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Here Is Your Consensus ‘Good YouTube Clip’ From The Goldman Hearing

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Have you been watching the important Goldman Sachs hearing in John McCain’s Senate all day? Oh shutup, you clearly do not have a job. Here’s the “most bloggable” clip thus far, of Carl Levin, who is old and great, maybe.

One should never expect much productive dialogue from these theatrical hearings, so Levin’s strategy seems best: just say “shitty deal” over and over and over until the evil money company gets branded with it, permanently, leading to… marginally lower profit forecasts for one day in the future.

STUPID BANKS! If only we owned one. We’d never lend to anyone and just keep it all ha ha ha.


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  • chascates

    The business of America is business.

    And low taxes.


    Carl Levin for supreme overlord of everything, ever!

  • Aurelio

    Carl’s staff did a magnificent job. I haven’t had so much sadistic pleasure since I remodeled my dungeon.

  • Ruhe

    Of course, on black-span cubed it’s ok to say “shitty”.

  • Egregious

    That was fairly awesome.

  • Larry Fine

    For lunch, the Senate called out for Chinese food from Shitty Wok.

  • Buttery1000

    Big ups to Ben Franklin.

  • Buzz Feedback

    What’s a dog and pony show without shit?

  • OzoneTom

    [re=565206]Larry Fine[/re]: Do they make sh*t sandwiches?

  • Poochie

    Oh noes, he used the S-word. On the teevee. Get the smelling salts.

    That was pretty shitty, if you ask me.

  • SayItWithWookies

    That Big Swinging Dick ™ looks a lot smaller in the light of day, doesn’t it? Good luck with the sales tomorrow.

  • Libbygirl

    Goldman Sachs of shit(ty).

  • meyotch

    Come on baby, eat the rich,
    Put the bite on the son of a bitch,
    Don’t mess up, don’t you give me no switch…
    C’mon baby and eat the rich,
    C’mon baby and eat the rich…

  • Zadig

    Close, but if Levin really wants to pick up Populist Mega-Pointz, he should curbstomp a Goldman exec, for laffs.

  • Limeylizzie

    Best Jews ever Carl and his brother Sandor .

  • ph7

    Fox and Drudge love this clip, but for different reasons: the liberal jew uses profane language that offends god fearing folk’s sensibilities.

  • Kodos

    I see Drudge is helping out with the branding. Good ol’ Matt. Such a useful tool.

  • MsNicky

    I adore Carl Levin and his mighty sexy comb-over. [deep sigh] He’s just dreamy!

  • Jaco Gregorius

    From now on it’s Hot Carl Levin to you.

  • norbizness

    Bang bang shittyshitty bang bang.. we love you.

  • JMP

    Good to see that fuckin’ Biden opened the door to our big shit politicians talking like regular-ass folks.

  • OzoneTom

    Funny, Tom Montag struck me as the kind of guy who wouldn’t say “sh*t” if he had a mouth full of it.

    Kudos to Levin for giving GS the “Rolling Brownout” — but isn’t Sen. Vitter the one who likes scatplay?

  • Extemporanus

    What’s Levin saying?

    He’s saying shitty shitty, shitty shitty, shitty shitty, shitty shitty, shitty shitty…


  • PortlandSmartAss

    Not to be a lawyer, but Levin completely ignores the fact that Sparks says that the “shitty” refers to Sparks’ poor performance on the deal, not to the quality of the investment.

    On the lighter side, has the word “shitty” or “shit” ever been uttered so many times in a Senate hearing? If the email had said “fucked up” deal, the Senate hearing would have turned into Scarface.

  • facehead

    You see, it is all about context Senator Levin. We young business types use the word “shit” to refer to things that we like, y’know, as in “that shit tastes good” and “derivatives are the shit.”

    Seen in the right context Senator Levin, I’m Jesus and your the boy-raping Pope.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=565229]norbizness[/re]: [re=565234]Extemporanus[/re]: DAMN YOU shitty shitty tube tube!

