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Hey, kids!

You know that “to be or not to be” moment in Hamlet that’s all about the clusterfucking tragedy of hesitation, well, meet the Republicans of the 111th Congress.  Their wisdom on the stimulus package:

The biggest bill in history and they want to do it in one week?”  (a staggering 598,000 unemployment claims in Jan. 2009 isn’t cause to rush)

“And now we’re told by the majority leader we need to hurry up?  Hurry up is what’s got us in this trouble!”  (big, fat lie for the record)

“We need to slow down!  Take a timeout!” (because we’re all fucking 2-years-old)

“Delay is preferable to error.” (Wished he thought of that before the Patriot Act)

Rachel Maddow breaks this down so that even John McCain can understand it.  When people don’t have jobs, they cannot buy stuff.  When stuff isn’t purchased and companies are not making money, MORE PEOPLE LOSE JOBS.  And you see the ugly spiral that follows…

So, the impotent rebels of the 111th want to wait.

And if you’re really in the mood to wet yourself and curl up in the fetal position, take a look here.

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6 thoughts on “Republicans Love Them Some Impotence

  1. That last item in the blockquote cracked me up. Best retort I’ve read all day.

    Had my head in econ stuff all day and nite, so didn’t get much blogging done. Good news: that bond market’s probably just going to crash, and not actually collapse. After looking very closely at the sovereign debt situation, I feel better than I have since the BS hedge funds collapsed back in September.

    But, it is ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY CRITICAL that stop this employment cliff diving and get people to work quickly. And make sure they’re not hungry until we do. I favor a program that employs people manufacturing and laying the tracks for SUPERTRAINS along routes that run parallel to the interstate highways. That would require a lot of steel, timber, and spikes, no? What’s your pet project?

    Also, we must some zombie corporations down, deal with their outstanding debts, and re-distribute what’s left of their assets to more responsible people. We must do it by the end of the third quarter of this year, I think. Prosecutions would be good, but, from a realist point of view, they’re not strictly necessary as long as people get fed and get back to work.

    If I don’t see Obama kneecapping Blue Dogs and Republicans very soon, I’m gonna start to freak out again.

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  3. great blog…

    it’s so funny to see the Republicans of THIS congreess act so deliberately and deligently… weren’t these the same fools that rushed us into Iraq? Weren’t these the same fools that try for an “up-or-down vote only” selection process when it came to Bush’s cabinet nominees?

    “Something foul is afoot”

    One Love,
    –Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

  4. So we set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit to his full height.

    (Feeling a case of the vapors coming on)

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