Yes, that is what they are. Those that stood tall and voted against bailing out foreign banks. Some were Democrats like Russ Feingold and Steve Kagen, and others were Republicans like Ron Paul and Richard Shelby. There even was a full blown socialist who loudly proclaimed hell no.
It is so easy to become overwhelmed by the majority of Democrats who are bought and paid for by corporate America. If it was the Savings and Loan crisis in the 80’s or Freddie and Fannie today, the Democrats are knee deep in the Big Muddy. The worst culprit in this whole fiasco is Obama himself. 12 members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted no on the first vote, but after intense pressure (threats) from Obama switched on the second vote. Obama bought this bailout with all the political capital he had, and if it does not work he is 100% responsible.
It is so easy to become outright depressed as far as the Democrats are concerned. While there are plenty bad apples out there, there are some good ones too. Marcy Kaptur talking about banks “crying for their mommy” is a real gem. In order to give the economic patriots there due I created an Economic Populists page on this site. Clicking any of the heroes on the page takes you to a contribution page. For the Democrats I created an ActBlue page dedicated to Economic Populists.
For many, myself included, the bailout was a wakeup call. Someday we will look back and proclaim Remember the Bailout. I encourage visitors to support all the canidates on the Economic populist page irregardless of party affiliation. As more Economic Patriots emerge in the next month or so I will add them to my Economic Populist page.