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February 13, 2009

Politico: GOP "toothless" minority

Well, I'm glad the canard about the GOP minority "blocking" things and the egregious lies about real bipartisanship have fallen by the wayside. Now Obama and the Democrats own everything henceforth lock stock and barrel.

...But Emanuel said that they recognized they had overdone their initial outreach to Republicans and had offered "a sharp message for the last week."

For now, the hard-charging chief of staff added, He has an open hand, but he has a very firm handshake.

Translation: Yes, the president will continue to do obligatory outreach to the GOP, but hes not going to be burned again by an out-of-power and toothless minority for the sake of appearances...

UPDATE: In other news, "Speaking Truth to Power" McClatchy asks if the spendulus is going to stimulate anything, and suggets the answer is no.
...short on incentives to get consumers spending again and long on social goals that won't stimulate economic activity, according to a range of respected economists...
The "toothless" GOP simply shrugged its shoulders and remarked "hey, we tried but it was rammed through anyway". Later in the day, press credentials for all McClatchy reporters worldwide were revoked by the Whitehouse, and those present at the Whitehouse were frogmarched into the basement where they never emerged.


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