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What I wrote last Wednesday in response to the Prowler column of last Tuesday, “Democratic Delay Game,” has turned out to be grimly prophetic. It bears repeating in light of the bailout’s failure Wednesday. In the Prowler of last Tuesday, it was reported that Democrat legislative aides know a delay in passing a bailout will help the Obama campaign. We are watching the Dems’ script for winning the election play out. Act One was completed with the 300+ point dive in the Dow ten days ago. With yesterday’s further 700+ point plunge following the failure of the bailout, the curtain rose on Act Two. The script is being followed by the clueless independents and fence sitters of both parties, who are buying into it, blaming the Republicans hook line and sinker. Pelosi’s ugly speech before the bailout vote calculated to destroy the bill was the main scene of this act and succeeded beyond even her wildest expectations. Act Two of the destruction of McCain/Palin is well underway.
Because of the Dems’ quick spin machine abetted by the lapdog media, the Republicans now own the defeat and the likely recession. With consummate hubris, Barney Frank succeeds in covering his dirty trail and even capturing sympathy for (unsuccessfully) trying to fix the mess of his own creation. The Perfect Storm! Barack Hussein Obama is licking his chops while not a single prominent voice is raised by the Republicans to expose this cynical ploy.
The opportunity to reverse this tactical Dem victory is rapidly slipping through Republican fingers as they stand like a confused, demoralized football team in the 4th quarter in utter paralysis watching the opposing team run up the score as the clock runs down. They will deservedly lose this election, lacking the cojones to fight this Machiavellian plot to its death.p>The remainder of my comments from last Tuesday’s Reader Mail is quoted verbatim: br> /p>
We are watching the October surprise unfold in slow motion. The Dems merely need to delay passage of the bailout until Nov 4th! The market will have crashed by then and Obama’s election will be a certainty. Even some Republicans like Richard Shelby are playing into this suicidal scheme, clueless to what’s really going on here.— Robert Deutsch br> New Jersey p> Of course, a lot of us already knew the Dems wanted the Republicans to pass this bill for them, Prowler. It was that obvious. This whole “Chicken Little” financial fiasco, from the push by the Clinton administration to get the lenders to make the politically correct loans in the first place, to the Fannie/Freddie bailout, and all the ‘derivatives’ failures, just shows you how sick these people really are, especially “Blarney” Frank. Anything — anything — for power! And hey, if it brings down Western Civilization, so what? After all, you can always blame the Republicans. When, I say, when, are the Republicans going to learn? Never mind, I already know! br> —
Sunday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “Democrats will act responsibly to insulate Main Street from Wall Street.” What she really is saying is, “Democrats will act in any way necessary to insulate Obama from defeat.” She has crafted the perfect storm to achieve this end. She and her cabal like Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and Richard Durbin and their Democrat predecessors with their compliant media lapdogs, are bringing off the supreme hat trick: in one fell swoop covering their role in creating this crisis by having passed the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977, abolishing redlining and coercing banks to make loans to people incapable of repaying them. Instead of reaping blame and shame for this sham legislation, they are turning it to their candidate’s favor, using the CRA’s destruction of prudent lending practices by banks to create the crisis whose solution is the socialization of banking in the US on their opponent’s watch. Easy then to link the crisis to McCain. Ergo, Obama wins the election.
This is their strategy, and — because they control Congress — there isn’t a damn thing the Republicans nor McCain can do about it. Unless, that is, this shameful scheme is exposed for what it is NOW! There still is time to reveal this monstrous coup d’etat in the making.
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