As has been pointed out on these pages many times, the cry for civility is really just code for "you shut up and sit down while I bash your brains in, and don't even think about defending yourself".
"Hate Works"You knew it was crap when the president said it, and in typical Barney Frank fashion he took as many cheap shots as he could get in, but that's OK because he is a know it all progressive.
The presidents words last night were nothing more than another insult to one's intellect by trying to position himself as someone we know he is not.
But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.Just like his claims for bipartisan relations with Congress, which amounted to 'sit down, shut up, and vote like I tell you; or you are an obstructionist!", this veiled platitude means nothing more than 'talking with each other in a way that heals means sit down, shut up, and vote the way I tell you to or you are speaking in a way that wounds"
The problem frankly is that we don't know what the Republicans are going to do...ya know; here's the problem, the republican leadership has dissolved. The Republican leadership now is the Tea Party People. And so the problem is that you don't even know if there is going to be an ability to negotiate. I mean the the the, It's hard to negotiate with a negotiating committee that consists of John Boehner, Eric Cantor, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit.Stay classy Barney! And another memorable quote:
"I'm a little fuzzy on the concept of non-combat troops"Are we really surprised?
I mean he's also a little fuzzy on economics and free markets.
Another Dodd-Frank Triumph
Like ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank was rushed through by Democrats before the curtain came down on their one-party control of Washington. Also like health care, we are now finding out what they really passed and its very costly consequences.and the resulting reality?
The regulators are now trying to figure out how to reduce the impact on taxpayers from the very moral hazard that financial reform was supposed to prevent. Instead of reducing systemic risk, Dodd-Frank has created more institutions whose failure would create it.Nice work Barney!