Sunday, February 22, 2009
Rick Santelli vs. Robert Gibbs and the Obama Stimulus
CNBC's Rick Santelli has made some serious waves in criticizing Obama's insane "stimulus" plan! In case you haven't seen the great rant, here it is:
YouTube - Rick Santelli and the "Rant of the Year"
Apparently Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs attacked Mr. Santelli in a White House briefing, which led the great Karl Denninger to say he hasn't seen this kind of attack on the press coming from the White House in his lifetime:
YouTube - White House Press Secretary Defiles The Office of The President
And then Mr. Santelli appeared on Kudlow's CNBC program and ably defended himself:
YouTube - Rick Santelli's "Revolution" on Kudlow
Mr. Santelli has set up a website to promote a "Re-Tea Party" that will occur this summer. I don't watch much TV, but apparently the "rant" has become a spark for a national conversation on the insane stimulus and the state of the economy, and that is certainly most welcome!
UPDATE: Apparently Keith Olberman attacked Mr. Santelli as well, and Karl Denninger responds:
YouTube - Olberman Inserts Shoe