Friday, January 22, 2010

Same Old Song

The Democratic party received a stunning wake up call this week when Scott Brown won election to the U.S. Senate. However, I am dismayed that we are hearing the same old song. When Democrats do not like something, they vilify it. They disparage it. They throw insults. Those who do not follow their liberal agenda are attacked over and over again.

Today's speech by the President fit the Democratic playbook to a "T." He attacked the big banks as those who caused the problem. He is going after them to make sure that we will not have the "too big to fail" problem again. On the surface this sounds fair, but if you peel back the onion a little, then you will find that it is superficial.

What I mean is...if the government doesn't step in and prop up the banks the next time they do something "stupid," as the President put it, then market forces will solve the problem.

Do not get me wrong. I am not a big fan of Wall Street firms. However, there is plenty of blame to go around here. This is exactly what the Democrats like to do, play the blame game, instead of accept responsibility for their own actions. The Democrats are the ones who passed the legislation forcing banks to accept mortgages from people who could not afford them. Somehow, they have skirted responsibility for that major snafu.

I truly believe that the Democrats are now attacking the big banks, because it deflects criticism away from themselves. They know that most Americans do not have a very high opinion of Wall Street banks. Therefore, in their effort to try and shore up support for the Democratic Party, they trot out the same old song. Make someone or some group your enemy, then attack, vilify and disparage them.

If I could give some political advice to the people advising the Democrats, then I would simply say...

"It is jobs and the economy stupid."