Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Love This Guy (Not in a Gay Way...Not That There's Anything Wrong With That)

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) decimates Republicans like Rudy Giuliani for creating what he dubbed the "Republican exception." Hilarious. The money quote:

"And I realized that I was witnessing the birth of a new form of political discourse from the right wing in this country: The Exception. The Exceptional Exception -- the exception that proves the rule or disproves the rule, as the case may be.

So in the future I'm expecting that we'll hear from the right wing the claim that no cities drowned under the Bush administration -- except for New Orleans. And that there were no wars that were started by mistake under the Bush administration -- except for the war in Iraq. And that the Bush administration added nothing to the federal debt -- except for a half-trillion dollars, which works out to $15,000 for every man, woman and child in this country. And that they respected all of our constitutional rights as Americans -- except when they didn't.

I think we'll hear Republicans claim that the Bush administration managed the economy quite well -- except when they brought it to the brink of national bankruptcy. In fact, they'll claim that the Bush-Cheney administration was a complete success, except for the fact that it was an abject failure -- an abject failure.

In fact, what we learned in Washington for eight years is that the reason why Republicans hate government so much is because they're so bad at it."


T. Paine said...

Yep, Bush was indeed bad. Obama and this congress seem to be following Bush's worst mistakes by an exponential factor though.

As for Grayson, his clever quips don't cover this hack's partisan and bankrupt ideas that will only drag our country deeper into the mire.

Dave Splash said...

So, it's only okay to have convictions and be partisan if you're a Republican?

T. Paine said...

Nope, that isn't it at all. The fact that the left doesn't acknowledge that the opposite is true also is the issue.

Frankly I wish there were more on the left with convictions. I can think of a bunch of lefties in congress that actually should be convicted! :)