Jamie Dimon, Toddler MOTU

Can you think of any major public figure–or even any ill-tempered toddler in your own life–that whines more than Jamie Dimon?

Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said President Barack Obama’s decision to expand investigations into home lending and sales of mortgage securities could stop settlement talks with the states over foreclosure practices.

“It has a pretty good chance of derailing it,” Dimon said in a televised interview with CNBC from Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.

Whining Dimon is effectively warning Obama that if any real investigation takes place, JP Morgan will walk away from Obama’s effort to make pension funds pay to bail Dimon’s company out. And–as Michael Whitney noted on Twitter–he’s doing so from the safe harbor of Davos, where presumably his fellow-MOTUs won’t throttle him for such arrogance.

It’s not enough, I guess, that Obama wants to excuse JPMC for its crimes. Dimon will only accept such help, he says, so long as Obama also refrains from even peeking at what crimes JPMC committed.

11 replies
  1. Sacsuxs says:

    peeking, vs, peaking.

    Thank you for following up on this. I have contacted my CA AG and tried to point out that citizen’s confidence in the system can only be enhanced with a full investigation and penal followup.

    Putting Dimon in jail (just for being an arrogant a-hole) would be a great start.

  2. Bob Schacht says:

    …stop settlement talks with the states over foreclosure practices

    ? This could be good, because settlement talks with the states over their foreclosure practices promised, at best, a fig leaf to cover the bankster’s sins at a discounted price while freeing them (companies and personnel) from the bothersome threat of indictments for actual crimes. So, for once, I may be in agreement with this rascal.

    Bob in AZ

  3. DWBartoo says:

    Good morning, EW;

    Obama may well be “peaking”, in one fashion or another, however, the word you are seeking, regading wee, whining Jamie Dimon is … “peeking”.

    The spiteful tantrums of the oh-so-thin-skinned overlords are always both entertaining and instructive. “We” are entertained while the minions are instructed …

    As always, EW, thank you for your very critically important role in educating those of us who do not, like the Great Dimon, inhabit the Empyrean, occupied, as we are, with lesser realities.


  4. DWBartoo says:


    One imagines, prostratedragon, that wee Jamie Dimon is quite the leader of elitist fashion and that such sophisticated whining and evolved whimpering as he exhibits will be all the rage at Davos.

    We must understand that the shear nerve of the little people to (aparently) dare to ask for “more”, even when accompanied by “.. if you please, sir”, must be more than the natural elite can stomach or, frankly, in this day and age, tolerate.

    While there may well be a foot a-move to quell any over-the-top or “unseemly” bitching, excuse me, heartfelt exposition regarding the severe trials and outrageous tribulations of possessing obscene, um … great and unfettered wealth … the general mood at Davos will be sullen, unrepentant, and in favor of continuing “things” as they are.

    Certainly, we may imagine that is what wee Jamie has in mind, however poorly it may have been garbled in the “translation”.

    As Hilary Clinton once said, “Thank God for the rich!”, else, one imagines, we’d have to give the Devil his due.

    It is a classic case of lesser evils, you see?

    The Davos is in the details.


  5. prostratedragon says:

    I don’t know, I think more of that kind of thing is going to be confined to various closed after-sets than in the past, considering what a platfrom for self-destruction cutting a sharp figure at Davos has turned out to be for some.

    ‘Course, seems Jamie just can’t possibly shut up; even Blankfein seems to have realized that he’d better leave it at “God’s work.” Right now, all any would have to do would be to outrun Dimon.

  6. jo6pac says:

    @prostratedragon: Nothing but cycle-0-paths the whole lot. They would rather finish the job of destoring this nation and the world $$$$$ machine than do the right thing. This is only some of the whining going on at devos no real ideas on how to resolve the problems that they created. They’re not the problem but us dirty little people on Main Street.

  7. rugger9 says:

    I am rather fascinated about just how touchy these MOTUs are about their perceived entitlements. One would think that in the process of squashing their rivals like bugs they would have developed a thicker skin, especially as they have ridiculous amounts of wealth to drown their sorrows.

    I’m not a psychologist, but isn’t this the kind of cognitive dissonance sociopaths like mass murderers display? In the case of BP Tony [“I want my life back” even though eleven workers lost theirs, and STILL no prosecutions], both shoes fit.

  8. John Rogers says:

    Sociopaths and narcissists have VERY thin skins.

    That may be part of the reason why in a totalitarian society making fun of the overlords is a criminal offense.

    My daddy used to say that in public life when they start to laugh at you, you’re through.

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