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Big Money, Free-Marketers, And The Fight Of Sen. Lugar's Career

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1 May 6, 2012
OBAMA OPENS TO EMPTY SEATS... It's only fair for an empty head. Lets see the school records genius.

Tells Americans not to take chance on republicans...
After doing nothing in three years but take vacations, play golf and pay off unions and bankrupt green companies.
Cat74

United States

#2 May 6, 2012
These lifetime politicians have to undersand the days when they could hold the seat until they die are over. We need new blood. New ideas. People who understand the Constitution, and abide by it.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#3 May 6, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
These lifetime politicians have to undersand the days when they could hold the seat until they die are over. We need new blood. New ideas. People who understand the Constitution, and abide by it.
that aren't marxist.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#4 May 6, 2012
Let's get rid of all moderates.
Cat74

United States

#5 May 6, 2012
We don't need to get rid of all the moderates. But we need to replace the Democrats so President Romney will have a House, and Senate he can deal with.
Ex-GOP Con

Boyes Hot Springs, CA

#6 May 6, 2012
Lol. Americans have no desire to return to the Bush plan that pushed us into the recession that Rich Money and Paul Ryan want to re-implement. "Restore Our* Future"? No thanks. We Americans can't be fooled twice.

*The 1% who gave each other obscene bonuses for failure, hoarding the wealth instead of reinvesting it in Americans to create jobs.
goose

Carol Stream, IL

#7 May 6, 2012
Don't ya just love election season!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8 May 6, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Let's get rid of all moderates.
Agreed. Moderates have allowed Marxist/Socialist to gain a foothold in the United States.

We need a return to strict Constitutional law, as per the founders.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#9 May 6, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Let's get rid of all moderates.




Moderates don't support Obama you idiot. Radicals do.



Lugar has been sucking on gov teets for far too long and it shows.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#10 May 6, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
We don't need to get rid of all the moderates. But we need to replace the Democrats so President Romney will have a House, and Senate he can deal with.




Real Americans have had enough of Obstructionist Democrats and will kick their Jackasses Out.


“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#11 May 6, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
These lifetime politicians have to understand the days when they could hold the seat until they die are over. We need new blood. New ideas.

People who understand the Constitution, and abide by it.



Great Post! Well Said.



Our country needs to rid themselves of these leaches of which you speak. Obama, Dick Turbin Durbin, Schmuck Schumer, hairy reid and filthy dimwit pelosi too.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#12 May 6, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Lol. Americans have no desire to return to the Bush plan that pushed us into the recession that Rich Money and Paul Ryan want to re-implement. "Restore Our* Future"? No thanks. We Americans can't be fooled twice.
*The 1% who gave each other obscene bonuses for failure, hoarding the wealth instead of reinvesting it in Americans to create jobs.



Why Did President Obama Approve The AIG Bonus Payout Plan That Minion Chris Dodd Drafted?

Thu, 03/19/2009


This administration clearly did not anticipate the furious backlash against the hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses that have been paid, using bailout money, to executives in the AIG derivative trading division that bankrupted the company.

Hasty attempts to manage the resulting PR disaster by laying the blame off on Congress blew up in the President’s face when it was revealed that his own people had put language into the stimulus bill allowing the AIG bonuses.

Let’s first get some perspective on the sheer numbers involved, which repeatedly have been downplayed by the Administration. As confirmed in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal:

-the bonuses to AIG execs aren’t $160 million; they total almost $˝ billion.

-the AIG bailout isn’t limited to the $180 billion figure that keeps getting mentioned in speeches; the Administration has committed up to $750 billion to that specific purpose. No typo there, that is three quarters of a trillion dollars.

-the Obama Administration did not go on record as being opposed to the bonuses until the day after they already had been paid out.

Not quite the story that is being played out by the Administration these days, but why sweat the details?

