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Forum Post: Obama and the banks

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 6:53 p.m. EST by Americans4ronpaul2012 (-1)
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How can some people of ows support Obama considering he works for the same banks that put the country in the this depression. Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and J.P. Morgen all contributed to his campaign in 2008 (http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638). His 2012 campaign donors are appallingly similar. Would someone explain this hypocritical view point of the self proclaimed 99%

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[-] 3 points by Bambi (359) 2 years ago

Finally someone tells it the way it is. I say go to WASHINGTON...Protest the President and Congress. All our problems start there

[-] 0 points by JonFromSLC (-107) from West Valley City, UT 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by Bambi (359) 2 years ago

Sorry. I never saw that previous posting.

[-] 2 points by mandodod (144) 2 years ago

you guys have to know that Obama is a millionaire? So is Mike Moore. It is all fake.

[-] 2 points by enough (589) 2 years ago

Obama delivered for the big banks and let Main Street take it on the chin. He oversold and under-delivered. Give him a pass and expect four more years of the same. If the #OWS ever comes out and supports Obama, they will lose all credibility among the majority of Americans who do not approve of Obama's job performance or his handling of our economy.

[-] 1 points by nickhowdy (1104) 2 years ago

I can't explain it...I also can't explain why the American people have only two choices of bad and really bad..Seems like a "plan" to me..

Goldman likes Obama, and Romney..Please take your pick of these per-approved candidates/traitors.

[-] 1 points by 1jbh (11) 2 years ago

11 Reasons Why Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Hypocrites If They Do Not Call For Barack Obama To Resign http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/11-reasons-why-occupy-wall-street-protesters-are-hypocrites-if-they-do-not-call-for-barack-obama-to-resign

[-] 1 points by Bambi (359) 2 years ago

That would be a dream if OWS went to Washington and called for Obama to resign.Now that's how to get the majority of Americans on OWS' side! He has destroyed this country in 3 short years. The last straw for Americans who believed in him should have been when he DARED to call us LAZY!

[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

The democrat party tends to offer more "free" stuff then the republican. Both sides are corrupt, just one party tosses a few bones out. There are enough people that don't care he's sold out to Wall Street.

[-] 1 points by Corium (246) 2 years ago

Count the failed banks by administration.

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/banklist.html

[-] 1 points by Bambi (359) 2 years ago

WOW!

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13196) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Did you know press reports indicate that shots were fired at the White House last Friday by a homeless guy?

We are entering a period of instability - it remains to be seen just how extreme it will become. I can't imagine anyone else in the White House at this time, nor after the election.

I'm sure you've noticed - he is an African American. If there were hard evidence of corruption then there would have been impeachment proceedings by now. We are running into election season - I'm mildly surprised that trumped up charges have not been brought - especially given the weakness of the repelican field of candidates.

My focus is and has been upon the corruption of the right. They are unified, and they are legislating us into servitude. "Corporations are people too" I mean, common!

One of the benefits of focusing in one area in this way is that they are the weakest based on their own advocacy. Privatize medicare? Cut social security? They wanted a full fledged invasion of Libya! Never mind who will pay for it - presumably the elderly and the mentally ill.

They are also bitter bastards. They will do anything to cling to power. They will lie, cheat and steal. Not only that, they will point the finger at anyone else they can. Which means that by focusing on the right who knows what evidence of corruption may arise that leads elsewhere?

If we focus on the right, they will do the other digging for us. The hard part will be sorting the facts from the lies.

Who knows, if we do this properly, with careful consideration and thought, just the right mix of language and iconography - perhaps we can even get the right to start offing each other.

Shots fired at the White House will not temper our efforts, our advocacy, nor our language.

Maybe we should consider ourselves as a

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non-violent terrorist organization.

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I am absolutely convinced that I can come up with creative ways to instill terror without ever resorting to violence . . . .

[-] 1 points by Bambi (359) 2 years ago

They said the shooter is with the OWS in Washington.

They found a bullet tried to penetrate the obama bedroom and a dining area. Windows are bulletproof.

For the record, Obama is half white and half black. I do not consider him an "afro american"

[-] 1 points by Americans4ronpaul2012 (-1) 2 years ago

"My focus is and has been upon the corruption of the right. They are unified, and they are legislating us into servitude. "Corporations are people too" I mean, common! One of the benefits of focusing in one area in this way is that they are the weakest based on their own advocacy. Privatize medicare? Cut social security? They wanted a full fledged invasion of Libya! Never mind who will pay for it - presumably the elderly and the mentally ill."- Zendog

Dr. Paul never sided with the mainstream republican party on any of the issues you listed, he predicted the housing bubble and ensuing economic crisis 2002(6 years before it happened) and is the only candidate(including Obama) who is serious about an audit of the fed, withdrawing from our multiple wars and occupations, and making substantial enough cuts to help save what is left of our collapsing economy. Not to mention his opposition to the Patriot Act, something Obama ran on in 2008 and then extended in February. Dr. Paul is also one of few politicians who has recognized the the growing global sovereign crisis which will come to America if a serious change in the role of government is not made.

