"The problem is the public has been brainwashed into thinking — and a lot of these are the very liberal, uh, members of Congress — into thinking that earmarks are somehow all bad."
Yes indeed, it is the liberals in Congress who spend their time railing against earmarks, which, let me remind you, make up less than 1% of the budget, and whose total elimination would do almost nothing to help our financial situation. Yes. of course, this is a liberal issue.
The Republicans are predictably announcing, less than two weeks after the election, their intent to betray their teabagging supporters on this issue, which ten days ago was vital to budgetary discipline. Now, of course, it turns out that eliminating earmarks was nothing but a cynical left-wing trick.
How willfully blind will Republican voters prove to be? I suspect that they will take this, and the long, sordid campaign of betrayal that is to follow, without a thought, as an acceptable alternative to the dismal prospect of being forced to accept better health care. We'll see.