Did Harry Reid Protect AIG?
We at Red State have pointed out several times that while Chris Dodd agreed to insert an amendment into the stimulus bill to protect AIG bonuses, he was not in position to do so. Chris Dodd was not a Member of the conference committee that drafted the final version of the bill – the only one that had protection for AIG. The Democrats on the | Read More »
Geithner Knew About AIG Bonuses; Treasury & Dodd Protected Them
Today Treasury Secretary Geithner gave an interview to CNN in an attempt to head off further inquiries into the Democrats’ handling of the AIG mess. What he admits is stunning: Velshi: One of the issues CNN and other news organizations have reported since late January, that AIG was going to pay about $450 million to about 400 employees of the AIG financial productions unit, which | Read More »
Who Carried Water for Chris Dodd?
After twenty-four hours of denials, Senator Chris Dodd is admitting that he added a provision to the stimulus package to protect the bonuses AIG intended to pay executives. Dodd, you will recall, is the single largest recipient of AIG employees’ campaign funds in the United States Congress. Here’s the thing though: the amendment had to be added before it went into conference with the House. | Read More »
Pathetic in the Senate
Anybody want to wager that the fix was in to pass the $410 billion omnibus bill? Don’t bet against it; it’s a sucker bet.
Tags: Barack Obama
, George W Bush
, Harry Reid
, Nancy Pelosi
, omnibus spending bill
, signing statements
, U.S. Constitution
Reid: Without GOP Help, Card Check Could Take a While
This is the best news I’m likely to hear today. I’m also thrilled that Harry Reid is willing to ‘blame’ the Republicans for any delay in passing Card Check; it demonstrates that his political instincts haven’t gotten any sharper. God-willing Card Check will be soundly defeated, and Reid and the Senate Democratic leadership will hold a series of press conferences and public events castigating Republicans | Read More »
The End of the Moderate Senate Democrat
What do Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, Joe Lieberman and Mark Pryor have in common? They remain the last bastions of so-called moderate Democrats in the United States Senate. As Harry Reid, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy become more and more ascendant, it is obvious that the Age of Moderates within the Democratic Party are coming to an end. And, the | Read More »
Holding the Leader to His Own Standard
This week, I authored an amendment to the massive omnibus spending bill that would repeal the provision of law that set in place automatic pay raises for members of Congress. Sens. Feingold, Grassley and Ensign joined as co-sponsors. For the better part of the week, however, I was blocked from offering this amendment by the Majority Leader who was using his authority to cherry-pick only | Read More »
Its The “F***ing” Economy You Morons!!!!!!!!
I am astounded at watching these idiotic children who are referrect to as leaders of the Republican Party in their hissy fit fight. First of all my five year old grand daughter fights tougher then Eric Cantor, Michael Steele, and Rush Limbaugh fight. OK I know you three are not the brightest bulbs in the circuit but do try to wrap your minds around this. | Read More »
Democrats on track to double national debt by 2010
The Democrat-controlled Congress, with help from President Obama’s big government vision, is on track to double the national debt in four years. USA Today published an interactive chart that provides annual revenue, spending, deficit and national debt numbers. The most frightening number is the national debt. When the Pelosi/Reid left-wing Democrats took control of Congress, the national debt stood at $9 trillion. Based on Obama’s | Read More »
Democrat Money Laundering (Re-Distribution)… Pet Projects, Political Pay-Back, Earmarks, TARP II, Porkulus II, etc…
It is all the same old Liberal Spending attempting to be couched in new terms and that is all! Whether it be a Governor, a City Mayor, or John Q. Public putting forth the “suggested” need for Government Spending doesn’t matter. Couching it as “Shovel Ready” also doesn’t change the Fact that it has been someones Pet Project, for potentially years prior to this point | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Harry Reid
, Nancy Pelosi
, Political Payback
, ReDistributive Justice
, spreading the wealth
, tax and spend
Burris Dares Harry Reid Again
Roland Burris may not have many friends, but he doesn’t have much to lose. He’s 71, so doesn’t have to consider how the fight over his place in the Senate might affect his electability down the road. His Senate appointment revived a moribund political career, so it’s not as if he’d be favored for some other office if he gave up the seat. He’s the | Read More »
A New Twist to the Burris Saga; Porkulus to be Signed Today
President Obama is scheduled to sign (or already has signed) Porkulus. Three Senate liberal Republicans, Collins, Snowe, and Specter, let it happen. But so did another key vote, Democrat Roland Burris, Obama’s tainted replacement to be the U.S. Senator from Illinois. As I had mentioned here, Burris voted for both versions that passed the Senate last week. You may ask, so what? A new twist | Read More »
Porkulus Fraudulently Passed
A new twist has been added to the Roland Burris saga as our “illustrious” junior Illinois U.S. Senator conveeeeniently forgot to mention that he was hit up by Blago’s brother for a $10,000 campaign donation. Of course, Burris wouldn’t be a U.S. Senator if Democrats in Illinois, the U.S. Senate, and the White House hadn’t of caved on getting Burris installed by the corrupt and | Read More »
Good morning, Senators Collins, Snowe, and Specter.
Jim Geraghty is quite blunt about the consequences of Sen. Kennedy’s being absent for today’s vote, and Sen. Gregg’s return to the Senate: “Guess what, Sens. Snowe, Specter, and Collins? You are providing the decisive votes.” And Senator Reid is worried about this. He’s trying to scare up another GOP Senator to give cover to these three – something that even his own people are | Read More »
Reid to Proceed With 60 Votes?
CNN’s Political Ticker reports that with Ted Kennedy apparently unavailable for a Senate vote tomorrow, Harry Reid is trying to line up one more Republican to vote for the Democrat spending bill. The concern is that without Kennedy, the bill has only the minimum number of votes required to pass: 60. And the three GOP supporters had made clear that their support was conditional on | Read More »