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Posted on Apr 9, 2009

Two protesters storm the stage during a talk by Lawrence Summers, who tries to laugh off the incident. If only there were something funny about President Obama’s top economic adviser making $8 million last year from some of the financial firms that have benefited from his economic policies.

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By lester333, April 13, 2009 at 5:23 am Link to this comment

so DB your solution is a hitler remedy.

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By lester333, April 12, 2009 at 4:47 pm Link to this comment

kdelphi:  ur right, i ain’t praising nobody that is against the general public, especially the man who appointed them birds.  they’s all sorry as hell.

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By KDelphi, April 12, 2009 at 9:22 am Link to this comment

So people will protest these basterds (ie Summers, Geithner, etc) and praise the man who appointed them…makes no sense to me.

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By grumpynyker, April 12, 2009 at 9:04 am Link to this comment
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Pity Code Pink didn’t strangle Summers with the banner.  Should have fought harder to stay on the stage and disrupt the luncheon.

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By ApprxAm, April 12, 2009 at 1:28 am Link to this comment

That’s right, listen to all of the rich Democrats and RePugZ laugh off of the stage the “Populist” who are too concerned with the activities of the SMARTEST room in the world.

You know folks, it gonna be a time, real soon, when rifles will be grabbed and handcuffs readied and justice wrought from the mouths of the tired, hungry and eventually angry and scared American.  Unfortunately, Obama hasn’t proved much differently then the Bushes and Gramms and Clintons and Rubens.

Listening to the chuckling wine sipping whiners is sickening. These weakling cowards, who for the last 2-3 weeks equated the anger and fear of working Americans as populist overreach and “unpatriotic” (sound familiar), and won’t start to understand anything, other than their own bank accounts, until a boot or three are put in their assess.

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By matthew loughran, April 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm Link to this comment
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they surrendered that banner too quickly. they should have had a tug of war on stage. maybe knock over summers and the other asshole sitting.

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By lester333, April 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment

who was the prick grabbing the banner.  what a slut.  a republican no doubt. a damn republican.

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By KDelphi, April 10, 2009 at 11:34 am Link to this comment

I wish that theyd brought a pie…

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By tshirt-doctor, April 10, 2009 at 10:13 am Link to this comment

we’re not going to be rid of this sh*t like Summers, until the people really do raise their pitchforks, literalaly. with blood on them.

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By Mark, April 10, 2009 at 12:02 am Link to this comment
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This smug jerk is grinning like the cat that swallowed the canary.

Under Clinton he helped push thru the deregulation that got us into the mess we’re in today.

After working for Clinton (1999) he was Pres. of Harvard at $500k per year.

“Resigned” (got fired) from Harvard in 2006.

Between 2006 and 2008 he made $8 million working part-time for a hedge fund and as a paid speaker at events sponsored by Wall Street entities which coincidentally got bail out dough.

Basically he screwed things up back in the nineties but nobody (or very few people) knew it at the time. He parlayed his time with the Clinton Admin into the Harvard Presidency (that’s some sweet resume booster) and then jumped to Wall Street before jumping into the Obama Admin.

From the looks of it between ’99 and ’08 he made more money every stop along the way.

How’s that for a career arc.

You and I should be so lucky.

Of course, if you’re unfortunate enough to be burdened with a conscience and a sense of shame, you’d never be Larry Summers.

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By KDelphi, April 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm Link to this comment

At least Codepink has been on the right side of the economic fiasco from the beginning. Everytime they try to exercise their rights, in Senate Hearings, both parties give them a
“stern talking to”.

I guess Barney Frank and others dont like it when people piont out the truth.

Why dont you
“like” Code Pink? I dont agree with everything they do. But, they are completely right on this one. He should resign. When waa the last time you did anything this courageous? They have every right to say “I told you so”.

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By Chris, April 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm Link to this comment
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Wow! CodePink tore Summers up (besides Scheer’s article). I can’t believe they had the guts to do this again! First GoldmanSachs, now this.

I don’t like CodePink but I think this was great. Summers seemed embarassed between the pink banner and the CodePink members shouting at him.

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