Sunday, February 1, 2009

Support For Stimulus Waning, GOP Senators Tell Sunday Talk Shows Congressional Radical Anti-American Pork (CRAAP) Act Will Fail

We are hoping that any "bipartisan" support in the Senate for the BS Pork Generational Theft "Stimulus" Act will be support in opposition to the crap sandwich behemoth passed last week by the US House. The latest from the Sunday talk shows.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday the massive stimulus bill backed by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats could go down to defeat if it's not stripped of unnecessary spending and focused more on housing issues and tax cuts.

McConnell and other Republicans suggested that the bill needed an overhaul because it doesn't pump enough into the private sector through tax cuts and allows Democrats to go on a spending spree unlikely to jolt the economy. The Republican leader also complained that Democrats had not been as bipartisan in writing the bill as Obama had said he wanted.

"I think it may be time ... for the president to kind of get a hold of these Democrats in the Senate and the House, who have rather significant majorities, and shake them a little bit and say, 'Look, let's do this the right way,'"

McConnell said. "I can't believe that the president isn't embarrassed about the products that have been produced so far."

Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said he was seeing an erosion of support for the bill and suggested that lawmakers should consider beginning anew.

"When I say start from scratch, what I mean is that the basic approach of this bill, we believe, is wrong," Kyl said.

Democrats, not surprisingly, continue to use "doom and gloom" scare tactics to ensure "swift passage" of the bill. Their goal is to enact the Congressional Radical Anit-American Pork (CRAAP) Act into law before Americans really find out the truth.

"We cannot delay this," said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate Democrats' No. 2 leader. "We can't engage in the old political rhetoric of saying, 'Well, maybe it could be a little bit better here and a little bit better there.' We've got to pull together."

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., agreed that more could be done in the area of housing, though he said tapping money in the separate financial bailout fund would be a more likely way to pay for mortgage relief.

"I've talked to some Republicans on the other side of the aisle. We said to them we're open about this. Come to us with your ideas. Let's move forward," Durbin said on Fox.

Durbin added: "This is not another bill. This is not another political debate. "We are facing one of the most serious economic crises in our nation's history."

However, the NY Post and Fox News are reporting that some Democrats may vote against the CRAAP.
President Obama's stimulus plan could be in deep trouble with members of his own party in the Senate, a key Democratic lawmaker said yesterday.

"I don't even know how many Democrats will vote for it as it stands today," Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) told Fox News.

Republicans appear to have the support of some Democrats, including North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, head of the Budget Committee, and Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson.

"As it stands it would be very hard for me to vote for this package, because I don't think it is fully targeted, timely and temporary," Conrad said. "I think there is widespread dissatisfaction with the package that came over from the House."
Fox News reported Friday that Obama's Army, including and the SEIU were running TV ads in some Republican Senator's states to put pressure on the Senators to support the CRAAP.

Net Right Nation has narrowed that list to the following:
Susan Collins (R-ME) $258,864,00
Olympia Snowe (R-ME) $258,864,00
Judd Gregg (R-NH) $267,166,000
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) $152,158,000
Charles Grassley (R-IA) $625,594,000

Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), appearing on Sean Hannity's radio show, indicated that "one, maybe two" GOP Senator's would defect to SUPPORT the "Stimulus". Thanks to Fox News, we can now narrow it down to the above suspects.
Wait, see, hope and pray that the Senate can delay this CRAAP and write a new one. Let your voice be heard.
Contact Your Representative, Senator and The President and tell them you have had enough of their CRAAP.

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