The mythical visitor from Mars would have trouble understanding why Chris Dodd and Barney Frank were the people that wrote the legislation to govern financial institutions after the financial crash of 2008, considering these were the two men who protected Fannie and Freddie the main institutions that caused the financial collapse.
The mythical visitor doesn't understand the extent of ignorance and business hatred that dominate the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party protected the main institutions that led to the crash and had a veto proof power of Congress when the time came to ameliorate the mess they had created.
The Republican Congress of the early 2000’s and President Bush constantly begged for legislation to open the books of Fannie and Freddie and to replace the two CEOs. They were blocked by Chris Dodd and Barney Frank.
Of course the Democratic Party had no choice in either case. These were the two men (Dodd and Frank) who the party considered most knowledgeable on financial issues. Of course they weren't, but we must live with widespread ignorance and discomfort with numbers (Democrats can't do simple arithmetic) within the Democratic party.