February 2, 2009

From Truthout:
The Anti-Stimulus Crowd Blows a Gasket
-- Dean Baker

The anti-stimulus crowd is getting desperate. The possibility that a young charismatic new president will push through an ambitious package that begins to set the economy right is truly terrifying to this crew. After all, if the economy begins to turn around and has largely recovered in three or four years, the Republican leadership can look forward to spending most of their careers in the political wilderness.

President Obama will cakewalk to re-election, and even his designated successor will be able to benefit from the glow of his success.

This explains the need that many Republicans feel to block the stimulus package. This desperation led them to fabricate a report from the Congressional Budget Office . . . .
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Don't these people read? Even when the handwriting is on the wall?
Everyone I'm reading these days says that the House Republicans are going to fall down the slippery slope of their own making by working against the country's interests yet again. They've been caught out but they just keep blundering on.

The definition of neurosis applies here: Just keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome, Rethuglicans. And, come November of 2010, you'll get to pack up your desks and go home.


Mauigirl said...

They probably want it to fail. They can say "Oh, we let Obama have his infrastructure stuff and it didn't help" when the real reason is they insisted on more of the stupid tax cuts. Well, we'll see what happens...I hope you're right about 2010!

Dave Dubya said...

This scenario can work if the Left can stay on message about the failures of the Right.

We need to be relentless in pushing our representatives and sounding the call for involvement by the public.

It's our collective ass on the line, and it's time we the people started acting accordingly.

two crows said...

hi, Mauigirl--
that's my guess, too. I truly do believe they'll let the country go down in flames rather than cooperate with a Democrat.

though I don't hold a _lot_ of hope, I do hope that the voters don't forget this moment in 2010-- no matter what happens between now and then with the economy.
I would guess they'll just keep on being obstructionists -- so maybe we will remember.
hi, Dave--
though I do sign several petitions per week, it feels kind of like my boycott of Walmart. You see how much good that's doing. I've brought that company to it's KNEES! still, I hope holding Congress' feet to the fire helps.

but the only problem I have with your comment is: WHEN was the last time you saw the Dems stay on message?

yeah, I can't remember either.