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Obama extends support for protesters
Financial Times ^ | 10/16/11 | Shannon Bond

Posted on 10/16/2011 4:09:32 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of demonstrations in cities around the world, but called on them not to “demonise” those who worked on Wall Street.

On Sunday, Mr Obama honoured Martin Luther King at a dedication to a new memorial on National Mall in Washington. Referring to protests that have spread from Wall Street to London, Rome and elsewhere, Mr Obama said: “Dr King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there.” Mr Obama had previously said the protests “express the frustration” of ordinary Americans with the financial sector.

A top Republican in Washington dramatically altered his stance on protesters involved in Occupy Wall Street just one week after comparing the movement to “angry mobs”. Eric Cantor, the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans agreed there was “too much” income disparity in the country. “More important than my use of the word [‘mobs’] is that there is a growing frustration out there across the country and it is warranted. Too many people are out of work,” he said.

Thousands took part in demonstrations this weekend around the world, many voicing their anger at the bail-out of banks and government austerity packages. “It is ridiculous the government is willing to pay out over a trillion pounds to bail out banks while at the same time cutting our pensions and benefits in the name of austerity,” offered Tai Wardallg, a protest organiser in London.

But some bankers and others in the protesters’ sights sought to spread the blame. Andreas Schmitz, head of the German banking federation and chief executive of HSBC Trinkaus, told the Financial Times on Sunday that protests against banks

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1 posted on 10/16/2011 4:09:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

That’s sure talking out of both sides of his mouth. Don’t “demoni[z]e” them?

I’m surprised that traders haven’t donned Satan suits (plentiful this Halloween) and come out roaring at the crowds. Hey, it would be droll.


2 posted on 10/16/2011 4:12:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Evil Slayer

It appears that Barry has come to the conclusion that these swastika-wearing, tantrum-throwing, young skulls full of mush are his last and only hope.


3 posted on 10/16/2011 4:13:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I’m confused. The people who work there must be prisoners. The Wall Street mythical monster is invisible! We must send in troops to find it!


4 posted on 10/16/2011 4:14:27 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Evil Slayer

Obama is a Marxist/commie agitating his brain-dead army of useful idiots.


5 posted on 10/16/2011 4:16:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
On Drudge top of page

Is this the tipping point moment?

OBAMA OFFERS MORE SUPPORT FOR PROTESTERS


6 posted on 10/16/2011 4:19:35 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Evil Slayer

You can access the article despite the subscriber firewall via Google News:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Obama+extends+support+for+protesters&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


7 posted on 10/16/2011 4:20:49 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama Rabble

WS3
Obama's Flea Party

All this looks like Obama's re-distribute wealth conversation with self-employed plumber Joe Wurzelbacher in Toledo, Ohio on October 12, 2008.

''Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?'' Wurzlebacher asked.

Obama explained, ''I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.''

The more they talk economic justice/redistributive change, the worse it is for Zer0.

Liberalism has finally succeeded in creating an entire generation that feels they are entitled to other people's stuff without actually having to work for it.

Forever trapped in the entitlement mentality, they want to reconstitute the Soviet Union in modern 21st century America.


8 posted on 10/16/2011 4:26:32 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Honorary Serb
Sorry forgot the link, Here it is,
9 posted on 10/16/2011 4:27:00 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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10 posted on 10/16/2011 4:29:09 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Evil Slayer

Of course this is what the muzzie commie in chief wants. When his protestors get out of hand he can declare martial law to control them—and all of us.
Under martial law he can suspend elections and declare himself the president for life.
I know this sounds out in space, but I wouldn’t put anything past this bastard.
After all, he has declared on TV several times he wishes he could bypass congress and the constitution and just do what he wants.
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 10/16/2011 4:29:13 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Evil Slayer

12 posted on 10/16/2011 4:31:37 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)(o)
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To: Honorary Serb

Thanks, Honorary Serb. I guess I was lucky to get it to come up for me the first time. You are right. Tried again and got the subscriber requirement. :-(


13 posted on 10/16/2011 4:36:05 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Evil Slayer

On 9-11-2001 Muslim terrorists slammes planes into the WTC killing thousands in an attempt to destroy our economy and weaken America.

In 2008 an Kenyan muslim orgsnizer/sympathizer was elected president and has sent out his marxist terrorist troops to destroy the American economy and our lives as we know it. Obama started his campaign in Egypt and it has now reached our shores.

He is finishing the job the terrorists started 9-11 and his useful idiots are helping him. If it is this bad now, I can’t wait to see what his marxist terrorist armies are going to do at the polls.


