So the surprising news this morning was that the Democrats and Bush agree on the terms of the bailout, but the Republicans are not on board.
People are shocked at this!
Conventional wisdom says that this type of bi-partisanship (Republican president, Democratic congress) means that the bill must be a good idea. So, why aren’t Republicans going along with it?
Let’s see, big government spending plan, expansion of government power… yep, sounds like Democrats. Sounds like Bush, too.
It does not sound like the conservative wing of the GOP. That is why they are blocking this.
It really is not a surprise, if you follow what conservatives are saying. The right-wing of the blogosphere has been against this thing from minute one.
Michelle Malkin has been pushing “Kill the Bailout” for days.
Newt Gingrich called the plan “just wrong.”
My only question is why did conservatives wait almost 8 years to stand up to a bad Bush policy?
Well, my other question, is this the right time?
Only time will tell.
On a wholly unrelated topic, because heaven knows we are not looking to Sarah Palin for advice on the economy – even if she did have a good idea, which I don’t doubt she if fully capable of, I am quite certain she is not ready to articulate it to the American people yet – Kathleen Parker has a column on Town Hall that expresses what we are all thinking with regard to the Sarah Palin interview cringe factor.
Parker suggests that she step aside for family reasons – isn’t that what liberals said would happen? – but I am going to withhold judgment until the debate.
I am still hoping that the October surprise is that Palin is putting on a stupid act until she gets to the debate.
Hey, I always say that conservatives are a hopeful lot.