Am I missing the joke?
February 3, 2009 7 Comments
I mean, this is funny and all, but I don’t get it:
“As a black, Roman Catholic conservative from Washington D.C. and Maryland, I know how to lose elections,” said Michael S. Steele today in Virginia. His audience, a gathering of House Republicans, knows all too well, too. But now, he said, as the new chairman of the Republican National Committee, “I’m in the business of winning elections.”
He somehow thinks that joining the RNC as its leader puts him in the business of winning elections? Haven’t they gotten HOUSED in the past couple of major election cycles? Like, beaten so badly people are wondering if the Republicans can come back?
How is that the business of winning elections?
Then again, swinging bullshit like this, maybe Steele is in the right place:
“Now my mom was a sharecropper’s daughter, with a fifth grade education,” he said. Referring to Democrats, he went on, “If my mom knew how to balance the budget, I’m sure the rest of the folks out here on the other side should know how to do that as well.”
Because any idiot can tell you the last president to balance a budget was Clinton and that the two largest periods EVER in debt growth and deficit spending occurred during the reign of George W. Bush and his hero, Ronnie Reagan, who also left the country floundering toward a recession thanks to spending money like drunken monkeys and cutting revenues at the same time.
Republicans like to call Democrats “Tax and Spenders,” but Republicans prove to be just Spenders (BIG spenders at that), with little to no regard to taxes, which is the revenue stream for the government.
And anybody who has ever tried to balance a budget – share croppers or not – knows that you have to increase your revenue if you want to increase your spending. As a little kid, I admit I didn’t always understand that, so when I’d ask my mother for something expensive and she would say “we can’t afford that, it’s not in our budget,” I would get upset. Now that I am a grown-up, I understand better, you just can’t spend money you don’t have and expect it to work.
The government’s budget is the same way. Turns out a budget is a budget is a budget.
Thankfully, the Romper Room Era has ended and the adults are back in power.