(1) I can’t in good conscience insinuate that the Community Reinvestment Act was the only cause of the Great Recession, but this is kind of a big deal — Barack Obama himself fought a class action suit against Citibank for alleged racial redlining. Aftermath: The vast majority of the plaintiffs lost their homes because they couldn’t afford them.
File this under the category of things that should have been included in a proper vetting of a Presidential candidate. Thanks again, MSM.
(2) Obama appointees interfered with the New Black Panther prosecution. No shit, Sherlock. I guess it’s official now or something.
(3) At Human Events, David Harsanyi defines a “lie” as “a truth Democrats don’t like”. As an aside, I saw Chris Matthews insist during the Labor Day coverage that the Janesville plant closed in 2008, “despite what Paul Ryan says”. Matt Dowd was reluctant to give it up during Sunday’s “This Week” show as well. Looks like the libs are really digging in on that one.
(4) Lila Rose reminds us that it’s the Dems who have the extreme view on abortion. Indeed. When asked about the Akin idiocy, the first thing GOPers should do is say that Akin is a moron who should drop out, and in the very next breath suggest that maybe it’s a little extreme to not want to help babies who survive botched abortions. And you know, maybe if the child/fetus is old enough to survive then maybe it shouldn’t be aborted.
I’m pissed at Akin’s defenders like Huckabee because they don’t fathom the damage Akin-like thought can inflict. Besides being scientifically incorrect, the entire formulation of Akin’s statement makes the abortion question about sexual morality rather than about life. A major talking point of the pro-aborts is that the old white men want to restrict abortion in order to control women’s sex lives. Once upon a time this might have had some validity, but the longevity and vigor of the pro-life movement could not have been sustained on such grounds. The pro-life movement needs to remain about life, not sex.
(5) JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon at New York Mag:
“Everyone is afraid of retaliation and retribution. We recently had an event with a hundred small bankers here, and 85 percent of them said they can’t challenge the regulation because of the potential retribution. That’s a terrible thing. Okay? This is not the Soviet Union. This is the United States of America. That’s what I remember. Guess what,” he says, almost shouting now. “It’s a free. Fucking. Country.”
We shall see about that.