Saturday, December 6, 2008

"In the midst of the worst economic situation since the Great Depression it would be an unmitigated disaster."

Those were the words of Barney Frank.

Never mind that he was part-and-parcel of the cause of "the worst economic situation since the Great Depression..."

Barney Frank, and his friends, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all of the other conivers who told us, out loud and publicly that there was no problem at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG and all the other corporations now in need of BAIL-OUT, are the ones who required that bad loans be made in the first place.

I'm not sure why this isn't resonating with the politically savvy portion of the general public. It's as though they were some collective Judge Lance Ito and the mislead jury of the first O.J. Simpson trial.

Frank and his cohorts have been let off the hook, receiving not so much as a scolding from anybody.

They have not even been seriously challenged, let alone accused of wrong-doing, by so-called "conservative" Republicans.

I absolutely cannot imagine what power they must hold over their fellow lawmakers, to buy their silence.

In the meantime, they continue to blast away at the automakers' corporate heads, accusing THEM of mismanagement.

How on earth would they (Frank, recognize mismanagement? Most of them have never owned a hot dog stand, let alone a large corporation.

But there is hope on the horizon, and I'll tell you why.

O. J. Simpson is an arrogant, selfish, spoiled brat who literally got away with murder.

But his, "I want what I want, when I want it, where I want it, how I want it, and I am O. J. Simpson, and by the power of my name alone, I intend to get it" attitude eventually caused him to step over a line of safety and make a mistake that got him caught.

This time he was convicted and will serve some jail time, maybe as much as 33 years.
In the same way, sooner or later Frankandfriends will overstep their power, make a mistake and will pay the proverbial piper.

When they do, perhaps they will suffer a political fate similar to the legal fate of OJ.

That's if, and only if, conservatives develop enough guts to require a reckoning of those who perpetrated the deed(s).

Don't hold your breath, but hold out hope.

What goes around, comes around.

Or so I've heard.


Robert said...

The political savvy are outraged. Unfortunately, so many realize that there is little that can be done to affect the change. The politicos are in CYA mode...alienate if they do, face anger if they don't.

I don't know the answer.

Rose~ said...

I am holding out hope, but not my breath, just as you say.


shoprat said...

For their own sake they better hope they get their comeuppance from man rather than God.

Anonymous said...

"Don't hold your breath, but hold out hope"

I figure he's going to do at leat 10-12 years. Good ridance.

Mark said...

Barney Frank and Chris Dodd should be in jail already. Of course, Barney Frank would probably like that.

I can't stand to listen to him...spittle flying all over the place.

David Wyatt said...

Mark's right! The only bad thing about this post, bro. Joe, is that nasty pic of ol' Barney!