Monday, February 16, 2009

Rock Video Boasts "House GOP Is Back"–But Scarborough Expresses Doubts

Republican Whip Eric Cantor came out with an ad, "The House GOP Is Back," set to the tune of Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle":



And how, exactly, is the GOP "back"? It's not that they managed to stop the president's stimulus package. No, they're "back" because every House Republican voted no. They stood together as obstructionists while offering nothing new on the nation's dire economic straits. Paul Krugman put it well: 

"In both the House and the Senate, the vast majority of Republicans rallied behind the idea that the appropriate response to the abject failure of the Bush administration’s tax cuts is more Bush-style tax cuts."

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough had a more honest assessment of the fact that the $787 billion economic stimulus bill not only passed but, according to Gallup, 67% of Americans approved of President Obama's handling of the issue compared to 31% approval of the Republicans:



It seems that Scarborough's candid statement, "Perhaps...we don't know what we're talking about," applies to Eric Cantor's falsely triumphalist ad.

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