  • BlueStateLiberal

    Goldman Shitty Shitty Deal Sachs has a nice ring to it.

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    Shitty and Sweet!

  • Baldar T Flagass

    I really enjoyed the South Park episode where they said “shit.” About 175 times or something like that. Obviously a trailblazing moment in the history of television.

  • ManchuCandidate

    So that’s what a figurative Hot Carl looks like.

  • GoinGreen

    As a libearl – I see this as a win/win sicheashun!! Win (1) Everyone hates the lying, cheating fucktards GS and don’t buy from them, hurting their bottom line dramatically, or win (2) teabaggers come to the aid of the big, bad wolf and invest all their hard inherited money – then lose it on “shitty deal”, part deux!

  • nappyduggs

    I haven’t heard that much scat since Mel Torme…

    Oh Chairman Senator Levin, you conde-scend me!

  • gjdodger

    It’s Carl-line in the Shitty.

  • ella

    I heart Carl Levin something fierce now.

  • Limeylizzie

    The Guardian has a snarkalicious live blog commentary on the hearings…


  • Zadig

    [re=565223]Limeylizzie[/re]: I had not thought to contextualize the Senate hearing in this way, but now I can’t unsee it as a faceoff of Good Jew VS Bad Jew.

  • El Pinche

    [re=565231]JMP[/re]: Levin said “shitty?” Big fuckin deal!

  • FMA

    Levin’s next question: Just answer the fucking question, you slimy ass motherfucker.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=565245]Baldar T Flagass[/re]: Same here — it was called “It Hits the Fan”, and the final tally was
    162 (about once every 8 seconds!)

    Here’s the entire episode boiled down to one minute and forty-three seconds of pure, unadulterated “shit”.

    Anyone know how to give Hot Carl the Cartman treatment as well?

  • Terry


    Carl is from Deee-troit City. The man has seen worse that this punk from Goldman Sachs.

  • Gorillionaire

    A high school English teacher that I highly respected told us that cussing was a poor choice of words used by a lazy intellect, but it was ok to quote somebody when they used it. So A+ Senator Levin!

  • Limeylizzie

    [re=565264]Zadig[/re]: Sorry, how about Mid-Western Jew vs. NYC Jew?

  • WadISay

    Tonight, Mr. Sparks will be rowed back to NYC in his trimerene and carried to Darien CT in his sedan chair in deep disgrace.

  • Sussemilch

    lol, rofl, and lmao. As if the Senate would be shocked by a “shitty deal.” It’s what Congress specializes in.

  • TGY

    Today, we are all shitty comb-overs.

  • weejee

    So many piles of poo on Wall Street. Who knew?

  • rmontcal

    OMG you guys just give me a second this binder has so many papers in it! What page was that again? Let me take my sweet f-ing time turning to the appropriate section.

  • Zadig

    [re=565278]Limeylizzie[/re]: Woah, hold on, I don’t want to conflate NYC Jew with Bad Jew! Some NYC Jews are Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, and Jon Rosenberg.

  • rmontcal

    That GS exec really took it in the Timberwolf!

  • Limeylizzie

    [re=565289]Zadig[/re]: Bernie Madoff also. But, I digress, let’s just go with adorable , semi-bald Detroit Jew vs. Huge Assholes of every religion who fucked over the country?

  • Baldar T Flagass

    [re=565277]Gorillionaire[/re]: Obscenity is the linguistic crutch of the illiterate, motherfucker.

  • GOPCrusher

    It would have been better if Senator Levin came over the bench and started beating that guy with a crowbar.

  • jetjaguar

    I’m a little verklempt right now!

  • Mr Blifil

    Today we are all page-flipping weasel boys desperately searching the shelter of context.

  • Suds McKenzie

    Good thing I Shorted Shit yesterday.

  • mustardman

    Boy, how are the networks gonna run that clip on the six o’clock news?

