What craven new world is this? No, srsly -- watching a compilation of the Sunday interview shows ("Newsertainment" at its...most time-filling) and related excreta, I watched as nominally-Republican Lindsey (ptoo) Graham (RHINO*, Carolingua-de-Sur) chortled over the prospect of nationalizing banks while a senior Obama advisor recoiled from the idea and no less than Charles ("the American people don't care if we add a little pork") Schumer (D, Far-Left Gerrymanderstan) said Uncle Sam is clueless about lending.
But Maxine Waters (Communist, Mars) halted the madness, admitting ruefully, "...I don’t think that we are ready to move to the point of a formalized nationalized banking program yet." Yet. And as long as it's only de facto nationalization and not de jure, us rubes in flyover country will never notice, riiiiight. (We've been as good as there for decades already).
Or, as Tam put it: "Great, just what we need, a run on the banks." I'd put on my tinfoil hat and call it a plot but it's nowhere near clever enough.
* "Republican? Ha! In Name Only." If you wondered about the H.
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