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Bill Daley on Obama and the business community: "They think he's like Marx"
Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 25, 2012 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 04/28/2012 9:06:25 AM PDT by bkopto

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley acknowledged Wednesday that President Barack Obama has a "very difficult time" with the business community.

"They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said.

Daley made his comments in his first big speech since stepping down as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, giving a home town crowd insights into the White House and beyond.

How does Obama get on with business people?

"They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said. "It's like he's destroyed the world and the financial services industry as we know it. Most of the public today believes the president has been too light on the financial service sector. Nobody's gone to jail. He didn't nationalize the banks. The president has a very difficult time with the business community. Most people in business and most people who are successful are Republican that's just a fact of life."

"....The evidence that Osama bin Laden was really in that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was so thin, Daley said, that: "Trust me, if you went to 26th and California [the Cook County Criminal Courthouse] with the evidence that Osama bin Laden was in the building, no judge would have given you a search warrant. No way. They would have looked at you and said, 'bring me something real here.' "

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: billdaley; businessleaders; marx; marxism; marxist; obama; obamamarxist; socialism

1 posted on 04/28/2012 9:06:36 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

“”They think he’s like Marx or something,” Daley said. “

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He’s actually like Hugo Chavez.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 9:09:24 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: bkopto

Obama warned us what he would do, and few listened..


3 posted on 04/28/2012 9:13:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It would be very interesting to have Daley sit down with a serious economist, like Forbes columnist Dr. Larry Hunter, and try to explain in exactly what ways Barack Obama isn’t “like Marx or something.”


4 posted on 04/28/2012 9:13:59 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: bkopto
"They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said... "He didn't nationalize the banks."

Where would they get an idea like that?

5 posted on 04/28/2012 9:14:06 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: bkopto

“He has a very difficult time with the business community.” These words made my day.


6 posted on 04/28/2012 9:14:21 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: bray

He only nationalized General Motors!


7 posted on 04/28/2012 9:17:13 AM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: bkopto

Were that true, so many of them wouldn’t have voted for the Kenyan Klown.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 9:18:58 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Vote Obama 2012 because our first choice Hugo Chavez isn't a Natural Born Citizen! Oh wait...
9 posted on 04/28/2012 9:19:35 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: bkopto

He is not as smart as Marx I’d say he is on Mars, so removed from reality there is no clear goal or positive purpose.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 9:20:13 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: bkopto

Soetoro is the opiate for the illiterate.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 9:22:44 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: The Free Engineer

And many successful businesses know the history of Obama’s proposals...Nationalization through taxation and regulation. There’s really no need to directly take over businesses. They believe that businesses owe their profits to the greater good. That’s why business is hoarding cash. There will be a show down.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 9:24:17 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: bkopto
"They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said.

Kind of a cross between Karl Marx and Groucho Marx, with a touch of Stalin, Lenin and Robert Mugabe thrown in.

13 posted on 04/28/2012 9:26:58 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: bkopto
He didn't nationalize the banks.

But he wanted to.

14 posted on 04/28/2012 9:43:55 AM PDT by mojito
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To: bkopto

He didn’t nationalize the banks.

In this term.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 9:53:57 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: bkopto

So does any right thinking American.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 9:57:57 AM PDT by RichardW
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To: boomop1
He is not as smart as Marx

Definitely not


17 posted on 04/28/2012 9:57:57 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: bkopto

Would you ask Bill Daley to get a warrant at 26th and California? Heck, his family owns the joint.


18 posted on 04/28/2012 9:58:57 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: bkopto
"Most people in business and most people who are successful are Republican... that's just a fact of life."

Daley must have been doped with sodium pentothal.

19 posted on 04/28/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: bkopto

Daley’s remarks show just how clueless this administration is. Businesses make decisions on investment, hiring, etc., based on PERCEPTIONS of what the future will bring. That business perceives Obama as a Marxist is why there are no jobs. Obama is the problem, and getting him out of office is the solution.

