GM Vice-Chair: Bailout Can’t Work
There’s so much to hate about the proposed bailout of the Big 4 automakers (GM, Chrysler, Ford, and Tesla), that you can occasionally be forgiven for forgetting some of the problems with the idea. The Journal’s Holman Jenkins points out the most basic flaw: it can’t work. Leave it to Bob Lutz, GM’s voluble vice chairman, to puncture the unreality of the auto bailout he himself | Read More »
Big 3 Bailout Hits a Snag
Harry Reid said this morning that the Senate may vote as early as tonight on legislation to bail out the Big 3: Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) expressed optimism Tuesday morning that votes on an automotive rescue plan could come as early as tonight or sometime Wednesday as Congressional Democrats and the White House try to work through the details of a deal. But that | Read More »
Video: Barbara Boxer’s $620 Million Air Freshener for Harry Reid
New web ad from the Chuck DeVore campaign (more details here): MESSAGE FROM CHUCK DEVORE: I’ve opposed all the mega-billion dollar bailouts – they reward failure and bad decisions and leave us and our children to pay the trillion dollars in new debt. And, if you think this out of control spending is bad now with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barbara Boxer in Congress | Read More »
Who is the Fairest of Them All?
by Lance Thompson Washington–December 2009 Once the Democrats had control of the White House and Congress, they found it surprisingly easy to pass legislation reinstating the “Fairness Doctrine,” which mandated that no conservative thought or utterance could go unchallenged or unpunished. At first, this was applied only to the last bastions of free market principles in media–Fox News and talk radio. But the new regulations | Read More »
Big 3 Bailout Unlikely?
Blackhedd has given an excellent analysis of where the Big 3 bailout stands, and why Congressional leaders are having a hard time building support for quick action. It therefore should come as no surprise that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is now warning automakers that Congress will not act unless leaders reach a bipartisan agreement in the next few days: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer | Read More »
The United State Senate As Congress’s Upper Body?
Maybe the designation is wrong. After all, Harry Reid is the Senate’s Majority Leader.
Something Smells in the Capitol and It’s Not the Tourists
p align=”center”>Podcast Show Notes Governors Sanford and Perry say no to state bailouts. (Hat Tip: Sister Toldjah.) A look at Obama’s new U.N. Ambassador. 37% change. (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) Democratic Party playing deadbeat to Denver police officers. (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.) Can Harry Reid smell you? The new godless Capitol visitor center. Congressman attempts to dictate racial quota for Obama replacement. Gavin Newsom’s filibuster. | Read More »
Quote of the Day, 2 Dec 08
Via, appropriately, Stuck on Stupid: “My staff tells me not to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway. In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol… We have many bathrooms here, as you can see.” The Majority Leader’s regard for “The Great Unwashed” is downright Jeffersonian, LOL! – JP
Recounts for Me, Not for Thee
After being dealt a serious blow today by the Minnesota state Canvassing board, who, much to the ire of Team Franken, refused to re-examine rejected absentee ballots, Al Franken’s band of merry men were forced to regroup, but vowed to continue their fight in a press conference. According to Marc Elias, Franken’s lead recount attorney, the protracted legal battle for Norm Coleman’s senate seat will | Read More »
Why the Senate Filibuster can not save us from the Obama-nation
Many conservatives have responded to the election returns by saying, “It’s a good thing that the Gang of 14 preserved the filibuster. Now that we are in the minority, the senate filibuster might be the only thing preventing national health care, Union card check, higher taxes and ultra-left judges on the federal courts.” But this represents, for the most part, a misunderstanding of both the | Read More »
McConnell to Reid: Open Debate… or Else
Roll Call reports on a letter to Harry Reid put together by Republican leader Mitch McConnell, and signed by all Republican Senators: A feisty Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Friday that while he looks forward to working with President-elect Barack Obama in the coming months, Republicans will continue to demand that they be given the ability to amend legislation or will filibuster bills | Read More »
McConnell begins to make Reid pay for his presumption.
Did you ever hear the one about the inadvisability of shooting at kings, and missing? Yeah, well, that applies to Senate Minority Leaders, too. In the hours and days following his re-election win, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fielded dozens of congratulatory calls and reached out to Democratic and Republican lawmakers, as well as President-elect Barack Obama. But despite a previously solid working and | Read More »
Barney Frank: Big 3 Will Need Lots More Money
NPR’s Morning Edition featured a very interesting interview with Chairman Barney Frank this morning. In it he asserted that the $25 billion that the Big 3 is now seeking is definitely not enough to keep the companies going, and it will be followed by tens of billions more if the companies come up with a ‘plan’ that seems promising. Although if you listen to the | Read More »
Democrats Lack Courage of their Convictions: Chapter 227
The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel injects a necessary dose of reality into the debate over what to do about the Big 3. She reminds us that the same Democrats who sanctimoniously remind us that ‘something must be done’ to save the U.S.-based automakers, refused to do anything when they had the chance: Democrats have been trying to shuffle money to Detroit since summer, but | Read More »
Transforming the Big 3
Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats are clearly determined to extend Detroit a ‘loan’ that runs into the tens of billions of dollars, and which seems unlikely ever to be repaid. But as the Bush administration negotiates with Congress over the package, it’s clear that Democrats in Washington don’t want to ‘save’ the automakers. Rather, they want to run a car company and ensure that | Read More »
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