If anyone believes the nomination of Republican Senator Judd Gregg to the position of Commerce Secretary is anything other than an attempt by President Obama to create a philibuster-proof Senate, they’re drinking the Kool-Aid. Of course, the media is praising Obama for building a bi-partisan cabinet, but when it comes to the president it is all smoke and mirrors. Senator Gregg hails from New Hampshire where a Democrat sits in the Governor’s house and thus it is expected that the Governor will appoint a Democrat to fill Gregg’s seat. If Al Frankenstein wins in the court battle for the Minnesota Senate seat there will be 60 Democrats in the Senate making it philibuster-proof for the Republicans. Then the Dictator’s plans will have no backstop. No philibuster in Senate and Nancy Pelosi has made rules in the House preventing the Republicans from having any power. The Democrats will rule and I hope that this will wake up the sheeple after they see the road the Dems will take America down and start throwing the Dems out of office.
Senator Gregg was described by the AP as a fiscal conservative which might lead people to believe that he is a good choice for Commerce Secretary. I have just one word to say in regards to that – TARP. Gregg helped devise the TARP bailout which is anything but fiscally conservative. Senator Gregg will probably accept the position because our representatives do not care much about the country anymore. He will not think about a philibuster-proof Senate, he will think about the chance of losing his seat in two years so why not go for a sure thing like a four year cabinet seat that could become an eight year term if President Obama is re-elected.
I hope Senator Gregg will not accept the position if he is indeed the President’s pick, but I’m not holding out much hope. In some ways it would be good for the Dems to have full control so nothing could be blamed on the Republicans, but somehow I know it will get twisted around and be Bush’s fault or Rush’s fault or whatever. After all, the gays and blacks still believe the Democrats are on their side when they actually never have been.