July 21, 2008

McHenry, Bunning think the world is standing on its head

The Statesman has a good piece about the cross party support for the aid package to Fannie and Freddie. Which makes sense when you consider that doing nothing will collapse foreign investment in the US, send oil above $250/bbl and drive us into a nice, deep depression. However, some people didn't get the memo.

Paulson, mused Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is "getting more cooperation here, and more constructive discussion (from Democrats), than he's getting with the Republicans."

The irony is particularly galling to GOP conservatives who have long railed against Fannie and Freddie, saying the government needed to rein in and even dismantle them.

"Strange things are occurring. ...There has been a massive shift in the Bush administration policy," said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C. "I don't see rank-and-file Republicans following the dictates of the Bush administration on this."

When he saw Treasury's plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., grumbled, "I thought I woke up in France. But no, it turned out it was socialism here in the United States of America."

Bunning had his brain replaced with components from a Curtis Mathis VCR made in 1981 which may help explain why he doesn't realize which country he's in. Or know the difference between socialism and capitalism. He also forgets to wear pants.

The corpulent little twerp, Mr. McHenry of North Carolina (what IS it with you people? This assweevil AND Brad Miller? Quit inflicting these morons on us!) is also worried about socialism. Or is it priapism? As for 'rank and file' Republicans, Patty shouldn't be so worried. There will be precious few of them next January.

Posted by mcblogger at July 21, 2008 09:33 AM

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