Sunday, February 22, 2009

Santelli is a Fraud and a Rethuglican Cheat

I think we all have seen the rant from the floor of the Board of Trade by Rick Santelli the other day. How he called on Pres. Obama to stop with the Mortgage Fix he proposed and yelling about how it was forcing him to pay his neighbors mortgage.

Well, even though he was totally wrong about all his facts, he says he has a following. Maybe he does. As long as he is surrounded by people on the trading floor and they have to answer to him, and support what he is saying.

But, if he had really read the plan as it was proposed, and realized that it was not a reward for bad behaviour and not going to bail out the speculators and the ones who were flipping houses and lieing on their applications as he said, maybe he might have a leg to stand on.

This morning, I was reading over at Bob Cesca's GDAB and noticed a link to PoliticalCarnival. So I clicked over and was reading some of the posts there. Well, guess what I found. I found where someone had discovered that Santelli's rant was scripted and he had been outed.

It was posted to twitter by someone and here it is:

@Meryl333 the Santelli rant was totally scripted Meryl and the reaction on Internet press and twitter exactly what CNBC wanted. Cramer 2
about 11 hours ago from Tweetie in reply to Meryl333

I have hammered Chris Matthews lately about his treatment of Pres. Obama but at least he did point out that Santelli was off in his rant on this matter. He questioned his motives and then questioned his politics. Santelli admitted that he was a Republican and voted for McCain.

There was also an interview of Santelli by Brian Williams, Matt Lauer and Steve Liesman talked to him about his rant.. watch it below:

He shows his ignorance and his selfishness. It's all about him and no one else.. typical rethuglican ignorance and it's ok if it is us doing it not you.


Distributorcap said...

first it was so obviously planned. CNBC would not let something like that be random

second where is his rant about the bankers and auto makers -- where is his rant about ag subsidies, where is his rant about OUR TAX dollars paying for this illegal and immoral war

santelli is a douchebag - and the more he goes around talking about this fake rant, the more people realize it

Annette said...

I agree.. I thought that from the get go that it was scripted and when he admitted he voted for McCant.. that did it for me.. then when he was talking to Leisman and all, he couldn't keep it together just kept ranting about nothing.. has no idea what he is talking about.

Anonymous said...

The problem with this plan is that it is going to tear apart the American social contract. Santelli may have been ranting, but he is expressing a feeling that is growing among people with mortgages.

Up until now our national debate about redistribution of wealth or progressive taxation has been done at the abstract level. Only wonks talk about marginal tax rates and income tax payments per income strata. The debate largely involved mythical rich people not paying their taxes or welfare mothers having more kids to collect more assistance. Even if these people did exist, unless you are very rich or very poor you do not live near them. They are caricatures of people at the extremes of the income continuum.

This program is going to bring wealth redistribution from the abstract and make it real individual neighborhoods all over this country.

The 92% of American's who are paying their mortgage on time will go online, look at the county property records, see their neighbors getting loan mods for which they do not qualify. Whether it's paid for by tax dollars, borrowed money or government regulation it is not going to matter to most Americans. They won't use terms like redistribtion or progressive or administrative law.

The majority will simply see someone getting a benefit from government action unavailable to them. And it won't be a CEO or welfare mom, it will be their neighbor.

The moral imperative that drives people to work hard to pay their mortgage will be undermined. People will begin to wonder if they should try to game the system and get help like their neighbor.

Anonymous said...

Santelli is a racist who just doesn't get it! White racists like him don't want to help people out with their mortgages because they know that many of them are minorities. What they don't mention is that many of these people were scammed by the banks. But, it's not about mortgages it's about racism and immigrants who aren't white enough for them. These Angry White Guys (and Gals) who support Santelli think the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act ruined America because it made it a lot harder for White Europeans from Ireland, England, France, Germany, Italy, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. and made it a lot easier for the Chinese, Indians, Jamaicans, Mexicans, Egyptians, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. What these white racists don't understand is that the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act has greatly increased Diversity in the U.S. which has made us a much stronger nation and a much more multicultural rich nation. Before 1965 Whites made up 88% of the U.S. population. But since the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act was passed (thanks to Ted Kennedy) and signed by President Lyndon Johnson the white Europen race has continued to decrease in America. Whites of European descent now only make up 65% of the U.S. population and by 2042 they will only make up 49% of the population. By 2100 Whites will only make up about 30% of the U.S. population and also by the year 2100 only 3% of the World Population will be White. By the end of this century white Europeans will be out of power in the United States(FINALLY!) and then we can finally end WHITE PRIVILEDGE and can get REAL Housing Equality, REAL Affirmative Action, REAL Reparations, REAL Change, and begin to redistribute wealth and property back to those who deserve it. Unfortunately, this won't happen until the White Kids who are in strollers and Elementary School today are in their 60's and 70's. The World is Flat. The white racist like Santelli just don't seem to get it!