Via Daily PUMA
, I learned about a new piece of "investigative reporting" published on this site.
What we're dealing with here is an alleged pro-Hillary blog which was originally called Pumas Unleashed; it is now known as God Bless America. Today's installment features an alleged interview with an alleged (anonymous) Wall Street insider who talks about what an "empty shell" Obama is.
Bullshit like this makes me almost feel sympathetic to Obama -- and I say that as someone who thinks that President O is one of the worst things ever to happen to the Democratic party.
Bottom line: This interview is an obvious
hoax. This thing is pure Republican propaganda, a fake so thuddingly unsubtle that even Karl Rove would be ashamed to claim it as his own.
Ulsterman: But wouldn’t you say this particular administration has been more aggressive against Wall Street? Much more aggressive?
Wall Street: (pause) Yes. Yes they have.
Ulsterman: Why is that? Why has the Obama administration been so tough on Wall Street? Banks? Investment institutions?
Wall Street: Politics. Same old game. Nothing new really – just the…intensity of it.
Oh right. Surrrre
. We're supposed to believe not only that this President has used Wall Street as a punching bag, but that every President does likewise to those poor, poor bankers. As opposed to, you know, coddling the investment bankers in order to garner campaign contributions.
On General Motors:
The bond holders were pushed aside – illegally mind you, totally without legal basis… and the keys to that company handed over to the labor union. I am going to remain calm…trying to remain – respectful…but what happened at that time was…it should have never happened. Never. Not in this country. Venezuela perhaps – but not here.
Well, need I go on? These are not the actual ramblings of an actual Wall Street guy. The whole thing is as bogus as the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
or Silent Weapons for Secret Wars
The same can be said for the site as a whole. Although the people running the joint claim to be huge fans of Hillary Clinton, all of the links in their blogroll go to conservative sites.
Another story pushed by God Bless America features this
absurd title: "Obama will threaten Race Riots to Win… Big F-You to White America..." The "proof" comes in the form of yet another fake interview with yet another fake insider. And still another fake interview
plumps for Jerome Corsi and Birtherism. (If you read the piece, you'll see that the writer who engineered this fake probably does not himself buy into that Birther crap -- but he doesn't mind if gullible, low-IQ readers get hooked into that nonsense.)
We've seen this kind of deception operation before. There was one fake "pro-Hillary" site that even accused Cannonfire of taking payments from the dreaded George Soros. (I'm also reminded of the "Voice of the White House" fakery published by TBR "News.")
If you opposed Obama in 2008, if you yearn for a Democratic challenger in 2012 -- be careful. Be ultra
-careful. Republican operatives are out to play you for suckers.
By the way: The real
PUMA sites no longer use that term. (For the most part.) See, for example, The Confluence
, where the label was born. Riverdaughter has a good article
up right now about the possibility that Hillary might primary Obama. There is increasing talk along those lines. But...no. She won't do it.
Another former PUMA is Dakinikat, who has an excellent compendium piece up called "The Awakening."
I take the liberty of stealing the cartoon she published. (If you can't read it, click to enlarge it.) Y'know, not too long ago, this cartoon would have been denounced as "racist" by Kos writers with a talent for abstruse reasoning and ersatz outrage. Things have changed...