Michael Moore Is An Idiot

…As if people did not already know that.

The auto bailout bill went down in flames last night and the news has been filled with stories about how the Republicans killed it. Every story discusses how Republicans were responsible and that the Democrats can’t do it without Republican support. Michael Moore called the Republicans blood suckers who were taking it out on blue collar workers.

What Moore and the others have not stated, and what has not been mentioned in the media (not directly) is that the Republicans gave enough votes for the thing to pass. The Democrats control the Senate 51-49 which means that 9 Republicans would have to vote in favor to get the 60 votes needed. I could not find a breakdown of who voted for the thing and who against but I read that 10 Republicans voted for it:

Moments later, the Senate fell short of the 60 votes need to bring up the auto rescue plan for consideration. The Senate voted 52 to 35, with 10 Republicans joining 40 Democrats and 2 independents in favor. International Herald Tribune

If the vote was only 52 in favor and 10 of those were Republicans then that means 40 Democrats and 2 Independents (who caucus with them) voted in favor. This means that 9 Democrats did NOT vote for the bill. Anyone want to bet it was the Democrats from southern states that have foreign auto plants in them?

How come Michael Moron blamed the failure on the Republicans when it was the Democrats who caused the defeat? If Harry Reid could have gotten all his Democrats to support it then it would have passed. Instead, they were probably allowed a pass to protect them while the Democrats laid blame on the Republicans. This is what they did with the original financial bailout. Pelosi could not get all her Democrats to vote for it (and she told the vulnerable ones to vote against it) and then they blamed the failure on the Republicans. Here is how the auto bailout failure is typically presented:

But the UAW stopped biting its tongue after Republicans sank a House-passed bill Thursday night that would have loaned $14 billion to cash-poor General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to keep them out of bankruptcy protection. Yahoo News

This is how the Democrats play the game. Their member’s political careers are more important than the people. I am not in favor of the bailout and am glad it was defeated. However, morons like Michael Moore and the people in the MSM blaming this on Republicans, should not get a free pass. They are lying.

Let’s face it. The Democrats are unable to lead. They cannot get their folks to do what leadership wants. Then, when things go bad, they blame it on the other party.

I read that George Bush was handed a stinging defeat by his party. No, the Democrats screwed the pooch on this one.

I really would like to see Michael Moore just disappear off the face of the Earth. Perhaps we could find a nice deep hole to shove him in…

Big Dog

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4 Responses to “Michael Moore Is An Idiot”

  1. Adam says:

    Republicans sank the bill, Moore is right, you are wrong. Get over it. Thirty-one of the thirty-five nay votes were from the GOP and yet it is somehow the Dems who failed to lead?

    Only 3 Dems voted in opposition: 2 from MT, one from AR. Reid voted for procedural reasons. So no, it wasn’t a bunch of Southern Dems.

    You’ve never been one to let facts ruin a good tantrum you wanted to throw about how bad Democrats are but this one is particularly funny and particularly fact free.

  2. Big Dog says:

    So Adam, explain how 10 Republicans voted for it and there are 51 Democrats and yet the vote only had 52 yeahs.

    There were only 88 votes. Who was absent? Get your facts straight bucko, 35 Republicans voted no and 10 voted yes. The 10 yes was all the left needed.

    If the left could get all its folks there to vote then maybe they would have passed it. Don’t pass this off on the right because the left failed to get the 51 votes it has. If they had, the 10 from the right would have given them the victory.

    I have my facts in order most of the time. You refuse to see them because they interfere with the liberal outlook you have where all is well.

    I am glad it did not pass and the reality is both sides had something to do with it but since the idiot you love blamed Republicans I thought I would point out the failure of the left.

    I would love Moore to show up at my house with a camera. I would shoot that basta*d right between his eyes.

  3. Adam says:

    Kerry was out of the country, Kennedy ill, Biden apparently too busy, and a 4th Dem is recovering from surgery. Failure of leadership? Only in your mind.

    You ignore the votes of 31 Republicans to say that the 3 nay votes and the 4 missing votes for the Dems is what sank the bill? Fuzzy math, my friend.

    • Big Dog says:

      Well, they had a quorum and they lost. If they had waited until they had all the Dems it would have passed. You ignore the fact that they got the 10 votes they needed from the Republicans. This is what they did with the financial bailout. Pelosi whined that the Republicans sank it when in fact, if the Dems who voted against it had voted for it, it would have passed.

      They do not know how to lead.