Two-Drink Minimum

Now try getting out of the tree.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac has a fun piece up this morning:

The GOP’s Political Nightmare: Running Against a Recovery

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.

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4 Responses to Two-Drink Minimum

  1. roket says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and accuse Mitch of being a failed economist.

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  2. Wesley Sandel says:

    The national deficit has increased under every Republican administration since WWII and declined under every Democratic administration. But suddenly, Republicans have become “fiscal hawks.”

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  3. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!

    I hate to say it, but I thought their line about less than 10% of the 1.9 trillion dollars being spent on #COVID19, while a lie, was quite effective. I don’t know why they’d give it up. It was easy to remember and sounded like it could be true which is all they require of their lies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad they gave up on it. I figured it would’ve been the next “Defund the Police” attack line.

    Huzzah!
    Jack

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