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“Shine Bright, Jamie Dimon” Takes on Bankers, and Hillary Clinton [Video]

Shine Bright, Jamie Dimon

Progressive group releases “Shine Bright, Jamie Dimon.”



IT IS the latest from Mike Lux’s group American Family Voices, produced by Lauren Windsor, who is also the lyricist, singer, and stars in the video.



Making good use of Rihanna’s Diamonds, American Family Voices says on its site, “it is a critique of JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and the $13 billion settlement with the Department of Justice over the bank’s role in the 2008 financial collapse. Coming out the same day as Dimon’s viral Christmas card, the video provides a marked contrast to Dimon’s view of himself.”

Undoubtedly, though progressives love talking smack against bankers, with good reason considering the sweet government deals they’ve gotten, some of the inspiration came from Hillary Clinton’s recent speech to Goldman Sachs. Politico Magazine profiled the reach out to Wall Street by Hillary in “Lament of the Plutocrats” last week.

Certainly, Clinton offered the money men—and, yes, they are mostly men—at Goldman’s HQ a bit of a morale boost. “It was like, ‘Here’s someone who doesn’t want to vilify us but wants to get business back in the game,’” said an attendee. “Like, maybe here’s someone who can lead us out of the wilderness.”

Clinton’s remarks were hardly a sweeping absolution for the sins of Wall Street, whose leaders she courted assiduously for financial support over a decade, as a senator and a presidential candidate in 2008. But they did register as a repudiation of some of the angry anti-Wall Street rhetoric emanating from liberals rallying behind the likes of Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). And perhaps even more than that, Clinton’s presence offered a glimpse to a future in which Wall Street might repair its frayed political relationships.

[…] And if the banking class is delighted with Clinton lately, the feeling appears mutual. In Manhattan last week, Clinton sat down with the Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein for their second question-and-answer session in the last two months. Unlike the first one, held for his private equity firm’s investor conference, this was a more public appearance, part of a program honoring the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Clinton easily regaled the well-heeled crowd with stories from her past before Rubenstein ended their half-hour chat with a joke about her future: Would she be interested in joining a private equity firm?

“Is that an offer?” Clinton asked, laughing as the audience knowingly joined in. She may soon need many things from the titans of finance, but a job is probably not one of them.

It is these types of events and stories that make progressives even more skeptical of a Hillary Clinton nomination, and inspire groups like Lux’s to make videos like “Shine Bright, Jamie Dimon.”

Shine bright, Jamie Dimon
Shine bright, Jamie Dimon

Fined light by the SEC
None from Sarbanes Oxley
To the sky, to the sky
Chasing profits ever high

Thirteen billion penalty
From mortgage securities
Fraud you sold me, market dives
Chasing profits ever high

The regulators let you get away
Oh, D-O-J
Admission of wrongdoing, you don’t have to say
Paltry, the fine your power buys

So sleep tight, tonight, in your lies
Crimes provable sealed from the public eye
No jail time. Shattered lives,
Foreclosures spike just like your bottom-line

Shine bright, Jamie Dimon
Shine bright, Jamie Dimon
Shining bright, Jamie Dimon
Foreclosures spike just like your bottom-line

Shine bright, Jamie Dimon
Shine bright, Jamie Dimon
Shining bright, Jamie Dimon
Foreclosures spike just like your bottom-line

Masters of the universe
Wall Street’s high on derivatives
Ride the bull– we’ll never die
Chasing profits ever high
Thirteen billion penalty
From mortgage securities
Fraud you sold me, market dives
Chasing profits ever high

Most of the penalty, you won’t have to pay
With taxpayers is where the tab lies

So sleep tight, tonight
With your prize
Crimes provable sealed from the public eye
Crime to crime, Morgan thrives
Foreclosures spike just like your bottom-line

Shine bright, Jamie Dimon
Shine bright, Jamie Dimon
Shining bright, Jamie Dimon

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One Response to “Shine Bright, Jamie Dimon” Takes on Bankers, and Hillary Clinton [Video]

  1. thoreau December 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    the purchasing power of average americans is gone. as the unrepaired financial sector is continuously bailed-out(QE) by the taxpayer, the horizon’s unachievable.

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