Mark’s guest today is Republican strategist Mike Lane.
With just 20 days left in office after being booted out in a landslide, Republican Members of Congress used their last dying grasp on power today to strangle the shameless voters who dared end the Republicans’ Economic Reign of Terror.
Even as they were being unceremoniously showed the door, Republicans today filibustered a bridge loan of $15 billion (about 2% of the Wall Street bailout) to American auto companies, insisting first and foremost that unions workers who had worked hard, played by the rules, earned a pension, and retired must forfeit that hard-earned pension and die as penniless and without health care as possible.
Thus the Republican Beast in its dying breath — slain but not yet dead — forged its last economic suicide attack to terrorize its greatest enemy: the American Worker
“If we’re going down, we’ll take American workers with us!” Senator Corker of Tennessee cried. “Workers must die so that those of the nobler class who inherited their wealth may have more yachts!” screamed Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as Capitol Police attempted to pry McConnell’s death grip from the necks of those benighted, wretched souls who dared to attempt to work for a living rather than making money the Republican way: by marrying a beer heiress.
The police said it would take 20 more days to remove McConnell’s and Corker’s iron grip from its stranglehold on the American Worker. Would the American Worker survive afterward? Probably, but only after extensive economic surgery that only Dr. Obama and a full team of Democrats in Congress can provide.
Still, doctors fear the Republican Beast may leave permanent scars.
McConnell and Corker were unrepentant, “It’s the Obama Economy now. And we’re determined to create a Greater Depression bigger than the first, if only so we can blame this path of destruction on our sworn enemy, Barack Hussein Obama. Death to America!”
The 11th-hour changes by the Bush Administration to regulations enforcing the Endangered Species Act seem designed to not let a pesky thing like the extinction of the polar bears from the planet endanger any profits of polluters or oil companies.
The District of Columbia has only $15 million appropriated from the Federal Government to deal with up to 4 million people, which (if it occurs) would be the largest crowd in a single place in all of American history. That’s less than the $17.3 million appropriated for Bush’s 2005 inaugural when a paltry 300,000 showed up. And much less than the $50 million spent by Congress on both the Republican and Democratic National Convention when only 10,000s showed.
With serious transit, security, and possible weather problems, it’s a logistical nightmare.
ALSO the two reasons Republicans are bailing out on the auto bail out: it’s not hard enough on American workers and it’s not friendly enough to oil companies.
Twenty-three days until a new Congress.
Not a moment too soon.
AND FINALLY will Bush pardon Scooter Libby?
It’s hard to find greater hatred or idiocy than the recent statement by Pat Boone comparing the Mumbai terrorist murders with gay people demanding their constitutional right to equal protection under the law. But believe it or not, he did it:
For combining blinding hate with astounding stupidity, I nominate Pat Boone for the Grand Wizard of the Stupidest, Most Hateful Organization in America: the Ku Klux Klan. Way to go, Boone. You’re a shoo-in.
I hereby challenge Boone to a debate. Which is kind of like challenging fish in a barrel to a shoot-off where I hold the gun and they lack water. Somehow I don’t think he’ll show up.
All people of discerning taste and good will should boycott Boone’s “music”.
Except it won’t work. 🙁
Because we already do.
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