We used to call them the Party of No. We might also call them the Party That Can’t Take Yes for an Answer.
It’s understandable that Republicans had problems with health care reform legislation. It’s big, it’s complicated, there’s more than one way to skin the cat.
But how explain their united opposition to putting new regulations in place on Wall Street except for the fact that Republicans now have a knee-jerk position: If Obama’s for it, they’re against it.
We all remember the pain, suffering, and direct financial loss caused by the collapse of Wall Street in the Fall of 2008 – and the additional pain caused by bailing out all the big banks.
To make sure that never happens again, President Obama has proposed tough new regulations preventing banks and financial institutions from playing the same, old funny money games.
Yet 41 Republicans have signed a letter saying they will oppose the legislation. Why? Because they would rather play politics than serve the American people.
On cracking down on Wall Street, it’s time to pick sides. And both parties have.
Democrats have decided to side with the people. Republicans are siding with the bankers.
That’s my parting shot for today.