Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Establishment Doubles Down on Romney

JP Morgan honcho Jamie Dimon, once a “fat cat” ally of President Obama, seems to have strayed to Republican contender Mitt Romney.

Dimon, a lifelong Democrat who was rumored to be on Obama’s short list for treasury secretary before he settled on Tim Geithner, met privately with Romney on Tuesday morning before a fund-raiser at Brasserie 8¹/2 hosted by Highbridge Capital, a JPMorgan-owned hedge fund.

Dimon, who was spotted “in a discreet one-on-one” discussion with Romney, cannot publicly endorse a candidate because he sits on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. But he donated to Democratic candidates in 2008 and privately supported Obama.

While Dimon’s spokesperson declined to comment, a JP Morgan insider tells us that Dimon has not attended an Obama fund-raiser and has not made any contributions to his campaign during this election cycle. And Dimon has met privately with many of the Republican presidential candidates.

Political insiders are buzzing that a defection would signal further Wall Street hostility toward Obama, who famously called them “fat cat” bankers in 2009. Dimon responded, “I don’t think the president of the United States should paint everyone with the same brush.”

One insider said, “There is not a person on Wall Street, with the exception of the genetic Democrats, who would get anywhere near supporting Obama. The hostility to the administration is huge. Dimon will continue to look bipartisan, then work behind the scenes to get a Republican elected.”

There were few big Wall Street names openly linked to Obama’s fund-raisers in New York. And we’re told ticket sales for Obama’s Friday event with Warren Buffett have been slower than expected, with staffers calling and e-mailing supporters to shift tickets at up to $35,800. Obama’s team insist they are expecting a “packed house,” but didn’t get back to us about Dimon last night.

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28 comments:

beamish said...

This shell game isn't hard to follow.

Michelle Bachmann and Ron Paul voted right alongside their fellow Congressmen to abdicate House fiscal powers to Harry Reid for the purposes of creating Obomneycare. (You really think these two lifelong socialists merely wanted a new veterans housing entitlement program?)

Rick Perry endorsed the Hillarycare proposals of 1993 which went even farther than what Obomneycare will give us.

Mitt Romney created Obomneycare.

Now survey the candidates....

Michelle Bachmann says she'll "repeal Obamacare" but as President she wouldn't any power to do that by fiat (talk about gross unfamiliarity with the Constitution, a "Tea Party" trait)

Mitt Romney says he'll grant waivers to all the states by executive order (which merely forces all the states to adopt a Massachussetts-like state run health care mandate)

Ron Paul doesn't have a word to say about Obomneycare, which makes him fringe even among doctors.

Rick Perry swings at Romney over health care even less harder than Tim Pawlenty did.

NONE of the candidates are serious about getting rid of Obomneycare. The "Republican" candidates with the most militant anti-Obomneycare campaign message are either dropped out, or dead last in the polls.

Obomneycare is here to stay, courtesy of the Tea Party. They're not going to overturn Obomneycare any faster than they're going to reverse the TARP bailouts with the higher corporate taxes they want (oh look, the lower taxes candidates are dead last too!!!)

It's a shame no conservatives are running. Might have made for a scintillating election.

beamish said...

Psst.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

They're all "establishment."

beamish said...

Nice "Cold War peace dividend," huh?

-FJ said...

It's just a shame that there are no "conservatives" to vote for all those "conservative" candidates you claim are out there, beamish.

beamish said...

And if the US Supreme Court overturns Obomneycare's individual mandate in part or in full, we're still stuck with states becoming Massachussetts.

beamish said...

It's just a shame that there are no "conservatives" to vote for all those "conservative" candidates you claim are out there, beamish.

True that. When over 70% of America claims to be "conservative" and CPAC winds up as a gay John Bircher / Lyndon LaRouche circuit party for Ron Paul, perhaps alot of people don't really know what "conservative" means.

"The Mexicans are stealing our Social Security!"

I give up.

beamish said...

If Hillary Clinton disbands her Tea Party "movement" and becomes the "conservative" Democrat primary answer to Obama, will Rush Limbaugh endorse her (again)?

-FJ said...

Hey, we all can't be BLUE Whigs like Ron Paul and Beamish.

beamish said...

Herman Cain gets an artificial media boost from a meaningless straw poll in Florida, and who's his first target, Romney or Perry?

That's right, Perry. Obomneycare remains unscathed by the TP favorites.

And will remain so. The Tea Party worked so hard to get Obomneycare passed that they're not about to let stand any shots against its author.

Again, your "establishment" is your "movement's" foundation.

WTF is a "BLUE" Whig? I probably would have swung Whig then Lincoln Republican back in the day, but Ron Paul is most assuredly an anti-Federalist Jacksonian Democrat, if not the progressive leftists of the 1920s. Even "progressive" President Taft would have called Paul a stinkin' commie, and that's saying something.

beamish said...

