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Gutless Wonders

The Democrats, including their standard bearer The Messiah of Obamania, have spent the last few days hammering the Administration (and by association, Sen. McGrampypants) for its failure to stop the freakout currently hitting Wall Street. So what are they gonna do to try to address the current mess?

Why, leave it in the hands of the people they blame for creating it!

Sept. 18 Bloomberg — The Democratic-controlled Congress, acknowledging that it isn’t equipped to lead the way to a solution for the financial crisis and can’t agree on a path to follow, is likely to just get out of the way.

Lawmakers say they are unlikely to take action before, or to delay, their planned adjournments — Sept. 26 for the House of Representatives, a week later for the Senate. While they haven’t ruled out returning after the Nov. 4 elections, they would rather wait until next year unless Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, who are leading efforts to contain the crisis, call for help.

One reason, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday, is that “no one knows what to do” at the moment.

First they ran away when the soaring price of energy was on the front burner, terrified of having to deal with being forced to go on the record about the public’s demand for increasing domestic production. Now, with the recent economic shockwaves reverberating through the population’s mindset, and looking for some leadership from their elected officials, Reid and Pelosi seem ready to once again turn tail and run away rather than grasp this tiger by the tail.

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There are 5 Comments to "Gutless Wonders"

  • hashfanatic says:

    No question about it, walking away from the situation is a disgrace.

    But, considering your role by association about what's going on downtown, are you SERIOUSLY going to attempt to lay blame exclusively at the hands of the Democrats, and continue to paint yourself and your fellow partisans as snow-white ewes?

    It's as if you're playing David Berkowitz in a reenactment of his arrest, cold busted and claiming his dog ordered him to do it…..

    Granted, Dodd, Obama, etc., reaping tidy windfalls off FNMA, etc., is similarly a disgrace….it's odd that, when I pointed out Barky's ties with Wall Street and campaign contributions, bundling, etc., no one on either side of the fence seemed particularly interested at that juncture….

    But you repeatedly try to yoke this level of abuse by Democrats, with the irreparable damage three decades of irresponsible Republican-inspired industry deregulation wreaked on the industry, not to mention the cult of greed it enabled.

    I began working in financial services in 1985, and was hip to the effects of all this in, perhaps two years, tops.

    How is it possible that you can be older than me, and STILL not face up to these facts, twenty-two years later?

    There's an entirely different villain at work here, and you need to be either completely brainwashed or willfully lying, in order to represent otherwise.

    I get that. Who doesn't have nefarious loyalties?

    Again, just don't paint your fucking masterpiece under artificial light and expect not to be called out on it.

    Bottom line, the left and some paleocons have it right.

    This is privatizing the profits, and socializing the losses. HYPOCRITES!

    Taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bills for this debacle, when you were reaping gains and bitching about your fucking taxes all along.

    • TC says:

      “But, considering your role by association about what's going on downtown, are you SERIOUSLY going to attempt to lay blame exclusively at the hands of the Democrats, and continue to paint yourself and your fellow partisans as snow-white ewes?”

      What the hell are you talking about, “my role by association”? I didn't “lay blame” anywhere; I called Pelosi and Reid out as acting like wussies.

  • hashfanatic says:

    Meaning, your role as a financial services professional (a burden I also bear).

    My thing is,Clinton is to blame for a bill introduced by Republicans, Gramm, Bliley, and Leach, and somehow this debacle is solely HIS fault?

    Now, McCain made a masterful speech on the subject today. A douchebag like Thompson, Hunter, etc., would have been totally incapable of making it, for all the whining about McCain's lack of “economic knowledge”!

    He is, at least, not refusing to look at the big picture (unlike Barky, who is now exhorting his followers to “argue with your neighbors, and get in their faces” (wtf??)

    Dodd and Obama, not to mention the others, would NOT have been racking up without Paulsen's supervision.

    And the whole goddamned thing could not have happened without fuckin' Bonzo and Saint Fucking Volcker laying the frigging blueprint for this whole fiasco.

    Could a Pelosi gain power without a Hastert to pave the way??

    Greenspan simpers, “Oh, isn't this just AWFUL?”, but you won't be hurling bookends at the teevee THEN….

    I freely supported Pelosi because she was supposed to facilitate impeachment and disposal and have an end to the Iraq catastrophe before MORE of our treasure was squandered on a fucking charade, and, yes, we got burned for it.

    But who exactly set up the need for that manipulation in the first place?

    I only comment, because the hypocrisy ASTOUNDS. There's clearly enough blame on all sides to go around, but, nooo….it's gotta be exploited for partisan purposes, even though the truth of the matter serves as its own indictment.

  • hashfanatic says:

    Could Spitzer have been targeted, because of HIS role in investigating the thieves who set our nation up for this?

  • hashfanatic says:

    “With all that cheap money just laying there, and the gub'mint demanding they offer more loans to people they would never consider worth the risk, they all went nuts.”

    Nuts, and how.

    Get a gander at the latest estimate of this little bailout?