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Robert Scheer and Amy Goodman Give Larry Summers a Proper Send-Off

Posted on Sep 22, 2010

So, clearly President Obama felt obliged to get all gushy about outgoing adviser Larry Summers’ contributions to his administration’s efforts to save our nation’s economy from total catastrophe. Now hear the real deal on Summers, courtesy of Robert Scheer and Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now!”

Here’s a taste for starters, from Scheer’s blunt standpoint on the matter: “I don’t know how many times you have to fail before you’re considered to be something less than brilliant.” —KA

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By Druthers, September 25, 2010 at 1:49 am Link to this comment

Great reporting and a fine interview!

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By eir, September 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm Link to this comment

“Brilliant” for the oligarchy.  “Failure” for us.  But, since we don’t matter, “brilliant” it will be.

I guess the American people were supposed to be more easily duped.  We aren’t stupid enough to think this administration is good.

Time to try duping us again.  Time to re-tool the image, without really changing the “brilliant” results that benefit the oligarchy and screw us once again.

Note to Scheer:  If Obama is so damn dumb and gullible, don’t you think we need a president who is neither?  Don’t we need a real leader.  NOW.

This isn’t about him.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, September 23, 2010 at 10:19 am Link to this comment

You said it Greg.

Obama, much like most every president after Kennedy, knows the cabal is behind the government, and possessions go the the highest bidder on this planet.

He publicly stating something like:

“People of America, I’m going to stop reading this teleprompter for a moment… and quickly tell you, as best I can in my own words… I failed you America… I did.  I did my best with what my office could do.  For truly we come with nothing into the world, and we leave with nothing out of the world… except for the lineage of so-called kings and queens and the minions which suckle at their teets.  Now back to your regular programming…. could you back up the teleprompter a few pages please Cynthia…”

We may be seeing the exchange of hands of the U.S. of A., Incorporated in whole or in part(s)... who knows right now?

A nod and a handshake. 

Story about how Rothschild took majority ownership of the city of London after Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo… by pretending to sell and secretly bought at market bottom ( stocks crashed believing Napoleon was going to “Robin Hood” the real Hoods ).

Google the first sentence of the preceding paragraph to find out the real scoop:)!

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By Gregory Crawford, September 23, 2010 at 8:53 am Link to this comment
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During his campaign, Obama neglected to mention that Goldman Sachs was his single biggest contributor. In hindsight, it is no surprise that he took his marching orders from Wall Street weasels.
What might be interesting to investigate is how, when, and where they made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Though the sissy-pants among us are loathe to admit it, and say, “Oh! Don’t demonize those with whom you disagree!”, the fact is, these people ARE demons and capable of anything. That they might threaten the lives of his wife and daughters would require no great stretch of imagination. We’re talking many, many billions of dollars at stake here. Killings and coercion have taken place for a lot less.
The “privatization,” or corporate takeover, of our government is nearly complete. God help us all if we just wring our hands and dither instead of fighting them.

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By Peetawonkus, September 23, 2010 at 5:35 am Link to this comment

Out of control unregulated global capitalism almost crashing the world’s economy? I wonder how to fix it? Oh, I know, let’s appoint more of the same Business-uber-alles &%$*wads who caused it in the first place. There, problem solved.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, September 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm Link to this comment

I wonder if Robert’s book or expulsion of facts from fiction and evidence helped get 3 out of 4 shysters out of their jobs… little Timmy GetMore being last… but surely they’ll be replaced by other obedient minstrels of magnates.

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