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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Those damned Earmarks

What's Mallard raving about today?


Earmarks is the outrage du jour.

Anyone want to bet how often Mallard rages about it during the two upcoming years during which Republicans control the House?


ianmorris said...

enough said

Tog said...

Uh-oh, my post disappeared. Did I do something wrong?

Toots McGee said...

Next up:
Federal employees make too much money (and they feel up your granny at the airport!)

Please, more teevee sucks!

exanonymous said...

I'm not sure I understand why earmarks are so evil.

It's money and projects brought into the areas represented by the congressmen who make the earmarks. Such things could be voted on separately, but the GOP has already made it clear that they're not interested into doing actual work like reviewing and voting on every little idea in a timely manner.

Kip W said...

Presumably the kid with the cynical expression is one of those incumbent professional politician liberal kids, and therefore his earmarks are baaad.

Just marking time until the management of WFDR realizes that nobody could stare blankly out at the audience like ol' feather ass.

Steve-O said...

Bruce Tinsley literally doesn't know what an earmark is.

Sure congress puts earmarks on funds that are sent to the Executive Branch, [b] BUT THE CONGRESSMAN THAT REQUESTS THE EARMARK DOESN'T GET TO KEEP THE MONEY.[/b]


rewinn said...

What a pity Reid doesn't require a vote on every one of Mitch McConnell's earmarks, to get him on record as against spending in his home state.

But that would be committing effective politics, something Senate Democrats are sadly unwilling to do.

Ducky is Right said...

I bet Tinsh is 100% opposed to all the earmarks that have benefited his State/district too, right?
This is a good demonstration of how goddamn stupid Republicans, in general, are. Earmarks are simple to understand, sound good in the sound bites, and really mean nothing, so they're the perfect candidate for Anger Target with which to sway gullible voters.
Of course, much like the deficit in general (which is BANKRUPTING YOUR UNBORN GRANDCHILDREN when the Democrats are in power, and 'don't matter' when Republicans are), there's 100% chance that the Republicans are as guilty, if not more so, then Democrats, but the strategy is to hope the voters are too goddamn stupid to realize it.
So you really can't fault Republicans on their strategic thinking.