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Friday, July 22, 2011

Governor Bob McDonnell: “So What if the Country Defaults? Oh, Wait, This Affects ME”

For a year or two after Obama’s stimulus package, the funniest/sickest cliché was the reactions of hundreds of two-faced politicians. Out of one side of their mouths, the stimulus was “a waste of taxpayers’ money,” “a government takeover,” “socialism.” Out of the other side, each and every one of these two-faced assholes was videotaped taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony for a local project that was Made POSSIBLE by that commie stimulus package.

And now there’s a new variation: politicians who insist it’s “no big deal” if the country defaults for the first time in history. “That’ll teach those tax-and-spend Democrats to start living within their means.” And then suddenly, dots get connected, two and two get put together and — dingdingdingdingding — “Oh My God, if we default, that will affect My state, My district!!!”


Governor Bob McDonnell (R—Slow) has been jolted awake. Virginia’s credit rating is in jeopardy because of the debt crisis.

Several months ago the pre-Enlightened Bob McDonnell said:

“The only way that it is appropriate to increase the debt limit, is if there is a tangible, written, irreversible set of structural reforms in spending in the United States government that makes sure we are on a downward trajectory in spending that will get us to a balanced budget much farther. If we don’t achieve those goals, then I don’t see any gain in increasing the debt limit.”

That was then. Now, Governor Einstein has found out that Virginia’s credit rating — along with that of Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Tennessee — is in jeopardy because of those states’ dependence on federal revenue. (Yes, a bit of irony here, but that’s a whole ‘nother post.) Two days ago the newly-awakened McDonnell said:

“There’s got to be a compromise, I’m not going to tell them how to do it…But they’ve got to get this done immediately or the uncertainty for the business community is going to be just devastating to our country…It’s not going to get done without some compromise and when it’s affecting states now, it’s creating great uncertainty, there’s massive unhappiness with the federal government generally over its inability to do the basic things that government needs to do.“

Flip. Flop.

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Blogger jadedj said...

I done got hip to your jive
Oh, big conniver
Nothing but a jiver
I done got hip to your jive

Flipping and Flopping
Slipping and slopping
Won't be your fool
No more, owww

My thanks to Little Richard.

July 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Virginians must be so PROUD of this guy. I know I'd be.

July 22, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

They are all so blinded by the light that they have no clue about what will happen once the default happens. Once there isn't money coming in to fund Medicare benefits and Social Security checks, and once state stuff like Medicaid gets hit, once our nation's credit rating drops, and once a domino effect starts across the world... we will see LOTS of flip-flopping on the part of these Republicans. And it will all be too late and for naught because they will be hurled out of office and onto their asses by voters.

If these Republicans don't plan to compromise, they must be planning on winning a lot of elections without the support of those who are elderly and/or from those who are on federal assistance programs.

Have you ever read George Lakoff? He would tell you that this is the conservatives' "strict father" mentality at work. They see people who disagree with them as being in need of punishment. The Dems are seen as an unruly kid who takes money out of Dad's wallet to pay for things Dad disapproves of, so some pretty severe punishment needs to be administered. They don't care about the collective human costs, because they view Democrats as a person... in this case, as the kid who needs to be taken out behind the woodshed.

They don't just get us into trouble here at home, they also get us into trouble with our foreign policy by looking at other nations as single persons and not as collections of millions of people.

This is just the way they work, and what we are seeing with the debt ceiling standoff should come as no surprise. And because they are so headstrong and pay so little attention to history, they will not learn from what happened when the actions of Newt and his buddies led to the government shutdown in 1994.


History? The GOP is too busy trying to rewrite it to pay attention to it.

July 22, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Meaning, of course, that they are developmentally 11 years old, and in no way capable of being responsible for any sensible political decisions.

But that's just my reading.


They don't just get us into trouble here at home, they also get us into trouble with our foreign policy by looking at other nations as single persons and not as collections of millions of people.

July 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I believe you are correct, and when they talk about how they are they only ones who want to have an "adult conversation" it is laughable.

July 23, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: Little Richard had it dialed.

JR: I hope they're proud of how gullible they were.

Snave: George Lakoff has their number, that's for sure. I haven't read any of his books but I've seen excerpts from them.

But don't worry, if we go into default and cause another global crash, it'll be Obama's fault. That's what the media will tell their gullible listeners, and they'll fall for it. Again.

Suzan: I don't even think they're the equivalent to an 11-year-old. They're all in the throes of the Terrible Twos.

Snave: I too am tired of hearing these cerebrally-challenged assholes talk about "grown-ups" and "an adult conversation."

July 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

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