Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Republican Shame

An open letter to the Republican senators who voted to confirm Geithner as Treasury Secretary:

Your vote to confirm Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary was very disappointing.  As others have said, "this was a perfect moment for Republicans to stand on principle."  But you failed to do so.

In light of Geithner's failure to pay his taxes, it is hard to imagine how he can summon the moral authority to perform his duties as Treasury Secretary.  Even the New York Times understands that "Americans expect the man who’s in charge of the I.R.S. to pay his own taxes."

Despite the fact that many have made the (specious) argument that "he's the right man for the job, no one else can do it, and he's the financial industry's man of the moment", it is hard for me to believe that among 300 million Americans, there is not a single one who is both honest and qualified for the job.

I hope you have a plan to redeem yourself after this unconscionable vote to confirm Timothy Geithner.


Shame on these cowardly Republican senators for voting to put a tax evader in charge of the I.R.S.

Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Ensign (R-NV)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Obama's useful idiots.  What were they thinking?


The White House Stimulus Meeting
"I thought he once said we are not red states or blue states. We are the United States of America. We are not Republican or Democrat. Look, he won as the man who reaches across. But here is an example in which he says ‘I won, you lost. It’s my way.’ He listens, but unless he gives something, it’s all a sham."

Obama’s Folly
One doesn’t make points at all about bipartisanship by explicitly attacking another partisan voice, no matter how much one disagrees with it.  By naming Rush and attempting to sideline him, Obama lifted Rush’s profile and practically anointed him his opposition.  It demonstrates that Obama still has no sense of his office, nor of “post-partisanship”, regardless of his endlessly empty rhetoric on the subject.

Opposing President Unity
Those who don’t get with the Obama program are going to be in for a rough ride, but if Republicans don’t stand up for conservative principles, they might as well pack their bags and go home.

It's taking a long time for this thing to sink in with Americans, but this Obama spending bill is not a stimulus bill. It's nothing more than good old-fashioned Democrat big-government spending on steroids.

The politics of ice cream
Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered "ice cream" and fifty-two percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream.

The Incredible Porkiness of the Economic Stimulus Bill (Warning: very graphic)

Final thought: Obama's bipartisanship is a trojan horse.


Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Whatever happened to higher standards? They should be forced to eat Yes PeCan ice cream until they get brain freeze.

robert verdi said...

I believe they thought it could be worse so they compromised. How many times is that going to happen over the next couple years.

Chicago Ray said...

These republicans still don't get the message, WTF are we gonna do with these morons?

They've been groin kicked right out of power and they chum up with the biggest socialist to ever cross the Potomac. Good post Jason and thanks for droppin in. I'll visit often

Jenn of the Jungle said...

You've got to give props to DeMint and Vitter for NOT voting for Hitlery huh. That was nice.

Chicago Ray said...

Jen that's the funniest screen name I've come across in a long time :)

Clayton Bowler said...

I have a blog written for Saturday confronting this problem straight on about the moral authority. All I can say without giving too much away, is I honestly believe the IRS has a script to deal with people who bring it up in conversation. You might want to check out my blog on Saturday for further details.

Thanks for listing the spineless Republicans. I am glad to see our Republican Senator, Kit Bond, had a backbone.

DaBlade said...

...it is hard to imagine how he can summon the moral authority to perform his duties as Treasury Secretary.

What is this "moral authority" in a democrat administration cabinet post of which you speak?
Gonna be a bumpy ride.

Anonymous said...

Did you see Hatch on Glenn Beck yesterday? Glenn shamed the man, as he deserved.

RightKlik said...

PCC: That would be a very good start.

RV: If they keep it up, two years is all they'll get.

CR: What will we do with the morons? Replace them.

JJ: True. DeMint has shown particularly strong conservative leadership.

CB: I'll be looking forward to your post.

DaBlade: Yes, "Democrat" and "moral authority" in the same sentence is like oil and water. I'd settle for credibility.

M: No, unfortunately I missed that. Couldn't find a transcript either.

Chicago Ray said...

Thank goodness Klik There's none left but the few endangered species RINO's that we need to hunt down and eliminate like the brontosaurs of yore