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The Exasperation of the Democratic Billionaire ( Mortimer Zuckerman )
wsj ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2011 | JAMES FREEMAN

Posted on 10/15/2011 6:40:45 PM PDT by george76

Real-estate and newspaper mogul Mortimer Zuckerman voted for Obama but began seeing trouble as soon as the stimulus went into the pockets of municipal unions.

'It's as if he doesn't like people," says real-estate mogul and New York Daily News owner Mortimer Zuckerman ...

The Boston Properties CEO is trying to understand why Mr. Obama has made little effort to build relationships on Capitol Hill or negotiate a bipartisan economic plan. A longtime supporter of the Democratic Party, Mr. Zuckerman wrote in these pages two months ago that the entire business community was "pleading for some kind of adult supervision" in Washington and "desperate for strong leadership." Writing soon after the historic downgrade of U.S. Treasury debt by Standard & Poor's, he wrote, "I long for a triple-A president to run a triple-A country."

His words struck a chord. ...Zuckerman reports that among Democrats, "The sense is that the policies of this government have failed. . . . What they say about [Mr. Obama] when he's not in the room, so to speak, is astonishing."...

Zuckerman ponders the Occupy Wall Street movement, he concludes that "the door to it was opened by the Obama administration, going after the 'millionaires and billionaires' as if everybody is a millionaire and a billionaire and they didn't earn it. . . . To fan that flame of populist anger I think is very divisive and very dangerous for this country."

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Mr. Zuckerman says that when you also consider the labor-force participation rate and the so-called "birth-death series" that measures business starts and failures, the real U.S. unemployment rate is now 20%. His voice rising with equal parts anger and sadness, he exclaims, "That's not America!"

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts; US: New York
KEYWORDS: democrats; media; mortimerzuckerman; msm; municipal; municipalunions; newspapers; newyork; occupy; occupywallstreet; oldmedia; ows; shakedown; stimulus; unions; wallstreet; zuckerman

1 posted on 10/15/2011 6:40:48 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Don't blame me. I voted for McCain/PALIN! I saw this ****storm coming.
2 posted on 10/15/2011 6:46:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: george76

Bump


3 posted on 10/15/2011 6:47:53 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: george76

So, who’d you vote for, Mort? You dumb$@%.


4 posted on 10/15/2011 6:50:17 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: george76

He owns U.S. News and World Report.


5 posted on 10/15/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: george76
'It's as if he doesn't like people,"

No, he doesn't. He feels contempt for everyone but himself. That's perfectly obvious.

It's called malignant narcissism. Don't say you weren't warned about it.

6 posted on 10/15/2011 6:54:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: george76

One of the benefits of being brought up by strict parents who demanded that their kids live by The Golden Rule is that I don’t suffer from “white guilt”. I didn’t feel obligated to vote for a communist just because of his skin tone.


7 posted on 10/15/2011 6:55:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Suckerman


8 posted on 10/15/2011 6:57:12 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: george76

VERY telling comment, this:
“It’s as if he doesn’t like people,”

I know Zuck’s a little late to the party, gosh, who knew? right?
BONEHEAD

Still, it is worthwhile to note that narcissists actually loathe themselves.
Yes, they can be “charming”, but underneath the facade, when their ACTIONS reveal who they are,
you’ll see they project & blameshift their self-loathing outwardy...
So he’s right,
N’s really really really...DON’T like people.


9 posted on 10/15/2011 6:59:15 PM PDT by spankalib
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10 posted on 10/15/2011 7:01:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: george76
...as if everybody is a millionaire and a billionaire and they didn't earn it...

It's projection, as with the Kennedys, Jay Rockefeller, Mark Dayton, et al. He knows deep down he's never truly earned a dime of his millions, and assumes it's the same with every one of the "haves".

11 posted on 10/15/2011 7:02:07 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: george76
Obama is the best hypnotist in the world. He was able to put many of our most successful business leader into a trance so that they weren't able to process the fact, despite mountains of evidence, that he is a apparatchik.
12 posted on 10/15/2011 7:04:06 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: george76
The Exasperation of the Democratic Billionaire (Mortimer Zuckerman), real-estate and newspaper mogul Mortimer Zuckerman voted for Obama but began seeing trouble as soon as the stimulus went into the pockets of municipal unions.

