Republicans voting “no” and hoping for failure
February 9, 2009
Damn that human nature. Republicans stood by their economic philosophy that government programs are nothing more than useless welfare, and the way to stimulate the economy is by cutting taxes. Now all they have to to is hope that God is on their side and pray for the Democrat’s stimulus package to fail. If it fails it will change the balance of power in Congress in 2010 and diminish Obama’s 2012 reelection chances.
It’s often difficult for people to rise above human nature. Who doesn’t like to be a winner? Who doesn’t like to prove their opponents were wrong? Who doesn’t relish saying "I told you so"?
These aren’t rhetorical question.
The answer is those people who put what’s good for the country first.
The Democrats approach to stimulating the economy may be all wrong. But I can’t help but feel most Republicans truly are hoping it is a dismal failure.
Am I being too cynical? Am I less than charitable?
Does Dick Cheney really yearn for a horrible terror attack against the United States so he can say "I told you so" … sorry that’s another column.