Friday, July 25, 2008

An Ambassadorship??

It looks like GW is angling for an Ambassador ship after Obama gets coroneted. I can’t figure out why else he changed his mind on the housing bill and now thinks it’s alright to bail out the mortgage companies and increase government power in banking. The link below explains where I’m coming from.
What was he thinking? He has finally flipped. The housing bill was a perfect chance for a united Republican “common sense” message to emerge. A message polls show people are behind. An economically conservative message. It is not the government’s job to bail out the corrupt practices of large lending institutions. This would have been good ammunition with which the Republicans could proven what they stand for to the public in the upcoming election. That Republicans in Congress want to do something, stand for something. With the threat of a veto Republicans had a chance to clearly state their case against the bill and show the stark divide between the two parties. Instead---------------

John Boehner had his legs cut out from under him from his own president. In my book GW Bush has severed the last of my loyalty to him. I agree with Newt on his statement from the article above. ““I told them it was very good for House Republicans to take a stand on their own, separate from the administration,” Gingrich told Politico. “If I were Treasury Secretary [Henry] Paulson and I were given unlimited authority, I’d like it, too. But it’s an absurd bill. If a Republican administration wasn’t supporting it, it wouldn’t get five Republican votes”

As the article shows, there was plenty of anger from the rank and file Republicans and rightly so.

Tom Price (from the Westmoreland, Price and Dan Burton Petition fame) said the following. “When it was announced, there was kind of a moan,” Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said, recalling the caucus’ response when Bush’s decision was announced. “My personal reaction is that it is unconscionable.”

Our own Pete Hoekstra said the following. “There he goes again,” said Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.). “When he really has a chance to stand up and take a tough stand, he’s not there.”

The article went on to say that only 45 House Republicans voted for the bill, that it was more than enough to get it passed.

Maybe an ambassador ship is too little, I think I may have heard a rumor that GW has just made someone’s short list as VP. And I’m not talking McCain’s short list. Lol.

John Boehner has been fighting in all ways to get energy legislation to the House Floor for an actual vote. Bill after bill has come up and without debate put into a slow death in committee, never to see the light of day. Pelosi and Reid are scared to death to even allow debate on these bills let along allow an actual vote. Boehner has been using all means at his disposal to get publicity for his cause. His recent Energy Tour is highlighted in the following link.
The only aspect of GW that I agree with is the Surge and even that was like pulling teeth. John McCain wanted that 4 years before GW endorsed it. I’ve had enough America has had enough. The people are speaking and it is the leaders duty to follow the will of the people. OR GET OUT OF THE WAY.

We should write the Republican Congressmen who voted for this bill and simply say “Shame on you, You’ll not get my vote” I’ll edit this later if I can come up with a list of Congressmen that voted for it.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

EDIT 10:30 am

New links, I posted the above too early. Here is what I’ve found in the last couple hours. The you know what is hitting the fan.
Republicans forcing sat. session.
And best of all Harry “blowing” like a Reid. A tantrum reporters aren’t just listening to him. I guess next he’ll want the fairness doctrine to apply to newspapers and the photosphere.
Big thanks as usual to Politico for the links above.

I talked with John Boehner’s office and came up with the link to the list of the Republicans who voted for the Housing bill.
Once at the link. Check out the italic names in the list of Yeas. Those are the republicans. There are 45 of them. If one is from your district. Give them a call. At least an email.
I’m sending Pete Hoekstra a thank you for voting against it.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

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