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Obamas Big Sellout
Rolling Stone ^ | Dec. 9 2009 | Matt Tiabbi

Posted on 12/11/2009 5:55:21 AM PST by marstegreg

Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He pushed a tax plan to soak the rich, ripped NAFTA for hurting the middle class and tore into John McCain for supporting a bankruptcy bill that sided with wealthy bankers "at the expense of hardworking Americans." Obama may not have run to the left of Samuel Gompers or Cesar Chavez, but it's not like you saw him on the campaign trail flanked by bankers from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. What inspired supporters who pushed him to his historic win was the sense that a genuine outsider was finally breaking into an exclusive club, that walls were being torn down, that things were, for lack of a better or more specific term, changing.

Then he got elected.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bailout; citigroup; goldmansachs; obama
This is a pretty long article, but it is very interesting, since it comes from the (disappointed) left!
1 posted on 12/11/2009 5:55:22 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg
The change they expected in not the change they got.
2 posted on 12/11/2009 5:56:49 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’m guessing obama’s voters are among the perpetually unhappy and won’t be satisfied with anything.


3 posted on 12/11/2009 6:05:41 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: marstegreg
What we do know is that Barack Obama pulled a bait-and-switch on us.


4 posted on 12/11/2009 6:16:48 AM PST by opentalk
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To: marstegreg

Matt Tiabbi = communist

Rolling Stone might as well be the Daily Worker


5 posted on 12/11/2009 6:25:29 AM PST by y6162 (uish..)
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To: marstegreg

The comments are interesting as well.


6 posted on 12/11/2009 6:28:27 AM PST by hoe_cake (A member of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: opentalk
Would you trust this government with your mother's life? Then why let them control her healthcare?




7 posted on 12/11/2009 6:31:42 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: hoe_cake

It does seem that reality is bitter pill to swallow for these folks. It was comforting to see that alot of people defended the tea partiers. I had not read the comments section until you mentioned it, thanks for the heads up!


8 posted on 12/11/2009 6:38:22 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg

Read this AM SPEC take on the useful tool Taibbi’s POS Rolling Stone article, it’s actually a bit of BO CYA: http://spectator.org/blog/2009/12/10/obama-and-big-business-what-a


9 posted on 12/11/2009 6:44:19 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: marstegreg
We all lose when stupid people vote for incompetents.

In their naive arrogance, the liberals think they're too progressive for their own candidate. With all their education, they failed to understand the politics of reality. It's damaging America's wealth, sovereignty and freedom.

As Michael Savage said, "You'll get us all killed!!!"

10 posted on 12/11/2009 6:46:12 AM PST by jonatron
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To: marstegreg

I can only take a bit of Schaedenfreude away from this stuff. They will STILL kiss his butt, and moan about how he inherited a problem, and it really is all Bush’s fault, BLAH BLAH BLAH.

The thing about liberal media outlets like RS or PMSNBC or the dinosaur ‘nets or the NY Slimes is that they NEVER REALLY ABANDON THEIR little tin gods like BO.

Sure, they gripe, but they’re like battered women who refuse to see the failure of their choice of men. “Maybe we need to do more to make them succeed” is their mantra. As if more laudable coverage of their politicians is needed.

Voters, OTOH, are not like that. Sadly, BO and his team of fraudsters are working to eliminate the opposition of the voters...dead, double, and non-existent voters will cast millions of ballots in 2010 if the White House has its way.


11 posted on 12/11/2009 6:51:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: iopscusa

It looks like they are taking baby steps towards the truth...they cannot handle it all at once or their fragile perception of Obama will implode. Their hatred for the right blurs their view of reality. But it is getting harder and harder to ignore...


12 posted on 12/11/2009 6:52:06 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg

I will say it again. These people are blaming their hero Obama for carrying out what a socialist dictatorship does.

The flaw isn’t really their glorious leader, the flaw is their belief in the progressive movement. The movement depends on lies, deception, and a willing bunch of fools and suckers who will buy into the scam.

Until they see that no matter who they choose as hero from the movement of deception, they will always be disappointed.


13 posted on 12/11/2009 6:52:39 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: marstegreg
What inspired supporters who pushed him to his historic win was the sense that a genuine outsider was finally breaking into an exclusive club, that walls were being torn down, that things were, for lack of a better or more specific term, changing.

They fooled ya again...he's another hard core lefty who is willing to rob the American public to advance his agenda.

14 posted on 12/11/2009 6:53:33 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC
"Won't get fooled Again"

..wonder if the Who will play that at the Superbowl?

15 posted on 12/11/2009 6:58:03 AM PST by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: marstegreg

and 0bama takes another one in the.................................HA ha!!!

16 posted on 12/11/2009 7:13:48 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: marstegreg

It’s amazing that this author doesn’t realize how much he was and still is projecting into candidate Hussein’s mealy mouthed and mostly meaningless messages.


