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  •  Doc (0+ / 0-)

    I have heard repeatedly from my wingnut relations that Fannie and Freddie were behind the whole collapse, and that the democrats were the ones that pushed them to make all those sub-prime loans.  I'm nit defending what these execs did, far from it but I know what the Republican base believes because I've heard it over and over and no amount of evidence I present to them to the contrary will convince them that Wall Street was responsible.  Indeed, I've heard that the government leaned on wall street to make sub-prime loans so Freddie and Fannie wouldn't be hanging out there all by themselves.

    "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

    by Steven D on Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 03:01:12 PM PST

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    •  Look, wingnuts believe all sorts of idiocy. (1+ / 0-)
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      That's why they are wingnuts. But we adults can discuss the economic collapse honestly and forthrightly, and we all know (or should) that the agencies were indeed fucked up in their approach. And their responsibility as part of the crisis doesn't disappear just because the right tries to paint them as even worse than they were.

      P.S. You will never convince any fundie of anything. It's never been done.

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