Monday, September 29, 2008


The dismay I feel about the Democratic Party and their media enablers is off the charts this week.

The entire trumped-up drama is unbelievable: first of all, as Instapundit notes, there must not really be much of a financial crisis if the House is going to take a few days off before voting again.

It also must not have been much of a crisis if the Senate refused to vote today.

And the Democrats using the situation as an excuse to lard up the bill with millions, possibly billions of taxpayer dollars for disreputable leftwing groups like ACORN and La Raza sure doesn't give one a sense of urgency.

And isn't it strange that the Democrats are refusing to pass the bailout bill themselves, but wanted the Republicans to do it for them, after being tongue-lashed by Nancy Pelosi that the current financial crisis is the fault of President Bush and Republican policies? As Power Line notes (see subject link), the vote may have been a setup from the beginning. First Pelosi and Co. blame the President for the crisis, then the Democrats will blame Republicans in Congress for passing a bailout plan which is unpopular with voters.

Either there's not really a problem and the Democrats are creating fear to consolidate power, or there is a problem but the Democrats are continuing to play the same irresponsible political games which got us into this mess in the first place.

It's completely bizarre that the same Democrats whose policies caused the problems are now supposedly going to "fix" things, all the while blaming the President. And with few exceptions, the media let the Democrats get away with their spin.

As Power Line notes, we now live in a "mediated democracy" in which the media elite "dictate the terms of political discourse."

The "reality" put forth by the Democrats and the mainstream media is so far from the actual truth -- such as Congressional Democrats refusing to reform Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae just a couple years ago, despite warnings from the President and Congressional Republicans -- that at times it makes one simply want to give up and walk away.

Which is, of course, exactly what the Democrats and the media want.


Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer›  ‹Older