Socialist millionaire: People who default on their mortgages are like rape victims or something

Only now, after watching this, do I grasp the full horror of what Polanski did to that little girl. Why, he treated her like some common loan applicant, didn’t he?

Seriously, what is it with media liberals minimizing rape lately? First the Polanski spirit squad rallies to defend a child molester, replete with Obama cheerleader Tom Shales hinting that 13-year-olds should be fair game in Hollywood. Now here comes this guy treating subprime borrowers who took out mortgages they couldn’t afford like they’re Jodie Foster being slammed down on the pinball machine in “The Accused.” My memory of commercial law is hazy but signing your name to a contract does usually imply consent, no? Or does he mean to suggest that the poor, as eternal victims of the great bourgeois conspiracy, can never meaningfully consent? That would fit better with the socialist view of the lower class as essentially children, who can’t fairly be held to the same standard of personal responsibility as middle-class “adults.”

And yet, I can’t stay mad at him. For one thing, his willingness to resort to nutty rhetoric like this ensures that he’ll remain a fringe figure. And for another, check out the exchange he had with Hannity about Jesus and Al Qaeda. Sean dodges the question with a joke but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good question. Click the image to watch.