Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bankster Mapped Out Virtually the Entire Obama Cabinet A Month Before Obama's 2008 Victory

It really is an inside game.

The New Republic reports:
The most important revelation in the WikiLeaks dump of John Podesta’s emails has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. The messages go all the way back to 2008, when Podesta served as co-chair of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team. And a month before the election, the key staffing for that future administration was almost entirely in place, revealing that some of the most crucial decisions an administration can make occur well before a vote has been cast.

Michael Froman, who is now U.S. trade representative but at the time was an executive at Citigroup, wrote an email to Podesta on October 6, 2008, with the subject “Lists.” Froman used a Citigroup email address. He attached three documents: a list of women for top administration jobs, a list of non-white candidates, and a sample outline of 31 cabinet-level positions and who would fill them. “The lists will continue to grow,” Froman wrote to Podesta, “but these are the names to date that seem to be coming up as recommended by various sources for senior level jobs.”

The cabinet list ended up being almost entirely on the money. It correctly identified Eric Holder for the Justice Department, Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security, Robert Gates for Defense, Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff, Peter Orszag for the Office of Management and Budget, Arne Duncan for Education, Eric Shinseki for Veterans Affairs, Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services, Melody Barnes for the Domestic Policy Council, and more. For the Treasury, three possibilities were on the list: Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Timothy Geithner.

This was October 6. The election was November 4. And yet Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted.


  1. Yeah, the guy is actually easily manipulated. One has to wonder, though, if the banksters can control Clinton or if she's playing them.

    1. The former-- no wondering required.

    2. Lets all continue to wonder, because, you know, we are all as stupid as you are and are just as blinded by racial hatred.

  2. Recall the context, why C along with all the TBTF banks were so sure McCain was toast:

    9/19 - Bush announces $700b. TARP bailout.
    9/21 - McCain, breaking with some GOP opposition in Congress, backs TARP.
    9/22 - After criticism, McCain suggests bailout is wrong approach.
    9/23 - Gallup poll shows Obama at 47%, McCain 44% nationally; McCain says doesn't have all the details on TARP yet.
    9/24 - NYT reports bankrupt Freddie Mac was paying McCain aide Rick Davis $15K a month right up until taxpayers bought it.
    9/24 - Obama suggests to McCain a "joint statement" on economy, McCain agrees. But he also adds that he is suspending his campaign and asks that the first presidential debate be delayed, all to deal with "crisis."
    9/25 - McCain goes to DC to meet with Congressional GOPers, joins Obama for meeting w Bush and Paulson on bailout.
    9/26 - McCain says he can resume his campaign, debate is A-OK. Obama and McCain both back TARP during the debate, but McCain seems hesitant and confused about what it does.
    9/27 - McCain whips for TARP on the Hill.
    9/28 - Gallup shows Obama 50%, McCain 42%
    9/29 - TARP goes down in the House w two-thirds of Republicans voting against it. McCain blames Obama.
    10/1 - Both McCain and Obama vote for TARP in the Senate.
    10/3 - Bush signs TARP into law after the House accepts the Senate ver.

    And with that, McCain cannot run against Obama on the economy, they are on the same side of by-far the most vital issue of the campaign. But Obama can still blame Bush for the mess. McCain is trapped. Time to draw up cabinet lists.

  3. As our beloved InstaPundit says "gangster government all the way down".