Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The last refuge of scoundrels

is now the race card.

Back in June in Jacksonville Sen. Obama announced at a fund-raiser that Republicans would use race in this campaign.

They hadn’t.

But that didn’t matter to the self-described “post-racial" candidate.

He went ahead with his preemptive race card strike.

Just two days ago the “anything for Obama” AP published an “analysis” by Douglass Daniel who asserted that while there was no “overt racism” in Gov. Palin remarks about unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, what Daniel called the “subtext” of her remarks could only be racially motivated because Americans post Sept. 11 view terrorists as “dark skinned.”

That’s bosh. American’s know Ayers and his unrepentant terrorist wife Bernardine Dohrn are WHITE as was Timothy McVeigh and as is Eric Rudolph. We know terrorists come in white and black skin and all skin shades in between.

But Daniel's "analysis" wasn't about the truth. It was about playing the race card and he needed to contrive his “dark skinned” absurdity in order to do that.

Now Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the man charged with House oversight of Freddie and Fannie, is playing the race card.

From an AP report:

Rep. Barney Frank said Monday that Republican criticism of Democrats over the nation's housing crisis is a veiled attack on the poor that's racially motivated.

The Massachusetts Democrat, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said the GOP is appealing to its base by blaming the country's mortgage foreclosure problem on efforts to expand affordable housing through the Community Reinvestment Act. …

"They get to take things out on poor people," Frank said at a mortgage foreclosure symposium in Boston. "Let's be honest: The fact that some of the poor people are black doesn't hurt them either, from their standpoint. This is an effort, I believe, to appeal to a kind of anger in people." …
The entire AP story’s here.

Documentation of Frank’s encouragement of Freddie and Fannie high risk mortgage making and his consistent disregard and ridicule of warnings that Freddie and Fannie meltdowns were on the way can be found in
Freddie, Fannie video you won't find on the networks and Barney Frank exposed.

One irony of Barney’s playing the race card:All homeowners are placed at some greater financial risk because of the failure of Frank and others to do their oversight work and instead push risky mortgage-making practices.

But the group likely to be hurt the most by the current mortgage mess are members of minority groups paying their mortgages on time while living in neighborhoods where foreclosures are occurring and dragging down the value of their homes.


Anonymous said...

Political humor from scrappleface.com:

— Sen. Barack Obama admitted today that he stopped wearing an American flag lapel pin out of fear that friend and domestic terror group founder William Ayers would “step on my chest"…

"I’d hate to have to explain the footprint to my dry cleaner.”