The Anchoress wonders why all the critics who said President Bush rushed to war have no problem with Obama rushing to Spendulus. Anchoress also points to the fear mongering Bush was accused of and compares it to fear mongering Obama is doing on the economy and Spendulus.
Bush “rushed” to war over the course of a number of months. Obama is rushing Spendulus through in just a few weeks. When Bush “rushed” us to war in Iraq public support for it was higher than current public support is for Spendulus. As the specifics of the bill continue to trickle out I predict pubic opinion will drop even lower.
Where are the inquiring media that told us throughout the Bush presidency that it was their job to question the White House? I think we all know where they are (in the tank). If it passes, Obama will always be able to say, no matter what the state of the economy, that things would have been worse if we had not passed the Great Spendulus. The media won’t question that. There will be no way to definitively prove or disprove it and the media will work overtime to push that line. (Bush could have pointed to some of the things that might have happened had we not invaded Iraq, or if we had not used certain interrogation techniques or if we had not passed the Patriot Act, but he didn’t.)
I am reading that public opinion polls dropping like a rock are what has caused Harry Reid to panic and accelerate the rush of this porker through the Senate. It is melt the phones time people.
UPDATE: Wow. This thing really is being rushed. Read Michelle Malkin’s post for all the specifics. Here is the overview:
From Senate staffer…
Just to give everyone a snapshot of the real debate that has occurred on the largest spending bill in history, as of 2pm today:
* 315 amendments have been filed
* 20 amendments have been considered
* 9 amendments have been adopted
* 11 amendments were rejected
* 14 are currently pending
This is a 736 page senate bill, rushed through committee with no hearings, and could pass after being on the floor for less than one week.
Based on where we are today, about 90% of the more than 300 amendments have not received consideration.Follow the link for specifics on the amendments that have been considered.