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Friday, May 14, 2010

Not Chutzpah, Cause and Effect

The NY Daily News headline reads: After beating up Wall Street 'fat cats,' President Obama ready to take their money in NY fund-raiser:

President Obama has been happy to beat up on Wall Street "fat cats," but tonight he'll be even happier to take their money.

The President is slated to headline a superswank, $50,000-per-couple fund-raiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at Manhattan's gilded St. Regis hotel on Fifth Ave.

The high-dollar affair will feature fine French food, a bevy of Wall Street titans and 23 Congress members - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

JWF calls it chutzpah.

I call it entirely logical. The law of cause and effect. How much more willing were the Wall Street titans to donate after they had been beaten up?

Update: Hmmmm.... The NY Post claims it ain't so, Wall Street bigs $kip O's glitzy Apple gala. I tend to go with the Post on just about everything, because it has better headline writers.

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  1. Obama the gentleman bandit. Kind of like Robin Hood, except he keeps the loot for himself.

  2. This just shows you that themovers and shakers on Wall Street are morons of the first order. DId it ever dawn on them to withhold their largesse and then the government wouldn't feel it has a right to destroy the economy and ruin everyon'e lives? No, what these idiots do is go back to those that are spitting in their face. I wonder if in the new Psychiatric DSM they could include Democratic Self-Derangement Syndrome...defined as those that keep voting democrat even though the purpose of the party is to lead you down the rabbit hole.

  3. This is another example of the fatcat Republicans and their Wall Street cronies with their $50,000 a plate dinners. Country club types, the Republicans have no interest in the poor and can't even see them over their stacks of money -


    Who's at the $50,000 a plate fundraiser?


  4. The Wall Street Journal 4/24/10 - Wall Street Rules Help GOP Fill Campaign Coffers

    ProPublica April 28, 2010 - Republicans Getting More Campaign Cash From Wall Street

    Washington Post 2/24/10 - Wall Street shifting political contributions to Republicans
    "Commercial banks and high-flying investment firms have shifted their political contributions toward Republicans in recent months amid harsh rhetoric from Democrats about fat bank profits, generous bonuses and stingy lending policies on Wall Street.'

    I'm not sure what your point is. Democrats take contributions from Wall St and still stand up for sensible reforms. Republicans take the cash and fight those reforms. If there is some quid pro quo going on, conservatives seem to be on the wrong side of the equation.

  5. "How much more willing were the Wall Street titans to donate after they had been beaten up?"

    My question exactly. Do these contributors really believe they will not be eaten alive after the Dem Libs get what they want?! They are the definition of "useful idiots."

    Reminds me of: "Thank you, sir! May I have another?!" Blind fools, there is no honor among thieves!

  6. From what I saw in the papers this morning (suspending disbelief for a second), the "fat cats" chose another tree to climb. They didn't attend Barry's. Maybe the Wall Street Geniuses are starting to get a clue.

  7. Nothing remarkable about it, it's a protection racket. The man says that if you don't "donate" $50 grand your building might blow up. If you pay, your building might still blow up, but you do what you can to cut your risk.

  8. When the end of America is written (a time not far off it now seems), the leftists who incubated and multiplied within our educational system and went forth into the culture to work their subversive black arts will only be seen as part of the cause, only one half of the essential formula for self-destruction. In fact, it was the bankers and traders and money-changers who enabled the end. Without their help, their collusion -- and without the sorry silence of the "defenders" of capitalism in our debauched political class -- the people might have had a chance.

  9. Obama cuts funds for Security to NYC was the headline today. OK so he had better stop going up there - and with Nancy Pelosi. If anything happened we'd be left with - you guessed it - BIDEN. I guess the price Obama paid for her work to get health care through was to take her on a few junkets on Air Force Fun.