The Boston Properties CEO is trying to understand why Mr. Obama has made little effort to build relationships on Capitol Hill or negotiate a bipartisan economic plan. A longtime supporter of the Democratic Party, Mr. Zuckerman wrote in these pages two months ago that the entire business community was "pleading for some kind of adult supervision" in Washington and "desperate for strong leadership." Writing soon after the historic downgrade of U.S. Treasury debt by Standard & Poor's, he wrote, "I long for a triple-A president to run a triple-A country."

His words struck a chord. ...Zuckerman reports that among Democrats, "The sense is that the policies of this government have failed. . . . What they say about [Mr. Obama] when he's not in the room, so to speak, is astonishing."...

Zuckerman ponders the Occupy Wall Street movement, he concludes that "the door to it was opened by the Obama administration, going after the 'millionaires and billionaires' as if everybody is a millionaire and a billionaire and they didn't earn it. . . . To fan that flame of populist anger I think is very divisive and very dangerous for this country."

Mr. Zuckerman says that when you also consider the labor-force participation rate and the so-called "birth-death series" that measures business starts and failures, the real U.S. unemployment rate is now 20%. His voice rising with equal parts anger and sadness, he exclaims, "That's not America!"

Well Mortimer Zuckerman, the first thing you need to ask yourself is how ANYONE, but especially a businessman can be so stupid to vote for the demoRAT rat bastard socialist party in the first place, especially for a commie POS pig like 0dumb0! The demoRAT party has been socialist and anti-business ever since FDR, in fact even back to Woodrow Wilson.

I question Zuckerman's intelligence (and other liberal demoRAT CEOs) if he could not see this trainwreck & deliberate undermining of our country coming from the commie rat bastard pig 0dumb0! Zuckerman needs to pull his head out of his ass and quit voting for any demoRATs, but especially no more votes or contributions for 0dumb0!

13 posted on 10/15/2011 7:17:49 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup
I question Zuckerman's intelligence (and other liberal demoRAT CEOs) if he could not see this trainwreck & deliberate undermining of our country coming from the commie rat bastard pig 0dumb0!

Exactly.

It is not as if Obama's ideology and agenda and incompetence were somehow hidden from view, only to become visible after he got into office.

How can so many supposedly smart people have been such blind, credulous fools and dupes to have supported the guy...

14 posted on 10/15/2011 7:46:08 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: george76

HeyZuckerf...,you voted for the putz so deal with it.Im tired of people like this Now Crying the Blues,they make me sick and I hope these Protestors Kick your worthless ass.
Your crying all the way to the Bank with your Billions,How much are you Contributing to Obama This time around? Tell your story walking pal.


15 posted on 10/16/2011 6:17:11 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: george76

Hey Zuckerf...,you voted for the putz so deal with it.Im tired of people like this Now Crying the Blues,they make me sick and I hope these Protestors Kick your worthless ass.
Your crying all the way to the Bank with your Billions,How much are you Contributing to Obama This time around? Tell your story walking pal.


16 posted on 10/16/2011 6:17:19 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: george76
In other words, Mr. Zuckerman, you and your ilk are responsible for providing the funds that were necessary to foist this Communist on the American people and now you want to stand on the sidelines in disbelief and point out his character flaws. Thanks Morty.
17 posted on 10/16/2011 6:27:58 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
Real-estate and newspaper mogul Mortimer Zuckerman voted for Obama but began seeing trouble as soon as the stimulus went into the pockets of municipal unions. 'It's as if he doesn't like people," ... Zuckerman reports that among Democrats, "The sense is that the policies of this government have failed. . . . What they say about [Mr. Obama] when he's not in the room, so to speak, is astonishing."... Zuckerman ponders the Occupy Wall Street movement, he concludes that "the door to it was opened by the Obama administration, going after the 'millionaires and billionaires' as if everybody is a millionaire and a billionaire and they didn't earn it. . . . To fan that flame of populist anger I think is very divisive and very dangerous for this country."
Nice of him to figure this out, after spending how much time regurgitating Demwit talking points as well as the obfuscation and denial of Zero's alleged life story.