Where's that Tea Party power to knock Romney out of the race?

::crickets::

beamish said...

Obomneycare is the new "third rail." The Tea Party leftists will destroy any challenger to their new entitlement program.

Joe Conservative said...

Ahhhh. So you're saying that Paul is really a Red Whig like the rest of the Tea Party candidates??? But that leaves you whigless, Beamish. Alone, naked, and "bald". No wonder you're so "blue"... but definitely not a "Tory".

Joe Conservative said...

Where's that Tea Party power to knock Romney out of the race?

Split between Bachmann, Perry and Caine at the moment... but Romney has ALL the "Republican" and/or "conservative" or any other kind of support now that he's EVER going to get from anyplace other than from Democratic donors who are leaving Obama and Independents that David Brooks and George Will can scare over.

Joe Conservative said...

The Tea Party leftists will destroy any challenger to their new entitlement program.

Unlike the establishment "conservative" Romney's who BUILT ObRomneycare....

Ooops.

beamish said...

Split between Bachmann, Perry and Caine at the moment...

Bachmann is low enough in the polls and pecking order to be gazing up Ron Paul's ass, which is pretty frickin' low considering Ron Paul himself is next to dinosaur bones in the height of his appeal.

Cain's flailing at Perry, not Romney. Perry's about flailed himself out of the race.

You're missing the point.

Let the toesucker explain...

Obama has claimed he'd be happy as a one-term president if he could pass Obomneycare.

The Tea Party will continue to make him happy, as long as they get to keep their Obomneycare.

They will vote for Romney as long as their true socialist desire, Hillary Clinton, stays out of the race.

The three goals of the Tea Party are:

1.) to hold a place for their fellow race-baiting socialist Hillary Clinton

2.) to defend Obomneycare from all enemies independent and Republican

3.) to eliminate conservatives from the Republican primaries

They're in full swing on #2, may achieve #3 soon, and have already achieved #1

Speedy G said...

Sounds like ALL the above could be achieved by simply supporting Romney... so why aren't they? It is a puzzlement.

Ducky's here said...

Where's that Tea Party power to knock Romney out of the race?
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Since the Baggers have allowed themselves to be associated with The Pizza Man, L'il Ricky Retardo, Rick "Big Hair" Perry (R- Texass) and Michele Bachmann (R - pray them straight) you can certainly determine why they don't have any influence with normals.

beamish said...

Sounds like ALL the above could be achieved by simply supporting Romney... so why aren't they? It is a puzzlement.

It's a holding pattern until the if / when Hillary Clinton announces she is running. Similar to the nomination of John McCain for his similarities / familiarities with Hillary Clinton.

My point is, and will always be that the Tea Party has yet to come up with someone more conservative than John McCain, something you'd think they could do if their own claims to conservatism were not constructed entirely from bullshit.

Ducky,

Since the Baggers have allowed themselves to be associated with The Pizza Man, L'il Ricky Retardo, Rick "Big Hair" Perry (R- Texass) and Michele Bachmann (R - pray them straight) you can certainly determine why they don't have any influence with normals.

I think you can discount any Teabagger associations with Rick Santorum. Otherwise he'd be doing much better in their polling than Ron Paul (who you didn't mention). As for Rick Perry, there's far more substantive problems with his candidacy than his hair, and as for Michelle Bachmann, I doubt she could pray her own husband straight.

beamish said...

Romney's a moderate... more leftist than rightist, so I guess you could say he's center-left or slightly left of center.

But that sadly makes him more right-wing than everyone else in the Republican field save for Rick Santorum, and certainly more right-wing than the extreme far left-wing Alinskian populist agitators from Hillary Clinton's Tea Party.

A vote for the Buckley rule, the "most conservative" candidate in the race, leads me to vote for Obama over any of the Tea Party darlings, and I have no illusions that Obama is conservative at all.

I'll probably end up voting for Romney after he gets the GOP nomination, or write myself in.

And so will you, unless of course Hillary Clinton joins the race and gathers her Tea Party to come back home.

beamish said...

It's a sad day for Ron Paul and his fellow al-Qaeda members.

-FJ said...

I see you're still playing Romney's piss boy, Beamish. No surprise there.

beamish said...

Please. Nobody's working harder to get Mitt Romney nominated than Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain.

-FJ said...

Maybe you and David Brooks should hold a Romney fundraiser...

beamish said...

Maybe the Tea Party "movement" should attract conservative candidates to its anti-Romney cause and conservative voters to its ranks.

beamish said...

Instead of, you know, the welfare hoarding leftists on board right now.

beamish said...

That would vote for Hillary Clinton if she were running.

Speedy G said...

The Tea Party has all the conservatives it needs. It doesn't need "perfection". But unlike yourself, it won't support Romney. The Tea Party actually HAS some principles.

Speedy G said...

...and the One World Government you, Romney and Obama support, isn't one of them.