Yesterday in the Washington Post, George F. Will published an article eloquently describing the current state of affairs with the Democratic party. He classified their campaign strategy as “table-pounding.” Here is the quote:
It is a lawyers’ adage: If you have the law on your side, argue the law; if you have the facts, argue the facts; if you have neither, pound the table. Forgive the Democrats for their current table-pounding.”
This rhetoric is a poignant description of the deplorable state of the Democratic party. Only, pardon me, Mr. Will, if I won’t forgive the Democrats the desperation of their tactics. Nope, I won’t give them that, and they aren’t entitled to it either. Its the result of their own foolish policy-making over the past two years, policy that is upheld by two crumbling walls: ineffective stimulus and hugely unpopular Obamacare. Forgive? Never. Admonish? Forever.
Will refers to Michael Barone’s appropriate description of Obamacare as, “the most unpopular major legislation since the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.” What a policy decision to stand on, huh? More like a trap door.
The stimulus? A report came out today about its supposed effectiveness. It was an assessment organized by Joe Biden at Obama’s behest. Yes, I know, thats all you need to know to discredit the believability the entire study, but humor me for a moment and let me explain just how ludicrous this report actually is. Does the study provide documented evidence of economic growth? No. What it claims is that because the stimulus package, compared with other money spending legislation, is relatively free of fraud, the entire bill is successful. Here is a quote about this “success:”
Certainly, the fraud and waste element has been smaller than I think anything anybody anticipated,” said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog group. “You can certainly challenge some projects as questionable economically. But there haven’t been the examples of outright fraud where the money is essentially lining somebody’s pocket.”
Wow. Is that what we’ve really come to? Democrats claiming an economic stimulus bill is effective because there was little fraud in the distribution of its funds is absolute insanity. The stimulus bill was supposed to accomplish economic stimulus (yes, what a shocker). It didn’t stimulate the economy. So, therefore, it failed. But wait! There was no fraud, though…says the desperate Democrat. Actually there was fraud– alibeit less than usual– and actually that doesn’t matter at all because it didn’t help the American people or small buisness significantly.
“You can certainly challenge some projects as questionable economically.” Yes, we will, and we really don’t care if there wasn’t any fraud: why? Well, to answer a question with a question, why give people credit for acheiving the basic responsibilities of their job? Does a mechanic get credit for screwing a bolt on tightly? Ridiculous.
So, Democrats, stop trying to support your policy. Just stop it. Go back to your table pounding. Because every time you try to give support to what you do, you just make yourselves look more pathetic. Maybe I will forgive the table-pounding after all. It’s certainly better than this garbage.