“There were going to be some who stood on the sidelines, who were protectors of the big banks, protectors of the big insurance companies, protectors of the big drug companies who were going to say, ‘You know what, we can take advantage of this crisis,’” he told the crowd. Continuing to speak in the voice of his foes, he said: “There’s going to be a slight [sic.] of hand here, because we’re going to let Democrats take responsibility…. We’re going to let them make the tough choices, and let them rescue the economy, and then we’re going to tap into that anger and frustration.”
Who was it that stood on the sidelines after winning their party’s primary?
Who was it that left the state to meet in Washington D.C. with lobbyists/protectors of the big insurance companies and big drug companies?
Who is known for the Alinsky and Cloward-Piven methods and taking advantage of a crisis?
Who created the crisis at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?
Who controlled both houses of Congress in 2007 & 2008?
Who used “sleight of hand” and let the other party take responsibility?
Democrats. They controlled Congress but used “sleight of hand” to constantly blame Bush. A large number of American voters mistakenly believed that Republicans, not Democrats, controlled Congress. The Democrats created the crisis and let President Bush make tough choices that he thought would rescue the economy (TARP), and then they tapped into voters’ anger and frustration in order to win the Presidency and larger majorities in Congress.