The liberals, who are so easily confused, appear to be completely baffled by their own “economic stimulus package”. Based upon what they are offering up, they have no idea what is supposed to be “stimulated”. (Feel free to insert your own Bill Clinton joke..) It would seem that the actual definition of the first word of the phrase has alluded the insightful ignoramuses of the left.
Suddenly, the “economy” isn’t the central issue with the leftists and their legislation, it is the resuscitation of their Socialist redistribution of revenues to the liberal base who have NEVER been anything other than a drain to both the economy and society. It is hard for a rising tide to raise all boats when the liberals believe in drilling holes in everyone’s boats so that we can all sink to the bottom “equally”..
In what appears to be the classic liberal game of “I am more sensitive than you are”, the House decided to add $335,000,000.00 to the “economic stimulus package” towards the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Not to be shown up when it comes to lachrymose liberalism and with their sensitivity sonar on hyper drive, the Senate upped the ante to $400,000,000.00. Again mysteriously, this is being added to an “economic stimulus package”..
Crypto-liberal Tom Harkin called this “one of the noteworthy achievements” of this Communist cornucopia. “Noteworthy” but not in anything remotely resembling the good sense of the word, and that is without Tom even mentioning the “$75 million for smoking cessation and $870 million for a pandemic influenza outbreak”. Are there any immunizations available for this pandemic Socialist outbreak?
If the liberals were at all serious about preventing the transmission of STD’s they would just borrow a line from Nancy Reagan and then add two words to it, “Just Say No.. To Bill” and they could then pocket the cash like all of the enterprising liberal politicians do.
The Senate bill manages to shine the insight light upon the reason for this particular useless expenditure relative to an “economic stimulus package”. If you turn to page 138, you will discover that four hundred million dollars goes to “the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention for the screening and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV..” There you have it. The world’s only disease that is precipitated almost entirely by individual volition and immorality and therefore virtually preventable, a disease with a “special interest group” full of liberals, lobbyists and lawyers.
Somehow the liberals in the House managed to cram four hundred million for STD “prevention” AFTER they were forced to jettison two hundred million that would have been “earmarked” (my word.) for contraception coverage under the warm welfare blanket known as Medicaid. It has been reported that Obama himself made a “personal appeal” to have the contraception monies taken from this bill. Obama understands that in order for the leftist hi jinks to flourish, the lowest class/liberal base must multiply unencumbered in order to necessitate the nurturing necromancy provided by the left. It is the liberal answer to perpetual motion but this “machine” consumes more energy than it will ever produce..
The good news that can be taken from all of this is that with BlagObama’s (Since the left enjoys Velcro-ing names together for the sake of negative imagery, I feel compelled to do the same..) first attempt at “bipartisanship”, (AKA: Do as I say, I won..) nary a single Republican and even eleven intrepid Democrats voted against this “economic stimulus package”. The bad news is that there were still enough liberal lemmings in the House that managed to pass this leftist lunacy 244-188.
Some in the media claimed that “Washington remains stuck in its acrimonious ways”, “acrimony” in this case is being used to describe any logical disagreement with Obama Hood and his band of Merry Men. Mind you, when Rodham was braying like a rented mule about “disagreeing with this President” (Bush) relative to the war (that she voted for.) while she was taking up ample space in the Senate, “acrimony” was all the rage.
There are two schools of thought here. The first would be to go along with the “popular” President and his “hand out hoe down”. The problem with that is that there may be only one opportunity to “effectively” correct today’s economic situation. To allow the inherent failure that inevitably happens when liberalism is applied to capitalism is tantamount to blasphemy because the stakes are so high. Therefore, 177 Republicans and eleven Democrats took the second route which is to demand accountability and to actually expect a measure called the “economic stimulus package” to DIRECTLY effect the economy in a positive way. Acrimony is therefore good.
One of the liberal spokes weasel-ettes said that, “We have given the Republicans every opportunity to have input and help with this..” With the Obama caliphate, “input” means nothing more than “my way or the highway”. Liberal Anthony Weiner, speaking for all of the wieners on the left said, “I think they’re painting themselves into a corner by adopting this strategy of saying no..”
Here is another pristine example of “progressive projection”. The only ones doing any painting here are the liberals who are veritable Van Gogh’s when it comes to the brushstrokes of Bolshevik baloney. The Republicans are actually doing the Obamazombies a favor by not allowing the liberals first legislation, which would be forever remembered as the “half-wit’s Hindenburg”, to go unanswered. At first, the subtle hints of the Republicans weren’t noticed by the wizards of the left, now the overt attempts to instill logic are called “acrimony”.. All that anyone was sensibly asking would be that a bill that was allegedly created to help the “economy” should actually have a chance to do what it is supposed to do..
The libs even undercut Obama himself because they reduced “the tax cut portion from 40% to 33% of the total”. I have yet to hear any shrieks of indignation from either Obama or his team relative the slicing of one of the only elements of this fatuous floater that would effect the economy.
Obama is still “lobbying” lawmakers even as we speak. Last night, he threw what the media called a “getting to know you better session” at the White House. In his first few days, we have seen enough and there is no need to “get to know” Obama any better. His liberal provenance preceded him and any of the mushy manure being spread by the “impartial” media during the campaign season fell upon deaf ears.
The menu that was made available was only Hors d’oeuvers that consisted of chicken curry and wagyu steak. In looking at this “economic stimulus package” that he is lobbying for, had truth in advertising been made mandatory, the menu should have consisted of nothing more than progressive pork..