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  •  Regarding the Title, it's not one or the other. (4+ / 0-)

    Our political leaders believe jailing them would lead to failure. If you simply want to prop up the existing structure, you can't apply the law. You'd prove that it can in fact be applied to all the other TBTFers, and you'd expose the rotten core of the system.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 09:42:59 AM PST

    •  Very much so (1+ / 0-)
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      2020adam

      and that means they proceed forward knowing they will never be held accountable for any sufficiently large crime.

      Humans shouldn't be disarmed, for the same reason that cats shouldn't be declawed.

      by happymisanthropy on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 11:25:54 AM PST

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    •  So you mean PBO really believes that happy horse- (2+ / 0-)
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      rlochow, Laconic Lib

      shit rationalization that prosecuting the big banksters would endanger the financial system?   Is he really that stupid?  Or is he simply just another corrupt corporatist Dem?  I really don't see any other alternative.   Frankly, I think it's a combination of the two -- he's been psychologically "captured" by the oligarchy-inclined Very Serious People that he surrounded himself with from at least the beginning of his candidacy in 2007 and he really couldn't afford to bite the hand that had fed his 2008 campaign so well.  

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