Monday, February 9, 2009

Stimulus will lead to 'disaster,' Republican warns

A headline from CNN this morning. The fear card.  Again.  Wolf,wolf! "Everybody on the street in America understands that," said Sen. Richard Shelby AL, the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee. "This is not the right road to go. We'll pay dearly."  Even the ignorant villagers weren't fooled the third time.  Do these southern senators think that the rest of the nation is as ignorant as their constituents? 

Apparently Shelby, DeMint, Chambliss, Cornyn, McConnell, Corker, Graham and others believe that we citizens are delusional or something.  Or dumb.  Or easily fooled.  Well, we were with Iraq, but most of us have that one figured out by now.

This knot of conservative southern senators think that they have the 'solution' to the economic fiasco that is eroding every sector of this nation.  No doubt they will point to the Republican fiscal  policies of the past 8 years as the model for success and hope that no one noticed.  Tax cuts for the rich, no government regulation, and lower capital gains taxes.  There you have it.  Quite the formula.

Donald Rumsfeld used the term, 'dead-enders' to describe the Baathist supporters of Saddam Hussein after Shock 'n Awe. Dead-enders.  As President Obama said so succinctly the other day, "We tried it their way for 8 years; it didn't work."


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