Office right winger reminds me of why Obama must win

re-posted from Daily Kos We all know 'that guy'; the one that has Rush Limbaugh playing 24/7 at his desk at work and swears that Bush never lied - not even once. On a recent trip back to my office, I overheard him explaining why the financial crisis happened: Carter, Clinton, Janet Reno (for real), and above all else: MINORITIES.

Yes, you heard right.

The point of his angry screed was that had the "liberals"not "forced" banks to lend to minorities, none of this would have even happened. He noted, in an petulant tone, that Janet Reno had threatened to, "bring the full force of the federal government," down on all those that did not comply. The horror!

That load of horseshit is not just that - it's the latest GOP talking points. Rush, and others, are attempting to place the blame squarely on "minorities" and the "liberals" who love them.

Barack Obama may be far from perfect, but anyone that is adherent to 'that guy' should never be elected President.

Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, racism (all tags)



you KNOW this guy is just dying...

to scream ONE WORD when he sees Obama on TV...

Nov 5th is going to be a very tough day for this clown.

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-06 01:15PM | 0 recs
I've heard that meme repeated again and again..

over the last few days..

The right seems pretty well-coordinated with these memes..

We need much more than what we have to show the difference between the two parties.

The Democrats were idiots to fall for this bailout. It was a trap.

The problem is that politicians from both side of the aisle couldn't give a rats ass for the concerns of most of America.

That hubris is criminal.

by architek 2008-10-06 03:10PM | 0 recs
Re: I've heard that meme repeated

the bail out was needed, but anything can be a 'trap' to those fools who can't think ahead of their noses.  This will only 're-win' those who already won't vote for Barack.  It's beneath notice.  

by anna shane 2008-10-06 03:51PM | 0 recs
Amazing, simply amazing

That people continue to pretend that we should prevent people from having houses, that the problem was entirely that these people should have been out on the street is just abysmal. Is that ONE of the factors? Yes, yes, yes. It is even one of the big factors. But it was only a crisis and disaster because these institutions were allowed the unfettered ability to make profits off of what should have been breaking even at best.

by vcalzone 2008-10-06 01:18PM | 0 recs
Historical Slight of Hand....

Did anyone watch the 60 Minutes piece last night?

It was the Credit Default Swaps that took this from a standard explosive to a Nuclear Bomb (pronounced NUk-u-LER!)...

Sure, there was a rush to give a mortgage to anyone with a pulse, and when that those chickens came home to roost, that would have been bad.

Phil Gramms little dead of night change to the securities laws that allowed these Credit Default Swaps to take the place of traditional insurance was the Fissionable Material that took this to a multi-megaton warhead!

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-06 01:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Historical Slight of Hand....

My right-wing conservative father did. I spoke to him last night and the economy came up. To my surprise, after briefly complaining about forced mortgages, he brought the swaps up even before I did. When I told him that Phil Gramm, John McCain's longtime economic soulmate, was at the forefront of pushing those things, I don't know if he was sure what to think.

The more I think about it, the more I see the latest poll numbers as in defiance of McCain. All these attacks that John Mccain is pushing right now? They were already out there, and probably responsible for a lot of Obama's problems. People were watching, waiting, pleading with McCain to say something smarter about the economy than Obama. To lead in a way beyond gestures and committees.

He didn't do that, and Obama did. And so these latest numbers in states like Virginia and North Carolina mean people are like, "You asshole, I don't know if I trust Obama, but I can't trust you either."

by vcalzone 2008-10-06 01:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Office right winger reminds me

My father bought this crap also.  It was a very disappointing moment.  

McNazi is getting scarier every day.

by tired of dynasties 2008-10-06 03:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Office right winger

Here's a little tidbit that I hadn't heard before about the CRA that your office nazi should probably hear:

"Meanwhile, conservatives have found themselves casting wildly about for solutions that fit  their preconceived notions. Having searched frantically for a big government villain behind the free-market meltdown, the finger of blame settled upon the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977, which requires banks to lend to low-income neighborhoods. (In fact, as economist Janet Yellen has pointed out, banks that are subject to the CRA made subprime loans at a dramatically lower rate than independent mortgage companies, which are not covered by the CRA.)" From:  End of an Error by Jonathan Chait

Maybe you can print out that quote and anonymously put it on his desk. (or shove it down his throat)

by Nag 2008-10-07 04:54AM | 0 recs


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