2009-03-13

Stewart Immolates CNBC, and Teaches Cramer

Wow. Stewart does the journalist's job again:



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Wowza. It'll be interesting to see how Cramer deals with this. It might actually have taught him something - providing a more visceral connection with the perspective of the non-financial class.

5 comments:

Jim Ga said...

Interestingly, Cramer was a big time supporter of Obama, now going through a bad case of 'buyers regret'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUuOOnsGu6Y

And other dems also see a problem with Obama, like sen Byrd of WV (the longest serving Dem senator in Washington and former KKK member)

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/19303.html

I suspect there will be more to follow, especially from the blue dogs, as this goes on.

As another note, the use of the word "traitor" about 1:30 seconds into the first clip didn't pass without my notice.

Jim Ga said...

And another thing, CNBC aired a special on the housing ballon in 2006. Everyone except barney frank knew it was coming. The only question was when that balloon was going to bust. The timing was not really a predictable event.

Kepler said...

Yeah, a whole bunch of Democrats have a problem with Obama all of a sudden. Guess what? They're all from coal states. This is where the fight gets hard - pushing an agenda against a substantial portion of your own party. I frankly don't see how it happens. People just don't vote against their perceived interests, and the Republicans have decided to go with the party-line strategy, so they wont fill the hole.

Maybe Obama himself can go on a hardcore push in their states, calling them out directly. It's so risky, though.

Jim Ga said...

Man, that was an awsome way to dismiss the points of legitimate discent. I wish i was a good at at.

Kepler said...

Huh? I was referencing your point about Byrd. He's from a Coal State - WV. I'm just saying that the Dems that are going to be the biggest problem are the ones from coal states. They may say things like, "Obama should really focus on the economy," but what they mean is, "Oh shit, he's trying to hurt one of my biggest contributors." It's not "legitimate dissent," it's special interest politics. It's obvious politics, and it's what Obama's going to have to fight through to get it done.