaldy

Kernan asking great questions.

Of course he’s insisting he has no opinion about the topics but simply asking the questions.

Kernan is like a dog with a bone. He’s not letting up and Buffett is waffling when he can but speaking the truth at times.


8 posted on 03/09/2009 5:54:49 AM PDT by Carley (President Obama ~ Leaving No Tax Cheat Behind)
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To: Larry Lucido

Not exactly a conservative but he is complaining that O is trying to do too much at once.

I took that as saying he’s spending too much money while he should be concentrating on the economy.

He is for taxing the rich so the poor can have more.

What an idiot.


9 posted on 03/09/2009 5:56:15 AM PDT by Carley (President Obama ~ Leaving No Tax Cheat Behind)
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To: PghBaldy

Buffet is only his “economic advisor” when Buffet promotes what bamster’s handlers plan for the economy

Buffet will be dumped like yesterdays garbage in the rush to get bamster to sign this bill

Forbes also against this bill...

it doesn’t matter who is against it....the democrats will do it and the economy will be further wrecked. This is intentional folks.


10 posted on 03/09/2009 5:56:55 AM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: Carley

What’s strange is that Buffet says he supports Obammy
But he’s in opposition to all the principles that Obammy supports.
(Carbon tax, card check, yadda yadda)

The important point I got from Buffet’s discussion is he forecasts INFLATION which totally agrees with my view.


11 posted on 03/09/2009 5:57:47 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Abortion, among other things...


12 posted on 03/09/2009 5:59:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Newsweek and Obama are gonna use Rush excuse to push for Fairness Doctrine)
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To: PghBaldy
I'm thinking he likes the attention that affiliation with Obama gives him - i.e. Buffett as "An Economic Brad Pitt"
13 posted on 03/09/2009 6:01:48 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: PghBaldy
Buyers Remorse is spreading, but it needs to spread faster and wider to prevent Pres*ent Teleprompter from destroying us.

Fortunately the cretins who support PT are funneling thousands (if not millions) more to the Rush Limbaugh Show via their foolish attacks on Rush. If Rush can educate them fast enough, maybe he can convert enough to sanity and reality to put the skids to the destruction of our country.

14 posted on 03/09/2009 6:01:53 AM PDT by Sal (The Mr. Cool mask has slipped and exposed the naked face of the Chicago Street Thug.)
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To: nascarnation

Buffett is a tool.


15 posted on 03/09/2009 6:02:22 AM PDT by Carley (President Obama ~ Leaving No Tax Cheat Behind)
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To: nascarnation

Buffet is trying to rescue himself far more than he is trying to rescue obama.

Must suck to wake up to being a useful idiot to the socialists.


16 posted on 03/09/2009 6:02:48 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
Buffet has been delusionally pro obama.

Buffet holds a lot of municipal bonds he needs to be bailed out on... Especially in California...

17 posted on 03/09/2009 6:03:36 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: PghBaldy
I've become a BIG TIME Joe Kernen fan.

While I watch Becky Quick ,

I listen to Joe. He reminds me of a freeper. No B.S. allowed.

18 posted on 03/09/2009 6:07:11 AM PDT by McGruff (If the War on Terrorism is over, do the terrorist know that?)
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To: Sal

Yes, everyone believes this Obama WH gang are the brightest bulbs, but they’ve simply advertised loudly for their enemy.

What did he learn from Ayers and as a community organizer? The average Chicago Alderman is not this stupid and their IQs don’t average over 90.


19 posted on 03/09/2009 6:08:58 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: PghBaldy

Too little, too late Warren.


20 posted on 03/09/2009 6:09:45 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: PghBaldy

Buffet’s chickens are coming home to roost.

He’s a scumbag just trying to get people to put money into his comapny. And some are pulling their money out, like Bill Gates.


