Breaking News: Hell Freezes Over

Hell has frozen over. I agree with the American Family Association—the anti-gay group founded by Donald Wildmon.  

In their latest email missive, the AFA urges its supporters to “tell Washington you are fed up!”  

The financial crisis is the result of power-hungry politicians telling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make loans to people who could not afford them, and then Fannie and Freddie forced the banks they serve to do the same.  Those who lived inside their means and bought what they could afford are seeing their retirement funds going down the drain while the responsible parties pocket their millions.

We are fed up!

Darn right! The email goes on to give a litany of what the AFA wants from Washington:  

  • We want to know who did what, when and why that caused this crisis
  • We are fed up with you mismanaging our money
  • We are fed up with you “taking care of your buddies” in smoke-filled back rooms
  • We are sick and tired of having our money taken from us and squandered by Washington for political gain
  • We are tired of individuals doing a shoddy job of running a quasi-governmental operation and being paid $90,000,000 with our tax dollars
  • We demand an explanation of how this crisis happened and who was responsible for it
  • If laws were broken, we want those responsible prosecuted
  • For those who acted unethically, we want to know who they are and what they did
  • We want hearings on this matter, and we demand that they be open, not behind closed doors
  • We hold Congress responsible to get to the bottom of this matter so that it will never happen again

Honestly, I never thought the AFA and I would come down on the same common ground, but we have. I want to know what caused this crisis and hold those responsible if any laws were broken. I truly am fed up with Washington.

No snarky comments to make, no foibles to point out—just a simple “Amen.” If there’s a lesson to be learned, it’s that sometimes even those you consider enemies can be right. I urge you to visit the AFA Web site and join them in demanding that Washington clean up its act and remember they are there to represent all the people, not just their fat cat friends. 

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