Friday, September 26, 2008

Burning down the house!

This is phenomenal. Phenomenal. Not so much the production values, but the facts contained herein. Watch it and pass it on, because the Left is 1) lying through its teeth and 2) well positioned to walk off with the election on this issue if the truth isn't shouted from every rooftop and laptop in the land.

Fact: Clinton Era policy and recent Democrat crony capitalism caused this financial meltdown.

Fact: Bush and McCain tried to put the breaks on this mess, first in 2003, then in 2005.

Fact: Barack Obama has received more money from Fannie Mae than any senator in the past 20 years. A lot more.

I welcome all attempts to refute these facts. I'm even turning the comments on briefly for that express purpose. But you'd better use facts to refute facts.

And with even The New York Times confirming McCain and Bush Administration efforts to reign in the subprime insanity through tighter regulation, you've got your work cut out for you.

Favorite fact I'd like to see refuted: #3 above - How Barack Obama didn't receive 20 times the political contributions from Fannie Mae of any senator going back a full two decades -- 49 times the amount McCain did. ($42,116 to $862... How long were these two gentlemen in office respectively again?) And how sub-prime king and former Fannie CEO Jim Johnson wasn't a campaign staffer for Barack Obama until he resigned amid controversy earlier this year.

Seriously. If McCain isn't game enough to ride this pony to victory in the debate tonight, he's a fool who deserves to lose.


Anonymous said...

Yay! I can comment on Splash's blog thing!

How about this for an argument: If the Democrats are so transparently guilty of creating this crisis, then why aren't the MSM outlets working harder to come up with conspiracy theories/forged documents/Ollie Stone movies indicating how it was actually right wing capitalist Karl Rove clones that done it?

Over on the "right wing" Culture 11 blog, they've got some bozo claiming that it was middle class greed that done dood it, not free loans for oppressed minorities. So either the argument is not obvious or people are purposely not paying attention.

Splash said...

Who's paying attention to anything these days? Not that there isn't plenty of blame to go around. This meltdown is a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in duct tape wrapped in Taco Bell chicken soft taco wrappers...or something like that. Bring 'em all down, says I. Just don't call night day in labeling the GOP asleep at the wheel while the Dems were a prime mover, ya know?