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32 GOP Representatives Who Voted for Socialism

BREAKING: House Passes Big-3 Bail-Out

by Leslie Carbone

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the $15-Billion Detroit-Three bail-out, by a vote of 237-170.

Hope for the taxpayers now lies in the Senate, where a handful of Republicans have pledged their opposition and are expected to try to block the bill via filibuster.


 The List

by jmathree

I would like to express my deep appreciation for Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI) who is listed as “not voting.”  He wasn’t listed as answering present, but being from Michigan, I can’t imagine he wouldn’t be there for the vote if he supported the bailout. So, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he didn’t support it. 

Thank you Representative Walberg for not succumbing to the greedy, incompetent CEO’s of the big 3 automakers!

Here’s a list of  all Republican representatives who voted FOR the bill:

    Don Young (R-AK)

    Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

    Michael N. Castle (R)

    Donald Manzullo (R-IL)

    Ray LaHood (R-IL)

    Mark Souder (R-IN)

     Steve Buyer (R-IN)

    Ron Lewis (R-KY)

     Jim McCrery (R-LA)

    Peter Hoekstra (R-MI)

    Vern Ehlers (R-MI)

    David Lee Camp (R-MI)

    Fred Upton (R-MI)

    Mike J. Rogers (R-MI)

    Joe Knollenberg (R-MI)

    Candice Miller (R-MI)

    Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)

     Jim Ramstad (R-MN)

    Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO)

    Jon Porter (R-NV)

     Chris Smith (R-NJ)

     Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)

    Peter T. King (R-NY)

     John M. McHugh (R-NY)

     Jim Walsh (R-NY)

    Steve LaTourette (R-OH)

     Ralph S. Regula (R-OH)

     Phil English (R-PA)

    Tim Murphy (R-PA)

     Joe Barton (R-TX)

    Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Keep these folks in mind for Election 2010, we need to replace them with real conservatives who don’t see America as an experiment in Socialism!

The roll call from the U.S. House is available here.

December 10, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Auto rescue bill in peril, opposed by GOP senators

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Emergency aid for the nation’s imperiled auto industry was thrown into jeopardy Wednesday, opposed by Republicans who were revolting against a hard-fought deal between Democrats and the Bush White House to speed $14 billion to ailing carmakers.

The House was on track to vote on the bailout Wednesday night, and Democrats held out hope that it could be enacted by week’s end. But a growing number of GOP senators declared they would not go along.

The White House, though not formally endorsing an agreement with congressional Democrats, dispatched administration officials to Capitol Hill to make a case for the rescue package. During a contentious, closed-door luncheon with Senate Republicans, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten got an earful of criticism from the rank-and-file, some of whom have already announced plans to block the measure.

“They got a good dose,” said opponent Tom Coburn, R-Okla., as he emerged from the session.

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama calls for Illinois governor to resign

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday joined others calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign, distancing himself further from the unfolding scandal over allegations that the governor schemed to barter Obama’s vacant Senate seat for personal gain.

“The president-elect agrees with Lt. Gov. (Pat) Quinn and many others that under the current circumstances it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois,” Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said in response to questions from The Associated Press.

Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday, accused of seeking money or other favors to influence his choice in picking Obama’s replacement. The governor has authority to appoint the replacement, but top Illinois lawmakers have said they are preparing to call the Legislature into session as early as next week to set a special election to choose Obama’s successor.

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | Corruption | , , , , | 2 Comments

Auto Bailout Includes Kelo-Style Unconstitutional Takings

posted on The Foundry

A key provision of proposed legislation to bailout the General Motors and Chrysler, which say they are on the brink of insolvency, may be an unconstitutional taking of private property. The Takings Clause of the Constitution has been the subject of considerable public interest since the Supreme Court’s Kelo decision involving the taking of a private residence for the benefit of a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

To protect taxpayers, the legislation requires that government loans to the automakers be given priority over all other debt held by the companies. In general, when a business becomes insolvent, debts with higher priority are paid first and are more likely to be repaid.

But General Motors and Chrysler already carry significant loads of “senior” debt with priority over other claims, and it is a standard feature of such debt agreements that borrows cannot subordinate this senior debt—that is, as a condition of the loan, the borrower agrees not take on additional debt that has a higher priority and would therefore imperil the senior debt.

