Obama Requests Europe Bail Out His Reelection

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Color us unsurprised; but the UK's Independent is reporting that American officials are worried that if the Troika decides Greece has not done enough to meet its deficit targets, it will withhold the money - triggering Greece's exit from the eurozone weeks before the presidential election. British government sources have suggested the Obama administration is urging eurozone Governments to hold off from taking any drastic action before then - fearing the resulting market destabilization could damage President Obama's re-election prospects. The Troika are expected to report in time for an 8 October meeting of eurozone finance ministers which will decide on whether to disburse Greece's next EUR31bn aid tranche, promised under the terms of the bailout for the country. European leaders are thought to be sympathetic to the Obama lobbying, fearing that, under pressure from his party in Congress, Mitt Romney would be a more isolationist president than Mr Obama. So once again GRExit is assured economically; but it is an entirely political decision.

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:26 | 2733178 Doubleguns
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wonder if he will take the bust back now.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:33 | 2733184 GetZeeGold
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A crazy twist.....we usually save the Europeans.


Who needs a bust of Winston when we've got a President who killed Osama with his bare hands?


Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:35 | 2733218 TIMBEEER
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Perhaps Obama should send an envoy to Mars? The Martian algae surely qualifies for intelligent life, so perhaps we could get some collateral / guarantees from them? I don't think the regulators will mind..

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:47 | 2733258 GetZeeGold
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I did see that.....if true, that would be a tad disturbing.


No worries.....he has the kiss-ass generals.......we still have control of the real guns however.


Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:59 | 2733313 Dalago
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I hope the American's revolt by then.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:04 | 2733602 krispkritter
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I'm revolting already...

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:06 | 2733609 Dick Gazinia
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Call me paranoid but I have noticed that I can find nobody who supports Obummer even my 83 year old mother who has voted democrat since Truman.  The national media keeps showing polls as dead even.  WTF


Maybe it is so when those votes are counted in Spain and the TOTUS ends up a winner it wont be so unbielevable.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:36 | 2733779 Debeachesand Je...
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My FDR/Great Depression raised Mother,who voted straight Democrat ticket all her life,told me she voted for Richard M Nixon because McGovern was a "asshole".

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:48 | 2733252 GetZeeGold
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Perhaps Obama should send an envoy to Mars?


If Obama would send the regulators to Mars.....he would totally get my vote....cause that would be hope AND change.


Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:44 | 2733248 eurogold
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"A crazy twist.....we usually save the Europeans"

You must be joking......

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:51 | 2733276 GetZeeGold
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Goes to show you can graduate high school in Europe and not have to take a single history class.


That whole Normandy thing was a hoax.


Here's your trophy....go straight to the head of the line.



Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:47 | 2733512 eurogold
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you obviously have no clue about history or the European education system if you are basing your argument with "Normandy".

Maybe it is the lack of education, lack of historical understanding ( on your part ) which forced you to use the pathetic "Normandy" number in the first place.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:59 | 2733311 caimen garou
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he did'nt use his hands, he gave osama the stink eye

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:12 | 2733372 Mitch Comestein
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The bust had to be removed to make room on the shelf for O's peace prize and the scalp of Osama.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 11:03 | 2733883 DCFusor
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Who needs a bust of Winston when we've got a President who killed Osama with his bare hands?


He didn't build that.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:16 | 2733390 d edwards
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Yeah, and he doesn't want Israel to take out Iran's nuke facilities, etc. etc. The whole f-ing world revolves around this turd don't cha know?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:31 | 2733185 LawsofPhysics
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Seriously, the greek people have left the Euro already. Will the banks demand that the circle jerk continues?  Of course they will.  Non-news.

With respect to the elections in the U.S., how will replacing one bank puppet with another make any difference?

Stupid fucking sheep.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:35 | 2733215 Haager
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"They", as I would say the greek voters, have not abandoned the Euro. They took everything they could get out of it like any good vampire nowadays does. Maybe they try to get more milk, either from Europe or from US-investors now, and I hope that this doesn't work out.

All that hasn't been possible if they voted for Syriza instead.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:29 | 2733187 francis_sawyer
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Can we dance wif yo dates?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:30 | 2733192 buzzsaw99
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If I were you I'd be...

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:31 | 2733199 LawsofPhysics
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....leaving.  What a wonderful idea!

