Flaws and all, I'm glad he's in the White House.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pathetic, Shameful, and Embarrassing

Pathetic, shameful, and embarrassing--what else could you call House Minority Whip Eric Cantor's claim that bringing high speed rail to his district is great, great thing? It'd be one thing if, for some reason, Cantor didn't support the stimulus for some overarching reason. It'd be acceptable, too, if he had a history of support public transportation but still voted against the stimulus, while supporting some other type of bill that would enhance such public goods.

None of that applies to you, Mr. Cantor. You and others like you actively worked against the stimulus and the objectives it sought to accomplish. You and your allies in congress and the media did everything possible to sabotage the president's effort to bring about economy recovery, not sparing yourselves the dishonor of using personal attacks. And then you have balls to take credit for what is happening?

As Brad DeLong says, burn the Republican party to the ground and then salt the earth so that it can never, ever grow back.

Via Steve Benen.

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