28 September 2008

Throw the bums out!

House Democrats could pass any bill on the financial recovery that they want. Instead they gamble.

The bill they want to pass is the one they don’t dare pass without House Republicans as cover. The bill they want is decorated with fat windfalls for their own. Although their language claims to help “main street” it funnels money instead to grass root community organizers shown in congressional hearings and court testimony to be partisan and corrupt.

Standing at the brink of depression, Democrats gave the country a choice. If the House Republicans don’t join them they will let the economy collapse. If House Republicans agree, they betray their base and commit political suicide at the polls next month. If they don’t, the Democrats use a compliant press to blame the Republicans.

This kind of extortion is unacceptable. Democrats can pass any financial recovery bill they want. Instead, leaders Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank play election politics, abetted by Senator Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, and Chuck Schumer, their party’s chief campaign strategist.

The people in charge are acting like there is no crisis. They act like it is a political game and an opportunity for graft.

Throw the bums out. Congress cooked the rules in the mid 1990s to milk Fannie Mae for cheap loans to curry votes. Congress funded ACORN that herded poor prospects into home mortgages. Videos of Democrats in committee hearings show Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and others resisting changes that might have avoided Fannie Mae’s collapse. Congress populated Fannie Mae with “friends” like Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson as administrators. Until they collapsed, bankers like Countrywide Bank who benefited from Fannie Mae feathered Congressional beds with donations and easy loans.

Congress needs to trim the 100 page of trash back to the simple bill that will clear the credit lock-up immediately and that has the prospect to return the temporarily borrowed billions of dollars to the U. S. Treasury.

Call your favorite national journalists and insist they stop regurgitating sound bytes and report what Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, and Schumer have done to cause this mess and hold us hostage at the brink.

sbw

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22 September 2008

I'd buy a ticket

Hordes of zombies rise from the grave and attack polling places throughout Chicago. Only one woman can turn back the tide. Resident Evil: Election. Coming on November 4th to a theater near you.

Severian

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14 September 2008

Reading the sign differently

An Arctic blast of action has swept into the 2008 race, making thinking passé. We don’t really need to hurt our brains studying the world; we just need the world to know we’re capable of bringing a world of hurt to the world if the world continues to be hell-bent on misbehaving.

Maureen Dowd

Oddly, Dowd writes as if this were a bad thing.

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12 September 2008

Fair question

Say for a moment Obama wanted to lose. What would he be doing differently?

bgates

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11 September 2008

Admitting that President Bush is exceptional

I guess I’m just not sophisticated enough to understand how the same people who will savage George W. Bush for being a “dummy?, will also unthinkingly assume that every OTHER graduate of an Ivy is loaded with brains.

Linda F.

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Who's experienced?

I’ll score one for Palin’s briefers and smite the ABC News prep team. Geez, maybe Palin is ready to be Vice President and maybe she’s not, but is ABC qualified to interview Vice Presidents?

Tom Maguire

Let us also note that despite interviewer Charly Gibson’s claim of “exact words”, he did not, in fact, correctly quote Governor Palin. So I think the answer to the quoted question is “no”.

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06 September 2008

Think of the children!

I think you are being unreasonable about Democrats throwing your nation’s flag in the trash.Did you expect them to take the flags home? What if the children found one,or the help? What would the neighbours think?

PeterUK

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05 September 2008

Money making tip of the day

Vice Presidential candiate Sarah Palin merchandise is hot, hot, hot, but this idea from Micheal is money

3 words: Palin Hockey Jersey

Make the team name “Barracudas” with the player name “Palin” and the number ‘08.

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I guess that would count as "change all around her"

Did you guys see Hancock? Remember when Will Smith just stood there while the train hit him, and it derailed all over the place? Sarah Palin’s kind of like that, except happier.

Jim Treacher

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It's just a flesh wound

“Pay no attention to the woman who is holding my still-beating heart over her head and doing a victory dance on my political career.”

Brothers Judd commentor b on what Senator Obama is thinking about Governor Palin.

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You're not the boss of me

Gov. Sarah Palin spoke directly to 40 million people on Wednesday night. Only in the warped worldview of the beltway media establishment would that constitute a ‘cone of silence’. We will conduct our campaign our way and on our timeline.

The McCain Campaign

I might have donated to the McCain campaign instead of the Romney effort if he had said this sort of thing back then.

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02 September 2008

Go with your strength

Axelrod is running it [the Obama campaign] - and I’m sure for the umpteenth time he sat Barry down and said “Look, just read the GD teleprompter. When you’re done, sit down and have a big helping of STFU. ‘Kay?”

danoso

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