From the Huffington Post:
Republicans in the House are Behaving like the Collapse of Bush's Policies Never Happened -- Mitchell Bard
Say you belonged to a charitable organization, and you and your friends were appointed to the steering committee for a big fundraiser, so you chose to have a combination bake sale and casino night. And let's say that you scheduled it on the same night as the town's homecoming football game, so nearly nobody showed up, and the peanut butter cookies in the bake sale gave the few guests that did visit salmonella. Oh, and let's say that in setting up the casino equipment, you accidentally cut off the electricity for the entire block. When the time rolled around the next year for the annual fundraiser, would you stand up and advocate a salmonella bake sale held on the same night as the big game? Of course not. You'd sit down, shut up, and wait for someone else to come up with a new idea. Even if you thought a bake sale/casino night could work under the right circumstances, you would probably be able to figure out that having overseen a colossal failure, the timing might not be right for you to pitch the same idea again.
Unless, apparently, you are a Republican member of the House.
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It looks to me like the Rethugs have taken a page from Rush's book: they want Obama to fail.
They want the country to go to hell in a handbasket so they can have the satisfaction of saying, "I told you so." And, maybe, claw their way back to power in 2 or 4 years.
What they don't seem to be taking into account, though, is the fact that this stimulus package [which passed despite their best efforts] just might succeed. If that happens their constituents will remember that the very first thing they did after Obama was elected was to act in a way that elevates Marie Antoinette to sainthood.
Once again, the Rethuglicans are getting it wrong.