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The AP Unwittingly Invokes The Opinion Of A Flake

Thanks to Mike for linking the AP's unusually straightforward description of the Obama inauguration excesses during this time when 20,000 middle class Americans are losing their jobs each week.

As the linked article notes, liberals were quick to admonish the Bush administration for any perceived excesses in 2004 but the same brand of liberal apologists commenting on this site (and at Kim's post) reflexively note that Bush ruined the economy, Bush is wasting even more money in Iraq and that private donors are footing most of the bill (to which Jay perceptively inquired, what do these private donors expect back for their donations?). Hmmm? A person might also ask how much of Bush's now modest (in comparison) $41 million was paid for by private donors?

But I digress.

The AP article that was linked contained one of those news nuggets made for just for this place and time:

"In 2005, Reps. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and Jim McDermott, D-Wash., asked Bush to show a little less pomp and be a little more circumspect at his party."

Jim McDermott? Oh yeah, that Jim McDermott. By the way, where is Jim McDermott (D-Washington)? Where is this well known privacy rights hypocrite who made public the contents of an illegally taped private phone call between then Congressman Newt Gingrich and Congressman John Boehner? Where is this mountebank who in 2005 fashioned himself as a moral minder for perceived Bush administration inauguration excesses and who has consistently positioned himself on the side of every terrorist thug he can find?

Bohener, as readers may recall, sued McDermott for his conspiracy in the illegal taping of a private phone call and won a $1,000,000+ judgment that has been confirmed all the way through the U. S. Supreme Court. This begs the question, has McDermott paid this judgement confirmed by the country's highest court? Or is he still evading payment by asking his constituents to pay up for him?

There is no level of irony that can penetrate the heads of the liberal apologists today that are so consumed by BDS. The mere mention of McDermott should peg BS meters everywhere but it remains that the collective memory of the left has manifested symptoms of ADD for decades. It is simply amazing (still) that the AP would bring this charalatan's name up (in any editorial sense) for an article that discusses the issue of political judgment and responsibility.


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Comments (13)

Boehner won a one BILLION d... (Below threshold)
SATerp:

Boehner won a one BILLION dollar judgment?

If I were him, I'd settle for a hundred million and retire to the Caribbean!

Boehner won a one BIL... (Below threshold)

Boehner won a one BILLION dollar judgment?

Thanks for the correction. Duly noted.

I guess I've been discussing the Federal budget too much!

Thanks to Mike for linki... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Thanks to Mike for linking the AP's unusually straightforward description of the Obama inauguration excesses during this time when 20,000 middle class Americans are losing their jobs each week.


The Iraq War is sucking all the money! That money could have been used to improve roads, bridges etc. People would have jobs!


Tell it to George Bush! He ran the country into the ground. He damaged America's image around the world. Republicans stole the election from Al Gore and you're reaping your rewards.

It's all about Sowing & Reaping!

Oh brother justice58, anoth... (Below threshold)
M:

Oh brother justice58, another one of those people who doesn't know how the electoral college works. Get a clue and come back after you educate yourself about the difference between the popular vote and the electoral college vote. Then you'd know there wasn't any "stolen election." Pssh, Al Gore, prophet of doom and gloom global warming, seriously?

Get a clue and come bac... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Get a clue and come back after you educate yourself about the difference between the popular vote and the electoral college vote. Then you'd know there wasn't any "stolen election."


The 2000 election was stolen! Stolen! But you reaped the rewards of George Bush!


We wouldn't have had to suffer 8 years if Al Gore would've been our President.


J58 -Slogans are a... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

J58 -

Slogans are a lot of fun, aren't they? They're certainly a substitute for thought and analysis. You can cut and paste them all day long, and never bother to think - certainly handy, isn't it? Especially when you DON'T want to think about what you're pasting.

Democrats, for example, are the ones who blocked legislation to rein in mortgage excesses. They set the whole meltdown in motion when they decided it was more important to make sure their core constituencies could get mortgages than make sure those people were actually able to pay them.

So there goes a LOT more money down the drain than the war cost. (The military normally takes about 15-17% of the federal budget in peacetime. Now it's up to about 20% - annoying but hardly catastrophic from a fiscal standpoint.)

That money tossed out for bailouts could have been used for roads - and bridges also - but it didn't really exist until the bailouts were needed. It's all a matter of priorities, after all. Bridges and roads are normally maintained by the states through local or state taxes (including gasoline taxes), with some federal money coming from the DOT allocated on a per-state basis.

The war didn't affect that amount - it wouldn't have been different whether there was a war or not. Wars are paid for out of a different pocket.

And did you ever wonder just WHERE that money you're griping about for the war went? That's a hell of a lot put out... for what?

Let's see - military pay took a fair amount - but not that much overall. There were also items purchased by the military from civilian companies. Food, fuel, weapons and ammo, expendables and supplies of all sorts. Vehicles of all sorts, new technology to protect the soldiers, logistics companies to get the stuff there - and that's just the tip of the iceberg regarding federal procurement.

Every company involved in supporting our armed forces gets paid. (Well, eventually.) In turn, they pay their people. In turn, those people pay their bills and rent (or mortgages) and buy groceries and the things they think they need - and they pay taxes. They also pay THEIR suppliers who provide raw materials, components or subassemblies - and THOSE suppliers pay THEIR people. The money doesn't just get piled somewhere and burned, after all.

The 2000 election was st... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

The 2000 election was stolen! Stolen! But you reaped the rewards of George Bush!

No - it wasn't. There were no valid recounts that showed Gore winning Florida. All legal recounts showed Bush winning it... and there was considerable speculation at the time that since Florida was called for Gore quickly after the polls closed, a lot of folks didn't bother to vote in the Western portion of the state which was in the Central time zone.

Hypocrites!<a href="... (Below threshold)
Justice sucked you into hi... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Justice sucked you into his "snarky" trap. He knows better. I for one, just ignore him. It works. ww

We wouldn't have h... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
We wouldn't have had to suffer 8 years if Al Gore would've been our President.

Now we know you are an idiot. Al (global warming scam) Gore would have ruined this nation, sacrificing it on the alter of his green religion. In case you haven't been keeping up, not even the IPCC's report (not the summary) links CO2 to warming.

GET SOME, JLawson!!! Well S... (Below threshold)
24usmcr Author Profile Page:

GET SOME, JLawson!!! Well Said!

Justice sucked you into ... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Justice sucked you into his "snarky" trap. He knows better. I for one, just ignore him. It works.


Wrong. I'm very much a female.


Thanks, 24usmcr. It helps ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Thanks, 24usmcr. It helps to have worked in a Logistics Squadron for a few years, and observed how it all inter-relates...




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