Tiger Beat on the Potomac has a fun piece up this morning:
The Democrats just passed a massive spending bill with no GOP support. So why are Republicans talking about Dr. Seuss and the border?
Democrats are relentlessly hyping President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, while Republicans are trying to change the subject to Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head and the Mexican border. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, arguably the shrewdest Republican strategist in Washington, has started floating a half-hearted anti-stimulus message that the coming recovery would have happened anyway.
“We are about to have a boom,” McConnell said last week after the Biden bill passed. “And if we do have a boom, it will have absolutely nothing to do with this $1.9 trillion.”
If the subhead doesn’t say it all, here’s the thumbnail that does:
“It may be an overstated political cliché that if you’re explaining, you’re losing. But you’re almost certainly losing if you’re explaining, ahead of time, why the economic boom you’re expecting on your opponent’s watch shouldn’t be attributed to your opponent.”
Seems like politics and comedy have that in common: never explain your joke. Insert the name of your favorite GOP loon right there.