I suspect that Obama’s suppressed college transcripts reveal an affinity for Marxism-based courses. Some could argue that he is not a true Marxist, which requires a certain intellectual rigor, but just a lazy, resentful, anti-imperialist leftist “community agitator” who has never worked a hard day in his life, yet wants wants to redistribute others’ earnings by force while his wife imitates Marie Antoinette, suffocate the economy under the micro-regulatation of left-wing commissars, “crucify” the oil industry, cripple domestic energy production and raise energy costs, increase taxes to discourage success, empower unions, subsidize cronies through failed “stimulus” schemes, destroy the U.S. Constitution, socialize healthcare, treat U.S. citizens as subjects, ad nauseum). Does his behavior fit a textbook definition of Marxism? Who cares? Business knows Obama is an economic wrecking ball, Marxist or not.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: bkopto

“He didn’t nationalize the banks”

Statements like this stub me. It’s as if the banking industry hasn’t been controlled by a cartel blessed with monopoly power on the issuance of legal tender for the past century, during much of which it was illegal to privately own the most popular alternative currency (gold). No, Uncle Sam does not outright own the bank around the corner from your house. But we’ve got the next worst thing.


21 posted on 04/28/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Obama warned us what he would do, and few listened”

Joe the Plumber seemed to be listening, but the people who are supposed to be listening for us were more interested in what evils lurked in the heart of Joe the Plumber.


22 posted on 04/28/2012 10:19:27 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: The Free Engineer

“He only nationalized General Motors!”

I forget, didn’t Bush the Younger technically do that? Or maybe it just sorta happened, and no one was to blame.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 10:22:23 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

No. TARP was a bad idea but Bush’s version of it was for the financial industry only. Fairway Barry expanded it to the auto companies etc.


24 posted on 04/28/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: bkopto

Then why do the business community support him with donations? Why don’t they ban together with the rest of us and actually try to get rid of him? They deserve the SOB.


25 posted on 04/28/2012 11:08:23 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: bkopto

26 posted on 04/28/2012 12:00:41 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Tublecane

YEP


27 posted on 04/28/2012 12:05:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: bkopto
"Most people in business and most people who are successful are Republican that's just a fact of life."
28 posted on 04/28/2012 12:07:12 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: bkopto
Daley is a long-time DEM who knows things and has connections. He's been fairly quiet since leaving the WH. Speculation is that he clashed with V. Jarret and moved on. So, when Daley makes a loud proclamation like this it means something. This is a communication by someone who I don't see as necessarily in Great Leader's corner. I don't think all is honey & united unicorns among the Dems. At least with Marx people know what they are dealing with. It's the '...or something.' that should worry us.
29 posted on 04/28/2012 12:14:07 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: bkopto
Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley acknowledged Wednesday that President Barack Obama has a "very difficult time" with the business community. "They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said.

If only Osama's philosophy was that benign,Bill.He is,in fact,*just* like Mao Tse Tung.

30 posted on 04/28/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: griswold3
They believe that businesses owe their profits to the greater good.

Exactly! 0bama isn't Marx, he is actually something the leftside of worse than Marx. He is the community agitator. If he agitates enough...he doesn't need to be Marx, because the community(democracy)will prevail.

Obama: Business Profits Must Be “Shared” With Workers

If we’re fighting to reform the tax code and increase exports, the benefits cannot just translate into greater profits and bonuses for those at the top. They have to be shared by American workers, who need to know that opening markets will lift their standard of living as well as your bottom line.

The problem with him saying this, is socialism does not do what he says! In his idealogy, the government must redistribute these profits. And amazingly Americans are not understanding that a company that is profitable provides jobs, good paying jobs, benefits, etc.

31 posted on 04/28/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: bkopto

Ulsterman’s Wall Street Insider and White House Insider both pegged this awhile back.

When Dem bigwigs like Bill Daley are not on board, the train isn’t leaving the station.

I hope more Dems don’t realize the liability Obama is to them; otherwise they would change their candidate pronto.

That is still possible.


32 posted on 04/28/2012 12:28:35 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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The vile, corrupt Daley thinks we should be grateful that Osama did not nationalize the banks. But, as he promised our Russian foes, he will have much greater freedom to betray our country and its way of life in a second term.
33 posted on 04/28/2012 4:56:03 PM PDT by Godwin1
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