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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Finding Somebody, Anybody, to Blame

The election last November resulted in a Democrat in the White House and solid Democratic majorities in both Houses. So now, with the President's appointments dropping like flies and support for his pork-laden "stimulus" package plummeting, who does Michael Hirsch, the political oracle at Newsweek, a news magazine once widely read, blame for it? Why the Republicans, of course.
Obama's desire to begin a "post-partisan" era may have backfired. In his eagerness to accommodate Republicans and listen to their ideas over the past week, he has allowed the GOP to turn the haggling over the stimulus package into a decidedly stale, Republican-style debate over pork, waste and overspending.
How dare they! Not only that, Hirsch counsels
Obama needs to remind the American people that unless the Republicans get on board, they will bear political responsibility for failing to act in the face of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
In other words, if this pathetic and laughable stimulus package passes without their signing on, should the country and the world sink into a depression it will still be the fault of those damn Republicans!

It looks as if just three weeks into this administration, panic is setting in among Hirsch and his ilk as it dawns on them their illustrious but untested savior just isn't up to the job.

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