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    "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    Democrats, watch out.

    The Republican Party and especially its Tea Party wing have just acquired a new weapon of mass destruction... If they deploy this weapon effectively in the next election cycle — a big if — then they have the biggest opportunity to move the country rightward since Ronald Reagan took the oath of office back in 1981.

    The Tea Party WMD stockpile is currently stored in book form: Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon. By Gretchen Morgenson, one of America’s best business journalists who is currently at The New York Times, and noted financial analyst Joshua Rosner, Reckless Endangerment gives the best available account of how the growing chaos in the mortgage and personal finance markets and the rampant bundling of dubious loans into exotically toxic securities plunged the world, and millions of American families, into the gravest financial crisis since World War Two. It is gripping reading as well, and its explanations are clear enough that readers without any background in finance will have no trouble following the plot. The villains? An unholy alliance between Wall Street, the Democratic establishment, community organizing groups like ACORN and La Raza, and politicians like Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi and Henry Cisneros. (Frank got a cushy job for a lover, Pelosi got a job and layoff protection for a son, Cisneros apparently got a license to mint money bilking Mexican-Americans of their life savings in cheesy housing developments.)

    If the GOP can make this narrative mainstream, and put this picture into the heads of voters nationwide, the Democrats are toast.

    Read more: Fanniegate: Gamechanger For The GOP? | Via Meadia
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    Re: "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    LOL

    All the Dems have to do is remind people who controlled Congress from 1996 to 2006 and who controlled the White House from 2000 to 2008... and that WMD is defused.
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    Re: "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL

    All the Dems have to do is remind people who controlled Congress from 1996 to 2006 and who controlled the White House from 2000 to 2008... and that WMD is defused.
    The fact is, there isn't many who don't share some blame.

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    Re: "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    ...I mean, Republicans have been calling Fannie Mae a Democratic cesspool for years now, in book form and otherwise. This really isn't anything new.
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    Re: "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    Tend to agree - we already know all this so while the subject may make a few commercial leading up to 2012, it just doesn't have the legs to go much further unless there's some sort of new, raunchy, or illegal activity uncovered by this book.
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    Re: "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    Stop

    With

    The

    -gate

    Suffix

    Already

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    Re: "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    Fanniegates are dangerous.

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    Re: "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Stop

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    AAARRGGH
    This.

    It's been done to death. Unless there's an actual, physical gate involved... PLEASE can we stop with this nonsense!?
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    Re: "Fanniegate" Is Really Bad News For Democrats

    Yeah - I thought we were done with 'gate'. I thought the next thing was 'ism' or something else?
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