Santelli asked traders on the floor: "This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills? Raise their hand. (no hands raised, lots of booing) President Obama, are you listening?"I've no doubt that he is, and fearfully chuckling the whole time. The chuckle comes from his knowledge that he and Congress are, for the moment, unstoppable. The fear results from his ever-insatiable need to be liked and the realization that the more he and his cronies interfere, the less liked they will be.
A few hundred more protests like that and we might actually start to turn the ship in a safer direction.