by Marc Perkel — Pass it on!
Liberal bloggers are organizing to stop the Republican’s attempt to rewrite history and blame the deficit on Obama and the Democrats by posting the Bush TARP speech video on their web sites to remind voters that the economy and the debt is the fault of Bush and the Republicans. The idea is to assign blame where blame is due.
When Clinton was president we had a surplus. We were paying down the national debt. Then the Republicans seized power and the surplus quickly became a deficit. They cut taxes for the rich and started two expensive wars. The deregulated the financial markets and allowed the big banks to steal to the point of global economic collapse.
This video of Bush with his hat in his hand begging America to pony up almost a trillion dollars reminds us what really happened. We liberal blogs are trying to organize so that we all post this video and put out the message so that the voters, who are angry, get angry at the right parties. Maybe then the public will have a real choice about whether we are going to stay the course with Obama or go back to irresponsible spending and deregulation as it was when Bush gave this speech.
I urge every blogger to post this video and keep it on top till the election. Who is with me on this?
Revealing interviews conducted by NewLeftMedia at Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ stunt. The ignorant, misinformed Beckistanians featured are a perfect reflection of that John Cage line: “I have nothing to say and I’m saying it.”
We are a big, dumb country and this is the 20 percent at the very wingnut bottom of that heap of steaming stupid. H/T to Bartcop.com for the link.
The Vile Volcano of the Right erupts on the subject of Supreme Court nominations in quotes from 2005, 2009 and 2004 respectively. Careful, you could get whiplash:
“I’m tired of these Democrats acting like they won the election. Somebody needs to stand up and say, ‘When you win the election, you pick the nominees. Until then, shut up! Just shut up! Just go away! Bury yourselves in your rat holes and don’t come out until you win an election. When you win an election, you can put all these socialist wackos, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, all over the court, but until then, SHUT UP! You are really irritating me.'”
— Rush Limbaugh on his radio show, July 5, 2005, when the GOP was still in the majority in Congress and Junior Bush was in the White House. Quote from Media Matters.org. H/T to Bartcop.com.
“Do you think we should go to the mat stopping Sotomayor? Do you think we oughta go to the wall to oppose her? And I said absolutely we should. Once again, an opportunity to draw the distinct contrast that exists today between conservatives and those in the Republican Party to President Obama. I doubt that Sotomayor can be stopped. She should be.”
— Rush Limbaugh in 2009, as quoted by Mark Halperin on Time’s ‘The Page,’ April 16, 2010.
“This filibuster, as you know, they’re filibustering these nominations which requires essentially 60 votes for a judge to be confirmed. The Constitution says nothing about this. The Constitution says simple majority, 51 votes.” 
“If the Senate, which has the constitutional right to make its own rules, decides that it wants to require a super-majority vote to pass certain bills such as tax bills — and they can do that. They can write those rules all day long — such a rule would not infringe on presidential power. But to do so when it affects a presidential power, which takes us into a separation of powers issue, like the appointment of judges, that is unconstitutional, in my layman’s view.”
— Rush Limbaugh, Dec. 24, 2004, as quoted by Media Matters.org.
Alicia Morgan of Last Left Turn Before Hooterville has the right idea, “Obama – For the Supreme Court, Let Limbaugh Be Your Guide!” I only hope President Obama is listening.
“I want to thank the Teabaggers for helping us pass health care, for resurrecting the Obama presidency. I know they’re saying, ‘Why are you thanking me? I was so against it, I marched on Washington with tea bags hanging off my Founding Fathers costume, with a gun on my hip and a picture of Obama dressed as Hitler, screaming about his birth certificate.’
And America saw that and said, ‘I think I’ll go with the calm black man.'”
— Bill Maher, h/t to Bartcop.com.
I saw this at Bartcop.com recently and, luckily, I had already swallowed my coffee. I nearly fell out of my chair laughing.