Everyone from Matt Drudge to Matt Drudge is freaking out over this video of CNBC's Rick Santelli, straight-up fomentin' a revolution on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He's assembled a small army of half-hearted, floor-trading broheims to cheer and hoot as he rails against President Obama's plan to not immediately foreclose on everybody and kick them out into the streets, because that rewards "bad behavior," and clearly what we should be doing is rewarding people who incentivized all the risky lending, because until the house of cards collapsed, things were looking pretty for everybody!
"You know," Santelli screeched, apropos of...something, "Cuba used to have mansions and a relatively decent economy. They moved from the individual to the collective. Now they're driving '54 Chevys."
So there you have it. Everyone should pick a side, because as soon as the closing bell rings, Rick Santelli and these pasty traders are going to march on Havana and reclaim Elian Gonzalez, I guess.
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