Some days are better than others. Any day when a Republican Senator remembers what he stands for and defies the will of a Liberal President such as Barack Obama irrespective of the cost to himself is one of the better days. Today was one of those days.
Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) has withdrawn his Cabinet nomination as Secretary of Commerce because he couldn’t bring himself to serve America as the Secretary of Commerce in the wake of Obama’s, Pelosi’s, and Reid’s stimulus bill.
I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time. I especially admire his willingness to reach across the aisle.
However, it has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy.
Obviously the President requires a team that is fully supportive of all his initiatives.
I greatly admire President Obama and know our country will benefit from his leadership, but at this time I must withdraw my name from consideration for this position.
As we move forward, I expect there will be many issues and initiatives where I can and will work to assure the success of the President’s proposals. This will certainly be a goal of mine.
Kathy and I also want to specifically thank Governor Lynch and Bonnie Newman for their friendship and assistance during this period. In addition we wish to thank all the people, especially in New Hampshire, who have been so kind and generous in their supportive comments.
As a further matter of clarification, nothing about the vetting process played any role in this decision. I will continue to represent the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate.
— Sen. Judd Gregg
Via Real Clear Politics
Sen Gregg might have well as pimp smacked President Obama; that would have been an equally clear sign that Republicans aren’t going to sit idly by while Obama and his liberal, socialist cronies sell America down the river with their pork-laden spending bill that will leave our grandchildren indentured to the Chinese and other foreigners.
Various Liberal pundits, talking heads and the inevitable horde of raving liberal bloggers – in honesty, that last must be said as opposed to the raving conservative bloggers – will put forth all sorts of vile and selfish reasons for Senator Gregg’s recusing himself from the nomination for Secretary of Commerce. IMHO that is because they have little or no understanding of principles and principled behavior that is done at cost to ones’ self.