Friday, February 13, 2009
What A Difference A President Makes... Republicans Flip Flop On Deficits Faster Than David Vitter On Family Values.
After the Clinton Era, George W. Bush inherited a budget surplus which the Republican Controlled Congress Quickly Turned Into The Largest Budget Deficits In U.S. History. Republicans Loved It. They passed huge tax cuts for the rich, which lead to even larger budget deficits. But nobody called it "Generational Theft."
Now that the Democratic Controlled Congress has passed a Stimulus Bill for the Ailing U.S. Economy, Republicans are calling it.... "Generational Theft."
It would be hilarious if it wasn't so fucking pathetic. Republican leaders are so starved for ideas that they're taking their cues from Michelle "I wish I was in an internment camp" Malkin and Rush "Hillbilly Heroin" Limbaugh.
GOP Leaders Taking Cues From Malkin On Stimulus, Call It ‘Generational Theft’
In early January, when President Obama first proposed his American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, conservative columnist Michelle Malkin balked at the proposal’s name, writing that it should be called “The Generational Theft Act of 2009.” Malkin has been pushing her attempted re-branding ever since, repeating it over and over and over again.
Malkin’s views are apparently beginning to hold sway with Republicans in Congress. On January 29, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said of the proposed stimulus package, “This bill is a generational theft bill.” In a blog post yesterday for AmericaSpeakOn.org, a new conservative 501(c)4 group, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) used Malkin’s language as well:
The hundreds of billions of dollars Washington is borrowing to finance this pork-barrel monstrosity will come from our children and grandchildren. This is not “stimulus” – it’s generational theft.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who has become a top critic of the recovery package in the Senate, also referred to it as “generational theft” on CBS’ Face The Nation yesterday. Watch it:
Malkin isn’t the only far right conservative pundit influencing the GOP these days. As ThinkProgress noted yesterday, congressional Republicans are embracing right-wing talker Rush Limbaugh as their “unofficial leader.” Some Republicans, like Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), are following Limbaugh’s lead by referring to the stimulus as the “porkulus” bill.
Labels: Republican Hypocrits