Obama’s Latest Desperate Gambit Is Definitely Shovel-Ready

By now, we all know about President Obama’s new $50 Billion sure-fire infrastructure building plan to save the economy.  The guys at PowerLine reminded me of one of the most gifted political cartoonists of our time, Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily. 

That in turn reminded me of a cartoon so prescient that I saved it on my computer back in February 2009, when the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats were trying to sell us on the $787 Billion first stimulus package:


Nothing has changed.  Nothing at all.

Published in: on September 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. True, nothing has changed. You right-wingers hate the thought of government spending money on our country. It’s okay for Bush to spend 3 trillion dollars on Iraq but heaven forbid Obama create some jobs and improve our infrastructure.

    • Not really. What I hate is the thought of the government taking money from one set of people to give it to other people to advance pet causes and constituencies to the detriment of the country as a whole.
      Here’s an easy example. The Democrats spent over $800 Billion on “stimulus” (more than the $700 Billion actually spent on Iraq, which was invaded with overwhelming bipartisan support), but threw it at idiotic programs, such as cash for clunkers and the new home buyer tax credit, that any Econ 101 student could have told them would just move demand forward and crash it immediately thereafter.
      Zero net benefit, but Billions of borrowed dollars spent. Thanks!

      • [which was invaded with overwhelming bipartisan support),]

        That’s a lie. Congress gave Bush the authority to go to war, but he lied us into the war in Iraq. He should be in prison right now for war crimes.

  2. President Bush might need a few cellmates, Ben.

    “There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.” Letter to President Bush, Signed Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001.

    “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.” Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

    “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

    “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…” Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.

    “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

    “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.” Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002.

    “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.” Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002.

    The reality is no one lied about Iraq, with the exception of the left lying about its commitment to the conflict that they encouraged, supported, and justified. As soon as things started to look bleak, the left turned on president Bush and our armed forces.

    The left then opposed the surge that won the war, and the General that led it. Then after taking power, the left adopted Bush’s Iraq strategy for Afghanistan and hired the General they had earlier defamed.

    • No, Bush did lied to Congress and started a war based information he knew to be false. Your right-wing talking points don’t change that.

      • “Bush lied, people died” is a talking point. A false talking point.

        The fact is, Democrats had the same information that the President had in his possession. As the litany of quotes I presented show (and it is a partial list), the Democrats were enthusiastic supporters of the Iraq invasion up until it got messy. Then they bailed. And they didn’t just abandon Bush. They attacked and defamed the very same General, and essentially the same strategy, that Obama is now relying on to save his ass in Afghanistan.

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