I really hope this Politico story on President Obama's meeting with bankers is wrong in this respect:
“My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”
The reason that the only thing between bankers and the pitchforks is because the bankers and the rich in general have put their trust in the government at all levels to keep the mob at bay and have fired their private security forces of past days. If the government steps back from that iron clad commitment, it is inevitable that we will return to those days and the return will not be pleasant. It will not be tolerable. It will entirely be the fault of one President Barack Hussein Obama who myopically put mob justice as an option on the table.
God help us all if Politico got it right.Posted by TMLutas at April 3, 2009 05:08 PM