Thursday, February 4, 2010

How do you take your tea?

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Republicans are stepping up their campaign to win donations from Wall Street, trying to capitalize on an increasing sense of regret among executives at big financial institutions for backing Democrats in 2008.

In discussions with Wall Street executives, Republicans are striving to make the case that they are banks' best hope of preventing President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats from cracking down on Wall Street....

"I sense a lot of dissatisfaction and a lot of buyer's remorse on Wall Street," said Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.), the second-ranking House Republican and a top Wall Street fund-raiser for his party.

Cantor seems like a smart guy, but someone needs to tell him, you don't cure buyer's remorse by selling yourself out. I mean is, "give us some money mr. banker, we'll make sure you can do whatever you want," really a Roadmap for America's Future?

It's no wonder the Republicans got tossed out of power. If they get back this year or 2012, it may largely be due to the overwhelming incompetence of the other guys.

I better be careful, before I know it I'll be at a rally wearing a stars and stripes top hat with tea-bags hanging from the brim. Wait, that will never happen, no matter how bad things get.

H/T Yglesias


Josh said...


What big Wall Street executive voted for Obama in the first place?

This shouldn't be a difficult task for the GOP.

J. Strupp said...

oops that's me.

Jeremy R. Shown said...

I can see the headlines now: Regular Commenter's Secret Identity Revealed!

Don't worry, I won't say anything to anybody.

Jeremy R. Shown said...

How about campaign cash as a proxy for votes? Check out the fundraising numbers at these links. Many of the same name on both, but look at the difference in $$.

Top Obama contributors.

Top McCain contributors.

J. Strupp said...

Wow. You learn something everyday.

I guess Goldman Sachs is in good graces.

Marc Savard said...

Come on Jeremy, come on over to the wild side. The Tea Party Movement is the place to be, 11am March 20th, Leicht Park, Green Bay.