Arlen and co. take center stage. Steinbeck on stimulus. Dooley noted. Plus more.
THE VAST CENTER
Re: The Prowler’s In Moderation:
The Republicans begin to show some backbone and, yet again, there
stands Ol’ Arlen doing his snarlin’ weasel best to stop rational
objection dead in its tracks; all the while not bright
enough to catch the scoop over on The Prowler page that the Dems,
again, bought his service against his party for nothing.
Saving Arlen Specter is one of the greatest missteps of
George W. Bush’s tenure.
— Reid Bogie
Specter, Snowe and Collins are not only Republicans In Name Only, but obvious fools who accept insults from the very people who use them for their stupidity without comment.
“There isn’t anything we cut that we would have fought over anyway,” says a senior Senate Democrat leadership aide. “If it makes the Republicans feel better cutting stuff we didn’t care about, then fine. In the end, we got everything we wanted and the ability to hang this on Republicans in two years if things continue to go south. This is now a bipartisan bill, whether they like it or not.”
If these three addled Senators still vote for this outrageous stimulus bill…well, what more can one say?
If Republicans think they are going to gain any respect from the
electorate who are more than 50% against this stimulus, the next
time Republicans caucus they should place someone at the entrance
to the room and refuse these three admittance and actively work
for their defeat next time they run for reelection.
— Andy Grego
CAN YOU DIG IT?
Re: W. James Antle, III’s A Growth Period:
A bit of country wisdom: when you find yourself stuck in a deep
hole, stop digging. Yes, it’s a simple, homespun axiom, but
Congress doesn’t seem to know anything about it.
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
(Not exactly deep in the country)
They say the first step for someone whose digging a figurative
hole for himself is to “stop digging.” This metaphor
actually applies well to the catastrophe we currently call our
political leadership — those in Congress and White House with
such overt socialist tendencies are literally digging us so deep
into central governmental planning that we”ll effectively dig
ourselves all the way to [the government of] China. Talk about
mixing metaphor and myth…
— Bill Attinger
I wish you folks would wake up and start supporting a third party that is truly conservative. The Republicans and Democrats are just opposite wings of the same bird, both taking us to the same place. Bigger government; higher taxes; loss of sovereignty to the UN and other international organizations; loss of our constitutional rights; institution of a North American Union with a socialist country to our north, and a narco state to our south; rule by, of, and for the elites in corporate America and the banksters on Wall Street; more affirmative action; further dumbing-down of our educational institutions; loss of our industrial base; a huge current account deficit; etc. I could go on and on but I think you get the point.
I am a conservative, but I believe that George Bush will go down in history as one of our worst presidents. I for one will not be supporting the Republicans in anything. There is no difference between them and the Democrats other than their rhetoric. And I would just like to point out to you that mine is quickly changing from a minority view to a majority view.
I would also like to point out that we will only be able to get out of our present economic mess by producing our way out of it. This means that we will have to re-establish our industrial base, repeal NAFTA, repeal most favored nation trading status for China, and withdraw from the WTO. This does not mean we should not engage in fair trade. It only means we should stop living beyond our means on money borrowed from foreign nations and the banksters. I would also like to point out that eventually we won’t be able to borrow anything from them anyway. Once our dollar has been devalued beyond a certain level foreign nations will stop buying our debt. The dollar will then lose its reserve currency status and the economy will collapse. I would also like to point out that this is exactly where we are headed.
As for the post-industrial service economy those idiots in
Washington and on Wall Street have been trying to sell to
everyone; if you buy that I have some lake front property in
Nevada I would like to sell you.
— Paul Martell
THE WRATH OF GRAPES
Re: Peter Wallison’s The True Origins of This Financial Crisis:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?