Via Michelle: this is why, for those of you who are still unclear, conservatives can’t get on board with saying Bush was a good president – as explained by our current Lunatic-in-Chief:
“It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question,” he told reporters, who had interviewed the president aboard Air Force One on Friday.
“I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement -– the prescription drug plan — without a source of funding. And so I think it’s important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we’ve actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word ’socialist’ around can’t say the same.”
So, thanks for giving him an excuse. It’s nice to know that the country’s most expensive screwup ever, which was orchestrated and passed by Democrats, will have a little R-shaped apostrophe next to it. That said, Obama sure loves pointing fingers at everyone else, doesn’t he?
So in a fun little twist, AIG, after recieving its fourth bailout and posting a record loss quarter (and by a factor of about TEN) has decided to sue the US Government for having to pay taxes.
Now, what makes this truly priceless is the comment section at Ace about this. Because without the humor provided by my fellow AoS Morons, I’d feel like reason:
I’d type something snarky and sarcastic, but right now I can’t see too well, on account of the BLOOD SHOOTING OUT OF MY EYES.
I can understand this. Every time my mother (83 years old) gives me a birthday present, I beat the s–t out of her. You know, to keep her in line. She keeps giving me presents. That’s where the whole “making sense” thing breaks down for me.
and then of course DrewM brings the absurdity to a whole new level:
AIG is suing us!
Technically, it’s suing itself. The US government owns and 80% or so stake in that money pit.
What a f–king world.
They’re coming to take me away, ha-ha, ho-ho, he-he, to the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time…
Via Patterico comes this priceless quote from the LA Times about the bailout bill:
“The late Jack Kennedy made a remark that sometimes, just sometimes, your party asks too much of you,” Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) told Republicans on the House floor. “Why they would ask you to vote against this, I will never know.”
How about because it is the most glaringly obvious symbol of your party’s malicious intent toward this country, Mr. Rangel? The bailout is downright insulting in how blatantly it steps all over any intended uses of the money and just goes hog-wild paying off every special interest group that worked to get the Democrats into power.
Now Obama’s making sure they get paid, even if it means putting a knife in the back of the nation.
Yeah, I have no idea why they’d vote against it.