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Still Bitter: White House Goes After Santelli Again, but Santelli Fires Back
NewsBusters ^ | September 4, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/04/2009 2:00:49 PM PDT by Rufus2007

It's been nearly seven months since CNBC reporter Rick Santelli took a stand against the Obama administration, which inspired the tea party movement - and the White House hasn't forgotten.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked by CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood why the administration decided to go after Santelli after his Feb. 19 call for a metaphorical revolt over President Barack Obama's economic policies.

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KEYWORDS: obama; ricksantelli; teaparty; teapartyexpress
Baghdad Bob Gibbs won't give up on this...
1 posted on 09/04/2009 2:00:50 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Good job, Rick! Keep it up!
Santelli’s a hero!


2 posted on 09/04/2009 2:03:43 PM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Rufus2007

Rick Santelli was only the spark. It could have been anybody or any incident. The fire was already smoldering....


3 posted on 09/04/2009 2:03:45 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Rufus2007
With the OZero whitehouse still gunning for him, you can bet he will get another call or email from Immelt or one of his lackeys.

This group can take no criticism...as the OZero’s popularity wains, watch for him to really go off the deep end. If his last minute ploy to get this passed does not make it, better tuck and duck till we can get him out of office.

Vince

4 posted on 09/04/2009 2:06:37 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: Rufus2007

“Gibbs had previously invited Santelli to the White House for coffee to discuss the plan, but Gibbs said the Secret Service probably wouldn’t have allowed Santelli now.”

But they allow Van Jones...a self admitted communist, radical leftist and enemy of the state, in my opinion, to be an advisor to the POtuS? Puhhhhlleeeeeeeeeeze...


5 posted on 09/04/2009 2:08:10 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: griswold3

Yeah, I kind of look at him as a hero, he definitely was the right man in the right place at the right time.

Now if we could just get some of our representatives as fired up and open mouthed as he.

Vince


6 posted on 09/04/2009 2:08:16 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: Rufus2007

We’re inside their decision cycle. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


7 posted on 09/04/2009 2:08:35 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Proud FR Mobster)
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To: Mouton

Bump to that. We’ve been waiting for that to happen a long time too!


8 posted on 09/04/2009 2:10:52 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Rufus2007

I remember when the real Baghdad Bob was claiming that Sadam was winning the war at a time when US troops were at the city limits. I wonder if Gibbs will be doing the same thing as the Obama administration goes down for the third time.

This administration is shattering faster than I ever could have imagined, but then I did not think that Obama would be so blatant in pushing his socialist agenda at every level via some of the most outrageous characters ever to grace the political scene. Van Jones is just the tip of the iceberg.


9 posted on 09/04/2009 2:11:19 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You’re right there! It started a year ago many of us were manning the phones trying to stop the TARP bill. And they ignored us then.
Santelli’s opinions on CNBC (clearly a pro-Obama, green shoots, animal spirit pimping channel) were all the more poinient!


10 posted on 09/04/2009 2:11:37 PM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Rufus2007

Santelli—the shot heard ‘round the country.


11 posted on 09/04/2009 2:12:49 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Rufus2007

You on my list Santelli! Mo fo!

12 posted on 09/04/2009 2:12:52 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Mouton

That is what makes ZERO such a small man. His singling out individuals for revenge for political differences.


13 posted on 09/04/2009 2:12:54 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (ImpeachZero)
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To: jessduntno

“But they allow Van Jones...a self admitted communist, radical leftist and enemy of the state, in my opinion, to be an advisor to the POtuS? Puhhhhlleeeeeeeeeeze...”

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Why not? They are two birds of a feather.


14 posted on 09/04/2009 2:12:59 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It could have, but he was the one who had the guts to speak out early on.


16 posted on 09/04/2009 2:15:33 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: Rufus2007

They bring Santelli up when he’d nearly been forgotten? That doesn’t seen smart.


17 posted on 09/04/2009 2:20:14 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Heh heh... Can’t complain about their stupidity showing.


18 posted on 09/04/2009 2:23:56 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Rufus2007

Thank-you Rick for getting the tea party movement started.


19 posted on 09/04/2009 2:28:39 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

Rick said what we were all thinking: “What in hell is this clown in the White House doing?”....


20 posted on 09/04/2009 2:32:28 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Rick said what we were all thinking: 'What in hell is this clown in the White House doing?'....

obama,Obama,Clown,Nope,politics,satire

21 posted on 09/04/2009 2:37:52 PM PDT by Flag_This (No, Massoud, there are no men left in Washington.)
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To: Rufus2007

Awesome interview, I hope Santelli Runs for office some day!


22 posted on 09/04/2009 2:54:28 PM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Rufus2007

Note to 0bama: Santelli’s actually worked for a living, and succeeded; he’s just smarter than you are, so give it up already.


23 posted on 09/04/2009 3:18:38 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Rufus2007
This is from April....

CNBC Sweats Obama Bashing

24 posted on 09/04/2009 3:21:24 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Rufus2007
What started it all...

Rick Santelli and the "Rant of the Year"

God bless Rick Santelli :)

25 posted on 09/04/2009 3:23:55 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Mouton
"Now if we could just get some of our representatives as fired up and open mouthed as he."

Nope. These guys are to comfortable. We'll need new ones.

26 posted on 09/04/2009 3:25:57 PM PDT by blam
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To: Rufus2007
" "Truthfully, one primary reason," Gibbs said,..."

That's all Bagdad Gibbs needed to say. He didn't deny "going after Santelli" but affirmed that they did so.

Just like they went after Sarah Palin, and Rush Limbaugh, and Joe the Plumber. They're fighting against the American people and that is starting to backfire.

27 posted on 09/04/2009 3:31:28 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: meyer

The backfire has begun once Obama’s White House went after the common Joe and Mary Public as seen last month and into the first few days of this month in attacking Americans who have had ENOUGH of this radical socialism.


28 posted on 09/04/2009 5:18:18 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Rufus2007
Gibbs had previously invited Santelli to the White House for coffee to discuss the plan, but Gibbs said the Secret Service probably wouldn't have allowed Santelli now.

But ex-jailbird Van Jones can come and go as he pleases.......

29 posted on 09/04/2009 5:22:36 PM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Biggirl

Does anyone know the status of Kathering Bragg, the baker from Woolsey’s townhall meeting? Has Hussein put a contract out on her yet?


30 posted on 09/05/2009 8:31:12 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (POWER TO THE PEOPLE)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Was she the one who challenged Sen.Spector of PA?


31 posted on 09/05/2009 4:17:26 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

No; a couple days ago she challenged Rep. Woolsey of California. She’s from Petaluma, I think. Was interviewed on Greta’s show last night (Greta had a stand-in, though). Ms. Bragg gave an excellent speech at the meeting!


32 posted on 09/05/2009 5:54:20 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (POWER TO THE PEOPLE)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Thanks. So many people, so many names to remember, it is hard. I do my best.:)


33 posted on 09/05/2009 5:58:47 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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