Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Does Meredith Whitney Read?

I was surprised to see a story at CNBC with the title: "Tea Party Made Up of 'Freaked Out White Men': Whitney:"
“Call it Tea Party, whatever you will, the fringe element is I characterize (as) freaked-out white men who are unemployed and have been unemployed for three years and they’re scared to death,” she said. “Three to four million of them are about to roll off unemployment benefits in the next three to four months. This is only going to get worse.”

Democrats looking to hold the White House and regain full control of Congress will need to take note.

“For this reason you have to deal with the structural issues,” Whitney said. “If you are a Machiavellian Democrat you want do deal with this issue and defuse the Tea Party as fast as you possibly can because this poses the biggest threat to their re-election in 2012.”

If Whitney read at all, she would know that not only was the Tea Party started with the help of female bloggers and activists but the face of the Tea Party is female:

Many of the tea party’s most influential grass-roots and national leaders are women, and a new poll released this week by Quinnipiac University suggests that women might make up a majority of the movement as well.

I wonder what Whitney's agenda is for calling the Tea Party a bunch of "freaked out white men?" Even if men are involved, why the hate?

Is she just trying to show what a “trooper” she is because she is tired of being attacked by Democrats and this is her way of sucking up? If so, what a coward.

Cross-posted at the PJ Tatler.



Blogger Peregrine John said...

Realizing the importance of the situation, she is rounding up twice the usual number of suspects.

12:10 PM, August 10, 2011  
Blogger Unknown said...

Freaked out white men has *always* been their buggaboo.

12:51 PM, August 10, 2011  
Blogger DADvocate said...

Maybe she's jealous of Rick Santelli whose rant on the same network inspired the Tea Party. Or, maybe, she's a man-hater who associates anything she doesn't like with men. Or, maybe (again), we should just make some dumb blonde comments.

1:51 PM, August 10, 2011  
Blogger Firehand said...

She either believes it("I know MY facts!"), or knows that's what sells to the people who read her.

4:27 PM, August 10, 2011  
Blogger Carol said...

It's always about old white men. That's the liberal template. Normally the older white guys are too busy working and providing to pay attention, so there is not much blowback, or they feel secure enough to blow it off.

6:06 PM, August 10, 2011  
Blogger David Foster said...

I doubt if Whitney is anti-male; it seems unlikely that a man-hater would want to marry a professional wrestler. Rather, I'd tend to conclude that she is rather superficial in her research and analysis; something I'll keep in mind when reading her thoughts on the markets.

9:51 AM, August 11, 2011  
Blogger Mirwalk said...

I would have to go with white men being the only non-protected class. everything else has gender or minority status. So they make the best group to blame everything on.

10:16 AM, August 11, 2011  
Blogger Master Doh-San said...

"I was surprised to see a story at CNBC with the title: "Tea Party Made Up of 'Freaked Out White Men': Whitney:"


You were surprised by this???


12:29 PM, August 11, 2011  

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