The $14-Billion auto company bail-out stalled in the Senate today after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky spoke against it.
Sen. McConnell’s action is significant for several reasons:
First, for the Minority Leader to buck the White House, which strongly supports the bail-out, provides cover to other Republican Senators wanting to vote against the atrocity.
Second, it strikes directly at what may have been George Bush XLIII’s final blow against America’s well-being, a shining repudiation of big-government Republicanism.
Third, because Sen. McConnell was one of the main drivers of the disastrous bank bail-out, and because he came close to losing his Senate seat for it, his willingness to stand with the taxpayers and against the White House this time around suggests that our voices were heard, that Congressional Republicans are getting the message that hard-working Americans are not willing to let government hand the fruits of our labor to big, irresponsible corporations.
Our fight is far from over, but it looks promising.