December 12, 2008 PBS McLaughlin Group
Heather: Pat Buchanan is correct that the Southern Republicans are doing their best to kill the last of the manufacturing base in this country. Pat Buchanan and Eleanor Clift both agree that Bush is doing the right thing by considering using some of the TARP money to bail out the auto industry. Hell has surely frozen over since I heard Eleanor Clift use the words "George Bush is my new best friend". Never thought I'd see the day that happened. Monica Crowley as usual has lots of criticism with little else to offer. One last note on this. Is it a pathetic day when Pat Buchanan is speaking out more forcefully about what's going on than the Democrats in the Congress are? Every Democrat should be borrowing Pat's words here and calling the southern Republicans the "Toyota Republicans" as well and repeat it until it sticks.