Friday, April 16, 2010
Rethugs: "We'll Filibuster Wall Street Reform!"
On cue, the 41 Rethug Senators have signed a letter saying they'll oppose bringing the financial reform bill up for debate and a vote. Also on cue, the Rethugs are using the focus-group tested line of attack offered by Rethug hack Frank Luntz: "To defeat reform, just call it a bailout!" The Rethugs look to get campaign money from the bankers and Wall Street (viz Missy McConnell's and John "Boner" Boehner's reported sales pitches to Wall Steet fat cats -- see April 14 posting). Also, why give Obama another legislative victory?
Also on cue will be the media's balancing fact with fiction and declaring both legitimate.