Yeah, we got crushed in the final vote tally. Still, all in all, this was a great day to be a Republican.
Not one single Republican voted for the stimulus (bailout) bill. Not a single one.
I am proud of each and every one of them.
Yes, the Congress does need to act fast to get a stimulus package together.
But the package presented was no stimulus package.
It is a pork laden, furiously expensive package filled with political gifts to Democrat causes.
What we saw yesterday was a team of Republicans who spent a lot less time worrying about their political careers and amazingly put the interests of their country first.
We saw Republicans stand on their principles, not on their political careers.
Still the porky palooza bill passed the House.
This is a Democrats only bill.
President Obama attempted to reach across the aisle and he should be admired for that. I believe that Obama's heart is in the right place. I believe his politics and policies are wrong.
I know that some people misunderstand the Republican opposition. The opposition that folks see is not with Obama, the opposition is with his politics and policies. That is the way we should keep it.
The time for opposing Obama is over, he won the election. The battle has just begun against socialism and government power.
We must protect our families, our pocketbooks and our rights against a government that will take and take and take from us.
I am also not interested in a "no" vote only, the Republicans must offer credible alternatives. They also did that. In fact, quickly looking over the bill that was proposed, you can easily see with the tax cuts alone that the Republicans version of a stimulus may have gone a lot further towards stimulating the economy that the garbage that actually did pass the House yesterday.
Yesterday Republicans took a big step towards regaining their credibility with the folks and I pray this continues.
Now on to the Senate.