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    Obama extends support for protesters

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    Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of demonstrations in cities around the world, but called on them not to “demonise” those who worked on Wall Street.
    On Sunday, Mr Obama honoured Martin Luther King at a dedication to a new memorial on National Mall in Washington. Referring to protests that have spread from Wall Street to London, Rome and elsewhere, Mr Obama said: “Dr King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there.” Mr Obama had previously said the protests “express the frustration” of ordinary Americans with the financial sector.

    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.
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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.
    I hope obama ties himself to those loons

    the ones who think all debt should be forgiven for example or the moonbat who claimed we ought to cut our defense spending by 100%



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    OWS is liberal and Obama is liberal, do you mean to tell me you didnt see this coming. My question would be what took him so long? The whole sicking part is that he drags Dr. Kings name in this crap. King wouldn't support a blood thirsty murder like Barack Obama.
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    You're telling me that he's supporting the group that is funded and organized by one of his largest campaign contributors? Get outta town..

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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    OWS is liberal and Obama is liberal, do you mean to tell me you didnt see this coming. My question would be what took him so long? The whole sicking part is that he drags Dr. Kings name in this crap. King wouldn't support a blood thirsty murder like Barack Obama.
    Obama is only liberal compared to the Republicans. He's just trying to capitalize on this while he can. It'll probably work, too.
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    I rather like what he said.

    That he invoked MLK in his remark made me think: I don't remember seeing very many (any?) blacks in these protests. Since they make up about 25% of the population in NYC, their absence is telling. And I think I know what it's telling...

    Demographics of New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    This interview sums the situation up wonderfully, and it puts Obama's quote into proper context.


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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Top Down. Bottom Up.



    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...

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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    I don't think Obama will rejoice in tying himself to these hippy anti-capitalists a few months from now. No one likes crony capitalism, but if you really don't like it, stop voting for them. If you must protest, go to Washington D.C. and protest the enablers there who encourage a culture of corruption.
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    Re: Obama extends support for protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by neocon1225 View Post
    I don't think Obama will rejoice in tying himself to these hippy anti-capitalists a few months from now. No one likes crony capitalism, but if you really don't like it, stop voting for them. If you must protest, go to Washington D.C. and protest the enablers there who encourage a culture of corruption.
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