I just think it's fascinating that TARP has been the entry point for Republicans bashing Obama's social democratic economic agenda. It's one of the reasons I disagree with liberals who say the tea party is rooted in racism. Now, there's a case to make that some opposition to big spending, welfare programs is rooted in fear of money being redistributed to non-whites. But every big initiative of the Obama era has been slammed with that new pejorative word "bailout." It conjures images of wealthy Wall Street executives and wealthy bankers, not images of ACORN volunteers.
If I am following Weigel's purported logic here the argument is, because Republican's have attacked Obama's over bailouts to Wall Street fat-cats they can't also be making racially motivated attacks on the President.
This argument doesn't make a damn bit of sense.