At the bottom of this series of articles on the ongoing foreclosure crisis, we see Rep. Dennis Cardoza, Pimplico Kid-Annapolis MD, trying to rack up a few badly needed points off the suffering of foreclosed homeowners while his lead over his Republican challenger, Bill Berryhill, shrinks by the day. We may say with a great degree of confidence that the Kid's "HOME Act" will be as dead on arrival this time as it was the last time he introduced it. The Kid is a one-tune pony whose melody is legislation guaranteed to sound good in his district and at the same to guaranteed to lose so that it doesn't offend his contributors, of which two of the top five are banker PACs. Because this is shaping up as a close election, we are also confident that the Kid will receive a great deal more banker money than is now reported.
Does anybody remember Pimlico's three attempts to gut the Endangered Species Act for the benefit of a handful of developers in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties? These developers and politicians, with Pimlico in the lead, guaranteed that these counties would sustain the highest foreclosure rates per capita in the nation for months. The Kid collected a lot of campaign loot on those bills, too.
Has the Blue Dog Brat's boss, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Plutocrat-San Francisco, done so much for us that we need to return His Insolence to Washington again?Read More »