The Washington Post lets us know the latest argument from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, that arguments on the stimulus must be binary, black-and-white, and that you must see all of the $789 billion in spending one way or another:
The committee responsible for electing House Democrats is compiling a list of Republican House members — all of whom voted against the stimulus bill — praising the legislation in their home districts. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a list of statements from Republican politicians hailing the local economic benefits of a bill they railed against in Congress.
The DCCC oppo research includes some choice quotes, including this one from Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) on Twitter: “If you know of someone thinking of buying [a] first home, now may be the time. Stimulus incentive is very generous! Up to 8k! Check it out.”
So if you like any aspect of a 1,079-page spending bill — spending a little under a billion dollars per page – you’re obligated to vote in favor of it? Is this really the way Democrats’ minds work? No wonder they end up voting for so much waste — they actually cannot concieve of making their support contingent on removing the wasteful items . . .