18 posted on 10/16/2011 7:37:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: liberalh8ter

I don’t care if these people who voted for Obama are now regretting their choice, but there is only one way for them to pay restitution, they need to do what they can to get this clown out of office.


19 posted on 10/16/2011 7:38:43 AM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: george76; Popman; Psycho_Bunny; FlingWingFlyer; Liz; LottieDah; NYC GOP Chick; NYC Republican; ...
Zuck is schmuck, talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time. On the one hand, he's says that the Obama Administration has brought about the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon by its constant attacks on the millionaires and billionaires. On the other, he's saying the protesters should be admired.

I still can't figure out how someone who did what he did in the private sector (if there is such a thing anymore) can be as far to the left as he is, supporting Obama's candidacy in 2008 and giving contributions to the likes of Tom Lantos and George Miller.

He's your typical pro-big government crony capitalist. Why the WSJ would even be interested in his political views and do a piece on them is hard to fathom.

Until he proves otherwise by a marked change in his rag sheet of a newspaper's political endorsements and editorials and his magazine's content, Zuck is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat. Who else would use his considerable resources to underwrite fraud and cheating in the American electoral process via a contribution to the Al Franken Recount Fund?

20 posted on 10/16/2011 3:56:06 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: george76

Mortimer Zuckerman knows he’s ‘of the 1%’ - - and he fears the rabble aren’t stable... he’s right about that.


21 posted on 10/16/2011 3:59:23 PM PDT by GOPJ (Occupy Wall Street Zombies Lastest Chant: 'You Can Have Sex With Animals')
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To: GOPJ

Mortimer Zuckerman

“he’s one of the 1%”

and owns US News & World Report.

And guess which party he will be bankrolling ang shilling for next year?


22 posted on 10/16/2011 6:07:11 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: justiceseeker93

zuckerman and friends helped bankroll the falsestinian takeover of the greenhouses and expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif. I wouldn’t trust a damn thing he says.


23 posted on 10/16/2011 6:23:12 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: nkycincinnatikid

He’s a dem.


24 posted on 10/16/2011 7:23:27 PM PDT by GOPJ (Occupy Wall Street Zombies Lastest Chant: 'You Can Have Sex With Animals')
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To: GOPJ; All
He's a Dem.

Please read my post # 20. Of course, he's a Dem. I've known that since I first heard of him when he bought the New York Daily News in the 1990s.

There was a time, up until somewhere in the 1970s, when the New York Daily News was a subsidiary of the Tribune Corporation, and was considered "conservative" - as was its "parent," the Chicago Tribune.

25 posted on 10/16/2011 7:58:34 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: GOPJ

A Rat you say?
You could never tell it from reading the U S News and World Report could you.
Ahh, that’s a joke son, a joke.


26 posted on 10/17/2011 7:33:10 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Zeppo
How can so many supposedly smart people have been such blind, credulous fools and dupes to have supported the guy...

My now ex family doctor voted for him.......Go figure.

27 posted on 10/19/2011 7:53:59 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: george76

It’s always good when somebody sees the light, even though you would think somebody smart enough to be a major publisher and businessman would never have been duped to begin with. But he certainly wasn’t alone, and the blustering on this thread about “yeah, who cares, he voted for Obama, it’s his tough luck,” ignores the fact that it’s not just Obama voters but all of us who are suffering under Obama. Anyone who comes out and rejects Obama and his policies should be applauded and welcomed.

Dem policies in general are socialistic and have always been supportive of big government. That’s probably what these Dems thought they were voting for, more of the usual, just with a more aggressive rhetoric and, of course, the sacred black skin color. But they are finding that they voted for a would-be dictator with no idea of how the US works, either politically or economically. At the same time, Obama is someone who hates everything that is part of our national psyche and our national project, and he and his cronies want to fundamentally change this country and make it into a Marxist dictatorship.

I doubt that I would agree with Zuckerman on anything else, but at least he has awakened to reality and his the guts to say something about it. I think a lot of Dems are uneasy but are afraid that Obama will turn the government on them and attack them, ala Chavez, if they make any noise. So Zuckerman is to be commended for speaking out, at least.


28 posted on 10/20/2011 3:24:17 AM PDT by livius
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