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:29 | 2733189 JailBank
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Worried market destabilization could damage President Obama's re-election prospects? Wow with no concern aboutall the other policies he put in place?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:31 | 2733194 TIMBEEER
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Perhaps we could nomitate the Kenyan president for the Nobel Prize? That would surely divert the attention. No, wait .. he already got the Peace Prize. What about the Chemistry or the Literature Prize?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:31 | 2733197 Fantasy Planet
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Kick that can!  Kick that can!

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:38 | 2733227 financial apoca...
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thats what financial apocalyptic contagion is all abt

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:51 | 2733277 GolfHatesMe
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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:31 | 2733200 mrktwtch2
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dont worry boys mister bo jangles will get his walking papers..then we can say been there and done that..

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:34 | 2733212 LawsofPhysics
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...to be replaced with another puppet from the banking/financial class.  "Winning".

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:33 | 2733205 Jlmadyson
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September is going to be oh so fun. Can Greece even make October, and it would seem Merkel and friends have had enough on that front.

Spain? Banks borrowing INCREDIBLE amounts of money. 3/4 of a US TARP every single month.

Italy? Hiding oh so well....for now.

What Euro banks needed $14 billion in fed dollar swaps last week? Collateral is a B.

Perfect storm is an understatement this fall not to even mention all the fun stuff coming for the US.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:33 | 2733209 new game
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ok, nothing new here(again), but the question still remains: do the PTB want a guard change?

I think all is ok at the command center and o da puppet still ok for now...


Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:40 | 2733236 financial apoca...
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"lets keep the black guy in office to keep the liberals happy"

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:11 | 2733368 GetZeeGold
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We would....but Cain called it quits.


Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:46 | 2733457 ThisIsBob
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I would think that Obama and his little punk, Holder, have set back affirmative action at least a couple of generations.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 11:29 | 2733986 Winston Churchill
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Centuries actually.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:37 | 2733216 piliage
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Don't worry, according to Junker and Merkel it's only an issue of restoring Greek credibility at this point...

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:35 | 2733217 blueRidgeBoy
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so just to be clear, the Eurpoeans fear us when we're isolationists, and they fear us when we're interventionists...

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:47 | 2733260 piliage
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Sure. That is how Schroeder and Chriac got reelected, always blame the yanks for everything. It's a sure vote getter Europe, particularly when the media are owned, literally, by the government.

Made 300 Billion in bad loans to Greece? It's America's fault.

20% of your population retires with full pension at 55 years of age? It's America's fault that you can't pay it.

See how it works?



Fri, 08/24/2012 - 11:06 | 2733892 Vooter
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Exactly, moron. They FEAR us, period. They fear us because we are a nation of ignorant, TV-addicted Christian scumbags who happen to be armed to the teeth with millions of tons of nuclear weaponry and other military hardware. In other words, we're TERRORISTS--we strike terror into the heart of the rest of the world. Now, since you're a resident of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, I'm sure that this makes you happier than the pig you were fucking in the ass last night, but the rest of us now have to live with and/or clean up the fucking mess that you subhumans have created.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 13:11 | 2734309 TPTB_r_TBTF
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They fear the USA's Military Industrial Complex, they "respect" the World's largest Navy, and they fear for their own lack of air superiority.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:42 | 2733241 eigenvalue
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Will Obummer be re-elected given the high unemployment rate? As far as I know, no one got re-elected where there was a high unemployment rate. If Obummer is doomed, why should the Europeans delay the decision and irk Romney, the next POTUS?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 13:14 | 2734330 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Question 1: It's "different" this time.  This time the jobless have SNAP and EBT cards.

Question 2: The Europeans donT like the Republican Party period.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:43 | 2733244 Croatian Patriot
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First elections in America then barbecue in Europe

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:47 | 2733262 eigenvalue
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You are from Croatia? If Europe enjoys a barbecue, Croatia will also be on the skewer.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:44 | 2733251 zilverreiger
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Maybe obama can use some of his election campaign billions to keep greece afloat, couple of palets of your delicious GMO corn and soy for the natives.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:45 | 2733255 lizzy36
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Remember when MSM said "greece doesn't matter" that was fun. Now Yank fucking election is dependent on them staying on the good size of the EU for another 3 months.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:46 | 2733259 timbo_em
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The Obama and his friend Timmy just have to wire some extra fiat to refill the handbag of that French lady at the IMF and get those sceptics from Brazil, India, Mexico, etc. in line to continue supporting Greece with worthless paper. Maybe Obama's other friend Beardfacé can also offer some help?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:53 | 2733269 buzzsaw99
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wrong thread

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:03 | 2733335 caimen garou
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do not make me look bad, do not start a war, and do not seek the treasure! the requester of the US

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