Quote of the Day

Thursday, October 2, 2008

“This bill does not deal with the absurdity of having the fox guarding the hen house. Maybe I’m the only person in America who thinks so, but I have a hard time understanding why we are giving $700 billion to the Secretary of the Treasury, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, who along with other financial institutions, actually got us into this problem. Now, maybe I’m the only person in America who thinks that’s a little bit weird, but that is what I think.” – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), on why he voted against the bailout bill

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6 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. feminazi says:

    A lone voice of sanity in the wilderness. I always liked Sanders and respected him. Too bad we don’t have another 2 dozen just like him. So let me get this right? Both McCain and Obama voted for this bailout bill?

  2. D.R.Scott says:

    You’re right, feminazi.

    Sigh.

    As Jon Stewart observed on The Daily Show, “Only the Democrats are stupid enough to proud of not being able to get the job done.” Republicans, of course, are the Borg, and they will never deviate from their cruel ideology.Meanwhile, the American public, in loudly rejecting this blank check, are smarter than the jerks they voted into office. Uh, O.K., let me take that back.

    Tell me things will be better after November. Please.

  3. nextgen08 says:

    I don’t think, politically, either Presidential candidate had a choice about voting for this bailout. As much as we deride these candidates for a lack of political back bone on this issue, the average voter who is against this bailout is only against it because they are told to be against it by their media of choice, pastor, or party.

    Like it or not, the majority of Americans voting in this election are not nearly as informed as the average person reading this quote or these comments, nor do they have the time, willpower, or desire to be.

    If these candidates voted against it, the other side would have found a way to convince the low information voters that the non voting candidate was Satan incarnate. That is the election that we are having this year, let’s not kid ourselves.

    I whole-heartily agree with Sen. Sanders, but most people don’t know enough about the issue or the economy to have an opinion that isn’t given to them by someone else. Again, I’ll repeat, that most of the people that peruse political websites are much more informed than the average voter. It’s our job to give these low information voters the information that they need to make informed decisions. How many people have you, Reader, e-mailed about this issue and this election? Get to work, we don’t have much time.

    Jerame Clough
    -Next Gen Politics

  4. Walk on Socks says:

    I would like to clone a hundred more Bernie Sanders and place them in the US Capitol Building and let them go to work.

    We’re not being served by our elected lawmakers.

    Period.

  5. Fran says:

    My Oregon House Rep DeFaio, resorted to using props- he brought a giant Key, & was ranting that we are giving Paulson the key to the treasury.
    He made the remark after months of Paulson saying the economy is sound, he either had no clue, or he was lying- in either case, should not have his job.
    In the Senate, “set of million dollar vintage golf clubs”, Gordon Smith voted Yea, and Ron Wyden voted Nay.
    Smith’s campaign is so nasty, I have to take a shower after his ads run. Of course he would vote for the fat cats. Millionaires have to stick together.

  6. libhomo says:

    Bernie is far from the only American to look at things this way.

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