Really, I hope Obama and his team have learned something from the ongoing stimulus bill drama.
We all know what happened, right? The House Dems put together a stimulus bill to which, surprise, the Republicans objected. What did they object to? Family planning. Because, you know, helping people avoid pregnancies during tough times clearly can’t do anything to help ease economic pain for individuals. Oh, no.
So the President, naively, urged the House Dems to drop the family planning proposal from the bill. And they did. Republicans cooed approvingly, happy that the new President was reaching out to them in good faith.
The only problem with that is that these cocksuckers don’t know the meaning of “good faith.” You can’t compromise with Manichean ideologues. And, yes, I think that “cocksuckers,” “Republicans,” and “Manichean ideologues” are all synonyms.
Now how many House Republicans do you think voted for the final, $819 billion stimulus bill? Come on, guess!
Predicting Republican behavior is like predicting that the night follows the day.
And if it hadn’t been Medicaid family planning, they would’ve bitched and moaned about something else. It’s what they do. They’re petulant little asses, but right now they can’t affect what happens in the House. So fuck ’em. Should it happen that there once again emerge Republicans that are interested in compromising, then we can talk. Until then, make every day a kick in the nuts for the House GOP. And I mean that literally as well as figuratively. As for those House Republicans who have no nuts, I’m sure a good punch in the throat would do.
As for the final 244-188 vote, what were the Republicans bitching about then?
No, really. The same people who vastly increased government spending while reducing revenue when former President Bush (man, that still feels good to type) was in the White House and they held both houses of Congress are nowwhining about deficits. What do they want, instead? Tax cuts. That’s right. That’s how the Federal government is going to help make up state budget deficits. With tax cuts.
That they aren’t struck dead every time they open their lying, filthy fucking pie holes is a strong argument in the case against the existence of God.
We’ll see what happens in the Senate. Will Snowe and Collins toe the GOP party line, as they usually do, or will they look at the recent political trends in their home state and cross over? Will Holy Joe Lieberman, douchebag to the stars, try to torpedo the bill so that he can get more of Karl Rove’s sweet, sweet love? What about Mitch McConnell, John Kyl, John Cornyn, and the rest of the walking cum dumpsters that comprise the Senate Republicans?
Here’s a clue, from therepublican.senate.gov site:
That’s right. They’re saying that since 11 House Democrats voted against the stimulus bill, the opposition to it was bipartisan. Eleven. Out of 255.
So, to revisit my point, and I do have one: Dear President Obama–please learn from this. I know you’re a smart guy, and you have to be able to notice these trends. Thank you.