Friday, February 13, 2009

Do They Think this Helps Them?

OK, I'm all for bipartisanship, and I'm glad that President Obama has reached out to the other side of the aisle from the beginning of his presidency, but it's stuff like this that makes me wish he would just ram stuff down the Republicans' throats:

With zero House Republicans voting for the stimulus -- and with just three Senate Republicans expected to vote for it later this afternoon -- it's worth noting that 28 House Democrats and 12 Senate Democrats voted for the final passage of Bush's big tax cut in 2001. (And remember, too, that Bush had barely won the presidential election the year before.) The size of that 2001 tax-cut package? $1.35 trillion.
(h/t: First Read)

It appears that Andrew is right in saying that the Republicans have no interest in working with President Obama, and in fact have declared war on his administration. More from Andrew on the war against Obama here, here, here, and on the intellectual dishonesty of the Republicans here. This all from a conservative too.

1 comment:

  1. Seriously, you liberals are such whiners.

    Is it possible that in 2001 Bush got those votes because he actually included the democrats in the writing of the bill?

    It it possible that those democrats actually supported tax cuts without having to be talked into it?

    Why should the Republicans vote for a bill they had zero involvement in writing?

    Why should you care how they vote? Obama wanted their vote. He didn't want their imput. He hoped he could woo them with his charm.

    Thank God they had the balls to say no.

    And if the ecomony should come roaring back because of this bill, don't worry, the Republicans will get no credit. So why do you care.

    Obama just wanted their vote for cover. He won. Isn't that his whole defense for getting what he wants?

    Oddly, all those Republicans won their elections too...


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