But that’s precisely what the bailout bill purports to do.

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blagojevich Does The Perp Walk

by The Violence Worker

In the land of the Republican Lincoln, Democrat corruption runs wide and deep.  It’s not even a well kept secret.  Richard Daly Sr, honed the Chicago Democrat machine into a disciplined army of corruptocrats.  I don’t think there has ever been a time in Chicago’s history that corruption wasn’t a huge part of city politics.

So today, it was no surprise that Governor Rod Blagojevich, who’s been under investigation for the last three years, suddenly had to clear his gubernatorial calender to spend some quality time with his defense attorney.  The only surprise here was the suddenness of his arrest.  Absent was the usual announcement that charges were filed and allowing him to turn himself in or negotiate his surrender.  They just flat out arrested him.

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | Corruption | , | Leave a comment

Finally, Republicans with a Spine

Here’s the headline this morning–

White House, Congress near deal on auto bailout.

It made me want to scream.  What is Bush doing?  Has he completely abandoned free-market principles and fully embraced Socialism?  If you read here regularly, you already know where I stand on this bailout and the last one and any other government bailout of private industry.  So you knew this would make my blood boil.

But wait!  Buried halfway down the page I find this:

A group of conservatives led by Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., who has threatened to block the measure, planned a midday news conference Wednesday.

Thank God!  Finally a conservative Republican says enough is enough and puts his foot down.  Stand firm Senator.  Right now you and those with you are the only thing standing between us and the hammer and sickle.  According to Michelle Malkin, Senator Richard Shelby, R-AL , has signed on for the possible filibuster with Ensign and Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, is indicating he may stand up to stop this fast train to Socialism as well.

We’ve been waiting a long time for our Republican leaders to stand and fight for our conservative values.  Be sure and contact these 3 to let them know we’re with them all the way.  Also be sure to contact your Senators and Representatives and tell them we’ll vote them out of office in the next election if they continue on this path to turn the USA into the USSA–Union of Socialist States of America.  There are links on the right side of this page to contact your elected representatives.

Keep praying fellow conservatives, we may beat this yet. 

I’ll leave you with a quote from Kruschev:

I once said, “We will bury you,” and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.
Nikita Khrushchev

Think about the bailout in those terms.


Update

Michelle Malkin is now reporting two more Republican Senators are in for a filibuster–Senator David Vitter, R-LA and Senator Tom Coburn, R-OK.

Tell them you support them!

December 10, 2008 Posted by | Bailout, USSA | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aaron Shock, Generation Y Conservative Republican Success Story

Elizabeth Meinecke has a great piece in Human Events on Aaron Shock.

He’s from Illinois, young, smart and has a natural talent for relating to voters. And no, he’s not Barack Obama: he’s Aaron Schock, the newly elected U.S. representative for Illinois’ 18th district. Even Biden would like him — he’s young, clean, and articulate, and at 27, will bring a Generation Y voice to Congress in January.

In four campaigns (school board, state legislature twice, and now U.S. representative), he’s never run a negative ad. Instead, he talks about what he wants to do. He has taken his message into an urban district, even to the pulpits of his constituents’ churches. And when the mud starts slinging in Shock’s direction, he always has a clean and clear response…

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SNL Bailout Skit

This is hilarious.

Don’t forget to call or write your Congressman and Senators and tell them they’ll be voted out in the next election if they spend YOUR money on these dysfunctional companies. (Links to contact info on right side of this page.)

December 10, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tribute to President Ronald Reagan

A colleague of mine sent me an email with a collection of quotes from the late, great President Reagan today.  These small tidbits reminded me why and how much I admired the former President and reminded me how far the Republican Party of today has strayed from Reagan’s vision for America.

So, I put them together in a video tribute to the man who will most likely always be my favorite President.  After the crushing defeat the Democrats handed the GOP last month, I hope the party leaders will recognize the reason for the loss is that they haven’t held true to the principles for which Reagan stood and start the party back on the path to recovery.

This is the direction we need to go with the GOP, back to the vision that made Americans proud. Let’s Rebuild the Party along the lines of its greatest leader of our time.

December 10, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , | Leave a comment