|From Album 5|
Meanwhile, Democrats showed their usual spinelessness in fleeing from their own agenda if not the President himself, while the very large effort over the last six years to bring Wall Street and the financial elites back from the brink has been ignored...or ridiculed (McConnell called Dodd-Frank "Obamacare for the financial markets").
I understand the very strong desire on the part of Obama personally and the Democrats generally to be the grown ups in the room...but...sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. If nothing else, try...and lose because of McConnell's obstructionist tactics...and then call him out on it. Additionally, if you're going to get smeared with the "socialist" label, do some socialist things: like trying to bail out the general public in the same way you bailed out the banks. You might STILL get stymied, and blamed...but at least you tried.
Alan Grayson was spot on when he said (paraphrasing) one party is wholly owned by the elites, and the other is mostly owned...but where does that leave the rest of us?