Left turns on Obama over Big Bird ad: Bush DOJ Prosecuted Those Wall Streeters, Where’s Eric Holder?
There’s usually not much to my liking on Left-side blogs. But this post at progressive FireDogLake (FDL) blog makes an excellent point. It highlights yet another failure of the Obama administration and, specifically, DOJ under Holder, despite his claim of an “historic” record. You wouldn’t know it from Obama’s latest ad. Perhaps they spend too much time watching Sesame Street, when not running guns to Mexico.
There’s only one thing that sticks out to me about this ad, though the casual viewer probably won’t notice it. Let’s look at that litany of Wall Street “criminals” and “gluttons of greed,” which later get juxtaposed with Big Bird. You have Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay and Dennis Kozlowski. So two CEOs prosecuted and convicted by George W. Bush’s Justice Department, and Madoff, whose son turned him in before Obama took office, in December 2008, and who pleaded guilty.
So the Obama campaign could not fill a list of three Wall Street criminals that the Obama Justice Department actually sent to jail. Heck, they couldn’t fill a list of one!
This is despite Eric Holder telling students at Columbia University in February of this year that his Justice Department’s record of success on fighting financial fraud crimes “has been nothing less than historic.” But not historic enough that his boss could point to, well, one Wall Street criminal behind bars as a result of DoJ’s actions.
via FDL News Desk.