You know, I realized this morning how happy people like Ann Coulter and Michele Malkin must be that someone like Sarah Palin is running for VP. I mean, what does the media love more than women that manipulate the words of feminism to justify their calculated misrepresentations of important women’s issues. And what do anti-feminist faux feminist women love more than seeing all their tall tales of “real” feminism come true? Palin is the perfect encapsulation of their anti-feminist dreams. But I digress.
I am just annoyed right now after reading this piece by Coulter on Townhall.com via Feministe where she blames the mortgage crisis and flailing economy on affirmative action. At a certain point, I realize that she just doesn’t read. Or at least not the same news that I am reading.
Under Clinton, the entire federal government put massive pressure on banks to grant more mortgages to the poor and minorities. Clinton’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Andrew Cuomo, investigated Fannie Mae for racial discrimination and proposed that 50 percent of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s portfolio be made up of loans to low- to moderate-income borrowers by the year 2001.
Instead of looking at “outdated criteria,” such as the mortgage applicant’s credit history and ability to make a down payment, banks were encouraged to consider nontraditional measures of credit-worthiness, such as having a good jump shot or having a missing child named “Caylee.”
Because you know all those lazy poor brown people that don’t work tirelessly as the back bone of this country, the least represented in government, the least beneficiaries of tax breaks, the folks that don’t get access to the monopolized wealth of this country, clearly THEY ARE THE PROBLEM HERE. Please provide me with a form that had “jump shot” as criteria. Why is it OK for people to be this embarrassingly racist?
Political correctness had already ruined education, sports, science and entertainment. But it took a Democratic president with a Democratic congress for political correctness to wreck the financial industry.
People like Coulter are some of the Republican thought leaders. What this says about Republicans is obvious. What this says about Americans that support Republicans…well that is just upsetting. She is a fucking idiot. Yeah, I said it.