Friday, November 21, 2008

Why Does Sen. Richard Shelby Love Foreign Auto Workers and Hate American Auto Workers?

So, Sen. Shelby represents a state with a boatload of foreign automakers who were lured with government subsidies, but he now won't do the same for American carmakers?

Is it payback because not passing the bill will be payback to Midwestern blue states?

As the Big Detroit Three go whip up their viability plan report for Congress on what they'll do over their Christmas break if they get a check, I imagine they'd like to review the viability and change plans all those banks and insurance companies wrote up in order to get the American taxpayers to pony up about $300 billion (so far) for them. (A special shout-out to AIG, now at $150 billion.) And to see what givebacks their white collar employees would have to make.

Oh, wait. They didn't need a plan or employee givebacks.

While some Dems aren't innocent of pandering, this is yet another case of rampaging, race- and class-fueled hypocrisy quarterbacked by an old southern white guy from the GOP.

There is a special place in hell for Sen. Shelby, but as a Republican senator from red state Alabama, he'll be in something close to it January 21, 2009.

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