Why it’s Hard to Respect the GOP These Days

After Voting No, Republicans Tout Funds – WSJ.com: “WASHINGTON — Republicans railed against the Democrats’ massive economic-stimulus and spending bills as fiscally irresponsible, but some GOP lawmakers are taking credit for projects in their own districts funded by the measures. ‘Washington needs to stop spending money that it doesn’t have,’ Michigan Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra …

The Forgetful Man

Wasting Away in Hooverville: “Shlaes’s actual critique of the New Deal [in The Forgotten Man] is not easy to pin down. Defining what she believes depends on whether you are reading the book itself or her incessant stream of spin-off journalism. In one article she adopted the classic right-wing line taken up by Andrew Mellon, …

You are not Him

Republicans, Democrats criticize Jindal’s speech: “‘To come up in this moment in history with a stale, ‘Government is the problem, you can’t trust the federal government’ is just a disaster for the Republican Party,’ Brooks said on PBS’ ‘The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.’ ‘It’s not where the country is, it’s not where the future of …

Then Don’t Take the Money

Commentary: If you oppose stimulus, don’t take the money – CNN.com: “If Republican politicians are so deeply opposed to President Obama’s economic recovery plan, they should refuse to take the money. After all, if you think all that federal spending is damaging, there are easy ways to reduce it: Don’t take federal money.” (Via CNN.)

Throwing in Their 2¢

Obama Campaigns Outside Washington to Win Insiders on Stimulus – Yahoo! News: “While the president’s approval ratings are close to 70 percent, much of the public has been persuaded by arguments from congressional Republicans that the stimulus package is loaded with projects that won’t spur economic growth, according to Charles Jones, professor emeritus of political …

Obama Takes ’em to the “Chuch”

Part 1 Top Quote: No, seriously…that’s the point! Part 2 Top Quote: Let’s put Americans to work doing the work that America needs done. PREACH!