Conservative Republican Jim Ellis and liberal Democrat Bennet Kelley present Filibanter, a combination of political filibuster and banter. Read Kelley’s perspective on the General Motors nationalization here.President Obama’s act of nationalizing General Motors is an ominous sign of impending economic disaster. The U.S. and Canadian governments collaborating with United Auto Workers to run a major for-profit business sounds like a highly amusing fictional sitcom—if it wasn’t such a real-life tragicomedy. I’ll give the president a modicum of credit for being honest about one of his announcement points. Forcing “Obama Motors” to make small, fuel-efficient “green cars,” regardless of the desires of the American consumer, shows that profitability is not a fundamental goal of his new toy. Obama’s veracity ends here, however, because his pledge that the move is only “temporary” and that neither he nor his bureaucracy wants to run the car company for the long term is highly disingenuous. When has Obama or any government bureaucracy ever demonstrated the ability to relinquish power? The 12th of Never comes to mind. Juxtapose the Obama Motors news conference with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s visit to his Chinese alma mater, where the students practically laughed him off the podium as he “assured” them that their country’s huge American currency investment was safe and sound. The combined pictures reveal an administration already seriously off course, its two two woefully inexperienced captains piloting the greatest economy ever constructed down a raging river toward an open waterfall. While Bennet Kelley and his worldwide left-wing cohorts robustly applaud the new administration’s actions now, they will be the first to complain when the long arm of government forces them out of their chic Volvo sedans and into an Obama Motors green zip-car. Just remember, Bennet, when you’re waiting behind the wheel for the sun and wind to power you home, you’re “sacrificing” for the next generation. Jim Ellis is a former political adviser to the House Republican majority and currently provides election analysis for clients of the PRIsm Information Network. With Bennet Kelley he has formed Filibanter, which provides a live presentation combining political filibustering and banter.