By: Mark W Adams

Josh Marshall on the GOP stopping the auto bailout: "In the future I think it will be difficult to explain why this happened, perhaps even more challenging to explain why this key national decision was left in the hands of lame duck senate Republicans."

GM is preping for a Chapter 11 filing.  By the time we get to the heart of what ails us, our sick health care system, it will be too late.  GM would have another $22 billion to play with if we worked under the same rules in every other civilized country.

The other econ news simply sucks.  Krugman is calling the jobs outlook a nosedive.  Unbelievable that someone can get away with a $50 billion ponzi scheme, for years, before the SEC catches the crook.

I swear we are just a nation of bandits in suits and ties, folks more than willing to turn millions of their fellow citizens out on the street in the name of cheap, disposable labor.  But then again, patriotism is only a slogan to them they use to beat liberals over the head with.

Patriotism: from the Latin patriota meaning "fellow countryman."  Colin Powell damn well knows what he talks about when warning that his party cannot continue to listen to the likes of Rush Limbaugh and hope to have a future.
"Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?" Powell asked. "Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?"
Rush certainly does have a vast audience . . . and they scare the crap outta me.