Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has a strange way of courting votes from Republicans in the House for the tentative bailout deal. Last night she called Republicans "unpatriotic" in the House when they refused to sit down and get on board without input from the original talks.
Do you remember when Republicans questioned the patriotism of defeatist Democrats doing everything in public to cause failure in Iraq for strictly partisan political objectives? All hell broke loose. How dare anyone question another American's patriotism.
Unless it is a Democrat criticizing a Republican. That's ok.
Pelosi now blames the Bush administration for all of this mess. Remember when Pelosi and Reed took over Congress in 2006 and they promised sweeping reforms and transparency? And the voters, like lemmings, parroted these promises and dutifully voted them into power. Things only got worse but that's all the administration's fault, to hear them talk. Pelosi went out of her way not to thank a single Republican for working on this tentative bailout. It took Chris Dodd, Chair of the Banking Committee and recipient of sweet deals from Countrywide Mortgage Co., to thank Minority Whip Roy Blunt and Senator Judd Gregg.
Congress favorability ratings are still at historical lows. They are still lower than this vastly unpopular president, too. We continue to see the reasons for this fact.
I think the House Republicans should let the Democrats vote on it and take the credit. If they've done it all, they should enjoy the credit. They know they can't take that political risk, though, and should be a bit more tactful in their dealing with the Republicans.
The Republicans were looking out for the taxpayer. The Democrats, as usual, took a 3 page document and turned it into a 100 page document with all kinds of goodies for everyone. All in the name of looking out for Main Street. They want to tax Wall Street firms and they want to give 20% of profits to notoriously corrupt social engineering organizations like ACORN. You may know that Barack Obama was a lawyer for ACORN back in the day and they were an early mentor for his jump into the politics of the south side of Chicago. They are continually under investigation for corrupt practices in voter registration drives - going into poor areas and 'registering' those not qualified to vote. And they have a fondness for making up names and social security numbers. They pay the 'volunteers' and quotas must be met, one way or the other. ACORN is a very large organization encompassing many states. Currently ACORN is under investigation in Milwaukee, with more than a dozen members accused of participating in corrupt voter drives. ACORN has been rewarded handsomely in the past for participation in helping the poor to acquire home ownership. Never mind that they couldn't afford these homes, it was all a part of a grander social engineering scheme.
ACORN endorsed Obama for President in February. This from a 'bi-partisan' non-profit. They certainly work actively for Obama here in Texas. Obama has been a featured speaker for their multi-state meetings convening here, as well. The Obama campaign admits to failing to report $800,000 in campaign payments to ACORN. The payments were illegally disguised as payments to "Citizens Services Inc.", a front group. Obama has trained staff in leadership seminars.
"Many may already know that ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is under investigation in several states for voter fraud. They have been caught turning in hundreds of thousands of fake voter registration cards in an effort to stuff ballot boxes with fake voters and pump up Democrat vote totals. ACORN's founder also tried to cover up an embezzlement scheme his little brother perpetrated when he stole $1 million dollars fo the organization's money. This has only lately come to light." That from NewsBusters.
Groups like ACORN and La Raza have already recieved government -funded services in the housing bill signed in July. The funding mechanism of a tax on mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was to fund the latest social engineering handouts.
"ACORN uses taxpayer money to elect people like Barack Obama who will work to get them more taxpayer money. Democrats are willing to rip off taxpayers in a national crisis to make it happen." That from Investor's Business Daily.
Barack Obama, community organizer. Let's hope Obama is stopped this time around.