57 Days: Dole Opposed Reforming the Federal Housing Administration

DAY 57

As usual, Elizabeth Dole has been saying one thing in North Carolina and doing another in DC on mortgage reform. Several months after pledging her support for modernizing the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in North Carolina, Dole was back in Washington working for her special interest friends to make sure that housing reform measures didn’t go anywhere. And during the height of the subprime mortgage crisis, as hardworking North Carolinians faced the cold reality of record foreclosures, Dole was the only member of the Banking Committee to vote against FHA reform that would have helped countless Americans. Then again, she doesn’t have anything to worry about – she and Bob have owned their condo in the Watergate since the 1970s.

Read the entire post to read more on today's reason on why Elizabeth Dole is wrong for North Carolina and check back for updates over the next 57 days.

How not to apologize for being a racist jerk

Sheriff Steve Bizzell must have caught a lot of heat for his racist comments on the front page of Sunday's O-No! Angered by the crime in his community, he let his hair down and told a reporter what he really thinks:

"Look at that," he says, pointing to tiendas that have cropped up amid the barbecue joints. "You can't even read the durned sign. Everywhere you look, it's like little Mexico around here."

So what's a good sheriff supposed to do to clean things up? Apologize?

Millionaires for McCrory

Wealthy Republican donors have been lining up to contribute to an ad campaign for Pat McCrory in amounts far in excess of normal $4,000 contribution limits and it's all perfectly legal. Last week the Republican Governor's Association reported spending on an anti-Perdue ad and reported contributions to the RGA NC 2008 PAC of $616,500 from 23 wealthy donors, an average contribution of $26,804 per person.

A Nasty Piece of Work

cross-posted from The Progressive Pulse

Jon Ham is a nasty piece of work, alright. He is a right wing blogger at the John Locke Foundation who I have discussed previously here. Ever wonder who Ronald Reagan had in mind when he would embed in his speeches racist code like "Cadillac driving welfare queen" or "a strapping young buck buying T-bone steaks with food stamps?" John Ham, that's who…and unfortunately he has access to a keyboard. His latest smear involves Michelle Obama.


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