We Were Right

By Ben Cohen

David Sirota of Truthdig.com has a message for the Right – ‘We told you so‘. Damn straight:

Please, forgive me for saying it. I know


it’s a tad annoying, but it has to be said to America’s ruling class in


this humble column. Because if it’s not said here you can bet it won’t


be said anywhere else in the media, and it needs to be said somewhere


on behalf of the millions of citizens who were right.

We told you so.

In the slow-motion train wreck that

became the current economic meltdown, our bipartisan political

establishment and the sycophantic punditburo have been wrong over and

over and over again. They told us that eviscerating consumer

protections would unleash the market’s benevolent power and boost the

economy. They told us that a trillion-dollar Wall Street bailout would

solve a credit crisis. They told us that bailout would be subjected to

intense oversight and scrutiny.

Wrong, wrong and wrong—and when critics

predicted just that, sneering commentators and congressional leaders

berated us as know-nothing Luddites, conspiracy theorists, or both.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.

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