Chris Dodd, the head of the Senate Banking Committee and the number one bailout guy in Congress, has fallen back on a truly pathetic defense he’s floated before. Remember when he was caught taking what amounted to an $84,000 bribe from Countrywide on a series of personal mortgages he financed through that company while he was involved in first regulating it and then bailing it out? Dodd’s defense was that he simply did not understand the mortgage documents he signed well enough to realize the freebies he and his wife were receiving. As I said back then, this could only mean either that he was lying, or that Dodd simply is too stupid to understand a residential mortgage, in which case he should not be allowed anywhere near a Congressional banking committee (except perhaps as Barney Frank’s page).



Proving in his own inimitable chickensh!t way that there is no honor among thieves, Dodd essentially has pointed the finger right back at the Obama Administration. According to CNN:

In a stunning development, Sen. Christopher Dodd said that Obama administration officials asked him to add language to last month's federal stimulus bill to make sure the controversial AIG bonuses remained in place.

Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, told CNN that Obama officials wanted the language added to an amendment limiting bonuses that could be paid by companies receiving federal bailout money. He said they were afraid that without it, the government would face numerous lawsuits from employees who were promised bonuses.
On Tuesday, Dodd denied to CNN that he had anything to do with adding the language, which has been used by officials at AIG to justify paying millions of dollars in bonuses to executives after receiving federal money.

"I did not want to make any changes to my original Senate-passed amendment, but I did so at the request of administration officials, who gave us no indication that this was in any way related to AIG," Dodd said in a statement released by his office. The nearly $800 billion stimulus bill was approved by Congress in February.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#13 May 6, 2012
Lugr is a rarity, a decent Republican. No wonder he's in trouble.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#14 May 7, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. Moderates have allowed Marxist/Socialist to gain a foothold in the United States.
We need a return to strict Constitutional law, as per the founders.

Yes, the moderate republicans allowed teabaggers in their fold, little did they know:

Everyone knows that Tea Party revolutionaries fear and hate socialism about as much as the Antichrist. Which is funny, because the Tea Party movement’s dirty little secret is that it owes its existence to the grandaddy of all Antichrists: the godless empire of the USSR.

What few realize is that the secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family, the main supporters of the right-wing groups that orchestrated the Tea Party movement, would not have the means to bankroll their favorite causes had it not been for the pile of money the family made working for the Bolsheviks in the late 1920s and early 1930s, building refineries, training Communist engineers and laying down the foundation of Soviet oil infrastructure.

"It’s a historical fact that economic freedom best fosters innovation, environmental protection and improved quality of life in a society.” It might be true somewhere for someone, but not for the Kochs—they owe it all to socialism and totalitarianism.

The Koch family, America’s biggest pushers of the free-market Tea Party revolution, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the whim of one of Stalin’s comrades.

The Soviet oil planners were delighted with Koch’s refineries, which “operated commendably, and would in the future be the type preferred by the heads of the Soviet Union’s petroleum industry when purchasing new cracking equipment.” The Communists were so impressed they kept giving Winkler-Koch business and regularly sent Soviet engineers to train in Wichita. It was a sign of growing mutual trust.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Oak Brook, IL

#15 May 7, 2012


Obama on Biden’s Initial Opposition to AIG Bailout:‘Joe Should Have Waited’


By Julia Hoppock
Sep 23, 2008

"What has been clear during this entire past ten days is John McCain has not had clarity and a grasp on the situation," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told NBC’s Matt Lauer in an interview that ran this morning.

Lauer was talking about how Obama hit Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., for flip-flopping on the AIG bailout — saying he opposed it one day then announced he supported it the next day.

But, as Lauer pointed out, scarcely three minutes after McCain said he opposed the AIG bailout last week, "in an interview with Meredith Vieira, Joe Biden, your running mate was asked the exact same question:‘should the federal government bail out AIG?’ And he said,‘No, the federal government should not bail out AIG.’" (As we noted at the time.) "And I think that, in that situation," Obama said, "I think Joe should have waited, as well."

"But it’s the kind of thing that drives people crazy about politics," Lauer said. "It sounds like you were trying to score some political points against John McCain using his words, when your own running mate had used very similar words."

