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Henry V
11-17-2008, 11:58 PM
Below is a list of Obama's economic transition team. Numerous people here have directly called Obama a marxist and/or a socialist.

Could those that have called him this please point out who on his economic team fit these categories and provide some evidence? Thanks in advance.

• David Bonior (Democratic member of the House of Representatives, 1977-2003)

• Warren Buffett (chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway) — will participate via speakerphone

• Roel Campos (former commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission)

• William Daley (chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase; former secretary, U.S. Dept of Commerce, 1997-2000)

• William Donaldson (former chairman of the SEC, 2003-2005)

• Roger Ferguson (president and CEO, TIAA-CREF and former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve)

• Jennifer Granholm (governor, state of Michigan)

• Anne Mulcahy (chairman and CEO, Xerox)

• Richard Parsons (chairman of the board, Time Warner)

• Penny Pritzker (CEO, Classic Residence by Hyatt)

• Robert Reich (professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; former secretary, U.S. Dept of Labor, 1993-1997)

• Robert Rubin (chairman and director of the executive committee, Citigroup; former secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury, 1995-1999)

• Eric Schmidt (chairman and CEO, Google)

• Lawrence Summers (managing director, D.E. Shaw; former president of Harvard University; former secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury, 1999-2001)

• Laura Tyson (professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; former chairwoman, National Economic Council, 1995-1996; former chairwoman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors, 1993-1995)

• Antonio Villaraigosa (mayor, city of Los Angeles)

• Paul Volcker (former chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve 1979-1987)

Paul Johnson
11-18-2008, 12:14 AM
Below is a list of Obama's economic transition team. Numerous people here have directly called Obama a marxist and/or a socialist.

Could those that have called him this please point out who on his economic team fit these categories and provide some evidence? Thanks in advance.

• David Bonior (Democratic member of the House of Representatives, 1977-2003)

• Warren Buffett (chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway) — will participate via speakerphone

• Roel Campos (former commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission)

• William Daley (chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase; former secretary, U.S. Dept of Commerce, 1997-2000)

• William Donaldson (former chairman of the SEC, 2003-2005)

• Roger Ferguson (president and CEO, TIAA-CREF and former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve)

• Jennifer Granholm (governor, state of Michigan)

• Anne Mulcahy (chairman and CEO, Xerox)

• Richard Parsons (chairman of the board, Time Warner)

• Penny Pritzker (CEO, Classic Residence by Hyatt)

• Robert Reich (professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; former secretary, U.S. Dept of Labor, 1993-1997)

• Robert Rubin (chairman and director of the executive committee, Citigroup; former secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury, 1995-1999)

• Eric Schmidt (chairman and CEO, Google)

• Lawrence Summers (managing director, D.E. Shaw; former president of Harvard University; former secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury, 1999-2001)

• Laura Tyson (professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; former chairwoman, National Economic Council, 1995-1996; former chairwoman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors, 1993-1995)

• Antonio Villaraigosa (mayor, city of Los Angeles)

• Paul Volcker (former chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve 1979-1987)

Wow! Great! And just what is Obama's voting record? We all know that Obama had to move to the center to win the election. On the other hand, unlike Clinton which was a centrist until congress pulled him to the left, Obama was the most liberal member of the senate. Do you really believe that he will reamin in the center? If so, I have a red donkey that you may want to buy.

Hew
11-18-2008, 12:36 AM
I've never said Obama's a socialist or a marxist, but I would like to laugh out loud at some of the names on that list.

Bonior - union lap dog, who aside from 4 years in the Air Force has never worked a day in his life that didn't entail sucklin' from a govt. teat. Has never had to make a payroll.

Granholm - see "Bonior" above (sans the military experience)

Reich - see "Granholm" above

Villaraigosa - see "Granholm" above. His only other qualification for being included in the "braintrust" was that his name ends with a vowel.

Union leaders can sleep tight tonight knowing that the federal govt. is about to foot the bill so their unskilled and uneducated brothers and sisters can still pull in $70k a year sticking tab A into slot B in a POS car that nobody wants to buy.

Buzz
11-18-2008, 02:29 PM
From the recent reading I've done, I don't think that Robert Rubin's record at Citigroup has been at all stellar.

cotts135
11-19-2008, 05:00 PM
Obama was the most liberal member of the senate.

This Right wing talking point comes from one publication and that is the National Journal. The same National Journal who in 2004 said John Kerry was the most liberal senator. An editor for the magazine later said the rankings are "Disconcerting because the shorthand used to describe our ratings of Kerry and Edwards is sometimes misleading -- or just plain wrong." http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/31/625886.aspx

I think a clearer record would be to look at his lifetime record while in the Senate and see where he stacks up there. You can find that here. http://www.progressivepunch.org/members.jsp?search=selectScore&chamber=Senate&scoreSort=lifetime

I realize that rankings systems are subjective and can be manipulated alot of different ways. It is probably somewhere in between these two rankings that Obama really stands

gsc
11-19-2008, 07:35 PM
I realize that rankings systems are subjective and can be manipulated alot of different ways. It is probably somewhere in between these two rankings that Obama really stands

I think it is interesting that the 10 different topics I looked at Hillary was more liberal the BHO.

Snicklefritz
11-19-2008, 07:56 PM
The election is history, and it's time to move on.

Get over it, or be run over by it...

gsc
11-19-2008, 10:45 PM
The election is history, and it's time to move on.

Get over it, or be run over by it...

Politics are NEVER over, get over it.:D

browndog49768
11-20-2008, 02:57 PM
Well I hope he isnt taking too much advice from Granholm, us here in michigan are "blown away" since we have just about the worst economy in the country.

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12-05-2008, 08:14 AM
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Henry V
12-05-2008, 09:45 AM
Don't know what that was about but thanks for bringing this back.

Now that the the president elect has chosen his economic team for the future and many of you here are on the record saying he was going to govern as a socialist, could one of you please name the specific folks who are going to lead us to socialism.

If you do name someone please also tell me how they would plan to move us to socialism any more than what we have observed in the past 3 months under the leadership of this administration. Thanks for the replies.

Bruce MacPherson
12-05-2008, 11:03 AM
The election is history, and it's time to move on.

Get over it, or be run over by it...

We don't want to get over it. That's why we're hanging out on this section of a retriever website.
Tooth and nail baby.:)

Mac