Take my Boss … Please
When the CEO of General Motors was essentially fired by the US government today, I must confess that it took me aback a bit. Is this the price of bailouts that our government now has the power to force leaders of industry into resignation? If we buy the premise that we all now own GM and that GM must be accountable to the tax payer, then I suppose Rick Wagoner’s ouster is completely legit. Still, I get a bit of unease in my stomach when I see the government intervening in the affairs of a corporation like this. I’m not ready to call it socialism but it sure feels strange.
Then again, when I was laid off by a Fortune 500 company back in 2007, I sure would have loved to call up the President of the United States and say, “hey could you fire the CEO of the dumb-ass company that let me go?” Who knows, there could be a number of former (or even current) employees of GM who are dancing the jig right about now.
America Don’t Need No Republicans! We need British Conservatives!
Last week, in another attempt to prove just how brain dead they are, the Republicans released their 19 page alternative budget. Here was Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ assessment:
That this is the opposition party, should make American Conservatives despondent to the point of near suicide. They are being led by clowns. As he was exiting the announcement of this important Republican initiative, Representative John Boehner was asked if the alternative budget would have more bailouts. His response: “Uhhhh, we’ll see.”
The conservative cure my friends is to toss the entire Republican party and import the British Conservative party! As you watch this speech by European Parliament member Dan Hannan, think about doofus Boehner and contrast the two in your mind:
Now this fellow has bollocks, or balls as we would say. Direct, intellectual and incredibly articulate. Heck, maybe I’m just in love with the British accent? In any case, as I’ve been saying for some time now, the Republican party desperately needs an intellectual to take hold of the steering wheel. Watching Hannan only further drives home this point.
I ask my Republican friends, aren’t you tired of being led by Beavis and Butthead?