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Is the AIG bonus controversy manufactured by Barack Obama to distract from his plummeting approval ratings?

FanOreilly 2009/03/17 17:48:37
Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
No, Barack Obama is genuinely outraged despite the fact he is responsible for the bonuses
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Barack Obama and his confederates architected a bailout that guaranteed contractual agreements LIKE BONUSES.

When then the sudden OUTRAGE at AIG bonuses? Could it be a political maneuver to avoid a public backlash against Obama policies?
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  • Grizz 2009/03/18 01:46:54 (edited)
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Grizz
    +7
    actualy this one was contrived by that illustrious senator criminal Chriss Dodd,who,one week ago,SLIPPED a provision into the AIG money that allowed the bonuses to stand. hhmmm,mr dodd is the # 1 receiver of freddie mac campaing money in the form of donations--and received his "friends of angelo" reduced mortgage rate saving him THOUSANDSSSSSSSSSSSS now i WONDER who # 2 receiver of money is from these folkS WHO ALSO GOT A REDUCED MORTGAGE RATE???? WUPSIE,ITS OUR FEARLESS NEW LEADER BARRY !!!!! receiver money folks reduced mortgage rate wupsieits fearless leader barry receiver money folks reduced mortgage rate wupsieits fearless leader barry

    AND CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA,OUR TAX DOLLARS HELPED AIG BAILOUT FOREIGN BANKS WITH BILLIONS !!!!!

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  • Edward 2009/07/11 18:01:40
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Edward
  • Dinah 2009/05/14 01:21:14
    No, Barack Obama is genuinely outraged despite the fact he is responsible for...
    Dinah
    How can President Obama be to blame when Christopher Dodd was the one who slipped the provision in for bonuses? It blindsided him too! The detractors of the President look for every way to slam him! It's like blaming the big sister when the brother stold a peanut butter and jelly sandwidh from the fridge after midnight!
  • Marie 2009/03/22 19:46:38
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Marie
  • Sammy the Hatchet 2009/03/21 05:01:41
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Sammy the Hatchet
    +1
    Obama can't even spell AIG
  • Molly 2009/03/19 03:31:31 (edited)
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Molly
    +1
    Yes so he can shove his new stimulus down our throats its a crisis ya know. Smoke and mirrors. What about all the monies paid to AIG that went to foreign countries. I have seen no question on cap and trade or what the Omen wants to do to the vets.
  • Old School Trucker 2009/03/19 02:22:22
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Old School Trucker
    +1
    Not only from the poll #s. This dog-and-pony show is to distract from the $$$$1-7-3- BA-BILLION that has already been pissed away.
    All the bonuses total are less than one-tenth of one percent of this !

    Let's keep ur eye on the ball, shall we ??
  • Scorpiano 2009/03/18 17:49:38
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Scorpiano
    +1
    This issue came up awhile ago, why does he act like it`s a new problem all of of sudden ? To distract from the rising voices of the people and to pretend he`s on the side of the citizens, a recommendation by his puppetmasters.


    http://www.constitutionalrevo...
  • Michael 2009/03/18 16:50:15
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Michael
    +2
    Never thought about it like that, but think you're right on!
    it is class ware fare that he is after to accomplish the re engineering of our whole capitalistic system...
  • KODA 2009/03/18 04:50:59
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    KODA
    +3
    ONE: a distraction to take heat off him
    TWO: He has not a clue what he is doing
    THREE: Does not give a S**T about America and it's people
  • steve 2009/03/18 04:29:52
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    steve
    +2
    He's a glory hog and the AIG is disgraceful.
  • Bluturfcurse 2009/03/18 02:14:35
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Bluturfcurse
    +3
    A tax cheat designs the bailout and then Dodd who received campaign donation from AIG, amends the bill so that bonuses would not be affected. Damn when will people get it, this is all designed for political spinning. Quite similar to the mortgage crisis we are now having. Maxine Waters, Barney Frank, and Chris Dodd had key roles in that getting out of control. Liberals more often than not create problems, so they can blame others.They'll then jump in to fix them, but for some strange reason in order to fix them, they have to spend trillions of dollars on everything but the problem, then spend billions more because what they inherited was so much worse than they originally thought, and then a few more billion because the first problem didn't get enough funding...... This all makes me very sick!
  • Desert Cloud 2009/03/18 02:14:09
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Desert Cloud
    +4
    BO is a narcissist and pathological liar who enjoys being upheld as the new socialist messiah.

