Once the Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives, they began to systemically undermine the Dodd-Frank reform law, pushing back against new, and mostly sensible, regulations designed to prevent another meltdown. The worst was the way Republicans took a hatchet to Elizabeth Warren as she tried to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.Took a hatchet to Warren? Really?
Then he gets around to his mealy-mouthed so-called apology.
That anger reached its apex on Tuesday, when I wrote a column comparing the Tea Party Republicans to terrorists. The words I chose were intemperate and offensive to many, and I’ve been roundly criticized. I was a hypocrite, the critics said, for using such language when on other occasions I’ve called for a more civil politics. In the cool light of day, I agree with them. I apologize.Offensive to many, yet cheered by the left.
The he reverts back to form.
Most frightening of all, the hand-to-hand combat over spending is going to resume shortly when Congress returns from the August recess, and its supercommittee will start to look for an additional $1.5 trillion in cuts. It is hard to see how the outcome of those negotiations will be any different from this last awful go-round. In all likelihood, they will inflict more damage to our battered economy.He won't be calling them names, but hey, it's so downright frightening how they're inflicting so much damage to the economy.
Undoubtedly, I’ll write columns about those negotiations. But I won’t be calling anybody names. That I can promise.
Honestly, why bother apologizing to tea partiers when they're now so irrelevant, according to some juice-box Journolister?