Friday, February 6, 2009


What do you call a Republican complaining over $2 billion in the stimulus after they actually downplayed the hundreds of billions we squandered in Iraq?

In 2007, California's Darrell Issa reminded us that the $12 billion that completely vanished in Iraq “seems like a lot of money,” but since it amounts to “less than $1,000 per man woman and child in that region it’s a measured amount to be spent.”

It wasn’t spent, though. It vanished. It disappeared.

John Boehner defended the last war supplemental spending bill by noting that while expensive, “it’s a price for freedom, and I don’t think you can put a price on freedom.”

Why won’t Republicans invest at home?

Of course, they do spend at home. All of those "earmarks" weren't spent by Democrats alone in the past eight years. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the poster boy of pork, funneled $50 million in federal money to an indoor rainforest in Des Moines at the behest of a major campaign donor, saying it would create jobs in Iowa. Now he dares to criticize the spending in the stimulus bill as wasteful?

Are you fucking kidding me? You guys aren't the party of fiscal responsibility, haven't been for years.

And who is pointing out this hypocrisy by the Republican “just say no” crowd? Who has gone through the archive to pull out speeches of leading Republicans defending their wasteful spending binge during the Bush years?




Of course not! Be serious. It’s The Daily Show! Watch it: good stuff starts around 1:25: