Really, GOP? Really?01.29.09
The GOP’s stance is to simply bank on the failure of the Democratic stimulus bill. That’s it. That’s not a stance. That’s a total lack of direction shining through.
“Senate Republicans telegraphed their political strategy surrounding the stimulus Thursday, saying that if the economy continues to tank over the next several months, they’ll be in position to say, in effect, ‘We told you so.'”
Even if the Democratic plan fails, the transitive doesn’t automatically end up being true. The only way to know if the GOP’s philosophy would work would be to go out on a limb and implement it.
Oh wait. They did. With the bailout. And it FAILED.
It’s like being back in high school and you’re forced to work in a group project and you have to pick up the slack of that one student who just wanted to do it his way or no way at all even though the rest of the group disagreed with him. As if by abstaining from contributing somehow allievates any culpability with the outcome of the plan.
Note to the GOP: you won’t be able to wash your hands clean of this if it fails. No one is buying this whole “they won’t let us play with them” excuse because it’s simply not true.
Republican voters should really look hard at what their representatives are saying here. They’re HOPING that the economy doesn’t turn around. They’re actually taking political tips from Limbaugh after all! Unbelievable. And sure, it could end up being a minor victory in ideology but it’d be an unconscionable failure for all Americans: Republicans, Democrats, and Others. We would ALL fail together.
Get it together, GOP. Grow up.