Not Quite Sure What to Hate

7 Apr

Republicans have to hate something, evidently, but this piece by Marc Ambinder argues that the silliness and vitriol we’ve seen over the past several weeks from the right is rudderless flailing.

Ambinder says a bloated bureaucracy doesn’t have a face like Krushchev, and it’s hard to rail against deficits when Reagan, Bush, and Cheney either ran their own or expressly said that deficits don’t matter.

9 Responses to “Not Quite Sure What to Hate”

  1. Russell April 7, 2009 at 7:31 am #

    It’s no newsflash that the Republicans are rudderless right now, but those quotes are do not prove the point. We always hear comments like that from talking heads and a few elected officials from the out-party directed at the in-party. Like really, no one ever called the Bush White House fascist?

  2. Mike In WNY April 7, 2009 at 8:56 am #

    Then there are those of us who railed against the deficits of Reagan, Bush and Cheney, we’re the credible crowd 😉

  3. hank April 7, 2009 at 10:26 am #

    Obviously “Deficits Don’t Matter” was and IS wrong.


    It seems things have gone from “DEFICIT BAD—BUSH BAD” from the left

    But we still have more deficit spending by the Obama administration.

    So whch is it? Or is anything that Obama does is good regardless? I think that’s the wavelength you’re on Alan—because if it isn’t, then you voted for a pack of lies which you can’t admit to yourself that you did.

  4. Mike Walsh April 7, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    Meet the new boss…same as the old boss…..

  5. mike April 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    Three month’s in and the righty’s are going thru the tissues faster than clinton’s interns. hank “you voted for a pack of lies which you can’t admit to yourself that you did. ” but hank are you saying the pundit voted for Nixon?

  6. Jim Ostrowski April 7, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    The two parties are a scam to con people into thinking they have a choice.

    But the corporate, welfare-warfare state has been with us for 92 years.

  7. Russell April 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    Wow, mike, that’s a pathetic stretch, but at least you tried to justify Obama by someone other than W. I guess we should give you props for attempting to be more creative than your cronies on here.

  8. Ward April 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm #

    You’d think the Lefties would take the time to enjoy their electoral victory of 2008. Instead, they remain in their accustomed role of attacking the opposition, i.e. anyone who is thinking of hosting a Tea Party.

    Compare the Obama Deficit to the Bush Deficit, or not–whatever floats your boat. Deficits = good, = bad; = Bush, = Obama–whatever.

    In absolute–rather than relative–terms, Obama’s budget projects a National Debt (his? Romney’s? Cuomo’s? Palin’s? Who cares) that, by 2019, will amount to 80% of the GDP. That = not good. Unless your 2-year old has a trust fund, what is she going to do for college tuition in 16 years?

  9. hank April 8, 2009 at 9:33 am #

    Mike—I believe the Pundit was born the first time Nixon ran, and wouldn’t have been in school yet the 2nd time.

    However, When he ran the 2nd time, I was one of Bill Paxon’s Young Republican’s at St. Joes, and would have voted for him if I was old enough.

    Make you feel better? If not I’ve got a steaming shitburger just a’waitin’ on ya!

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