Poll: Is Tim Geithner A Fatal Liability for Obama?

Timothy GeithnerThe past few weeks have not been good ones for Tim Geithner, Obama’s Treasury Secretary.  On Tuesday, Ron Suskind’s book, “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President”, came out detailing behavior that could be most generously interpreted as gross insubordination, if not an outright unconstitutional usurpation of executive power by an political appointee.

Nor did Geithner do himself any favors by openly proclaiming before European finance ministers:  “He [Obama] ‘s not in charge; I am”.

Has this rendered Geithner a political “toxic asset”?  Should he be given his walking papers immediately?  Should Geithner be let free when soldiers refusing to serve 2nd, 3rd or even 4th tours of duty in Afghanistan are jailed for years?  In deciding a response, which is most important to you:  enforcement of the United States constitution, Obama’s personal reputation, the Democratic Party’s electoral viability for 2012 or polemical use of the issue to further Republican partisan aims?  Is there any justifiable defense for a man who has sacrificed the American economy in order to protect his personal friends on Wall Street? Please take the linked survey and let me know your thoughts.*

*As always, feel free to add a comment to discuss further at my blog, Dystopia Diaries, if you like. Just bear in mind that I only make a limited amount of revenue from the Victoria’s Secret ™  banners, so it may be awhile before I get arround to posting your comments there.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FUBWFFFSCFMN7NS5VJGDTGVWUU C

    Not taking the poll — both Geithner and Obama should be tried by revolutionary citizens and executed.  Justice begins where capitalism ends. 

    • Jonathan Fields

      You sound like a total C!

    • Redacted

      It’s all about those class d felonies these days.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FUBWFFFSCFMN7NS5VJGDTGVWUU C

    Not taking the poll — both Geithner and Obama should be tried by revolutionary citizens and executed.  Justice begins where capitalism ends. 

  • Jonathan Fields

    You sound like a total C!

  • Dueyv9

    This guy is a total liability to everything.

  • Dueyv9

    This guy is a total liability to everything.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Why do all these empirically evil people have the same beady black looking eyes?

    • Jin The Ninja

      I always thought that was weird.

    • Monkey See Monkey Do

      He looks guilty.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Why do all these empirically evil people have the same beady black looking eyes?

  • Anonymous

    I always thought that was weird.

  • Anonymous

    It’s all about those class d felonies these days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1650426595 Peter Ketels

    mthfkr should spend time in federal….. getting rosetta primed for nother 25yrs

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1650426595 Peter Ketels

    mthfkr should spend time in federal….. getting rosetta primed for nother 25yrs

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    He looks guilty.

  • Okarin

    if someone was competent and did what they did there would be an outrage but if they’re systematically incompetent and did what they did the feeling is that it is harmless

  • Okarin

    if someone was competent and did what they did there would be an outrage but if they’re systematically incompetent and did what they did the feeling is that it is harmless

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Just Geithner? It isn’t just one liability…The Mighty O has managed to collect a bumper crop of corporate rejects to advise him from a safe distance and respectfully insist that under no circumstances is it plausible that, just perhaps, some corporate and federal policy choices may have been unwise and even contributory to our current woes. The Prez is literally swimming in Brooks Brothers garbed Wall St grads that have an echo chamber effect almost as deafening to logic and reality as the one the neo-con crowd created during the Bush era.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Just Geithner? It isn’t just one liability…The Mighty O has managed to collect a bumper crop of corporate rejects to advise him from a safe distance and respectfully insist that under no circumstances is it plausible that, just perhaps, some corporate and federal policy choices may have been unwise and even contributory to our current woes. The Prez is literally swimming in Brooks Brothers garbed Wall St grads that have an echo chamber effect almost as deafening to logic and reality as the one the neo-con crowd created during the Bush era.