There are seven stages, and Rush Limbaugh perfectly illustrated stage three today in the Wall Street Journal. The shock and denial was long, the pain and guilt was short, and now we’re on to bargaining:
Fifty-three percent of American voters voted for Barack Obama; 46% voted for John McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Give that 1% to President Obama. Let’s say the vote was 54% to 46%. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009: 54% of the $900 billion — $486 billion — will be spent on infrastructure and pork as defined by Mr. Obama and the Democrats; 46% — $414 billion — will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me.
Aww, we get the wackos! It’s adorable how he thinks the 46% aren’t wackos themselves. But I digress - since when is the Executive’s policy based on how many people voted against him? I would have loved to hear his response to that argument back when Bush got 47.9% of the vote and Gore got 48.4. I’m sure he’d react as calmly and open minded as he’s asking Democrats to be today.
Obama won, and he gets to set the agenda. He put a remarkable amount of tax cuts into the stimulus bill for the crazy liberal you made him out to be over the past 12 months. Take your wasteful tax cuts, shut the hell up, and be happy you have a president who at least treats his opposition respectfully.