    barack obama distracting bo narcissist pathological liar enjoys socialist messiah

    barack obama distracting bo narcissist pathological liar enjoys socialist messiah
  • ~Mikki~ Is back & ready to ... 2009/03/18 02:08:20
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    ~Mikki~ Is back & ready to fight!
    +3
    Of course it is. These "bonuses" were approved when the libs/dems gave them the bailout. Now the Obama camp is actually trying to back pedal & tax 95% of each bonus. I can't stand AIG but you can't go back & tax something that was already given out.
  • klr43{ In God I trust} 2009/03/18 01:48:39
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    klr43{ In God I trust}
    +4
    I think it shows the incompetency of this administration. Geithner, Dodd and most likely more knew about these bonuses, but maybe thought no one would find out? I do not like these bonuses but when you take over a business you really need to look into prior contracts and have a plan put into place before signing the final papers. We have people running our country that do think beyond the day. Fortunately for them the American people do have short term memories.
  • Grizz klr43{ ... 2009/03/18 01:56:56
    Grizz
    +5
    IMMEDIATELY AFTER the attack on pearl harbor by the japenese on dec. 7th,1941,the imperial admiral yamamoto who led and engineered the attack,said he was afraid all he did was TO AWAKEN A SLEEPING GIANT

    METHINKS THE GIANT IS ARISING ONCE MORE admiral yamamoto engineered attacksaid afraid awaken sleeping giant methinks giant
  • klr43{ ... Grizz 2009/03/18 02:00:59
    klr43{ In God I trust}
    +5
    I certainly hope so!
  • Grizz 2009/03/18 01:46:54 (edited)
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Grizz
    +7
    actualy this one was contrived by that illustrious senator criminal Chriss Dodd,who,one week ago,SLIPPED a provision into the AIG money that allowed the bonuses to stand. hhmmm,mr dodd is the # 1 receiver of freddie mac campaing money in the form of donations--and received his "friends of angelo" reduced mortgage rate saving him THOUSANDSSSSSSSSSSSS now i WONDER who # 2 receiver of money is from these folkS WHO ALSO GOT A REDUCED MORTGAGE RATE???? WUPSIE,ITS OUR FEARLESS NEW LEADER BARRY !!!!! receiver money folks reduced mortgage rate wupsieits fearless leader barry receiver money folks reduced mortgage rate wupsieits fearless leader barry

    AND CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA,OUR TAX DOLLARS HELPED AIG BAILOUT FOREIGN BANKS WITH BILLIONS !!!!!
  • Lynn 2009/03/18 01:46:08
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Lynn
    +6
    Who the hell knows wtf is going on in Obama's head... But it wouldnt surprise me.

    Mistakes were made, but rarely is there any purpose of the president taking time to comment on them at length. Just like there was no logical reason why he spent so much time bemoaning Rush Limbaugh other than distraction.
  • Diane 2009/03/18 01:39:20
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Diane
    +4
    The polls are saying his approval rating is better than it actually is.
  • Moderated 2009/03/18 01:38:15
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Moderated
    +4
    BUT....he would not be the first to practice misdirection, if he is, and he would not be the first to "spin".
  • TheDogWalker~In Ayn Rand I ... 2009/03/18 01:34:58 (edited)
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    TheDogWalker~In Ayn Rand I Trust
    +6
    It's been revealed that they knew about these contractual bonuses for some time. They're retention bonuses given to people who are about to laid off as a means to keep them on the job until their release date, rather than spend time looking for the next job. There is also the inconvenient fact that Timmy Geithner, Obama's Secretary of Treasurer was the coordinator for these bailouts that took place. But be that as that may, according to the editorial in today's (3/17/2009) Wall Street Journal, the real outrage of the AIG is the fact that they were essentially the launderer for money destined to go to places like Goldman Sachs and to European Banks.
  • JDC~The Shootist~ 2009/03/18 01:21:54
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    JDC~The Shootist~
    +4
    Yes what we have here is a new way business is done in Washington DC, sad thing though it is not new to Chicago, Illinois Al Capone politics being played out. Change I will never believe in, people swallow this garbage all day long like hogs to their slop.
  • Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~ 2009/03/18 00:52:04
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~
    +7
    AIG.......Should be called PIG..
    It wouldn't surprise me.
  • StarWarsBob 2009/03/18 00:40:44
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    StarWarsBob
    +1
    I disagree with the premise of your question. What "plummeting approval ratings" are you talking about? According to the latest rolling Gallup poll, President Obama has a 62% approval rating, and a 27% disapproval rating.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/11...

