By Fighting the Auto Bill, Republicans Are Fighting America

The conservatives are all very excited about the mission being accomplished. But, there's a fly in the ointment:

NRO's Andy McCarthy: "All praise to Mitch McConnell for leading the charge that beat back this lunacy. Can someone explain why the White House thought this was a good idea?"

Actually, Dick Cheney made himself pretty clear:

"If we don't do this, we will be known as the party of Herbert Hoover forever,"

Michelle Malkin, however, like most Republicans, believes there are more important things than throwing the country into a depression:

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