Don’t know if it’ll get posted since it didn’t immediately, but I tried to post this in response to a comment there:
On the same day that GW Bush totally reversed his week-long stance of letting Congress sort out what to do and decided to give a speech telling us that the entire western world would be destroyed if we didn’t pass (what economists said was just a token measure) TARP... Barack Obama called John McCain, supposedly to suggest that they come out with a statement of the need to work together. By that afternoon John McCain was on TV saying he was suspending his campaign and wanted to call off the debates - the only hope he had of winning the election.
IOW, there was ONE DAY where GW Bush decided that the apocalypse was upon us if we didn’t make a token gesture of cooperation with the folks who wanted TARP AND where McCain decided to give up the presidency.
I’d REALLY like to know what Obama said to McCain in that phone call - and I’d bet money it was NOT to suggest a joint statement - unless he had his hatchet-men do the dirty work for him, as he did to the media companies a month later when his lawyers threatened the media companies with FCC annihilation after the election if they reported on the eligibility issue. There had to be some reason Roger Ailes didn’t tell Soros/Emanuel/Axelrod to go pound sand and then report the threats to the FBI so Obama would never have gotten elected and the threats couldn’t be carried out.
I strongly suspect that the real threat was that if they didn’t fall in line Soros would hit the economy again, just like he had the month before. That same threat would also explain why Judge Surick suddenly totally reversed his previous stance and passed off a decision that was FAXED TO HIM FROM SOMEBODY ELSE (accidentally leaving the original transmission’s time/date stamp as evidence on each page) as if it was his own, without a peep for objection, as well as blatant ethics breaches by nearly every judge in the eligibility cases - as if they wanted to leave signs that something was wrong, that they were doing what they did against their own volition.
It would also explain why the dem leadership has been able to get rank-and-file dems to fall on their swords by cramming bad laws down America’s throats, blatantly violating House and Senate rules, etc as if there would never be another election.
It also would explain why the lame-duck Congress was able to be a scorched-earth Congress, when all the republicans had to do was not budge until the session was over and then they could take up all the issues with a R majority in the House and a much better balance in the Senate. Why did the R’s give away everything including the kitchen sink? There wasn’t going to be another election for 2 years, so I don’t buy that the bargaining chip Obama had over them was politics. Somebody in a leadership position was aware of some other threat that Obama held over their heads.
There’s way too much that factors in, way too many pieces of evidence to mention in one post, but the more evidence I look at, the more I think that Soros orchestrated the run on the bank in order to overcome Palin’s popularity and then when the eligibility issue began to be a real threat to Obama ever getting to the White House he used the threat of ANOTHER run on the bank and the collapse of the entire western/capitalist economy as a way to get judges, media owners, and Republican leaders such as GW Bush, Dick Cheney (who never called for objections to the electoral vote certification), and John McCain to do whatever he demanded - which they have been doing ever since.
Chiming in a bit late, but... I agree with the Soros theory, too much, too fast, too powerful. Isn’t that about the time when McCain suspended his campaign, came running back to DC and at the same time Obama went to HI? (to see Grandma suppossedly?) Everything stinks with these people. Sure glad they aren’t *my people*!