amerigus commented on the blog post My 15 Rounds With Eric Schneiderman’s Chief of Staff, Explained
With Schneiderman, we are seeing what happens when an aggressive progressive AG comes up against the true secret power structure in this country. I have been on Schneiderman’s side since August when he stood up to Obama and the 50 state AGs, but after the SOTU speech, we all saw his good intentions turned into rhetoric for Obama and then wither on the vine (so far).
Obama himself is powerless against the banks – we saw them hold him and Bush for hostage, threatening to ruin the savings of Grandma and Grandpa unless they get all the money they need. In truth, the time to arrest bankers was right after Obama’s inauguration, but he went the exact other direction, hiring Wall Street flacks throughout the cabinet to run our government.
I know “something” is coming in the fall, but I do not have faith it will be perp walks. I think the banks will throw a few guys under the bus in backroom deals, pay some fines and promise a new day. By now, they have not only covered their tracks, they have also bought off law enforcement, killing regulation and are right back on the same course. Worst of all, they are dangling twin carrots before Obama and Romney who need cash on the barrellhead right now.
Schneiderman is in a tough spot. And the part that gets me is how hypocritical the taxpayers are – if we really wanted the AG to make waves, we would have abandoned the banks, but we haven’t. A few OWS protests didn’t even puncture the media firewall. Schneiderman needs massive support alongside him, not pushing him towards the cliff. His life is already miserable, dealing with the realization that his party is full of complicit crooks.
The protesters, if they are truly a force to be reckoned with need to take it to the banks, the CEOs, to Obama, to Congress and to the DOJ and SEC.
Occupy got some attention back when, making this a major issue, but where’s the follow up, what’s the latest? It’s Spring, it’s warm, it’s almost Summer. The schools are getting out. Instead of growing like Quebec, we’re seeing articles questioning Occupy’s existence.
Those getting on the AGs case sound like whiners waiting for a superhero (Schneider-man?) to fix everything, instead of paving the way with effective in-your-face grassroots activism.