21 posted on 03/09/2009 6:20:53 AM PDT by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use violent force to defend liberty deserves the tyrant that rules them SP)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Buffett says union elections should continue to be by secret ballot. He is opposed to the "card check" proposal for worker votes on joining unions.
Since the proposal is going to pass, and this loser supported the Sock Puppet, big deal.
22 posted on 03/09/2009 6:27:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: AmericanGirlRising

“When will Buffett be producing his own David Brooks and regret his decision to back 0bama?”

Why, he’s getting to buy the market...cheap. Oh, I get it you think the public won’t throw the bums out in 2010. Sorry Warren, if that’s teh case, you may be in the food lines like everyone else.


23 posted on 03/09/2009 6:28:22 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (I'm studying Voodoo...curses cast daily. Landrieu be gone to the devil...)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

Warren is taking a bath just like everyone else.


24 posted on 03/09/2009 6:37:04 AM PDT by kabar
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To: AmericanGirlRising
BUFFETT: I WAS 'DUMB' (sends 21 page letter to shareholders)(NY POST 3/2/08 RICHARD WILNER)
25 posted on 03/09/2009 6:59:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: stockpirate

AIG got an $80billion dollar check and they are wanting more. How much will Warren Buffett be getting?


26 posted on 03/09/2009 7:00:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: PghBaldy

Buffett is a social liberal.

It rules him.

a baby killing enabler of the first order

may he rot in hell


27 posted on 03/09/2009 7:07:16 AM PDT by wardaddy (I've known black people over 50 years, raised with them and by them.. Obama ain't BLACK, HE"S RED!)
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To: McGruff

“I’ve become a BIG TIME Joe Kernen fan”

My condolences. I think Joe is a brain-dead Liberal, and when he starts speaking I make a quick lunge for the remote control. Becky Quick is a lot more intelligent than Joe, and also easy on the eyes.


28 posted on 03/09/2009 7:12:13 AM PDT by devere
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To: AmericanGirlRising
When will Buffett be producing his own David Brooks and regret his decision to back 0bama?

The shares of Berkshire Hathaway is now at the levels 10 years ago... not only that, some of his biggest picks are hurting him... Wells Fargo, American Express and now... Burlington Northern.

But I don't feel so sorry for him... he made the choice to back up a socialist and remember him telling everyone that he doesn't think he is being taxed enough? Well, since Warren lost half of his net worth... I bet you he is really regretting his decision now...

29 posted on 03/09/2009 7:19:05 AM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: PghBaldy

Blind pig::Acorn


30 posted on 03/09/2009 7:33:34 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: PghBaldy

31 posted on 03/09/2009 7:34:16 AM PDT by B Knotts (Worst economy since the Third Punic War)
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To: AmericanGirlRising

Buffeet is a greed sh**. His Berkshire Hathaway owns Kirby vacuums which preys on poor old people in rural areas. They end up selling people in trailers $500 vacs on time payments with high interest rate financing deals. So people in trailers end up paying $3,000 for a vac. A story in the WSJ a few years ago talked about Kirby’s slimy practices.


32 posted on 03/09/2009 7:44:11 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: longtermmemmory
Most of the interview has been Buffet in “rescue obama” mode. Buffet has been delusionally pro obama.

Correct. There is a disconnect between what he is saying about the efficacies of 0bama's policies (none) and his general support for 0bama.

It could be delusion on the part of the old coot. But I think it is intellectual dishonesty. Buffet railed several times against corporate dishonesty, and then lied his ass off when the topic was 0bama.

33 posted on 03/09/2009 8:07:00 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: theDentist

Exactly.....Obozo has already told the union thugs that he’ll pay up.


34 posted on 03/09/2009 8:17:29 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: qwertypie

HUGE logic disconect.

Buffet is essentially rescuing his OWN positions.

Oracle of Omaha is just playing to the mob to save his own posterior.

imagine the birkshire shareholders bailing on him.


35 posted on 03/09/2009 8:30:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

“Buffet has been delusionally pro obama.”

