Yesterday every Rethuglican Senator, plus Ben Nelson, voted against debating banking reform. While the Party of No continually blasts the Democrats for not fixing the economy – that was wrecked by Rethuglican policies – fast enough, now they’ve joined forces with the banks in opposition to the American People. That’s right. Another bill, another Rethuglican filibuster.
The Party of No has filibustered everything that’s come before the Senate, with the exception of Cabinet and Supreme Court nominations; though they’ve threatened to obstruct those in the future as well. This time, after private meetings with top Wall Street executives, GOP leaders – including John Cornyn, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee – were instructed to stall reform as long as possible. This way, public outrage against the Too Big To Fail industry will subside, and if they can’t kill the bill entirely, they can at least water it down to the point that it will be ineffectual.
The same time this betrayal is happening, 1,788,232 American citizens living in Arizona have had their rights stripped away, because Washington hasn’t addressed illegal immigration. This, according to Rethuglicans in Arizona, while it’s Rethuglicans in Washington who’ve impeded all attempts at reform in the first place.
1,788,232 is the approximate number of American citizens of Hispanic descent who currently reside in Arizona. Not only is law enforcement encouraged to racially profile these Americans, they’re mandated to. The new law gives citizens the right to sue police for not stopping someone they (citizens) think is here illegally.
The Party of No fought against the stimulus. They fought against healthcare reform. They are now fighting against Wall Street reform. And they’re fighting against American citizens just because, I don’t know, maybe, they have a bit of an accent…