Democratic hypocrisy on Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.
This is a copy of a letter from 2004 House Democrats and sent to then-President George W Bush. In it, the signatories complained that the administration had taken a hard line with ‘housing-related government sponsored enterprises’ (GSEs) such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by insisting on emphasizing fiscal prudence and responsible lending over increased affordable housing access. The relevant section? We have been concerned | Read More »
So, is helping Fannie/Freddie muck up our economy a *prerequisite*, or something?
The latest one being Thomas Donilon (via Hot Air). Lobbyist, too. Then again, finding a Democrat who wasn’t in bed with Fannie Mae is proving to be surprisingly difficult, so perhaps the President-elect is merely being pragmatic about the whole thing.
Wall Street Journal: Shine a Light In Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) eyes!
We’ll get to that chain in a second, but read the article first: Dodd and Countrywide The Senator should take the witness stand Former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld was under oath Monday when he was grilled on Capitol Hill about his role in the current financial meltdown. But if Members really want to understand the credit mania, they should also call Chris Dodd. The | Read More »
Boehner wants ACORN rooted out of the Federal government.
House Minority Leader John Boehner today called for the complete decoupling of notorious Democratic ally ACORN from the federal government: “The latest allegations of voter registration fraud by ACORN are further evidence that this group cannot be trusted with another dollar of the taxpayers’ money. “Election cycle after election cycle, this organization has been at the forefront of breaking the law in order to promote | Read More »
Popular culture beginning to glare at the Democrats over F/F.
Via Allahpundit we see the Colbert Report half-putting out our campaign ads for us: A pity that they think that it’s a pity that they can’t blame it on Bush, and the McCain house crack was lame, but nice to see that our paltry efforts aren’t totally in vain, no?
Can you do a better job than this ad?
Link, via AoSHQ If you can, go for it! If you can’t, pass this one along.
Rep. Shays (R) goes after Congress (D)…
Good stuff, if you’re a policy wonk. Via Hot Air: Obviously, the Democrats are not going to want to talk about the way that they caused the subprime meltdown by refusing to regulate Fannie/Freddie – especially since they have a Presidential candidate who’s down there in the muck with the rest of them, right down to the brazen-faced lying and cowardly abandonment of responsibility. Just | Read More »
BREAKING: The Gloves are well and truly off on Fannie Mae.
In a statement obtained by RedState, Sen. John McCain today will lay plain the crisis on Wall Street – not to mention Main Street – firmly on the narrow shoulders of those who caused it in the first place: the Democratic Party in general, and Senator Barack Obama in particular. He’s going to talk about it all. Here’s a taste: Senator Obama has accused me | Read More »
So you want the GOP to go whale on the Democrats…
And, yeah. The Democrats messed it up. They messed it up real good, to the point where we’ll get the usual rash of commenters who’ll sign up solely to tell us that thesituationisverycomplicatedandyoucantputtheblameonanyonepartyorpersonespecially OBAMAOBAMAOBAMAOBAMAexcusemeinervousticthere… after they see that I’ve posted this. But I digress. So, you want to go there? Then go here to RightChange.com and see what they have to say. Here’s a taste: | Read More »
How do you know that the Burning Down the House video was effective?
Copyright violations, you understand. 1.2 million views first, though. And, thanks to Protein Wisdom here’s the backup version, complete with some introductory comments about how much money Time-Warner’s people have thrown at Obama, anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4
Our current financial mess, in handy video form.
I am perfectly serious. The usual rules about how it has to be a minute or less, or it’s useless? They don’t apply here. The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tZc8oH–o, if you’re thinking of passing this along to people, and you damn well should be thinking of doing that. Like, before 9:30 AM. Moe Lane
When you go to Washington DC tomorrow, Senator Obama…
For cramming on the trip, and all that – anyway, when you go to see the President, will you be bringing your staffer Jim Johnson with you? I understand that he understands Fannie Mae’s role in the mortgage crisis right down to the ground, as it were. Sort of a worm’s-eye view. He could be of assistance to the people trying to clean up this | Read More »
Annnnnd the WaPo does its best to spin away its own words on Raines.
Alas, yes, they had to admit that they said what they quoted, and that they got it from Raines himself. (Via Hot Air Headlines It’s hard to figure out which is the funniest bit: the fact that they tried giving McCain two Pinocchio noses for the knavish tactic of directly quoting them, the “we’ve sent out emails to the relevant people” (read: “we’re going to | Read More »
Canister fire: McCain unloads on Obama in speech.
“Fore guns first, then fire as you bear! Eyes on your guns!” “And… FIRE! Senator Obama talks a tough game on the financial markets but the facts tell a different story. He took more money from Fannie and Freddie than any Senator but the Democratic chairman of the committee that regulates them. He put Fannie Mae’s CEO who helped create this disaster in charge of | Read More »
Salvo Two: Obama’s links to the mortgage crisis
“Full broadside on my mark… hold… hold… hold…” “FIRE!“ “LOADERS! LOAD GRAPESHOT! LOAD GRAPESHOT!”
Salvo one: Obama present for the crisis
“…Helmsman, hard port! Handsomely, handsomely… Wait for it, WAIT FOR IT… FIRE!“ “RELOAD! RELOAD!”
Second shot: Obama, Fannie Mae, and Jim Johnson.
The Raines ad was the first shot, and it hit surprisingly well, didn’t it? Even TNR had to admit that, no, if anyone’s lying here it’s not McCain; and Howard Kurtz’s willingness to throw his own paper under OBAMABUS is just, well, sad. Now we have the second shot: Old rule: one over, one under, then the broadside. Only it looks like McCain has the | Read More »
And McCain does a ranging shot on Obama’s ties to the Fannie Mae mess.
Much more. Via Ace, who wants the full broadside. As do I, but there’s a rhythm to such things. Moe Lane PS: Hey, remember the Countrywide loan payola thing that Senator Dodd was in on? Yup, Franklin Raines was one of those guys. So was James Johnson, who was also tight with Senator Obama’s campaign until he got caught out. Small world, huh? Note by | Read More »