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 »
The 2009 Pelosimobiles are in!
He was joking. I’m certain of it. Iowahawk was joking.
Hey! Virginia’s taking debt bill suggestions!
No, really: right here. Nope, they’re not restricting it. You can just email ‘em and start. Yup, they want your input. They think. So, what’s stopping people from sending in every obnoxiously expensive and/or silly suggestion that they can think of? Now, who would do a horrible thing like that? Moe Lane PS: Idea via… somebody who I am waiting for an email back from | Read More »
Yo! Netrooters! We’ve got another Blue Dog for you to purge!
Rep. Walt Minnick from Idaho: one of the eleven Democrats from the bipartisan opposition to the Democratic debt bill – which would be bad enough, right? – but he’s also ripped apart the monstrosity you guys came up with and turned it into something that might actually work. Via Hot Air: Blue Dog nips Obama with a better stimulus idea While President Barack Obama goes | Read More »
[UPDATE] Since Jim Treacher in comments here asked: “Then what are you worried about,” Chuck? 61/36, with Collins, Snowe, & Specter voting for cloture (Gregg is sitting this one out and Coleman can’t participate in this Congress yet). In other words, the Democratic Party now owns an 800 billion dollar debt plan. They’re welcome to it, in fact. So can we get to the final | Read More »
So the CBO report says we’ll be out of a recession this year…
…any which way (see also here, here, and here). That’s without a “stimulus”: with one, we’re going to see short-term gains at the expense of long-term growth. You can argue that this might not be a bad thing, overall; but if we’re not actually going to need the Obama-Reid-Pelosi debt bill to get out of this recession then the biggest argument against passing it right | Read More »
Someone find out what Lindsey Graham had to drink today.
Whatever it was, I wish to send around a bottle of it to all of our other Senators. (Via RCP; see also Hot Air). Anyway, Reid just called it for the night, so we’ll get to enjoy this train wreck in action for at least another morning. By the way: the people who will be telling you that this new CBS poll still shows a | Read More »
“Scaring people is not leadership.”
Marvel at the day: here is Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) beating President Barack Obama (D) with a club that I didn’t even know he had any more. As Allahpundit notes, there’s something weird about seeing Graham and Michelle Malkin using the same language. And me, come to think of it: the President is fear-mongering. I wonder why? “If this is bipartisanship, count me out.” No, | Read More »
You think you have the votes, Reid? Fine.
Then just go ahead and pass that debt bill of yours, over our objection. RIGHT NOW.
My Response to the President’s WaPo Column.
This is the column. My response? So pass it today, already. You won, remember? Crossposted at Moe Lane.
Harry still thinking like a loser on his debt bill.
Or maybe he doesn’t want to win this one. Would you, in his shoes? Via AoSHQ: Reid to GOP: It’s your fault if stimulus stalls As the $820 billion stimulus package heads to the upper chamber, Senate Democratic leaders are launching a pre-emptive strike. In a Thursday afternoon news conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Senate Republicans not to line up against the bill, | Read More »
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Mr. President. Just pass your debt bill, already.
Gridlock? What gridlock? That bill got passed by House Democrats, didn’t it? You’ve got enough Democratic votes in the Senate, don’t you? So why don’t you go ahead with it, already, and stop trying to get us on-board? After all: you won. Moe Lane PS: Sucks to be you, Wall Street. Particularly since all y’all voted for him in the first place. I believe that | Read More »