  • smitallica

    [re=565219]meyotch[/re]: Mötörhead quote FTW!

  • Sharkey

    Holy shit, Batman! -Robin

  • Chernobyl Soup

    [re=565259]Limeylizzie[/re]: Thank you for sharing that blog. It’s a hoot. Best description of my state’s senator ever:

    “1:00pm Three hours in… Who’s next? Mark Pryor, Democratic senator from Arkansas, who pokes Sparks again… But compared with Levin’s bite, this is like being savaged by a dead sheep. In this case, a not very bright dead sheep.”

  • proudgrampa

    Shit. That was shitty.

  • donner_froh

    Shelby and Coburn should have it really easy to keep 41 votes against reforming Wall Street after these hearings.

    As a person who has lived in Michigan for years and dabbled in Democratic politics I must say that while not surprised at Carl Levin’s delightful performance today it sure was fun to watch. His brother Sandor, member of the House, is also cool for an old Jewish liberal Democrat.

  • karen

    I was listening in the car on the ride home, it was just wonderful to hear Levin rip them new assholes 8 miles wide.

  • BobTheBuilder

    I wish the Goldman Sachs memo had said it was “a motherfucking, taint-licking, rectum-rimming, smelly-jizz-swallowing, super-shitty deal.” THAT would have been REAL entertainment.

  • cheeto_jeebus

    I’m thinking the good Senator could also give the Goldman execs one by one a ‘Kensington Mouthwash’. I think it would be good for the national psyche.

  • meyotch

    smitallica: Thanks for the win-points. I’m actually kind of shitty myself since I was laying a trap for Aerosmith fans. There are days when all I want to do is deliver a good scolding to cultural illiterates.

    Instead I get to feel like part of a secret smug club. This is almost as good.



  • Barbra Sinister

    Cool! Can I get a transcript of that from Merde-le Press?

  • An Outhouse

    Senator sir, it used to be called a shitty deal, then we renamed it ‘Timber Wolf’!!! Awesome name, huh?

  • Beowoof

    That was the best thing I have ever seen on C-Span. Maybe next we can have the guy who punched Dick Fuld in the face on the Lehman Brothers Treadmill do a live reenactment.

  • AngryAtheist

    Think about it…The “top priority” of any republican is to sell “a shitty deal.”

    I love my Senior Senator from Michigan!

    Too bad he can’t line them up in front of a firing squad after the hearing.

    ah well…

  • FlipOffResearch

    There is nothing better than watching a bad guy getting publicly shamed for his misdeeds. It brings to mind Roves book signing in LA.

  • crumpet

    “Which one? OH THAT ONE, the Timberwolf shitty deal.”

  • Falcon331

    This old clown has been hanging out with Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel too much!! Barack will say he “spoke stupidly” and Joe will say “it’s no big f***king deal”

  • lulzmonger

    “There is nothing better than watching a bad guy getting publicly shamed for his misdeeds.”

    I’d say watching a bad guy getting sentneced to some fucking serious hard time beats the shame thing by a country mile. The presumption that these sociopathic scum can feel shame is both touching & dangerous – because they’re often quite adept at making contrite noises while wearing the appropriate expression, but they’re just using it in hopes you’ll let your guard down so they can go for some Sloppy Seconds.

    Smells like a few middle-management goons will be censured while the big boys giggle all the way to the yacht-club … think Abu Ghraib, but more investmenty.

    MORAL: Shit splatters & money matters.

  • FlipOffResearch

    [re=565762]lulzmonger[/re]: OK the one thing better would be to watch these fucks get sentenced. The camera unwaveringly on their faces as you watch them melt from the smug confidence of the well lawyered man ready to skate to the shocked convict looking at 30 to life.

  • vladster

    Hey! I’m selling shit sandwiches short. Come and get ’em!

  • Tim

    God’s Work is a shitty deal, evidently.