Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, June 19, 2017

So many people from Goldman Sachs have won so many seats of power in the U.S. that they cover the political landscape. Gary Cohn, who went from bank president to [Donald] Trump's top economic adviser, and his old colleague Steven Mnuchin, now Treasury secretary, are former Democratic donors working for Trump alongside Republican Dina Powell, a senior counselor. Utah's Evan McMullin, who ran for president as an independent conservative, lambastes the administration. Moderate Democrat Jim Himes is a Connecticut Congressman with views that overlap Parnell's. Murphy, whose former colleague Jon Corzine was once New Jersey's governor, is running as a progressive. If there's a common thread, something Goldman Sachs teaches its people that can't be easily unlearned, it might be reflexive respect for fellow elites. They tend to share a worldview that glorifies growth and markets instead of the populist ideals of free college, government healthcare for all and breaking up big banks.

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High performing college kids at T1 universities get recruited to GSachs. There is an overlap between early academic success (or at least, an ivy pedigree) and personal professional ambition which is common among political types and ibanker types.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-06-19 12:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Gary Cohn, who went from bank president to Trump's top economic adviser, and his old colleague Steven Mnuchin, now Treasury secretary, are former Democratic donors working for Trump alongside Republican Dina Powell, a senior counselor.

Draining the swamp.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-19 12:39 PM | Reply

They are draining Goldman's swamp, unfortunately the pool is infinite.

#3 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-06-19 02:25 PM | Reply

It's incredible that trump could slam hillary for her goldman sachs ties, and then hire a bunch of goldman sachs bankers to run the country, and his supporters don't even register it as a betrayal.

More proof that they are the biggest morons the country has to offer.

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-06-19 05:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Yup both parties love the Gold and bows before it

#5 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-06-19 08:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#4 You sound shocked that Trump lied to the hypocridiots to get elected.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-20 07:42 AM | Reply

2008-2009 looked like a chance to clean house but apparently the rot had spread too deep. The best our government could do was wag its finger as it gave away billions of dollars with no strings attached. But hey, if we keep backing the same parties that we know for a fact are owned by corporate criminals, things will eventually change!

#7 | Posted by Sully at 2017-06-20 09:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The best our government could do was wag its finger as it gave away billions of dollars with no strings attached.

Didn't they pay all that back, with interest? Also, I thought this was (what's it called m-6?) money which is created out of thin air, given to an institution and then when paid back, it's destroyed. The money went to shore up reserves and never entered common circulation. It circulated once and was destroyed. But, a funny note. I remember Obama talking about them how they are paying it back with interest and then telling us all what he was going to spend it on.

#8 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-20 11:03 AM | Reply

Yup both parties love the Gold and bows before it
#5 | POSTED BY PUNCHYPOSSUM

It's not just Goldman, it's all of the "bankers". Evil bunch. They are Satin incarnate. The same Satin Jesus denied. We didn't. Repent!

#9 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-20 11:05 AM | Reply

Satin -> Satan

LOL!!! That's what I get for trying to be funny.

#10 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-20 11:06 AM | Reply

The same Satin Jesus denied. We didn't. Repent!

#9 | POSTED BY LASTAMERICAN AT 2017-06-20 11:05 AM | FLAG:

Yeah, from what I understand, Jesus was more of a linen guy.

#11 | Posted by cbob at 2017-06-20 01:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I always thought he was a burlap guy.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-06-20 01:53 PM | Reply

"I always thought he was a burlap guy." - #12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-06-20 01:53 PM

And the real torture was they made it so he couldn't scratch where it itched.

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2017-06-20 01:56 PM | Reply

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