Bank bailout supporters struggling fo...

Bank bailout supporters struggling for re-election

There are 18 comments on the El Paso Times story from Oct 5, 2010, titled Bank bailout supporters struggling for re-election. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

In this July 13, 2010 file photo, Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is seen in St. Louis. The government's giant bank bailout may well have averted a second Great Depression, economists say, but a lot of voters aren't buying it.

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Bird

Jackson, WY

#1 Oct 5, 2010
These very same lawmakers were the ones who caused the problems that required the banks and housing industry to need bailing out in the first place. Now they're being held to account for it and all their other crooked excesses and listen to them cry and make excuses.
Bob Hauser

Mill Valley, CA

#2 Oct 5, 2010
The only thing these cestodes should be struggling to do right now is to squeeze themselves into a rat hole big enough to crawl in and small enough to hide in .....coprophagous bastards

Since: Feb 07

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#3 Oct 7, 2010
Friends in high places come in handy, congtats with the party.
http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/03/news/newsmake...
Conservative Woman

New Lenox, IL

#4 Oct 8, 2010
Barney Frank pointed out that Fox News had his opponent on a few times. Which he said is unusual for a new challenger to his seat. After Fannie and Freddie debacle no one in their right mind should go out and vote for this Dude. Thanks to him we are in this never ending recession, and the housing market, is there one anymore.. Come on Massachusetts, remember Ted Kennedy seat lost to Scott Brown when you vote please. Time to cast a goodbye vote at the polls for Barney Frank.
Bird

Jackson, WY

#5 Oct 8, 2010
Conservative Woman wrote:
Barney Frank pointed out that Fox News had his opponent on a few times. Which he said is unusual for a new challenger to his seat. After Fannie and Freddie debacle no one in their right mind should go out and vote for this Dude. Thanks to him we are in this never ending recession, and the housing market, is there one anymore.. Come on Massachusetts, remember Ted Kennedy seat lost to Scott Brown when you vote please. Time to cast a goodbye vote at the polls for Barney Frank.
Frank has been on the "Factor" with O'Rielly numerous times, so what's his complaint? Maybe he didn't like Bill calling him out on the numerous and flagrant lies he told while trying to absolve himself of any blame for the housing and Fannie/Freddie mess he was suppose to be overseeing, not taking monetary favors from.

Since: Feb 07

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#6 Oct 8, 2010
Barney and Franklin should be in the cell next to Bernie.
The rule of the beltway is, don't get caught until you have dirt on the other Elites.
Conservative Woman

New Lenox, IL

#7 Oct 8, 2010
I like the rule of the beltway!
RayOne wrote:
Barney and Franklin should be in the cell next to Bernie.
The rule of the beltway is, don't get caught until you have dirt on the other Elites.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#8 Oct 8, 2010
Conservative Woman wrote:
I like the rule of the beltway! <quoted text>
The elite are in a meltdown, some wise consultant should give a course on keeping exposure limited.
Every one in DC knows that every cell phone has the potential to be a leading news story.
Character Matters.
Wendy

El Paso, TX

#9 Oct 8, 2010
Maxie Waters stated on the record that there were no problems with Fannie or Freddie because of the strict oversight of some black dude named Franklin. Given that she always tells the truth, the whole fiasco must have been caused by some low level bureaucrat who botched the whole deal.

Since: Feb 07

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#10 Oct 8, 2010
Wendy,
Maxine's comments are evidence of a mental disconnect. She left the party long ago.(mentally napping)
Jamie

El Paso, TX

#11 Oct 8, 2010
RayOne wrote:
Wendy,
Maxine's comments are evidence of a mental disconnect. She left the party long ago.(mentally napping)
Do you mean she's taking a dirt nap? Because I saw her on TV this week and she looked animated. Or do you mean she left the Democratic Party to run as an independent? In that case, I might vote for her because I can't stand demos but I love independents like C Crist and L Murkowski. Those people really seem to have some solid ideas.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#12 Oct 9, 2010
Leave the stage or know public humilation, I am talking classic Scarlet Letter, character building in the town square type action.
Society forgives, but denial and deflection will live forever online.
Lynne Michele Leavell

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Oct 9, 2010
I always get "fired up" after listening to political debates on tv, or reading political comments on the internet.
What I KNOW is, I had a job until Pres. Bush was elected, and chose to adopt Iraq. Then I was laid off 4 times in 2 years.
I had a home which I lost. I had a car which I lost. I was homeless twice, surviving in some very unfavorable conditions.
I had a non-profit (one of the very few in Nevada)animal sanctuary which had to be closed, animals relocated, etc because of the state of the economy. And all of this was from 2002-2006. Sorry, but the Obama Administration wasn't even heard of then. This was all the Bush administration's economic disaster plan.
Bush signed the first Bank Bailouts in Oct 2008. At that time noone knew WHO was going to be president. It was Bush's signature on the bottom line.
I am 64 years old, and was raised ugly, not stupid. I pay attention. I learn the facts. I am a retired Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree.(Yes, there were layoffs even for nurses, especially those that had physical injury disabilities). I watched friends lose everything they had also, including retirement funds, back in 2002-2004.
I go by, and vote by, the facts. What I want to know is, why doesn't everybody else?
Conservative Woman

