That’s Right Nate

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Don’t Let The Quest for Bipartisanism Ruin Opposition to Stimulus

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I believe what everybody in this country wants right now is a stimulus package that is so badly designed and bloated with ridiculous earmarks that Republicans and Democrats can join together to vote against it. I’ve seen the videos of Republicans reaching out to Democrats this past week trying to get them to join us in our condemnation of the Obama plan. I applaud them for putting statesmanship over politics.

Unfortunately, the Democrats refuse to budge. During the vote in the House very few of them were willing to join us in unity by voting against Obama’s bill. Now that it has reached the Senate it feels like the problem has grown bigger. It is important that we do not let the truly awful be the enemy of the merely objectionable. We have done a great job opposing Obama on this. It is important that in arguing for more tax cuts that we do not cave in and agree to pass this bill. If we can’t get the Democrats to go along with us, we will have to stand alone in vilifying Obama’s stimulus plan. Let’s not let our desire to have Democrats condemn the bill with us lead us to a compromise.


Written by thatsrightnate

February 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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  1. Here’s how I figure it. It took the Repblicans eight long, long, really looooong years to get the country to this point. None of you guys want to see your work destroyed in the first few weeks of a new administration. You’ll do what you have to to get a chance to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labors as long as possible. Don’t worry about the rest of us. We don’t really need all that food, shelter, education and other frills.


    February 7, 2009 at 8:45 am

  2. Thanks, a little rest actually sounds nice.


    February 7, 2009 at 9:13 am

  3. This new era of bipartisan compromise will lead to wide-spread flipfloppery! Can’t anyone stick to their guns anymore. Pretty soon we’ll all be holding hands singing Kumbaya.


    February 8, 2009 at 3:05 pm

  4. We have to unite against this kind of rampant flipfloppery, that’s for sure.


    February 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm

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