Friday, February 20, 2009

White House Damage Control Team Tries To Muzzle Rick Santelli



Did you honestly think that someone who has a dissenting opinion would be left to speak without being mocked and ridiculed or otherwise criticized by the Obama White House and their Socialist policy supporters?

We are in a new age people.
You are not allowed a dissenting opinion, especially if it is a public outburst.

I guess Rick Santelli, of the Chicago Board of Trades (CBOT) and Mercantile Exchange, will be given a stern talking to for what the Leftists call the "rant heard 'round the world"

The White House has invited him over for a cup of coffee
to "clarify" their policies to Mr. Santelli. Perhaps they are going to "re-educate" Mr. Santelli.

So while CT Senator Chris Dodd can speak of nationalizing banks, and end up moving Citibank and Bank of America investors to a giant sell off which probably vaporized a couple of billion dollars of net wealth today - Press Secretary Robert Gibbs can attack Santelli and say:
"I also think it's tremendously important that for people who rant on cable television to be responsible and understand what it is they're talking about. I feel assured that Mr. Santelli doesn't know what he's talking about...

“Mr. Santelli has argued, I think quite wrongly, that this plan won’t help everyone,”

“This plan helps people who have been playing by the rules. ... I would encouraged him to read the president’s plan. ... I’d be more than happy to have him come here to read it. I’d be happy to buy him a cup of coffee — decaf”.
The video shows that Gibbs waved a copy of a fact sheet about Obama’s plan and chided Santelli to read it. “Download it, hit print, and begin to read it,” Gibbs said.

Sorry - but I will wager that Robert Gibbs hasn't read much of the new mortgage plan himself, or even a few pages of the "Stimulus bill".

It is so typical of the Left to marginalize and mock a dissenting voice (especially calling it a "rant").

As for Steve Liesman and Jim Cramer of CNBC, they ought to stop trying to artificially bolster the market and just be straight with everyone. The fact is that we cannot spend our way out of this problem.

I just hope Santelli doesn't back down just because his Cable TV comrades are drinking the Obama Kool-Aid or because the White House wants to give him a talking to.

Santelli happens to be right.
He has also tapped into what the everyday American taxpayer is feeling.

He is especially right that honest hardworking taxpayers in this country who have been responsible and playing by the rules are sick of handing their hard earned money over to an inept government that is busy spending wildly and making our children and their children into debtors for life.

The Stimulus bill had little to do with stimulus and the Mortgage bailout bill will reward bad behavior. Investments are risky. That includes owning a home. Folks are now expecting to to get their losses back from somewhere. That somewhere is turning out to be the pockets of the rich and middle class, or the government printing presses.

I'd like you to also try this at Foxwoods (or your local casino establishment) - go gambling - and then asking for your money back when you lose. See what happens. You'll probably be tossed out on your buttocks. Those nasty rich casino owners.... someone ought to regulate them for doing that to innocent unsuspecting patrons. Better yet, just collect more money from the local taxpayers to reimburse you for your loss.

2 comments:

5s said...

Great post. I'm going to share on Facebook and try to spread the word.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

I think several things are interesting here:

1) Gibbs starts by making a sarcastic comment about what kind of house Santelli lives in, as if that matters. I happen to live in a very nice home that is paid for lock, stock and barrel. And I don't want to pay for someone else's mortgage. We really did play by the rules. But my daughter recently bought a small house that was about to be foreclosed on. She bought what she could afford. Now she and her children will be paying for people who have bigger houses that they cannot afford. Is that (to use an Obama term) fair? If Santelli lives in an expensive home--so what? Sounds like more class warfare out of the White House.

2) I noticed that Gibbs talked as if the only people who will be "helped" are those who have had catastrophic illness. This is not what the bill says.

3) Then after listing those who will not be helped, Gibbs turns around and claims that "everybody" will be helped.

I'd say to Santelli: Keep the courage of your convictions. You are right and this guy is lying.