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Oak Brook, IL

#16 May 7, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the moderate republicans allowed teabaggers in their fold, little did they know:
Everyone knows that Tea Party revolutionaries fear and hate socialism about as much as the Antichrist. Which is funny, because the Tea Party movement’s dirty little secret is that it owes its existence to the grandaddy of all Antichrists: the godless empire of the USSR.
What few realize is that the secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family, the main supporters of the right-wing groups that orchestrated the Tea Party movement, would not have the means to bankroll their favorite causes had it not been for the pile of money the family made working for the Bolsheviks in the late 1920s and early 1930s, building refineries, training Communist engineers and laying down the foundation of Soviet oil infrastructure.
"It’s a historical fact that economic freedom best fosters innovation, environmental protection and improved quality of life in a society.” It might be true somewhere for someone, but not for the Kochs—they owe it all to socialism and totalitarianism.
The Koch family, America’s biggest pushers of the free-market Tea Party revolution, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the whim of one of Stalin’s comrades.
The Soviet oil planners were delighted with Koch’s refineries, which “operated commendably, and would in the future be the type preferred by the heads of the Soviet Union’s petroleum industry when purchasing new cracking equipment.” The Communists were so impressed they kept giving Winkler-Koch business and regularly sent Soviet engineers to train in Wichita. It was a sign of growing mutual trust.



Change your name to "The Stupid Strawman." That's all you're capable of posting. Pathetic.
America Is Not The Same

Miami Beach, FL

#18 May 7, 2012
A new world order has been in the making for decades.

The only issue is if the wrong person is elected in November it will come sooner then latter.
America Is Not The Same

Miami Beach, FL

#20 May 7, 2012
Onama and Hillary taking trips to Russia and China
2 Communist countries WHY???????

o.bamapost.com
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#21 May 7, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Change your name to "The Stupid Strawman." That's all you're capable of posting. Pathetic.
You didn’t hear this on Fox News or the Drudge Report, but on October 10 Venezuela seized and nationalized a massive fertilizer plant part-owned by Koch Industries.
One reason why the Kochs could be keeping the news under wraps is that the nationalization of the fertilizer plant may appear to be bad news for Charles and David Koch, but here’s the big surprise: the Kochs made hundreds of millions on every end of this deal…and even more surprising, bond markets cheered the nationalization. In other words, the free markets championed by the Kochs gave a big thumbs-down to Kochs’ negative influence on the value of the business, while at the same time, the free-market Kochs earned huge windfalls doing business with socialists. No wonder this story hasn’t made the rounds.

What were true-believer libertarians like the Kochs doing running a fertilizer plant in Venezuela with two state-run companies, anyway? After all, Charles Koch’s own Cato Institute brain trust has been writing for decades that government-owned enterprises are less efficient and productive than private companies. The answer is simple: they were there for the subsidies.

The family has been sucking on the big government teat for as long as they’ve been in business, using government subsidies to maximize their own profits, even while funding the libertarian movement and trying to deny government spending on anyone or anything else.
Their venture in Venezuela followed the same old corporate welfare business strategy. Even as Charles Koch was publicly blaming the Venezuela’s poverty and economic woes on the country’s socialist policies, his company was taking advantage of the country’s heavily subsidized natural gas.

As long as teabaggers continue to bring up their so called enemy, communism/marxist/socailist, I'll bring their dirty secret to light.
Their leaders financial backing and origin of the Koch's.
You can't prove it wrong.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#22 May 7, 2012
America Is Not The Same wrote:
Onama and Hillary taking trips to Russia and China
2 Communist countries WHY???????
o.bamapost.com
BEIJING, Nov. 21 (Xinhuanet)-- US President George W. Bush left here on Monday morning, concluding his three-day visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Also leaving aboard the presidential plane Air Force One were Bush's wife Laura Bush, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and US National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.

WASHINGTON, May 5 - Shortly after the White House announced that President Bush would expand his trip to Moscow on Monday with stops to promote democracy in the former Soviet republics of Latvia and Georgia, the Russian foreign minister took the unusual step of sending a letter of protest to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

WHY???

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