Leaked audio: Mike Bloomberg trashes Obama and vows to “defend the banks” in Goldman Sachs speech | Asked about the rise of the far right, Mike Bloomberg told bankers, “The progressive movement is just as scary”

Leaked audio: Mike Bloomberg trashes Obama and vows to “defend the banks” in Goldman Sachs speech | Asked about the rise of the far right, Mike Bloomberg told bankers, “The progressive movement is just as scary”

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  2. Wait… is he trashing the same Obama as the one in all his ads that appears to be supporting him?

    Or is this, like, a different Obama? Maybe Bernard Henderson Obama?

  3. Everybody else left in the race after Super Tuesday needs to start hammering Bloomberg by using their own ads with nothing but his audio

  4. >”A healthy banking system that’s going to take risks because that’s what creates the jobs for everybody. And nobody’s willing to say that,” he said. “The trouble is, these campaigns in this day and age really are about slogans and not about issues anymore. And in this election you’re going to see people are voting and they either love or hate, mostly hate both, but who you hate the least. That’s what they’re going to vote for. And they’re not going to vote on issues.”
    >Bloomberg also compared the rising progressive movement in the Democratic Party to the [rise of the far right in Europe](https://www.salon.com/2019/10/08/trumps-america-shines-bright-for-europes-radical-new-right_partner/).
    >”The left is arising. The progressive movement is just as scary,” he said. “Elizabeth Warren on one side. And whoever you want to pick on the Republicans on the right side?”
    >Bloomberg also added that he believed 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney could have done a better job as president than Obama, adding that his 2012 endorsement of the president was “backhanded.” Bloomberg [did not endorse](https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/bloomberg-obama-more-complicated-relationship-ads-suggest-n1138366) Obama in 2008 when he ran against the late Sen. John McCain.

    This just further proves that Michael Bloomberg is a disingenuous human being and would not be a good president for the people of the United States.

  5. >Bloomberg went on to discuss other issues, complaining that Congress was broken because it ended [earmarking](https://www.salon.com/2019/01/13/would-bringing-back-pork-barrel-spending-end-government-shutdowns_partner/), which he described as a process that allowed parties to “bribe” their members.
    >”We’ve taken away some of that with these member items that used to be that Congress had a certain amount of money and they would bribe each legislator to vote for the important things,” he said. “We got rid of that and now it’s so fractured. It’s hard to get anything through Congress.”

    I mean, what else is there to say? Not even included in the article, as far as I could find, was a segment they just highlighted on TYT liveshow where he calls equates bribing congress members (yes, he keeps calling it bribery even though he’s doing it), to managing children. It’s insane.

    Are they going to ask about this at tomorrow’s debate? I doubt it. But these are the things that Bernie and Warren are going to have to bring with them if they want to deliver a knock-out blow.

  6. If you have any remote far-fetched plans to someday run for POTUS don’t ever let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird ass.

  7. Thank God someone is looking out for the banks. They have been so honest and ethical to the point that they barely make a profit. Good for Mr. Bloomberg, I hope the far right and banks feel a little bit safer now that they know he is buying the presidency.

  8. The progressive “movement” basically involves the 99% of the populous that is not flying on private jets so of course these gold knuckled scrooges see the people as a threat.

    It’s always been that way.

  9. I don’t understand why people feel the need to focus on this guy. He’s a distraction, nothing more. He’s not on the ballot. He’s not viable.

  10. Notice how they have to go back to the 80’s to get anything even resembling “dirt” on Bernie and to like…2016 for Bloomberg

  11. I know folks keep saying vote blue no matter who, but I can’t live with the idea that we’d signal that it’s ok to buy the election. I’d literally vote for anyone but bloomberg at this point.

  12. Bloomberg is a conservative republican. He is not a democrat. He is not a moderate. He is running as Dem because he can’t run as Republican.

    Bloomberg is a power hungry billionaire that is trying to buy the election. He did it before in NYC. If you don’t want him to do it again, PLEASE VOTE IN THE PRIMARIES.

    A lot of voters don’t bother with primaries but they are vital. Get you, your friends, your family and go out and vote in them. I am not advocating for any candidate. Vote for him. Vote for whoever. Just please vote.

  13. This guy is a republican plant who’s there to throw off the delegate count and cause chaos in the primary. He doesn’t give a shit about being president.

  14. Saving 60,000 lives a year would be terrifying, Mike Bloomberg is on your side, fighting to make sure all those people die like they’re supposed to.

  15. The fact that this guy took his own money and has forced this candidacy upon us and has ACTUALLY gathered swaths of supporters across the county shows that our “democracy” is completed rotted out.

  16. Random Goldman Sachs Banker: “Hey Mike, are you worried about the rise of nazis in America?”

    Mike Bloomberg: “Not as much as I am about the prospect of paying slightly higher taxes! Am I right?” *finger guns*

    I assume Mike did finger guns at that point in the conversation.

  17. Stop giving Bloomberg any attention. At all. He doesn’t deserve it, we all know he’s a two faced garbage politician with a dead campaign. Let him be insignificant.

    By talking about him we give him attention and that’s what he wants. Let his campaign die out and let’s focus on what we want, more than what we don’t.

  18. Wait what??? You’re telling me the billionaire is going to protect the banks and doesn’t support the progressive movement? Color me shocked! I really can’t believe it

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