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Who's Next on Obama's Chopping Block?

By Ben Pershing
Is President Obama turning into Donald Trump? Who's he going to fire next? That seems to be the prevailing question in the day-after coverage of the White House's plan for the auto industry. While there is still lots of attention on the plights of GM, Chrysler and their long chain of suppliers and dependent businesses, the real uncertainty yesterday emanated from other boardrooms, where top officials at companies getting federal money wondered whether they might be nudged out by the White House in the same fashion that Rick Wagoner and the GM board were.

Obama's auto plan drew a mix of reactions across the ideological spectrum, with some liberals wondering why the administration seemed to be taking a tougher line with Detroit than with Wall Street, while conservatives panned the idea of the government interfering so heavily in the operations of private businesses. Though it was taken before the White House unveiled its auto strategy, the new Washington Post-ABC News poll gives Obama generally good marks for his handling of the economy and -- crucially -- registered the highest percentage of respondents in five years who said the country is on the right track. And Gallup reports that "consumers are not only feeling better about the economy but also may be feeling a little better about spending."

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Posted at 8:30 AM ET on Mar 31, 2009  | Category:  The Rundown
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Who's next on Obama's Chopping block? Good question. I would venture to say maybe all of us eventually. At least anyone who still has money that he hasn't taken yet. Someone must feed the addiction to waste government funds. That would be us.

Posted by: rrdn96 | April 1, 2009 10:01 AM


Yeah, that's it, Sherlock.

What can't be hidden is the slow-kill witch-hunt of an extrajudicial shadow government that is subverting the Constitution and the rule of law from the grassroots...

Are you proud to be part of that?



* Silent, covert microwave radiation weapons (D.E.W.) assaults on innocent but "targeted" U.S. citizens;

* Terroristic vigilante community gang stalking, surreptitious home entry, police-tolerated vandalism;

* Secret federal "programs of personal financial destruction" that have used the IRS as an ideological tool of "social cleansing."

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 31, 2009 10:45 AM

Imagine the volume of the collective p*ssing and moaning from the libtards if Bush had taken similar action.

They still haven't stopped their childish, mind numbing, whining about their civil rights being denied. Funny though, when you ask them, not one of the little talking point regurgitating lemmings can name a single person they know who lost any rights at all.

Of course they are stupid enough to continue their support for Obozzo; After all, he has exactly the same experience running a car company that he had running for president - NONE!!!

Posted by: Bcamp55 | March 31, 2009 10:23 AM

Stakeholders in GM, i.e. owners,labor, and creditors are playing a game of chicken with Obama to squeeze as much money as possible from the government. Obama has to be prepared to pull the plug on them, and the stakeholders have to believe he will do so, before they agree on appropriate concessions.

By firing the GM chief Obama signaled that his patience with GM stakeholders is running out.

Posted by: fwmn | March 31, 2009 10:18 AM

"s President Obama turning into Donald Trump? Who's he going to fire next? "

You perhaps, Mr. Pershing?
What a schmucky way to start an ostensibly serious article

Posted by: VMR1 | March 31, 2009 10:07 AM

You must have something to hide.

Posted by: arby1 | March 31, 2009 10:01 AM

TO: arby1

You obviously did not read this memo...


TO: All intel analysts/agents/operatives [EYES ONLY]

RE: "Target" surveillance/profiling

For cautionary example of what unrepentant dissidents term "lame psy ops," you are directed to recent entries in "comments" section of internet "blog" "articles" linked below.

When analyzing said humint responses to "target" postings, reference this exigent statement of inquiry:

Is this statecraft?

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 31, 2009 9:54 AM

scrivener50: Put down the pipe, and get that tin-foil off your head!

Posted by: arby1 | March 31, 2009 9:36 AM

URGENT TO: Attorney General Eric Holder (staff, please forward)

cc: Rahm Emanuel; David Axelrod; Jay Carney; White House staff






Google it.

YOU -- or someone close to you -- could be the next victim.

Unless Team Obama -- especially AG Holder, SecDef Gates, SecDHS Napolitano, SecTreas Geithner -- take down the draconian Bush-Cheney extrajudicial punishment network... array of secret "programs of personal financial destruction" and a government-funded network of vigilante "community stalking"... using the GPS satellite system to hunt and harass human prey (with the full knowledge of law enforcement)...

...coupled with the proliferation of mind- and body-degrading "directed energy" microwave radiation weapons -- the Zyklon-B of a grassroots, government-enabled American Gestapo.

Attorney General Holder, you must act NOW to restore human and civil rights in America.

Before the naivete of liberals empowers the saboteurs and Dr. Strangeloves who say "No!" to change.


Where is the civil rights division investigation that victims have demanded?

Or is there "nothing to investigate" -- because the government already knows all about this?

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 31, 2009 9:04 AM

Does the media really beleive that Obama will actually go around axing other CEO's, you know, just for fun?

Posted by: parkerfl1 | March 31, 2009 8:51 AM

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