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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    IMO most of them that did in 2008, that actually decide to take the time to vote this time will vote for him again but he has little to gain here. They aren't going to vote for Cain, especially after his "cling" moment.

    It's more likely to be a case where like others who thought he would live up to his promises but haven't, just end up not supporting anyone.
    I agree, I meant they won't vote, not that they'd vote for Cain.
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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Challenge the excess of Wall Street? Is that what we've come too? Is this "Progress"? Where success is to be seen as evil? Instead of lauding success and trying to replicate it, we're now watching a sitting US President agreeing that the best way to move forward is to equal out all wealth and income?

    This is "Progress"? Count me out, count me against this insanity. I don't care if a banker has 4 houses, three yachts and an Island home. ROCK ON MAN, more power to you. I don't have claim to one penny of your wealth, I only have aspirations of similar success.

    How pathetic it is, to think fellow Americans believe they have some claim on another persons wealth, property or success.
    The protest is, on some front, centered on the corporate capitalist model we have and the strong intertwining of government and market. In that light, there is room to be pissed off. I don't care that a banker has that much either, except that government bailout, lax regulation in certain areas, overbearing regulation in others, tax breaks, etc. which use law and tax payer dollars allows that guy to sit there unchallenged and allows for the further aggregation of wealth.

    I don't think that protest is a bad thing, in fact it's necessary for the future of the Republic. I also would say that Obama was giving the protesters much in the way of "support".
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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Challenge the excess of Wall Street? Is that what we've come too? Is this "Progress"? Where success is to be seen as evil? Instead of lauding success and trying to replicate it, we're now watching a sitting US President agreeing that the best way to move forward is to equal out all wealth and income?

    This is "Progress"? Count me out, count me against this insanity. I don't care if a banker has 4 houses, three yachts and an Island home. ROCK ON MAN, more power to you. I don't have claim to one penny of your wealth, I only have aspirations of similar success.

    How pathetic it is, to think fellow Americans believe they have some claim on another persons wealth, property or success.

    Success like this guy...and the many others that ROB everyone else and dont get caught...lol.....If having money alone is being successful...then Al Capone, Vito Genovese, Joe Bonano and Castellano were all SUPER successful americans...pffffffffffft.....wall street is no different than the italian mob...operates the same way with the same intentions with the same secrecy....anyone that hails them as heros has low self esteem

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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
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    Remember back when Glenn Beck was crazy? When he was telling you in 2007 to get out of the market and look at gold, and then when he predicted rising food prices, and then when he said that George Soros was going to help fund massive anti-wealth protests in the streets?

    even I thought the guy was out there...
    Yea Glenn Beck is still crazy


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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    I mean after reading the article all obama said on it was High “Dr King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there."
    He didnt really say anything on the protesters message... I mean why would Obama say he agrees with the protesters message when Obama is funneled millions of dollars from Wall Street?


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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I mean why would Obama say he agrees with the protesters message when Obama is funneled millions of dollars from Wall Street?
    Its called politics and cashing in on an opportunity. It is a common activity among our public officials.

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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I mean after reading the article all obama said on it was High “Dr King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there."
    He didnt really say anything on the protesters message... I mean why would Obama say he agrees with the protesters message when Obama is funneled millions of dollars from Wall Street?
    Of course Barrack Obama got millions from Wall Street, more than any other candidate, and the Democratic Party governs New York State, New York City and Wall Street and is regulated by the Dodds Frank bill.

    And despite the ongoing corruption, the continued mix of big government, big labor and big business, where billions of dollars go missing, these poor undereducated fools will be blaming the opposition as being in the pocket of big business. Their ignorance is breathtaking.

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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Of course Barrack Obama got millions from Wall Street, more than any other candidate, and the Democratic Party governs New York State, New York City and Wall Street and is regulated by the Dodds Frank bill.

    And despite the ongoing corruption, the continued mix of big government, big labor and big business, where billions of dollars go missing, these poor undereducated fools will be blaming the opposition as being in the pocket of big business. Their ignorance is breathtaking.
    Not quite as both parties are bought and paid for, and there's nothing to suggest that the OWS is a very democrat movement.

    "Leftist" maybe, but democrat not so much.

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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Not quite as both parties are bought and paid for, and there's nothing to suggest that the OWS is a very democrat movement.

    "Leftist" maybe, but democrat not so much.
    I haven't seen them target or support anyone in particular myself. Hopefully they really believe in this and keep the message the message as opposed to turning this into politics.

    That doesn't mean that no political entity won't try and latch onto it. It's hard to try and stop those who just want to ride the bandwagon.

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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yea Glenn Beck is still crazy
    Crazy? Others can see where he was spot on.

    What makes you think he's crazy?

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