LIB­ERAL’S LAMENT

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“Pres­i­dent Obama’s team, un­like [for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W.] Bush’s team, demon­strates a thin­ness of skin that shocks me,” fi­nan­cial ad­viser Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” writes at www.main­street.com.

“When I some­what ob­vi­ously and em­pir­i­cally judged that the pop­ulist Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion is ex­ac­er­bat­ing the cri­sis with its bud­get and poli­cies, as ev­i­denced by the in­cred­i­ble de­cline in the [stock mar­ket] aver­ages since his inau­gu­ra­tion, I was met im­medi- ately with con­de­scen­sion and ridicule rather than constructive de­bate or even just be­nign dis­missal,” said Mr. Cramer, a lib­eral Demo­crat, Obama sup­porter and out­spo­ken critic of the Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“I said to my­self, ‘What the heck? Are they re­ally that blind to the Great Wealth De­struc­tion they are caus­ing with their de­ci­sions to de­mo­nize the bankers, raise taxes for the wealthy, ad­vo­cate dra­co­nian cap-and-trade poli­cies and up­end the health care sys­tem? Do they re­ally be­lieve that only the rich own stocks? What do they think we have our re­tire­ment ac­counts in, CDs? Where did they think that

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