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Obama: I'm “only thing between you and the pitchforks.” (2009)
POLITICO ^ | April 3, 2009 | By EAMON JAVERS

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 wasn’t in a mood to hear them out. He stopped the conversation and offered a blunt reminder of the public’s reaction to such explanations. “Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isn’t 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.

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President Obama's hints of mob violence directed at the financial sector were later confirmed by ABC and in staged demonstrations by ACORN and Working Families "protesters" and buffoonish rants by Congressional Democrats against an AIG $1-a-year whipping boy.
1 posted on 04/15/2010 8:02:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He’s a thug.


2 posted on 04/15/2010 8:04:17 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The only violence American citizens would ever impart would be against the ruling political class.


3 posted on 04/15/2010 8:04:47 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: snowrip
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.

4 posted on 04/15/2010 8:07:03 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

HOLY COW! This came from out of our bullying president’s mouth?

How did we get here?


5 posted on 04/15/2010 8:07:47 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s always been socialists, communists, and anarchists like Ted Rall who dream of lynching CEOs from lampposts.


6 posted on 04/15/2010 8:08:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

wow. that is a thinly veiled threat, if I ever heard one. What a crocodile.


7 posted on 04/15/2010 8:08:32 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Don't ask for whom the pitchforks are coming Oboy;

They're coming for YOU!!!!

8 posted on 04/15/2010 8:08:45 AM PDT by Pietro ("I am not an idealouge" BHO; "I am not a crook" RMN)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Evita, Evita, Evama, Evama, Ebama, Ebama, Obama!

Politics! the art of the possible!

One has no rules, is no precise...


9 posted on 04/15/2010 8:09:24 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Classic Alinsky, Marxist diversion tactics. Demonize a convenient enemy, scapegoating etc. The real enemy is the REGIME!


10 posted on 04/15/2010 8:09:58 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Who will stand between Obama and the pitchforks?


11 posted on 04/15/2010 8:12:13 AM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed imposter")
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To: Dudoight

“How did we get here?”

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Self-hating, guilty whites wanting to show themselves and their similarly clueless friends, how “progressive” they were by voting for the “cool” black guy.


12 posted on 04/15/2010 8:12:52 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: nolongerademocrat

“He’s 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.


13 posted on 04/15/2010 8:13:11 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He should be more worried about the pitchforks aimed at his administratio.....IMHO


14 posted on 04/15/2010 8:13:14 AM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The people with the pitchforks are his thugs. It was nothing more than a shakedown.


15 posted on 04/15/2010 8:14:05 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Man - Oh - Man. How the hell did this total O-hole become President!

This O-hole is inciting RIOTS!


16 posted on 04/15/2010 8:15:57 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Bammy will save us all!


17 posted on 04/15/2010 8:17:45 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: sniper63

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.


18 posted on 04/15/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"'My administration,' the president added, iis the only thing between you and the pitchforks.'"

Ya know, we got "threatened" with mass riots IF obama "didn't win the election". Now, this Chicago punk is threatening these CEO's to "align them with his way of thinking".

It's about time America called obama's bluff...bring it on.

If you and the Chia heads want to riot in the streets, have at it, but we won't roll over and give you America on a silver platter.

This president placeholder is delusional. We just got past Waxman wanting to call CEO's "on the carpet" for daring to say something about the negative effects of obamacare (which is everything about it); then at the "summit", obama insulted and "pulled rank" and bullied his way at the Republicans.

This administration is nothing more than a Chicago "protection racket"..."you play our game, and you'll be safe, otherwise we release the street thugs on you.".

Now, I ask everyone, is THIS the way we want to live our lives, and have our children/grandchildren live THEIR lives from here on out?

Are we going to curl up in a ball everytime we hear some street thugs are going to riot?

Hollywood and the media have made sure they build the perception that having blacks mad at you is worse than the "wrath of God", but, it ain't so. They're just people and they can be handled.

The kenyan is hinting "mob violence" from his side, and condeming "mob violence" that doesn't even exist, and has not been threatened from the TEA party movement.

I think we're going to have a job on our hands getting that bunch out of Washington in November, but as my old Grandmother used to say, "A job worth doing, is worth doing well.".
19 posted on 04/15/2010 8:20:12 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Repeat Offender
And the parasite class trying to hold onto what was "rightfuly" redistributed to them.

And that includes that part of the "parasite class" that has had, by far, the most "redistributed" to them, big business.

