Thursday, March 26, 2009

STILL NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME

The much anticipated House Republican “alternative budget” was rolled out today. It had a nice blue cover and an official looking logo, which House minority leader John Boehner kept waving around like, well, Neville Chamberlain. All 19 pages of it. AND NO NUMBERS.

Things got dodgy when Boehner was asked, to paraphrase an oldie but goodie: “Where’s the BEEF?” After much harrumph-ing Boehner and his cohorts had to concede that “details are forthcoming.”

Even the Obama Administration’s Mr. Nice Guy himself, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs got in on the fun:

"I think the party of 'NO' has become the party of 'NO NEW IDEAS.' The rhetoric inside the budget seems to be a road map for the failed policies that got us into this mess ... The administration's glad that the Republicans heard the president's call to submit an alternative. We just hope that next time it will contain actual numbers so somebody can evaluate what it means."


And then he said, with a sly grin: "There's one more picture of a windmill than there are charts of numbers. And there's exactly one picture of a windmill."



OUCH! When good guy Robert Gibbs rips you a new one without even breaking a sweat, House Repugs, you’ve reached a NEW LEVEL OF LOW. As Jonathan Alter said, “the first rule of holes is to STOP DIGGING.” Keep digging, Boehner, Cantor, Pence, Gingrich, Steele, Cheney, Palin, Jindhal, Ashcroft ...

STIMULUS, REPUBLICAN-STYLE: THE PARTY OF "NO" IS ALSO THE SHOVEL-READY PARTY!

1 comment:

PatEsposisto said...

How did I know this was your post from the first couple lines? Oh yes, the razor wit, the biting catch phrases, the memorable analogies.

Wondering what your analysis of the G20 summit will be ... guess I'll have to check back in.