February 2, 2009

Will the GOP go 2-0 on the Stinkulus Bill?

Not a single Republican Congressional Vote for the Democrat pork-laden, ideology-laden, bad-idea-laden, stimulus-lacking stinkulus bill. Score one for the GOP.

Today the Senate gets their crack at a vote. GOP support will be sparse. But is anything less than 100% opposition to it still a win? They should stick to the line drawn in the sand by their Congressional counterparts. It's possible they will;

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans suggested overhauling the Senate's stimulus
proposal because they said it doesn't pump enough into the private sector through tax cuts but allows Democrats to go on a spending spree unlikely to jolt the economy.

"When I say start from scratch, what I mean is that the basic approach of this bill, we believe, is wrong," said Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the No. 2 Republican. He added that he was seeing an erosion of support for the bill.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he doubted the Senate would pass the bill, contending that Democrats as well as Republicans were uneasy with it. He renewed a Republican complaint that Democrats had not been as bipartisan in writing the bill as Obama had said he wanted.

"I think it may be time ... for the president to kind of get a hold of these Democrats in the Senate and the House, who have rather significant majorities, and shake them a little bit and say, 'Look, let's do this the right way,'" McConnell said. "I can't believe that the president isn't embarrassed about the products that have been produced so far."

Looks like the GOP could start the season 2-0. Let's keep our fingers crossed.


  1. Sure hope they will, but I fear that the GOP will get a few concessions on the most egregious items, and call it a victory. "We stood up to Obama and the Democrats!" Great, but what did it get you? I think they're setting themselves up to be rolled, unless they make it clear that Congress needs to start over.

  2. I'm afraid you'll be right, but hopeful you aren;t. If they cave at all they lose the ability to differentiate themselves.


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