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The Jimmy Dore Show 9-29-11

The Jimmy Dore Show sept 29, 2011

This Week:
  • Live report from Occupy Wall Street from Dave Reinitz
  • Gov. Rick Perry calls in to rip Gov. Chris Christie
  • essay buy
  • Gov. Chris Christie calls in to respond (threaten) Rick Perry
  • David Pakman explains the myth of the liberal media, among other things
  • Obama’s white half  gives a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus.
  • Pres Obama has a message for the unemployed: “Hang in there”.
  • Jim Hightower is back!

With Mike MacRae, Jim Earl, Steve Rosenfield, Robert Yasumura

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Nice job guys…

I had never heard of the bonus marchers so I looked it up on Wikipedia. It’s a good read. One of their supporters was Major General Smedley Butler. That sounded familiar; click. Oh yeah, he was the General that squealed on the Business Plot. Look this up; this is very topical.

“n November 1934, Butler alleged the existence of a political conspiracy of Wall Street interests to overthrow President Roosevelt, a series of allegations that came to be known in the media as the Business Plot.”

It really is a shame that Wall Street bankers are not pot smokers. They be in jail then, right? WTF? These bankers would have to render babies into smoothies before anyone will stop them.

One word; guillotine!

1. Brilliant, funny, prize-worthy stuff – I’m kind in favor of the Jim Earl- Robert Yasamura tag team. 2. I think I depend on this show way too much at times in my driving. 3. The videos to accompany the great impressions – also up for the Peabody. 4. What is the level of listenership, if I may ask? Being an outlier, I have no idea if this reaching the millions.

Hey, Jimmy…. there only seems to be about 20 minutes of the show here.

Oh, never mind… it linked to the full show. Great stuff!

The clips that were played of Obama speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus were fairly misrepresentative of his speech. President Obama delivered an inspiring message that was received very well by the crowd (I know, he’s great at that–let’s see him put some action behind those powerful words.) That said, I love the show and I understand what is being pointed out about Obama’s “stop complaining” comments. I just feel that it was taken out of context here. I believe the President is truly trying to do something good with the American Jobs Act (the strongest effort we’ve seen from him in a while) and I’m inspired by the speeches like this one he’s been delivering and I hope it’s not just empty campaign talk.

“Hope” has been declared officially dead due to the now revealed Obama-con. What the hell was “misrepresentative” about the very words that were coming from his mouth? Perhaps you may have been “inspired,” since I take it you’ve been marooned on a desert isle these past three years.

David, I’m not an Obama sycophant; I agree that he’s left a trail of disappointments behind him for the last 3 years (although I will be attending ObamaCon next month–thinking about going as union-supporter Obama since I still have my invisible man costume from ComicCon last year.) What I mean is that those soundbytes were taken out of context from the speech. Obama is saying most of the right things right now, including the rest of that speech, and I like that we’re hearing that from him. I know it’s time to turn up the “inspiration” for re-election time, and I’m not so naive that I think he’s suddenly going to make all his promises come true after what we’ve seen for the last 3 years. We wanted him to come into Washington ready for a ruthless fight from day 1, but he’s obviously not that guy. He’s impossibly dimplomatic. But he at least sounds like a guy who is as sick of Congress’ antics as we are, and I hope (with a level of skepticism of course) that he’s ready to start pushing back.

Yes, Obama is “Sounding” like a real liberal lately. Too bad he has been full of shit most of the past three years. Gietner, Summers, and now Immelt, there is no getting around that, He missed his chance.

And its not just that he’s not a fighter, its that he is a corporatist stooge and a completely owned by Wall Street and has turned his back on union workers and teachers.

Obama doesn’t believe in the New Deal, or FDR, and he is not with us, he is with them.

“He’s ready to start pushing back”? How many times can liberals be dropped by their dates before they realize that marriage is not in the cars, marriage was never in the cards, the date actually loathed everything about them?
I just don’t get it. Naivete is just not cute anymore.

Man, some of you are a little harsh. I said “I hope (with a level of skepticism)” that he’s ready to start pushing back. I’m not cheerleading the guy. I fully agree that he has failed to do what he promised and what his base expected of him. But I’m looking at this from a perspective of how much progress can be made in this broken system. We have 2 political parties and they’re both massively corrupted by money and the corporate powers, and it SUCKS that Obama was (unfortunately) the best we could get right now. But in the meantime I still want the wealthy pay their share, and affordable healthcare, and gay marriage legalized, and better regulation of Wall Street and oil companies and the food industry. And I still believe Obama gives us a BETTER shot at those things than George W. Bush did, or John McCain would have, or Ricky Perry or Mitt Romney would. What we need is someone like Elizabeth Warren or Dennis Kucinich as President, or FDR to come back from the dead. But if what we have is a corporatist stooge who does actually have some liberal ideals, that’s something. Don’t get me wrong–I’m not satisfied with that. I want a system where the government looks out for the people and news reporters hold the powerful accountable. Did you really think in 2008 that Obama was going to be able to make that happen? You can see me as a sucker for hoping now(without holding my breath) that Obama’s 3 years of not making waves were part of a political strategy to position himself for a second term so he can get more done. But I didn’t believe in a superhero liberal president that could undo all the wrongs in the first place. We don’t live in a country where that’s possible anymore.

Jon, I appreciate your sentiment and that we both want the same things. But you have to stop apologizing for Barack, it is making for some schizophrenic posts from you.

Let me paraphrase your post: “Sure he’s a corporate stooge, but he couldn’t get anything done anyway, nobody could in this political climate”.

He didn’t have to appoint Gietner, Summers, and Immelt. The goose was cooked right there, and continues to be. He chose those guys FREELY.

Please read history and you’ll discover that FDR was up against just as strong an opposition as barack. ALL the big money was organized against FDR, except he fought it and won.

Barack sees nothing to fight for…..he has made it clear that he is not with the people, he is with the banks. The sooner we accept that fact the better.

Jimmy, thanks for the reply. I’m going to assume by schizophrenic you mean not very pointed or concise, and I’ll cop to that. I assure you I’m a perfectly sane and reasonable guy, and a big fan of both of your podcasts :-)

I’ll just say that I’m not really apologizing for Obama. We could argue about details and make speculations, but ultimately you’re right that he’s sided with the banks over the American people and that’s a shame.

Gov. Chris Christie calls it quits again on a Presidential bid. Gets a lot of unfair treatment. When he took helicopter to son’s sporting event and used a limo for the last 100 yards. Think about how much would the fire department call out cost if those Christie thighs rubbing together caused a fire?

RE OBAMA/Jon. Obama was NOT the best we could hope for, and this kind of attitude ensures that nothing will ever change, and by the way FDR was a corporate stooge too. STOP Supporting liberals. Liberalism is the failed ideology that has run this country since it’s inception. Vote for a candidate who will actually change things, you will never find one in the democrat party.