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Regressive Hypocrisy (Yawn...) Again

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How else can you explain them moaning like stuck pigs when Obama does precisely what Bush did in applying the paddles of stimulus and bailout to this near corpse, and yelling "Clear"?

How else would one account for a party that inherits the greatest surplus in American history, turns it into the greatest deficit ever, doubles the size of the national debt, drives the economy into the ditch, and then whines about spending too much, despite that that is the only possible remaining hope of reviving the casualty they made?

What else can you make of a party that is so committed to saying "No!" that it actually created an alternative budget without, um, er, any... uh, numbers?

What can you possibly say to this?

What I’d say is that these guys have raised hypocrisy to an art form.

And what I’d say is that they’ve done so because their only other alternative is to go sit in the corner, sniveling in shame for what they’ve wrought, and shutting the hell up.

I do wish they’d consider going with that latter choice, though.

Hey guys, if we cut taxes on millionaires even further, would you reconsider?

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