Flaccid websites in unimaginative ubiquitous blue are still upset and in conspiratorial mode about a certain Big Pink website. We prefer the company of the ochre website Glenn who comes close today to agreement with us that Obama is the Third Bush Term (even though Glenn Greenwald foolishly credits Obama Hopium addicts with a degree of honesty as it finally dawns on them that Obama can’t be trusted….).
At the end of March, Comedy Central yet again (another blue website with a splash of red and white) mocked Big Pink (the juveniles pretend we have a “disregard for reality” and don’t understand the changed nature of our mission so that they can continue their frat boy antics and “comic” mission), and called us “utterly terrifying” although “strangely admirable”. The cause for the Comedy Central angst was our lack of Obama worship and “Obama is a Crimelord”.
Our article The Rise Of The Obama Crimelords was mostly a series of excerpts from Simon Johnson’s The Quiet Coup. As usual we were ahead of the curve, in that the Simon Johnson article confirmed much of what we have been writing about for almost two years (our second year anniversary is approaching in late April).
A few days after we published The Rise Of The Obama Crimelords, other websites, for instance Paul Krugman at the Times and Obama enabler Joan Walsh at Salon weighed in with their comments regarding The Quiet Coup.
“Crimelords” upset them so much, herewith Part II:
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The Obama Crimelords are doing exactly what Vito Corleone did in the fictional book/film
The Godfather. I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.
Stuart Varney imitates author Mario Puzo and writes the Government version of Godfather:
I must be naive. I really thought the administration would welcome the return of bank bailout money. Some $340 million in TARP cash flowed back this week from four small banks in Louisiana, New York, Indiana and California. This isn’t much when we routinely talk in trillions, but clearly that money has not been wasted or otherwise sunk down Wall Street’s black hole. So why no cheering as the cash comes back?
My answer: The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. And for this intensely political president, mere influence is not enough. The White House wants to tell ’em what to do. Control. Direct. Command.
Varney is an apologist for the bankers, (now known as “banksters”). We don’t agree with Varney on protection of banksters, but Varney is right about the “horsehead” tactics of the Obama Crimelords. As Godfather fans know, when the Godfather made a demand of a movie producer and was turned down by the movie producer, the movie producer found the head of his prize horse in his bed. The Obama Crimelords will do to the banks what Godfather did to that fictional movie producer (not Jack Warner, but Jack Woltz).
If the banks are forced to keep TARP cash — which was often forced on them in the first place — the Obama team can work its will on the financial system to unprecedented degree. That’s what’s happening right now.
Here’s a true story first reported by my Fox News colleague Andrew Napolitano (with the names and some details obscured to prevent retaliation). Under the Bush team a prominent and profitable bank, under threat of a damaging public audit, was forced to accept less than $1 billion of TARP money. The government insisted on buying a new class of preferred stock which gave it a tiny, minority position. The money flowed to the bank. Arguably, back then, the Bush administration was acting for purely economic reasons. It wanted to recapitalize the banks to halt a financial panic.
That was George W. Bush. Now it is the Third Bush Term, Barack Obama.
Fast forward to today, and that same bank is begging to give the money back. The chairman offers to write a check, now, with interest. He’s been sitting on the cash for months and has felt the dead hand of government threatening to run his business and dictate pay scales. He sees the writing on the wall and he wants out. But the Obama team says no, since unlike the smaller banks that gave their TARP money back, this bank is far more prominent. The bank has also been threatened with “adverse” consequences if its chairman persists. That’s politics talking, not economics.
Varney, you are naive. That’s not economics talking. That’s not “politics” talking. That’s the Obama Crimelords talking:
Think about it: If Rick Wagoner can be fired and compact cars can be mandated, why can’t a bank with a vault full of TARP money be told where to lend? And since politics drives this administration, why can’t special loans and terms be offered to favored constituents, favored industries, or even favored regions? Our prosperity has never been based on the political allocation of credit — until now.
Political allocation of credit – like Obama got from Northern Trust (not to mention Antoin “Tony” Rezko) and Chris Dodd and other Senators received? It’s the Chicago Way, Varney. The fictional man of the fictional family called the Godfather also had politicians in his pocket “like so much loose change“. Now the government, under control by Obama Crimelords, has become the crime czar.
A typical Mafia protection racket. Bring on the horsehead.
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Big Blue Blogs – Think we are too tough on Obama by saying he is the Third Bush Term?
The Obama administration is again invoking government secrecy in defending the Bush administration’s wiretapping program, this time against a lawsuit by AT&T customers who claim federal agents illegally intercepted their phone calls and gained access to their records.[snip]
Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a lawyer for the customers, said Monday the filing was disappointing in light of the Obama presidential campaign’s “unceasing criticism of Bush-era secrecy and promise for more transparency.”
In a 2006 lawsuit, the AT&T plaintiffs accused the company of allowing the National Security Agency to intercept calls and e-mails and inspect records of millions of customers without warrants or evidence of wrongdoing.
The suit followed President George W. Bush’s acknowledgement in 2005 that he had secretly authorized the NSA in 2001 to monitor messages between U.S. residents and suspected foreign terrorists without seeking court approval, as required by a 1978 law.
Congress passed a new law last summer permitting the surveillance after Bush allowed some court supervision, the extent of which has not been made public. The law also sought to grant immunity to AT&T and other telecommunications companies from suits by customers accusing them of helping the government spy on them.
Nearly 40 such suits from around the nation, all filed after Bush’s 2005 disclosure, have been transferred to San Francisco and are pending before Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker. He is now reviewing a constitutional challenge to last year’s immunity law, which the Obama administration is defending.
The FISA vote informed the Hopium addled that Obama cannot be trusted…. Obama voted for FISA even though he had sworn to oppose telecommunication company immunity. Obama lied to his foolish supporters, including those on blue websites. Obama asked the Hopium addicts if they could swallow his lies. They responded “yes, we can“.
Now Obama defends, adopts, and extends, the Bush W. crimes.
Blue blogs are angry with us because we are of a different hue and call a crimelord a crimelord whether said crimelord is an Obama Dimocrat or a Bush W. Republican.