Mitch McConnell [an escapee from Mme.Tussauds Wax Museum] waved his piece of paper in front of the cameras last week giddily telling the reporters that every GOP senator will vote against the financial reform bill put forth by Sen. Chris Todd. He had all 41 signatures on a piece of paper. McConnell said ,”‘We simply cannot ask the American taxpayer to continue to subsidize this ‘too big to fail’ policy. We must ensure that Wall Street no longer believes or relies on Main Street to bail them out. Inaction is not an option.”
That phrase, ‘too big to fail’ was written by Frank Luntz, a GOP consultant hired to propagandize legislation that the GOP and its corporate interests do not wish to be enacted. Luntz says, “The single best way to kill any legislation is to link it to the Big Bank Bailout.” And so, like Pavlov’s dog, McConnell mouthed the words.
McConnell ought to have read my bird-in-manure lesson- the one that states: And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!
Well, guess what? McConnell didn’t really mean that he would stop the bill from moving through. He just wanted to get the attention of the Democrats to let them know that…well, to let them know…
Apparently he read the latest poll that showed how mad the citizens are at Wall Street and decided that he ought to shut up about opposing financial regulations.
The lesson of the bird in the pile of manure.