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GOP No-mentum

On Wall Street Reform

“Look, there’s no rush right now. We need to get it right.”
– Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), 4/21/10

Start over please, Mr. President.”
– Fox News’ Steve Doocy, Karl Rove, 4/19/10

Rather than engage in substantive debate over reform, Republicans decided early on that they would lie about the legislation and slow down its progress. Instead of trying to fix the mess created by their own Party, Republicans are using a rhetorical ploy to confuse the public and kill reform. Over and over again.

Ultimately, Republican efforts to stall, slow, and stop progress on the stimulus and health care reform failed. Hopefully, history repeats itself in the course of Wall Street reform debate.


Filed under Economics, Financial Rules & Regulations, Healthcare, Playing Politics, Radical Rightwing groups, Republicans

Red handed!

Rove ResigningYes, we already knew he was responsible for the politically-motivated firings of attorneys, so we could file this under the things we already knew.  The question now is will there be any accountability?  The whole fiasco of the bush the lesser administration begs for assurances that crooks can’t be running our country.

The House Committee investigating the Bush-era U.S. attorney firings released 5,400 pages of interviews with Karl Rove and Harriet Miers as well as RNC and White House e-mails that reveal “White House officials were deeply involved in the U.S. attorney firings and the administration made a concerted effort to hide that fact from the American people,” according to the press release from the committee.

Under the Bush regime, honest and well-performing U.S. attorneys were fired for petty patronage, political horsetrading and, in the most egregious case of political abuse of the U.S. attorney corps–that of U.S. Attorney Iglesias—because he refused to use his office to help Republicans win elections,” Conyers said.



Filed under Crimes, Republicans, Wingnuts!