Dodd Frank Exposed
Now don’t get all excited. It’s not the title of a gay porn movie or anything.
Dodd Frank Exposed is the newest Wall Street front group posing as just plain ol’ regular folks who don’t want that there government snooping around in people’s bank accounts.
At a recent gathering, Dodd Frank Exposed staffers had a video playing repeatedly — scary soundtrack and all. The narrating voice was saying:
“From the same people who brought you Obamacare comes a controversial sequel: Dodd Frank. Last year, President Obama and the Democrat-run Congress rushed through the sweeping overhaul of healthcare amounting to the unconstitutional power grab followed quickly by Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act. Just like Obamacare it created a massive, unconstitutional regulatory bureaucracy. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a runaway regulatory machine completely unaccountable to the president, the Congress, and the courts.”
The two main “everyday citizens” in charge of Dodd Frank Exposed are Gary Marx — vice president of Ralph Reed’s lobbying firm, Century Strategies — and Robert Bork, Jr. (no comment).
The above-mentioned apple that didn’t fall far from the tree has made a career out of coordinating front groups on behalf of corporate conglomerates. And his favorite clients are corporations that are responsible for huge environmental or financial disasters. Bork comes up with a folksy spin, portraying the corporation as a “good citizen” who wants to do the right thing, and/or a “victim.”
In a memo to a group of corporate attorneys, Little Bork wrote:
“A carefully designed communication strategy that includes third parties has the potential to persuade key audiences. It gives you credibility and increases your chances of success.”
OK teabaggers — gather up your misspelled signs and get ready for some more of them spontaneous demonstrations.