Lemme see, lemme see . . . Republicans and Democrats up on the Hill are fighting about policy and which policies will become law? Say it ain’t so! You mean they don’t agree on the best course of action about the financial crisis?
And haven’t we been hearing an awful lot about how this is a dire situation and all that? Aren’t such prognostications to be considered “the politics of fear,” as Republicans were accused of during their stewardship of the White House? Didn’t any mention of raising the terror alert level draw from the left screams of “Bush and Republicans using the politics of fear . . . ?” Ya damn sure skippy it was!
Yet now when the meritorious Left says the situation is panic time, why then they are just performing a righteous public service, huh? Oh, nice of them lefties to be so concerned for us regular peeps.
“Worst financial crisis since the great Depression!” “This whole thing may tank if we don’t do something now!” “They are too big to fail!”
And now we are being told by these righteous libs that Republicans in Congress are stalling, blocking and just generally impeding progress. Gee, first I’d heard that left & right don’t agree on policy. Thanks for cluing me in libs – you guys are so nice to me.
So if the huge majority in the House can get their bills through without a single Republican voting for it, how are we impeding anything? Same with the Senate. Even if no Republican went along with the lefties, the bill would still be passed.
So now Conservatives sticking to their principles is “stalling,” even when no Republican support is needed for the bill to be passed. Allow me to clue you folks in on what’s actually going on.
Despite what you’ve heard or read on the internet, Republicans did not cause this crisis. In fact the records exist for all to see that it was Republicans who were trying to reign in the pending housing mess back as far as 2004. Republicans and Bush warned we needed to get a handle on this. The videotaped record is on the internet for anyone to see and hear.
In that videotaped record we see Barney Frank and Maxine Waters telling peeps to shut up about Fannie and Freddie before it causes a crisis. We are told by those same two brilliant paragons of virtue that even more sub-prime loans need to be made.
Yet who is it who took the fall? Republicans! Who has control of most of media? That would be the libs, no? So is anyone who has an ounce of honesty left in their tired old bones willing to admit that Democrats were the ones pushing for this CRA/sub-prime mess, and that their control of most media planted the seeds of “Democrat plausible deniability?” Hello? Any honest peeps out there?
And now the left says the Republicans are trying to stall the nation’s business. They don’t need us to support them or their initiatives, so why are they so desperate for us to join in the foolishness? Simple. When it fails and we plunge into an even deeper economic abyss, they want to have some Republicans on record for being for this crap.
That way they can claim it was a “partisan failure of policy,” as opposed to the truth – this is a lefty failure of policy. That way come Congressional mid-term elections in 2010 the electorate won’t hold Democrats as the culprits. They are desperate to get as many Republicans as they can to sign on and share the blame.
Think about it a minute. Obama told my Congressman, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, that “we won, so no tax cuts in this bill.” And that was the first Friday of his presidency when he had House leaders to the White House to discuss the bill. That the bill NOW has tax cuts in it isn’t the point here. The point is Obama was unwilling to negotiate – he even told my own Congressman, face-to-face, that very thing, yet didn’t we hear a million times during the campaign that Obama was “post-partisan?” based on his words to Cantor, he’s a lot of things, but post-partisan ain’t one of them! But someone advised him different since, because now all we hear is how Republicans need to be on board for this bill as well.
What has changed since January 23 when Obama told Cantor “we won . . .?” This is all about trying to make this bi-partisan because when it blows up, and oh boy will it, they Left can scream “Hey, Republicans were on board too!” BTW, Rush is reporting that according to his Congressional sources “calls are HUNDREDS to 1 AGAINST the stimulus!” HUNDREDS TO ONE AGAINST!!!!!!!!
The first time gobs of citizens called in to protest about something – the illegal alien/amnesty bill from 2 years ago – the lawmakers got the message and the bill died. But before Christmas, when even Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein of California said calls to her office about TARP were “85-90% against TARP,” yet they passed it anyway AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!!!
Yet here we sit today. And if Rush is accurate, and again, according to the organization that monitors and reports on his accuracy every quarter says he’s more than 98% dead on with his factual assertions, then that means those against this stimulus are even more against this than they were the amnesty bill or the TARP legislation.
Republicans want nothing to do with this fiasco, but the Dems are really trying to demonize my side of the aisle for our failure to get in line with the Liberals and their foolish fixes.
We should stick to our guns here. When they pass the bill without bi-partisan support, and the bill will pass without any Republican support, then we can look at the electorate and truthfully reply, “now the nation can see why Republicans didn’t get on board for this failure of policy.”
Don’t any of you Conservatives fall for their “we gotta get this done today! The nation will collapse if we don’t!” They are trying to ram this bill through without the electorate having the chance to peruse and understand the bill, and they are trying to get Conservatives on board too, so that when it falls the Dems can claim “Hey, this was a bi-partisan failure, so reelect us, Dems, and we’ll fix it.”
Don’t forget – the House comes up for reelection every two years, and the left is counting on you NOT remembering who is responsible for this stupidity so they can say “this was a bi-partisan failure.” The Dems are just trying to cover their asses.
Since they don’t need a single Republican vote in the House or Senate to pass this stimulus bill, what other reason could there be? Think about it. This is all about Democrat plausible deniability. If it’s a bi-partisan failure the Dems can hope they won’t be held totally responsible.
And remember, if I am wrong, and this stimulus/pork bill does pass and works WITHOUT Republican support, wouldn’t the Dems be happy? Wouldn’t that demonstrate the Dems were correct all along? That Republicans were the wrong ones? That would be a huge feather in their jauntily worn little liberal berets! Yet the Dems are scared no Republicans will get on their side, and they know that when this fails, it will be they, the Dems, who will carry, and carry alone, all the blame. Might hurt their reelection chances, no? That’s what this is all about!
Yet the Dems won’t shut up and just keep screaming they want Republicans to sign on too! If you have any brains it’s not too hard to figure out what is going on here. Think about it.