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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 | Link to Comment Doubleguns
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wonder if he will take the bust back now.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:33 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Dalago
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I hope the American's revolt by then.

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

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:06 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment eurogold
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"A crazy twist.....we usually save the Europeans"

You must be joking......

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:51 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment caimen garou
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he did'nt use his hands, he gave osama the stink eye

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:12 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Can we dance wif yo dates?

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

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

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:29 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Fantasy Planet
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Kick that can!  Kick that can!

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

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:51 | Link to Comment GolfHatesMe
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KTFC

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:31 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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...to be replaced with another puppet from the banking/financial class.  "Winning".

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:33 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment financial apoca...
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"lets keep the black guy in office to keep the liberals happy"

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

 

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:46 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Centuries actually.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:37 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Croatian Patriot
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First elections in America then barbecue in Europe

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:47 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 Beardfac√© can also offer some help?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:53 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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wrong thread

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:03 | Link to Comment 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

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:14 | Link to Comment harrod
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Sorry President Obama, you already lost the power brokers in Europe with your policy to favor their enemies. Your demise was sealed in May. See http://ronharrod.com/2012/07/politics/romney-defeats-obama/ .

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:04 | Link to Comment intric8
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I'm switching to Romney, for good or ill. Once you go Barrack...

Obama needs to substitute "too much XBOX" in THIS CHART with " too much sucking up to special interest groups". That's why his presidency failed

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:44 | Link to Comment Chump
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It never occurs to these assholes to just go home.  Stop saving us.  Go play horseshoes or diddle yourself or take a walk.  Anything.  Just fuck off already and leave us alone.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:01 | Link to Comment jomama
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this situation is like having to take a massive shit and holding it as long as you can, with super stinky farts being released because of it.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:16 | Link to Comment Dareconomics
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Eurocrisis pundits focus on economic and financial considerations when considering a Grexit, but all considerations pale before the political ones. For political reasons, Greece will remain in the euro. That does not mean that another country will not leave precipitating a euro break-up, but it will not be Greece. These are the reasons:

Read more here:

http://dareconomics.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/bailing-out-greece-is-a-pol...

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:25 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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I don't see the election happening... instead, I see MASS ARRESTS, swift public trials for the traitors to the Constitution, the return of real money, and the resotration of the Constitution... http://tinyurl.com/cd5cyjo/

 

The military's candidate, and the people's candidate, Ron Paul may just be called upon to serve as President temporarily until legitimate elections can be held.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:48 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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TPTB have already placed their bets on their next paid-off-puppet. (Big bank contributions to Romnoid 5-6x greater than to O. They put their money on O. last election.)

O moved their bankster agenda as far forward as possible. Time to change horses.

The people will go for it . . . . again.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 10:57 | Link to Comment Vooter
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If you don't vote third party, YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM. Why is that so confusing for so many people? These elections are nothing but ridiculous theater--complete MAKE-BELIEVE designed for lazy, gullible, TV-addicted subhumans--and if you have even one brain cell and 1/64th of an inch of spine, you should want nothing more than to fuck up this system as much as possible, at every turn. Sure, you can just not vote, but why not have some fun and just vote for some random asshole instead? As I've mentioned before, if you vote for a Democrat or a Republican, you are an ASSHOLE.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 11:18 | Link to Comment Bow Tie
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the obama and romney election is a total non-story for america's prospects.

but obama will win. won't matter.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 11:21 | Link to Comment supermaxedout
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OO OO  Mr. Juncker did not work well for the banks. This is bad for the banks. Its bad for Luxembourg which is a fucking banksters place just like the City of London and New York.

The Europeans are letting Greece go bust and then the banks are in deep shit. Bernake, Obammer, Bilderbergers, Cameron crank up the printing press the banks need money.

Otherwise .........

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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I'm sure socialist and corrupt Europe will be glad to help out their corrupt comrades in the US. In exchange for a small reciprocal service of course.

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