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This was something that came out about a year ago at Naked Capitalism in a Internet Article by J K Galbraith. Carville has a point, but it is probably too late for Obama.
Squeeky Fromm, Girl reporter
Obama has only one chance, and Carville didn't spot it.
Next presidential address to the nation, he has to calmly stand up in front of the camera, unzip his pants, and start banging 9 inch nails into his bell-end. 'Hope!' he'll yell, as a rusty one goes through the foreskin. 'Making - Michell - GAH! - Proud - of -Americaaaa - again! Nyaaargh!' (That one went right through the glans.) Just before he passes out, he hammers home one last nail, scraping metallically against the other 29 in his newly-magnetic prepuce: 'Pass this bu-NNGHHH!'.
It almost makes up for his total douchbaggery. But it if doesn't revive his poll numbers all the way, he has to come back next week and have Michelle sandpaper his balls as well. With a broken f**king solar panel. (It'll be awesome, because we won't be able to tell if Michelle Obama is disgusted and grimacing, or just putting on her regular expression.)
Tooo little. Way tooo late. Hope is gone. Change now is window dressing. What an ultimate disapointment.
It's not like the hairy-scrotum-swallowing, Glen Rice-banging Repubs will go after Wall Street if they were in the Caucasian House. That's why Obama won. The blacks, hispanics, and other "disenfranchised" will support him NO MATTER WHAT. How's that for some deep fucking political discourse???? Sleep tight Jamie, Lloyd, et al. No need to worry. And please, keep doing God's work.
If Obama made a speech and spilled the beans on Wall Street criminality, would any of the MSM outlets carry it?
Not that I think he would ever do it. He has surrounded himself with Wall Street insiders. He relies on Wall Street to flesh out his campaign war chest.
It needs to be asked how much Wall Street behavior was actually legal, even though it was ruinous. Remember, bank regulations were pretty much disemboweled by 2007. Maybe the real thrust should be to get bank regulations back on the books. Hopefully written by someone more trustworthy than Frank and Dodd.
"If Obama made a speech and spilled the beans on Wall Street criminality, would any of the MSM outlets carry it?"
Talk about cognitive dissonance. I think my heads going to explode pondering that question.
gmj - A lot of the truly stupid things Wall Street did were probably legal - although I think it should be a crime to falsely claim to be competent when you are not. However, there were some things that pretty clearly were not legal and Obama only needs to send a few dozen of the bastards to jail (and I mean a real jail like the ones poor people get sent to for robbing convenience stores) to make most of the country cheer.
Perhaps William K. Black should answer that question for you.
Personaly, I think they surrounded him. This is what wall street does. They own all presidents. And I mean OWN.
If Bambi just puts two of them in Jail he gets my vote. I say two because it has to be from two different firms.
Like GS, JPM, WFC, BAC, LEH, Bear Steans, and my two favorites AIG and Shitty Bank, (C).
I can not understand why nobody has gone to Jail yet. This is the largest financial mess ever and they are all walking.
George, what James Carville needs to do is talk to Mary about all this. She would tell him that the Obama administration was designed to be one term with seconds being an added bonus. Obama will NEVER do anything more than the minimum window dressing necessary to maintain some semblance of narrative. When all that's left is supporting the big lie with the highest quality dissimulation that can be garnered the last thing anyone should expect is abandonment of the lie with a return to strengthening the institutions of civil society. That's the LAST THING those that underpin the Obama administration will allow.
James should know all this. After all, he worked for the last great dissimulator. Bush 43 couldn't bull shit worth a shit. That's why he had arguably the best pure political operator of our nations history in the person of Dick Cheney and his collection of top notch staff [Mary among them] to make sure that administration worked like it was supposed to [like 'em or hate 'em they are the standard everyone else aspires to]. My advice to James holds, talk to Mary mf'er and stop pretending.
Exactly. Just look at the people in his cabinet and you know he is full of shit. Look at what they do not what they say.
Obama is a nice guy but business hating micromanaging over regulating socialist types are not what we need.
Obama has tried to help mend racial bridges, however racial tension and animosity worsening will be his legacy. Look at all the racial division on daily kos of all places.
How can you possibly state that O is a good guy? What provides you with the insight into his true charactor?
It's good advice but it is also way too late to make a difference. Done, fini, ova.
If Obama were to follow Carville's advice, how long do you think it would take before Obama had has "JFK moment"?
Wouldn't take long. Once you're in the Family, you're in for life. Obama will not turn on his masters. Never. Why should he -most of the American people are sheeple -complete idiots. We're worse than sheep. At least sheep have the sense to know when there are wolves roaming among the flock. We don't. Too many American sheeple will be devoured by the wolves we figure out what is going on. Then it may be too late. I feel total disgust and revulsion for my fellow Americans. I would like to rise up and slay the wolves, but too many Americans are steeped in total ignorance. We will pay the price.
You'll notice he said indict, not convict. All Carville is saying is that without some good show trials, the Obummer show won't go on. (in other words, it's time once again to "look for some ass to kick" while not actually kicking it)
Meanwhile, I bet Carville's hitching his horse back on the Hillary wagon.
He needs to fire himself.
He could do a LBJ on the eve of his second election mandate...after all, his non performance over the financial crisis is as nationally disastrous as LBJ's handling and escalation of Vietnam. In fact much more so...
The Donald should do it on national tv ...
So O gets fired and replaced by O2
Carville is right, he understands that American's believe in redemption
proof Dog killer Michael Vick and the cheering hoards of NFL neanderthals wearing their Vick sponsored Nikes. Think of Marv Albert from top sports announcer in America to his panty wearing sodomy trial only to make a come back and even interview President Obama.
Will O follow Carville's advice, no because he doesn't have the cajones - so a year from now we wake up with Perry or Mitt.
now didn't Carville work for the Pres. who signed away Glass-Steagall ?
Every time I hear Marv's trademark "Yes!" I get a queasy feeling in my stomach.
And these Vick Nike's I'm wearing right now... well they squeak when I walk (they were given to me).
He was with NIKE and they canned him when the serial fido killing thing happened. But NIKE as most know is a good corporate citizen, slave factories notwithstanding and they determined that Vick would enhance their image and so re-signed him a few months ago, which makes sense given their consumer base.
2) Reebok has the NFL contract, not Nike.
NIKE signed Vick
NIKE gets NFL in 2012
(thanks for the word usage check, I stand corrected --- you should try and get a life)
Even the President can't fire his own boss (Wall St).
True -he may get some patsies - ala martha Stewart. Roger Clemons, Ken Lay -but he won't get the real culprits. They own him. I admire Carville for a lot of things, but if he does ot know this, he's not near as smart as I thought he was.
But he can help him implode post haste! Like Gorby did with Sov Union.
Gobachev was appointed specifically to dismantle the Soviet Union and make the "face of communism" more acceptable to the West. Wake up!
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