to Slam the GOP
If the White House wanted to make a
real fight of it, (Gene is kidding -
he knows better than that) Obama
would spend the next two weeks reading aloud from the official
correspondence of GOP congressional
leaders. But has he got the necessary will? (See - I told you he was kidding.)
Take Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, for example. Campaigning for
re-election, the photogenic
tea party heroine postures boldly against taxes and government
spending. A bitter critic of Obama’s efforts
to improve the economy, she specifically and repeatedly derides “the
failed Pelosi trillion-dollar stimulus.”
Somewhat less publicly, Bachmann has taken a different position.
Researchers for the nonpartisan Center
for Public Integrity released a bunch of letters she wrote to various
federal agencies seeking stimulus grants
for her district. Perhaps the most telling is one she sent to the
Transportation Department seeking money
for a bridge over the St. Croix River.
Funding the project, Bachman argued “would directly produce 1,407 new
jobs per year while indirectly
producing 1,563 a year - a total of 2,970 jobs each year after the
A more basic conflict with tea
party theology is hardly possible.
But nobody's going to point that out because they're Democrats.
Instead of fighting back, our team stands there, wringing their hands
There are hundreds of ways
to slam the GOP - you just need to list the facts
but our guys haven't figured out the combination to that terribly-tough
even tho Clinton wrote it down for them when he left office.
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