More Coverage of CPAC

It’s hard to decide what the best nugget is from Max Blumenthal’s coverage of the GOP convention in Washington, DC.

  • Is it Michelle Malkin’s (the author who said the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII was justified) refusal to sign a photograph of Japanese Americans in an internment camp?
  • Is it a Tom Tandredo supporter wearing a confederate flag button who’s covers up the button when a camera is pointed at him?
  • Or is it the white guy selling “Dr. Martin Luther King was a Republican” T-Shirts?

I know you’re probably thinking that I just made up those three questions. But I didn’t. Watch the video to see for yourself.

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Student Loan Rates Drop: Thank Democrats

For 1.5% of the cost of the unprovoked and unwarranted War in Iraq, Democrats have made a college education more affordable for 5.5 million students per year:

Democrats Slash Student Loan Rates

As promised, the Democratically controlled Congress voted to cut the interest rate on selected student loans yesterday:

AP — The House legislation, passed 356-71, would slice rates on the subsidized loans from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent in stages over five years at a cost to taxpayers of $6 billion. About 5.5 million students get the loans each year. … Democrats conceded Congress needs to do more to make college more affordable. But they said reducing student loan interest rates was a significant step toward tuition relief.

A lot of Republicans jumped on the bandwagon, but the Democrats are the ones to thank since this bill would not have made it to the floor under a GOP controlled congress. In fact, the “GOP controlled Congress voted in June of 2006 to raise the interest rate on one of the most popular student loans, called Stafford Loans, from 5.3 percent to 6.8 percent.”