Yes, we did!!
A cloture vote on the auto bail-out has failed to pass the Senate, by a vote of 52-35.
Now, this doesn’t mean that we’re out of danger. President Obama takes office in January, and with him comes an even more Democrat-dominated Congress, and I shudder to think what they’ll do.
But make no mistake: This is a tremendous victory. A Senate that passed a disastrous $700-Billion bail-out two months ago, over the strong objections of taxpayers, has bowed to the will of the people and decided not to pass a $14-Billion bail-out tonight. Big-government Republicanism, that bane of conservatism for the last 20 years, has been slapped in the face, as the power-grubbing, principle-offending moral cancer that it is. And the corporate executives and union bosses who expect hard-working Americans to pay for their mistakes are on notice: Atlas is shrugging.
We built on what we accomplished during the last bail-out fight, and we have held Leviathan back. If you voiced your opposition to this bail-out to your Senators and Representative, in a blog post or a letter to the editor or a call to a talk-radio show, or in a conversation with a friend or family member, you have helped restore freedom and responsibility, the twin pillars of prosperity, to American life. Thank you and congratulations!