I was sent this with the heading, “Will Jim Cramer’s body be found in an alley?”
…if you are an owner of stock, any stock, if you are using the stock market for retirement or for savings to put your kid through school or to augment your paycheck, I think you are now beginning to see the silver lining of the miserable economic news: change in Washington. In fact, every time we see a downtick in the popular polls for the administration or Congress the large stockholders I know secretly cheer. They can’t cheer out loud without looking like Scrooge. Or they fear the wrath of Obama, which, on Wall Street, by the way, feels like the wrath of Nixon. It is, however, how many of them privately feel.
You know it. I know it. It is just that nobody wants to say it. Nobody wants to even believe it, as it so downright cynical. And, of course, nobody wants to criticize this president other than the people who are paid to criticize — the Republicans in Congress and various news entities that cater to the right. You take your public life in your hands the moment you do.
Emphasis on “almost:” things aren’t that bad in this country. But Jim Cramer just got added to the reflexive attack lists of every online client site of the Democratic party. Heck, by this time next week Media Matters or Atlantic or 538.com will probably declare him to be some sort of neocon. Or am I just being nostalgic for the good old days of 2004?
…Shoot. Those were the good old days, weren’t they? And I was having screaming nightmares from the stress, too.