Bob I don't think "sabatoging the political opposition" had anything to do with the mortgage mess. Yes, the Democrats eases the rules so that more people could have homes to live in. Perhaps it was economically ill-advised- but their intentions was good. And you can't blame them for what private realtors and bankers did in over-inflating the market. If that hadn't happen and if the economy had not gone south and many people lost their jobs there wouldn't have been so many defaults.