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I really, really wish that I was making this up, actually:
For those without video, it shows Rep. Maxine Waters (D, CA-35) of the House Financial Services Committee… actually, summarizing this piece is almost impossible. The CNBC folks try their best to get some sort of coherent information out of Rep. Waters, and this is what they gleaned:
So. Instead of the obvious – too obvious! – answer that our current foreclosure crisis was the result of the government foolishly encouraging people to take out mortgages that they couldn’t afford, compounded by a governmental willingness to stomp on any attempts to put the brakes on that policy, and further compounded by the willingness by both the government and the banks to keep kicking the problem down the road… we get a banker conspiracy. And all those poor government officials and legislators… well, their mistakes were of omission, not commission.
But let us be grateful: in these enlightened times, at least the Democrats aren’t suggesting that it’s a Jewish banker conspiracy*. Although Rep. Walters certainly was happy to suggest at the very end that there may be foreign money involved in all of this…
Again: this is not some no-name, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them Member of Congress like Grayson or Shea-Porter. Rep. Waters is on the Financial Services Committee and is one of its subchairs. She is also on the Judiciary Committee, and she is a Chief Deputy Whip. SHE SPEAKS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. And apparently the Democratic party is saying “secret banker conspiracy.” If the Democrats don’t want to be saying that, maybe they should make it clear that Rep. Waters doesn’t get to speak for them…
Moe Lane (crosspost)