WTF is this guy thinking/drinking? Oecume, you hit the nail on the head! The banks encouraged the independent mortgage brokers to lend anything to anybody (which they were more than happy to do for the fees), securitized those loans with the right hand and took those same vehicles short on the left hand (a la G & S). Like the Duke brothers in Trading Places: “Tell him the good part, Randall”!!! Win or lose, the banks won. Even when THEY lost!
Actually, this is a good thing. When somebody as financially successful as His Honor comes out spouting this garbage, it’s obvious those in power want us looking the other way and are nervouse we’re not. Real subtle, Mikey!
I agree with azcupcake (74): look at TBOGG’s post today where he quotes Townhall.com post from September addressing “the 20″: “…Sarah Palin has a target on every single one”, “targets”, “Gabrielle Giffords”, “…knocking off the politicians…”. If I stood on a corner in D.C. and shouted that we should TARGET every Republican that voted against -fill in the blank issue- and KNOCK THEM OFF, there’d be a traffic jam of federal agencies rushing to arrest me! These right wing, hate-mongers will wrap themselves in the 1st Amendment when it comes to their obligation to speak responsibly. But you or I would be arrested for the same behavior! http://townhall.com/tipsheet/JillianBandes/2010/09/27/sarah_palins_take_back_20
Palin’s website is down. The map is gone. That explanation will be interesting….
And where is POTUS, the leader of Gifford’s party? Boehner’s already released a press statement. WTF?