Just speculating, but I doubt buffett is prone to rapturous adulation when it comes to politicians. He could not have survived at his level as long as he has if he were.

Following this assumption, I conclude it means he thinks the interests that are presumed to be running the current administration are in his best interests as well.

His interests are not our interests. Billionaires are functionally as powerful as small nation-states, and have little in common with us.


36 posted on 03/09/2009 8:38:46 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: PghBaldy

I don’t take anything Buffett takes seriously. He’s just the typical lib who advocates higher tax rates, while having several armies of lawyers and accountants looking at every angle they can get to minimize HIS tax liability (just like the Kennedys, for instance). The day Buffett actually pays taxes at the rates at which he wants everyone else to pay them, is the day I’ll consider taking him seriously.


37 posted on 03/09/2009 8:44:51 AM PDT by Emile ("If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything" -- Unknown)
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Buffet's not happy eh?

Well then it's a darn good thing it's Soros' turn to work the puppet strings today.

38 posted on 03/09/2009 9:18:06 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: PghBaldy

I hope Buffett loses billions. He’re your president, Warren. Suck it up.


39 posted on 03/09/2009 9:29:13 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Obama = Jimmy Carter II)
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To: longtermmemmory

Buffett said that both Republicans and Demos should support Obama. Since it’s rather obvious that Congressional Demos are on the same page as Obama, what Buffett really means is this: Republicans should cave in and do whatever Obama wants.

To the contrary, Republicans should grow a backbone and oppose Obama’s socialism.


40 posted on 03/09/2009 9:32:25 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: nascarnation

“What’s strange is that Buffet says he supports Obammy”
With apologies to the Beatles:

I say yes, I say no
I say stop and I say go, go, go
Oh, no
I say goodbye and I say hello
Hello, hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye
I say hello
Hello, hello
I don’t know why I say goodbye
I say hello


41 posted on 03/09/2009 9:56:42 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: AmericanGirlRising
When will Buffett be producing his own David Brooks and regret his decision to back 0bama?

Why? Obama is making him richer every time he or his lackeys open their mouths.

42 posted on 03/09/2009 10:33:16 AM PDT by Syncro ("Play by the rules and you miss all of the fun"---Broken Bridges)
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To: PghBaldy

Most of the American people do not need Warren Buffet’s stamp of approval on issues.

When the Card Check issue bubbles to the surface, people will be outraged.


43 posted on 03/09/2009 11:02:18 AM PDT by Onerom99
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To: PghBaldy

“Buffett says the financial system was within days or hours of collapse last September.”

I still would like to know who was behind the run.


44 posted on 03/09/2009 12:16:59 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: PghBaldy

Put your money where your mouth is, Buffett - then maybe we will believe you.


45 posted on 03/09/2009 1:04:49 PM PDT by conservative blonde
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To: PghBaldy

“They also showed clips of the several times Obama mentioned he gets econ advice form Warren”

Obama only accepts the advice that fits with his agenda


46 posted on 03/09/2009 1:14:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: Carley

“He is for taxing the rich so the poor can have more.”

but he’s not a fascist. he doesn’t believe govt should control the inputs and pick winners and losers.


47 posted on 03/09/2009 1:15:54 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: B Knotts

I wonder if there’s a version of your image that says POS...!?


48 posted on 03/09/2009 2:27:44 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: Carley
Not exactly a conservative but he is complaining that O is trying to do too much at once.

Smart enough to know O's PO-ing people by the million at a record rate.

49 posted on 03/09/2009 7:39:26 PM PDT by polymuser (Wake up, America!)
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To: PghBaldy

Warren B. doesn’t know whether he is afoot or horseback. Somedays, hell from hour-to-hour, he changes from liberal to reason and back again over and over.

Someday he will finally become insignificant, assume room temperature and go back to the earth.


50 posted on 03/09/2009 11:11:22 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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