Posted: 3/2/2010 5:15:27 PM
|Oh, yeah, just grand. Kinda like a father who blows his paycheck at the track and comes home to tell his wife "MORE food and clothing for the kids? How do you expect to pay for that?"|
Bunning voted to go to Iraq and against every proposal to in any way hasten our withdrawal. He voted for oil and gas subsidies and has been a staunch defender of the tobacco and coal industries. In times of heavy deficits he has voted for every tax cut that crossed his path, while voting for every increase in military funding. Meanwhile he has consistently opposed any measure to help children, unemployed, elderly or any other group not fully able to care for themselves. He's a poster child for the "I've got mine, to hell with everyone else" caricature of the Republican party, which is why more reasonable members of his own party are distancing themselves from his most recent irrational behavior.
The grandest aspect of all this is that it's actually inspiring other Republicans to reject his type of thinking and as the Republicans strive to redefine themselves just maybe they'll end up with a platform more responsible than it might have otherwise been, or if not, this episode is bound to sway countless votes away from them in the next election.
Posted: 3/2/2010 8:05:07 PM
|Yes, it's great how he chose to focus on issues like the budget when milions of Americas are suffering, losing their houses and jobs in the worst recession in decades. This was definitely the time to stop peoples' unemployment benefits.|
What a hero.
Posted: 3/2/2010 8:18:28 PM
|As a Canadian - I'd never heard of this guy before. It sounds like he got enough people p.o'd that the GOP caved. Good on them! Bring on health care America. A bipartisan America could be a great nation.|
Posted: 3/3/2010 9:01:03 AM
|This may be cynical. But Bunning is going to need a job next year, and this gives him some exposure.|
By grabbing the spotlight for a week, he improves his stature for the whacky fringe that thinks tax cuts aren't related to deficits.
Posted: 3/3/2010 1:07:28 PM
|Governments and politicians don't follow laws the government operates under a mirage of Anarchism. |
Posted: 3/3/2010 2:16:46 PM
|halftimedad,why is thinking tax cuts are not related to deficits anymore whacky than thinking that overspending is not related to deficits ?...would you tell anyone who was out of work to start paying their bills with credit cards ? The country is broke and living on credit all the warm liberal fuzzies are not going to change that,if the economy does not improve it will not be able to support current spending much less any payment of debt...then me and you and everyone else will be unemployed and there will be no money for anybody....feelings and politics are no substitute for math and it's harsh realities as we will eventually see.|