14 posted on 10/16/2011 4:40:49 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Evil Slayer

“Obama extends support for protesters”

ObaMAO starting to add gasoline to the fire. Things are going to spiral out of control.


15 posted on 10/16/2011 4:41:07 PM PDT by Hacklehead (The purpose of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Which is the actual ‘99’ 0bama supports?

99% protestors?
99 weeks of unemployment?
99 names of Allah?
99ers, Islamic superheroes?

99 what/who/how/when/why?


16 posted on 10/16/2011 4:43:59 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Evil Slayer

AKA,

I want their money, but I can’t just confiscate it. So, I want YOU GUYS to either shame them into submission (islam) or go and take it from them, even if you (or they, especially if they are ‘rich Jews’) die as a result.

I actually heard a woman calling in to Hannity the other day use the words ‘White people’ and a 4-letter word I’d not heard since I was a child—that starts with a ‘k.’


17 posted on 10/16/2011 4:48:30 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots; All

Also the America Nazi party supports these clowns.. So Obama is siding with the Nazis on this??


18 posted on 10/16/2011 4:53:54 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Obama is siding with the American Nazi Party with the OWS Protestors..)
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To: Evil Slayer

This seems to me to be extremely troubling that our President is advocating a disruption of our banking sector. Who does our President represent?


19 posted on 10/16/2011 4:54:01 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: BobP

I’m really impressed by all those hand-made signs carried by these “spontaneous” demonstrators. /s


20 posted on 10/16/2011 4:55:10 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: taillightchaser
A top Republican in Washington dramatically altered his stance on protesters...

Translation: (RINO) Eric Cantor totally whimped out!!!!

21 posted on 10/16/2011 4:58:35 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Thebaddog

Jesus already threw the money changers out of the Temple. You just know he has to top that by throwing the money changers out of Wall Street


22 posted on 10/16/2011 5:04:18 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Hacklehead

Aren’t there laws against inciting riots, especially when it’s the President? (Impeach Obama!)


23 posted on 10/16/2011 5:04:40 PM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: KevinDavis
Obama/Nazi/Romney....Romney/Nazi/Obama.....Nazi/Obama/Romney....Obama/Romney/Nazi.....

I keep getting the same either way I mix it. Must be on to something......

24 posted on 10/16/2011 5:04:54 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Evil Slayer

the protestors are something that barry soetero understands.

he does not understand how to be president.


25 posted on 10/16/2011 5:07:36 PM PDT by ken21
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To: taillightchaser

I have a very, very bad feeling about these protests. I was born in 1960, right after the “revolution” in my parents’ Cuba. What is happening right now is eerily similar to what my aunt and parents described happening in Cuban over 50 years ago. This is no grass roots movement, either. This is orchestrated AND it’s well-funded. May God be with America and protect her, or may His Son come back soon, because what is happening has NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING to do with freedom.


26 posted on 10/16/2011 5:21:48 PM PDT by AmericanMermaid
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama is a Marxist/commie agitating his brain-dead army of useful idiots.

C'mon, that's something only a professional community organizer could pull off.

Oh, wait...

27 posted on 10/16/2011 5:24:11 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: AmericanMermaid

Thanks for posting that. I feel the same way.


28 posted on 10/16/2011 5:26:13 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Well there is already a picture of the Chosen One Dear Leader walking on water. Well, walking across some reflecting pool thing with some things to walk on which were just beneath the surface. He does have some apparent aspirations to be the Antichrist.


29 posted on 10/16/2011 5:32:53 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Eric Cantor, the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans agreed there was “too much” income disparity in the country. “More important than my use of the word [‘mobs’] is that there is a growing frustration out there across the country and it is warranted. Too many people are out of work,” he said.

no comments from Cantor regarding the antisemitic hate from the group...hmmm.

30 posted on 10/16/2011 5:38:16 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: mardi59

I am 56. I can remember a time when Americans who opposed a political viewpoint did so at the ballot box. There would be meetings new candidates put forth and perhaps change would occur. But they never spat on other Americans, didn’t call each other liars and cheats. They talked.
Now days we see an almost violent disagreement between groups. People ridicule those they oppose. And I have to say that this more a Leftist action than one from the right.
But what I find even more alarming is those that see this and think that a President could be backing this. Either covertly, behind the scenes, or overtly through words. I see it and I too think that right away. Never in the past did we hear of people (serious numbers of people anyway) who would think this right away. Now days, the Left automatically thinks and says this. Those of us who seemed to be condemned for being on the Right, now do the same and I think with more justification than those on the Left. Do I think that Obami has planned this or is reacting to the “Occupiers”? With no proof I can’t say, but I would not doubt it. And that doubt is what scares me. That am American President could plan something like this, or would take advantage of it.
To the “99%”er’s, your wants and wishes mean very little to me. I have worked and paid for what I have and have paid for my mistakes. What I have now is mine. Pay your bills, grow up and take bath.


