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Jack Cafferty Thinks Republicans Are Cool Again

I’ve always been skeptical of Jack Cafferty. I always felt like the guy made a living out of being outraged that sometimes he forgets what he’s outraged about.

I skimmed today and what I found was the latest commentary from Mr Outrage. My jaw dropped;…

NEW YORK (CNN) — Well, that didn’t take long. Three weeks into the new administration and the Democrats are squandering their advantage and threatening to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Ah media narratives “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” is the new “under the bus”

Credit House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for getting the ball rolling. Under her leadership, House Democrats excluded Republicans from having any voice in crafting the stimulus package.

This from a man who six months ago called Republicans complete failures. So now we need to give them a voice?

Acting like children who hadn’t seen Santa Claus for eight years, House Democrats busily loaded up the bill with stuff they had been unable to get for eight years. It was payback time.

Contraception, funding for the arts, restoration of the national mall, stop-smoking programs. All while Americans lose their homes, their jobs, and their savings. It was both childish and disgraceful.

Who’s going to restore the national mall Jack? Chinese Robots?

Apparently tone deaf to the disgust and disappointment of Americans with the bailout package for Wall Street and the banks last year, as well as the voters’ strongly stated desire for change as represented by the election of Barack Obama, House Democrats set the table for failure — again.

Not a single Republican in the House voted for the bill, despite efforts by our new president to reach out to the other side. Nancy Pelosi strikes again.

That couldn’t possibly be because the Republicans don’t care about people, could it? Oh no, because they’re the saviors of America now…although last year, they weren’t, right Jack?  

When asked if the lack of Republican support was at least partly her fault, she gave some snotty answer about not being partisan but working for the American people. Right.

My guess is President Obama is busy these days sticking pins in his Nancy Pelosi doll. To his credit, Obama argued against a lot of the pork while stressing that time is our enemy. Pelosi could care less.

Actually he didn’t argue against the “pork.” He said last night he wanted much of this “pork” put back into the bill, but you can’t attack the popular President, can you? Nope, couldn’t do it in 2003, can’t do it now. Always the opportunist. aren’t you? So you have to make us some lie that there are big differences between the President (who is popular) and the Speaker (who is not).

As the legislation headed for the Senate amid cries for more stimulus and less pork, the Republicans pounced. Sensing yet another Democratic miscalculation, the Republicans seized the advantage in the debate.

Thanks to you guys in the “media”  

They want more tax cuts and more real stimulus — stuff that will create jobs now.

you’re kidding right? You said this was a failure last year and NOW YOU’RE SAYING THIS CREATES JOBS?

Not some pie in the sky proposal that may pay dividends years down the road. And they’re right.

The real game starts if and when the Senate passes a bill devoid of a bunch of the garbage the House Democrats stuffed into it. Then it goes to a conference committee where the drama will be whether, in a grand twist of irony, President Obama and the Republicans wind up aligned against members of the Democratic Party in an effort to get something realistic on the table before the economy simply slides the rest of the way into a deep crevasse.

Ah the divided Democrats meme. The media just creams their pants over this


Meanwhile, angry voters are jamming Capitol Hill phone lines screaming about the politics as usual that is so far the hallmark of the new administration. Welcome to Washington, Mr. Obama.

Except their jamming the phone lines complaining about REPUBLICANS…or at least the polls say.

When it comes to the Democrats under Nancy Pelosi, what was it Pogo used to say? “We have met the enemy and it is us.”

We’ve met the enemy and it is you.

The sad thing is if you look at the comments in the thread, the people are buying this crap.


  1. I think he hates everyone fairly equally.  Since he lost his wife he’s just gotten worse.

    I have to agree to an extent about Pelosi, though.  She is not imho a Plays Well With Others kid.  Whether her actions involving the stimulus have been good or not I haven’t been paying enough attention to comment on, but if she’s acting like I would expect her to I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s been poking with sticks more than serving carrots…

  2. sricki

    It’s difficult to take him seriously on a good day. I don’t think he’ll have a lot of influence on the media narrative.  They’re going to twist things into whatever shape they think will best hold Americans’ interest anyway.

  3. Hollede

    takes a moment on, is to test the wind. He is one of the reasons I don’t watch CNN *(cough Dobs, cough Blitzer)*. I find hysterical idiots on MSNBC as well *(cough Scarborough)*, but at least the entire network isn’t running around with their hair on fire.

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