20 posted on 04/15/2010 8:20:35 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Tigerized

Thug ping


21 posted on 04/15/2010 8:21:05 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“So if you don’t do what I tell you, I’ll let the public hang you.”

No thuggery here!


22 posted on 04/15/2010 8:22:01 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (http://www.teapartyslogans.com/cgi-bin/web/index.cgi)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

oddfather


23 posted on 04/15/2010 8:22:06 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: grumpygresh

Obama: Pitch fork and gun salesman of the decade.


24 posted on 04/15/2010 8:22:36 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: DrC
Regardless of how he became a thug, he's a thug. Often, the truth is harsh.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

25 posted on 04/15/2010 8:22:38 AM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: STARWISE; SE Mom; maggief; onyx; hoosiermama; little jeremiah

Thug in Chief ping!


26 posted on 04/15/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


27 posted on 04/15/2010 8:23:38 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: gathersnomoss
Man - Oh - Man. How the hell did this total O-hole become President!

1) The teachers' union that has been undermining the fabric of our education for 50 years

2) ACORN that has devalued our votes

28 posted on 04/15/2010 8:24:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That’s a pretty biased article, even by Politico’s standards of 2009.


29 posted on 04/15/2010 8:27:29 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: STARWISE; SE Mom; maggief; hoosiermama; onyx

“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 Obama’s body language and demeanor was, ‘I’m the president, and you’re 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!


30 posted on 04/15/2010 8:29:15 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire
From the White House, there were five principal attendees: chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who arrived a few minutes late, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Council of Economic Advisers chairwoman Christina Romer, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers. Uncharacteristically, Summers said almost nothing, and it appeared to one participant as if he had been told to remain silent.
31 posted on 04/15/2010 8:35:48 AM PDT by maggief (Not everything is what it seems.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The CEOs are not who are outraging the people, and they won’t be carrying pitchforks when they have finally had enough.


32 posted on 04/15/2010 8:36:37 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”

Obama is too stupid to realize the pitchforks are for him.

33 posted on 04/15/2010 8:38:27 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Thanks for this apt and timely reminder of the evil that this usurper and his “administration” is all about.


34 posted on 04/15/2010 8:38:32 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


35 posted on 04/15/2010 8:40:09 AM PDT by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: Chuzzlewit
wow. that is a thinly veiled threat, if I ever heard one

Thinly veiled? I think butt-naked.

36 posted on 04/15/2010 8:40:49 AM PDT by T Minus Four (Abortion: one dead, one wounded.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Exactly. bttt


37 posted on 04/15/2010 8:41:08 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Jim Wallis speaks for Christians the same way that Jesse Jackson speaks for all blacks.)
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To: DrC

I tried not to be too harsh, I left muslim POS off that post.


38 posted on 04/15/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: maggief

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 he’d like to give the government’s TARP money back as soon as practical, and asked the president to “streamline” that process.

But Obama didn’t like that idea — arguing that the system still needs government capital.....”

and:

“Several CEOs disagreed, arguing instead that returning TARP money was their patriotic duty, that they didn’t 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.


39 posted on 04/15/2010 8:42:25 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
The list, ping

Hey, that's a nice bank ya got there....

40 posted on 04/15/2010 8:43:19 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: nolongerademocrat

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!


41 posted on 04/15/2010 8:47:20 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Brad from Tennessee

42 posted on 04/15/2010 8:48:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Brad from Tennessee
My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks

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.

43 posted on 04/15/2010 8:48:46 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: DrC

“Let’s not be harsh.”

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Au contraire.

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.


44 posted on 04/15/2010 8:51:54 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Bitsy

Well, if he is standing in front of the pitchforks - we can always hope that a disgruntled dem will give him a shove.


45 posted on 04/15/2010 8:52:01 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Prokopton
"And that includes that part of the "parasite class" that has had, by far, the most "redistributed" to them, big business."

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.

46 posted on 04/15/2010 8:52:08 AM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: Bitsy

DOPE + ROPE = HOPE!


47 posted on 04/15/2010 8:55:08 AM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The only thing between his corrupt Ratbags in Congress and the pitchforkings they deserve.


48 posted on 04/15/2010 9:15:11 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: DGHoodini

Pitchforks are fine but I personally like boiling pitch and fathers


49 posted on 04/15/2010 9:27:28 AM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: nolongerademocrat
Well, if he is standing in front of the pitchforks - we can always hope that a disgruntled dem will give him a shove.

Brutus killed Caesar, correct?

50 posted on 04/15/2010 9:27:53 AM PDT by Bitsy
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