If You Disagree You’re Racist. Duh.

That seems to be their go-to response these days, isn’t it? If you dare to question The One’s record or policies, well you’re a racist, natch.
And if you dare to question the wisdom of the folks who “encouraged’ banks to begin giving mortgages to people who had no money, if you say, “you know, maybe just maybe that wasn’t so brilliant a policy,” well, obviously, you, sir, are a hooded Klansman

BOSTON (AP) – 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.
He said that blame is misplaced, because those loans are issued by regulated institutions, while far more foreclosures were triggered by high-cost loans made by unregulated entities.
“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.”
Frank also dismissed charges the Democrats failed on their own or blocked Republican efforts to rein in the mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The federal government recently took control of both entities.

I think it’s a bit much to expect Barney to exercise any oversight in Congress, let alone admit to failed policies, when he’s never been able to exercise any control over his boy-toys at home.

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