    I would also like to point out that the contracts for AIG bonuses were made before AIG's first infusion of bailout monies of $85 billion made on September 16th, 2008.
    http://online.wsj.com/article...
  • FanOreilly StarWar... 2009/03/18 01:16:13
    FanOreilly
    +3
    This rating?

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/25...

    "Pew Research reports that Obama’s approval ratings have dropped below 60% and his negatives have climbed significantly after his first 50 days in office. Their results parallel those from Rasmussen"

    ratings dropped 60 negatives climbed 50 days office parallel rasmussen
  • Grizz FanOreilly 2009/03/18 01:51:15
    Grizz
    +2
    it was ohblah blah that pushed and begged pres bush to hurry up and pass the bailout $$ and geitner knew last sept about the bonus $$$ mr star wars bob up there must really have his liberal head up in the outer space
  • StarWar... FanOreilly 2009/03/18 03:50:38
    StarWarsBob
    Different polls have different results. The real poll that counted was the one on election day a little more than four months ago, and that poll was very decisive. What I find interesting is what the Republicans are saying about the AIG bonuses today on the hill. Plus the fact that the division that was responsible for issuing insurance policies on the bundled CCC rated mortages that were sold as AAA rated bonds (AIG PF), that division made 73 millionaires while the company was poised for failure without government intervention. The top 10 executives recieved more than $43 million in bonuses last Friday, while another 11 top execs had already left the company that were getting million dollar plus bonuses. When that kind of compensation package is contracted BEFORE the initial $85 billion bailout last September, there was no punishment for failure and thus high risk policies were inacted, which greatly contributed to the ecomomic problem that the country faces today.
  • 1donewrong 2009/03/18 00:30:08
  • vogwawoman 2009/03/18 00:27:01 (edited)
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    vogwawoman
    +2
    Not just his approval ratings..........he wants to slip healthcare and cap and trade into the budget they just passed. He would never have gotten this far had more people been paying attention. Instead they're buying the sunshine he's pounding up their as*es from his teleprompter. And for you liberals out there all outraged..........The 165 million in bonuses don't compare to the 900 million taxpayer dollars obummer is giving to the palestinians to "rebuild" after the Israeli's defended themselves.
  • jetsqui 2009/03/17 23:30:14
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    jetsqui
    +2
    one tenth of one percent... NOT that much $$ in the grand scheme of things...
  • Gun665 2009/03/17 23:14:27
  • suz 2009/03/17 23:11:56
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    suz
    +5
    This is the 'smoke screen' administration.
    First it's fear & urgency, then it's blame shifting & name calling! obama distracting smoke screen administration fear urgency blame shifting calling
  • . 2009/03/17 22:30:35 (edited)
    No, Barack Obama is genuinely outraged despite the fact he is responsible for...
    .
    +2
    He has plans for the US one of which is letting it fall!
  • Roundabout ~ Pepe is my soc... 2009/03/17 22:22:28
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    Roundabout ~ Pepe is my sock puppet
    +2
    On the job training is getting too intense, he's cracking up!

    barack obama distracting job training intense cracking
  • fred 2009/03/17 22:07:31
    Yes, Barack Obama is distracting
    fred
    +2
    D'Ohbama's is trying to hide his incompetance with all sorts of distractions...
  • aherbert fred 2009/03/17 22:20:14
    aherbert




    Boy you haters learn so very well and the poll is bias.... can not pick none of the above so I thought I will use you Fred.....


    boy haters learn poll bias fred
  • . aherbert 2009/03/17 22:31:28
    .
    +4
    facts don't like why call people haters for telling the truth which you sooo can not handle!
  • aherbert . 2009/03/17 22:33:14
  • FanOreilly aherbert 2009/03/18 01:17:08
    FanOreilly
    +2
    I do believe this is a racist comment.
  • aherbert FanOreilly 2009/03/18 01:29:01
    aherbert
    no his name is cracker.... just posting pics... it was not my intent to offend. cracker posting pics intent offend

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