Thursday, October 09, 2008

Are Democrats responsible for the Housing Crisis?

Koz sent me the following video. It is about Obama's alleged connection to Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and the Housing Crisis.

I am not endorsing it. You all know me well enough to know I don't want either major political candidate to win. I am not even saying it is entirely accurate. (Several times in the video the filmmaker challenges the reader to google the material yourself.) I am currently working my way through it, pausing and reading where I have not already. I am already familiar with a good bit of it, and much of what the video says is true enough.

My initial take is that the first seven and a half minutes are very interesting and well done. (Although: I don't like how quick it moves, almost like you don't have time to digest the info. I do understand that in the information age attention spans are low, but still.) The last three minutes you can skip, as it veers into more conventional politics.

Again, I'm not endorsing this, but we have run videos/links in the past critical of McCain, and fair is fair. If you are not in Monkey Barn, and have a video that offers other ideas, send me the link and if it's good I'll post it.

My only criteria here is "Interesting" and offering other views.

I'll say lastly that much of this I have known about for some time, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why McCain hasn't made a bigger deal of it. Who cares about '60s radicals when you have this fall into your lap? The Fannie/Freddie crisis could have been McCain's single biggest coup and wrapped up the election, but like the rest of his campaign, it was poorly and ineptly executed.

Anyway, watch the video and decide what you think.


Skittles said...

either one in the office ensures you as a shoe in when you officially run, eh?

Hyperion said...

Skittles - Both parties are so fucking guilty for the Housing Mess, I don't even know what to do with my anger sometimes.

I see you have been reading my archives, but I am beyond running for president.

No, something more drastic is needed.