According to Vitter, the GOP is basically betting the farm that the stimulus package is going to fail, and the party wants Democrats to go down with it. "Our next goal is to make President Obama and liberal Democrats in Congress own it completely," he said. Instead of coming up with serious measures to save the economy, the party intends to devote its time to an "we told you so" agenda that will include GOP-only hearings on the bill's impact in the coming months to highlight the bill's purportedly wasteful elements and shortcomings.
Maybe it's just me, but when the public faces of your organization are Diaper Dave, Sarah Palin, and Drugged Limbaugh, calling it 'scraping the bottom' might be a bit generous.
Missed this article from the other day about the boom-gone-bust in a Florida exurb until I came across it via several of the big blogs (the actual link is from here.)
I was struck at how the picture above resembled large swaths of the Lower 9th Ward post-flood...and the article notes the similarities are more than visual (crime problems, poverty, lack of work, etc.) And you can thank the same Bush administration--they mismanaged the response to the flood in 2005, and they blew up the economy on their way out the door.
This, which I'm sure you've seen, is straight out of the "you've gotta be fucking kidding" department, even with the obligatory paragraph or two about how we poor, unwashed masses might be less than sympathetic as to the plight of fat cats.