17 posted on 12/11/2009 7:38:18 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: marstegreg

You RS dumbshids believed his “hope and change” crap? Ah, hah, hah, hah! What a bunch of dreamy-eyed, naive losers.


18 posted on 12/11/2009 7:42:14 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: BenLurkin

It just goes to show how hard this pill is for them to swallow...they are questioning (finally), but just can’t seem to let go of the talking point hypnosis they have been subject to.


19 posted on 12/11/2009 7:42:22 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: indylindy
From the article:

"NAFTA's shortcomings were evident when signed, and we must now amend the agreement to fix them," Obama declared. A few months after hiring Furman to help shape its economic policy, however, the White House quietly quashed any talk of renegotiating the trade deal. "The president has said we will look at all of our options, but I think they can be addressed without having to reopen the agreement," U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk told reporters in a little-publicized conference call last April.

This is misleading, and maybe dishonest. Obama stopped the NAFTA program for Mexican trucks to travel in the USA. I expected him to bring the Mexican trucks back, but AFAIK the program is still dead. (This is one of the few things BO has done that I agree with.)

20 posted on 12/12/2009 11:54:18 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Who was he talking about?)
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To: marstegreg; All
It was comforting to see that alot of people defended the tea partiers.

If you read a little of Taibbi, you might think he is a kindred spirit: He opposes crap and trade, megabanks, and now Obama. But if you read carefully you will see that if he were in charge, things would be worse than under Obama. Those who read the last page will see that he deems Tea Partiers to be uneducated/racist/redneck.

21 posted on 12/13/2009 12:37:40 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Who was he talking about?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I was referring to the comments section after the article. I have read enough from Matt to see that he is kind of a fareweather friend. I don’t know what to make of him. someone had mentioned that the comments were interestingand upon reading them I noticed there were a lot people speaking very kindly of the tea partiers.


22 posted on 12/13/2009 7:50:44 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg; FromLori; stephenjohnbanker
I was referring to the comments section after the article.

mastergreg,

Understood. My post was directed at everyone in the thread, so when I wrote "you" in my post maybe I should have used a different pronoun, like "one."

We can find interesting info in some of Taibbi's writings, but he seems to despise conservatives in general. Do you remember hearing about Playboy's "Hate sex" piece that contained some left wing idiot's fantasies about raping well-known conservative women? The "inspiration" for that article may have come from Taibbi, who wrote some similar smut about Michelle Malkin (while defending Obama's porkulus spending and portraying Tea Party people as ignorant etc.) here:

LINK

23 posted on 12/13/2009 8:31:31 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Who was he talking about?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

That is so disgusting. He had disgusting comments in the final page of the obama sell out article too about tea partiers,etc. which is why I said he doesn’t get it yes he did a good job exposing obama’s sell out but he falls far short in understanding why conservatives are disgusted over all with his spending and his redistribution of wealth not only to the acorn types but to the elites who paid him off. The other thing about Taiibi is where was he before the election those things should have been exposed then but it seems they were purposely hushed up.


24 posted on 12/13/2009 8:51:13 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori
Thanks.

Taibbi even insists his sex fantasy is funny in the comments section. Arrogant and tasteless.

We live in a crazy political world in which Goldman donates so much to Obama, then
LINK: yesterday he bashes "Fat Cat Bankers"

And Taibbi bashes Goldman and Crap and Trade while simultaneously attacking those who should be his natural allies on those issues.

25 posted on 12/13/2009 9:21:04 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Who was he talking about?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

There was a thread about that yesterday where I promptly pointed out the pot is calling the kettle black

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2406168/posts

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/09/21/baracks-wall-street-problem-is-now-americas

http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2009/12/10/mean-street-the-lost-cause-of-ge-and-jeff-immelt/


26 posted on 12/13/2009 9:33:24 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Thanks for sending me the link for the Matt Tiabbi story. I know what to think of him now, the words “Pig” and “jerk” come to mind! I just haven’t decided which one fits better! :)


27 posted on 12/14/2009 5:04:26 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg; FromLori; stephenjohnbanker
I know what to think of him now, the words “Pig” and “jerk” come to mind! I just haven’t decided which one fits better! :)

I too have truble finding words that describe some of the stuff Taibbi writes.

There are people in this world who may sometimes write things which are insightful and unique, and other times write something that is despicable. When you and I see the evil side of a person that shocks us, even if we liked something they had written before.

Remember Anita Dunn, Obama's ex-WH Communications Director, who said her favorite political philosphers were Mother Teresa and Mao Tse Tung? Dunn is an example of a person who overlooks the evil in a person if that person fits her ideology.

28 posted on 12/14/2009 5:31:23 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Who was he talking about?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

It’s too bad most of “those” people are running the government. My, God, look at some of their appointees. Anita Dunn is actually one of the better ones, you were kind to use her as an example. I guess that is just how the left operates...


29 posted on 12/14/2009 5:43:18 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

BUMP


30 posted on 12/14/2009 5:47:24 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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