Burr Burns Obama

Representative Burr
Representative Burr

North Carolina senator Richard Burr has released a statement that he cannot support Obama’s nomination for the Secretary of the Treasury, Tim Geithner.  In usual fashion, The Herald Sun took the opportunity to portray Burr as an extremist.  The newspaper notes in its article that (surprise, surprise) Kay Hagen has chosen to vote yea and that the Senate Finance Committee has cleared Geither’s nomination.  It then went on to explain Burr’s reasoning.  According to the Sun, Burr is “concerned about the role Geithner played as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in fighting the nation’s banking crisis,” citing a failed merger that Geither suggested for Citigroup and Wachovia.

Yeah, there’s that, and then there’s the little detail that the guy seeking to be “the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems” has committed tax fraud.  As Newt Gingrich has rallied, “Senate Republicans should make it clear that they will not permit a tax evader to become the secretary of the Treasury.”  Of course, Republicans have another choice: roll over and purr for Obama. 

The President recently threatened a group of Republicans saying, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”  No, I suppose not.  They should just go along to get along.  Why bother being a patriot?  Now is not the time for that!  Now’s the time to support Barry (isn’t he cute?).  Besides, listening to a view opposite Obama’s might involve understanding sentences more complicated than “Yes, we can.”

In other words, hip! hip! for Richard Burr. 

7 thoughts on “Burr Burns Obama

  1. jlcrowde Reply

    I don’t trust him, actually. He was much too much a supporter of John McCrapy, for example. But, I have had my picture made with him! So, I’ve got that going for me. (Good picture, too).

  2. cwjones Reply

    You gotta remember, Burr is from Winston-Salem and the Citigroup/Wachovia merger was a really big deal there which was strongly opposed by most of W-S due to Wachovia having its headquarters there.

    But the stuff about tax fraud seems pretty valid IMO.

  3. jlcrowde Reply

    Good to know. I just felt that The Herald Sun was attempting to paint the senator in a certain light…

  4. jlcrowde Reply

    I would have been in full hearty support of a Dent-Jones ticket.

  5. zdexter Reply

    AP – Wachovia was headquartered in Winston-Salem for over a hundred years. When First Union bought them in 2001, they moved to Charlotte.

  6. OMG Reply

    Andrew…1 vote or 100 it really doesnt matter on something this important …she is new …what a bunch of crap…she is voting for the people of NC and we are not for a crook like Geithner..he was in all of those citibank meeting and knew what was going on and knew they were having trouble but still went and gave his blessing to the merger…that is a crook in my book …and the taxes he paid ONLY when he knew there was a chance he would get this nomination, otherwise he would have NEVER paid them because the 3 years had passed and they couldnot go after him. The man is not good.

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