If This Is Change … Count Me Out
South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham has been the voice of the conservatives as the Democrats have tried to ram down pork project after pork project down the throats of Americans, their children and their grand children. He has had so many great moments today it’s hard to pick just one … so I have uploaded two. But clearly the strain is beginning to show.
The first is from Hardball this evening. “Let me be perfectly clear.”
The second, just moments ago from Greta Van Susteren … “Blame Bush all you want … but this is your bill.”
Graham at some point will likely stand alone but if you believe in what he is doing … looking out for you and your children’s future … email him here please.
It’s not just the pork for SUV’s, ATVs, STDs, and honey bees … it’s even the roads and bridges projects that has states and cities just licking their chops. It will do nothing to create permanent employment in the private sector, nothing to create jobs. It’s not even going to happen quickly. Most of this stuff won’t get started for two years and will only mean jobs for union crews and preferred state contractors. YOU ARE BEING HAD.
This is the liberal agenda that they have every right to push … just not here, not now, and not if its the economy you are truly worried about.
Sen Graham, please stay strong and get more Sens to hang tough. thanks for all you have done
Methinks the cracks are showing in Obama's political invulnerability. Or holes in his Teflon suit….
I think he is really worried that he won't get any Republican cover for this boondoggle, and he is smart enough to know he needs it (or his advisers told him he did). Plus, when the public has time to digest this bill, unlike the Congresscritters who clearly did not bother to read it, they will see it for the hose job it is. Media notwithstanding.
Jim: when you use phrases like "you are being had," and "this is swell," I know you are as old as I am! Just claim to watch a lot of old movies…
I listened to Jim and his glowing message of approval directed at Lindsey Graham for stepping up and speaking out against this stimulus plan. In this instance, I agree. It was the summer of 2007 when Lindsey Graham was speaking out to give amnesty to the 10 – 12 million illegals in the U.S. ouch!
Like all of our elected officials, we need to challenge them when they are wrong and we need to applaud them when they are right. Thank you Lindsey.
I, for one, am happy that Graham got mad. Good for him. He feels like we do now! We need more of our representatives to get mad for us, don't they work for us or have they forgotten that. We all owe a big thank you to him and hope that others follow his lead.
Dimsdale, I am glad that unlike the rest of us (and the Congresscritters) you have read the not yet completed bill so you can tell us what a "hose job" it is. I am going to wait a bit before I totally condemn it. As for Teflon, I thought that the term was retired after Pres. Reagan retired, and as for Jim and his glowing message about Sen. Graham it's predictable that Jim will always go in the direction the wind is blowing.