Monday, February 09, 2009

Republicans Are The Taliban

GOP Congressman Pete Sessions, chairman of the Republican National Congressional Committee, linked House Republicans to the Taliban the other day.

Comparing his party members' unanimous vote against the Obama stimulus plan to an insurgency, Sessions stated: "Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban."

They're like the Taliban in more ways than one. Religiously bigoted, ethnically pure, more concerned about regulating Americans bedrooms than fixing the economy.

In 2002, W. Bush and the GOP pushed their own brand of stimulus for the economy, a massive tax cut, 90% of which went to the richest 10 percent of the country. This was no short term deal, either--it was enacted for eight years.

It didn't do much good: the U.S. economy had its worst performance since the Depression in the eight W years, barely growing at all before imploding at the end of Bush's term.

Obama doesn't need any help from the Taliban Republicans--we're happy to see them hide in their caves.

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