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CNBC ANCHOR CHALLENGES (D) SENATOR ON CLIFF NEGOTIATIONS; FLOOR TRADERS ERUPT IN CHEERS

Home - by - December 25, 2012 - 14:00 America/New_York - 13 Comments

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“That’s all you want to do. That’s it. It’s your way or the highway. Raise the rates on the rich. No other way. Your way or the highway. That’s it. That’s where we are. Thank you, Senator.”

That’s how CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo finished her interview with Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) last week as the two went back and forth over the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington DC.  It was the first time a Democrat has really been challenged over their lack of leadership in the negotiations.

Conventional wisdom (and therefore the dominant narrative in the media) focuses on Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans being intransigent and not meeting President Obama and the Democrats for a “balanced approach.”  Bartiromo exploded that narrative by challenging Cardin on ANY alternative type of revenue stream that doesn’t include raising tax rates.  Cardin would not agree to any of them, thus destroying the idea that Democrats are embracing the “balanced approach.”

“So how come you’re not moving forward? What’s the problem? Because the American people are so tired of this, and they are really tired of the lawmakers thinking that the American people are stupid. You can’t keep coming on the show every week saying the same thing: ‘It’s not a balanced approach.’”

“You’re talking about $1.2 trillion in revenue, but you’re not prepared to put anything on the table. People are not stupid!”   more

» 13 Comments

  1. Unneutral

    December 25th, 2012

    Wow, are you sure she’s from CNBC?
    Does she still have a job?

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 25th, 2012

    This is all part of the “Now it’s safe to discuss the economy” on the part of the media.

    If she and the other members of the liberal press had confronted 0bama and his ‘bots on any economic issue in the months leading up to the election, this interview would have been with President-elect Romney.

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  3. TylerNull of YouTube

    December 25th, 2012

    The US gov’t spends more per citizen than France, yet the chasm between US taxing and spending is the greatest of any modern civilization. There’s a chasm between our self image of rugged individualists, and the reality of who we, the protected and unprotected sub-classes of peasants, actually are.

    Let’s face reality; we are NOT the people who founded a self governing Republic. We are the habituated dependents of Fannie Fascism; we jumped of the so-called “fiscal cliff” the moment we accepted The New Deal, which lawlessly replaced the Old Deal, a.k.a., The Constitution.

    Happy Kwanza.

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  4. ? everything

    December 25th, 2012

    imo Pres elect Romney would have already had a fiscal fix that included job creation on the table….without raising ANYBODY’S TAXES…

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  5. Tim

    December 25th, 2012

    God bless her.

    Ben Cardin is a hack socialist POS.

    And Tyler, we jumped the “fiscal cliff” when we accepted the Federal Reserve and ratified the 16th and 17th Amendments.

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  6. Anonymous

    December 25th, 2012

    I saw that live. She ripped that mumbling, bumbling, lying ass hole a new one. Good for her.

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  7. Unslung Hero

    December 25th, 2012

    If I had her, a shower curtain, and a bottle of olive oil I’d………

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  8. CrustyB

    December 25th, 2012

    The Money Honey. Yummy.

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  9. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 25th, 2012

    There was a libtard on another blog who swore up and down they weren’t cheering over what she said. He almost hyperventilated trying to avoid the subject at hand. If the cheering wasn’t for what she said, then why did both the hosts acknowledge the people on the floor? Hmmmm?

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  10. Immortal Fish

    December 25th, 2012

    Compromise!

    If this gets any legs in the media, how long before Bartiromo is labeled a “white Hispanic”?

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  11. Lisl

    December 25th, 2012

    Hmmm, “not found on this server”?

    Fixed. Thank you- Cardigan

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  12. Extirpates

    December 26th, 2012

    “Bo’s” house boy Bo’ner has every intention of bending over where ever needed. That is why he has the job.

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  13. Mz BallBreaker

    December 26th, 2012

    Sweep Boner out as speaker on Jan 3…. dump him with the rest of the trash.

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