31 posted on 10/16/2011 6:10:40 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: Evil Slayer
Hussein sides with the America haters! Come on, Republicans--call him out on his hatred for America!
32 posted on 10/16/2011 6:16:01 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rustyboots

I too never thought in a million years that I would ever have to say what I did in my previous post, but to much has happened with this marxist to put a blind eye to what he is trying to do.

He has been beating this drum for three years now and people are frighteningly falling in line with him (Germany in the early forties comes to mind here). He started the Arab spring with his speech in Egypt, he has told people to get in the face of other Americans, he had divided this nation into haves and havenots, and he is destroying the economy, left the borders open, and has ignored the Constitution for his warped ideology.

We better wake-up, and soon.


33 posted on 10/16/2011 6:29:48 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Evil Slayer

” - - - Eric Cantor, the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans agreed there was “too much” income disparity in the country. - - - “

Thanks for this post. One of the many advantages of a long Primary is that the true nature of the candidates AND their supporters often-times comes out.

Eric-the-Rino FINALLY proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that: 1.) He has bought into the idea of Class Warfare; and 2.) Eric Cantor is irrevocably a Republican In Name Only.

A DOUBLE Bipartisan Cave-In! Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Eric! Enjoy your visits to the many OBAMAVILLES in your Obamanation!


34 posted on 10/16/2011 7:24:29 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Obama said: “Dr King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there.”

Actually, it should read: Obama said: “Dr King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there and make campaign donations to me”.


35 posted on 10/16/2011 7:25:48 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Evil Slayer
Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system

The big problem for the "occupiers" and "99 percenters" is that they chose the terms that create lousy imagery.

Why "occupy" and "occupiers" are bad is self-explanatory. Was not this a bad word just recently when the Left was using it to describe our mission in Iraq as "occupation"? Now they are embracing it for their own takeover of public space and ambitions of taking over private enterprises and property. Overwhelming majority of people - who work and are concerned about their jobs - understand where the employment and their paychecks come from, and don't think that the "occupiers" are good for the economy or the jobs.

The "99%" sounds good and big on surface, but essentially it puts almost everybody (anybody who is not in the top 1% of earnings) in a position of being a "loser" i.e., the 5%-ers, 10%-ers, 20%-ers etc. etc.

Otherwise successful people, middle-class people, normal people with any kind of achievement or pride in their work and life are made to feel that they are being forcibly "adopted" into the faceless mass of "99% losers" - they couldn't possibly like it, so they are rejecting the dubious "honor" of being a part of this "99%"

"Occupiers" do not invoke sympathy and are not adding to or broaden the base of their support or Democratic voting block; if anything, they are exposing who they are, the group which are supporting them, and they are turning away many who would still contribute and vote for Obama and Democrats, despite the bungled economic and foreign policies. The longer "99% losers" keep the "occupation" going, the more permanent losses Democrats will incur. This is not the '60s and '70s, no matter how much they try to replay the old script.

They will either get tired of the protest that will be fruitless (because they don't know what they want and what to do about it) and will steadily lose interest from the media which will latch onto another story when the interest in the story and their ratings inevitably go down, or some of them will decide to escalate their frustrations over lost attention and indifference to their plight. In either case, the "occupation" will fail miserably and the politicians who supported them will themselves lose support. So the longer they can keep these "occupations" going, the more damage they will cause for Democrats and other liberal "causes" and movements.

From In Private, Wall St. Bankers Dismiss Protesters as Unsophisticated - CNBC / NYT, by Nelson D. Schwartz and Eric Dash, 2011 October 15

The "occupiers" are turning off the people who naturally would have sympathy for them and their politics, and who, in effect, have financed and contributed to their causes.

More "occupations" and "We're the 99%!" rhetoric, please!

36 posted on 10/16/2011 11:35:09 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Jim Robinson

The zombie apocalypse has arrived!


37 posted on 10/17/2011 12:19:06 AM PDT by hope
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To: Jim Robinson

I am just as disturbed by Cantor’s comments.

We know the Kenyan Marxist will act this way

It’s reprehensible for the Majority Leader to make those comments... What a disgrace


38 posted on 10/17/2011 6:38:29 AM PDT by NYC-Conserv (Rush: Perry the ONLY conservative threat to Romney)
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To: Evil Slayer

Obama is a Marxist. The politically Correct name is Redistributionist.


39 posted on 10/17/2011 2:51:22 PM PDT by yoe
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