Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Obama to Congress: "Go Shopping"

Play the YouTube embed to hear Obama criticize Bush for telling Americans to go shopping after 9/11. Today we are faced with a crisis of our own making. But Obama is keeping up his theme of continuing the Bush policies by encouraging some shopping of his own. Unfortunately, Obama is telling congressional Democrats to do the shopping, so we're unlikely to pick up any swag that we might enjoy, like that ipod I shelled out five bucks trying to win from my nephew's school fund-raiser raffle. This from Maureen Dowd no less:
"In one of his disturbing spells of passivity, President Obama decided not to fight Congress and live up to his own no-earmark pledge from the campaign."

From the same article, here is a partial list of democrat goodies:

• $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York. “quick peel me a grape,” McCain twittered.

• $1.7 million for a honey bee factory in Weslaco, Tex.

• $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa.

• $1 million for Mormon cricket control in Utah. “Is that the species of cricket or a game played by the brits?” McCain tweeted.

• $819,000 for catfish genetics research in Alabama.

• $650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi.

For a second, I misread that last one as "beer management" and was wondering why the heck they needed to manage beers for those rednecks, they seemed to do fine on their own. But then I saw it was beaver management and it all made sense.

McCain let rip on tweeter over this pokulus and Obama breaking another promise; good for him. Turns out he can use technology after all.

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