Monday, February 16, 2009

Post-stimulus blues

Quin Hillyer is bummed out:
There are times when it's just too depressing to write about politics. This is one of those times. The welfare-reform-killing, debt-exploding, generational-thieving, pork-laden, growth-inhibiting, utterly unnecessary and counterproductive monstrosity that the Obamites and Pelosians just shoved down the nation's throats has left me in a deep numbness akin to one of the stages of grief.
Anybody else feeling the post-stimulus blues?


  1. Contra the blues, in a strange way, I'm feeling more energized than I have in a long time. Yes, it sucks that this gigantic "stimulus" has passed and will become law and that that the U.S. will be in effect a rudderless ship for the next 4 years with Obama at the helm. But just as the Roman Empire at the height of its power could survive emperors like Caligula and Nero, so too can we survive Obama's reign of error.

    In the meantime, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the Democrats in general are overreaching *exactly* as so many conservatives predicted they would.

    I don't believe it's any accident that the Chinese word for "crisis" is the same as that for "opportunity" (or so I am told anyway). With the all-too-predictable Democrat overreach, they will make this economic crisis worse. But while they are handing us lemons, conservatives (and Republicans, should they decide once again to embrace conservatism) will have an abundance of opportunity to make some damn good lemonade out of those lemons.

    Quinn Hillyer et al. need to pull their heads out of the dumper and realize what a golden opportunity is staring us in the face. It's no time to get down, it's time to get into the fight.

  2. It took a Carter to bring us a Reagan. Who will Obama bring us?

  3. Hopefully Sarah, or Jindal but realistically some pastel moderate like Pawlenty