How can you seriously support a president who is bought by the same neo-cons and special interests who have steered American politics, government, foreign affairs, and monetary policies for the last several decades?

Ultimately a vote for political puppets like Obama, Romney, Perry, Gingrich, and Cain is a vote for the same "business as usual" in Washington.

P.S. The people who run this forum wouldn't even allow me to use Dr. Paul's full name, instead following the original posting of this his first name or last name was changed to either "Pon"Paul or Ron "Lawl". Something to think about considering a website like this even mocks him, similar to the disdain the national media has for Dr. Paul. Wouldn't the people who claim to represent occupy wall street against practices like this?

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13196) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I'm a pragmatist.

I could go on and on about the numbers alone regarding viability as a candidate, how his candidacy could impact the outcome, etc

I could launch into a discussion of the merits - or lack thereof - of FEMA - an organization I have seen him claim he would abolish.

I will not.

Instead, I will support your right to cast your vote as you will. Believe it or not, I'm not here to sell you on a particular candidate. I'm here to break the back of the repelican party - lap dogs of the one percent.

Your candidate, as it happens, is ideologically allied with the right.

[-] 1 points by Americans4ronpaul2012 (-1) 2 years ago

You do realize Obama and the democratic party are just as responsible as Bush and the republican party; Obama and Bush are essentially the same president. Modern American politics is a disgrace to the founding fathers and their views expressed through the constitution. The present day right-left paradigm is comparable to WWE professional wrestling, behind closed doors most politicians are willing to serve the special interests and powers which truly dictate the will of the U.S. government; both at home and abroad.

The only reason Dr. Paul is running as a republican is because of the two party system, he has ran as a libertarian several times before.

I hope you can at least realize that Obama is not the answer

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13196) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

You are here as a part of a political action campaign in favor of a specific candidate. That being the case, your agenda may or may not be the election of one candidate, or the defeat of another.

Given that, I should ignore you and move on.

Yet to suggest that Obama and Bush are the same is sufficiently offensive that I find I cannot remain silent.

Bush was appointed to the oval office. He was appointed to the oval office because of a design flaw in the Floridian ballot. This is what I call accidental engineering.

President Obama was duly elected. He was duly elected despite false claims of the right that he was 'muslim' or 'born in Africa.'

Even the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, a conservative, got in on the act with the way he conducted his portion of the inauguration process. Had he been successful I have no doubt the right would be screaming he wasn't even properly sworn in.

There is a reason they have been so vociferously opposed to the President. They are afraid. They are afraid, and their masters are afraid.

Will we burn every last drop of oil?

Only if their masters get their way.

[-] 0 points by Farleymowat (415) 2 years ago

Very similar to the Saturday night live senator from Minnesota. Although it wasn't chads and hanging chads and all that, it clearly was the theft of an election through legal wrangling by the democratic party. It also aided Obama in getting a super majority so he could ram through anything he wanted. So we have obamacare. One thing the lazy left refused to do, however, was pass a budget. The budget Obama put forth was voted down in the senate 97-0. He may have been duly elected, but he is clearly a divisive, egotistical, self-centered, leisure liberal. He spends more time on the links than figuring out how to get the country moving. Bush may have been bad, but at least he never went on tour bowing to commies, and apologizing for our history.

[-] 1 points by radical22 (113) 2 years ago

Prosecution for bank fraud is way down under Obama. And I thought Bush looked the other way, this guy is a piece of work.

[-] 1 points by Americans4ronpaul2012 (-1) 2 years ago

I didn't vote or support Bush either. In my opinion they all should be in put on trial and then in jail; Obama, Bush, Cheney, Paulson, Greenspan, Geithner, and Bernanke. Not to mention the people on Wall St. and those behind the private entity controlling the U.S. economy, who reports solely to it's shareholders, known as the Federal Reserve.

[-] 1 points by radical22 (113) 2 years ago

We are pawns in a game called" Democracy" the government is not for the people or by the people anymore

[-] 1 points by ithink (761) from York, PA 2 years ago

they contribute to everyone's campaign and if OWS was a political party, they would probably contribute to it.

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