New Lenox, IL

#14 Oct 9, 2010
I do agree that Bush signed tarp, which was wrong. But do you realize tarp as been paid back. Also sadly many have lost jobs including those in the manufacturing sect. If they find employment again, it is usually for less pay.We know this firsthand. So they fall into the underemployed sect. But millions more jobs have been shed since Obama took office. He promised to keep the same unemployment rate. And now 30 percent of college grads can't find a job. This is a very serious problem as well. And 18 percent of the Country is now underemployed. Why in the world would you vote Obama in again with those numbers. And he has created 3 trillion more debt with the 862 billion failed stimulus, and 2.4 trillion Obamacare which no one wanted, and the State and American public cannot afford. Premiums are skyrocketing 20 percent, and he promised to save us 2 grand a year. Lie on top of Lie. Obama does not care about you or me, only his political agenda. And as far as 2001 with 9/11, everyone was burned in the stock market. So yes we do think, and we think this administration is only making things much worse than they were under Bush. And we will be voting to stop the spending.
Lynne Michele Leavell wrote:
I always get "fired up" after listening to political debates on tv, or reading political comments on the internet.
What I KNOW is, I had a job until Pres. Bush was elected, and chose to adopt Iraq. Then I was laid off 4 times in 2 years.
I had a home which I lost. I had a car which I lost. I was homeless twice, surviving in some very unfavorable conditions.
I had a non-profit (one of the very few in Nevada)animal sanctuary which had to be closed, animals relocated, etc because of the state of the economy. And all of this was from 2002-2006. Sorry, but the Obama Administration wasn't even heard of then. This was all the Bush administration's economic disaster plan.
Bush signed the first Bank Bailouts in Oct 2008. At that time noone knew WHO was going to be president. It was Bush's signature on the bottom line.
I am 64 years old, and was raised ugly, not stupid. I pay attention. I learn the facts. I am a retired Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree.(Yes, there were layoffs even for nurses, especially those that had physical injury disabilities). I watched friends lose everything they had also, including retirement funds, back in 2002-2004.
I go by, and vote by, the facts. What I want to know is, why doesn't everybody else?
qtownres

Perkasie, PA

#15 Oct 9, 2010
Conservative Woman wrote:
I do agree that Bush signed tarp, which was wrong. But do you realize tarp as been paid back. Also sadly many have lost jobs including those in the manufacturing sect. If they find employment again, it is usually for less pay.We know this firsthand. So they fall into the underemployed sect. But millions more jobs have been shed since Obama took office. He promised to keep the same unemployment rate. And now 30 percent of college grads can't find a job. This is a very serious problem as well. And 18 percent of the Country is now underemployed. Why in the world would you vote Obama in again with those numbers. And he has created 3 trillion more debt with the 862 billion failed stimulus, and 2.4 trillion Obamacare which no one wanted, and the State and American public cannot afford. Premiums are skyrocketing 20 percent, and he promised to save us 2 grand a year. Lie on top of Lie. Obama does not care about you or me, only his political agenda. And as far as 2001 with 9/11, everyone was burned in the stock market. So yes we do think, and we think this administration is only making things much worse than they were under Bush. And we will be voting to stop the spending. <quoted text>
And you still don't see the connection between what happened in the 2001 to 2008 period and what is going on now. Open your brain cells lady all that is going on is a direct result of your little Bushie administration. Without some of what Obama has done we would be in a lot worse shap.
Conservative Woman

New Lenox, IL

#16 Oct 9, 2010
Are you speaking of the failed stimulus for 862 billion, or the 2.4 trillion for Obamacare, that we still do not want. Are you speaking of the 18 percent underemployed figure now, or the 30 percent of college grads that cannot find employment. Or how about the tax hikes in 2011, in this dismal recession. Or could it be the premiums because of Obamacare, not the big bad insurance companies, increasing 20 percent this year. Should I put on my thinking cap and remember Obama said we would save 2 grand on our premiums, or that he would keep unemployment at Bushie's levels..... gee what would we have done if Obama had lost the election..... Less Debt to pass off on our kids and grandkids, and no law for healthcare we do not want. And maybe some hope for our Country's financial future.
qtownres wrote:
<quoted text>
And you still don't see the connection between what happened in the 2001 to 2008 period and what is going on now. Open your brain cells lady all that is going on is a direct result of your little Bushie administration. Without some of what Obama has done we would be in a lot worse shap.
Ted

El Paso, TX

#17 Oct 9, 2010
Conservative Woman wrote:
Are you speaking of the failed stimulus for 862 billion, or the 2.4 trillion for Obamacare, that we still do not want. Are you speaking of the 18 percent underemployed figure now, or the 30 percent of college grads that cannot find employment. Or how about the tax hikes in 2011, in this dismal recession. Or could it be the premiums because of Obamacare, not the big bad insurance companies, increasing 20 percent this year. Should I put on my thinking cap and remember Obama said we would save 2 grand on our premiums, or that he would keep unemployment at Bushie's levels..... gee what would we have done if Obama had lost the election..... Less Debt to pass off on our kids and grandkids, and no law for healthcare we do not want. And maybe some hope for our Country's financial future. <quoted text>
I love your style and the way you think. Perhaps I'll look you up next year when I go to the Chicagoland racetrack.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#18 Oct 10, 2010
The PotUS and Biden in Philly together for SuperSunday.
I hope they traveled on different jets.

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