True or False: Raul Grijalva Can Make Stocks Tank Simply by Appearing on TV?

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According to what we're sure was a real thorough analysis by CNBC, Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva can flush the Dow Jones Industrial Average straight down the toilet just by appearing on television and speaking about things.

As you can see, starting out around the 3:45 mark in the video above, Grijalva's talking about the "fiscal cliff," when CNBC host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera -- who's blinking way too much -- cuts him off to deliver her, uh, insight.

"Representative, you know what? As we're talking, the market is selling off once again," she said. "Every time members of Congress come on, and I've got to tell you sir, I think you're contributing to the fears that we're going off the fiscal cliff 'cause it doesn't sound like there's any compromise in what you're saying. Do you care that markets are selling off dramatically when it looks like you guys can't come to a deal?"

Jeezus, Congressman, people die falling off cliffs EVERY DAY. Oh, that's not how this works?

We're going to guess that the number of investors who pissed their pants out of fear based on what Grijalva said during a mid-day interview on channel 60-something is zero.

However, let's leave it up to the readers. True or false: Grijalva can make stocks tank by simply appearing on a television set?

Cast your vote below:




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7 comments
Avery Marx
Avery Marx

lol fuck him and fuck TV too. the stock market is a joke and owned by congress and the blue bloods who truly rule this country. see you on dec. 21st.

Trent Rhodes
Trent Rhodes

Financial news anchors are some of the most willfully ignorant people on TV. Why would anyone believe anything that they say? Remember Cramer on MSNBC screaming that selling Bear Stearns would be insane.

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

Blamed? ...you witnessed the market drop significantly right in front of your eyes!!! What I don't understand is how the hell did this fool get into office?

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is actually a very good reporter.  I think you missed the broader gist of her comment, Matthew, which is when Members of Congress get on TV or speak to reporters and continue to sound like intractable, obstinate a-holes, then real concern starts to develop over whether their posturing is going to ultimately prevent them from reaching a compromise that benefits the American people.  Not that she speaks in the plural - "you guys" - and not Mr. Grijalva as an individual Congressman.  Fortunately, we have begun to see some movement in Congress - especially in the Senate - where several influential Republican Senators have no disavowed their Grover Norquist pledges which hopefully signals that there may be some room for movement and compromise.

Nick A Thomas
Nick A Thomas

Well he was blamed for the boycott that hurt Arizona's revenue for trying to bring attention to SB-1070 I am sure he will be blamed for that also.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Raul Grijavla is the sickest joke ever to come to Arizona. I hope the fat retard baster croaks of a heart attack or cancer. What a disgrace for this world.

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