Ok, I get the whole populist "Don't take my hard earned money and give it the lazy fracking Losers!" - Vibe. Sure, who doesn't get that? Odd that we never heard this during all the months that various execs we're planning to party at the Wynn and let's just ignore the fact that "People who bought a HOT TUB and can't make their mortgage" are NOT the primary problem in the housing crisis - but I digress. CNBC's Rick Santelli has actually manage to up the ante on Teh Stupid &trade with his latest attack on the Obama White House.
SANTELLI: He started that press conference saying, "I don’t know where he lives, I don’t know where his house is." This is the Press Secretary of the White House. Is that the kind of thing we want? Is that —
LIDDY: It’s a veiled threat.
SANTELLI: It really is. [...] I don’t really want to be a spokesman, but I really am very proud of a) the response I’m getting, which is overwhelmingly positive, and b) discourse, that is debate. That if the pressure and the heat I’m taking from the White House – the fact my kids are nervous to go to school – I can take that, okay.
Excuse me, but What the Frell!?
Nobody likes to be ripped off. Nobody likes the idea of spending a generation or more paying for someone elses selfishness, so when Santelli went off his his extremely fact challenged rant the other day on CNBC - I was wiling to let it slide.
Everyone makes an honest mistake, everyone needs a chance to blow off some steam.
But it's now clear that the problem here isn't the Obama plan, it's Santelli's blatant failure to comprehend.
Not only does he not get it now, he didn't get it back in September when he - like John McCain - said the "Economy IS healthy".
Ok, enough of his blather - let's contrast that with a little bit of the truth from Bill Maher! Everyone should watch this in it's entirety - Key Points: A) Nuremberg for the Bankers! b) Nobody ever turned down a chance at the "American Dream" of owning your own home, even when it's dripping in snake oil and c) Just where were the regulators life-guards keeping the preditory lending sharks from feasting on all those fresh home-dazed swimmers in the pool?
Anyway, let's look again at what White House Press Secratary Gibb's really did say to Santelli.
GIBBS: I’ve watched Mr. Santelli on cable the past 24 hours or so. I’m not entirely sure where Mr. Santelli lives or in what house he lives but the American people are struggling every day to meet their mortgages, stay in their jobs, pay their bills, send their kids to school.
Far from being any "threat" or attack - all of us with a half-a-brain-cell functioning know that Gibb's invited Santeli to the President's Home to actually READ the plan and have some coffee - DECAF!
On what planet is that some kind of attack?
If there's any reason for Santelli's kids to be afraid, it's the fact that this FATUOUS BLOWHOLE is their DAD!