Skip to comments.Obama: I'm “only thing between you and the pitchforks.” (2009)
Posted on 04/15/2010 8:02:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Arrayed around a long mahogany table in the White House state dining room last week, the CEOs of the most powerful financial institutions in the world offered several explanations for paying high salaries to their employees and, by extension, to themselves.
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But President Barack Obama wasnt in a mood to hear them out. He stopped the conversation and offered a blunt reminder of the publics reaction to such explanations. Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isnt buying that.
My administration, the president added, is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.
The fresh details of the meeting some never before revealed come from an account provided to POLITICO by one of the participants. A second source inside the meeting confirmed the details, and two other sources familiar with the meeting offered additional information.
He’s a thug.
The only violence American citizens would ever impart would be against the ruling political class.
And the parasite class trying to hold onto what was "rightfuly" redistributed to them.
HOLY COW! This came from out of our bullying president’s mouth?
How did we get here?
It’s always been socialists, communists, and anarchists like Ted Rall who dream of lynching CEOs from lampposts.
wow. that is a thinly veiled threat, if I ever heard one. What a crocodile.
They're coming for YOU!!!!
Evita, Evita, Evama, Evama, Ebama, Ebama, Obama!
Politics! the art of the possible!
One has no rules, is no precise...
Classic Alinsky, Marxist diversion tactics. Demonize a convenient enemy, scapegoating etc. The real enemy is the REGIME!
Who will stand between Obama and the pitchforks?
“How did we get here?”
Self-hating, guilty whites wanting to show themselves and their similarly clueless friends, how “progressive” they were by voting for the “cool” black guy.
“Hes a thug.”
Let’s not be harsh. It’s simply the Chicago Way. Expecting someone pickled in that environment for decades to behave any differently is like expecting a new puppy to be instantaneously house-broken. Of course, Obama was exactly obliged to surround himself with others similarly trained, such as Rahm, Axelrod and Jarrett. Without handlers to steer him away from such thuggery, he’s likely to hone it to a fine art: a bit like the puppy who never learns to be house-broken, but instead keeps sneaking off to a little used room to take a dump.
He should be more worried about the pitchforks aimed at his administratio.....IMHO
The people with the pitchforks are his thugs. It was nothing more than a shakedown.
Man - Oh - Man. How the hell did this total O-hole become President!
This O-hole is inciting RIOTS!
Bammy will save us all!
Well, he did say his administration was between the pitchforks and the corporate CEO’s, so I guess that means the Obama administration gets attacked by the angered populace first.
Quite frankly, a lot of corporate CEO’s deserve the pitchfork treatment, too, but from their shareholders, not the public at large. Any executive (CEO, CFO, whatever) whose fat compensation package is not tied to delivering value to the shareholders (remember them, the actual capitalists, who in theory own the company?) deserves to be shown the door and replaced with someone who understands that the job of the corporate executive is as a fiduciary for the owners.
And that includes that part of the "parasite class" that has had, by far, the most "redistributed" to them, big business.
“So if you don’t do what I tell you, I’ll let the public hang you.”
No thuggery here!
Obama: Pitch fork and gun salesman of the decade.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Thug in Chief ping!
When the boy king meets his end, it will make the passing of Kings Herod and Ahab look positively peaceful and joyous in comparison.
And that’s no threat. It is appointed unto men once to die, and then judgment. When Almighty God decides it is time to pull 0bama’s plug, there is no power in Heaven or on Earth (or anywhere else) that will be able to prevent it.
When history issues it’s verdict many years from now, 0bama will be the most reviled and despised ruler in all of U.S. history (and I say ‘ruler’ because he is not, and will NEVER be confirmed to be ‘President’ by Constitutional muster).
Woe unto the usurpin’ Kenyan sonuvabitch.
1) The teachers' union that has been undermining the fabric of our education for 50 years
2) ACORN that has devalued our votes
That’s a pretty biased article, even by Politico’s standards of 2009.
“At each place around the table sat a single glass of water. No ice. For those who finished their glass, no refills were offered. There was no group photograph taken of the CEOs with the president, which typically happens at ceremonial White House gatherings but not at serious strategy sessions.
The only way they could have sent a more Spartan message is if they had served bread along with the water, says a person who attended the meeting. The signal from Obamas body language and demeanor was, Im the president, and youre not.
Neener..neener..neener...’I’m the President and you’re not”
Obama is a punk narcissist! The funny thing is many of these financial titans supported him for President!
The CEOs are not who are outraging the people, and they won’t be carrying pitchforks when they have finally had enough.
Obama is too stupid to realize the pitchforks are for him.
Thanks for this apt and timely reminder of the evil that this usurper and his “administration” is all about.
This US President is delusional and needs to be carried out of OUR white house in a straight jacket before he gets us all killed.
Thinly veiled? I think butt-naked.
I tried not to be too harsh, I left muslim POS off that post.
Sounds like many of them want to return the TARP money as well, but Obama won’t let them. The ONLY reason for this stance on Obama’s part is that it doesn’t fly with his administration’s strategy to demonize the bankers and financial sector heading into the November elections.
This part was very telling:
“Dimon also insisted that hed like to give the governments TARP money back as soon as practical, and asked the president to streamline that process.
But Obama didnt like that idea arguing that the system still needs government capital.....”
“Several CEOs disagreed, arguing instead that returning TARP money was their patriotic duty, that they didnt need it anymore, and that publicity surrounding the return would send a positive signal of confidence to the markets.”
Obama doesn’t want any ‘positive message’ sent to the markets..nor does he want the public to think positively about the financial sector. He needs to demonize them to take the pressure off his epic failure as President.
Hey, that's a nice bank ya got there....
He is such a pompos @ss. It is all about him. He is the one who is standing between them and the pitchforks. It’s ME ME ME ME ya hear!
Why does this stupid communists as@ continue to be a real fool. He is the cause for the pitchforks. Cry baby jackass for a President.
“Lets not be harsh.”
Now more than ever is the time to be “harsh”, and every other type of politically-incorrect behavior that we’ve suppressed during the long downward spiral of the American Republic.
Well, if he is standing in front of the pitchforks - we can always hope that a disgruntled dem will give him a shove.
Most, if not all of these men work harder and smarter than anyone else, they have paid their dues through education, long hours and very hard work. They have EARNED what they made. Corporations never existed as high earning, gracious benefactors of wealth to be evenly and 'fairly' spread to the public. They have always existed for the bottom line, and that's just LIFE. Whoever has benefitted by big business, (and that's everyone who lives in a strong, safe, economically sound country, my friend), has benefitted from the gifts and hard work of the business owners and CEOs. If you don't like the way business distributes their OWN money you can always start a business of your own, if you have the ability and the energy and the willingness to work eighteen hours OR MORE a day.
GREED doesn't begin or end at Wall Street, it is something that exists just as horrendously in the homes of 'laborers', union thugs, and the midddleclass. Greed, in fact, is the reason why union thugs and parasites always want more from their employers, even if they're not willing to WORK HARDER for it.
Do you know what your economic worth is? It is whatever you can EARN out there, whatever the market will bear for your service, product or work; no more, no less.
DOPE + ROPE = HOPE!
The only thing between his corrupt Ratbags in Congress and the pitchforkings they deserve.
Pitchforks are fine but I personally like boiling pitch and fathers
Brutus killed Caesar, correct?
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